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The OneNOAA Science discussion seminar series is a joint effort to help share science and management information and to promote constructive dialogue between scientists, educators, and resource managers across NOAA. Please help us spread the word about these seminars to anyone interested. For further information please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov.

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April 04, 2011

Preparing for the Rising Tide: Helping Coastal Communities Cope with the Impacts of Climate Change

Date and Time: AApril 04, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd Floor.
Speaker(s): Juliette Finzi Hart (Regional Research and Planning Specialist, USC Sea Grant)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC Central Library
Abstract:

The University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant program, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, tackles issues relating to the "Urban Ocean." Climate change and its impacts on a highly urbanized coast and the surrounding aquatic and marine coastal ecosystems is now one of our major areas of focus. USC Sea Grant has a number of ongoing local, statewide and national research, outreach and education projects. We are coordinating an effort with multiple Sea Grant programs to administer a climate change adaptation barriers and needs assessment survey to all coastal states. We are working with local scientists to develop a clearinghouse of oceanographic data from the Southern California Bight that relates to climate change; and, then working to develop workshops and products to link these data to policy-makers and community members. And, we have partnered with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary to train sanctuary docents on climate change to continue educating the interested public about the constantly developing science of climate change. These projects will be presented along with a discussion of next steps and opportunities for collaboration within the NOAA family.

Remote Access and Notes:
  1. Go to http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=742656968&=brownbag&t=c;
  2. Enter the required fields;
  3. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy;
  4. Click on Proceed.
  5. passcode: brownbag. Audio: Dial 866-833-7307; participant passcode: 8986360. Please note: remote access is limited to first 50 participants.

For further information about this seminar please contact Mary.Lou.Cumberpatch@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 129) or Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 115).

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April 05, 2011

Fed Info Finder: How the Updated Search.USA.gov Affiliate Program Can Improve Your Web Site

Date and Time: April 05, 2011, 12:00 – 13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 7153.
Speaker(s): Erik Arnold (USASearch Affiliate Program, General Services Administration)
Speaker's Email: erik@searchsi.com
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: The NOS Science Seminar Series and the NOAA Web Committee
Abstract:

This session will walk you through the recently re-launched USASearch Affiliate Program that serves as the search engine for many NOAA web sites and is free to any government web site. The new and improved Admin Center makes it easier to manage your web site search and gain access to detailed search analytics. Additionally, new features such as Type Ahead Search and Search Widgets may be leveraged across your web properties. We'll also review the new USASearch APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that allow any webmaster to completely control the look and feel of their search engine results pages and keep the traffic on your domain. This will be an interactive discussion with time for Q&A.

About the Speaker: Erik Arnold has over 15 years of experience in the search industry, divided between both web and enterprise search. He is the director of Blue Beacon, Inc., a consulting company that advises government agencies on how to improve their search systems and has worked with General Services Administration for over six years. Erik has guided the USASearch Program from its reliance on enterprise software to its current open source platform. He started his career at Lycos, where he was a product-marketing manager. Erik then moved to Snap.com, another commercial search engine before focusing on consulting in 2003. Erik has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.
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Presentations are available remotely via a combination of phone & webcast. Note that remote access is limited to 50 connections on a first-come-first served basis, so we cannot guarantee participation.

To participate remotely you must:

  1. Dial toll-free 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688 followed by the # sign. Please use your phone's mute button (or toggle *6) during the presentation until you are ready to ask questions.
  2. Go to the webcast site at http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=744925156&p=&t=c
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For questions: contact Tracy Gill (tracy.gill@noaa.gov), or if it is within 5 minutes of the seminar start, call the toll free number above and we will try to answer your questions.

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April 07, 2011

Science-based Fishery Management or How Research Drives Management in Ohio's Waters

Date and Time: April 07, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PTZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112 -see map), Room: Auditorium
Speaker(s): Dr. Roy Stein (Professor Emeritus, Aquatic Ecology Lab, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract:

Science-based management, typical of most state agencies, insightfully informs responsible use of fisheries resources. In my talk, I will relate how the interaction between the Ohio Division of Wildlife (DOW) and the Aquatic Ecology Lab (AEL) at Ohio State University leads to science-based decision-making 1) by explaining the value of the partnership (characterized by complementary skills and expertise), 2) by reviewing the process by which research projects are vetted (where university researchers and agency managers resolve wants and needs), and 3) by describing specific research/management examples from inland waters and the Great Lakes (running the gamut from nutrient regulation to fish stocking to exotic invaders). From these interactions and complementary skills comes a science-based management program, one characterized by mutual respect between the partners and a deep appreciation of how aquatic ecosystems work.

Remote Access and Notes:

TBD

For further information please contact Diane Tierney (Diane.Tierney@noaa.gov) and Blake Feist (Blake.Feist@noaa.gov). All seminars are open to the public.

