Some Large-Scale Patterns in Groundwater-Ecosystem Coupling

Wednesday, 17 December 2014: 2:30 PM
Ying Fan, Rutgers Univ, Piscataway, NJ, United States, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Esteban G Jobbagy, National University of San Luis, San Luis, Argentina, Haibin Li, ACE USA, Philadelphia, PA, United States and Yadu N Pokhrel, Michigan State University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, East Lansing, MI, United States
Not all ecosystems are rain-fed at all times. This talk explores some emerging patterns in groundwater-ecosystem links at regional, continental and global scales, through observation synthesis, conceptual models, and where needed, numerical models. It highlights the need for (1) large-scale and community-level data integration and (2) a more process-based representation of groundwater in global climate and earth system models.