Research Opportunities with the US Department of Energy - Office of Biological and Environmental Research
Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
306, Sacramento Convention Center
Daniel B. Stover, US Department of Energy
Paul J. Hanson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) program within the US Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research supports basic science to improve representation of critical terrestrial ecosystem processes in Earth System Models. In this town hall, TES’s vision, funding strategy and strategic planning will be presented by program mangers. Cornerstone research activities including AmeriFlux, the SPRUCE CO2xtemperature manipulation study, and advancements with the Community Land Model will be highlighted and discussed by project leads. Additionally, opportunities with DOE’s Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE), a decade long effort seeking to improve the representation of critical arctic and tropical ecosystems in Earth system models through coupled, multi-scale model-experiment will be discussed. Future TES funding opportunities as well as the capabilities at DOE’s Scientific User Facilities (EMSL, JGI, and ARM) will be discussed. This town hall will engage the ESA community and foster synergistic leveraging opportunities within DOE investments and solicit community feedback.