February 8–10, 2017 | Aquatic Carbon Biogeochemistry of Coastal Temperate Rainforests


Thanks to all those who joined us in Seattle for the inaugural workshop of the  Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network!

This was the first of 5 annual workshops that will synthesize knowledge and address information gaps regarding the flux of water, carbon and nutrients from coastal watersheds to nearshore marine ecosystems.

A select group of hydrologists, aquatic biogeochemists, and others interested in processes occurring across the land-freshwater-ocean continuum discussed:  

  • the current state of knowledge of freshwater carbon biogeochemistry along the land-water continuum of the Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest and;
  • solidified a scientific community to build a research agenda on processes acting across temperate rainforest coastal margins into the future.

View the agenda


Focal area of the workshop

Workshop organizers:

  • David Butman (University of Washington)
  • Bill Floyd (BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations; Vancouver Island University)
  • Eran Hood (University of Alaska Southeast)
  • Suzanne Tank (University of Alberta)



The next workshop is tentatively scheduled for February 2017 in Vancouver, B.C., and will focus on the fate of terrestrial carbon and nutrients in nearshore marine ecosystems.

This workshop is funded by NSF award #1557186 RCN: Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network – understanding materials flux in linked terrestrial and marine ecosystems in the face of climate change.