This meeting is supported by a Research Collaboration Network grant from the National Science Foundation. This grant also provides funding for exchange of research staff among participating ChEAS research groups. Click here for more information about research exchange. Click here for general information about the Research Collaboration Network.
· Registration information
· Online presentations
· Participant list
· Getting to and around St. Paul and Where to Stay
· Travel reimbursement forms: (1) and (2) <requires Acrobat Reader>
Questions on travel forms? Call Diane Yoder at 814-865-7326, firstname.lastname@example.org
Send completed forms to: Diane Yoder, Penn State - Meteorology, 503 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802
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About the meeting
Chequamegon Ecosystem Atmosphere
Study (ChEAS) Annual Research Meeting
Dates: June 23 - June 25, 2004
Location: 203 Green Hall, University of Minnesota - St. Paul Campus, 1530 Cleveland Ave N., St. Paul, MN 55108
The Chequamegon Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (ChEAS) is a multi-organizational research effort studying biosphere / atmosphere interactions within northern mixed forests in Northern Wisconsin and Michigan. The unifying goal of ChEAS is to understand the processes controlling forest-atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide and water on the regional scale and the response of these processes to climate and land-use change. Our annual summer meeting brings together a wide range of participants from within and outside of the ChEAS network to focus on approaches to measure and explain interannual variability in NEE of northern temperate forests.
What is the purpose of the annual meeting?
1) The annual meeting brings together ChEAS investigators to exchange research results and make plans for future research. To this end, the meeting includes time for research presentations and discussion time. Existing investigators are encouraged to attend, and present research progress and future plans. Investigators are encouraged to bring recent publications and to provide presentations and other materials that can be linked to the ChEAS web page (http://cheas.psu.edu). NSF funds are available to support travel so that students and postdocs can attend in addition to project PIs. Students are encouraged to bring brief presentations of their graduate research plans, and ideas for exchanges with other groups that will enhance their research and the integration of ChEAS results.
2) The annual meeting also allows new investigators, or those interested in becoming involved with ChEAS research to become oriented in a short period of time via first-hand discussion with a large number of ChEAS PIs, students and staff. New or potential investigators, including students, are encouraged to attend. Limited travel funding is available.
This year’s meeting topics will include:
Up-scaling and down-scaling studies
examples: Regional atmospheric CO2 budget studies
Regional flux modeling using BIOME-BGC or SiB
Proposals and plans for new integrative publications/investigations
examples: Comparisons of atmospheric budgets and model upscaling
Investigation of links between regional transpiration and regional photosynthesis
Stand level eddy covariance NEE vs. biometric NEP
Comparisons of Washburn and Park Falls flux towers
New projects, results
examples: Buffalo/Wyoming/UWisc NSF Hydrology project
USDA-FS “Tier 3” investigations
4) Creation of an integrated ChEAS database.
New proposal ideas
examples: NACP up-scaling/down-scaling workshop concurrent with ChEAS 05.
Investigations of future gypsy moth impacts on the region.
ChEAS as a regional intensive for the NACP.
Preparations for NEON?
Suggestions for improving student involvement/collaboration within ChEAS
example: Initiate monthly virtual group meetings?
This meeting is supported by a Research Collaboration Network grant from the National Science Foundation. This grant also provides funding for exchange of research staff among participating ChEAS research groups. Click here for more information.
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To register, please fill out the following information and return it to Diane Yoder at The Pennsylvania State University (email@example.com) as soon as possible (preferably before June 15, 2004).
Travel support: Funding is available to cover costs of workshop attendance (transportation, lodging, and food) with highest priority given to graduate student and postdoctoral participants from participating ChEAS labs, and guests interested in learning about ChEAS for future research. In the past, relatively low meeting costs have made travel support available for all participants. This should be true for this meeting as well. Funds are from the NSF’s Division of Environmental Biology’s Research Collaboration Network program.
book a flight through Penn State:
Contact Diane Yoder, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 814-863-7326, and send her
approximate travel times. We can also reimburse you after the meeting
if you handle the travel arrangements at your home institution. We’ll
have forms at the meeting.
