Staff Profile
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Biography

Pat Megonigal is an ecosystem ecologist with interests in carbon and greenhouse gas cycling in wetlands and forests, particularly as they relate to global change. He is the lead investigator of the Global Change Research Wetland, a world class facility dedicated to unraveling the complex ecological processes that confer stability on coastal marshes as they respond to global environmental change.

Publications

  • Holmquist, James R., Schile-Beers, Lisa, Buffington, Kevin, Lu, Meng, Mozdzer, Thomas J., Riera, Jefferson, Weller, Donald E., Williams, Meghan and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2021). Scalability and performance tradeoffs in quantifying relationships between elevation and tidal wetland plant communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 666 , 57-72. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13683
  • Norwood, Matthew J., Ward, Nicholas D., McDowell, Nate G., Myers‐Pigg, Allison N., Bond‐Lamberty, Ben, Indivero, Julia, Pennington, Stephanie, Wang, Wenzhi, Kirwan, Matt, Hopple, Anya M. and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2021). Coastal Forest Seawater Exposure Increases Stem Methane Concentration . Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126 (2) , Article e2020JG005915. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JG005915
  • Noyce, Genevieve L. and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2021). Biogeochemical and plant trait mechanisms drive enhanced methane emissions in response to whole-ecosystem warming. Biogeosciences, 18 (8) , 2449-2463. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2449-2021
  • O'Meara, Theresa A., Thornton, Peter E., Ricciuto, Daniel M., Noyce, Genevieve L., Rich, Roy L. and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2021). Considering coasts: Adapting terrestrial models to characterize coastal wetland ecosystems. Ecological Modelling, 450 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2021.109561
  • Rietl, Anthony J., Megonigal, J. Patrick, Herbert, Ellen R. and Kirwan, Matthew L. (2021). Vegetation Type and Decomposition Priming Mediate Brackish Marsh Carbon Accumulation Under Interacting Facets of Global Change. Geophysical Research Letters, 48 (8) https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL092051
  • Cott, Grace M., Jansen, Marcel A. K. and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2020). Uptake of organic nitrogen by coastal wetland plants under elevated CO2 . Plant and Soil, 450 , 521-535. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04504-5
  • Kauffman, J. Boone, Adame, Maria Fernanda, Arifanti, Virni Budi, Schile-Beers, Lisa M., Bernardino, Angelo F., Bhomia, Rupesh K., Donato, Daniel C., Feller, Ilka C., Ferreira, Tiago O., Jesus Garcia, Maria del Carmen, MacKenzie, Richard A., Megonigal, J. Patrick, Murdiyarso, Daniel, Simpson, Lorae and Hernandez Trejo, Humberto. (2020). Total ecosystem carbon stocks of mangroves across broad global environmental and physical gradients . Ecological Monographs, , Article e01405. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1405
  • Megonigal, J. Patrick, Brewer, Paul E. and Knee, Karen L. (2020). Radon as a natural tracer of gas transport through trees . The New Phytologist, 225 (4) , 1470-1475. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16292
  • Mueller, Peter, Mozdzer, Thomas J., Langley, J. Adam, Aoki, Lillian R., Noyce, Genevieve L. and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2020). Plant species determine tidal wetland methane response to sea level rise. Nature Communications, 11 (1) , 5154-5154. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18763-4
  • Pennington, Stephanie C., McDowell, Nate G., Megonigal, J. Patrick, Stegen, James C. and Bond-Lamberty, Benjamin. (2020). Localized basal area affects soil respiration temperature sensitivity in a coastal deciduous forest. Biogeosciences, 17 (3) , 771-780. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-771-2020
  • Pinsonneault, Andrew J., Neale, Patrick J., Tzortziou, Maria, Canuel, Elizabeth A., Pondell, Christina R., Morrissette, Hannah, Megonigal, James Patrick and Lefcheck, Jonathan S. (2020). Dissolved organic carbon sorption dynamics in tidal marsh soils . Limnology and Oceanography, https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11598
  • Wang, Wenzhi, McDowell, Nate G., Pennington, Stephanie, Grossiord, Charlotte, Leff, Riley T., Sengupta, Aditi, Ward, Nicholas D., Sezen, Ugur Uzay, Rich, Roy, Megonigal, J. Patrick, Stegen, James C., Bond-Lamberty, Ben and Bailey, Vanessa. (2020). Tree growth, transpiration, and water-use efficiency between shoreline and upland red maple (Acer rubrum) trees in a coastal forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 295 , 108163-108163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108163
  • Ward, Nicholas D., Megonigal, J. Patrick, Bond-Lamberty, Ben, Bailey, Vanessa L., Butman, David, Canuel, Elizabeth A., Diefenderfer, Heida, Ganju, Neil K., Goni, Miguel A., Graham, Emily B., Hopkinson, Charles S., Khangaonkar, Tarang, Langley, J. Adam, McDowell, Nate G., Myers-Pigg, Allison N., Neumann, Rebecca B., Osburn, Christopher L., Price, Rene M., Rowland, Joel, Sengupta, Aditi, Simard, Marc, Thornton, Peter E., Tzortziou, Maria, Vargas, Rodrigo, Weisenhorn, Pamela B., et al. (2020). Representing the function and sensitivity of coastal interfaces in Earth system models. Nature Communications, 11 (1) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16236-2
  • Yeates, Alice G., Grace, James B., Olker, Jennifer, Guntenspergen, Glenn R., Cahoon, Donald R., Adamowicz, Susan, Anisfeld, Shimon C., Barrett, Nels, Benzecry, Alice, Blum, Linda, Christian, Robert R., Grzyb, Joseph, Hartig, Ellen Kracauer, Leo, Kelly Hines, Lerberg, Scott, Lynch, James C., Maher, Nicole, Megonigal, J. Patrick, Reay, William, Siok, Drexel, Starke, Adam, Turner, Vincent and Warren, Scott. (2020). Hurricane Sandy Effects on Coastal Marsh Elevation Change . Estuaries and Coasts, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-020-00758-5
  • Barba, Josep, Bradford, Mark A., Brewer, Paul E., Bruhn, Dan, Covey, Kristofer, van Haren, Joost, Megonigal, J. Patrick, Mikkelsen, Teis Norgaard, Pangala, Sunitha R., Pihlatie, Mari, Poulter, Ben, Rivas-Ubach, Albert, Schadt, Christopher W., Terazawa, Kazuhiko, Warner, Daniel L., Zhang, Zhen and Vargas, Rodrigo. (2019). Methane emissions from tree stems: a new frontier in the global carbon cycle . New Phytologist, 222 (1) , 18-28. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15582

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