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Ag, big data, and traditional knowledge headline the Ecological Society of America's 2013 Meeting
Date:4/2/2013

The Ecological Society of America's 98th annual meeting "Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future" will meet in in Minneapolis, Minn., from Sunday evening, August 4, to Friday morning, August 9, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Early bird registration opens the first week of April.

ESA invites press and institutional public information officers to attend for free (see credential policy below). To apply, please contact ESA Communications Officer Liza Lester directly at llester@esa.org.

Plenary sessions (open to the public):

  • Jonathan Foley is a prominent voice on land use, global food security, and sustainability. He directs the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota, where he holds the McKnight Presidential Chair in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, and leads IonE's Global Landscapes Initiative. Opening keynote, Sunday, August 4, 5:00pm.

  • Anthony Ives, Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will look deep into a lake in a lively volcanic region of northern Iceland, nutrient-rich Mvatn (Icelandic for lake of midges), to meditate on the confluence of theory and empiricism in ecology. MacArthur lecture, Monday, August 5, 8:00 am.

  • Tony Hey, Vice President of Microsoft Research says science has already entered the era of Big Data. Future researchers will need digital tools, technology, and talent to integrate big data troves into the research machine. Hey, who has fingers in popular science communication as well as commercial computing, will present challenges and opportunities for management, visualization, and ma
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Contact: Liza Lester
llester@esa.org
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

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