Day 3 at #ESA 2012 – Decisions, Decisions

Man, this afternoon is going to be interesting. There are two sessions that I want to sit all the way through! I’ll be speaking in the Growing Pains in Ecology session, so I’ll be there all afternoon, but, the NutNet session looks pretty amazing as well.

OOS 33 – Growing Pains: Taking Ecology Into the 21st Century
A106, Oregon Convention Center
Organized by: C Strasser (, J Tewksbury, S Hampton
Moderator: C Strasser
A discussion of the most important steps for ecology to take to address the complex problems set before our field by society.

1:30 OOS 33-1 Tewksbury, J1, S Hampton2, TA Wheeler3 and K Rowell1, (1)University of Washington, (2)National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, (3)McGill University. 21st Century natural history ā€“ no longer alone on the Beagle.

1:50 OOS 33-2 Hampton, S1, C Strasser2, JJ Tewksbury3, WK Gram4, A Budden5, A Batcheller6, C Duke7 and JH Porter8, (1)National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, (2)University of California Office of the President, (3)University of Washington, (4)National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.), (5) DataONE, University of New Mexico, (6)Northrop Grumman Corporation, (7)Ecological Society of America, (8)Univeristy of Virginia. Big data and the future for ecology.

2:10 OOS 33-3 Olson, R, Filmmaker,. Storyomics: Proof that scientists evolved from humans.

2:30 OOS 33-4 Kareiva, P1, V Matzek2, J Kiesecker1 and JL Molnar1, (1)The Nature Conservancy, (2)Santa Clara University. Beyond doomsday ecology: What if engaging with business were the answer for ecological science.

2:50 OOS 33-5 Ruckelshaus, M, Natural Capital Project. Iā€™m with stupid: The power of cross-sector partnerships for conservation.

3:20 OOS 33-6 Chapin III, FS1, E Fernandez2, STA Pickett3 and ME Power4, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, (2) Stanford University, (3)Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, (4)University of California, Berkeley. Bridging the disciplinary gap: Roles for individuals, professional societies, and social movements.

3:40 OOS 33-7 Byrnes, JE, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Taking the ecological conversation online. OOS 33-8 Harris, N, University of California, Berkeley. Shaping the future: A view from conservation and management.

4:20 OOS 33-9 Kearns, F, Pew Environment Group. Working with conflict: A missing piece of science communication and community engagement puzzle.

4:40 OOS 33-10 Swanson, AB, M Kosmala and C Packer, University of Minnesota. Serengeti Live: Engaging the public in science through exploration and discovery.

Of course, if you wanted to go elsewhere, the other session I wish I could sit all the way through this afternoon is the one on NutNet

OOS 34 – Global Ecology to Address Global-Scale Environmental Change: Results From the Nutrient Network B116, Oregon Convention Center
Organized by: EM Lind (, ET Borer
Moderator: ET Borer
This session presents a spectrum of results from a globally distributed experiment designed to answer fundamental questions about human impacts on grassland ecosystems, including the roles of increased nutrient availability, vertebrate herbivory, and species invasions and extirpations on community dynamics and ecosystem processes.

1:30 OOS 34-1 Anderson, TM1 and N Network2, (1)Wake Forest University, (2)Multiple Institutions. Getting over the hump: Multivariate control of the productivity- diversity relationship.

1:50 OOS 34-2 Harpole, WS1 and N Network2, (1)Iowa State University, (2)Multiple Institutions. Nutrients destroy niches.

2:10 OOS 34-3 Gruner, DS1, ET Borer2, H Hillebrand3 and N Network4, (1)University of Maryland, (2)University of Minnesota, (3)University of Oldenburg, (4)Multiple Institutions. Interactive control of global grassland productivity and diversity by consumers and nutrients.

2:30 OOS 34-4 Davies, KF1, N Network2 and BD Working Group3, (1)University of Colorado, (2)Multiple Institutions, (3)NCEAS. Relative influence of deterministic versus stochastic community assembly under increasing productivity.

2:50 OOS 34-5 Lind, EM1, ET Borer1, EW Seabloom1 and N Network2, (1)University of Minnesota, (2)Multiple Institutions. Constraints in grassland plant communities: A growth-defense tradeoff is the norm.

3:40 OOS 34-6 Orrock, JL1 and N Network2, (1)University of Wisconsin – Madison, (2)Multiple Institutions. Large- scale studies reveal strong relationships between climatic conditions and seed predation across central North America.

4:00 OOS 34-7 Williams, RJ1, KS Hofmockel1, WS Harpole1 and N Network2, (1)Iowa State University, (2)Multiple Institutions. A global scale analysis of grassland soil stoichiometry using the Nutrient Network Global Research Cooperative.

4:20 OOS 34-8 Firn, JL1 and N Network2, (1)Queensland University of Technology, (2)Multiple Institutions. Herbaceous species respond differently to increased nutrients and grazing exclusion at sites away from home. OOS 34-9 Seabloom, EW1, ET Borer1, E Cleland2, JL Firn3, WS Harpole4, AS MacDougall5, EM Lind1, S Prober6 and N Network7, (1)University of Minnesota, (2)University of California ā€“ San Diego, (3)Queensland University of Technology, (4)Iowa State University, (5) University of Guelph, (6)CSIRO, (7)Multiple Institutions. Universal drivers of exotic species dominance in terrestrial ecosystems: The origin of species does matter.

4:40 OOS 34-10 Cleary, MJ, I Burke, WK Lauenroth and U Norton, University of Wyoming. The role of dissolved organic nitrogen and nitrogen reallocation along a precipitation gradient in US grasslands.

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