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DRI-MEE: Drying and rewetting, integrating modelling and empirical environments

poster
Symposium
Climate change is expected to modify the frequency, duration and intensity of drought and rainfall events. This will have a profound impact on soil functioning and biogeochemical cycling. Under dry conditions, microbial activity is severely reduced. However, upon rewetting, there is a pulse of CO2 release to the atmosphere, accompanied by dynamic microbial growth responses. In many terrestrial ecosystems, such pulses are the dominant pathway for soil carbon loss. Understanding the mechanisms controlling this phenomenon is, therefore, necessary to predict soil carbon storage under future climate change scenarios.

Recent studies have shown that soil responses upon drying-rewetting may exhibit dissimilar patterns dependent on the historical conditions of moisture and the subsequent activation of microbial mechanisms. On one hand, these findings must be incorporated into models. On the other hand, mechanistic-based models have revealed additional uncertainties which must be parameterised with new data. In order to cover all these multidisciplinary aspects, identify knowledge-gaps, and tackle outstanding and new challenges, this workshop is aimed at bringing together researchers from different environments.

Moreover, we have developed a novel workflow, whereby BECC-contributors and other potential collaborators will be invited to participate in an initial survey. This will help to identify a set of core questions to be addressed by each speaker during the symposium, which will help focus discussions.

Please register here before Nov 1st

Format of the workshop: 5 invited speakers, in addition to contributed oral and poster presentations. 
Thematic discussion in break-out groups will facilitate creative exchange, knowledge-gaps identification, and build new interdisciplinary collaborations between not only empiricists and modellers but also professionals from other complementary areas such as political sciences and economics.

We are glad to inform that we can already confirm the following invited speakers:

Benjamin Sulman (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

- Charles Warren (University of Sydney, Australia)

- Claire Chenu (AgroParisTech, France)

Marion Schrumf (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany)

Stefano Manzoni (Stockholm University, Sweden)

The workshop is organized as part of a new Action Group within BECC – DRI-MEE: Drying and Rewetting, Integrating Modelling and Empirical Environments

Please register here before Nov 1st

Time: 
7 November 2019 10:00 to 8 November 2019 15:00
Location: 
Lund
Contact: 
albert.brangari [at] cec.lu.se

About the event

Time: 
7 November 2019 10:00 to 8 November 2019 15:00
Location: 
Lund
Contact: 
albert.brangari [at] cec.lu.se