Call for abstracts: AOGS 2016

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Submit abstracts on modeling the interactions between ecosystems, agriculture and the atmosphere for conference in Beijing.

Ahead of the 2016 meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), researchers can submit their proposals for a session titled "Agriculture, Ecosystems and Atmosphere: Model Development and Applications." The call comes from the Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS), a research project of Future Earth, which is organising the session.

The AOGS "was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues." Its 2016 conference will run from July 31 to August 5 in Beijing. Interested researchers have until March 21 to submit proposals for the agriculture, ecosystems and atmosphere session. The session will explore, among other things, the connections between climate and food production and how they affect food security around the world. Organisers write

We will explore and identify optimal paths toward food sustainability and ecosystem health under long-term future global change. Topics may include but are not limited to: integration of statistical and mechanistic models across various scales; impacts of ecosystem and agricultural changes on air quality and climate; impacts of atmospheric changes on natural vegetation and agriculture; feedbacks within the atmosphere-biosphere system; and applications to determine balanced solutions to sustain future food security.

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