Baltimore Ecosystem Study Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2008 BES Annual Meeting Presentation and Poster Abstracts



 
Section 1: Presentations
 

A longitudinal analysis of park equity in Baltimore, 1970-2000
 
Sister, Chona
Co-Authors: Chona Sister, Christopher Boone   Text of Abstract
 

A novel approach for studying atmospheric CO2 consequences in Baltimore metropolitan forests
 
Loecke, Terry
Co-Authors: Dr. Peter M. Groffman   Text of Abstract
 

A Sampling of BES Weather Data
 
Schmidt, Martin
Co-Authors:   Text of Abstract
 

Agreement Assessment of Visual Interpretation and Digital Classification for Mapping Urban Landscape Heterogeneity
 
Zhou, Weiqi
Co-Authors: Kirsten Schwarz, Mary Cadenasso   Text of Abstract
 

Beyond Imperviousness
 
Schwartz, Stu
Co-Authors: Stu Schwartz   Text of Abstract
 

Biodiversity and Community Composition in Urban Ecosystems: Coupled Human, Spatial and Metacommunity processes
 
Swan, Christopher
Co-Authors:   Text of Abstract
 

Can we observe urban landscape fragmentation globally?
 
Ellis, Erle
Co-Authors: Erle C. Ellis, Scott Sener1, David Potere2 and Mutlu Ozdogan3 1Department of Geography & Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250 2 Office of Population Research, Princeton University, 207 Wallace   Text of Abstract
 

Carbon stocks and fluxes in turfgrass: Preliminary results
 
Holland, Amanda
Co-Authors: Jennifer C. Jenkins, Peter M. Groffman, Mary Cadenasso, J. Morgan Grove, Steward T.A. Pickett, Richard V. Pouyat, and Mary Washington   Text of Abstract
 

Collaborative Monitoring Networks in Support of Baltimore Ecosystem Study Research on Water-Resource Questions in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area
 
Koterba, Michael
Co-Authors: Michael T. Koterba, Edward J. Doheny, Jonathan J. Dillow, Daniel J. Soeder, and Claire Welty   Text of Abstract
 

Community Modeling for the Chesapeake Bay: motivation and opportunities
 
Voinov, Alexey
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Effects of land use and vegetation cover on soil temperature in the Baltimore metropolitan area
 
Savva, Julia
Co-Authors: Y. Savva, K. Szlavecz, R.V. Pouyat, P.M. Groffman, G.M. Heisler   Text of Abstract
 

Environmental Justice: Process and Inequality
 
Lord, Charlie
Co-Authors: Charlie Lord   Text of Abstract
 

Fate and transport of soil metals at different spatial scales: a synthesis of prior research
 
Yesilonis, Ian
Co-Authors: Richard Pouyat, Kirsten Schwarz, Katalin Szlavecz   Text of Abstract
 

Land use, climate variability, and transformation of nutrients across an urban river continuum
 
Kaushal, Sujay
Co-Authors: Peter M. Groffman, Lawrence E. Band, Kenneth T. Belt, Stuart E.G. Findlay, Catherine A. Shields, Emily M. Elliott, Andrew J. Elmore, Claire Welty   Text of Abstract
 

Lead in urban residential soils: first steps toward a predictive model.
 
Schwarz, Kirsten
Co-Authors: Schwarz, K., S.T.A. Pickett, M.L. Cadenasso, K.C. Weathers, R.V. Pouyat, and I.D. Yesilonis   Text of Abstract
 

Nitrogen dynamics in urban grasslands and forests
 
Groffman, Peter
Co-Authors: Candiss Williams, Steve Raciti, Richard Pouyat, Ian Yesilonis, Larry Band   Text of Abstract
 

Nutrient Input and Dynamics in a Restored Urban Stream Impacted by Mixed Sewer Systems
 