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Preliminary Assessments of China's FY-3 Satellite Data for NWP Applications

Date and Time: April 07, 2011, 10:00-11:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building, Room 707, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.
Speaker(s): Xiaolei Zou (Florida State University)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA JCSDA seminar series
Abstract:

The brightness temperature measurements from FY-3 MicroWave Humidity Sounder (MWHS) and MicroWave Temperature Sounder (MWTS) are compared with the data from NOAA-18 Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) and Advanced Microwave Temperature Sounding Unit-A (AMSU-A) under various atmospheric and surface conditions. A quality control (QC) procedure is applied to allow the comparison be conducted separately for outliers and non-outliers. The QC algorithm includes a gross error check, instrument noise spikes through noise equivalent differential temperature ( ), and an O-B bi-weighting check, where O represents satellite observations, and B is model-simulated brightness temperature by Radiative Transfer for TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder (RTTOV) based on the 6-h forecast fields of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global Forecast System (GFS). It is found that (i) the global bias and standard deviation of O-B from MWHS brightness temperatures are comparable in magnitudes to those of MHS measurements; (ii) positive O-B outliers prevail in channel 3 for both MWHS and MHS instruments; and (iii) biases of channels 4 and 5 are predominantly negative over land for both MWHS and MHS. A series of sensitivity experiments are carried out to demonstrate that the large positive O-B biases could be due to the errors in the atmospheric water vapor profiles from the analysis fields being too wet, and that the negative biases over land arise mostly from errors in surface emissivity, but smooth model terrain also contributes to negative biases over land. A major difference between the AMSU-A and MWTS instruments is that the MWTS biases in channels 3 and 4 are negative in low latitudes and positive in high latitudes, while the AMSU-A biases are negative in all latitudes. The AMSU-A biases are independent of the scene temperature, but MWTS biases vary with the earth scene brightness temperature. The root-cause of the bias could be a combination of several factors, including lack of nonlinear calibration, solar contamination on its calibration target, detector nonlinearity, and the center frequency drift. This study demonstrates the utility of two well-calibrated radiometers like MHS and AMSU-A for the assessment of new instruments MWHS and MWTS with NWP fields used as inputs to forward radiative transfer simulations.

About the Speaker: Learn more about Xiaolei Zou (http://www.met.fsu.edu/index.pl/personnel/faculty/zou)
Remote Access and Notes:

Attend in Person:

World Weather Building / Science Center
5200 Auth Road, Room 707
Camp Springs, MD 20746

Attend Remotely via Online video access:

  1. Click on JCSDA Seminars
  2. Select the seminar you wish to attend.
  3. Enter your name and e-mail address.
  4. Enter the meeting password: JCSDAseminar2010
  5. Click "Join Now".
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Audio / conference call:

USA participants: 1-866-715-2479
Passcode: 9457557
International: 1-517-345-5260

For further information please contact George.Ohring@noaa.gov.

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April 11, 2011

(NOTE: Seminar Potsponed new date TBD) Coral Reef Ecosystems of Southwest Puerto Rico: Past, Present and Future

Date and Time: (NOTE: Seminar Potsponed) April 11, 2011, 12:00 – 13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 11th Floor, Room 11153.
Speaker(s): Dr. Simon Pittman (Landscape Ecologist, NOAA's Biogeography Branch)
Speaker's Email: Simon.Pittman@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: The NOS Science Seminar Series
Abstract:

Our research indicates that the topographic complexity of the seascape is an important predictor of fish distributions and diversity across complex coral reef ecosystems. Recent studies, however, indicate that local stressors and global climate change are degrading coral reefs leading to a flattening of topographic complexity. Reduction in the architectural complexity of coral reefs is likely to lower the quality of habitat for many fish including locally important food fish. Using state-of-the-art predictive modeling we forecast significant fragmentation and contraction in the spatial distribution of functionally important fish species and likely declines in biodiversity resulting in lower resilience to disturbance. Examples are generated from a decade of long-term coral reef ecosystem monitoring conducted by NCCOS Biogeography Branch and partners in SW Puerto Rico coupled with benthic habitat maps and remotely sensed high resolution bathymetry.

About the Speaker:

Simon has a Ph.D. from the University of Queensland in Australia where he worked on novel landscape ecology applications to marine ecosystems. Originally from London, England, he has studied coral reef ecosystems in Australia, Kenya, Seychelles and the Caribbean. Since 2004 he has been working as a contractor with NOAA's Biogeography Branch in Silver Spring and since 2007 also as the USVI Science Coordinator for NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program based at the University of the Virgin Islands. He is Adjunct Associate Research Professor at UVI where he has contributed to education and training in marine spatial ecology and applied spatial technologies for local coastal managers and graduate students.

Remote Access and Notes:

Presentations are available remotely via a combination of phone & webcast. Note that remote access is limited to 50 connections on a first-come-first served basis, so we cannot guarantee participation.

To participate remotely you must:

  1. Dial toll-free 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688 followed by the # sign. Please use your phone's mute button (or toggle *6) during the presentation until you are ready to ask questions.
  2. Go to the webcast site at http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=744925156&p=&t=c
  3. Enter meeting number 744925156 if needed. No passcode is required.
  4. Enter other required fields.
  5. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy, and click Proceed.

For questions: contact Tracy Gill (tracy.gill@noaa.gov), or if it is within 5 minutes of the seminar start, call the toll free number above and we will try to answer your questions.

