Media Tip Sheet: Food Systems and Agriculture

Presentations at the 105th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America featuring research on the ecology of agricultural systems and the environmental changes that affect food security worldwide.

July 28, 2020
For Immediate Release

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

ESA is offering complimentary registration at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America for press and institutional public information officers (see credential policy). The meeting will feature live plenaries, panels and Q&A sessions from August 2–6, 2021. 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).

 

On-Demand Talks with Live Discussion

 

Engineering seed-soil microbiome coalescence to promote plant health
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Marie Simonin, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Policy Solidarity: Why We Should Be Thinking About Wildlife and Human Health As One  
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Presenter: Summer Traylor, Portland State University

Smallholder perceptions of land restoration activities: rewetting tropical peatland oil palm areas in Sumatra, Indonesia
Live discussion:  Tuesday, August 3, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Presenter: Caroline Ward, University of York

Adapting agroecosystems to climate change
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Presenter: Nathaniel D. Mueller, Colorado State University

Forecasting and monitoring plant-available N supply in organic vegetable cropping systems
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 1:30 PM –2:30 PM
Presenter: Dan Sullivan, Oregon State University

Impacts of conservation management practices on plant nitrogen availability and greenhouse gas emissions for organic vegetables
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Presenter: Guihua Chen, University of Maryland

RegenerateLA and LA’s Green New Deal
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Presenter: Michelle Barton, City of Los Angeles

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

Governing Nutrient Pollution Beyond Farmers
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Presenter: David R. Kanter, New York University

Agroecology: A path to reach out environmental justice in peasant territories
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Alejandra Guzman Luna, University of Vermont

Challenges of the oil palm sector in Cameroon and sustainable production options
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Presenter: Raymond Ndip Nkongho, University of Buea

Enacting Everyday Resistance: Food and Agricultural Practices of Mexican Migrant Farmworker Women in North Carolina
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Emila Cordero Oceguera, North Carolina State University

Life in the Plantationocene: Biodiversity conservation and political ecologies in shade grown coffee plantations in Mexico
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Esteli Jimenez-Soto, University of California, Santa Cruz

Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
Presenter: Melissa K. Nelson, Arizona State University

Biogas production and digestate quality of diet-influenced food waste in anaerobic digestion
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Presenter: Emily Nungesser, Ohio University

Preaching to more than the choir: Obstacles to communicating broadly about pollinator conservation
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Presenter: Lara G. Zwarun, University of Missouri – St. Louis

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

The potential for bats to provide biodiversity-based ecosystem services in agriculture
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Presenter: Erin McHale, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

How do Midwest farmers perceive soil health management? Using qualitative interviews to understand attitudes about, expected benefits from, and the practices used to improve soil quality
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Rachel M. Irvine, Environmental Resilience Institute, Indiana University

Bottom-up food-web impacts of commercial-scale resource harvest on coastal bird communities
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Elliot M. Johnston, University of Maine

Native floral strips fill seasonal resource gaps supporting pollinators in horticultural settings
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Presenter: Lena Alice Schmidt, Western Sydney University

Evaluating non-insecticidal pest control tools in citrus agroecosystems
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Presenter: Angela Chuang, University of Florida

Farmland diversification shapes bird-mediated trade-offs and synergies
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Presenter: Elissa M. Olimpi, Virginia Tech

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

Microbiome effects on maize form and function under altered watering conditions
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presenter: Kelsey R. Carter, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

On-Demand Posters with Live Discussion

 

Contamination of pollinator conservation habitats in Illinois with neonicotinoids
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Presenter: Shih-Huai Cheng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lost phenotypes: Exploring the role of maize history and breeding in rhizosphere nitrification suppression
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Presenter: Sierra Raglin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The effects of agriculture on fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River System through archaeological and modern time periods
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Presenter: Lyric S. Buxton, Samford University

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

Oak trees on California rangeland ameliorate microclimate and may reduce cattle heat stress in a warmer future
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Presenter: Amber Kerr, University of California, Berkeley

Seasonal changes in transmission of and recovery from Hyalophysa lynni in commercial shrimp
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Presenter: Megan Tomamichel, University of Georgia

Broad-scale climate drivers of a vector-borne disease expansion from Mexico into the United States  
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM
Presenter: Heather M. Savoy, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range & Jornada Basin LTER

Drought tolerant seed use in the Eastern Corn Belt: Using seed dealer interviews to understand the lack of adoption
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Presenter: Victoria M. Seest, Indiana University

Evaluating the socio-hydrological dynamics of water reuse adoption by farmers using an agent based model
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Presenter: Masoud Negahban-Azar, University of Maryland-College Park

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

 

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