Ecosystems, climate and land-use change across Asia and Australasia an OzFlux–Asiaflux Special Issue
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
Early in this millennium, FLUXNET — a global network of flux towers — was formed from four regional flux networks: Ameriflux, CarboEurope (renamed from the original EuroFlux), AsiaFlux and OzFlux (Baldocchi et al. 2001, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 82:2415–2434; Gu and Baldocchi 2002, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 113:1–2). For the first time since their establishment, two of these original flux networks (OzFlux and AsiaFlux) will come together in August 2018 for a joint conference on "Ecosystems, climate and land-use change across Asia and Australasia" (OAFlux18).
TERN OzFlux (ozflux.org.au) and AsiaFlux (asiaflux.net) are nationally and internationally focused ecosystem research networks that provide the Asian, Australasian and global ecosystem modelling communities with consistent observations of energy, carbon and water exchange between the atmosphere and key terrestrial ecosystems. OzFlux and AsiaFlux are part of an international network (FLUXNET) of over 500 flux stations that is designed to provide continuous, long-term micrometeorological measurements to monitor the state of ecosystems globally.
The networks use standardised methods, and data streams are linked to remote sensing and climate and ecosystem models to provide improved predictions of terrestrial biosphere responses to climate and disturbances such drought, fire, land-use and land-cover change. This informs decision-making and risk assessment relating to land use and climate change impacts on natural and agricultural land systems.
At the close of the meeting, submissions will be sought for a special issue of Science of the Total Environment to celebrate this inaugural meeting. This special issue will consist of a collection of scientific reviews and papers resulting from presentations at the conference. In addition, this special issue will be open for submissions of any papers which are relevant to the four major themes of the meeting:
1. Ecosystems dynamics
Regional budgets or trends in carbon, energy, water and biogeochemical cycles
Linking flux observations with remote and proximal sensing, land surface models
Ecohydrology: process mechanisms, novel techniques, responses and feedbacks
Understanding ecosystem dynamics using phenology and flux observations
Spatial and temporal dynamics of land–atmosphere exchange in the region
2. Environmental change and variability
Ecosystem responses to climate extremes (including floods and droughts)
Ecosystems and long-term climate change
Impacts of disturbance on ecosystem processes
Hotspots of environmental change — peatlands, biomass burning
3. Land-use change
Food security — response of agricultural ecosystems to change in the food–water–energy nexus
Greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural and natural ecosystems
Reactive trace gas flux and aerosol formation in forest ecosystems undergoing land-use change
Impacts of land-use change (incl. plantation conversion) and urbanisation on energy, water and biogeochemical cycles
4. Emerging topics in the fields of plant and soil sciences, ecology or biogeochemistry as affected by weather, climate variability or climate change.