History of LUQ IM Outreach Activities


We document our plans and actions as we present them to others: to our co-workers (ITES-UPR), to our LUQ scientists, to our IM peers and to other scientific communities. We have worked with scientific and information managers communities of other Latin American Countries (Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and as far as Asia  (Taiwan-Malaysia). All these collaborations have served us not only to spread the LTER ways of collaboration and sharing but to broaden our vision of what a good information managment system is. Most of all it has given us the right perspective and motivation: we are doing all this work for the sake of our Planet, and ultimately for the sake of Humanity. - ECMC -2012

Developing a common information management framework:

Publications:

(See citations for the three papers below)

Presentations:
  • Poster presentation at the 2017 LUQ Site Review (a revision for Historical Publications count and main research themes (PDF)
  • Poster presentation at the 2016 LUQ Annual Meeting: (Poster in PDF, Article, Image-No. of Pubs revised Nov 13 2016)
  • Workshop presentation for the Vermont EPSCoR  RACC – Luquillo LTER  "Data Entry And Exploring The Concept Of Biomass In A Tropical Rainforest" held in the El Verde Field Station on April 15, 2016 (power point)
  • Workshop presentation at the "Next Generation Pteridology" Symposium held in Washington DC on June 1-5, 2015 (power-point)
  • Class Presentation on LTER and data design to the UPR-IGERT Students on the LTER Program and tools to managing data (2015): (power point - pptx format)
  • Class Presentation on LTER and data design to the UPR-IGERT Students on general IM and LTER Metadata Standards (EML) (2013):  (power point - pptx format)
  • Presentation to Schoolyard students on LTER and vegetation data entry in Excel template: from August to Nov 2012: (power point-ppt format)
  • Class Presentation to the UPR-IGERT Students on general IM and LTER Metadata Standards (EML) (2011):  (power point - pptx format)
  • Review Presentation at the 2009 LUQ LTER 4 (power point - pptx format)
  • Presentation at the 2009 Information Management Workshop for Forest Dynamic Plot Database 2009 Nantou, TAIWAN (CTFS Database: Entering Luquillo LTER (LUQ) data into the system): (power point - pptx format)
  • Presentation at the 2008 LUQ LTER Annual Meeting (on IM development progress): (power point - ppsx format)
  • Presentation at the ITES-UPR to the ITES personnel and students on LUQ IM (2008):  (power point - ppt format)
  • Presentation at the 18th LUQ LTER Annual Meeting (2007): (power point - ppt format)
  • Presentation at the 2007 IM Meeting at San Jose, CA (Information Managers (IMs) and LTER Network Office (LNO) Partnerships and Collaborations Working Group): (Working group goals - word; Presentation at the Meeting - power point; Final report - word)
  • Poster presented at the 2006 ASM in Estes Park (Incorporating information managent in LUQ Schoolyard): (power point - ppt format)
  • Presentation at the 2003 LUQ LTER Annual Meeting (IM-Scientists collaboration for the CTE): (power point - ppt format)
  • Poster presented at the LUQ LTER Annual Meeting in January 2003 (The Information Management System as an essential tool for synthesis at the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological research site): (Poster-GIF format)
  • Poster Presentation at the 2004 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon (Visualization of the LFDP): (image - JPEG format)
  • Workshop presentation Olympia 2003 on LUQ Data (CTE data review): (Power Point presentation)
  • Paper presented at the 2002 6th World Multiconference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics. Information systems development II, Orlando, Florida:  (Abstract)
Outreach Activities:
  • Schoolyard participant schools (website)
  • LUQ IM and Colegio Creativo de Puerto Rico (CCPR) Remote Sensing Activity (web page)
  • Antilles Middle School of Buchanan, Puerto Rico (Department of Defense Education) career oriented talk to 8th Grade students (web page) 

Lin, C-C., Kassim A.R.,Vanderbilt K., Henshaw, D., Melendez-Colom, E.C., Porter, J.H., Niiyama, K., Yagihashi, T., Tan, S.A., Lu, S-S., Hsiao, C-W., Chang, L-W., Jeng, M-R. 2011. An Ecoinformatics Application for Forest Dynamics Plot Data Management and Sharing. Taiwan Journal For Science 26(4): 357-369

Meléndez-Colom, E., and C. K. Baker. 2002. Common information management framework: in Practice. Pages 385-389 in N. C. Porter and N. Rishe, editors. Proceedings from 6th world multiconference on systematics, cybernetics and informatics. Information systems development II, Orlando, Florida.

San Gil I., White M., Melendez, E. and Vanderbilt, K. 2010. Case Studies of Ecological Integrative Information Systems: The Luquillo and Sevilleta Information Management Systems. Metadata and Semantic Research 4th International Conference, MTSR 2010, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, October 20-22, 2010. Proceedings, Salvador Sánchez-Alonso and Ioannis N. Athanasiadis. Communications in Computer and Information Science (108): 18-35 / DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16552-8

Information Managers (IMs) and LTER Network Office (LNO) Partnerships and Collaborations Working Group

2007 IM Committee Annual Meeting at San Jose California