AGU 2018: Session on Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change

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AGU 2018: Session on Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change

Christina Schaedel

Dear colleagues,

We are hosting again a session at AGU on 'Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change (B096)'

Session Details: Permafrost zone soils contain 1330-1580 Pg of organic carbon (C). Permafrost degradation can decrease ecosystem C storage by enhancing microbial activity and ecosystem respiration, but can also stimulate plant growth and lateral C flux, potentially increasing C stored in vegetation, soil, and sediment. This session invites papers that examine factors causing losses and gains in ecosystem C storage that relate to the question: What is the magnitude, timing, and form of C release from permafrost zone ecosystems to the atmosphere in a changing climate? Papers may address any aspect of this topic from molecular to global scales, using measurements or modeling to detect or forecast permafrost thaw and its influence on the C cycle and climate.

Session conveners: Christina Schaedel, Jessica Ernakovich, and Ted Schuur

Abstract submission deadline is August 1, 2018,11:59 PM EDT

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Christina Sch├Ądel, PhD

Northern Arizona University

Center for Ecosystem Science and Society

Email: [hidden email]

 

Coordinator of the Permafrost Carbon Network

www.permafrostcarbon.org

 


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