09 January 2017

BES Quarterly Research Meeting Tuesday, January 17, 2017

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Technology Research Center (TRC), Room 206

We will address three topics during this meeting:

1)  a new conceptual model, overarching questions, hypotheses and experimental plan for the BES probationary renewal proposal,
2)  breakout sessions for the Watershed, Biodiversity and Social Science teams to meet and discuss the new conceptual model, questions, hypotheses, etc and
3)  a discussion of long-term climate data needs for Baltimore with a focus on what is needed for disaster and all hazards planning.

The “climate data” session will feature a series of short presentations by people who have been thinking about/working with long-term climate data in the region.  If you would like to make a presentation in this session, please contact Peter Groffman (groffmanp@caryinstitute.org) so that you can be added to the agenda.


8:30            Gather and Schmooze

9:00 – 11:00: Presentation and discussion of new conceptual model, overarching  questions, hypotheses and experimental plan for the BES probationary renewal proposal.  Emma Rosi-Marshall 

11:00 – 2:00  Breakouts for Hydrology, Biodiversity and Social teams to meet and discuss the new conceptual model, questions, hypotheses, etc.  With lunch.

2:00 – 4:00:  Discussion of long-term climate data for Baltimore.
·            What is needed for the Disaster Preparedness Plan (DP3), All Hazards Management Plan (AHMP) and SLR.  Kristin Baja (unconfirmed)
·            Regional Climate Trends – John Dillow and Bob Shedlock
·            Climate Trends Analysis in BES – Ellen Woytowitz
·            Climate data sources – Bernice Rosenzweig
       ·            NEXRAD rainfall data for spatial and temporal patterns and links to models (Jim Smith, presented by Peter Groffman).

4:00            Adjourn

12 October 2016

Baltimore Ecosystem Study Annual Meeting Agenda - 19-20 October

Updated 10-16-16

Baltimore Ecosystem Study Annual Meeting


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Cylburn Arboretum, Vollmer Center, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD

   8:30 8:50  am        Breakfast

   8:50  9:00 am        Meeting Logistics: Morgan Grove

   9:00 –  9:30 am        Keynote Speaker: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski
                             President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
                                    Holding Fast to Dreams: Creating a Culture of Inclusive Excellence

  9:45 – 10:30 am        Welcome and Introduction
                                    Presentation of Director’s Awards
                                    Steward T.A. Pickett
                                    Emma J. Rosi-Marshall, Project Director
10:30  – 10:45             Break

10:45  – 11:30             Session 1 (3)
10:45  – 11:00             Gathering Baltimore’s Bounty: Characterizations of Urban Foraging Behaviors, Motivations, and Barriers.  Brent Kim
11:00  – 11:15             Agricultural Cost Sharing and Implications for Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  David Newburn
11:15  – 11:30             Documenting and characterizing landscape heterogeneity in Baltimore. 
                                    Matthew Baker
11:30  – 12:00             Poster “Lightening Round”

12:00   1:00  pm       Lunch

  1:00   3:30              Poster Session

  3:30   4:30              Session 2 (4)
  3:30   3:45              The Greening of Baltimore’s Asphalt School Yards, Geoffrey Buckley
  3:45   4:00              Spatial spillovers and housing reinvestment in Baltimore.  Elena Irwin 
  4:00   4:15              Regional urbanization and the effects on the ecosystem net primary production: A comparative study on the United States and China.  Wenjuan Yu
  4:15   4:30              Different dimensions of urban biodiversity confer shifts in ecosystems services.  Christopher Swan

  6:00    8:00                          BES Open House at Parks & People Foundation
                                                                2100 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

  8:30   9:00              Breakfast

  9:00  – 10:15             Session 5 (5)
  9:00   9:15              Simulating impacts of urban development on water budgets in headwater catchments in the Gwynns Falls watershed using ParFlow.CLM.  Michael Barnes
  9:15    9:30              Baltimore Floods: Introducing the Comp Hydro Project, Blending Hydrology, Data and Computation for High School Students and Teachers.  Alan R. Berkowitz  
  9:30   9:45              Managing the new landscape of arboviral risk in temperate cities.  
                                    Shannon LaDeau
  9:45 – 10:00              A Social-Ecological Framework for the Study and Application of Governance Network Approaches.  Morgan Grove
10:00 – 10:15              Reading the Landscape: A Social Assessment of Urban Parks and Natural Areas.  Nancy Sonti

10:15 – 10:30              Break

10:30 – 11:45              Session 6 (5)
10:30 – 10:45              The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology goes on the road: landscape structure and vegetation in front and back yards.  Dexter Locke
10:45 – 11:00              Long-term trends in nitrate leaching from urban forests and grasslands.  
                                    Peter Groffman
11:00 – 11:15              Biogeochemical Symptoms of the Urban Stream Syndrome: Evidence from multiple scales of investigation.  Emma J. Rosi-Marshall
11:15 – 11:30              Equitable Urban Revitalization and Access to Amenities.  Nicholas B. Irwin
11:30 – 11:45              Assessing equality of access to parks and recreation using the local context.  Coline Dony