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									  Last name    First name Affiliation

Hollister     Robert       Ass Prof Grand Valley State Un. Dt Biology

Litchman      Elena        Ass Prof Michigan State University

Litvak        Marcy        Ass Prof Un of New Mex Dt of Biology

Robinson      Rebecca      Ass Prof University of Rhode Island

Santiago      Louis        U California Riverside

Bulusu        Nirupama     Portland State U

Deshpande     Amol         U Maryland at College Park

Levis         Philip       Stanford U

Liu           Yonghe       U Texas Arlington

Gao           Jie          Stony Brook U

Chelius       Guillaume    CR2 INRIA Projet ARES, INRIA Rhône Alpes

Hauspie       Mikaël       Associate professor, LIFL, projet INRIA POPS, Lille
Killijian     Marc-Olivier CR1 CNRS, LAAS (ST2I), Toulouse

Weis          Frédéric     Associate professor, Rennes University,
                           projet INRIA ACES

Chave         Jérôme       CNRS/EDD Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique UPS Toulouse

Clément                    Associate professor, Grenoble University,
                           Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine (CNRS/SDV
                           UMR 5553)
Daufresne     Tanguy       CR, INRA Toulouse

de Garidel-   Thibault     CEREGE - CNRS/EDD (Aix en Provence)

Georges       Jean-Yves    IPHC (CNRS/IN2P3)

Interactions between human and natural exosystems

Aquatic ecology, global change

Ecosystem physiology and ecology, plant physiological ecology

Biogeochemical cycles

Plant physiological ecology

Sensor networks; wireless networking

Query optimization; Adaptive query processing; Data Streams; Sensor networks

low-power operating systems and sensor networks

Sensor networks; security; low-power

Algorithms, Ad hoc communication and sensor networks, Computational Geometry

Ad hoc & Sensor Networks, architecture aspects, communication & MAC protocols and energy-constrained protocols.

Sensor and mobile ad hoc networks, mobile and distributed computing, embedded operating systems
Fault tolerant systems and mobiles applications

mobile wireless networks, pervasive applications

Plant community ecology and functional ecology.

Biogeochemical cycles

Pressions d'évolution, interactions interspécifiques

Marine Geology, Geophysics , Climatology, Meteorology

Behavioural ecology

I am an ecologist working on vegetation change in
northernmost Alaska. My primary research project, initiated
in 1994, warms tundra and monitors the abiotic and biotic
environment in attempts to forecast changes due to regional
Elena Litchman received her undergraduate degree in
biology from Moscow State University, Russia, and her PhD
in ecology from the University of Minnesota. She held
postdoctoral positions at the Smithsonian Institution, Federal
Institute for Water Science and Technology (EAWAG) in
Switzerland and Rutgers University, and a research scientist
position at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Litchman
Marcy Litvak is currently an assistant professor in the Biology
Department at the University of New Mexico. She obtained a PhD
in 1999 from the University of Colorado, was a Postdoctoral Fellow
at the University of California-Irvine in the Earth System Science
Department from 2000-2002, and was an assistant professor in
the section of integrative Biology at University of Texas-Austin
from 2003-2005.
I received my PhD in marine Geology and Geochemistry
from the University of Michigan in 2001. I had a post-
doctoral fellowship at Princeton University and am now an
Assistant Professor of Oceanography at the University of
Rhode Island. My interests lie in the cycling of biologically
important elements in the oceans with an emphasis on
My research concerns the relationship between plants and
their environment. To understand this relationship, I use a
variety of approaches including stable isotopes,
environmental sensors, ecological theory and statistics.
Nirupama Bulusu is an Assistant Professor of Computer
Science at Portland State University. She received her PhD
and B. Tech degrees in computer science from the
University of California at Los Angeles in 2002 and the
Amol Deshpande is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science
at the University of Maryland at College Park. He received his PhD
from UC Berkeley in 2004, and his bachelors degree from IIT
Bombay. His research interests include adaptive queryScience and
Philip Levis is an Assistant Professor in the Computer
Electrical Engineering Departments of Stanford University. He
received his ScB from Brown University in Biology and Computer
Science with honors in 1999, his MS in Computer Science from
Yonghe Liu is an assistant professor at the Department of
Computer Science and Engineering, the University of Texas at
Arlington. He obtained the B.S. and M.S. degree from Tsinghua
University in 1998 and 1999 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree
Jie Gao is an assistant professor at Computer Science
Department, Stony Brook University since September 2005. She
obtained her Ph.D degree in Computer Science from Stanford
University in 2004 and her B.Sc. degree from the Special Class for
Guillaume Chelius received his Graduate and Master
degrees from the ENS Lyon (France) in 1998 and 2000 and
its PhD degree from the INSA de Lyon (France) in 2004. By
November 2004, he joined the INRIA as a Junior Research
Michaël Hauspie obtained a PhD from the University of Lille in
January 2005 under the direction of Pr. David Simplot-Ryl. His
thesis topic was about services management in wireless ad hoc
networks. In October 2004, he joined the VB2S company where he
Dr. Marc-Olivier Killijian received an Engineer degree from the
National Institute of Applied Science, Toulouse, in 1996, and a
PhD in computer science from the National Polytechnic Institute,
Toulouse, in January 2000. His main interests at LAAS during this
Frédéric Weiss is Associate Professor at University of Rennes
(France), Department of Networks and telecommunications, since
1997. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science, 1996 in
interoperability in distributed architectures from Conservatoire
Jérôme Chave has joined the Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique as a staff researcher in 2000. His
research aims at developing models of biodiversity, and
relate these models to data, with a special emphasis on
Dr. Clément is an ecosystem scientist working on various aspects
of the nitrogen cycle in terrestrial systems and wetlands. His
background covers soil science, riparian wetland functioning,
superficial hydrology, plants andmicroorganisms processes, and
I am a researcher at INRA, the French Institute for
Agronomic Research, in the department of Wildlife Behavior
and Ecology. In 2001, I defended my PhD in ecology entitled
"ecological stoichiometry, interactions between autotrophs
I am a junior scientist at CEREGE-CNRS. During my PhD, I
worked on the quaternary paleoclimotology of the equatorial
Pacific, using some calacreous microfossils. During my post-doc
at Rugers, I focused on the geochemistry of these groups, and
Jean-Yves Georges: Biologist, since 2002, chargé de recherche at
CNRS, presently in charge of the research group "energetic and
behavioural strategies" at Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien,
Strasbourg, France. Develops a pluridisciplinary approach along
oceanography and ecophysiology based on biologging (field-
applied ecological engineering) for identifying and understanding
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My interest in the conference is making research networks           
affective. I have experience with many synthesis activities and
several research networks.
Responses of freshwater ecosystems to global change: My   
current research focuses on understanding and prediction of
freshwater ecosystem reorganizations under anthropogenic
global change. I am particularly interested in how interacting
physical and biological processes alter phytoplankton community
structure under different global change scenarios, often leading
to research is focused on using networks of eddy covariance towers
Mythe proliferation of toxic algal blooms. We currently monitor ato
explore linkages between ecosystem structure and ecosystem function,
particularly in response to ecological disturbance and climate change. I
will present several slides to highlight the questions we have used this
methodological approach to address.

