Mike Dietze Talks PalEON at the NEON Annual Meeting

PalEON PI Mike Dietze was invited to speak about his work on two NSF Macrosystems Biology projects at the NEON, Inc., Annual Membership Meeting held this week in Washington, DC.  His talk today, “A Tale of Two Macrosystems Biology Projects,” detailed the goals, progress, and plans of both PalEON and a second Macrosystems project on which Mike works, “Climate change impacts on forest biodiversity.”

PalEON Annual Meeting Held in Chicago

Notre Dame hosted PalEON’s first annual meeting in Chicago on January 2-5, 2012. Topics centered around data assimilation, site design, and vegetation, paleoclimate, and disturbance modeling. Lots of productive discussion and team building!

PalEON at AGU 2011

Please stop by the PalEON-sponsored poster session “(B21D) Millennial-Scale Ecosystem Dynamics: a Synthesis of Models and Paleoecological Data”Tuesday morning at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (Dec 5-9)!

PalEON project posters include:

B21D-0275. Last millennia terrestrial ecosystem model intercomparison: challenges and goals Bjorn-Gustaf Brooks; Michael C. Dietze; Jason S. McLachlan

B21D-0276. Using historical data to constrain long term carbon dynamics in land surface models: processes and data. David J. Moore; Michael C. Dietze; Daniel M. Ricciuto; Andrew D. Richardson; Rob Braswell

B21D-0278. Statistical Models for Inferring Vegetation Composition from Fossil Pollen Chris Paciorek; Jason S. McLachlan; Zuofeng Shang

B21D-0279. Sedimentation rates in eastern North America reveal strong links between regional climate, depositional environments, and sediment accumulation Simon J. Goring; Jason S. McLachlan; Stephen T. Jackson; Maarten Blaauw; J. Andrés Christen; Jenn Marlon; Jessica Blois; John W. Williams

B21D-0285. Using settlement vegetation data for paleoclimate and carbon modeling: Preliminary results of the PalEON project. Simon J. Goring; Jason S. McLachlan; Jack W. Williams; Stephen T. Jackson; Bjorn-Gustaf Brooks; David R. Foster; Chris Paciorek; David J. Mladenoff; Sydne Record; Andy Finley; Jonathan Thompson; Michael C. Dietze

Thank you also to all of our great friends and colleagues who are participating in the PalEON session! The success of this session really highlights the important work, and growing interest, in the community to synthesize paleo data and make it relevant to climate change modeling.

PalEON Settlement-era Vegetation Meeting

Jack Williams hosted a meeting on settlement-era vegetation at the University of Wisconsin from Oct 11-12, 2011. Attendees discussed the details of the orginal land survey records, plans for the extension of data collection to Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, and methods for their analysis and integration into modeling efforts.

PalEON at ESA 2011

Jason McLachlan presented a talk “Putting Climate Change in Context: What Is the Signal of Vegetation Change Over the Last 2000 Years?” on the PalEON project on Tuesday afternoon.

We also hosted a well-attended info session “PALEON – A Paleoecological Observatory Network to assess terrestrial ecosystem models”