The conference will span five days with morning sessions of invited and contributed talks. Afternoons will include a poster session and a free/open time period. Breakout group discussions will occur in the evening session. A field trip will be held on Wednesday, followed by group discussion. View the meeting at a glance for details.
The conference will have six main thematic sessions which are related to the questions listed before and include:
- Defining extreme climate events (ECE) and measuring, recording, and sampling their impacts.
- Export, transport, and transformation of C, N, and P through the fluvial/aquatic network from the source to the sea.
- Long-term impacts and recovery of ecosystems; lessons from past extreme events.
- Changes in aquatic ecosystem structure, functions, and services.
- Differences in ECE impacts across forested, agricultural, and urban landscapes.
- Watershed management practices and aquatic restoration strategies to mitigate impacts of extreme climate events.
The thematic sessions will include invited and contributed papers. The sessions will be interdisciplinary and combine presentations and time for questions and discussions. Breakout group discussions for each session topic will synthesize the current state of knowledge, identify key challenges and science frontiers, and organize ideas for developing synthesis and/or opinion manuscripts.