Address and affiliation:
Position (e.g., graduate student, postdoc, research staff, faculty, investigator):
Are you requesting travel support?
Do you plan to present research results?
Title/topic of presentation:
Is this a graduate research plan presentation?
Suggested additional discussion topics:
Planned time/date of arrival/departure:
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Suggestions for the agenda are welcome.
Guidelines for talks: Typical presentations will be allotted approximately 15 minutes to allow sufficient time for discussions. Bring publications to share or at least references. Emphasize collaborative needs or plans, since we’ll all be together. Recommend future studies, publications, proposals during the course of your presentation.
Grad student talks: Be sure to briefly outline your degree research plans. Present your ideas on lab exchanges that might benefit your project.
Facilities: Overhead projector, Laptop PC (Windows XP Pro) with CD drive, LCD computer projector. We welcome archiving talks in electronic format if you are willing. Please leave a copy for us (CD-R preferred).
Wednesday, 23 June
Intro to ChEAS. Major recently published or submitted results. New projects. Updates from major project partners.
Paul Bolstad and Bruce Cook, U. Minnesota, hosts.
to ChEAS, PSU report.
Ken Davis, Penn State
State of the ChEAS address. Overview of meeting layout, goals.
Recent PSU progress/pubs/datasets for ChEAS.
1:20-1:40. The view from NOAA.
Adam Hirsch, NOAA/Woods Hole.
Update on instrumentation at WLEF
Arlyn Andrews, NOAA CMDL.
Update on the larger NOAA sampling scheme, how WLEF fits into this picture.
Jiquan Chen and/or Asko Noormets, University of Toledo
Summary of recent publications/datasets from the Bayfield region.
Neil Nelson and/or Ron Teclaw, USDA-FS, Rhinelander
News from the Forest Sciences Laboratory – ChEAS, future collaboration, other news.
Hydrologists work here too.
Brent Ewers, University of Wyoming
Recent publications/datasets from U. Wyoming/U. Buffalo.
Geostatistics and modeling facilitate more rigorous upscaling of water fluxes-new research funded by NSF Hydrologic Processes
Scott Denning, CSU.
Recent pubs/datasets/models developed from the CSU group.
New results/work in progress.
Dan Ricciuto, Penn State
Interannual variability and a persistent source of CO2 at WLEF
Upscaling (or the lack thereof) among ChEAS flux towers: stand to WLEF scale.
Ricciuto (lead). Rapporteur?
WLEF interannual variability. Collaborative paper proposal. Diagnosing the causes of interannual variability in WLEF CO2 (and H2O?) fluxes.
Ewers and Davis. (lead). Rapporteur?
Improving the RCN for students. Evaluating lab exchanges. Initiation of viritual group meetings. A future RCN proposal?
5-7:30. Rest a little, visit, walk, run, talk, check email, find the Mississippi, etc.
Dinner at 7:30 pm: Please
let us know if you are not going to join us. Group transportation will
Buca di Beppo Minneapolis
1204 Harmon Place
Minneapolis MN 55403
Thursday, 24 June
New results: Focus on bottom-up and top-down approaches to regional CO2 and H2O budgets in ChEAS.
Soung-Ryoul Ryu, University of Toledo
Comparisons of modeled (PnET-Day) & measured exchange of carbon in five managed forest ecosystems in Northern Wisconsin, USA
Jonathan Adelman, University of Wyoming
Effects of biologic and edaphic controls on upscaling of transportation - a case study from Wyoming
Faith-Ann Heinsch, U. Montana
Update on MODIS and BIOME BGC results for ChEAS
Paul Bolstad, U. Minnesota
Why that eddy covariance stuff is a big bucket of hogwash. Chamber flux, remote sensing and FIA upscaling in the Chequamegon.
9:50-10:10. Break. (We’ll need it after Paul’s talk.).
Bruce Cook, U. Minnesota
Light use efficiency modeling at Willow Creek and regional upscaling using butt-simple modeling approaches.
