2016 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 third annual joint investigators meeting April 26-27, 2016, in Potomac, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C.

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Individual Abstracts

Last NameFirst nameTitleActivity /Group
Abramoff RoseMinerals control soil decomposition and organic carbon accumulation over decadal timescales: A modeling analysisTES SFA
Agarwal DebAmeriFlux Carbon Flux Data SystemAmeriFlux
Andres RobertToward a More Nuanced Understanding of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel Combustion: Highlights of the Last Year of TES FundingTES SFA
Andresen ChristianWetter or drier? A model intercomparison of soil moisture and runoff predictions in permafrost landscapesNGEE Arctic
Arora BhavnaFlood Plain Modeling: Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Microbial Controls on Carbon and Nitrogen FluxesLBNL SBR SFA
Bailey VanessaPore- to Core-Scale Research to Inform Ecosystem-Scale Soil C BiogeochemistryDOE Lab
Bargar JohnSLAC SFA: Coupled cycling of organic matter, uranium, and biogeochemical critical elements in subsurface systemsSLAC SBR SFA
Bargar JohnSLAC SFA: Mechanistic linkages between floodplain critical element and contaminant redox cyclesSLAC SBR SFA
Beller HarryUsing strain-resolved metatranscriptomic analysis to highlight active biogeochemical processes in the subsurfaceLBNL SBR SFA
Belnap JayneDryland feedbacks to future climate: Strong interactions among climate, biota, carbon cycling, and energy balanceTES University Award
Biraud SebastienAmeriFlux Management Project Tech TeamAmeriFlux
Bolton W. RobertConceptualization of Intermediate- to Large-scale Parameter Estimation of Landscape Transitions Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) TechniquesNGEE Arctic
Boyanov MaximThe effect of surfaces and ligands on the reduction and reoxidation reactions of U studied in mixed-batch reactors and flow-through columnsANL SBR SFA
Breen AmyThe Alaska Arctic Vegetation Archive: A report on the status of the Arctic Vegetation Archive and an application in northern AlaskaNGEE Arctic
Brodie EoinGenome-enabled modeling of microbial biogeochemistry using a trait-based approach. Does increasing metabolic complexity increase predictive capabilities?LBNL SBR SFA
Brodie EoinLBNL Terrestrial Ecosystem Science SFA - Impact of warming on microbiology and carbon cycling in deep soils.TES SFA
Brooks ScottPeriphyton Biofilms Generate Methylmercury in a Contaminated Creek SystemORNL SBR SFA
Cabugao Kristine GraceTree species influences phosphatase activity and microbial community compositionStudent
Cardon ZoeModeling the impact of hydraulic redistribution on carbon fluxes and storage using CLM4.5 at four AmeriFlux SitesTES University Award
Carroll RosemaryBuilding Observational Networks for Hydrologic Characterization of the Snow-Dominated SFA East River Watershed Study SiteLBNL SBR SFA
Catalano JeffreyEvaluating Trace Metal Limitations on Methane Fluxes in Terrestrial EcosystemsSBR University Award
Cavaleri MollyTropical Response to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE): adventures in warming a wet tropical forest in Puerto RicoTES University Award
Chambers JeffNext Generation Ecosystem Experiments Tropics Project OverviewNGEE Tropics
Chen HongmeiHigh-Resolution Mass Spectrometric Analyses of Mercury-DOM Complexation and Cellular Response of Geobacter sulfurreducens PCA Following its hgcAB Gene DeletionORNL SBR SFA
Chen XingyuanField-scale Modeling of Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Dynamics in the Hyporheic Zone of the Columbia River along the Hanford ReachPNNL SBR SFA
