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Abigail L S-Swann
Abigail L S Swann
Accepting graduate students
Fields of interest
Research in my lab focuses on transitions, thresholds, and feedbacks of the coupled ecosystem- climate system, or the ecoclimate. Our work is global in scale, considering the interactions between terrestrial ecosystems not only on their local environment, but also on other regions connected to the local ecosystem through atmospheric circulation. These interests lead to research questions such as:
- How will changes in agricultural area in the future feedback on climate?
- What processes control the response of climate to vegetation in different regions on the globe?
- What is the role of past plant distributions on circulation and precipitation?
Effects of progressively increasing mid-latitude forest area on global energy transport, clouds, and tropical precipitation., Lague, Marysa M., and Swann Abigail L. S. , Geophysical Research Letters, (Submitted)
Toward accounting for ecoclimate teleconnections: intra- and inter-continental consequences of altered energy balance after vegetation change, Stark, S. C., Breshears D. D., Garcia, E. Law D. J., Minor D., Saleska S. R., Swann A. L. S., Villegas J. C., Aragão L. E. O. C., Bella E. M., Borma L. S., et al. , Landscape Ecology, Volume submitted, (2015)
Hydrometeorological effects of historical land-conversion in an ecosystem-atmosphere model of Northern South America, Knox, R. G., Longo M., Swann A. L. S., Zhang K., Levine N. M., Moorcroft P. R., and Bras R. L. , Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Volume 19, Number 1, p.241–273, (2015)
Remote Vegetation Feedbacks and the Mid-Holocene Green Sahara, Swann, Abigail L. S., Fung Inez Y., Liu Yuwei, and Chiang John C. H. , Journal of Climate, 2014/07/30, Volume 27, Number 13, p.4857–4870, (2014)
Mid-latitude afforestation shifts general circulation and tropical precipitation, Swann, Abigail L. S., Fung Inez Y., and Chiang John C. H. , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 109, Number 3, p.712-716, (2012)
Climatic Consequences of Afforestation, Fung, I., and Swann A. , AIP Conf. Proc, Volume 1401, p.211–219, (2011)
Changes in Arctic vegetation amplify high-latitude warming through the greenhouse effect, Swann, A. L., Fung I. Y., Levis S., Bonan G. B., and Doney S. C. , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Volume 107, Number 4, 2101 CONSTITUTION AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20418 USA, p.1295-1300, (2010)
Evaluation of the "amount effect" at speleothem sites in the Asian monsoon region, Lee, Jung-Eun, and Swann Abigail L. , IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 9, Number 1, p.012023, (2010)
Sensitivity of stable water isotopic values to convective parameterization schemes, Lee, Jung-Eun, Pierrehumbert Raymond, Swann Abigail, and Lintner Benjamin R. , Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, 2000 FLORIDA AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20009 USA, (2009)