is focused on understanding the links between climate, land management, and ecosystem carbon and water cycling. Our work blends original field data, network observations, and models. Ultimately, our goal is to better predict future climate conditions, and their associated impacts on US agro-ecosystems.
Terrestrial ecosystems are important regulators of atmospheric CO2 concentration, water cycling, and surface and air temperature. In the Eastern U.S., the movement of CO2, H2O, and heat energy between forest ecosystems and the atmosphere can be quite large, but also quite sensitive to variable meteorological conditions. To improve our understanding of the magnitude and variability of these fluxes, our lab supports long-term observations of land-atmosphere mass and energy transport using "Flux Towers" like these:
Active Since 1998 - Central Indiana, USA
~90-year-old eastern deciduous hardwood forest
Crossett Experimental Forest - Active since 2012
~65-year-old managed loblolly pine forest
Active since 2016 - Bloomington, IN, USA
Old Field, mowed annually
Reforestation of grasslands and croplands cools the earth's surface in the tropics, and warms the surface in boreal zones. However, the impact of reforestation on surface temperature in the temperate zone is unclear. This project will test the hypothesis that reforestation in the Eastern U.S. affects energy balance in ways that cool the surface and thus may obscure long-term warming from climate change. Just as human bodies are cooled by sweating or by a fan, forests may be cooled by greater rates of evapotranspiration and wind-driven movement of heat energy when compared to the croplands and grasslands they have replaced. Project outcomes will inform models that reproduce historic climate trends and predict future conditions with more confidence. The research will also inform the development of sustainable agro-ecosystem management strategies that mitigate damaging effects of drought on ecosystem productivity and function. Funding from this project comes from the National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology, CAREER award program
Drought events, which are predicted to become more frequent in the future, threaten to disrupt U.S. forest carbon cycling with important ecological and economic impacts. Thus, there is an imperative to obtain a species-specific understanding of the mechanisms determining tree response to drought. Our proposed work will meet this challenge by leveraging a rich collection of eco-physiological data collected from multiple eastern U.S. deciduous forest sites during a severe, naturally occurring drought. These data will be combined with new observations from a proposed rainfall removal experiment, and information on historic forest carbon cycling to be obtained from tree cores. Our focus on Eastern U.S. forests represents a departure from recent work investigating forest drought impacts in more arid regions; in the relatively wet Eastern U.S., drought-driven tree mortality may not be common, but the consequences of drought for forest carbon uptake and timber productivity may nonetheless be profound. Funding from this project comes from the USDA - Agriculture and Food Research Institute (AFRI).
The southeastern US is characterized by high precipitation and solar radiation, making the region a major carbon sink and supporting vital food and fiber industries. Over the last two centuries, this region has experienced a remarkable disturbance history characterized by widespread clearcutting and then reforestation under active land management. Regional carbon cycling is undoubtedly linked to this management history, yet the mechanisms by which historical and future land management decisions determine the magnitude and variability of the regional carbon sink have not been elucidated. This project will merge information on regional ecosystem function from satellites, flux towers, and USDA Forest Service inventory data to better understand the carbon consequences of past, ongoing, and future land cover changes in the Eastern US. Funding from this project comes from the NASA-ROSES Carbon Cycle Science Program.
Associate Professor, IU SPEA, 812.855.3010, email@example.com. View Kim's C.V.
Dr. Novick joined the faculty of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2012. Her work combines principals from biometeorology, plant physiology, and hydrology. Research interests include: elucidating the biophysical determinants of ecosystem carbon uptake and water use, exploring how drought affects a range of forest processes, advancing biometeorological observation approaches, and advancing the practice of network-enabled ecosystem science.
PhD student and former MMS site manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. View Michael's C.V.
Michael joined the lab as a lab and site manager in 2016, transitioning to a PhD student in Fall 2018. Before joining our lab, he received his BS in plant biology from the University of Oklahoma and worked as a research technician at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory. Much of his work is focused on ecophysiology with a particular emphasis on plant-water use and drought stress in eastern deciduous forests.
PhD Student View Sander's C.V.
Sander recieved her B.S. from Appalachian State University in Geography and Planning, and her M.S. from the University of Helsinki in 2014. She spent several years as a research technician with the USDA Forest Service, and joined our lab in the fall of 2016. Sander's work is focused on interactions between trees and bark boring insects, and on the determinants of species-specific, tree-level water use.
