association of ecosystem research centers

 

 

AERC Annual Symposium
McPherson Square Room, Crowne Plaza, 1111 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC

November 4, 1999

Biocomplexity and Ecosystem Research:
Necessities for the 21st Century


8:15 AM

Coffee and continental breakfast

 

 

8:45

Introductory remarks
Ross Virginia/Amy Ward

 

 

9:00

Opening Address: “NSF and Environmental Research: Themes and Challenges for the 21st Century”
Dr. Mary Clutter, Assistant Director for Biological Sciences, NSF

 

 

9:45

“Biocomplexity: Whole Ecosystem Experiments”
Dr. William Schlesinger, Professor, Duke University

 

 

10:30

Break

 

 

10:45

“Human Systems, Ecosystems and Biocomplexity”
Dr. Robert Costanza, Professor and Director, University of Maryland Institute for Ecological Economics

 

11:30

11:45

 Discussion

 Lunch

 

 

1:15 PM

“Urban Ecosystems”
Dr. Nancy Grimm, PI, Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER Program and Professor, Arizona State University

   

2:00

 “Linking Fundamental Ecosystem Research To Ecosystem
 Restoration, Management and Policy”
 Dr. Nick Aumen, Vice President, Sierra Club

 

 

2:45

3:00

Break

From Biodiversity to Biocomplexity

Dr. Alan Covich, President-Elect, American Institute of Biological Sciences and Professor, Colorado State University

 

 

3:45

Ecosystem Research Dynamics
Dr. Penny Firth, Program Director, Ecosystem Studies, NSF

 

 

4:30

6:00

Discussion

Reception