21 October 2018

BES 20th Annual Research Conference Agenda

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

8:15 am        Check in and Breakfast

8:40              Call to order and introduction of UB President Kurt Schmoke: Morgan Grove

8:45              Welcome: President Schmoke

8:55              Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Emma Rosi

9:00        9:00             Keynote: Twenty years of urban ecological research: the parallels and contrasts of a Rust Belt and a Sun Belt city: Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University

9:30              Director’s Remarks: Emma Rosi

                     Session 1
9:50              Spatiotemporal variability of groundwater and surface water nitrate loads in nested urban watersheds: Jonathan Duncan et al.

10:05            A suit to stop this road: Freeway revolts and the preservation of parkland in Baltimore: Amanda K. Phillips de Lucas et al.

10:20            Video/photo 1 

10:25            Break
                     Session 2
10:40            Urban ecosystems as analogs for global environmental change: Peter Groffman et al.

11:55            Urban soil and air temperature effects on white oak seedling growth: Nancy Falxa Sonti et al.

11:10            Household willingness to pay for stream restoration on private and public land: Evidence from the Baltimore metropolitan region: Andrew Rosenberg et al.

Video/photo 2

11:30            Poster “Lightning Round”

11:40            Video/photo 3

11:45            Lunch

1:00 pm        Awards Presentation – Director’s Award/ BES 20th Anniversary Awards: Emma Rosi

1:15              Introduction of Jennifer Wallace, BES 2018 Artist in Residence: Steward Pickett

1:20              It Can Be Solved by Walking: a poetic exploration of Baltimore's ecosystem: Jennifer Wallace

1:30              Remarks: Emma Rosi

1:35              Poster Session
                     Terrestrial Isopods in urban environments: A global review: Katelin Szlavecz et al.

                     Soil disturbance and management affect microarthropod community: Yumei Huang et al.
                     Plant communities and soil characteristics Baltimore’s informal green areas: Michaela Sten et al.

                     Pollinator study in West Baltimore lots: Duane Carver, Peter Hope, Jermaine Powell, Corey Scott II, and Josh Williams; Tanaira Cullens (advisor)

                     Pharmaceutical study in Gwynns Falls watershed: Duane Carver, Peter Hope, Jermaine Powell, Corey Scott II, and Josh Williams; Tanaira Cullens (advisor)

                      The Urban-Rural gradient revisited: Changes in forest-landscape structure over space and time: Megan Carr; Lea Johnson (advisor)

                     The stormwater retention benefits of urban trees and forests: Tuana Phillips; Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman (advisor)

                     The Penn State Landscape Architecture Baltimore Urban Design Studio Student Projects Spring 2018: Michael Beattie, Benjamin Chronister, Victoria Frydrych, Jonathan Ringenbach, Zoe Roane-Hopkins, Cara Santoleri; Dr. L .J. Gorenflo (advisor)
The importance of subsurface hydrogeological processes in modeling urban atmospheric-hydrological interactions: Mahdad Talebpour; Claire Welty (advisor)

                     Session 3
3:30              Plant diversity and ecosystem services on abandoned urban lands: Christopher Swan et al.

3:45              Investigating environmental and socioeconomic predictors of bat activity in Baltimore, Maryland: Ela-Sita Carpenter et al.

4:00              Does redlining determine neighborhood fates?: Understanding neighborhood trajectories in Baltimore from 1930-2010: Billy Hall, et al.

4:15             Survival of diapausing mosquito eggs following extreme temperature events varies with seasonality: Fiona Keating, et al. 

5:30-7:30    Community Open House
                     Theme: Urban Sustainability Innovations
                          American Visionary Art Museum, Sculpture Barn and Wildflower Garden, 820 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

8:15 am        Check in and Breakfast

8:40              Call to order/Welcome: Morgan Grove

8:45              Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Mary Cadenasso

8:50               Remarks: Twenty Years of the Human Ecosystem in Baltimore: Charting a Course: Steward Pickett

9:20              Photo/video 4

                     Session 4
9:25              What do we know about extreme floods in Ellicott City and the Baltimore metropolitan region? Andrew Miller, et al.

9:40              Mapping ‘bluespots’ in Baltimore: Potential applications for flood risk management, water quality and landscape design: Bernice Rosensweig et al.

9:55               Is time money? The influence of human resources on patterns of plant diversity in Baltimore yards:  Meghan Avolio et al.

10:10            TBA: Lawrence Band et al. 

10:25            Photo/video 5 

10:30            Break
                      Session 5
10:45            Know your watershed and know your neighbor: paths to supporting urban watershed conservation and restoration in Baltimore, MD and Phoenix, AZ: Dexter Locke, et al.

11:00            An Environmental Accounting and Emergy Analysis of Stream Restoration: Peter Ian May, et al. 

11:15            Quantifying the impact of urban high flows on the nesting ecology of river chub (Nocomis micropogon): Stanley Kemp, et al. 

11:30            Impact of Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica biodeposit resuspension on the seston, nutrient, phytoplankton and zooplankton dynamics: A mesocosm experiment: Elka Porter, et al. 

11:45            Seeing the forests for the trees: Characterizing the composition and structure of Baltimore's urban woodlands: Matthew Baker, et al.

12:00 pm        Lunch

                      Session 6: 5-minute talks
1:15              Watershed Knowledge, Climate and Lifestyle Groups in Baltimore and Phoenix, Morgan Grove et al.

1:20              Steady-State Land Cover but Non-Steady-State Major Ion Chemistry in Urban Streams: Joel Moore et al.

1:25              Quantifying the cumulative effects of stream restoration and environmental site design on nitrate loads in nested urban watersheds using a high-frequency sensor network, Claire Welty et al.

1:30              Transformative Futures for Central Maryland: A UREx Scenarios Workshop: Marissa Matsler, et al.

1:35              Is green infrastructure a universal good?
                     Mary Cadenasso, et al.

1:40              Photo/video 6

                     Session 6 continues: full-length talks
1:45              ICE 2.0 – Lessons from the Pilot year of the Integrating Chemistry and Earth science project: Alan Berkowitz et al.

2:00              Effects of Wetland Restoration on Stream Health: an Assessment of the Wetland Restoration Project at Irvine Nature Center: Crystal Lynn Heinzelman et al.

2:15              Break

                      Session 7

2:30              Hotspots of nitrogen transport and retention in residential lawns in Baltimore, MD: Amanda K. Suchy et al.
2:45              Quantifying and Reducing Nitrogen Footprints of Communities: A Case Study for Baltimore: Elizabeth Dukes et al.

3:00              Predicting and managing future mosquito exposure risks in Baltimore City: Shannon LaDeau et al.

3:15              Photo/video 6

3:20              Closing Remarks

3:30              End

2018 published abstracts will be available at www.beslter.org