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AERC: Association of Ecosystem Research Centers 2016 Meeting

AERC & IUR Joint Annual Meeting, Aiken, SC

October 03-05, 2016

 

AERC Congressional Briefing, Washington, DC

October 06, 2016

 

Meeting Schedule

 
Sunday, October 2
Travel Day (Participants Arrive and Check in to Hotel)*
05:00 PM Opening Reception at UGA Conference Center (HOST: SREL)
 
 
Monday, October 3 (all talks include a 5-minute question/answer period)
06:00-07:30 AM Breakfast at Hotel**
08:15 AM Olin E. Rhodes, Jr. & François Bréchignac – Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:30 AM François Bréchignac - More Ecology into Radioecology! Overview of the 2015 Consensus Symposium Recommendations
09:00 AM Tom Hinton - On the Evolution of Radioecology--And Why We Lost Ecology Along the Way
09:30 AM Ken Ishida – Overview of Radioecology Studies at Fukushima
10:00 AM Claire Bradshaw – Challenges of Integrating Ecosystem Science into Radioecology
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Larry Barnthouse – Challenges of Ecological Risk Assessment for Chemicals
11:05 AM Larry Kapustka – Challenges of Incorporating Ecosystem Level Endpoints into Radiation Protection Programs
11:25 AM Ulrik Kautsky – Implementing Ecosystems Models into Radioecology
11:45 AM Lunch (HOST: SREL)
01:00 PM Carmel Mothersill – Challenges to Scaling up from the Lab to the Mesocosm and Beyond in Radioecology
01:20 PM Bernard Clement – Coupling Microcosm Experiments to Modelling in Order to Understand Ecological Impacts of Stressors
01:40 PM Theresa Matthews – Strategies for Integrating Ecosystem Science into Ecotoxicology
02:00 PM Mike Wood – Recent Ecological Impact Studies in Chernobyl
02:20 PM Break
02:35 PM Bill McShae – Measuring Ecosystem Indicators to Support Ecological Risk Assessment
02:55 PM Mike Newman – The Challenges of Statistical Inference for Ecological Risk Assessments
03:15 PM Evgeny Pryakhin –Indirect Ecology Effects in Radioactively-Contaminated Freshwater Ecosystems
03:45 PM AERC Business Meeting
05:00 PM Dinner Set Up
05:30 PM Pre Dinner Social at Conference Center (HOST: AERC)
06:30 PM Dinner at Conference Center (HOST: AERC)
08:00 PM Return to Hotel
 
 
Tuesday, October 4
06:00-08:00 AM Breakfast at Hotel
08:30 AM Orientation to Workshop Activities
09:00 AM Breakout Groups (Discussion of Prepared Question 1)
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Breakout Presentations – (Group Findings Question 1)
11:15 AM Breakout Groups – (Discussion of Prepared Question 2)
12:15 PM Breakout Presentations – (Group Findings Question 2) (HOST: SREL)
01:30 PM Breakout Groups – (Discussion of Prepared Question 3)
02:30 PM Breakout Presentations – (Group Findings Question 3)
03:15 PM Break
03:30 PM Group Discussion – Brainstorm/Rank Priorities for Disciplinary Integration
04:45 PM Dinner Set up
05:15 PM Pre Dinner Social at Conference Center (HOST: IUR)
06:15 PM Dinner at Conference Center (HOST: IUR)
08:00 PM Return to Hotel
 
 
Wednesday, October 5
06:00-08:00 AM Breakfast at Hotel
08:30 AM Drafting of Recommendations for Integration of Ecosystem Research into Radioecology
12:00 PM Cookout Lunch at SREL Conference Facility (HOST: SREL)
01:30 PM Back to Hotel or Tour of SREL and SRS (if badged to do so)***
04:00 PM Tour Returns to Conference Center
Depart for Airport or Hotel*  
 
 
* Those who indicated a need for transportation to and from the airport during registration will be contacted prior to the meeting to obtain flight schedules so that arrangements can be made in advance
** Transportation to and from the hotel to the conference center will be provided each day to those who need it
*** Those who indicated that they would like to participate in the SREL and SRS tour during registration will be contacted to obtain the necessary information to obtain a SRS visitors badge for entry onto the site for the tour
 
 
Thursday, October 6

AERC Congressional Briefing: The Role of Radioecology in National Security