[HubbardBrookCOS] Announcing NSF RCN INTERFACE Workshop

Rustad, Lindsey -FS lrustad at fs.fed.us
Thu Dec 10 10:05:11 EST 2015

Dear COS,
Here is an announcement for a workshop you might be interested in:
Announcing INTERFACE workshop:
Frontiers in terrestrial climate feedbacks: Integrating models and experiments to explore climate feedbacks in an increasingly managed and warming world.
Place: Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center<http://www.sirata.com/>, St. Pete's Beach, Florida
Date:  January 31 - February 3, 2016

We invite applications to Frontiers in terrestrial climate feedbacks: Integrating models and experiments to explore climate feedbacks in an increasingly managed and warming world. This INTERFACE workshop will take place from Sunday, January 31 (evening) to Wednesday, February 3 (early afternoon) at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete's Beach, Florida. The workshop's goal is to develop the foundation for 1-4 concept papers that will each focus on one (or more) of the following four meeting themes:
* Managed ecosystems under global change: ecosystem responses and climate feedbacks
* Precipitation extremes and ecosystem dynamics: responses in models vs. responses in reality
* Do microbes matter? Implicit vs. explicit representation of microbes in models and associated implications for climate feedbacks
* Combining remote sensing with in situ experiments to reduce uncertainty in terrestrial climate feedbacks
The meeting will involve a mixture of short and provocative (5 minute) and longer synthetic (20 minute) talks that will, we hope, challenge our understanding by presenting new experimental and modeling ideas for group discussion. We will start the meeting in plenary with four sessions of talks (one on each of the proposed themes), but the majority of the time at the workshop will be reserved for smaller working groups to develop manuscripts on each of the four topics. Each session /topic will include 1-2 organizers, 5 speakers, and 3-8 additional participants. In the working group discussions, we will develop conceptual manuscripts that integrate experimental and modeling perspectives in the different topical areas. We will also explore a special issue in a journal if interest is high.
INTERFACE is an NSF-funded Research Coordination Network.  It seeks to improve the quality of climate projections and the utility of global change experiments by bringing together experimentalists and modelers who study responses of terrestrial ecosystems to environmental change.  More information on the network and its activities can be found here: https://www.bio.purdue.edu/INTERFACE/
Because we will be entering the INTERFACE network's final year, we would also like meeting attendees to come with topics and ideas for the next iteration of the network.

Confirmed speakers include:  Lisa Ainsworth, Bill Anderegg, Mark Bradford, Bethany Bradley, Wenting Feng, Andy Fox, Anke Jentsch, Danica Lombardozzi, Betsy Middleton, David Moore, Jessica Moore, Asko Noormets, Thomas Powell, Lara Reichmann, Josh Schimel, Gary Wall, Will Wieder, Chonggang Xu.
Working group chairs:  Jeff Dukes, Aimée Classen, Lindsey Rustad, Yiqi Luo, Quinn Thomas, Melinda Smith, Kyla Dahlin, Shawn Serbin.
STUDENTS/POSTDOCS: We invite applications to attend from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.  Funding is available; to apply please submit a one-page CV that includes the name, email address, and phone number for three references (including your current dissertation or postdoctoral advisor), a short paragraph on why attending the meeting would enhance your career, and a poster abstract to Prof. Aimeé Classen (aimee.classen at snm.ku.dk<mailto:aimee.classen at snm.ku.dk>) with "INTERFACE application_your last name" in the subject line.  Application deadline is December 21, 2015.  All students and postdocs will be REQUIRED to present a poster at the meeting.
OTHER RESEARCHERS: We encourage applications from interested researchers for a limited number of partially subsidized spaces; if you would like to participate in the workshop, please email Ms. Cindy Fate (cynthia at purdue.edu<mailto:cynthia at purdue.edu>) with the subject "INTERFACE application_your last name."  Include the title and abstract of the poster you would bring.  Applications will be reviewed starting December 21, 2015.  There is no registration fee for the workshop.

Questions?  Contact Jeff Dukes (jsdukes at purdue.edu<mailto:jsdukes at purdue.edu>)

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