Ken Davis/Ankur Desai/Dan Ricciuto, Penn State.
Upscaling dilemma at WLEF. AGU talk revisited.
Ian Baker, Colorado State
Species-specific fluxes simulated using SiB3 compared to observations on multiple scales
Lara Prihodko, Colorado State
Uncertainty in regional carbon cycle modeling
11:30-12:00. Discussion 3.
Bolstad lead. Rapporteur?
Integrative paper(s?) proposal. Bottom-up scaling synthesis for multiple flux towers (CO2 fluxes) in the ChEAS region.
12-1. Lunch break. Brought to us.
1:00-1:30. Discussion 4.
Ewers, Chen, lead. Rapporteur?
Integrative paper(s?) proposal. Bottom-up scaling of water vapor fluxes/energy budgets in ChEAS from multiple towers.
Scott Richardson and Tasha Miles, Penn State
The Ring of Towers, or, how to make Marek Uliasz lose sleep
Scott Denning, Colorado State
Regional inverse modeling of land-atmosphere carbon fluxes
Marek Uliasz, Colorado State
Who needs data? A modeler’s approach to regional flux inversions at WLEF
2:30-2:50. Break. Group photo?
Aaron Wang, Colorado State
CO2 fields during a frontal passage
Weiguo Wang, Penn State
Flux footprints, regional upscaling and regional atmospheric budget studies.
Peter Bakwin, ChEAS investigator emeritus
Carbon dioxide emission enhancements resulting from rapid elevation gains in complex terrain. (videoconference)
Discussion 5 (parallel session).
Uliasz and Richardson, lead. Rapporteur?
Integrative paper proposal. Ring of towers initial publication, and links to upscaling efforts.
Discussion 6 (parallel session).
Integrative paper proposal. Model intercomparison at ChEAS.
Ryu, Chen lead. Rapporteur?
Integrative paper proposal. Soil carbon storage and soil carbon fluxes in northern WI forests. Synthesis of soil chamber flux measurements (and other data) for the region? Use the chamber intercomparison project data from summer 2003.
Open discussion. Links between regional CO2 and H2O studies. Should they be more explicit? Publication/analysis ideas?
5-7:30. Same as yesterday. Group run around Como Lake is highly recommended if you’re tired of working. Shorter routes can be accommodated.
Dinner at 7:30pm. Town Hall
Brewery, Minneapolis. Please let us know if you are not going to join
us. Group transportation will be available.
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Friday, 25 June
Scott Denning, Ken Davis, lead. Rapporteur?
Proposal ideas. Regional integration, NACP, ChEAS as an NACP regional intensive. NACP up-scaling/down-scaling workshop concurrent with ChEAS 05.
Cook, lead. Creation of an integrated ChEAS database. Devote RCN resources to this cause?
Integrative paper proposal. Diagnosing why the WLEF region is a source of CO2 to the atmosphere.
Bolstad, Chen, lead. Rapporteur?
Integrative paper proposal. Stand-level bottom-up, top-down intercomparison studies in ChEAS. NEE vs. NEP at multiple regional flux towers.
USDA? Investigations of future gypsy moth impacts on the region.
Chen, lead. ChEAS preparations for NEON?
Bolstad, lead. Review of post-meeting action items, additional discussion time.
