First Annual Kansas EPSCoR Ecoforecasting Meeting
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Kansas State University Student Union, K & S Ballrooms

Time

Presenter

Position, Institution

Topic

8:30

Kristin Bowman-James

Director, Kansas EPSCoR

EPSCoR Welcome

8:40

Ron Trewyn

Vice Provost / Dean of the Graduate School, Kansas State University

KSU Administration Welcome

8:50

Kris Krishtalka

Professor, University of Kansas

Project Progress Overview

9:15

Jim MacMahon

Professor, Utah State University

NEON News

9:45

Craig Freeman

Associate Scientist, University of Kansas

Biodiversity

10:00

Jay Ham

Professor, Kansas State University

Biogeochemistry

10:15

Break/Posters

 

 

11:00

Keith Gido

Associate Professor, Kansas State University

Aquatics

11:15

David Steward

Associate Professor, Kansas State University

Climate/ Hydrology

11:30

John Harrington

Professor, Kansas State University

Human Dimensions

11:45

Erik Perrins

Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Information/ Data Management

12:00-1:00

Lunch

Flint Hills room, KSU Student Union

 

1:15

Jesse Nippert

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Ecophysiological Plant Responses To Water Variability In
Past, Present & Future Climates

1:30

Samantha Wisely

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Skunks and Dynamics of Rabies

1:45

Sharon Billings

Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Global Climate Change and Kansas

2:00

Posters

 

 

2:15

Posters

 

 

2:30

Meetings w/ External Science Advisory Committee


1st Annual Kansas EPSCoR
Ecoforecasting Meeting Posters

Jonathan P. Aguilar, David Chandler, James Koelliker, David Steward, Deb Walks, Xiaoying Yang- Changing sources, sinks and ground water - surface water interactions in the Upper Smoky Hills watershed: A history of stream network and refugia fragmentation

Kira Arnold, Jay Ham, Clenton Owensby and Pat Coyne- Temporal stability of soil respiration in tallgrass prairie: Towards watershed-scale estimates of carbon fluxes
                        
Brad Austin- Assessment of nitrification and denitrification in two streams of the Kansas River watershed in central Kansas

Brett Benz- Pleistocene climate fluctuations and the phylogeography of Chordeiles minor (Aves: Caprimulgidae)

Eric Bernard and Stephen Welch- Science to aid policy makers, communities and land owners-managers

Nathaniel A. Brunsell and Aubrey R. Jones- Determining the spatial variability of water and carbon cycling

Tom Bulatewicz, J. Peterson, David Steward, Eric Bernard, Daniel Andresen and Stephen Welch- Exploring ecological change in a virtual landscape

Beau Burkitt- Creating Alternative landscape scenarios for the tall grass prairie of Northeastern Kansas

Michelle Evans-White- Nutrient and turbidity thresholds for Midwestern stream macroinvertebrate and fish communities

Carolyn J. Ferguson, Madhay Nepal, Sivakumar Mohandass and Mark H. Mayfield- Computerization of the Kansas State University Herbarium: digitizing a critical biodiversity collection for the Great Plains         

David Hoeinghaus- Fish life-history traits predict patterns of occurrence and assemblage composition in prairie streams

Jayne L. Jonas and Tony Joern-Grasshopper community responses to grassland ecosystem drivers: Long-term trends in the Konza Prairie LTER grasshopper data set, 1982-2005

Angela Laws- Effects of abiotic conditions and herbivore density on tritrophic interactions in an old field food chain

Simon Lauwo and David Steward- Coupling crop and hydrologic model for decision support in the High Plain Aquifer

Edward Martinko, Mark E. Jakubauskas and Jerry L. Whistler- Kansas next-generation land use/ land cover mapping

Edward Martinko, D. Peterson, Jerry L. Whistler and Mark E. Jakubauskas- Initiative linking interannual land use/land cover dynamics with stream water quality for watershed vulnerability assessment: A hierarchical statistical approach using time series satellite imagery     

Sara Mueting, Michelle Evans-White, Eric Banner, Walter K. Dodds- Heavy metal concentrations and benthic macroinvertebrates over time in Kansas Rivers

Monica Papes, A. Townsend Peterson and Craig Freeman- Assigning geographic coordinates and accuracy estimates to Great Plains museum speciman collecting localities

Judd Patterson- Ecosystem Services of the Northern Flint Hills

Kevin P. Price, Nan An and John Blair- Great Plains ecosystem response to climatic variability: A remote sensing time-series analysis approach

Lisa Tiemann- Grassland and forest soil nitrogen transformations and microbial function in the North American Midwest

Miles Thompson, Michelle Evans-White, David Hoeinghaus and Keith Gido- Temperature effects on prairie stream grazers