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

Student Activites

Attention Students: there are a handful of events taking place during the US-IALE Symposium geared specifically for you!

Sunday, April 3
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Walking tour of Asheville
Meet in the hotel lobby
Join US-IALE Student Representatives Rose Graves and Whalen Dillon for an informal afternoon exploring Asheville. For more information, contact Rose or Whalen.

Monday, April 4
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Student/Mentor Lunch
(Advance registration required)
The student-mentor lunch brings students and landscape ecology professionals together to discuss professional development in a small group setting. Both students and professionals sign up in advance for this event through the conference registration process. We try to match students with professionals in their field of interest — academia, state and federal government, nonprofit organizations or business. At the event, dining tables will be labeled and you will be directed to a particular table based on your area of interest.

Tuesday, April 5
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Student Workshop: Spatial and temporal visualization of climate data
(Advance registration required, free for students)
The focus of the US-IALE student workshop has shifted from general data visualization to understanding, visualizing, and selecting climate data. The workshop will be led by Ned Gardiner, a climate communication and data visualization expert for NOAA. An updated description follows: The student workshop will focus on exploring how to use web tools and technologies in combination with best practices in science communication to help targeted audiences understand and use climate information. Participants will learn about visualization techniques, observational records of climate, and NOAAs extensive climate resources. Participants will practice accessing and analyzing selected climate data and understanding climate projections.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
“We’ll Pick up the Tab” Social
To foster interaction between students and professional landscape ecologists, we're asking non-students to "pick up the tab" for student drinks at the pre-banquet evening social. Participating professionals will pre-purchase tickets for random distribution to attending students. Students will receive a ticket with a sponsor's name on the back. To redeem their ticket, students must find this sponsor at the social and introduce themselves. Students are encouraged to ask others at the social for help in finding their sponsor. Happy networking!

Wednesday, April 6
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Student Social - the offsite Student Social has moved to Wednesday evening!
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. Offsite at Pack's Tavern - a short walk from the conference hotel
Please plan to join US-IALE student attendees at Pack’s Tavern on Wednesday, April 6. 2016 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM, 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. (A drink ticket will be distributed to each student upon arrival at the social. Proper I.D. required for alcoholic beverages; tickets can also be used for nonalcoholic beverages.)


Student Presentation Feedback
The US-IALE conference provides students with an opportunity to gain experience presenting their research results and to gather feedback from other landscape ecologists. To maximize this benefit, students can now request that their poster or oral presentation be evaluated by practicing landscape ecologists. Evaluators will provide constructive comments on both the student’s research and presentation style. This is separate from the student presentation competition, and students in all stages of their research are encouraged to participate. To participate, just register for the Student Presentation Feedback Program during the online conference registration process.

To participate, just register for the Student Presentation Feedback Program during the online conference registration process.

For more information about the Student Presentation Award Program, go to: http://www.usiale.org/asheville2016/student-presentation-award-program