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Nitrogen cycling in forest landscapes (co-organized)
Convener: Robert Bradley  | Co-Conveners: Tiina Maileena Nieminen , Cindy Prescott , Kathrin Rousk , Jean-Philippe Bellenger 
 / Mon, 28 Apr, 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Mon, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD19.6 

Forests cover 31% of the world’s total land area, and provide renewable resources that are increasingly being tapped to meet basic human needs. In many forest landscapes, nitrogen (N) is the nutrient that limits net primary production. In recent years, members of the Terrestrial Biogeosciences community have made exciting new advances for understanding the factors controlling N cycling in forest landscapes. As we progressively learn more, we come to realize the importance of this new knowledge in the context of climate change and human activities.

The proposed session encourages submissions from all aspects of research dealing with Nitrogen Cycling in Forest Landscapes, such as (1) organic and mineral N dynamics in forest soils, (2) N nutrition by trees and understory plants, (3) hotspots of N fixation in various forest strata , (4) N forms and availabilities during forest succession, (5) the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on N cycling in forest landscapes. The session is expected to attract a broad international participation, and is intended to foster scientific interactions and collaborations among individuals and established research networks.

We look forward to meeting you !

Robert Bradley (Convener)
Co-conveners: Dr. Tiina Maileena Nieminen, Dr. Cindy Prescott, Dr. Thomas DeLuca, Dr. Kathrin Rousk, Dr. Jean-Philippe Bellenger