© 2014 Association of Ecosystem Research Centers

AERC: Association of Ecosystem Research Centers 2014 Meeting
Invitation

2014 Annual Meeting in Washington DC

"The Role of Ecosystem Science in Developing Adaptation Strategies to Climate and Global Change"

8th and 9th of October 2014

Schedule

2014 meeting events in Washington DC

October 7, 2014 Arrive/overnight in Washington DC (e.g., Holiday Inn Washington Capitol)

October 8, 2014
8:30 am -12:30 pm

Workshop at the American
Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
1444 I Street NW
Washington DC 22101

Breakfast: coffee/tea and pastries - delivered to AIBS

12:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch: cold selections - delivered to AIBS
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Workshop at AIBS Offices
1444 I Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC
October 9, 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am

(room available from 9:30 am - 11:30 am)
Congressional Briefing: The Role of Ecosystem Science in Developing Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies to Climate Change, and questions from congressional members and staffers.

Cannon House Office Building
C Street SE
Room 334
Washington, DC 20003

Nearest Metro stop: Capitol South (accessible on the Orange and Blue lines)

Our briefing speakers this year are:

  Jerry Hatfield Dr. Jerry Hatfield, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (USDA-ARS) & Iowa State University
Implications of Climate Change on Agricultural Ecosystems (PDF)
  Julia Cherry Dr. Julia Cherry, New College and Biological Sciences, University of Alabama
Rising Tides: Sustaining Coastal Wetlands in a Changing World (PDF)
  Darrel Jenerette Dr. G. Darrel Jenerette, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California Riverside
Cities, Agriculture, and Wildlands: Ensuring Continued Ecosystem Services from Our Rapidly Changing Landscapes (PDF)
12:00 - 1:00 pm After the briefing, participants can accompany speakers to lunch on Capitol Hill -- location TBD
1:30 - 4:30 pm Participants who have made arrangements with AIBS will visit their respective congressional offices on Capitol Hill; or departure from Washington

Also see:

The president's September 2014 letter (PDF)
2014 annual meeting survey summary (PDF)
Speaker Bios (PDF)