Ecosystems Center Seminars & Events

Date/Time Event
06/05/2015 - 06/06/2015
All Day
Ecosystems Center 40th Anniversary Celebration
Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole

Friday, June 5, 2015

7:30pm – Lillie Auditorium

Introduction: Christopher Neill
Director, Ecosystems Center

Keynote Speaker: John P. Holdren
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States
“Challenges and Opportunities in Ecosystem Science and Education: A View from the Obama White House”

9:00pm – Meigs Room, 2nd Floor, Swope Conference Center
Wine & Cheese Reception

Saturday, June 6, 2015

9:00am – Lillie Auditorium
Forty Years of Ecosystems Center Science

John E. Hobbie
Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus, Ecosystems Center, MBL
Ecosystems Center Assistant, Associate, Senior and Distinguished Scientist 1975-2015


George W. Woodwell
Senior Scientist and Director Emeritus, Woods Hole Research Center and Founding Director of the Ecosystems Center
Ecosystems Center Senior Scientist 1975-1983
“Why an Ecosystems Center?”

David U. Hooper
Professor, Department of Biology, Western Washington University
Ecosystems Center Research Assistant 1987-1988
“Does Biodiversity Matter to Ecosystem Functioning?  A Tale of Two Answers”

Carmody “Carrie” McCalley
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Earth Systems Research Center
University of New Hampshire
Ecosystems Center SES Student, Fall 2001
“Microbial Community Ecology Mediates Methane Cycle Feedbacks to Climate”

Angela Posada-Swafford
Science writer and recipient of the 2014 Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences
MBL Logan Science Journalism Polar Fellow 2009
“The View from Antarctica: Reporting on Climate Change from the White South”

Gillian Galford
Fellow and Research Assistant Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont
Ecosystems Center Brown-MBL PhD Student 2004-2010
“From Plot to Pixel: Tropical Ecosystems in a Fast-changing World”

10:40am – Break

Suzanne E. Tank
Assistant Professor and Campus Alberta Innovates Program (CAIP) Research Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Ecosystems Center Postdoctoral Fellow 2009-2011
“Changing Perspectives on Carbon Cycling in Arctic Aquatic Ecosystems”

William B. Bowden
Patrick Professor of Watershed Science & Planning, Director, Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center and Director, Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program, University of Vermont
Ecosystems Center PhD Student (at North Carolina State University) 1977-1982
“Warm thoughts about a cold place: Reflections on three decades of arctic research with the Ecosystems Center

Jerry M. Melillo
Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus, Ecosystems Center
Ecosystems Center Assistant, Associate, Senior and Distinguished Scientist 1976-2015
Concluding remarks

2:00pm – Lillie Auditorium
The Future of Ecosystem Science – Talks & Panel Discussion

Moderator: Jim Metzner
Host and producer of Pulse of the Planet
Ecosystems Center Logan Science Journalism Fellow 2006

Jerry M. Melillo
Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus, The Ecosystems Center, MBL

William H. Schlesinger
President Emeritus, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Sallie W. Chisholm
Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of Biology, Department of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ian Foster
Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Computer Science and Director, Computation Institute, University of Chicago

Moderator Concluding Remarks

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