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Thursday, September 22 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Plenary: Generations
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Abstract: As we enter the 5th decade of the LTER program, we've invited three researchers from different generations of LTER experience to reflect on what makes LTER work, what they would like to preserve as we move forward, and what could be improved. To suggest questions for the panel in advance, click the "Click Here!" button above and type your question into the GoogleFrom. If you have multiple questions, please submit each separately.

Moderator:
Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, Chair-elect of the LTER Executive Board, Endowed George Barley Eminent Scholars Chair; Distinguished University Professor, Biological Sciences; Institute of Environment;Florida International University. Research in Dr. Gaiser 's lab has informed the progress of Everglades restoration and is integrated into the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program, which Dr. Gaiser led from 2007-2021.

Panelists:
Dr. Anne Giblin, Senior Scientist and Director, The Ecosystems Center, The Marine Biological Laboratory.
A Fellow of AAAS and Aldo Leopold Fellow, Anne has led the Plum Island LTER since 2004 and been engaged in lake and terrestrial biogeochemistry at the Arctic LTER since its founding.

Dr. Forest Isbell, Associate Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota; Director, MnDRIVE Environment. A co-PI of the Cedar Creek LTER, and former Associate Director of Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, Forest has a robust association with the LTER Network. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of changes in plant diversity. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2019 and is an active leader of synthesis activities and contributor to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Xochitl Clare, PhD Student, Hofmann Lab, UC Santa Barbara. Xochitl's background in both marine biology and the performing arts gives her insight on how to increase public engagement in marine sciences. In the lab and at sea, she investigates how climate change affects important fished species. Using her multicultural background and interdisciplinary lens,  she connects with the public to improve our relationship with our blue backyards.

Lead Organizer
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Evelyn Gaiser

Professor, Co-PI FCE LTER, Florida International University

Speakers
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Forest Isbell

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
We investigate how biodiversity and ecosystem functioning respond to global environmental changes, such as land use changes, nutrient enrichment, exotic species introductions, and climate extremes. We also study how changes in biodiversity cause changes in functioning, stability... Read More →
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Xochitl Clare

Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara
I am an Afro-Latina Marine Biologist & Media Maker (Performance & Film) at UC Santa Barbara who investigates the effects of marine heatwaves on fisheries species. I use my cultural and artistic lens to make nature more accessible via media-based education programs. I am passionate... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
02. Merrill Hall