On February 4, 2011 the BU Earth Systems Forum will host a colloquium consisting of short presentations focused on Earth Systems research and related activities at Boston University. Each presentation will be 10 minutes long with 5 minutes for discussion. The final session of the day is reserved for exploration and deliberation of key themes and planning for follow-on meetings.

12:15 Buffet Lunch

1. Introductory Presentations
  • 12:30 Welcome & Introductory Remarks: Virginia Sapiro, Dean of CAS
  • 12:45 Overview and Forum Goals (Mark Friedl)
2. Biophysical and Geophysical Systems (Friedl, Chair)
  • 1:00 Terrestrial Biogeosciences (Adrien Finzi)
  • 1:15 Earth Sciences (Uli Faul)
  • 1:30 Remote Sensing & Earth Observatory (Curtis Woodcock)
  • 1:45 Astronomy and Space Physics (John Clarke)
  • 2:00 Break
3. Ecological and Human Systems (Finzi, Chair)
  • 2:15 Development, Health, and Environment (Bruce Larson)
  • 2:30 Coupled Human-Natural Systems: ULTRA (Lucy Hutyra)
  • 2:45 From Genes to Ecosystems (John Finnerty)
  • 3:00 BU Marine Program (Wally Fulweiler)
  • 3:15 Break
4. Engineering Systems (Semeter, Chair)
  • 3:30 Materials and Energy Systems (Uday Pal)
  • 3:45 Data and Computation (Azer Bestravos)
  • 4:00 Sensors and Instrumentation (Joshua Semeter)
  • 4:15 Systems Engineering (Tom Little)
5. 4:30 – 5:15 Discussion with Drinks and Munchies
  • Foci & Themes for Future Discussion and Break-Out Groups