Association Of Ecosystem Research Centers
2021 Annual Meeting
October 21, 2021
Virtual Platform - Zoom
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Congressional Briefing: Integrating Environmental Data Across Spatial Scales
Constant innovations in data science, availability of real-time long-term data, advanced spatial modeling and remote sensing techniques, and cutting-edge technology to retrieve, process, and analyze more data than ever before, are being integrated into high level questions regarding ecosystem services and disservices in the Anthropocene and what that means for an uncertain future across many sectors. This vision will bring focus to handling big data for a myriad of novel and progressive applications to build resilient futures, including for national security, climate change, urban planning, human health, and food security, with environmental justice and equity in mind.
Dr. Mark Elliott
Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama
Talk title: "Wastewater Management Challenges in the Rural Alabama Black Belt: Conditions and a Path Forward"
Dr. Paula Mabee
Chief Scientist and Observatory Director, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Battelle
Talk title: "The NSF National Ecological Observatory Network Enables the Ecosystem Big Picture"
Dr. Sarah Hobbie
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
Talk title: "Integrating Diverse Data to Address Environmental Injustices in Cities"
Annual AERC Meeting via Virtual Platform