Wetlands and Meadows: Integrated Research in Geomorphology, Soils, Hydrology, Biogeography and Microclimatology

Type: Paper
Theme: Hazards, Geography, and GIScience
Sponsor Groups: Biogeography Specialty Group, Climate Specialty Group, Geomorphology Specialty Group
Organizers: Andrew Oliphant, Jerry Davis
Chairs: Andrew Oliphant

Call for Papers

To submit an abstract to this session, please contact Andrew Oliphant (andrewo@sfsu.edu) or Jerry Davis (jerry@sfsu.edu)


Description

Wetlands and meadows are landscape features or biophysical systems that exist at the intersect of geomorphic, hydrologic, climatic, soil and biological processes. They play important roles in moderating flows, improving water quality, providing biodiversity hotspots and sequestering carbon. Wetlands and meadows have also been highly modified by human activities and associated land-use changes, which has reduced their ability to provide these important biophysical services. In more recent years, wetland and meadow restoration projects have become widespread, in large part to restore such services. We invite presentations that explore the biophysical characteristics of these unique systems, their changes over time and impacts of human activity.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Presenter Elinore Webb*, Portland State University, Mycorrhizal Biogeophysical Distribution in Response to Dike Removal 20
Presenter Jerry Davis*, San Francisco State University, Biogeomorphological controls in restored montane meadows Leonhard Blesius, Department of Geography & Environment, San Francisco State University, Biogeomorphological controls in restored montane meadows Michelle Slocombe, Environmental Scientist, CalRecycle, Biogeomorphological controls in restored montane meadows Mike Vasey, SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Biogeomorphological controls in restored montane meadows 20
Presenter Andrew Oliphant*, San Francisco State University, Department of Geography & Environment, Investigation of carbon cycling in Sierra Nevada meadow ecosystems Darren Blackburn, San Francisco State University, Department of Geography & Environment, Investigation of carbon cycling in Sierra Nevada meadow ecosystems Suzanne Maher, San Francisco State University, Department of Geography & Environment, Investigation of carbon cycling in Sierra Nevada meadow ecosystems 20
Discussant Andrew Oliphant San Francisco State University 20

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