On 24 September 2009, the Association of Ecosystem Research Centers (AERC) briefed policymakers on Capitol Hill about the impacts of climate change on urban ecosystems. The briefing provided information about how climate change may impact urban infrastructure and water resources. Information about sea level rise, water availability, urban infrastructure, and watershed planning was presented. The briefing was held in conjunction with the annual AERC science meeting. Presentations were made by Dr. Donald Boesch and Dr. Allen Davis, University of Maryland; Douglas Farr, Architect, Farr Associates; Dr. Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University; and Dr. Peter Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. For more information about AERC, please visit www.ecosystemresearch.org.
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