Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ACRC Plan of Attack

What panels/events will you attend? This blog assignment forces you to look at the program-- which is awesome!-- and identify who/what you'd like to see.  Make the most of it and try to see the event as an opportunity to learn a lot of cool stuff. It's quite historic and amazing, actually.  Take a look at the history and mission of ACRC, and who's involved.  Fascinating! Can you even believe this Center is HERE!??

14 comments:

  1. Sammy Becker


    I am super excited for this conference. I will be presenting a poster at the conference and am required to attend it for 13 hours for the Geography Seminar class so I will be there for most of the panels, and also the poster session and banquet.







    On Wednesday I plan on attending:
    • The Introduction and Keynote
    • The International Plenary: Global Spotlight on Temperate Rainforests
    • From Sun to Sea

    On Thursday I plan on attending:
    • Transcending boundaries across human and natural systems of the North Coastal Temperate Rainforest
    • Political systems, politics, and the formulation of coastal temperate rainforest policy in the United States and Canada

    My poster focuses on the impacts that the commodification of timber has had on the environmental and cultural aspects of the Native People of Southeast, Alaska and I will be informally standing and talking about my project Wednesday from 4-5 pm, and Thursday from 4 to 6 pm and would love if you guys came and checked it out!

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  2. Kahle Ess

    I am also part of the Geography Seminar, so I will be attending 13 hours between Wednesday and Thursday. My poster will be hanging up throughout the conference days, and highlights the importance of Pacific salmon on the coastal temperate rain forest here in Southeast Alaska.

    Wednesday I will be attending the following between 9:30 and 4:00:
    -Forgotten Rainforests:Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the world.
    -The North Pacific Rainforest: A Remarkable Place and an Unusual Opportunity”
    -Coastal Rainforests of South America - Why Compare with the North Pacific Rainforest
    -Learning to Navigate the Social, Cultural, Ecological Dimensions of Building Sustainability in the
    Coastal Temperate Rainforest
    -Linking Sense of Place to Stewardship: A Framework for Understanding, Respecting,
    and Using Special Places (Lunch Keynote)
    -From Sun to Sea: A Top-Down Exploration of Climate Effects on the
    Coastal Temperate Rainforest Panel

    Thursday I plan to attend:
    -Transcending Boundaries Across Human and Natural Systems of the
    North Coastal Temperate Rainforest Panel
    -Climate Change and the Changing Village Life (Lunch Keynote)
    -Change at Your Doorstep: Youth and Educators Speak Out
    Poster Session at 5pm

    All of these panels and keynote speakers that I plan on attending bring multiple views to the conference and theme ideas. I look forward to hearing from UAS professors. The panel I am most excited about is the last one about youth and educators.

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    1. Like Kahle & Sammy, I'm ALSO in the Geography and am going to spend 13 hours at the symposium between Tuesday and Thursday.

      Tuesday 17th, between 5:00pm- 7:30pm
      -Dr. Peter Kareiva: “Alaska’s Place in the Future of Conservation."

      Wednesday 18th, between 8:30am- 4:00pm
      -International Plenary: “A Global Spotlight on Temperate Rainforests - Where, How Much, and Why Should We Care?”
      -Terry Chapin: “Linking Sense of Place to Stewardship: A Framework for Understanding, Respecting, and Using Special Places.”
      -Concurrent Sessions, Tom Ainsworth & Eran Hood: From Sun to Sea: A Top-Down Exploration of Climate Effects on the Coastal Temperate Rainforest

      Thursday 19th, between 12:00 am and 4:00pm
      -Dolores Garza: “Climate Change and the Changing Village Life.”
      -Concurrent Sessions, session chair-Bruce Botelho: Political Systems, Politics, and the Formulation of Coastal Temperate Rainforest Policy in North America.
      -Poster session

      I am very excited to hear what speakers like Terry Chapin and Eran Hood have to contribute to the discussion. It seems like we'll get a diversity of opinons and information. I wasn't too excited about spending 13 hours at the symposium, but now I'm looking forward to it. I'll also be attending the poster session and presenting a poster on the traditional uses of berries by northwest coast native groups.

