Assemble: 7:00PM, Friday, 17 November, 2017, pizza place in Spruce Pine
Main day: Saturday
Leave by 9:30AM on Tuesday
Very long-term plans:
Board of directors
IDnature guides, identification tools
Meetings -- coordination and products
Save All Species
Our role and goals -- as thinkers, doers,...
Large Ecological Studies of Species (LESS)
Texas Biological Survey, other places (NC, AL,...Africa)
Advancing theory -- with community assemblages (plants, moths, bees, ants,...)
Global mapping and analysis -- satellites
Identification tools -- more alpha taxonomy of key groups; facilitate use of known species
LTREB -- threats to insects and their predators -- pesticides, land use,...
Focal groups: Bees, Moths, Ants, Plants, ... even aquatic!
Data quality: Evidence not hearsay, camera traps, sound recordings, photographs, specimens, DNA
Transform Education and Mastermind Solutions (TEAMS)
Texas -- Formal education versus informal