Oral and Poster Schedule

Oral and Poster Schedule

Keynote Speakers

Jennifer A. Holm 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Natasha MacBean

Western University
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Minkyu Moon  

Boston University
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Paul Moorcroft  

Harvard University
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Conference Program

All talks will be held in the Meigs Room, next to the Dining Hall of the Swope Center, MBL.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023

FRIDAY EVENING ORAL SESSION:  DYNAMICS, DATA & DEMOGRAPHY

7:00 Welcome and opening remarks
7:10 Ben Poulter (NASA/GSFC) Maintaining process in a data-driven world: Applications to dynamic global vegetation modeling, examples with LPJ-wsl
7:35 Nancy Kiang (NASA/GISS) Vegetation demography modeling for canopy radiative transfer and carbon
7:55 KEYNOTE: Jennifer Holm (LBNL) Demographic vegetation models for capturing forest regrowth and carbon sink solutions
8:40 POP-UP TALKS
8:45 till late FRIDAY EVENING POSTER SESSION & MIXER

All talks will be held in the Meigs Room, next to the Dining Hall of the Swope Center, MBL.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023

FRIDAY EVENING ORAL SESSION:  DYNAMICS, DATA & DEMOGRAPHY

7:00 Welcome and opening remarks
7:10 Ben Poulter (NASA/GSFC) Maintaining process in a data-driven world: Applications to dynamic global vegetation modeling, examples with LPJ-wsl
7:35 Nancy Kiang (NASA/GISS) Vegetation demography modeling for canopy radiative transfer and carbon
7:55 KEYNOTE: Jennifer Holm (LBNL) Demographic vegetation models for capturing forest regrowth and carbon sink solutions
8:55 POP-UP TALKS
9:00 till late FRIDAY EVENING POSTER SESSION & MIXER

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023

 SATURDAY MORNING ORAL SESSION:  PHENOLOGY & TEMPERATURE

8:15 KEYNOTE: Minkyu Moon (Boston University) Observing and modeling vegetation phenology using remote sensing and data-driven model
9:15 Xiaoting Li (Cornell University) Empirical methods underpredict temperature sensitivity compared with warming experiments and mechanistic modeling over alpine grassland
9:30 Jen Diehl (Northern Arizona University) Opportunities Using Thermal Imaging
9:45  Jiangong Liu (Columbia University) Widespread Evidence for the Thermal Acclimation of Canopy Photosynthesis
10:00 GROUP PHOTO
10:10 COFFEE BREAK

SATURDAY MORNING BREAKOUT SESSION: GROUP MIP ACTIVITY

10:30-12:00 Interactive MIP activity (Everyone)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON ORAL SESSION 1: DATA ASSIMILATION

3:45 PRE-TALK SNACK BREAK BY POSTERS
4:00 KEYNOTE: Natasha MacBean (Western University) 15 Years of Development of the ORCHIDEE Data Assimilation System: Progress and Future Directions

SATURDAY AFTERNOON ORAL SESSION 2: MODEL PARAMETERIZATION

5:00 Yanlan Liu (Ohio State University) Large Divergence of Projected Arctic Plant Composition and Productivity due to Functional Trait Uncertainty
5:15 Xiangtao Xu (Cornell University) Constraining simulated tropical tree growth sensitivity to CO2 fertilization and climate variability by integrating tree ring records
5:35 Nicolas Venjean (Spectral Evolution) Invasive Species Monitoring With UV-Vis-NIR Spectroscopy
5:50 POP-UP Talks
7:30-late SATURDAY EVENING POSTER SESSION & MIXER

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2023

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION 1:  HUMAN-NATURAL INTERACTIONS

8:15 Elena Shevliakova (GFDL) Why would an Earth System Model benefit from a vegetation dynamics component? Some insights from the NOAA/GFDL ESM4.1
8:35 Kathy Hibbard (NASA ESD/ Terrestrial Ecology) Terrestrial Ecology now and models of the future: a helicopter view from HQ
8:50 Sonali McDermid (NYU) Eating our cake without losing it: exploring sustainability in agriculture and food security with land modeling
9:10 Levente Klein (IBM) Urban Forests for Carbon Sequestration and Heat Island Mitigation

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION 2:  REMOTE SENSING OF VEGETATION

9:25 Wenge Ni-Meister (CUNY Hunter College) Quantifying Aboveground Biomass In The Continental U.S. Using GEDI Waveform Measurements
9:40 COFFEE BREAK
9:55 KEYNOTE: Paul Moorcroft (Harvard University) Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Ecosystems and the Development of a Predictive Science of the Biosphere
10:55 Student and postdoc presentation awards, announcement of next co-chairs and date
11:10 – 12:00 Conference feedback and general discussion

Abstract Submission

Call for abstracts:

While the call for talks is closed, we still welcome your poster abstract submissions! Please share what is important to you in your current research.  Example topics could relate to but are not limited to:

  • Capturing forest regrowth
  • Land-based future carbon sink solutions
  • Agricultural land management
  • MIPs protocols
  • Fire
  • Phenology
  • Forest Mortality/Carbon residence
  • Above-below ground coupling
  • Satellite estimates of forest structure, biomass, and carbon fluxes

Use the following instructions to submit your abstract:

1. Please download and use this template for your abstract submission:

2. Submit your abstract using the following form. This form requires a Google account to log-in and upload your abstract file. If you are unable to use the Google form, please email your abstract to hl3147(at)columbia.edu.

