13 August 2014

AGU Fall Meeting - Urban Ecosystem Services Session

Please be aware of the following session at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting December 2014 in San Francisco.
Session: Urban Ecosystem Services – Monitoring, Modeling & Management

Sponsors: Global Environmental Change

Description:  Urban development is transforming earth’s critical zone, altering critical ecosystem structures and processes and reducing environmental quality and adversely impacting human health and wellbeing.  This session focuses on studies investigating the urban coupled human natural system and methods for monitoring, modeling, and managing critical ecosystem services.  We are particularly interested in submissions that advance our understanding of the spatial and temporal dynamics of urban ecosystem processes, the uncertainties and feedback loops in the system, and approaches to increase resilience to disturbance from population, land use, and climate change. Topics may include identifying key ecosystem structures and processes regulating human welfare, translating biological, chemical, and physical signals of ecosystem function into economic and health terms needed by urban planners and communities, development of analytical methods and computational algorithms to represent the deterministic and stochastic processes in the urban ecosystem, and feedback loops between coupled human and natural systems.

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 15-19, 2014, http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/

Our invited presenters will include Larry Band and Darrel Jenerette 

Please consider submitting an abstract by the August 6 (23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT) deadline, http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/scientific-program/

Chuck Kroll, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 
Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University
Glenn Guntenspergen, USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Ted Endreny, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

11 August 2014

Peter Groffman Elected Chair of the LTER

BES Principal Investigator Peter Groffman has been elected as Chair of the Long Term Ecological Research Science Council.  In this position, Peter will lead the LTER Network Executive Board and Science Council meetings as well as overseeing the LTER Network.  He will serve one year as Chair-elect then two years as Chair.

Peter is a Co-PI on both the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) and Hubbard Brook (HBR) LTERs.

Congratulations Peter!

Click here for the full article from the LTER Network News including Peter's interview with LTER Network Information Officer McOwiti Thomas.