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April 12, 2011

(NOTE: MOVED TO MAY 17, 2011) Regional Climate-Weather Research and Forecasting (CWRF) Model Development and Application

Date and Time: (NOTE: MOVED TO MAY 17, 2011) April 12 from 12:00-13:00h ETZ (NOTE: MOVED TO MAY 17, 2011) [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building, Room 707, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.
Speaker(s): Xin-Zhong Liang (University of Maryland at College Park)
Speaker's Email: xliang@umd.edu
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NCEP Environmental Modelling Center seminar series
Abstract:

TBD.

Remote Access and Notes: Remote Access TBD. For further information please contact Michiko Masutani [(301)763-8000 Ext 7551].
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April 13, 2011

Building a Data Center from Scratch: the Integrated Ocean Data and Information Management System (ZSPDO) at the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN) and The state of Atmospheric Research at IOPAN

Date and Time: April 13, 2011, 12:00-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd Floor.
Speaker(s): Marcin Wichorowski and Tymon Zielinski (Institute of Oceanology, Warsaw, Poland))
Speaker's Email: wichor@iopan.gda.pl
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NODC
Abstract:

The Institute of Oceanology, PAS (IOPAN) maintains huge archives of information gathered during research activities performed for more than 50 years. To enable cooperation in data exchange on a higher level IOPAN has decided to develop a data center and deploy a system for management of data and information, using well defined and widely used standards of data processing defined within the SeaDataNet project.

About the Speakers:

Mr. Marcin Wichorowski is a Computer Science Engineer, Database Designer and Developer, and Manager of the IT Department at the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Tymon Zieliński, Associate Professor at the Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory, Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Remote Access and Notes:
  1. Go to http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=742656968&=brownbag&t=c;
  2. Enter the required fields;
  3. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy;
  4. Click on Proceed.
  5. passcode: brownbag. Audio: Dial 866-833-7307; participant passcode: 8986360. Please note: remote access is limited to first 50 participants.

For further information about this seminar please contact Mary.Lou.Cumberpatch@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 129) or Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 115).

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April 14, 2011

Conserving Asian Taimen, The Largest Salmonid in the World: Applying Results of Studies on Life History Diversity, Population Differentiation and Local Extinction

Date and Time: April 14, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PTZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112 -see map-), Room: Auditorium
Speaker(s): Dr. Pete, Rand (Senior Conservation Biologist, State of the Salmon Program, Wild Salmon Center & Ecotrust)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract:

We have made substantial progress on filling key research gaps and providing guidance on conservation activities related to Sakhalin taimen Parahucho perryi through their limited range in the Russian Far East and northern Japan. The species is recognized as threatened by various authorities, including the governments of Russia and Japan, and the IUCN. Through active international collaboration, we have increased our understanding of life history diversity, population differentiation and extinction risk to the species. Through otolith microchemistry, we have documented the existence of dramatically different migration phenotypes, ranging from adfluvial, to amphidromous, to fully anadromous types. There is evidence that the anadromous type may be under the greatest threat based on their vulnerability as bycatch in the commercial salmon fishery. Using DNA markers, we have provided evidence for small effective population sizes and hybridization with Salvelinus in some rivers. After compiling distributional data on the species and analyzing the data using a classification tree, we have identified important watershed characteristics that are associated with the presence and stability of taimen populations. We infer from these results that taimen require watersheds that are minimally developed for agriculture, receive intermediate levels of annual precipitation, and are situated in a cold climate (< 5.2 C annual average air temperature). We suspect this species is sensitive to land use and climate change. We report on successful conservation efforts, including important steps taken by a private timber company in Japan and a regional government body in Russia to create special protected areas for this species.

About the Speaker:

Peter Rand has more than sixteen years of experience in basic and applied aquatic ecology, with a focus on fisheries science, management, and conservation. Peter is a graduate of Colgate University and received his master's and doctoral degrees from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Peter was a postdoc at the University of British Columbia from 1995-1997 and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology at NC State University from 1997-2003. Peter has authored 16 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters, and numerous other publications. Since his master's thesis, Peter's research has focused on Pacific salmonids in collaborative work with scientists in the Laurentian Great Lakes region, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska. In recent years he has broadened his research program to include studies of tropical and subtropical fisheries. Peter has expertise in modeling and statistical analyses, and has been involved in the development and application of field sampling equipment and computer software useful in fisheries science.

Remote Access and Notes:

NWFSC WEBEX: https://nwfsc.webex.com/nwfsc/j.php?ED=151054717&UID=1179486532&RT=MiM0. Audio call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600; Access code:809 563 792.

For further information please contact Diane Tierney (Diane.Tierney@noaa.gov) and Blake Feist (All seminars are open to the public).

