Join SESYNC at ESA 2017!

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Jul 12, 2017

SESYNC at ESA 2017 Portland

Join us at ESA in Portland!

See below for details on SESYNC's Mixer at ESA, as well as presentations by SESYNC affiliated researchers.


SESYNC Mixer -- All ESA Attendees Welcome!

Tuesday, August 8

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Portland City Grill, 111 SW 5th Ave, 30th floor

Join us at Portland City Grill for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and networking for all career levels. Meet SESYNC researchers and learn about our LTER and Immersion postdoctoral fellowships, as well as opportunities for research support!

Map to Portland City Grill


Visit us throughout ESA at Booth #414. 

SESYNC researchers will also be organizing, moderating, and/or contributing to many talks, organized oral sessions, and even a workshop! Join us!


See below for SESYNC's full schedule at ESA:


Sunday, August 6

Workshop: Unstructured and Qualitative Data on Socio-Ecological Systems

8:00 - 11:30 am 

A106, Oregon Convention Center

Organizer: Ian Carroll, SESYNC Computational Scientist

Co-organizer: Morey Burnham, Idaho State University


Monday, August 7

Contributed Oral Session: Refining Predictions of Species Distributions Using Biotic Interaction Networks

1:30 pm

D131, Oregon Convention Center

Phillip Staniczenko, SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow

Organized Oral Session: Linkages Between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in City Planning

2:30 pm

Portland Ballroom 254, Oregon Convention Center

Myla Aronson, Co-Principal Investigator of the Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services SESYNC Pursuit


Tuesday, August 8

Organized Oral Session: Variation in dispersal, demography, and functional traits related to population spread

9:50 AM 

Portland Blrm 256, Oregon Convention Center

Noelle G. Beckman, Utah State University; James M. Bullock, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; Mark A. Lewis, University of Alberta; Michael G. Neubert, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Oral Session Organized by Noelle G. Beckman, former SESYNC Postdoc now at Utah State University


Contributed Oral Session: Soils in Transition: Sea-level Rise Unlocks Agricultral Legacies

2:30 pm

D132, Oregon Convention Center

Katherine Tully, Co-Principal Investigator of the Sea-level Rise on the North American Coastal Plain SESYNC Workshop

Contributed Oral Session: Salt Water Intrusion and Legacy Nutrient Release Across Coastal Farmland

2:50 pm

E143-144, Oregon Convention Center

Danielle Weissman, SESYNC Graduate Research Assistant and  Sea-level Rise on the North American Coastal Plain SESYNC Workshop Participant

Symposium: Pathways to Translational Ecology: From Accidental to Intentional

4:10 pm

Portland Ballroom 251, Oregon Convention Center

Mark Brunson, Co-Principal Investigtaor of the Translational Ecology: A Pedagogical Framework to Integrate Natural & Social Sciences SESYNC Pursuit


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Portland City Grill, 111 SW 5th Avenue

Join us at Portland City Grill for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and networking for all career levels. Learn more about SESYNC's LTER and Immersion postdoctoral fellowships as well as opportunites for research support.


Wednesday, August 9

Contributed Oral Session: The Simultaneous Effects of Land-use Intensification on Biodiversity and Production: A Global Meta-analysis

2:50 pm

B110-111, Oregon Convention Center

Michael Beckman, Participant from the Land Use–Biodiversity–Ecosystem Services Trade-offs SESYNC Workshop

Contributed Oral Session: Alteration of Flow Variability by Dams in the US and Implications for Freshwater Biodiversity

3:20 pm

B114, Oregon Convention Center

Albert Ruhi, SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow

Organized Oral Session: A Framework for Predicting Pest Abundance and Biocontrol Across Agricultural Landscapes

4:00 pm

D136, Oregon Convention Center

Daniel S. Karp, Co-Principal investigator of the Decision-Support Tools for Pest Control Pursuit


Thursday, August 10

Organized Oral Session: Revealing the Causes and Consequences of Interaction Complexity Using Gradient-based Ecological Networks

1:30 - 5:00 pm

Portland Blrm 258, Oregon Convention Center

Moderated by Phillip Staniczenko, SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow


Friday, August 11

Ignite Session: Our Sinking Coasts: Sea Level Rise Effects on Coastal Ecosystem Services

8:00 am - 9:30 am

C123, Oregon Convention Center

Sea-level Rise on the North American Coastal Plain SESYNC Workshop Participants

Organized Oral Session: Social and Environmental Drivers of Cultivated Plant Community Assembly in Cities

10:30 am

Portland Blrm 255, Oregon Convention Center

Meghan Avolio, SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow


For any questions, please contact SESYNC's Science Communications Coordinator, Emily Cassidy, at

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