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NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team Meeting
May 23-25, 2017, Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol

Agenda | Participants

Tuesday, May 23
8:00AM Load Morning Talks
8:30AM Welcome and Introduction (PDF)
Woody Turner/NASA Headquarters
8:45AM NASA Earth Science Research Outlook
Jack Kaye/NASA Headquarters
9:00AM  Questions

Project Talks (12 minutes each plus 3 minutes for questions)

Assessing Simulated HyspIRI Imagery for Detecting and Quantifying Coral Reef Coverage and Water Quality; Autonomous In Situ Surveys In Support of Remote Sensing (PDF)
Steve Ackleson/Naval Research Lab

Remote-sensing supported monitoring of global biodiversity change (PDF)
Walter Jetz/Yale University

Assembly and Evolution of the Amazonian Biota and its Environment: An Integrated Approach (PDF)
Kyle McDonald/The City College of New York

Bayesian Data-Model Synthesis for Biological Conservation and Management in Antarctica (PDF)
Heather Lynch/Stony Brook University

10:15AM Break
10:35AM Innovations in NASA Applied Sciences (PDF)
Lawrence Friedl/NASA Headquarters
10:50AM Questions
11:00AM Lightning Talks on New Projects (5 minutes each)

Earth Observations to Value Ecosystem Services: A Series of Workshops (PDF)
Kate Brauman/University of Minnesota

Using Earth Observations to Inform the Valuation of Ecosystem Services that Support Coastal Resilience: Gulf Coast Workshops (PDF)
Valerie Seidel/The Balmoral Group

Regenerative agriculture for biodiversity & ecosystem services: assessing impacts of sustainable cashmere for mining offsets and supply chain decisions (PDF)
Becky Chaplin-Kramer/Stanford University

Integrating Real-Time Remote-Sensing and Ecological Forecasting into Decision-Support for Water and Wetland Management in the Central Valley of California: Optimizing Across Multiple Benefits (PDF)
Matthew Reiter, Point Blue Conservation Science

Forecasting coral disease outbreaks across the tropical Pacific (PDF)
Megan Donahue/University of Hawaii, Honolulu

A Satellite-based mobile warning system to reduce Atlantic Sturgeon interactions in Delaware waters (PDF)
Matthew Oliver/University of Delaware

Using NASA Resources to Better Inform Wildlife Conservation in the Anthropocene: Spatially Predicting Impacts of Anthropogenic Nightlight and Noise on Wildlife Habitat Integrity Across the Contiguous United States (PDF)
Neil Carter/Boise State University

Managing Forests for Sustainable Harvest and Wildlife Habitat Using Earth Observations and Modeling of Forest Structure and Landscape Connectivity (PDF)
Andrew Elmore/University of Maryland, Frostburg

Informing UN-assisted National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plans with Earth Observations: Application to Forest Integrity and Connectivity (PDF)
Andrew Hansen/Montana State University, Bozeman
11:45AM Questions on Lightning Talks
12:00PM Lunch (and load afternoon talks)
1:30PM Project talks (12 minutes each plus 3 minutes for questions)

Remote Sensing + Ecological Experimentation to Detect & Mangrove Range Expansion (PDF)
John Parker/Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Snapshot Wisconsin – Integratingng camera traps, remote sensing and citizen science to improve ecological forecasting (PDF)
Ben Zuckerberg/University of Wisconsin

Physiological Impacts of Climate Change Using Remote Sensing (PDF)
David Wethey/University of South Carolina

Projecting Effects of Climate Change on River Habitats and Salmonid Fishes: Integrating Remote Sensing, Genomics, and Demography to Inform Conservation (PDF)
Brian Hand/University of Montana
2:30PM Break

Project Talks (12 minutes each plus 3 minutes for questions)

Next Generation UAS-Based Spectral Systems for Environmental Monitoring (PDF)
Petya Campbell/University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The Salmonid Population Viability Project: Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (PDF)
Doug Leasure/University of Georgia

Crossing the “Valley of Death” with the California Harmful Algae Risk Mapping (C-HARM) System (PDF)
Clarissa Anderson/University of California, San Diego

