Monday, August 3, 2009

7:00 AM-8:00 AM
SEEDS Breakfast

7:00 AM-9:00 AM
EcoEd Digital Library Editorial Committee Business Meeting
ESA Ecology Editorial Board Meeting

8:00 AM-10:00 AM
ESA Plenary 2: Opening Scientific Plenary and Awards Ceremony: Disturbance and Landscape Dynamics in a Changing...

10:15 AM-11:30 AM
SS 1 - Improv 101: Get Comfortable with Public Speaking
SS 2 - Warfare Ecology: Agenda for an Emerging Sub-Field
SS 3 - Resources for Ecology Education: Fair & Share (REEFS)
SS 4 - Sense of Place: Honoring the Ecological Knowledge of New Mexico Indigenous Communities
SS 5 - What is Sustainability Science and Can It Make Us Sustainable?
SS 6 - Surf and Turf: Establishing New Paradigms by Integrating Theory and Forging Partnerships between Marine and Terrestrial Ecology

11:30 AM-1:15 PM
WK 16 - Exploring the Places We Live: Citizen Scientists
Business Meeting on New Carbon Cycle Science Plan  for US Funding Agencies
ESA Awards Committee Meeting
ESA Joint Editorial Board Luncheon (Invitation Only)
ESA Mexico Chapter Business Meeting
ESA Past Presidents' Forum Luncheon
ESA Rocky Mountain Chapter Business Meeting
ESA SEEDS Brown Bag Luncheon
ESA Undergraduate Student Orientation
Researchers at Undergraduate Institutions Business Meeting and Mixer

11:30 AM-6:30 PM
ESA Opening of Exhibits

11:45 AM-12:15 PM
ESA Presider/AV Training

1:30 PM-5:00 PM
SYMP 1 - How Can Soil Microbial Ecology Contribute to the Sustainability of Agricultural Systems?
SYMP 2 - Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Defense Against Insects: Novel Approaches to Classic Questions
SYMP 3 - Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Locally and Globally
OOS 1 - Ecological Contributions to the International Polar Year (IPY): High Latitude Ecosystem Ecology in an Era of Global Change
OOS 2 - Developing Ecological Knowledge for Sustainability Science: Representing Adaptive Behavior in Ecological Management Models
OOS 3 - Missing Links in the Root-Soil Organic Matter Continuum
OOS 4 - Plant Regulation of Xylem Hydraulic Conductivity at Multiple Scales: Recent Advances, Future Directions and Ecological Implications
OOS 5 - Forest Canopy Ecology and the Sustainability of Forest Resources
OOS 6 - Climate Change Science in Conservation Planning
OOS 7 - Pulse of the Planet: Ecologists' Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendations for Global Sustainability - Public Policy Implications
COS 1 - Arid and Semi-Arid Systems
COS 2 - Biodiversity: Landscape Structure and Environmental Gradients
COS 3 - Biogeochemistry: New Paradigms in Biogeochem Cycling
COS 4 - Community Pattern and Dynamics: Metacommunities and Competition
COS 5 - Education: Community- and Technology-Based Education
COS 6 - Functional Ecology and Species-Area Relationships
COS 7 - Herbivory
COS 8 - Invasion
COS 9 - Invasion: Community Effects
COS 10 - Landscape Ecology
COS 11 - Marine Systems: Intertidal and Reefs
COS 12 - Niche Relationships and Theory
COS 13 - Paleoecology
COS 14 - Predation and Predator-Prey Interactions
COS 15 - Sustainability
COS 16 - Urban Ecosystems

5:00 PM-5:45 PM
ESA Award Recipients' Reception (Invitation Only)

5:00 PM-6:30 PM
PS 1 - NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network)
PS 2 - Biodiversity
PS 3 - Climate Change
PS 4 - Climate Change: Biogeochem Cycles
PS 5 - Climate Change: Communities
PS 6 - Climate Change: Plants
PS 7 - Ecosystem Function
PS 8 - Education
PS 9 - Education: Community-Based Learning
PS 10 - Education: Pedagogy
PS 11 - Education: Research and Assessment
PS 12 - Functional Ecology
PS 13 - Global Change Biology
PS 14 - Microbial Ecology
PS 15 - Modeling
PS 16 - Mycorrhizae and Ecosystem Function
PS 17 - Mycorrhizae and Plant-Fungal Interactions
PS 18 - Riparian and Floodplain Habitats
PS 19 - Seed Production, Dispersal, and Predation
PS 20 - Soil
PS 21 - Sustainability

5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Musicians Central

6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Christian Ecologist Social
ESA Aquatic Ecology Section Mixer
ESA Biogeosciences Section Mixer
ESA Buell/Braun Judges Meeting
ESA Student Section Mixer
ESA Theoretical Ecology Section Mixer
ESA Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section Business Meeting
ESA Vegetation Section and IAVS-NA Business Meeting and Mixer
Utah State University Ecologists Mixer

8:00 PM-10:00 PM
SS 7 - Opportunities for Funding in Environmental Biology and Related Areas at NSF
SS 8 - The American Southwest: Opportunities for Research and Education
SS 9 - When Ecosystem Goods and Services Jump and Crash: A Forum on Sustainability and Networking Options
SS 10 - Alternative Ecological Restoration Designs for Mined Landscapes: Strategies that Integrate Natural and Social Communities to Remediate Their Ecosystems
SS 11 - Informing Policy with Ecological Science
SS 12 - Film Screening of "Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War"
WK 17 - Google Earth Software: Applications for Ecological Research
WK 18 - Careers in Ecology: Advice from Professionals in the Field