RESCUE-NET

RESCUE-NET is a network of faculty in Southern California who are dedicated to training the next generation of ecological leaders.

  • Professor Meyer working with a student to put in decomposition samples in urban areas. Collaboration and interaction are a foundational component of RESCUE-Net
    Professor Meyer working with a student to put in decomposition samples in urban areas. Collaboration and interaction are a foundational component of RESCUE-Net
  • Meeting in 2018 of faculty from PUI campuses to discuss the development of a research network.
    Meeting in 2018 of faculty from PUI campuses to discuss the development of a research network.
  • A student from Pomona College collecting samples in a natural area adjacent to campus. Samples contributed to a multi-site research project conducted across 7 campuses.
    A student from Pomona College collecting samples in a natural area adjacent to campus. Samples contributed to a multi-site research project conducted across 7 campuses.
  • Students from Cal State LA putting out litter bags to explore drivers of decomposition processes. Similar research was being conducted at six other campuses.
    Students from Cal State LA putting out litter bags to explore drivers of decomposition processes. Similar research was being conducted at six other campuses.

Project Introductory Video

Project Timeline Summary

  • Summer, 2020 – NSF RCN-UBE incubator grant for RESCUE-NET receives funding.
  • Fall, 2020 – Marty Meyer and steering committee members met multiple times over ZOOM to work on developing the network including designing the initial survey that was sent out to potential participants.
  • May 26, 2021 – Zoom meeting, 26 participants from 21 institutions attend a virtual meeting to learn about and discuss RESCUE-NET.
  • June 16, 2021 – Zoom discussion of CURES, MURES and MSRPs amongst participants. Fifteen people attended from 11 institutions.
  • July 7, 2021 – Zoom discussion focused exclusively on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in RESCUE-NET. Eleven faculty from 9 institutions attended the meeting.
  • July 22, 2021 – Zoom meeting focused on solidifying CUREs, MUREs and MSRPs. Thirteen faculty from 8 institutions attended.
  • January 25, 2022 – RESCUE-NET implementation grant submitted to NSF.
  • August 1, 2022— RESCUE-NET implementation grant will be funded by NSF for 5 years.

A complete project timeline is available.

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