Fourth Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences Call for Papers

The Fourth Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, 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 Atmospheric Biogeosciences and jointly held with the 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 12th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology. 

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

  • 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) 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/12th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium/Fourth Conference on Biogeosciences. 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 wanted 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 is 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. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations are available on the AMS website.


For additional information please contact the Atmospheric Biogeosciences program chairpersons: Dr. Tim Griffis (timgriffis@umn.edu), Dr. Elyn Humphreys (elyn_humphreys@carleton.ca), Dr. Kyawtha Paw U (ktpawu@ucdavis.edu) or Dr. Allison L. Steiner (alsteine@umich.edu).