February 15, 2006 Brown Bag Seminar:

Should We Be Concerned About Future Drought Impacts on Upland- Oak Forest Function and Growth?

  Observations and modeling of physiology, growth, and net ecosystem exchange (NEE) in response to experimental manipulations of and interannual variability in precipitation.

Paul J. Hanson, Ph.D.


Recent related work:

 Wullschleger SD, Hanson PJ (2006) Sensitivity of canopy transpiration to altered precipitation in an upland oak forest: evidence from a long-term field manipulation study. Global Change Biology 12:97-109.

*Hanson PJ, Wullschleger SD, Norby RJ,Tschaplinski TJ, Gunderson CA (2005) Importance of changing CO2, temperature, precipitation, and ozone on carbon and water cycles of an upland oak forest: incorporating experimental results into model simulations. Global Change Biology 11:1402-1423

*Hanson PJ, Edwards NT, Tschaplinski TJ, Wullschleger SD, Joslin JD (2003) Estimating the net primary and net ecosystem production of a southeastern upland Quercus forest from an 8-year biometric record. In: Hanson PJ, Wullschleger SD, Eds, North American Temperate Deciduous Forest Responses to Changing Precipitation Regimes. Springer, New York, pp. 378-395.

Hanson PJ, Todd DE, Amthor JS (2001) A six year study of sapling and large-tree growth and mortality responses to natural and induced variability in precipitation and throughfall. Tree Physiol 21:345-358.

*Hanson PJ, Weltzin JF (2000) Drought disturbance from climate change: response of United States forests. Science Total Environ 262:205-220.

* These items are the most relevant papers.