New things for the New Year:
- Our Baltimore Ecosystem Study quarterly meetings were originally titled “science” meetings and later changed to “research” meetings. For 2013 we are changing the title of our quarterly meetings to “project” meetings. This evolution in the title of our meetings is significant in that it should reflect the growth and integration of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study as well as the transition from sanitary to sustainable city. This includes effective use of the sustainability concept, the theory of resilience with its adaptive cycle, and the three new crosscutting theories (the urban stream dis/continuum; urban metacommunity dynamics; and locational choice theory). It also acknowledges our increased interaction with the arts.
- Two of our quarterly meetings will be 1.5 days in length rather than one day. This will allow time for both the selected topics as well as greater clarity and understanding of the BES III conceptual structure, integration of the three new theories and how it relates to the specifics we are doing. This is key for a successful mid-term review by NSF.
So please mark your calendars now for our January meeting.
24 January 8:30 am to 4:00 pm: The role of environmental education in the sustainability of the Baltimore urban ecosystem
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore County, Room 206, Technology Research Center (TRC)
25 January 8:30 am to 12:30 pm: BES III conceptual structure
Location: USGS conference room
The agenda will be circulated as soon as available. We look forward to seeing you there.
You can also mark your calendars for the BES Quarterly Project Meeting 11 & 12 April (topics: BES & the Arts; BES Integrative Themes)