Historical Ecology and Landscapes 2

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Biogeography Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Bonaparte, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 4th Floor
Organizers: Chris Larsen, Steve Tulowiecki
Chairs: David Robertson


Historical records provide valuable insights into past ecological conditions and landscape patterns. This session will focus on ecological conditions during the historical time period obtained from historical records such as aerial photographs, diaries, herbarium specimens, museum archives, presettlement (e.g. GLO) land surveys, and other sources. The records could be of plants, animals, or other taxonomic groups, or of human or natural disturbance of ecological conditions.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Reconstruction of past landscapes and ecosystems for one or more time periods
- Predictions of species distributions
- Records of ecological change within a region through time
- Records of natural disturbances within a region
- Investigations into causal mechanisms of ecological change
- Methodological or data quality issues in the use of historical records


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Noah Haber*, SUNY - Geneseo, Stephen Tulowiecki, State University of New York at Geneseo, Brendan Cullen, State University of New York at Geneseo, Peter Scilla, State University of New York at Geneseo, David Robertson, State University of New York at Geneseo, Chris P.S. Larsen, University at Buffalo, Using GIS to Map Native American Trails in Western New York 20 10:00 AM
Presenter David Robertson*, State University Of New York, Geneseo, Stephen J Tulowiecki, SUNY Geneseo, Mining and mapping oak openings and Native American forest modification using digitized historical documents. 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Stephen J. Tulowiecki*, SUNY Geneseo, David Robertson, SUNY Geneseo, Chris P.S. Larsen, University at Buffalo, Do quantitative models of past oak openings distributions support or refute early historical accounts of Native American landscape modification? 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Chris Larsen*, University At Buffalo, Stephen Tulowiecki, SUNY Geneseo, David Robertson, SUNY Geneseo, Native American and Colonial land-use inferred using tree-rings from trunks and branches, Geneseo, New York 20 11:00 AM
Presenter Peter Scilla*, SUNY - Geneseo, Stephen J. Tulowiecki, Advisor, Brendan Cullen, Research Assistant, Noah Haber, Research Assistant, David Robertson, Advisor, Chris P.S. Larsen, Advisor, The urban chrysalis: analysis of Euro-American land surveys and its imprint on modern geography in Western New York State 20 11:20 AM

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