B012:
Bioenergetics as a Driver of Biogeochemical Processes and Cycling


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Session ID#: 23435

Session Description:
Energy is continuously transformed in the environment through the metabolic activities of organisms. These transformations of energy, i.e. bioenergetics, underpin most biogeochemical cycles on Earth, allow the delivery of a wide range of life-supporting ecosystem services, and may represent a common currency for multi-elemental analyses. Recent bioenergetics analyses of natural systems represent significant progress in the field of biogeochemistry, and there is increasing interest in using bioenergetics tools to better characterize biogeochemical cycling in water, soils and sediments in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. We seek submissions that demonstrate the environmental breadth of bioenergetics at various spatial and temporal scales in a variety of different environments, and foster understanding between different scientific communities who may not always be aware of one another’s work.
Primary Convener:  Alain F Plante, University of Pennsylvania, Earth & Environmental Science, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Conveners:  Anke Herrmann, SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Uppsala, Soil and Environment, Uppsala, Sweden and Douglas LaRowe, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

James Bradley, Jan Amend and Douglas LaRowe, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Elizabeth K Williams, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States and Alain F Plante, University of Pennsylvania, Earth & Environmental Science, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Bobbi L Helgason, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, David Levy-Booth, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Melissa M Arcand, University of Saskatchewan, Soil Science, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Nagissa Mahmoudi1, Tim N Enke2, Steven R Beaupre3, Andreas Teske4, Otto X Cordero2 and Ann Pearson5, (1)Harvard University, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States, (4)The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (5)Harvard University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States
Guang-Sin Lu1, Douglas LaRowe1, William Gilhooly III2, Gregory K Druschel3, David A Fike4 and Jan Amend1, (1)University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)Indiana University Purdue Univ, Earth Sciences, Indianapolis, IN, United States, (3)Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Earth Science, Indianapolis, IN, United States, (4)Washington University, St. Louis, MO, United States
Laurel B Childress, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States, Valier Galy, WHOI, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Ann P McNichol, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Melany Ruiz-Urigüen, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States and Peter R Jaffe, Princeton Univ, Princeton, NJ, United States
Justine Sauvage, University of Rhode Island - GSO, Narragansett, RI, United States, Ashton F Flinders, USGS, Menlo Park, CA, United States, Arthur J Spivack, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States and Steven D'Hondt, University of Rhode Island - GSO, Narragansett, United States
Omar Richard Harvey, Texas Christian University, Geology, Energy, and the Environment, Fort Worth, TX, United States

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