B43K:
Novel Approaches for Moving Beyond Plant Functional Types and Considering Future Vegetation Distributions II


Session ID#: 7498

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 Conveners:  Abigail L. S. Swann, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Biology, Seattle, WA, United States
Conveners:  Ryan Pavlick, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Yueyang Jiang, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Marie Dury, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Chairs:  Ryan Pavlick, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Marie Dury, Université de Liège, Liege, Belgium and Yueyang Jiang, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Ryan Pavlick, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Benjamin Poulter, Emilie Joetzjer, Katie Renwick, Gilbert Ogunkoya and Kristen Emmett, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States
Caroline Farrior, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, Knoxville, TN, United States
Stan D Wullschleger1, Eugenie Susanne Euskirchen2, Colleen M. Iversen3, Alistair Rogers4 and Shawn Serbin4, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (3)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (4)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States
Jens Kattge, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany
Jeannine Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Walter Jetz, Yale University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, New Haven, CT, United States, Ryan Pavlick, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, David Schimel, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, John Arthur Gamon, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sarah E Hobbie, Univ Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, United States, Philip A Townsend, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States and NCEAS Biodiversity from Space Working Group; Cedar Creek Biodiversity Team
Steve Flanagan1, George C Hurtt1, Justin Fisk2, Ritvik Sahajpal3, Maosheng Zhao1 and Katelyn A Dolan1, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, (3)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
Joerg Steinkamp1,2, Matthew Forrest3, Katharina Kamm4, Marion Leiblein-Wild3, Adrian Pachzelt3, Christian Werner3 and Thomas Hickler3,5, (1)BiK-F, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, (2)Senckenberg, Frankfurt, Germany, (3)Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt/Main, Germany, (4)Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, (5)Institute of Physical Geography, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Eugenie Susanne Euskirchen1, Vijay Patil1, Jennifer Roach1, Brad Griffith1,2 and Anthony David McGuire3, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (3)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology, Fairbanks, AK, United States

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