.|  Baltimore Ecosystem Study Annual Meeting
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  • Sign up for meals when you register.


Cylburn Arboretum Visitor Center

  • Maribeth Rubenstein,
    Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies:
    (845) 677-7600 x236

  • Jonathan Walsh,
    Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies:
    (845) 677-7600 x103

  • Valerie Rupp,
    Parks & People Foundation:
    410-448-5663 x114


Dear Members, Collaborators, and Friends of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study:
You are invited and encouraged to attend the 2017 Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) Long-Term Ecological Research Program Annual Meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, 25-26 October, the BES Open House on 25 October and the BES Graduate Student Symposium on 24 October.
The Annual Meeting shares the research results of the project with all BES collaborators, interested researchers, educators, local, state and federal agency representatives, media, and community members. We are fortunate this year to have Professor Joan Iverson Nassauer, FASLA, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Landscape and Urban Planning give the Keynote speech. Location: Cylburn Arboretum Vollmer Visitor Center, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD.
The Community Open House is an informal event co-hosted by BES and the Parks & People Foundation. This year's Open House theme is Citizen Science (#CitSci). We will be highlighting BES CitSci projects and providing an opportunity for Baltimore organizations to share information about their citizen science projects and how residents can become involved. Refreshments, including small bites and beverages, will be served. Location: The Parks & People Foundation, 2100 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD.
The BES Graduate Student Symposium is an opportunity for students to share their BES research with each other and veteran BES Investigators, network, and explore possibilities to collaborate. All attendees will have the chance to participate in a 'lightning round' of Q & A in addition to learning about student projects. Location: The Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore Theater Room, 20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD.

There is no fee to attend these meetings but pre-registration is requested.
Annual Meeting Detail:
To Make a Presentation at the Meeting: Those who have research results gathered as a part of, or particularly relevant to, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, are invited to present a 15-minute talk or a poster summarizing their results.
To present your research at the meeting: Please submit your abstract of no more than 250 words by Friday, 29 September. The abstracts will be published on the BES website and in the program booklet. You can include one graphic or table with your abstract. Please submit your abstract electronically using the registration form
HERE. This is a strict deadline, so be sure your abstract is submitted and acknowledged by 29 September. The number of talks accepted will be limited by the time slots available.
Posters: You are welcome to bring your posters and put them up Wednesday morning, prior to the start of the meeting. As an enhancement to our poster session, poster presenters can contribute to the “lightning round,”, share a single slide of the poster and speak for a maximum of two minutes about the poster, before lunch on Wednesday. More in-depth discussion can take place with presenters at their poster following lunch. Please register your poster and submit your abstract HERE by 29 September so it can be included in the booklet.
The meeting agenda will be emailed to all registrants and posted at beslter.org prior to the meeting.
All presentation and poster files must be uploaded to the BES Dropbox by Friday, 14 October or you will not be able to give your talk. NO files will be accepted on-site on flash drives or other media. Additionally, we will not be able to “switch” laptops at the podium so you must submit your talk in advance, compatible with a Windows PC.
Annual Meeting Parking/Bus:
Free parking is available at the Arboretum. The Vollmer Center is a 12-minute walk from the #1 bus stop [MAP].
Annual Meeting Meals:
Coffee will be available for all attendees. Breakfast and lunch will be available onsite on the first day and breakfast on the second day. Please register and pay for your meals in advance - we cannot guarantee the availability of meals if you have not paid in advance. Other meal options include bringing your own food. Nearby venues for dining are limited.
Meal options:
Breakfast Day 1: $ 5.00
Breakfast Day 2: $ 5.00 Breakfast both days: $10.00
Lunch Day 1: $10.40
Breakfast and Lunch Day 1: $15.40
All meals - Breakfast both days and Lunch Day 1: $20.40
Descriptions of the meals are included on the registration form.
Meal payment: You may pay by credit card via the registration form (which goes through PayPal) or by check payable to "Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies." Please mail checks to Maribeth Rubenstein, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, PO Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545. Pre-paid meal ticket(s) will be distributed with your nametag upon check-in.
Annual Meeting Registration:
Please register by Wednesday, 18 October. If you have any questions, please contact Maribeth Rubenstein by email BESinfo@caryinstitute.org or by phone (845) 677-7600 x236.
Emma J. Rosi
Director, Baltimore Ecosystem Study
NSF Long-Term Ecological Research