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Sunday, September 18
 

4:00pm PDT

Registration for pre-meeting participants
Speakers
avatar for Marty Downs

Marty Downs

Director, LTER Network Office
avatar for Gabe de la Rosa

Gabe de la Rosa

Digital Communications Coordinator, LTER Network Office
avatar for Ginger Gillquist

Ginger Gillquist

Events Coordinator, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
avatar for Isabel Clark

Isabel Clark

Financial Analyst, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


Sunday September 18, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
03. Marlin Meeting Room

6:00pm PDT

Dinner
Sunday September 18, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:00pm PDT

Registration for late arrivals (pre-meeting)
Speakers
avatar for Marty Downs

Marty Downs

Director, LTER Network Office
avatar for Gabe de la Rosa

Gabe de la Rosa

Digital Communications Coordinator, LTER Network Office
avatar for Ginger Gillquist

Ginger Gillquist

Events Coordinator, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
avatar for Isabel Clark

Isabel Clark

Financial Analyst, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


Sunday September 18, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
03. Marlin Meeting Room
 
Monday, September 19
 

7:00am PDT

Registration for late arrivals (pre-meeting)
Speakers
avatar for Ginger Gillquist

Ginger Gillquist

Events Coordinator, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
avatar for Isabel Clark

Isabel Clark

Financial Analyst, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


Monday September 19, 2022 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
03. Marlin Meeting Room

7:30am PDT

Breakfast
Monday September 19, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:30am PDT

Reserve Meeting Rooms (all Monday times)
To reserve a meeting room for your group outside of the normally scheduled programming in an available meeting room:

1. Click the "Click Here!" button above
2. In the resulting GoogleSheet, reserve the meeting room you want for the time that you want and enter a topic and lead organizer

We (the LTER Network Office team) will be checking this GoogleSheet regularly and will create an event during the time block you selected that your colleagues can find in the Sched app as they would any other event. Meeting rooms and time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis!

If you don't see your event on the schedule quickly (or are planning to meet on short notice) email Nick Lyon (lyon@nceas.ucsb.edu) to get your event added to the schedule as soon as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Lyon

Nick Lyon

Data Analyst, LTER Network Office
Check out my bio on my website for more information: https://njlyon0.github.io/


Monday September 19, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
24. Virtual

8:30am PDT

8:30am PDT

Education/Engagement Committee
Agenda under development (accessible to committee members). Link to Resources folder (panelists and presenters, please add your shared resources here)

Speakers
avatar for Scott Simon

Scott Simon

Ed/Outreach, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
avatar for Kara Haas

Kara Haas

KBS LTER K-12 Partnership Coordinator, Michigan State University
Hello! I'm currently the co-chair of the LTER Education and Outreach Committee. Come talk to me about teaching outdoors, place-based teaching and teacher professional development! karahaas.org karahaas@msu.edu



Monday September 19, 2022 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

8:30am PDT

Graduate Student Committee
Monday September 19, 2022 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

8:30am PDT

Information Managers Meeting
Agenda under development

Speakers
avatar for Tim Whiteaker

Tim Whiteaker

Information Manager, Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystem LTER
For LTER tech, I like GIS, Python, and static websites.  Offline, I enjoy jamming with a band and eating yummy local food.
GM

Gregory Maurer

Data Scientist & Information Manager, Jornada Basin LTER
An ecologist and the information manager for the Jornada Basin LTER, with research interests in global change, drylands, and data science.


Monday September 19, 2022 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
05. Kiln Meeting Room

8:30am PDT

Lead PI Meeting
Agenda forthcoming

Monday September 19, 2022 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
04. Fred Farr Forum

10:00am PDT

Morning Break
On September 19, all breaks will be served in the Farr/Kiln Courtyard

Monday September 19, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
23. Farr/Kiln Courtyard

12:00pm PDT

Lunch

Monday September 19, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

2:00pm PDT

Registration for main meeting
Speakers
avatar for Isabel Clark

Isabel Clark

Financial Analyst, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
avatar for Ginger Gillquist

Ginger Gillquist

Events Coordinator, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


Monday September 19, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
03. Marlin Meeting Room

3:00pm PDT

Afternoon Break
On September 19, all breaks will be served in the Farr/Kiln Courtyard

Monday September 19, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
23. Farr/Kiln Courtyard

6:00pm PDT

Undergrad Travel Fellows Meet and Greet

Let's meet as a group so that we can all meet eachother and start getting oriented to the meeting! 

Look for tables set aside for Undergrad Travel Fellows.

Speakers
avatar for Savanna Brown

Savanna Brown

Coordinator - Undergraduate Travel Fellows, Speaker - Planting Seeds of Change
Coordinator for the undergraduate travel fellows at the 2022 ASMStoryteller in Planting Seeds: Stories of Diversity & Justice at LTER Sites. Wednesday 7:30pmhttps://sched.co/1A1Lh... Read More →


Monday September 19, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

6:00pm PDT

Dinner
Monday September 19, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:00pm PDT

Registration for main meeting
Speakers
avatar for Ginger Gillquist

Ginger Gillquist

Events Coordinator, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
avatar for Isabel Clark

Isabel Clark

Financial Analyst, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
avatar for Marty Downs

Marty Downs

Director, LTER Network Office
avatar for Gabe de la Rosa

Gabe de la Rosa

Digital Communications Coordinator, LTER Network Office


Monday September 19, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
03. Marlin Meeting Room

7:30pm PDT

East Coast LTERs Meet Up
Speakers
avatar for John Kominoski

John Kominoski

Associate Professor, Lead PI Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, Florida International University
Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Organic Matter Processing, Disturbances, Theory (he/him)


Monday September 19, 2022 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
15. Curlew Meeting Room
 
Tuesday, September 20
 

7:00am PDT

Registration for main meeting
Speakers
avatar for Isabel Clark

Isabel Clark

Financial Analyst, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
avatar for Ginger Gillquist

Ginger Gillquist

Events Coordinator, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


Tuesday September 20, 2022 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
03. Marlin Meeting Room

7:30am PDT

Georgia Coastal Ecosystems (GCE) LTER

If you are the person who requested this event, email Nick Lyon (lyon@nceas.ucsb.edu) with your name in Sched so I can add you as the lead speaker for this event. That will let you customize the description and/or email everyone who signs up to attend your event

Tuesday September 20, 2022 7:30am - 8:15am PDT
16. Dolphin Meeting Room

7:30am PDT

Undergrad Travel Fellow Morning Check-in

Check in, talk about plans for the day, strategies for creating a great meeting experience.

We will have a few tables reserved for us, I will be sure to flag you down and mark the tables so we can find eachother!

Speakers
avatar for Savanna Brown

Savanna Brown

Coordinator - Undergraduate Travel Fellows, Speaker - Planting Seeds of Change
Coordinator for the undergraduate travel fellows at the 2022 ASMStoryteller in Planting Seeds: Stories of Diversity & Justice at LTER Sites. Wednesday 7:30pmhttps://sched.co/1A1Lh... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 7:30am - 8:15am PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:30am PDT

Breakfast
Tuesday September 20, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:30am PDT

Reserve Meeting Rooms (all Tuesday times)
To reserve a meeting room for your group outside of the normally scheduled programming in an available meeting room:

1. Click the "Click Here!" button above
2. In the resulting GoogleSheet, reserve the meeting room you want for the time that you want and enter a topic and lead organizer

We (the LTER Network Office team) will be checking this GoogleSheet regularly and will create an event during the time block you selected that your colleagues can find in the Sched app as they would any other event. Meeting rooms and time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis!

If you don't see your event on the schedule quickly (or are planning to meet on short notice) email Nick Lyon (lyon@nceas.ucsb.edu) to get your event added to the schedule as soon as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Lyon

Nick Lyon

Data Analyst, LTER Network Office
Check out my bio on my website for more information: https://njlyon0.github.io/


Tuesday September 20, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
24. Virtual

8:30am PDT

Plenary: Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK): A Seventh Generation Approach to LTER Science and to Fostering Ecological Sustainability and Resiliency
The Seventh Generation Principle is based on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) philosophy that decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world seven human generations into the future. This philosophy has two elements. First, it is rooted in Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), defined as knowledge and practices passed from generation to generation informed by strong cultural practices that include sensitivity to change and reciprocity. Second, it is based on values that transcend humankind. The US White House has prioritized Tribal co-management of public lands that incorporates TEK and partnerships with Tribal Nations in restoring public lands. This has created a tendency to “integrate” TEK into Western ecological thinking in a manner that can be construed as appropriation. Dr. Eisenberg will discuss how the Seventh Generation Principle can be applied to build effective and respectful allyships and partnerships between scientists within the LTER network and Tribal Nations in a manner that avoids appropriation or adulteration of local and cultural knowledge. She will demonstrate why partnerships that braid together best Western science and TEK are essential for humanity to find the solutions that will help create more resilient and sustainable ecosystems globally. She will also describe the important moral elements necessary for such partnerships to succeed and provide examples of effective allyship across cultures.

Speakers
CE

Cristina Eisenberg

Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Director of Tribal Initiatives, and as Professor of Practice specializing in TEK, Oregon State University
Cristina is the Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Director of Tribal Initiatives at OregonState University in the College of Forestry, and is a Professor of Practice who specializes inTraditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). As a Native American and Latinx ecologist, she... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
02. Merrill Hall

9:00am PDT

Registration for main meeting
Speakers
avatar for Ginger Gillquist

Ginger Gillquist

Events Coordinator, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
avatar for Isabel Clark

Isabel Clark

Financial Analyst, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


Tuesday September 20, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
03. Marlin Meeting Room

10:00am PDT

Morning Break
Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

Annotating Ecological Data for Discovery and Reuse
Semantic annotation of LTER data will improve the precision and recall of EDI repository searches. To accomplish this, we envision an incremental process beginning with a foundational layer of semantic metadata for all data packages using the LTER controlled vocabulary as a starting point. This information may then be used to facilitate the organization of thematic working groups to identify concepts requiring annotations of greater complexity.

In this workshop we will focus on forming the semantic base layer across all LTER data by tagging data packages with terms from the LTER Controlled Vocabulary (LTER-CV), which will be leveraged as a map to equivalent representations in the Environment Ontology (ENVO). Our goals for this workshop are: 1.) annotate LTER data packages with terms from the LTER-CV where gaps exist; 2.) identify and propose any terms that are missing from the LTER-CV. 

This workshop will result in an LTER/ENVO knowledge graph to facilitate more complex annotations in the future and to serve as an experimental space to inform the effectiveness of semantic annotation strategies.

2/3 of this workshop will be devoted to hands-on activities. Everyone is welcome.

Bring your laptop.



Lead Organizer
avatar for Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Information Manager/Developer, Environmental Data Initiative

Speakers
avatar for Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O'Brien

Data Specialist, University of California, Santa Barbara
My academic background is in biological oceanography. Today, I am a data specialist working with the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) plus ecosystem-level projects conducting primary research, like the LTER network, and a marine Biodiversity Observation Network. My primary data... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
09. Evergreen Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

Shooting for Story: Capture more engaging science photos
Photography is a powerful tool for communicating science. A compelling photograph can convey the drama of fieldwork or the nuance of an experimental treatment. Yet too often communicators—whether researchers themselves or a third party—are left with photos that don’t quite capture the content of the story. In this workshop, we teach participants to think of photography first as a science storytelling tool. We teach participants to strategically plan photos useful to communication efforts down the road. We cover photography basics applicable to any camera, as well as basic photo editing skills. Attendees will then participate in a short photo shoot, where they apply the skills they learned in the workshop and receive feedback on their photos.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Alex Phillips

Alex Phillips

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Speakers
avatar for Gabe de la Rosa

Gabe de la Rosa

Digital Communications Coordinator, LTER Network Office


Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

Climate Change Track-01: Marine, coastal & urban ecosystem response to climate change
Session 1 of this workshop will consist of lightning talks about ecosystem response to climate change from 14 marine, coastal & urban LTER sites (BLE, CCE, NGA, NES, PAL, FCE, GCE, MCR, PIE, SBR, VCR, BES, CAP, MSP). Presentations will summarize findings and address questions that emerged from the BioScience special issue on 40-years of climate research at LTER sites. The format will be 5-minute presentations followed by 1 minute of questions. Each LTER site presentation will address: (1) What are the most prominent environmental forcings at your site? (environmental forcings are the geophysical processes driven by climate change, such as sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, flooding, etc.); (2) How are these environmental forcings affecting ecosystem processes at your site, based on the five core of LTER research? (3) How are changes in associated ecosystem service affecting human outcomes and behavior, including adaptation and mitigation to climate change at your site?

Speakers
JJ

Julia Jones

Professor, Oregon State University
avatar for Charles Driscoll

Charles Driscoll

Professor, Hubbard Brook LTER
BP

Brooke Penaluna

PNW Research Station, USFS


Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
04. Fred Farr Forum

10:30am PDT

Justice and Coproduction Track-01: Intro to LTER environmental and social justice research
Panelists from across LTER sites will share the historical and cultural contexts that are key to understanding their sites and partner communities and invite workshop participants to identify and share key historical and cultural factors at their sites that have shaped social and ecological outcomes. Panelists will then share examples of LTER research that aims to be attentive to these dynamics, including exploration of how park investments affect household wealth, impacts of governance on the distribution of environmental benefits and burdens, and the role of shifting science-state-society relations in climate resilience and adaptation. The workshop will explore common practices and research methods that LTER sites can use to better document and make visible the historical and social contexts that shape current and future environments at LTER sites.

Lead Organizer
BK

Bonnie Keeler

Minneapolis-St. Paul LTER
avatar for Meghan Klasic

Meghan Klasic

Postdoctoral Scholar, MSP LTER (University of Minnesota)
I am an Interdisciplinary Environmental Geographer. I completed my PhD in Geography with a DE in Computational Social Science from the University of California, Davis. My dissertation examined the role of environmental risk in shaping local governance. I explored these themes across... Read More →

Speakers
KG

Kevin Grove

Florida Coastal Everglades LTER


Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
05. Kiln Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

NSF Listening Session on the LTER Decadal Review
The recently completed decadal review of the LTER Network made several recommendations regarding cross-site and beyond-network synthesis; the approach to the core areas; the potential for expanding diversity; equity, inclusion, and justice; and others. Do you have thoughts about the committee's recommendations or their perspective on the LTER Network? Do you have ideas for the future vision of the LTER Network? NSF Program Officers are interested to hear diverse viewpoints of LTER Network participants from all roles and career stages. Stop by this listening session for a short conversation or stay for a longer discussion.

Lead Organizer
DT

Dan Thornhill

National Science Foundation

Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
11. Surf and Sand Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

Plasticity and Evolution in Urban Ecosystems
Urban LTERs present an opportunity to study eco-evolutionary dynamics in the face of anthropogenic change, including shifts in temperature, toxins, nutrition, and biotic interactions. How does plasticity and genetic variation interact to shape the ecology of communities and the evolution of populations in human-dominated environments? A May workshop organized by the CAP LTER is focusing on many of these issues (https://seepworkshop.com/). The present workshop will summarize some of the emergent themes of these efforts, and facilitate discussions on how coordinated science could play out across LTERs, from urban to rural sites. What eco-evolutionary questions unite us? How can addressing such questions make human access to green spaces more equitable? We hope this workshop serves as a catalyst for collaborative research efforts across urban to rural gradients.

