Thirteenth Annual Symposium

Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems

Recent research at the USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (WGEW) and the University of Arizona Santa Rita Experimental Range (SRER)
 

RISE 2016


University of Arizona, Tucson, Marley Building, Rm. 230 [MAP]
Saturday, 8 October 2016, 8:30AM to 3:00PM

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Past Symposia:

We would like to announce the thirteenth annual Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium.  The objectives of the symposium are to share recent results of scientific research at the USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (WGEW) and the University of Arizona Santa Rita Experimental Range (SRER), to encourage future research activities at the WGEW and the SRER, and to promote the WGEW and the SRER as outdoor scientific laboratories.

The Symposium will feature invited speakers presenting either recent research on the WGEW or SRER or new reflections on earlier work conducted at either site.  There will be time for questions from the audience, which will be made up of federal agency and university researchers, students, and stakeholders from southern Arizona. 

Five Continuing Education Units will be awarded from the Society for Range Management Certified Professional Rangeland Managers.

Deadlines:

The deadline for registration (as a courtesy for catering plans) is 29 September 2016.  Late registrations will be accepted at the Symposium site from 8:30 to 9:00 AM.

The deadline for Poster Abstract Submission is 22 September 2016.  Note: Space may be limited; if this is the case, priority will be based on order of abstract submission.

Poster Session Guidelines:

Poster Dimensions: (apply to all posters, including student contestants and others).

Posters should not exceed 4 feet (48 inches) by 5 feet (60 inches). 

Student Poster Contest Awards:

Through a generous contribution from long-time supporter Malcolm McGregor, we are able to grant awards for outstanding student posters.  A single poster award will be granted in each of the following categories:

To qualify for a poster award, the work presented on the poster must have been conducted in or have used data from the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (WGEW), the Santa Rita Experimental Range (SRER), or both.  Entry to the contest appears in the registration process for the symposium.

Contestant's posters will be judged and awards presented at the Symposium. A poster should stand on its own merit, but poster judges will also be visiting with each student at their posters to evaluate enthusiasm and competence in the subject area. Note: Students in the competition will be asked to identify at least a 30 min window in which they will be at their poster during the poster session

8:30-9:00

Registration

 

9:00-9:15

Mitch McClaran

UA SNRE,

Phil Heilman

USDA ARS SWRC

 

RISE Welcome

 

9:15-9:30

Abe Karam
NEON

National Ecological Observatory Network: Operations and Opportunities  

9:35-9:55

Dana Backer
SNP

Saguaro National Park's Buffelgrass Management Tool Box 

10:00-10:20

Wendy Moore
UA ENTO

Arthropod and vegetation trends in Santa Catalina Mountains

10:25-10:45

Eleonora Demaria
USDA ARS SWRC

Changes in spatio-temporal characteristics of precipitation intensities in Arizona: what we have observed during the last sixty years?

10:50-11:10

Viktor Polyakov
USDA ARS SWRC

Determining soil erosion rates on semi-arid watersheds using radioisotope-derived sedimentation chronology

11:15-

Poster Introductions

Poster abstracts presented by poster authors

11:30-1:00

Poster Session

 

12:00-1:10

Lunch w/ Posters

Provided at the meeting; included in RISE registration fee

1:15-1:35

Joel Biederman
USDA ARS SWRC

Semiarid Ecosystem Water and Carbon Balance During the Early 21st-Century Drought in Southwestern North America:  A Comparison with Models and Remote Sensing

1:40-2:00

Adam Naito
UA SNRE

Brush management on the Santa Rita Experimental Range, Arizona: a pre-treatment assessment of ecosystem services

2:05-2:25

Tyson Swetnam
UA SNRE

Demonstration of cross-platform lidar and sfm-mvs data fusion for ecosystem monitoring

2:30-2:50

Mark Heitlinger
SRER

Santa Rita History  

3:00

Poster Awards

 



RISE Organizing Committee:

Steve Archer, Phil Heilman, Mitch McClaran, Mary Nichols

sarcher@email.arizona.edu
phil.heilman@ars.usda.gov

mcclaran@u.arizona.edu
mary.nichols@ars.usda.gov

 

Undefined Acronyms:

ARS: Agricultural Research Service
ENTO: Department of Entomology
NEON: National Ecological Observatory Network
SNRE: School of Natural Resources and the Environment
SRER: Santa Rita Experimental Range
SWRC: Southwest Watershed Research Center
UA: University of Arizona
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture