National Science Foundation\’s Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute
Interdisciplinary Studies on Global Climate Change, and the Ecology and Management of Tropical Montane Ecosystems
Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic March 6th-March 14th, 2010
SUNDAY MARCH 7TH, 2010 Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
1:00-1:30 PM Patrick Martin, Colorado State University Welcome, Opening Remarks, and PASI Overview
1:30-2:45 PM L.A. Sampurno Bruijnzeel, University of Amsterdam Hydrology, Biogeochemistry, and Ecology of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: State of Knowledge and Perspectives in a Changing World
3:15-4:30 PM Robert Lawton, University of Alabama-Huntsville Clouds and the Biogeography of Central American Cloud Forests- Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Modeling and Multi-scale Species Distribution
4:30-5:45 PM Timothy Fahey, Cornell University Some Observations on Forest Structure in Tropical Montane Forests
7:30-10:00 PM Poster Session
Julieta Carilla talks with Shelley Crausbay about forest establishment in Argentina during the poster session.
MONDAY MARCH 8TH, 2010 Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
8:15-9:30 AM Thomas Giambelluca, University of Hawai`i-Manoa Cloud Water Interception and Canopy Water Partitioning in Tropical Montane Cloud Forests in Hawaii
9:30-10:45 AM Heidi Asbjornsen, Iowa State University Cloud Forest Ecohydrology: When Are Trees and Clouds Important to Catchment Hydrology?
11:00-12:15 AM Shelley Crausbay, University of Wisconsin-Madison A Paleoecological Perspective on Climate Change in Tropical Montane Forests
1:30-2:45 PM Frederick Scatena, University of Pennsylvania Soils and Surficial Geomorphology of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests
1:30-2:45 PM Conrado Tobón Marín, Universidad Nacional de Colombia The Effects of Forest Conversion on Soil Physical Properties: A Key Issue on the Ecohydrology of Tropical Cloud Forest Ecosystems
3:15-4:30 PM Mark Mulligan, King\’s College London Spatial Modelling of Cloud Forests: Their Impacts on Us and Our Impacts on Them
4:30-5:45 PM Peter Brown, Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research Dendrochronology in Montane Tropical Forest Species
7:30-10:00 PM Peter Brown, Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research LAB: Dendrochronology in Montane Tropical Forest Species
Fred Scatena explains common features of cloud forest soils.
TUESDAY MARCH 9TH, 2010 Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
8:15-9:30 AM Michael Willig, University of Connecticut Elevational Gradients as BioSensors of Climate Change: Biodiversity and Metacommunity Perspectives
9:30-10:45 AM Jess Zimmerman, University of Puerto Rico Land Use Legacies in Tropical Montane Forest: Nature, Consequences, and Future
11:00-12:15 AM Maarten Kappelle, The Nature Conservancy Ecology and Management of Tropical Montane Oak Forests in Latin America in the Face of Global Change
1:30-2:45 PM Patrick Martin, Colorado State University Climate Change and the Future of Forests in the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic
3:15-4:30 PM Hector Ricardo Grau, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Globalization Driven Socioeconomic and Ecological Transitions in Neotropical Montane Ecosystems
4:30-5:45 PM Ruth Sherman, Cornell University LAB: Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Communities of the Cordillera Central, DR using PC-ORD – OR – WORK GROUP: NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN) Proposal; Moderator: Heidi Asbjornsen
7:30-10:00 PM Ruth Sherman, Cornell University LAB cont\’d: Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Communities of the Cordillera Central, DR using PC-ORD – OR – WORK GROUP cont\’d: NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN) Proposal
Maarten Kappelle speaks about oak forests in the face of global climate change.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 10TH, 2010 La Cienaga, Dominican Republic
8:45-10:00 AM Travel to La Cienaga
11:00-12:30 PM Conrado Tobón Marín, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Field Lab: Pedological Methods
1:30-3:30 PM Asbjornsen lab, Iowa State University Field Lab: Field Demonstration of Sap Flow Equipment on 2-3 Tree Species with Contrasting Water Use
3:30-5:30 PM Kenneth Young, University of Texas-Austin Field Lab: Plant ID, Collections and Local Flora: Practical Tips for Working in Forests with Unknown Floras
Conrado Tobón Marín explains how land-use impacts soils.
THURSDAY MARCH 11TH, 2010 La Cienaga, Dominican Republic
5:30-8:30 AM Chris Rimmer, Vermont Center for Ecostudies Field Lab: Mist-Netting and Banding in Avian Ecology and Demography
9:30-12:00 PM Patrick Martin, Ruth Sherman, and Tim Fahey, Colorado State University and Cornell University Field Lab: Secondary and Old-Growth Riparian Forests Hike Productivity and Demography of Secondary and Old-Growth Riparian Forests
1:00-2:30 PM Florian Werner, Georg August Universität-Göttingen Field Lab: Introduction to Methods in Epiphyte Ecology
2:30-4:00 PM Kenneth Young, University of Texas-Austin Field Lab: Forest Structure and Dynamics: Permanent Plots
Chris Rimmer untangles a bird during a mist netting exercise.
FRIDAY MARCH 12TH, 2010 La Cienaga, Dominican Republic
7:00-4:00 PM GROUP 1: Hike to Wetland at 2400 m elevation Shelley Crausbay, University of Wisconsin-Madison Paleoecology Field Methods
GROUP 2: Hike to Pine-Cloud Forest Ecotone Patrick Martin and Tim Fahey, Colorado State University and Cornell University Pine-Cloud Forest Ecotone Dynamics Demonstration of Weather Station- Temperature & Humidity
4:00-6:00 PM Sampurno Bruijnzeel and Mark Mulligan, University of Amsterdam and King\’s College London Field Lab: Demonstration of Cloud Measuring Equipment
Shelley Crausbay muscles a soil core out of a high-elevation wetland.
SATURDAY MARCH 13TH, 2010 Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
10:00-11:00 AM Travel to Jarabacoa
1:00-2:45 PM Shelley Crausbay, University of Wisconsin-Madison LAB: Paleoecology Lab Methods
3:15-5:45 PM WORK GROUP: Review & Synthesis Article: Global Climate Change and the Ecology of Tropical Montane Ecosystems; Moderator: Patrick Martin
8:00 PM Goodbye Fiesta