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Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference

The purpose of Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conferences (GEER) is to provide a forum for physical, biological, and social scientists to share their knowledge and research results concerning Everglades restoration. The objectives of these conferences are to define specific restoration goals, determine the best approaches to meet these goals, and provide benchmarks that could be used to measure the success of restoration efforts over time. To these ends, the conference recognized the need to synthesize information gathered since the first Everglades conference, the interdisciplinary nature of Everglades restoration, and the need to adapt scientific understanding to management action.

There have been seven conferences so far. The first conference was held December 11-15, 2000, in Naples, Florida. The second conference was held in conjunction with the Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference on April 13-18, in Palm Harbor, Florida. The third conference was held June 5-9, 2006, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The fourth conference was held July 28-August 1, 2008, in Naples, Florida. The fifth conference was held in Naples, Florida in July of 2010. The sixth conference was held in conjunction with the 9TH INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, in Orlando, Florida in June of 2012. The most recent conference was held April 21-23, in Coral Springs, Florida.

There are two related USGS publications from these conferences:

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