Call For Papers

Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 20-24 June 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

The 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, was held June 20-24, 2016 at the Sheraton Downtown Salt Lake City hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. This conference was organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and jointly held with the 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layer and Turbulence and the 3rd Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, included a session honoring Bill Massman’s contribution to the atmospheric biogeosciences. 

The theme for this conference was “Adaptation of forest, agriculture and urban landscapes to a changing climate”. While papers were solicited on all aspects of ecosystem-atmosphere interactions, a number of sub-themes and topical areas had been identified by the program committee focused on aspects of measurement, modeling, and climate change implications of surface/atmosphere/biosphere processes:






Measuring and modeling terrestrial ecosystem responses to climate change

Upscaling flux measurements to regional, continental and global scale

Integrating land surface measurements into biogeochemical models

Climate controls of carbon, water, energy, and nutrient cycling from leaf to globe

Microbial controls of biogeochemical cycling

Nitrogen and methane cycles in a changing climate 

Inland water biogeochemical and energy exchange and its regional and global implications



Changing Land-Use in Forest and Agricultural Regions

Land use and land cover in semi-arid ecosystems

Vegetation change in boreal and arctic ecosystems

Changes in land use from field crops to biofuel crops

Tropical forests in a changing climate

Mapping terrestrial biome productions (GPP)


Impacts of climate extreme on forest and agricultural systems

Global and regional water-food-energy security in a changing climate

Forest disturbance, health, and biogeochemical cycle in a changing climate

Responses to the effects of drought on agriculture

Extreme climate events and natural disasters in tropical systems



Adaptation of cities to climate change

Impacts of urban plumes on forest and agricultural ecosystems

Water, energy and society in urban systems

Observing and modeling urban transport of carbon & pollutants

Urban-atmosphere exchange and PBL evolution

Micrometeorological processes, transport and dispersion within and above plant and urban canopies



Understanding and uncertainties in measuring and modeling ecosystem-atmosphere exchanges

Canopy flows in stable conditions

Issues and new perspectives in eddy covariance measurements

Boundary layer processes over complex terrain and heterogeneous surfaces

Novel instruments and systems for measuring ecosystem -atmosphere exchanges

New theory, ideas and approaches in understanding ecosystem -atmosphere exchanges


The Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) was proud to present awards recognizing 3 outstanding oral presentations and 3 outstanding poster presentations given by students at the 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of both the submitted written paper and corresponding oral or poster presentation. Students were asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards.  In addition, students who want to be considered for travel support will be asked to note this when submitting their abstract, and may be asked to submit a note of justification for funds. Students must be the first author on submissions and be presenting their own, original work.

An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) was 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 is archived on the AMS Web site. 

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

For additional information please contact the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology program chairpersons: Dr. Heping Liu ([email protected]), Dr. Chuixiang Yi ([email protected]), and Dr. Brian Viner ([email protected]).