B015:
Carbon Cycling Effects of Moderate Severity Disturbance





Session ID#: 27244

Session Description:
Disturbances, which occur along a continuum of severity, exert a strong influence over the global carbon cycle. A foundational literature has advanced understanding of how severe, catastrophic disturbance alters carbon cycling, but considerably less is known about the consequences of moderate severity disturbances (e.g. insects, pathogens, low intensity fire, windthrow, ice damage, extreme weather, flooding, etc.), which result in the loss of only a fraction of primary producers within an ecosystem. Whether moderate severity disturbance carbon cycling patterns exist across ecosystems or disturbance types is an open question, yet, the answer is fundamental to theoretical, modeling, and empirical understanding of the carbon cycle.

This session will highlight experimental, observational, and modelling studies that seek to quantify, forecast, and mechanistically interpret the effects of moderate disturbance on carbon cycling processes. We invite submissions from a broad community of researchers working at any scale, in any system--including terrestrial and aquatic.

Primary Convener:  Jeff W Atkins, Virginia Commonwealth University, Biology, Richmond, VA, United States
Convener:  Christopher Michael Gough, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jennifer Fraterrigo, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, Kelsey Ream, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, United States and Jennifer Knoepp, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Otto, NC, United States
Chao Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Hong Shi He, University of Missouri, School of Natural Resources, Columbia, MO, United States, Todd J Hawbaker, US Geological Survey, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Lakewood, CO, United States, Zhiliang Zhu, USGS, Reston, VA, United States, Yu Liang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Applied Ecology, Beijing, China and Peng Gong, Tsinghua University, Center for Earth System Science, Beijing, China
Jeppe Aagaard Kristensen, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, Daniel B. Metcalfe, Lund University, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund, Sweden and Johannes Rousk, Lund University, Department of Biology, Lund, Sweden
Kathryn M Schreiner1, Joseph A Carlin2, Lydia Sayers3 and Jenna Swenson3, (1)University of Minnesota Duluth, Large Lakes Observatory, Duluth, MN, United States, (2)California State University Fullerton, Geological Sciences, Fullerton, CA, United States, (3)University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Duluth, MN, United States
J William Munger, Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, Orwig David, Harvard University, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA, United States, Audrey Barker Plotkin, Harvard Forest, Petersham, United States and Crystal Schaaf, University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment, Boston, MA, United States
Yu Liang1, Matthew Duveneck2, Eric J. Gustafson3, Josep M. Serra-Diaz2 and Jonathan R Thompson4, (1)Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Applied Ecology, Beijing, China, (2)Harvard University, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA, United States, (3)USDA Forest Service, Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies, Northern Research Station, Rhinelander, WI, United States, (4)Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA, United States
Rebecca Sanders-DeMott1, Andrew Ouimette1, Lucie C Lepine1, Sean Fogarty1, Elizabeth A Burakowski1, Alexandra Contosta2, Scott V Ollinger3 and Taylor Conte1, (1)University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire (UNH), Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS), Durham, NH, United States, (3)Earth Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Shidong Ge and Shuqing Zhao, Peking University, Beijing, China
Jacob Malcomb, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States and Acid Deposition and Forest Water Use Efficiency
Robert Timothy Fahey, University of Connecticut, Natural Resources and the Environment, Groton, CT, United States, Jeff Atkins, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Canada, Christopher Michael Gough, VCU-Biology, Richmond, VA, United States, Brady S Hardiman, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, Lisa Haber, Virginia Commonwealth University, Biology, Richmond, VA, United States, Ellen Stuart-Haentjens, Concord, NH, United States, Orwig David, Harvard University, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA, United States, John L Campbell, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Durham, NH, United States, Lindsey Rustad, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Vallejo, CA, United States and Meghan Duffy, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, United States
Erin Berryman1, John M Frank2, Heather Nicole Speckman3, John B Bradford4, Michael G Ryan5, William J Massman2 and Todd J Hawbaker6, (1)US Geological Survey, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Denver, CO, United States, (2)U.S. Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (3)University of Wyoming, WyCEHG, Laramie, WY, United States, (4)USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (5)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (6)US Geological Survey, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Lakewood, CO, United States
Demerval Soares Moreira, Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Ciências, Departamento de Física, Bauru, Brazil, Karla Longo, Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Saulo Freitas, Universities Space Research Association Columbia, Columbia, MD, United States, Lina M Mercado, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom, John B Miller, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Nilton Manuel Evora Do Rosario, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Diadema, Brazil, Luciana Gatti, IPEN Nuclear Energy Research Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Marcia Akemi Yamasoe, IAG Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tingyu Hou1, Timothy R Filley1, Timothy Berry1, Sarmistha Singh1, Madison Hughes1,2, Yanan Tong3, Thanos Papanicolaou4, Kenneth Wacha5, Christopher G Wilson4 and Indrajeet Chaubey1, (1)Purdue University, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, United States, (2)Washington University, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Saint Louis, MO, United States, (3)Northwest A&F University, Collage of Resource and Environment Sciences, Yangling, China, (4)University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States, (5)USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, IA, United States

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