Lead Organizer
ES

Emilie Snell-Rood

Minneapolis-St. Paul LTER

Speakers
CJ

Chad Johnson

Investigator, Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER


Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
10. Oak Shelter

10:30am PDT

Temporal Trends in Nutritional Content of Primary Production
Evidence suggests that there are long-term trends in primary production in relationship to climate and other forms of abiotic change. However, less is known about how these drivers impact the nutritional content (C:N) of these same primary producers. A recent synthesis of giant kelp tissue suggests that declines in C:N content are correlated with seawater temperature, and we propose that other LTER core datasets focused on primary production are well-poised to further investigate temporal changes in C:N content. These data may enable us to examine broader spatial and temporal scales as well as span aquatic and terrestrial biomes. In this workshop, we will aggregate and discuss patterns within and across LTER sites. Our longer term goal involves producing a cross-LTER synthesis on temporal dynamics of primary producer C:N content and examining significant trends in relationship to major climatic drivers (e.g., temperature).

Lead Organizer
avatar for Heili Lowman

Heili Lowman

Postdoctoral Scholar, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Hello! I am an environmental data scientist and aquatic biogeochemist (both marine + freshwater) affiliated with the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research program. I am interested in the biogeochemistry of ecological margins - terrestrial/aquatic, wildland/urban - and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Emery

Kyle Emery

Postdoc, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
I am currently and NSF-OCE Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCLA with Kyle Cavanaugh. I am affiliated with the Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. My research is focused on ecosystem connectivity and the implications for community structure and ecosystem functions. The majority of my research... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

Using LTER data to compare experimental vs. observed drought

Research suggests that experimental droughts in grasslands and shrublands may underestimate the magnitude of loss in aboveground net primary production (ANPP) by more than half when compared to naturally-occurring droughts (Kröel-Dulay et al. 2022). Thus, drought in these ecosystems may have more pervasive global consequences for C cycling than predicted from past meta-analyses and experiments. To further investigate such discrepancies in ANPP response to drought, we propose a workshop for researchers at the All Scientists’ Meeting to discuss leveraging drought datasets from LTER sites. Specifically, we will explore comparing observational data from 12 LTER sites who have also implemented 4 years of experimental drought as part of the International Drought Experiment. We anticipate that this workshop will act as a catalyst for a manuscript highlighting potential differences in the extent of ANPP loss between observational and experimental drought across LTER sites.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Ingrid Slette

Ingrid Slette

Postdoctoral Associate, LTER Network Office

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

Professor, Colorado State University
AK

Alan Knapp

Colorado State University


Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
06. Heather Meeting Room

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
At each lunch, we will designate about 10 tables with a set of wide ranging discussion topics such as ecology and technology, rethinking our science through a cultural lens, the academic job hunt, being the only _____in the room, non academic careers, balancing family and work, home-brewing, textiles, and dog v. cat-lovers.

WE NEED FACILITATORS TO HELP KEEP THE CONVERSATION ROLLING. EXPERTISE NOT REQUIRED.

To volunteer to facilitate, click the "Click Here!" button above and provide your name and email to the resulting GoogleForm. To suggest a topic, contact Jenn Caselle (caselle@ucsb.edu). When you get to lunch, look for table tents with the topic that interests you.

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Caselle

Jenn Caselle

LNO synthesis coordinator, UC Santa Barbara


Tuesday September 20, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

12:30pm PDT

International Committee
Zoom link for the meeting for virtual attendees: https://asu.zoom.us/my/nbgzoomroom

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grimm

Nancy Grimm

Regents Professor, Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences


Tuesday September 20, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
16. Dolphin Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

LTER Indigenous Land Acknowledgement & Community Partnership
The diversity, abundance, and trajectories of LTER ecosystems are built on millennia of stewardship and science by Indigenous People. LTER sites occupying Indigenous homelands have a responsibility to 1) acknowledge the Indigenous stewardship that shaped the ecosystems they study, and 2) support the ongoing, vital role of Indigenous communities in shaping these ecosystems into the future.

Relationships, representation, and reciprocity are keys to establishing collaborations with Indigenous communities. This workshop includes a panel to share site-level examples of strategies, and small-group opportunities to discuss concrete examples for how your site might move forward in this work.

Please come with an understanding of which Indigenous community or communities whose homelands your LTER site and/or institution occupies (one option is to explore this admittedly imperfect map), and if possible, some sense of the leadership and community of those tribe(s) today.

SESSION AGENDA:
  • Welcome
  • Presentations (~30 minutes): 
Presentation 1: Kari O'Connell (Andrews Forest LTER): Relationships: Acknowledging the Past while Building a Collaborative Future
The Importance of Indigenous land acknowledgment as a forward-looking, action-oriented framework

Presentation 2: Elena Sparrow (Bonanza Creek LTER): Reciprocity: Collaborative & Respectful STEM Knowledge Sharing
Non-extractive collaboration with traditional ecological knowledges and ways of knowing

Presentation 3: Clarisse Hart (Harvard Forest LTER): Representation: Welcoming Indigenous Scientists and Stewards into Site Leadership & Planning
Readying sites for recruitment (based in relationships & reciprocity)
Centering self-determined Indigenous needs and goals on site land
  • Indivdual and Group Reflection and Goal-Setting (~60 minutes)

Lead Organizer
avatar for Clarisse Hart

Clarisse Hart

Director of Outreach & Education, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
I am a principal investigator (co-I for our LTER site) and organizational leader at Harvard Forest, where I direct education, communications, and public outreach initiatives. Scaffolded on a foundation of nearly a decade as an ecological research technician in both terrestrial and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kari O'Connell

Kari O'Connell

Program Lead & Senior Researcher, Oregon State University


Tuesday September 20, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Research Experiences for Teachers Across The Network
Wondering if engaging teachers in doing science research is for you? If you are curious about what teachers working with scientists is like or you are a scientist working with teachers, this session is for you! Join LTER Education Coordinators and K-12 science teachers to learn about the Research Experience for Teachers program happening across LTER sites. Site Education Coordinators will share various professional development models currently being used to develop teacher-scientist collaborative partnerships. Teachers will present posters and participate in a panel discussion around their research experiences. There will be time given for scientists and educators to share ideas around collaborative efforts.
Link to padlet: https://padlet.com/arcticltereducation/pu6fkn5w2ox3gw4a
Link to slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1pfdKSLJRppM81n17zEMzk0QWXvccFS1Nr77Fjk62l-E/edit?usp=sharing
Link to agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1we3BhcRyNyjMN2oiI8GdZJYxFjP2aeu1-PlsVEt7SGo/edit?usp=sharing

Lead Organizer
AM

Amanda Morrison

Education & Outreach Coordinator, Arctic LTER

Speakers
NO

Nick Oehm

Education & Outreach Coordinator, Florida International University
avatar for Kara Haas

Kara Haas

KBS LTER K-12 Partnership Coordinator, Michigan State University
Hello! I'm currently the co-chair of the LTER Education and Outreach Committee. Come talk to me about teaching outdoors, place-based teaching and teacher professional development! karahaas.org karahaas@msu.edu



Tuesday September 20, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
10. Oak Shelter

1:30pm PDT

A Simpler Bibliography Experience with Zotero and Mendeley
Come learn how to use Zotero to manage your bibliography, whether creating an inventory of your own publications or citing works from others. See the magic of how easily Zotero harvests bibliographical information from the Web into a searchable database, and explore ways of collaborating with others on proposals or journal articles, including submitting annual reports to NSF. Zotero isn't the only game in town, and you'll also see an example of how Mendeley, another reference manager commonly used by scientists, can accomplish the same tasks. For the optimal hands-on training experience, come prepared with your laptop and a free Zotero account that you've set up prior to the workshop.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Tim Whiteaker

Tim Whiteaker

Information Manager, Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystem LTER
For LTER tech, I like GIS, Python, and static websites.  Offline, I enjoy jamming with a band and eating yummy local food.

Speakers
avatar for Corinna Gries

Corinna Gries

Environmental Data Initiative
avatar for Marty Downs

Marty Downs

Director, LTER Network Office


Tuesday September 20, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
06. Heather Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Evolutionary Processes Track-01: Integrating Evolutionary Processes into the LTER framework
Anthropogenic factors are altering ecosystems globally, and LTER sites have been foundational in forming our understanding of changing ecosystems. At the same time, logic suggests that exposure to anthropogenic factors can alter ecosystems by eliciting rapid adaptation to changing conditions. Despite decades of study, eco-evolutionary processes have rarely been integrated into LTER frameworks which may limit our ability to predict or explain the response of ecosystems to ongoing global change. This workshop invites people working at any scale (-omics to ecosystems) interested eco-evolutionary dynamics. The workshop will start with a series of short presentations on LTER eco-evolutionary research and reports from two EVO-LTER workshops, with the majority of time focusing on how to best leverage existing frameworks, building collaborative networks, designing cross-cutting and collaborative experiments, and overcoming obstacles in LTER to better integrate eco-evolutionary dynamics.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Thomas Mozdzer

Thomas Mozdzer

Associate Professor, Bryn Mawr College

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Avolio

Meghan Avolio

Johns Hopkins University


Tuesday September 20, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
09. Evergreen Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Justice and Coproduction Track-02: Defining and practicing co-production of knowledge in LTER
LTER research is tied closely to lands and communities, yet ecological research agendas tend to be defined by scientists, not neighboring or affected communities. Recognition of this disconnect is leading to calls for "co-design" or "co-production" of research where scientists, community members, and other stakeholders come together to collaboratively design research. Although LTER sites differ across ecosystems and geographies, the strategies used to develop relationships with community members, decision-makers, and other stakeholders may not be so different. Researchers from several sites will share experiences in designing engaged research, with a particular focus on developing flexible approaches that consider stakeholders’ objectives and boundaries. Workshop participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities of co-designed and co-produced research, as well as how these vary across career stages. The workshop will produce a working list of the various “Co-” approaches happening at LTERs and identify best practices for the development of authentic relationships and transparent processes and agreements, such as writing memorandums of understanding and establishing community advisory boards.




Speakers
avatar for Sarah Garlick

Sarah Garlick

Director of Science Policy and Outreach, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation
avatar for Michelle Hale

Michelle Hale

Assistant Professor-American Indian Studies, Arizona State University
avatar for Tayler Ulbrich

Tayler Ulbrich

Kellogg Biological Station LTER
I am a PhD studying soil health (from both plant/microbe and farmer perspectives) at the Michigan Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) LTER. In January 2023, I'll be starting as the KBS Associate Director for Stakeholder Engagement for the Long-term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Site... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Leveraging remote sensing imagery across the LTER network
LTER sites have access to more Earth observation imagery and processing power than ever before. This creates new opportunities to advance from mapping ecosystem states to monitoring dynamics over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Sustained observations of long-term plots and experiments can add tremendous value to both field and remotely sensed data. This workshop will bring together investigators from across the LTER network to share remote sensing experience and expertise, synthesize current use cases, and catalyze new cross-site collaborations and comparisons. Attendees will have an opportunity to share plot and experiment coordinates and/or site boundary information prior to the session and we will spend time during the workshop exploring time series of remote sensing observations for individual sites. We are particularly interested in characterizing patterns of vegetation disturbance and recovery with a focus on improving understanding of successional trajectories.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Valerie Pasquarella

Valerie Pasquarella

Harvard Forest LTER

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson

Lead PI, Harvard Forest
avatar for David M Bell

David M Bell

Andrews Forest LTER


Tuesday September 20, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
05. Kiln Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Pulse Dynamics Track-01: Characterizing long-term pulse dynamics among ecosystems: Introduction & Overview
Understanding pulse dynamics is important to improving prediction in ecology. Climate change is altering hydrologic regimes, but the degree to which ecological responses are coupled to hydrologic pulses likely varies among ecosystems. A pulse is an abrupt change in system variables. Pulses may be isolated, when caused by single disturbances, or recur over variable time scales, including daily to seasonal.

This first of three workshops will introduce a synthetic approach to cross-site comparisons. An overview presentation will begin, followed by brainstorming, and end with three time-series model tutorials using existing R scripts and long-term data.

Google Drive of Tutorials and Metrics Outputs:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1BgUdBmG7pYesBapZX5zhipXH20_DeuX2


Agenda
1:30-1:50 PM Overview Slides
1:50-2:00 PM Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R656DCN 
2:00-2:15 PM quantmod tutorial
2:15-2:30 PM Fourier tutorial
2:30-2:45 PM wavelets/cross-wavelets tutorial
2:45-3PM Discussion



Speakers
avatar for John Kominoski

John Kominoski

Associate Professor, Lead PI Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, Florida International University
Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Organic Matter Processing, Disturbances, Theory (he/him)
avatar for Jenn Rudgers

Jenn Rudgers

Lead PI, Sevilleta LTER
avatar for Kristofer Hall

Kristofer Hall

Information Manager, Sevilleta LTER
I am the Information Manager for the Sevilleta LTER site based out of the University of New Mexico Department of Biology.


Tuesday September 20, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
04. Fred Farr Forum

1:30pm PDT

The response of critical zone processes to land-cover change (Part 1)
This workshop will explore how land-cover change affects ecosystem processes that span the top of the canopy to groundwater, a region known as the ‘critical zone’. We define land-cover change as a shift in the dominant vegetation cover, including conversion of forests, grasslands, and wetlands to agricultural or timber production and/or the encroachment of more drought-tolerant vegetation species. The LTER Network provides an opportunity for cross-site synthesis of critical zone research that will inform how ecosystems may respond to hydro-bio-geochemical change over decades to centuries. Participants in this workshop will identify the major themes emerging from critical zone research at LTER sites as it relates to changing land-cover. The workshop will include lightning talks from invited speakers, small group breakout discussions, large group synthesis, and a short survey to identify next steps for continued collaboration.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Karla Jarecke

Karla Jarecke

Postdoc, Oregon State University

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Moreno

Victoria Moreno

Ph.D. Student, Oregon State University


Tuesday September 20, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
11. Surf and Sand Meeting Room

3:00pm PDT

Afternoon Break
Afternoon breaks will be served in 3 locations: Farr/Kiln Courtyard, Nautilus Patio, and Scripps Patio.


Tuesday September 20, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
22. Corporation Yard and Farr/Kiln Courtyard, and Scripps Patio

3:30pm PDT

Reproducible & Collaborative Coding with Git
This workshop will offer attendees an overview of the fundamentals of git (and one of its associated web user interfaces: GitHub) followed by a demonstration of a git-centric workflow in RStudio. Attendees will be provided with optional instructions on pre-workshop set-up for preparing their own laptops but the workshop is structured to maximize value without attendees taking those steps. Emphasis will be on broadly accessible, jargon-free communication and only a web browser and RStudio will be used (i.e., no “command line” / “shell” / “terminal” experience is necessary). After this workshop attendees will be able to (1) outline the fundamentals of the git workflow, (2) create a repository on GitHub, (3) clone that repository to their local machine using RStudio.