Mike joined our lab in 2017. Mike graduated from IU with a BS in Biology and a BA in Studio Art. Before joining our lab, we worked as a gallery manager at the WonderLab Science Museum, as a field technician with the USGS, and as a K-10 science teacher. Mike collects and curates field data from the Morgan-Monroe AmeriFlux site. He also designed and constructed our throughfall displacement experiment in Griffy Woods.
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, email@example.com View Mallory's C.V.
Mallory Barnes is a postdoc in the lab who uses data science tools and techniques to quantify relationships between land, air, and water. She leverages large datasets, including remotely sensed and eddy covariance data, to scale ecohydrological and biophysical processes from leaf to global scales. Before joining the Novick lab in fall 2018, she received her PhD from the University of Arizona.
Field and Instrument Scientist
IU Department of Geography
Steve has been involved with the operation and management of the Morgan-Monroe State Forest Flux Tower since 1998. Most of his work supports the research activities of IU Department of Geography Faculty, and includes developing physical platforms for remote sensing instrumentation, and serving as pilot for airborne remote sensing campaigns.
Undergraduate BSES student, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lily is pursuing her BS in environmental science. She joined the lab during the first semester of her freshman year through an appointment as a "Sustainability Scholar" with the IU Office of Sustainability. Her senior thesis is a retrospective analysis of land cover influences on temperature trends across a weather station network in the Eastern US.
Daniel is on track to earn his joint MSES-MPA degree in December, 2019. In the lab, he helps to sustain multiple long-term field research experiments, and is also contributing to a meta-analysis of the mechanisms by which oak trees respond to drought stress.
Kathryn received her B.S. from the University of Alabama in Environmental Science and joined the lab and the SPEA MPA-MSES program in the Fall of 2018. She has conducted research in forest ecology, carbon flux and storage in a tidal salt marsh, and automated methodologies for quantifying avian composition and abundance. In the Novick Lab, Kathryn works on the Bayles Road flux tower and helps to organize a summer K-12 teachers workshop - "Educating for Environmental Change."
SPEA MPA/MSES 2012
Tyler managed the Morgan-Monroe State Forest flux tower site from 2011-2015, and authored a paper detailing species specific responses to the severe 2012 midwestern drought (Roman et al. 2015, Oecologia). He now works as a research ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, based at the Marcell Experimental Forest in Minnesota.
SPEA MS/MPA 2014
Haley recently received her MPA-MSES, focusing her coursework in Applied Ecology. Her work in the lab explored resin production in southern pines and its implications for strategic resource management. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Forestry at the University of Georgia Warnell School.
former Post-doctoral research associate
Ben's research in our lab focused on determining how carbon dioxide and water vapor fluxes from plants and the soil differ in their responses to meteorological events such as drought. In 2015, he assumed a position with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to continue work to better incorporate soil processes in earth system models.
Justine was an accelerated, thesis track MS student at IU who graduated in May, 2015. The topic of her master’s thesis was quantifying age-related hydraulic and biochemical restraints on tree photosynthesis, which is currently being prepared for submission. Justine is currently a PhD student in the Atmospheric Sciences program at Washington State University. When not pursuing her academic interests, Justine enjoys playing music.
MPA-MSES Student, email@example.com
Martin earned his joint Masters of Environmental Science and Masters of Public Affairs in IU's School of Public and Enviornmental Affairs in 2018. In the lab, he used forest inventory data to understand the drivers of plant growth and mortality in southern Indiana. He also played an important role in training undergraduate students on field research methods.
former Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
Quan’s research placed a strong emphasis on linking carbon, water, and energy cycles. Before joining our lab, he received his PhD degree from Tsinghua University, and he is presently faculty in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at Wuhan University, China.
former MPA-MSES Student
Tessa earned her joint Masters of Environmental Science and Masters of Public Affairs in 2017. Her research in the lab used tree cores to understand the extent to which long-term trends in both atmosphereic CO2 and vapor pressure deficit contribute to observed trends in plant intrinsic water use efficiency. She is now a research technician at Harvard Forest.
former MPA-MSES Student
Glenia earned her joint Masters of Environmental Science and Masters of Public Affairs in 2018. During her time with us, she led a summer eco-physiological field campaign at Coweeta lab, organized the processing of those data, and played an instrumental role in guiding undergraduate and high-school students through independent research projects. She currently works as an environmental consultant.
former PhD Student
Koong received his PhD from IU in 2019. His dissertation focused on understanding the controls on plant water use across a range of spatial and temporal scales, blending information from sap flux, tree cores, eddy covariance towers, and theoretical models. He now works as a post-doctoral research scientists at the University of Virginia, focused on extracting eco-physiological information from observatiosn of solar-induced fluorescence (SIF).
