EGU Special session on "Nitrogen cycling in forest landscapes" (Vienna 2014) - deadline 16th January

European Geosciences Union 2014 – Special session on “Nitrogen cycling in forest landscapes” (BG2.13)

Closing date 16th January

Description of the session:

     Forests cover 31% of the world’s total land area, and provide renewable resources that are increasin16th!gly being tapped to meet basic human needs. In many forest landscapes, nitrogen (N) is the nutrient that limits net primary production. In recent years, members of the Terrestrial Biogeosciences community have made exciting new advances for understanding the factors controlling N cycling in forest landscapes. As we progressively learn more, we come to realize the importance of applying this new knowledge in the context of climate change and human activities.

     The proposed session encourages submissions from all aspects of research dealing with Nitrogen Cycling in Forest Landscapes, such as (1) organic and mineral N dynamics in forest soils, (2) N nutrition by trees and understory plants, (3) hotspots of N fixation in various forest strata , (4) N forms and availabilities during forest succession, (5) the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on N cycling in forest landscapes. The session is intended to attract a broad international participation, and to foster scientific interactions and collaborations among individuals and established research networks.


The event will be held at the Austria Center in Vienna, Austria, from 27 April – 02 May 2014. Abstracts can be submitted via this link: 

Please note the following points:

  • The deadline for Abstract submissions is January 16th, 2014 (13:00 CET).
  • Conference fees include free public transportation in Vienna during the whole week, enabling attendees to stay anywhere in Vienna that they choose.
  • Oral sessions are comprised of 15 minute talks, and are complemented by poster presentations.
  • Posters may be electronically sent in advance to the EGU organization committee (e.g., PowerPoint or PDF file), who will print and hand them over to you upon registration.
  • The team of conveners will try to organize a supper in some restaurant during the week, to foster social and professional interactions among participants.  If there is interest, it is also possible for us to organize a business lunch during the week in order to develop strategic actions to move the science forward.



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