Conserving Fish and Wildlife Through Science, Technology, and Partnerships
The Adaptation Science Management Team is a technical team comprised of researchers and managers representing a cross-section of geographic, organizational, and resource perspectives from across the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks region.
Latest Activity: on Friday
The GCPOLCC is using the Broadly-defined Habitats delineated by Chuck Hunter (FWS) and Milo Pyne (NatureServe) as the basis of its habitat framework. This classification for the habitats of the GCPO is available here and has been crosswalked to a variety of vegetation classification systems (e.g., NatureServe ecological systems and SE-GAP vegetation classes).
A successful first meeting of the ASMT was held September 18-20 at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. You can access a very brief initial overview of workshop results. Detailed notes from the meeting are downloadable as a full report or as individual sections:
The Adaptation Science Management Team is a formally chartered group of scientists and managers that serve as the forum for coordination and communication among LCC partners in the technical aspects of achieving the GCPOLCC’s mission. The Team serves at the nexus of science and management and strives to provide the Partnership the proper balance between scientific rigor and operational reality in achieving its priorities.
The Steering Committee has empowered the Team to:
1) Identify the technical challenges inherent in achieving the goals of the GCPOLCC Partnership, outline solutions for overcoming these challenges, and provide recommendations on preferred approaches, tasks, timing, and projects.
2) Develop and refine the overarching framework for a regional Conservation Adaptation Strategy.
3) Identify and prioritize science needs for the GCPOLCC Partnership, in the context of a regional Conservation Adaptation Strategy.
More information on the function and form of the ASMT can be found in the Team's charter.
Thanks everyone for the great call yesterday. I know it went a little long, so I appreciate everyone hanging on. I am confident we are on the right path.I have already received a couple of requests…Continue
Started by John Tirpak on Friday.
Did you know that a part of the science strategy for Everglades restoration is the use of ecological indicators that can be used to develop restoration plans and track progress towards Everglades…Continue
Started by Gregg Elliott Feb 8.
Just a heads up: The notes from the Starkville meeting of the ASMT are now posted on the group page. I continue to work on the conceptual models and will have them done in the next few weeks. They…Continue
Started by John Tirpak. Last reply by John Tirpak Jan 23.
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