2017 All Scientist Meeting and Investigators Field Tour

Charting New Directions for KBS LTER Science
Held on October 6 and 7


On Friday, October 6, the program began at 9:00 am and continued until 6:00 pm at the Kellogg Conference Center in East Lansing. The itinerary included a keynote seminar, plenary session, working groups, and a poster session and buffet reception.

Keynote seminar:
David Inouye: University of Maryland, Dept. of Biology
The effects of global and regional climate change on phenology of wildflowers and animals in the Rocky Mountains

Plenary session:
Introduction: Neville Millar

  • Charting new directions for KBS LTER science: Steve Hamilton
  • New directions for the next project phase: Jen Lau
  • Major areas of future investigation:

  • Soils as stabilizing factors: Phil Robertson, Bruno Basso, and Steve Hamilton
  • Biodiversity, ecosystem stability and function: Sarah Evans
  • Dispersal as a stabilizing mechanism: Doug Landis and Nick Haddad
  • Rapid evolution: Jen Lau
  • Human adaptation to risk: Scott Swinton and Sandy Marquart-Pyatt
  • Working groups: Building theory for application

  • Working group 1: From fields to landscapes
  • Working group 2: Risk and vulnerability in a changing climate
  • Working group 3: Biological & technological evolution
  • Poster session: See below for links to presented posters

    On Saturday, October 7, the program began at 8:45 am and continued until 4.30 pm at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners. The itinerary included a field tour in the morning and a modeling workshop in the afternoon.

    Field Presentations: Held on the LTER Main Cropping System Experiment:

  • LTER Overview – Steve Hamilton
  • Rainfall manipulation – Kate Glanville and Phil Robertson
  • Passive warming experiment and prairie restoration – Meredith Zettlemoyer and Jen Lau
  • Socioecological research – Braeden Van Deynze and Sandy Marquart-Pyatt
  • GLBRC: overview and future research – Phil Robertson
  • Microbial ecology – Lucas Bell-Dereske
  • Resource Gradient: overview – Phil Robertson
  • Greenhouse gas exchange – Di Liang and Kevin Kahmark
  • Albedo and NDVI measurement by UAV (drone) – Sven Bohm, Kevin Kahmark and Steve Hamilton

    Workshop: Introduction to structural equation modeling and its application to long-term data: Sandy Marquart-Pyatt and Steve Hamilton
    Example problem: Reservoir phosphorus balances

    If you have any questions, please contact Neville Millar, KBS LTER Science Coordinator.——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-


    • Abraha, Michael, Ilya Gelfand, Stephen K. Hamilton, Jiquan Chen, and G. Phili... Carbon debt of CRP lands converted to annual and perennial bioenergy crops abstract poster
    • Benucci, Gian Maria Niccolò and Gregory Bonito Patient propagules: Do long-term soil archives preserve legacy fungal and bacterial communities? abstract poster
    • Chicoine, Tayler, Sarah S. Roley, G. Philip Robertson, Lisa Tiemann, Maren Fr... Variation in Microbial Communities and Nitrogen Transformation Rates among Switchgrass Varieties abstract poster
    • Constantinou, Savvas, Courtney Larson, Isaac Osei-Bonsu, Braeden Van Deynze, ... Environmental variation influences aphid community structure over large spatial and temporal scales abstract poster
    • Dazzo, Frank B, Y Yanni, J Liu, K Kwatra, A Jain, C Gross, N Philips, C Monos... CMEIAS v4.0: Advanced computational tools of bioimage informatics software designed to strengthen microscopy based approaches for understanding microbial ecology abstract poster
    • Del Valle, Ilenne, Hsiao-Ying Cheng, Xiaodong Gao, Caroline A. Masiello, and ... Building a toolbox of synthetic microbes to study environmental processes in soils abstract poster
    • Denny, Riva C. H. Investigating the Differences Between Knowledge, Education, and Experience for Agricultural Management Practice Use abstract poster
    • Doll, J. E. Outreach and Education at the Kellogg Biological Station Long-term Ecological Research Program abstract poster
    • Farooq, Muhammad Awais and Sarwet Jehan The estimation of genetic variability of yield and its related components in chickpea abstract
    • Hussain, Mir Zaman, Hamilton S.K., Basso B., and Robertson G.P. Soil water deficit under switchgrass during 2017 growing season abstract poster
    • Jehan, Sarvet and M.A. Farooq Integrated impact of farm manure and nitrogen fertilizer on soil health and maize crop yield in Pakistan abstract poster
    • Jha, Prakash Kumar and Amor V M Ines Understanding Drivers for the Dynamic Cropping System in Southwest Michigan abstract poster
    • Kincaid, Dustin W. and Stephen K. Hamilton Total nitrate removal by flocculent organic sediments in shallow freshwater ecosystems abstract poster
    • Lai, Jennifer C. and Matthew Houser Midwestern row-crop farmers’ climate change attitudes and information source use abstract poster
    • Thelusmond, Jean-Rene, Alison M. Cupples, Timothy Strathmann Determining the Potential of Soil Communities to Metabolize Emerging Environmental Contaminants using Metagenomics abstract poster
    • Van Deynze, Braeden and Scott M. Swinton How Corn Growers Choose Nutrient management Practices: The Impact of Heterogeneity in Personal Goals abstract poster
    • Wrobleski, Amy, Phoebe Zarnetske, Kileigh Welshofer, Mark Hammond, Jennifer Lau Effect of warming temperatures on flowering phenology abstract poster



    Meeting held on: 2017-10-06

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