Farming for Ecosystem Services: New Directions for
Long-term Ecological Research in Agriculture

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48824

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:00 – 4:00 pmRegistration and Poster Set-upBig Ten Room A
4:00 pm – 6:00 pmPoster Reception
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmDinner
7:30 pm – 9:00 pmWelcoming Remarks, Phil Robertson, KBS LTER Director
Doug Gage, Assistant Vice President for Research, MSU
Opening Keynote: Global perspectives on food security and environmental sustainability, Mark Rosegrant, International Food Policy Research Institute
Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:30 am – 8:15 amContinental BreakfastBig Ten Room C
8:15 am – 9:00 amWelcoming Statements:
Dave DeWitt, Associate Dean, CNS
The first 25 years - what have we learned?, Phil Robertson, KBS and Dept. of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, MSU
9:00 am – 10:30 amKeynote Address: On the receiving end: Ecology of streams draining agricultural landscapes, Emily Stanley, University of Wisconsin
Agricultural landscapes from a biogeochemical perspective, Steve Hamilton, KBS and Dept. of Zoology, MSU
Microbial community dynamics and long-term trends in the flux of greenhouse gases, Tom Schmidt, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Michigan
10:30 am – 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am – 12:30 pmKeynote Address: Understanding the devious nitrogen cycle: Are we there yet?, Laurie Drinkwater, Cornell University
Unraveling the responses to fertilization in plant communities: Ecological and evolutionary insights, Kay Gross, KBS and Dept. of Plant Biology, MSU
Managing more with biology in row-crop agriculture, Sieg Snapp, Dept. of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, MSU
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm LunchBig Ten Room B
1:30 pm – 3:00 pmKeynote Address: Multiple biodiversity services in changing agricultural landscapes, Teja Tscharntke, Georg-August University, Göttingen, GermanyBig Ten Room C
Farmer decisions that shape agro-ecosystem outcomes, Scott Swinton, Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, MSU
A long-term perspective on insect biodiversity & ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes, Doug Landis, Dept. of Entomology, MSU
3:00 pm – 3:15 pmBreak
3:15 – 4:15 pmBreak-out Discussions on Future Directions
Session 1: Biological diversity & ecological functions in agricultural landscapes104A
Session 2: Biogeochemical & hydrologic cycles104B
Session 3: Productive, resilient cropping systems107
Session 4: Decision making for agricultural sustainability110
4:15 pm – 4:45 pmReport Backs: Moderator-led DiscussionBig Ten Room C
4:45 pm – 5:00 pmFinal Remarks and Adjourn