Category Archives: News

CESU Bat Project Featured in Washington Post

A Virginia Tech project designed to study white-nose syndrome in northern long-eared bats was featured in a recent Washington Post article.  The project, funded through the Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Units Network (CESU), aims to improve researchers’ understanding of how bats at Marine Corps Base Quantico and Rock Creek Park have survived the disease, when as […]

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Ohio University to Host Dan Filer for CESU Information Session

New Chesapeake Watershed CESU partner Ohio University will host an on-campus CESU information session at the Athens Campus for University faculty and staff on Wednesday, August 8.  CHWA CESU Research Coordinator Dan Filer will give a presentation on federal funding trends and the benefits of CESU membership, followed by a Q&A session and individual meetings […]

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CHWA CESU Now on Twitter!

The Chesapeake Watershed (CHWA) Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) recently launched a Twitter account: @CesuChwa.  Unit staff will tweet links to Requests for Statements of Interest (RSOIs), updates on CESU research projects, and CESU-related news from our partners.  With the new Twitter account, the CHWA CESU joins other CESUs in the CESU National Network that use […]

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Shepherd professors to study lives of blacks in 19th century

Originally Published by and Reposted from Herald-Mail Media By: Valerie Bonk SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Sharing the stories of those who no longer can is the goal for three professors starting work on a new project at Shepherd University that brings the narratives of those enslaved to life through a partnership with the National Park Service […]

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MSU Joins Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Morgan State University is now a member of the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CW CESU), a research network consisting of nine federal agencies and 40 non-federal institutions offering leadership in watershed science, particularly as it relates to the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Scott Knoche, director of Morgan’s Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL), will serve as the University’s […]

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National Park Service and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science CESU Project, History of Parks in Science, Presented at Recent Symposium

The National Park System protects places that have played important roles in the history of various scientific disciplines. Examples include the sand dunes of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, where the first evidence for ecological succession was recorded; Yellowstone National Park, where a hot-spring bacterium was discovered to contain an enzyme that enables modern DNA sequencing […]

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Field School Preserves Voices from 1968 Parks Program

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer in the Parks program, the National Park Service­­­–National Capital Region recently engaged George Mason University’s Folklore Studies Program to locate, document, and preserve the stories of past program participants.   To read the full story, please visit https://www2.gmu.edu/inclusive-and-accessible/field-school-preserves-voices-1968-parks-program).

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Recording of Recent CESU Presentation to NOAA Now Available Online

A recording of a recent CESU Network presentation by Jen Lechuga, ONMS Environmental Compliance Coordinator and NOAA CESU Program Manager; Bill Thompson, North Atlantic Coast CESU Research Coordinator; and Danny Filer, Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Coordinator, is now available online at http://library.noaa.gov/About/News/Brown-Bag-Seminars.  This presentation was part of the NOAA Central Library Brown Bag Seminar Series.   

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