November 13-15, 2019
Join us in New Orleans, LA for the 2019 Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Regional Science Symposium!
Goals of the Symposium:
- Support climate adaptation efforts by sharing science resources and tools and providing natural and cultural resource managers and regional experts with an opportunity to share lessons learned and best practices.
- Discuss and identify gaps and needs for actionable science that meets the requirements of managers for on-the-ground application.
- Provide a venue for researchers, managers, and other resource people to share information about current activities, plans, and opportunities for collaboration.
Who should attend:
- Researchers and managers working in the southeastern U.S., including the U.S. Caribbean, on climate impacts and adaptation for fish, wildlife, habitat, cultural resources.
- Decision makers and practitioners from state fish and wildlife agencies, federal organizations, Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations, NGOs.
Session topics will include:
- Climate exposure, impacts, and adaptation in the Southeast
- Terrestrial habitat and species impacts in forest and grassland landscapes
- Prescribed fire, wildfire, and land management
- Adaptation evaluation
- Cultural treatment of natural resources: A holistic, integrated approach to conservation
- Coastal resilience: Perspectives from the social sciences
- Ecosystem services
- Ecological role of winter temperature extremes in the Southeast
- Impacts to coastal & estuarine species’ habitats
Symposium sessions will begin at 8:00 am on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and conclude at 5:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 14. Friday morning is available for targeted working meetings, followed by a field trip.
Register to Attend the Symposium
Poster and Tools Presentations
A Poster and Tools Networking Session will be held on Wednesday afternoon. This session is intended for students, researchers, managers, and partners to present posters depicting current research findings and partner resources, and to share management-relevant tools.
Field Trip to Barataria Preserve - Jean Lafitte National Park
We have organized a field trip on Friday, Nov. 15 to the Barataria Preserve in nearby Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, in conjunction with NPS scientists and using local swamp tour boats. We’ll be able to experience some of the 23,000 acre preserve that showcases Louisiana’s wetlands, including bayous, swamps, marshes, and forests, and to learn about climate impacts and research. We’ll leave at 11:15 am and return to the hotel by 2:45 pm to accommodate evening travel. Cost of the field trip is $38.85 (including round-trip transportation from hotel) or $19.95 without ground transportation. In addition, there is a no-cost extension to the boat tour, which includes climate-related discussion with NPS scientists at the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center plus guided interpretive trail walk (transportation not provided). Get more details, register, and pay for the field trip.
Barataria Preserve Contact Information:
Address: 6588 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero
Phone: (504) 689-3690 ext. 10
Barataria Preserve website
New Orleans Marriott
A block of rooms has been reserved for symposium attendees at the New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street. Our group room rate is $157/night, which is the federal per diem rate. Symposium events are being held at the Marriott, which also offers nearby dining options, so rental cars should not be required. Hotel reservations should be made by Oct. 23 to ensure group rate.
Address: 555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 581-1000
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is about 15 miles away from the Canal Street Marriott.
Airport Phone: (504) 303-7500
The Marriott does not provide shuttle service.
Airport Shuttle: $24 USD (one way); reservation required
Estimated taxi fare: $36 USD (one way)
About the Area
The Canal Street Marriott hotel is conveniently located one block away from the French Quarter and it is the starting point for all major avenues that run from Downtown to Uptown New Orleans. A streetcar trolley runs along the entire length of the street, making stops at all major hotels and street crossings.