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.——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Meeting held on: 2017-10-06

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