Session Title: Research and Monitoring: Enhancing Linkages and Communication
Session Description: This session is devoted to examining approaches to improve the communication and collaboration between public monitoring agencies and academic research institutions. Presentations are sought in three main areas: 1) Defining organizational differences and communication gaps, 2) Innovative research projects that enhance public resource management, and 3) Innovative monitoring programs that enhance academic research projects. There is a specific interest in presentations that illustrate the practical application of institutional collaboration between academia and public resource management agencies or decision-making bodies. A panel discussion is also planned.
Session Chair: Ric Lawson
Lake Michigan Monitoring Coordination Council
c/o Great Lakes Commission
Argus II Building
400 Fourth St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4816