Understanding the extent and impacts of land-use/land-cover change on water resources

Session ID#: 29367

Session Description:
Land-use and land cover change have the potential to drastically alter the hydrologic cycle and alter the spatiotemporal movements of water resources. The emerging challenges of land system changes from a natural resource perspective are (1) Observing/estimating land-use and land-cover change and (2) Quantifying/predicting subsequent hydrologic impacts. This session invites submissions that use emerging geospatial techniques such as remote sensing, modeling, assimilation of observed vegetation characteristics, and in situ observations like isotopes. Studies are welcomed that quantify hydrologically-relevant landscape change and/or examine land-use and land-cover impacts on: (i) Regional water balance/water resource change; (ii) groundwater resources/groundwater-surface water interactions; (iii) Subsurface-land-atmosphere feedbacks; (iv) Regional climate/drought characteristics; (v) Hydro-chemical fluxes and nutrient cycling. We also welcome studies exploring disturbance from natural versus anthropogenic sources and those dealing with uncertainty in selection of land cover datasets, statistical methods, or numerical modeling.
Primary Convener:  Ben Livneh, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Samuel C Zipper, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, Shraddhanand Shukla, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Laura E Condon, Syracuse University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse, NY, United States

  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • NH - Natural Hazards

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Arun Kumar Taxak and C.S.P Shekhar Ojha, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Pedro Ribeiro Piffer, Columbia University of New York, New York, NY, United States, Leandro Reverberi Tambosi, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo André, Brazil and Maria Uriarte, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States
Amy Nitka1, Kevin Masarik2, Dan Masterpole3, Brewster Johnson4 and Sean Piette4, (1)University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Water & Environmental Analysis Lab, Stevens Point, WI, United States, (2)UW-Extension, Stevens Point, WI, United States, (3)Chippewa County Land Conservation & Forest Management, Chippewa Falls, WI, United States, (4)University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, United States
Matt Schauer, Innovate!, Inc., USGS Earth Resources and Observation Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, Gabriel B Senay, Earth Resources Observation Systems Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, United States, Ramesh K Singh, ASRC Federal, InuTeq, Sioux Falls, SD, United States and MacKenzie Friedrichs, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, United States
Yao Huang and Nick B Engdahl, Washington State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WA, United States
Jazlynn Shaydra Hall, Columbia University of New York, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, New York, NY, United States and Maria Uriarte, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States
Theodore B Barnhart, University of Colorado at Boulder, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO, United States; University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Geography, Boulder, CO, United States, Jelena Vukomanovic, North Carolina State University, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Raleigh, NC, United States, Patrick Bourgeron, INSTAAR, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Noah P Molotch, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States; University of Colorado at Boulder, Geography / INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Bridget R Scanlon1, Claudia C Faunt2, Donald R Pool3 and Robert C Reedy1, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, CA WSC, San Diego, CA, San Diego, CA, United States, (3)U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Division Retired, Tucson, AZ, United States
Mingfang Zhang, University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, Chengdu, China and Shirong Liu, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection, Beijing, China
Callum Richard Wayman, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, Tess A Russo, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States, Li Li, Pennsylvania State University, Civil Engineering, State College, PA, United States, Brandon Forsythe, Xiamen, China and Beth Hoagland, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States
Chin-Lung Wu, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, United States, Jason Knouft, Saint Louis University, Department of Biology, St. Louis, MO, United States and Maria Chu, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
Theodore J Bohn and Enrique R Vivoni, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Wesley Henson1, Matthew N Baillie2 and DJ Martin1, (1)USGS California Water Science Center San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States, (2)AMEC Oakland, Oakland, CA, United States
Vinicius Bogo Portal Chagas and Pedro Luiz Borges Chaffe, UFSC Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
Raymond W Arritt1, Taleena Rae Sines1,2, Pavel Ya Groisman3 and Brian K Gelder, (1)Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States, (2)Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, (3)Hydrology Science and Services Corp, Asheville, NC, United States
Nathaniel Thomas Looker, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States, Randy Kolka, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Grand Rapids, MN, United States, Perla Ortiz Colin, Instituto de Ecologia, Ecologia Funcional, Xalapa, Mexico and Heidi Asbjornsen, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Meghan Shanahan1, Alicia Marie Wilson1 and Erik M. Smith2, (1)University of South Carolina, School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, Columbia, SC, United States, (2)University of South Carolina, Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, Georgetown, SC, United States
Daniel Markewitz, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States, Lori Sutter, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forest Resources, Athens, GA, United States and Daniel deB. Richter Jr, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, United States
Theresa O'Halloran1, Scott Tyler2, Rowan Gaffney1 and Henry Pai1, (1)University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (2)University of Nevada, Geological Sciences and Engineering, Reno, NV, United States

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