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GEER 2010
Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration
The Greater Everglades: A Living Laboratory of Change
Planning, Policy and Science Meeting

Held July 12-16, 2010, Naples, FL

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Introduction to GEER

close-up photo of purple morning glory flowerAs we more closely examine Florida's ever-changing Greater Everglades landscape, we see a model living laboratory for assessing and predicting change.

Hence, the theme for the GEER 2010 Conference, "The Greater Everglades: A Living Laboratory of Change".

That change comes in many forms . . . Degradation Change, Restoration Change, Human Influence Change, Threatened and Endangered Species Change, Invasive Species Change, Nutrients-Contaminants Change, Climate Change, Change in Sea Level Rise and Natural Hazard Change. All of these "Changes" are actively impacting the Greater Everglades. It is imperative we understand change so we can predict change (Science), that we integrate the 'Science of change' into Planning for the future; and, that we use Science and Planning to help us move forward with effective Policy for a sustainable future.

GEER 2010 provides a valuable forum for restoration practitioners to do just that, and gives private, public and tribal decision makers, engineers, planners, resource managers, and scientists, an opportunity to share their knowledge and challenges concerning restoration of this national treasure - the Greater Everglades. We encourage you to participate in this important endeavor and be part of the dialogue.

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Programmatic and Special Session Topics

The GEER 2010 technical program will focus on ramifications of change in the Greater Everglades ecosystem as caused by Climate and Sea Level Rise, Invasive Species, Human Influence, Continued Degradation and Ongoing Restoration, Natural Hazards (hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, and drought), Nutrients and Contaminants, Hydrologic Effects and Landscape Dynamics.

photo of budding spatterdock floating on waterTo address these ramifications of change, presentations will be organized into a diverse group of technical sessions on:

  • Adaptive Management and Restoration Planning in Biscayne Bay
  • Biogeochemistry, Contaminants & Water Quality
  • Carbon Dynamics
  • Climate Change, Sea Level Rise & Natural Hazards (hurricanes, freezes, droughts, floods)
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Everglades Science-Decision Making
  • Flow Effects
  • Human Influence Change
  • Invasive Species
  • Lake Okeechobee Restoration
  • Loxahatchee's Living Laboratory
  • Modeling and Monitoring Biscayne Bay and Southern Coastal Systems
  • National Coalition for Ecosystem Restoration
  • New Scientific Knowledge for Everglades Restoration
  • Paleoecology & Historical Hydrology
  • Picayune Strand Restoration
  • Program Management and Project Implementation
  • Remote Sensing
  • Restoration Planning in Biscayne Bay
  • River of Grass
  • Sampling Tools and Technologies
  • Sea Level Rise and Species Response
  • System-wide Science
  • Taylor Slough Basin
  • Tree Islands
  • Unifying Concepts for Interdisciplinary Planning



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