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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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