Condon LauraAssessing groundwater surface water interactions using an integrated hydrologic model of the Continental USIDEAS
Danczak RobertSnowmelt-induced hydrologic shifts drive biogeochemical and ecological processes in hyporheic zone environmentsStudent
Davies StuartFrom leaf to ecosystem level: controls of transpiration in seasonal tropical forests across a rainfall gradientNGEE Tropics
Dong WenmingSubsurface carbon inventories and fluxes in a semi-arid region floodplain, Rifle ColoradoLBNL SBR SFA
Dwivedi DipankarTesting Code Interoperability and Productivity on Modeling Integrated Surface- Subsurface Water Flow and Biogeochemical Cycling in the Hyporheic Zone IDEAS Use Case 1IDEAS
Dye DennisUnderstanding the Response of Photosynthetic Metabolism in Tropical Forests to Seasonal Climate VariationsTES University Award
Eissenstat DavidTopographic Controls on Soil Respiration and Fine Root Distribution at the Shale Hills Critical Zone ObservatoryTES University Award
Fan ZhaoshengCharacterizing Organic Matter Lability In Alaskan Tundra Soils Using Mid-Infrared SpectroscopyTES SFA
Fendorf ScottSLAC SFA: Molecular controls over uranium mobility in organic-rich sedimentsSLAC SBR SFA
Fendorf ScottSpatial Variation in Microbial Processes Controlling Carbon Mineralization within Soils and SedimentsTES University Award
Finzi Adrien C.Measuring and modeling CO2 and CH4 flux in response to experimental manipulations of temperature and atmospheric CO2 in a black SPRUCE peatlandTES University Award
Fisher RosieVegetation demographics in Earth System Models: Capturing tropical forest response to novel disturbance regimesNGEE Tropics
Foster LaurenDevelopment of multiple simulation capabilities to model hydrologic partitioning and biogeochemical cycling at the Berkeley Labs East River Field SiteStudent
Fox PatriciaChemical Characterization and Release Dynamics of Sediment Associated Organic Matter at the Rifle, Co Field SiteLBNL SBR SFA
Francis ChristopherSLAC SFA: Diversity and biogeography of subsurface nitrogen-cycling communities at uranium-contaminated DOE legacy sites in the upper Colorado River BasinSLAC SBR SFA
Genereux DavidRegional groundwater systems convey deep crustal carbon into rainforest water, air, and plants in Costa RicaTES University Award
Gill AllisonEffect of belowground warming on surface methane and CO2 fluxes from a boreal black spruce peatlandStudent
Graham DavidBiogeochemical Controls on Microbial CO2 and CH4 Production Across Polygonal Arctic Soils and PermafrostNGEE Arctic
Griffiths NataliePeatland porewater chemistry responses to deep peat and whole-ecosystem warmingTES SFA
GrossiordEffects of atmospheric warming and precipitation reduction on the interaction between carbon and nitrogen in forest ecosystemsDOE Lab
Gu BaohuaAnaerobic Mercury Methylation and Demethylation by Geobacter bemidjiensis Bem, and factors affecting methylmercury export and distributionORNL SBR SFA
Gu LianhongTesting a land model in ecosystem functional space via a comparison of observed and modeled ecosystem flux responses to precipitation regimes and associated stresses in a central USA forestTES SFA
Hanson PaulORNL Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Scientific Focus Area (TES SFA) A 2016 OverviewTES SFA
Harp DylanFine-scale modeling of permafrost using the Arctic Terrestrial SimulatorNGEE Arctic
Heinz SusanImplementing a Shared Project Management Strategy across NGEE-Arctic and NGEE-TropicsNGEE Arctic
Hess NancyEMSL: A DOE Scientific User Facility for Terrestrial and Subsurface Science ResearchEMSL
Hicks Pries CaitlinSoil depths respond differently to in situ warmingTES SFA
