Fourth Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences Call for Papers

The Fourth Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held May 14-18, 2018 at the Boise Center, in Boise, Idaho, USA.  This conference is organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric Biogeosciences and jointly held with the 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 12th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site by late February, 2018.

The theme for this joint conference is “Exploring the Intersection of Landscape Disturbance and Atmosphere/Biosphere Interactions”. While papers are solicited on all aspects of surface-atmosphere interactions, potential topics to consider include:

  • Advances in solar induced fluorescence for constraining gross primary production and transpiration
  • Measurement and modeling of reactive nitrogen fluxes in natural and managed ecosystems
  • Advances in top-down and bottom-up approaches for constraining biogeochemical fluxes at ecosystem to regional scales
  • Development and application of new instruments and techniques for studying surface-atmosphere biogeochemical fluxes
  • Advances in stable isotope techniques for probing biogeochemical cycling at the surface-atmosphere interface
  • Biotic influences on atmospheric biogeochemistry (microbial; domesticated animals and plant agroecosystems, urban)
  • Atmospheric-biogeochemical cycles at high and low latitudes
  • Biogenic VOC and organic aerosols
  • Primary biological particles/bioaerosols
  • Aerobiology of spores, pollen and microbes
  • Linkages between hydrological cycles and biogeochemical cycles

The Committee on Atmospheric Biogeosciences of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is 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/12th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium/Fourth Conference on Biogeosciences. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of both the submitted written paper and corresponding oral or poster presentation. Students are 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. 

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by the deadline date of 19 January 2018 (refer to January 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). Authors of accepted presentations will be notified by the end of Mid-February. Authors of invited and accepted papers will be asked to contribute to the web-based proceedings of the symposium by submitting an extended abstract. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS conference website. Extended abstracts (file size up to 10 MB) must be submitted electronically by 15 June 2018. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.

For additional information please contact the Atmospheric Biogeosciences program chairpersons: Dr. Tim Griffis (, Dr. Elyn Humphreys (, Dr. Kyawtha Paw U ( or Dr. Allison L. Steiner ( 


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