BNZ LTER Symposium, 2020

November 16 and 17, 2020 (Virtually via Zoom)

9 am until 12 pm AK time each day, with a short break mid-session

The first day of the symposium will focus on a speed talk activity. We would like to hear from every co-I on the grant and from collaborators that have grant-related research. We welcome participation from anyone who is interested in our program. The objectives are to get everyone up-to-date on exciting research, education and outreach activities and hear each person’s voice. We will use the elements of the talks to work together to make connections among results, scrutinize our conceptual model, and discuss future pathways for the program.

On the second day of the symposium, we will allocate time to syntheses and discussion of speed talks, introduce the new leadership team and a timeline for grant writing, and discuss outcomes from our strategic planning processes. We again welcome anyone who would like to learn more about our plans for the future of the program.

Agenda PDF
Grad and Postdoc Showcase (PDF)
Zoom Day 1 Chat
Zoom Day 2 Chat

November 16, 2020


8:30 - 9:00 Virtual chatting and opportunity to test Zoom functions

9:00 - 9:05 Welcome and overview of symposium goals: Michelle Mack, Jay Jones, Mary Beth Leigh

9:05 - 9:15 Participant introductions in breakout rooms

9:15 - 9:25 Overview of the Bonanza Creek LTER program: Roger Ruess

9:25 - 10:15 Speed talks by LTER participants; three minutes for three slides, one minute for questions and transitions
Speed Talks (PDF)
Speed Talks (MP4)
10:15 - 10:45 Virtual coffee break with breakout rooms for discussion

10:45 - 11:45 Second session of speed talks

11:45 - 12:00 Wrap up discussion, planning for tomorrow

November 17, 2020


9:00 - 9:45 Insights from speed talks

9:45 - 10:15 Leadership for next grant cycle and outline of timeline: Mack

10:15 - 10:45 Virtual coffee break with breakout room options for discussion
10:45 - 10:55 Breakout group reports

10:55 - 11:45 Highlights of the strategic planning process and discussion of recommendations 11:45 - 12:00 Wrap up and planning for future monthly meetings and spring workshop
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