Sikora, Marion
Co-Authors: Emily Elliott Daniel Bain   Text of Abstract
 

Pathways and Destinations for Defining Socio- ecological Literacy
 
Berkowitz, Alan
Co-Authors: Alan R. Berkowitz, Bess Caplan, Ali Whitmer and Gilly Puttick   Text of Abstract
 

Patterns in Urban Soil Biodiversity: Biotic Homogenization and Urban Vicariance
 
Szlavecz, Katalin
Co-Authors: E. Hornung, C. Csuzdi, Z. Korsos, F. Vilisics, P. Solymos, R. Pouyat   Text of Abstract
 

Residential Carbon: C and N nitrogen dynamics in a chronosequence of suburban lawns
 
Jenkins, Jennifer
Co-Authors: Jennifer C. Jenkins, Peter M. Groffman, John Butnor, Amanda K. Holland, Mary Cadenasso, J. Morgan Grove, Mary Washington, Steward T.A. Pickett, and Richard V. Pouyat   Text of Abstract
 

Synthetic Historic Hydrology: Putting the Long in Long-Term Catchment Research
 
Bain, Daniel
Co-Authors: N/A   Text of Abstract
 

The CarbonPlus Calculator
 
Twery, Mark
Co-Authors: many and various, to be added later   Text of Abstract
 

The engineered “karst” of urban landscapes and their constraints on water quality and urban stream ecosystems.
 
Belt, Kenneth
Co-Authors: W. P., Stack, C. Welty, S. S. Kaushal, and P. M. Groffman   Text of Abstract
 

The influence of land cover elements on nitrogen and water flux in small urban watersheds.
 
McConaghie, James
Co-Authors: James McConaghie, Monica Lipscomb-Smith, Weiqi Zhou, Peter Groffman, Lawrence Band, Mary Cadenasso   Text of Abstract
 

To promote the material and moral welfare of the community: Neighborhood Improvement Associations in Baltimore, 1900 – 1945
 
Buckley, Geoff
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Updates from the Turf Farm study: Effects of lawn management on soil C quality and soil respiration rates.
 
Lilly, Paul
Co-Authors: Paul J. Lilly, Jennifer C. Jenkins   Text of Abstract
 

Using cross-system comparisons as an approach to study urban effects on soils: A case study of three urban metropolitan areas
 
Pouyat, Richard
Co-Authors: Ian D. Yesilonis, Katalin Szlavecz, Csaba Csuzdi, Elizabeth Hornung,Zoltan Korsós, Jonathan Russell-Anelli, Vincent Giorgio   Text of Abstract
 

Why am I in this basket and where are we floating? A longitudinal analysis of household characteristics in Baltimore’s floodplains: 1950-2000.
 
Grove, Morgan
Co-Authors: Grove, Dow, Murdoch, and Boone.   Text of Abstract
 


 
Section 2: Posters
 

Center-City Baltimore Weather Observations: Opportunities and Challenges
 
Heisler, Gordon
Co-Authors: Gordon Heisler, Ian Yesilonis, Kenneth Belt, Richard Pouyat, Katalin Szlaecz, Yuliya Savva, Peter Groffman, David Nowak, Claire Welty, Emma Noonan, Hang Ryeol Na, Andrew Lee, Dan Dillon, and Bess Caplan   Text of Abstract
 

Changes in Soil Organic Matter Related to Suburban Growth into Agricultural and Forested Areas
 
Dandois, Jonathan
Co-Authors: Jonathan Dandois   Text of Abstract
 

Characterization of Nitrogen Dynamics in Urban Restored Streams: An Evaluation of Wetlands and Engineered Floodplain Features
 
Harrison, Melanie
Co-Authors: M.D.Harrison¹ and P. M. Groffman   Text of Abstract
 

Determining values of soil hydraulic conductivity in and around the Gwynns Falls watershed using automated mini-disk tension infiltrometers
 
Poole, Sarah
Co-Authors: Sarah Poole, Peter Lapa-Lilly, Claire Welty   Text of Abstract
 

Dissolved Organic Carbon in Streams: Fluxes, Impervious Surfaces, and Hydrologic Drivers Along an Urban Stream Continuum
 
Belt, Kenneth
Co-Authors: Kenneth T. Belt, Sujay S. Kaushal, Chris M. Swan, Richard V. Pouyat, and Peter M. Groffman   Text of Abstract
 

In–situ mortality rates and survival of Escherichia coli in agricultural and urban streams.
 
