B022:
Cross-Scale Inferences into the Biogeochemical Impacts of Forest Disturbance: Knowledge from Modern, Paleo, and Modeling Techniques





Session ID#: 26117

Session Description:
Disturbance alters forest biogeochemical processes across multiple scales, from minutes to millennia and stands to landscapes, often with important implications for ecosystem resilience. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and severity of disturbances, including drought, bark beetle outbreaks, and wildfires. Anticipating the impacts of these changes requires both empirical and modeling studies that link mechanistic processes across scales. Observations from modern ecosystems and paleoecological records can be used to develop and evaluate post-disturbance dynamics and inform ecosystem and Earth system models. We seek studies that use such observations as well as modeling to study disturbance properties and their biogeochemical impacts, in the past, present, and future. We welcome research that helps answer critical questions concerning disturbance in forest ecosystems, especially those intended to improve representation in ecosystem models, at any spatial and temporal scale.
Primary Convener:  Tara W Hudiburg, University of Idaho, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, Moscow, ID, United States
Conveners:  Philip Higuera, University of Montana, Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences College of Forestry and Conservation, Missoula, MT, United States and Bryan N Shuman, University of Wyoming, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Laramie, WY, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jules Michel Blais1, Jennifer Korosi1, Joshua R Thienpont2, Michael FJ Pisaric3, Steve Kokelj4, John P. Smol5 and Myrna J Simpson6, (1)University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (2)Queen''s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, (3)Brock University, St Catharines, ON, Canada, (4)Government of the Northwest Territories, Geoscience Office, Yellowknife, NT, Canada, (5)Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada, (6)University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Polly Buotte1, Beverly Elizabeth Law1, Jeffrey A Hicke2, Tara W Hudiburg3, Samuel Levis4 and Jeffrey Kent2, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States, (3)University of Idaho, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, Moscow, ID, United States, (4)Climate Corporation San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States
Julie N Weitzman, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, New York, NY, United States and Peter Groffman, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and Brooklyn College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Bethany Avera, Colorado State University, Soil and Crop Sciences, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Charles Rhoades, US Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO, United States, Eldor A Paul, Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO, United States and M Francesca Cotrufo, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Zaixing Zhou, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, Scott V Ollinger, Earth Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, Andrew Ouimette, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, Gary M Lovett, Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY, United States, Colin B Fuss, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, United States and Christine L Goodale, Cornell University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ithaca, NY, United States
Jaclyn Hatala Matthes, Wellesley College, Biological Sciences, Wellesley, MA, United States, Neil Pederson, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, Orwig David, Harvard University, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA, United States and Dario Martin-Benito, INIA, Forest Research Center, Madrid, Spain
Kendra K McLauchlan, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, United States, David M Nelson, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Frostburg, MD, United States, Steven Perakis, USGS Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States and Abbey L Marcotte, Kansas State University, Department of Geography, Manhattan, KS, United States
Bethany Blakely1, Adrian V Rocha2 and Jason S McLachlan1, (1)University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States, (2)Univ of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States
Francisco J. Guerrero1, Kris Richardson2 and Jeff A Hatten1, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service;, Missoula, MT, United States
Brandon McNellis and Tara W Hudiburg, University of Idaho, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, Moscow, ID, United States

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