The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences invites media and members of the public to a distinguished lecture series with Michael Dietze of Boston University. An ecologist who leads the university's Ecological Forecasting Laboratory, Dietz will discuss the challenges and opportunities in near-term ecological forecasting, which span advances in environmental monitoring, statistics and cyberinfrastructure. He will present a framework to understand the predictability of ecological processes and highlight ongoing efforts to build an ecological forecasting community of practice.
Dietze, a member of the NEON STEAC committee and early user of NEON data will address the current state of and potential for developing forecasts for a wide range of ecological processes, including:
- Vegetation phenology and land-surface fluxes
- Ticks, tick-borne disease and small mammal hosts
- Soil microbiome
- Aquatic productivity and algal blooms
- Advancing statistical and informatic tools for ecological forecasting.
National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22314.
Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:30 p.m. ET
Advance RSVP Required
If you plan to attend the lecture, you must contact Ivy Kupec to RSVP in advance. See link below for more details.