Higgins, James
Co-Authors: Higgins, James A. and Kenneth T. Belt   Text of Abstract
 

Isotopic Investigation of Anthropogenic Sources of Atmospheric Carbon and Nitrogen to Vegetation along an Urban to Rural Gradient
 
Middlecamp, Katherine
Co-Authors: Katherine Middlecamp *, Emily M. Elliott *, John Hom ** *Department of Geology & Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh **Northern Global Change Research Program, U.S. Forest Service Corresponding author: Katherine Middlecamp (412) 779-2693   Text of Abstract
 

Lessons Learned from the Baltimore WATERS Test Bed
 
Runyan, Christiane
Co-Authors: Christiane Runyan, Philip Larson, Claire Welty, Jon Dillow, Ed Doheny, Jeff Kvech, Andy Miller   Text of Abstract
 

Observing and Mapping Urban Landscapes Globally Using Google Earth
 
Sener, Scott
Co-Authors: Scott Sener1, Erle C. Ellis1 ,David Potere2 and Mutlu Ozdogan3 1Department of Geography & Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250 2 Office of Population Research, Princeton University, 207 Wallace Hal   Text of Abstract
 

Observing and Mapping Urban Landscapes Globally Using Google Earth
 
Sener, Scott
Co-Authors: Scott Sener1, Erle C. Ellis1 ,David Potere2 and Mutlu Ozdogan3 1Department of Geography & Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250 2 Office of Population Research, Princeton University, 207 Wallace Hal   Text of Abstract
 

Patterns of energy consumption by commuters in the Baltimore metropolitan area, 1990-2000
 
Neff, Rob
Co-Authors: Rob Neff   Text of Abstract
 

Preliminary comparisons of local greenroof runoff to traditional roof runoff for storms of varying intensity and frequency
 
starry, olyssa
Co-Authors: Olyssa Starry   Text of Abstract
 

Quantification of Hydraulic Conductivity of Streambeds throughout the Gwynns Falls Watershed and Surrounding Area
 
Lapa-Lilly, Peter
Co-Authors: Peter Lapa-Lilly, Sarah Poole, Claire Welty   Text of Abstract
 

Stream chemistry of forested headwater watersheds along the Binghamton-to-Catskill urban-rural gradient
 
Zhu, Weixing
Co-Authors: Nichole Hantsch and Weixing Zhu   Text of Abstract
 

The Gutter Subsidy: Tree Cover Proximal to Impervious Surfaces in the Gwynns Falls Catchment
 
Bayne, Elizabeth
Co-Authors: Elizabeth Bayne, Mike McGuire, Ken Belt   Text of Abstract
 

The Influence of Stream Restoration on Biogeochemical Hotspots, Aquatic Biofilms, and a Stream’s Resistance or Resilience to Disturbance
 
Pennino, Michael
Co-Authors: Michael J. Pennino   Text of Abstract
 

Urban soil characteristics in Baltimore County and how they compare with soils in Baltimore City and Washington DC
 
Noonan, Emma
Co-Authors: E. Noonan, I. Yesilonis, R. Pouyat   Text of Abstract
 

Urban Street Tree Priorities for Baltimore City’s Watershed 263
 
Roberts, Amanda
Co-Authors:   Text of Abstract
 

Vegetation management in the context of neighborhood social processes
 
Williams, Yvette
Co-Authors: Yvette M. Williams   Text of Abstract