The Ninth Annual MCR LTER All-Investigator meeting brought together investigators, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, technicians and information managers from multiple disciplines across the country to UCSB to discuss their collaborative research on coral reef ecology. The two-day meeting began with a welcome and overview of the MCR LTER project by Lead Investigator, Russ Schmitt. Research presentation followed and focused on research related to the two current overarching themes of the MCR LTER program: ‘Resilience of Contemporary Reefs’ and ‘Reefs of the Future’.
- Sunday, October 20, 2013
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
Thank you to all those who helped organize this event. A team of five reviewers and a program officer from NSF traveled to Moorea for presentations and field trips July 11-12. Examination of the field sites on the east shore and north shore required snorkel gear. Science presentations by investigators were followed by poster presentations by the graduate students.
- Saturday, June 1, 2013
A workshop was held at HJ Andrews LTER site where MCR graduate students Emily Rivest, Xueying Han, Samantha Davis and participants from five other LTER sites solidified the foci for two manuscripts. Their aim is to elucidate the utility of using indicators other than species abundance to detect and describe ecosystem transitions. This working group, formed at the September 2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting, is supported by the LTER Network Office and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
- Sunday, May 5, 2013
In 2013, MCR received supplemental travel funds from NSF to hold a week-long workshop on Racha Island that would help establish a biological time series sampling program that produces data comparable to those collected by MCR and to engage in a capacity building effort to train 20 Thai marine scientists and graduate students in conceptual and practical issues underpinning long term, site-based research on resilience on coral reefs. Funding was awarded to the Lead PI of the Racha Island site, Dr.