CEMML featured in new edition of military biodiversity handbook

A new edition of an important handbook for supporting biodiversity on Department of Defense lands is available. “Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers” first appeared in 1996, produced by The Nature Conservancy. In 2008, The Nature Conservancy and NatureServe released an updated edition. Now, a third edition has been completed by CEMML in collaboration with NatureServe.

April 21, 2022

New publication may contribute to sustainable management of tropical forests

Congratulations to Tom Ruzycki and coauthors on a recent publication in the journal Remote Sensing (Helmer, E.H., T.S. Ruzycki, B.T. Wilson, K.R. Sherrill, M.A. Lefsky, H. Marcano-Vega, T.J. Brandeis, H.E. Erickson, and B. Ruefenacht. 2018. Tropical deforestation and recolonization by exotic and native trees: spatial patterns of tropical forest biomass, functional groups, and species counts […]

November 7, 2018

New publication on threatened plant at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

Congratulations to Robert Floyd, Brian Josey, and their coauthors Stefanie Ferrazzano, Andrew Garey, and Jason Applegate on publication of their article “Helonias bullata (swamp pink) habitat characteristics under different landscape settings at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.” The article appears in volume 17 (pages 484-511) of the peer-reviewed journal Southeastern Naturalist. Swamp pink, a plant listed […]

September 12, 2018

Balancing Culture with the Military Mission

The Federalist newsletter prints news of recent activities of its membership and of important projects and issues affecting federal history programs. Kudos to CEMML’s Alexandra Wallace for a great piece and the lead article, “Balancing Culture with the Military Mission”!

July 25, 2016

Middle Holocene Discoveries at the Donnelly Training Area

Julie Esdale, a CEMML Archaeologist on site at the Environmental Division of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright, Alaska, works with a team of researchers that use spatial analysis (among other methods) to study the evidence left by human occupation on these lands thousands of years ago. The PDF of this article is available here: […]

October 19, 2015

Conserving Mission and Two Rare Plant Species at Fort A.P. Hill

Robert Floyd, a CEMML on-site natural resources research specialist, and his colleagues work with the installation at Fort A.P. Hill to maintain high-quality military training lands, while simultaneously conserving two of the nation’s rarest plants: the elusive swamp pink (Helonias bullata) and the small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides). Endangered Species Online Bulletin. US Fish & Wildlife […]

September 1, 2015