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2014 Agenda, Presentations & Posters

NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team Meeting
May 7–9, 2014, Silver Spring, MD
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Wednesday, May 7

1:00PM Pick Up Materials and Load Talks
1:30PM Welcome
Woody Turner/NASA Earth Science Division (ESD)
1:35PM Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Satellite Missions  
Woody Turner/NASA Earth Science Division (ESD)
4 MB ppt
1:50PM NASA Applied Sciences Update
Lawrence Friedl/Associate Director for Applied Sciences, ESD
8 MB ppt
2:10PM Questions
Mapping of Stress on Native Tree Species across Western United States and Canada
Richard Waring/Oregon State University
9 MB ppt
A Decision Support System for Ecosystem-based Management of Tropical Coral Reef Environments
Mark Eakin/NOAA and Frank Muller-Karger/University of South Florida
26 MB ppt
Integrating Global Species Distributions, Remote Sensing Information and Climate Station Data to Assess Recent Biodiversity Response to Climate Change
Walter Jetz/Yale University
4 MB pdf
Desert Birds in a Warming World: Characterizing Thermal Stress with
Daily Earth Observation Data in Complex Terrain
Thomas Albright/University of Nevada, Reno
14 MB ppt
3:25PM Additional Questions and Discussion
3:40PM Break
Remote Sensing of Forest Genetic Diversity and Assessment of Below
Ground Microbial Communities in Populus tremuloides Forests
Phil Townsend/University of Wisconsin, Madison
37 MB ppt
Seasonal to Interannual Variability in Phytoplankton Biomass and
Diversity on the New England Shelf
Heidi Sosik/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
5 MB ppt
Using NASA Resources to Inform Climate and Land Use Adaptation
Andrew Hansen/Montana State University
14 MB ppt
Satellite Driven Studies of Climate-mediated Changes in Antarctic Food Webs
Matt Oliver/University of Delaware
80 MB ppt
5:00PM Additional Questions and Discussion
The Role of Taxonomic, Functional, Genetic, and Landscape Diversity in Food Web Responses to a Changing Environment
Jason Harmon/North Dakota State University
7 MB ppt
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
18 MB ppt
Forecasting Changes in Habitat Use by Bowhead Whales in Response to Arctic Climate Change
Dan Pendleton/NOAA
2 MB ppt
Using the USGS “Resource for Advanced Modeling” to Connect Climate Drivers to Biological Response
Jeff Morisette/U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center
3 MB ppt
6:15PM Additional Questions and Discussion
6:30PM Adjourn and Join Colleagues for Dinner
Thursday, May 8
Global Population Dynamics and Climate Change: Comparing Species-level Impacts on Two Contrasting Large Mammals
Farshid Ahrestani/University of Montana
12 MB pdf
Genetic Programming for Ocean Microbial Ecology and Biodiversity
John Moisan/NASA Wallops Flight Facility
10 MB pdf
Assembly and Evolution of the Amazonian Biota and its Environment: An Integrated Approach
Kyle McDonald/City University of New York
45 MB ppt
Sensitivity of Coastal Zone Ecosystems to Climate Change
Kyle Cavanaugh/Smithsonian Institution
26 MB ppt
9:30AM Additional Questions and Discussion
Adding Phylogeny to GIS-enabled Species Range and Distribution
Jeffery Cavner/University of Kansas
2 MB ppt
Extending the Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System (TOPS) to the Suomi NPP Mission
Jennifer Dungan/NASA Ames Research Center
9 MB pdf
Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) and Mission Needs
Gary Geller/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1 MB ppt
10:30AM Additional Questions and Discussion
10:45AM Break
11:05AM Special Session: Preparing for the Next Decadal Survey
The Earth Science Decadal Survey:
What is it, Why NASA does it, How NASA uses it—And how should your community prepare for it?
Steve Volz/NASA ESD
59 MB ppt
11:35AM Questions, Comments, and Discussion
12:00PM Lunch
1:30PM Meet in Plenary to Prepare for Breakout Sessions
1:45AM Parallel Breakout Sessions: Preparing the Biodiversity and
Ecological Forecasting Communities for the Earth Science Decadal
Survey—Starting with Key Questions and Topics
3:30AM Break
3:50PM Plenary Reports from Breakout Sessions
5:00PM Special Talk: Working with the NASA DEVELOP Program
Beth Brumbaugh, Sam Weber, Emily Voelker/NASA DEVELOP
4 MB ppt
5:15PM Poster Session
7:00PM Dinner with Colleagues
BiodiversityTeamMeeting-Breakout-TerrestrialApplications 2014-05-08.docx
Marine Breakout Session - All Notes.docx
Marine Break-Out Session.pptx
Terrestrial Applications Breakout Session.docx
Terrestrial Research-Themes.docx
Friday, May 9
Integrating Remotely Sensed Data and Ecological Models to Assess
Species Extinction Risks under Climate Change
Resit Akcakaya/Stony Brook University

2 MB pdf

From the Watershed to the Ocean: Using NASA Data and Models to
Understand and Predict Variations in Central California Salmon
Eric Danner/NOAA
11 MB ppt
9:00AM NASA Earth Science Research and Analysis Update
Jack Kaye/Associate Director for Research, ESD
Spatial Responses to Climate across Trophic Levels: Monitoring and Modeling Plants, Prey, and Predators in the Intermountain Western U.S.
Tom Edwards/U.S. Geological Survey/Utah State University
22 MB ppt
A Decision Support System for Monitoring, Reporting and Forecasting Ecological Conditions of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Yeqiao Wang/University of Rhode Island
6 MB pdf
9:50AM Additional Questions and Discussion
Physiological Impacts of Climate Change Using Remote Sensing
David Wethey/University of South Carolina
5 MB ppt
REDD+, Forest Carbon, and Biodiversity Corridors in East Africa
Nadine Laporte/Woods Hole Research Center
6 MB ppt
10:35PM Additional Questions and Discussion
10:50AM Break
  Climate Change, Sea Ice Loss, and Polar Bears in Greenland
Kristin Laidre/University of Washington
23 MB ppt
  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 MB ppt
  Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Avian Demographics
Resit Akcakaya/Stony Brook University
2 MB pdf
11:55PM Additional Questions and Discussion
12:10PM Lunch
  Using LIDAR to Assess the Roles of Climate and Land-Cover Dynamics as Drivers of Changes in Biodiversity
Giorgos Mountrakis/SUNY Syracuse
17 MB pdf
  Using Earth Observation Data to Improve REDD+ Policy in Mesoamerica and the Dominican Republic
Allen Blackman/Resources for the Future
2 MB pdf
  Management and Conservation of Highly Migratory Fish in the Gulf of Mexico under IPCC Climate Change Scenarios
Mitch Roffer/Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc.
15 MB ppt
  Combining Remote Sensing and Biological Data to Predict the Consequences of Climate Change on Hummingbird Diversity
Catherine Graham/ SUNY Stony Brook
51 MB ppt
2:30PM Additional Questions and Discussion
2:45PM Programmatic Issues/NASA Budget: Questions and Answers
Woody Turner/NASA
3:15PM Meeting Ends

Presenter Title
Clarissa Anderson Merging Satellite and Numerical Model Data in the California Current to Create Continuous Imagery and Forcasts of Harmful Algal Blooms
Alexandra Bausch Assessing the Causes for the Rise in Abundance and Seasonal Productivity of the Green Mixotrophic Dinoflagelate Noctiluca in the Arabian Sea Ecosystem
Kristin Byrd Forecasting Coastal Habitat Distributions through Fusion of Earth Observations, Process Models and Citizen Science:
A Climate Change Adaptation Tool for the NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System
A. Carnaval Dimensions US-BIOTA: A multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot
Jeannine Cavender-Bares Linking remotely sensed optical diversity to genetic, phylogenetic and functional diversity to predict ecosystem processes
Joseph Craine Grass and Drought in 3 Dimensions
Mark Eakin A High-Resolution Decision Support System for Ecosystem-Based Management of Tropical Coral Reef Environments
Matthew Fagan Integrating multi-temporal Landsat and hyperspectralimagery to monitor expansion of tropical tree plantations
Daniel Fink Avian Abundance Estimation Across the Pacific Flyway
Applications for full life-cycle Conservation
Liane Guild High-Quality Optical Observations (H-Q2O): Improving Atmospheric Correction and Remote Sensing of Water Quality and Biodiversity in the Coastal Zone
Rebecca Lewison EcoCatch: Using remotely-sensed oceanographic data to develop a dynamic decision-making application for U.S. fisheries
Gordon Luikart Projecting Effects of Climate Change on River Habitats and Salmonid Fishes: Integrating Remote Sensing, Genomics, and Demography to Inform Conservation
Heather J. Lynch Bayesian Data-Model Synthesis for Biological Conservation and
Management in Antarctica
John R. Moisan Genetic Programming for Ocean Microbial Ecology and Biodiversity
M Oliver Integration of Satellite, Glider and Biotelemetry Observations to Protect Endangered Species in the Coastal Ocean
Brad  Penta Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology (AEC)
Lilian Pintea Monitoring and Forecasting Chimpanzee Habitat Health in Africa to Inform Conservation Actions, Strategies, and Measure Success
Ana I. Prados Building Capacity to Integrate NASA Earth Science into Environmental Management in the Context of a Changing Climate
Wilfrid Rodriguez Changes in Mangrove/Saltmarsh Ecosystems and Their Upscale to Regional Levels in a Changing Climate
Danica Schaffer-Smith Spaciotemporal water availability during peak spring shorebird migratio along the Pacific Flyway: a case study at Owens Lake, CA
Juan Torres-Perez Human Impacts to Coastal Ecosystems in Puerto Rico (HICE-PR) A remote sensing, hydrologic, ecologic, and socio-economic assessment with management implications
Phil Townsend Snapshot Wisconsin: Bringing wildlife management into focus through integration of camera traps,remote sensing and citizen science to improve population modeling
Mao-Ning Tuanmu Global Remote Sensing-derived Measures of Habitat Heterogeneity for Biodiversity Modeling
Seth Wenger A system to forecast the demographic and genetic viability of salmonid fish across broad regions under changing climates
Adam Wilson High-resolution Cloud Climatology for Global land Areas