Finalized Agenda for the Coweeta Summer Symposium on 6/29

Coweeta LTER Summer Symposium

29 June 2010

CoweetaConferenceCenter

Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory

Otto, NC

 

 

Tuesday, 29 June

 

8:00Coffee and Greetings

 

8:30Introductions and Meeting Plan – Ted Gragson, Coweeta LTER Lead PI

 

8:50Comments by Jim Vose, Project Leader, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory

 

Research Presentations

Posters will be located in the CoweetaConferenceCenterlobby during the entire day.

 

9:10  Robert Warren II - Ant-mediated seed dispersal does not facilitate niche expansion

 

9:30  Emily V. Moran - Contrasting patterns of seed dispersal in two red oak populations revealed by hierarchical Bayesian model integrating genetic and ecological data

 

9:50  David M. Bell - Tree seedling demographic responses to climate and disturbance from long-term experiments

 

10:10  Taehee Hwang - Evaluation of phenological signals estimated from MODIS vegetation index with continuous PAR measurements

 

10:30  Break

 

10:50 Jeb Barrett – McMurdo LTER, Antarctica

 

11:20  Kaitlin McLean- Nutrient biogeochemistry of N and P in past, present, and future southern Appalachian forests

 

11:40  Katie Kove- Estimating evapotranspiration across the southern Appalachians

 

12:00  Lunch provided by Valley Café

 

1:00Marshall Shepherd - Urban Land Cover and Pollution: Do they create or alter precipitation

and storms?

 

1:30  Katie Price - Effects of watershed land use and geomorphology on stream baseflows in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains

 

 

1:50  Kristen K. Cecala - Ex-urban development effects on stream salamander occupancy: Evaluating the local, landscape, and socio-economic factors

 

2:10  Break

 

2:30 Winsor Lowe - Ecological and evolutionary implications of movement in plethodontid salamanders

 

3:00  John Frisch - Occupancy modeling for rapid assessment of the distribution of focal stream biota on local and landscape scales

 

3:20 Seth Gustafson - Southern Appalachian exurbanization and the importance of megapolitan political ecology

 

3:40 Break

 

4:00  Andrea Leslie - Assessment, planning, and restoration in the Franklinto Fontanawatershed

 

4:20  T.R. Russ - A 10 year monitoring plan for Spotfin chub in the Little Tennessee River, North Carolina: overview and results from the first three years

 

4:40  Steve Fraley - Status of mussel populations in the Little Tennessee Riverin North Carolina

 

5:00  William O. McLarney - The 500 year program: IBI biomonitoring in the upper Little Tennessee watershed – 20 years and counting

 

5:10-6:00 Social at the Coweeta Residence

 

6:00-7:30  Group dinner provided by Valley Café at the Coweeta Residence