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New Frontiers: Bridging the Gaps Between Continental and Global-Scale Research Networks, A Special AGU-ESA Event and Evening Social

Monday, August 10, 2015: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
309, Baltimore Convention Center
Marc Kramer, University of Florida
Jill Baron, US Geological Survey; Eric Davidson, University of Maryland; and Jennifer W. Harden, United States Geological Survey
The purpose of this evening social is to foster broader connections and identify emerging opportunities between continental and global-scale research networks. Speakers/poster presenters and participants from ESA, AGU, national and international research networks will identify opportunities and prospects for collaborations , growth and support at ESA and AGU meetings .  The social event itself will foster communication and outreach with representatives from the emerging international Critical Zone Observatory (iCZO) Network, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and the Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Network in attendance.  Poster presentations and representation from other science networks will be invited and encouraged to attend. This event is co-sponsored between the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the American Geophysical Union  (AGU), and will be linked to a follow-on event at the AGU Fall 2015 meeting. 

Invited speakers, presenters and representatives in attendance include Eric Davidson (President-Elect of AGU, U. Maryland Center for Environmental Science), Jill Baron (Past-President of ESA, USGS), Don Sparks  (iCZO, U. Delaware), Lou Derry (CZO, Cornell),  Peter Groffman (LTER, Cary Institute),  Enriqueta Barerra (iCZO, NSF), Jack Ewel (NEON,U. of Florida), Henry Gholz  (MacroEcosystems, NSF), Nancy Cavallero (USDA NIFA), Woody Turner, Brad Dorn, Kathy Hibbard (NASA), Russ Lea (NEON)

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