Jiao, W., Wang, L., Chang, Q., Novick, K.A., (In press) A new multi-sensor integrated index for drought monitoring. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
Kannenberg, S., Novick, K.A., Phillips, R. (In press) Anisohydric behavior linked to persistent hydraulic damage and delayed drought recovery across tree sapling species. New Phytologist.
Novick, K.A., Konings, K.G., Gentine, P. (In press) Beyond soil water potential: An expanded view on isohydricity including land-atmosphere interactions and phenology. Plant Cell and Environment. View Online
Burakowski, E., Twafik, A., Ouimette, A., Lepine, L, Zarzycki, C., Novick, K., Ollinger, S., Bonan, G. (In press). Simulating surface energy fluxes using the Variable Resolution Community Earth System Model (VR-CESM). Theoretical and Applied Climatology.
Denham, S.O., , Coyle, D.R., Oishi, A.C., Bullock, B.P., Heliövaara, A.K., Novick, K.A. (2019) Effects of Synthetic, Micro-infestations of Bark Beetles on Tree Resin Dynamics Canadian Journal of Forest Research 49, 53-63. View Online
Yi, K., Maxwell, J.T., Wenzel, M.K., Roman, D.T., Sauer, P.E., Phillips, R.P., Novick, K.A. (2019) Linking variation in intrinsic water-use efficiency to isohydricity: a comparison at multiple spatio-temporal scales. New Phytologist 221, 195 - 208. View Online
Asbjornsen, H., Campbell, J.L., Jennings, K.A., Vadeboncoeur, M.A., McIntire, C., Templer, P.H., Phillips, R.P., Bauerle, T.L., Dietze, M.C., Frey, S.D., Groffman, P.M., Guerrieri, R., Hanson, P.J., Kelsey, E.P., Knapp, A.K., McDowell, N.G., Meir, P., Novick, K.A.,, Ollinger, S.V., Pockman, W.T., Schaberg, P.G., Wullschleger, S.D., Smith, M.D., Rustad, L. (2018) Guidelines and considerations for designing precipitation manipulation experiments in forest ecosystems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9, 2310-2325. View Online
Tor-ngern, P., Oren, R., Palmroth, S., Novick, K.A.,, Linder, S., Ottosson-Löfvenius, Näsholm, T. (2018) Water balance of pine forests: synthesis of new and published results. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 259, 107-117. View Online
Zhang, Q., Novick, K., Manzoni, S., Scott, R.L, Oishi, A.C., Finzi, A., Vargas, E.R., Phillips, R.P. (2018) Photosynthesis and soil moisture affect the seasonal soil respiration-temperature hysteresis relationship. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 259, 184-195. View Online
Oishi, A.C., Miniat, C.F., Novick, K.A.,, Brantley, S.T., Vose, J.M., Walker, J.T. (2018) Warmer temperatures reduce net carbon uptake, but not water use, in a mature southern Appalachian forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 252, 269-282. View Online
Burakowski, E., Tawfik, A., Ouimette, A., Lepine, L., Novick, K.A.,, Ollinger, S., Zarzycki, C., Bonan, G. (2018) The role of surface roughness, albedo, and Bowen ratio on ecosystem energy balance in the Eastern United States. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 249, 367-376. View Online
Novick, K.A.,, Biederman, J., Desai, A., Litvak, M., Moore, D., Scott, R.L. Torn, M.S. (2018) AmeriFlux – A Coalition of the Willing. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 249, 444-456. View Online
Liu, Y., Wang, Z., Sun, Q., Erb, A., Li, Z., Schaaf, C., Zhang, X., Roman, M., Scott, R., Zhang, Q., Novick, K.A., Bret-Harte, M.S., Petroy, S. (2017) Evaluation of the VIIRS BRDF, Albedo and NBAR products suite and an assessment of continuity with the long term MODIS record. Remote Sensing of Environment 201, 256-274. View Online
Momen, M., Wood, J.D., Novick, K.A., Pangle, R., Pockman, W.T., McDowell, N.G., Konings, A. (2017) Interacting effects of leaf water potential and biomass on vegetation optical depth. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 122, 3031-3046. View Online
Kannenberg,S., Novick, K.A. , Phillips, R.P. (2017) Coarse roots prevent declines in whole-tree non-structural carbohydrate pools during drought in an isohydric and an anisohydric species. Tree Physiology 38, 582-590. View Online
