Phoenix, AZ
Credit: CAP-LTER. CC BY-SA 4.0

The 2021 Science Council Meeting has been rescheduled to November 8-11, 2021, hosted by the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER site in Tempe, AZ. The theme will be human-environment interactions, with breakout groups and site talks in the following categories:

  1. Historical influences/legacies
  2. Managed ecosystems (forest, range, fisheries)/ restoration
  3. Human dominated (urban/cropped) ecosystems
  4. Vulnerability to extreme events
  5. Environmental justice
  6. Wildcard

Tentative schedule

  • November 7: Executive Board and NSF Program Officers travel
  • November 8: Executive Board meets Noon-5:30 pm; Science Council arrives in the evening.
    • “Science Council” includes Lead PIs plus one designate per site,  Representatives of the Information Management, Education and Outreach, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees.
  • November 9:
    • Morning: Site Talks
    • Afternoon: Breakout Sessions
    • Group Dinner
  • November 10: Science Council meets
    • Morning: Field Trips
    • Afternoon: Breakout Sessions/DEI Activity
  • November 11:
    • Science Council Business Meeting:
    • Lead PI Meeting;
    • Afternoon/evening departures

Detailed (but still evolving) schedule (google doc).