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Plant traits and biogeochemical cycles
Convener: Jens Kattge  | Co-Conveners: Markus Reichstein , Michael Bahn , Sönke Zaehle , Marjan van de Weg 
 / Wed, 20 Apr, 10:30–12:00
 / Attendance Wed, 20 Apr, 15:30–17:00

Plant traits extend the range of earth observations to the level of individual organisms, providing a link to ecosystem function and modeling in the context of rapid global changes. However, overcoming the differences in temporal and spatial scales between plant trait data and biogeochemical cycles remains a challenge. This session will address the role of plant species, biodiversity and adaptation / acclimation in the biogeochemical cycles of water, carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus. We welcome conceptual, observational, experimental and modeling approaches, and studies from the local to the global scale, including e.g remote sensing observations.