Fall 2012 Andes-Amazon Meeting: Palo Alto, CA

December 3-5, 2012

Attendees and Presenters

Rafael Bras
Andrea Castanho
Mike Coe
Marcos Heil Costa
Leonardo Fleck
David Galbraith
Hewlley Acioli Imbuzeiro
Naomi Levine
Paul Moorcroft
Gabriel Moreno
Tom Powell
Scott Saleska
Erin Sullivan
Jingfeng Wang
Ke Zhang

Lodging

Reservations have been made for attendees at Dinah's Garden Hotel.

Dinah's Garden Hotel

Dinah's Garden Hotel
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306

 

Agenda (will be provided shortly)


Fall 2011 Andes-Amazon Meeting: Palo Alto, CA

November 14-16, 2011

Attendees and Presenters

Jorge A. Ahumada
Jordan Borak
Rafael Bras
Andrea Castanho
Mike Coe
Brad Christofferson
David Galbraith
Anna Harper
Hewlley Acioli Imbuzeiro
Naomi Levine
Paul Moorcroft
Gabriel Moreno
Luis Solórzano
Ke Zhang

Lodging

Reservations have been made for attendees at Dinah's Garden Hotel.

Dinah's Garden Hotel

Dinah's Garden Hotel
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306

Agenda

Transportation and Directions

The closest airport to Palo Alto is the San Francisco International Airport, which is 26 miles from the Hotel.San Francisco International Airport

If you wish to drive, directions to Dinah's Garden Hotel can be found here:http://www.dinahshotel.com/map_of_palo_alto_california.htm

or here:
SFO to Dinah's


SFO to Dinah's

 

Spring 2011 Andes-Amazon Meeting: Belem and Caxiuana, Brazil

May 17-24, 2011

*May 17th: There will be a sub-meeting with the Caxiuana project collaborators at the Museu Goeldi

*May 18th & 19th: Moore Project Meeting held at Hotel Regente

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Attendees and Presenters

Rafael Bras
Andrea Castanho
Bradley Christoffersen
Mike Coe
Marcos Heil Costa
Chris Doughty
David Galbraith
Naomi Herra
Hewlley Imbuzeiro
Yadvinder Malhi
Patrick Meir
Daniel Metcalfe
Paul Moorcroft
Gabriel Moreno
Laszlo Nagy
Tom Powell
Scott Saleska
Abigail Swan
Ke Zhang

Lodging

Reservations have been made at the Regente Hotel.

Regente Hotel


regente


Transportation and Directions

Val de Cães International Airport Belém - PA Brazil


1.

Head southwest

170 m

2.

Turn right

17 m

3.

Turn left

400 m

4.

Turn left

33 m

5.

Turn right toward Rod. Artur Bernardes

600 m

6.

Continue straight onto Rod. Artur Bernardes

400 m

7.

Turn right to stay on Rod. Artur Bernardes

4.4 km

8.

Turn right at Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral

1.7 km

9.

Turn right at Av. Doca/Av. Visc. de Souza Franco

110 m

10.

Turn left at Av. Mal. Hermes

22 m

11.

Turn left at Av. Doca/Av. Visc. de Souza Franco

1.2 km

12.

Turn left at R. Boaventura da Silva

140 m

13.

Take the 1st right onto Tv. Alm. Wandenkolk

280 m

14.

Turn right at Av. Gov. José Malcher Destination will be on the right

73 m

Hotel Regente Av. Governador José Malcher, 485 - Nazaré Belém - Para, 66035-100, Brazil

Price for taxi from airport to the Regente Hotel is R$35 wich is about $22-24 USD

Meeting Agenda

Andes-Amazon Project Meeting Schedule
http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/moorcroft/andes-amazon/index.html

May 17-19, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Museu Geoldi

 

 

9.00am-5.30pm

 Caixuana project science sub-meeting

 

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Hotel Regente, Belem

9.00 am

Welcome (Paul)

9.15 am

Prof. Antonio Carlos Lola da Costa (UFPA)

10.00 am

Results of the Drought Simulation Experiments (Tom, David and Hewelley)

10:45 am

Morning Coffee Break

11:00 am

Results of the Drought Simulation Experiments continued. (Tom, David and Hewelley)

12:00 pm

Lunch

1.30 pm

Analysis of the short-term ecosystem dynamics at the 10 priority sites (Naomi)

3:00 pm

Afternoon Coffee Break

3.30pm

Results of the regional model simulations (Ke and Andrea)

4:45 pm

End of the Day Wrap-up (Paul)

5.00 pm

Meeting Adjourns

7:00 pm

Dinner

Thursday, May 19, 2011 Hotel Regente, Belem

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

9.00 am

Dr. Lazslo Nagy (LBA/INPA)

9:30 am

 

Results of long-term simulations of above-ground biomass and NPP model data comparisons (Naomi & David)

10.45 am

Morning Coffee Break

11.15 am

Hydrologic dynamics model-data comparison (Brad)

12:00 pm

Lunch

1.30 pm

Scientific consensus paper regarding the vulnerability of different Amazonian ecosystems to climate change (Mike Coe)

2.15 pm

Site-level and Regional level meteorological driver (Bras)

3:00 pm

Afternoon Coffee Break

3.30pm

Break-out groups: (1) future work plans for the site-level simulations, (2) experimental manipulations and (3) regional simulations

4.15pm

Reports from the breakout groups

4:30 pm

End of the Day Wrap-up (Paul)

4.45 pm

Meeting Adjourns

5:30 pm

Travel by taxi to the Port of Belem to catch the ferry to Breves

 

Meals

Complementry breakfast,coffee breaks and lunch will be provided at Hotel Regente

 

