B030:
Flow-paths, Snap-shots, and Fixed-sites: Advances in Alternative Approaches in Ecosystem science





Session ID#: 24617

Session Description:
Ecosystems are dynamic in space and time. However, our understanding of many systems comes largely from measuring or modeling at a single location over time; a fixed-site (Eulerian) approach. Alternative approaches include 1) a synoptic approach, taking a snap-shot of measurements across space at one point in time (e.g. remote sensing) or 2) a flow-path (Lagrangian) approach, tracking objects along a flow-path through space and time (e.g. drifting sampling, animal tagging). Alternative approaches, or combinations of approaches, may provide new insights into old questions or inspire entirely new avenues of research. Our goal is to cross-pollinate ideas by highlighting studies that apply alternative approaches to advancing our fundamental understanding of ecosystem or watershed science. We welcome submissions from diverse disciplines, systems (terrestrial, freshwater, marine), and methods (conceptual, field-based, modeling) with a particular interest in studies that leverage data and/or emerging technologies.
Primary Convener:  John Gardner, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, United States
Conveners:  John Crawford, USGS Central Region Offices Denver, Denver, CO, United States, Robert Thomas Hensley, University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States and Luke C Loken, University of Wisconsin Madison, Center for Limnology, Madison, WI, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • H - Hydrology
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

0434 Data sets [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0466 Modeling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0498 General or miscellaneous [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1895 Instruments and techniques: monitoring [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Albert Rivas-Ubach1, Yina Liu1, Thomas S Bianchi2, Nikola Tolic1, Christer Jansson3 and Ljiljana Paša-Tolić4, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, EMSL, Richland, WA, United States, (2)University of Florida, Geological Sciences, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (3)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (4)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
John Gardner1, Scott Ensign2, Jeff Houser3 and Martin Doyle1, (1)Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, United States, (2)AquACO, Morehead City, NC, United States, (3)USGS, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse, WI, United States
Matthew J Cohen1, Robert Thomas Hensley1, Margaret Spangler2 and Michael N Gooseff3, (1)Univ Florida-SFRC, Gainesville, FL, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Jay P Zarnetske1, Benjamin W Abbott2, William B Bowden3, Frances Iannucci3, Natasha Griffin2, Samuel Parker3, Gilles Pinay4 and Zachary Aanderud2, (1)Michigan State University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, East Lansing, MI, United States, (2)Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States, (3)University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States, (4)OSUR-ECOBIO-CNRS UMR 6553 - Université Rennes 1, Rennes, France
Nicole K Sanderson1, Sophie M Green1, Zuoyu Chen2, Jiao Wang3, Yaji Wang4, Ruije Wang5, Ke Yu6, Chenglong Tu2, Xiaoxu Jia3, Gang Li5, Xinhua Peng4 and Timothy A Quine1, (1)University of Exeter, Department of Geography, Exeter, United Kingdom, (2)State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, China, (3)IGSNRR Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China, (4)Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China, (5)IUE Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, China, (6)University of Nottingham, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Luke C Loken, University of Wisconsin Madison, Center for Limnology, Madison, WI, United States, John Crawford, USGS, Baltimore, MD, United States, Paul Schramm, University of Wisconsin Madison, Freshwater and Marine Sciences, Madison, WI, United States, Philipp Stadler, Vienna Technical University, Vienna, Austria and Emily H Stanley, Univ Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States
Matthew R. V. Ross, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States and Tamlin Pavelsky, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Emily H Stanley, Univ Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States, Luke C Loken, University of Wisconsin Madison, Center for Limnology, Madison, WI, United States, John Crawford, USGS, Baltimore, MD, United States, Vince Butitta, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States and Paul Schramm, University of Wisconsin Madison, Freshwater and Marine Sciences, Madison, WI, United States
David A Kaplan1, Nathan Reaver2, Robert Thomas Hensley3 and Matthew J Cohen3, (1)University of Florida - UF, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment, Gainesville, FL, United States, (2)University of Florida, Environmental Engineering Sciences, Gainesville, FL, United States, (3)Univ Florida-SFRC, Gainesville, FL, United States

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