A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
DOINews: Visit NE CSC researchers at Upcoming ESA meeting!
If you are attending the Ecological Society of America's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis this year, August 4-9, be sure to check out some of the sessions and talks that will feature researchers from the NE CSC and other Climate Science Centers! A few are listed here.
Special Session #1 (SS 1): Climate Science Centers: Now Supporting Resource Management With Science at a Location Near You!
Monday, August 5, 2013, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
101A, Minneapolis Convention Center
Organizer: Geneva W. Chong
Co-organizers: Stephen T. Gray , Jill Baron , Shannon McNeeley , Jeffrey T. Morisette , Dennis S. Ojima and Richard Sojda
This special session will introduce participants to the Department of Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their unique position to unite federal and academic researchers with cultural and natural resource managers to facilitate a full-cycle approach to the use of research in support of management decisions - from identification of management need to provision of research product to the decision making process. A panel composed of leaders from the CSCs, members of the University Consortia and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and other collaborators/clients will provide an overview of the approaches used to support the CSC mission: to serve the scientific needs of managers of fish, wildlife, habitats, and ecosystems as they plan for a changing climate by providing scientific support for climate-adaptation across a full range of natural and cultural resources. Participants will benefit from an overview of the CSC support capacities, research solicitation and funding processes with hopes to spark future collaborations.
NE CSC UMN PI Anthony D'Amato's group presents:
OOS 16: Informing and Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Approaches Using Historic Ecological Data Records
David A. McKenzie, University of Minnesota; Anthony W. D'Amato, University of Minnesota; Brian J. Palik, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station; Shawn Fraver, USDA Forest Service; John B. Bradford, US Geological Survey; John C. Brissette, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service
NE CSC UMissouri PI Frank R. Thompson's group presents:
Thursday, August 8, 2013: 2:10 PM
101F, Minneapolis Convention Center
OOS 30-3: Coupling LINKAGES and LANDIS Pro to predict future tree species distributions in the Central Hardwoods and Appalachian regions.
Frank R. Thompson III, University of Missouri-Columbia; Hong S. He, University of Missouri; William D. Dijak, University of Missouri-Columbia; Brice B. Haneberry, University of Missouri; Jacob S. Fraser, University of Missouri; Wen J. Wang, University of Missouri
COS 30-9: Comparing predictions of forest aboveground biomass of LINKAGES v2.2, PnET-II, and ED2 with long-term field data in temperate forests of the United States
Wenchi Jin , School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Hong S. He , School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO ; Frank R. Thompson III , USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Stephen R. Shifley , USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO