B061:
Remote sensing in terrestrial ecosystems: cross scale approaches to understanding structure, function and process





Session ID#: 26217

Session Description:
Advances in remote sensing technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to understand ecosystem structure and function at spatial and temporal scales never before possible. New sensors, increased data availability, and emerging technologies facilitate novel, cross-disciplinary approaches to advance our understanding of terrestrial systems. Near Earth and Satellite derived data products have allowed researchers to link trends in vegetative traits, such as foliar chemistry and net primary productivity, to key ecosystem processes such as decomposition, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. Combined approaches, integrating remote sensing data products with in situ and experimental measurements, can help improve the monitoring and management of ecosystem changes over time and increase the accuracy of ecosystem models. How do we use remote sensing data to scale up ground measurements? What are key opportunities to inform understanding of ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemical cycles?  We invite submissions from researchers using remote sensing technologies to study ecosystem structure, function, and processes.
Primary Convener:  Martha Gebhardt, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Conveners:  Mallory Barnes, University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States and David J Moore, University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Index Terms:

0439 Ecosystems, structure and dynamics [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0480 Remote sensing [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1622 Earth system modeling [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Joshua B Fisher1, Florian M Schwandner1, Gregory Paul Asner2, David Schimel3, Richard J Norby4, Michael Keller5, Ryan Pavlick1, Amy J Braverman1, David C Pieri6, Jorge Andres Diaz7, Marco Gutierrez8, Eliecer A Duarte9, Jennifer L Lewicki10, Craig E Manning11, Chad Daniel Deering12, Ulrike Seibt13, Gretchen R Miller14, Darren Drewry1 and Jeff Chambers15, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (5)USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras, PR, United States, (6)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Earth Surface Science Group, Pasadena, CA, United States, (7)Gas Lab, CICANUM, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, (8)University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, (9)Univ Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica, (10)U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (11)Univ California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (12)Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States, (13)University of California Los Angeles, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (14)Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States, (15)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Kirsten Lees1, Myroslava Khomik2, Joanna M Clark1, Tristan L Quaife3 and Rebekka Artz2, (1)University of Reading, Reading, RG6, United Kingdom, (2)The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, (3)University of Reading, Meteorology, Reading, United Kingdom
Karl F Huemmrich, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States, Petya K. E. Campbell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Bo-Cai Gao, Naval Research Lab DC, Washington, DC, United States, Lawrence B Flanagan, Univ Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada and Michael Goulden, University of California, Irvine, CA, United States
John F Knowles, University of Colorado at Boulder, INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States, Noah P Molotch, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Ernesto Trujillo, EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland and Marcy E Litvak, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Xiaobin Guan, Wuhan, China, Huanfeng Shen, Wuhan University, School of Resource and Environmental Science, Wuhan, China, Xinghua Li, Wuhan university, Wuhan, China and Wenxia Gan, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan, China
Srinivasa Rao Peddinti1, Kambhammettu BVN P1, Srinivasulu Sanaga2 and Suraj Reddy Rodda3, (1)Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Civil Engineering, Hydearbad, India, (2)Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Civil Engineering, Hyderabad, India, (3)National Remote Sensing Centre, Balanagar, Hyderabad, India
Chunxue Xu1, Shuqing Zhao2 and Bo Zhao1, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Peking University, Beijing, China
Mostafa Momen, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, Jeffery D. Wood, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, United States, Kimberly A Novick, Indiana University - Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States, William Pockman, Univ New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Alexandra G Konings, Stanford University, Department of Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States
