28.09 - 29.09.2017  
New Hampshire, USA
Contact person:
Dr Bérangère Leys, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Novus IV Workshop "Integrating across temporal scales to understand disturbances and their biogeochemical impacts" will be held at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA, from 28-29 September 2017.


The Novus Research Coordination Network ( focuses on integrating long and short timescale approaches to understanding ecosystem response to disturbance. The 4th and Capstone workshop of the Novus RCN will address accomplishments in this research area in the past five years, current challenges, and emerging frontiers in temporal scaling of disturbance and ecosystem processes. We expect attendees with a wide range of expertise in modern ecosystem ecology, vegetation dynamics, soil science, modeling, paleoecology, and dendrochronology.


The meeting will be two full days with 20 invited plenary speakers, contributed poster presentations, and field excursions at the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study site (


The Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study was established in 1955, and pioneered the small watershed technique as a method of studying ecosystem processes. This site is one of the most famous ecosystem studies on Earth, located in the mixed northern hardwood forest in the White Mountains. The site is known for disturbance experiments and long-term monitoring of forests and their associated aquatic ecosystems.

Financial support

Funding is available for a limited number of applicants, and preference will be given to early-career scientists. The deadline for funding application is Monday 15 April 2017. Applications will be reviewed and notifications sent shortly thereafter.


Applications are invited for a limited number of available openings to present a poster of your work, or to participate in the workshop. The deadline for application is Thursday 1 June 2017. All posters will be featured in one-minute lightning talks.

To apply to present your research or to attend the workshop, please send an email to Bérangère Leys: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 1 June 2017, containing:

- Your name, affiliation and address
- Your position and career stage (PhD student, postdoc, professor, manager…)
- Your area of expertise
- An abstract of your work IF you would like to present it as a poster
- Please specify if you need financial support to attend the workshop. If so, please remember that the deadline is Monday 15 April 2017.

Further information

For more information contact Bérangère Leys or view the website