CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
SFC-CESU Annual Meeting


We are seeking presenters for the Annual Meeting of the South Florida Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (SFC CESU) on October 21, 2016, in Biscayne National Park, Homestead, Florida.

The CESU program is designed to “bring together scientists, resource managers, students, and other conservation professionals, drawing upon expertise from across the biological, physical, social, cultural, and engineering disciplines (from Anthropology to Zoology) to conduct collaborative and interdisciplinary applied projects that address natural and cultural heritage resource issues at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context.”

To facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary applied projects the SFC CESU is hosting an annual meeting during which federal partners of the SFC CESU (currently 9 members) will highlight research needs. We invite researchers to present at this meeting with the possibility of aligning their expertise with the research needs of the federal partners. In the context of the SFC CESU specifically, the research foci includes research that evaluates the interconnections between flow of water from the land to the sea and its geological, hydrological, biological, and ultimately ecological and cultural manifestations. The research foci of the SFC CESU include three geographic regions (Everglades, Coastal Bays and Estuaries, and Caribbean Forested Ecosystems) and three regionally unifying themes (Coral Reefs, Human-Environment Interactions, Hydrological Issues and Sea Level Rise).

Abstract Submission Guidelines
• Abstract submission deadline is September 1, 2016 extended to October 14 for posters.
• Abstract Title: Limited to 12 words.
• Abstract Length: Limited to 500 words.
• Presenting Author Biography: Limited to 150 words.

Authors will be asked for their preference of oral versus poster presentation. Abstracts selected for oral presentation will be given 20 minutes (15 minutes oral presentation + 5 minutes of questions and answers).
Authors of abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be notified by October 12, 2016.

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Abstract Submission Questions
Helena Solo-Gabriele
hmsolo@miami.edu
305-284-3467

For more information about the Annual Meeting
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