107 Symposium--Wetland Response to Climate Change

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Wetland Soils
  • With predicted global temperature shifts and subsequent changes in hydrologic inputs we can expect wetlands to be impacted. I would expect some wetland types to be impacted more than others. Some may increase in size, some may decrease. Undoubtedly, there will be a shift in the regional distribution of certain wetland types. Can we predict, with some level of confidence, the major impacts, and identify the most susceptible wetlands. Should we change mitigation strategies to accommodate climate change? Topics for this session would include:predictive models, changes in acreage, wetland types most sensitive, changes in functions/services, adaptive capacity, impact on mitigation design.

    Approved for 2.5 SW CEUs.


Global Climate Change Community

Monday, November 16, 2015: 1:05 PM-4:00 PM
Hilton Minneapolis, Marquette Ballroom II

Bruce L. Vasilas
Bruce L. Vasilas
1:05 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:10 PM
Sink, Swim, or Get out of the Way: The Fate of Mangrove Forests.
Joseph M Smoak, University of South Florida; Joshua L Breithaupt, University of South Florida; Thomas Smith, U.S. Geological Survey; Ryan P Moyer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Christian J Sanders, Southern Cross University
1:30 PM
Rising Sea-Level Effects on Plant-Nutrient Interactions at the Boundary of Migrating Tidal Marsh and Farmland.
Katherine Tully, University of Maryland; Keryn Gedan, University of Maryland; Thomas Jordan, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
1:50 PM
Forecasting Effects of Sea LEVEL RISE on Coastal Wetland Structure and Function.
Todd Z. Osborne, University of Florida; Lisa G. Chambers, University of Central Florida; Lorae Simpson, University of Florida
2:10 PM
Using Wetlandscape to Simulate Prairie Wetland Responses to Climate Change.
Brett Werner, Centre College; Carter Johnson, South Dakota State University; Glenn Guntenspergen, United States Geologic Survey
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Peatcosm: Experimental Insights into Climate Change Effects on Peatland Carbon Cycling and Trace Gas Flux.
Erik Lilleskov, USDA Forest Service (FS); Evan Kane, Michigan Technological University; Rod Chimner, Michigan Tech University; Randall K. Kolka, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Jay Lennon, Indiana University; Lynette Potvin, USDA Forest Service (FS); Todd A Ontl, Michigan Technological University; Karl Romanowicz, Michigan Tech University; L. Jamie Lamit, Michigan Tech University; Aleta Daniels, Macomb Community College
3:05 PM
Initial Responses of Methane Cycling to Deep Peat Heating in a Bog Ecosystem.
Jason K. Keller, Chapman University; Scott D. Bridgham, University of Oregon; Jeff Chanton, Florida State University; Paul J. Hanson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Anya Hopple, University of Oregon; Joel E. Kostka, Georgia Institute of Technology; Cassandra A. Medvedeff, Chapman University; Laurel Pfeifer-Meister, University of Oregon; Rachel Wilson, Florida State University; Karis McFarlane, Lawrence Livermore Natl. Lab; Thomas P Guilderson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Gavin McNicol, UC-Berkeley
3:45 PM
4:00 PM