Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

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The Great Lakes Northern Forest (GLNF) Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) is a regional network of faculty, specialists, managers, and staff from leading academic institutions, conservation organizations, and federal agencies. All units transcend political and institutional boundaries to improve the scientific base for managing public lands. They provide resource managers with high quality scientific research, technical assistance, and education. The GLNF CESU seeks to resolve resource problems at multiple scales using interdisciplinary ecosystem studies involving the biological, physical, social, and cultural sciences. The GLNF CESU has been hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Department of Forest Resources since 2002.


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Risk Analysis of Biotechnology for the Protection of Environmental Resources

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) seeks applications for research into the development of adaptable and resilient risk management methodologies to underpin the use of biotechnology for environmental stewardship and protection of environmental resources.

Harmful Algal Bloom Demonstration Program - ERDCWER

ERDCWERX invites pre-proposals that demonstrate innovative, cost-effective, and scalable technologies that reduce the severity and frequency of HABs. Industry and academia are encouraged to submit for potential awards totaling up to $4.5 million by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).