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

  • Derby, R. Kyle ; Needelman, Brian A. ; Roden, Ana A. ; Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2021). Vegetation and hydrology stratification as proxies to estimate methane emission from tidal marshes. Biogeochemistry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-021-00870-z
  • Rietl, Anthony J. ; Megonigal, J. Patrick ; Herbert, Ellen R. ; 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) http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2020GL092051
  • Vahsen, Megan L. ; Gentile, Rachel M. ; Summers, Jennifer L. ; Kleiner, Helena S. ; Foster, Benjamin ; McCormack, Regina M. ; James, Evan W. ; Koch, Rachel A. ; Metts, Dailee L. ; Saunders, Colin ; Megonigal, J. Patrick ; Blum, Michael J. ; McLachlan, Jason S. (2021). Accounting for variability when resurrecting dormant propagules substantiates their use in eco-evolutionary studies . Evolutionary Applications, 14 (12) , 2831-2847. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eva.13316
  • 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 ; Warren, Scott. (2020). Hurricane Sandy Effects on Coastal Marsh Elevation Change . Estuaries and Coasts, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12237-020-00758-5
  • Covey, Kristofer R. ; 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
  • Macreadie, Peter I. ; Anton, Andrea ; Raven, John A. ; Beaumont, Nicola ; Connolly, Rod M. ; Friess, Daniel A. ; Kelleway, Jeffrey J. ; Kennedy, Hilary ; Kuwae, Tomohiro ; Lavery, Paul S. ; Lovelock, Catherine E. ; Smale, Dan A. ; Apostolaki, Eugenia T. ; Atwood, Trisha B. ; Baldock, Jeff ; Bianchi, Thomas S. ; Chmura, Gail L. ; Eyre, Bradley D. ; Fourqurean, James W. ; Hall-Spencer, Jason ; Huxham, Mark ; Hendriks, Iris E. ; Krause-Jensen, Dorte ; Laffoley, Dan ; Luisetti, Tiziana ; Marbà, Núria ; Masque, Pere ; McGlathery, Karen J. ; Megonigal, J. Patrick ; Murdiyarso, Daniel ; Russell, Bayden D. ; Santos, Rui ; Serrano, Oscar ; Silliman, Brian R. ; Watanabe, Kenta ; Duarte, Carlos M. (2019). Author Correction: The future of Blue Carbon science. Nature Communications, 10 (1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13126-0
  • Macreadie, Peter I. ; Anton, Andrea ; Raven, John A. ; Beaumont, Nicola ; Connolly, Rod M. ; Friess, Daniel A. ; Kelleway, Jeffrey J. ; Kennedy, Hilary ; Kuwae, Tomohiro ; Lavery, Paul S. ; Lovelock, Catherine E. ; Smale, Dan A. ; Apostolaki, Eugenia T. ; Atwood, Trisha B. ; Baldock, Jeff ; Bianchi, Thomas S. ; Chmura, Gail L. ; Eyre, Bradley D. ; Fourqurean, James W. ; Hall-Spencer, Jason M. ; Huxham, Mark ; Hendriks, Iris E. ; Krause-Jensen, Dorte ; Laffoley, Dan ; Luisetti, Tiziana ; Marba, Nuria ; Masque, Pere ; McGlathery, Karen J. ; Megonigal, J. Patrick ; Murdiyarso, Daniel ; Russell, Bayden D. ; Santos, Rui ; Serrano, Oscar ; Silliman, Brian R. ; Watanabe, Kenta ; Duarte, Carlos M. (2019). The future of Blue Carbon science . Nature Communications, 10 , Article 3998. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11693-w
  • Megonigal, J. Patrick ; Neubauer, Scott C. (2019). Biogeochemistry of Tidal Freshwater Wetlands . Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach (641-683) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63893-9.00019-8 Elsevier .
  • Megonigal, J. Patrick ; Neubauer, Scott C. (2019). Biogeochemistry of Tidal Freshwater Wetlands . Coastal Wetlands (641-683) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63893-9.00019-8 Elsevier .
  • 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
  • Megonigal, J. Patrick ; Chapman, Samantha ; Langley, Adam ; Crooks, Stephen ; Dijkstra, Paul ; Kirwan, Matt. (2018). Coastal Wetland Responses to Warming . A Blue Carbon Primer (133-144) http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9780429435362-11 CRC Press .
  • Pitz, Scott L. ; Megonigal, J. Patrick ; Chang, Chih-Han ; 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
  • Lee, Seung-Hoon ; Megonigal, J. Patrick ; Kang, Hojeong. (2017). How do Elevated CO2 and Nitrogen Addition Affect Functional Microbial Community Involved in Greenhouse Gas Flux in Salt Marsh System. Microbial ecology, 74 (3) , 670-680. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-017-0960-8
  • Pitz, Scott ; Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2017). Temperate forest methane sink diminished by tree emissions. New Phytologist, 214 (4) , 1432-1439. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14559
  • Morris, James T. ; Barber, Donald C. ; Callaway, John C. ; Chambers, Randy ; Hagen, Scott C. ; Hopkinson, Charles S. ; Johnson, Beverly J. ; Megonigal, J. Patrick ; Neubauer, Scott C. ; Troxler, Tiffany ; Wigand, Cathleen. (2016). Contributions of organic and inorganic matter to sediment volume and accretion in tidal wetlands at steady state . Earth's Future, 4 (4) , 110-121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015EF000334

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