AGU Session B063: Soil Carbon Dynamics at Broad Scales: Linking Mechanistic Knowledge to Broad-scale Applications

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 08:45 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 08:45

AGU abstract submission ends tomorrow (8/2/17)!. 

Dear Colleagues, 

Please consider submitting your abstract to the session below for the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans.  

Session B063: Soil Carbon Dynamics at Broad Scales: Linking Mechanistic Knowledge to Broad-scale Applications
Session ID#: 25282

Session Description:
Soil carbon is a key component of biogeochemical feedbacks within ecosystems, as well as climate feedbacks on regional to global scales. Soil carbon dynamics are often studied on fine spatiotemporal scales but the climate implications of these dynamics are typically on coarse scales. Thus, a critical challenge in soil carbon science is to scale process-level understanding to management- or climate-relevant applications.

This session welcomes contributions that focus on broad-scale soil carbon dynamics (regional to global or decadal to millennial scales). We invite empirical, modeling, meta-analytical or review studies as well as studies harnessing ‘big data’ in soil carbon science, including those using data from research networks such as International Soil Carbon Network (ISCN), Critical Zone Observatory Network (CZON), National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), etc.  We also welcome contributions bridging mechanistic understanding of soil carbon to broad-scale applications such as soil health, management best practices, climate mitigation, etc.

Primary Convener:  Avni Malhotra, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Conveners:  Timothy R Filley, Purdue University, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, United States, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, University of California Merced, Merced, CA, United States and Jennifer W Harden, USGS Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States; Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States

Index Terms:

0439 Ecosystems, structure and dynamics [BIOGEOSCIENCES] 
0486 Soils/pedology [BIOGEOSCIENCES] 
1615 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [GLOBAL CHANGE] 
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]

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