Funding Effective Interdisciplinary Collaborations webinar

NGEE-Arctic as a Case Study

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 14 June 2016

Where: Online: 9:00 to 10:30 am AKDT, 1:00 to 2:30 pm EDT

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The Next Generation Ecosystems Experiments (NGEE-Arctic) is a 10-year Department of Energy (DOE)-supported project whose mission is to improve mathematical models that predict climate through advanced understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological behavior of terrestrial ecosystems in Alaska. With a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from a range of institutions, NGEE-Arctic integrates field and laboratory investigations to inform climate models, ultimately scalable to the region and to the Arctic. This webinar will first feature an NGEE-Arctic evaluation of methane emissions across gradients of permafrost thaw. The project’s program manager will then discuss the role of this research within the broader DOE priorities, as well as techniques for individual researchers to connect their ideas to policy driven funding priorities in order to produce effective interdisciplinary research coordinated within and among Federal agencies.

Dr. Stover is a Program Manager for Terrestrial Ecosystem Science programs in the Climate & Environmental Sciences Division of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research within the DOE Office of Science. He manages a portfolio of university and national laboratory research projects aimed at improving the representation of terrestrial ecosystems and their processes in predictive Earth system models, including NGEE-Arctic.

Lydia Smith Vaughn is a Ph.D. candidate in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. Her research explores the intersections of terrestrial carbon cycling, plant-soil-microbe interactions, and climate. She is currently a graduate student researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she studies high latitude carbon cycling through the NGEE-Arctic project.

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