Hinkle RossCarbon Dynamics of the Greater Everglades Watershed and Implications of Climate ChangeTES University Award
Hodgkins SuzanneLatitudinal Differences in Peatland Organic Chemistry observed by FTIR, UV/Vis Absorption, and Fluorescence SpectroscopiesStudent
Hoffman ForrestForecasting Pan-Tropical Ecological Impacts of the 2015 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)NGEE Tropics
Hofmockel KirstenMicrobial Response to Deep Peat HeatingTES University Award
Holm JenniferVegetation demographics in Earth System Models: Capturing tropical forest response to novel disturbance regimesNGEE Tropics
Hook LesORNL TES SFA Data Acquisition, Quality Assurance, and Archiving to Support Modeling and Synthesis TasksTES SFA
Hopple AnyaHow does deep warming of a peatland affect methane production?Student
Hou Zhangshuan (Jason)Facies Delineation at Local and Reach ScalesPNNL SBR SFA
Hsu-Kim HeileenNanoscale Mercury Sulfide-Organic Matter Interactions: Practical Applications for Environmental Risk AssessmentEarly Career
Huang MaoyiQuantifying Reach-scale Dynamics of Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange and Land-Atmosphere Interactions along the Columbia River Shoreline through Model-Data IntegrationPNNL SBR SFA
Hubbard SusanBerkely Lab Watershed Function SFA: Biogeochemical Dynamics from Genome to Watershed ScalesLBNL SBR SFA
Iversen ColleenIntroducing FRED: A growing Fine-Root Ecology DatabaseTES SFA
Jardine KolbyDisentangling temperature-driven influences to water and carbon plant physiological processes in the Central Amazon during the 2015/16 El NiñoNGEE Tropics
Jastrow JulieBioavailable Carbon and the Relative Degradation State of Organic Matter in Active Layer and Permafrost SoilsTES SFA
Johnson JeffreyInteroperable software for integrated watershed scale modelsIDEAS
Johnson TimModel-driven hydro-geophysical characterization of the groundwater-surface water interaction zonePNNL SBR SFA
Johs AlexanderInsights into the Biochemistry of Microbial Mercury MethylationORNL SBR SFA
Keeling RalphAtmospheric signatures of large-scale variations in the isotopic fractionation of terrestrial photosynthesisTES University Award
Keiluweit MarcoFunctional Aerobic-Anaerobic Metabolic Heterogeneity within SoilsTES University Award
Keller JasonWarming effects on peat column CH4 dynamics in a Minnesota bogTES University Award
Kemner KenThe Argonne National Laboratory Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program SFA: Fe and S Biogeochemistry in Redox Dynamic EnvironmentsANL SBR SFA
Kersting AnnieLLNL's Subsurface Biogeochemistry of Actinides SFALLNL SBR SFA
Killeffer TerriThe NGEE Arctic Data Archive: Data Sharing, DOI Services, and Modeling ArchiveNGEE Arctic
King AnthonyFunctional Unit Testing in the Investigation of Black Spruce Foliar Dark RespirationTES SFA
Kluber LaurelMicrobial Response to the SPRUCE Deep Peat Heating ExperimentTES SFA
Kostka JoelThe response of belowground carbon turnover and heterotrophic microbial communities to warming in peatlands at the ecosystem scale.TES University Award
Kumar JitendraCharacterizing biotic and abiotic properties of landscape and their implications for ecohydrological processes across scalesNGEE Arctic
Lee Jung-EunCollaborative Research on Ecophysiological controls on Amazonian precipitation seasonality and variabilityTES University Award
Leung L. RubyModeling hydrologic processes in the Amazon: Comparison of hydrologic variability in a hierarchy of model simulationsNGEE Tropics
Lin JohnScaling biospheric CO2 fluxes in the Western U.S. from site to region using the Community Land ModelTES University Award
Litvak MarcyDetermining the Impact of Forest Mortality in Semi-Arid Woodlands on Local and Regional Carbon DynamicsTES University Award
