The Association of Ecosystem Research Centers
Invites you to a symposium entitled

 

HURRICANE DISTURBANCE: EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS


Smithsonian Institution, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3035
Washington, DC

Thursday, November 18, 2004

       11:30 AM

Cross-scale Interactions, Nonlinearities and Forecasting Catastrophic Events
Dr. Debra P. C. Peters, USDA-ARS, Las Cruces, NM

 

 

12:00

Managing for Catastrophic Disturbance From Hurricanes: The (Mis) Application of Long-term Ecological Studies
Dr. David Foster, Director, Harvard Forest, Harvard University

 

 

       12:30 PM

Lunch ( to be provided for all attendees)

 

 

1:30

Hurricane Effects on Coastal Ecosystem Processes
Dr. Bruce Hayden, University of Virginia & Senior Scientist, AIBS

 

 

 

 2:00

Hurricane Effects on Streams
Dr. Alan Covich, Director, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia

 

 

 

2:30

Effects of Hurricanes on Everglades Ecosystem Structure and Function
Dr. Stephen E. Davis, III, Texas A&M University

 

 

3:00

Discussion

 

 

3:30

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Dr. Bruce Hayden, University of Virginia & Senior Scientist, AIBS

 

 

4:30 - 6:30

Reception - please join us!

 

 

 

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 Debbie Cook (dcook@biology.as.ua.edu).  This will allow us to plan lunch and the reception for the appropriate number of people.