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CASC Presentations at the 2018 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Meeting

2018 Ecological Society of America meeting (August 6-9, 2018) Session Information

New Orleans - Mississippi River
New Orleans, LA. Credit: Gita Urban-Matheiux, National Geospatial Program (Public domain).

Heading to the 2018 Ecological Society of America (ESA) meeting (August 5-10, 2018) in New Orleans, LA? Check out these presentations from leadership, staff, and affiliates of the Climate Adaptation Science Centers! The theme for this year's meeting is: Extreme events, ecosystem resilience and human well-being.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Identifying Research Priorities to Improve Climate Change Adaptation Planning
Contributor: Toni Lyn Morelli (Northeast CASC)
Session: SS 9 Identifying Research Priorities to Improve Climate Change Adaptation Planning
Program: Special Sessions
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 235-236

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Strategic habitat conservation for the Gulf of Mexico Coast: Using spatially explicit Bayesian networks to support adaptive management of Gulf sturgeon
Author: Leah L. Dale, Virginia L. Brink, Blair E. Tirpak, John M. Tirpak, James Patrick Cronin (Southeast CASC researcher)
Session: COS 25 Conservation Management II
Program: Contributed Talks
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - R07

Strategic habitat conservation for the Gulf of Mexico Coast: Using spatially explicit Bayesian networks to derive habitat objectives for brown pelican, black skimmer, and gull-billed tern
Author: James Patrick Cronin (Southeast CASC researcher), Blair E. Tirpak, Virginia L. Brink, Leah L. Dale, John M. Tirpak
Session: COS 25 Conservation Management II
Program: Contributed Talks
Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - R07

Strategic habitat conservation for the Gulf of Mexico Coast: Using spatially explicit Bayesian networks to derive habitat objectives for beach mice
Author: Blair E. Tirpak, Virginia L. Brink, Leah L. Dale, John M. Tirpak, James Patrick Cronin (Southeast CASC researcher)
Session: COS 25 Conservation Management II
Program: Contributed Talks
Time: 8:40 AM - 09:00 AM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - R07

Facultative, late-season generations in response to warming increase population growth rates for butterflies with flexible voltinism
Author: Tyson M. Wepprich (Southeast CASC former Global Change Fellow), Nick M. Haddad (Southeast CASC researcher)
Session: COS 22 Climate Change: Ranges And Phenology I 
Program: Contributed Talks
Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 342

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The microbial ecology of hominid sleeping places
Author: Meagan Thoemmes (Southeast CASC former Global Change Fellow)
Session: COS 86 Species Interactions I
Program: Contributed Talks
Time: 3:20 PM - 03:40 PM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 252

Discounting determines whether near and threatened or far and cheap areas should be priorities for establishing protected areas
Author: Paul R. Armsworth (Southeast CASC consortium researcher)
Session: COS 79 Conservation Planning, Policy, And Theory II
Program: Contributed Talks
Time: 3:40 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 240-241

Let’s talk about climate change refugia: A web-based platform for translating climate refugia science
Authors: Tatiana D. Eaves and Toni Lyn Morelli (Northeast CASC), and Aaron Ramirez (National CASC researcher)
Session: PS 28 Education: Research And Assessment
Program: Contributed Posters
Time: 4:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - ESA Exhibit Hall

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Measuring demographic rates and phenology at cryptic life stages of a locally rare wetland butterfly
Author: Elsita Kiekebusch (Southeast CASC former Global Change Fellow), B. Hudgens, A. Louthan, W. Morris, N. Haddad (Southeast CASC researcher)
Session: PS 66 Latebreaking: Modeling
Program: Latebreaking Posters
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - ESA Exhibit Hall

A hurricane-induced ecological regime shift: Mangrove conversion to mudflat in Everglades National Park
Author: Michael Osland (Southeast CASC researcher) 
Session: OOS 26 Hurricane Effects on Coastal Ecosystems Emphasizing Southeastern United States
Program: Organized Oral Sessions
Time: 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM 
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 343

Living large: Invasive species thrive in cities 
Author: Kristi Backe (Southeast CASC former Global Change Fellow), Jérôme Rousselet, Steve Frank (Southeast CASC researcher), Alain Roques
Session: COS 125 Urban Ecosystems III
Program: Contributed Talks
Time: 1:50 PM - 02:10 PM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 235-236

The Science of Resistance: Climate Change Refugia in the Face of Heat, Droughts, Floods, Fires, and Forest Pests
Organizer: Toni Lyn Morelli (Northeast CASC)
Co-organizers: Jennifer M. Cartwright (Southeast CASC researcher) and Aaron R. Ramirez (National CASC researcher)
Moderator: Toni Lyn Morelli, Northeast CASC
Program: Organized Oral Sessions
Time: 1:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 343

The once and future refugium (OOS 35-1)
Author: Stephen T. Jackson (Southwest CASC)
Thursday, August 9, 2018: 1:30 PM

Climate-change refugia in boreal North America: What, where, and for how long? (OOS 35-2)
Co-author: Toni Lyn Morelli (Northeast CASC)
Thursday, August 9, 2018: 1:50 PM

Climate change refugia and habitat connectivity promote species persistence (OOS 35-4)
Co-author: Toni Lyn Morelli (Northeast CASC)
Thursday, August 9, 2018: 2:30 PM

Remote sensing of refugia from drought and insect outbreaks (OOS 35-7)
Co-author: Jennifer M. Cartwright (Southeast CASC)
Thursday, August 9, 2018: 3:40 PM

Mapping coldwater refugia as a first step towards spatially-explicit aquatic conservation in Massachusetts (OOS 35-10)
Co-author: Toni Lyn Morelli (Northeast CASC)
Thursday, August 9, 2018: 4:40 PM

Increasing salinity in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary system
Authors: Matthew Stillwagon (Southeast CASC former Global Change Fellow), Melinda Martinez, and Marcelo Ardón
Session: PS 38 Climate Change
Program: Contributed Posters
Time: 4:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - ESA Exhibit Hall

Friday, August 10, 2018

Scientists and citizens work together to understand foraging and community patterns in ants
Author: Julie K. Sheard, Nathan J. Sanders, Robert R. Dunn (Southeast CASC researcher) and Anders P. Tøttrup
Session: COS 128 Biodiversity: Effects Of Global Change II
Program: Contributed Talks
Time: 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 240-241