DoD manages more than 400 threatened and endangered species and over 550 at-risk species on its installations while supporting critical testing and training activities. At the same time invasive species not only often threaten endangered species, they slow strategic mobility and logistics. This technical session provided information on SERDP & ESTCP's research at the Readiness-Ecosystem Nexus where research and development focuses on DoD managed ecosystems, threatened and endangered species, and the control of invasive species.

Session Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Galli-Noble, DoD Natural Resource Program

Introduction by Session Chair

Dr. Elizabeth Galli-Noble, DoD Natural Resource Program

Keynote Address: Recovering Species to Sustain the Mission

Mr. Ryan Orndorff, DoD Natural Resource Program

How Do Annual Cycles and Genetic Diversity Constrain or Enable Responses to Climate Change

Dr. Julie Heath, Boise State University

Using Miniaturized Light-Level Geolocators to Examine Migratory Connectivity for an Endangered Songbird

Dr. Ashley Long, Louisiana State University & Mr. John Macey, U.S. Army

Incorporating Photoperiodism in Insect Phenology Models with Application for Biological Control of Weeds on Department of Defense Lands

Dr. Fritzi Grevstad, Oregon State University

Effects of Climate on Host-pathogen Interactions in Chytridiomycosis

Dr. Corinne Richards-Zawacki, University of Pittsburgh

Managing Threatened Species Across Jurisdictional Boundaries: The Importance of Environmental Synchrony, Climate Change, Coordinated Management, and Dispersal Corridors

Dr. William Morris, Duke University