© 2019 Association of Ecosystem Research Centers

AERC: Association of Ecosystem Research Centers 2019 Meeting

Association of Ecosystem Research Centers

2019 Annual Meeting

October 29-30, 2019
Washington, DC



October 28, 2019
Arrival Arrive/overnight in Washington DC. (Room block: Hampton Inn - Union Station. Reserve online. Book by Sept. 26. Code: INW)
October 29, 2019
8:30 am -12:30 pm Funding Agency Program Officers discuss funding opportunities and initiatives relevant to Ecosystems Science
440 1st St. NW, Suite 860, Washington DC 20001
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch delivered to FIU DC Office
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Annual AERC Meeting at FIU DC Office
440 1st St. NW, Suite 860, Washington, DC 20001
October 30, 2019
10:30 am -11:30 pm Congressional Briefing: Coastal Ecosystems and People
Location: TBD
A larger proportion of the human population now lives along coastlines that are prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, storm surge, flooding, toxic algal blooms and sea-level rise. Understanding the natural variability associated with coastal hazards is imperative to our continued coastal existence. In addition, understanding and effectively communicating the role of coastal ecosystems such as coral reefs, mangroves and coastal wetlands as green-infrastructure protection is also needed. Finally, better designed built environments in coastal regions need to be envisioned and implemented. In this briefing, we will explore the complex interfaces between coastal processes and hazard and natural and built environments.
  Peter Annin Peter Annin, Director, Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, Northland College
Talk Title: "Great Lakes Water Tension in the 21st Century"
  Glenn Guntenspergen Dr. Glenn Guntenspergen, Research Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
Talk title: "Coastal Wetland Response to Sea Level Rise and Their Role in Preserving Ecosystem Services for Society"
  Rita Teutonico Dr. Rita Teutonico, , Associate Dean of Research, College of Arts, Sciences and Education, Florida International University
Talk title: "NSF’s Coastlines and People (CoPe) Initiative: A synthesis of the scientific community’s research agenda"
12:00 - 1:45 pm Informal Lunch with speakers at FIU DC Office
440 1st St. NW, Suite 860, Washington DC 20001
2:00 - 5:00 pm Participants who have made arrangements with AIBS will visit their respective congressional offices on Capitol Hill; or departure from Washington