10th NSF-LTER Mini-Symposium To Focus On Climate Change

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Scientists from the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will hold their 10th annual NSF-LTER mini-symposium on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s gathering is "Understanding Climate Change: Perspectives from Long-Term Ecological Research." Topics will include:

  1. Pelagic ecosystem responses to climate forcing: Linear tracking or threshold dynamics? (Mark Ohman, California Current Ecosystem LTER)
  2. Climate change and marine biogeochemical modeling from local to global scales (Scott Doney, Palmer LTER, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
  3. Water connects all: Climate change and mountain hydrology in a watershed context (Anne Nolin, H.J. Andrews LTER, Oregon State University)
  4. Assessing the sensitivity of grassland ecosystems to climate change (John Blair, Konza Prairie LTER, Kansas State University)
  5. Use of a tower network to reduce uncertainties about how carbon balance in the southwest will respond to climate change (Marcy Litvak, Sevilleta LTER, University of New Mexico)
  6. Scenarios of landscape change - America's forest future (Tom Spies, H.J. Andrews Forest LTER, USDA Forest Service)
  7. Urban systems and resilience to climate change: A comparison of environmental governance networks in Baltimore and Seattle (Michele Romolini, University of Vermont and Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER).

For more information see http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=118574 or contact Cheryl Dybas, NSF (703) 292-7734 (cdybas@nsf.gov).

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