2010

December

  • The Richardson Lab attends the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. For Andrew, a highlight was having his photo taken with Union President Mike McPhaden.

 

November

  • Oliver had a new paper accepted: Carbon dioxide exchange of a pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium L.) infestation: how do flowering and mowing affect canopy photosynthesis and autotrophic respiration? JGR-Biogesciences (in press)
  • Oliver attended the regional phenology meeting in Durham
  • Scott Ollinger and Jingfeng Xiao visited the lab
  • The Richardson Lab annual retreat, to the Bartlett Experimental Forest, was a great success. After a full day science meeting on Friday, we spent Saturday morning hiking to the top of Mount Willard, in Crawford Notch.

 

Left to right: Youngryel, Trevor, Mariah, Oliver, Andrew, Koen Hufkens

October

  • Trevor had a new paper accepted: Keenan, T.F., Grote, R., and Sabate, S.,: Overlooking the canopy: The importance of canopy structure in scaling isoprenoid emissions from the leaf to the landscape. Ecological Modelling (in press).

September

  • Andrew attended the Carbo-Extreme meeting in Denmark
  • Mariah went to D.C. to plan the upcomming AGU fall meeting

August

  • Youngryel crossed the country and finally joined the lab.
  • The camera intercomparison experiment continues at Harvard Forest: we installed 12 new cameras (different webcams, plant and game cams, point & shoot cameras and a DSLR) to examine the influence of sensor type (CCD vs. CMOS), resolution, etc. on color information for phenological research.
  • Andrew attended the NACP Interim Synthesis workshop in Boulder, CO.
  • After three months in "visitor" status, Oliver Sonnentag officially joined the lab at the beginning of August
  • A proposal to NASA's GCCE program, submitted by Aaron Ellison (Andrew was co-I) was approved for funding. The grant will support expansion of the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology. 
  • Andrew was coauthor on Miguel Mahecha's respiration modeling paper in Science: Mahecha, M.D., M. Reichstein, N. Carvalhais, G. Lasslop, H. Lange, S.I. Seneviratne, R. Vargas, C. Ammann, M.A. Arain, A. Cescatti, I.A. Janssens, M. Migliavacca, L. Montagnani, A.D. Richardson. 2010. Global convergence in the temperature sensitivity of respiration at ecosystem level. Science 329: 838-840, DOI: 10.1126/science.1189587.
  • Andrew's "multiple constraints" data-model fusion paper was published in Oecologia:  Richardson, A.D., M. Williams, D.Y. Hollinger, D.J.P. Moore, D.B. Dail, E.A. Davidson, N.A. Scott, R.S. Evans, H. Hughes, J.T. Lee, C. Rodrigues, and K. Savage. 2010. Estimating parameters of a forest ecosystem C model with measurements of stocks and fluxes as joint constraints. Oecologia 164: 25-40, DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1628-y.
  • Andrew attended the Ecological Society of America annual meeting in Pittsburgh, and presented an invited talk on predicting shifts in vegetation phenology to 2100 in the Ecological Forecasting session organized by Michael Keller and Yiqi Luo. 
  • Youngryel had a new paper accepted: Ryu, Y., Baldocchi, D.D., Verfaillie, J., Ma, S., Falk, M., Ruiz-Mercado, I., Hehn, T. and Sonnentag, O., 2010. Testing the performance of a novel spectral reflectance sensor, built with light emitting diodes (LEDs), to monitor ecosystem metabolism, structure and function. Agric. For. Meteorol., doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.08.009.

July

  • Trevor's paper was featured #6 in the top 25 fastest breaking articles in the second quarter in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2010
  • Andrew attended the NSF-sponsored FORECAST RCN workshop, organized by Yiqi Luo and hosted by NEON, in Boulder.
  • Andrew again participated in the Summer Flux Measurement and Modeling Course, held at Niwot Ridge an organized by Russ Monson and Dave Moore.  
  • Andrew visited the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado.
  • Mariah attended NOAA Climate and Global Change Summer Institute, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Mariah undertook a field campaign at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, CO
  • Trevor's paper was published on-line in Global Change Biology: Keenan, T., P. Serra, F. Lloret, M. Ninyerola and S. Sabate (2010) Predicting the future of forests in the Mediterranean under climate change, with niche- and process-based models: CO2 matters!. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02254.x.

