30 July 2014

2014 Fall AGU Meeting - Urban Ecosystem Services Session

2014 Fall AGU Meeting
Technical Session Urban Ecosystem Services

Session: Urban Ecosystem Services – Monitoring, Modeling & Management

Sponsors: Global Environmental Change

Description:  Urban development is transforming earth’s critical zone, altering critical ecosystem structures and processes and reducing environmental quality and adversely impacting human health and wellbeing.  This session focuses on studies investigating the urban coupled human natural system and methods for monitoring, modeling, and managing critical ecosystem services.  We are particularly interested in submissions that advance our understanding of the spatial and temporal dynamics of urban ecosystem processes, the uncertainties and feedback loops in the system, and approaches to increase resilience to disturbance from population, land use, and climate change.  Topics may include identifying key ecosystem structures and processes regulating human welfare, translating biological, chemical, and physical signals of ecosystem function into economic and health terms needed by urban planners and communities, development of analytical methods and computational algorithms to represent the deterministic and stochastic processes in the urban ecosystem, and feedback loops between coupled human and natural systems.

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 15-19, 2014, http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/

Invited presenters will include Larry Band and Darrel Jenerette 

Please consider submitting an abstract by the August 6 (23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT) deadline, http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/scientific-program/

Chuck Kroll, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 
Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University
Glenn Guntenspergen, USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Ted Endreny, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry