International Symposium "Evapotranspiration: Challenges in Measurement and Modeling from Leaf to the Landscape Scale And Beyond"
April 7, 2014–April 10, 2014
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone-University, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Registration Information: The four-day symposium is organized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Attendees must register for the meeting. Non-ASABE members presenting at the symposium are entitled to register at the lower ASABE member rate by contacting Sharon McKnight (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Purpose: To bring together all those interested in understanding, measuring, and modeling evapotranspiration to report on advances in basic science, technology, applied methods, ecological, and socio-economic implications of evapotranspiration processes and changes at all scales.
More Information: Scientists and engineers studying climate, ecosystem productivity, water use, and many other topics are interested in evapotranspiration. The symposium will bring experts, researchers, practitioners, and water managers on evapotranspiration and water use together to explore and discuss the latest research findings and advances in the understanding of evapotranspiration processes, interactions, and changes at all scales, as well as the ecological and socioeconomic implications of evapotranspiration. Advances in the basic science, technology and applied methods of measuring and modeling evapotranspiration will also be discussed. The international symposium is organized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and co-chaired by Southern Research Station (SRS) research hydrologist Devendra Amatya and Weyerhaeuser Company research hydrologist Jami Nettles.
Sessions: In addition to a number of special sessions and technical sessions, keynote speakers will discuss lessons learned about measuring evapotranspiration across the globe, and over different time scales. For more information about the keynote sessions, view a list of session titles and speakers (PDF). A symposium proceedings book with all accepted keynote, plenary, special, and general session abstracts and other information will be distributed at the symposium.
Field Trips: Two field trips are offered on April 10. Participants can visit a watershed study of the environmental effects of intercropped switchgrass as a dedicated energy crop and loblolly pine, or visit an eddy flux system study of water and carbon cycling in a pine forest. Amatya and SRS research hydrologist Ge Sun are collaborators in these studies on Weyerhaeuser’s managed pine forests.
For more information: Visit the event page on the ASABE website.