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Please send any corrections to Diane Yoder <email@example.com>
|Paul Bolstad||U. Minnesota||Proffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bruce Cook||U. Minnesota||RAemail@example.com|
|Jianwu Tang||U. Minnesota||RAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Leslie Kreller||U. Minnesota||Grademail@example.com|
|Jon Martin||U. Minnesota||Gradfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joe McFadden||U. Minnesota||Profemail@example.com|
|Ken Davis||Penn State||Proffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tasha Miles||Penn State||RAemail@example.com|
|Scott Richardson||Penn State||RAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Martha Butler||Penn State||Grademail@example.com|
|Dan Ricciuto||Penn State||Gradfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Weiguo Wang||Penn State||Grademail@example.com|
|Brent Ewers||U. Wyoming||Proffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jonathan Adelman||U. Wyoming||Grademail@example.com|
|Scott Denning||Colorado State||Proffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ian Baker||Colorado State||RAemail@example.com|
|Lara Prihhodko||Colorado State||RAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marek Uliasz||Colorado State||RAemail@example.com|
|Aaron Wang||Colorado State||Gradfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jiquan Chen||U. Toledo||Facultyemail@example.com|
|Asko Normeets||U. Toledo||RAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Soung-Ryoul Rye||U. Toledo||Grademail@example.com|
|Adam Hirsch||Woods Hole||Scifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Neil Nelson||North Central, USFS||Sciemail@example.com|
|Ron Teclaw||North Central, USFS||Scifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Arlyn Andrews||NOAA CMDL||Sci||Arlyn.Andrews@noaa.gov|
|Dev Niyogi||North Carolina State||Profemail@example.com|
|Faith-Ann Heinsch||U. Montana||RAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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Getting to and around the Twin Cities and Where to Stay
Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP) is served by many airlines and rental car agencies. The airport is a Northwest Airlines hub. The meeting will be held at the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota, in room 203 of Green Hall, 1530 Cleveland Ave N., St. Paul, MN 55108. The meeting site is 10 miles (20-25 minute drive) from the airport. We plan to rent several vans to facilitate travel from the hotel to campus and other events. Thus, you could skip renting a car and just take a cab to the hotel or campus.
Transit options other than car rental include:
Cab: Around $20
SuperShuttle: around $15, and $7 per additional person, $2 discount for return trip
City bus: Metrotransit, one-way fare is $1.25 / $1.75 (rush hour). You can get to St Paul campus and/or the Days Inn hotel with one transfer. Use the trip planner section of the website to get a personalized schedule.
Lodging: There are numerous lodging options in the Twin Cities area. We have arranged for a group rate of $49/night for June 22-25 at the Days Inn in Roseville, MN. This hotel is very close to the meeting site and breakfast is included. The hotel is also close to shopping at the Rosedale Mall. Phone number for reservations is: 651-636-6730. The block of rooms is reserved under the name "Cheas Workshop" and they will be released on June 15.
Directions from airport to Days Inn, 2550 Cleveland Avenue N., Roseville MN 55113: As you leave the airport, follow signs for MN-55 towards Minneapolis / MN-5 and take the exit for MN-55 Fort Snelling/Minneapolis. Continue on MN-55 West and then continue onto MN-62 West. Take MN-62 West ~4 miles to I-35W North. Travel on I-35W North toward Minneapolis about 10 miles. Take exit 24 for County Road C. Turn right/South at the bottom of the exit. It is 2 blocks to the hotel.
Directions from airport to UMN - St. Paul Campus, 1530 Cleveland Ave N., St. Paul, MN 55108: As you leave the airport, follow signs for MN-55 towards Minneapolis / MN-5 and take the exit for MN-55 Fort Snelling/Minneapolis. Continue on MN-55 West and then continue onto MN-62 West. Take MN-62 West ~4 miles to I-35W North. Travel on I-35W North toward Minneapolis about 5 miles. Take the exit for I-94 East towards St. Paul. Travel 3 miles, cross the Mississippi River and take the left hand exit for MN-280 North. In less than one mile, take the Energy Park / Kasota Ave exit. Turn right (east) from the exit ramp onto Energy Park Drive, and then left (north) at the traffic light for Raymond Ave. Travel north on Raymond. It becomes Cleveland Ave as you enter campus. Turn right (east) on Commonwealth Ave and enter the parking lot here on your left (daily rate). Use this map to get to Green Hall (on upper Buford Circle). There is also an hourly lot on Buford Circle.
