04 April 2013

BES Quarterly Project Meeting 11 April - 12 April 2013


PART I.  BES Relationship and Collaboration between Arts and Sciences.

Location: US Geological Survey Conference Room, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21228 (at UMBC Campus)  Directions: http://md.water.usgs.gov/directions/USGS%20MD%20directions.pdf
Date: 11 April 2013
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
1:00 – 1:10    Welcome, Introductions, Housekeeping.  Steward Pickett, BES Project Director, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
1:10 – 1:20    Introduction to BES Art/Science Integration.  Mark Twery, USDA Forest Service, Chairperson BES Arts Committee
1:20 – 1:50    Overview of Artist-in-Residence Programs.  Lynn Cazabon, 2012 BES Artist-in-Residence
                       Ideas for structuring BES Artist-in-Residence Program.  Jann Rosen-Queralt, Member BES Arts Committee
1:50 – 2:20    Presentation by 2013 BES Artist-in-Residence Patterson Clark
2:20 – 2:40    Break
2:40 – 2:55    Opportunities to improve understanding watershed
                       hydro-bio-geo-socio-chemistry through visual art.  Peter Groffman, Cary Institute

2:55 – 3:25    Vacant lot restoration: opportunities for art to complement ecology Chris Swan, UMBC, Geography & Environmental Systems and Anna Johnson, UMBC, BES Grad Student Rep

3:25 – 3:40    Visualizing Historic Baltimore.  Joshua Cole, UMBC/CUERE and Dan Bailey, UMBC/IRC (Imaging Research Center)

3:40 – 3:55    Exploring the effects of drugs in Baltimore streams.   Emma Rosi Marshall, Cary Institute
3:55 – 4:10    Urban and Suburban Streams and Stream Corridors.  Robert Shedlock, US Geological Survey

4:10 – 5:10    Open Discussion on the present and future Artist-in-Residence
                       program at BES

Location:  UMBC Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture (CADVC)
5:30 – 7:30     Reception for BES scientists and Baltimore artists’ community, featuring a short talk by Patterson Clark reviewing his program as BES 2013 Artist-in-Residence.  Refreshments provided.

PART II.  Preparing for Conceptual Overviews at the Mid-Term Review
Date: 12 April 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Location: US Geological Survey Conference Room, 5522 Research Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21228 (at UMBC Campus)  Directions: http://md.water.usgs.gov/directions/USGS%20MD%20directions.pdf

1.   General: To further develop plans for the integrative presentations and effective interactions of all BES members with the visiting Mid-Term Review team in October 2013.
2.   To refine contents of the overview presentations.
3.   To ensure that theory and concept are integrated with empirical research and BES core, long-term data streams.
4.   To involve all members of BES in the conceptual and integrative structure of the project.

Agenda:  Each topic will include a 10 minute presentation by the topic leader, and 10 minutes for discussion by the whole group. 
·         Discussion should expose connections between individual and empirical projects and the theoretical and conceptual topic. 
·         Posters to be cited during the overview talks should be identified so that they can be prepared in advance and referred to in the talk.
·         Background materials for study of each topic by BES members should be identified and circulated in writing at the meeting and posted on the web after the meeting.

8:30       Light breakfast/Schmooze
9:00       Overview of Resilience and Adaptive Processes: Scientific Understanding of Sustainability.  Steward Pickett, Cary Institute
9:20       The Urban Stream Dis/Continuum Concept and Urban Resilience and Adaptation.  Sujay Kaushal, University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Geology
9:40       The Urban Metacommunity Concept and Urban Resilience and Adaptation.  Chris Swan, UMBC, Geography & Environmental Systems
10:00     Break
10:15     Locational Choice by Households and Firms: Contributions to Resilience and Adaptation.  Elena Irwin, Ohio State University, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
10:35     Long-Term Data: Relationship to Resilience and Adaptation.  Emma Rosi-Marshall, Cary Institute
10:55     Contributions of Integrative Modeling to Understanding and Using Resilience and Adaptation.  Lawrence Band, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Department of Geology
11:15     Education Research and Practice: Understanding and Using Resilience and Adaptation.  Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute  
11:35     Small group discussions: Topic clarification, Cross topic connections, and identification of illustrative data.
Noon       Lunch in the meeting room.
12:45     Report back and plenary discussion of to identify or clarify topical and empirical connections within and among conceptual areas.
2:00       Adjourn