Environmental System Science Program
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2018 ESS PI Meeting Research Summary

The Subsurface Biogeochemical Research and Terrestrial Ecosystem Science programs within the Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) held their annual joint investigators meeting May 1-2, 2018, in Potomac, Maryland.

Individual Abstracts

Last NameFirst NamePoster TitleInstitutionProgram AreaProject
AboltCharlesInvestigations of Topographic Control on Thermokarst Development and the Ground Thermal Regime in Ice Wedge Polygons using the Advanced Terrestrial SimulatorUniversity of Texas at AustinTESNGEE-Arctic
AbramoffRoserSteady State Gradients versus Microbe-Mineral Modeling Predict Different Temperature Responses of Upland Soils: Model Evaluation in the LBNL TES SFALawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESLBNL TES SFA
AgarwalDebEnvironmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) - A New U.S. DOE Data ArchiveLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBothUser Facilities
AndersenChristianCharacterization of Permafrost Landscapes Using an Unmanned Aerial System: LiDAR Mapping the NGEE Teller SiteLos Alamos National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
AraujoAlessandroCarbon, Water, and Energy Land-Atmosphere Exchanges in Wet and Seasonally Dry Forests in the AmazonBrazilian Agricultural Research CorporationTESNGEE-Tropics
ArellanoGabrielPreliminary Results from Intensive Annual Surveys of Tree Mortality and Damage in Tropical ForestsSmithsonian Tropical Research InstituteTESNGEE-Tropics
BaboniEnricaDesorption of Plutonium from Altered Nuclear Melt Glass ColloidsLawrence Livermore National LaboratorySBRLLNL SBR SFA
BaileyVanessaDrought and Flood Alter Soil Pore Connectivities and Local Ionic Strengths to Regulate C BioavailabilityPacific Northwest National LaboratoryTESPNNL TES
BaldocchiDennisAerodynamic Canopy Height: A Simple Metric for Temporal Dynamics of Canopy Heights Derived with Eddy Covariance Momentum Data Collected Across North American Flux NetworksUniversity of California, BerkeleyTESUniversity Award
BallLyndsayGeologic Structure of the East River Watershed, Elk Mountains, Colorado: A Preliminary View from New Airborne Geophysical Survey DataUS Geological SurveySBRUniversity Award
BaoJieThree-Dimensional OpenFOAM-PFLOTRAN Coupled Model for Mechanistic Simulation of Hydrologic Exchange Flows in Varied Hydromorphic SettingsPacific Northwest National LaboratorySBRPNNL SBR SFA
BargarJohnSLAC Groundwater Quality SFA: Hydrologically Driven Biogeochemical Processes Controlling Water QualitySLAC National Accelerator LaboratorySBRSLAC SBR SFA
BargerJohnDOE Synchrotron Capabilities and Structural Biology Resources for Environmental ResearchSLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryBothUser Facilities
BattiatoIlleniaFrom universal scaling for flow resistance in vegetated channels to predicting algal bloom and the evolution of benthic algae in riverine systems at the reach scaleStanford UniversitySBRUniversity Award
BerryJoeNear Surface Measurement of Solar Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence in AmazoniaCarnegie Institution for ScienceTESUniversity Award
BobbCallumSLAC Groundwater Quality SFA: Biogeochemical-Hydrologic Coupling in the Capillary Fringe at the Riverton, WY SiteStanford UniversitySBRSLAC SBR SFA
Bond-LambertyBenPore to Core: Linking Soil Organic Carbon Protection Mechanisms to Ecosystem CO2 Fluxes in Response to Varying Antecedent Soil Moisture ConditionsPacific Northwest National LaboratoryTESPNNL TES
BouskillNicholasSpatial and Temporal Dynamics of Nitrogen in a Mountainous WatershedLawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRLBNL SBR SFA
BoyanovMaximRedox Transformations of U, Hg, and As in Iron Oxide and Clay SystemsArgonne National LaboratorySBRANL SBR SFA
BreenAmyControls and Rates of Change of Shrub Cover in the Arctic: How do Arctic Dynamic Vegetation Models Differ in Their Results for Future Scenarios?University of Alaska, FairbanksTESNGEE-Arctic
BriggsMartinA Last Line of Defense: Understanding Unique Coupled Abiotic/Biotic Processes at Upwelling Groundwater InterfacesUS Geological SurveySBRUniversity Award
BrodieEoinVegetation and Soil Biogeochemistry Feedbacks as Impacted by Snowmelt Regime and Landscape TopographyLawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRLBNL SBR SFA
BrooksScottKinetics of Mercury Methylation RevisitedOak Ridge National LaboratorySBRORNL SBR SFA
BurgeScottMicrobial Sensor for Characterizing and Monitoring Watersheds and Terrestrial Environments Including the RhizosphereBurge Environmental, Inc.SBRSBIR
CabugaoKristineRoot Phosphatase Response to Elevated CO2 is Tree Species DependentUniversity of TennesseeTESStudent
