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2013 Agenda and Presentations

NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team Meeting
April 2325, 2013, Arlington VA

Tuesday, April 23

8:00AM Pick Up Materials and Load Talks
All
9:00AM Welcome
Woody Turner/NASA Earth Science Division (ESD)
9:05AM Earth Science Research: NASA and the U.S. Interagency Community  
Jack Kaye/Associate Director for Research, ESD
9:20AM NASA Earth Science Applications
Lawrence Friedl/Associate Director for Applied Sciences, ESD
8.1 MB
presentation
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9:35AM Issues, Needs, Directions: Insights into the Programs
Woody Turner/NASA Earth Science Division (ESD)
1.5 MB presentation
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9:45AM Questions
10:00AM PROJECT TALKS
Utilizing Ecosystem Information to Improve Decision Support for Central California Salmon
Francisco Chavez/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
4 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
27 MB presentation
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10:30AM Break
10:50AM  PROJECT TALKS
Evaluating User Needs for Models and Decision Tools to Predict the Impacts of Climate Change on the Marine Environment   
Pat Halpin/Duke University
15.9 MB
presentation
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Management and Conservation of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus Thynnus) and Other Highly Migratory Fish in the Gulf of Mexico Under IPCC Climate Change Scenarios: A Study Using Regional Climate and Habitat Models
Mitch Roffer/Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc.
21 MB presentation
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WhaleWatch: Using Satellite Data and Habitat Models to Assist Management in Reducing Human Impacts on Whales
Helen Bailey/University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
14.5 MB
presentation
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11:35AM Discussion: Will marine resource managers adopt NASA data products?
12:00PM Lunch
1:30PM PROJECT TALKS
Variability in Imaging Spectroscopy Data Across Aspen Stands is Due to Differences in Genotype and Foliar Biochemistry
Phil Townsend/University of Wisconsin, Madison
10 MB presentation
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Seasonal to Interannual Variability in Phytoplankton Biomass and Diversity on the New England Shelf
Heidi Sosik/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
3.8 MB presentation
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Spatial-temporal Responses to Climate across Trophic Levels: Macroscopic observations of plant phenology and animal movement in the Western United States
Joe Sexton/University of Maryland, College Park
2 MB
presentation
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Satellite Driven Studies of Climate-mediated Changes in Antarctic Food Webs
Matt Oliver/University of Delaware
22.7 MB presentation
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The Role of Taxonomic, Functional, Genetic, and Landscape Diversity in Food Web Responses to a Changing Environment
Anthony Ives/University of Wisconsin, Madison
15.2 MB
presentation
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2:45PM Discussion: Successful integration of in situ and satellite data.
3:05PM Break
3:25PM PROJECT TALKS
Extending the Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System (TOPS) to the Suomi-NPP Applications
Jennifer Dungan/NASA Ames Research Center

9.7 MB
presentation
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Pelagic Habitat Analysis Module (PHAM) for GIS-based Fisheries Decision Support
Dale Kiefer/Systems Science Applications, Inc
9.4 MB
presentation
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The Model Web
Gary Geller/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
3.2 MB presentation
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Ecosystems in Transition: Decision Support Tools to Measure, Monitor and Forecast Climate Impacts on Migratory Species
Robert Crabtree/Yellowstone Ecological Research Center
9.5 MB
presentation
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Earth, Life and Semantic Web (ELSeWeb)
Deana Pennington/University of Texas, El Paso
1.1 MB
presentation
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Opportunities for Increasing Conservation Effectiveness and Research Collaborations through a Developing Conservation Remote Sensing Working Group
Robert Rose/Wildlife Conservation Society
1.5 MB
presentation
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4:55PM Discussion: What tools do you need for your research and applications?
5:15PM  Poster Session
7:00PM   Join colleagues for dinners
Wednesday, April 24
9:00AM PROJECT TALKS
What's new with: "Using the USGS 'Resource for Advanced Modeling' to Connect Climate Drivers to Biological Response"
Jeff Morisette/U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center
6.8 MB presentation
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Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Avian Demographics: the Role of Habitat Refugia in Mitigating Climate Change Effects Year 2
Anna Pidgeon/ University of Wisconsin
52.9 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
8.01 MB presentation
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Landscape Climate Change Vulnerability Project (LCC_VP)
Andrew Hansen/Montana State University
17.6 MB
presentation
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10:00AM Discussion: Will land resource managers adopt NASA data products?
10:20AM Break
10:40AM Federal User Panel discussing: Uses of Satellite Remote Sensing by Federal Agencies to Inform the Management of Biodiversity
Shawn Carter, U.S. Geological Survey
Alison Dalsimer, Department of Defense
Paul DiGiacomo, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Ricardo Lopez, U.S. Forest Service