LandSat Satellite Observations and Crowd-Sourced Data Provide Near Real-Time Monitoring of Chimpanzee Habitat (PDF)
Lilian Pintea/Jane Goodall Institute

The Role of Taxonomic, Functional, Genetic, and Landscape Diversity in Food Web Responses to a Changing Environment (PDF)
Anthony Ives/University of Wisconsin

3:55PM Break
4:10PM NASA Programmatic Talks (5 minutes each plus 2 minutes for questions)

Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) (PDF)
Cindy Schmidt/NASA Ames Research Center

DEVELOP National Program (PDF)
Sean McCartney/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) (PDF)
Cindy Schmidt/NASA Ames Research Center

Speed Talks on Posters by NASA Earth and Space Science Fellows (3 minutes each, questions afterward at posters)

  • Mapping multi-scale vascular plant species richness (PDF)
    Chris Hakkenberg
  • Leaf optical properties shed light on foliar trait variability at individual to global scales (PDF)
    Alexey Shiklomanov
  • Tree mortality from harvest, bark beetles, and fire across the western United States (PDF)
    Logan Berner
  • Forecasting coral disease outbreak risk in Hawaii (PDF)
    Jamie Caldwell
  • Using time series of remotely sensed images to quantify pine invasion in South America (PDF)
    Caroline Curtis
  • Phytoplankton Particulate Elemental Ratios: Three Competing Hypotheses (PDF)
    Catherine Garcia
  • Environmental drivers of Enterococcus spp. concentrations at Escambron Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico (PDF)
    Abdiel E. Laureano-Rosario
  • Combining Lidar and Bioacoustics to Investigate the Impacts of Amazon Forest Degradation on Carbon Stocks, Habitat Structure, and Biodiversity(PDF)
    Danielle Rappaport
  • Climate Driven Extent Changes in Perennial Snowfields Gates of the Arctic National Park in the Central Brooks Range, AK (PDF)
    Molly Tedesche
  • Environmental forcing of Antarctic food web dynamics - a multi-tiered approach employing multispectral imagery, field spectroscopy, and stable isotope analysis (PDF)
    Casey Youngflesh
5:15PM Poster Session


Wednesday, May 24
8:00AM Load Morning Talks
8:30AM Project Talks (12 minutes each plus 3 minutes for questions)
A multidisciplinary approach to biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest hotspot (PDF)
Ana Carnaval/CUNY City College
System for Mapping and Predicting Species of Concern (SMAP-SOC) (PDF)
John Olson/California State University Monterey Bay
Linking (Remotely Sensed) Optical Diversity to Genetic, Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity to Predict Ecosystem Processes (PDF)
Jeannine Cavender-Bares/University of Minnesota
The biogeography and evolution of drought tolerance in grasses (PDF)
Fan Qiu/Kansas State University
Hyperspectral remote sensing of coral reefs: Assessing the potential for spectral discrimination of coral symbiont diversity (and other coral properties) (PDF)
Brandon Russell/University of Connecticut
9:45AM Lightning Talks on New Projects (5 minutes each)

Using Citizen Science to Understand Thirty Years of Change in Global Kelp Cover by Expanding the Zooniverse to NASA Satellite Imagery (PDF)
Jarrett Byrnes/University of Massachusetts, Boston

Soundscapes to Landscapes: Monitoring Animal Biodiversity from Space Using Citizen Scientists (PDF)
Matthew Clark/Sonoma State University

Mosquito Mappers: Citizen Science Ground Validation of Mosquito Vector Risk Model Outputs (PDF)
Rusty Low/Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Coral Bleaching Assessment Through Remote Sensing and Integrated Citizen Science (CoralBASICS) (MP4)
Juan Torres-Perez/Bay Area Environmental Research Institute

Re-wilding urban environments: The environmental context and ecological consequences of returning avian predators (PDF)
Benjamin Zuckerberg/University of Wisconsin, Madison
10:10AM Questions on Lightning Talks
10:25AM Break
10:45AM NASA Data Archive Resources (12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions)

Land Remote Sensing Data and AppEEARS: An Introduction (PDF)
Aaron Friesz/USGS

Scoping Study Project Talks (12 minutes each plus 3 minutes for questions)

