Doing Fieldwork in Biogeography

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Biogeography Specialty Group, Careers and Professional Development
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: 8222, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Clay Tucker
Chairs: Clay Tucker

Call for Submissions

All those with new and novel fieldwork techniques and those applying traditional fieldwork to new ideas and places are ideal members for these Lightning Paper presentations. No results are necessary for the presentation, though we invite all those who have used their fieldwork techniques previously and may have evidence of its practicality or ease of use. Field methods might include a new tool that makes sampling easier, a site design for decreased error and improved statistical results, application of old field materials for use in a new way, etc. Undergraduate and graduate students are especially encouraged to apply, as these scientists are currently invested heavily in fieldwork, we will provide a comfortable environment for student scientists.


Traditional and novel field techniques are being applied in new ways and areas rapidly, and this session is a great place showcase these new applications. Undergraduate and graduate students are often buried deeply into their methods, while most academic presentations are about results and big picture ideas. This session allows for a safe space for early career academics to share their fieldwork knowledge and learn some new techniques along the way!


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Christopher Underwood*, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Sally P Horn, University of Tennessee, The case for soil charcoal in multi-proxy reconstructions of fire history 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Rebecca Brice*, University of Arizona, Peter Brewer, University of Arizona, Christopher Guiterman, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, A Case Study for Using Digital Field Data Collection 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Ryley Harris*, Virginia Tech, Lisa M Kennedy, Virginia Tech, Thomas J Pingel, Virginia Tech, Characterization of a forest-grass ecotone on a Southern Appalachian bald, Whitetop Mountain, Virginia, USA, using remotely-sensed imagery 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Clay Tucker*, Louisiana State University, Doing Tree-Ring Fieldwork in Coastal Locations 20 10:55 AM

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