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2012 Agenda and Presentations

NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team Meeting
April 2527, 2012, Seattle, WA

Wednesday, April 25

1:00PM Pick Up Materials and Load Talks
All
2:00PM Welcome and Introduction
Woody Turner / NASA
7 MB presentation
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2:20PM

PROJECT TALKS

Assessing Biodiversity of Phytoplankton Communities from Optical Remote Sensing
Julia Uitz / Laboratoire d'Oceanographie de Villefranche

3 MB presentation
.pdf

Remote Sensing of Forest Genetic Diversity and Assessment of Below Ground Microbial Communities in Populus tremuloides Forests
Michael Madritch / Appalachian State University
21 MB presentation
.pptx
Seasonal to Interannual Variability in Phytoplankton Biomass and Diversity on the New England Shelf
Heidi Sosik / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2 MB presentation
.pptx

Synergistic Analyses of Data from Active and Passive Sensors to Assess Relationships between Spatial Heterogeneity of Tropical Forest Structure and Biodiversity Dynamics
Geoffrey Henebry / South Dakota State University
6 MB presentation
.pptx
3:20PM

Discussion
Topic: Integrating Remote Sensing and In Situ Observations

3:40PM

Break

4:00PM

PROJECT TALKS

Improving Stream Temperature Predictions for River Water Decision Support Systems and From the Watershed to the Ocean: Using NASA Data and Models to Understand and Predict Variations in Central California Salmon (Elements of 2 Projects)
Eric Danner / University of California, Santa Cruz

21 MB presentation
.pptx

Utilizing Ecosystem Information to Improve Decision Support for Central California Salmon
Francisco Chavez / Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

6 MB presentation
.ppt

Sensitivity of Coastal Zone Ecosystems to Climate Change
John Parker / Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

35 MB presentation
.pptx
Physiological Impacts of Climate Change Using Remote Sensing
David Wethey / University of South Carolina
2 MB presentation
.pptx
5:00PM

Discussion
Topic: Integrating Lands and Waters with Remote Sensing

5:20PM Poster Session
7:30PM   Adjourn
Thursday, April 26
8:10AM

PROJECT TALKS

Integrating Global Species Distributions, Remote Sensing Information and Climate Station Data to Assess Recent Biodiversity Response to Climate Change
Adam Wilson / Yale University

6 MB presentation
.pptx

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
.pdf

Global Population Dynamics and Climate Change: Comparing Species-level Impacts on Two Contrasting Large Mammals
Mark Hebblewhite / University of Montana

11 MB presentation
.pptx

9:00AM Discussion
Topic: Working with Global Datasets of Species and Satellite Imagery
9:20AM

PROJECT TALKS

Using LIDAR to Assess the Roles of Climate and Land-Cover Dynamics as Drivers of Changes in Biodiversity
John Wiley / SUNY Syracuse

7 MB presentation
.pptx

Multi-Scale Modeling of Bird Diversity Using Canopy Structure Metrics of Habitat Heterogeneity
Scott Goetz / Woods Hole Research Center

13 MB presentation
.ppt

Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Avian Demographics
Volker Radeloff / University of Wisconsin

54 MB presentation
.pptx

Discovering Relationships between Climate and Animal Migration with New Tools for Linking Animal Movement Tracks, Weather and Land Surface Data
Gil Bohrer / Ohio State University

5 MB presentation
.pptx
10:20AM Break
10:40AM Discussion
Topic: Climate and Ecosystem Structure as Drivers of Distribution and Abundance in Birds
11:00AM

PROJECT TALKS

Climate Change, Sea Ice Loss, and Polar Bears in Greenland
Kristin Laidre / University of Washington

7 MB presentation
.pdf

Satellite Driven Studies of Climate-mediated Changes in Antarctic Food Webs
Matt Oliver  /University of Delaware

31 MB presentation
.pdf

Forecasting Changes in Habitat Use by Bowhead Whales in Response to Arctic Climate Change
Dan Pendleton / NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center

7 MB presentation
.pdf
11:45PM Discussion
Topic: Remote Sensing of Sea Ice and Species at High Latitudes
12:05PM Lunch
1:30PM

Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs)
Gary Geller / Jet Propulsion Laboratory

3.5 MB presentation
.pptx
2:00PM

Breakout Groups to Assess the Potential for Remote Sensing to Address a Subset of EBVs: What Can Remote Sensing Do?

3:30PM Plenary Session Reports from Breakout Groups
4:00PM Break
4:20PM

PROJECT TALKS

Mapping of Stress on Native Tree Species across Western United States and Canada
Richard Waring / Oregon State University

9 MB presentation
.pptx

Combining Remote Sensing and Biological Data to Predict the Consequences of Climate Change on Hummingbird Diversity
Catherine Graham / SUNY Stony Brook

8 MB presentation
.pptx

NASA Earth Exchange (NEX)
Forrest Melton / California State University – Monterey Bay

9 MB presentation
.pptx

Plants, Prey, and Predators: Macroscopic Observations of Plant Phenology and Animal Movement in the Western United States
Joe Sexton / University of Maryland

17 MB presentation
.pptx

Tropical Forest Tree Species Community Assembly along Wind Disturbance Gradients in Amazonian Forest
Jeff Chambers / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

43 MB presentation
.ppt
5:35PM Discussion
Topic: Climate and the organization of Living Systems
6:00PM Adjourn
Friday, April 27
8:00AM

PROJECT TALKS

Using the USGS “Resource for Advanced Modeling” to Connect Climate Drivers to Biological Response
Jeff Morisette / U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center

6 MB presentation
.pptx

Ecosystems in Transition: Decision Support Tools to Measure, Monitor and Forecast Climate Impacts on Migratory Species
Robert Crabtree / Yellowstone Ecological Research Center

7 MB presentation
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A Decision Support System for Monitoring, Reporting and Forecasting Ecological Conditions of the Appalachian National
Scenic Trail
Yeqiao Wang / University of Rhode Island

50 MB presentation
.ppt

Using NASA Resources to Inform Climate and Land Use Adaptation
Andrew Hansen / Montana State University

16 MB presentation
.ppt

9:00AM

Discussion
Topic: Bringing Remote Sensing Products to Land Managers

9:20AM 

PROJECT TALKS

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

19 MB presentation
.pptx

WhaleWatch: Using Satellite Data and Habitat Models to Assist Management in Reducing Human Impacts on Whales
Daniel Palacios / NOAA

8 MB presentation
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Integrating Ocean Observing Data to Enhance Protected Species Spatial Decision Support Systems (Elements of 2 Projects)      
Pat Halpin / Duke University

24 MB presentation
.pptx

Spring Spawning Grounds of Atlantic Tunas in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Environmental Constraints and Response to Climate Change
Matt Upton / Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc.

17 MB presentation
.pptx

Pelagic Habitat Analysis Module (PHAM) for GIS Based Fisheries Decision Support
Dale Kiefer / Systems Science Applications, Inc.

6 MB presentation
.pptx
10:35AM  Break
10:55AM

Discussion
Topic: Bringing Remote Sensing Products to Marine Resource Managers

11:15AM NASA Programmatic Issues
Woody Turner / NASA
6 MB presentation
.pptx
12:15PM Meeting Ends