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
  • 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
  • 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. 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
  • 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.
  • Bernal, Blanca, Megonigal, J. Patrick and Mozdzer, Thomas J. (2017). An Invasive Wetland Grass Primes Deep Soil Carbon Pools. Global Change Biology, 23 (5) , 2104-2116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13539
  • Lee, Seung-Hoon, Megonigal, J. Patrick and 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
  • Lee, Seung-Hoon, Megonigal, J. Patrick, Langley, J. Adam and Kang, Hojeong. (2017). Elevated CO2 and nitrogen addition affect the microbial abundance but not the community structure in salt marsh ecosystem. Applied Soil Ecology, 117 , 129-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.04.004
  • Nelson, Natalie G., Muñoz-Carpena, Rafael, Neale, Patrick J., Tzortziou, Maria and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2017). Temporal variability in the importance of hydrologic, biotic, and climatic descriptors of dissolved oxygen dynamics in a shallow tidal-marsh creek. Water Resources Research, 53 (8) , 7103-7120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016WR020196

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