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Mapping and Visualizing Sea level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts

Date and Time: April 14, 2011, 12:00 – 13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 8th Floor, Room 8150. The Speaker will be presenting from NOAA's Coastal Service Center in Charleston, SC.
Speaker(s): Douglas Marcy (Coastal Hazards Specialist, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC)
Speaker's Email: doug.marcy@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: The NOS Science Seminar Series and NOAA Coastal Services Center
Abstract:

It is one thing to have a discussion or write about a one- or two-foot rise in the ocean surface and the potential impacts to a local community, and it is another to show someone a map, highlighting the areas that will potentially be impacted. The ability to visualize the potential height and inland extent of water gives us a better understanding of the corresponding impacts and consequences. Mapping sea level changes in a GIS gives the user the ability to overlay the potentially impacted areas with other data such as critical infrastructure, roads, ecologically sensitive areas, demographics, and economics. Providing maps on the Web via Internet mapping technologies enables the user to have an interactive experience that truly brings out the "visual" part of the map definition. Over the past several years, the lessons learned from investigating pilot sea level change mapping applications have led to the development of a next generation sea level rise and coastal flooding viewer. In addition, new mapping techniques have been developed to use high-resolution data sources to show flooding impacts on local public infrastructure; mapping confidence; flooding frequency; marsh impacts; and social and economic impacts from potential inundation. This presentation will provide a brief history of previous sea level change visualization pilots and a detailed discussion of new methods, the current status of new tool development and outputs, and future plans for expanding to the rest of the U.S.

About the Speaker: Doug Marcy is a Coastal Hazards Specialist at the NOAA National Ocean Service / Coastal Services Center (CSC), Charleston, SC. He has been with the CSC since 2002 working on enhancing flooding forecast products and GIS capability, storm surge assessments, and coastal hazards assessment projects, contributing to more disaster resilient communities. Doug's current interests include using GIS technology with meteorologic, hydrologic, and coastal modeling (including sea level change) to enhance inundation forecasting, mapping, and risk assessment.
Remote Access and Notes:

Presentations are available remotely via a combination of phone & webcast. Note that remote access is limited to 50 connections on a first-come-first served basis, so we cannot guarantee participation.

To participate remotely you must:

  1. Dial toll-free 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688 followed by the # sign. Please use your phone's mute button (or toggle *6) during the presentation until you are ready to ask questions.
  2. Go to the webcast site at http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=744925156&p=&t=c
  3. Enter meeting number 744925156 if needed. No passcode is required.
  4. Enter other required fields.
  5. Indicate that you have read the Privacy Policy, and click Proceed.

For questions: contact Tracy Gill (tracy.gill@noaa.gov), or if it is within 5 minutes of the seminar start, call the toll free number above and we will try to answer your questions.

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April 19, 2011

What does the National Ocean Policy mean for the Arctic region?

Date and Time: April 19, 2011; 10:00-11:00 Alaska Local Time (14:00-15:00 EDT) [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) office (second floor of the Denali Building, 3352 College Rd., Fairbanks, Alaska
Speaker(s): Cheryl Rosa (Deputy Director, US Arctic Research Commission, Anchorage, Alaska) and Mary Boatman (Ocean Policy Advisor, National Ocean Council, Executive, Office of the President)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)
Abstract:

In July 2010, President Obama announced a commitment to implement a new National Ocean Policy. What does this mean for the Arctic region, which was specifically highlighted in a “priority objective” in the National Ocean Policy? Efforts to address our stewardship responsibilities in the Arctic Ocean and adjacent coastal areas, in the face of climate-induced and other environmental changes would greatly benefit from input from local and regional experts. We welcome your input to help identify the critical actions that need to be taken to address environmental stewardship needs in the region. Please join us to learn about the National Ocean Policy efforts to develop a strategic action plan for the changing conditions in the Arctic, and to share your questions, and ideas.

Remote Access and Notes:

How to Participate / Log-In to the Alaska Climate Webinar: (please note we have a new log-in procedure, starting February 2011!)

  1. With a regular telephone dial: 1- (877) 594-8353
  2. When prompted, enter the Participant passcode: 83847342

To view the presentation during a webinar:

  1. Point your web browser to: http://infiniteconferencing.com/Events/accap/
  2. Check Participant button (default) and in the first box, enter Participant Code 83847342.
  3. Enter the rest of the requested information (The name and organization you enter will be seen by other participants, but your contact information will remain confidential)
  4. Click the blue "log-in" button

For support during a call, press *0 on your phone and a conferencing coordinator will assist you.

To register please fill out the web-form at: http://ine.uaf.edu/accap/teleconference.htm#register, or contact: Brook Gamble, Outreach and Education Specialist, (907) 474-7812, accap@uaf.edu. Please let us know if you intend to come in person. Dr. Moran will not be presenting from Fairbanks, but you are still welcome to join us!

Download Presentation:

A copy of the presentation will also be available on the ACCAP website: http://ine.uaf.edu/accap/

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Ice-lake models for Lake Erie: Sensitivity Study of Ice-Water Processes

Date and Time: April 19, 2011; 10:30-11:30 ET [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) Lake Superior Hall, Ann Arbor, MI | Lake Michigan Field Station, Muskegon, MI
Speaker(s): Dr. Ayumi Fujisaki (Research Fellow Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research,School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) and the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) Seminar Series
Abstract:

Ice cover is an inevitable physical process in Lake Erie that might significantly affect the regional weather and climate, its circulation, and ecosystem. High-resolution coupled ice-ocean models are useful to assess such impacts. For future long-term simulations, a parallelized ice-ocean model is preferable.

