Unraveling Hydro-Biogeochemical Dynamics across Tidally-Influenced Terrestrial-Aquatic Interfaces

Session ID#: 27274

Session Description:
Tidally-influenced near-shore systems represent a direct interface between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. These terrestrial-aquatic interfaces contribute significantly to biogeochemical cycling along the land-water-atmosphere continuum and provide functions critical to human society and ecosystem health. Processes occurring within terrestrial-aquatic interfaces are sensitive to chronic and rapid environmental perturbations. However, current models are not able to predict the outcome of perturbations because we lack (1) mechanistic understanding of hydro-biogeochemical processes and (2) appropriate data to inform predictive models in dynamic, tidally-influenced freshwater and marine systems. In this session we seek studies using novel observational and advanced modeling approaches—and especially encourage data-model integration—that help resolve knowledge gaps at all relevant scales, from pore to global, within tidally-influenced terrestrial-aquatic interfaces. This session will deepen our understanding of perturbation impacts and key feedbacks within coupled hydro-biogeochemical systems along the terrestrial-aquatic continuum that will ultimately reduce uncertainties in ecosystem model predictions.
Primary Convener:  James Stegen, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Microbiology Group, Biological Sciences Division, Richland, WA, United States
Convener:  Joel C Rowland, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Co-Organized with:
Biogeosciences, and Earth and Planetary Surface Processes

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Audrey H Sawyer1, Rebecca Barnes2, Corey Wallace1, Deon Knights1, Delaney Tight3 and Mitch Bayer4, (1)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)Colorado College, Colorado Springs, United States, (3)Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, United States, (4)Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States
Ken Krauss1, Gregory B Noe2, Jamie A. Duberstein3, William H. Conner4, Camille L Stagg5, Miriam Jones6, Christopher E Bernhardt6 and Nicole Cormier7, (1)U.S. Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Lafayette, LA, United States, (2)US Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States, (3)Clemson University, Georgetown, SC, United States, (4)Clemson University, Forestry, Georgetown, SC, United States, (5)U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Lafayette, LA, United States, (6)U.S. Geological Survey., Reston, VA, United States, (7)U.S.Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, LA, United States
Natalie Nelson1, Rafael Munoz-Carpena2, Patrick Neale3, Maria Tzortziou4 and Patrick Megonigal3, (1)North Carolina State University, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Raleigh, NC, United States, (2)University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (3)Smithsonian Env Research Ctr, Edgewater, MD, United States, (4)City College of New York, New York, NY, United States
David Brankovits, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology, Galveston, TX, United States; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, John Pohlman, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Neil K Ganju, Department of the Interior Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, Nicholas S Lowell, Dartmouth College, Engineering, Hanover, NH, United States, Erich Roth, Director of Software Engineering, North Falmouth, United States and Laura Lapham, UMCES, Chesapeake Bio. Lab, Solomons, MD, United States
Ford Ballantyne1, Patricia M Medeiros2, Mary Ann Moran1, Chao Song1, William B Whitman3, Benjamin Washington4, Mengyun Yu1 and Juhyung Lee1, (1)University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, (2)University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States, (3)St. Andrd-WvRdern, Austria, (4)University of Georgia, Athens, United States
Lu Zhai, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States

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