Montane, F., Fox, A.M., Arellano, A.F., MacBean, N., Alexander, M.R., Dye, A., Bishop, D., Trouet, V., Babst, F., Hessl, A.E., Pederson, N., Blanken, P.D., Bohrer, G., Gough, C.M., Litvak, M.E., Novick, K.A., Phillips, R.P., Wood, J.D., Moore, D.J.P. (2017) Evaluating the effect of alternative carbon allocation schemes in a land surface model (CLM4.5) on carbon fluxes, pools and turnover in temperate forests. Geoscientific Model Development 10, 3499-3517. View Online
Hwang, T., Gholizadeh, H., Sims, D.A., Novick, K.A., Brzostek, E., Phillips, R.P., Robeson, S.M., Roman, D.T.,, Rahman, A.F. (2018) Capturing species-level drought responses in a temperate deciduous forest using ratios of photochemical reflectance indices between sunlit and shaded canopies Remote Sensing of the Environment 199, 350-359. View Online
Yi, K., , Dragoni, D., Phillips, R., Roman, D.T., Novick, K.A. (2017) Dynamics of stem water uptake among isohydric and anisohydric species experiencing a severe drought Tree Physiology 37, 1379-1392. View Online
Ficklin, D., Novick, K. (2017) Historic and projected changes in evaporative demand suggest a continental-scale drying of the U.S. atmosphere. Journal of Geophysical Resarch - Atmospheres 122, 2061-2079. View Online
Runkle, R.K., Rigby, J.R., Reba, M.L, Anapalli, S.S., Bhattacharjee, J., Krauss, K.W., Liang, L., Locke, M., Novick, K.A. , Sui, R., Suvocarev, K., White, P.M. Jr. (2017) Delta-Flux: An eddy covariance network for a climate-smart lower Mississippi Basin. Agricultural and Environmental Research Letters 2, 170003. View Online
Tian, C., Wang, L., Novick, K.A. (2016) Water vapor δ(2) H, δ(18) O and δ(17) O measurements using an off-axis integrated cavity output spectrometer - sensitivity to water vapor concentration, delta value and averaging-time. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 30, 2077-2086. View Online
Novick, K.A. , Ficklin, D., Stoy, P.C., Williams, C.A., Bohrer, G., Oishi, A.C., Papuga, S.A., Blanken, D., Noormets, A., Sulman, B., Scott, R.L., Wang, L., Phillips, R. (2016) The increasing importance of atmospheric demand for ecosystem water and carbon fluxes. Nature Climate Change 6, 1023 - 1027. View Online
Novick, K.A., Oishi, AC., Miniat, C.F. (2016) Cold air drainage flows subsidize montane valley ecosystem productivity Global Change Biology 22, 4014-4027. View Online
Wagle, P., Xiao, X., Kolb, T., Law, B., Wharton, S., Monson, R., Chen, J., Blanken, P., Novick, K.A., Dore, S., and Noormets, A. (2016) Biophysical controls on carbon and water vapor fluxes of evergreen needleleaf forests in the United States. Ecological Processes 5, DOI: 10.1186/s13717-016-0053-5 2238-225. View Online
Sulman, B.N., Roman, D.T., Yi, K., Wang, L., Phillilps, R.P., Novick, K. (2016) Atmospheric demand for water can limit forest carbon uptake and transpiration as severely as soil drying. Geophysical Research Letters 43, 9686-9695. View Online
Sulman, B.N., Roman, D.T. , Scanlon, T.M., Wang, L., Novick, K.A. (2016). Comparing methods for partitioning a decade of carbon dioxide and water vapor fluxes in a temperate forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology226, 229:245. View Online
Wagle, P., Xiao, X., Kolb, T., Law, B., Wharton, S., Monson, R., Chen, J., Blanken, P., Novick, K.A., Dore, S., Noormets, A. (2016) Differential responses of carbon and water vapor fluxes to climate among evergreen needleleaf forests in the USA Ecological Processes 5, 8. View Online
Zscheidschler, J., Fatichi, S., Wolf, S., Blanken, P., Bohrer, G., Clark, K., Desai, A., Hollinger, D., Keenan, T., Novick, K.A., Seneviratne, S.I. (2016) Short-term favorable weather conditions are an important control of interannual variability in carbon and water fluxes in temperate forests. Journal of Geophysical Research 121, 2186-2198. View Online
Manoli, G., Domec, J.-C., Novick, K.A. , Oishi, A.C., Marani, M., Katul, G. (2016). Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Conditions Regulating Convective Cloud Formation Above Southeastern US Pine Plantations Global Change Biology,22: 2238-54. View Online
Novick, K.A., Miniat, CF, Vose, JM. (2016). Drought limitations to leaf-level gas exchange: results from a model linking stomatal optimization and cohesion tension theory. Plant Cell & Environment, 39: 583-596. Download PDF
