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Workshop: Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

August 24-25, 2004

Westward Look Resort
245 East Ina Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704-6296
800.722.2500

Workshop participants

  1. Julio Betancourt, US Geological Survey
  2. Dave Breshears, University of Arizona
  3. Jim Clark, Duke University
  4. Cliff Dahm, University of New Mexico
  5. Chris Field, Stanford University
  6. Kitty Gehring, Northern Arizona University
  7. Paul Hanson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  8. John Harte, University of California-Berkeley
  9. Bruce Hayden, University of Virginia
  10. Alfredo Huete, University of Arizona
  11. Travis Huxman, University of Arizona
  12. Linda Joyce, USDA Forest Service
  13. Alan Knapp, Colorado State University
  14. Art McKee, University of Montana
  15. Steven McNulty, North Carolina State University
  16. John Melack, University of California-Santa Barbara
  17. Barbara Morehouse, University of Arizona
  18. Pat Mulholland, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  19. Rich Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  20. Dennis Ojima, Colorado State University
  21. Jonathan Overpeck, University of Arizona
  22. Debra Peters, New Mexico State
  23. LeRoy Poff, Colorado State University
  24. Eric Post, Pennsylvania State University
  25. Hank Shugart, University of Virginia
  26. Stan Smith, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  27. Rob Striegel, US Geological Survey
  28. Tom Swetnam, University of Arizona
  29. Susan Ustin, University of California-Davis
  30. Xubin Zeng, University of Arizona

Observers:

  • Elizabeth Blood, NSF
  • James MacMahon, Utah State University

 

Convened by:
Pat Mulholland, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Julio Betancourt, USGS; Dave Breshears, Los Alamos National Laboratory
In Conjunction with The American Institute of Biological Sciences
With Support from The National Science Foundation

 

Preliminary Agenda

Meeting Objectives

  • Identify the key scientific questions, hypotheses, or issues around which NEON should be organized in order to support research in the Climate Change arena
  • Suggest infrastructure design needs associated with these questions

Tuesday, August 24

8:30 am

Light Breakfast Available
Served Continental style; optional attendance.
 

9:00 Opening Remarks/Setting the Stage
  • Welcome (Organizer)
  • Group introductions
  • Context for meeting; desired outcomes (Organizer)
  • How we are going to get at those issues; review of agenda and ground rules (Facilitator)
 
9:20 NEON: Where We Are Today
  • Ground covered to date (AIBS)
  • Kind of input needed now (Organizer)
  • Questions & answers
 
10:00 Criteria That Will Be Used to Prioritize Among Suggested Questions, Hypotheses, and Issues — To be determined by participants (Facilitated)
 
10:30 Break
 
10:45 Small Group Work to Generate Candidate Questions, Hypotheses, and Issues — Questions suggested during pre-meeting consultations will be used to stimulate small groups' thinking. (Facilitated — facilitators rove between the small groups)
 
12:15 pm Lunch
 
1:15 Small Group Reports to Plenary; Suggested Questions, Hypotheses, and/or Issues10-minute report out from each small group, followed by reflective plenary discussion of themes that emerged. (Facilitated)
 
2:45 Break
 
3:00 Selecting Key Questions, Hypotheses, and/or IssuesUsing "n/3" technique, apply previously agreed-upon selection criteria to brainstormed list of possible questions, hypotheses, and/or issues to select items to be recommended as focal points. (Facilitated)
 
4:45 Closing Comments/Adjourn (Organizer)
 

 

Wednesday, August 25

8:30 am

Light Breakfast Available
Served Continental style; optional attendance.
 

9:00 Opening Remarks
  • Review Agenda for the Day (Facilitated)
  • Reflections from Day 1
 
9:15 Small Group Work to Generate Suggestions Re: Infrastructure Associated with Suggested Questions, Hypotheses, and Issues — Each group focuses on infrastructure needs associated with just one of the priority questions / hypotheses / issues identified on Day 1. (Facilitated — facilitators rove between the small groups)
 
10:45 Break
 
11:00 Small Group Reports to Plenary — 15-minute report out from 1st two small groups, followed by questions and answers. (Facilitated)
 
12:00pm Group Photo
 
12:15 Lunch
 
1:15 Small Group Reports to Plenary (cont'd) — 15-minute report out from remaining small groups, followed by questions and answers. (Facilitated)
 
2:15 Plenary Discussion: Infrastructure Needs — Reflective discussion of themes and insights that emerged from small group presentations on infrastructure needs. (Facilitated)
 
3:15 Break
 
3:30 Plenary Advice to Report-Writers — Full group will have an opportunity to offer suggestions to the subgroup that will produce the workshop report. Focus will be on identifying key points and themes to highlight in the report. (Facilitated)
 
4:15 Closing Comments (Organizer)
 
4:30 pm Adjourn
 
 
 
 
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