AGU session: Cross-Scale Inferences into the Biogeochemical Impacts of Forest Disturbance: Knowledge from Modern, Paleo, and Modeling Techniques

If you are considering presenting at the American Geophysical Union meeting in December (New Orleans!), please consider submitting your abstract to the following session, which is strongly Novus-themed. Submit by August 2 here. Feel free to contact Dr. Tara Hudiburg with any questions <>

Session ID#: 26117

Session Description:

Disturbance alters forest biogeochemical processes across multiple scales, from minutes to millennia and stands to landscapes, often with important implications for ecosystem resilience. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and severity of disturbances, including drought, bark beetle outbreaks, and wildfires. Anticipating the impacts of these changes requires both empirical and modeling studies that link mechanistic processes across scales. Observations from modern ecosystems and paleoecological records can be used to develop and evaluate post-disturbance dynamics and inform ecosystem and Earth system models. We seek studies that use such observations as well as modeling to study disturbance properties and their biogeochemical impacts, in the past, present, and future. We welcome research that helps answer critical questions concerning disturbance in forest ecosystems, especially those intended to improve representation in ecosystem models, at any spatial and temporal scale.

Primary Convener:  Tara W Hudiburg, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States

Conveners:  Philip Higuera, University of Montana, Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences College of Forestry and Conservation, Missoula, MT, United States and Bryan N Shuman, University of Wyoming, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Laramie, WY, United States

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