Call For Papers

Announcement and Call for Abstracts

Third Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, 20-24 June, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

The 3rd Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held 20-24 June2016 at the Sheraton Downtown Salt Lake City hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. This conference is organized by the AMS Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences in collaboration with the Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and will be jointly held with the 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layer and Turbulence, including a joint session honoring Bill Massman’s contribution to the biometeorology and atmospheric biogeosciences. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site by late January, 2016.

The conference’s theme, in coordination with the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Conference, is the “Biosphere-atmosphere interactions of natural, agricultural, and urban landscapes in the context of past, current and future climates.”  Sample topics for abstracts include biogeochemical-atmosphere processes as affected by climate; biotic influences on atmospheric biogeochemistry (microbial; domesticated animals and plant agroecosystems, urban); trace gas exchanges; atmospheric-biogeochemical cycles in high latitudes; biogenic VOC and organic aerosols; primary biological particles/bioaerosols; aerobiology of spores, pollen and microbes; palynological studies associated with paleoclimatic simulations; linkages between hydrological cycles and biogeochemical cycles; coupled nitrogen, carbon, and other nutrient studies; emissions and uptake/deposition of trace gases and aerosols; stable isotopic applications to understanding hydrological, biogeochemical, and atmospheric linkages; remote sensing of atmospheric-biosphere processes; and the theory and modelling of coupled biogeochemical, biophysical, ecological, and atmospheric processes.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by the deadline date of 15 February 2016 (refer to the AMS Web page at An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted). The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation that will be archived on the AMS Web site. We will no longer be producing a CD-ROM, allowing us to extend the deadline for extended abstracts.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by mid-March 2016. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Manuscripts (up to 10MB) must be submitted electronically by 22 July 2016. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

For additional information please contact the Atmospheric Biogeosciences program chairpersons: Dr. Richard Grant ( and Dr. Kyaw Tha Paw U ( or related to the Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Dr. Heping Liu (, Dr. Chuixiang Yi (, and Dr. Brian Viner (