University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Supported by the National Science Foundation
Award Number: IIS-0427471
(ITR: Grid Computing for Ecological Modeling and Spatial Control)

Workshop April 11-14, 2007
This four-day workshop was held at the University of Tennessee. The workshop was designed for natural resource managers and academic researchers and students working on problems in resource management. The overall objective was to provide a rapid introduction to the application of computational approaches to the problems and practices associated with managing natural resources including harvest regulation, control of invasive species, fire management, disease ecology, and scenario analysis. The workshop will be led by a group of distinguished faculty with broad expertise in computational science and biological modeling. The workshop included hands-on sessions with computational tools in addition to formal lectures and discussion sessions. Significant financial support for travel, registration and housing expenses was provided.

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Schedule for 2007: Workshop Schedule
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Participant Posters for 2007: Workshop Posters

Workshop Presentations (password protected).

The Faculty
Keynote Speaker
Further Information


Attendance was by invitation only and was limited to 40 participants.

This workshop was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, which provided assistance for local expenses, including hotel, meals and the registration fee, for qualified applicants demonstrating need. Substantial funding was available to support applicants. Additionally, travel grants were available for those who could not obtain travel funds from other sources. Funding limits prevented us from supporting travel originating from outside the United States. Preference for all grants of support were given to graduate students and those who could obtain some support from their home institution/agency. The Knoxville Holiday Inn Select provided hotel accomodations.

The Faculty:

Workshop Organizer: Dr. Michael M. Fuller
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Research Fellow, The Institute for Environmental Modeling
University of Tennessee
Dr. Louis J. Gross
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics
Director, The Institute for Environmental Modeling
University of Tennessee
Dr. Michael Berry
Interim Head and Professor of, Computer Science
University of Tennessee
Dr. Suzanne Lenhart
Professor of Mathematics
University of Tennessee
Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw
Professor of Geography
University of Tennessee
Dr. Dali Wang
Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science
University of Tennessee

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Yetta Jager
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Yetta's Web Site

Further Information:

Any questions about the workshop should be directed to Dr. Michael Fuller.
For related web sites, see Grid Computing for Ecological Modeling and Spatial Control, Grid-based Ecological Multimodeling and the ATLSS Home page.
The Institute for Environmental Modeling Home Page
Grid Computing Project for Ecological Modeling and Spatial Control
Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS)

Last Modified: February 2007.