USGS-FAU Technical Meeting:
Improving the Invasive Species EDRR Decision Framework
for the Great Everglades

A USGS & CES Sponsored Meeting

September 29 (Tues.) & 30 (Wed.), 2015
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Campus

How can we effectively enhance the Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) decision framework for nonindigenous species in the Greater Everglades?

Purpose:  TeguThis technical meeting will identify improvements to the current EDRR decision plans for nonindigenous species in the Greater Everglades region by examining proven EDRR plans and case studies within and outside the Greater Everglades. A panel of speakers will provide background and expertise through presentations and discussion. We seek to develop improvements to the current EDRR decision plans through a discussion of the adaptive management processes that incorporate proven strategies for initial actions, use of the best scientific knowledge, and improves upon the networked-coordination response. This meeting will provide an opportunity for scientists and managers to jointly consider how we can plan and work together to improve our EDRR for the Greater Everglades.

Steering Committee:

  • John Baldwin, Chair, Professor, Florida Atlantic University
  • Nick Aumen, Regional Science Advisor - South Florida, USGS
  • Shannon Estenoz, Director, Everglades Restoration Initiatives, DOI 
  • Carrie Beeler, Everglades Restoration Initiatives, DOI     
  • Kristen Sommers, Section Leader Exotic Species Coordination, FWC          
  • Frank Mazzotti, Professor, University of Florida
  • Colin Polsky, Director, Center for Environmental Studies, FAU

For more information about this meeting, contact M ary Beth Hartman : 954-236-1203.

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