2nd Annual
Eastern Regional Dynamic Global Vegetation Modeling Conference 

Predicting Terrestrial Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change: Linking Models and Measurements
April 5-7, 2024

The next Eastern Regional Dynamic Global Vegetation Modeling Conference (ER-DGVM-C) will be held April 5-7, 2024 at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. The ER-DGVM-C was established in 2023 to foster interchange among scientists, postdocs, and students who conduct research in modeling, lab and field studies, remote sensing, and data science related to understanding vegetation and land biophysical and biogeochemical dynamics from the molecular to global scales.  The conference focus is particularly on dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs) that couple with surface hydrology and/or atmosphere models, and the data and process studies that are needed to inform model physics, parameters, and provide boundary conditions.  

This collegial, 2-day conference is held every spring in the retreat-like setting of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA.  The ER-DGVM-C format promotes substantial time for discussion during talks, over meals, poster sessions, and evening mixers, with always an afternoon free for impromptu meetings and to enjoy the seaside ambiance of Woods Hole. The conference especially encourages early career scientists to gain valuable feedback on their work in a supportive environment.  It provides a forum for all to have the opportunity to connect with others with diverse expertise in the very multidisciplinary endeavor of understanding terrestrial ecosystem dynamics in the context of the Earth system.  While the venue is most convenient for those in the Eastern U.S., it is certainly open to any who wish to attend from outside the region.

Key Dates

January 18
Abstract submissions open

February 28 Registration and MBL lodging reservations open

March 4
Abstract submissions deadline

March 15
Registration and MBL lodging deadline

April 5-7
Conference dates

Thanks for attending!

Congratulations to the awardees of the best oral and poster presentations:

  • Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation: Rong-Yu Gu, Columbia University
  • Best Graduate Student Poster: Francesca Lingo, CUNY 
  • Best Postdoc Oral Presentation: Katja Irob, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Best Postdoc Poster: Tao Han, Cornell University


Keynote Speakers

Michael Dietze

Ecological Forecasting Lab
Boston University
Research Site

Lucy Hutyra

Terrestrial Carbon Lab
Boston University
Research Site

Dave Schimel

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Research Site

Ying Sun

School of Integrative Plant Science Soil and Crop Sciences
Cornell University
Research Site

Xiangtao Xu

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University
Research Site

Questions? Contact us:

For any questions on conference format, scientific scope, organization, etc., please email:

Dr. Paul Moorcroft, paul_moorcroft *at* harvard.edu
Dr. Nancy Y. Kiang, Nancy.Y.Kiang *at* nasa.gov

For questions about the website and sponsorship,
please email:

Dr. Hannah Liddy, hl3147 *at* columbia.edu 

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Please contact aimes@futureearth.org if you would like to sponsor the 2024 conference. We will provide guidelines for sponsorship.