BNZ LTER Symposium, 2012

Geospatial data needs for assessing the impacts of climate on the fire regime and the impacts of variations in the fire regime on Alaska's boreal forest

Organized by Eric Kasischke.

Pike's Waterfront Lodge - Fairbanks, Alaska

February 17-18, 2012


New Site Network Field Campaign Update

Friday 17 February 2011

8:00-8:05 Welcome: Symposium objectives and goals

Morning Session - Background on Forest Development Following Fire

8:05-8:35 Jill Johnstone: Succession dynamics from fire to finish

8:35-9:05 Eric Kasischke: Geospatial Studies of Fire Regime Characteristics in Alaska's Boreal Forest

9:05-9:35 Heather Alexander: Fire, successional trajectories, and C pools of boreal forests of interior Alaska

9:35-10:05 Scott Goetz: Boreal productivity trends, recovery from fire disturbance, and associated composition changes

10:05-10:20 Break

10:20:10:50 Torre Jorgenson: Framework for Assessing Ecological Responses to Permafrost Degradation

10:50-12 Teresa Hollingsworth/Roger Ruess: Planning the LTER New Site Network

12-1:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session - Completing site selection for the NSN and deciding upon which and how sites will be monitored.

1:30-2:00 General discussion of breakout (working) groups needed for meeting the above goals. These might include such topics as: Selecting the Young Stands; The Role of Herbivory in Stand Structure and Successional Dynamics; Soils, Hydrology and Permafrost; Monitoring Population Dynamics, Stand Structure and Biomass Changes).

2:00-3:30 Break-out/working groups: Goals: 1) identify PIs to lead subgroups to resolve issues over the next 2 months, and 2) identify PIs to lead monitoring efforts.

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00 Report of breakout groups and general discussion

5:00-6:00 Cocktails

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:00-8:00 Social hour and grad student poster session

Saturday 18 February 2011

Morning Session - Program Updates

8:30-9:00 Gary Kofinas, Colette deRoo, and Todd Brinkman: Social-Ecological System Studies

at BNZ

9:00-9:30 Elena Sparrow: Bonanza Creek LTER Education and Outreach

9:30-10:00 Mary Beth Leigh: In a Time of Change: Bridging Science, the Arts and Society

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Jamie Hollingsworth/Jason Downing: Site and Data management updates

LTER World Atlas (Metadata Doc)

11:00-12:00 Open discussion about afternoon session identifying breakout/working groups

12:00-1:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session - Working across the NSN.

1:30-3:00 Breakout/working group goals: Testing proposal Hs, initiating new research projects and proposals, feedbacks to network design and monitoring program.

Potential group titles: Bringing Humans into the Picture; Integrating Population and Community Dynamics into Research and Monitoring Programs; Using Models to Understand Gaps Between Age Classes; Role of Topography in Biogeochemical Cycling, Plant Growth and Ecosystem C Partitioning etc.

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:30 Report of breakout groups and general discussion

4:30 Cocktails

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