This technical session focused on SERDP and ESTCP’s research at the Readiness-Ecosystem Nexus, where research and development focus on DoD managed ecosystems, threatened and endangered species, and the control of invasive species. Many DoD landscapes are unique and increasingly rare habitats in the United States. Technology development focused on the control of Invasive Species is also an important focus within the Readiness-Ecosystem Nexus. Invasive species pose a challenge DoD’s stewardship responsibilities.

Session Chair: Ms. Liz Galli-Noble, OUSD(A&S)/OASD(S)/DASD(E&ER)

Introduction by Session Chair

Ms. Liz Galli-Noble, OUSD(A&S)/OASD(S)/DASD(E&ER)

Keynote Address: Recovering Species to Sustain the Mission

Mr. Ryan Orndorff, OUSD(A&S)/OASD(S)/DASD(E&ER)

Modeling the Environmental Drivers of Population Dynamics for Desert and Gopher Tortoises in North America

Dr. Kevin Shoemaker, University of Nevado, Reno

Towards an Understanding of the Cumulative Effects of Multiple Stressors on Marine Mammals: Interdisciplinary Working Group with Case Studies

Dr. Peter Tyack, University of St Andrews

Regional-scale Species Monitoring via eDNA Sampling and Partnership

Dr. Taylor Wilcox, USDA - National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation

An Aquatic Invasive Species Biochip for Efficient Surveillance

Dr. Taylor Wilcox, USDA -   National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation

Remote, Near-Real-Time, Autonomous Acoustic Monitoring of Military Lands for At-Risk Species

Mr. Patrick Wolff, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory