Continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 am

Morning session: 9:00 – 12:00 am

Dr. Michael Levandowsky – Pace University
Introduction: The Surrounding Waters

Dr. Stuart Gaffin – Columbia University
Climate Change and New York City: past, present and future and adaptation with green infrastructure

Dr. Timon McPhearson – The New School
Identifying Hotspots for Social-Ecological Transformation: The Case of New York City Vacant Lots and Green Infrastructure

Dr. Kevin Griffin – Columbia University
CO2 levels in the NYC region and the growth response of vegetation along an urban to rural transect

Dr. Matthew Palmer – Columbia University
Community Assembly and Ecosystem Function on Green Roofs

Dr. Krista McGuire – Barnard College
Microbial Ecology of New York City Green Roofs and City Parks

Dr. Myla Aronson – Rutgers University
Life in the Concrete Jungle: Local and Global Patterns of Urban Biodiversity

Dr. David Maddox – Natural Areas Conservancy
Resilient, Sustainable, Livable: New research and monitoring directions for managing NYC green spaces

Lunch: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

 Afternoon session: 1:30 – 3:45 pm

Dr. Jason Munshi-South – City University of New York
Evolution in the Anthropocene: Landscape Genetics of NYC Wildlife

Dr. Alan Clark – Fordham University
Patterns of Bird Migration through NYC

Dr. Susan Elbin – NYC Audubon
Waterbirds as Bioindicators of the New York Harbor

Dr. Dorothy Peteet – NASA/GISS and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
NYC Marshes and Fens – What Fossil Secrets Do They Hold?

Dr. Joel Grossman – Geospatial Archaeology
Early Foods and Medicines of 17th Century New Amsterdam: Cross-cultural Plant Population Exchange and Environmental Change in the Lower Hudson Valley

Dr. Eric Sanderson – Wildlife Conservation Society
Mannahatta2409: Imaging the Future of Ecology in New York

Poster session and reception: 3:45-5:00