Alternate route (through the city, easier at rush hour, also a good way to get to the airport from campus): As you leave the airport, follow signs for MN-55 toward Minneapolis and MN-5 East - St Paul. Follow signs for MN-5 / W 7th Ave. After crossing the river, travel east another 0.5 mile and cross St. Paul Ave on your left. The next left is Snelling Ave. Turn left (north) onto Snelling (MN-51). Travel north on Snelling ~4 miles to I-94. Continue on Snelling past I-94 for another 2 miles. Take the (right lane) exit for Como Ave and at the end of the exit ramp, turn left (west) onto Como. Travel another mile past the State Fairgrounds. Turn right (north) onto Cleveland Ave N. Turn right (east) on Commonwealth Ave and enter the parking lot here on your left. Use this map to get to Green Hall (on upper Buford Circle). There is also an hourly lot on Buford Circle.
Directions from Days Inn to campus: Cleveland Ave in Roseville and Cleveland Ave in St. Paul do not connect since they are bisected by MN-36 and I-35W. So from the hotel, turn left onto County Road C and get on I-35W South. In 1/2 mile take the Cleveland Ave / MN-36 exit (#23B) and follow onto Cleveland Ave another 1.5 miles to Commonwealth Ave. Turn left (east) onto Commonwealth Ave and enter the parking lot here on your left (daily rate). Use this map to get to Green Hall (on upper Buford Circle). There is also an hourly lot on Buford Circle.
Directions to campus from other locations: See http://onestop.umn.edu/Maps/directions-stpaul.html
Directions to Buca di Beppo, 1204 Harmon Place, Mpls, 612-288-0138 from campus/hotel: Take I-35W South 6 miles to Exit 17B and merge onto I-94 West and drive 1 mile. Take exit 231B Hennepin/Lyndale Ave and follow the signs towards Lyndale Ave / Hennepin Ave Northbound. Turn right (north) onto S Lyndale Ave. Lyndale merges with Hennepin as you enter downtown. After passing the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Technical College, turn right onto S 12th St. Buca's will be on your right in a block at 12th and Harmon Place. Park on the street or in nearby lots.
Return directions: From 12th St, turn left (north) onto Harmon Place and left (west) in one block onto 11th St S and right (north) in one block to head northbound on Hennepin Ave towards downtown. Drive through downtown, cross the Mississippi. Hennepin turns into Larpenteur Ave as you enter St. Paul. Shortly after crossing MN-280, Larpenteur will intersect Cleveland Ave N. Turn left onto Cleveland Ave N and then onto I-35W North to get back to the hotel.
Directions to Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave South, Mpls, 612-339-8696: Take I-35W South 5 miles to Exit 17C, Washington Ave S. Turn left from the exit ramp onto Washington Ave S. The Town Hall is near the intersection of Washington and 15th Ave S/3rd St S, aka Seven Corners. Park on the street or in a lot. There is often meter parking down (right/south) 15th Ave S (aka 3rd St S).
Alternate route (faster if from campus): Cleveland Ave intersects Larpenteur north of campus. Turn west from Cleveland (left from campus, right from hotel) onto Larpenteur, which turns into Hennepin Ave as you enter Minneapolis. Just before the I-35W entrance on Hennepin, turn left (south) onto 11th Ave SE (aka Johnson St NE). 11th Ave SE turns into 10th Ave SE and becomes the Cedar Ave Bridge/19th Ave S after crossing the Mississippi. Turn right onto Washington Ave S/15th Ave S. The Town Hall is near the intersection of 15th Ave S and Washington Ave S.
About the ChEAS research collaboration network laboratory exchange program
Funding is available for short-term (2 weeks to 2 months) exchanges of students and postdoctoral researchers between ChEAS core participant laboratories. The objective of the exchange program is to promote cross-disciplinary research focused on understanding the processes controlling forest-atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide and water and the response of these processes to climate and land-use change. Candidates will be chosen based on scientific merit of proposed research project as determined by the steering committee and participation by the maximum number of participant labs will be strongly encouraged. Funding for laboratory exchanges includes roundtrip airfare from the home institution and per diem. The host laboratory group is expected to provide temporary housing.
To apply for a 2004 lab exchange send the following
materials to Diane Yoder (email@example.com):
1. statement of research problem
2. proposed work
3. benefits to you, ChEAS, and host lab
4. expected products
5. letter of support from host lab
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