Wisconsin Ecology 20th Annual Fall Symposium

Greg Asner

We are pleased to host Dr. Greg Asner as keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium on October 21 & 22, 2014. Asner is a Professor in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University.

His research centers on how human activities alter the composition and functioning of ecosystems at regional scales. Asner combines field work, airborne and satellite mapping, and computer simulation modeling to understand the response of ecosystems to land use and climate change.

Asner explores the interactions between biodiversity, ecosystem structure and functioning, land use and climate change, with ongoing research and capacity building work on tropical deforestation and forest degradation, biological diversity at large geographic scales, and terrestrial biogeochemical processes. He develops scientific approaches and technologies for the investigation, management and conservation of ecosystems, including their carbon emissions, 3-D habitat, chemical functioning, and biological diversity. Asner leads the CLASlite forest monitoring project, Spectranomics biodiversity project and the Carnegie Airborne Observatory.

Featured faculty speakers:
Faculty presentations will begin at 1:10 pm on Wed, Oct 22.

Erika Marin-Spiotta, Assistant Professor, Geography
How vulnerable are deep soil carbon reserves to disturbance?

Adena Rissman, Assistant Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology and Nelson Institute
Where is the ecology in social-ecological systems research?

Mutlu Ozdogan, Assistant Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology and Nelson Institute
Wiscland-II: Updating Wisconsin's Land Cover Map with Remotely Sensed Data

Phil Townsend, Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Biology, physics, chemistry and magic in the remote sensing of ecosystems

*Wisconsin Ecology Symposia are free and open to the public*

Fall 2014 Symposium

Location: Ebling Symposium Center 1220 Microbial Sciences Building (map)

Tuesday, October 21

4:00 p.m.
Dr. Greg Asner
Exploring and Managing Ecosystems from the Sky

5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22

1:00 p.m.

1:10 p.m.
Erika Marin-Spiotta

1:35 p.m.
Adena Rissman

2:00 p.m.
Mutlu Ozdogan

2:25 p.m.
Phil Townsend

2:45 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:00 p.m.
Dr. Greg Asner
Assembling Amazonia: Emerging Functional Diversity of the Tropical Biosphere

4:00 p.m.

See previous Symposia