Text Box: 16 July 2003
220 Scheman Building
Iowa State Center
Text Box: Environmental Research
Frontiers 2003-2012:
Shaping the ISU Agenda
A Workshop on Complexity in the Environment








8:00    Coffee

8:30    Welcome: Ben Allen, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

8:45    Overview of Workshop Purpose:  Steve Fales, Chair, Department of Agronomy

9:00    Complex Environmental Systems: Synthesis for Earth, Life and
              Society in the 21st Century
, Dr. Margaret Leinen, National Science Foundation

9:45    The ISU Perspective, Catherine Woteki, Dean, College of Agriculture

10:00   Coffee

10:30   Faculty Dialog on NSF Themes:  Steve Fales

10:30   Discussion on NSF Theme:  Coupled Human and Natural Systems

           Moderator:   Arne Hallam, Chair, Department of Economics

     Land, Resources, and the Built Environment

     Human Health and the Environment

     Freshwater Resources, Estuaries, and Coastal Environments

     Environmental Services and Valuation


12:15   Lunch

1:15    Discussion on NSF Theme: Coupled Biological and Physical Systems

           Moderator:   Ramesh Kanwar, Chair, Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

     Biogeochemical Cycles

     Climate Variability and Change

     Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics


3:00    Coffee

3:30    Discussion on NSF Theme:  People and Technology

           Moderator:   Judy Vance, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

     Material and Process Development

     Decision Making and Uncertainty

     Institutions and Environmental Systems


5:15    Wrap-up

5:30    Symposium end