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HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
2016 Symposium: "Stories Only Time Can Tell"
9 AM - 2:30 PM, Friday, May 13th, 2016
Memorial Union, Oregon State University Campus
Hosted by the Andrews Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Program. The event is free and open to the public.
Symposium presentations are featured on the 2016 Andrews Forest Annual Symposium playlist on the Andrews Forest YouTube channel
9AM - Noon: Morning Talks - Horizon Room, Memorial Union Room
9:00 - 9:10 AM Welcome and introductory remarks. Chris Still, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, OSU 9:10 - 9:30 "The new abnormal: Lessons from long-term observations of vegetation." Mark Harmon, Richardson Chair and Professor, Forest Ecosystems and Society 9:30 - 9:50 "Eight centuries of environmental variability and synchrony in western Oregon forests" Bryan Black, Associate Professor, Department of Marine Science, University of Texas at Austin 9:50 - 10:10 "The leaking forest: a story about streams and nutrients." Alba Argerich, Assistant Professor, Senior Researcher, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, OSU 10:10 - 10:30 "Long-Term Ecological Reflections: Stories for the Long Haul." Charles Goodrich, Director, The Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word, OSU 10:30 - 10:40 Break 10:40 - 11:00 "Once upon a time, a scientist met a manager and a magical relationship was born!" Cheryl Ann Friesen, Science Liaison, Willamette National Forest 11:00 - 11:20 "Decoding watershed history from environmental records." Francisco Guerrero-Bolano, PhD student, Sustainable Forest Management, College of Forestry, OSU 11:20 - 11:40 "Can forest structure buffer biodiversity against climate change?" Matthew Betts, Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology, IWFL Professor of Forest Biodiversity Research, Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, OSU 11:40 - Noon "Long-Term Ecological Research meets Traditional Ecological Knowledge: from Metaphysics to Ethics." Michael Paul Nelson, Andrews Forest LTER Lead PI, Ruth H. Spaniol Chair of Renewable Resources, Forest Ecosystems and Society
Noon - 2:30 PM: Poster session and Lunch - OSU Memorial Union Multipurpose Room (east end of basement floor, just below where talks are held)
2:00 PM: Tour of “Heartwood: Inquiry and Engagement with Pacific Northwest Forests,” a forest exhibit in the OSU Libraries and Press Special Collections and Archives Research Center.