Biogeosciences Special Issue on Extreme Climate and Disturbance, accepting submissions

Biogeosciences is accepting submissions for a special issue on impacts of extreme  climate events and disturbance. Details on the issue can be reviewed here,  and published papers in the issue are available here.

Description: Extreme climate events (e.g., drought, heat and cold waves) and  disturbances (e.g., fire, hurricane, and insect outbreaks) substantially  affect carbon cycle processes. However, their impacts on terrestrial  carbon dynamics over landscapes, regions, and continents are not well  understood. We invite submissions that investigate and quantify the  impacts of extreme climate events and disturbances on the terrestrial  carbon dynamics over various spatial and temporal scales using observations (e.g., eddy covariance flux measurements, and national inventories), remote sensing, state-of-the-art modeling approaches (e.g., ecosystem models, upscaling methods), and model-data fusion
techniques. A special issue focusing on this topic will be timely and valuable to the research communities of carbon and global change. Collectively, we believe that this special issue will play a critical role in our understanding of how extreme climate events and disturbances influence the terrestrial carbon cycle and increase the visibility and  influences of Biogeosciences in carbon cycle and climate change.

Some specific advantages of having the special issue in Biogeosciences are:
1) Publication date is not limited by the latest paper/slowest peer-review process: every individual contribution to the special issue is published as soon as available.
2) Efficient interactive discussion of the common theme on the BGD website.
3) Pre-publication of discussion papers in BGD allows efficient cross-referencing between the final revised papers in BG.

Guest editors: Drs. Jingfeng Xiao (j.xiao@unh.edu), Shuguang (Leo) Liu (sliu@usgs.gov), and Paul Stoy (paul.stoy@montana.edu).

Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2014

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