Alexey N Shiklomanov1, Shawn Serbin2 and Michael Dietze1, (1)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (2)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, Upton, NY, United States
Yao Zhang1, Xiangming Xiao2, Xiaocui Wu3, Sha Zhou4, Geli Zhang2, Yuanwei Qin3 and Jinwei Dong5, (1)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, (2)University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States, (3)University of Oklahoma, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, Norman, OK, United States, (4)Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, (5)Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Hongliang Fang, Yongchang Ye, Weiwei Liu, Shanshan Wei and Li Ma, IGSNRR Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China
Timothy J Arkebauer and Elizabeth Anne Walter-Shea, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States
Jan Pisek, Tartu Observatory, Tartu, Estonia
Anna K Schweiger1, Jeannine Cavender-Bares1, Michael D Madritch2, John Arthur Gamon3, Sarah E Hobbie1, Rebecca Montgomery4 and Philip A Townsend5, (1)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Saint Paul, MN, United States, (2)Appalachian State University, Dept. of Biology, Boone, NC, United States, (3)University of Nebraska Lincoln, Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies, Lincoln, NE, United States, (4)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Dept. of Forest Resources, Saint Paul, MN, United States, (5)University of Wisconsin Madison, Dept. of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Madison, WI, United States
Jakub Nowosad, University of Cincinnati, Department of Geography and GIS, Cincinnati, OH, United States and Tomasz Stepinski, University of Cincinnati, Deparment of Geography and GIS, Cincinnati, OH, United States
Yihua Jin, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South) and Dongkun Lee, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Chi Chen1, Taejin Park1, Ranga Myneni1, Liang Xu2, Sassan S Saatchi3, Yi Liu4 and Yuri Knyazikhin1, (1)Boston University, Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States, (2)University of California Los Angeles, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Systems Science & Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Tian Yao, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Qingyuan Zhang, Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Ellicott City, MD, United States
Konrad Turlej and Volker Radeloff, University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Madison, WI, United States
Margot Shrift1, Kathleen C Weathers1, Hamid Norouzi2 and Holly A Ewing3, (1)Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, United States, (2)CUNY New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (3)Bates College, Lewiston, ME, United States
Krishna Rao, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, William Anderegg, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, Anna Sala, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, CREAF, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain and Alexandra G Konings, Stanford University, Department of Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States
Nayani Ilangakoon1, Nancy F Glenn2, Lucas Spaete1 and Hamid Dashti1, (1)Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States, (2)Boise State Univ, Boise, ID, United States
Ying Sun1, Christian Frankenberg2, Jeffery D. Wood3, David Schimel4, Martin Jung5, Luis Guanter6, Darren Drewry7, Manish Verma8, Albert Porcar-Castell9, Timothy J Griffis10, Lianhong Gu11, Troy Magney4, Philipp Köhler12, Bradley John Evans13 and Karen Yuen4, (1)Cornell University, School of Integrative Plant Science, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, United States, (4)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Biogeochemical Integration, Jena, Germany, (6)Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, (7)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (8)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (9)University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, (10)Univ Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, United States, (11)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (12)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (13)University of Sydney, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Eric Putman, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States and Sorin C Popescu, Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Jake Graham1, Nancy F Glenn1, Lucas Spaete1 and Paul J Hanson2, (1)Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Juwon Kong, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South) and Youngryel Ryu, Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural Systems Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Nicola Falco1, Haruko M Wainwright1, Baptiste Dafflon1, Emmanuel Leger1, John Peterson1, Heidi Steltzer2, Chelsea Wilmer2, Kenneth Hurst Williams1 and Susan S. Hubbard1, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, United States
Franklin Sullivan1, Scott V Ollinger2, Michael W Palace3, Andrew Ouimette4, Rebecca Sanders-DeMott5 and Lucie C Lepine4, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, (2)Earth Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (3)University of New Hampshire, Dept. of Earth Sciences and Earth Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, United States, (4)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (5)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Masato Hayashi1, Izumi Nagatani2, Tomohiro Watanabe2, Takeo Tadono3, Hiroshi Miyoshi2, Manabu Watanabe4, Christian Koyama4, Masanobu Shimada4, Takashi Ogawa5, Keiko Ishii6, Tomohiko Higashiuwatoko5, Mari Miura7, Hiroaki Okonogi7, Kanako Adachi7 and Takahiro Morita7, (1)JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan, (2)JAXA, Tsukuba, Japan, (3)Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, (4)Tokyo Denki University, Hatoyama, Japan, (5)RESTEC, Tsukuba, Japan, (6)RESTEC, Tokyo, Japan, (7)JICA, Tokyo, Japan
Kazutaka Murakami1, Takahiro Sasai2, Soushi Kato3, Makoto Saito1, Tsuneo Matsunaga1, Kaduo Hiraki1 and Shamil S Maksyutov1, (1)National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan, (2)Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, (3)National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan
Victoria Scholl1, Felix Morsdorf1, Christian Ginzler2 and Michael E Schaepman1, (1)University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)WSL Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Jose alexandre Dematte Sr1, Natasha Valadares Santos2, Marina Mendonça de Almeida Malzoni2, Raul Roberto Poppiel3, Caio Troula Fongaro4, Rodnei Rizzo5, José Lucas Safanelli2, Veridiana Maria Sayão2 and Wanderson Sousa Mendes2, (1)University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, United States, (2)USP University of Sao Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil, (3)UNB University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil, (4)USP University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, (5)CENA Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, Piracicaba, Brazil
Jeff W Atkins, Virginia Commonwealth University, Biology, Richmond, VA, United States, Robert Timothy Fahey, University of Connecticut, Natural Resources and the Environment, Groton, CT, United States, Brady S Hardiman, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States and Christopher Michael Gough, VCU-Biology, Richmond, VA, United States
Hao Tang and Ralph Dubayah, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Jeannine Cavender-Bares1, Anna K Schweiger1, Sarah E Hobbie1, Michael D Madritch2, Zhihui Wang3, John J Couture4, John Arthur Gamon5 and Philip A Townsend3, (1)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Saint Paul, MN, United States, (2)Appalachian State University, Dept. of Biology, Boone, NC, United States, (3)University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States, (4)Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States, (5)Univ of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Carlos Leandro Oliveira Cordeiro1, Thiago Sanna Freire Silva2 and Annia Susin Streher2, (1)Rio Claro, Brazil, (2)UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil
Daniel Henke, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Hirofumi Hashimoto1, Weile Wang2, Sangram Ganguly3, Shuang Li4, Andrew Michaelis1, Atsushi Higuchi5, Hideaki Takenaka6 and Ramakrishna R Nemani4, (1)California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States, (2)CSUMB & NASA/AMES, Seaside, CA, United States, (3)Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Moffett Field, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (4)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (5)Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, (6)JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sagamihara, Japan
Alexandre Roy1, Oliver Sonnentag2, Christopher Derksen3, Peter Toose4, Christoforos Pappas5, Alex Mavrovic6, Mariam El Amine7, Alain Royer1, Aaron A Berg8, Tracy L Rowlandson2, Alan Barr9 and Thomas A Black10, (1)University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, (2)University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, (3)Environment Canada, Climate Research Division, Toronto, ON, Canada, (4)Environment Canada Toronto, Climate Research Division, Toronto, ON, Canada, (5)ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (6)Université de Sherbrooke, Applied Geomatic, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, (7)Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, (8)University of Guelph, Department of Geography, Guelph, ON, Canada, (9)Environment Canada, Climate Research Division, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (10)University of British Columbia, Soil Science, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Leila A Cooper and Ashley Ballantyne, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States
Alvaro Moreno1, Gustau Camps-Valls2, Nuno Carvalhais3, Jens Kattge4, Nathaniel Robinson1, Markus Reichstein5, Brady W Allred1 and Steven W Running1, (1)University of Montana, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG), Missoula, MT, United States, (2)University of Valencia, Image Processing Laboratory (IPL), Burjassot, Spain, (3)Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Biogeochemical Integration, Jena, Germany, (4)Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany, (5)Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Department of Biogeochemical Integration, Jena, Germany
