Novel Approaches for Moving Beyond Plant Functional Types and Considering Future Vegetation Distributions I Posters

Session ID#: 10311

Session Description:
Earth's surface ecompasses a diverse mosaic of climates, all of which can be expected to change in the near future. Ecosystem responses to these shifts are crucial, both as an impact of and feedback to climate change, as well as in response to other factors such as land-use, changed nutrients, and elevated CO2. In some cases, ecosystems will be able to move geographically to accomodate these shifts, while in other cases will change in potentially unexpected ways to accommodate emerging novel climates. How should models--both conceptual and numerical--predict such changes in ecosystem distributions and properties? This session focuses on vegetation dynamics as the set of interactions that occur at spatial scales larger than leaves and timescales longer than annual, including: succession, geographic distribution changes, canopy structural dynamics, dispersal, competition, mortality, disturbance, and trait-based / adaptive dynamics.
Primary Convener:  Abigail L. S. Swann, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Biology, Seattle, WA, United States
Conveners:  Ryan Pavlick, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States, Yueyang Jiang, Oregon State University, Forest Ecosystems & Society, Corvallis, OR, United States and Marie Dury, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Chairs:  John B Kim, US Forest Service Corvallis, Corvallis, OR, United States, Abigail L. S. Swann, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Biology, Seattle, WA, United States, Charles D Koven, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States and Christopher J Still, Oregon State University, Forest Ecosystems and Society, Corvallis, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Ryan Pavlick, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States

  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Parveen Kumar Chhetri and David M. Cairns, Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Yuanchao Fan1, Alexander Knohl2, Olivier Roupsard3, Martial Bernoux4, Guerric le Maire5, Oleg Panferov6, Martyna Kotowska2,7 and Ana Meijide8, (1)Harvard University, Center for the Environment, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, (3)CIRAD, Montpellier, France, (4)IRD Institute for Research and Development, Montpellier, France, (5)CIRAD & CATIE, Montpellier, France & Turrialba, Costa Rica, France, (6)University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany, (7)University of Göttingen, Department of Plant Ecology and Ecosystems Research, Göttingen, Germany, (8)University of Göttingen, Crop Sciences, Göttingen, Germany
Ashley M Matheny, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, Gil Bohrer, The Ohio State University, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, Columbus, United States, Rich Fiorella, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Golnazalsadat Mirfenderesgi, Ohio State University Main Campus, Civil, Environmental & Geodetic Engineering, Columbus, OH, United States
Anders Ahlström1, Jianyang Xia2, Almut Arneth3, Yiqi Luo2 and Benjamin Smith4, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, (3)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, (4)21st Century Science and Technologyl, Washington, United States
Brendan M Rogers, Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, United States, Patrick Jantz, Northern Arizona University, SICCS, Flagstaff, United States and Scott J Goetz, Woods Hole Research Ctr, Falmouth, MA, United States
Jeremy Ash1, Daijiang Li1, Sarah Johnson2, David A Rogers3 and Donald M Waller1, (1)University of Wisconsin-Madison, Botany, Madison, WI, United States, (2)Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States, (3)University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI, United States
Jui-Hsuan Lee, NCHU National Chung Hsing University, Soil and Water Consevation, Taichung, Taiwan and Shin-hwei Lin, NCHU National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
Carlos A Gonzalez-Benecke, Oregon State University, Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, Corvallis, OR, United States, Robert O Teskey, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, Timothy Martin, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, Eric J Jokela, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Gainesville, FL, United States and Jinyan Yang, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China
Inger Greve Alsos1, Mary E Edwards2, Per Sjögren3, Eric Coissac4, Ludovic Gielly4, Nigel Yoccoz3, Marie K Føreid3 and Pierre Taberlet4, (1)Arctic University of Tromsø, Tromsø University Museum, Natural Sciences, Tromsø, Norway, (2)University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom, (3)University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway, (4)University Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France
Joseph Alexander Kendrick, Brown University, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Providence, RI, United States, Dov F Sax, Brown University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Providence, RI, United States and James R Kellner, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
Michael Jordan Case, University of Washington Seattle Campus, College of the Environment, Seattle, WA, United States and John B Kim, US Forest Service Corvallis, Corvallis, OR, United States
Kelly Easterday, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Maggi Kelly, University of California Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Berkeley, CA, United States and Patrick J McIntyre, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Biogeographic Data Branch, Sacramento, CA, United States

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