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  3. I will be attending the ACRC symposium April 18th, 2012 from 8 AM to 2 PM,and I am looking forward to a variety of information from our speakers, including Kirk Johnson and Ken Lertzman. There is so much to learn that I'll stay as long as can on Wednesday.

    I am not sure if I will make the openning session on the 19th, but I will also be attending 10 AM session 2A: "Transcending Boundaries Across Human and Natural Systems of the North Coastal Temperate Rainforest".

    If I can arrange childcare, I also want to attend session 3B: "Change at Your Doorstep: Youth and Educators Speak Out". I want to attend the closing banquet with my husband who will also be at the symposium.

    I hope to see everyone there!

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  4. Jen Smith

    I'll be going from 10:30 to 2:00 on Wednesday. This looks like quite the line up!

    10:30-“The North Pacific Rainforest: A Remarkable Place and an Unusual Opportunity” Speaker: Gordon Orians, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington

    11:00-“Coastal Rainforests of South America - Why Compare with the North Pacific Rainforest?” Speaker: Paul Alaback, Professor Emeritus of Ecology, University of Montana

    11:30 “Learning to Navigate the Social, Cultural, Ecological Dimensions of Building Sustainability in the Coastal Temperate Rainforest” Speaker: Ken Lertzman, Professor, Simon Fraser University

    12:30-Opening Remarks Speaker: Bruce Botelho, Mayor, City and Borough of Juneau
    Keynote: “Linking Sense of Place to Stewardship: A Framework for Understanding, Respecting, and Using Special Places” Speaker: Terry Chapin, Professor Emeritus of Ecology, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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  5. Brittney Seavey

    I am fortunate enough to be on staff at ACRC and will be working a lot of the symposium. It's really fun for me to be in this class working on a conference, reading abstracts and getting a little history on our keynote speakers but with work, I do more of the behind the scenes kind of things. Both make me appreciate the other in a tremendous way.

    I am planning on being down at Centennial Hall most of the day Wednesday.

    Session 1B I am very excited about attending because it will help me build upon my knowledge of how climate change is effecting SE. I am personally getting in the "guiders mind frame" for summer and for me, this is a great brush up and expansion of everything I want to tell my clients this summer.

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  6. I'm in the Geography Seminar, so I have to be at the conference for at least 13 hours. This is my schedule:

    ACRC Schedule
    Tuesday, April 17th
    5:00-7:30 Evening Presentation- Dr. Kareiva
    Wednesday, April 18th
    8:30-12:00 International Plenary
    12:00-1:30 Lunch and Keynote
    2-4:00 From Sun to Sea: A Top-Down Exploration of Climate Effects on the Coastal Temperate Rainforest
    Thursday, April 19th
    12:00-1:30 Lunch Keynote
    2:00-4:00 Political Systems, Politics, and the Formulation of Coastal Temperate Rainforest policy in North America.
    5:00-6:00 Poster Session

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  7. Kristie LivingstonApril 16, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Looking at the ACRC schedule there are a lot of interesting panels I would like to see. I am shooting to attend three panels. The first is the Keynote speaker and lunch on Wednesday, “Linking Sense of Place to Stewardship,” as it relates to an independent project I am working on. On Thursday I will attend “Ecosystem Services of the Coastal Temperate Rainforests of North America” and “Political Systems, Politics, and the Formulation of Coastal Temperate Rainforest Policy in North America.” Both of these sounded very interesting to me. I will also be working the event as a runner on both days, so hopefully I will be able to see some of the other panels as well. I’m looking forward to an insightful week!