From Arboreal to Benthic Communities: the ABCs of Land to Ocean Biodiversity Observations (PDF)
Erin Hestir/North Carolina State University
Scoping Study for Biodiversity Airborne Campaigns (PDF)
Ryan Pavlick/ NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
A Transoceanic Aerobiology Biodiversity Study (TABS) to Characterize Microorganisms in Asian and African Dust Plumes Reaching North America (PDF)
Andrew Schuerger/University of Florida
Monitoring Dimensions of Biodiversity in a Mega-Diverse Region of Southern Africa: from Traits to Communities to Ecosystems (PDF)
Adam Wilson/State University of New York, Buffalo

Innovating Technological Solutions to the Invasive Species Challenge (PDF)
Jamie Reaser/National Invasive Species Council Secretariat/DOI

12:10PM Lunch (and load afternoon talks)
1:30PM Workshop and Other Project Talks (12 minutes each plus 3 minutes for questions)

Advancing Global Biodiversity Models through Lessons Learned from Climate Models (PDF)
Bonnie Myers and Sarah Weiskopf/USGS
Mapping Linkages Between Geophysical and Biological Diversity Across Space and Time in the Andes, Amazon, and Choco of Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia (PDF)
Chris Dick/University of Michigan
Connecting Biodiversity, Geodiversity, and Remote Sensing Across Scales (PDF)
Sydne Record/Bryn Mawr College
Testing the Dynamic Habitat Indices from MODIS for biodiversity and conservation (PDF)
Volker Radeloff/University of Wisconsin
Evaluation and Application of AVIRIS Data for the Study of Coral Reefs (PDF)
ZhongPing Lee/University of Massachusetts, Boston
2:45PM Charge to Breakout Groups
2:55PM Break
3:15PM Breakout Group Discussions
4:45PM Reconvene and Report Out
5:15PM Lightning Talks on New Projects (5 minutes each)

Improved Topoclimate and Connectivity Tools to Inform Climate-smart Conservation (PDF)
Mark Anderson/The Nature Conservancy
Decision and Information System for the Coastal waters of Oman (DISCO) - An Integrative Tool for Managing Coastal Resources under Changing Climate (PDF)
Joaquim Goes/Columbia University
Forecasts of Pelagic Sargassum blooms and Transports in the Intra-Americas Sea and Tropical Atlantic: Improving a Prototype Decision-making tool (PDF)
Chuanmin Hu/University of South Florida
Harnessing NASA Satellite Remote Sensing in Support of Large-Scale Conservation Management on BLM Lands (PDF)
Gregory Okin/University of California, Los Angeles
5:35PM Questions on Lightning Talks
5:50PM Adjourn


Thursday, May 25
8:00AM Load Morning Talks
8:30AM Project Talks (12 minutes each plus 3 minutes for questions)

National Marine Sanctuaries: Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)... from microbes to whales (PDF)
Frank Muller-Karger/University of South Florida
Marine Biodiversity Observation Network: Santa Barbara Channel (PDF)
Robert Miller/UC Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute
Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology (AEC) (PDF)
Bradley Penta/Naval Research Lab
Using HyspIRI to Identify Benthic Composition and Bleaching in Shallow Coral Reef Ecosystems(PDF)
Tom Bell/University of California, Los Angeles
9:45AM Charge to Breakout Groups
9:55AM Break
10:15AM Breakout Discussions
11:45AM Reconvene and Report Out
12:15PM Lunch (and load afternoon talks)
1:45 PM Project Talks (12 minutes each plus 3 minutes for questions)

Coral Reef Condition Across the Hawaiian Archipelago and Relationship to Environmental Forcing (PDF)
Stacy Peltier/Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science
Avian Abundance Estimation for Full Life-cycle Conservation Planning (PDF)
Daniel Fink/Cornell University
EcoCast: Improving Ecological and Economic Sustainability of Fisheries Using Remotely-sensed Oceanographic Data (PDF)
Rebecca Lewison/San Diego State University
2:30PM Break
2:50PM Plenary Discussion: Programmatic Updates, Issues and Concerns
Woody Turner/NASA HQ
3:30PM Meeting Ends