Liu ChongxuanFunctional Enzyme-based Metabolic Models for Simulating Biogeochemical ProcessesPNNL SBR SFA
Liu YuanyuanFine Scale Biogeochemical Processes in Hyporheic Zone SedimentsPNNL SBR SFA
Lu MengShrinking stems of marsh plant under elevated carbon dioxideTES University Award
Leger EmmanuelQuantifying the Distribution of Soil and Permafrost Properties and Their Linkage with Landscape Properties in Arctic Tundra EcosystemNGEE Arctic
Maher KateA multiscale approach to modeling carbon cycling within a high-elevation watershedSBR University Award
Mao JiafuA framework for the detection and attribution of terrestrial ecosystem dynamicsTES SFA
Matamala RoserMid infrared spectral properties of northern soils across a latitudinal transect in AlaskaTES SFA
Matheus Carnevali PaulaVariability in microbial community structure and function across and among meanders in the East River SFA Watershed Study SiteLBNL SBR SFA
Mayes MelanieImproving Soil C Dynamic Models Through the Incorporation of Microbial ProcessesTES SFA
Mcclellan MatthewCarbon Dynamics of the Greater Everglades Watershed and Implications of Climate ChangeStudent
Mcdowell NateNGEE-Tropics El Nino and drought impacts researchNGEE Tropics
Mcfarlane KarisTerrestrial Carbon Cycling: Insights Gained through Radiocarbon Analysis and Interpretation at SPRUCE, NGEE-Arctic, and AmeriFluxDOE Lab
Mcinnes LoisInteroperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software (IDEAS): Software development methodologies that enhance scientific productivityIDEAS
Megonigal PatCoastal Wetland Carbon Sequestration in a Warmer ClimateTES University Award
Mishra BhoopeshAbiotic redox dynamics between Hg and MnANL SBR SFA
Moore JessicaRoots stimulate carbon cycling while mycorrhizae stimulate nitrogen cycling in a boreal upland forestStudent
Neumann RebeccaMethane Flux and Oxidation in a Thermokarst Bog in Interior Alaska: The Role of PlantsEarly Career
Newcomer MichelleExploring climate controls on hyporheic zone dynamics and feedbacks between sediment distribution, riverbed bioclogging, infiltration, and microbial CO2 productionLBNL SBR SFA
Newman BrentUnderstanding Lateral Hydrological Flow Paths in the Arctic Coastal PlainNGEE Arctic
Norby RichardPhotosynthetic parameters of diverse woody species in Panama are correlated with foliar nitrogen and phosphorus contentNGEE Tropics
O'Loughlin EdwardEffects of soluble electron shuttles on microbial Fe(III) reduction and methanogenesis in wetland sedimentsANL SBR SFA
Painter ScottA multiscale strategy for process-rich, microtopography-aware simulations of thermal hydrology in polygonal tundraIDEAS
Painter ScottExposure-time based approach for modeling mercury transport and transformation in low-order streamsORNL SBR SFA
Parks JerryProbing Electrochemistry and Chemical Equilibria with Computational Chemistry: Corrinoids Related to Mercury MethylationORNL SBR SFA
Pasa-Tolic LjiljanaExploring the Soil Microbiome and Elemental Cycling via Advanced Mass Spectrometry at EMSLEMSL
Pierce EricBiogeochemical Transformations at Critical Interfaces Science Focus Area: An OverviewORNL SBR SFA
Porras RachelSynthetic Mineral-Organo Associations in Soil: Vulnerability of Mineral Associated Carbon to Microbial Decomposition with DepthTES SFA
Powell BrianDevelopment of a Self-Consistent Model of Plutonium Sorption: Quantification of Sorption Enthalpy and Ligand-Promoted DissolutionSBR University Award
Powell BrianThe influence of plant and microbial exudates on radionuclide mobility in subsurface environmentsSBR University Award