We have created a website to showcase our workshop materials that you can visit in advance of the workshop or walk through with us on the day. Hope it helps!

Here is the larger website of GitHub/Git tips & tricks if y'all are interested!

Speakers
avatar for Nick Lyon

Nick Lyon

Data Analyst, LTER Network Office
Check out my bio on my website for more information: https://njlyon0.github.io/
avatar for Angel Chen

Angel Chen

Data Analyst, LTER Network Office
Hi! I’m a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics & Data Science! My interests are open science and reproducible workflows! Currently, I work as a data analyst for the National Center for Ecological Analysis and... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Advancing LTER scientific communication through Story Maps
During this workshop we will demonstrate how ArcGIS Story Maps can be used to communicate LTER science and provide hands-on training on their use. ArcGIS story maps provide a way to easily develop web apps that integrate diverse sources of data and web content into an easily relatable story. Content can include narrative text, interactive maps, videos and sounds. They can include features like interactive legends, three dimensional figures, user submitted content and reference points for driving directions to remote field sites.
We will demonstrate a number of story maps that were developed through the Luquillo LTER including a virtual site visit developed for our virtual midterm review, and a story map about Hurricane Maria and its impact on the island of Puerto Rico. During a hands-on demonstration we will work with members of the LTER community to use their own GIS data and multimedia content to create compelling stories for both scientific communities and the general public.
An introduction will be given by Brian Baldwin, Senior Solution Engineer – Education, Esri
View the Luquillo LTER Virtual Site Visit StoryMap here

Lead Organizer
avatar for Miguel Leon

Miguel Leon

Luquillo LTER

Speakers
avatar for John Porter

John Porter

Virginia Coast Reserve LTER



Tuesday September 20, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
06. Heather Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Arts & Humanities Track-01: How Arts & Humanities Catalyze New Research: VCR Case Study
As Part 1 of the workshop track “Integrating Arts & Humanities,” this session introduces recent efforts at VCR to expand arts and humanities integration with site science and then invites open discussion from participants about other forms of environmental science-arts-humanities (eSAH) integration. Organized on the Conservatory format of eSAH at the VCR, this workshop opens by listening to data sonifications and related ecoacoustic compositions. It then describes how music-based methods have catalyzed new science research at the VCR, as well as complementary projects on coastal change from ethics, history, and literature. The collective work has led to new forms of public engagement and institutional collaboration. Critical reflection on challenges of integrative research at the VCR then sets the stage for open discussion on experiences, models, methods, and objectives for eSAH work across the LTER network.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Willis Jenkins

Willis Jenkins

Professor of Ethics, Virginia Coast Reserve LTER

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Leigh

Mary Beth Leigh

Professor of Microbiology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Mary Beth Leigh is a Professor of Microbiology in the Institute of Arctic Biology and the Department of Biology & Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She organizes Alaska-based and LTER-wide efforts to foster collaboration between the environmental sciences, arts, and... Read More →
LG

Lissy Goralnik

assistant professor, Michigan State University, UAF
art-science integration, informal science learning, sense of place
avatar for Karen McGathery

Karen McGathery

Professor, Lead PI VCR LTER, UVA


Tuesday September 20, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
13. Acacia Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Climate Change Track-02: Forest, freshwater, & dryland ecosystems and climate change
Session 2 will consist of lightning talks about ecosystem response to climate change from 15 forest, freshwater, & dryland LTER sites (AND, BNZ, CWT, HBR, HFR, LUQ, NTL, NWT, ARC, CDR, JRN, KBS, KNZ, MCM, SEV). Presentations will summarize findings and address questions that emerged from the BioScience special issue on 40-years of climate research at LTER sites. The format will be 5-minute presentations followed by 1 minute of questions. Each LTER site presentation will address: (1) What forms of environmental forcing are occurring at your site? (where environmental forcing refers to geophysical processes driven by climate change, such as sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, flooding, etc.) (2) How are these environmental forcings affecting ecosystem processes at your site, based on the five core research areas in LTER? (3) How are associated ecosystem service changes affecting human outcomes and behavior, including adaptation and mitigation to climate change at your site?

Speakers
JJ

Julia Jones

Professor, Oregon State University
avatar for Charles Driscoll

Charles Driscoll

Professor, Hubbard Brook LTER
BP

Brooke Penaluna

PNW Research Station, USFS


Tuesday September 20, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
04. Fred Farr Forum

3:30pm PDT

Effect of slowly cycling P on ecosystem C and N accumulation
In terrestrial systems the nitrogen (N) cycle is more open than the phosphorus (P) cycle. New N inputs can accumulate over decades to centuries, and be lost from the system when N is in excess of biological demand. In contrast, new plant available P often comes from slowly cycling soil pools already present within the system. In this way, long term rates of ecosystem C and N accumulation may be constrained by stocks of slowly cycling P at the landscape scale. Evidence for this is emerging from forested LTER sites in the Eastern United States. This workshop seeks participants to pull together landscape and regional datasets of ecosystem N and C stocks (soil and vegetation) across the LTER network, to assess their relationship to stocks of slowly cycling soil P. Prior to the ASM we will work with participants to summarize site-level correlations between these variables, and spend the session discussing results. The goal of this workshop is a synthesis paper and future working groups.

Lead Organizer
CS

Craig See

Bonanza Creek LTER, Cedar Creek LTER

Speakers
RY

Ruth Yanai

SUNY-ESF
Multiple Element LImitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems (MELNHE)Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies (QUEST)


Tuesday September 20, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
10. Oak Shelter

3:30pm PDT

Evolutionary Processes Track-02: Integrating Evolutionary Processes into the LTER framework (Part 2 of 2)
Anthropogenic factors are altering ecosystems globally, and LTER sites have been foundational in forming our understanding of changing ecosystems. At the same time, logic suggests that exposure to anthropogenic factors can alter ecosystems by eliciting rapid adaptation to changing conditions. Despite decades of study, eco-evolutionary processes have rarely been integrated into LTER frameworks which may limit our ability to predict or explain the response of ecosystems to ongoing global change. This workshop invites people working at any scale (-omics to ecosystems) interested eco-evolutionary dynamics. The workshop will start with a series of short presentations on LTER eco-evolutionary research and reports from two EVO-LTER workshops, with the majority of time focusing on how to best leverage existing frameworks, building collaborative networks, designing cross-cutting and collaborative experiments, and overcoming obstacles in LTER to better integrate eco-evolutionary dynamics.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Thomas Mozdzer

Thomas Mozdzer

Associate Professor, Bryn Mawr College

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Avolio

Meghan Avolio

Johns Hopkins University


Tuesday September 20, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
11. Surf and Sand Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Exploring abrupt changes across scales in ecology
The theoretical basis for understanding abrupt changes in ecosystems has emerged, but the spatial and temporal scales of drivers and responses that abrupt changes occur across are uncertain. We will to build upon on a meta-analysis of abrupt change in ecology (published database link here!) to evaluate how abrupt changes are studied across LTER sites!

The specific goals of the workshop area: (1) Compare and contrast how we define abrupt change, (2) explore variability in drivers and responses of abrupt change, and (3) evaluate the spatial and temporal scales at which abrupt changes are observed across LTER sites! 

Link to Jamboard
Link to Slideshow

Schedule:
  1. Introduction to abrupt changes & meta-analysis (30 min)         
  2. Q & A
  3. 1-2-6 breakout groups (Jamboard: 30 min)      
               a. 5 minutes – Alone (1)     
               b. 5 minutes – Pairs (2)         
               c. 15 minutes – Groups of 6  

       4. Group Discussion (40 min)

Speakers
avatar for Luke Lamb

Luke Lamb

PhD Candidate, Florida International University
As a PhD Candidate at Florida International University, my dissertation evaluates coastal peat marsh loss across the Florida Coastal Everglades. I anticipate finishing my degree Summer 2023 and am broadly interested in furthering my a career in research. I have experience in a broad-range... Read More →
avatar for John Kominoski

John Kominoski

Associate Professor, Lead PI Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, Florida International University
Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Organic Matter Processing, Disturbances, Theory (he/him)
avatar for Kenny Anderson

Kenny Anderson

PhD Candidate, Florida International University
I'm a PhD candidate at Florida International University and I'm working on understanding how different sources of carbon are processed along coastal wetland gradients. I'm planning to graduate in summer 2023 and currently looking for post-doc opportunities.


Tuesday September 20, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
05. Kiln Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Primary Producers, Herbivores and Environmental Change
This session seeks to bring together LTER researchers interested in understanding how environmental change across timescales is altering the production and transfer of organic matter from primary producers to herbivores. Any ecosystem on Earth is subject to temporal variations in biological production and consumption over broad time scales (from diel to decadal) in response to changes in the environment and to disturbances. Understanding the flow of C and energy from primary producers to their consumers provides essential information about ecosystem properties and functions. Both terrestrial and aquatic ecologists have long been assessing ecosystem primary production and the amount of autotrophic C transferred to higher trophic levels, irrespective of how challenging it is to assess these transfer rates. Together we will synthesize the current status and identify future needs to establish a mechanistic and predictive understanding of the trophic interactions from primary producers to their consumers.

6 presenters will share their story about their LTER sites, including marine, lake and terrestral ecosystems, during the first hour.

The last 30 min will be dedicated to a participatory and inclusive discussion.

More details in the agenda: Link to the agenda

Lead Organizer
avatar for Pierre Marrec

Pierre Marrec

PostDoc, Graduate School of Oceanography - University of Rhode Island
As part of the NES-LTER project, I’m investigating the dynamics of the planktonic food webs and interactions between physics (e.g. temperature), chemistry (e.g. nutrient) and biology (e.g. phytoplankton) in order to understand how different parts of the ecosystem affect one another... Read More →

Speakers

Tuesday September 20, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
09. Evergreen Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Synthesis through Harmonized Data Track-01: Using harmonized LTER and NEON biodiversity data (ecocomDP)
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) provide open ecological data from across the United States. NEON provides data from automated instruments, observational sampling, and airborne remote sensing across 81 sites. EDI hosts data from the LTER network and a diverse set of other sources. This workshop will focus on tools to work with biodiversity data holdings from NEON and EDI that can be accessed in a standardized format using the ecocomDP package for R.

The workshop will include an overview of the data standard and anticipated use cases, an introduction to data discovery and visualization tools available in the R package, and an overview of NEON and EDI organismal data that can be accessed using the R library. We will provide code-along instruction where participants will learn how to access and work with available datasets, and end with a discussion where participants can provide feedback on priorities for future enhancements.

Link to the agenda

Pre-workshop tasks (optional, but recommended):

Lead Organizer
avatar for Eric Sokol

Eric Sokol

Ecologist, NEON, Battelle

Speakers
avatar for Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O'Brien

Data Specialist, University of California, Santa Barbara
My academic background is in biological oceanography. Today, I am a data specialist working with the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) plus ecosystem-level projects conducting primary research, like the LTER network, and a marine Biodiversity Observation Network. My primary data... Read More →
SR

Sydne Record

Associate Professor, University of Maine


Tuesday September 20, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

6:00pm PDT

FCE- coastal lakes meeting
Tuesday September 20, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
15. Curlew Meeting Room

6:00pm PDT

PAL-LTER Meeting (PIs)
Tuesday September 20, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
16. Dolphin Meeting Room

6:00pm PDT

Dinner
Tuesday September 20, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:30pm PDT

Poster Session
The poster session is often a highlight of the meeting. It's a chance to catch up with colleagues while talking about new results and research plans for the coming years. Join us after dinner in the parking structure (to avoid crowding and decrease COVID risk). We'll have snacks and a cash bar.

For 2022, each site is limited to 4 posters, but we'll also have a robust virtual poster session that will be available for at least a year after the meeting. In-person registration for the poster session is closed, but the virtual session remains open. Visit the LTER Network website for poster design guidelines.

Speakers
avatar for Gabe de la Rosa

Gabe de la Rosa

Digital Communications Coordinator, LTER Network Office


Tuesday September 20, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
18. Fireside/Parking Structure
 
Wednesday, September 21
 

7:00am PDT

Grad Writing Fellows Breakfast
Meet and greet breakfast for current and former LTER Graduate Writing Fellows. A chance to chat face to face with other students from around the network!

Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:00am - 8:30am PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:30am PDT

Undergrad Travel Fellow Morning Check-in

Check in, talk about plans for the day, strategies for creating a great meeting experience.

Speakers
avatar for Savanna Brown

Savanna Brown

Coordinator - Undergraduate Travel Fellows, Speaker - Planting Seeds of Change
Coordinator for the undergraduate travel fellows at the 2022 ASMStoryteller in Planting Seeds: Stories of Diversity & Justice at LTER Sites. Wednesday 7:30pmhttps://sched.co/1A1Lh... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:30am - 8:15am PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:30am PDT

Breakfast
Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:30am PDT

Reserve Meeting Rooms (all Wednesday times)
To reserve a meeting room for your group outside of the normally scheduled programming in an available meeting room:

1. Click the "Click Here!" button above
2. In the resulting GoogleSheet, reserve the meeting room you want for the time that you want and enter a topic and lead organizer

We (the LTER Network Office team) will be checking this GoogleSheet regularly and will create an event during the time block you selected that your colleagues can find in the Sched app as they would any other event. Meeting rooms and time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis!

If you don't see your event on the schedule quickly (or are planning to meet on short notice) email Nick Lyon (lyon@nceas.ucsb.edu) to get your event added to the schedule as soon as possible.

Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
24. Virtual

8:30am PDT

Justice Coproduction Planning Meeting - Wkshop3
Speakers
avatar for Meghan Klasic

Meghan Klasic

Postdoctoral Scholar, MSP LTER (University of Minnesota)
I am an Interdisciplinary Environmental Geographer. I completed my PhD in Geography with a DE in Computational Social Science from the University of California, Davis. My dissertation examined the role of environmental risk in shaping local governance. I explored these themes across... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
16. Dolphin Meeting Room

8:30am PDT

Plenary: From Science to Action: Can comparative biogeochemistry across scales and disciplines provide insights to guide management?
Dr. Nandita Basu

Dr. Nandita Basu is a Professor of Global Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology, jointly appointed between the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hydrology, Director of the Collaborative Water Program at the University of Waterloo, elected Member of the Royal Society College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, and an Earth Leadership Fellow.

Nandita Basu is internationally renowned in the fields of water sustainability and ecohydrology, where her team has laid critical groundwork to address both fundamental science and applied management questions on nutrient pollution in anthropogenic landscapes. She is an environmental engineer, who uses data science, process modeling and remote sensing to explore how climate, land use, and management impacts surface and groundwater quality across agricultural, urban and forested landscapes, and from watershed to the regional and global scales. Her research leverages these insights to develop watershed management strategies that maximizes environmental benefits without significant economic costs.

