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1 iLEAPS Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study IGBP IPO meeting Jan 2013 Stockholm, Sweden HC Hansson and Tanja Suni Co-chair of iLEAPS SSC/ Ex. Officer iLEAPS IPO

2 Two new integrative research themes developed with AIMES and GLP as adjustment for Future Earth Complex dynamics between natural and social systems Sustainable managed environments Two new initiatives started IGAC/iLEAPS/WMO initiative on Biomass burning First workshop in July 2012, Geneva – Co-chairs appointed in autumn 2012 EGU session on the initiative “Fire in the Earth system” in 2013 iLEAPS/GLP initiative on Interactions among Managed Ecosystems, Climate, and Societies (IMECS) Part of LULCC synthesis and the Sustainable managed environments –theme First workshop planned for September 2013 in Amsterdam (HC, hopefully LULCC synthesis money can be extended to cover this?)

3 iLEAPS product: Multidimensional biosphere-atmosphere-society index A Biosphere-Atmosphere-Index - A time evolving index … – summarizing the major directions of biospheric and climatic co-variability – with an immediate biological/physical interpretation – computable for the globe and for regional subsets (e.g. continents, biomes etc.) – data-driven – robust against data uncertainties Four new projects endorsed o HENVI Forests and Climate Change o Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) o Methane loss from Arctic: towards an annual budget of CH4 emissions from tundra ecosystems across a latitudinal gradient o Global Land-Atmosphere Coupling Experiment (GLACE_CMIP5) Action Plan for the next 3-4 yrs in preparation Theme 1: Understanding the dynamic properties of the human-Earth system Theme 2: Sustainable management of human-dominated environments

4 Structure of New Action Plan Theme 1: Understanding the dynamic properties of the human-Earth system Focus 1. Land-atmosphere exchange: Distributions, sources and sinks Focus 2. Ecosystem-atmosphere exchange: Observation, theory, and modeling Theme 2: Sustainable management of human-dominated environments Focus 1. Interactions between climate change, extreme events, and the Earth- system Focus 2. Understanding the dynamic properties of the human-dominated environments. Top-priorities on scientific questions Regional committee’s Specific actions ( projects etc)

5 Aim: To understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of various land use classification systems and models for use in climate and water assessments Method: to bring the different communities together for an organized comparison, to stimulate the transfer of methods and ideas, to improve current approaches to modeling land use decisions across scales as well as to evaluate current knowledge of climate- related consequences of land use change. Workshops have been successful in creating a mutual understanding of the challenges and knowledge gaps: LULCC Kick-off meeting in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (September 2011) GLP workshop in Crackenback, Australia (December 2011) EMF workshop session in Snowmass, Colorado (August 2012)

6 Publications: Hibbard, K., et al. (2010). Research priorities in land use and land-cover change for the Earth system and integrated assessment modeling. International Journal of Climatology 30, Verburg, P. H., Neumann, K., and Nol, L. (2011) Challenges in using land use and land cover data for global change studies. Global Change Biology 17(2), Rounsevell, M., et al. (2012). Incorporating human behaviour and decision making processes in land use and climate system models - Report of the Global Land Project (GLP) and CSIRO sponsored workshop, Crackenback, Australia, Nov/Dec GLP Report Number 8. Available at: O’Neill, B. Verburg, P.H. (2012) Land use and climate change – Report of the EMF workshop session, Snowmass, USA, Aug GLPReport Number 9. Available at: New joint GLP/iLEAPS initiative: Interactions among Managed Ecosystems, Climate, and Societies (IMECS). Joint GLP/iLEAPS workshop in September 2013: Wrap-up of LULCC synthesis & Kick-off of IMECS Organizers: Tanja Suni (iLEAPS), Giovana Espindola (GLP), Peter Verburg (GLP), Almut Arneth (AIMES/iLEAPS)

7 Three new SSC members acquired from the socioeconomic/complex systems community to work on the new themes as adjustment for Future Earth: David Newth (complex systems science, Australia, officially appointed in 2013) Complex dynamics among human and natural systems Sirkku Juhola (adaptation, economy, developing countries, Finland): Complex dynamics among human and natural systems Sustainable managed ecosystems Jason Sjogren (natural resources economy, USA) Complex dynamics among human and natural systems Sustainable managed ecosystems

8 Newsletter o Issue 12 “Future Land-Atmosphere Observation Platforms” published o Newsletter re-designed and expenses halved; logo updated in the process Website updated; now includes o Regularly updated science highlights o Research priorities and themes with descriptions o Publication database Joint special issue in ACP & BG: 14 articles published + 25 in Discussions iLEAPS Facebook page started for publishing science highlights; now 202 readers

9 iLEAPS-Japan and iLEAPS-China restructured iLEAPS Japan presented this week at ISAR-3 conference in Tokyo including a satellite meeting with iLEAPS-Eurasia, iLEAPS-Japan, and iLEAPS iLEAPS-Eurasia founded Office at University of Helsinki Coordinates the Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) iLEAPS-Americas in preparation First workshop together with IGAC on January in Bogota, Colombia Other regional nodes in planning/preparation Africa, Mediterranean, South-East Asia

10 Thank you!

11 iLEAPS Phase II (2014 – 2024): Interactions among Land Ecosystems, AtmosPhere, and Societies SocietyAtmosphere Land Ecosystems

12 The main priorities of iLEAPS under IGBP/Future Earth in the coming years are to establish a continuation for the period with a focus on interactions among land ecosystems, atmosphere, and societies. With special emphasis on 10 research priorities outlined by iLEAPS SSC in 2011: New observation networks incorporating remote sensing techniques with ground-based observations Basic boundary-layer dynamics The role of land-cover changes in modulating carbon, nitrogen, and hydrological cycles and, consequently, atmospheric chemistry, aerosol dynamics, and climate Regional (high-latitude) processes and their influence on global simulations Integrative model evaluation and development on many levels in collaboration with WCRP Extreme events vs. gradual change and adaptation Interactions and exchange between managed ecosystems and atmosphere Impact studies of land management practices and recommendations on best practices Societal-relevant indicators of land surface together with WCRP (biomass, water stress, soil moisture, soil fertility, pollution, phenology) Interactions among anthropogenic and biogenic aerosols, clouds, and climate.


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