B006:
Advancing Understanding of Hydrological and Biogeochemical Interactions in Terrestrial Ecosystems through Large-Scale Model Systems





Session ID#: 23926

Session Description:
The current understanding of the critical zone is limited by our observational capacity. Natural systems are the integrated result of interactions among water, microbes, plants, and porous geological media over wide spatial and temporal scales that are difficult to reproduce in the laboratory and resolve in the field. Large-scale model systems and controlled experimental facilities bridge the laboratory and field scale and have the potential to yield critical insights into complex terrestrial ecosystem processes.

This session will be of interest to the growing scientific community using large-scale model systems to understand pore- to landscape-scale biogeochemical and hydrological processes. We expect contributions on 1) experimental infrastructure description; 2) experimentation and hypothesis testing; 3) extrapolation to real world; and 4) questions that potentially can be answered using terrestrial ecosystem research infrastructures. This session will facilitate discussion of the unique technical challenges of these facilities and breakthroughs in their application for interdisciplinary investigation.

Primary Convener:  Laura K Meredith, University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States
Conveners:  Antonio Alves Meira Neto, University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, Werner Gerwin, BTU Cottbus, Cottbus, Germany and Greg Barron-Gafford, University of Arizona, School of Geography & Development, Tucson, AZ, United States
Co-Organized with:
Biogeosciences, and Hydrology

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

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Roopkamal Kaur, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Aditi Sengupta, University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States, Laura K Meredith, University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States and Peter A A Troch, Biosphere2, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Jonathan S Price1, Richard M Petrone1, Maria Strack1 and David J Cooper2, (1)University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, (2)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Wolfgang Schaaf1, Werner Gerwin2, Ina Pohle3 and Thomas Johannes Maurer1, (1)Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany, (2)BTU Cottbus, Cottbus, Germany, (3)Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus, Cottbus, Germany
Till H M Volkmann1, Aditi Sengupta1, Luke Pangle2, Nate Abramson1, Greg Barron-Gafford3, David D Breshears4,5, Aaron Bugaj1, Jon Chorover6, Katerina Dontsova1, Matej Durcik7, Ty P A Ferre7, Ciaran J Harman8, Edward Hunt1, Travis E Huxman9, Minseok Kim8, Raina M Maier6, Katarena Matos7, Antonio Alves Meira Neto7, Laura K Meredith4, Russell K Monson4, Guo-Yue Niu7, Jon D Pelletier10, Craig Rasmussen6, Joaquin Ruiz1,10, Scott R Saleska5, Marcel G Schaap6, Michael Sibayan1, Markus Tuller6, Joost L M Van Haren1, Yadi Wang6, Xubin Zeng7 and Peter A Troch1,7, (1)University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)Georgia State University, Department of Geosciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, (3)University of Arizona, School of Geography and Development, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tucson, AZ, United States, (6)University of Arizona, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, Tucson, AZ, United States, (7)University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (8)Johns Hopkins University, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Baltimore, MD, United States, (9)University of California at Irvine, Center for Environmental Biology, Irvine, CA, United States, (10)University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States
Isaiah Huber and Sotirios Archontoulis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States
Katarena Matos1, Antonio Alves Meira Neto1, Peter A A Troch2 and Till Volkmann3, (1)University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)Biosphere2, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States
David Litwin, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, Antonio Alves Meira Neto, University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, Peter A A Troch, Biosphere2, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and Ty P.A. Ferre, Univ Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
John Charles Meraz, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, Laura K Meredith, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, Joost L M Van Haren, University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States and Till H M Volkmann, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Laura K Meredith1,2, Aditi Sengupta3, Peter A Troch3,4 and Till H M Volkmann3, (1)University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, BIO5 Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States
Christoph Hinz, Daniel Caviedes-Voullieme, Anju Andezhath Mohanan, Yasemin Brueck and Markus Zaplata, Brandenburg University of Technology, Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Cottbus, Germany
Alejandro Cueva1, Till H M Volkmann1, Aditi Sengupta1, Peter A Troch1,2 and Laura K Meredith3,4, (1)University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)University of Arizona, BIO5 Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States
Joost L M Van Haren1, Enrique P. Sanchez-Canete2, Sabrina Juarez3, Elizabeth L Howard2, Katerina Dontsova2, Jean-François Le Galliard4, Greg Barron-Gafford5, Till Volkmann2 and Peter A Troch2, (1)University of Arizona, Honors College, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)CNRS, ECOTRON Ile-­‐De-­‐France, Foljuif, France, (4)CNRS, ECOTRON Ile-­‐De-­‐France, St-Pierre-lès-Nemours, France, (5)University of Arizona, School of Geography and Development, Tucson, AZ, United States
Katerina Dontsova1, Michael Volk2, Corinne Webb3, Edward Hunt1, Malak M Tfaily4, Joost L M Van Haren1, Aditi Sengupta1, Jon Chorover5, Peter Troch6 and Joaquin Ruiz7, (1)University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, United States, (4)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and Biological Sciences Division, Richland, WA, United States, (5)University of Arizona, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, Tucson, AZ, United States, (6)Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States, (7)Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States

See more of: Biogeosciences