In this study, a parallel hydrodynamic model coupled with ice processes is configured for Lake Erie with 2km grids. The hindcastfrom April 2003-December 2004 using hourly atmospheric forcing is evaluated based on the satellite-derived observations, in-situ measurements, and the previous model by Wang et al. (2010). The model reproduces a seasonal variation of ice cover, water circulation, and thermalstructure of the lake.

A series of numerical experiments have been conducted. 1.) Basal melting of ice significantly cools the surface water. Once such surface water is exposed to the winter air, it is immediately super-cooled, resulting in a more extensive ice area. 2.) The two formulae for the shortwave radiation “for lake” and “for ocean” were tested. The ”for ocean” over-warms the water column during the non-ice season compared with the thermisterobservation. 3.) Ice cover significantly dampens the water circulation below it because the congested ice cover due to the internal ice stress slows down the surface water.

The validity demonstrated in this study allows further modelstudies of the ice-water processes of the lake as well as possible modeling work of the entire Great Lakes.

Remote Access and Notes:

TBD. For further information please contact Giselle Maira (giselle.maira@noaa.gov) or Craig Stow (craig.stow@noaa.gov)

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April 20, 2011

The SEE Zone: NOAA's Strategic Execution and Evaluation System

Date and Time: April 20, 2011, 12:00 – 13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 1W611.
Speaker(s): Elizabeth Davenport, Avery Sen, Brett Howe, Karen Carlson, Jason Chasse and Amanda Hunter
Speaker's Email: elizabeth.davenport@noaa.gov; avery.sen@noaa.gov; brett.howe@noaa.gov; karen.carlson@noaa.gov, jason.chasse@noaa.gov, , amanda.hunter@noaa.gov
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOS Seminar Series and NOAA's Office of Program, Planning and Integration
Abstract:

Journey into a fictional crisis to better understand NOAA's end-to-end Strategic Execution and Evaluation (SEE) under new law -- Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act.

About the Speaker:

Liz Davenport is a senior policy analyst and the NOS Lead for Strategic Planning and Performance Management; Avery Sen is a Senior Analyst for NGSP Research Strategy; Brett Howe is an NOS Management and Program Analyst with National Geodetic Survey; Jason Chasse is the PPI Senior Management and Program Analyst for Weather Strategy; Karen Carlson is a PPI Healthy Oceans Goal Analyst, and Amanda Hunter is an NOS Planning and Policy Analyst.

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The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)

Date and Time: April 20, 2011, 14:00-15:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: World Weather Building/Science Center (5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746); Room 707.
Speaker(s): David Crisp (Principal Investigator OCO-2, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA JCSDA seminar series
Abstract:

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory was the first NASA mission designed to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) with the sensitivity, coverage, and resolution needed to quantify CO2 sources and sinks on regional scales and characterize their variability over the seasonal cycle. This project suffered a major setback in February 2009, when its launch vehicle failed to reach orbit. In early 2010, NASA authorized a "carbon copy" of OCO, called OCO-2, which is currently on track for launch in early 2013. The OCO-2 instrument will collect high-resolution, co-boresited spectra of reflected sunlight in the CO2 bands centered near 1610 and 2060 nm, and in the molecular oxygen (O2) A-band centered near 764 nm. It will record 12 to 24 soundings/second, yielding 200 to 400 soundings per degree of latitude over the sunlit portion of the orbit. Between 5 and 30% of these soundings are expected to be sufficiently cloud and aerosol free to retrieve full-column estimates of the column-averaged CO2 dry air mole fraction, XCO2, with accuracies of ~0.3% (1 ppm out of the ambient 390 ppm background). The O2 A-band measurement from each of these soundings will also be analyzed to estimate surface pressure, with an accuracy of ~1 hPa. CO2 and O2 measurements currently being collected by the Japanese Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite, GOSAT, are being analyzed to improve the retrieval algorithms, calibration methods, and validation techniques for OCO-2. This presentation will provide an overview of the status and plans for the OCO-2 mission, and will summarize the progress to date with the analysis of GOSAT data.

Download the presentation: http://www.jcsda.noaa.gov/documents/seminardocs/Crisp20110420.pdf (PDF, about 16 MB)
About the Speaker: http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/DCrisp/
Remote Access and Notes:

Attend in Person:

World Weather Building / Science Center
5200 Auth Road, Room 707
Camp Springs, MD 20746

Attend Remotely:

Online video access:

  1. Click on JCSDA Seminars
  2. Select the seminar you wish to attend.
  3. Enter your name and e-mail address.
  4. Enter the meeting password: JCSDAseminar2010
  5. Click "Join Now".
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Audio / conference call:

USA participants: 1-866-715-2479
Passcode: 9457557
International: 1-517-345-5260

For further information please contact George.Ohring@noaa.gov.

