The Agenda for our meeting is posted below. The topic is Discussing Theory as a Path to BES IV.
In preparation for the meeting here are the articles / chapters that you would want to read / review prior to the meeting.
Theory of Urban Heterogeneity
1. Cadenasso, M.L., E.J. Rosi-Marshall, S.T.A. Pickett, et al. TBD. A Theory of Urban Heterogeneity: A Framework to Promote Integration and Hypothesis Generation for BES IV. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx-QKDoShVRkZFBnTGwwWHBEX28/edit?usp=sharing
Structure and Use of Ecological Theory
2. Kolasa, J. 2011. Theory makes ecology evolve. Pages 21-49 in S. M. Scheiner and M. R. Willig, editors. The theory of ecology. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
3. Scheiner, S. M. and M. R. Willig. 2011. A general theory of ecology. Pages 3-18 in S. M. Scheiner and M. R. Willig, editors. The theory of ecology. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
4. Leibold, M. A. 2011. The metacommunity concept and its theoretical underpinnings. Pages 163-183 in S. M. Scheiner and M. R. Willig, editors. The theory of ecology. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
5. Swan, C. M., S. T. A. Pickett, K. Szlavecz, P. Warren, and K. T. Willey. 2011. Biodiversity and community composition in urban ecosystems: coupled human, spatial, and metacommunity processes. Pages 179-186 in J. Niemela, editor. Handbook of Urban Ecology. Oxford University Press, New York.
The River Continuum and the Urban Watershed Continuum
6. Kaushal, S.S., K.T. Belt. 2012. The urban watershed continuum: evolving spatial and temporal dimensions. Urban Ecosystems. 15:409-435. doi:10.1007/s11252-012-0226-7.
7. Vannote, R. L., G. W. Minshall, K. W. Cummins, J. R. Sedell, and C. E. Cushing. 1980. The river continuum concept. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 37:130-137. http://beslter.org/internal/webinar/Vannote1980-CJFAS-RiverContinuumConcept-R0715.pdf
Here is a link to Project Director Steward Pickett’s post with additional detail about the meeting—including worksheets that will be used at the meeting and links to previous webinars.
Join the Meeting In Person or on the Web
The planning for the BES IV proposal has begun, and your contributions to that are crucial. Be there or be square! If you cannot attend the 8 April 2014 meeting in person, we encourage you to join via Go-To-Meeting. The link to start the day at 9:00 a.m. is here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/716973005 (To break the meeting recording into manageable chunks, we will generate separate links for the time periods after 10:30 a.m. EDT on that day.)
Please RSVP to Project Facilitator Holly Beyar firstname.lastname@example.org indicating whether you are attending in person or via Go-To-Meeting.
Again, prior to the meeting please review Steward’s Director’s Blog Post as well as the documents at the links above.
Meeting location: TRC Room 206
Technology Research Center, UMBC campus
5200 Westland Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21227
8:30 am Coffee and welcome
9-9:15 am Overview of goals for the day and brief overview of the essay (See citation no. 1, above)
9:15-10 am Discussion of homework assignments
10-10:15 am Specific charge to the breakout groups
10:30-12 pm Breakout group session 1
Noon-1:30 pm Lunch on your own/with breakout groups
1:30-2:00 pm Report back from breakout groups
2:00-3:30 pm Breakout group session 2 “Mixing it up”
3:30-4:30 pm Report back from breakout groups and final thoughts