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UC Berkeley: Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Berkeley National Lab: Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division

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The Terrestrial Ecosystems Journal Club




We host a bi-weekly journal club, spanning topics of interest across UC Berkeley's ESPM (ourenvironment.berkeley.edu) and LBNL's Earth and Environmental Science area (eesa.lbl.gov). See below for the papers discussed, and feel free to join if you are interested.
Current lead: Ngoc Nguyen (email)
Past leads: Chi Chen, Yao Zhang, Remi Luo, Cecilia Chavana-Bryant







2/27/24:

Transition from positive to negative indirect CO2 effects on the vegetation carbon uptake - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-024-45957-x

2/13/24:

Mo et al. 2023 Integrated global assessment of the natural forest carbon potential - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-06723-z

1/30/24:

Hoek van Dijke et al. 2023 Shifts in regional water availability due to global tree restoration - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-022-00935-0

1/15/24:

Kannenberg et al. 2024 Dominant role of soil moisture in mediating carbon and water fluxes in dryland ecosystems - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-023-01351-8





12/5/23:

Metz et al. 2023 Soil respiration–driven CO2 pulses dominate Australia’s flux variability - https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.add7833

11/28/23:

Kannenberg et al. 2023 Drought-induced decoupling between carbon uptake and tree growth impacts forest carbon turnover time - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168192322001861

11/14/23:

Zeppetello et al. 2023 Apparent surface conductance sensitivity to vapour pressure deficit in the absence of plants - https://www.nature.com/articles/s44221-023-00147-9

10/31/23:

Kibler et al. 2023 Evapotranspiration regulates leaf temperature and respiration in dryland vegetation - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168192323002514

10/17/23:

Stoy et al 2019 Reviews and syntheses: Turning the challenges of partitioning ecosystem evaporation and transpiration into opportunities - https://bg.copernicus.org/articles/16/3747/2019/

10/3/23:

Toomey 2023 Why facts don't change minds: Insights from cognitive science for the improved communication of conservation research - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320722004396?via%3Dihub

9/19/23:

West et al. 2023 Action needed to make carbon offsets from forest conservation work for climate change mitigation - https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.ade3535

8/22/23:

Dudney et al. 2023 The energy–water limitation threshold explains divergent drought responses in tree growth, needle length, and stable isotope ratios - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.16740

8/8/23:

Coffield et al. 2022 Using remote sensing to quantify the additional climate benefits of California forest carbon offset projects - https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16380

6/27/23:

Sun et al. 2023 Biome-scale temperature sensitivity of ecosystem respiration - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-023-02093-x

6/16/23:

Bassiouni et al. 2023 AI, AGI and the future of science

5/30/23:

Li et al. 2023 Big Data in Earth system science and progress towards a digital twin - https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-023-00409-w

5/16/23:

Lesk et al. 2023 Compound heat and moisture extreme impacts on global crop yields under climate change - https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-022-00368-8

4/18/23:

Yuan et al. 2024 A global transition to flash droughts under climate change - https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abn6301

4/4/23:

Zhang et al. 2023 Satellite solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence tracks physiological drought stress development during 2020 southwest US drought - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.16683

3/21/23:

Tramontana et al. 2020 Partitioning net carbon dioxide fluxes into photosynthesis and respiration using neural networks - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcb.15203

3/7/23:

Fernández-Martínez et al 2023 Diagnosing destabilization risk in global land carbon sinks - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-05725-1

2/21/23:

Zuzyakov and Gavrichkova 2010 Time lag between photosynthesis and carbon dioxide efflux from soil: a review of mechanisms and controls - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02179.x

2/14/23:

Joseph Verfaillie: Uncertainties in eddy-covariance measurements

1/24/23:

Zhao et al. 2022 Evapotranspiration frequently increases during droughts - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01505-3

1/10/23:

Forzieri et al. 2022 Emerging signals of declining forest resilience under climate change - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04959-9





11/29/22:

Journal club cancelled in support of the UC Student-Workers Union strike

11/15/22:

Journal club cancelled in support of the UC Student-Workers Union strike

11/1/22:

Maschler et al. 2022 Links across ecological scales: Plant biomass responses to elevated CO2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcb.16351

10/4/22:

Bruhn et al. 2022 Nocturnal plant respiration is under strong non-temperature control - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-33370-1

10/4/22:

Still et al. 2022 No evidence of canopy-scale leaf thermoregulation to cool leaves below air temperature across a range of forest ecosystems - https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2205682119

9/20/22:

Dow et al. 2022 Warm springs alter timing but not total growth of temperate deciduous trees - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-05092-3

8-9/22:

Summer break!

