Panel Activities at the ESA Portland Meeting

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Annual Meeting, News | Comments Off

The ESA Panel was very active at the ESA meeting in Portland, OR (August 5-10, 2012).  Below are some links to the various activities and sessions that the Vegetation Classification Panel organized, including a workshop, field trip, symposium, and exhibit hall booth:

WK 4 – Vegetation Sample Allocation: A Half-Day Overview

This workshop addressed different techniques of sample allocation and covered the process and strategy for implementing a vegetation sampling strategy using the National Vegetation Classification.

 FT 5 – Allocating Vegetation Sample Plots: A Demonstration of Effective Field Sampling Design in the Oregon Cascades

This field trip addressed effective methods of selecting vegetation sampling locations in a natural landscape. It accompanied the half day workshop on vegetation sample allocation above, and was very well-attended.   The workshop achieved its objective to demonstrate the interaction of existing field data, GIS-based allocation, and follow-up opportunistic sampling to develop a representative landscape-level approach to sampling vegetation in a natural landscape.

SYMP 1 – Frontiers In Measuring and Projecting Long-Lived Vegetation Dynamics

This symposium was very popular at the meeting and brought together scholars who confront a wide range of data showing change in vegetation.

Booth on the NVC and Vegbank in the Exhibit Hall

Panel members staffed the booth, where attendees were able to learn more about the NVC and get help with adding their data to VegBank.