Roman, D.T., Novick, K.A., Brzostek, E., Dragoni, D., Rahman, F., and Phillips, R. (2015). The role of isohydric and anisohydric species in determining ecosystem-scale response to severe drought. Oecologia 179, 641-654. Download PDF
Novick, K.A., Oishi, A.C., Ward, E., Siqueira, M.B.S., Juang, J.-Y., and Stoy, P.C. (2015) On the difference in the net ecosystem exchange of CO2 between deciduous and evergreen forests in the southeastern U.S.“ Global Change Biology 21, 827-842. Download PDF
Matheny, A.M., Bohrer, G., Stoy, P., Baker, I., Black, A., Desai, A., Deitze, M., Gough, C., Ivanov, V., Jassal, P., Novick, K., Schäfer, K., and Verbeek, H. Characterizing the diurnal patterns of errors in the prediction of evapotranspiration by several land-surface models: an NACP analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 119, 1458-1473.View Abstract
Pryor, S.C., Horsby, K. and Novick, K.A. 2014. Multi-year measurements of nucleation mode particles through a deciduous forest canopy. Atmospheric Chemisty & Physics, 14, 18181-18206. View Online
Stoy, P.C., Lin, H., Novick, K.A., Siqueira, M.B.S., and Juang, J.-Y. (2014) The biogeography of the ecosystem entropy budget and trends along ecological sucession. Entropy 16(7), 3710-3731.View Online
Luyssaert, S., Jammet, M., Stoy, P.C., …K. Novick….et al. 2014. Land management and land-cover change have impacts of similar magnitude on surface temperature. Nature Climate Change 4: 389-393. View Online
Kim, D., Oren, R., Oishi, A.C., Hsieh, C.-I., Phillips, N., Novick, K.A., and Stoy, P.C. 2014. The effect of wind velocity on transpiration in a mixed broadleaved deciduous forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 187, 15 April 2014, Pages 62-71. View Online
Novick, K.A., Miniat, C.F., Brantley, S.B., Walker, J.T., and J.M. Vose. 2014. Inferring the contribution of advection to total ecosystem scalar fluxes over a tall forest in complex terrain. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 185: 1-13. Download PDF
Novick, K.A., Walker, J.T., Chan, W.S., Sobek, C.M., and J.M. Vose. 2013. Eddy covariance measurements with a new fast-response, closed-path analyzer: spectral characteristics and cross-system. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 181: 17-32. Download PDF
Campbell, P.P.K., E. Middleton, K.J. Thome, R.F. Kokaly, K.F. Huemmrich, D. Lagomasino, K. Novick, and N.A. Brunsell. 2012. EO-1 Hyperion Reflectance Time Series at Calibration and Validation Sites: Stability and Sensitivity to Seasonal Dynamics. IEEE Journal of Select Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 6: 276.290 View Online
Novick, K.A., G.G. Katul, H.R. McCarthy, and R. Oren. 2012. Increased resin flow in mature pine trees growing under elevated CO2 and moderate soil fertility. Tree Physiology. 32, 752-763. Download PDF
Oishi, A.C., R. Oren, K.A. Novick, S. Palmroth, and G.G. Katul. 2010. Inter-annual invariability of forest evapotranspiration and its consequences to water flow downstream. Ecosystems 13: 421 – 436. View Online
Avissar, R., H.E. Holder, N. Abehserra, M.A. Bolch, K.A. Novick, P. Canning, K. Prince, J. Magalhaes, N. Matayoshi, G. Katul, R.L. Walko, and K.M. Johnson. 2009. The Duke University Helicopter Observation Platform. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 90: 939 – 954. View Online
Novick, K.A., R. Oren, P. Stoy, M. Siqueira, and G.G. Katul, 2009. Nocturnal evapotranspiration in eddy-covariance records from three co-located ecosystems in the Southeastern U.S.: Implications for annual fluxes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149:1491-1504. Download PDF
Novick, K.A., R. Oren, P. Stoy, J.Y. Juang, M. Siqueira, and G.G. Katul. 2009. The relationship between reference canopy conductance and simplified hydraulic architecture. Advances in Water Resources, 32:808-819 Download PDF
Katul G and Novick K. 2009. Evapotranspiration. In: Gene E. Likens, (Editor) Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. Volume 1, pp. 661-667 Oxford: Elsevier View Online
Stoy PC, G.G. Katul, M.B.S. Siqueira, J.Y. Juang, K.A. Novick, H.R. McCarthy, A.C. Oishi, R. Oren. 2008. Role of vegetation in determining carbon sequestration along ecological succession in the southeastern United States. Global Change Biology, 14:1409-1427 View Online