Powell BrianUnderstanding Technetium Transport in Porous Media with Batch Geochemical Tests, 4D Emission Imaging Experiments and Modeling StudiesSBR University Award
Powers JenniferExtrapolating carbon dynamics of seasonally dry tropical forests across geographic scales and into future climates: improving simulation models with empirical observationsTES University Award
Raczka BrettAn observational constraint on stomatal function in forests: evaluating coupled carbon and water vapor exchange with carbon isotopes in the Community Land Model (CLM 4.5)TES University Award
Raff JonathanTowards a Mechanistic Understanding of Land-Atmosphere Interactions of Reactive Oxides of NitrogenEarly Career
Ricciuto DanielA new model intercomparison at SPRUCETES SFA
Richardson CurtisThe Role of Phenolic Compounds, Aromatics and Black Carbon Controls on Decomposition, GHG losses in Peatlands Along a Latitudinal Gradient from Minnesota to PanamaTES University Award
Rivers AdamThe DOE Joint Genome Institute: A dedicated user facility for environmental & energy genomicsEarly Career
Roden EricComposition and Metabolic Activity of Columbia River SIZ Microbial Communities in Relation to Habitat and DOC SourcePNNL SBR SFA
Rowland JoelThe flux of soil organic carbon into arctic rivers from river bank erosionEarly Career
Santschi Peter HCollaborative Research: Natural Organic Matter And Microbial Controls On Mobilization/Immobilization Of I And Pu In Soils And Waters Affected By Radionuclide Releases In USA And JapanSBR University Award
Schafer KarinaCanopy water use efficiency before, during and after gypsy moth attack in an upland forest in the New Jersey Pine BarrensTES University Award
Scheibe TimothyHybrid Multiscale Simulation of Hydro-Biogeochemical Processes in the Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction ZonePNNL SBR SFA
Schmidt AndresProject title: Carbon cycle dynamics in Oregon's urban-suburban-forested-agricultural landscapesTES University Award
Schuur TedThe impact of permafrost carbon loss on the carbon balance of an experimentally warmed tundra ecosystemTES University Award
Shi XiaoyingRepresenting northern peatland hydrology and biogeochemistry with the Community Land ModelTES SFA
Shi YuningUsing a spatially-distributed hydrologic biogeochemistry model to study the spatial variation of carbon processes in a Critical Zone ObservatoryTES University Award
Slette IngridCharacterizing rooting depth distribution and nitrogen acquisition by dominant tundra plant speciesNGEE Arctic
Stegen JamesLinkages among Geophysical Facies, Microbial Composition, Biogeochemical Rates, and Seasonal Hydrology in the Hyporheic ZonePNNL SBR SFA
Strand AllanInducing and characterizing root senescence through anatomical, chemical, and transcriptional approaches.TES University Award
Tokunaga TetsuDeep vadose zone respiration contributions to CO2 fluxes from a semi-arid floodplainLBNL SBR SFA
Torn MargaretBerkeley Lab Terrestrial Ecosystem Science SFA: Belowground carbon cyclingTES SFA
Torn MargaretThe AmeriFlux Management ProjectAmeriFlux
Trowbridge AmyNet bVOC emissions from a mixed hardwood forest floor: Importance of species composition and belowground processes in driving seasonal dynamicsTES University Award
Varadharajan CharulekaAgile data management and synthesis for heterogeneous, multiscale watershed datasetsLBNL SBR SFA
Varadharajan CharulekaDevelopment and management of tropical forest datasets for model simulation and benchmarkingNGEE Tropics
Vaughn LydiaSoil carbon inputs and ecosystem respiration: a field priming experiment in Arctic coastal tundraStudent
VersteegSmall Business Innovation Research (SBIR) abstractSBIR
Visser AteApplications of Isotope and Noble Gas Analyses for Water Resources ManagementSBR University Award
