Research Highlights


  • Contributors: Dennis Baldocchi
  • Title: Does day and night sampling reduce spurious correlation between canopy photosynthesis and ecosystem respiration?
  • There is a concern that carbon flux partitioning methods may suffer from spurious correlation because derived values of canopy photosynthesis and ecosystem respiration both contain common information on net carbon fluxes at annual time scales. We fou (read full)
  • Published in: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology,

  • Contributors: Kim Novick
  • Title: An improved approach for remotely sensing water stress impacts on forest C uptake
  • Given that forests represent the primary terrestrial sink for atmospheric CO2, projections of future carbon (C) storage hinge on forest responses to climate variation. Models of gross primary production (GPP) responses to water stress are commonly ba (read full)
  • Published in: Global Change Biology, 2014/09

  • Contributors: Kim Novick
  • Title: Chronic water stress reduces tree growth and the carbon sink of deciduous hardwood forests
  • Predicted decreases in water availability across the temperate forest biome have the potential to offset gains in carbon (C) uptake from phenology trends, rising atmospheric CO2, and nitrogen deposition. While it is well established that severe droug (read full)
  • Published in: Global Change Biology, August 2014

  • Contributors: Dennis Baldocchi, Siyan Ma
  • Title: 2014 sums for Tonzi and Vaira Ranch
  • We just closed out our water year for the Tonzi and Vaira Ranches, and despite enduring another drought year, these systems seem well adapted to long dry periods. Here are the preliminary sums site season_yr annual_NEE annual_Reco annual_GPP Vaira 2 (read full)