Overview Forum

The first Pinelands Science-Policy Forum was held on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at the Rutgers Eco-Complex. This was the first in a series of forums to discuss the state of scientific knowledge and science-based conservation policies on Pinelands fire and landscape ecology, water quality and water supply.

Image of First Pinelands Science Policy ForumFirst Pinelands Science Policy Forum ©Mike Hunninghake, PPA
 

Presenters included:

Fire and Pinelands Ecology

Andrew Windisch, NJ Natural Lands Management Program - abstract

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Nicholas Skowronski, Rutgers Field Station - abstract

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Moderator: Walter Bien, Drexel University

Landscapes and Community Ecology

Richard Lathrop, Rutgers University - abstract

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David Golden, Endangered and Non-Game Species Program

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Matthew Palmer, Columbia University

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Moderator: Larry Niles, Conserve Wildlife Foundation

Water Quality

Michael Kennish, Rutgers University - abstract

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Nicholas Procopio, Pinelands Commission - abstract

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Moderator: Robert Zampella, Pinelands Commission

Water Supply and Aquifers

Robert Nicholason, US Geological Survey

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Claude Epstein, Richard Stockton State College - abstract

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Moderator: Daniel Van Abs, NJ Highlands Council


The first forum was organized by Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Rutgers Pinelands Field Station, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, Drexel Bioscience and Biotechnology Department, and the Pinelands Commission.

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