UH-PCSU - Environment, Ecosystem Management & Conservation

The objectives of the Hawaii – Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit are to:
• Provide research, technical assistance and education to federal land management, environmental and research agencies and their potential partners;
• Develop a program of research, technical assistance and education that involves the biological, physical, social, and cultural sciences needed to address resource issues and interdisciplinary problem-solving at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context at the local, regional, and national level; and
• Place special emphasis on the working collaboration among federal agencies and universities and their related partner institutions.

This project is based on a Cooperative and Joint Venture Agreement between the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) and the University of Hawaii and its Partner Institutions, including PICHTR, as part of the Hawaii – Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU).  The Hawaii – Pacific Islands CESU is associated with a national network of CESUs.