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Organizations Working on Ecosystems

Organizations that work on adaptation in the biodiversity and ecosystems sectors are listed below.

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Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited (DU) is the world's largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. DU is able to multilaterally deliver its work through a series of partnerships with private individuals, landowners, agencies, scientific communities and other entities. Realizing that climate change has the potential to dramatically and adversely affect North America's wetlands and waterfowl populations, Ducks Unlimited has been at the forefront in educating its membership and Congress.




Earth Economics

Earth Economics is a non-profit organization that integrates science-based economics into investments and policy decisions through natural capital analysis. They offer support to organizations and communities to “mitigate risk, add value and build resilience by taking nature into account,” by monetizing and comparing benefits for natural capital, human health, jobs and income, and community cohesion. Analysis is offered on sustainable use practices that support climate adaptation and mitigation such as reducing wildfire risk, supporting carbon capture, and enhancing biodiversity.





EcoAdapt brings together diverse players in the conservation, policy, science, and development communities to reshape conservation and resource management in response to rapid climate change. The organization is comprised of climate change adaptation specialists that offers training and facilitative services to help communities and partners with their adaptation projects. Their goal is to help build the capacity of current and future professionals in conservation, planning, and development so they can engage in climate change adaptation, and to support the implementation of adaptation strategies by providing expert capacity and resources to partners eager to take climate adaptation action.




Ecological Society of America (ESA)

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists, raise the public's level of awareness of the importance of ecological science, increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science, and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.




Environmental Law Institute (ELI)

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) fosters innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI: 1) Builds the skills and capacity of tomorrow's leaders and institutions; 2) Researches and analyzes complex and pressing environmental challenges; 3) Promotes and disseminates the best thinking through print and electronic media; 4) Convenes people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust debate.




Florida Center for Environmental Studies

The Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is a state university research center established in 1994, working in the broad field of the management of tropical and subtropical freshwater, estuarine and coastal ecosystems and in related information technology worldwide. At the request of the Florida Department of Transportation, the Center is currently developing a methodology for the assessment and mitigation of sea level rise impacts on Florida's transportation modes and infrastructure.




Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition

The Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition is a group of organizations working together to conserve, protect and restore Florida's coastal and marine environment. The Coalition emphasizes the implementation of an ecosystem-based approach to coastal and ocean management, as well as recognition of the important linkage between the health of Florida's economy and the health of its beaches and dunes, coral reefs, mangroves, sea grasses, wetlands and other natural resources. The Coalition calls on Florida's Governor, State Agencies, Cabinet, and Legislature for action and leadership to achieve the goal of healthy ocean and coastal ecosystems.




Florida Reef Resilience Program

The Florida Reef Resilience Program is a public and private partnership which brings scientists, reef managers and the people whose livelihoods and recreational pursuits depend upon healthy coral reefs together to achieve a common goal. The program is designed to improve the collective understanding of coral reef resilience by exploring the biological and environmental aspects of reef health, developing strategies to improve the health of Florida's reefs, and enhancing the sustainability of reef-dependent commercial enterprises and recreational activities.




Florida Sea Grant

Florida Sea Grant research invests in sustaining coastal economies and environments. With stakeholder-driven strategic planning and implementation processes, research focuses on issues of practical importance to Floridians. A state-wide network of extension specialists link objective science outputs with 'in the water' solutions. Florida Sea Grant strategically focuses on aquaculture, biotechnology, coastal hazards, coastal management & policy, ecosystem health, fisheries, and seafood safety with two broad program areas of graduate education and marine education.




Georgia Sea Grant

Georgia Sea Grant combines research, education, and outreach projects that promote the economic, cultural and and environmental health of Georgia’s coast and encourages citizens throughout the state to become good stewards of coastal and watershed resources.  Over half of Georgia Sea Grant's funds go directly into scientific research on Georgia's coastal resources. Specific thematic areas include water quality, coastal ecosystem health, and fisheries technology.