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. https://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. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15624
  • Komatsu, Kimberly J., Avolio, Meghan L., Lemoine, Nathan P., Isbell, Forest, Grman, Emily, Houseman, Gregory R., Koerner, Sally E., Johnson, David S., Wilcox, Kevin R., Alatalo, Juha M., Anderson, John P., Aerts, Rien, Baer, Sara G., Baldwin, Andrew H., Bates, Jonathan, Beierkuhnlein, Carl, Belote, R. T., Blair, John, Bloor, Juliette M. G., Bohlen, Patrick J., Bork, Edward W., Boughton, Elizabeth H., Bowman, William D., Britton, Andrea J., Cahill, James F., et al. (2019). Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116 (36) , 17867-17873. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1819027116
  • Lu, Meng, Herbert, Ellen R., Langley, J. Adam, Kirwan, Matthew L. and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2019). Nitrogen status regulates morphological adaptation of marsh plants to elevated CO2 . Nature Climate Change, 9 (10) , 764-768. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0582-x
  • 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, et al. (2019). The future of Blue Carbon science. Nature Communications, 10 , 3998-3998. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11693-w
  • 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, et al. (2019). Author Correction: The future of Blue Carbon science. Nature Communications, 10 (1) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13126-0
  • Megonigal, J. P. and Neubauer, Scott C. (2019). Biogeochemistry of Tidal Freshwater Wetlands .(641-683) Elsevier .
  • Megonigal, J. P., Brewer, Paul E. and Knee, Karen L. (2019). Radon as a natural tracer of gas transport through trees. The New Phytologist, https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16292
  • Noyce, Genevieve L., Kirwan, Matthew L., Rich, Roy L. and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2019). Asynchronous nitrogen supply and demand produce nonlinear plant allocation responses to warming and elevated CO2 . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116 (43) , 21623-21628. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1904990116
  • 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. https://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. https://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) https://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 E., 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) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-33283-4
  • 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 E., 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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-26948-7

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