CampbellElliottAmazon Gross Primary Production Inferred at Regional Scale from Satellite Carbonyl Sulfide RetrievalsUniversity of California, Santa CruzTESUniversity Award
CardarelliEmilySLAC Groundwater Quality SFA: Microbial Niche Partitioning at the Soil- Groundwater Interface in Transiently Reduced FloodplainsStanford UniversitySBRSLAC SBR SFA
CardenasBayaniRespiration in Hyporheic Zones: Connecting Mechanics, Microbial Biogeochemistry, and ModelsUniversity of Texas at AustinSBRUniversity Award
CarrollRosemaryQuantifying Magnitude and Age of Groundwater Flux from Topographically Complex Watersheds Using a MODEX ApproachDesert Research InstituteSBRLBNL SBR SFA
CavaleriMollyTropical Response to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE): How Plant-Soil Interactions Both Respond To and Help Dictate Lowland Tropical Forest Responses To WarmingMichigan Technological UniversityTESUniversity Award
ChambersJeffreyThe Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE)-Tropics OverviewLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
ChenXingyuanSpatio-Temporal Dynamics of km- to Reach-Scale Hydrological Exchange Flows along a Large Dam-Regulated River CorridorPacific Northwest National LaboratorySBRPNNL SBR SFA
ChristiansonDanielleAmeriFlux Data Processing and Interface ImprovementsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESAmeriFlux
ClassenAimeeTheoretical and Empirical Support that Plant Roots Stimulate the Decomposition of Protected, But Not Unprotected, Soil CarbonUniversity of VermontTESUniversity Award
ColwellFrederickQuantifying Subsurface Biogeochemical Variability in a High Altitude Watershed During Winter IsolationOregon State UniversitySBRUniversity Award
CoonEthanSimulating the Impact of Regional Subsidence and Polygonal Ground Degradation on Arctic Permafrost HydrologyOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
CottinghamRobertKBase: An Integrated Systems Biology Knowledgebase for Predictive Biological and Environmental ResearchOak Ridge National LaboratoryBothUser Facilities
CusackDanielaCharacterization of Soil Carbon Cycling Across a Tropical Forest Rainfall Gradient for a Dry Down ExperimentUniversity of Los AngelesTESEarly Career
DafflonBaptisteQuantifying the Interactions between Soil Thermal and Physical Characteristics, Hydro- geomorphological Conditions and Vegetation Distribution in an Arctic WatershedLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
DateSwapneetaUnraveling the Cellular Biochemistry of Mercury MethylationOak Ridge National LaboratorySBRORNL SBR SFA
DeAngelisKristenResolving Conflicting Physical and Biochemical Feedbacks to Climate in Response to Long- Term WarmingUniversity of Massachusetts- AmherstTESUniversity Award
DemersJasonUse of Stable Mercury Isotopes to Assess Mercury and Methylmercury Transformation and Transport Across Critical Interfaces from the Molecular to the Watershed ScaleUniversity of MichiganSBRUniversity Award
DengelSigridComplexity of CO2, CH4 and Energy Exchange Measurements at NGEE Arctic Sites, AlaskaLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
DickmanTurinDrought Impacts on Non-structural Carbohydrate Dynamics in Tropical ForestsLos Alamos National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
DupuisJuliaHigh Speed VNIR/SWIR Hyperspectral Imager for Quantifying Terrestrial EcosystemsPhysical Sciences, Inc.TESSBIR
EissenstatDavidUsing a Spatially-Distributed Hydrologic Biogeochemistry Model with Nitrogen Transport to Study the Spatial Variation of Carbon Stocks and Fluxes in a Critical Zone ObservatoryPennsylvania State UniversityTESUniversity Award
FalcoNicolaIntegrated Imaging of Above and Below Ground Properties and their InteractionsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRLBNL SBR SFA
FangYilinImproving Modeling of Water Table Dynamics by Incorporating Plant Hydraulics and Hillslope Based Drainage FunctionPacific Northwest National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
FendorfScottMetabolic Constraints of Organic Matter Mineralization and Metal Cycling During Flood Plain EvolutionStanford UniversitySBRUniversity Award
FinstadKariSoil Carbon Storage and Turnover in Tropical Forests Along a Precipitation Gradient in PanamaLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryTESEarly Career
FinziAdrienEffects of Experimental Warming & Elevated CO2 on Trace Gas Emissions from a Northern Minnesota Black Spruce PeatlandBoston UniversityTESUniversity Award
FisherJoshuaCarbon?Nutrient Economy of the Rhizosphere: Improving Biogeochemical Prediction and Scaling Feedbacks From Ecosystem to Regional ScalesUniversity of Los AngelesTESUniversity Award
FlynnTheodoreEffects of Fe(III) Inputs on the Rate of Methanogenesis in Wetland Sediment MicrocosmsArgonne National LaboratorySBRANL SBR SFA