National and international collaboration has extended the reach and impact of Dr. Basu’s work. She leads a $2.4M Tri-agency project that connects hydrologists, biogeochemists, ecologists and economists with stakeholders across Canada to develop approaches for managing the water quality of lake basins. She co-leads a $1.7M EU Joint Programming Initiative project to expand this work globally, connecting Waterloo with academic experts from Sweden, Denmark and Portugal. Dr. Basu has served on many advisory and technical committees, including the International Joint Commissions’ Science Advisory Board – Science Priority Committee, established under the Canada-USA Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

Wednesday September 21, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
02. Merrill Hall

10:00am PDT

Morning Break
Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

Private Meeting: NSF OCE-funded PIs with NSF Program Officers

Speakers
DT

Dan Thornhill

National Science Foundation


Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
16. Dolphin Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

A tool kit to support inclusive mentoring practices
As part of the NSF-funded Field-based Undergraduate Engagement through Research, Teaching, and Education (FUERTE) program at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) (NSF-1953492), we have developed a set of activities to help our direct mentors (e.g., graduate students and postdocs) hone their mentoring skills. FUERTE is a program designed to introduce under-represented undergraduates in STEM to field-based research in both terrestrial and aquatic environments at UCSB, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). We aim to use practices of inclusive mentoring, to foster the use of growth mindset mentoring, and recognize the significance of intersectional identities. Since there is overlap between the FUERTE program and activities central to LTERs, we hope to share our FUERTE resources and activities, demonstrate an activity, and include time for discussion. As members of the SBC LTER community, we are excited to share our HSI-based activity with the broader LTER research community.

Lead Organizer
GH

Gretchen Hofmann

Professor, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers
avatar for Xochitl Clare

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 →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
05. Kiln Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

Harnessing the 2nd life of LTER data for Education
The LTER Network makes data available online with as few restrictions as possible so it can contribute to discovery and learning in new ways. The goal of this workshop is to promote and support the use of LTER data beyond its original purpose. During this workshop, we will present examples of ways LTER sites are addressing this goal, including a professional development program for K-12 teachers who are supporting students in exploring, analyzing, and summarizing LTER data (LUQ), the lterdatasampler package which features data samples and vignettes amenable to teaching a variety of concepts and methods in undergraduate/graduate-level introductory data science courses, and an afterschool program that utilizes a time series of penguin population data (PAL). We will break into small groups for discussion about mechanisms for promotion and use of LTER datasets for education and broader impacts and to identify promising opportunities for future collaboration around this topic.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Kari O'Connell

Kari O'Connell

Program Lead & Senior Researcher, Oregon State University

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Vanderbilt

Kristin Vanderbilt

Research Associate Professor, University of New Mexico


Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

Measurement unit metadata: community standards & resources
Conveying the units of a measurement accurately and understandably is an essential component of generating reproducible data. Over a decade ago, the LTER IMC built a Unit Registry as a “living” resource for harmonizing the metadata of units. That technology is out of date, and what is needed now is an approach to update or replace it. The EDI has established a working group, which includes LTER data managers and other technologists, to meet this vital goal.

In this workshop, we will present current options for the Unit Registry and related materials. The Registry is most valuable if content can be kept current. Such an endeavor requires both broad and deep expertise in environmental science measurements, which can be found among the LTER IMC members. Specific workshop objectives will include an outline for handling unit additions (e.g., review criteria, process and necessary expertise). Participants will also be asked to evaluate some existing unit descriptions during the workshop.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O'Brien

Data Specialist, University of California, Santa Barbara
My academic background is in biological oceanography. Today, I am a data specialist working with the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) plus ecosystem-level projects conducting primary research, like the LTER network, and a marine Biodiversity Observation Network. My primary data... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Porter

John Porter

Virginia Coast Reserve LTER
avatar for Stevan Earl

Stevan Earl

Arizona State University


Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
10. Oak Shelter

10:30am PDT

22X053: Shiny App for Sharing Science
Workshop materials are embedded in this website, and we've created a separate repository for example apps in R scripts so that they are easier to run for you! If you're not a GitHub user, you can download all the example apps by clicking here.

Abstract: Shiny applications are a powerful way to let users explore scientific data in a curated environment. Shiny is a flexible platform that allows users to create both intricate apps and simple interfaces for sharing data with collaborators. After this workshop, attendees will be able to (1) define the fundamental structure of a Shiny app, (2) implement different user interface elements, (3) write and format useful labels and headers, and (4) learn to partition Shiny app components to create clean, concise, and easy-to-navigate apps. Workshop participants follow a guided coding session to create a demo shiny app, with an emphasis on creating an app to share and interact with scientific data. We will leverage pre-written “example apps” to facilitate attendees writing their own apps. Please bring a laptop computer. There will also be time set aside throughout the workshop to discuss issues and share best practices so whether you’re a veteran Shiny user or have neer heard of it, we welcome your participation.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Nick Lyon

Nick Lyon

Data Analyst, LTER Network Office
Check out my bio on my website for more information: https://njlyon0.github.io/

Speakers
avatar for Gabe de la Rosa

Gabe de la Rosa

Digital Communications Coordinator, LTER Network Office


Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
06. Heather Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

Climate Change Track-03: Brainstorming synthesis about ecosystems and climate change
In Session 3 we will brainstorm synthesis around key synthesis questions that emerge from Sessions 1 and 2, including (1) How do disturbance effects on ecosystems change as disturbances become more frequent and increase in intensity? (2) In which ecosystems is increasing climate variability leading to state changes in ecosystem structure and/or function, and why? (3) What forms of non-climate-related human activities mitigate or magnify ecosystem responses to climate change? (4) Why do ecosystem responses differ among ecosystems subjected to the same/similar climate or environmental forcing? (5) How do ecosystem responses at LTER sites relate to those from regional or national-scale analyses? And (6) How are ecosystem responses related to climate justice? This session will include large and small group brainstorms and recruiting of leaders for activities such as an NCEAS working group, proposals, or a set of LTER papers on these topics.

Speakers
JJ

Julia Jones

Professor, Oregon State University
avatar for Charles Driscoll

Charles Driscoll

Professor, Hubbard Brook LTER
BP

Brooke Penaluna

PNW Research Station, USFS


Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
04. Fred Farr Forum

10:30am PDT

Enacting LTER Science through Federal Agency Partnerships
LTERs have long prioritized the societal benefits of co-produced science that engages scientists from academia, public agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other public and private sectors. The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Network is a consortium of federal and non-federal partners that work together to support informed resource stewardship. The goals of this workshop are to: (1) examine synergies between LTER programs and CESU hubs, as well as other federal agency partnerships and networks, (2) provide examples of LTER-CESU (and other federal agency) partnerships that have enhanced actionable long-term science, and (3) recommend pathways for future LTER-CESU network-to-network collaborations that contribute to career advancement of early-career scientists. Outcomes may include a special journal issue showcasing the products of LTER-federal agency partnerships. Student engagement is desired, and leadership opportunities will be provided.

Speakers
TF

Thomas Fish

US DOI / CESU Network
avatar for Evelyn Gaiser

Evelyn Gaiser

Professor, Co-PI FCE LTER, Florida International University


Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

The canopy microbiome, plant-water relations, and hydrology
This workshop will explore relationships between the tree microbiome and the hydrologic cycle. We will address the influence of forest fungi on plant water relations and drought tolerance, focusing on poorly studied foliar fungi. This workshop will include short presentations about i) connections between foliar fungi and plant-water relations in a forested site, ii) high resolution dendrometry data in relation to dewfall and heat waves, and iii) inferences about the microbiome based on hydrometric data. The presentations will be followed by a discussion exploring how plant fungal symbionts influence water relations at other sites, including grassland and forested sites. We expect to promote cross-site comparison and synthesis on the relative importance of the microbiome as it mediates water movement. We will aim test the hypothesis that the microbiome mediates vegetation response to drought. The hydrology-microbiome connection is a new topic that wll attract a diverse group of people.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Catalina Segura

Catalina Segura

Andrews Forest LTER

Speakers

Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
09. Evergreen Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

The response of critical zone processes to land-cover change (Part 2)
This workshop will explore how land-cover change affects ecosystem processes that span the top of the canopy to groundwater, a region known as the ‘critical zone’. We define land-cover change as a shift in the dominant vegetation cover, including conversion of forests, grasslands, and wetlands to agricultural or timber production and/or the encroachment of more drought-tolerant vegetation species. The LTER Network provides an opportunity for cross-site synthesis of critical zone research that will inform how ecosystems may respond to hydro-bio-geochemical change over decades to centuries. Participants in this workshop will identify the major themes emerging from critical zone research at LTER sites as it relates to changing land-cover. The workshop will include lightning talks from invited speakers, small group breakout discussions, large group synthesis, and a short survey to identify next steps for continued collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Karla Jarecke

Karla Jarecke

Postdoc, Oregon State University
avatar for Victoria Moreno

Victoria Moreno

Ph.D. Student, Oregon State University


Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
11. Surf and Sand Meeting Room

12:00pm PDT

APEAL project launch: Advancing Public Engagement Across LTERs (by invitation)
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Garlick

Sarah Garlick

Director of Science Policy and Outreach, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation


Wednesday September 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
17. Sanderling Meeting Room

12:00pm PDT

Undergrad Travel Fellows Identities in Science Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Savanna Brown

Savanna Brown

Coordinator - Undergraduate Travel Fellows, Speaker - Planting Seeds of Change
Coordinator for the undergraduate travel fellows at the 2022 ASMStoryteller in Planting Seeds: Stories of Diversity & Justice at LTER Sites. Wednesday 7:30pmhttps://sched.co/1A1Lh... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
At each lunch, we will designate about 10 tables with specific discussion topics. To volunteer to facilitate, click the "Click Here!" button above and provide your name and email to the resulting GoogleForm. To suggest a topic contact Jenn Caselle (caselle@ucsb.edu). As topics are decided, they will be added here. When you get to lunch, look for table tents with the topic that interests you.


Speakers
avatar for Jenn Caselle

Jenn Caselle

LNO synthesis coordinator, UC Santa Barbara


Wednesday September 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

1:30pm PDT

LTER Coordinators and Managers
Meeting organizer:  Lina DiGregorio, AND

Description: LTER program coordinators, site managers, and anyone whose job involves program and site administration is welcome to participate. We’ll discuss site reviews, codes of conduct, communication strategies, and other topics suggested by attendees. We’ll meet one another and share strategies and successes in managing LTER programs and sites.

Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
16. Dolphin Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Legacies of Legalese - a Barrier to FAIR Data Standards
The LTER program data policy allows data providers to designate custom intellectual rights. Current LTER custom rights declarations vary widely, ranging from requiring a data citation to requiring users to send hard copies of manuscripts to the point of contact to expecting users to include data providers as contributing coauthors to any manuscripts that use that data. Particularly when the lead investigators change over time, or when an originating data provider is no longer active or alive, such clauses prevent data use and reuse. Efforts to synthesize data across sites are made extremely cumbersome as the number and variety of custom intellectual rights clauses compound. In this workshop, we hope to discuss and refine a set of recommendations for achieving FAIR data standards that ensure the maximum potential use of LTER datasets, while ensuring that data providers are credited appropriately by all downstream users.

Lead Organizer
EB

Emily Bernhardt

Hubbard Brook LTER, Other

Speakers

Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
11. Surf and Sand Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Evidence-based Strategy for Science Communication
This workshop is for early career researchers, PIs, and those involved in education, outreach, and DEI who seek to develop an evidence-based strategy for stakeholder engagement and science communication. Building on his just-published book on Strategic Science Communication, John Besley (Hubbard Brook) will help participants identify audience-specific behavioral goals for communicating their LTER work and think through communication objectives that will help them achieve those goals through carefully selected tactics. Sarah Garlick (Hubbard Brook) and Corinn Rutkoski (Kellogg Biological Station) will share their experiences identifying goals and building out evidence-based science communication strategies in their respective projects. Participants will have an opportunity to design their own strategy, with guidance on differentiating goals from objectives and tactics, as well as aiming for specificity in their communication strategy.

Speakers
avatar for John Besley

John Besley

Ellis N. Brandt Chair, Michigan State University
I study public opinion about science and scientists' opinions about the public. My goal is to improve the effectiveness of science communication by helping science communicators be more strategic. That means figuring out what you want (goals) and then figuring out what you can communicate... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Garlick

Sarah Garlick

Director of Science Policy and Outreach, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation
avatar for Corinn Rutkoski

Corinn Rutkoski

Graduate Student, Michigan State University - Kellogg Biological Station


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
05. Kiln Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Better Monitoring through Uncertainty Analysis
Uncertainty analysis can be used to improve the efficiency of ecosystem monitoring, better enabling sampling designs to maximize information gained relative to investments in sample collection and analysis. Periodic evaluation of monitoring programs is important to accommodate changing objectives, technological advances, and the accumulation of information over time. Cost-benefit analyses can provide an objective basis for making decisions to adjust sampling effort, whether driven by a need to cut costs, an opportunity to make investments, or a target statistical confidence. Presentations in this workshop will highlight curves of cost versus statistical confidence for diverse environmental data sets. Please attend this session if you have experience making decisions about investments or reductions in monitoring designs, if you can contribute insight to accounting for costs and benefits of monitoring, or if you are interested in conducting such an analysis of your own data sets

Lead Organizer
RY

Ruth Yanai

SUNY-ESF
Multiple Element LImitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems (MELNHE)Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies (QUEST)

Speakers
JC

John Campbell

Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
10. Oak Shelter

1:30pm PDT

Heat waves across marine and terrestrial ecosystems
Heat waves associated with anthropogenic climate change have become increasingly frequent and intense, with adverse effects documented for different ecosystems. Heat waves are projected to continue to increase in frequency, duration, and strength in coming decades. The diverse ecosystems represented across the LTER Network, and the long-term datasets associated with each, offer a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the nature of heat wave responses and impacts in very different ecological regimes, at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Organism responses can include range shifts, physiological, genetic, and/or behavioral adaptation, and mortality. Heat waves can also have related impacts, including drought and fires in terrestrial ecosystems, and nutrient effects in marine ecosystems. This workshop seeks to bring together heat wave-related research from both marine and terrestrial sites to explore opportunities for greater understanding, synthesis, and predictive capacity.

