The response of ecosystems to climate variability and extremes is one of the great uncertainties in predicting future Earth system dynamics. Decades of research have identified many cornerstones of a complex feedback loop between climate, atmosphere and vegetation.
This session will describe responses of biogeochemical cycles at ecosystem and landscape scale to climate extremes and variability, and identify related feedback mechanisms from the biosphere to the climate system. We welcome conceptual, observational, experimental and modeling approaches, and studies from the local to the global scale.
While the conveners are more familiar with terrestrial systems, contributions from aquatic systems would be very welcome as well.