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CHWA CESU Strategic Plan

By: Katie Kline, UMCES-AL  Following last year’s renewal as the host institution for the Chesapeake Watershed (CHWA) CESU Research Network, the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES-AL) along with National Park Service (NPS) Research Coordinator, Dr. Dan Filer, developed a new strategic plan to help guide CHWA CESU priorities […]

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CHWA CESU Project Spotlight: Urban Archeology Corps

By: Katie Kline, CHWA CESU Database Manager Dr. Laurie Miroff from Binghamton University’s Public Archeology Facility (PAF) recently received funding through the Chesapeake Watershed (CHWA) CESU Research Network to lead a new project associated with the Urban Archeology Corps (UAC) program in the Hudson Valley region of New York state.  The UAC is a national […]

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Stress-Loving Plants and At-Risk Flora in Harpers Ferry

By Megan Nortrup, National Park Service  Riversides scoured by constant flooding. Thin soils on top of rock beds. Some habitats are so stressful, only a few species have adapted to them and can survive. But in adapting to these tough conditions, these specialized plants (some are “edaphic” and are restricted to certain soil conditions) don’t […]

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2022 CESU Network Awards – Call for Nominations

The CESU Network National Awards recognize efforts of individuals, groups, institutions, or projects that have contributed substantially to the development, implementation, or accomplishments of the CESU Network. Awards highlight the collaborative structure of CESUs and reflect the achievement of federal and nonfederal partners working together. Awards will be announced and presented at the 2022 CESU […]

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RM-CESU 2022 Seminar Series Starts January 27th @ 2PM MTZ

From our partners at the Rocky Mountains CESU: Each year the Rocky Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (RM-CESU) recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by our students. Our RM-CESU Student Award recipients have contributed to wetland monitoring protocols, oral history at parks, grouse conservation, and citizen science. Many of our recipients have gone on to careers in […]

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Spotlight 2022: Call for Abstracts

Researchers who conducted investigations in the Interior Region 1-National Capital Area national parks during 2020 and 2021 are invited to virtually present a talk (10 min) or poster at the upcoming Spotlight on National Park Resources meeting.  This is a virtual event on the mornings of 20 and 21 April 2022.  Spotlight is an opportunity for our research partners to showcase […]

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Frostburg State University Seeks Instructor / Assistant Professor of Biology – Quantitative Vertebrate Ecologist

From our CHWA CESU partners at Frostburg State University:  Instructor / Assistant Professor of Biology – Quantitative Vertebrate Ecologist Frostburg State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track Instructor / Assistant Professor of Biology. This position is available to begin Fall 2022 for the main campus in Frostburg, Maryland. […]

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Jerry O’Neal Student Research Fellowship -2022 Call

From our partners at the Rocky Mountains CESU:  Applications are now being accepted for the Glacier National Park Conservancy – Jerry O’Neal Research Fellowship for work in Glacier National Park. The fellowship aims to provide educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values. Special consideration will be […]

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