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April 21, 2011

The Dinoflagellate Genus Azadinium Identified as the Planktonic Producer of Azaspiracid Toxins

Date and Time: April 21, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PTZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112 -see map-), Room: Auditorium
Speaker(s): Dr. Urban Tillman (Senior Scientist, Alfred Wegener Institute)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
Abstract:

Azaspiracids (AZAs) are the most recently discovered group of lipophilic marine biotoxins of microalgal origin associated with human incidents of shellfish poisoning. The first azaspiracid poisoning (AZP) event was recorded after eight people in the Netherlands became ill in November 1995 after consumption of mussels from the Irish west coast. The causative toxin was later isolated and structurally characterized as a nitrogen-containing polyether with a unique spiral ring assembly, a cyclic amine, and a carboxylic acid. Although knowledge of the toxins involved has been continually increasing, the biological source remained elusive. For a time the heterotrophic dinoflagellate Protoperidinium crassipes has been proposed as the causative organism, however the culprit for AZA production was recently unambiguously identified and described as a novel species within a newly created genus Azadinium Elbrächter et Tillmann. The toxigenic type species, a small photosynthetic dinoflagellate, was described as Azadinium spinosum Elbrächter & Tillmann. Stimulated by this finding, further isolation of Azadinium-like species was performed so that currently seven strains of Azadinium are available, belonging to three different species: A. spinosum (3 strains), A. obesum Tillmann & Elbrächter (1 strain), and three strains of A. poporum Tillmann & Elbrächter. Among these strains and species, only A. spinosum, available as isolates from Scotland, Denmark and Ireland, turned out to produce Azaspiracids, the two other species are non-toxic. In addition, there is continuously increasing evidence for a world-wide distribution of the genus with probably many more species than currently described. We will present an update on the current status of knowledge on the genus Azadinium including various aspects of morphology, phylogeny, molecular detection methods, and toxin profile, content and trophic transfer.

Remote Access and Notes:

TBD

For further information please contact Diane Tierney (Diane.Tierney@noaa.gov). All seminars are open to the public.

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Length-based Assessment of Exploitation Status and Sustainability Benchmarks for Coral-Reef Fishes

Date and Time: April 21, 2011, 12:05 – 13:05 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 8150.
Speaker(s): Dr. Jerald S. Ault (University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science)
Speaker's Email: jault@rsmas.miami.edu
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOS Science Seminar Series and NCCOS Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
Abstract:

The sustainability of multispecies coral reef fisheries is a key conservation concern given their economic and ecological importance. Empirical estimation and numerical model analyses were conducted to evaluate exploitation status via resource reference points (or sustainability benchmarks) for coral reef fishes of the snapper-grouper complexes in Florida and Puerto Rico. Mean size (Lbar, in length) of animals in the exploited part of the population was estimated from fishery-dependent and fishery-independent size composition data and used as an indicator variable of exploitation rates. In application, fishing mortality rates estimated from various data sources were comparable. Simulation results showed that the Lbar estimator of fishing mortality was relatively insensitive to trends in recruitment, and demonstrated favorable properties for detecting statistical differences between sustainable and non-sustainable rates of exploitation. Our findings indicate that a majority of snapper-grouper species are currently fished at unsustainable levels, though overfishing appears most severe for long-lived, slow-growing fish. We show how these methods are used to support multispecies stock assessments, evaluate the effectiveness of NTMRs, and assess ecosystem condition for the reef fish community.

About the Speaker:

Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. Dr. Ault's research centers on theoretical and applied population and community dynamics for fishery assessment and management in tropical marine ecosystems. Requirements for fishery management have fundamentally changed so that fruitful areas of research now transcend the bounds of traditional assessment theory and new approaches must be explored. The fishery management system is a new approach to integrate quantitative techniques in sampling design, fish stock assessment, operations research and management science, biometrics, numerical modeling, and scientific visualization in a computer-based expert decision support system to provide cost-effective high-precision estimates of fish stock abundance for assessments and short-term fishery forecasts. In support of his analytical approach, he conducts regional fishery-independent field assessment studies on multispecies coral reef fish communities, pink shrimp, bonefish, tarpon, billfishes and tunas that are focused on the biophysical linkages reflected in fish ontogenetic migratory behaviors to better quantify optimal sampling surveys and define underlying empirical mechanisms in population dynamics and spatial grouping. He is also interested in exploring means of taking structure into account in population and community models and building spatially-explicit coupled biological-physical models of coastal ocean ecosystems both to understand the forces driving recruitment variability and to improve resource prediction and the prospects for sustainability.

