16 October 2014

BES Annual Meeting--22-23 October Agenda

Baltimore Ecosystem Study Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Cylburn Arboretum, Vollmer Center, Baltimore, MD

   8:00   8:25 am        Breakfast

   8:25  8:30 am        Meeting Logistics: Morgan Grove

   8:30 –  9:00 am        Welcome and Introduction
                                    Presentation of Director’s Award
                                    Steward T.A. Pickett, Project Director
                                    Emma J. Rosi-Marshall, Director Designate

   9:00 –  9:30 am        Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donald Boesch, Professor and President, University
                                                                   of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
                                    Title:  Coastal storms: Minimizing impacts, enhancing resilience, and
                                                improving restoration success.
   9:30 – 10:15             Session 1 (3)
   9:30  – 10:00                        Introducing Helen Glazer, the 2014-15 Baltimore Ecosystem Study Artist In Residence.
10:00  – 10:15             Designed Experiments: Bridging Ecology and Community-Based Planning.  Alex Felson and Isaac Hametz

10:15  – 10:30             Break

10:30 – 11: 15             Session 2 (4)
10: 30 – 10:45             A Social-Ecological Framework for Examining Governance of Natural Resources. Michele Romolini, Patrick Bixler, and Morgan Grove
10:45  – 11:00             Long-term trends in watershed nitrogen and phosphorus exports.  Peter Groffman
11:00  – 11:15             Maryland Green Prisons Initiative: An integrated urban biodiversity research, outreach and informal training program.  Christopher Swan and Anna Johnson
11:15  – 11:30             Dynamic Cycles of BES Science and Decision Making: 7 Cycles and Counting. Morgan Grove

11:30  – 12:00             Poster “Lightening Round”

12:00   1:00  pm       Lunch

  1:00   3:30              Poster Session
  3:30   4:15              Session 4 (3)
  3:30   3:45              A multi-city comparison of urban soil ecosystems.  Katalin Szlavecz, R. Pouyat, S. Cilliers, Cs. Csuzdi, M. Dombos, E. Hornung, D.J. Kotze, S. Mishra, H. Setälä, D.E. Schmidt, S.A. Yarwood, and I.D. Yesilonis
  3:45   4:00              Refurbishing the Rust Belt: Vacant Land Reuse in Baltimore, Maryland and Cleveland, Ohio.  Jillian Prusa and Geoffrey Buckley
  4:00   4:15             Stormwater Management Practices and Suburban House Prices.   Nicholas Irwin, Allen Klaiber, and Elena Irwin.

  4:15   6:00              Time to set up for COH

  4:15 – 6:00               Grad Student Happy Hour—Ryan’s Daughter Irish Pub, 600 E Belvedere
                                    Avenue, Baltimore
Beginning after talks end and wraps up before the Community Greening Ceremony at 6pm. Come and get to know your fellow BES graduate students! Appetizers will be provided!
  6:00                        Community Open House and Greening Celebration

Thursday, 23 October 2014

  8:00   8:30              Breakfast

  8:30 – 10:15              Session 5 (7)
  8:30    8:45              Effects of contaminants on biofilms in artificial streams and composition of Gwynns Falls biofilms.  Sylvia Lee, Emma Rosi-Marshall, John Kelly, Sujay Kaushal, Alexis Paspalof, and Erinn Richmond
  8:45   9:00              Changing trajectories in urban forest patches: Ecological restoration in New York City parks.  Lea Johnson and Steven Handel
  9:00   9:15              Tracking Evolution of Urban Biogeochemical Cycles: Past, Present, Future.  Sujay Kaushal, William McDowell, Wilfred Wollheim, Julia Gorman,
                                    Tamara Newcomer Johnson, Michael Pennino, Paul Mayer, and Kenneth Belt
  9:15   9:30              Baltimore's waterfront: a changing landscape informed by BES research.  Barry Kew and Larry Gorenflo
  9:30   9:45              Maryland’s Forest Conservation Act and the Impact on Residential Development and Forest Cover Change in Baltimore County.  David Newburn and Jeff Ferris
  9:45 – 10:00              Students riffing on data in the first ever Baltimore Data Jam.  Bess Caplan, Alan Berkowitz, and Sharon Schueler
10:00 – 10:15              Tree distributions, subsurface characteristics and nitrogen cycling.  Logan Brunner, Mary Kate Wallace, Grace Brush

10:15 – 10:30              Break

10:30 – 12:15              Session 6 (7)
10:30 – 10:45              Microclimate impacts on oviposition and larval development of mosquitoes in Baltimore City and County.  Jason Persichetti, Shannon LaDeau, and Heather Goodman
10:45 – 11:00              Can stream restoration mitigate flashy hydrologic response in urban watersheds?  Garth Lindner and Andrew Miller
11:00 – 11:15              Investigating geochemical weathering of regolith and bedrock in Dead Run watershed.  Samuel Gau, Joel Moore, Claire Welty, and Daniel Bain
11:15 – 11:30              Bringing Green Roofs to the Ground Plane: Design Research in Transportation Infrastructure.  Isaac Hametz and Rudraksha Jhaveri
11:30 – 11:45              Many Roads Lead to Rome: Heterogeneity and Equifinality in BES Watershed Response.  Stu Schwartz and Brennan Smith
11:45 –  12:00             Observations on the Gwynns Falls Trail.  Laura Connelly
12:00 –  12:15             Effects of Pharmaceuticals on Benthic Microbial Communities within the Baltimore Ecosystem Study.  John Kelly, Emma Rosi-Marshal, and Lee Blaney