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2019 Annual Meeting

October 23 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 4:00 pm

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PRESENTERS AND ATTENDEES WHO MADE THE 2019 BES LTER ANNUAL MEETING A SUCCESS. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE, CUPs COFFEEHOUSE CATERING, THE EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER, BLACK TIE CATERERS, THE MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBO AND, OF COURSE, RAVENBEER!

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Dear Members, Collaborators, and Friends of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study,

You are invited and encouraged to attend the 21st Annual Meeting of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) Long-Term Ecological Research Program. Events include the Research Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, 23-24 October and the BES Community Open House on 23 October.

The Research Conference shares updates and results of project investigations with all BES collaborators, interested researchers, educators, local, state and federal agency representatives, media, and community members. We are fortunate this year to have Dr. Franklin Lance, President and CEO, Parks and People Foundation, a Baltimore Pastor, and a public interest advocate give the Keynote speech, Where do we go from here?. Location: University of Baltimore, Student Center, Wright Theater, 21 W. Mt Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201.

The Open House is an informal event to share BES research with Baltimore residents and to learn about related endeavors from the Baltimore community. This year’s Open House theme is ‘Equity and Urban Ecology’. We will be highlighting our work in this area and the work of local organizations – providing an opportunity for Baltimore-based projects to share their information. We are pleased to be holding this year’s Open House at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. There will be live music and complimentary refreshments, including small bites and soft drinks. Complimentary RavenBeer beer and ales will be available for attendees 21 and older. Many thanks to RavenBeer for being an Open House sponsor two years running!

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule (may be subject to change)
23 October
Research Conference Day 1

 

8:15 AM Registration and Breakfast All
8:40 AM Welcome Meghan Avolio, Johns Hopkins University
8:45 AM Introduction of Keynote speaker Frank Lance Morgan Grove, United States Forest Service (USFS)
8:50 AM Where Do We Go from Here? Frank Lance, Parks & People Foundation
9:20 AM Remarks by BES Director Emma Rosi, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Cary Institute)
Session 1 – Title Presenter
9:45 AM Equity and arboviral risk in the urban landscape Shannon LaDeau, Cary Institute
10:00 AM Evolution of the Integrating Chemistry and Earth Science project Bess Caplan, Cary Institute
10:15 AM Quantifying effects of stream restoration on nitrate loads in an urban watershed using a high-frequency sensor network Claire Welty, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
10:30 AM Break All
Session 2 – Title Presenter
10:45 AM Three Books on the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Origin, Outcomes, and Outlook Steward Pickett, Cary Institute
11:00 AM Organic matter budget and fate in engineered headwaters Megan Fork,  Umeå University
11:15 AM 70 years of neighborhood sociodemographic changes and redlining Dexter Locke, USFS
11:30 AM Poster Lightening Round Multiple
11:45 AM Lunch All
Session 3 – Title Presenter
1:00 PM How equitably distributed is green Stormwater infrastructure in Baltimore? Joanna Solins, University of California, Davis
1:15 PM Management matters: examining the effects of mowing and fencing on plant communities in Chicago’s vacant lots Elsa Anderson, University of Illinois at Chicago, Cary Institute
1:30 PM Synthesis of BES long-term biogeochemistry data streams Peter Groffman, City University of New York (CUNY) and Cary Institute
1:45 PM Poster Session
Session 4 -Title Presenter
3:15 PM Findings from the Safe Urban Harvests Study: A survey of soil, water, and produce taken from Baltimore farms and gardens Rachel Santo, Johns Hopkins University
3:30 Trace metal biomagnification in species inhabiting Stormwater retention ponds in Maryland Dylan Ferris, Towson University
3:45 Front and backyard differences in soil chemistry and nitrogen transport Amanda Suchy, Cary Institute
4:00 Characterizing ecohydrological services of urban trees and forests for stormwater management Mitch Pavao-Zuckerman, University of Maryland
4:15 END
5:30 – 7:30 p OPEN HOUSE: Equity and Ecology Eubie Blake Cultural Center

 

24 October
Research Conference Day 2

8:15 AM Registration and Breakfast All
8:40 AM Welcome Nancy Sonti, USFS
Session 5 – Title Presenter
8:45 AM Distributional Justice of NYC’s Urban Ecosystem Services: Analyzing the mismatches in supply and demand Pablo Herreros Cantis, New School
9:00 AM Biotic homogenization of urban earthworm fauna Katelin Szlavecz, Johns Hopkins University
9:15 AM Urban tree specific gravity and ash content: a case study from Baltimore Nancy Sonti, USFS
9:30 AM Coupled Terrestrial-Aquatic-Built Environment Watershed Modeling Larry Band, University of Virginia
9:45 AM Baltimore forest fragment soils: Changes in nutrients and metals over 17 years Ian Yesilonis, USFS
10:00 AM Adapting virtual reality to Environmental Education Stanley Kemp, University of Baltimore
10:15 AM Is Green Infrastructure a Universal Good? Zbigniew Grabowski, Cary Institute
10:30 AM Break All
Session 6 – Baltimore Ecosystem Alliance Panel Discussion Moderator
10:45 AM BES Futures and Partnerships Morgan Grove, USFS
11:45 PM Lunch All
Session 7 – Title Presenter
1:00 PM Forming a Baltimore Urban Waters Flood Team Robert Shedlock, Baltimore Urban Waters Partnership (BUWP)
1:15 PM Halophilic Microorganisms as Markers for Road Salt Contamination Wolf T. Pecher, University of Baltimore
1:30 PM Empowering diverse students with scientific and computational thinking tools to address local water challenges Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute
1:45 PM Historic stream burial and present-day pluvial flood risk: a case study of Harford Run Bernice Rosensweig, CUNY
2:00 PM Income is more important than life stage for determining residential yard biodiversity in Baltimore Meghan Avolio, Johns Hopkins University
2:15 PM Break All
Session 8 – Title Presenter
2:30 PM Augmenting Forest Patch Maps with Structural Data and Distributed Field Samples Matthew Baker, UMBC
2:45 PM Development and testing an urban hyper-resolution fully-coupled subsurface-land-surface-atmosphere model Mahdad Telebpour, UMBC
3:00 PM Does Stormwater have politics? Amanda Philips, Cary Institute
3:15 Closing Remarks Emma Rosi
3:30 PM End

Research Conference Meals
All attendees will have access to complimentary coffee. Breakfast and lunch pre-purchase is now over.

Sincerely,
Emma J. Rosi
Director, Baltimore Ecosystem Study
NSF Long-Term Ecological Research

Details

Start:
October 23 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 24 @ 4:00 pm

Venue

University of Baltimore, Student Center, 5th Floor
21 W Mt Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Details

Start:
October 23 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 24 @ 4:00 pm

Venue

University of Baltimore, Student Center, 5th Floor
21 W Mt Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
+ Google Map