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  8. I only have a few windows in which to attend this event, so I plan on catching quite a few on Wednesday between 2:00 and 4:00. What seems to be the most compelling to me, is the discussion on carbon sinks and cycles in the “Adapt or Die” panel session. The Yale Framework seems interesting as well though it is not clear on how they intend to use the microrefugia they do find. If this microrefugia is to be a place to preserve various species, which ones and to what purpose, their intent may be completely academic but it has implications. I would also like to see what the following panel on identifying salmon habitats has to say, or not, about this microrefugia as well. Between these presentations I’d like to jump over to session 1b as well to watch the presentations on how climate change can, or will, affect tree distribution and community make up of southeast forests. The following presentation in session 1b should be interesting in terms of climactic effect on algal net primary production. These are about the only ones that I have the time to see, and are of interest to me in particular, as the banquets and socials may be somewhat pointless towards the ends of this class.

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  9. I dont really have a set time I plan on spending there quite yet. I would really like to see Kirk Johnson talk about the Evolution of Coastal Rainforests. When I hear Evolution I tend to think specifically of animals adapting and rarely consider the Evolution of their habitats which is obviously correlated to animals adaptations. I might stick around for Paul Alaback's comparison of South America's Coastal Rainforest to that of the Northwest. Elaine Abraham's talk on Thursday titled Tlingit Traditional Spiritual Relationship with Their Environment also sounds like somewhere I should be. Any fishery talks sound really interesting as well. I might have a really busy week with the symposium

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  10. I'm planning on going to as much of the Thursday schedule as I can. I'm excited for the keynote speaker's talk, “Tlingit Traditional Spiritual Relationship with Their Environment” and after that I plan to go to Session 2A, “Transcending Boundaries Across Human and Natural Systems of the North Coastal Temperate Rainforest." I;m also planning on going to session 3A, “Political Systems, Politics, and the Formulation of Coastal Temperate Rainforest Policy in the United States and Canada."

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  11. I am taking Geography Seminar class like other classmates, so I am going to attend most of the talks. I am also going to the field trip tomorrow, so I am really excited to hear about guest speaker's talks about this area on the boat. On Wednesday, I want to hear Session 1B, which is focused on the relationship between rainforest and climate change. I'm really interested in how climate change effect on the rainforest and the landscapes of Southeast Alaska, so I would like to go this session. On thursday, I would like to attend 2A session which is fucused on the relationship between human and nature. I also will atend poster session so I am excited to talk a lot of people about my project.

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  12. I attended the ACRC Symposium on April 18th and 19th. I was present for the opening remarks by Michael Goldstein and Edward K. Thomas.
    The Keynote speaker Kirk Johnson talked about geologic time and how we are leaping into the warmest period he called the global greenhouse as opposed to the global ice house periods of ice ages. The new era is similar to the Eocene of 55 mya where tropical forests covered much of the northern hemisphere. His discussion of the archeological site at Snowmass Village, CO was one that I had recently read about with great interest.
    I attended the rest of the morning’s talks by; Gordon Orians, “The North Pacific Rainforest: A Remarkable Place and an Unusual Opportunity”, Paul Alaback, “Coastal Rainforests of South America- Why Compare with the North Pacific Rainforest?”, Ken Lertzman, “Learning to Navigate the Social, Cultural, Ecological Dimensions of Building Sustainability in the Coastal Temperate Rainforest”, Terry Chapin, “LInking Sense of Place to Stewardship: A Framework for Understanding, Respecting, and Using Special places”.
    In the afternoon I sat in on session 1B with Nicholas Bond, “Where Are Climate Change Signals Liable to Emerge for the Waters of Coastal Southeast Alaska?”.
    On Thursday I attended the 2A talks by; Rick Edwards, “The Old Forest and the Sea”, Gretchen Harrington, “The North Pacific Salmon Fishery, Evaluation, and Inventory”, Jim Chou, “Migratory Birds and the Long Link Across Borders”, and the 2B talk by Sarah Klain, “Place Matters: A Participatory Approach for Bringing Social and Cultural Ecosystem Service Priorities into Decision Making”, and after lunch Dolly Garza, “Climate Change and the Changing Village Life”
    I was able to sit in on the beginning of the High School Panel discussion for about 30 minutes before I had to run to class at UAS.

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