Sophia Karina Skoglund1,2, Kathleen C Weathers1, Hamid Norouzi3, Satya Prakash3 and Holly A Ewing4, (1)Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, United States, (2)St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, United States, (3)CUNY New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (4)Bates College, Lewiston, ME, United States
Holly Croft1, Jing Ming Chen2, Xiangzhong Luo1, Paul A Bartlett3, Ralf M Staebler4, Liming He5, Gang Mo1, Anita Simic6, Shezhou Luo7, Joyce Arabian8, Yuhong He8, Jason Beringer9, Yongqin Zhang10, Lindsay B Hutley11, Paul Arellano12, Thomas L Noland13, Clément Stahl14, Lucie Homolová15, Damien Bonal16, Zbynek Malenovský17, Qiuxiang Yi18 and Reza Amiri19, (1)University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, (2)Univ Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, (3)Environment and Climate Change Canada, Climate Research Division, Toronto, ON, Canada, (4)Environment Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, (5)University of Toronto, Geography and Planning, Toronto, ON, Canada, (6)Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, United States, (7)Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Beijing, China, (8)University of Toronto, Geography, Toronto, ON, Canada, (9)University of Western Australia, School of Earth and Environment, Crawley, WA, Australia, (10)Delta State University, Biological Sciences, Cleveland, MS, United States, (11)Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, NT, Australia, (12)Yachay Tech University, School of Geological Sciences and Engineering, Urcuqui, Ecuador, (13)Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Forest Research Institute, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada, (14)Joint Research Unit Ecology of Guiana Forests (UMR EcoFoG), Kourou, French Guiana, (15)Global Change Research Institute CAS, Brno, Czech Republic, (16)INRA Université de Lorraine, UMR EEF 1137, 54280 Champenoux, France, (17)University of Tasmania, School of Land and Food, Hobart, Australia, (18)Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Xinjiang, China, (19)Monash University, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Crawley, Australia
Rinako Kishi1, Azuki Ito1, Koki Kamada1, Tomoki Fukita1, Lucy Lahrita2, Youhei Kawase2, Kuriki Murahashi3, Hiroshi Kawamata4, Nobuyasu Naruse4,5 and Yukihiro Takahashi3,6, (1)Hokkaido University, Global Science Campus, Sapporo, Japan, (2)Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Agriculture, Sapporo, Japan, (3)Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Science, Sapporo, Japan, (4)Hokkaido University, Global Science Campus and Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Sapporo, Japan, (5)Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan, (6)Hokkaido University, Department of Cosmosciences, Sapporo, Japan
Susan Meerdink, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Dar A Roberts, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Simon J Hook, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Nesrine Rouini, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algiers, Algeria, Kai S Lepley, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and Mohand Messaoudene, University of Tizi Ouzou Mouloud Mammeri, Tizi ouzou, Algeria
Craig Mahoney1, Chris Hopkinson1, Ron Hall2 and Michelle Filiatrault2, (1)University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, (2)Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Xiao-Peng Song, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States and Matthew Hansen, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
Chen Shi1, Le Wang2 and Shanshan Yang1, (1)Capital Normal University, College of Resources Environment and Tourism, Beijing, China, (2)University at Buffalo, Geography, Buffalo, NY, United States
Jitendra Kumar1, William Walter Hargrove2, Steven P Norman3 and Forrest M. Hoffman1, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)USDA Forest Service, Vallejo, CA, United States, (3)USDA Forest Service, Asheville, NC, United States
Christopher YS Wong, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, Yazad Bhathena, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, Canada, Muhammad Altaf Arain, McMaster Centre for Climate Change, Hamilton, ON, Canada and Ingo Ensminger, University of Toronto, Department of Biology, Toronto, ON, Canada
Hamed Gholizadeh1, John Arthur Gamon2, Arthur I Zygielbaum1, Anna K Schweiger3, Jeannine Cavender-Bares3, Yi Yang1 and Johannes M.H. Knops4, (1)University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States, (2)University of Nebraska Lincoln, Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies, Lincoln, NE, United States, (3)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Saint Paul, MN, United States, (4)University of Nebraska Lincoln, School of Biological Sciences, Lincoln, NE, United States
Mengjie Wang and Yunhao Chen, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

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