Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology

September 09, 2014 - September 10, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This introductory course provides participants with a strong foundation of aquatic toxicology and how these concepts are applied to managing pollutants in aquatic environments. The course covers terminology, common test designs, and endpoints such as lethality and endocrine disruption. Important legacy and emerging pollutants of concern such as heavy metals, organic pesticides, PAHs, PCBs, PBDE... read more

Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

In this 2-day course, attendees will learn and review both the technical and regulatory approaches to completing ecological risk assessments. Participants will come away with an understanding of the planning and preparation process for the completion of an ERA, including data development needs, selection of endpoints, and the development of lines of evidence. Understanding the topics covered wi... read more

Eradication of Black Rats for Anacapa Island - Biological and Social Considerations

September 17, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Annie Little, USFWS. The presentation will discuss the first aerial application of rodenticide to eradicate non-native rats in North America and the first on an island with an endemic rodent. read more

Fantasy Football for Community restoration - Using Plant Traits to Restore a Hawaiian Lowland Wet Forest

September 24, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Laura Warman, Institute for Pacific Islands Forestry, Hilo, Hawai’i. This presentation will suggest an approach where “teams” of native and non-native lowland forest species are picked based on their functional trait characteristics to maintain native species ecosystem goods and services, while minimizin... read more

Environmental Forensics in Water Resources

October 01, 2014 - October 02, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This course provides useful information for a large range of professionals who deal with environmental water resources, especially legal liability and changes in stream water quality, shallow water table, drainage, wetlands, and sedimentation issues. Course attendees will gain an understanding of the basics of forensic science and the main environmental forensic techniques available and how the... read more

SER Northwest & Great Basin Joint Regional Conference: Collaborative Restoration

October 6-10, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE UPCOMING SER-NORTHWEST & SER-GREAT BASIN REGIONAL CONFERENCE      This conference will be a gathering of scientists, restoration professionals, and government agencies involved in restoration issues in the Cascadia and Great Basin Bioregions with a focus on the unique challenges of ecological restoration projects in these regions.  The con... read more

Explaining Stream Behavior to the Public

October 16, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Dr. Janine Castro, USFWS. The webinar will present a framework and a conceptual model for describing "how streams work" to a landowner or to the public to support stakeholder engagement for river restoration projects. read more

7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration

November 01, 2014 - November 06, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Restore America’s Estuaries and The Coastal Society are collaborating to present the first ever National Summit that will bring together the restoration and coastal management communities for an integrated discussion to explore issues, solutions and lessons learned. read more

Herbivory by Resident Geese - The Loss and Recovery of Wild Rice Along the Tidal Patuxent River Through Multiple Management Actions

November 04, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Greg Kearns, Patuxent River Park, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The presentation will discuss multiple management strategies that successfully restored wild rice, a valuable food source for resident and migrating birds. read more

Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

November 05, 2014 - November 06, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

In this 2-day course, attendees will learn and review both the technical and regulatory approaches to completing ecological risk assessments. Participants will come away with an understanding of the planning and preparation process for the completion of an ERA, including data development needs, selection of endpoints, and the development of lines of evidence. Understanding the topics covered wi... read more