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2010 Agenda and Presentations

NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team Meeting
May 17–19, 2010, Washington, DC

Monday, May 17

9:00–9:15AM

The Integration Imperative
Woody Turner/NASA Headquarters

7 MB presentation
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9:15–9:30AM

New Directions in NASA Earth Science
Jack Kaye/NASA Headquarters

9:30–9:45AM Questions and Discussion
9:45–10:20AM

PROJECT TALKS:  Physiological Modeling of Components of Biodiversity

Predicting Current and Future Tree Diversity in the Pacific Northwest Richard Waring/Oregon State 
Nicholas Coops/University of British Columbia
5 MB presentation
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Ecological Forecasting, Hindcasting & Nowcasting in the Intertidal Zone David Wethey/University of South Carolina 4 MB presentation
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Bird Migration in Changing Habitats
Jim Smith/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
5 MB presentation
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10:20–10:50AM Integration Discussion
10:50–11:15AM Break
11:15AM–Noon

PROJECT TALKS: The Challenge of Global Understanding

Mapping and Using Dynamic Ocean Biogeographic Provinces Matt Oliver/University of Delaware 12 MB presentation
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Integrating Remotely Sensed Data and Ecological Models to Assess Species Extinction Risks under Climate Change
Richard Pearson/American Museum of Natural History

2 MB presentation
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A Decision Support System for Ecosystem-based Management of Tropical Coral Reef Environments
Frank Muller-Karger/University of South Florida

4 MB presentation
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Predicting Global Patterns of Ant Diversity and Endemism Using Fine-grained Remote Sensing
Rob Dunn/North Carolina State University

17 MB presentation
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Noon–12:30PM Integration Discussion
12:30–2:30PM Lunch
2:30–3:05PM

PROJECT TALKS: Remote Sensing of Processes Affecting Ecosystem Function

Assessment of Ecosystem Diversity and Urban Boundaries
Petya Campbell/University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2 MB presentation
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Remote Sensing of Forest Genetic Diversity and Assessment of Below Ground Microbial Communities in Populus tremuloides Forests
Michael Madritch/Appalachian State University
9 MB presentation
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Mapping Understory Vegetation Using Phenological Characteristics derived from Remotely Sensed Data
Jack Liu/Michigan State University

5 MB presentation
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3:05–3:35PM

Integration Discussion

3:35–4:00PM

Break

4:00–4:45PM

PROJECT TALKS: Working with Others to Protect Species and Ecosystems with Satellite Observations & Models

Ecological Condition of US National Parks: Enabling Decision Support through Monitoring, Analysis, & Forecasting
Forrest Melton/California State University, Monterey Bay
5 MB presentation
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A Decision Support System for Monitoring, Reporting and Forecasting Ecological Conditions of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Y. Q. Wang/University of Rhode Island

80 MB presentation
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Improving Stream Temperature Predictions for River Water Decision Support Systems
Eric Danner/NOAA NMFS SWFSC
4 MB presentation
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4:45–5:15PM

Integration Discussion

5:15–7:00PM Poster Session
7:00PM   Done for the Day
Tuesday, May 18
9:00–9:45AM

PROJECT TALKS: The Distribution and Abundance of Key Species

Habitat Availability for Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard under Changing Climate and Disturbance Regimes
Tatiana Loboda/University of Maryland
9 MB presentation
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Satellite Driven Studies of Climate Mediated Changes in Antarctic Food Webs
Oscar Schofield/Rutgers University

40 MB presentation
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Predicting the Occurrence of Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Larvae in the Gulf of Mexico
Barbara Muhling/NOAA NMFS SEFSC

7 MB presentation
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9:45–10:15AM Integration Discussion
10:15–10:30AM Break
10:30–11:15AM

PROJECT TALKS: Using More of the Spectrum to Understand Ecosystem Function and Disturbance

Assessing Biodiversity of Phytoplankton Communities from Optical Remote Sensing
Julia Uitz/Scripps Institution of Oceanography

1 MB presentation
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Data Exploitation of HyspIRI Observations for Precision Vegetation Mapping
Saurabh Prasad/Mississippi State University
2 MB presentation
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Remote Sensing of Global Warming-affected Inland Water Quality
Lin Li/Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

7 MB presentation
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Imaging Spectroscopy and Field Data in Support of Coral Reef Biodiversity and Change Research in Puerto Rico
Liane Guild/NASA Ames Research Center
7 MB presentation
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11:15–11:45AM Integration Discussion
11:45AM–1:45PM Lunch
1:45–2:20PM

