A detailed program has now been posted!
2014 Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference
November 17-20, 2014, Charlotte, NC
Don't forget to register for the conference by November 10, 2014 for the Early Bird rate, and book your accommodations by October 10 to get the Group Rate at the Sheraton.
About the conference
The NC State University Stream Restoration Program's biennial southeast stream restoration conference has a new brand: EcoStream-Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference. As the science of stream restoration evolves, we have come to realize the importance of preserving, enhancing, and restoring the entire riparian ecosystem. Through EcoStream, we hope to facilitate advancements in restoration that better achieve functional inter-connectedness of wetlands, streams, hydrology, riparian corridors and the biologic communities they support.
For 2014, we intend for EcoStream attendees to expand their knowledge base and motivate each other to plan and implement ecosystem restoration projects given future challenges. To that end, we have chosen a timely theme for this year’s conference: adapting to a changing climate. As the global climate shifts, scientists predict that patterns of temperature and precipitation will change, which can result in increased flood intensity, varied hydrologic regimes, changes in benthic and fish habitat, and shifts in riparian community structure. Stream and riparian restoration decisions are often made without considering how these restored ecosystems may function under future conditions. Concurrently, we are experiencing significant economic, social and political changes that are also relevant to ecosystem protection and restoration. As restoration scientists and practitioners, we need to consider these changes by anticipating and adapting our management and design practices.
We invite the academic and professional community to join us in a discussion of these issues. Through presentations, panel conversations, exhibits and networking among peers and colleagues, we can help to shape the future of stream restoration in the Southeast in a time of a changing climate.
NCSU Bio & Ag Engineering Stream Restoration Program
The NC State University Stream Restoration Program within the Dept. of Biological & Agricultural Engineering is a team of faculty, staff, and students working to improve water quality and aquatic ecology through research, demonstration projects, and education. We partner with many entities who collaborate on projects and educational opportunities, including our biennial conference.
North Carolina Sea Grant
North Carolina Sea Grant provides research, education and outreach opportunities relating to current issues affecting the North Carolina coast and its communities. Since 1970, North Carolina Sea Grant has prided itself on being a valuable resource for scientists, educators, local officials, government agencies, coastal businesses and the public to find unbiased, scientifically sound information about the state's coastal ecosystems.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is the largest outreach program at North Carolina State University, reaching millions of NC citizens each year through local centers in the state's 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Cooperative Extension is a partnership of county, state and federal governments that join together to provide all citizens with access to the wealth of knowledge generated by public universities to solve local problems.