AERC Symposium


Out on a Limb: Sustainability of Urban Ecosystems
Under Changing Climates

Location: Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
Thursday, September 24, 2009, 12:30 - 4:30 pm

Presentations may be accessed by clicking on the links below. Information from these presentations
should only be used with proper citation to the authors and images from the presentations
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Welcome and introduction


Donald F. Boesch (Center for Environmental Science, College Park, MD): “What is the future of New Orleans?”


Peter M. Groffman (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY):  “The bio-geo-socio-chemistry of urban watersheds


Allen P. Davis (Maryland Water Resources Research Center, College Park, MD):  “Impacts of climate change on urban infrastructure"

  Nancy B. Grimm (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ): "Global change in the urban century"


Caroline M. Hermans (Cross-Roads Initiative, City College of New York, New York, NY):  “Water use and scarcity in arid urban environments: finding long-term sustainability in southern California


Douglas Farr (Farr Associates, Chicago, IL):  “Beyond green buildings: sustainable urbanism and the LEED Neighborhood Design Program