Research Highlights


  • Contributors: Chris Gough
  • Title: Disturbance-accelerated succession increases the production of a temperate forest
  • Many secondary deciduous forests of eastern North America are approaching a transition in which maturing early successional tree species are declining, resulting in an uncertain future for this century-long carbon (C) sink. We initiated the Forest Ac (read full)
  • Published in: Ecological Applications, 2021

  • Contributors: Russell Scott
  • Title: Water Availability Impacts on Evapotranspiration Partitioning
  • Knowing how evapotranspiration (ET) is mediated by abiotic and biotic pathways is essential to understanding how water affects ecosystem productivity. Recent studies have investigated the average transpiration fraction (T/ET) across sites and biomes, (read full)
  • Published in: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2021

  • Contributors: Dennis Baldocchi
  • Title: On the inter- and intra-annual variability of ecosystem evapotranspiration and water use efficiency of an oak savanna and annual grassland subjected to booms and busts in rainfall
  • Whether annual evapotranspiration of native ecosystems is increasing or decreasing with time as CO2 concentrations are rising, the climate is warming and rainfall experiences booms and busts, remains an unanswered question in the field of global cha (read full)
  • Published in: Global Change Biology, 2020/10

  • Contributors: J William Munger
  • Title: Carbon Budget Of The Harvard Forest Long‐Term Ecological Research Site: Pattern, Process, And Response To Global Change
  • How, where, and why carbon (C) moves into and out of an ecosystem through time are long‐standing questions in biogeochemistry. Here, we bring together hundreds of thousands of C‐cycle observations at the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts, U (read full)
  • Published in: Ecological Monographs, 2020/08/04

  • Contributors: GIL BOHRER
  • Title: Plant-mediated methane transport in emergent and floating-leaved species of a temperate freshwater mineral-soil wetland
  • Methane flux from freshwater mineral-soil (FWMS) wetlands and its variability among sites is largely modulated by plant-mediated transport. However, plant-mediated transport processes are rarely resolved in land surface models and are poorly parametr (read full)
  • Published in: Limnology and Oceanography, 2020/07

  • Contributors: Dennis Baldocchi
  • Title: Outgoing Near-Infrared Radiation From Vegetation Scales With Canopy Photosynthesis Across a Spectrum of Function, Structure, Physiological Capacity, and Weather
  • We test the relationship between canopy photosynthesis and reflected near-infrared radiation from vegetation across a range of functional (photosynthetic pathway and capacity) and structural conditions (leaf area index, fraction of green and dead lea (read full)
  • Published in: Journal Of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 2020

  • Contributors: Maricar Aguilos
  • Title: Long-term carbon flux and balance in managed and natural coastal forested wetlands of the Southeastern USA
  • Wetlands store large C stocks and play important roles in biogeochemical C cycling. However, the effects of environmental and anthropogenic pressures on C dynamics in lower coastal plain forested wetlands in southern U.S. are not well understood. We (read full)
  • Published in: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2020/05/14

  • Contributors: Manuel Helbig, Tobias Gerken, Eric Beamesderfer, Dennis D Baldocchi, Tirtha Banerjee, Sebastien C. Biraud, Nathaniel A. Brunsell, Sean P. Burns, Brian Butterworth, W. Stephen Chan, Ankur R. Desai, Jose D. Fuentes, David Y. Hollinger, Natascha Kljun, Matthias Mauder, Kimberley A. Novick, John M. Perkins, Camilo Rey-Sanchez, Russel L. Scott, Bijan Seyednasrollah, Paul C Stoy, Ryan C. Sullivan, Jordi Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, Sonia Wharton, Chuixiang Yi, Andrew D. Richardson
  • Title: Whitepaper: Understanding land-atmosphere interactions through tower-based flux and continuous atmospheric boundary layer measurements
  • Target audience: AmeriFlux community, AmeriFlux Science Steering Committee & Department of Energy (DOE) program managers [ARM/ASR (atmosphere), TES(surface), and SBR (subsurface)] Problem Statement: The atmospheric boundary layer media (read full)

  • Contributors: GIL BOHRER
  • Title: Paired CH4 concentration and stable isotope measurements identify concentration spikes and source attribution at a hydraulic fracturing field in West Virginia
  • Hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) for natural gas has increased rapidly in the area of the Marcellus Shale in the last thirty years and estimates of CH4 emissions from hydrofracking operations are still uncertain. Previous studies on CH4 emissions (read full)
  • Published in: Atmospheric Environment, 2020/03

  • Contributors: Bev Law
  • Title: Carbon sequestration and biodiversity co-benefits of preserving forests in the western United States.
  • Forest carbon sequestration via forest preservation can be a viable climate change mitigation strategy. We identify forests in the western conterminous United States with high potential carbon sequestration and low vulnerability to future drought and (read full)
  • Published in: Ecological Applications (open access), 2019/12