B074:
Tropical forests under a changing climate





Session ID#: 25581

Session Description:
Tropical forests comprise the most biologically diverse terrestrial ecosystems, cycle more carbon and water than any other biome, and play critical roles in determining Earth’s energy balance.   Thus a better understanding of tropical forest processes is required to develop improved Earth System Models (ESMs).  Improving representation of these processes in ESMs requires a tight coupling of model development and process-based field and lab investigations.  This session will focus on research in tropical forests from an Earth system perspective including modeling, remote sensing and measurement results.   Processes to be highlighted include the response of tropical forest ecosystems to (i) extreme weather events (e.g. drought, heat waves, and extreme rainfall), (ii) changing disturbance/demographic/rainfall/warming/CO2 rates, (iii) climate variability (e.g. EL Niño), as well as (iv) the role of biodiversity and biogeochemistry in modulating these processes, (v) forest-atmosphere feedbacks, and (vi) biogeochemical cycles.
Primary Convener:  Robinson I Negron Juarez, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Conveners:  Kolby Jardine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States, Jiafu Mao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States and Jacquelyn K Shuman, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States

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

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Qing-Hai Song, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and Yi-Ping Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China
Charles D Koven1, Rosie Fisher2, Ryan G Knox1, Jeff Chambers1, Lara M Kueppers1, Bradley O Christoffersen3, Stuart J Davies4, Michael Dietze5, Jennifer Holm1, Elias Charbel Massoud6, Helene C Muller-Landau7, Tom Powell8, Shawn Serbin9, Jacquelyn K Shuman10, Anthony P Walker11, S Joseph Wright12 and Chonggang Xu3, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Washington DC, United States, (5)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (6)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (7)Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama, (8)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States, (9)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, Upton, NY, United States, (10)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (12)Smithsonian Tropical Res Inst, Ancon, Panama
Zheng Fu1,2 and Paul C Stoy2, (1)Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States
Jeroen Claessen1, Brecht Martens1, Niko Verhoest1, Annalisa Molini2 and Diego G. Miralles1, (1)Ghent University, Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management, Ghent, Belgium, (2)Masdar Institute at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Regina Márcia Longo, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Admilson Irio Ribeiro, UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil and Admilson Irio Ribeiro
Admilson Irio Ribeiro1, Giovanna Frederici Mello2, Regina Márcia Longo1, Felipe Hashimoto Fengler3 and Afonso Peche Filho Sr.4, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Evirononmental Sciences, Sorocaba, Brazil, (3)UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil, (4)Researcher, IAC, Jundiaí, Brazil
Jaeyoung Song, Gretchen R Miller, Anthony T Cahill, Luiza Maria T Aparecido and Georgianne W Moore, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States
Chris Doughty1, Alexander Shenkin2, Lisa Patrick Bentley2 and Yadvinder Malhi2, (1)Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, United States, (2)Oxford University, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford, United Kingdom
Yujin Roh1, Guanlin Li2, Seung Hyun Han2, Kamariah Abu Salim3 and Yowhan Son2, (1)Korea University, Department of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (3)Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Isaac Fagerstrom, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Ian T Baker, Colorado State University, Atmospheric Sciences, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Sarah Gallup, Colorado State University, Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States and A Scott Denning, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Douglas C Morton1, Veronika Leitold1, Marcos Longo2, Michael Keller3, Maiza Nara dos-Santos2 and Marcos Augusto Scaranello Sr2, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), Embrapa Agricultural Informatics, Campinas, Brazil, (3)USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras, PR, United States
Manfredo di Porcia e Brugnera, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium, Marcos Longo, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), Embrapa Agricultural Informatics, Campinas, Brazil and Hans Verbeek, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Luiza Maria T Aparecido1, Gretchen R Miller2, Anthony T Cahill2, Ryan Andrews3 and Georgianne W Moore2, (1)Texas A&M University College Station, Ecosystem Science and Management, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States, (3)Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Mingjie Shi1, Junjie Liu1, Sun Wong2, John R Worden1, Joshua Fisher3 and Christian Frankenberg4, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)JPL / Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Basant Apurva, Lakeside School, Seattle, WA, United States, Cho-ying Huang, National Taiwan University, Department of Geography, Taipei, Taiwan and Jun Zhang, National Taiwan University, Geography, Taipei, Taiwan
Jin Wu1, Matteo Detto2, Xiangtao Xu3, Shawn Serbin4 and Alistair Rogers1, (1)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department, Upton, NY, United States, (2)Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)Princeton University, Geosciences Department, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, Upton, NY, United States
Ashley Van Beusekom1, Grizelle González1, Sarah Stankavitch2 and Jess K Zimmerman2, (1)US Forest Service San Juan, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, San Juan, PR, United States, (2)University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR, United States
Sarah Gallup1, Ian T Baker2, A Scott Denning3, Michael Cheeseman4, Katherine D Haynes3 and Morgan Phillips3, (1)Colorado State University, Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Atmospheric Sciences, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (4)Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, United States
