Ecoclimate Lab


Peer Reviewed Publications
  • Zarakas, C.*, A.L.S. Swann, M.M. Laguë, K.C. Armour, J.T. Randerson, Plant Physiology Increases Magnitude and Spread of the Transient Climate Response in CMIP6 Earth System Models (in press). Journal of Climate [EarthArXiv]
  • Kim, J.E.**, M.M. Laguë*, S. Pennypacker*, E. Dawson*, A.L.S. Swann, Evaporative Resistance is of Equal Importance as Surface Albedo in High Latitude Surface Temperatures Due to Cloud Feedbacks (2020). Geophysical Research Letters, 47. e2019GL085663, doi:10.1029/2019GL085663 [Journal website][EarthArXiv][associated data from the study]
    ** Jin Kim was a undergraduate student in the lab
  • Brey, S. J.*, E. A. Barnes, J. R. Pierce, A.L.S. Swann, and E. V. Fischer (2020). Past variance and future projections of the environmental conditions driving western u.s. summertime wildfire burn area. Earth’s Future (in press) , doi:10.1029/2020EF001645. [Journal website (open access)]
  • Allan, Richard; Byrne, Michael ; Cherchi, Annalisa; Douville, Hervé; Meteo France Toulouse, Fowler, Hayley; Gan, Thian; Pendergrass, Angelina; Swann, Abigail; Wilcox, Laura; Zolina, Olga, (2020). Advances in understanding large-scale responses of the water cycle to climate change. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1111/nyas.14337 [Journal website (open access)]
  • C.D. Koven, R. G. Knox, R. A. Fisher, J. Chambers, B. O. Christoffersen, S. J. Davies, M. Detto, M. C. Dietze, B. Faybishenko, J. Holm, M. Huang, M. Kovenock*, L. M. Kueppers, G. Lemieux, E. Massoud, N. G. McDowell, H. C. Muller-Landau, J. F. Needham, R. J. Norby, T. Powell, A. Rogers, S. P. Serbin, J. K. Shuman, A. L. S. Swann, C. Varadharajan, A. P. Walker, S. J. Wright, and C. Xu (2020). Benchmarking and parameter sensitivity of physiological and vegetation dynamics using the functionally assembled terrestrial ecosystem simulator (FATES) at Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Biogeosciences, 17(11):3017–3044. doi:10.5194/bg-17-3017-2020 [Journal website (open access)]
  • Stark, Scott; Breshears, David; Aragon, Susan; Villegas, Juan; Law, Darin; Smith, Marielle; Minor, David; de Assis, Rafael; Almeida, Danilo; de Oliveira, Gabriel; Saleska, Scott; Swann, Abigail; Mauro S. Moura, José ; Camargo, José; da Silva, Rodrigo; Aragão, Luiz; Oliveira, Raimundo (2020). Reframing tropical savannization: linking changes in canopy structure to energy balance alterations that impact climate. Ecosphere (in press).
  • Hsiao, J.*, A.L.S. Swann, S.-H. Kim (2019), Maize yield under a changing climate: the hidden role of vapor pressure deficit. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 279:107692. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107692 [Journal website, EarthArXiv]
  • Longo, M., Knox, R. G., Medvigy, D. M., Levine, N. M., Dietze, M. C., Kim, Y., Swann, A.L.S., Zhang, K., Rollinson, C. R., Bras, R. L., Wofsy, S. C., and Moorcroft, P. R. (2019), The biophysics, ecology, and biogeochemistry of functionally diverse, vertically- and horizontally-heterogeneous ecosystems: the Ecosystem Demography Model, version 2.2 — Part 1: Model description, Geosci. Model Dev., doi:10.5194/gmd-2019-45. [Journal website (open access)]
  • Longo, M., Knox, R. G., Levine, N. M., Swann, A.L.S., Medvigy, D. M., Dietze, M. C., Kim, Y., Zhang, K., Bonal, D., Burban, B., Camargo, P. B., Hayek, M. N., Saleska, S. R., da Silva, R., Bras, R. L., Wofsy, S. C., and Moorcroft, P. R. (2019), The biophysics, ecology, and biogeochemistry of functionally diverse, vertically- and horizontally-heterogeneous ecosystems: the Ecosystem Demography Model, version 2.2 – Part 2: Model evaluation, Geosci. Model Dev., doi:10.5194/gmd-2019-71. [Journal website (open access)]
  • Laguë, M.M.*, Bonan, G.B., Swann, A.L.S. (2019), The impact of individual land surface properties on terrestrial climate and atmospheric feedbacks. Journal of Climate, 32(18):5725–5744. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0812.1 [Journal websiteEarthArXiv]
  • Kooperman, G. J., M.G. Fowler, F. M. Hoffman, C. D. Koven, K. Lindsay, M.S. Pritchard, A.L.S. Swann, and J. T. Randerson (2018), Plant-physiological responses to rising CO2 modify daily runoff intensity with implications for global-scale flood risk assessment. Geophysical Research Letters doi:10.1029/2018GL079901. [Journal website]
  • Quetin, G.R.*, Swann, A.L.S. (2018), Ecological-Climate Interactions in CMIP5 Carbon Cycle Models. Journal of Climate, 30(20):8607-8625. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0580.1 [Journal website (open access)]
  • Kooperman, G. J., Y. Chen, F. M. Hoffman, C. D. Koven, K. Lindsay, M. S. Pritchard, A.L.S. Swann and J. T. Randerson (2018), Forest response to rising CO2 drives zonally asymmetric rainfall change over tropical land, Nature Climate Change 8(5):434-440. doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0144-7 [Free read access][Journal website]
  • 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. (2018), Continental-scale Consequences of Tree die-offs in North America: Identifying Where Forest Loss Matters Most. Environmental Research Letters. 13(5):055014. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaba0f [Journal website (open access)][associated data from the study]
  • Lemordant, L.*, Cook, B., Scheff, J., Swann, A.L.S., Gentine, P. (2018), Vegetation physiology equally controls continental dryness response to climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1720712115 [Journal website]
  • 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. Agricultural 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.


Boldface type = Author is a member of the Ecoclimate Lab

* = Student Author