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.

Science Café

Program

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

AusLTER FORUM

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