We request funds to conduct a meeting at Harvard Forest in April, 2010. The meeting will provide the opportunity for further discussion, synthesis of ideas and LTER data, and the preparation of two manuscripts that follow from our 2009 ASM working group “Invertebrate impacts to ecosystem services under climate change”.

The proposed meeting will be used to evaluate and synthesize the potential roles of invertebrates in providing ecosystem services and to predict how these roles might be affected by climate change using examples from LTER studies whenever possible.

Participants: Participants of the proposed workshop include 5 graduate students, 5 post-docs, and 1 faculty member from 8 LTER sites, including terrestrial and aquatic (freshwater and marine) ecologists: Chris Bloch (LUQ), Chuan-Kai Ho (GCE), John Kominoski, Angela Laws (KNZ), Scott Newbold (SGS), Sheena Parsons (KNZ), Shannon Pelini (HFR), Chelse Prather (LUQ), Emily Rivest (MCR), Israel Del Toro, and Megan Woltz (KBS)