B029:
Extreme Weather Events and Ecosystem Function - Using Experiments and Modeling to Provide Ecological Foresight





Session ID#: 23234

Session Description:
Extreme weather events are increasingly becoming a concern due to their abrupt impacts on ecosystem function. Short-term extreme weather events like heat waves, droughts, ice storms, or sudden freeze events can profoundly impact terrestrial plants and ecosystem functions by pushing co-occurring plant species beyond critical response thresholds, leading to novel species assemblages and altered biogeochemical or hydrological cycling. Current land surface models perform poorly in simulating ecological impacts of extreme weather events based in part on limited understanding of mechanistic processes during and after such events. We invite presentations that highlight and advance knowledge of plant responses to extreme weather events. Observational and experimental laboratory, mesocosm or field based studies, modeling from field to Earth system scales, and integrated multidisciplinary approaches are welcome. Talks will explore the current state of knowledge, identify physiological knowledge gaps, inspire advanced experimental and modeling approaches, and stimulate discussion on future research directions.
Primary Convener:  Jeff Warren, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Conveners:  Anirban Guha1, Andrew Jennings Felton2 and Daniel M Ricciuto1, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States(2)Colorado State University, Biology, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Robert O Teskey, University of Georgia, School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, GA, United States
Danielle Marias1, Frederick C Meinzer2 and Christopher J Still2, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Forest Ecosystems and Society, Corvallis, OR, United States
William Anderegg1, Alexandra G Konings2, Anna T Trugman3, Stephen W Pacala4, Kailiang Yu1, Benjamin N Sulman3, John Sperry5 and David R Bowling5, (1)University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (2)Stanford University, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford, United States, (3)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)Princeton University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton, NJ, United States, (5)University of Utah, Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Ellen JoAnne Stuart-Haëntjens, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States, Hans J De Boeck, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium, Nathan P Lemoine, Colorado State University, Biology, Ft. Collins, CO, United States, Christopher Michael Gough, VCU-Biology, Richmond, VA, United States, Gyorgy Kröel-Dulay, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Vacratot, Hungary, Pille Mänd, University of Tartu, Botany, Tartu, Estonia, Anke Jentsch, Shelburne Falls, MA, United States, Inger K Schmidt, Copenhagen University, Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, Copenhagen, Denmark, Michael Bahn, University of Innsbruck, Institute of Ecology, Innsbruck, Austria, Francisco Lloret, Universitat Autonom Barcelona, CREAF, Barcelona, Spain, Jürgen Kreyling, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany, Thomas Wohlgemuth, WSL Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, Andreas Stampfli, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland, William Anderegg, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Aimee T Classen, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States and Melinda Dianne Smith, Colorado State University, Department of Biology and Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Andrew Jennings Felton, Colorado State University, Biology, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Jeff Warren, Oak Ridge National Lab, Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, Daniel M Ricciuto, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States and Melinda Dianne Smith, Colorado State University, Department of Biology and Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Fort Collins, CO, United States
John L Campbell, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Durham, NH, United States, Lindsey Rustad, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Vallejo, CA, United States, Charles T Driscoll, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States, Timothy Fahey, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, Robert Timothy Fahey, University of Connecticut, Natural Resources and the Environment, Groton, CT, United States, Sarah Garlick, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, Science Policy and Outreach, West Thornton, NH, United States, Peter Groffman, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and Brooklyn College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States, Gary J. Hawley, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States and Paul Gerard Schaberg, USDA Forest Service, Burlington, VT, United States
Hans J De Boeck, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
Renée F Brown and Scott L Collins, University of New Mexico, Department of Biology, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Ajinkya G Deshpande1, Charles W. Lafon2, Ayumi Hyodo3, Thomas W Boutton2 and Georgianne W Moore4, (1)Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (3)Texas A&M University, Ecosystem Science and Management, College Station, TX, United States, (4)Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States
Muhammad Altaf Arain, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Melinda Dianne Smith1, Alan Knapp1, David L Hoover2, Meghan L Avolio3, Andrew Jennings Felton4, Ingrid Slette4 and Kevin Wilcox5, (1)Colorado State University, Department of Biology and Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)US Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Cayonlands Research Station, Moab, UT, United States, (3)National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, Annapolis, MD, United States, (4)Colorado State University, Biology, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (5)U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Fort Collins, CO, United States
David Lewis Hoover, USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Kevin Wilcox, University of Oklahoma, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, Norman, OK, United States and Kristina E Young, Northern Arizona University, School of Forestry, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Habibollah Fakhraei, Syracuse University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse, NY, United States, Charles T Driscoll, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States, Lindsey Rustad, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Vallejo, CA, United States, John L Campbell, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Durham, NH, United States, Peter Groffman, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and Brooklyn College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States, Timothy Fahey, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, Gene Likens, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, United States and Ranjini Swaminathan, Texas Tech University, Department of Computer Science, Lubbock, TX, United States
Amanda M Schwantes1, Anthony Parolari2, Jennifer J Swenson1, Daniel M Johnson3, Jean-Christophe Domec4, Robert B Jackson5, Norman Frank Pelak III1 and Amilcare M Porporato6, (1)Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, (2)Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, United States, (3)University of Idaho, Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, Moscow, ID, United States, (4)Bordeaux Sciences Agro, UMR INRA-ISPA 1391, 33195, Gradignan, France, (5)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (6)Duke University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Durham, NC, United States
Anirban Guha1, Jeffrey Warren2, Cadan Cummings3 and Jimei Han2, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute and Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (3)University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Feng Wang1, Lianhong Gu2, Anirban Guha3, Jimei Han2 and Jeff Warren4, (1)Chinese Academy of Forestry, Institute of Desertification Studies, Beijing, China, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (3)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute and Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (4)Oak Ridge National Lab, Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Min Xu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States and Forrest M. Hoffman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Daniel M Ricciuto1, Jeffrey Warren1 and Anirban Guha2, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute and Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

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