Lead Organizer
KB

Katherine Barbeau

UC San Diego/Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
04. Fred Farr Forum

1:30pm PDT

Pathways to transformative, nature-based urban futures
Insights into the disturbance regimes of urban ecosystems supports planning for future feedbacks between human decisions and ecological function. Urban ecological infrastructure (UEI) are a major focus of urban LTER proposals as it links social and ecological change.
What are the pathways that enable or constrain the realization of positive, nature-based futures? We use the transformative governance capacities framework (Hölscher et al. 2019) to identify how governance actors have enabled system-level change and adapt this framework to include a longitudinal perspective.
We ask: How does pathway comparison reveal patterns in how transformative capacities have enabled UEI in LTER contexts? How have LTER's supported transformation through time? We propose a session with the following structure: 1) Brief presentations by team members 2) Intro to pathways 3) Small group discussion questions 3) Informing future pathways 4) Wrap up and continued collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grimm

Nancy Grimm

Regents Professor, Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
avatar for David Iwaniec

David Iwaniec

Associate Professor, Georgia State University
avatar for Amanda (Mandy) Kuhn

Amanda (Mandy) Kuhn

PhD Student, Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
PhD Student | Environmental Life Sciences, Arizona State UniversityGraduate Research Assistant |  Grimm LabUrban Resilience to Extremes SRNSETS ConvergenceEarth System Science for the Anthropocene Graduate Research NetworkNATURA Network(she/her... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
09. Evergreen Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Pulse Dynamics Track-02: Characterizing long-term pulse dynamics among ecosystems: Pulses Data Jam
Understanding pulse dynamics is important to improving prediction in ecology. Climate change is altering hydrologic regimes, but the degree to which ecological responses are coupled to hydrologic pulses likely varies among ecosystems. A pulse is an abrupt change in system variables. Pulses may be isolated, when caused by single disturbances, or recur over variable time scales, including daily to seasonal.

This second of three workshops is a ‘data jam’ breakout session!  We will start with allowing folks to troubleshoot models and generate metrics for the three time-series approaches. Then, we will begin with lightning talks of de novo time-series analyses of long-term data from across multiple sites.  

Google Drive of Tutorials and Metrics Outputs:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1BgUdBmG7pYesBapZX5zhipXH20_DeuX2

Pulse Metrics Database here

Agenda
1:30-2:30 PM Troubleshooting code & assistance with models
2:30-3:00 PM Lightning Talks  

Sign-up for a lightning talk
Lightning talk template




Speakers
avatar for John Kominoski

John Kominoski

Associate Professor, Lead PI Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, Florida International University
Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Organic Matter Processing, Disturbances, Theory (he/him)
avatar for Jenn Rudgers

Jenn Rudgers

Lead PI, Sevilleta LTER
avatar for Kristofer Hall

Kristofer Hall

Information Manager, Sevilleta LTER
I am the Information Manager for the Sevilleta LTER site based out of the University of New Mexico Department of Biology.


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
06. Heather Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Synthesizing LTER data to determine drivers of food webs
Food webs describe how species interactions transfer sources of carbon and nutrients from primary producers to higher trophic levels. Although increasing evidence has shown consumers to be key components in nutrient cycling through ecosystems, consumers are typically thought of as a black box in ecosystem models. Recent LTER studies have highlighted the spatiotemporal variation in consumer resource use, but a better characterization of the drivers of carbon and nutrient cycling in consumers is needed to incorporate consumers into ecosystem models. The purpose of this workshop is to identify, compile, and synthesize food web data (e.g. stable isotope data, gut contents, barcoding) from across LTER sites with the goal of developing a manuscript that characterizes drivers of variation in energy flow and consumer nutrient cycling and identifies key research gaps.


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

The value of long-term research to ecological restoration
LTER sites, and long-term data in general, are uniquely valuable for planning and evaluating ecological restoration. The goals of this workshop are to 1) summarize datasets from restoration activities across LTER sites to synthesize common elements and 2) develop a list of long-term data types that can be used to inform restoration across terrestrial, aquatic, and marine ecosystems. We will consider how long-term data can be used to set restoration goals and project responses to restoration activities. We will evaluate how long-term data can be used to inform the spatial and temporal scales of restoration, including the variation in time required to restore different aspects of an ecosystem, barriers to restoration, and measures of success. Our synthesis across LTER sites will be used to outline elements of a conceptual model for applying long term data from diverse ecosystems to inform ecological restoration and to develop a plan for future synthesis efforts.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Kyle Emery

Kyle Emery

Postdoc, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
I am currently and NSF-OCE Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCLA with Kyle Cavanaugh. I am affiliated with the Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. My research is focused on ecosystem connectivity and the implications for community structure and ecosystem functions. The majority of my research... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Karina Johnston

Karina Johnston

University of California Santa Barbara
avatar for Matthew Reidenbach

Matthew Reidenbach

Professor, University of Virginia


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

3:00pm PDT

Afternoon Break
Afternoon breaks will be served in 3 locations: Farr/Kiln Courtyard, Nautilus Patio, and Scripps Patio.

Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
22. Corporation Yard and Farr/Kiln Courtyard, and Scripps Patio

3:30pm PDT

Marine Pelagic Synthesis
If you requested this event and want to be marked as the lead organizer for this session, email Nick Lyon (lyon@nceas.ucsb.edu).

Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
15. Curlew Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Beyond REU: New Models for Undergraduate Engagement in LTER
The apprenticeship-type, summer-long Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) fellowship is a common way to engage undergraduate students in LTER research. However, this kind of opportunity is not accessible to all students due to lack of information, financial barriers, family and cultural barriers, and the limited numbers of students who can be involved. Please join us in this session to hear about a variety of ways that LTER sites have been engaging undergraduates in LTER research beyond the typical REU model. Presentations about a short intensive experience for first-generation college students (BNZ), a freshman seminar course (HFR), a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience using LTER data (HBR), and a course that promotes science communication skills (SEV) will be followed by a workshopping session using the Undergraduate Field Experiences Research Network model, to guide participants’ thinking about diverse ways they might engage undergraduates with LTER research.

Speakers
avatar for Kari O'Connell

Kari O'Connell

Program Lead & Senior Researcher, Oregon State University
avatar for Alan Berkowitz

Alan Berkowitz

Head of Education, The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
K-12 and Undergraduate Ecology EducationData Literacy in EcologyBuilding and nurturing a diverse community of scientists, educators and participants in LTERThe Undergraduate Field Experience Research Network (UFERN)The LTER REU Initiative
avatar for Clarisse Hart

Clarisse Hart

Director of Outreach & Education, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
I am a principal investigator (co-I for our LTER site) and organizational leader at Harvard Forest, where I direct education, communications, and public outreach initiatives. Scaffolded on a foundation of nearly a decade as an ecological research technician in both terrestrial and... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
05. Kiln Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Techniques and Approaches for Improving LTER Data Quality
This workshop will share approaches for assuring the quality of LTER data. The reliability of scientific inquiry depends on the quality of the underlying data, so LTER sites have developed general and site-specific methods to improve data quality (QA/QC). Increases in the diversity and volume of ecological and environmental data make these methods more important than ever. Errors introduced during data collection (especially by automated instruments), transcription (particularly manually collected data), and subsequent processing must be corrected using efficient methods to inspect and clean the data. We will be presenting recent developments in specialized software (e.g., GCE Data Toolbox), metadata-driven checks (e.g., AND LTER), online-forms and automated scripts (e.g., VCR LTER), and the use of real-time visualization (e.g., EDI DataPIE project) to improve data quality. We’ll include discussion and development of plans to advance quality assurance and control techniques.

Lead Organizer
avatar for John Porter

John Porter

Virginia Coast Reserve LTER

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Remillard

Suzanne Remillard

Oregon State University
AS

Adam Sapp

Information Manager, GCE LTER


Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
06. Heather Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Adapting the “Loop Diagram” for Integrated LTER Science
Since 2011, Collins et al’s Press-Pulse Diagram, or the “loop diagram”, has guided LTER efforts to integrate human and environmental science on core LTER themes at urban and non-urban sites where appropriate and desirable. The loop diagram’s framing of human-environment interactions in terms of ecosystem services has enabled LTER science to measure human benefits from ecosystems, visualize how humans impact ecosystems, and identify feedbacks between disturbance regimes and ecosystem structure and function. Recently, multiple styles of integrated social-ecological science, both within and outside the LTER network, have drawn attention to themes such as legacies, trust and interpersonal relations, and cultural dynamics, which the loop diagram does not easily accommodate. In this workshop, we will facilitate discussion on how to update key concepts in the loop diagram based on recent developments, and how to advance key conceptual frameworks that may guide LTER science into the future.

Lead Organizer
KG

Kevin Grove

Florida Coastal Everglades LTER

Speakers
BK

Bonnie Keeler

Minneapolis-St. Paul LTER



Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
09. Evergreen Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Arts & Humanities Track-02: Arts & Humanities Integration: Objectives, Impacts, Research
This session will share art-science research outcomes and goals from the BNZ “In a Time of Change” arts-humanities-science program to open a conversation about research and evaluation methods for art-science integrative activities. As a group we will: (1) discuss objectives for environmental arts-humanities-science integration at LTER sites, (2) brainstorm the ways arts-humanities-science integration supports LTER goals and mission, (3) share methods to document impacts of arts-humanities-science integration for participants and audiences, and (4) identify ways current programs can collaborate on shared objectives, evaluation, and research. A goal of this workshop is to begin to develop collaborative relationships to co-imagine the ways LTER art-science activities can contribute to broader scholarly conversations about effective interdisciplinary collaboration, informal science learning, and environmental problem-solving capacity.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Leigh

Mary Beth Leigh

Professor of Microbiology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Mary Beth Leigh is a Professor of Microbiology in the Institute of Arctic Biology and the Department of Biology & Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She organizes Alaska-based and LTER-wide efforts to foster collaboration between the environmental sciences, arts, and... Read More →
LG

Lissy Goralnik

assistant professor, Michigan State University, UAF
art-science integration, informal science learning, sense of place


Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
10. Oak Shelter

3:30pm PDT

Ecosystem responses to rainfall variability
Session description:
Rainfall is a major driver of biodiversity patterns and ecosystem processes. Both rainfall amounts and variability will shift in the coming decades. LTER sites will differ in their responses to these changes, but the underlying mechanisms driving this variation are still being tested. Theory predicting how ecosystems will respond to rainfall variability will benefit from knowledge from experiments at multiple sites, and cross-site comparisons and syntheses.

In this workshop, we will bring together LTER scientists conducting research on rainfall variability across LTER sites, with three primary aims: 1) to share knowledge of existing efforts to examine responses to drought, deluge, and altered variability, including legacies to these changes. 2) improve methods by learning about innovation and methodological artifacts across sites. 3) synthesize cross-site patterns in drivers and responses by learning about findings at other sites and coordinated experiments.

Sept 8, 2022: updating with a format and speakers for this session:
We will have two blocks of about 45 minutes. Each block will consist of first 3-4 lightning talks (speakers and titles below), then facilitated discussion. Looking forward to it! 

Block 1- Drought (~45 min)

5-min lightning talks:

o   Melinda Smith: Surprising variability in productivity losses with extreme drought in grasslands globally

o   Sarah Evans: KBS Rainout Experiment: Using land use history and soil manipulation to probe mechanisms of drought resilience

o   Amy Churchill: Impacts of summer drought in mesic savanna grasslands and old-fields at Cedar Creek

Brief Q & A, all speakers

Discussion 1 – groups of ~4. Prompts:

  • Briefly introduce yourself to your group
  • Describe what drought or rainfall variability studies you’ve done at your site, and what you found
  • What are the biggest methodological limitations of your study?
  • What are the biggest limitations to understanding rainfall responses at your site and as a field? How might we overcome some of these?

========5-10 min break=========

Block 2- Variability/deluge (~45 min)

5-min lightning talks:

o   Jennifer Rudgers: Interactions among nonstationary climate variables: Mean X Variance Experiment at SEV LTER

o   Alan Knapp: Intensification of the hydrologic cycle - How will ecosystems respond to more, less, and novel patterns of rainfall?

o   Caitlin Broderick: Long-term rainfall history drives legacies in tallgrass prairie ecosystem functioning

o   Tim Ohlert: Where does variability matter for grassland production?

Brief Q & A, all speakers

Discussion 2 – groups of ~4. Prompts:

  • Briefly introduce yourself to your group
  • Briefly describe what drought or rainfall variability studies you’ve done at your site, and what you found.
  • How can we generalize rainfall response across organisms, regions, etc?
  • How can we advance science on ecosystem response to rainfall? (new studies and different studies?, new comparisons across existing studies?)

 Report out to entire group



Speakers
avatar for Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

Professor, Colorado State University
avatar for Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans

Assistant Professor, Kellogg Biological Station LTER
microbial ecology, global change, drought, land use management and agriculture, diversity and inclusion, public communication and outreach


Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
04. Fred Farr Forum

3:30pm PDT

Incorporating animal movement into ecosystem models
Top-down control by consumers through consumption, injury, and risk effects are well-studied and well-incorporated into our understanding of food webs. Emerging evidence demonstrates that animals also have the potential to generate bottom-up effects through nutrient subsidies based on regeneration and transport. But these types of effects on biogeochemical processes and nutrient cycling are less-understood and less-integrated with ecosystem models. In this workshop, we plan to collect and synthesize examples of animal-mediated nutrient transport and potentially other mechanisms by which animal movement affects food webs including published work from long-term ecological research. We envision interested workshop participants collaborating with organizers on a conceptual manuscript highlighting case studies and outlining next directions for enhancing the spatiotemporal modeling of ecosystems by incorporating patterns, rates, and consequences of animal movement and nutrient transport.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Strickland

Bradley Strickland

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Virginia Institute of Marine Science



Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Surveillance of Sentinel Taxa across LTER Sites
Sentinel taxa represent groups of organisms that regulate or perform critical function(s) in ecosystems. Sentinel taxa often exhibit high sensitivity to environmental disturbance, such that surveillance of these taxa can be used to assess ecosystem health under changing climate or other environmental perturbation. For example, microorganisms have been recognized as excellent potential sentinels or indicator species, owing to their rapid responses to environmental perturbations and their critical roles in carbon and nutrient cycling in all food webs. Multiple examples of sentinel organisms have been described across LTER sites; however, there is a lack of synthesis in cross-site comparisons. This workshop will synthesize work on identification and surveillance of sentinel taxa across LTER sites, with the goal of identifying good candidates for sentinels as cross-site bioindicators of ecosystem health and response to environmental change.

Speakers:
Rachael Morgan-Kiss (organizer, MCM)
Byron Adams (organizer, MCM)

Lightning talk speakers:
Lydia Zeglin (KNZ)
Devon Popson (MCM) - Chlorophytes  in MCM lakes
Sarah Power (MCM) - Cilliates in MCM lakes
Airy Adriana Peralta (NWT) - Pika in NWT
Megan Cimino (PAL) - Seabirds at PAL

Lead Organizer
avatar for Rachael Morgan-Kiss

Rachael Morgan-Kiss

McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER

Speakers
avatar for Byron Adams

Byron Adams

Professor, Brigham Young University
I'm interested in active learning modules for bioscience education; I'm passionate about my research programs in molecular evolution, ecosystem ecology, and evolutionary ecology. I love to share what I do with K-12 students.


Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
11. Surf and Sand Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Synthesis through Harmonized Data Track-02: Harmonized data resources and experiences/lessons learned
This workshop will bring together researchers and information managers involved in preparing data for synthesis. The LTER is known for its publicly available long-term observational data, which are becoming increasingly valuable for reuse in modeling, for ground truthing, or in meta analysis answering entirely new research questions. However, such re-analyses to document and understand processes and trajectories of environmental change require special skills, tools, and experience. For instance, the historic context as described by metadata or auxiliary data as well as typical ecological sampling approaches, problems, and variations need to be well understood to prevent errors and misinterpretation of these data. This session will provide short vignettes on insights gained from re-analyzing complex environmental data and participants will brainstorm on general approaches that can be learned from individual experiences. What is missing to make this easier.