Wainwright HarukoAbove and Below-Ground Geophysical Characterization of Watershed Structure and FunctioningLBNL SBR SFA
Waldo NicholasUsing Optical Oxygen Sensors and Targeted Microbial Analyses to Examine Methane Dynamics in the Boreal RhizosphereStudent
Walker AnthonyGlobal sensitivity analysis of a leaf photosynthesis model composed of multiple competing hypothesesTES SFA
Wallenstein MatthewTracking the fate of Arctic carbon: will shrub expansion result in a loss of soil carbon?TES University Award
Wang DaliBuilding A Virtual Ecosystem Dynamic Model for Root ResearchTES SFA
Warren JeffEcophysiology and water relations of woody plants within an Picea-Sphagnum ombrotrophic bogTES SFA
Weston DavidInsights into Sphagnum physiology and the associated microbiome at SPRUCETES SFA
Wieder WillBenchmarking and improving microbial-explicit soil biogeochemistry modelsTES University Award
Williams KennethFrom Rifle to RMBL: MODEX activities at Berkeley Labâs East River Watershed Study SiteLBNL SBR SFA
Wullschleger StanNext-Generation Ecosystems Experiment (NGEE Arctic): Progress and PlansNGEE Arctic
Xu ChonggangToward a better prediction of water stress on vegetation dynamics in Earth System ModelsDOE Lab
Yabusaki SteveRifle Floodplain Water Table Dynamics: Biogeochemical Cycling and Uranium MobilityLBNL SBR SFA
Yang XiaojuanImprove the representation of phosphorus availability and uptake in land surface modelsTES SFA
Yang YuSystematic Investigation of the Biogeochemical Stability of Iron Oxide-Bound Organic Carbon: Linking Redox Cycles and Carbon PersistenceSBR University Award
Yang ZimingInfluences of climate warming on labile organic carbon transformation and mercury methylation in saturated tundra from Barrow, AlaskaNGEE Arctic
Ye MingComputational Bayesian Framework for Quantification of Predictive Uncertainty in Environmental ModelingEarly Career
Zachara JohnPacific Northwest National Laboratory SFA: Hydro-Biogeochemical Process Dynamics in the Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction ZonePNNL SBR SFA
Zhu QingLinkage between root competitive traits and tundra nitrogen uptake patternsNGEE Arctic

Meeting agenda

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

7:00-8:00 amBreakfast (Franklin Building)
7:00-8:00 amMeeting Check In (Franklin Building)
8:00-9:55 amOverview of Programs and Strategic Directions (Ben Franklin Hall)D. Stover
8:00-8:05 amWelcome and Introductory CommentsD. Stover
8:05-8:10 amBER ProgramsS. Weatherwax
8:10-8:20 amCESD Programs & Strategic DirectionsG. Geernaert
8:20-8:25 amScience HighlightsJ. DeForest
8:25-8:45 amTES Program Goals, Objectives, Activities and HighlightsJ. DeForest
8:45-9:05 amSBR Program Goals, Objectives, Activities and HighlightsD. Lesmes
9:05-9:15 amESS Working GroupD. Lesmes
9:15-9:25 amAccelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) UpdateD. Koch
9:25-9:35 amRegional and Global Climate Modeling and AnalysesR. Joseph
9:35-9:45 amIntegrated Assessment ActivitiesB. Vallario
9:45-10:10 amBreak
10:10-12:10 pmPlenary Session I ?Building Community Infrastructure: Observations, Data, & Models (Ben Franklin Hall)J. Hnilo and D. Lesmes
10:10-10:25 amAmeriFlux's Role in Building Community Infrastructure: Observations, Data and ModelsD. Baldocchi
10:25-10:40 amLarge-Scale Remote Autonomous Data Collection: Philosophy, Methods, Accessibility and Quality ControlP. Hanson
10:40-10:55 amStreamlining data flows & tool developmentD. Agarwal
10:55-11:10 amFederated Data ManagementD. Williams
11:10-11:15 amInteroperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software (IDEAS)L. Curfman McInnes
