Southeast CASC Regional Science Symposium

Sharing Science to Support Climate Adaptation

November 13-15, 2019

Join us in New Orleans, LA for the 2019 Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Regional Science Symposium!

Event Information

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


Meeting Schedule:
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. View meeting agenda.

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. Applications to present should be submitted by September 16.

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

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.