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The Effect of Salinity on Experimental Infections of Hematodinium sp. in Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus

Date and Time: April 21, 2011, 12:00-12:30 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd Floor.
Speaker(s): Anna Huntley Coffey (Knauss Placement: Policy Specialist, Water Power Program, Department of Energy)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: 2011 Sea Grant Knauss Lecture Series
Abstract:

The parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium sp. parasitizes blue crabs along the Atlantic seaboard of the USA. Infections in blue crabs have only been reported from waters >11psu salinity. Blue crabs maintain a hyperosmotic internal concentration at low salinities (0-5psu) and, thus, should be capable of maintaining an infection in low salinity waters, even if Hematodinium cells are intolerant of low salinities. We tested this by observing the effect of low salinity on the progression of disease in crabs experimentally infected with the parasite. Blue crabs were acclimated to 5-psu or 30-psu salinity treatments. They were inoculated with Hematodinium sp. and necropsied 3, 7, 10, and 15 days post-inoculation. The low salinity treatment did not have an effect on the proliferation of Hematodinium infections in blue crabs; moreover, a greater proportion of infections in crabs in the low salinity treatment developed into the dinospore stage than in the high salinity treatment, indicating that salinity may affect the development of the parasite. Dinospores in in vitro cultures rapidly became inactive when held in salinities <15psu. Our experiments indicate that Hematodinium can develop in blue crabs at low salinities, but that the parasite is incapable of transmission in this environment, which may explain the lack of natural infections in crabs at low salinities.

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All 2011 Knauss Brown Bag Seminars (unless otherwise noted) are held from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the NOAA NODC Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring) on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Please contact Jennifer.Cudney@noaa.gov, Lauren.Land@noaa.gov, or Denise.Ellis-Hibbett@noaa.gov no later than the day before the seminar if you need to be escorted through security in SSMC-3.

For further information about this seminar please contact Mary.Lou.Cumberpatch@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 129) or Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 115).

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Microbial Response to Potential Soil-Stabilizing Amendments for Coastal Wetland Restoration

Date and Time: April 21, 2011, 12:30-13:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), 2nd Floor.
Speaker(s): Lauren Land (Knauss Placement: Focus Team Coordinator, Sustainable Coastal Development and Hazard Resilience in Coastal Communities, National Sea Grant Office, NOAA)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: 2011 Sea Grant Knauss Lecture Series
Abstract:

During metabolism of organic matter, microbes release extracellular polymeric substances, which accumulate to bind particles and increase soil aggregation. A similar concept might be implemented on a larger scale to aid wetland restoration. Hypothetically, amending hydraulically dredged sediment with polymer prior to deposition on subsiding marshes can lead to sediment stabilization until plants become established. However, adding a simple carbon source to the sediment can potentially affect microbial activity. This study determined the effect of addition of two commercially available natural polymers (xanthan gum and guar gum) on microbial biomass and activity in three types of hydraulically dredged sediments (clay, silty clay, sandy loam) saturated under a range of salinity regimes (1 and 5 ppt, 5 and 10 ppt, and 15 and 25 ppt, respectively) for four time periods (1, 8, 16, and 26 weeks). The CO2 evolved in response to added polymer suggests that microbial communities rapidly degraded the polymers. Addition of polymers provided a readily available source of carbon that induced a priming effect on the microbial biomass leading to increased activity. Microbial activity accelerated beyond background (control) respiration leading to a loss of as much as 8.7 times the native soil carbon. Therefore, polymer additions to wetland sediments can lead to a significant increase in native soil carbon loss with a concomitant decrease in soil quality.

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All 2011 Knauss Brown Bag Seminars (unless otherwise noted) are held from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the NOAA NODC Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring) on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Please contact Jennifer.Cudney@noaa.gov, Lauren.Land@noaa.gov, or Denise.Ellis-Hibbett@noaa.gov no later than the day before the seminar if you need to be escorted through security in SSMC-3.

For further information about this seminar please contact Mary.Lou.Cumberpatch@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 129) or Albert.E.Theberge.Jr@noaa.gov (301-713-2600 Ext. 115).

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April 26, 2011

Do It Yourself Video

Date and Time: April 26, (NOTE: seminar time update) 12:00—13:00h ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA, SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 1W611
Speaker(s): Katie Snider (NOAA NOS)
OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOS Seminar Series
Abstract:

Join the video revolution! Learn the ins and outs of making video work for you. This presentation will cover the following:

  • Communicating with video: when and why
  • Video vs. imagery – when to use each
  • Key terms, whether you are doing it yourself or hiring out
  • Tips for using a video camera
  • You have video, now what?
  • The right tools for the job
  • Where to go to improve your video skills

  • About the Speaker:

    Katie Snider is the Executive Producer of the Ocean Today kiosk program. Ocean Today is one of two NOAA supported exhibits at the Sant Ocean Hall. It is a multimedia exhibit that plays short videos aimed at increasing ocean literacy. To date, Katie has produced 69 NOAA videos for the kiosk. Prior to starting at NOAA, Katie worked in television production on shows for The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, HGTV, and The Smithsonian Network

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    Initial Evaluation of WSR-88D Dual-Polarization Radar Precipitation Estimates Including Compensation for Zdr Calibration and Non-uniform Beam Filling Effects

    Date and Time: April 26, 2011; 15:30—16:30h ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
    Location: NOAA, SSMC-2 (1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), Room 8246
    Speaker(s): Mark Fresch, Dennis Miller, James Ward, Daniel Stein, David Kitzmiller (Office of Hydrologic Development, National Weather Service, NOAA)
    OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWS Office of Hydrologic Development Seminar Series
    Abstract:

    Initial results comparing 1-hour and storm-total rainfall estimates from rain gauges and dual- and single-polarization radar algorithms will be presented. An illustration of the effects of attenuation and nonuniform beam filling on dual-polarization hydrometeor classifications and precipitation estimates will be shown, along with an evaluation of the effectiveness of an automated algorithm implemented to mitigate these phenomena. Data for these studies were collected during late 2010 and early 2011 from the dual-polarization WSR-88D units at Norman Oklahoma and Vance Air Force Base Oklahoma. We conclude that in these cases the dual-polarization algorithm yields an improvement in precipitation estimates relative to those of the operational single-polarization algorithm, consistent with results published during the algorithm development phase. The attenuation/beam filling correction algorithm appears to be effective in improving the precipitation estimates and classifications in situations where these phenomena have the most impact.