FosterLaurenNonlinear Scaling of Climate Change Impacts in Headwater Catchments: Contribution to Watershed Function Scientific Focus AreaColorado School of MinesSBRStudent
FoxPatriciaFloodplain Processes Impacting Water Quality and Nutrient and Metal ExportLawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRLBNL SBR SFA
FraterrigoJenniferArctic Shrub Expansion, Plant Functional Trait Variation, and Effects on Belowground Carbon CyclingUniversity of IllinoisTESUniversity Award
FungInezOn Sub-grid Scale Variations of TranspirationUniversity of California, BerkeleySBRUniversity Award
GeorgiouKaterinaRepresenting Organo-Mineral Associations in Soil Carbon Models: Implications for Carbon Storage and VulnerabilityUniversity of California, BerkeleyTESStudent
GhoshRubyMonitoring Sediment Oxygen Demand in a Coastal Ecosystem with a Robust, In-situ Oxygen ProbeOpti O2SBRSBIR
GhoshRubyDissolved Oxygen Sensor System for Real-time, In-situ Subsurface Monitoring of the East River Hyporheic Zone in Crested Butte, COOpti O2SBRSBIR
Ginder-VogelMatthewTransport and Transformation of Particulate Organic Matter in Permeable Riverbed SedimentsUniversity of Wisconsin, MadisonSBRUniversity Award
GionfriddoCaitlinMolecular, Genomic and Physiological Studies of Mercury MethylationOak Ridge National LaboratorySBRORNL SBR SFA
GooseffMichaelQuantifying Distributed Exchanges of Groundwater with the Columbia River ? Preliminary ResultsUniversity of Colorado, BoulderSBRUniversity Award
GrahamDavidModeling Anaerobic Soil Organic Carbon Decomposition in Arctic Polygon Tundra: Insights into Soil Geochemical Influences on Carbon MineralizationOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
GrahamEmilyInteractions Between Organic Carbon Concentration, Chemistry, and Thermodynamics Govern Elevated Metabolism in the Columbia River Hyporheic ZonePacific Northwest National LaboratorySBRPNNL SBR SFA
GriffithsNatalieInitial Effects of Warming and Elevated CO2 on Organic-Matter Decomposition in a Black Spruce-Sphagnum BogOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
GuBaohuaBiogeochemical Mechanisms Affecting Mercury Species Transformation and Methylmercury Production or DegradationOak Ridge National LaboratorySBRORNL SBR SFA
GuLianhongA System for Long-Term Continuous Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence Measurements for Synergy with Eddy Covariance Flux NetworksOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
HansonPaulORNL?s Terrestrial Ecosystem Science ? Scientific Focus Area (TES SFA): a 2018 OverviewOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
HayesDanielContributions of wildland fire to terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in Arctic- Boreal North America from 1990 ? 2012University of MaineTESEarly Career
HeikoopJeffreyNitrate in a Changing Terrestrial ArcticLos Alamos National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
HessNancyEMSL: A DOE Scientific User Facility for Earth System Science ResearchPacific Northwest National LaboratoryBothUser Facilities
HessNancyMicrobial Stabilization and Destabilization of Soil Organic Carbon Across ScalesPacific Northwest National LaboratoryBothUser Facilities
HinkleRossCarbon Dynamics Across the Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface of Subtropical Ecosystems in Central FloridaUniversity of Central FloridaTESUniversity Award
HoffmanForrestMapping Arctic Representativeness and Vegetation using Data Mining and Machine Learning TechniquesOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
HolmanHoi-YingResearch in Biogeochemical Sciences at the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology (BSISB) Imaging ProgramLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBothUser Facilities
HookLesORNL?s TES SFA Data Acquisition, Archiving, and Sharing to Support Publications, Synthesis, and Modeling TasksOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
HoppleAnyaHow Does Whole Ecosystem Warming of a Peatland Affect Methane Production and Consumption?University of OregonTESUniversity Award
HuangMaoyiAssessing Impacts of Selective Logging on Water, Energy, and Carbon Budgets and Ecosystem Dynamics in Amazon Forests Using the Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem SimulatorPacific Northwest National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
HubbardSusanWatershed Function SFA: Hydrological and Biogeochemical Dynamics from Genomes to Watershed ScalesLawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRLBNL SBR SFA
HunterMariaQuantifying Forest Degradation Using GLAS LidarUniversidade Federal de Mato GrossoTESNGEE-Tropics
IvanovValeriyUnderstanding the Response of Photosynthetic Metabolism in Tropical Forests to Seasonal Climate VariationsUniversity of MichiganTESUniversity Award
