Eco-DAS XII Symposium Agenda

Sunday, 23 October

Participants arrive in Honolulu throughout the day
Welcome Reception at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Hotel

Monday, 24 October

Bus departs hotel for East-West Center
Refreshments and getting seated
Welcoming remarks and opening protocol
Paul Kemp, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai`i
Goals and strategies
David Garrison, US National Science Foundation
NSF and interdisciplinary, collaborative research

Guest Speaker

Rosie Alegado, University of Hawai`i
Influence of anthropogenic and climate forcing within a tropical coastal ecosystem

Participant Presentations

Harriet Alexander, University of California Davis
The ocean microbiome: Integrating knowledge across the domains of life to characterize the interplay between diversity and ecosystem function
Tom Bell, University of California Davis and University of Alaska SE
Identifying thresholds and local adaption in marine foundation species
Jennifer Durden, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
Examining spatial and temporal variation in abyssal megafaunal communities: a functional group approach
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations
Xiaoli Dong, Duke University
Why are things where they are in ecosystems and who cares?
Alison Flanagan, Stony Brook University, New York
The relationship between scale and explained variance in biological data
Mario Muscarella, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The dance between microbes and molecules
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations
Akana Noto, Claremont McKenna College
Patterns and causes of geographic variation in species interactions
Cora Johnston, University of Maryland
Shifting resources shape ecological communities: Building a framework to understand how context shapes response
Elizabeth Follett, Boston College
Feedbacks between plants, flow, and particle fate
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations
Michelle Jungbluth, University of Hawai`i
Importance of species in community level responses to a more extreme world
Winn Johnson, MIT-WHOI Joint Program
Who gets what from where? auxotrophy and molecule-specific exchanges between marine microbes
Nicole Millette, Horn Point Laboratory
Importance of including mixotrophs in models and studying mixotrophs as an assemblage
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations

Tuesday, 25 October

Panel Discussion

Government- and privately-funded research
Sasha Tozzi, Dave Garrison, David Karl, Scott Bloom, Paulo Maurin, Penny Larin, Darren Lerner

Participant Presentations

Alex (AJ) Reisinger, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Biogeochemical responses to multiple chemical stressors
Tamar Guy-Haim, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research institute (IOLR)
How big is big: How experimental characteristics of aquatic mesocosms change the direction and magnitude of effect sizes in global change research?
Sarah Hasnain, Queen's University
Introduced predators and "naive" prey: Re-examining the naïve prey hypothesis using Daphnia anti-predator responses to the invasive spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus).
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations
Julia Grosse, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Using CSI-Analysis to chase carbon through food webs
Karen Stamieszkin, Gulf of Maine Research Institute & Unity College
Trait profiles for understanding the impacts of environmental change on aquatic nutrient cycling
Amber Bellamy, Ohio State University
Prevalence of aged carbon in aquatic food webs: implications for nutritional resource availability and community structure
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations
Elizabeth Suter, Stony Brook University
Scaling up: Using natural microbial observatories to predict change
Patrick Kelly, Miami University
Space vs. time: Context dependencies in the role of terrestrial dissolved organic carbon in regulating zooplankton production in north temperate lakes
Rachel Hovel, University of Washington
Nutrient storage and supply in zooplankton bodies: How climate warming modifies lake stoichiometry
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations

Guest Presentations

Lunch and presentation: Ethan Allen, Likeable Science Host
Sasha Tozzi, Alltech, Inc.
The Algae Opportunity

Participant Presentations

Christian Briseño-Avena, Oregon State University
From still images to dynamic ecological pictures: inferring ecosystem dynamics from underwater imaging data
Jessica Luo, National Center for Atmospheric Research
New insights on marine ecosystem dynamics from high-throughput observations and global models -- implications for big data in marine ecology?
Trisha Spanbauer, National Research Council - USEPA
Integrating paleolimnology with freshwater ecology
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations
Lars Großmann, University of Duisburg-Essen
How to investigate protistan communities in a deep sequencing age - microbial diversity and beyond...
Kathleen Pitz, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The challenges and importance of eukaryotic microbial diversity
Benjamin Belgrad, University of South Carolina
Animal personalities highlight the ecological significance of extremes
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations
Raven Bier, Duke University/Uppsala University
Tunnel vision? How gradient study characteristics influence our interpretation of microbial responses
Samantha Oliver, University of Wisconsin Madison
Macroscale water quality responses to a changing world
Aric Mine, California State University Fresno
Phosphorus biogeochemistry in microbial ecosystems: insights into nutrient remineralization
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations

