Much to report on my end in the last few months - it has been a productive (and reproductive) few weeks/months on my end. Foremost, Will and I welcomed our daughter into the world in mid-February! She is robust and healthy and wonderful - though quite a lot of work to keep her fed! I'm off on maternity leave for the next couple of months to enjoy, practice and learn to be a mother.
In other news, this has been a productive winter for publications. I have been part of many projects and writing teams - ranging from my old research stomping grounds in Arctic Alaska (Prager et al), to the excellent New Phytologist meeting on the Kok Effect that took place in Angers, France last July (Tcherkez et al.), to local phenology projects at Harvard Forest (Yang et al.), to stoichometry in a tropical forest (Mo et al.), to the application of revised acclimation and temperature response equations in global vegetation models (Huntingford et al). The wide range of these projects, and being a part of them in different capacities (data collection, writing, analysis, meeting participation, etc), really makes me happy to be where I am today - part of many diverse groups pushing for new approaches and understanding of how plants are impacted by the environment, and how to capture this variability quantitatively.
Okay - I hear someone is hungry... Full citations of accepted publications below. Others listed above are in revision - hopefully accepted soon!
Prager C, Naeem S, Boelman N, Eital J, Greaves H, Heskel MA, Magney T, Menge D, Vierling L, Griffin KL. (2017) A gradient of nutrient enrichment reveals non-linear impacts of fertilization on Arctic plant diversity and ecosystem function. Ecology & Evolution. Accepted.
Tcherkez G, Gauthier P, Buckley T, Busch F, Barbour MM, Bruhn D, Heskel MA, Gong XY, Crous
KY, Griffin KL, Way DA, Turnbull MH, Adams M, Atkin OK, Bender M, Farquhar GD, Cornic G.
(2017) Tracking the origins of the Kok effect, 70 years after its discovery. New Phytologist. Accepted.
Yang H, Yang X, Zhang Y, Heskel MA, Lu X, Munger W, Sun S, Tang J. Chlorophyll fluorescence
tracks seasonal variations of photosynthesis from leaf to canopy in a temperate forest. (2017) Global
Change Biology. Accepted. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13590