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NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting
Team Meeting Agenda

April 22-23, 2015
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

Meeting Room: Chesapeake Salon B

Wednesday, April 22

2:00 PM  

Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Program Update

Woody Turner/NASA ESD presentation
2:15 PM   Project Talks

The Role of Taxonomic, Functional, Genetic, and Landscape Diversity in Food Web Responses to a Changing Environment

Tony Ives/University of Wisconsin


Linking Remotely Sensed Optical Diversity to Genetic, Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity to Predict Ecosystem Processes

Jeannine Cavender-Bares/University of Minnesota


Mapping of Stress on Native Tree Species across Western United States and Canada

Amanda Mathys/University of British Columbia

3:00 PM   Additional Questions and Comments
3:15 PM   Project Talks

Bayesian Data-Model Synthesis for Biological Conservation and Management in Antarctica

Heather Lynch/Stony Brook University


Satellite Driven Studies of Climate-mediated Changes in Antarctic Food Webs

Matt Oliver/University of Delaware

3:45 PM   Break
4:00 PM   Project Talks

Forecasting Changes in Habitat Use by Bowhead Whales in Response to Arctic Climate Change

Dan Pendleton/NOAA


Partnering with DEVELOP: Program and Projects Overview

Merna Saad and Beth Brumbaugh/NASA DEVELOP and Cindy Schmidt/NASA Ames Research Center

4:30 PM   Additional Questions and Comments
4:45 PM   Project Talks

Integrating Global Species Distributions, Remote Sensing Information and Climate Station Data to Assess Recent Biodiversity Response to Climate Change

Mao-Ning Tuanmu/Yale University


Developing and Testing the Dynamic Habitat Index from Terra and Aqua MODIS Data for Biodiversity and Conservation Science

Volker Radeloff/University of Wisconsin


Global Population Dynamics and Climate Change: Comparing Species- level Impacts on Two Contrasting Large Mammals

Mark Hebblewhite/University of Montana


WhaleWatch: A Tool Using Satellite Telemetry and Remotely-sensed Environmental Data to Provide Near Real-time Predictions of Whale Occurrence in the California Current System

Helen Bailey/University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

5:45 PM   Questions and Comments
6:00 PM   Dinners with Colleagues
Thursday, April 23
8:15 AM   Project Talks

Genetic Programming for Ocean Microbial Ecology and Biodiversity

John Moisan/NASA Wallops Flight Facility


Merging Satellite and Numerical Model Data in the California Current to Create Continuous Imagery and Forecasts of Harmful Algal Blooms

Clarissa Anderson/University of California, Santa Cruz


Snapshot Wisconsin – Bringing Wildlife Management into Focus: Integrating Camera Traps, Remote Sensing and Citizen Science to Improve Population Modeling

Phil Townsend/University of Wisconsin


Assembly and Evolution of the Amazonian Biota and its Environment: An Integrated Approach

Kyle McDonald/CUNY City College presentation
9:15 AM   Additional Questions and Discussion
9:30 AM   Project Talks

A Multidisciplinary Framework for Biodiversity Prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Hotspot

Ana Carnaval/CUNY City College


Desert Birds in a Warming World: Characterizing Thermal Stress with Daily Earth Observation Data in Complex Terrain

Thomas Albright/University of Nevada, Reno

10:00 AM   Break
10:15 AM   Project Talks

Combining Remote Sensing and Biological Data to Predict the Consequences of Climate Change on Hummingbird Diversity

Catherine Graham/ SUNY Stony Brook


EcoCatch: Improving Ecological and Economic Sustainability of Marine Fisheries Using Remotely-sensed Oceanographic Data

Rebecca Lewison/San Diego State University

10:45 AM   Additional Questions and Discussion
11:00 AM  

Plenary Discussion Session
Topic: Based on your NASA-funded activities, please suggest components for integrated global-to-local biodiversity observation and monitoring networks to support large connected landscapes and seascapes for preserving and enhancing Nature

12:00 PM   Lunch
1:15 PM   Project Talks

The Salmonid Population Viability Project: A System to Forecast the Demographic and Genetic Viability of Salmonid Fish across Broad Regions under Changing Climates

Seth Wenger/University of Georgia/Trout Unlimited


Projecting Effects of Climate Change on Pacific Rim Rivers and Salmon: Integrating Remote Sensing, Landscape Genomics, and Demography to Inform Conservation

Brian Hand/University of Montana


System for Mapping and Predicting Species of Concern (SMAP-SOC)

John Olson/Desert Research Institute


From the Watershed to the Ocean: Using NASA Data and Models to Understand and Predict Variations in Central California Salmon

Eric Danner/NOAA

2:15 PM     Additional Questions and Discussion
2:30 PM     Project Talks

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.


Physiological Impacts of Climate Change Using Remote Sensing

David Wethey/University of South Carolina

3:00 PM    

Additional Questions and Discussion

3:15 PM    


3:30 PM     Project Talks

Avian Abundance Estimation across the Pacific Flyway for Full Life-cycle Conservation Planning

Steve Kelling/Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Avian Demographics

Volker Radeloff/University of Wisconsin


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


Using NASA Resources to Inform Climate and Land Use Adaptation

Andrew Hansen/Montana State University

4:30 PM   Additional Questions and Discussions
4:45 PM   Project Talks

Sensitivity of Coastal Zone Ecosystems to Climate Change

Daniel Gruner/University of Maryland


Using the USGS “Resource for Advanced Modeling” to Connect Climate Drivers to Biological Responses

Jeff Morisette/U.S. Geological Survey


Monitoring and Forecasting Chimpanzee Habitat Health in Africa to Inform Conservation Actions, Strategies and Measure Success

Lilian Pintea/Jane Goodall Institute

5:30 PM   Additional Questions and Discussions
5:45 PM  

Programmatic Issues: Questions and Answers

Woody Turner/NASA

6:00 PM   Meeting Ends



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