AERC Annual Symposium
Smithsonian Institution, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3111
Washington, DC

November 13, 2003

Lessons from Long-Term Studies of Natural Ecosystems

       10:30 AM

Registration and coffee

 

 

11:00

Welcome and introductory remarks
Louis Pitelka, University of Maryland
Tom Jordan, Smithsonian Institution

 

 

11:20

“Emerging patterns from the AmeriFlux network”
Beverly Law, Oregon State University

 

 

12:00

Lunch (to be provided for all attendees)

 

 

       12:45 PM

“The effects of forests on atmospheric carbon dioxide;
a comparison of tropical, temperate and boreal forests”
Steven Wofsy, Harvard University

 

 

1:25

“The long-term, regional ecology of lakes: lessons from
the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological
Research program”

Tim Kratz, University of Wisconsin

 

 

2:05

“Causes of population fluctuations: lessons from a
long-term study”

Carol Boggs, Stanford University

 

 

2:45

NEON Update
Jeff Goldman, AIBS/IBRCS

 

 

3:25

Report on AIBS/AERC project to track funding for
ecosystem research

Adrienne Froelich and Sasha Gennet, AIBS

 

 

4:00

Reception

 

The meeting is open to all members of AERC, federal agency representatives, and representatives of other organizations interested in ecosystem research.  Please send names and affiliations of attendees to Lou Pitelka or Amy Ward at their respective email addresses.  This will allow us to plan lunch for the appropriate number of people.