WOODS HOLE, MA-- The importance of fungi in the Arctic nitrogen cycle, an acoustic tracking program to monitor striped bass movements in a Massachusetts estuary, and a new method of assessing carbon dioxide flux from a temperate Massachusetts forest are among the topics to be presented by MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) Ecosystems Center scientists at the 6th Long-Term Ecological Research All-Scientists Meeting, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The conference will be held from September 20-24, 2006, in Estes Park, Colorado.
Much of the Ecosystems Center's research is focused at Long-Term Ecological (LTER) sites, established by NSF to support research on long-term ecological phenomena, specifically the Arctic LTER site at Toolik Lake in the foothills region of Alaska's North Slope, the Plum Island Ecosystem LTER site in northern Massachusetts, and the Harvard Forest LTER in central Massachusetts
Poster titles, presentation times, and MBL authors are listed below. To review all meeting abstracts, visit http://www.lternet.edu/asm/2006/posters/posters.php. Note: authors with an (*) next to their name will be attending the meeting.
Media interested in covering the meeting are asked to register through the LTER network office at www.lternet.edu. Reporters interested in speaking with MBL scientists after the meeting may contact Gina Hebert to set up an interview.
Session 1 - Wednesday, September 20 7-9 PM
Poster 10 - Arctic LTER: Predicting the future ecological characteristics of the Toolik Lake region - a
MBL Author(s): John Hobbie (*), Distinguished Scientist; Gaius Shaver (*), Senior Scientist; Bruce Peterson (*), Senior Scientist; Linda Deeg
Contact: Gina Hebert
Marine Biological Laboratory