IversenColleenWarming Increases Plant-Available Nutrients in the SPRUCE BogOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
JafarovElchinModeling Drivers of Discontinuous Permafrost on a Hillslope TransectLos Alamos National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
JardineKolbyOptimal Crown Temperature of Basal Stem CO2 Efflux in Canopy Dominant Trees in the Central AmazonLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
JastrowJulieDegradation State of Soil Organic Matter in Arctic Coastal Plain Ice-Wedge PolygonsArgonne National LaboratoryTESANL TES SFA
KeenanTrevorDeveloping New Partitioning Methods for AmeriFlux, to Detect and Account for the Inhibition of Day-Time Ecosystem RespirationLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESAmeriFlux
KemnerKennethThe Argonne National Laboratory Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program SFA: Wetland HydrobiogeochemistryArgonne National LaboratorySBRANL SBR SFA
KerstingAnnieSorption Kinetics of Plutonium (V) to Three Montmorillonite ClaysLawrence Livermore National LaboratorySBRLLNL SBR SFA
KnoxRyanAdvancements in the Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem Simulator (FATES): Functional Hypotheses, Software and TestbedsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
KostkaJoelToward the Predictive Understanding of Greenhouse Gas Production in High Latitude PeatlandsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyTESUniversity Award
KovenCharlieApplying the FATES Dynamic Vegetation Model to the Western USLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESEarly Career
LaddMalloryDigging Deeper: Exometabolomics Reveals Biogeochemical Hotspots with Depth and by Vegetation Type in Arctic Tundra SoilsUniversity of TennesseeTESStudent
LavyAdiMeander-Associated Riparian Zone and Hillslope Floodplain Sites Share Similar Microbial Community Structure and Metabolic PotentialLawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRLBNL SBR SFA
LiLiControls of Hydrological Connectivity on Dissolved Organic Carbon Export in a Seasonally Snow-Covered WatershedPennsylvania State UniversitySBRUniversity Award
LiangJunyiNonlinear Response of Soil Microbial Respiration to Moisture VariationsOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
LongoMarcosRepresenting the Long-term Impacts of Forest Degradation in Amazon Forests in Dynamic Ecosystem ModelsEmbrapa Agricultural InformaticsTESNGEE-Tropics
MaherKateSubsurface Carbon Inventories, Transformations and Fluxes Across Gradients in Elevation and Moisture Within an Alpine WatershedStanford UniversitySBRUniversity Award
MalhotraAvniPeatland Respiration: A Global Quantitative ReviewOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
ManningAndrewPreliminary Results of 2017 Drilling, Geophysical Logging, Geologic Mapping, and Geochemical Sampling Activities in Redwell Basin, Elk Mountains, ColoradoUS Geological SurveySBRUniversity Award
MaoJiafuPredictability of Tropical Vegetation GrowthOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
MatamalaRoserDetermining Soil Organic Matter Composition and Decomposability across the Permafrost Region Using Mid-infrared SpectroscopyArgonne National LaboratoryTESANL TES SFA
MaxwellReedAdvances in Hyper-Resolution Integrated Modeling of the Continental US and Connections to the National Water ModelColorado School of MinesSBRIDEAS
MaxwellReedTowards a Better Understanding of Water Stores and Fluxes: Model Observation Synthesis in a Snowmelt Dominated Research WatershedColorado School of MinesSBRUniversity Award
MayesMelaniePhosphorus Sorption to Tropical Soils with Relevance to Earth System Model NeedsOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
MayesMelanieControls over Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Puerto Rican Tropical Rainforest SoilsOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESEarly Career
McDowellNateDrivers and Mechanisms of Tree Mortality in Moist Tropical ForestsPacific Northwest National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
McFarlaneKarisTropical Forest Response to a Drier Future: Measurement and Modeling of Soil Organic Matter Stocks and TurnoverLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryTESEarly Career
McFarlaneSallyThe DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research FacilityBERBothUser Facilities
MedvigyDavidVariation in the Soil Template Drives Large Variation in Forest Functioning, Composition, and Structure During Tropical Dry Forest Secondary SuccessionNotre Dame UniversityTESUniversity Award
MegonigalPatCoastal Wetland Carbon Sequestration in a Warmer ClimateSmithsonian Environmental Research CenterTESUniversity Award
MekonnenZelalemModeling the Impacts of Fire on Surface Energy and Land-Atmosphere Carbon Exchange Across AlaskaLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
