18 December, 2019 (Fisher, NPH, JULES-ED) Fisher, R., McDowell, N., Purves, D., Moorcroft, P., Sitch, S., Cox, P., Huntingford, C., Meir, P. and Ian Woodward, F. (2010), Assessing uncertainties in a second‐generation dynamic vegetation model caused by ecological scale limitations. New Phytologist, 187: 666-681. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03340.x
How demographic processes of two-dimensional spatial scales influence simulations of community structure, and responses of ecosystems to climate change? Context:
17 December, 2019 (Smith-Martin, NPH, Liana) Smith‐Martin, C.M., Xu, X., Medvigy, D., Schnitzer, S.A. and Powers, J.S. (2019), Allometric scaling laws linking biomass and rooting depth vary across ontogeny and functional groups in tropical dry forest lianas and trees. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.16275
Do mature lianas invest less biomass in stems compared to trees? The authors tried to compare the investment strategy between lianas and trees. Do juveniles follow the same allocation patterns as mature individuals?
Which information do I have to mine from a paper for developing a research question? Every day, I receive email alerts from journals or paper-searching websites. I skim through the title list in the alerts and select ones including keywords that I am interested in. In turn, I read the abstract to grasp what the paper is about and add it to my read-later folder if I feel it is interesting.
7 December, 2019 (Bar, NPH, Fire) Bär, A., Michaletz, S.T. and Mayr, S. (2019), Fire effects on tree physiology. New Phytologist, 223: 1728-1741. doi:10.1111/nph.15871
My research group at NIFOS was invited to write a research paper for a special issue of a journal. We decided to write a paper about the lagged browning after the forest fire at April 2019. I wrote about how forest fire affects an individual tree’s physiology, referring majorly to this paper.
12 August, 2019 (Resco de Dios, AFM, FMC) Resco de Dios, V., Fellows, A.W., Nolan, R.H., Boer, M.M., Bradstock, R.A., Domingo, F. and Goulden, M.L. (2015). A semi-mechanistic model for predicting the moisture content of fine litter. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 203, 64-73.
I read this paper to get some hints for my fuel moisture research at NIFOS. This paper developed a semi-mechanistic model in which fuel moisture content (FMC) and vapor pressure deficit (VPD) were exponentially related.
22 June, 2019 (Vinodkumar, AFM, SMC) Vinodkumar and Dharssi (2019). Evaluation and calibration of a high-resolution soil moisture product for wildfire prediction and management. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 264, 27-39.
This paper can be a good guide for both of my researches at SNU and NIFOS. This paper used the JULES to predict soil moisture deficit (SMD), which is similar to the object of the study at SNU. On the other hand, the purpose of SMD prediction was to imporve a fire danger index, which is the same as my research at NIFOS.
15 June, 2019 (Berry, pce, FWU) Berry, Z.C., Emery, N.C., Gotsch, S.G., Goldsmith, G.R. (2019). Foliar water uptake: Processes, pathways, and integration into plant water budgets. Plant, Cell and Environment, 42, 410-423.
As I saw foliar water uptake (FWU) in alert lists sometimes, I became curious about the process. So I read this paper. FWU was observed about 400 years ago (1727), but it seems like relatively new and immatured field.