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Open Science Conference on Climate Extremes and Biogeochemical Cycles 2 - 5 April 2013

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Day

Session

Topics and Keynote Speakers

Chairs

2 April
19:30-21:30

Welcome and Opening Talks

Sonia Seneviratne
Melinda Smith
Rosie Fisher

M. Reichstein

3 April
8:30-12:30
14:00-18:00

S1: Ecosystem responses to climate variability and weather extremes

Keynote speakers: Alan Knapp and Claus Beier
Ecosystem responses to individual and multiple extreme events
Plant (tree) mortality in response to droughts and heatwaves
Ecosystem recovery (or runaway) trajectories after climate extremes
Ecosystem state changes triggered by extreme events and/ or regime shifts

M. Smith
L. Rustad
N.Buchmann
I. Janssens

4 April
8:30-12:30

S2: Large-scale observations and modeling

Keynote speaker: Nate McDowell
Large spatial scale properties of climate extremes
Quantifying impacts of extreme climatic episodes on biogeochemical cycles at regional / global scales
Regional resilience / vulnerability and feedback into the climate system

S. Piao
W. Oechel

4 April
14:30-17:30

Workshops (parallel)

W1: Interactions between the press (chronic) and the pulse (extremes) of climate change

M. Smith

W2: Climate extremes and soil processes

L. Rustad
C. Fang

W3: Climate extremes in managed systems / Special opportunities in managed systems

F. Miglietta

W4: Storms, floods and fires

J. Moreno
W. Oechel

W5: Advancing ecosystem manipulation experiments

J. Dukes

W6: Modeling diagnostics of inter-annual climate variability on ecosystem states

P. Ciais

W7: Species responses to weather extremes

R.Fisher

W8: Role of ecological memory and pre-exposure in response to weather extremes

A. Jentsch

4 April
19:00

Social dinner

Gasthof Sportalm

5 April
8:30-11:15

S2: Large-scale observations and modeling

Keynote speaker: Christopher Williams
Climate-disturbance regimes-biogeochemical cycle feedback

P. Ciais

11:15-12:15

S3: Feedback mechanisms from the biosphere to the climate system

G. Bonan

12:15-13:00

Workshop summaries

13:00-13:30

Concluding discussion and adjourn

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