Call for Papers: "Phenology Responses and Feedbacks to Biogeophysics, Disturbance, and Climate Change" at AGU (USA)
We are writing to call your attention to a special session at the AGU Fall Meeting titled, “Phenology Responses and Feedbacks to Biogeophysics, Disturbance, and Climate Change”. Please consider submitting a contributed abstract to this session. The deadline for abstract submissions is August 8, 2012. Seehttp://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/scientific-program/abstract-submission-policies/
B049: Phenology Responses and Feedbacks to Biogeophysics, Disturbance, and Climate Change
Co-conveners: David J. Moore, Steven P. Norman, Forrest M. Hoffman, and William W. Hargrove
Phenology is a science that integrates climatology, ecosystem and land surface function, and community ecology. Despite persistent geographic patterns in life cycle events, predicting their timing remains a challenge. Alterations of plant and animal phenologies may be indicators of changes in seasonality (e.g., daylength, insolation, temperature/moisture thresholds or accumulations), species migrations or range shifts, ecosystem disturbances, extreme events, or climate change. How do such biogeophysical changes affect the timing of life cycle events and what are the ecological feedbacks between phenology, biogeophysical factors, disturbance, climate change, and species interactions?
Please feel free to forward this note to others who might be interested. We hope to see you in San Francisco in December!
Dave, Steve, Forrest, and Bill