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AERC: Association of Ecosystem Research Centers 2015 Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting in Washington DC

"Ecosystem Response to Extreme Events"

October 21-22, 2015



October 20, 2015
Arrive/overnight in Washington DC.
October 21, 2015
8:30 am -12:30 pm AIBS Workshop on Communicating with Policy Makers and the Media 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 - 1:30 pm Lunch: cold selections - delivered to AIBS
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Annual AERC Meeting at AIBS Offices
1444 I Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC
October 22, 2015
10:30-11:30 am Congressional Briefing: Ecosystem Resilience to Extreme Events, and questions from congressional members and staffers. (Download flyer)
Location: Room SVC-208 in the Capitol Visitor Center
  Samantha Joye Dr. Samantha Joye, Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences in Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
How an offshore oceanic ecosystem responded to extreme perturbation: The 2010 Gulf of Mexico BP/Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout (PDF)
  Todd Crowl Dr. Todd Crowl, Professor, Biological Sciences, Florida International University
Using large-scale ecosystem restoration to mitigate impacts of sea level rise on urban coastal communities (PDF)
  Daniel Obrist Dr. Daniel Obrist, Research Professor, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute
How disturbances and climate change affect ecosystem regulation, filtering, and exposure of mercury and other persistent pollutants (PDF)
~12:00 pm After the briefing, participants can accompany speakers to lunch on Capitol Hill -- location TBD
1:00 - 5:00 pm Participants who have made arrangements with AIBS will visit their respective congressional offices on Capitol Hill; or departure from Washington

Also see:

Speaker Bios (PDF)
2015 Congressional Briefing Flyer