To achieve its mission, the GCPOLCC Partnership has adopted Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC) as an overarching conservation framework and identified specific roles for the Partnership – integration of priorities across resource perspectives and incorporation of future change into current conservation planning. To serve these roles and make SHC operational in the GCPO region, the Steering Committee established the Adaptation Science Management Team (ASMT).
The ASMT met in Starkville, MS in September 2012 to outline the technical approach for meeting the LCC’s mission. The Science Agenda is a product of that meeting and subsequent discussions.
Because the LCC enterprise encompasses multiple disciplines, scales, and resource interests, many regard LCC science as a similarly broad enterprise – one that can encompass nearly any question of interest to anyone anywhere. However, to be effective, the GCPO LCC Partnership recognizes that it must focus its investments on a specific subset of science needs most relevant to achievement of its mission. Using SHC as a guiding principle, the science needs identified by the LCC Partnership through its ASMT seek to integrate science across disciplines, scales, and resources as well as the different aspects of conservation – planning, delivery, monitoring, and research. The purpose of this document is to articulate the initial subset of science needs that are the specific priorities of the GCPOLCC Partnership as well as the logic behind their identification.
Knowledge gaps identified by the Science Agenda will become the focus of the GCPO LCC's first Request for Proposals in spring 2013.
Download current docx version of the GCPO LCC Draft Integrated Science Agenda (ISA) v.4
The most recent update and list of downloadable documents is available from John Tirpak's May discussion.
A CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY OF STEPS IN DEVELOPING THE SCIENCE AGENDA:
A successful first meeting of the ASMT was held September 18-20 at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. You can access a very brief initial overview of workshop results. Detailed notes from the meeting are downloadable as a full report or as individual sections: