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Research Summary from the 2017 TES/SBR Joint Investigators Meeting

2017 Environmental System Science (ESS) PI Meeting

The Subsurface Biogeochemical Research and Terrestrial Ecosystem Science programs within the Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) held their annual joint investigators meeting April 25-26, 2017, in Potomac, Maryland.

Abstracts of ongoing research projects in or associated with the SBR and TES programs in 2017 are included in this PDF.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

8:00 am - 5:30 pm ESS Working Group Meeting (Franklin Building: Room 17A/B, 18, 19)
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Meeting Check In (Franklin Building)
  Team Meetings (Franklin Building)
7:00 pm NGEE-Tropics (Room 4)J. Chambers

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast (Franklin Building)
7:00 am -8:30 am Meeting Check-In (Franklin Building)
8:30 am - 9:55 am Overview of Programs & Updates (Ben Franklin Hall) R. Hirsch
  8:30 am -8:35 am Welcome and Introductory CommentsR. Hirsch
  8:35 am - 8:45 am BER ProgramsS. Weatherwax
  8:45 am - 8:55 am CESD Programs & Strategic DirectionsG. Geernaert
  8:55 am - 9:05 am SBR Program UpdateP. Bayer
  9:05 am - 9:15 am TES Program UpdateD. Stover
  9:15 am - 9:30 am ESS Working Group UpdateD. Lesmes
  9:30 am - 9:45 am ESS Data Archive UpdateJ. Hnilo
9:45 am - 10:10 am Break
10:10 am - 12:15 pm Plenary Session I – Understanding Microbial Complexity and Functioning in Environmental Systems (Ben Franklin Hall) D. Lesmes
  10:10 am - 10:35 am The Biogeochemistry of Microbial CommunitiesB. Hungate
  10:35 am - 11:00 am Microbes, Meta-analysis, Mountains, Models, and Mechanics: Exploring Ecosystem Function under Global ChangeA. Classen
  11:00 am - 11:25 am ENIGMA Project: Lab to Field and Back - Environmental System MicrobiomesT. Hazen
  11:25 am - 11:50 am Transitioning Genome-Resolved Metagenomic Analysis of Diversity and Microbial Metabolism from the Aquifer to the Watershed ScaleJ. Banfield
  11:50 am - 12:15 pm Microbes to the Environment: Capturing Microbial Complexity and Functioning in Environmental System ModelsT. Scheibe
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (Osgood Building)
  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Discussion on FICUS and Research Opportunities with the Scientific User Facilities. (Room 3)EMSL, JGI and Synchrotron User Facility POCs
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Session I (Franklin Building: Rooms 1, 21, 22, and 23)
  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Poster Subsession A
  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Subsession B
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner (Osgood Building)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Concurrent Sessions - I (Franklin Building)
  Concurrent Session 1: SBR Team Meeting/Town Hall (Room: Ben Franklin Hall) D. Lesmes/P. Bayer
  Concurrent Session 2: TES Breakout: Terrestrial-Soils and Biogeochemical Interactions Ignite Session (Room 18/19)K. Todd Brown and V. Salmon
  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Ignite Session Introduction and Discussion
 1. A Dispatch from the Dry Side:Data-Model Dialogues from Seasonally Dry Tropical ForestJ. Powers
 2. Resolving Conflicting Physical and Biochemical Feedbacks to Climate in Response to Long-Term WarmingK. DeAngelis
 3. Knowledge-Model Integration: The Importance of Ecological Insight in Earth system modelsW. Wieder
 4. How Soil Depth Affects DecompositionC. Hicks-Pries
 5. Processes Governing the Spatial Heterogeneity of Soil Carbon StocksU. Mishra
 6. Pore- to Core-Scale Research to Inform Ecosystem-Scale Soil C Biogeochemistry: Drought and Wetting Events Alter Soil Carbon DynamicsV. Bailey
 7. Rapid Changes in the Permafrost Soil Carbon Pool in Response to WarmingT. Schuur
 8. Otherwise Decomposable Substrates Exhibit Apparent Recalcitrance When Sorbed to Minerals: A Study of Glucose and Organo-Mineral Complexes in SoilR. Porras
 9. Decoding the Secrets of Carbon Preservation in Low-latitude PeatlandsC. Richardson
 10. Modeling Soil Organic Carbon Transformations in Anoxic Arctic soil microcosmJ. Zheng
 11. Discussion
  Concurrent Session 3: TES Breakout: Biogeochemistry at the Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface (Room 17A/B)N. Griffith and G. Noyce
  7:00 pm - 7:15 pm From Roots to Rivers: Tracking the Fate of Dissolved Organic Matter Through Arctic Tundra SoilsL. Lynch
  7:15 pm - 7:30 pm Macrotopographic and Microtopographic Controls on Surface Water and Active Layer Chemistry in the Arctic Coastal Plain of Northern AlaskaJ. Heikoop
  7:30 am - 7:45 pm Molecular Changes in Dissolved Organic Matter with Increasing Humification at the Spruce and Peatlands Response Under Climate and Environmental Change SiteR. Wilson
  7:45 pm - 8:00 pm Confronting Earth System Models with Observations in the SPRUCE Peatland: Challenges and OpportunitiesD. Ricciuto
  8:00 pm - 8:15 pm Carbon Dynamics Across the Terrestrial-Aquatic Landscape of Subtropical FloridaR. Hinkle
  8:15 pm - 8:30 pm Hot Spots and Hot Moments: Investigating the Relationship Between Soil Redox Dynamics and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes Along a Catena Gradient in a Wet Tropical ForestC. O’Connell
  Concurrent Session 4: TES Breakout: Terrestrial-Atmosphere Interface (Room 15/16)E. Campbell and S. Dengel
  7:00 pm - 7:20 pm Best Practices and Pitfalls when Managing, Sharing, and Archiving ESS Data ResearchT. Killeffer and D. Christianson
  7:20 pm - 7:40 pm Using Stable Carbon Isotopes of CO2 to Better Characterize Poorly Represented Terrestrial Ecosystem ProcessesB. Raczka
  7:40 am - 8:00 pm Is Carbonyl Sulfide a Tracer of Both Stomatal Conductance and Gross Primary Production?E. Campbell
  8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast (Franklin Building)
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast with the User Facilities (Learn about capabilities and updates from each of the Scientific User Facilities & Community Resources Facilities – ARM, EMSL, JGI, ESSDA, Synchrotrons) Open discussion at tables in the cafeteria. Osgood Building
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions – IIA: SBR Town Hall Breakouts
 Concurrent Session 5: SBR Town Hall Breakout - Topic: Watershed Systems (Room 4) D. Lesmes
 Concurrent Session 6: SBR Town Hall Breakout - Topic: Hydro-Biogeochemistry (Room 17A/B) P. Bayer
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions – IIB: TES Town Hall and Updates
 Concurrent Session 7: TES Town Hall and updates (Room: Ben Franklin Hall) D. Stover
12:00 pm - 1:30pm Lunch (Osgood Building)
  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Sage Advice for Students and Post-Docs (Room 4)D. Stover
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Poster Session II (Franklin Building: Rooms 1, 21, 22, and 23)
  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Poster Subsession C
  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Poster Subsession D
4:30 pm - 4:40 pm Break
4:40 pm - 5:20 pm Plenary Session III – Community Updates (Ben Franklin Hall) D. Stover
  4:40 pm - 4:55 pm Outbrief of the Research Priorities to Incorporate Terrestrial-Aquatic Interfaces in Earth System Models WorkshopP. Megonigal
  4:55 pm - 5:20 pm Outbrief of the SBR Town Hall and Associated BreakoutsD. Lesmes
5:20 pm - 5:30 pm Closeout/Announcements
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner (Osgood Building)
7:00 pm Adjourn
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