15 October 2015

BES Annual Meeting, Open House, Art Exhibit & Reception -- October 20-21 -- Agenda



Baltimore Ecosystem Study Annual Meeting

Cylburn Arboretum, Vollmer Center, Baltimore, MD

Tuesday, 20 October 2015


   8:30            am       Breakfast

   8:50  9:00 am        Meeting Logistics: Morgan Grove

   9:00 –  9:30 am        Keynote Speaker: Ann Bartuska, Deputy Undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture

  9:30 – 10:30 am        Welcome and Introduction
                                    Presentation of Director’s Awards
                                    Steward T.A. Pickett, Project Director
                                    Emma J. Rosi-Marshall, Director Designate
                                   
10:30  – 10:45             Break

10:45  – 11:45             Session 1 (4)
10:45  – 11:00             Above- and belowground linkages: Plant diversity and soil fauna on vacant lots. Katalin Szlavecz
11:00  – 11:15             Still Here: Photos and Testimony by Residents of West and Southwest Baltimore. Dawn Biehler
11:15  – 11:30             Assessing stream rehabilitation effects on metabolism and nitrogen dynamics of urban streams. AJ Reisinger
11:30 – 11:45              Examining the spatial dispersion of demolitions and renovations.
                        Nicholas Irwin

11:45  – 12:15             Poster “Lightening Round”

12:15   1:00  pm       Lunch

  1:00   3:00              Poster Session

  3:00   5:00              Session 2 (7)
  3:00    3:15              Socioecological mechanisms of Ae. albopictus densities and associated health risks in Baltimore, MD. Eliza Little
  3:15    3:30              Occurrence of estrogenic hormones and UV filters in an urban watershed in Baltimore, Maryland. Ke He
  3:30   3:45              Spatial Patterns of Urban Tree Canopy and Urban Heat Island along an Urban-Rural Gradient. Austin Troy, Mehdi Heris, and Bob Taylor
  3:45   4:00              Effects of urban chemical stressors on stream biofilms. Sylvia Lee
  4:00   4:15              Green Infrastructure Designer: A New Framework for Crowd-Sourced Green Infrastructure Design. Brian Miles
  4:15   4:30              Household Response to Environmental Incentives for Rain Garden Adoption. David Newburn
  4:30    4:45              Legacies of Lead in Charm City’s Soil: Lessons from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. Kirsten Schwarz
 
         5:30 – 7:30         BES Open House at Parks & People Foundation
This year the BES Open House will be focusing on our relationship with City, County and State agencies, NGOs, media and community members.  It will be an opportunity for us to showcase our research through posters, photos and in-person discussion between BES researchers and our invitees.  Location: Parks & People, 2100 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015


  8:30   9:00              Breakfast

  9:00  – 10:15             Session 5 (5)
  9:00   9:15              Salinization alters fluxes of bioreactive elements from stream ecosystems across land use. Shuiwang Duan
  9:15    9:30              Data wonks needed: Long term analysis and data integration using the BES Telephone Survey. Morgan Grove and Dexter Locke
  9:30   9:45              Urban Mosquitoes: Citizen Science Program Outcomes for the Community. Amanda Sorensen
  9:45 – 10:00              Investigating Urban Landscapes: Practice & Performance. Isaac Hametz
10:00 – 10:15              Learning communities of teachers and scientists to support educating students about urban ecosystems. Alan Berkowitz

10:15 – 10:30              Break

10:30 – 12:15              Session 6 (6)
10:30 – 10:45              It's a gas: Long-term studies of soil: atmosphere fluxes of greenhouse gases in Baltimore. Peter Groffman
10:45 – 11:00              Tree Canopy Change and Neighborhood Stability: A Comparative Analysis of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Wen-Ching Chuang
11:00 – 11:15              Closing Watershed Nitrogen Budgets: Integrating Long-Term Data, Sensors, and Models. John Duncan
11:15 – 11:30              Baltimore Earth Stewardship Initiative Demonstration Project. Alex Felson
11:30 – 11:45              Integrating geospatial and cognitive modeling tools to improve collaborative citizen science and decision making. Rebecca Jordan
11:45 – 12:00              The role of plant functional and phylogenetic diversity on community assembly and ecosystem services in urban vacant land.
                                    Christopher M. Swan and Anna L. Johnson

  5:30 – 8:00                Watershed Moments: Art and the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. A three-part exhibition featuring visual art and design connected to the research of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. SpaceCamp16 W. North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201. The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) presents an exhibition of art related to research on metropolitan Baltimore as an ecological system. A reception, open to the public, takes place Wednesday, October 21 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., with at gallery talk by 2014-15 BES artist- in-residence Helen Glazer, and researchers Dawn Biehler and Brian McGrath at 6:30 p.m.

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