Specifically, this Chapman Conference will focus on (a) water-driven exports of C, N, and P in particulate, dissolved, and gaseous forms from terrestrial to aquatic ecosystems ; (b) changes in biogeochemical cycles of C, N, and P in aquatic ecosystems following/during ECEs ; and (c) changes in aquatic ecosystem functions and services as a result of extreme events. Key questions that we seek to address at this conference are :
- How do we define extreme weather events ?
- What have we learned from past extreme events and what are the long-term consequences of extreme weather events on aquatic ecosystems ?
- How do extreme events influence the export, transport, and transformation of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus along the aquatic continuum extending from the source/headwaters to the sea ?
- How are ecosystem structure, functions, and services altered by extreme weather events ?
- How do impacts and ecosystem recovery differ for forested, agricultural, and urban landscapes ?
- Are new land management strategies and restoration paradigms needed for extreme weather events ?
Abstract Submissions Deadline : 21 september 2016