BNZ LTER Symposium, 2015


Feedbacks of Alaska's Boreal Forest to the Climate System

Organized by Dave McGuire.


Pike's Waterfront Lodge - Fairbanks, Alaska

February 20-21, 2015

Agenda


Friday 20 February

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


Introductions and Background for Symposium

8:15 - 8:30 Roger Ruess and Dave McGuire - Welcome and symposium overview


Morning Session: Progress and Future Directions of Climate Feedbacks Research

8:30 - 8:50 Ted Schuur - Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback

8:50 - 9:10 Scott Rupp - Projections of Climate and Vegetation Change

9:10 - 9:30 Helene Genet - Consequences for Carbon Feedbacks

9:30 - 9:50 Eugenie Euskirchen - Consequences of Vegetation Changes for Water/Energy Feedbacks

9:50 - 10:10 Coffee Break

10:10 - 10:30 Dave McGuire and Others - Future Directions for Climate Feedbacks Research - Vladimir Romanovsky Slide

10:30 - 11:00 Discussion of Future Directions for Climate Feedbacks Research

11:00 - 11:15 Roger Ruess - Overview of Proposal Development

11:15 - 12:00 Theme Leaders (10 min each) - Theme highlights and directions

- Teresa Hollingsworth

- Michelle Mack

- Jay Jones

- Gary Kofinas

- Roger Ruess 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch


Afternoon session: Quantifying Uncertainty and Understanding Legacies

1:30 - 1:35 Dave McGuire - Overview of the Afternoon Session

1:35 - 1:50 Colin Tucker - Analyzing Uncertainty in Field/Experimental Research: A Hierarchical Bayesian Perspective [unavoidably cancelled]

1:50 - 2:05 Dave McGuire - Role of Model-Data Fusion in Analyzing/Quantifying Uncertainty

2:05 - 2:20 Jeremy Littell - Characterizing Uncertainty in Applications of Ecological Models

2:20 - 2:40 Michelle Mack - Perspectives on Studying the Role of Legacies in BNZ Research

2:40 - 3:00 General Discussion

3:00 - 3:15 Coffee Break


Afternoon working groups: How should BNZ quantify uncertainties and understand legacies?

3:15 - 3:30 Dave McGuire and Michelle Mack - Organization of and charge to working groups and discussion points

3:30 - 4:30 Working groups convene

4:30 - 5:30 Working Group Reports

5:30 - 7:00 Mixer, Dinner, Poster Session



Saturday 21 February

7:30 - 8:30 Continental breakfast - Provided by Pike’s


Morning session: BNZ Management and Outreach

8:30 - 9:30 Jamie Hollingsworth - BNZ Site Management – Discussion re gearing up the RSN

9:30 - 9:50 Jason Downing - Progress and Directions of BNZ Information Management

9:50 - 10:15 Elena Sparrow - Progress and Directions of BNZ Education and Outreach

10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 10:45 Paul Anderson- USDA Forest Service Perspective on BNZ LTER

10:45 - 11:00 Christa Mulder and Katie Spellman - LTER Citizen Science

11:00 - 11:15 Mary Beth Leigh - ITOC

11:15 - 11:45 Marie Thoms and Alison York - Discussion of the Future Directions of BNZ Outreach

11:45 - 12:00 Roger Ruess - Organization of and Charge to Afternoon Working Groups


12:00 - 1:30 Lunch


Afternoon session: Next Steps in Developing the BNZ Renewal Proposal

1:30 - 3:00 Theme Working Groups Convene

3:00 - 3:15 Coffee Break

3:15 - 4:30Reports from Theme Working Groups

4:30 - 5:00 General Discussion on Next Steps

5:00 Adjourn

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