Afforestation and Reforestation: Drivers, Dynamics, and Impacts

Session ID#: 22967

Session Description:
Afforestation/Reforestation (or Forestation) has been implemented worldwide as an effective measure to sustain ecosystem services and address global environmental problems. The conversion of grasslands, croplands, shrublands, or bare lands to forests can dramatically alter ecosystem water, energy and carbon cycles and ecosystem services, potentially affecting the local and regional climate. Large-scale afforestation/reforestation is typically driven by policies, and in turn can have substantial socioeconomic impacts. This session focuses on the drivers, dynamics, and impacts of afforestation/reforestation at regional, national, or global scales. We invite submissions that address (1) monitoring and detecting the rates and extent of afforestation/reforestation; (2) impacts of afforestation/reforestation on ecosystem services (e.g., carbon sequestration, water supply, soil conservation, climate regulation, biodiversity); (3) impacts of afforestation/reforestation on regional and global climate; and (4) human dimensions of afforestation and reforestation (e.g., policies, governance, and socioeconomic impacts).
Primary Convener:  Jingfeng Xiao, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States
Convener:  Ge Sun, USDA Forest Svc, Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, Raleigh, NC, United States
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, and Hydrology

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

David Ellison, SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Umea, Umeå, Sweden
Yibo Liu, NUIST Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China and Jingfeng Xiao, Earth Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Xuguang Tang, Mingguo Ma and Li Yao, Southwest University, School of Geographical Sciences, Chongqing, China
Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva, UNICAMP State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil, Mateus Batistella, Center for Environmental Studies and Researche, Campinas, Brazil and Emilio F Moran, Michigan State University, Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, East Lansing, MI, United States
Liming Wang1, Guanghui Lin1, Duole Feng1, Shiping Chen2, Natalie M Schultz3, Congsheng Fu3, Zhongwang Wei3, Chengguo Yin4, Wenbiao Wang4 and Xuhui Lee3, (1)Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, (2)IB Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States, (4)Elion Resources Group, Co., Beijing, China
Shanshan Meng, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China and Xianhong Xie, Beijing Normal University, Faculty of Geographical Science,State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Beijing, China
Charlotte elizabeth Wheeler, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9, United Kingdom, Edward TA Mitchard, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Simon L Lewis, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Chunhua Zhang, Ludong University, School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Yantai, China, Weimin Ju, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, Fangmin Zhang, USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, PA, United States, Dehua Mao, Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, CAS, Changchun, China and Xiqun Wang, Planning and Design Institute of Forest Products Industry, State Forestry Administration of China, Beijing, China
David Gudex-Cross, Jennifer Pontius and Alison Adams, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States
Bernadette Arakwiye, Clark University, Geography Department, Worcester, MA, United States, John Rogan, Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States and Ronald Eastman, Clark Labs, Worcester, MA, United States
Donald S Ross1, Josef H Görres1, Meghan Knowles1 and Charles V Cogbill2, (1)University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States, (2)Harvard Forest, Forestry, Petersham, MA, United States
Ge Sun, USDA Forest Svc, Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, Raleigh, NC, United States, Bhaskar Mitra, North Carolina State University, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Raleigh, NC, United States, Jean-Christophe Domec, Bordeaux Sciences Agro, UMR INRA-ISPA 1391, 33195, Gradignan, France, Michael Gavazi, USDA Forest Service, Raleigh, NC, United States, Yun Yang, USDA ARS, Beltsville, MD, United States, Shiying Tian, North Carolina State University, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Raleigh, NC, United States, David Zietlow, USDA Forest Service, Otto, United States, Steven McNulty, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Hot Springs National, AR, United States, John King, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States and Asko Noormets, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States
Hongyan Cai, Beijing, China
Sle-gee Lee1, Woo-Kyun Lee2, Hyun-Ah Choi3,4, Hyeji Yoo2, Cholho Song2, Yowhan Son1, Sungen Cha2 and Sang-Won Bae2, (1)Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, (3)Korea University, Namyangju-si, Korea, Republic of (South), (4)Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea Office, Seoul, South Korea
Wenping Yuan, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
Yuemin Yue1, Xiaowei Tong1, Kelin Wang2, Rasmus Fensholt3 and Martin Brandt3, (1)Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, China, (3)University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Xiaowei Tong1, Yuemin Yue1, Rasmus Fensholt2 and Martin Brandt2, (1)Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dengfeng Tuo1, Guangyao Gao2 and Bojie Fu1, (1)Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijng, China
Jun Zhang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Hohai University, College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Nanjing, China, L.A. (Sampurno) Bruijnzeel, University of the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Australia; King's College London, Department of Geography, London, United Kingdom, Roger Tripoli, Visayas State University, Forestry, Baybay, Philippines, Cecile M.O. Quiñones, Visayas State University, Agriculture and soil science, Baybay, Philippines and Ilja H.J. van Meerveld, University of Zurich, Department of Geography, Zurich, Switzerland
Matthew Lucas1, Clay Trauernicht2, Kimberly M. Carlson1, Tomoaki Miura3, Thomas W Giambelluca4 and Qi Chen1, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)Univ Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, (4)Univ Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States