GC027:
Dynamics of Arid and Mountain Landscapes: Evaluating Change in Vulnerable, Variable Environments





Session ID#: 24571

Session Description:
More than a quarter of the planet’s inhabitants live in drylands or above 2100 meters. Yet, anthropogenic land dynamics in both mountain and arid landscapes are understudied, despite the UN’s 2003 designation of each December 11 as International Mountain Day, and the UN’s designation of 2010-2020 as the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification. It is critical to understand recent and ongoing land dynamics in these vulnerable and variable environments in the light of pervasive global change.  We invite disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary presentations whether they be case studies, technical/methodological advances, or syntheses on the topic of evaluating changing arid or mountain landscapes.
Primary Convener:  Geoffrey M Henebry, South Dakota State University, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Brookings, SD, United States
Convener:  Kirsten de Beurs, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
Index Terms:

0468 Natural hazards [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1632 Land cover change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4330 Vulnerability [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Greg S Okin, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Osvaldo Sala, Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences, Tempe, AZ, United States and Enrique R Vivoni, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
George P Malanson, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United States
Minna Ma II1, Wenping Yuan2, Jie Dong3, Fawei Zhang4, Wenwen Cai5 and Hongqin Li4, (1)Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, (2)University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China, (3)State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal University, Beijng, China, (4)Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining, China, (5)SuperMap Software, Beijing, China
Natsuki Sasaki, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan and Toshihiko Sugai, Univ Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan
Xq Geng1, Xia Zhao1, Haihua Shen2, Huifeng Hu2 and Jingyun Fang3, (1)IB Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)Peking University, Department of Ecology, Beijing, China
Micah Russell, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States and Jan Eitel, University of Idaho, McCall, ID, United States
Martha E Apple, Montana Tech of The University of Montana, Butte, MT, United States, Macy Kara Ricketts, The University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States and James H R Gallagher, OPeNDAP, Inc., Butte, MT, United States
Monika Anna Tomaszewska and Geoffrey M Henebry, South Dakota State University, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Brookings, SD, United States
Nathan J Moore, Center for Global Change and Earth Observation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States, Ranjeet John, MIT, Center for Global Change Science, Cambridge, MA, United States and Jiquan Chen, Michigan State University, Geography, East Lansing, MI, United States
Tristan Walker-Andrews, Juneau Icefield Research Program, Juneau, AK, United States, Susannah Cooley, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, United States, Megan Veitz, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Catharine White, Folsom, CA, United States
Geoffrey M Henebry, Monika Anna Tomaszewska and Kamilya Kelgenbaeva, South Dakota State University, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Brookings, SD, United States
Kamilya Kelgenbaeva and Geoffrey M Henebry, South Dakota State University, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Brookings, SD, United States
Becky K Kerns1, John B Kim2, Michelle A Day3, Bear Pitts3 and Raymond J Drapek1, (1)US Forest Service Corvallis, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Lan Cuo, ITP Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Daniel A Slayback1, Alfred Bruce Hubbard2 and Karina Yager1, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Abhinav Tiwari, National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India