Land management in the Earth system: measurements and models

Session ID#: 26251

Session Description:
Recent estimates suggest that 80% of the ice-free land surface is actively being managed by humans. Land management decisions, including harvest strategies, species selection, fertilization, irrigation, tillage regimes, and fire management, among others, can have a strong influence on local biogeochemical cycles and feedbacks to climate. Earth System Models are increasingly being used to simulate the impact of land management decisions on large-scale ecosystem services. Nonetheless, key data gaps and process unknowns remain that hamper accurate simulation and forecasting.

In this session, we will examine the role of land management decisions in the Earth system. We invite submissions from researchers using observational, experimental, and modeling approaches to explore critical feedbacks between land management, biogeochemical cycles, and climate, from local to global scales. We also welcome submissions from studies examining Earth system feedbacks and teleconnections resulting from land management.

Primary Convener:  Danica Lombardozzi, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Nicholas G Smith, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Nathaniel D Mueller, University of California, Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States and Jeffrey S. Dukes, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sam Chamberlain1, Whendee L Silver2, Tyler Anthony1, Kyle S Hemes3, Patty Oikawa4, Cove Sturtevant5, Elke Eichelmann3, Jaclyn Hatala Matthes6, Joseph G Verfaillie3 and Dennis D Baldocchi7, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Univ California, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)University of California Berkeley, Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, Berkeley, CA, United States, (4)California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA, United States, (5)NEON, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (7)Univ California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Allegra Mayer, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States and Whendee L Silver, Univ California, Berkeley, CA, United States
Atul K Jain, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, Tzu-Shun Lin, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Atmospheric Science, Urbana, IL, United States, Peter Lawrence, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Haroon S Kheshgi, ExxonMobil Annandale, Corporate Strategic Research, Annandale, NJ, United States
Christopher A Williams1, Huan Gu2 and Tong Jiao2, (1)Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States, (2)Clark University, Geography, Worcester, MA, United States
Ka Ming Fung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Amos P. K. Tai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Earth System Science Programme, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Taiwen Yong, College of Agronomy, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, China and Xiaoming Liu, Shehong Agricultural Technology Station, Sichuan, China
Yaqiong Lu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Daniel Dixon, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States, Haochi Zheng, University of North Dakota, Earth System Science and Policy, Grand Forks, ND, United States and Clint Otto, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND, United States
Mahnaz Valipour1, Charles T Driscoll1, Chris E. Johnson2, John L Campbell3, Timothy Fahey4 and Teng Zeng2, (1)Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States, (2)Syracuse University, Civil and Environmental Eng., Syracuse, NY, United States, (3)US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Durham, NH, United States, (4)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
Hans-Joerg Vogel1, Ulrich Weller1, Eva Rabot1, Bastian Stößel1, Birgit Lang2, Martin Wiesmeier3, Livia Urbanski3 and Ute Wollschläger1, (1)Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Halle, Halle, Germany, (2)Senckenberg Museum of Natural History, Goerlitz, Germany, (3)Technische Universität München, Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde, Freising, Germany
Meagan Schipanski1, Steven T. Rosenzweig1, Andy D Robertson1, Lucretia A Sherrod2, Rajan Ghimire3 and Gregory S McMaster2, (1)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)USDA-ARS, Water Management and Systems Research, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)New Mexico State University, Agricultural Science Center, Clovis, NM, United States
Matthew Ryan Sloggy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Andrew Plantinga, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Gregory Latta, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States
Alexandra Contosta, University of New Hampshire (UNH), Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS), Durham, NH, United States, Ruth Varner, University of New Hampshire, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, Durham, United States and Jingfeng Xiao, Earth Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Matthew William Cooper, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Tomislav Hengl, International Soil Reference and Information Centre, Wageningen, Netherlands, Keith Shepherd, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya and Gerard B.M. Heuvelink, Wageningen University, Soil Geography and Landscape group, Wageningen, Netherlands
Stephani Michelsen-Correa, University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Environmental and Forest Science, Seattle, WA, United States and Robert B Harrison, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States
Beth Drewniak, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, United States

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