8/9/22:

Sumer Johal, Agralogics CEO: AgTech, evapotranspiration, and climate-smart management

7/26/22:

Schimel and Ritz 2020 How to avoid having your manuscript rejected: Perspectives from the Editors-in-Chief of Soil Biology and Biochemistry - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107823

7/12/22:

Jian et al. 2022 Historically inconsistent productivity and respiration fluxes in the global terrestrial carbon cycle - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-29391-5

5/24/22:

Cabon et al. 2022 Cross-biome synthesis of source versus sink limits to tree growth - https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abm4875

5/10/22:

Novick et al. 2022 Informing Nature-based Climate Solutions for the United States with the best-available science - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gcb.16156

4/26/22:

Rung et al. 2019 Inferring causation from time series in Earth system sciences - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10105-3

4/12/22:

Lian et al. 2021 Multifaceted characteristics of dryland aridity changes in a warming world - https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-021-00144-0#Sec19

3/29/22:

Guerrieri et al. 2019 Disentangling the role of photosynthesis and stomatal conductance on rising forest water-use efficiency - https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1905912116

3/15/22:

Williams et al. 2022 Growing impact of wildfire on western US water supply - https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2114069119

3/1/22:

Duncanson et al. 2022 Aboveground biomass density models for NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar mission - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425721005654

2/15/22:

Dagon et al. 2020 A machine learning approach to emulation and biophysical parameter estimation with the Community Land Model, version 5 - https://ascmo.copernicus.org/articles/6/223/2020/

2/1/22:

Savenije 2009 The art of hydrology - https://hess.copernicus.org/articles/13/157/2009

1/18/22:

Kannenberg et al. 2021 Rapid increases in shrubland and forest intrinsic water-use efficiency during an ongoing megadrought - https://www.pnas.org/content/118/52/e2118052118





11/23/21:

Varney et al. 2020 A spatial emergent constraint on the sensitivity of soil carbon turnover to global warming - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19208-8

11/9/21:

Kannenberg et al. 2021 Opportunities, challenges and pitfalls in characterizing plant water-use strategies - https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1365-2435.13945

10/26/21:

Smart et al. 2020 Aboveground carbon loss associated with the spread of ghost forests as sea levels rise - https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aba136 * Halloween special!

10/12/21:

Konings et al. 2021 Detecting forest response to droughts with global observations of vegetation water content - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcb.15872

9/21/21:

McCormick et al. 2021 Widespread woody plant use of water stored in bedrock - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03761-3.pdf

9/14/21:

Pascolini-Campbell et al. 2021 A 10 per cent increase in global land evapotranspiration from 2003 to 2019 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03503-5

8/31/21:

Xu et al. 2020 Canopy photosynthetic capacity drives contrasting age dynamics of resource use efficiencies between mature temperate evergreen and deciduous forests - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcb.15312

8/17/21:

Gampe et al. 2021 Increasing impact of warm droughts on northern ecosystem productivity over recent decades - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01112-8

8/3/21:

Zickfeld et al. 2021 Asymmetry in the climate–carbon cycle response to positive and negative CO2 emissions - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01061-2

7/20/21:

Bonan et al. 2021 Moving beyond the incorrect but useful paradigm: reevaluating big-leaf and multilayer plant canopies to model biosphere-atmosphere fluxes - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108435

7/6/21:

Jiao et al. 2021 Observed increasing water constraint on vegetation growth over the last three decades - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-24016-9

6/22/21:

Terrer et al. 2021 A trade-off between plant and soil carbon storage under elevated CO2 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03306-8

6/8/21:

Trugman et al. 2021 Why is Tree Drought Mortality so Hard to Predict? - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0169534721000355

5/25/21:

Johnston et al. 2021 Temperature thresholds of ecosystem respiration at a global scale - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-021-01398-z

5/11/21:

Mastrotheodoros et al. 2020 More green and less blue water in the Alps during warmer summers - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0676-5

4/27/21:

Anderegg et al. 2018 Hydraulic diversity of forests regulates ecosystem resilience during drought - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0539-7

4/13/21:

Humphreys et al. 2021 Soil moisture–atmosphere feedback dominates land carbon uptake variability - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03325-5

3/30/21:

Anderegg et al. 2020 Divergent forest sensitivity to repeated extreme droughts - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-00919-1

3/16/21:

Skelton et al. 2021 Evolutionary relationships between drought-related traits and climate shape large hydraulic safety margins in western North American oaks - https://www.pnas.org/content/118/10/e2008987118

3/2/21:

Hashimoto et al. 2021 New generation geostationary satellite observations support seasonality in greenness of the Amazon evergreen forests - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-20994-y

2/16/21:

Peters et al. 2018 Increased water-use efficiency and reduced CO2 uptake by plants during droughts at a continental scale - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0212-7#Abs1

2/2/20:

Wang et al. 2020 Recent global decline of CO2 fertilization effects on vegetation photosynthesis - https://science.sciencemag.org/content/370/6522/1295

1/19/21:

Adams et al. 2020 Diminishing CO2-driven gains in water-use efficiency of global forests - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0747-7




12/8/20:

Zani et al. 2020 Increased growing-season productivity drives earlier autumn leaf senescence in temperate trees - https://science.sciencemag.org/content/370/6520/1066

11/24/20:

Smith et al. 2020 Empirical evidence for resilience of tropical forest photosynthesis in a warmer world - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-020-00780-2

11/10/20:

Wang et al. 2020 Large Chinese land carbon sink estimated from atmospheric carbon dioxide data - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2849-9

10/27/20:

Cook-Patton et al. 2020 Mapping carbon accumulation potential from global natural forest regrowth - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2686-x

