Submission Deadline for Abstracts Aug 1
SW CASC Directors Steve Jackson, Carolyn Enquist, and Gregg Garfin, along with Jeremy Littell of the Alaska CASC, are convening a special session on translational ecology at this fall’s American Geophysical Union meeting. The session is titled “Empowering Ecologists to Engage in the Process of Translation for Informed Environmental Decision-making” and is a Public Affairs session, so researchers can submit an abstract to another session in addition to this one. The meeting will be in Washington, DC from December 10-14.
According to the session description, “Ecologists are now making strides toward the intentional production of actionable science, specifically designed for decision-makers, through the process of translational ecology (TE). The approach extends beyond theory or opportunistic applications of research findings, seeking outcomes that serve managers and decision-makers—thereby distinguishing TE from applied ecology.” Abstract applications are due August 1.
The session is part of the Science to Action series. According to AGU, “These sessions highlight scientists, science educators, decision makers and citizens working together to confront environmental and resource concerns like those posed by extreme events, climate and land cover change, and natural hazards.”
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is an international non-profit scientific association with 60,000 members in 137 countries. It was established in 1919, and is celebrating its centennial.