Session 1: Defining extreme climate events (ECE) and measuring, recording, and sampling their impacts

  • Melinda Smith, Department of Biology, Colorado State University: Ecological perspective on ECEs
  • Richard Katz, NCAR: Statistics of extreme events: implications for hydrology and ecology
  • Jennifer Klug, Fairfield University: Extreme events and lake monitoring
  • Lindsay Rustad, US Forest Service – Smart Forests: Recording extremes in real time.
  • Clifford Dahm, University of New Mexico: Extreme water quality degradation after catastrophic forest fires (including use of in-situ sensors)

Session 2: Export, transport, and transformation of C, N, and P through the fluvial/aquatic network from the source to the sea

  • Thomas Bianchi, University of Florida – Riverine C transport
  • Robert Hilton, Durham University – Particulate organic carbon exports from watersheds
  • Nobuhito Ohte, Kyoto University, Nitrogen export
  • Peter Raymond, Yale University, – DOC exports and the pulse-shunt concept
  • Sarah Godsey, Idaho State University: Impact of low flows and artic thaws on stream water chemistry

Session 3: Long term impacts and recovery of ecosystems; lessons from past extreme events

  • Peter Groffman, Cary Institute – Effects and recovery from ice storms
  • Cathy Eimers, Trent University – Recovery from drought — sulfate response
  • Charles Driscoll, Syracuse University – Ecosystem recovery following disturbances
  • Ivan Fernandez, University of Maine – Long term responses of streams

Session 4: Changes in aquatic ecosystem structure, functions, and services

  • Hans Paerl, University of North Carolina. Effects of climate variability on lacustrine and estuarine environments.
  • Steve Carpenter, U. Wisconsin. Possible talks: 1. Social ecological resilience in a world of increasing extreme events or 2. Regime change studies.
  • Eran Hood, University of Alaska – climate change and glaciers

Session 5: Differences in ECE impacts across forested, agricultural and urban landscapes

  • Philippe Vidon, SUNY – ESF, Climate Variability and Gas Fluxes in Agricultural Riparian Zones,
  • Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Trent University – Land use variability and nutrient fluxes
  • Susana Bernal, CEAB-CSIC, Spain – Hydrologic extremes and nutrient exports
  • Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana State UniversityLanduse change and nutrients
  • Robert Hirsch, USGS – Climate extremes, land use change, and water quality trends

Session 6: Watershed management practices and aquatic restoration strategies to mitigate impacts of extreme climate events

  • Andrew Sharpley, University of Arkansas – Conservation strategies and nutrient and sediment reduction in agricultural watersheds in light of ECEs
  • Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University – River restoration
  • Emily Bernhardt, Duke University – Stream restoration
  • Laurel Larsen, University of California at Berkeley, Hydrology and biogeochemistry of restored and unrestored streams
  • Nancy Grimm , Arizona State UniversityExtreme weather events and resilience of urban/aquatic ecosystems