A network of 17 cooperative research units has been established to provide research, technical assistance, and education to resource and environmental managers. These Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESUs), serve a broad role as providers of research, technical assistance, and education to Federal land managers, environmental and research agencies, and their potential partners. Each CESU includes multiple federal agencies, universities and non-government organizations as partners. Though they are called "ecosystem studies" units they cover work from Anthropology to Zoology. Projects involve the biological, physical, social, and cultural sciences and address both natural and cultural resource issues at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context.
See http://www.cesu.psu.edu for additional information.
The Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (PSAC-CESU) facilitates collaboration among university, non-governmental organization and federal agency partners to provide relevant research, education and technical assistance for stewardship of cultural and natural resources.
CESUs (General) - 341k
PSAC CESU Activity - 556k