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Title: Aquatic Carbon-Nutrient Dynamics as Emergent Properties of Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Ecological Interactions: Scientific Advances

Abstract

Carbon and nutrient dynamics in aquatic systems often emerge as the result of hydrological, biogeochemical, and ecological interactions. Due to the multiscale and multidisciplinary nature of these process interactions, research into aquatic carbon and nutrient dynamics is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. The motivation for this special issue came from an international workshop titled "Hydro-Biogeochemical Processes: Mechanisms, Coupling, and Impact," which took place from 27 to 31 October 2015 at China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. During this workshop, scientists from various countries and disciplines met to discuss current work and future advances on topics such as the hydro-biogeochemistry of Earth's critical zone, stream-groundwater interaction zones, aquatic ecosystem processes, and dynamics at land-atmosphere, land-ocean, and human-natural interfaces. Contributions to this special issue on "Emergent aquatic carbon-nutrient dynamics as products of hydrological, biogeochemical, and ecological interactions" include papers from authors who attended the workshop and from those who responded to the open solicitation for papers. Finally, our aim in organizing this special issue is to stimulate continued discussion and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in order to further our collective understanding of aquatic carbon-nutrient dynamics.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States). Dept. of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
  2. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Cincinnati, OH (United States). Office of Research and Development
  3. Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States). Dept. of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
  4. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Earth and Environmental Science Area
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1560548
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1483039
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Water Resources Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 54; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0043-1397
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Aquatic ecosystems; Emergent properties; Nutrients; Carbon; Hydro‐biogeochemical interactions

Citation Formats

Covino, Tim, Golden, Heather E., Li, Hong‐Yi, and Tang, Jinyun. Aquatic Carbon-Nutrient Dynamics as Emergent Properties of Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Ecological Interactions: Scientific Advances. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023588.
Covino, Tim, Golden, Heather E., Li, Hong‐Yi, & Tang, Jinyun. Aquatic Carbon-Nutrient Dynamics as Emergent Properties of Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Ecological Interactions: Scientific Advances. United States. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023588
Covino, Tim, Golden, Heather E., Li, Hong‐Yi, and Tang, Jinyun. Fri . "Aquatic Carbon-Nutrient Dynamics as Emergent Properties of Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Ecological Interactions: Scientific Advances". United States. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023588. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1560548.
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title = {Aquatic Carbon-Nutrient Dynamics as Emergent Properties of Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Ecological Interactions: Scientific Advances},
author = {Covino, Tim and Golden, Heather E. and Li, Hong‐Yi and Tang, Jinyun},
abstractNote = {Carbon and nutrient dynamics in aquatic systems often emerge as the result of hydrological, biogeochemical, and ecological interactions. Due to the multiscale and multidisciplinary nature of these process interactions, research into aquatic carbon and nutrient dynamics is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. The motivation for this special issue came from an international workshop titled "Hydro-Biogeochemical Processes: Mechanisms, Coupling, and Impact," which took place from 27 to 31 October 2015 at China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. During this workshop, scientists from various countries and disciplines met to discuss current work and future advances on topics such as the hydro-biogeochemistry of Earth's critical zone, stream-groundwater interaction zones, aquatic ecosystem processes, and dynamics at land-atmosphere, land-ocean, and human-natural interfaces. Contributions to this special issue on "Emergent aquatic carbon-nutrient dynamics as products of hydrological, biogeochemical, and ecological interactions" include papers from authors who attended the workshop and from those who responded to the open solicitation for papers. Finally, our aim in organizing this special issue is to stimulate continued discussion and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in order to further our collective understanding of aquatic carbon-nutrient dynamics.},
doi = {10.1029/2018WR023588},
journal = {Water Resources Research},
number = 10,
volume = 54,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Conceptual illustration of central concepts from the special issue. Many of the papers note that meso- and large-scale patterns can emerge from fine-scale processes (emergent properties). However, observing fine-scale heterogeneity and upscaling that information remains a challenge. As such, there is a need for multi-scale approaches to understandingmore » eco hydrobiogeochemical dynamics. Additionally, while this understanding is likely to improve management, there is currently a lack of data required to assess the effectiveness of water quality management. Providing effective management at the large-scale will require the “best” data and the ability to expand fine-scale process understanding to meso- and large-scale extents.« less

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