H09a - Advances in forest hydrology
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Forests dominate much of Canada's landscape and are a critical source of freshwater resources, provide natural infrastructure for flood protection and drinking water supply, and support habitat for culturally and economically important aquatic species. Forest ecosystems are undergoing unprecedent change due to climate variability and disturbances such as wildfire, resource extraction, and urbanization. Novel insights on forest-water relationships from plot to watershed scales are needed to inform effective management approaches. We invite both empirical and modelling studies and contributions that provide new understanding and perspectives on hydrological and biogeochemical processes within forested ecosystems.

Oral talks:

10:00 - 10:15: Environmental drivers of boreal tree water deficit from treeline to treeline in Canada’s western boreal forest
Presenter(s): Nia Perron, PhD Student, Université de Montréal, Jennifer Baltzer, Wilfrid Laurier University, Chris Spence, Environment Climate Change Canada and Oliver Sonnentag, Université de Montréal

10:15 - 10:30: Everything; everywhere; all at once: A new framework for watershed characterization and cumulative effects assessment
Presenter(s): Murray Richardson, Carleton University

10:30 - 10:45: The influence of tree diversity on forest transpiration: A global meta-analysis
Presenter(s): Tanvir Ahmed Shovon, Postdoctoral Fellow, Université du Québec en Outaouais, D. Bonal- Research Director at French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE), C. Messier - Professor, Université du Québec en Outaouais - Department of Natural Sciences and M. A. Rasoanaivo- Université du Québec en Outaouais - Depart

10:45 - 11:00: Improving the modeling of carbon and water fluxes at a mixed forest site in Canada through the Bayesian parameter optimization
Presenter(s): Jiye Leng, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto, Jing M. Chen, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3, Canada, Wenyu Li, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3, Canada and Xiangzhong Luo, Department of Geography, National U

11:00 - 11:15: Assessing changes in land cover between 1984 and 2019 for Canada's gauged forest watersheds
Presenter(s): Danielle Hudson, , Canadian Forest Service, Jason Leach, Canadian Forest Service

11:15 - 11:30: Snow Melt Dynamics and Ground Temperature Regulation In Alpine Krummholz Stands
Presenter(s): Joseph Shea, Associate Professor, University of Northern British Columbia, Sara Darychuk (UNBC), MacKenzie McLean (UNBC)

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