GLOBAL CHANGE EDUCATION PROGRAM

End of Summer Workshop

August 21 — August 24, 2005

AGENDA
 

August 21, 2005 - SUNDAY

12:00–6:30

Registration
Hotel Lobby

THE EVENING IS OPEN and IT IS YOURS

ENJOY THE SIGHTS and SOUNDS

OF

WASHINGTON, DC
August 22, 2005 - MONDAY  
7:00–8:00 Continental Breakfast
Stateroom
8:00–8:30       Welcome and GCEP Update
Rickey Petty
Department of Energy
 
Jeffrey Gaffney
Argonne National Laboratory
 
Milton Constantin
Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education
8:30–9:00

Mechanisms of Soil Carbon Stabilization with
Reforestation of Tropical Pastures

Erika Marin-Spiotta (GREF)
Marvin Wesely Fellow 2005
University of California at Berkeley

9:00–9:30

High Resolution, Stable Isotope Dendroclimatology in
the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Kevin Anchukaitis (GREF)
University of Arizona

9:30–10:00

Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Temperate
Savannas: Impact of Fire on Biodiversity
and Ecosystem Carbon Storage

Emily Hollister (GREF)
Texas A&M University

10:00–10:30 Break
Stateroom
10:30–11:00

Climate Change Predictions and Demographic Shifts in
Southeastern Deciduous Forest:   Gaining Insight through
Experiments, Long-term Data Sets and Models

Allen McBride (GREF)
Duke University

11:00–11:30

Comparison and Assessment of Methods to Partition
Net Ecosystem Exchange of CO2 in
Heterogeneous Environments

John Zobitz (GREF)
University of Utah

11:30–12:00

Hydrologic and Vegetative Controls on Soil Carbon
Accumulation in Restored Grasslands

Sarah O'Brien (GREF)
University of Illinois at Chicago

12:00–1:30 Lunch
On Your Own
1:30–1:45

Puzzling Out Soil Carbon Dynamics of Elevated CO2
in a Sweetgum FACE Site:  What’s Going
on With That Carbon?

Kate Flick (SURE)
University of Wisconsin at Madison

1:45–2:00

Cryptobiotic Crust in Alpine and Sub-alpine Regions

Elizabeth Hart (SURE)
Willamette University

2:00–2:15

Impact of Albedo Change on
Carbon Sequestration Strategies

Maithilee Kunda (SURE)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2:15–2:30

Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on the
Competitiveness of Invasive Species

Zara Berg (SURE)
Montana Tech/University of Montana

2:30–2:45

Growth Biomechanics of Water-Stressed and Impeded Maize Roots: Rates, Mechanical Properties, and Morphological Patterns

and

2:45-3:00

Wasting Away:  Food, Feces, and Flatulence
in the U.S. Carbon Budget

Adam Roddy (SURE)
Swarthmore College

3:00-3:30 Break
Stateroom
3:30-3:45

N Mineralization in Intensive Maize-Based
Cropping Systems

Anna Goertzen (SURE)
Midland Lutheran College/University of Nebraska

3:45-4:00

Adventures at the Howland Forest and Highlights of the
Ongoing Canopy Nitrogen Deposition Experiment

Gretchen Miles (SURE)
Alfred University

4:00–4:30

Latitudinal Shifts in the Southern Hemisphere
Westerlies:Implications for Atmospheric C02 through
Southern OceanPositive Feedback Mechanisms

Christopher Moy (GREF)
Stanford University

4:30–5:00

Improving Projections of Atmosphere-Ecosystem Carbon
and Water Exchange for Midwest Cropland in Response to
Rising Tropospheric Carbon Dioxide and Ozone

Joseph Castro (GREF)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

5:00 Adjourn
DINNER TIME         ON YOUR OWN         ENJOY DC

August 23, 2005 - TUESDAY

 
7:00–8:30 Continental Breakfast
Stateroom
8:30–9:00

Gulf of Mexico Corals as Monitors
of Environmental Change

Amy Wagner (GREF)
Texas A&M University

9:00–9:30

C02-Mediated Effects on N Availability and
Potential N Limitation of Forest Productivity and
Long-Term Carbon Storage

Colleen Iversen (GREF)
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

9:30–10:00

Carbonaceous Aerosol Impacts on Visibility – The
Puzzle of Smoke and Other Natural Sources

Gavin McMeeking (GREF)
Colorado State

10:00-10:30 Break
Stateroom
10:30–11:00

Addressing Major Uncertainties in Rates of Tropical
Deforestation and Associated Carbon Emissions

Holly Gibbs (GREF)
University of Wisconsin at Madison

11:00-11:30

A New Experiment:  Oxidation of Organic Aerosols

Luis Cuadra-Rodriguez (GREF)
University of Colorado at Boulder

11:30–12:00

Aerosol Composition as a Function of
Hygroscopicity, Volatility and Density

Dabrina Dutcher (GREF)
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis

12:00–1:30 Lunch
On Your Own
1:30–1:45

Characterizing CO2 Flows: Using C14 Analysis,
Emission Databases and Modeling to Itemize
California’s Carbon Budget

Joshua Hatch (SURE)
Cornell University

1:45–2:00

Simulation of Precipitating Convection
during the RICO Field Project

Edan Lindaman (SURE)
Loyola Marymount University/UCLA

2:00-2:15

Climate Change Applications of Stable Carbon Isotope
Dendrochronologyin the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico

Laura Marshall (SURE)
University of Arizona

2:15-2:30

Effects of a Wetland on the Carbon
Exchange in the Harvard Forest

Jennifer McInnis (SURE)
Cornell University

2:30-2:45

Hitting the Slopes:  Can Electromagnetic Mapping
Determine Changes in Soil Water Content?
Do Hillslope Properties Explain Tree Growth and CO2
Efflux:  A Study in Forest Ecohydrology plus Engineering!

Jessica Mandrick (SURE)
Swarthmore College

2:45–3:15                   Break
Stateroom
3:15–3:30

The Growth of Aerosol Particles

Tri Tran (SURE)
University of California at Riverside

3:30–3:45

An Empirical Model of Land Use in the Southern
Yucatan of Mexico: A Contribution to Explaining Past
and Forecasting Future Deforestation in the Region

Christopher Busch (GREF)
University of California at Berkeley

3:45–4:00

A Study of Kinetics and Mechanisms Involved in
the Atmospheric Degradation of Bromopropane
and its Bi-Products

Monica Martinez-Aviles (GREF)
Purdue University

4:00              Adjourn
6:30            Final Working Session      Congressional Room
Food and Beverages
8:00            KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Global Change Science from Basic Research
to the Federal Policy Process

Paul Higgins
Former GREF
AMS/UCAR Congressional Fellow

                  Recognition and Presentation of Certificates

End of Workshop

August 24, 2005 - WEDNESDAY  

LAST DAY

DEPART FOR HOME

FAREWELL

SEE YOU AGAIN

SUMMER 2006

   
   
   
   
   
 
 

The Global Change Education Program is funded by the
U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Biological and Environmental Research