Short presentations will be given by:
S. Earl, W. Wieder, D. Pierson: Reflecting on SoDaH, insights from the development of a scripted, extensible tool suite and workflow to harmonize soil-chemistry data
J. Blanchard: Challenges in integrating microbial environmental genomes into ecological databases
M. Balk: Semantic workflows for findability, ontologies for standardization and interoperability, structured knowledge for data extraction
A. Hudson: Harmonizing climate change and ecosystem response across US-LTER drylands
K.J. Jankowski: Getting to harmonious: Lessons learned from synthesizing long-term riverine silica data from across the globe
M. Gooseff: issues and lessons learned from harmonizing the data at your own LTER site
M. Dietze: Synthesis lessons learned from model-data fusion

Lead Organizer
avatar for Corinna Gries

Corinna Gries

Environmental Data Initiative

Speakers
avatar for Christine Laney

Christine Laney

Data Scientist, Battelle, National Ecological Observatory Network


Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

5:30pm PDT

Group Photo
Please join us at 5:30 pm on the back steps of the Social Hall for a group photo. 

Speakers
avatar for Alex Phillips

Alex Phillips

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


Wednesday September 21, 2022 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
21. Hearst Social Hall - back steps

6:00pm PDT

Dinner
Wednesday September 21, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:15pm PDT

7:30pm PDT

Musical Jam Session
Bring your instrument or just bring your ears and let's make music together!

Speakers
avatar for Gabe de la Rosa

Gabe de la Rosa

Digital Communications Coordinator, LTER Network Office


Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

7:30pm PDT

What does our data mean to us? Join a recording of the podcast "How Do You Know?"
Be featured in a podcast recording! How Do You Know is a Podcast where we discuss data and meaning with researchers from all over the world.  At this ASM you can share your experiences with the ups and downs of long term data, focusing on questions that can only be answered by using a long-term perspective. We want your data stories- the good, the bad, the sad and the funny. The mood will be something between a fireside chat and a data poetry jam. Recordings will be featured in the podcast (and participants will get a chance to review/edit material and transcripts before it’s distributed!). This is an opportunity for engaging in a new science communication medium in a relaxed atmosphere!

Lead Organizer
avatar for Christie Bahlai

Christie Bahlai

Kent State University
I'm an LTER superfan and have a podcast about data science and information.

Speakers
NH

Nick Haddad

Kellogg Biological Station LTER


Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
12. Triton Meeting Room

7:30pm PDT

Planting Seeds: Stories of Diversity & Justice at LTER Sites
Following an acknowledgment of the Ohlone people and land of the place our conference occupies, storytellers from different identities and career stages will share their experiences of change - or attempted change - in diversity, equity, and inclusion in their lives and careers. Think of it as The Moth: Ecology edition. The storyteller roster is:
Our hope is that these stories will make room for more stories – both during the conference and once we all return to our home institutions – about how this vital work is progressing at our LTER sites. 

Reflection opportunities (analog and online) throughout the session will allow attendees to engage with speakers and share their own stories. 

Lead Organizer
avatar for Nameer Baker

Nameer Baker

Kellogg Biological Station
avatar for Clarisse Hart

Clarisse Hart

Director of Outreach & Education, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
I am a principal investigator (co-I for our LTER site) and organizational leader at Harvard Forest, where I direct education, communications, and public outreach initiatives. Scaffolded on a foundation of nearly a decade as an ecological research technician in both terrestrial and... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
02. Merrill Hall

7:30pm PDT

Ecoacoustic Sound and Music in Long Term Ecological Research
Works created by eco-acoustician Matthew Burtner (http://matthewburtner.com) in collaboration with two LTER sites will be presented: 1) BLE and the public school district in Kaktovik, AK and 2) VCR through the University of Virginia’s Coastal Futures Conservatory (CFC). Ambient soundscape recordings, data sonifications, and musical compositions will be looped throughout the meeting, allowing ASM attendees to drop in and experience the sounds of these diverse and unique ecosystems at their leisure throughout the week. The track list and a brief description in the conference program will allow listeners to orient themselves to what they are hearing and will give credit to the researchers, composers, and musicians involved.

On Wednesday evening, Burtner and investigators from some of the sites he has worked with, will provide a short presentation and discussion, in addition to making the soundscapes available.

Lead Organizer
Speakers
avatar for Karen McGathery

Karen McGathery

Professor, Lead PI VCR LTER, UVA
avatar for Mary Beth Leigh

Mary Beth Leigh

Professor of Microbiology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Mary Beth Leigh is a Professor of Microbiology in the Institute of Arctic Biology and the Department of Biology & Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She organizes Alaska-based and LTER-wide efforts to foster collaboration between the environmental sciences, arts, and... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
19. Chapel

7:30pm PDT

Coordinated Distributed Experiments in the LTER Mixer
This mixer is aimed at bringing together individuals either currently involved in coordinated distributed experiments (e.g., Drought-Net, Nutrient Network) or interested in getting involved is such research efforts. The mixer will be both informational as well as allow for networking among researchers involved or wanting to get involved in coordinated distributed networks.

Event will move between the Surf and Sand Meeting room and the nearby fire circle.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

Professor, Colorado State University

Speakers
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Kimberly Komatsu

Konza Prairie LTER


Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
11. Surf and Sand Meeting Room
 
Thursday, September 22
 

7:30am PDT

Undergrad Travel Fellow Morning Check-in

Check in, talk about plans for the day, strategies for creating a great meeting experience.

Speakers
avatar for Savanna Brown

Savanna Brown

Coordinator - Undergraduate Travel Fellows, Speaker - Planting Seeds of Change
Coordinator for the undergraduate travel fellows at the 2022 ASMStoryteller in Planting Seeds: Stories of Diversity & Justice at LTER Sites. Wednesday 7:30pmhttps://sched.co/1A1Lh... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 7:30am - 8:15am PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:30am PDT

Breakfast
Thursday September 22, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

7:30am PDT

Reserve Meeting Rooms (all Thursday times)
To reserve a meeting room for your group outside of the normally scheduled programming in an available meeting room:

1. Click the "Click Here!" button above
2. In the resulting GoogleSheet, reserve the meeting room you want for the time that you want and enter a topic and lead organizer

We (the LTER Network Office team) will be checking this GoogleSheet regularly and will create an event during the time block you selected that your colleagues can find in the Sched app as they would any other event. Meeting rooms and time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis!

If you don't see your event on the schedule quickly (or are planning to meet on short notice) email Nick Lyon (lyon@nceas.ucsb.edu) to get your event added to the schedule as soon as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Lyon

Nick Lyon

Data Analyst, LTER Network Office
Check out my bio on my website for more information: https://njlyon0.github.io/


Thursday September 22, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
24. Virtual

8:30am PDT

Plenary: Generations
To submit questions for the panel, click the "Click Here!" button at the bottom of this event and submit each question via GoogleForm.

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 →
avatar for Xochitl Clare

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

10:00am PDT

Morning Break
Thursday September 22, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

Recruiting and Supporting Beginning Scientists
We have invited undergraduate and post-baccalaureate scientists from sites that believe they are effectively enhancing access to scientific opportunities for those from diverse backgrounds to share their LTER experience. They are not asked to provide solutions - only their experiences learning about the opportunities offered at their LTER, what drove them to apply, and the moments during their experience at the LTER that made them feel most supported as people and as scientists. We will also hear anonymized testimonials solicited over the most recent field season from REUs and post-baccs from historically-excluded groups across the LTER network. We will then break into smaller groups to discuss common threads in their stories and identify levers to use and pitfalls to avoid when attempting to reach these audiences. After reconvening, we will develop guidelines for a “Recruiting and Supporting Beginning Scientists to Enhance DEI” document that can be shared across the LTER network.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Nameer Baker

Nameer Baker

Kellogg Biological Station

Speakers
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Audrey Barker-Plotkin

Harvard Forest, Harvard University


Thursday September 22, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

Linking traits, genomes, specimens, and images to LTER data
Researchers in ecology work with a growing variety of data types that are increasingly distributed across specialized repositories. Biological and physical sample collections, trait databases, sequencing and genomic data, imagery, and other kinds of scientific information need to be effectively linked to environmental data the LTER network has published over decades. Standard approaches across research communities would support the increasing demand for ecological data synthesis. In this workshop we will examine some of these new and complex cases in ecological data, share recent best practices for managing, publishing, and synthesizing them, and discuss how the LTER network can adapt to research in the modern data environment. We invite LTER researchers, LTER IMs, repository and collections managers, and others with interests in synthesizing ecological, biological, and environmental data to participate.

Presenters & expert data liaisons:
  • Jeffrey Blanchard, University of Massachusets, Amherst
  • Kelsey Yule and Nico Franz, NEON Biorepository at Arizona State University
  • Meghan Balk, NEON
  • Alesia Hallmark, Sevilleta LTER/University of New Mexico
  • Jonathan Thompson, Harvard Forest

Agenda: 
  1. Introductions (who is here, roles, successes/failures in data synthesis)
  2. 6 quick presentations
  3. Small group rotations with expert data liaisons
  4. Group reporting and next steps

Community materials for the session:

The Repository data worksheet will be added to during the session (feel free to add comments now if you have them)

Expert data liaisons and thier participant groups will have notes to fill in during the rotating breakout groups. By data type:


Lead Organizer
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Gregory Maurer

Data Scientist & Information Manager, Jornada Basin LTER
An ecologist and the information manager for the Jornada Basin LTER, with research interests in global change, drylands, and data science.

Speakers
avatar for Corinna Gries

Corinna Gries

Environmental Data Initiative



Thursday September 22, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

Vector graphics for science illustration
Scientific illustrations are a great way to communicate complicated, multidimensional concepts in a single eye-catching figure. Yet many researchers don’t know where to start drafting a conceptual figure–and resort to familiar, but limited, tools like Powerpoint. In this interactive workshop, we cover the basics of designing vector graphics with Affinity—a low cost, fully functional graphic design software. The workshop will begin with an introduction to figure making and a tour of basic Affinity functions. Then, participants will rework a default ggplot output into a publication worthy figure. - Figure: Download here!

Lead Organizer
avatar for Gabe de la Rosa

Gabe de la Rosa

Digital Communications Coordinator, LTER Network Office

Speakers
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Alex Phillips

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis



Thursday September 22, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
06. Heather Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

22X039: Biodiversity & ecosystem function across networks & scale
Many studies of the biodiversity-ecosystem function (BEF) relationship have been conducted at restricted spatial and temporal scales and often without consideration of management intensity gradients. We propose to address two over-arching questions: How do BEF relationships change across spatial and temporal scales, from plot to continental and seasonal to multi-decadal? How do BEF relationships change across gradients of management intensity? Our project leverages existing plant diversity datasets that are common across the majority of LTAR, LTER, and NEON sites at both plot and field scales, as well as existing co-located measurements of ecosystem functions such as productivity, soil fertility, carbon, and invasibility. The addition of LTAR broadens the gradient of management intensity underrepresented in LTER and NEON, better addressing the need to understand how humans affect BEF across spatiotemporal scales.

Speakers
avatar for Betsey Boughton

Betsey Boughton

Long Term Agroecosystem Network
avatar for Hilary Swain

Hilary Swain

Director, Archbold Biological Station
SR

Sydne Record

Associate Professor, University of Maine


Thursday September 22, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
04. Fred Farr Forum

10:30am PDT

Examining species interactions with long-term tree plots
Changing climate may expose forests to increased stress, potentially leading to major mortality events, tree recruitment failures, and loss of ecosystem function or biodiversity. Tree responses likely depend on interspecific interactions, such as competition, facilitation, antagonism, etc., which may alter their sensitivity to environmental stress. This workshop aims to bring together LTER ecologists to identify opportunities and barriers for studying species interactions and climate change in tree communities using long-term data. Goals of this workshop include (1) exploring how existing long-term tree data are used to examine species interactions, (2) identifying the potential for additional strategic data collection to address key questions, and (3) discussing potential mechanisms for cross-site analyses, including LTER, NEON, US Forest Service Experimental Forests, and ForestGeo plots.

Lead Organizer
avatar for David M Bell

David M Bell

Andrews Forest LTER

Speakers
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Joseph LaManna

Marquette University


Thursday September 22, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
11. Surf and Sand Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

How long is long enough? Sussing out long-term trajectories
How long do we need to sample to determine the presence, direction, and magnitude of long-term trends? Do ecosystem properties interact with our ability to detect patterns? Can we use LTER data to understand where short-term studies fit? We developed a data mining approach that bridges short and long-term trends using automated, systematic resampling that allows us to evaluate the trajectory of a system, the amount of observation required to find a trajectory in similar systems, and a means of evaluating the confidence of our conclusions. After illustrating the approach with several successes with population data, we will break out into facilitated discussions examining the application of the method to other ecological domains and LTER sites, as well as analytical expansions of the approach. Our overarching goal is to develop a robust collaboration of LTER scientists, supporting the development of a system and model ‘agnostic’ software tool and subsequent synthesis study.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Bahlai

Christie Bahlai

Kent State University
I'm an LTER superfan and have a podcast about data science and information.
NH

Nick Haddad

Kellogg Biological Station LTER


Thursday September 22, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
05. Kiln Meeting Room

10:30am PDT

Justice and Coproduction Track-03: Co-Production of Knowledge and Justice Research Agenda
The last workshop of the track is about moving a cross-site agenda forward. Participants come together with track organizers to take stock of ongoing LTER justice research and co-production of knowledge practice in order to collectively build an agenda within and across sites. The team will consider what is necessary to support sites and researchers moving toward these goals. A complementary academic output will also be considered, such as a research article comparing work across sites and/or setting a new agenda. The workshop will also consider whether external funding may be required to advance these goals. 



Lead Organizer
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Bonnie Keeler

Minneapolis-St. Paul LTER
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Meghan Klasic

Postdoctoral Scholar, MSP LTER (University of Minnesota)
I am an Interdisciplinary Environmental Geographer. I completed my PhD in Geography with a DE in Computational Social Science from the University of California, Davis. My dissertation examined the role of environmental risk in shaping local governance. I explored these themes across... Read More →

Speakers
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Kevin Grove

Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
avatar for Michelle Hale

Michelle Hale

Assistant Professor-American Indian Studies, Arizona State University


Thursday September 22, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
10. Oak Shelter

10:30am PDT

Legacy phosphorus: exploring controls on P retention
The concept of “Legacy Phosphorus” has been used to describe slow-turnover pools of P in agricultural soils and lake sediment that decouple relationships between current rates of external P inputs and ecosystem P availability and export. The purpose of this workshop is to explore what factors control P retention and export across ecosystems, and how P turnover varies between sites that are P-limited compared to sites in which P is not a limiting nutrient. The primary goal of this workshop is to generate hypotheses and identify LTER datasets that might be used to test these hypotheses. LTER researchers at any career stage and from any LTER site are welcome to participate.


