Session outline
Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences(A)
Session Sub Category Complex & General(CG)
Session ID A-CG37
Title Integrated Study for Interactions between Land-Ecosystem and Atmosphere-Process
Short title Integrated Land-Atompsphere Study
Convener Name Hisashi Sato
Affiliation Nagoya University
Co-convener 1. Name Takeshi Ise
Affiliation Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo
Co-convener 2. Name Tomo'omi Kumagai
Affiliation Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya University
International Symposium No request
Language Japanese
Scope Global environmental changes, such as global warming, are being substantial, and its effects on the vegetation, including biome-distribution changes, are also becoming apparent. Such changes are forecasted to be continuing and, in many cases, accelerating during next few centuries. Responses of vegetation to climatic changes frequently have following characteristics: (1) positive feedback mechanism with regional climate, (2) time lags until response, and (3) threshold based response. In such cases, once environmental changes exceed a "tipping point", irreversible and uncontrollable changes in vegetation and regional-climate would be expected in a short time. Therefore, reliable predictions for the vegetation responses are essential for building conservation-reserve programs and adaptive planning. However, current modeling studies vary in their predictions, partly due to that this issue is a result of wide range of processes including plant ecology, climatology, hydrology, and land use. The aim of this session is to stimulate such integrated studies for interactions between land-ecosystem and atmosphere-process.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers MURAOKA, Hiroyuki (Gifu University)
NASAHARA, Kenlo (Tsukuba University)