Key Dates:

January 18, 2024:  Abstract submissions open

February 28, 2024: Registration and MBL lodging reservations open

March 4, 2024:  Deadline for abstract submission

March 15, 2024:  Deadline for registration and MBL lodging reservations

April 5-7, 2024:   Conference dates

ER-DGVM-C Reservation

Registration and Lodging Reservation at MBL

The ER-DGVM-C will take place at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  The MBL Swope Conference Center includes comfortable single and shared dormitory rooms, and a dining cafeteria to serve all dietary needs, where conference participants share meals to maximize conversation and interchange.  Reservation also includes refreshments during breaks and mixers.  For those who opt out of lodging and meals, the registration price will still include refreshments.

Below is a breakdown of conference costs. In addition to the conference fee, you can choose a reservation at MBL, which offers options for a single dormitory room with meals, a double dormitory room with meals, or meals only. Your selected accommodation preference will be added to the conference fee. The inclusive meals cover Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as Sunday breakfast.

Registration and Lodging Reservations

Registration for in-person attendance for the ER-DGVM-C is now closed. To register for virtual attendance, provide your contact information via the link below. The virtual conference attendance fee is $50, and payment must be completed through the Marine Biological Laboratory. After completing the following registration form, please continue to the Marine Biologial Laboratory’s reservation website where you can complete your payment. The registration deadline for virtual attendance is April 5, 2024 @ 6:00 pm. Please reach out to Hannah Liddy (hl3147(at)columbia.edu) with any questions!

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Program

The schedule of talks is now available for the 2nd Annual Eastern Regional Dynamic Global Vegetation Modeling Conference. Please note this schedule is subject to change. Oral abstract submissions are closed, but we will continue to accept poster abstract submissions via our registration form until March 12, 2024

Agenda at-a-glance

 

Friday, April 5:

  • Afternoon check-in
  • 6:00-7:00 pm Dinner in Swope Dining Center
  • 7:00-8:30 pm Evening keynote and contributed oral presentations
  • 8:30-10:00 pm Mixer over posters

Saturday, April 6:

  • 8:30 – 12:00: Morning sessions with break, keynote and oral presentations
  • 12:00-1:00 pm:  Lunch in Swope Dining Center
  • 1:00-4:45 pm:   Afternoon free time, impromptu meetings, outdoor time
  • 4:45-6:00 pm: Mixer over posters
  • 6:00-7:00 pm:  Dinner in Swope Dining Center
  • 7:10-8:45 pm:  Evening keynote and oral presentations
  • 8:45-late pm:  Mixer over posters

Sunday, April 7:

  • 8:15-11:00:  Morning sessions with keynote, oral presentations, and a coffee break
  • 11:00-12:00: Student and postdoc presentation awards, announcement of next co-chairs, general discussion
  • 12:00-1:00 pm:  Lunch in Swope Dining Center
  • 1:00 pm:  Depart

    Call for Applications to Join the AIMES Scientific Steering Committee

    Call for Applications to Join the AIMES Scientific Steering Committee

    Deadline: February 28, 2022
    Application Materials: Send a statement of interest and CV to aimes@futureearth.org

    The Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES), a global research network of Future Earth, is accepting applications to serve on the AIMES scientific steering committee (SSC). AIMES is an international network of Earth system scientists and scholars that seeks to develop innovative, interdisciplinary ways to understand the complex relationship between the natural world and human activities. Bridging disciplines to set scientific agendas that advance new knowledge of biosphere-related climate interactions, AIMES also works to understand the complex interactions among biophysical and socioeconomic processes that underpin vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation analyses and climate change mitigation research. AIMES supports the research community through integrative working groups, workshops, open science conferences, and outreach activities, all of which are guided by an SSC and implemented through a central international project office located at NASA GISS.

    AIMES activities are initiated, advanced, and/or overseen by the SSC. Ideal candidates for the steering committee will be highly motivated individuals willing to serve in this volunteer position with a specific interest in fostering and supporting international, interdisciplinary initiatives in the Earth System Sciences. We are broadly interested in candidates familiar with international scientific networks (e.g. Future Earth, WCRP), expertise in either the natural sciences (e.g. global biosphere modeling, land-use modeling, ocean biology and biogeochemistry modeling, Earth observations) or social sciences (e.g. socioeconomic modeling and analysis, behavioral decision sciences), and an interest in bridging these fields to further understand the role of human activities in the Earth system. Additional focal areas could include, but are not limited to: climate extremes, marine and coastal resources, abrupt changes in the Earth system, biodiversity, human-environment interactions, and/or the development of new methodological approaches (e.g. AI and machine learning).

    The general tasks of AIMES SSC members include the following:

    • Facilitate the bridging of natural and social science research as it pertains to understanding and modeling the Earth system.
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    • Provide sustained guidance to the AIMES IPO, which includes being responsive to requests, taking leadership on activities and providing inputs to AIMES-related communications (e.g. newsletter, policy briefs, etc.).
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    • Attend and make an active contribution to the committee meetings which occur in-person once a year for 2-3 days and up to three times a year remotely (note all meetings are currently conducted remotely).
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    Committee member terms are three years, with the potential to renew up to three additional years. Applications will be reviewed by the current AIMES SSC and IPO, and approved by the Future Earth Secretariat. When selected, the new AIMES SSC members will receive a formal appointment letter from the AIMES IPO. Three to four SSC positions are available, with an anticipated start date of April 1, 2022.

    To apply, please send a statement of interest and CV to aimes@futureearth.org by February 28, 2021.

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