2015 LTER Science Council Meeting
2015 LTER Science Council Meeting
May 13-14 Harvard Forest
(Travel dates May 12 (May 11 for Executive Board), Departures May 15)
Theme: Insights Into Long Term Patterns Of Change Of Inorganic Nutrients
With last year’s Science Council (SC) meeting we began a focus on LTER Core Areas with presentations and discussions of primary production. The meeting was productive and stimulating. Discussions resulted in followup activities and synthesis, including plans for presentations at the LTER MiniSymposium at NSF.
The 2015 SC Meeting will continue the emphasis on core areas, with this year’s focus on inorganic nutrients. Participants will synthesize and highlight ways that Long Term research has improved our understanding of the patterns and movements of inorganic nutrients.
As for last year, sites are asked to provide a 5 minute, 3 slide overview and synopsis of: How is LTER advancing our understanding of the dynamics and controls of inorganic nutrients? In these talks we will ask you to identify research and a key finding from your sites and possible topics for cross site synthesis. Following the presentations, we will have breakout groups for in depth discussions of topics such as those below (to be modified based on presentations received prior to the meeting and your suggestions):
- Greenhouse gas emissions / Ecosystem role in climate-change feedbacks
- Hydrologic and marine transport, transformation, and retention on inorganic nutrients
- Soil/sediment N, P, and organic C dynamics including coupled biogeochemical processes
- Role of nutrients in controlling primary production and species composition/diversity
Other suggestions welcome!
There are several potential outcomes of discussions. One will be to identify topics for follow-on ASM workshops at Estes Park (Aug 31-Sep 3, 2015), which will provide the opportunity to broaden discussions to others at your site.
By April 21: we will need presentations (in order to further refine breakout group topics), names of presenter, and suggestions for alternative or additional discussion topics. If you would like to volunteer to be group leader/moderator for a topic, please let us know.
Let us know if questions - we’re looking forward to a great meeting!
AGENDA - LTER Science Council
May 12-15, 2015
Monday EB arrival
Dine on way from airport or near Petersham
0900-1200 EB meet
1330-1600 EB meet
0800-0830 Groffman introduction
0830-1000 Prepared presentations: Inorganic Nutrients: Syntheses and Cross site comparisons
Introduction – LTER core area discussions to foster cross site collaborati
1030-1200 Presentations of Site’s Syntheses, continued
Planning for breakout groups on Thursday
1300-1600 Field trip
1900-2000 NSF presentation - Saran Twombly
0800-0830 Review of expectations
0830-1030 Breakout groups
Suggested sessions and possible moderators
- Uptake and retention of inorganic nutrients (Karen McGlathery)
- Transport and transformation of inorganic nutrients across ecosystems (Anne Giblin)
- Coupled biogeochemical processes and stoichiometry - N, P, and organic C dynamics (Steve Hamilton)
- Role of nutrients and stoichiometry in controlling primary production and species composition/diversity (Eric Seabloom)
1100-1130 Progress report
1130-1200 Presentation from CZO
1300-1500 Breakout groups
- Greenhouse gas emissions / Ecosystem role in climate-change feedbacks (Whendee Silver)
- Investigation of long term data using new approaches and models (Ed Rastetter)
- Rethinking Gibbs in human dominated waters (Emily Stanley)
1530-1600 Report out
What hypotheses did you come up with and what data would you use?
Describe next steps, including proposals for ASM meeting – leader, title – and or other working group options (SESYNC, Powell Center)?
Is this a good topic for NSF Mini symposium next winter? Title of talk?
Could this develop into Synthesis paper? Who is contact for people who want to join in?
1600-1700 Discussion and next steps
1700-1800 Mixer and continued discussion
1900-2130 Business meeting
0800-1100 LPI meeting
1100-1130 Review of action items
1130-1230 Lunch and departures
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