Chapman Conference on
Eco-hydrology of Semiarid Landscapes: Interactions and Processes
Taos, New Mexico

Sagebrush Inn

9-13 September 2002


Conveners
Program Committee
Cosponsors
Objectives
Goals
Topics
Conference Format
Proceedings/Final Program
Field Trip
Poster Session Information
Registration
Hotel Accommodations
For More Information

Conveners

Program Committee

Cosponsors

Objectives

The conference will bring together hydrologists and ecologists interested in the dynamics of semiarid systems. The focus will be to explore methodologies and models (conceptual and mathematical) that will advance the understanding of and ability to predict interactions. Specific attention will focus on the interactions between climate, vegetation, and hydrologic factors such as runoff, evapotranspiration, and soil moisture, from the patch to the landscape scale, and how they may be altered by changes in vegetation cover.

Goals

To improve the understanding of

Topics

Conference Format

The format will be stimulating as well as relaxing. Mornings will be devoted to invited talks with the afternoons free for enjoying the New Mexico area. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference with poster sessions in the evening. Poster sessions will run concurrently with the main topic of each day. On Wednesday, the halfway point of the conference, we will take a field trip to the Los Alamos area.

Proceedings/Final Program

Program
Abstracts

Field Trip

On Wednesday we will be taking an all day field trip to the Los Alamos area. The theme of the field trip will be effects of landscape disturbance on ecohydrologic systems. We will visit sites where we can examine the effects of drought, fire, fire suppression, grazing, development, and remediation/restoration. Specifically we will be visiting sites that were impacted by the devastating Cerro Grande forest fire that occurred in May 2000; and we will visit experimental sites at Bandelier National Monument to examine causes and effects of a rapid ecotone shift from ponderosa pine to piñon-juniper that occurred in the 1950’s. The Cerro Grande fire trip will be led by Cathy Wilson (Los Alamos, cjw@lanl.gov), and the Bandelier trip will be lead by Dave Breshears (Los Alamos, daveb@lanl.gov) and Craig Allen (USGS/Jemez Mountains Field Station, craig_allen@usgs.gov).

Poster Session Information

The poster session schedule is now available.

The poster presentations should contribute to amplifying the themes of the daily plenary lectures. Specific examples paralleling the Goals and Conference Topics or on the more general theme of Ecological/Hydrological Interactions and Processes are solicited. Even if the poster only partly addresses the objectives of this meeting, it is encouraged that you hypothesize how your results can be important in providing a better understanding of the ecohydrology of semiarid landscapes. Such linkages back to the Goals and Conference Topics will promote discussion during the evening poster sessions, as well as in the morning discussion periods. The poster sessions will be chaired by Al Rango (USDA/ARS Jornada Experimental Range, alrango@nmsu.edu).

Registration

The registration fee for this conference is $275, student fee is $200, including the field trip and all meals. The deadline is 15 August 2002. Late fees will apply to registrations received after 15 August. Use the online form to register for this meeting.

Hotel Accommodations

The conference will be held in Taos, New Mexico at the Sagebrush Inn. The hotel is located at 1508 South Santa Fe Road, Taos, New Mexico. A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants. To secure hotel accommodations, please contact the hotel directly on or before 9 August 2002. The following room rates will be offered for this conference: Rates are based on single or double occupancy and include lodging only. Each additional person in a room is $10.00 per night. Children ages 13 and under are free when sharing room with adult. Rates do not include tax, which is currently 11.375%. Reservations can be handled by calling 1-800-428-3626 or by faxing your reservation request to +1-505-758-2254. When making your reservation, participants should reference the conference name Chapman Conference - LANL and request the group rate. Check in time is 2:00 p.m., check out time is 12:00 noon.

For More Information

For more information, please call +1-202-777-7332 or e-mail meetinginfo@agu.org
 
 
 

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