EnviroDay 2012 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, January 17th

9:00 - 9:30 
 Breakfast with Michael E. Mann (Clark Hall Lobby)
9:30 - 9:45  Welcome to Enviroday 2012 (108 Clark Hall)

       Rosemary L. Malfi, EnviroDay Chair

       Patricia L. Wiberg, Environmental Sciences Chair

 9:45 - 10:45  Oral Session I (108 Clark Hall)
Coastal Stream Ecosystem Metabolism: A Comparison of the Conventional Open Water Technique and Eddy Correlation || Koopmans, Dirk* and Peter Berg

Conditional heteroskedasticity warns of impending regime shift in a whole-ecosystem experiment || David Seekell*
Estimation and analysis of variability in invasion rate of the gypsy moth || Jonathan A. Walter*, Ottar N. Bjornstad, and Kyle Haynes

Impacts of gypsy moth defoliation and Bacillus thuringiensis on Coleopteran diversity in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia || Hilary Wayland*, Rea Manderino, Kyle Haynes
 10:45 - 11:00
 Short Break
11:00 - 12:00
 Oral Session II (108 Clark Hall)
 11:00 Heat-Related Mortality Risk within Seven U.S. Cities || David Hondula* and Robert E. Davis

 11:15 Mortality Displacement - A Characterization of Lagged Mortality Response for Heat Events in Boston and Philadelphia || Michael Saha*
 11:30 Looking for Saharan Dust in the Forests of the Yucatan: A Multi-scale Approach || Rishiraj Das*, Deborah Lawrence, Amato Evan, Julie Pett-Ridge, Natalie Mahowald
 11:45 Patterned Ground Facilitates Shrubland Expansion in the Northwest Siberian Low Arctic || Gerald V. Frost*, Howard E. Epstein, Donald A. Walker, and Georgiy Matyshak 
 12:00 - 5:00  Poster Session Open (Mural Room, Clark Hall)
 12:00 - 1:45  Lunch (Clark Hall Lobby)
 1:45 - 2:50  Keynote Address: "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From the Front Lines" (Clark 108)

        Keynote Speaker: Michael E. Mann, Penn State University

        Introductory Remarks to be given by James N. Galloway
, Associate Dean for the Sciences

        *Note: Seating is limited.  Overflow rooms with a live feed of the address will be made available.

 3:00 - 3:45   Poster Presentations, Coffee Break, Book Signing 
  • Poster Session and Coffee Break (Mural Room, Clark Hall)
  • Dire Predictions Book Signing with Author and Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael Mann (Clark Hall Lobby)
 4:00 - 5:00  Oral Session III (108 Clark Hall)
The Impact of Mountaintop Carbon Dioxide Mixing Ratios on Inversion Model Estimates of Carbon Exchange over North America || Temple R. Lee*, Stephan F. J. DeWekker, Bjorn Brooks
Characterization (Δ13C & TOC) of marine sediments from restored seagrass (Zostera marina) meadows in coastal lagoons of Virginia || Noah Egge* and Stephen Macko
Simulating Tundra Plant Community Dynamics in Response to Climate Change and Grazing Pressures at Regional and Pan-Arctic Scales || Qin Yu*, Howard E. Epstein, Donald A. Walker, Gerald V. Frost, and Bruce C. Forbes
 4:45  Oxygen Exchange and Ice Melt Measured at the Ice-Water Interface by Eddy Correlation || Long, M.H.*, D. Koopmans, P. Berg, S. Rysgaard, R.N. Glud, and D.H. Sogaard
 5:00      Closing Remarks (108 Clark Hall)
 5:15      EnviroDay Reception (Odum Room, Clark Hall)