Wednesday, 26 October

Career panel

Today’s graduates have a multitude of rewarding career choices. Our panel represents a diverse set of career options. Feel free to ask questions and share your own experiences.
Sasha Tozzi, Craig Nelson, Chris Filstrup, Gayle Pugh, Elisha Wood-Charlson, Pat Soranno and/or others!
Moderator: Paul Kemp

Participant Presentations

Meredith Holgerson, Portland State University
Are ponds just tiny lakes? Investigating if lake size can predict food web structure
Lauren Bortolotti, University of Alberta
Are carbon fluxes from inland waters a function of scale? Insights from research on prairie wetlands
Annie Murphy, Northeastern University
From molluscs to microbes: Interactions among microbial and macrofaunal communities and their effects on carbon and nitrogen cycling
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations
Jennifer Brentrup, Miami University
Tea or Coffee? Ecological consequences of browner waters
Dan Miller, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Phytoplankton blooms: Linking bloom types and mechanisms of initiation and termination
Heidi Smith, Montana State University
Microbially mediated carbon cycling in aquatic habitats
Discussion regarding collaborative ideas from presentations

Guest Presentation

Patricia Soranno, Michigan State University
Aquatic science in the 21st century: Team-based, data-intensive, and open

Afternoon Work Sessions

Working Lunch
Discuss emerging collaboration themes
Which ones make tempting topics for manuscripts?
What themes have we overlooked?
Lydia Baker, University of Hawai`i
Group dynamics and strategies
Elisha Wood-Charlson, University of Hawai`i
Knowing your audience
Breakout session to discuss collaboration themes
Goal: think about ideas for manuscripts based on collaboration themes
Collaboration themes on the board
Reconvene for a first look at the list of ideas

Thursday, 27 October

Guest Presentation

Chris Filstrup, Eco-DAS alumnus
Growing your network - What happens after Eco-DAS?

Assignments for the Morning

Author teams
Which ideas are most interesting to the team? Take notes!
Reminder: realistically, you can lead one manuscript and participate in another.

Working Waikiki Lunch

Before leaving the restaurant, please provide manuscript information:
Preliminary author list
Working title
Three sentence summary
Continue working on your own!

Friday, 28 October

Career Panel

Transitioning from post-doc to Professor: struggles and strategies
Finish the sentence: “If I could give myself one piece of advice, it would be…“
Craig Nelson, Rosie Alegado, Anthony Amend, Anna Neuheimer

Tasks for the rest of the day

Review of the manuscript summaries from yesterday’s lunch
What would be a good publication outlet for each manuscript?
Work in author teams
Finalize AUTHORS and identify TEAM LEADERS,
Select a TITLE,
Prepare a detailed OUTLINE and ROUGH DRAFT
Evaluate the ESTIMATED TIME to 1st DRAFT; and

Continue to work on PRESENTATION for tomorrow:
How are your research interests complementary?
Why does this manuscript need to be written?
What are your ideas for future collaboration?

First bus returns to Outrigger Reef Hotel at 5PM
For those who wish to join the TGIF social event at the Marine Sciences Building, second bus leaves at 7:30 PM

Saturday, 29 October

Collaboration themes and opportunities
A short recap of major themes during the week
Author teams
Short presentations of manuscript ideas, teams and titles
Wrapping up
After author teams have completed their presentations, we will discuss target dates and rules for manuscript submissions. The symposium will then be adjourned to a seaside picnic lunch at Kapiolani Park
Pau hana!
Our work is done. Off to the park!