EP003:
Autogenic Processes and Self-Organization in Natural Systems: From Vegetation Patterns to the Geological Record





Session ID#: 25342

Session Description:
Autogenic processes and self-organization provide important insights to our understanding of Earth surface processes and the dynamics of natural systems. Though self-organization has been widely recognized in many natural systems(e.g., regular vegetation patterns, autogenic behaviour of sedimentary systems, etc), there remains a difficulty in linking these observations to physical process and thus the implications of self-organization have remained under-utilized. Furthermore, minimal communication between ecology, hydrology, geomorphology and sedimentology limits a collaborative understanding of how self-organization may play an important role in connecting these systems. This session aims to bring together researchers examining autogenic processes and self-organization in different environments and natural systems to highlight the current state of understanding and lay the foundation for connecting across disciplines. We welcome submissions including all types of field, laboratory, theoretical, and numerical studies. Presentations on interdisciplinary research and studies exploring the interaction between autogenic processes and allogenic forcing are particularly welcomed.
Primary Convener:  Haipeng Li, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States
Conveners:  Piret Plink-Bjorklund, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States and Colin B Phillips, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • NG - Nonlinear Geophysics
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Ryan C. Ewing1, John D. Phillips2, Bradley A Weymer3, Patrick Barrineaux3, Roy Bowling2 and Jeffrey A Nittrouer4, (1)Texas A&M University College Station, Department of Geology & Geophysics, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (3)Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States, (4)Rice University, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Houston, TX, United States
Rachel Glade, University of Colorado at Boulder, Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States; INSTAAR (Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research), Boulder, CO, United States and Robert S Anderson, Department of Geological Sciences and INSTAAR, Boulder, United States
Haipeng Li and Piret Plink-Bjorklund, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States
A. Brad Murray, Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, Jose Antonio Alvarez Antolinez, University of Cantabria, Departamento de Ciencias y Tecnicas del Agua y del Medio Ambiente, Santander, Spain, Fernando J. Mendez, University of Cantabria, Ciencias y Tecnicas del Agua y del Medio Ambiente, Santander, Spain, Laura J. Moore, UNC-Geological Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, James Wood, North Carolina School of Science and Math, Durham, NC, United States and Graham Farley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Geological Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Junhee Lee1, Jieun Ryu1, Yu-young Choi1, Hye-In Chung1, Sun-Hee Kim2 and Seong Woo Jeon3, (1)Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, (2)Korea Forest Research Institute, Department of Forest Environment, Seoul, South Korea, (3)Korea university, Seoul, South Korea
Carlos Quintero, University of Florida, Soil and Water Science, Gainesville, FL, United States and Matthew J Cohen, Univ Florida-SFRC, Gainesville, FL, United States
Margaux Mouchene1, Peter van der Beek2, Sebastien Carretier3,4 and Frederic Mouthereau3, (1)Tulane University of Louisiana, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States, (2)Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, ISTerre, CS-40700, Grenoble, France, (3)GET, Observatoire Midi Pyrénées, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, IRD, Toulouse, France, (4)Department of Geology, FCFM, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Laurel Larsen1, Alexandra Christensen2, Jud W Harvey3, Hongxu Ma1, Susan Newman4, Colin Saunders4 and Robert Twilley2, (1)University of California Berkeley, Geography, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)USGS, Reston, VA, United States, (4)South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Kyle M Straub, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, United States
Michael D Blum, University of Kansas, Department of Geology, Lawrence, KS, United States, Kimberly G Rogers, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, James D Gleason, Univ Michigan - Earth& Env Sci, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Yani Najman, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Xiaoli Dong, Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, James B. Heffernan, Duke University, Nicholas School of Environment, Durham, NC, United States and A. Brad Murray, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, United States
Nilay Iscen and Kyle Strom, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, United States