Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences(A)
Session Sub-categoryHydrology & Water Environment(HW)
Session IDA-HW32
TitleMaterial transportation and cycling in aquatic ecosystems; from headwaters to coastal areas
Short TitleMaterial transport & cycle in watersheds
Main Convener NameSyuhei Ban
AffiliationThe University of Shiga Prefecture
Co-Convener 1NameAdina Paytan
AffiliationUniversity of California Santa Cruz
Co-Convener 2NameTakahiro Hosono
AffiliationFaculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
Co-Convener 3NameMaeda Morihiro
AffiliationOkayama University
Session LanguageE
ScopeThis session aims to synthetize watershed sciences in order to understand dynamic processes in transportation and cycling of materials and nutrients in aquatic environments from headwaters to coastal areas. The session will integrate various inter-disciplinary researches including limnology, ground water hydrology, coastal oceanography, meteorology, pedology, sedimentology, forestry, agriculture, fishery, ecology, social science and so on. This session calls for ideas on new methods for understanding the watershed sciences, such as tracer and molecular techniques, hydrological modeling, paleontological approaches, and chemical analyses, in order to elucidate physical, chemical and biological mechanisms for shedding light on natural phenomena and their spatio-temporal variations in complex and dynamic aquatic systems under human and climate impacts. Both laboratory and field studies, social-scientific evaluation of ecosystem services and social-ecological systems will be also welcomed. Through this session, we would like to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among participants to create new knowledge on watershed sciences.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation