SYMP 19 - 20 Years of Insights into Social-Ecological Research from the Two Urban LTER Sites

Thursday, August 10, 2017: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Portland Blrm 251, Oregon Convention Center
Morgan Grove, U.S. Forest Service
Steward T. A. Pickett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Urbanization is a fundamental driver of a changing world in this 21st Century. In 1997, the National Science Foundation established two urban sites as part of its long term ecological research program: the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) and Central Arizona-Phoenix (CAP) projects. These two sites were distinct not only because they focused on novel ecosystems, cities, but also because they were expected to examine cities as dynamic, social-ecological systems over the long term. Over the past 20 years, BES and CAP have played a significant role in the development of and interest in social-ecological research in general and urban ecology in particular. This session will examine the historic role of BES and CAP to the fields of urban ecology and ecology as social-ecological phenomena; synthesize research from four key domains—streams and watersheds, biodiversity, residential lands, and long term social-ecological dynamics; and consider the future role for long term, social-ecological research for the field urban ecology. An important component of the symposium will be to consider what it will take for urban ecology to transition from a “frontier science” to a “textbook science.”
2:00 PM
 Streams are not pipes: The expected and unexpected relationships between streams, watersheds, and urban dynamics
Peter M. Groffman, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center; Emma Rosi, Cary Institute; Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University; Sujay S. Kaushal, University of Maryland
2:30 PM
 The domestication of biodiversity in the city
Paige S. Warren, University of Massachusetts; Charles Nilon, University of Missouri; Susannah B. Lerman, USDA Forest Service; Heather L. Bateman, Arizona State University Polytechnic; Christopher M. Swan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
3:00 PM
3:10 PM
 The new American farmers and foresters: Residential lands and their owners as the new stewards of American lands
Morgan Grove, U.S. Forest Service; Kelli L. Larson, Arizona State University; Peter M. Groffman, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center; Sharon J. Hall, Arizona State University; Dexter Locke, Clark University; Abigail M. York, Arizona State University; Susannah B. Lerman, USDA Forest Service
3:40 PM
 Long term urban ecological change: Slow-rates, lags, and legacies
Daniel L. Childers, Arizona State University; Emma Rosi, Cary Institute
4:10 PM
 Future directions for urban ecology and the essential role of long term, social-ecological research
Lucy R. Hutyra, Boston University; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah
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