Bonanza Creek Symposium, 2014


Vegetation, Herbivory & Trophic Dynamics

Organized by Knut Kielland.


Pike's Waterfront Lodge - Fairbanks, Alaska

February 14-15, 2014

Agenda


Friday 14 February

7:15 - 8:15 Continental breakfast - Provided by Pike’s


Introductions and Background for Symposium

8:30 - 8:50 Knut Kielland - Symposium overview: bottom-up vs. top-down approaches in ecological research


Real talks:

8:50 Aditi Shenoy - Fire severity and succession: spatial and temporal patterns and implications for herbivores

9:10 Casey Brown - Plants, moose and hunters: a case study of the Hajdukovich Burn

9:30 Teresa Hollingsworth - Responses of moose to fire in Kanuti NWR

9:50 Discussion

10:30 Coffee Break

10:40 Justin Olnes - Effects of snowshoe hares on spruce regeneration

11:00 Dash Feierabend - Habitat use and movements of snowshoe hares

11:20 Discussion

12:00 Lunch - Provided by Pike’s

1:30 Diane Wagner - Ecological effects of leaf miners

1:50 Dave Verbyla - Monitoring plant-herbivore interactions from space

2:10 Discussion

2:50 Coffee

3:00 Jay Jones - Trophic interactions in aquatic ecosystems

3:20 Mary Beth Leigh - ITOC - Trophic Cascades

3:40 Discussion

5:00 Poster session

6:30 Dinner - Provided by Pike's



Saturday 15 February

8:30 Continental Breakfast - Provided by Pike’s

9:00 Jamie Hollingsworth - State of site management at BNZ LTER

9:20 Jason Downing - State of data management at BNZ LTER

9:40 Elena Sparrow - Education and outreach

10:00 Discussion

10:30 Coffee

10:40 Glenn Juday - Climate change: forest health and insect outbreaks

11:00 Christa Mulder - Effects of invasive species on native plants and pollinators

11:20 Discussion

12:00 Lunch - Provided by Pike’s

1:30 Gary Kofinas - Film Premier: Observations of Change in Interior Alaska: Local Knowledge Holders and LTER Researchers

1:50 Todd Brinkman - Human dimensions of trophic dynamics

2:10 Roger Ruess - Herbivory studies at the new site network

2:30 Tom Paragi - ADF&G - UAF collaborations

3:10 Discussions galore
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