Moderator: Allison Leidner/USRA
11:30AM Questions and Comments for the Panel and Open Discussion
12:00PM Lunch
1:30PM PROJECT TALKS
Using LIDAR to Assess the Roles of Climate and Land-Cover Dynamics as Drivers of Changes in Biodiversity
Marta Jarzyna/Michigan State University
5.5 MB presentation
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Multi-Scale Modeling of Bird Diversity Using Canopy Structure Metrics of Habitat Heterogeneity
Scott Goetz/Woods Hole Research Center
Andrew Hansen/ Montana State University
6.9 MB
presentation
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23.6 MB presentation
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Synergistic Analyses of Data from Active and Passive Sensors to Assess Relationships between Spatial Heterogeneity of Tropical Forest Structure and Biodiversity Dynamics
Jordan Muss/South Dakota State University
4.4 MB presentation
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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
10.3 MB presentation
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Overview of the NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) Program
Amita Mehta/University of Maryland, Baltimore County
10.6 MB
presentation
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2:45PM Discussion: What challenges lie in incorporating new remote sensing technologies into biodiversity research and related applications?
3:05PM Break
3:25PM Parallel Breakout Sessions: What tools would allow you to improve your research and applications activities? 73 KB
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5:00PM Plenary Reports from Breakout Sessions
Marine Group 85 KB
presentation
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Terrestrial Research Group 84 KB
presentation
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Terrestrial Applications Group 67 K
presentation
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5:45PM Happy Hour
Thursday, April 25
9:00AM PROJECT TALKS
Global Population Dynamics and Climate Change: Comparing Species-level Impacts on Two Contrasting Large Mammals
Farshid Ahrestani/Penn State University

7.4 MB presentation
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Integrating Global Species Distributions, Remote Sensing and Climate Data to model change in species distributions
Walter Jetz/Yale University
11.8 MB presentation
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Integrating Remotely Sensed Data and Ecological Models to Assess Species Extinction Risks under Climate Change
Resit Akcakaya/Stony Brook University
896 KB presentation
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Understanding Ant and Butterfly Diversity in a Changing World
Clinton Jenkins/ North Carolina State University
27.8 MB presentation
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10:00AM Discussion: What are the challenges in assembling global biodiversity datasets for use with satellite imagery?
10:20AM Break
10:40AM PROJECT TALKS
From the Watershed to the Ocean: Using NASA Data and Models to Understand and Predict Variations in Central California Salmon
Eric Danner/NOAA
14.13 MB presentation
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Sensitivity of Coastal Zone Ecosystems to Climate Change
Kyle Cavanaugh/ Smithsonian Institution
36.1 MB presentation
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Physiological Impacts of Climate Change Using Remote Sensing
David Wethey/University of South Carolina
1.8 MB presentation
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Modeling Bowhead Whale Habitat: Integration of Ocean Models with Satellite, Biological Survey and Oceanographic Data
Dan Pendleton/NOAA
46.7 MB presentation
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11:40AM Discussion: Challenges of working at the land-water interface
12:00PM  Lunch
1:30PM PROJECT TALKS
Mapping of Stress on Native Tree Species across Western United States and Canada: Interpretation of climatically-induced changes using a physiologically-based approach
Richard Waring/Oregon State University
10.5 MB
presentation
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The Assembly and Evolution of the Amazonian Biota and its Environment
Joel Cracraft/American Museum of Natural History
344 KB
presentation
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Combining Remote Sensing and Biological Data to Predict the Consequences of Climate Change on Hummingbird Diversity
Catherine Graham/ SUNY Stony Brook
8.3 MB
presentation
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2:15PM Discussion: Exploring drivers of change in biodiversity across space and time
2:35PM Programmatic Issues: Questions and Answers
Woody Turner / NASA
3:00PM Meeting Ends

Guild, Liane - Using HyspIRI at the Land/Sea Interface to Identify Phytoplankton Functional Types

Roffer, Mitchell - Impacts of Natural and Forced Climate Variability on the Gulf of Mexico

Roffer, Mitchell - Management and Conservation of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus Thynnus) and Other Highly Migratory Fish in the Gulf of Mexico Under IPCC Climate Change Scenarios: A Study Using Regional Climate and Habitat Models

Vega-Rodriguez, Maria - Florida Keys coral reef diversity buffered by intermediate sea surface temperature variability

Kenny, William - Modeling the effect of high-resolution land-surface heterogeneity and forest structure on emission, chemistry and dispersion of volatile organic compounds and reactant species