Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences(A)
Session Sub CategoryOcean Sciences & Ocean Environment
Session IDA-OS14
TitleMarine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles: theory, observation and modeling
Short titleMarine ecosystem & biogeochemical cycle
Main ConvenerNameTakafumi Hirata
AffiliationFaculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University
Co-Convener 1NameShin-ichi Ito
AffiliationAtmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 2NameEileen E Hofmann
AffiliationOld Dominion University
Co-Convener 3NameEnrique N Curchitser
AffiliationRutgers University New Brunswick
ScopeThe ocean accounts for about 50% of the global net primary production on our planet. This production is significant for carbon cycling and ecosystem functioning, and is related directly or indirectly to a variety of climatic and ecological phenomena. The responses to natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors that influence marine production and diversity can cause perturbations to marine ecosystems that alter trophic dependencies and interactions among organisms at a range of space and time scales. Quantification of the principal mechanism(s) driving spatio-temporal variability of marine ecosystem remains to be done, especially in terms of evaluation of uncertainty in responses. As a result, evaluating vulnerability of marine ecosystems to environmental change requires systematic and holistic approaches that integrate physics to ecology and are based in observations and modelling. This session aims to provide a venue for discussing recent achievements in marine biogeochemical and ecosystem studies that will lead to better understanding of the Earth system.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
Invited authors Maciej Telszewski(International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) / Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences)
Enrique Curchitser(Rutgers University)
Rebecca Asch(Princeton University)