MishraUmakantSpatial Heterogeneity and Environmental Controllers of Permafrost SOC StocksArgonne National LaboratoryTESANL TES SFA
MoltonDavidInteroperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software (IDEAS): A Family of Synergistic Projects Focused on Improving Scientific ProductivityLos Alamos National LaboratorySBRIDEAS
MortonDouglasDistribution and Dynamics of Aboveground Biomass in Second Growth Tropical Forests of Puerto RicoNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterTESNGEE-Tropics
Muller-LandauHeleneThe Panama Tropical Forest Model Testbed: Comprehensive, Integrated Datasets on Abiotic Drivers, Plant Functional Traits, Tree Demography, and Stand-Level Carbon and Water Pools and FluxesSmithsonian Tropical Research InstituteTESNGEE-Tropics
Negron-JuarezRobinsonForest Dynamics and Severe Convection in AmazoniaLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
NeumannRebeccaRain Increases Methane Production and Methane Oxidation in a Boreal Thermokarst BogUniversity of WashingtonTESEarly Career
NoelVincentSLAC Groundwater Quality SFA: Contaminant Response to Hydrologic Transitions in Transiently-Reduced ZonesSLAC National Accelerator LaboratorySBRSLAC SBR SFA
NorbyRichardSphagnum Production, Nutrient Content, and Community Composition in the SPRUCE ExperimentOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
NuzzioDonaldAnalytical Instrumentation for in-situ Biogeochemical ResearchAnalytical Instrument Systems, Inc.SBRSBIR
O'DayPeggyPhosphorus Speciation in Atmospherically Deposited Particulate Matter and Potential Impact on Terrestrial Soil Nutrient Cycling and Ecosystem ProductivityUniversity of California, MercedSBRUniversity Award
O'LoughlinEdwardElemental Content, U Redox Dynamics, and Microbial Communities in Wetland Sediment Cores from Tims Branch, Savannah River SiteArgonne National LaboratorySBRANL SBR SFA
PainterScottModeling Across Scales while Maintaining Links to Laboratory and Fine-scale Field Investigations: Cases Studies using the Advanced Terrestrial SimulatorOak Ridge National LaboratorySBRIDEAS
ParksJerryBiomolecular Insights into Mercury TransformationsOak Ridge National LaboratorySBRORNL SBR SFA
PastorelloGilbertoThe Data Processing Pipelines and Synthesis Dataset Releases for AmeriFlux and FLUXNETLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESAmeriFlux
PayneZacharyEffect of Ground Cover on Surface Fluxes of Reactive Nitrogen Oxides at a Disturbed Forest EdgeIndiana UniversitySBRStudent
PhilbenMichaelStimulation of Anaerobic Organic Matter Degradation by Nitrogen Addition in Tundra SoilsOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
PhillipsMichalaRemote Sensing of Mycorrhizal DistributionsUniversity of California, RiversideTESStudent
PierceEricBiogeochemical Transformations at Critical Interfaces Scientific Focus AreaOak Ridge National LaboratorySBRORNL SBR SFA
PolonikPSide-by-side Evaluation of Eddy Covariance Gas Analyzers for the AmeriFlux Network: Effects of Analyzer Type and Spectral Corrections on Turbulent FluxesLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESAmeriFlux
PowellBrianLong-term Aging of Actinide Solid Sources Exposed to Environmental ConditionsLawrence Livermore National LaboratorySBRLLNL SBR SFA
PowellBrianCharacterizing Radionuclide Subsurface Transport from Lab to Field Scales Using Multidimensional, Real-Time Imaging TechniquesClemson UniversitySBRUniversity Award
PowellBrianVisualizing Macropore Flow Mechanisms using 4D X-ray Computed TomographyClemson UniversitySBRUniversity Award
PowellThomasUsing a Process-Based Model to Disentangle Hydraulic Trait Relationships in Observations of Tropical TreesLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
PowersJenniferExtrapolating Ecosystem Processes of Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests Across Geographic Scales and into Future ClimatesUniversity of MinnesotaTESUniversity Award
PrimkaEdwardHow Topography and its Effects on Fine Root Production Impact Soil Respiration in the Susquehanna-Shale Hills Critical Zone ObservatoryPennsylvania State UniversityTESStudent
RaffJonathanAmmonia-Oxidizing Archaea are the Dominate Nitrifiers in Two Midwestern (USA) Forest Types, But Do Not Contribute to Nitric Oxide ProductionIndiana UniversitySBREarly Career
ReedSashaImproving our Understanding, Quantification, and Contextualization of Dryland Feedbacks to Climate ChangeUS Geological SurveyTESUniversity Award
RempeDaniellaQuantifying Dynamic Water Storage in Weathered Bedrock from the Pore to Landscape ScaleUniversity of Texas at AustinSBRUniversity Award
RicciutoDanielSensitivity of Simulated Peatland Carbon and Energy Flux Warming Responses to Biogeochemistry Process UncertaintyOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
RichardsonCurtisPlant?microbe Symbioses Preserve Carbon in Peatlands Along a Latitudinal Gradient from Minnesota to PeruDuke UniversityTESUniversity Award
RileyWilliamNon-Growing Season Plant and Soil Biogeochemistry in High-Latitude Tundra have Large Effects on Plant Nutritional Status and Carbon BudgetsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
RileyWilliamLBNL TES SFA Development and Application of Explicit Biotic and Abiotic Models for Soil Organic Matter DynamicsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESLBNL TES SFA
RogersAlistairVariation in the Representation of Photosynthesis in CMIP5 Terrestrial Biosphere ModelsBrookhaven National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
RowlandJoelHydrology, Sediment or Permafrost:Why Do High Latitude Rivers Move So Slowly?Los Alamos National LaboratorySBREarly Career
RungeeJosephCombining Patch-Scale Modeled Output with Spatial Statistics to Estimate Evapotranspiration Across the LandscapeUniversity of California, MercedSBRStudent
SabinGeraldHDTomoGPR: Ground Penetrating Radar System and Algorithms for Fine Root AnalysisRNET TechnologiesTESSBIR
SalmonVeritySymbiotic N-fixation by Alder Impacts Nitrogen Availability on a Landscape ScaleOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
SantschiPeterCollaborative Research: Natural Organic Matter and Microbial Matter and Microbial Controls on Mobilization/Immobilization of I and Pu in Soil and Water Affected by Radionuclide Release in USA and JapanTexas A&M UniversitySBRUniversity Award
ScheibeTimPacific Northwest National Laboratory SFA: Influences of Hydrologic Exchange Flows on River Corridor and Watershed Biogeochemical FunctionPacific Northwest National LaboratorySBRPNNL SBR SFA
ScheibeTimHydromorphic Classification of the Hanford Reach through Integration of Field Observations and Hydrodynamic ModelsPacific Northwest National LaboratorySBRPNNL SBR SFA
SchuurEdwardCoupled Long-Term Experiment and Model Investigation of The Differential Response of Plants and Soil Microbes in a Changing Permafrost Tundra EcosystemNorthern Arizona UniversityTESUniversity Award
SemrauJeremyMethylmercury Uptake and Degradation by Methanotrophs: A Hitherto Unknown, but Potentially Important Environmental ProcessUniversity of MichiganSBRUniversity Award
SerbinShawnRemote Sensing of the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Arctic Plant Traits and Ecosystem FunctionBrookhaven National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
SharpJMechanistic and Predictive Understanding of Needle Litter Decay in Semi-Arid Mountain Ecosystems Experiencing Unprecedented Vegetation MortalityColorado School of MinesSBRUniversity Award
SharrarAllisonNutrient and Metal Release from Shale Weathering Processes Occurring Across Multiple ScalesUniversity of California, BerkeleySBRLBNL SBR SFA
ShiXiaoyingRepresenting Northern Peatland Hydrology and Biogeochemistry with the ELM Land Surface ModelOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
SmithJeremyAQUA-MER Aqueous Speciation Database: A Web Resource for Multi-Scale Modeling of Mercury BiogeochemistryUniversity of TennesseeSBRUniversity Award
SongHyun-SeobModeling Microbial Control of Historical Contingencies and Priming Effects in Biogeochemical ReactionsPacific Northwest National LaboratorySBRPNNL SBR SFA
SongYangIncorporation Of ?Omics? Information into a Soil Biogeochemical Model: A Novel Model Scheme to Regulate Microbial Functions and Soil Carbon Dynamics in Response to Environmental ChangeOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESEarly Career
SoongJenniferFour Years of Warming the Whole Soil Profile in a Conifer Forest: LBNL TES SFALawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESLBNL TES SFA
SteefelCarlLeveraging Software Interoperability and Benchmarking to Accelerate Model Development of Terrestrial Ecosystems - IDEAS Use Case 1Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRIDEAS
SteefelCarlWatershed Function Simulation and AggregationLawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRLBNL SBR SFA
StegenJamesLocal to Global Hydrobiogeochemical Impacts of High-Frequency Stage FluctuationsPacific Northwest National LaboratorySBRPNNL SBR SFA
SteltzerHeidiPerturbing Nature: Will a Small Change in the Timing of Snowmelt Lead to Big Shifts in Soil-Plants-Microbes and Watershed Behavior?Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRLBNL SBR SFA
SwansonRandA Compact, Broad-Band Hyperspectral SpectroRadiometerResononTESSBIR
TasNeslihanDeep Look into Deep Permafrost: Impact of Warming on Microbial FunctionsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
