Michalak Lab

Last Updated: 7/18//2018

Contact Information

    Anna Michalak
    Department of Global Ecology
    Carnegie Institution for Science
    260 Panama St.
    Stanford, CA 94305


Our research focuses primarily on two areas. We are interested in understanding the cycling and emissions of greenhouse gases at the Earth surface at urban to global scales – scales directly relevant to informing climate and policy – primarily through the use of atmospheric observations that provide the clearest constraints at these critical scales. We are also interested in climate change impacts on freshwater and coastal water quality via influences on nutrient delivery to, and on conditions within, water bodies. Our approach is highly data-driven, with a common methodological thread being the development and application of spatiotemporal statistical data fusion methods for optimizing the use of limited in situ and remote sensing environmental data.




Accelerating rates of Arctic carbon cycling revealed by long-term atmospheric CO2 measurements Summary coming soon
11 July 2018: Science Advances
On the practical usefulness of least squares for assessing uncertainty in hydrologic and water quality predictions Summary coming soon
21 May 2018: Environmental Modelling & Software
Characterizing biospheric carbon balance using CO2
16 May 2018: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Atmospheric CO2 observations reveal strong correlation between regional net biospheric carbon uptake and solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence
24 January 2018: Geophysical Research Letters
Widespread persistent changes to temperature extremes occurred earlier than predicted
17 January 2018: Scientific Reports
Long-term phosphorus loading and springtime temperatures explain interannual variability of hypoxia in a large temperate lake
4 January 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Response of water use efficiency to global environmental change based on output from terrestrial biosphere models
18 October 2017: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Recent very hot summers in northern hemispheric land areas measured by wet bulb globe temperature will be the norm within 20 years
17 October 2017: Earth's Future
Drought impacts on photosynthesis, isoprene emission and atmospheric formaldehyde in a mid-latitude forest Summary coming soon
9 August 2017: Atmospheric Environment
Global patterns of drought recovery
9 August 2017: Nature
Eutrophication will increase during the 21st century as a result of precipitation changes
28 July 2017: Science
Elliptic cylinder airborne sampling and geostatistical mass balance approach for quantifying local greenhouse gas emissions
20 July 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Reduced North American terrestrial primary productivity linked to anomalous Arctic warming
10 July 2017: Nature Geoscience
Uncertainty in the response of terrestrial carbon sink to environmental drivers undermines carbon-climate feedback predictions
6 July 2017: Scientific Reports
Diagnostic methods for atmospheric inversions of long-lived greenhouse gases
20 June 2017: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Global land carbon sink response to temperature and precipitation varies with ENSO phase
1 June 2017: Environmental Research Letters
Phytoplankton blooms in Lake Erie impacted by both long-term and springtime phosphorus loading
12 May 2017: Journal of Great Lakes Research
Constraining sector-specific CO2 and CH4 emissions in the US
24 March 2017: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Troubled waters on the Great Lakes
22 March 2017: Nature
Spatio-temporal approach to moving window block kriging of satellite data v1.0
15 February 2017: Geoscientific Model Development
Using Landsat to extend the historical record of lacustrine phytoplankton blooms: A Lake Erie case study
2 February 2017: Remote Sensing of Environment
Global inverse modeling of CH4 sources and sinks: an overview of methods
4 January 2017: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Precipitation dominates interannual variability of riverine nitrogen loading across the Continental United States
14 November 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
Increased light-use efficiency in northern terrestrial ecosystems indicated by CO2 and greening observations
4 November 2016: Geophysical Research Letters
A statistical approach for isolating fossil fuel emissions in atmospheric inverse problems
18 October 2016: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
A multiyear estimate of methane fluxes in Alaska from CARVE atmospheric observations
9 October 2016: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Study role of climate change in extreme threats to water quality
19 July 2016: Nature
Uncertainty analysis of terrestrial net primary productivity and net biome productivity in China during 1901–2005
27 May 2016: Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Decadal trends in the seasonal-cycle amplitude of terrestrial CO2 exchange resulting from the ensemble of terrestrial biosphere models
12 May 2016: Tellus B
Global solutions to regional problems: Collecting global expertise to address the problem of harmful cyanobacterial blooms. A Lake Erie case study
12 May 2016: Harmful Algae
Regional atmospheric CO2 inversion reveals seasonal and geographic differences in Amazon net biome exchange
28 April 2016: Global Change Biology
The terrestrial biosphere as a net source of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere
10 March 2016: Nature
On the effect of spatial variability and support on validation of remote sensing observations of CO2
9 March 2016: Atmospheric Environment
Evaluation of wetland methane emissions across North America using atmospheric data and inverse modeling
2 March 2016: Biogeosciences