Wisconsin Ecology 18th Annual Fall Symposium


Dr. David Schimel

This year, we were pleased to host Dr. David Schimel, Chief Science Officer and Principal Investigator, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).

Dr. Schimel served as a Senior Terrestrial Scientist in NCAR's Climate and Global Dynamics Division for 16 years, and was Founding Co-Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry. Dave is one of the recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in 2007 on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report, and has authored more than 150 papers on biogeochemistry climate impacts on ecosystems and the global carbon cycle. Dave also serves as the Editor in Chief of Ecological Applications for the Ecological Society of America. His career has focused on the large-scale relationships of land management and climate change on ecosystem processes and includes expertise in managing large, complex research projects, remote sensing, data management, modeling, and the application of ecological research to science policy development. Dave served as CEO of NEON from 2006 to 2011, overseeing NEON's design and development phase to successful completion.

Watch the video!

Did you miss the symposium? You can watch all the presenations from both days at the links below:


Fall 2012 Symposium


Thursday, September 20

4:00 p.m.
Dr. David Schimel
"Observing global biodiversity in a time of change"

5:00 p.m.
Reception

Location:
Genetics-Biotechnology Bldg
Auditorium (Room 1111)
425 Henry Mall


Friday, September 21

1:00 p.m.
Faculty Presentations by:
Ellen Damschen, "Seed dispersal by wind in fragmented landscapes with corridors"
Ankur Desai, "Methane: It's more than just cow farts!"
Ben Zuckerberg, "Hierarchical responses of wintering birds to land use and climate change"

3:00 p.m.
Dr. David Schimel
"Observational constraints on the climate sensitivity of ecosystem carbon storage"

4:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Ecology Semester Kick-off Reception

Location:
Genetics-Biotechnology Bldg
Auditorium (Room 1111)
425 Henry Mall



This event is sponsored, in part, by the UW-Madison Lectures Committee.

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