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Published: 2012-09-11
International workshop on nutrient and carbon fluxes
BNI closely collaborates with researchers from Cornell University and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), arranging a workshop on "Understanding temporal trends in nutrient and carbon fluxes to coastal oceans: Toward a linking of different modeling approaches", held in New York in October.
In a joint workshop arranged by Stockholm University together with the Pierre and Marie Curie University and Cornell University, hydrologists, biogeochemists and ecologists will meet to discuss watershed models and nutrient accounting tools.

This is the third workshop co-arranged, a primary outcome  of the first two workshops i(n 2004 in Sigtuna, Sweden and in 2007 in Paris) was to extend the NANI (net anthropogenic nitrogen inputs) analyzes spatially to some 150 watersheds.  

From the Baltic Nest Institute Christoph Humborg, Magnus Mörth and collaborating researchers Dennis Swaney and Bongghi Hong will participate.

Coupled hydrological-biogeochemical models
Traditionally, coupled hydrological-biogeochemical models are designed for addressing “lateral" fluxes of biogenic elements and land-sea interactions, whereas landscape/ecosystem models for understanding climate change describe vegetation patterns and atmospheric exchange fluxes of greenhouse gases, nutrients, etc, forced by global or regional climate models (“vertical" fluxes).

Goal of the workshop
Our goal in this next workshop is to bring together some 15-20 American (US, Canada) and European scientists to work toward new approaches to address temporal trends of nutrient and carbon fluxes, both retrospectively and into the future, and to further encourage linkage of different modeling approaches.

One task of this workshop is to share ideas as to how the various accounting methods and models presently handle the above-mentioned issues and how the “lateral" models and the “vertical models" might be conceptually interlinked.

Read more
- about the collaborations between BNI and Cornell University
- about the NANI approach
- about the NANI/NAPI calculator toolbox

Additional information about the research and its outcomes is available on our web, you can easily search for topics of interest by using the search function on our web.

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