AGENDA

PRIMENet ANNUAL MEETING
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Monday-Thursday, November 5-8, 2001


Monday, November 5, 2001

Travel Day
5:30 - 8:00p Dinner available at KMC
7:00 - 9:30p Welcome Reception [hors d'ouvres and no-host bar]


Tuesday, November 6, 2001

7:00-9:30a Breakfast at KMC

PRIMENet Introduction
8:30-8:45 Welcome by Jim Martin, Superintendent, Hawaii Volcanoes NP
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Update - Kathy Tonnessen, National Park Service
9:00-9:20 UV Monitoring Update - Jack.Shreffler, Environmental Protection Agency
9:20-9:40 Monitoring Network Updates -Kristi Morris, US Fish and Wildlife Service
9:40-10:00 NPS-I&M Update - Steven Fancy, National Park Service

10:00 - 10:30 Break

Research Presentations
10:30-11:10 Keynote: Sources of nutrients during long-term ecosystem development: a case study at Hawaii Volcanoes NP - Peter Vitousek, Stanford University

11:10 - 11:30 Belowground C and N fluxes along a climatic gradient in Olympic NP - Andrew Burton, Michigan Technological University

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 12:50 Risk assessment of the effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors on ecosystems in Olympic NP - Bill Hogsett, Environmental Protection Agency

12:50- 1:10 Nitrogen deposition and UV stressor impacts in Canyonlands NP as affected by climatic pulse events - Dave Evans, University of Arkansas

1:10 - 1:30 Nitrogen and mercury biogeochemistry using two sets of gauged watersheds- Sarah Vidito, University of Maine

1:30-1:50 Atmospheric deposition in mountainous terrain: scaling up to the landscape - Sam Simkin, Institute of Ecosystem Studies

1:50-2:10 Does nitrogen deposition mitigate ozone injury to ponderosa pine? - Annie Esperanza, Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs

2:10-2:40 Break

2:40-3:00 Using the inter-relationships of stable isotopes in natural abundance as indicators of environmental stress and ecosystem vitality - Jonathan Comstock, Cornell University

3:00- 3:20 Extrapolation methods for air quality data - John Ray, National Park Service

3:20-3:40 Fire and its effects on mercury and methylmercury budgets for two watersheds at Acadia NP - Kenneth Johnson, University of Maine

3:40-4:00 Designing an air toxics network - Dixon Landers, Environmental Protection Agency

4:00-4:20 Deposition thresholds and their use in policy analysis - Tamara Blett, National Park Service

5:30-8:00p Dinner available at KMC


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Evening meeting of Brewer Operators facilitated by Jack Shreffler, EPA and Bill Gawley, Acadia NP

Evening workshop of amphibian working group with Steve Diamond, EPA

Public Lecture by Peter Vitousek at HAVO headquarters at 7 pm: "Hawaii as a Model Ecosystem"



Wednesday, November 7, 2001


7:00 - 9:30a Breakfast at KMC

Amphibians and UV

8:00-8:20 Amphibian monitoring projects at National Parks - Sam Droege, USGS-BRD

8:20-8:40 UV exposure estimates at amphibian sites - Steve Diamond, Environmental Protection Agency

8:40-9:00 DOC measurements at four National Park sites - Paul Brooks, University of Arizona

9:00-9:15 Proposal for additional DOC work in parks - Catherine O'Reilly, University of Arizona

9:15-9:35 Effects of UV radiation on amphibians, Glacier NP 2001 - Steve Corn and Blake Hossack, USGS-BRD

9:35-9:55 Amphibian projects at Sequoia-Kings Canyon NPs - Roland Knapp, University of California

9:55-10:25 Break

10:25-10:45 Are amphibian declines in Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs caused by pesticides? - David Bradford, Environmental Protection Agency


10:45-11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:30 Lunch

1:30-5:00p FIELD TRIP - Hawaii Volcanoes NP: visit three research sites: Thurston air quality/climate site, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Halemaumau Crater - with assistance from Tamar Elias and Jeff Sutton, HVO and David Foote and Fritz Klasner, USGS

5:30-8:00p Dinner available at KMC


Thursday, November 8, 2001


7:00 - 9:30a Breakfast at KMC


8:00 - 9:30a Workshop on air toxics monitoring, led by Dixon Landers, Environmental Protection Agency


9:30 - 10:00 Break


10:00 - 11:30 Workshop on use of UV data in interpretation and education, led by Donna Cuttone, Olympic National Park


11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 2:30 Workshop on the future of PRIMENet: UV monitoring, air monitoring and research, led by Kathy Tonnessen, National Park Service


2:30 - 3:00 Break


3:00 - 4:00 Wrap up and Final Discussion