June

  • Andrew attended the Phenology 2010 conference and CEOS Workshop on the Validation of Satellite-based Land Surface Phenology Products, both held in Dublin, Ireland, and delivered oral presentations on webcam phenology.
  • Oliver's paper came out in Global Change Biology: Sonnentag, O., van der Kamp, G., Barr, A., Chen, J.M., 2010, On the relationship between water table depth and water vapor and carbon dioxide fluxes in a minerotrophic fen. Global Change Biology, 16, 1762-1776.

May

  • Andrew, Koen and Oliver are serving as mentors to three summer REU students at the Harvard Forest (Andrea Garcia, Humboldt State; Adam Young, SUNY ESF; Cory Teshera-Sterne, Mt. Holyoke). 
  • Andrew attended the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, where he presented a talk on evaluation of MODIS phenology using webcam data. After Vienna he visited Markus Reichstein and colleagues at the Max-Planck Institute in Jena, Germany. 
  • Mariah presented and organized a session at EGU, Vienna, Austria
  • Mariah visited Max Planck Institute, Jena, Germany
  • Youngryel Ryu became Dr Ryu!

April

  • Oliver delivered the HUH seminar.
  • Adrian Rocha, a postdoc at MBL, visited the lab and delivered the HUH seminar.
  • Trevor attended the EFIMED conference in Turkey where he was presented an award for the best PhD in Mediterranean forestry 2009.
  • Trevor's paper was accepted in Global Change Biology: Keenan, T., P. Serra, F. Lloret, M. Ninyerola and S. Sabate (2010) Predicting the future of forests in the Mediterranean under climate change, with niche- and process-based models: CO2 matters!. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02254.x.
  • Trevor's paper was featured #6 in the top 25 hottest papers in the first quarter in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2010
  • Youngryels paper was featured #7 in the top 25 hottest papers in the first quarter in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2010
  • Oliver Sonnentag joined the lab from UC Berkeley, where he was a postdoc with Maggi Kelly and Dennis Baldocchi.
  • Andrew’s FLUXNET synthesis paper on phenology was accepted for publication in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B:

    Richardson, A.D., T.A. Black, P. Ciais, N. Delbart, M.A. Friedl, N. Gobron, D.Y. Hollinger, W.L. Kutsch, B. Longdoz, S. Luyssaert, M. Migliavacca, L. Montagnani, J.W. Munger, E. Moors, S. Piao, C. Rebmann, M. Reichstein, N. Saigusa, E. Tomelleri, R. Vargas, and A. Varlagin. Influence of spring and autumn phenological transitions on forest ecosystem productivity.
  • Koen Hufkens, a postdoc at Boston University with Mark Friedl, is visiting the lab.

March

  • Andrew served as external examiner on Hella Ahrends’s (ETH Zurich) successful PhD thesis defense. Congratulations, Hella!
  • We had a lab group road trip to the Woods Hole Research Center to meet with Eric Davidson and Kathleen Savage and discuss current and future projects.
  • Trevor delivered the MCZ lunchtime seminar.
  • Two new webcams will soon be installed at the Harvard Forest, one on the Little Prospect Hill tower, and one on the Hemlock tower.
  • We had a lab group road trip to the Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium.
  • Andrew’s data-model fusion paper was accepted for publication in Oecologia:

    Richardson, A.D., M. Williams, D.Y. Hollinger, D.J.P. Moore, D.B. Dail, E.A. Davidson, N.A. Scott, R.S. Evans, H. Hughes, J.T. Lee, C. Rodrigues, and K. Savage. 2010. Estimating parameters of a forest ecosystem C model with measurements of stocks and fluxes as joint constraints
  • Trevor had papers from his PhD research published in Global Change Biology and Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
  • We travelled to the Howland Forest to install Andrew’s new Picarro fast-response CO2/CH4/H2O analyzer, and replace the Main and North tower webcams.

February

  • Trevor Keenan joined the lab from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he completed his PhD.
  • Andrew’s (Co-investigator) Harvard Forest REU Program proposal (PI Aaron Ellison) was funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Andrew’s (Co-investigator) proposal submitted to the United States Geological Survey/National Parks Monitoring Project, “Integrated phenological monitoring, analysis, and synthesis to track ecosystem responses to climate change,” (PIs Jake Weltzin and Brian Mitchell) was funded.

January

  • Happy New Year!