Juang J-Y, G.G. Katul, M.B.S. Siqueira, P.C. Stoy, and K. Novick. 2007. Separating the effects of albedo from eco-physiological changes on surface temperature along a successional chronosequence in the southeastern United States. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L21408, doi:10.1029/2007GL031296. View Online
Stoy, P.C., S. Palmroth, A.C. Oishi, E. Ward, M.B.S. Siqueira, J-Y. Juang, K.A. Novick, K. Johnsen, G.G. Katul, R. Oren. 2007. Are ecosystem carbon inputs and outputs coupled at short time scales? A case study from adjacent pine and hardwood forests using impulse-response analysis. Plant, Cell and Environment, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2007.01655. View Online
Stoy, P., G.G. Katul, M.B.S. Siqueira, J.Y Juang, K.A. Novick, H.R. McCarthy, A.C. Oishi, J.M. Uebelherr, H-S Kim, and R. Oren. 2006. Separating the effects of climate and vegetation on evapotranspiration along a successional chronosequence in the southeastern U.S. Global Change Biology, 12: 1-21 View Online
Stoy, P., G.G. Katul, M.B.S. Siqueira, J. Y. Juang, K.A. Novick, J.M. Uebelherr, and R. Oren. 2006. An evaluation of models for partitioning eddy covariance-measured net ecosystem exchange into photosynthesis and respiration. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 141: 2-18. View Online
Novick , K.A., P. C. Stoy, G. G. Katul, D. S. Ellsworth, M. B. S. Siqueira, J. Juang, R. Oren. 2004. Carbon dioxide and water vapor exchange in a warm temperate grassland. Oecologia, 138:259-274. Download PDF
Accepted paper in Plant, Cell and Environment! Kim works with co-authors Alex Konings (Stanford U.) and Pierre Gentine (Columbia U.) to expand a popular framework for understanding how plants respond to drought. View Online
Published paper in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research! Ph.D. Student Sander Denham explores the usefulness of creating "micro-infestations" of Ips bark beetles to understand pine tree defenses. View Online
PhD student Koong Yi has successfully defenedrf his dissertation, and will begin a post-doc at the University of Virginia working on solar-induced flouresence (SIF). Congrats Koong!
Just announced! Fluxcourse will happen July 15-26 near Nederland, Colorado. Visit the course website to find out all the wonderful reasons why early career scientists studying land atmosphere interactions should join us!
It was nice to attend the AGU meeting in DC. Shout-out to AGU Biogeosciences for offering early-career Caregiver Support Travel Grants. Eases the pain of travelling with two small children!
We hosted the AmeriFlux community for a series of workshops, including the PI meeting, in Bloomington. It was a success, even if the leaves weren't at peak color. Read all about it on the AmeriFlux blog.
This course, which adopts a "flipped-classroom" approach, emphasizes the application of basic mathematical operations and principles to problem solving and modeling in the environmental sciences. In the first third of the course, applications will be drawn from a review of calculus. For the remainder of the course, applications will be drawn from a survey of differential equations, including ordinary differential equations, systems of equations, and partial differential equations. Both analytical and numerical solution techniques will be discussed, and students will perform calculations by hand and with the assistance of analysis programs like Mathematica and MatLab. View Applied Math for Environmental Science Syllabus here.
This field-intensive course emphasizes ecological, physiological, and physical factors that determine forest ecosystem structure and function. Students also explore the primary challenges facing forest managers (public, private, and NGO) in Southern Indiana and beyond. View the syllabus here.
This class emphasizes active-learning and role-playing strategies to meet course objectives linked to Human - Environment Interactions and Impacts, Environmental Literacy, and Policy Tools and Solutions. It's one of many sections of E183, which is a required course for most SPEA undergraduates. My section is strongly focused on climate change science, impacts, policy, and solutions. View the E183 syllabus here.