Art - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Buildings - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Kudzu - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Amphitheatre - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Buildings - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Bear - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Buildings - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Ghosts - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Buildings - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Cabin - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Buildings - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Art - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Art - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Martin - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Greenway - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Buildings - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Shortia - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Buildings - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Art - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Buildings - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Beverage - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Walnut Cove - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Fragmentation - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Buildings - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016
Buildings - Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service - © 2016

Schedule at a Glance

The conference schedule is subject to change; please check with the conference registration desk onsite for update. 

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016  
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference Full Day Workshops
{pre-registration and additional fee required}
12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open & Exhibitor Set-up
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Student Walking Tour of Asheville
Join US-IALE Student Representatives Rose Graves and Whalen Dillon for an informal afternoon exploring Asheville. For more information, contact Rose (ragraves@wisc.edu) or Whalen (wwdillon@ncsu.edu).
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. US-IALE Executive Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Social & Live Music
Join your colleagues to celebrate the start of the US-IALE 2016 Annual Meeting, featuring live music from The Bull Moose Party, Swannanoa, North Carolina's premier Bluegrass Band!
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Poster Set-up
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Technical Sessions & Symposia 
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Student/Mentor Lunch & Attendee Lunch
1:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Technical Sessions & Symposia 
3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Coffee Break
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Poster Session & Social and Special Screaning of America's First Forest
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. NASA/MSU Dinner
{New NASA/MSU Awardees Only – Invitation only}
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016   
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Landscape Ecology Editorial Board Meeting
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Plenary Session 2: Landscape-scale Bat Inventory and Monitoring
Susan Loeb, U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station
9:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Technical Sessions & Symposia
12:00 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Half-day Concurrent Workshops 
{pre-registration and additional fee required}
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Half-day Excursions
{pre-registration and additional fee required}
  • F01. Fragmentation and management challenges along the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • F02. Asheville’s urban ecosystem: balancing development with green space and quality of life
  • F03. Asheville’s local brewing landscape (5:30 p.m. return time)
  • F04. A walking tour of Asheville’s downtown architecture and history (self-guided)
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception - "We'll Pick Up The Tab" Social 
Professionals can purchase drink tickets for random distribution to students at the social. To redeem their ticket, students must find who purchased the ticket and introduce themselves.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016 
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. US-IALE Executive Committee & General Business Meeting (members welcome)
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open 
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Plenary Session 3:

  • Announcements of Upcoming US-IALE Annual Meetings
    • 2017 – Baltimore, Maryland. Matt Baker , University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • 2018 – Chicago, Illinois. Emily Minor, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Plenary Address
9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Coffee Break
9:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Technical Sessions & Symposia 
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Attendee Lunch Buffet 
1:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Concurrent Technical Sessions & Symposia 
3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Coffee Break 
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Student Social: Offsite at Pack's Tavern
The Offsite Student Social has moved to Wednesday night! Please plan to join US-IALE student attendees for a night of socializing and unwinding with friends you’ve made throughout the week.Pack’s Tavern Pub & Sports Bar is the perfect venue – located on 20 Spruce Street in downtown Asheville, just a couple blocks from the hotel. Locally owned and operated, Pack’s is a favorite among the natives of Asheville, featuring a large eclectic menu, a unique variety of craft beer and great atmosphere. Please note: the student social has been moved from the traditional Monday evening timeslot due to the NCAA Final Four Tournament scheduled for 4/4/16.
Evening Dinner on your own in Asheville. For a list of suggestions, see the Conference Regsitration Desk. 
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016 
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Coffee
All Day  Full-day Excursions
  • F05. Wildlife along the Blue Ridge
  • F06. Forest biodiversity, disturbance and culture in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • F07. Vanderbilt’s Estate, Olmstead’s grounds and birth of American forestry