This year marks the fourteenth anniversary of the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Project at Arizona State University. To celebrate our accomplishments and move forward toward new research initiatives, we are hosting our Fourteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, “Synthesizing Urban Systems Research,” on January 13, 2012 in the Convergence Room at Arizona State University’s SkySong facility.
We are privileged this year to have two esteemed keynote speakers. Dr. Karen Seto, Associate Professor at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, will present “Rethinking urbanization and sustainability: Lessons from China and India” during the morning session. In the afternoon, Dr. Wallace Broecker, Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will present “The global CO2 problem and some possible solutions: What it all means for cities.”
The agenda for January 13th includes update presentations on CAP’s current research in the areas of water, climate, biodiversity, and biogeochemistry. There also will be two interactive poster sessions featuring 40 posters from a variety of CAP LTER initiatives as well as exhibits from high school and middle school students participating in the Ecology Explorers program.
ASU SkySong is located on the southeast corner of Scottsdale and McDowell Roads, north of the ASU Tempe campus. For directions to SkySong, please visit http://skysong.asu.edu/contact . The Convergence Room is in the north building at SkySong in the northeast corner, although the entrance to the room is from the front of the building, not the lobby. There is free parking north of the building, and SkySong is also accessible by Valley Metro (bus 72) from the Tempe Transit Center.
We will be serving lunch during the event. To RSVP for lunch, please go to: https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/caplter-fourteenth-symposium.