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Research Summary from the 2018 TES/SBR Joint Investigators Meeting

2018 Environmental System Science (ESS) PI Meeting

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Science and Subsurface Biogeochemical Research programs within the Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) held their annual joint investigators meeting May 1-2, 2018, in Potomac, Maryland.

Abstracts of ongoing research projects in or associated with the SBR and TES programs in 2018 are included in this PDF.

Abstracts PDF

Individual Abstract PDFs

Plenary Presentations

Breakout Session Summaries

Agenda (PDF)

Monday, April 30, 2018

8:00 am - 5:30 pm ESS Working Group Meeting
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Meeting Check In
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm E3SM Land Modeling Meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
7:00 am -8:30 am Meeting Check-In
8:30 am - 9:55 am Overview of Programs & Updates Organizer: P. Bayer
8:30 am -8:35 am Welcome and Introductory Comments P. Bayer
8:35 am - 8:45 am BER ProgramsS. Weatherwax
8:45 am - 8:55 am CESD Programs & Strategic DirectionsG. Geernaert
8:55 am - 9:05 am SBR Program Update D. Lesmes
9:05 am - 9:15 am TES Program UpdateD. Stover
9:15 am - 9:25 am User Facilities and BER Resources Update A. Swain
9:25 am - 9:40 am ESS Data Archive Update D. Agarwal
9:40 am - 9:55 amESS Working Group Update D. Moulton
9:55 am - 10:10 am Break
10:10 am - 12:15 pm Plenary Session I – Complexity and Innovation: Overcoming Community Challenges and Roadblocks Organizer: D. Lesmes
10:10 am - 10:35 am Building Community Models of Disturbance and Vegetation DynamicsL. Kueppers (LBNL)
10:35 am - 11:00 amComplexity and Innovation: Advancing Watershed System ScienceT. Scheibe (PNNL)
11:00 am - 11:25 amComplexity and Innovation: Advancing Environmental Remote SensingC. Miller (NASA-JPL)
11:25 am - 11:50 amComplexity and Innovation: Advancing CZ ScienceS. Brantley (Pennsylvania State University)
11:50 am - 12:15 pmConflict, Coordination & Control: How Can We Discover the Risks and Resilience of Land-Energy-Water Systems?P. Reed (Cornell University)
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Sage Advice for Students and Post-Docs D. Stover
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Session I
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Poster Subsession A
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Subsession B
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Concurrent Sessions - I
  Session 1: Linking Above and Belowground Processes and Traits Organizers: C. Iversen and T. Powell
  Session 2: Impact of Natural Organic Matter on Water Quality and Biogeochemical Processes  (summary PDF) Organizers: J. Barger and P Santschi
  Session 3: Building Community Test Beds for Modeling Watershed Systems (summary PDF) Organizers: L. Condon and X. Chen
  Session 4: Emerging Technologies for Characterizing & Monitoring Watershed & Terrestrial Systems (summary PDF) Organizers: R. Versteeg and S. Serbin
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Team Meetings
NGEE-Arctic Leadership Team Meeting
NGEE-Tropics Team Meeting

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:45 am Plenary Session II – Complexity and Innovation: The Human Dimension Organizer: D. Stover
8:30 am - 9:45 am Complexity and Innovation: Human Dimensions, Ethics, Integrity, and Diversity L. Gundersen
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions – II
Session 5: Coupled C/N/P Cycles Across Scales Organizers: J. Powers and F. Yang
Session 6: Water: Its Roles and Feedbacks on Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Land Surface Dynamics and Disturbance Organizers: J. Rowland and M. Newcomer
Session 7: Modeling Microbial Processes - Advances, Challenges and Opportunities (summary PDF) Organizers: N. Hess and E. Brodie
Session 8: ESS-DIVE Organizers: C. Varadharajan and D. Agarwal
11:30 am - 1:00pm Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Research Opportunities with the Scientific User Facilities and Related Resources. EMSL, JGI, KBase and Synchrotron User Facility POCs
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Ethics, Integrity, and Diversity Breakout L. Gunderson
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Poster Session II
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Poster Subsession C
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Poster Subsession D
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Break
4:20 pm - 5:40 pm Plenary Session III – Complexity and Innovation: Overcoming Community Challenges and Roadblocks - “Doing Together What Would be Difficult or Impossible to Do Alone” Organizer: D. Lesmes
4:20 pm - 5:05 pm Early Career Lightning Talks (3 min each) 14 Presenters
5:05 pm - 5:35 pm Discussion
5:35 pm - 5:40 pm Closeout/Announcements
5:40 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Adjourn

Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002043 – Terrestrial Ecosystem Science

  • Pre-Applications due (required): Jan 24, 2019; 5 pm Eastern
  • Proposals due: Mar 29, 2019; 11:59 pm Eastern

Additional Details

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Funding Announcement: DE-FOA-0002035 - Subsurface Biogeochemical Research

  • Pre-Application due 02/14/2019
  • Submission Deadline: 04/11/2019

Additional Details

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Early Career Research Program DE-FOA-0002019

  • Pre-Application due 02/06/2019
  • Submission Deadline: 04/29/2019
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Early Career Research Program for DOE National Laboratories DE-FOA-0002019

  • Pre-Application due 02/06/2019
  • Submission Deadline: 04/29/2019
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DOE EPSCoR Opportunity
DE-FOA-0002023

  • Pre-Application due 12/20/2018
  • Submission Deadline: 3/27/2019
  • Announcement
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