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How much stress is to much?

Naomi Tague was invited to lead a session at the International Symposium – BOUNDAR​Y SPANNING: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research – put on by The ​National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Resources for the Future (RFF), and University of Maryland (UMD) this week in Annapolis, Maryland. Naomi brought together Tamma Carleton (UCBerkeley) “Valuing the global mortality consequences of climate change accounting for adaptation costs and benefits”, Adrian Das (US Geological Survey) “Tree Mortality and the California Drought: A preview of the future?”, Alex de Sherbinin (Columbia) “Migration as an adaptive response to climate change impacts and vulnerability”, Ariel Lugo (US Forest Service) “Who responds the quickest after hurricane wind stress: the social or the ecological systems?”, and Max Moritz (UC Santa Barbara) “When does fire, a natural ecological disturbance, become ‘stressful’?” in her session “Under Stress: For adaptive, evolving systems, how much stress is too much?”.

Lab members present at Fire Prediction Conference

Last week, Tague Team Lab members Erin Hanan and Ryan Bart presented their research at the 2017 Conference on Fire Prediction Across Scales, a Columbia University Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate event.

Bart’s presentation: Development of a coupled model for investigating the effects of forest management and climate on wildfire regimes in the western U.S.

Hanan’s presentation: Effects of fire suppression and climate change on wildfire activity in the Pacific Northwest

Hanan’s poster: Using remote sensing to account for disturbance history in process-based, carbon cycling models

Critical Zone Observatory Annual Meeting

This week many of our lab group attended the Sierra Critical Zone Observatory Annual Meeting in at the Center Sierra Historical Society near Shaver Lake. We spent the day in science meetings and camped by Shaver Lake at night. From our group, Ryan Bart presented on the new fire effect model that he has developed as part of our SERI-Fire project. Ethan on his Entering Wildfire work and the design for new visualization of RHESSys output. Chris Heckman’s poster linked water use and storage for sites across the CZO network.

 

Hanan invited talk

Dr. Erin Hanan gave the invited talk “Nitrogen cycling and export in California chaparral: the role of climate in shaping ecosystem responses to fire” at the Natural Areas Conference: Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Areas Management: Turning Words to Action, held at UC Davis Oct. 19 – 21, 2016.

Tague Presentation at Conference on Forest Fire

Dr. Tague presented “Modeling the complex interactions among wildfire, fuel treatments and hydrology” at the 10th EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop held Novemeber 2-5 in Limassol, Cyprus.
FFSIG (Forest Fire Special Interest Group) Conference Website
European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)

AGU 2014 schedule of eco-hydro lab affiliated presenters

See our lab schedule and event calendar on this site for AGU 2014 meeting presentations and posters by eco-hydro lab members and RHESSys affiliated presenters. If you’re interested in seeing what we’ve been up to, please come check out our research at the upcoming Fall AGU meeting December 15 – 19, 2014 in San Francisco. Please join us on Wednesday evening, 12/17 at 6:00, at City Beer Store for a RHESSys community happy hour.

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See our album on facebook for additional photos from AGU2013

ESA Presentation

Dr. Tague presented “Translating physiological drought into tree stress and forest response” this week at the 2014 ESA Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA., in the session: Ecological Drought in California Forests: Linking Climate Science and Resource Management.
ESA

While at ESA she also participated in the MRI Mountain Research group’s promotion of both mountain research and individual scientists’ research by advancing ecology communication through multimedia. MRI Mtn. Research sent out the following tweets from Naomi:

On her research:
NaomiDrawing
Integrate*animate*(H20+C+N)=new insights on mtns as living systems

On the Sierra field sites:
PineTrees
Naomi Tague works w/ magnificent needled towers of hidden water that dive deep!

What she loves about her research:
NaomiLuvRes
Naomi loves it when those model “failures” yield unexpected insights!

MRI Mountain Research Initiative

CUAHSI Conference Presentations

Dr. Naomi Tague and PhD students Kyongho Son and Xiaoli Chen attended the CUAHSI Fourth Biennial Colloquium on Hydrologic Science and Engineering – “Water Across the Critical Zone: Scaling from Local to Global Hydrology” – July 28-30, 2014, at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

Kyongho Son presented “Effect of soil parameter uncertainty on assessing climate change projection in two small Sierra Nevada watersheds”, covering the key points: 1) Model estimates for a transient snow watershed has higher predictive uncertainty for streamflow, evapotranspiration and net primary productivity than those for a snow-dominated watershed; 2) The effect of soil parameter uncertainty is larger in the drier years and summer; and 3) Accounting for soil parameter uncertainty in modeling for climate impact analysis is necessary.
Kyongho Son’s Poster

Xiaoli Chen presented “Modeling Nitrate Exporting Patterns during Storm Events for a Semi-arid Mountain Watershed”, explaining how we downscale a daily version of the RHESSys model to an hourly version, and how we implement ”fill and spill” in RHESSys.
Xiaoli Chen’s poster