10/6/20:

Davis et al. 2020 Tropical forest loss enhanced by large-scale land acquisitions - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-020-0592-3

9/22/20:

Fowler et al. 2019 The effect of plant physiological responses to rising CO2 on global streamflow - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0602-x

9/8/20:

Nottingham et al. 2020 Soil carbon loss by experimental warming in a tropical forest - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2566-4.pdf

8/11/20:

Liu et al. 2020 Plant hydraulics accentuates the effect of atmospheric moisture stress on transpiration - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0781-5

7/28/20:

Bastos et al. 2020 Direct and seasonal legacy effects of the 2018 heat wave and drought on European ecosystem productivity - https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/24/eaba2724

7/14/20:

Ceccherini et al. 2020 Abrupt increase in harvested forest area over Europe after 2015 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2438-y

6/30/20:

Sullivan et al. 2020 Long-term thermal sensitivity of Earth’s tropical forests - https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6493/869

6/16/20:

Anderegg et al. 2019 Plant functional traits and climate influence drought intensification and land–atmosphere feedbacks - https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/116/28/14071.full.pdf

6/2/20:

Ruger et al. 2020 Demographic trade-offs predict tropical forest dynamics - https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6487/165

5/19/20:

Williams et al. 2020 Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to an emerging North American megadrought - https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6488/314.abstract

5/5/20:

Ordway & Asner 2020 Carbon declines along tropical forest edges correspond to heterogeneous effects on canopy structure and function - https://www.pnas.org/content/117/14/7863

4/21/20:

Jiang et al. 2020 The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2128-9

3/24/20:

Forzeiri et al. 2020 Increased control of vegetation on global terrestrial energy fluxes - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0717-0

3/10/20:

Hubau et al. 2020 Asynchronous carbon sink saturation in African and Amazonian tropical forests - https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2035-0

2/25/20:

Abatzoglou & Williams 2016 Impact of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire across western US forests - https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1607171113

2/11/20:

Wigneron et al. 2020 Tropical forests did not recover from the strong 2015–2016 El Niño event - https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/6/eaay4603

1/28/20:

Tarin et al. 2019 Water-use efficiency in a semi-arid woodland with high rainfall variability - https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14866

01/14/20:

Yang et al. 2019 Hydrologic implications of vegetation response to elevated CO2 in climate projections - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0361-0




12/3/19:

AGU poster presentations

11/26/19:

Smaldino & McElreath, 2016 The natural selection of bad science - https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.160384

11/19/19:

Bastin et al. 2019 The global tree restoration potential: technical comments - https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6448/76

11/12/19:

Ciemer et al. 2019 Higher resilience to climatic disturbances in tropical vegetation exposed to more variable rainfall - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0312-z

11/5/19:

Ouimette et al. 2019 Accounting for Carbon Flux to Mycorrhizal Fungi May Resolve Discrepancies in Forest Carbon Budgets - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10021-019-00440-3

10/22/19:

Goulden & Bales 2019 California forest die-off linked to multi-year deep soil drying in 2012–2015 drought - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0388-5

10/8/19:

Bastin et al. 2019 The global tree restoration potential - https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6448/76

1/1/19-1/8/19:

Journal club on hold due to Dylan disruption!




12/07/18:

AGU practice talks

11/23/18:

Riley et al. 2018 Weaker land–climate feedbacks from nutrient uptake during photosynthesis-inactive periods - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0325-4/

11/9/18:

Konings et al. (2017) Sensitivity of grassland productivity to aridity controlled by stomatal and xylem regulation - https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlcndnr44y9a95u/Konings_2017_NG.pdf?dl=0

10/26/18:

How does the IPCC 1.5 Degrees Report affect your research? Discussion based on the "Summary for Policy Makers" - http://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf

10/12/18:

NASA Decadal survey Chapters 2 and 8 - https://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/decadal-surveys

9/14/18:

Kreyling et al. 2018 To replicate, or not to replicate – that is the question: how to tackle nonlinear responses in ecological experiments - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/ele.13134

8/17/18:

Bond-Lambery et al. 2018 Globaly rising soil respiration - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0358-x.pdf

8/3/18:

Lian et al. 2018 Partitioning global land evapotranspiration using CMIP5 models constrained by observations - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0207-9

6/21/18:

Giardine et al. 2018 Tall Amazonian forests are less sensitive to precipitation variability - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0133-5

6/8/18:

Houlton et al 2018 Convergent evidence for widespread rock nitrogen sources in Earths surface environment - http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6384/58.full

4/26/18:

Myers-Smith IH et al. 2015 Climate sensitivity of shrub growth across the tundra biome - https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate2697

4/12/18:

Zhang, Y. et al. 2018 Reduced solar‐induced chlorophyll fluorescence from GOME‐2 during Amazon drought caused by dataset artifacts - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gcb.14134

3/29/18:

Zhang et al. 2018 Shifts in tree functional composition amplify the response of forest biomass to climate - https://www.dropbox.com/s/kj7rp266a8f8yd3/Zhang%20et%20al.%202018%20Nature.pdf?dl=0