Ecoclimate Lab


Publications in Review
  • Kovenock, M.*, Swann A.L.S., Leaf trait acclimation amplifies simulated climate warming in response to elevated carbon dioxide. (in review) [EarthArXiv]

  • Quetin, G.R.*, Swann A.L.S., Ecological-Climate Interactions in CMIP5 Carbon Cycle Models (in revision)
  • Swann, A.L.S., Laguë, M.M.*, Garcia, E.S., Breshears, D.D., Field, J.P., Moore, D.J.P., Saleska, S.R., Stark, S.C., Villegas, J.C., Law, D.J., and Minor, D.M. Local tree die-off impacts vegetation productivity across the US regardless of location via continental-scale ecoclimate teleconnections. (in revision)
  • Kooperman, G. J., Y. Chen, F. M. Hoffman, C. D. Koven, K. Lindsay, M. S. Pritchard, A. L. S. Swann and J. T. Randerson, Forest response to rising CO2 drives zonally asymmetric rainfall change over tropical land, (in revision).
  • Kooperman, G. J., F. M. Hoffman, C. D. Koven, K. Lindsay, A. L. S. Swann, and J. T. Randerson, Plant-physiological responses to rising CO2 modify daily runoff intensity with implications for global-scale flood risk assessment. (in review).
Peer Reviewed Publications
  • Swann A.L.S., (2018) Plants and Drought in a Changing Climate. (Accepted at Current Climate Change Reports). 
  • Lemordant, L.*, Cook, B., Scheff, J., Swann, A.L.S., Gentine, P. (2018) Vegetation physiology equally controls continental dryness response to climate change. (accepted at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).
  • Swann A.L.S., Koven, C.D., (2017) A direct estimate of the seasonal cycle of evapotranspiration over the  Amazon Basin. Journal of Hydrometeorology 18(8):2173-2185. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0004.1 [JHydroMet website OA][associated data from the study]

  • Quetin, G.R.*, Swann, A.L.S., (2017) Empirically derived sensitivity of vegetation to climate across the globe. Journal of Climate. 30(15):5835–5849. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0829.1 [JClim website OA]

  • Stavros, N.E., Schimel, D., Pavlick, R., Serbin, S., Swann, A.L.S., Duncanson, L, Fisher, J.B., Fassnacht, F., Ustin, S., Dubayah, R., Schweiger, A., Wennberg, P. (2017) International Space Station observations offer an opportunity to understand plant function. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1:0194, 06. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0194 [NatEcoEvo website]

  • Villegas, J.C., Law D.J., Stark, S.C., Minor, D., Breshears, D.D., Saleska, S.R., Swann, A.L.S.Garcia, E., Bella, E.M., Morton, J.M., Barron-Gafford, Litvak, M.E. and Kolb, T.E., (2016) Prototype campaign assessment of disturbance-induced tree loss effects on surface properties for atmospheric modeling. Ecosphere. 8(3):2150–8925. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1698 [Ecosphere website OA].
  • Garcia E.S.A.L.S. Swann, J.C. Villegas, D.D. Breshears, D.J. Law, S.R. Saleska, S.C. Stark. (2016) Ecoclimate teleconnections from forest loss in disparate regions: Identifying differential responses, mechanisms, and synergies in affected areas. PLOS ONE. 11(11):1-12. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165042. [PLOS website OA] [associated data from the study]
  • Swann, A.L.S., Hoffman, F.M., Koven, C.D., and Randerson, J.T., (2016) Plant responses to increasing CO2 reduce estimates of climate impacts on drought severity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1604581113. [PDF] [PNAS website]

  • Laguë, M.M.*, Swann, A.L.S., (2016) Effects of progressively increasing mid-latitude forest area on global energy transport, clouds, and tropical precipitation. Journal of Climate. 29(15):5561–5573, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0748.1 [PDF unformatted] [JClim website OA].

  • Stark, S.C., Breshears, D.D., Garcia, E., Law D.J., Minor, D., Saleska, S.R., Swann, A.L.S., Villegas, J.C., Aragão, L.E.O.C., Bella, E.M., Borma, L.S.,  Cobb, N.S., Litvak, M.E., Magnuson, W., Morton, J.M., Redmond, M.D. (2015) Toward accounting for ecoclimate teleconnections: intra- and inter-continental consequences of altered energy balance after vegetation change. Landscape Ecology 31(1), 181-194, doi:10.1007/s10980-015-0282-5. [PDF]

  • Swann, A.L.S. , Longo, M.L.*, Knox, R.G.*, Lee, E., Moorcroft, P.R., (2015) Future deforestation in the Amazon and consequences for South American climate. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. 214-215:12–24. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.07.006 [PDF author format] [AgForMet website]

  • Knox, R.G.*, Longo, M.L.*, Swann, A.L.S., Zhang, K., Levine, N.M., Moorcroft, P.R., Bras, R.L., (2015) Hydrometeorological Effects of Historical Land-Conversion in an Ecosystem-Atmosphere Model of Northern South America, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 19(1):241–273, doi: 10.5194/hess-19-241-2015 [PDF] [HESS website]

  • Swann, A.L.S., Fung, I.Y., Liu, Y.*, Chiang, J.C.H., (2014) Remote vegetation feedbacks and the mid-Holocene Green Sahara., Journal of Climate. 27(13) 4857–4870, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00690.1 [PDF] [JClim website]

  • Swann, A. L. S., Fung, I. Y., Chiang, J. C. H. (2012), Mid-latitude afforestation shifts general circulation and tropical precipitation, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.109 (3) 712-716; published ahead of print December 21, 2011, doi:10.1073/pnas.1116706108 [PDF[PNAS website]

  • Lee, J. -E., and A. Swann (2010), Evaluation of using the “amount effect” to interpret speleothem data: Asian monsoon study, IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 9, 012023, doi:10.1088/1755-1315/9/9/012023.[PDF]

  • Swann, A. L., Fung, I. Y., Levis, S., Bonan, G., Doney, S. (2010), Changes in Arctic vegetation induce high-latitude warming through the greenhouse effect. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., doi:10.1073/pnas.0913846107 [PDF] [PNAS website]

  • Lee, J., R. Pierrehumbert, A. Swann, and B. R. Lintner (2009), Sensitivity of stable water isotopic values to convective parameterization schemes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L23801, doi:10.1029/2009GL040880.[PDF]

  • Swann, A.L., A. H. Sobel, S. E. Yuter, G. N. Kiladas (2006), Observed radar reflectivity in convectively coupled Kelvin and Mixed Rossby-gravity waves. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L10804, doi:10.1029/2006GL025979 [PDF]

Other Publications
  • Fung, I. and Swann, A. (2011). Climatic consequences of afforestation. In AIP Conf. Proc, volume 1401, pages 211–219.


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