ATBI Conference Schedule for 2012

ATBI Conference Schedule for 2012


 

DISCOVER LIFE IN AMERICA ATBI Conference 2012 March 22, 23, 24, 2012, Gatlinburg, Tennessee @ The Glenstone Lodge. If this page is not clear, please click here for the pdf version.

 

Theme 1

Technology/data synthesis

Theme 2

Science

Theme 3

Education

Theme 4

ATBI Toolkit

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY – March 22, 2012

GSMNP Science Colloquium, field trips, and opening reception

TIME

TOPIC

LOCATION

PRESENTER(S)

8:00-4:00

Conference registration

Exhibit/Vendor set-up

SILENT AUCTION OPENS

Glenstone Lobby

DLIA Staff

9:00-4:00

Field Trip A:

Animal Tracking

(Reserve in advance)

Meet in

Lobby

Wanda DeWaard - Earth Kin

9:00-12:00

Field Trip B:

GPS: Where am I Now?

(Reserve in advance)

Meet in Lobby

Tom Colson - NPS

9:00-11:35

GSMNP Science Colloquium

(click here to see separate schedule)

Azalea Room

Scientists/Researchers

11:35-1:00

Lunch on your own at any great Gatlinburg Eatery

1:00-4:00

GSMNP Science Colloquium

Azalea Room

Scientist/Researchers

1:00-4:00

Field Trip C:

The Best Wildflowers of the Smokies

(Reserve in advance)

Meet in the Lobby

Janet Rock

1:00-4:00

Field Trip D:

Butterflies and Moths of the Smokies

(Reserve in advance)

Meet in the Lobby

Moria Robinson

5:00-7:00

Opening Reception

Twin Creeks Science Center

DLIA and co-hosted by the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce

 

 

FRIDAY- March 23, 2012

ATBI Research, Breakthroughs in ATBI Methodologies, Education Workshops and E.O. Wilson Keynote Address and Reception

TIME

TOPIC

LOCATION

PRESENTER

8:00- 4:00

EXHIBITS, VENDORS and POSTERS OPEN

Conference registration, SILENT AUCTION

Glenstone Lobby

DLIA Staff

9:00- 9:15

 

Welcome

Azalea Room

Todd Witcher-DLIA & Dale Ditmanson-NPS

9:15- 9:35

Update on the Smokies ATBI

Azalea Room

Todd Witcher-DLIA & Keith Langdon-NPS

9:35- 10:05

Using ATBI's to Address Ecological Issues

Azalea Room

Keith Langdon-NPS

10:05-10:20

Break

10:20- 11:15

ATBI Science Reports (see schedule)

Azalea Room

Mike Dennis and Various ATBI Researchers

11:15-11:30

Creating a priority list for your ATBI

Azalea Room

Chuck Parker-USGS

11:30-11:45

Two Steps Forward and One Look Back: Biodiversity Discovery in the National Parks

Azalea Room

Sally Plumb-NPS

11:45-12:00

A Profile of National Geographic/National Park Service Bioblitz Participants

Azalea Room

Gerard Kyle-Texas A&M

12:00- 12:15

Collection Methods in an ATBI

Azalea Room

Becky Nichols-NPS

12:15- 12:30

Maximize the Potential of Collecting Events

Azalea Room

Paul Super NPS

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch on your own at any great Gatlinburg eatery

1:30 – 4:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:30 – 4:30

Nature Photography Workshop

Highlander Room 1

Kevin FitzPatrick: All Species Photography

1:30 –2:00

Big Numbers and Biodiversity Discovery

Dogwood 1

Jerry Freilich -NPS

1:30 – 2:00

The Bent Creek Germplasm Repository

Dogwood 2

Joe Ann McCoy - NC Arboretum

1:30 - 2:00

Application of Technology, Communication, and Education In General Biodiversity Research

Azalea Room

Tracy Barbaro - Encyclopedia of Life

2:00 – 2:20

Citizen Scientists: The Promise and Perils of Digital Conservation

Dogwood 1

Amy Fletcher- University of Canterbury, New Zealand

2:00 -2:15

Moth Survey of Congaree National Park

Dogwood 2

Brian Scholtens-College of Charleston

2:15 – 2:30

Student survey of Lepidoptera and Odonata of Kings Mountain National Military Park

Dogwood 2

Joe Culin-Clemson University

2:20 – 2:40

Developing a Model for a Taxonomists-in-Parks Program

Dogwood 1

Jessica Rykken - Harvard University

2:30 – 3:00

The Role of an ATBI in Phenology Monitoring

Azalea Room

Susan Sachs - NPS

2:30 – 3:00

Large Data Visualization for Managing Biodiversity Hotspots

Dogwood 2

Jian Huang - EECS-UTK and NSFRDAV

2:40 – 3:00

NPS Interim Database

Dogwood 1

Sally Plumb-NPS

3:00 – 3:15

Break

3:15 – 3:45

HPC Toolset for Modeling, Analyzing and Visualizing Species Distributions

Dogwood 2

Scott Simmerman - EECS-UTK and NSFRDAV

3:15 – 3:45

It's a Nematode World, but What's the Evidence

Dogwood 1

Thomas Powers - University of Nebraska

3:15 – 3:30

Discovering a Different World - The NPS Biodiversity Youth Ambassador Perspective

Azalea Room

Dara B. Reyes- NPS Youth Ambassador

 

3:30 - 4:00

Involving Students in Biodiversity Discovery

Azalea Room

Emily Guss - NPS

6:00 – 9:00 ATBI Awards Azalea Room

DLIA Staff
Keynote Address Dr. E. O. Wilson
Reception

(Silent Auction Ends)
DLIA Staff

SATURDAY- March 24, 2012

ATBI Educator Workshops, Basic Botany Field Trip, Biodiversity Panel Discussion, and Closing

TIME

TOPIC

LOCATION

PRESENTER(S)

8:00 – 12:00

EXHIBITS, VENDORS and POSTERS OPEN

Field Trip E: Basic Field Botany

Meet in the Lobby

Dan Pittillo - Western Carolina University

8:30 – 10:30

Educator Workshop: Biodiversity Activities and Technology for the Classroom

Dogwood 1

Lacey Huffling - North Carolina - Greensboro

10:30 –10:45

Break

10:45 –12:00

Scientific Method + Creative Process = Innovative Science Education

Azalea Room

Debora Blind-Artist/Art Educator

11:00 –11:30

Poster Session

* see list below

Dogwood 2

Poster Authors

11:30 –12:00

Get Connected with TEEA

Azalea Room

Dana Ball Vaughn - TVA and TEEA

12:00- 1:00

Lunch on your own at any great Gatlinburg eatery

1:00 – 3:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1:00 – 3:00

Panel Discussion: Components of National Park Service Biodiversity Discovery

Highlander Room

Sally Plumb - NPS, Ernest Bernard - Univ TN, Keith Langdon - NPS, Chuck Parker - USGS

1:00 – 1:30

Butterfly Diversity and Climate Change in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Azalea Room

Charles Smith-Cornell University

1:00 – 1:30

Biomimicry-Innovation inspired by Nature

Dogwood 2

Mary Ball-Carson Newman College

1:00 - 3:00

Schoolyard ATBI

Dogwood 1

Tiffany Beachy - Tremont Institute

1:30 - 1:50

The “Big Ditch” project: Trans-Atlantic mushroom conspecificity is tested using multiple taxonomic tools.

Azalea Room

Ron Petersen -University of Tennessee

1:50 - 2:10

Digitizing North American Lichen and Bryophyte Specimens

Azalea Room

Karen Hughes - University of Tennessee

2:10 - 2:40

Tree Teams Project

Azalea Room

Daniel Roberts, University of Alabama & DLIA

2:40 - 3:00

Conference Closing

Azalea Room

Todd Witcher - DLIA

(Also See Evening with E.O. Wilson in Knoxville - 6-8:30pm - reservations only)

POSTER SESSION

(posters available in Dogwood 2 room the entire conference except during scheduled presentations, and finishing, with authors, 11:00 - 11:30 Saturday)

TOPIC

PRESENTER(S)

ATBI at Crane Hollow Nature Preserve (CHNP), OH

Janet Ellis, Barbara Ellis and Heather Stehle - CHNP

Panther Creek State Park Insect Survey

Nick Hooie - Panther Creek State Park, TN

Predatory nematode diversity of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tara N. Wood - University of Nebraska

The current nematode species list of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Christopher J. Borman - University of Nebraska

An Inventory Of The Mayflies (Ephemeroptera), Stoneflies (Plecoptera), and Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of the Adirondack Park (New York State).

T. B. Mihuc - Lake Champlain Research Institute

Cicada Watch: Mecklenburg County Brood XIX Magicicada Monitoring Project

Lenny Lampel - Mecklenburg County, NC, Park and Recreation

Project Silkmoth: seeking moth sightings in northern New York State

Janet Mihuc - Paul Smith College, NY

Interspecific Competition Between Three Neotropical Migrants in the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Katie Becraft - University of North Carolina

Living Waters?  A Study fo the Effect of Elevation on Water Quality and Biota

Sterling Fisher - Gatlinburg Pittman High School

Phenology and Phototropism

Grant Fisher - Gatlinburg Pittman High School

Ecology and Management of Invasive Amynthas agrestis (Megascolecidae) earthworms in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bruce Snyder, Hiroshi Ikeda, Mac A. Callaham, Jr., and Joseph J. O'Brien - Kansas State University

           

 

 

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