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

  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.15582
  • Covey, Kristofer R. and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2019). Methane production and emissions in trees and forests . New Phytologist, 222 (1) , 35-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.15624
  • Megonigal, J. P. and Neubauer, Scott C. (2019). Biogeochemistry of Tidal Freshwater Wetlands .(641-683) Elsevier .
  • Rogers, Kerrylee, Kelleway, Jeffrey J., Saintilan, Neil, Megonigal, J. Patrick, Adams, Janine B., Holmquist, James R., Lu, Meng, Schile-Beers, Lisa, Zawadzki, Atun, Mazumder, Debashish and Woodroffe, Colin D. (2019). Wetland carbon storage controlled by millennial-scale variation in relative sea-level rise. Nature, 567 (7746) , 91. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-0951-7
  • Walker, Anthony P., De Kauwe, Martin G., Medlyn, Belinda E., Zaehle, Soeke, Iversen, Colleen M., Asao, Shinichi, Guenet, Bertrand, Harper, Anna, Hickler, Thomas, Hungate, Bruce A., Jain, Atul K., Luo, Yiqi, Lu, Xingjie, Lu, Meng, Luus, Kristina, Megonigal, J. Patrick, Oren, Ram, Ryan, Edmund, Shu, Shijie, Talhelm, Alan, Wang, Ying-Ping, Warren, Jeffrey M., Werner, Christian, Xia, Jianyang, Yang, Bai, et al. (2019). Decadal biomass increment in early secondary succession woody ecosystems is increased by CO2 enrichment. Nature Communications, 10 , 454-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08348-1
  • Fargione, Joseph E., Bassett, Steven, Boucher, Timothy, Bridgham, Scott D., Conant, Richard T., Cook-Patton, Susan, Ellis, Peter W., Falcucci, Alessandra, Fourqurean, James W., Gopalakrishna, Trisha, Gu, Huan, Henderson, Benjamin, Hurteau, Matthew D., Kroeger, Kevin D., Kroeger, Timm, Lark, Tyler J., Leavitt, Sara M., Lomax, Guy, McDonald, Robert I., Megonigal, J. P., Miteva, Daniela A., Richardson, Curtis J., Sanderman, Jonathan, Shoch, David, Spawn, Seth A., et al. (2018). Natural climate solutions for the United States . Science Advances, 4 (11) http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aat1869
  • Holmquist, James R., Windham-Myers, Lisamarie, Bliss, Norman, Crooks, Stephen, Morris, James T., Megonigal, J. P., Troxler, Tiffany, Weller, Donald, Callaway, John, Drexler, Judith, Ferner, Matthew C., Gonneea, Meagan E., Kroeger, Kevin D., Schile-Beers, Lisa, Woo, Isa, Buffington, Kevin, Breithaupt, Joshua, Boyd, Brandon M., Brown, Lauren N., Dix, Nicole, Hice, Lyndie, Horton, Benjamin P., MacDonald, Glen M., Moyer, Ryan P., Reay, William, et al. (2018). Accuracy and Precision of Tidal Wetland Soil Carbon Mapping in the Conterminous United States. Scientific Reports, 8 (1) , 9478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-26948-7
  • Holmquist, James R., Windham-Myers, Lisamarie, Bliss, Norman, Crooks, Stephen, Morris, James T., Megonigal, J. P., Troxler, Tiffany, Weller, Donald, Callaway, John, Drexler, Judith, Ferner, Matthew C., Gonneea, Meagan E., Kroeger, Kevin D., Schile-Beers, Lisa, Woo, Isa, Buffington, Kevin, Breithaupt, Joshua, Boyd, Brandon M., Brown, Lauren N., Dix, Nicole, Hice, Lyndie, Horton, Benjamin P., MacDonald, Glen M., Moyer, Ryan P., Reay, William, et al. (2018). Author Correction: Accuracy and Precision of Tidal Wetland Soil Carbon Mapping in the Conterminous United States . Scientific Reports, 8 (1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-33283-4
  • Holmquist, James R., Windham-Myers, Lisamarie, Bliss, Norman, Crooks, Stephen, Morris, James T., Megonigal, J. Patrick, Troxler, Tiffany, Weller, Donald, Callaway, John, Drexler, Judith, Ferner, Matthew C., Gonneea, Meagan E., Kroeger, Kevin D., Schile-Beers, Lisa, Woo, Isa, Buffington, Kevin, Breithaupt, Joshua, Boyd, Brandon M., Brown, Lauren N., Dix, Nicole, Hice, Lyndie, Horton, Benjamin P., MacDonald, Glen M., Moyer, Ryan P., Reay, William, et al. (2018). Accuracy and Precision of Tidal Wetland Soil Carbon Mapping in the Conterminous United States . Scientific Reports, 8 (1) , 9478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-26948-7
  • Kim, Sunghyun, Kang, Jiyoung, Megonigal, J. Patrick, Kang, Hojeong, Seo, Jooyoung and Ding, Weixin. (2018). Impacts of Phragmites australis Invasion on Soil Enzyme Activities and Microbial Abundance of Tidal Marshes. Microbial ecology, , 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1168-2
  • Langley, J. A., Chapman, Samantha K., La Pierre, Kimberly J., Avolio, Meghan, Bowman, William D., Johnson, David S., Isbell, Forest, Wilcox, Kevin R., Foster, Bryan L., Hovenden, Mark J., Knapp, Alan K., Koerner, Sally E., Lortie, Christopher J., Megonigal, James P., Newton, Paul C. D., Reich, Peter B., Smith, Melinda D., Suttle, Kenwyn B. and Tilman, David. (2018). Ambient changes exceed treatment effects on plant species abundance in global change experiments . Global Change Biology, 24 (12) , 5668-5679. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14442
  • Needelman, Brian A., Emmer, Igino M., Emmett-Mattox, Stephen, Crooks, Stephen, Megonigal, J. Patrick, Myers, Doug, Oreska, Matthew P. J. and McGlathery, Karen J. (2018). The Science and Policy of the Verified Carbon Standard Methodology for Tidal Wetland and Seagrass Restoration . Estuaries and Coasts, 41 (8) , 2159-2171. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12237-018-0429-0
  • Oreska, Matthew P. J., McGlathery, Karen J., Emmer, Igino M., Needelman, Brian A., Emmett-Mattox, Stephen, Crooks, Stephen, Megonigal, J. Patrick and Myers, Doug. (2018). Comment on Geoengineering with seagrasses: is credit due where credit is given?. Environmental Research Letters, 13 (3) , 038001-038001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaae72
  • Pitz, Scott L., Megonigal, J. Patrick, Chang, Chih-Han and Szlavecz, Katalin. (2018). Methane fluxes from tree stems and soils along a habitat gradient. Biogeochemistry, , 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-017-0400-3
  • Windham-Myers, Lisamarie, Bernal, Blanca, Byrd, Crooks, Gonneea, Meagan Eagle, Herold, Nate, Knox, Sara H., Kroeger, Kevin D. :. McCombs, John, Megonigal, J. Patrick, Meng, Lu, Morris , James T., Sutton-Grier, Ariana E., Troxler, Tiffany G. and Weller, Donald E. (2018). Uncertainty in United States Coastal Wetland Greenhouse Gas Inventorying . Environmental Research Letters, 13 (11) , 1-29.

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