Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
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.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
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