GC069:
Science at the frontier: Using multi-method research to create new knowledge and assess tools across spatial and temporal scales





Session ID#: 26818

Session Description:
Within a given research approach – for example, remote sensing, field experimentation, modeling – science promotes the continued advancement of tools and techniques. Less often, however, do we simultaneously use multiple approaches to address a research question or to assess the utility of approaches across spatial and temporal scales. Nonetheless, there is substantial power in integrating distinct approaches, particularly for research associated with the multifaceted nature of ecosystem responses to global change. In this session, we will i) explore novel ways in which distinct approaches have been combined to enhance our understanding of complex ecosystem processes, and ii) evaluate the strengths/weaknesses of varied approaches for different processes and scales. As technical advancements continue at an unprecedented rate, new opportunities for integrated, multi-approach research emerge, which could more effectively capture the mechanisms and patterns that drive ecosystem structure and function, particularly in the context of global change.
Primary Convener:  William Kolby Smith, University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States
Conveners:  Sasha Reed, U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Moab, UT, United States and Stan D Wullschleger, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Scott J Goetz1,2, Brendan M Rogers3, Michelle C Mack4, Michael Goulden5, Neal J. Pastick6, Logan T. Berner1 and Joshua Fisher7, (1)Northern Arizona University, SICCS, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (2)Northern Arizona University, School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems (SICCS), Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (3)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (4)Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (5)University of California, Irvine, CA, United States, (6)Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, (7)Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States
Shengrui Zhang1,2, Yingjie Wang1 and Hongrun Ju3, (1)IGSNRR Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China, (2)UCAS University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)RADI Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Sara Vicca1, Manuela Balzarolo2, Iolanda Filella3, Andre Granier4, Mathias Herbst5, Alexander Knohl6, Bernard Longdoz4, Martina Mund7, Zoltan Nagy8, Krisztina Pintér8, Serge Rambal9, Jan Verbesselt10, Alexander Verger11, Achim Zeileis12, Chao Zhang3 and Josep Penuelas13, (1)University of Antwerp, Department of Biology, Antwerp, Belgium, (2)University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, (3)CREAF, Global Ecology Unit, Cerdanyola Del Valle, Spain, (4)INRA, Champenoux, France, (5)Goettingen University, Goettingen, Germany, (6)Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Bioclimatology, Goettingen, Germany, (7)Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom, (8)Szent Istvan University, Godollo, Hungary, (9)University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France, (10)Wageningen University, Department of Environmental Science, Wageningen, Netherlands, (11)CREAF, Global Change Ecology Unit, Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain, (12)University of Innsbruck, Department of Statistics, Innsbruck, Austria, (13)Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, Global Ecology Unit, Cerdanyola, Barcelona, Spain
Mallory Barnes1, David J Moore1, Russell L Scott2, Natasha MacBean1, Guillermo E Ponce-Campos3 and David D Breshears1, (1)University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)Agricultural Research Service Tucson, Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)Agricultural Research Service Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States
Neil Pederson1, Mathieu Levesque1, A. Park Williams1, Martina Lena Hobi2, William Kolby Smith3 and Laia Andreu-Hayles4, (1)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (3)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)Columbia University of New York, Tree-Ring Laboratory, Palisades, NY, United States
Beverly Elizabeth Law1, Christopher J Still2, Tara W Hudiburg3, Polly Buotte1 and Chad V Hanson1, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Forest Ecosystems and Society, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)University of Idaho, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, Moscow, ID, United States
Ana Bastos1, Philippe Ciais2, Dan Zhu3, Fabienne Maignan3, Xuhui Wang4, Frédéric Chevallier2 and Ashley Ballantyne5, (1)LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France, (2)LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France, (3)CEA Saclay DSM / LSCE, Gif sur Yvette, France, (4)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (5)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Harrison Donald Raub1,2, Jasmin Rauqel Jimenez3, Rachel E Gallery4, Leland Sutter Jr5, Greg Barron-Gafford6 and William Kolby Smith4, (1)Muskingum University, Department of Biology, New Concord, OH, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)Biosphere 2 REU Program, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)University of Arizona, School of Geography & Development, Tucson, AZ, United States, (6)University of Arizona, School of Geography and Development, Tucson, AZ, United States
Matthew P Dannenberg, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and Erika Wise, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Abigail L. S. Swann1, Charles Koven2, Danica Lombardozzi3 and Gordon B Bonan3, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Biology, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Scott Thomas Cory, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, United States and William K Smith, Winston-Salem, NC, United States
Jeffrey Stenzel, Tara W Hudiburg, Danielle Berardi, Brandon McNellis and Eric Walsh, University of Idaho, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, Moscow, ID, United States
Kailiang Yu1, William Kolby Smith2, Anna T Trugman3, Phillip van Mantgem4, Changhui Peng5, Richard Condit6 and William Anderegg3, (1)University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)USGS Western Ecological Research Center, Arcata, CA, United States, (5)University of Quebec at Montreal, Institute of Environment Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada, (6)Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Panama
Patrick Murphy1, Daniel L Potts2, Rebecca L. Minor3, Erik P Hamerlynck4, Leland Sutter Jr3 and Greg Barron-Gafford5, (1)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY, United States, (3)University of Arizona, School of Geography & Development, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)University of Arizona, School of Geography and Development, Tucson, AZ, United States
Sean M Hendryx, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and Greg Barron-Gafford, University of Arizona, School of Geography and Development, Tucson, AZ, United States
Kevin D Burke, University of Wisconsin Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Madison, WI, United States and John W Williams, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States
Stephen J Del Grosso, USDA ARS, Pendleton, OR, United States, William J Parton, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO, United States, William Kolby Smith, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and Maosi Chen, Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Dong Yan1, Russell L Scott2, David J Moore1, Joel A Biederman2 and William Kolby Smith1, (1)University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)Agricultural Research Service Tucson, Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ, United States
Leland Sutter Jr1, Greg Barron-Gafford2, William K Smith3, Rebecca L. Minor1, Harrison Raub4, Jasmin Rauqel Jimenez4, Sarah Kathleen Wolsiffer3, Evelin B Escobedo4 and Joe Smith5, (1)University of Arizona, School of Geography & Development, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, School of Geography and Development, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)Biosphere 2 REU Program, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)Biosphere 2 STAR Program, Tucson, AZ, United States
Laura Belica, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Forestry and Environmental Resources, Raleigh, NC, United States, Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States, Peter Caldwell, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Otto, NC, United States and James B. McCarter, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States
Tamee Albrecht, Arica Crootof and Christopher A Scott, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States