    This work is a collaboration among staff of the Radar Operations Center, National Severe Storms Laboratory, and Office of Hydrologic Development.

    Remote Access and Notes:

    To see the presentation and hear the seminar you must use (1) Internet access: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/212256536 and (2) teleconference: (866) 804-8142, passcode 2937055.

    For questions: contact Ken Pavelle (ken.pavelle@noaa.gov).

    Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Monday, April 25, 2011 7:11 AM To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the serv list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

    April 27, 2011

    Multi-Spectral, Multi-Instrument Satellite Rainfall Estimation over the Nile River Basin

    Date and Time: April 27, 10:00—11:00h ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
    Location: NOAA, SSMC-2 (1325 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), Room 8246.
    Speaker(s): Bob Kuligowski (NOAA NESDIS STAR)
    OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Office of Hydrologic Development (OHD)
    Abstract:

    Management of Egypt’s Aswan High Dam is critical not only for flood control on the Nile but also for ensuring adequate water supplies for most of Egypt since rainfall is scarce over the vast majority of its land area. However, reservoir inflow is driven by rainfall over Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and several other countries from which routine rain gauge data are sparse. Satellite-derived estimates of rainfall offer a much more detailed and timely set of data to form a basis for decisions on the operation of the dam. A single-channel infrared (IR) algorithm is currently in operational use at the Nile Forecast Center (NFC), but in this work the authors are collaborating with the NFC to upgrade their capability by implementing a version of the Self-Calibrating Multivariate Precipitation Retrieval (SCaMPR) that has been modified to use Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) data. The history of the collaboration and some initial results and future plans will be outlined in this presentation.

    Remote Access and Notes: Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/242542640. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. For questions: contact Ken Pavelle
    Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Friday April 8, 2011 To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the serv list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

    A Climate Change Decision Support System for Water Managers

    Date and Time: April 27, 11:00—12:00h ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
    Location: NOAA, SSMC-3 (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring. MD 20910), 12th Floor, Room 12836.
    Speaker(s): Dr. Jay Day (Riverside Technology, Inc.)
    OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Climate Program Office
    Abstract:

    Riverside Technology, inc. has developed a Climate Change Decision Support System (DSS) as part of a NOAA SBIR project to provide water managers with information to assess the potential impact of climate change on water resources. The DSS provides tools to help water managers explore the range of current GCM climate projections, develop scenarios of climate-adjusted streamflow, and export datasets needed to test adaptation alternatives for managing future risks to water supply. The presentation will describe the current capabilities of the DSS, provide example products, and discuss future enhancements.

    Remote Access and Notes: No remote access for this talk. For questions: contact Sarah Abdelrahim
    Listserv Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Tuesday, March 8, 2011 1:37 PM To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can subscribe to the weekly email of OneNOAA Science Seminars by visiting https://list.woc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/onenoaascienceseminars and filling in your email address or by sending an email to OneNOAAscienceseminars-request@list.woc.noaa.gov with the word `subscribe' in the subject or body (don't include the quotes). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time from the serv list. If you already receive an email with these seminar updates, then you do not need to subscribe to this list. For information about the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series please contact Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. Links to resources outside the Federal Government are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only [NOAA Disclaimer].

    April 28, 2011

    The LANPREF project -- Identifying the Landscape-Pressure-Fish Cascade

    Date and Time: April 28, 2011, 11:00-12:00 PTZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
    Location: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112 -see map-), Room: Auditorium
    Speaker(s): Clemens Trautwein (Visiting researcher/Doctoral candidate, Dept. of Water Atmosphere and Environment, Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem)
    OneNOAA Seminar Sponsor: NWFSC Monster Seminar JAM seminar series
    Abstract:

    Environmental conditions across whole landscapes clearly impact instream habitats and biological communities; however, these linkages are not well understood and have not been synthesized for European streams and rivers. In this study we focus on land-use patterns at the landscape scale as a principal threat to the ecological integrity of river ecosystems, impacting habitat, water quality, and the biota via numerous and complex pathways, the landscape-pressure-fish cascade. In this way, we consider spatially-nested relationships through which land-cover change and other disturbances are propagated from larger to smaller spatial scales. Focus points of this seminar will be:

    • The European Fish Index as biotic response measurement in this study
    • Catchment land use classes as cumulative stressor on riverine fish
    Remote Access and Notes:

    TBD

    For further information please contact Diane Tierney (Diane.Tierney@noaa.gov). All seminars are open to the public.

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