E002:
Observing and modeling wetland-estuarine exchanges and interactions: State of knowledge, challenges, and future directions


Session ID#: 28432

Session Description:
Tidal wetlands and estuaries are tightly interlinked ecosystems at the terrestrial-aquatic interface, and should be studied as such to gain insights into how future changes will affect coastal biogeochemical cycles, metabolism, and ecosystem functioning. Yet, despite recent advances in observations and modeling of biogeochemical and physical processes in terrestrial and ocean environments, a large gap still exists in our ability to link these systems and quantify exchanges and interactions at wetland-estuarine margins. Multidisciplinary data, high-resolution remote sensing observations of both the terrestrial and aquatic landscapes, and coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical mechanistic models are needed to constrain nutrient and carbon fluxes at this interface and quantify wetland contributions to coastal and global biogeochemical cycles. This session will bring together modelers, observationalists, and stakeholders to exchange information and understanding on the current ‘state-of-knowledge’, gaps, challenges, and future directions in observing and modeling wetland-estuarine exchanges and interactions in low, mid, and high latitude environments. Specific topics may include synthesis activities across coastal systems; new methods for estimating nutrient dynamics, carbon stocks, and fluxes using in-situ and remote sensing observations from different platforms; and development of high-resolution, 3D mechanistic models with appropriate parameterizations for the key physical, chemical, and biological processes that shape wetland-estuarine ecosystems.
Primary Chair:  Maria Tzortziou, CUNY City College, New York, NY, United States
Co-chairs:  Elizabeth A Canuel, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, Raleigh R Hood, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States and Fang Cao, City University of New York-City College, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Index Terms:

1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1694 Instruments and techniques [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4805 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • OM - Ocean Modeling

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Natalie Nelson1, Rafael Munoz-Carpena2, Patrick Neale3, Maria Tzortziou4 and Patrick Megonigal3, (1)North Carolina State University Raleigh, 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
Jessica Christine Heckman1, Kathryn O Shay2, Carolyn Currin3, Jenny Davis3 and Nathan David McTigue4, (1)Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, (3)NOAA Beaufort, Beaufort, NC, United States, (4)ScO Josi Dos Campos, SP, Brazil
Shuzhen Song, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Aleck Zhaohui Wang, WHOI-Marine Chem & Geochem, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Kevin D Kroeger, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Meagan Eagle Gonneea, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Daoji Li, East China Normal University, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, Shanghai, China
Alexandra Cravo1, José Jacob1, Alexandra Rosa1, Marta Rodrigues2 and João Rogeiro2, (1)CIMA - Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal, (2)Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil - LNEC, Lisboa, Portugal
Sara Lera1,2, Roberto Guercio3 and William Nardin2, (1)Sapienza University of Rome, DICEA, Roma, Italy, (2)University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States, (3)Sapienza University of Rome, DICEA, Rome, Italy
Ana Garcia-Garcia1, Brendan liam Chapman1, Wayne Michael Strojie1, Ron Eby2, Thomas D Lorenson3, Cindy Cervantes4 and Johana Paniagua4, (1)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)ESNERR, Watsonville, CA, United States, (3)US Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (4)Hartnell College, United States
Mithun Deb1, James T Kirby Jr1, Ali Abdolali2 and Fengyan Shi1, (1)University of Delaware, Center for Applied Coastal Research, Newark, DE, United States, (2)National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, College Park, MD, United States
Shlomo Honig1,2, Robert F Chen2 and Shannon Davis2, (1)Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, United States, (2)University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, United States
David Miklesh1, John P O'Donnell2, John Schalles3 and Christof D Meile1, (1)University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences, Athens, GA, United States, (2)Creighton University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Omaha, NE, United States, (3)Creighton University, Department of Biology, Omaha, NE, United States
Julia Moriarty, Tarandeep Singh Kalra, Neil K Ganju and Zafer Defne, USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center Woods Hole, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Christopher G Smith1, Marci E. Marot1, Nicole Khan2, Terrence McCloskey3, Christian Haller4, Stanley D Locker5, Lisa E. Osterman1 and Kathryn E.L. Smith6, (1)U.S Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Science Center, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States, (2)United States Geologic Survey, Saint Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States, (3)Cherokee Nation Technologies Contractor for U.S. Geological Survey, LA, United States, (4)University of South Florida, FL, United States, (5)U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (6)Organization Not Listed, St Petersburg, FL, United States
Kathryn E.L. Smith, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, Jonathan Pitchford, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, MS, United States, Joseph Terrano, U.S. Geological Survey, St Petersburg, FL, United States and Christopher G Smith, U.S Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Science Center, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
Elizabeth A Canuel1, Amanda Knobloch1, William Reay1, Yanhua Feng1 and Maria Tzortziou2, (1)Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, (2)City College of New York, New York, NY, United States
George B Gardner, Robert F Chen, Hayley Schiebel and Francesco Peri, University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment, Boston, MA, United States
Louise Delaigue, McGill University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada and Alfonso Mucci, McGill University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada
Victoria J Hill1, Richard Carl Zimmerman2, Blake A Schaeffer3 and Jiang Li1, (1)Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States, (2)Old Dominion University, Ocean, Earth & Atmospheic Sciences, Norfolk, VA, United States, (3)Environmental Protection Agency, NERL Exposure Methods and Measurement Division, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States
Louise Delaigue, McGill University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada and Alfonso Mucci, McGill University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada
William Sheppard Kearney, Boston University, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States, Inke Forbrich, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Sergio Fagherazzi, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Ariella Chelsky1, Brian J Roberts1, Anne E Bernhard2 and Anne E Giblin3, (1)Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Chauvin, LA, United States, (2)Connecticut College, New London, CT, United States, (3)Marine Biological Laboratory, Ecosystems Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Bryan D Downing, Brian A Bergamaschi, Tamara E.C. Kraus, Elizabeth Stumpner and Katy O'Donnell, USGS California Water Science Center Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, United States
Brian A Bergamaschi1, Frank E Anderson1, Lisa Windham-Myers2 and Sara Knox3, (1)USGS California Water Science Center Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, United States, (2)USGS - National Research Program, CA, United States, (3)USGS Western Regional Offices Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Fang Cao, City University of New York-City College, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, New York, NY, United States, Blake Clark, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States, Maria Tzortziou, City College of New York, New York, NY, United States and Raleigh R Hood, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States
Blake Clark, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States and Raleigh R Hood, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge, MD, United States
Alana Blaine Menendez1, Maria Tzortziou2, Patrick Neale3 and Patrick Megonigal3, (1)CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, (2)CUNY City College, New York, NY, United States, (3)Smithsonian Env Research Ctr, Edgewater, MD, United States
Brian Thomas Lamb, CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, Maria Tzortziou, City College of New York, New York, NY, United States and Kyle C McDonald, CUNY City College of New York, Earth and Atmospheric Science, New York, NY, United States
Neda Mardani1, Helen Fairweather1, Roy C Sidle2, Richard Brown3 and Kabir Suara3, (1)University of the Sunshine Coast, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, Sunshine Coast, Australia, (2)University of the Sunshine Coast, Sustainability Research Centre, Sunshine Coast, Australia, (3)Queensland University of Technology, Science and Engineering Faculty, Brisbane, Australia