Lead Organizer
avatar for Gaston (Chip) Small

Gaston (Chip) Small

Minneapolis-St. Paul LTER
I am an ecosystem ecologist who studies nutrient recycling in urban environments (but have also worked in tropical rainforests and the Great Lakes).  

Speakers
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Wilfred Wollheim

University of New Hampshire
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John Kominoski

Associate Professor, Lead PI Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, Florida International University
Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Organic Matter Processing, Disturbances, Theory (he/him)



Thursday September 22, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
09. Evergreen Meeting Room

12:00pm PDT

Kellogg Biological Station - Survey Committee
Organizer: Sarah Roy

Thursday September 22, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
15. Curlew Meeting Room

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
At each lunch, we will designate about 10 tables with specific discussion topics. To volunteer to facilitate, click the "Click Here!" button above and provide your name and email to the resulting GoogleForm. To suggest a topic contact Jenn Caselle (caselle@ucsb.edu). As topics are decided, they will be added here. When you get to lunch, look for table tents with the topic that interests you.


Speakers
avatar for Jenn Caselle

Jenn Caselle

LNO synthesis coordinator, UC Santa Barbara


Thursday September 22, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

1:30pm PDT

Cultivating Systemic Change in DEIJ at LTER Sites
What does systemic change in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and justice entail? For us as individual change agents, the work begins with our own personal education and sphere(s) of influence, and expands outward at the speed of trust with our partners and allies. For organizations, systemic change requires buy-in and action from community members at every level. The road to becoming an equity-centered organization means working through some well-studied phases of dysfunction - which requires thoughtfulness, courage, trust, empathy, and patience. 

In this session, attendees will consider their own institution's positionality in a culture-shifting framework synthesized by lead presenter and social justice scholar, Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna. To be walked through the framework, watch Neenah's 20-minute video here. (You're welcome to attend the session if you haven't watched this video, but the video will provide an extra-helpful foundation for you to jump right in to the work.)

Following an overview by Dr. Estrella-Luna, a panel of LTER site presenters will discuss systemic actions their site has undertaken, challenges they've overcome, lessons they've learned, and questions that remain. The panel will spend a total of ~30 minutes covering:
  • Clarisse Hart (Harvard Forest LTER): the role of leadership - responding to a top-down catalyst for change
  • Dr. Corinn Rutkoski (Kellogg Biological Station LTER): grass-roots action - community relationships as change agents
  • Dr. Lydia Zeglin (Konza Prairie LTER): iterative measures of accountability, such as codes of conduct, for keeping us moving forward
For the remainder of the session, individual and small-group discussions will guide participant inquiry into opportunities for change at their own sites. 

As common themes emerge, we’ll ask: Could specific resources or trainings help facilitate these changes? What might the LTER DEI committee and Network Office provide? Are there resources and opportunities outside of the network that sites can leverage to address key challenges?
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    • how one organization responded to a top-down catalyst (an org review) for change

Lead Organizer
avatar for Clarisse Hart

Clarisse Hart

Director of Outreach & Education, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
I am a principal investigator (co-I for our LTER site) and organizational leader at Harvard Forest, where I direct education, communications, and public outreach initiatives. Scaffolded on a foundation of nearly a decade as an ecological research technician in both terrestrial and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Meagan Oldfather

Meagan Oldfather

I'm the Niwot Ridge/Green Lakes Valley LTER coordinator and a plant ecologist interested in population and community responses to climate change in heterogenous landscapes.


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
04. Fred Farr Forum

1:30pm PDT

Teaching Quantitative Reasoning Using Data: Project EDDIE
Please bring a laptop or tablet that can connect to the internet. 

This workshop is an introduction to materials, approaches and 'on ramp' strategies to teaching quantitative reasoning in undergraduate courses for ecology, geology, hydrology and related fields created by participants in Project EDDIE - Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration. 

Summarizing, displaying, and communicating quantitative data remains a persistent challenge in undergraduate science education, and also a skill we seek out in research assistants and graduate students. The prevalence of large, long-term datasets provides an opportunity to engage students in engaging with environmental challenges through open-ended exploration and interpretation. Project EDDIE provides complete and straightforward, evidence-based teaching materials on a range of LTER-relevant topics to guide instructors in teaching with data and fostering students self efficacy in quantitative reasoning.  

In this workshop we will consider what it takes to be ready to teach quantitative reasoning with (LTER, NEON, other) data in your course including: consideration of how to fit quantitative reasoning experiences into a syllabus, generating learning goals, and setting the context in a class so students are primed to be successful. More information on the Project EDDIE website

You can view all the current teaching modules including those made by LTER scientists such as Annette Brickley's "Hypoxia in Coastal Marine Systems" and Chip Small's  "Tracking Hot Spots and Hot Moments in an Urban Freshwater Estuary". Newly developed modules will be coming online all through fall 2022.  Additional materials to support teaching just-in-time statistics and software use, as well as examples of how your peers are using the EDDIE materials are also available on the website. 


Speakers
avatar for Cailin Huyck Orr

Cailin Huyck Orr

Associate Director, Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
My background is in limnology and aquatic biogeochemistry. Since 2014 I've been working with collaborators at institutions around the country to improve STEM education for undergraduate scholars, particularly in helping people who teach, bring evidence-based practices into their teaching... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
13. Acacia Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Introducing new developments at EDI
LTER sites have published their data since 2013 in the LTER - now EDI - repository. LTER Information Managers continue to be instrumental in shaping the repository and its services to science. This workshop will introduce specific services offered by EDI beyond basic data publication, plus ezEML to publish data from non-LTER research. Feedback from scientific data users and information managers will be sought for the following new tools: data exploration, data access code generation, citation tracking, download statistics, and other reporting functions; as well as basic data archiving in a robust, trustworthy data repository featuring immutable, versioned, always available data with permanent DOI identifiers.
We will also give an overview of analysis ready data preparation in the areas of ecological community observation and meteorological station data streams. R packages to access these pre-formatted data have been developed and are available for community review.

Lead Organizer
avatar for Corinna Gries

Corinna Gries

Environmental Data Initiative

Speakers
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Kristin Vanderbilt

Research Associate Professor, University of New Mexico


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
09. Evergreen Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Eco-Influencing - Connecting Your Site With Social Media
Sharing LTER research progress and initiatives beyond the ecological community is critical. It’s important to connect with the Next Gen of potential ecologists. Specifically, those aged 14-20 y.o., as well as the community at large, who spend more getting their information from social media platforms! So, how best to reach them?
One answer is to use the social media platforms people are already accessing. Co-opting those platforms, connecting them, cross-post photos, videos, and compelling information, and becoming “Eco-Influencers”.
This workshop will bring experts on the following topics – to learn how to:
Utilize a variety of social media platforms – connecting them to form an easy platform of information
Better utilize imagery, both video and photographs, in information delivery
Clearly develop a compelling post attract audiences
Present content on a regular basis and learn how often content needs to be generated to satisfy our audience

Lead Organizer
avatar for Scott Simon

Scott Simon

Ed/Outreach, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER

Speakers
avatar for Jill Haukos

Jill Haukos

Director of Education, Kansas State University
I'm dedicated to connecting people to the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. I work primarily with a K-12 audience, using experiential activities paired with classroom curricula, to forge long-lasting relationships between people and their ecosystem.


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
11. Surf and Sand Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Drone Imagery for Vegetation and Habitat Studies (Part A)
This workshop builds on our 2018 ASM drone workshop that surveyed LTER drone use and best practices for creating actionable products and time series. Drone technology is rapidly advancing, with improvements to flight times, instrumentation options, spectral & radiometric resolutions, horizontal and vertical accuracies, 3-D terrain and canopy analyses, and processing software. Workshop Outline: (1) overviews of FAA regulations and restricted airspaces, training and FAA remote pilot certification, and costs for equipment and operations; (2) LTER case-study results from successful projects, as well as lessons learned and common challenges; (3) other values of drone uses, including: a) imagery to support and expand LTER site and cross-site plot and transect-based studies and monitoring, b) synoptic photography to support technical presentations and publications, c) Schoolyard teacher training, and d) public outreach and media coverage; and (4) integrating discussion and next steps.

Speakers
avatar for John Schalles

John Schalles

Investigator, Creighton
I use satellite and aerial remote sensing (including drones) to investigate spatial and temporal patterns of phytoplankton and wetlands in coastal environments. My work with the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER includes recent documentation of long-term declines (35 years) in salt... Read More →
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Max Castorani

Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
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Tom Bell

Postdoc, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
I work at the intersection of ecology, environmental science, and physiology and use remotely sensed imagery (satellite/aerial/UAV, color/multispectral/hyperspectral). I most often work with coastal marine primary producers (kelp/seagrass/coral reefs) but have dabbled in arid/semi-arid... Read More →
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Gregory Okin

Jornada Basin LTER
My research focuses on the geomorphology, soils, and vegetation of arid and semiarid lands at scales ranging from meters to regions. One theme that I emphasize in my research is aeolian geomorphology, due to its importance in understanding desert landscape dynamics and because dust... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
06. Heather Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Ecological Forecasting Contests: A Bridge Across Networks
Iterative ecological forecasting is an emergent research area with the potential to accelerate research while informing decision making. This workshop will describe (~30 min) the NEON forecasting challenge organized by the Ecological Forecasting Initiative RCN, including: how to participate in the five themes (terrestrial carbon, aquatic oxygen, ticks, beetle diversity, leaf phenology), scoring, resources available to support teams (edu. materials, data processing, cyberinfrastructure), efforts to diversify the forecasting community, and lessons learned from the initial rounds of the challenge (>1500 forecasts submitted by >50 teams, including 5 courses). This will be followed by a ~60 min discussion about how LTER data streams might inform forecast development, new forecast challenges in existing or new domains (e.g. urban, coastal, marine, polar), and the potential of ecological forecasts at LTER sites to inform research, decision making, outreach, DEI, and education. Slides and Notes

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dietze

Michael Dietze

Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University
Michael Dietze leads the Ecological Forecasting Laboratory at Boston University, whose mission is to better understand and predict ecological systems, and is author of the book “Ecological Forecasting”. He is interested in the ways that iterative forecasts, which are continually... Read More →
avatar for Christine Laney

Christine Laney

Data Scientist, Battelle, National Ecological Observatory Network


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
10. Oak Shelter

1:30pm PDT

Harmonizing microbial community data
It is now possible to capture genetic information on thousands of soil microorganisms in a single study, revealing changes in biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem services. Most publishers require that metagenomic data be deposited in international nucleotide sequence databases. While there exists a community standard "MIMS'' the ecological metadata is often sparse and inconsistent across data sets. In a recent analysis of metagenomic data sets, "unclassified" was the most abundant term under the "Specific Ecosystem" category. This highlights the challenge for making metagenomic data findable for ecosystem studies and interoperability with other ecological data sets. The specific aims of our LTER Synthesis working group EMERGENT include harmonizing metagenomic sequence data sets to enable ecological research into microbial taxa and their functional traits. This workshop will focus on the nexus of LTER, NEON, EDI and the National Microbiome Data Collaborative.
Presenters
  • Jeffrey Blanchard, UMass Amherst / Harvard Forest LTER
  • Margaret O'Brien, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER, Environmental Data Initiative
  • Sarah Evans, Michigan State University / Kellog Biological Station LTER
  • Danaiijah Vilsaint, Bryn Mawr College / Harvard Forest LTER
  • Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, DOE JGI/Berkeley Lab / NMDC


What unvoiced perspectives, questions, issues and/or comments do you have? Do you or your lab or your site have LTER amplicon, genomic, transcriptomic, metagenomic or metatranscriptomic data sets? Are you interested in working together to generate more resources for the LTER microbial ecology community.  Please let us know - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iZ5RVcCc81DaycuslAMYr22tA5xSQQaRqt2H1RAJb7g/edit?usp=sharing


 


Lead Organizer
avatar for Jeffrey Blanchard

Jeffrey Blanchard

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst / Harvard Forest LTER

Speakers
avatar for Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O'Brien

Data Specialist, University of California, Santa Barbara
My academic background is in biological oceanography. Today, I am a data specialist working with the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) plus ecosystem-level projects conducting primary research, like the LTER network, and a marine Biodiversity Observation Network. My primary data... Read More →
avatar for Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh

Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh

Staff Scientist, DOE JGI/Berkeley Lab



Thursday September 22, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

LTER Contributions to Carbon Markets and Policies
As emission reductions goals continue to pass unmet, governments and private actors are increasingly relying on future carbon sequestration into natural sinks. Carbon markets and Net Zero commitments abound, and often assume that restoring ecosystems will take up additional carbon and “offset” emissions. LTER is uniquely positioned to inform these programs. Indeed, many sites have measured carbon dynamics for decades and have quantified baselines, above which claims of additionality can be assessed. Also, mitigation programs rely on natural sinks to store carbon for decades to centuries, yet the permanence of ecosystem carbon is often poorly understood. LTER’s understanding of ecosystem stress, disturbance, and recovery can provide estimates of risk and inform the size of buffer pools. Finally, LTER science can identify “win-wins” where policies can benefit biodiversity. This workshop will explore these and other potential contributions of LTER science to carbon markets and policies.

Speakers
avatar for Karen McGathery

Karen McGathery

Professor, Lead PI VCR LTER, UVA
avatar for Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson

Lead PI, Harvard Forest


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
05. Kiln Meeting Room

1:30pm PDT

Pulse Dynamics Track-03: Characterizing long-term pulse dynamics among ecosystems: Synthesis & Product Development
Understanding pulse dynamics is important to improving prediction in ecology. Climate change is altering hydrologic regimes, but the degree to which ecological responses are coupled to hydrologic pulses likely varies among ecosystems. A pulse is an abrupt change in system variables. Pulses may be isolated, when caused by single disturbances, or recur over variable time scales, including daily to seasonal.

This third and final workshop will begin with more lightning talks of de novo time-series analyses of long-term data from the ‘data jam’ breakouts from the second workshop. Following these presentations, we will have a discussion of product development opportunities that consider best-practice analytical approaches to long-term data, integration of long-term data from multiple networks within and outside the US LTER, and how to compare long-term data from different temporal and spatial scales. Finally, this workshop will end with six strategic breakout groups working on (i) troubleshooting data generated from the three-day workshop, (ii) site and climate data, (iii) pulse metrics and methods, (iv) manuscript conceptual development, (v) figures & cross-site results, and (vi) synthesis proposal development.

