On September 20, 2011, SERDP released a new solicitation for the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP). SERDP requests proposals to perform fundamental ecological research on estuarine, coastal, and associated terrestrial ecosystems that are necessary to sustain military readiness. The desired outcome of the requested research is to: (1) understand the effects of military activities and infrastructure on these ecosystems and (2) support their sustainable and adaptive management.    The DCERP is an existing SERDP program that involves the execution of ecological research within the context of military land and other resource use. DCERP has been executed since late 2006 at Marine Corp Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. This call for research proposals is intended to fund a new DCERP effort for a period of five years and also provide new thematic directions to guide the research effort.  Researchers from Federal organizations, universities, and the private sector can apply for SERDP funding. For complete details about this opportunity, visit www.serdp-estcp.org/Funding-Opportunities/SERDP-Solicitations/Resource-Conservation-Special-Solicitation. Proposals are due January 5, 2012.