33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Call for Papers

The 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, was held May 14-18, 2018 at the Boise Center, in Boise, Idaho, USA.  This conference was organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and jointly held with the Fourth Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences and the 12th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology. 

The theme for this conference was “Exploring the Intersection of Landscape Disturbance and Atmosphere/Biosphere Interactions”.  While papers were solicited on all aspects of ecosystem-atmosphere interactions, potential topics to consider included:

  • Upscaling localized flux measurements to regional or global scales.
  • Impacts of land-use changes on forest and agricultural systems.
  • The impacts of agricultural and forest practices on the atmospheric boundary layer.
  • The effects of localized landscape disturbance (e.g. wildfires) on atmosphere/biosphere interaction.
  • Improved understanding of vegetative response to changing soil and atmospheric conditions.
  • ET partitioning with a focus on measurement and modeling-based approaches to separate evaporation from transpiration on field to global scales.
  • Uncertainty and new perspectives in eddy covariance measurements and modeling of atmosphere/biosphere exchanges
  • Plant canopy micrometeorology and atmospheric boundary layer processes over complex terrain: measurements and large eddy simulations.
  • Case studies describing atmosphere/biosphere interactions during recent weather-related events including the solar eclipse, wildfires or hurricanes.
  • Emissions of nitrous oxide, methane, and other trace gases including volatile organic compounds from ecosystems including agricultural, forest and wetland systems.

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 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. These awards recognized 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.  

An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) was charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract was not accepted). Authors of accepted presentations were notified by the end of Mid-February. Authors of invited and accepted papers were asked to contribute to the web-based proceedings of the symposium by submitting an extended abstract. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts were posted on the AMS conference website. Extended abstracts (file size up to 10 MB) were submitted electronically by 15 June 2018. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations are available on the AMS website.


For additional information please contact the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology program chairpersons: Dr. Brian Viner (brian.viner@srnl.doe.gov) and Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle (cwagnerr@uoguelph.ca)