TasNeslihanAwakening the Sleeping Giant: Multi-omics Enabled Quantification of Microbial Controls on Biogeochemical Cycles in Permafrost EcosystemsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESEarly Career
ThomasAlexLinking Soil Metabolic Potential to Vegetation Type Across Landscape Positions in the East River Watershed, ColoradoUniversity of California, BerkeleySBRStudent
TokunagaTetsuHillslope to Watershed Subsurface Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Exchanges with the Atmosphere and RiverLawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRLBNL SBR SFA
TornMargaretBerkeley Lab Terrestrial Ecosystem Science SFA (LBNL TES SFA) on Belowground Carbon CyclingLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESLBNL TES SFA
TrettinCarlWood Decomposition: Understanding Processes Regulating Carbon Transfer to Soil Carbon Pools Using FACE Wood at Multiple ScalesUS Forest ServiceTESUniversity Award
TringeSusannahThe DOE Joint Genome Institute: A User Facility for Environmental & Energy GenomicsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBothUser Facilities
VaradharajanCharulekaESS-DIVE Publishing Life Cycle and Community OutreachLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBothUser Facilities
VaradharajanCharulekaNGEE-Tropics Data Management and ProductsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
VersteegRoelofPredictive Assimilation Framework: Cloud based System for Site MonitoringSubsurface InsightsSBRSBIR
WainwrightHarukoSpatiotemporal Variability of Ecohydrological Responses to Climate Perturbations in Headwater WatershedsLawrence Berkeley National LaboratorySBRLBNL SBR SFA
WainwrightHarukoMultiscale Data Integration for Scaling Land-atmosphere Carbon Exchange and Soil Properties in Ice-wedge Polygon TundraLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
WalesNathanFlow and Transport Characteristics of Ice-wedge PolygonsLos Alamos National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
WalkerAnthonyThe FACE-MDS DatasetOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
WalkerAnthonyA Multi-Hypothesis Modeling Approach to Study Sub-Canopy Carbon BalanceOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
WangChenA Last Line of defense: Understanding Unique Coupled Abiotic/Biotic Processes at Upwelling Groundwater InterfaceRutgers UniversitySBRStudent
WangDaliParallel Computing for Module-based Computational Experiment: A Case Study of Carbon Decomposition using ELM ModulesOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
WangGangshengCoupling PFLOTRAN into E3SM through a Collaboration between the CMDV and NGEE Arctic ProjectsOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
WardEricImpacts of Elevated CO2 and Whole Ecosystem Warming on Photosynthesis and Respiration of Two Ericaceous Shrubs in a Northern PeatlandOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
WarrenJeffreyDivergent Morphological and Hydrological Responses of Dominant Woody Bog Species to Whole Ecosystem Warming and Elevated CO2 at SPRUCEOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
WestonDavidInsights into Sphagnum Peat Moss Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics from CO2 Flux Analysis and Modeling to Microbiome AnalysisOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
WilkinsMichaelSnowmelt Dynamics Influence the Distribution of Microbial Communities and Carbon Pools in a Riverbed EcosystemOhio State UniversitySBRUniversity Award
WilsonCathyFactors Affecting the Spatial Pattern of Snow Distribution at the NGEE Arctic Teller and Kougarok WatershedsLos Alamos National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
WoodJeffreyForest Ecosystem-scale Responses and Resilience to DroughtUniversity of MissouriTESORNL TES SFA
WrightonKellyMicrobial Ammonium Cycling is Critical to Nitrogen Transformations in Columbia River SedimentsOhio State UniversitySBRUniversity Award
WuJinA Convergent Spectroscopy-based Approach for Vcmax across Leaf Age and Growth EnvironmentsBrookhaven National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
WullschlegerStanNext-Generation Ecosystems Experiment (NGEE Arctic): Progress and PlansOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Arctic
XuChonggangUnderstanding the Control of Hydraulic Traits in Tropical Forests Using a Hydrodynamic Model within a Demographic Vegetation ModelLos Alamos National LaboratoryTESNGEE-Tropics
YangXiaojuanModeling Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling Dynamics and the Interactions with Carbon Cycling in Peatland EcosystemsOak Ridge National LaboratoryTESORNL TES SFA
YangYuOrganic Carbon Stability During Fe Redox Reactions: Coupling Geochemistry, Microbiology and Field MonitoringUniversity of Nevada, RenoSBRUniversity Award
YeMingComputational Bayesian Framework for Quantification of Predictive Uncertainty in Environmental ModelingFlorida State UniversitySBREarly Career
ZavarinMavrikThe LLNL Subsurface Biogeochemistry of Actinides SFALawrence Livermore National LaboratorySBRLLNL SBR SFA
ZhangXuesongInfluence of Hydrologic Exchange Flow on Nutrient Dynamics in Managed WatershedsPacific Northwest National LaboratorySBRPNNL SBR SFA
ZhaoLinduoEffects of Natural Organic Matter and Minerals on Mercury MethylationOak Ridge National LaboratorySBRORNL SBR SFA

 

Plenary Presentations

Breakout Session Summaries

Meeting agenda

Monday, April 30, 2018

TimeProgram
8:00 am - 5:30 pmESS Working Group Meeting
1:00 pm – 6:00 pmMeeting Check In
6:30 pm – 9:00 pmE3SM Land Modeling Meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

TimeProgram Speaker
7:00 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
7:00 am -8:30 amMeeting Check-In
8:30 am - 9:55 amOverview of Programs & UpdatesOrganizer: P. Bayer
8:30 am -8:35 amWelcome and Introductory CommentsP. Bayer
8:35 am - 8:45 amBER ProgramsS. Weatherwax
8:45 am - 8:55 amCESD Programs & Strategic DirectionsG. Geernaert
8:55 am - 9:05 amSBR Program UpdateD. Lesmes
9:05 am - 9:15 amTES Program UpdateD. Stover
9:15 am - 9:25 amUser Facilities and BER Resources UpdateA. Swain
9:25 am - 9:40 amESS Data Archive UpdateD. Agarwal
9:40 am - 9:55 amESS Working Group UpdateD. Moulton
9:55 am - 10:10 amBreak
10:10 am - 12:15 pmPlenary Session I – Complexity and Innovation: Overcoming Community Challenges and RoadblocksOrganizer: D. Lesmes
10:10 am - 10:35 amBuilding Community Models of Disturbance and Vegetation DynamicsL. Kueppers (LBNL)
10:35 am - 11:00 amComplexity and Innovation: Advancing Watershed System ScienceT. Scheibe (PNNL)
11:00 am - 11:25 amComplexity and Innovation: Advancing Environmental Remote SensingC. Miller (NASA-JPL)
11:25 am - 11:50 amComplexity and Innovation: Advancing CZ ScienceS. Brantley (Pennsylvania State University)
11:50 am - 12:15 pmConflict, Coordination & Control: How Can We Discover the Risks and Resilience of Land-Energy-Water Systems?P. Reed (Cornell University)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmSage Advice for Students and Post-DocsD. Stover
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmPoster Session I
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmPoster Subsession A
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmPoster Subsession B
5:30 pm - 7:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 8:30 pmConcurrent Sessions - I
Session 1: Linking Above and Belowground Processes and TraitsOrganizers: C. Iversen and T. Powell
Session 2: Impact of Natural Organic Matter on Water Quality and Biogeochemical Processes (summary PDF)Organizers: J. Barger and P Santschi
Session 3: Building Community Test Beds for Modeling Watershed Systems (summary PDF)Organizers: L. Condon and X. Chen
Session 4: Emerging Technologies for Characterizing & Monitoring Watershed & Terrestrial Systems (summary PDF)Organizers: R. Versteeg and S. Serbin
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmTeam Meetings
NGEE-Arctic Leadership Team Meeting
NGEE-Tropics Team Meeting

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

TimeProgram Speaker
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast
8:30 am – 9:45 amPlenary Session II – Complexity and Innovation: The Human DimensionOrganizer: D. Stover
8:30 am – 9:45 amComplexity and Innovation: Human Dimensions, Ethics, Integrity, and DiversityL. Gundersen
9:45 am - 10:00 amBreak
10:00 am – 11:30 amConcurrent Sessions – II
Session 5: Coupled C/N/P Cycles Across ScalesOrganizers: J. Powers and F. Yang
Session 6: Water: Its Roles and Feedbacks on Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Land Surface Dynamics and DisturbanceOrganizers: J. Rowland and M. Newcomer
Session 7: Modeling Microbial Processes - Advances, Challenges and Opportunities (summary PDF)Organizers: N. Hess and E. Brodie
Session 8: ESS-DIVEOrganizers: C. Varadharajan and D. Agarwal
11:30 am - 1:00pmLunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmResearch Opportunities with the Scientific User Facilities and Related Resources.EMSL, JGI, KBase and Synchrotron User Facility POCs
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmEthics, Integrity, and Diversity BreakoutL. Gunderson
1:00 pm - 4:00 pmPoster Session II
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmPoster Subsession C
2:30 pm - 4:00 pmPoster Subsession D
4:00 pm - 4:20 pmBreak
4:20 pm - 5:40 pmPlenary Session III – Complexity and Innovation: Overcoming Community Challenges and Roadblocks - “Doing Together What Would be Difficult or Impossible to Do Alone”Organizer: D. Lesmes
4:20 pm - 5:05 pmEarly Career Lightning Talks (3 min each)14 Presenters
5:05 pm - 5:35 pmDiscussion
5:35 pm - 5:40 pmCloseout/Announcements
5:40 pm - 7:00 pmDinner
7:00 pmAdjourn