AusLTER Forum at ESA 2018
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 (1045-1800)
Australia currently has 26 long term ecological research sites registered by the global peak body ILTER however we know there are many more long-term ecological and agricultural research sites in Australia.
This workshop aims to bring together long-term ecological and agricultural researchers to reinvigorate AusLTER, one of the founders of ILTER.
A stronger AusLTER, with one or more special interest groups, will enable Australian long-term ecosystem researchers to have an annual workshop and coordinate to seek collaboration opportunities internationally with other ILTER members.
Who should attend?
- Early career researchers
- Long-term ecological researchers
- Long-term agricultural researchers
- Everyone, actually…
REGISTER NOW via www.esa2018.org.au
note: no charge for conference attendees, or $195 for this session only
What will be there?
Information, discussion, opinions – some people like you.
Panel discussion on benefits and impediments to an AusLTER community of practice
Long-term ecosystem researchers from overseas, talking about what is going on elsewhere.
People from NCRIS infrastructure and data providers, showcasing open-access resources available to you.
The opportunity to build new links and network with more long-term ecology researchers.
All sessions will allow audience interaction via the moderator
10:45 Arrival and sign in
10:55 Introduction: Anthony Frangi (moderator)
11:05 Session 1- Global Long Term Research
Long term ecosystem research networks and critical zone observatories – Manuel Maass, Bob Scholes, Philip Robertson
11:45 What we want Australia’s LTERs to be – group discussions
12:45 Lunch break
13:30 Session 2 – Long Term Research in Australia
Panel discussion on benefits of a coordinated AusLTER community of practice – Tim Clancy, Glenda Wardle, Bek Christensen, Stephen Costello and Alan Andersen – what the terms of reference might be.
14:00 Who needs to be involved and what resources are required for AusLTER? – group discussions.
15:00 Long term research and data support systems – panel with ALA, TERN, BCCVL and EcoCloud
15:30 Afternoon Tea
16:00 Session 3 – Partnerships and Collaboration
International collaboration opportunities: fostering the alignment and harmonising LTERs – Bob Scholes, Manuel Maass
16:30 Taking the long view in supporting long-term research: – agreed next steps – Glenda Wardle and Alan Andersen (Ecosystem Science Council)
17:00 Welcome to AusLTER! – Wrap up and feedback
Download the information flyer as a printable PDF
“WHEN WE TRY TO PICK OUT ANYTHING BY ITSELF, WE FIND IT HITCHED TO EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE”