Loggers, micro-environments and ecology: an ESA 2016 Workshop

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We would like to advertise our ESA workshop: How to Set Up Automated Sensors Arrays for Measuring Micro-Environmental Characteristics and Synthesize to Larger Scales

Abstract: Tracking the consequences of environmental change requires information on both the physical and biological characteristics of ecological systems. Large-scale environmental data are now widely available from many data repositories. However, these data sets often need to be down-scaled in order to be paired with local ecological measurements. Hence, micro-environmental sensors are sometimes useful to integrate scales of ecological information relevant to global change. In this workshop, we will demonstrate the use of all major affordable types of micro-environmental sensors available to collect fine-scale environmental data. Using the R environment, we will also provide the means to analyze these data and also to integrate this information with ecological data and macro-environmental data streams. The overall purpose of this workshop is to provide attendees with hands on experience on the use of automated sensors of micro-environmental variables, their appropriate deployment in the field in relation to ecological questions, and an introduction to the integration of micro-scale data to larger environmental datasets. This workshop will also serve to launch MicroNet. This is an open-source, collaborative network of micro-environmental sensors deployed globally.

 

And this is the link to the ESA Programme: https://eco.confex.com/eco/2016/webprogram/Session11870.html

 

The workshop will take place on Monday August 12 at room 304 of the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, between 11:30am and 1:15 pm.

 

We hope to see you there!