Winter Research Meeting

Third Annual

UMBS WINTER RESEARCH MEETING

A forum for exchange of information and ideas about existing and future research, collaboration and programs at the University of Michigan Biological Station.

February 21-22, 2014

Michigan League (911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor)

Please join us for any or all of the day-and-a-half-long meeting. Or follow along on Twitter: #UMBSWRM14.

PRINT-FRIENDLY AGENDA (PDF)

Friday, February 21, 2014 Schedule

 

8:00 a.m.

CHECK IN, Second Floor Concourse, Michigan League (911 North University Ave., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

8:30 a.m.

INTRODUCTION and WELCOME by Knute Nadelhoffer, UMBS Director, Vandenberg Room

9:00-10:00 a.m.

HAND-DRAWN POSTER SESSION, Vandenberg Rm. and Concourse

10:00-10:15 a.m.

UMBS DATA MANAGEMENT, Jason Tallant, UMBS Information Manager, Vandenberg Rm.

10:15-11:45 a.m.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS, Vandenberg Rm.

"The Struggle Between Good and Weevil:  New Networks of Rare Plants, Biological Control Agents and Invasive Weeds," Claudia Jolls

"Ecological and Environmental Drivers of Fourteen-Year Carbon Uptake by the UMBS Forest," Chris Gough

"The Impact of Predation Events on Habitat Choice and Use in Virile Crayfish," Ana Jurcak

"Research Opportunities within the Littoral Zone of Douglas Lake," Robert Pillsbury

"Watershed Management in the Tip of the Mitt," Kevin Cronk

"Furthering Capacity to Maintain High Quality Coastal Wetlands in Northern Michigan," Dennis Albert

11:45-1:00

LUNCH, Michigan Room

1:00-2:45 p.m.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS, Vandenberg Rm.

"New Perspectives on Diatom Biodiversity in Northern Michigan," Patrick Kociolek

"Douglas Lake Diatoms 40 Years Later," Norman Andresen

"Effect of Nutrients on Invasive Wetland Plant Establishment and Competition between Native and Invasive Plants," Kenneth Elgersma

"Linking Charring Temperature and Wood Source to the Structure and Degradation Rates of Pyrogenic Organic Matter in Soil," Pierre-Joseph Hatton

"Soil and Belowground Process Changes during the First 4 Years of FASET," Lucas Nave

"Present and Future Plans at the UMBS Flux Tower Cluster," Peter Curtis

2:45-3:00 p.m.

BREAK, Concourse

3:00-5:00 p.m.

WORKING GROUPS, Kalamazoo and Vandenberg Rooms

5:00-6:00 p.m.

RECEPTION, Michigan Room

Saturday, February 22, 2014 Schedule

 

8:30-9:30 a.m.

STATE OF THE STATION, Knute Nadelhoffer, Michigan Rm.

9:30-10:00 a.m.

REPORTS FROM WORKING GROUPS, Michigan Rm.

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Break, Concourse

10:15 a.m.-11:15 p.m.

Upper Level Writing Requirement (ULWR) meeting for ULWR faculty; Sweetland Center for Writing will present, Room C (third floor).

10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Committee Meetings and Working Groups as needed, Michigan Rm.