Tirtha Banerjee and Rodman Linn, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Fernando D.B. Espirito-Santo, Lancaster University, Lancaster Environment Centre,, Lancastter, United Kingdom, Sassan Saatchi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Michael Keller, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Jiafu Mao1, Binyan Yan2, Robert E Dickinson2, Xiaoying Shi1, Daniel M Ricciuto1, Richard J Norby3, Yongjiu Dai4, Xiaoyang Zhang5, Nate McDowell6 and Jin Wu7, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (3)Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (4)Sun Yat-sen University, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Guangzhou, China, (5)Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence, Brookings, SD, United States, (6)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division, Riverdale, WA, United States, (7)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, New York, NY, United States
Naomi Schwartz1, Jennifer S Powers2, German Vargas3, Xiangtao Xu4, Christina M Smith5, Timothy Brodribb6, Leland Kendall Werden5, Justin Becknell7 and David Medvigy8, (1)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences, Saint Paul, MN, United States, (3)Houston, TX, United States, (4)Princeton University, Geosciences Department, Princeton, NJ, United States, (5)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Plant Biology, St. Paul, MN, United States, (6)University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, (7)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, (8)Princeton University, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States
Nicholas Bouskill, Qing Zhu and William J Riley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Eduardo Eiji Maeda, University of Helsinki, Department of Environmental Sciences, Helsinki, Finland, Xuanlong Ma, Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Biogeochemical Integration Department, Jena, Germany, Yi Liu, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, School of Geography and Remote Sensing, Nanjing, China and Alfredo R Huete, University of Technology Sydney, Climate Change Cluster, Ultimo, Australia
Robinson I Negron Juarez1, Jennifer Holm1, Boris Faybishenko2, Daniel Magnabosco Marra3, Jacquelyn K Shuman4, Dar A Roberts5, Sami W Rifai6, Gabriel H.P.M. Ribeiro7, William J Riley1, Jeffrey Q Chambers1 and Niro Higuchi8, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany, (4)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (6)University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, (7)Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil, (8)INPA National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil
Anja Rammig, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, Katrin Fleischer, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany, David Lapola, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil and AmazonFACE-Team
Lee T Dickman1, Chonggang Xu1, Hannah Behar1, Nate McDowell2 and NGEE Tropics Team, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division, Riverdale, WA, United States
Richard Norby1, Amanda Longhi Cordeiro2, Erick Oblitas2, Oscar Valverde-Barrantes2 and Carlos Alberto Quesada2, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA), Manaus, Brazil
Liang Xu1, Sassan Saatchi2, A. Anthony Bloom2, Alexandra G Konings3, Yan Yang4, Luiz EOC Aragão5, Rong Fu6, John R Worden7 and David Schimel2, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Stanford University, Department of Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States, (4)University of California, Los Angeles, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (5)INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, (6)University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (7)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
David Medvigy1, Bonnie Grace Waring2, Xiangtao Xu3, Annette Trierweiler1, Leland Kendall Werden4, Gangsheng Wang5, Qing Zhu6 and Jennifer S Powers7, (1)University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences, Notre Dame, IN, United States, (2)Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, (3)Princeton University, Geosciences Department, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Plant Biology, St. Paul, MN, United States, (5)Oak Ridge National Lab, Climate Change Science Institute & Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (6)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (7)University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences, Saint Paul, MN, United States
Luciana Gatti1, Lucas G. Domingues1, Lucas G Domingues1, Manuel Gloor2, John B Miller3, Wouter Peters4, Marcelo Gomes Silva5, Caio Silvestre de Carvalho Correia1, Luana S Basso1, Caroline B Alden3, Viviane F. Borges1, Luciano Marani6, Ricardo S. Santos1, Stephane P. Crispim7, Alber Sanches8 and Wellison R. Costa8, (1)IPEN Nuclear Energy Research Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil, (2)University of Leeds, School of Geography, Leeds, United Kingdom, (3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands, (5)Inst Nac Pesquisas Espaciais, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil, (6)INPE National Institute for Space Research, CCST, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, (7)Ciências Espaciais e Atmosféricas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, (8)INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
Bruno Gimenez1, Kolby Jardine1, Robinson I Negron Juarez2, Leticia Oliveira Cobello1, Clarissa Fontes3, Todd E Dawson4, Niro Higuchi1 and Jeffrey Q Chambers2, (1)INPA National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (4)University of California Berkeley, Integrative Biology, Berkeley, CA, United States
Izaya Numata1, Kul Khand2 and Jeppe Kjaersgaard1, (1)South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, United States, (2)Oklahoma State University Main Campus, Stillwater, OK, United States
Paulo M Brando1, Divino Vicente Silverio2, Mirco Migliavacca3, Claudinei Santos2, Olaf Kolle3, Jennifer Balch4,5, Leonardo Maracahipes2, Mercedes Bustamante6, Michael Thomas Coe1 and Susan Trumbore3, (1)The Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States, (2)IPAM Amazon Environmental Research Institute, Brasilia, Brazil, (3)Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany, (4)University of Colorado, Bolder, United States, (5)University of Colorado, Boulder, United States, (6)Universidade de Brasilia, Ecologia, Brasilia, Brazil
Gabriel de Assis Pereira1, Ana Carolina Maioli Compos Barbosa1, Daniela Granato-Souza1, David W Stahle2, Max Torbenson2, Rubens Manoel dos Santos1 and João Paulo Rodrigues Alves Delfino Barbosa1, (1)Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Brazil, (2)University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, United States

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