association of ecosystem research centers

 

 

AERC Annual Symposium
Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC

November 9, 2000

Value of Ecosystem Research and Education:
Priorities and Cross-Cutting Agency Initiatives


   8:15 AM

Coffee and continental breakfast

 

 

8:45

Introductory remarks
Amy Ward/Lindsay Boring

 

 

9:00

“River Basin Science and Policy: Watershed and Ecosystem Issues for the 21st Century”
Dr. James Kundell, Professor of Environmental Policy in the Institute of Ecology at The University of Georgia

 

 

9:45

10:00

Discussion

“The Role of Science in the Restoration of Florida's Everglades”
Mr. Michael Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Policy and Legislation)

 

 

10:45

Discussion/coffee

 

 

11:00

“New Programs and Initiatives Relevant to Ecosystem Research”
Dr. Penelope Firth, Program Director, Ecosystem Studies, National Science Foundation

 

11:45

12:00

Discussion

Lunch

 

 

1:30 PM

“The Forest Service's Large-Scale Watershed Restoration Program”
Dr. James Sedell, Inter-Deputy Water Coordinator, USDA/Forest Service

   

2:15

Discussion

 

 

2:30

Linking Agenices, NGOs and Universities in Identification and Conservation of Critical Landscapes to Conserve Ecosystem Goods and Services
Dr. Jack Stanford,Jessie M. Bierman Professor of Ecology at the University of Montana, Director of Flathead Lake Biological Station

 

 

3:15

Discussion

 

 

3:30

Reception