Life at the ice edge - Lessons from the last ice age : I will present
my typical approach to understanding the modern and past
marine nitrogen cycle in the context of some recent
paleoceanographic data from the Southern Ocean. I will then try
to illustrate how in-situ monitoring of biogeochemical variability
would enhance our understanding of the system, both in the
I plan to present a summary of my approaches and data on 1) 
how stable isotopic composition of plant material can be used as
recorders of
ecological processes, 2) integrating environmental and plant
This talk will highlight some of Dr. Bulusu’s research activities in
information processing and self-organization in heterogeneous,
mobile and multimodal sensor networks, and her experience
applying them to challenging environmental monitoring
Real-world data, especially that generated by distributed measurement
infrastructures such as wireless sensor networks, tends to be
incomplete, imprecise, and erroneous, and hence rarely usable in its
raw form. The traditional approach to dealing with this problem is to first
Low-power wireless sensors can revolutionize many areas of field    
biology by enabling uninvasive, long-term, high-fidelity data collection.
In the past five years, many computer science researchers have
collaborated with other fields to bring these devices from the drawing
the presentation will be on some of our research activities on energy
efficiency in wireless sensor networks. I am interested in potential
applications, real world deployments, and system architecture and
integration of wireless sensor networks.
I am interested in algorithm design for distributed sensor networks, in
particular, on topics including network localization, geometric routing,
distributed data processing and monitoring. I would be interested in
presenting my recent work on monitoring and tracking of contours, and
After a brief presentation of the INRIA ARES Project, I xill focus
on the group research activities in the domain of sensor networks
wirh a particular attention to the fields of simulation, operating
systems, communication protocols and ubiquitous network
The POPS research group studies solutions to improve     
programmability, adaptability and reachability of "POPS" (Portable
Objects Proved to be Safe). The POPS family contains small and
limited devices like smart cards, RFID tags, wireless sensors or
2 thèmes: 1/ Experimental Evaluation of Resilience for Ubiquitous
Mobile Systems: In this talk, I will address the needs and motivations
for practical evaluation of ubiquitous mobile systems. We will be
particularly interested in the validation of resilience mechanisms for
Exploitation of Down-link and Up-Link Flows in Hierarchical Infostation
Systems : Current cellular networks suffers from low bandwidth. They
were designed with a philosophy of "any-time any-where" service. This
system requires ubiquitous coverage, which in turn requires an
We arre currently developing a science plan for the Nouragues   
Research Station, a site located in the pristine rainforest of
French Guina (Eastern South America), ca. 100 km from the
nearest populated place. As such, this site would be great to set
Species-rich subalpine grasslands in the Alps evolved under strong        jean-
climatic constraints and traditional agriculture. Land-use, climate       christophe.clement@ujf-
changes and nitrogen deposition threaten this biodiversity and the
crucial derived ecosystem services (erosion control, fodder production,
The influence of herbivores on the biogeochemical cycles of               Tanguy.Daufresne@toulous
major nutrients (e.g., nitrogen and phosphorus) has been widely 
documented in aquatic and grassland ecosystems. Particular
attention has been put on the fact that herbivores can influence
My talk will present the ongoing Paleo-CTD project which aims to
assess and improve the use of marine calcifying plankton as a proxy of
oceanographic changes, in both modern environments, as well as in
late quaternary sediments. Marine microcalcifying organisms are the
To predict the impacts of global change and mankind on biodiversity,      jean-yves.georges@c-
we need to know how organisms behave and adapt in a rapidly     
changing world and determine the limitations of adaptative processes.
This has obvious constraints since biodiversity cannot be studied as a
whole while environmental conditions act on organisms through
complex food webs, some of which, such as in marine environments,

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