Caxiuana Field Visit Itinerary

May 19 (travel)
Evening: Take commercial passenger boat from Belem to Breves (~12 hours)

May 20 (travel)
Morning: Arrive in Breves/Travel to Caxiuana; on the Ferreira Pena (owned by the Museu Goeldi, ~9 hours)
Late afternoon/Evening: Arrive in Caxiuana

May 21 (Field visit)
Morning: Visit ESECAFLOR (drought experiment) plots
Afternoon: Visit TOWER plot and TEAM plot:

(www.teamnetwork.org)for more details on the TEAM project

May 22 (Field Visit)
Morning:Visit Terra Preta plot
Afternoon: Visit site of archaeological interest (Ilha da Terra'- about 1 hour away from the research station);

May 23 (travel)
Morning (~7:00): leave Caxiuana for Breves on the Ferreira Pena
Evening (~18:00): take commercial passenger boat from Breves to Belem/arrive in Belem early on May 24

Stay tuned for more details.

updated 5/15/11


Fall 2010 Andes-Amazon Meeting: Palo Alto, CA

November 8-10, 2010
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Attendees and Presenters

Andrea Castanho
Mike Coe
Marcos Heil Costa
David Galbraith
Luis Gustavo Goncalves
Hewlley Imbuzeiro
Naomi Levine
Yadvinder Malhi
Sanaz Moghim
Paul Moorcroft
Michel Nobre
Tom Powell
Natalia Restrepo
Scott Saleska
Sepidah Sarachi
Luis Solorzano
Jingfeng Wang
Ke Zhang

Lodging

Reservations have been made for attendees at Dinah's Garden Hotel. Please mention upon check-in that your reservation is with the "Andes-Amazon Group".

Dinah's Garden Hotel

Dinah's Garden Hotel
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306

Meals

Breakfast will be available at Dinah's Poolside Grill.
Dinah's Poolside Breakfast Menu

Lunch will be catered at the Moore Foundation by green catering company Eclecdish. You can find out more about their menu and catering practices here: Eclecdish

The opening night dinner will be held at Trader Vic's Restaurant, adjoined to Dinah's Garden Hotel, on October 8 at 7:00 pm. Trader Vic's Restaurant

Transportation and Directions

The closest airport to Palo Alto is the San Francisco International Airport, which is 26 miles from the Hotel.San Francisco International Airport

If you wish to drive, directions to Dinah's Garden Hotel can be found here:http://www.dinahshotel.com/map_of_palo_alto_california.htm

or here:
SFO to Dinah's


SFO to Dinah's

Public Transportation to Dinah's Garden Hotel from San Francisco International Airport is available through Caltrain. It's a rather complicated affair, but doable. You can find the route through Google Maps here:http://tiny.cc/t3vw. Or you can consult Caltrain here:
http://www.caltrain.com/main.html

Shuttle transportation to the Moore Foundation from Dinah's will be provided beginning at 8:30 each morning. Shuttles will begin return trips at 5:00 pm, with the exception of the 10th, when the shuttle will return to Dinah's after lunch at 1:00.

Palo Alto and Surrounding Areas

There are many wonderful places in California to visit that are close to Palo Alto. Below is a list suggested by our host, Luis Solorzano.

http://www.nps.gov/yose/

http://www.nps.gov/deva/

http://www.visitinglaketahoe.com/

http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/

http://www.bigbasin.org/

http://www.nps.gov/muwo/

http://www.go-california.com/Santa-Cruz/Sightseeing-Tours/

http://www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/

Agenda

updated 11/05/10


Disturbance SubGroup Project Meeting:
Integrating Disturbance Data

The goal of the Disturbance workshop is to bring together the modelers and those providing field measurements to design modeling experiments that will further the understanding of the dynamics of the Amazon forest ecosystem after a severe disturbance. The intention is to model three scenarios: drought, logging and fire, using four different land surface/ecosystem models: CLM, ED, IBIS and JULES.

October 5-6, 2010
Woods Hole Research Center

Invitation

View PDF Invitation

Attendees and Presenters

Andrea Castanho
Brad Christoffersen
David Galbraith
Hewlley Acioli Imbuzeiro
Koichi Sakaguchi
Marcos Heil Costa
Mike Coe
Paul Moorcroft
Paulo Brando
Patrick Meir
Scott Miller
Tom Powell

Lodging

The Inn on the Square40 North Main St. (Route 28), Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540

Meals

Breakfast will be available at Persy's Place, a newly opened cafe in the Inn on the Square. Lunch will be catered at Woods Hole Research Center by Artie's Cafe.

Transportation

Attendees traveling by air will need to arrive at Logan Airport in Boston and rent a car, obtain a taxi, or use the Peter Pan Busline to reach Falmouth. Car rental companies and taxis are readily available at the airport. The Peter Ban Bus station in Falmouth is located behind the Inn on the Square.
Peter Pan Busline
Logan Airport GetUThere

Shuttle service to and from the Woods Hole Research Center from the Inn on the Square will be provided.

Directions

Boston Logan Airport to the Inn on the Square

To Falmouth

Driving Directions

Falmouth and Woods Hole

Falmouth and Woods Hole are lovely and quaint. If you are interested in seeing some of the Cape before or after the meeting, or if you're looking for interesting dinner ideas, you might want to take a look at the following links:

www.woodshole.com

www.falmouthvisitor.com

 

Agenda

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Previous Meetings

Spring 2010 Andes-Amazon Meeting: Cusco, Peru
May 17-19, 2010

Fall 2009 Andes-Amazon Meeting: Ouro Preto, Brazil
November 16-18, 2009

Spring 2009 Andes-Amazon Meeting: Woods Hole, MA
May 4-6, 2009

updated 9/30/10