With the twin impacts of direct anthropogenic disruption and climate change affecting most climatological, hydrological and ecological - and some geomorphological - systems, traditional approaches which rely on the assumption of stationarity are proving to have increasingly serious shortcomings. One response has been to develop deterministic, physically-based models, but these are extremely challenging to implement successfully across multiple spatial and temporal scales. In contrast, GeoComputational methods based on large multi-dimensional datasets have shown strong potential for providing useful representations. Furthermore, their frameworks offer arguably more appropriate simulations for many chaotic or complex natural systems. This session provides an opportunity to present the findings of research which has explored the application of such methods in the environmental sciences: results describing projects which transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries are of particular interest.
Please apply as normal, but select "Applications of GeoComputational methods in the environmental sciences" under the topics on the submission page. Although we can't guarentee all accepted submissions a place in the session of their choice, we will do our best to group papers thematically.
For further information, please contact the session chair: Michael Allchin.