Google Drive of Tutorials and Metrics Outputs:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1BgUdBmG7pYesBapZX5zhipXH20_DeuX2

Pulse Metrics Database 
here

Agenda
1:30-2:00 PM Lightning Talks
2:00-2:20 PM Brainstorming, Data Synthesis & Emerging Themes
2:20-3:00 PM Breakout Groups (recruit 3 additional leaders from Day 2)
1. Model Troubleshooting
2. Tables and text of Site Data & Climate Data
3. Metric Variables & Methods
4. Manuscript Introduction & Background
5. Figures & Cross-Site results
6. Proposal development (12 in-person groups) - October 12 deadline



Speakers
avatar for John Kominoski

John Kominoski

Associate Professor, Lead PI Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, Florida International University
Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Organic Matter Processing, Disturbances, Theory (he/him)
avatar for Jenn Rudgers

Jenn Rudgers

Lead PI, Sevilleta LTER
avatar for Kristofer Hall

Kristofer Hall

Information Manager, Sevilleta LTER
I am the Information Manager for the Sevilleta LTER site based out of the University of New Mexico Department of Biology.


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

3:00pm PDT

Afternoon Break
Afternoon breaks will be served in 3 locations: Farr/Kiln Courtyard, Nautilus Patio, and Scripps Patio.

Thursday September 22, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
22. Corporation Yard and Farr/Kiln Courtyard, and Scripps Patio

3:30pm PDT

Put it in Your Pocket: Easy, Effective Broader Impact Ideas
This networking session will focus on sharing sites’ easy and effective community engagement activities. The intended audience includes education and outreach coordinators, graduate students and PIs looking to try something new at their sites. Presenters will bring a detailed example of a successful activity that they use at their site. These broadly applicable ideas are shared with attendees via a Speed Dating style event where attendees rotate among presenters, getting an overview of the activity and a one-pager to take home. Examples of featured activities: Chronolog; Tempestry; The Virtual Field; extension activities for LTER children’s books; CODAP; videos and remote learning resources; and Data Nuggets. We will work with the LTER Network office to create a website resource featuring example activities. We hope that this workshop will lead to new cross-site collaboration and equip participants with new ideas for their site’s “broader impacts” work.

Lead Organizer
AR

Alexandra Rose

MCM & NWT LTER
I'm the education and outreach coordinator for both McMurdo Dry Valleys and Niwot Ridge LTER projects. I am also a bird biologist. I love informal science education and teaching people of all ages about ecology and evolutionary biology.

Speakers
avatar for Annette Brickley

Annette Brickley

Education Manager, STEMming the Gaps/WHOI
I'm a science education consultant working for myself as STEMming the Gaps Consulting. I have taught in both formal and informal education settings, from chemistry to oceanography to space science to climate change. Current projects include:  Education & Outreach Coordinator for... Read More →



Thursday September 22, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
04. Fred Farr Forum

3:30pm PDT

Envisioning Biocollections for Long-Term Ecological Networks
This workshop will focus on envisioning a future for biocollections designed to facilitate coordinated monitoring and forecasting efforts associated with long-term ecological networks, including collaboration between the LTER Network and National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). We will briefly present on the current operations of the NEON Biorepository at Arizona State University including: (1) NEON organismal and environmental sampling methods; (2) the history, holdings, and services of the NEON Biorepository; and (3) how the NEON Biorepository facilitates access to existing NEON samples and archival of new samples. We will stress the breadth and depth of collections management and informatics expertise and the service culture needed to make such repositories successful. This will provide background for discussing lessons learned for centralized ecology-focused biocollections and potential NEON-LTER synergies to preserve records of ecological change for future research.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Yule

Kelsey Yule

NEON Biorepository Project Manager, Arizona State University
I am the Project Manager for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Biorepository at Arizona State University. Ask me about access to the over 100,000 samples and specimens collected by NEON each year and their associated data! I also have expertise related to designing... Read More →
avatar for Nico Franz

Nico Franz

Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Ecology and Biocollections Director, Arizona State University
I am an evolutionary biologist and insect systematist who specializes in the megadiverse plant-feeding lineage of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea), estimated to include 220,000 species globally. My research program also focuses on developing innovative biocollections infrastructure... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Arts & Humanities Track-03: LTER Arts & Humanities Coordination: Best Practices
Drawing from the previous two workshops on environmental arts-humanities-science practice and research, this work session will focus on LTER-wide collaboration, coordination, and future thinking. Together we will: (a) develop shared priorities for LTER environmental arts-humanities-science programs, (b) discuss a framework for network-wide coordination, (b) identify objectives for collaborative research, and (c) begin to create a unified strategy for network-wide arts and humanities data management. Our hope is to create a working group to collaborate on shared inquiry and evaluation across sites into the future, with the long-term intention of situating the LTER network as a leader in environmental arts-humanities-science collaboration and scholarship.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Leigh

Mary Beth Leigh

Professor of Microbiology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Mary Beth Leigh is a Professor of Microbiology in the Institute of Arctic Biology and the Department of Biology & Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She organizes Alaska-based and LTER-wide efforts to foster collaboration between the environmental sciences, arts, and... Read More →
LG

Lissy Goralnik

assistant professor, Michigan State University, UAF
art-science integration, informal science learning, sense of place


Thursday September 22, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
10. Oak Shelter

3:30pm PDT

Dominance: Identifying patterns and testing mechanisms
Dominant species are a defining characteristic of all ecosystems, which because of their high abundance control both community diversity and ecosystem function. While dominance remains an understudied aspect of ecology, dominant species are well suited to investigation at a network level given their ubiquity across ecosystems. In this working group we will examine patterns of dominance across the ecosystems of the LTER network, ranging from open ocean and lakes to grasslands and forests. We will begin with 20 minutes of lightning talks highlighting patterns of dominance across the LTER network, followed by a discussion of the cascading effect of global change on dominant species and a potential cross-network experimental manipulation of dominant species to test the mechanisms by which dominant species drive community interactions and ecosystem function. We aim to use this workshop as a jumping off point to develop a Research Coordination Network proposal.

Lead Organizer
KK

Kimberly Komatsu

Konza Prairie LTER

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Avolio

Meghan Avolio

Johns Hopkins University
avatar for Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

Professor, Colorado State University


Thursday September 22, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
07. Nautilus Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Drone Imagery for Vegetation and Habitat Studies (Part B)
This workshop builds on our 2018 ASM drone workshop that surveyed LTER drone use and best practices for creating actionable products and time series. Drone technology is rapidly advancing, with improvements to flight times, instrumentation options, spectral & radiometric resolutions, horizontal and vertical accuracies, 3-D terrain and canopy analyses, and processing software. Workshop Outline: (1) overviews of FAA regulations and restricted airspaces, training and FAA remote pilot certification, and costs for equipment and operations; (2) LTER case-study results from successful projects, as well as lessons learned and common challenges; (3) other values of drone uses, including: a) imagery to support and expand LTER site and cross-site plot and transect-based studies and monitoring, b) synoptic photography to support technical presentations and publications, c) Schoolyard teacher training, and d) public outreach and media coverage; and (4) integrating discussion and next steps.

Speakers
avatar for John Schalles

John Schalles

Investigator, Creighton
I use satellite and aerial remote sensing (including drones) to investigate spatial and temporal patterns of phytoplankton and wetlands in coastal environments. My work with the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER includes recent documentation of long-term declines (35 years) in salt... Read More →
avatar for Max Castorani

Max Castorani

Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
avatar for Tom Bell

Tom Bell

Postdoc, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
I work at the intersection of ecology, environmental science, and physiology and use remotely sensed imagery (satellite/aerial/UAV, color/multispectral/hyperspectral). I most often work with coastal marine primary producers (kelp/seagrass/coral reefs) but have dabbled in arid/semi-arid... Read More →
GO

Gregory Okin

Jornada Basin LTER
My research focuses on the geomorphology, soils, and vegetation of arid and semiarid lands at scales ranging from meters to regions. One theme that I emphasize in my research is aeolian geomorphology, due to its importance in understanding desert landscape dynamics and because dust... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
06. Heather Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Synergies between measurements and modeling in LTER research
The synergistic use of observations and modeling can improve understanding of important ecosystem processes. Measurements from the field are essential to the calibration and validation of numerical models, and frequent interactions between observationalists and modelers are crucial for understanding how and where targeted field sampling can benefit model cal/val and produce new knowledge.

This workshop will explore synergies between measurements and modeling within the LTER network, including discussion of successes/challenges and consideration of new approaches to tighten coupling between modeling and measurements within and between sites. We welcome participation from sites that have long-term records or are relatively new to the network.  Involvement of data managers as well as investigators interested in facilitating measurement/model syntheses are encouraged to join the discussion. This workshop will explore possible avenues for pursuing cross-LTER projects and synthesis efforts around the modeling/measurements synergy theme.

Speakers
YS

Y. Spitz

Professor, OSU/CEOAS
avatar for Michael Rawlins

Michael Rawlins

Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystem LTER


Thursday September 22, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
05. Kiln Meeting Room

3:30pm PDT

Synthesis through Harmonized Data Track-03: Identifying gaps in data harmonization and interoperability
To answer today’s most pressing environmental questions, we need to leverage insights from data collected at LTER sites and beyond. This workshop will bring together researchers and data managers interested in synthesis of data across ecological observatory networks (e.g., NEON, LTER, CZO, etc.). In workshops 22B-01 - Advancing synthesis science through harmonized data products and 22B-02 - Overview of harmonized data resources and experiences/lessons learned by those who harmonized them, data harmonization efforts for NEON and LTER will be presented. This third workshop provides an opportunity to consider what other data streams from ecological observatory networks are difficult to synthesize and would benefit from harmonization. This is a product-oriented workshop. Through a discussion and working group format, the goal of this workshop will be to outline a paper on data harmonization needs or to generate a proposal to promote data harmonization efforts.

Thank you for your interest in this workshop! This workshop is meant to be a working session to synthesize some of the ideas from various synergistic workshops that precede it at the All Scientists Meeting. Our experience from past ASMs is that really great ideas are generated during all the workshops and many times you need just a bit more time to get those ideas to a place where they will still keep your interest and investment once you return home from the conference to a full inbox and your regular day-to-day obligations.

We want this workshop to be a time for you to work on some of the ideas generated from workshops at this meeting related to harmonizing and synthesizing data across ecological observatory networks (e.g., NEON, LTER, LTAR, CZO, etc.). Here is a suggested list of workshops that you might attend at this meeting that we could build off. Please note that we have coordinated with the leaders of these other workshops to make sure that they are okay with us using this as a space to further synergize and synthesize ideas.

-        Synthesis through Harmonized Data Track-01: Using harmonized LTER and NEON biodiversity data (ecocomDP)

-        Synthesis through Harmonized Data Track-02: Harmonized data resources and experiences/lessons learned

-        Biodiversity and ecosystem function across networks and scale

-        Harmonized microbial community data

As you are thinking about the idea of synthesizing harmonized data across networks at this meeting, feel free to jot down products that you would be interested in working on into this document. At the beginning of the workshop, we will visit these and determine what one(s) we want to pursue during our workshop time. Our goal will be for each sub-group to have a defined plan of action for how to move their product/project forward by the end of the session.

Things to do before the workshop:

1)     Check out at least one of the other suggested workshops listed above.

2)     Add to the Google doc of products/projects sub-groups could work on during this session.

3)     Contribute to our Community Guidelines document to create an inclusive environment where people feel safe sharing ideas and working together. We will go over these guidelines at the beginning of our workshop to make sure we are all on the same page.

 


Lead Organizer
SR

Sydne Record

Associate Professor, University of Maine

Speakers
avatar for Corinna Gries

Corinna Gries

Environmental Data Initiative
avatar for Eric Sokol

Eric Sokol

Ecologist, NEON, Battelle


Thursday September 22, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
09. Evergreen Meeting Room

5:00pm PDT

Invitation Only: DEI committee and NSF program officers
Co-leads: Joel Llopiz & Nameer Baker

Speakers
avatar for Nameer Baker

Nameer Baker

Kellogg Biological Station


Thursday September 22, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
15. Curlew Meeting Room

5:00pm PDT

Undergrad Travel Fellows Volleyball Game
Meet at volleyball net! (on map) - We will play aroound 5pm until the BBQ at 6!

Speakers
avatar for Savanna Brown

Savanna Brown

Coordinator - Undergraduate Travel Fellows, Speaker - Planting Seeds of Change
Coordinator for the undergraduate travel fellows at the 2022 ASMStoryteller in Planting Seeds: Stories of Diversity & Justice at LTER Sites. Wednesday 7:30pmhttps://sched.co/1A1Lh... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT

6:00pm PDT

Farewell Barbecue
Thursday September 22, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
20. Campus Circle

7:30pm PDT

7:30pm PDT

Undergrad Travel Fellows: Celebration and Reflection
Let's gather after the barbecue (meet at 7:30 in the Dolphin Room) to celebrate each other and reflect on the meeting experience! Think about any experience at the meeting that was particularly impactful, what you feel you've gained, and/or what you plan to carry with you from the meeting.

This would also be a great time to share contact with eachother (including me!) for future networking and support.

Speakers
avatar for Savanna Brown

Savanna Brown

Coordinator - Undergraduate Travel Fellows, Speaker - Planting Seeds of Change
Coordinator for the undergraduate travel fellows at the 2022 ASMStoryteller in Planting Seeds: Stories of Diversity & Justice at LTER Sites. Wednesday 7:30pmhttps://sched.co/1A1Lh... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
16. Dolphin Meeting Room
 
Friday, September 23
 

7:30am PDT

Breakfast
Friday September 23, 2022 7:30am - 9:00am PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall

8:30am PDT

"Entering Mentoring" Training with CIMER

Friday Mentorship Training with CIMER
Requires an additional day at Asilomar

The research mentor training offered by the Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) is an evidence-based, interactive approach designed to help mentors develop skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive, research mentoring relationships—relationships that optimize the success of both mentors and mentees.

Research mentor training—based upon the book Entering Mentoring—has been tested and shown to be effective in increasing mentoring knowledge, skills, and behavior. Furthermore, culturally responsive interactions between mentors and mentees can help historically underrepresented mentees successfully progress in their research careers, becoming effective mentors, scientific leaders, and research team members of the future. The one-day training offered the day after the LTER All Scientists' Meeting is designed to accelerate the process of becoming an effective research mentor by providing mentors with an intellectual framework, an opportunity to experiment with various methods, and a forum in which to solve mentoring dilemmas with the help of their peers. By the end of the training, mentors will have articulated their personal style and philosophy of mentoring and have a toolbox of strategies they can use when faced with difficult mentoring situations.

The workshop will be led by CIMER Master Facilitator Steve Lee with the assistance of CIMER-trained LTER facilitators. The training is offered at no cost to participants, but participants must plan on staying until at least 5 pm on Friday, September 23.

Friday September 23, 2022 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
06. Heather Meeting Room

8:30am PDT

McMurdo Site Meeting (ASM-adjacent event)
Speakers
avatar for Mike Gooseff

Mike Gooseff

University of Colorado-Boulder


Friday September 23, 2022 8:30am - 5:30pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Friday September 23, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
01. Crocker Dining Hall
 
Saturday, September 24
 

8:30am PDT

McMurdo Site Meeting (ASM adjacent event)
Speakers
avatar for Mike Gooseff

Mike Gooseff

University of Colorado-Boulder


Saturday September 24, 2022 8:30am - 5:30pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room
 


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