Weecology at #ESA2018 [updated]

The weecology group is coming in force to the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America which is being held in New Orleans next week. We’ve been up to a quite diversified list of things over the past year ranging from temporal dynamics of communities to forecasting and remote sensing. We also have people involved in a number of outreach or training events this year. We’re super proud of all the work everyone has been doing – both on the science end of things and the culture of science end of things. The Weecologists involved with each presentation/event are highlighted in electric blue with links to either their web page or google scholar profile so you can learn more about them. Talk or event titles link to the relevant listing in the ESA program.

Schedule

Monday

10:15-11:30 Special Session: Path to being a strong ally in science. Location: Convention Center 238-239. (Juniper Simonis is involved in this session)

11:30-1:15 Workshop: NEON Resources for Your Research. Location: Convention Center 238-239 (Ethan White is on the panel).

1:50-2:10 Weak impacts of climatic factors on intraspecific body size variation in endothermic species. Kristina Riemer, Narayani Barve, Brian Stucky, Stephen Mayor, Robert Guralnick, Ethan White. Location: Convention Center Rm 356.

3:20-3:40 The influence of data type, functional traits, and ecoregion on native bee phenology. Joan Meiners, Michael Orr, Kristina Riemer, Shawn Taylor, Terry Griswold. Location: Convention Center – R05

3:30-5:00 INSPIRE Session on Rapid Ecological Transitions: Synthesizing Concepts about Abrupt State Changes in Nature. Organized by SK Morgan Ernest, Christie Bahlai, Kendi Davies, and Sarah Elmendorf. Location: Convention Center – Rm 243

3:30 Rapid Ecological Transitions: A state space of concepts and ideas. SK Morgan Ernest. Location: Convention Center – Rm 243

4:40-5:00 Prediction and forecasting of Portal fauna via particle filtration. Juniper Simonis, Glenda Yenni, Shawn Taylor, Erica Christensen, Ellen Bledsoe, Ethan White, SK Morgan Ernest. Location: Convention Center Rm 355.

Tuesday

2:00-2:30 Evidence of rapid transitions in long-term community data. Erica Christensen, David Harris, Renata Diaz, SK Morgan Ernest. Location: Marriott – River Bend 1

3:10-3:40 Dynamic indicators of ecosystem resilience. Hao Ye, Erica Christensen, SK Morgan Ernest, Juniper Simonis, Ethan White. Location: Marriott – River Bend 1

5:00-6:00 during the poster session Juniper Simonis will hold an informal chat for those interested in knowing more about starting your own consulting business (likely in the poster hall, assuming there’s room). For more information, contact Juniper on Twitter @DapperStats

6:30-8:00 Long-term Studies and Paleoecology Mixer. Location: Rusty Nail Bar (SK Morgan Ernest is the chair of the Long-term Studies Section. If you like talking about temporal dynamics or want to learn more about paleoecology, come join us!).

Wednesday

10:50-11:10 Heterogeneity in competitors affects patch preference in the same extrinsic environment. Ellen Bledsoe, SK Morgan Ernest. Location: Convention Center Rm 356.

11:30-12:30 during lunch Juniper Simonis will hold another informal chat for those interested in knowing more about starting their own consulting business (location not yet determined). For more information, contact Juniper on Twitter @DapperStats

3:30-5:00 Software skills for reproducible data-intensive research. Ethan White. Location: Convention Center Rm 243.

4:20-4:40 Scaling up remote sensing fundamental unit: from pixels to crowns. Sergio Marconi, Sarah Graves, Stephanie Bohlman, Jeremy Lichstein, Aditya Singh, Ethan White. Location: Convention Center 338

Thursday

1:30-2:30 Getting a handle on your data with the dplyr R Package. Shawn Taylor . At the Data Help Desk in the Poster/Exhibit Hall.

4:30-6:30 Evaluating a near-term ecological forecast of plant phenology. Shawn Taylor, Ethan White. Location: Poster 110, Exhibit Hall

 

One Comment on “Weecology at #ESA2018 [updated]

  1. Man I really wish I were going to ESA this year. I am especially interested in the discussion from

    3:30-5:00 INSPIRE Session on Rapid Ecological Transitions: Synthesizing Concepts about Abrupt State Changes in Nature. Organized by SK Morgan Ernest, Christie Bahlai, Kendi Davies, and Sarah Elmendorf. Location: Convention Center – Rm 243

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