11:15-11:30 amInteroperability and Productivity in Modeling Watershed-Scale Integrated Surface-Subsurface Water Flow and Biogeochemical CyclingC. Steefel
11:30-11:45 amA Multiscale Strategy for Process-Rich, Microtopography-Aware Simulations of Thermal Hydrology in Polygonal TundraS. Painter
11:45-12:00 pmTowards a High Resolution, Integrated Hydrology Model of North America: Diagnosis of Feedbacks between Groundwater and Land Energy Fluxes at Continental ScalesR. Maxwell
12:00-12:10 pmRealizing the Virtual Laboratory through Community Supported Cyberinfrastructure: Leveraging IDEAS and beyondD. Moulton
12:10-2:00 pmLunch (Osgood Building)
1:00-2:00 pmLunch with Facilities & Community Resources Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) ? ARM, EMSL, JGI (Room 3)N. Hickmon, K. Hofmockel, A. Rivers
1:00-2:00 pmDOE Computational Activities and Programs, including How to Access HPC and Leadership Resources (Room 4)L. Nowell, C. Lauzon, T. Ndousse-Fetter
2:00-5:00 pmPoster Session I (Franklin Building: Rooms 9A/B, and 21)
2:00-3:30 pmPoster Subsession A
3:30-5:00 pmPoster Subsession B
5:30-7:00 pmDinner (Osgood Building)
7:00-8:30 pmConcurrent Sessions - I (Franklin Building)
Concurrent Session 1: 20th Anniversary of AmeriFlux (Room: Ben Franklin Hall)Stover
7:00-7:20 pmHistory of the AmeriFlux networkD. Hollinger
7:20-7:40 pmHarnessing Site Clusters to Strengthen Earth System Models.A. Noormets
7:40-8:00 pmThe future of the AmeriFlux networkT. Keenon
8:00-8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 PMAdjourn
Concurrent Session 2: Terrestrial-Aquatic Interfaces (Room 3)DeForest
7:00-7:20 pmElevated CO2 Effects on Estuaries: Ocean Acidification versus Wetland AlkalizationP. Megonigal
7:20-7:40 pmPan-arctic estimates of carbon exports across floodplain-river interfacesJ. Rowland
7:40-8:00 pmDifferences in the Complexity of Soluble Organic Carbon Sampled from Different Pore Size Domains: Physical Protection as a Mechanism for the Persistence of C in SoilsV. Bailey
8:00-8:20 pmWarming effects on peat column CH4 dynamics in a Minnesota bogJ. Keller
8:20 PMDiscussion
8:30 PMAdjourn
Concurrent Session 3: Community Modeling of Soil Systems: A Discussion (Room 4)Lesmes
7:00-7:05Session IntroductionD. Lesmes
7:05-7:15 pmFormation of an International Soil Modeling Consortium (Community)M. Young
7:15-8:00 pmDiscussion with panelists: Yakov Pachepsky (USDA), Xingyuan Chen (PNNL), Scott Painter (ORNL), Boris Faybishenko (LBNL), Kate Maher (Stanford U.).
8:00-8:30 pmOpen Discussion and Paths ForwardAll
8:30 PMAdjourn
Concurrent Session 4: Biogeochemical Interactions in the Surface Water - Groundwater Interaction Zone (Room 17A/17B)Bayer
7:00-7:20Coupled spatiotemporal dynamics of hydrology, biogeochemistry, and microbial ecologyJ. Steegan
7:20-7:40 pmField and laboratory scale investigations of biogeochemical gradients across the surface water groundwater interfaceS. Brooks
7:40-8:00 pmClimate and hydrological controls on riverbed bioclogging and implications for water resources and qualityM. Newcomer
8:00-8:20 pmEvaluating trace metal limitations on methane fluxes in terrestrial ecosystemsJ. Catalano
8:20-8:20 pmDiscussion
8:30 PMAdjourn

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

7:00-8:00 amBreakfast (Osgood Building)
8:00-9:00 amPlenary Session II: Model Development and Testing ? Managing Complexity (Ben Franklin Hall)Lesmes
8:00-8:15 amTraits modeling approachesL. Kueppers
8:15-8:30 amThe challenges and opportunities of growing FRED: a global Fine-Root Ecology DatabaseC. Iversen
8:30-8:45 amAdvancing systems-level understanding through data-constrained modeling at the Rifle field siteS. Yabusaki
8:45-9:00 amReactive transport modeling in the era of genomicsE. Brodie
9:00-12:00 pmPoster Session II (Franklin Building: Rooms 1, 9A/9B, and 21)
9:00-10:30 amPoster Subsession C
10:30-12:00 pmPoster Subsession D
12:00-1:30 pmLunch (Osgood Building)
Sage Advice for Students and Post-Docs (Room 17A/17B)D. Stover
1:30-3:00 pmConcurrent Sessions ? II (Franklin Building)
1:30-3:00 pmConcurrent Session 5: Recent Advances in Belowground Ecology (Room 3)DeForest
1:30-1:50 pmTopographic Controls on Root Length Density and Soil RespirationD. Eissenstat
1:50-2:10 pmTurning uncertainty into opportunity by advancing theory and modelsW. Wieder
2:10-2:30 pmModel-inspired measurements of phosphorus at the root-soil interfaceR. Norby
2:30-2:50 pmCarbon Partitioning from Foliage to Fungi: a Model-Experiment Case StudyJ. Warren
2:50-3:00 pmDiscussion
3:00 PMAdjourn
1:30-3:00 pmConcurrent Session 6: Arctic Ecosystem Ecology (Room 4)Stover
1:30-1:50 pmThe impact of permafrost carbon loss on the carbon balance of an experimentally warmed tundra ecosystemT. Schuur
1:50-2:10p amQuantifying the distribution and composition of soil carbon stocks in polygonal landscapes of the Alaskan coastal plainJ. Jastrow
2:10-2:30 pmNGEE Arctic: Making the Move to Phase 2S. Wullschleger
2:30-2:50 pmUnderstanding snow-vegetation-permafrost interactions for land modelingC. Wilson
2:50-3:00 pmDiscussion
3:00 PMAdjourn
Concurrent Session 7: Watershed Function and Dynamics: Understanding Disturbed and Managed Systems (Room: Ben Franklin Hall)Lesmes
1:30-1:50 pmPotential impacts of projected hydro-climatic changes on groundwater and surface water interactions along the Columbia River CorridorM. Tfaily
1:50-2:10 pmEffect of damming on nutrient fluxes in riversM. Torn
2:10-2:30 pmCritical watersheds: Multiscale impacts of drought and fireB. Gu
2:30-2:50 pmEffects of drought on agroecosystems and watershedsA. Finzi
3:00 PMAdjourn
Concurrent Session 8: Redox Cycling and Organomineral Interactions (Room 17A/17B)Hirsch
1:30-1:50 pmAquifer anaerobic heterogeneities: molecular controls over carbon fate and
radionuclide cyclingJ. Bargar
1:50-2:10 pmSubsurface reactive oxygen species and implicationsP. Nico
2:10-2:30 pmFe/Mn/S redox dynamics and effects on U/Hg transformationsK. Kemner
2:30-2:50 pmCoupled biogeochemical cycles of Fe and C during redox reactionsF. Yang
2:50 PMDiscussion
3:00-3:20 pmBreak
3:20-5:30 pmPlenary Session III ? Broad Federal Agency Perspective (Ben Franklin Hall)Geernaert
3:20-3:30 pmIntroductionG. Geernaert
Coordinating Climate Science Research
3:30-3:45-pmGlobal Change Research: Perspectives from the science-policy interfaceM. Kuperberg
3:45-4:55 pm2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2)M. Mayes
4:55-5:05 pmQuestionsM. Kuperberg and M. Mayes
Water-Energy-Land Nexus: Understanding and Managing System Complexity and Dynamics
4:05-4:15 pmThe Energy-Water Nexus ? Research Challenges and OpportunitiesB. Vallario
4:15-4:25 pmPlanning for the Future ? HydropowerH. Battey
4:25-4:35 pmInnovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water SystemsT. Torgersen
4:35-4:45 pmResearch, Monitoring, and Assessment of the Nation's Water ResourcesD. Cline
4:45-4:55 pmPlanning for the Future ? Overview of the National Water ModelE. Clark
4:55-5:20 pmDiscussion: Building Community Infrastructure for Research and Operations David Lesmes (moderator): Hoyt Battey, Edward Clark, Donald Cline, Thomas Torgersen, Bob Vallario
5:20-5:30 pmCloseout/AnnouncementsT. Torgersen
5:30-7:00 pmDinner (Osgood Building)
7:00 PMAdjourn
Team Meetings (Franklin Building)
7:00 PMNGEE-Tropics (Room 3)J. Chambers
7:00 PMNGEE-Arctic (Room 4)S. Wullschleger
7:00 PMSPRUCE (Room 17A/17B)P. Hanson