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Biosphere-Atmosphere interaction and land management
Convener: Alexander Knohl  | Co-Convener: Mathias Herbst 
 / Wed, 15 Apr, 08:30–10:15
 / Attendance Wed, 15 Apr, 15:30–17:00

Land management reflects modifications of vegetation properties within one land-use type without changing the land-use itself. Such management activities include, for example, fertilisation, irrigation, drainage, harvest practices, grazing etc. They affect vegetation characteristics that influence biosphere-atmosphere interactions such as e.g. albedo, atmospheric coupling, energy partitioning, water loss, and carbon uptake. Ecosystems that are amenable to land management are not restricted to agricultural crops or grasslands but they include also forests, short rotation coppice, wetlands and others. Here we invite contributions that provide insights on how land management affects abiotic and biotic biosphere-atmosphere interactions at local, regional or global scale. Modelling as well as comparative experimental studies (e.g. inventories, flux measurements, meteorological measurements, remote sensing) are welcomed.