Food systems, emerging contaminants, traditional ecological knowledge and more at the 2021 ESA virtual Annual Meeting

July 28, 2021
For Immediate Release

Contact: Heidi Swanson Winstead, (202) 833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@idieh

 

The Ecological Society of America’s 2021 virtual Annual Meeting platform is now live. On-demand talks and posters are now available for viewing; the live plenaries, panels and Q&A sessions will begin on Monday, August 2, 2021.

ESA is offering complimentary registration for press and institutional public information officers at the 2021 virtual Annual Meeting (see credential policy). To apply for press registration, please contact ESA Public Information Manager Heidi Swanson Winstead at gro.asenull@idieh.

All live discussion times are in Pacific Daylight Time (U.S. West Coast).

 

Food Systems and Agriculture


Using Osteometrics and Geometric Morphometrics to Explore Ancient Cattle Population Dynamics in Colonial Spanish America
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Presenter: Nicolas DelSol, University of Florida

A trait-based framework for predicting foodborne pathogen spillover from wild birds
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Presenter: Daniel Karp, University of California, Davis

Hot moments drive extreme nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural peatlands
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Presenter: Tyler L. Anthony, University of California, Berkeley

The current state of urban agriculture and extension and research needs in the Northeast U.S  
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Presenter: Megan J. Thompson, University of the District of Columbia
              
Biochar amendment influenced distribution of soil organic matter fractions: A climate-smart approach to ensure food security
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Debjani Sihi, Emory University


See more:
Food systems and agriculture tip sheet

 

Pollution, Contamination, and Remediation

 

US National Wildlife Refuges and emerging contaminants
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Jennifer Wilkening, USFWS

Establishing a new intergovernmental process to address global nitrogen challenge: Towards the Inter-convention Nitrogen Coordination Mechanism (INCOM)
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Mark Sutton, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon increases mercury bioavailability through artificial lake expansion
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Jacqueline Gerson, University of California

Ecological consideration of water-loving emerging contaminants: a case study
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

Unprecedented migratory bird die-off: A citizen-based analysis on the spatiotemporal patterns of mass mortality events in the western United States
Live discussion:  Thursday, August 5, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Anni Yang, Colorado State University


See more:
Pollution, contamination and remediation tip sheet

 

Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Indigenous Perspectives

 

Braiding knowledge systems for more resilient reclamation
Live discussion:  Wednesday, August 4, 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
Lydia Jennings, University of Arizona

What environmental justice means in Indian Country: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
James Rattling Leaf Sr., University of Colorado-Boulder

Reconnecting with our story-telling ancestors: Decolonizing STEM through SciComm training
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Madhusudan Katti, North Carolina State University

Restored waterbird habitat within cultural Hawaiian landscapes through Indigenous Resource Management
Live discussion:  Monday, August 2, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Alishia Orloff, Yale University

Broadening the concept of biocultural rights to value the vital links between human communities and ecosystems in the Atrato River, Colombia
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Valentina Gonzalez-Morales, Instituto de Ecologia y Biodiverisdad


See more:
Traditional ecological knowledge and indigenous perspectives tip sheet

 

Pollination as an Ecosystem Service

 

Super abundant, non-native honey bees (Apis mellifera) decrease the fitness of native, coastal sage scrub plants in Southern California
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 8:30 AM–9:30 AM    
Presenter: Dillon Travis

Nocturnal and diurnal contribution to pollination in urban community gardens
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Presenter: Nicole Elise Wonderlin

Public perceptions of pollinators: A case for more inclusive pollinator conservation initiatives
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM     
Presenter: Katherine Burns

Can powerline corridors provide pollinator habitat in a suburban landscape matrix?
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM  
Presenter: Sheryl Hosler

Recent climate change is creating hotspots of butterfly increase and decline across North America
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM  
Presenter: Lauren Berry


See more:
Pollination as an ecosystem service tip sheet

 

Climate-Resilient Communities and Infrastructure

 

Underrepresented, underserved, understudied: Gaps and opportunities for advancing environmental justice in disadvantaged communities
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Jose Pablo Ortiz-Partida

Urban dilemma: Pathways toward sustainable urban environments
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM  
Presenter: Paty Romero-Lankao

Building resilience through implementation of the 3 key goals of the collaborative 8-county Gulf-Houston regional conservation plan
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Presenter: Mitchell Meads, Houston Wilderness

The social, environmental, and economic benefits of green infrastructure in Washington, DC
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Matthew L. Richardson, University of the District of Columbia

Impact of public transportation on urban green space distribution and access in New York City
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
Presenter: Martha Madrid, Marymount Manhattan College


See more:
Climate-resilient communities and infrastructure tip sheet

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