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December 3 - December 7 @ - San Francisco, CA
Abstract: Dryland ecosystems comprise > 40% of the terrestrial surface and are home to more than one third of the global population. These ecosystems are under great pressure to support exponentially increasing human populations in the face of changing climate. Ecosystem perturbations resulting from land uses (e.g., grazing, altered fire regimes) and global changes (e.g., elevated CO2, temperature, rainfall amount and seasonal distribution) can impact both above- and belowground processes resulting in changes to soil organic matter stocks, biogeochemical processes, soil fertility, erosion and desertification, changing microbial and plant community structure and biodiversity, and shifting ecosystem boundaries due to phenomena such as woody plant encroachment. This session will bring together scientists to discuss the biogeochemical response of dryland systems to punctuated and progressive ecosystem stress.
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December 13 @ 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM IUPUI Campus in Purdue University Campus in the Campus Center (CE), room 409.
February 3 @ 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM PMU South Ballroom on the Purdue University West Lafayette Campus
Office of the Vice President for Research
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040