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., 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pitz, Scott and 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
  • 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
  • Wilcox, Kevin R., Tredennick, Andrew T., Koerner, Sally E., Grman, Emily, Hallett, Lauren M., Avolio, Meghan L., La Pierre, Kimberly J., Houseman, Gregory R., Isbell, Forest, Johnson, David Samuel, Alatalo, Juha M., Baldwin, Andrew H., Bork, Edward W., Boughton, Elizabeth H., Bowman, William D., Britton, Andrea J., Cahill, James F., Collins, Scott L., Du, Guozhen, Eskelinen, Anu, Gough, Laura, Jentsch, Anke, Kern, Christel, Klanderud, Kari, Knapp, Alan K., et al. (2017). Asynchrony among local communities stabilises ecosystem function of metacommunities. Ecology Letters, 20 (12) , 1534-1545. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12861
  • 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
  • Pastore, Melissa A., Megonigal, J. Patrick and Langley, J. Adam. (2017). Elevated CO2 and nitrogen addition accelerate net carbon gain in a brackish marsh. Biogeochemistry, 133 (1) , 73-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-017-0312-2
  • Schile, Lisa M., Kauffman, J. B., Crooks, Stephen, Fourqurean, James W., Glavan, Jane and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2017). Limits on Carbon Sequestration in Arid Blue Carbon Ecosystems. Ecological Applications, 27 (3) , 859-874. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eap.1489
  • 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
  • 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 and 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
  • Mueller, Peter, Hager, Rachel N., Meschter, Justin E., Mozdzer, Thomas J., Langley, J. Adam, Jensen, Kai and Megonigal, J. Patrick. (2016). Complex invader-ecosystem interactions and seasonality mediate the impact of non-native Phragmites on CH4 emissions . Biological Invasions, 18 (9) , 2635-2647. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-016-1093-6

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