PROJECT TALKS: Ecosystem Structure and Species Locations

Continental Scale Modeling of Bird Diversity Using Canopy Structure Metrics of Habitat Heterogeneity
Richard Pearson/American Museum of Natural History
6 MB presentation
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A Novel Approach to Characterizing LiDAR Waveforms
Geoffrey Henebry/South Dakota State University

3 MB presentation
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Using LIDAR to Assess the Roles of Climate and Land-Cover Dynamics as Drivers of Changes in BiodiversityGiorgos Mountrakis/SUNY Syracuse 14 MB presentation
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2:20–2:50PM Integration Discussion
2:50–3:15PM Break
3:15–4:00PM

PROJECT TALKS: Remote Sensing, Disturbance, and Biodiversity Impacts

Tropical Forest Tree Species Community Assembly along Wind Disturbance Gradients in Amazon Forest
Robinson Negron-Juarez/Tulane University
20 MB presentation
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Dynamics of Giant Kelp Forests
Kyle Cavanaugh/University of California, Santa Barbara
5 MB presentation
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Effects of Fire, Extreme Weather, and Anthropogenic Disturbance On Avian Biodiversity in the U.S.
Anna Pidgeon/University of Wisconsin
7 MB presentation
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4:00–4:30PM Integration Discussion
4:30–5:05PM

PROJECT TALKS: Disturbance and Other Factors Driving the Status of Elements of Biodiversity

Predicting Right Whale Distributions from Space
Dan Pendleton/NOAA NMFS NWFSC
17 MB presentation
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Forest Structure and Biodiversity on a Cloud Forest Lee Margin Udaysankar Nair/University of Alabama, Huntsville 7 MB presentation
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Biodiversity Implications of Forest Disturbance and Related Landscape Dynamics in the Brazilian Amazon
Mark Cochrane/South Dakota State University
15 MB presentation
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5:05–5:30PM Integration Discussion
5:30PM Done for the Day
Wednesday, May 19
9:00–9:45AM

PROJECT TALKS: Climate Modeling of Fluid Media (Atmosphere And Ocean) to Inform Biodiversity Knowledge and Policy

The Application of Climate Models to Understand and Model Environmental Processes
Marc Kramer/University of California, Santa Cruz

28 MB presentation
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Shrinking Snowcaps and Rising Tides
Richard Barber/Duke University

3 MB presentation
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Environmental Stability of Forest Corridors in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (MBC) Region
Vani Starry Manoharan/University of Alabama, Huntsville
4 MB presentation
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Utilizing Remote Sensing, Modeling and Data Assimilation to Sustain and Protect Fisheries
Francisco Chavez/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Inst.

4 MB presentation
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9:45–10:15AM

Integration Discussion

10:15–10:30AM Break
10:30–11:15AM 

PROJECT TALKS: Combining Observations and Models to Detect, Track and Manage Populations

Integrating Ocean Observing Data to Enhance Protected Species Spatial Decision Support Systems
Ben Best/Duke University
Elizabeth Becker/NOAA NMFS SWFSC
9 MB presentation
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Improved Prediction of Africanized Honey Bee Distributions and Honey Bee Nectar Flow Climate Responses Using Satellite-derived Land Cover Type and Phenological Data
Wayne Esaias/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

18 MB presentation
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Pelagic Habitat Analysis Module (PHAM) for GIS Based Fisheries Decision Support Pelagic Fisheries and Marine Sanctuaries  Dale Kiefer/University of Southern California

5 MB presentation
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Utilizing Ecosystem Information to Improve Decision Support for Central California Salmon
Brian Wells/NOAA NMFS SWFSC
2 MB presentation
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11:15–11:45AM

Integration Discussion

11:45AM–1:15PM  Lunch
1:15–2:00PM

PROJECT TALKS: Tying It All Together - Uniting Observations And Models in Networks to Serve the Public

Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)  Shriram Ilavajhala/University of Maryland 9 MB presentation
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Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Benefits in Agriculture and Forestry
David Skole/Michigan State University

39 MB presentation
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SERVIR  
Dan Irwin/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

18 MB presentation
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GEO Biodiversity Observation Network
Gary Geller/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
3 MB presentation
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2:00–2:30PM  

Integration Discussion

2:30–3:30PM 

Lessons from Our Team Meeting

  • Main Messages
  • Methods to Instill Greater Integration across the Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Programs
  • Directions for the Programs
3:30PM Meeting Ends

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