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Blanken, Peter

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Peter Blanken

PhD, University of British Columbia, 1997
Office: 303-492-5388

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My overall research objective is to understand how the physical processes regulating water and carbon cycling at the Earth's surface are affected by environmental changes. I study a variety of ecosystems including lakes, wetlands, alpine tundra, forest, and grasslands. My research is based on observations made at each location using a variety of instruments, and I often use models and remote sensing to help interpret the measurements.

Disciplines: Biogeochemistry • Hydrology

 

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2018

Limitations to winter and spring photosynthesis of a Rocky Mountain subalpine forest.

Bowling, D.R., Logan, B.A., Hufkens, K., Aubrecht, D.M., Richardson, A.D., Burns, S.P., Anderegg, W.R.L., Blanken, P.D., Eiriksson, D.P., Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 252, 241-255, DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.01.025,

2018

Temporal Dynamics of Aerodynamic Canopy Height Derived From Eddy Covariance Momentum Flux Data Across North American Flux Networks.

Chu, H., Baldocchi, D.D., Poindexter, C., Abraha, M. , Desai, A.R., Bohrer, G., Arain, M.A., Griffis, T., Blanken, P.D., O'Halloran, T.L., Thomas, R.Q., Zhang, Q., Burns, S.P., Frank, J.M., Christian, D., et al. , Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 17, 9275-9287, DOI: 10.1029/2018GL079306,

2018

A Comparison of the Diel Cycle of Modeled and Measured Latent Heat Flux During the Warm Season in a Colorado Subalpine Forest.

Burns, S.P., Swenson, S.C., Wieder, W.R., Lawrence, D.M., Bonan, G.B. , Knowles, J.F., Blanken, P.D., Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10, 3, 617-651, DOI: 10.1002/2017MS001248,

2017

Ecosystem function in complex mountain terrain: Combining models and long-term observations to advance process-based understanding.

Wieder, W.R., Knowles, J.F., Blanken, P.D., Swenson, S.C., Suding, K.N., Wiley Online Library, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122, 4, 825-845, DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003704,

2016

Terrestrial carbon balance in a drier world: the effects of water availability in southwestern North America.

Biederman, J. A., Scott, R. L., Goulden, M. L., Vargas, R., Litvak, M. E., Kolb, T. E., Yepez, E. A., Oechel, W. C., Blanken, P. D., Bell, T. W., Garatuza-Payan, J., Maurer, G. E., Dore, S., Burns, S. P., Global Change Biology, 22, 1867-1879, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13222,

2016

Convergent approaches to determine an ecosystem's transpiration fraction.

Berkelhammer, M., Noone, D.C., Wong, T.E., Burns, S.P., Knowles, J.F., Kaushik, A., Blanken, P.D., Williams, M.W., Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30, 6, 933-951, DOI: 10.1002/2016GB005392,

2016

Short-term favorable weather conditions are an important control of interannual variability in carbon and water fluxes.

Zscheischler, J, Fatichi, S, Wolf, S, Blanken, P.D, Bohrer, G, Clark, K, Desai, A.R, Hollinger, D, Keenan, T, Novick, K.A, Biogeosciences, 121, 8, 2186-2198, DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003503,

2016

Optimizing available network resources to address questions in environmental biogeochemistry.

Hinckley, E-L.S, Anderson, S.P, Baron, J.S, Blanken, P.D, Bonan, G.B, Bowman, W.D, Elmendorf, S.C, Fierer, N, Fox, A.M, Goodman, K.J, Jones, K.D, Lombardozzi, D.L, Lunch, C.K, Neff, J.C, SanClements, M.D, Suding, K.N, Wieder, W.R, BioScience, 66, 4, 317-326, DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biw005,

2016

The increasing importance of atmospheric demand for ecosystem water and carbon fluxes.

Novick, K.A, Ficklin, D.L, Stoy, P.C, Williams, C.A, Bohrer, G, Oishi, A.C, Papuga, S.A, Blanken, P.D, Noormets, A, Sulman, B.N, Nature Climate Change, 6, 1023-1027, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE3114,

2016

Microclimate and local climate.

Barry, R.G, Blanken, P.D, Microclimate and local climate, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10013, Cambridge University Press, 978-1-107-14562-7,

2016

Convergent approaches to determine an ecosystem's transpiration fraction.

Berkelhammer, M., Noone, D., Wong, T.E., Burns, S.P., Knowles, J.F., Kaushik, A., Blanken, P.D., Williams, M.W., Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30, 933-951, DOI: 10.1002/2016GB005392,

2016

Optimization of an enclosed gas analyzer sampling system for measuring eddy covariance fluxes of H2O and CO2.

Metzger, S, Burba, G, Burns, SP, Blanken, PD, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9, 1341-1359, DOI: 10.5194/amt-9-1341-2016,

2016

Wet meadow ecosystems contribute the majority of overwinter soil respiration from snow-scoured alpine tundra.

Knowles, JF, Blanken, PD, Williams, MW, Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 1118-1130, DOI: 10.1002/2015JG003081,

2016

The Niwot Ridge Subalpine Forest US-NR1 AmeriFlux site – Part 1: Data acquisition and site record-keeping.

Burns. SP, Maclean, GD, Blanken, PD, Oncley, SP, Semmer, SR, Monson, RK, Geoscientific Instrumentation Methods and Data Systems, 5, 451-471, DOI: 10.5194/gi-5-451-2016,

2015

The influence of warm-season precipitation on the diel cycle of the surface energy balance and carbon dioxide at a Colorado subalpine forest site.

Burns, S.P., Blanken, P.D., Turnipseed, A.A., Hu, J., Monson, R.K., Biogeosciences, 12, 23, 7349-7377, DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-7349-2015,

2015

The influence of warm-season precipitation on the diel cycle of the surface energy balance and carbon dioxide at a Colorado subalpine forest site.

Burns, S.P., Blanken, P.D., Turnipseed, A.A., Hu, J., Monson, R.K., Biogeosciences, 12, 7349-7377, DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-7349-2015,

2015

Contrasting long-term alpine and subalpine precipitation trends in a mid-latitude North American mountain system, Colorado Front Range, USA.

Kittel, T.G.F., Williams, M.W., Chowanski, K., Hartman, M., Ackerman, T., Losleben, M., Blanken, P., Plant Ecology and Diversity, 8, 5-6, 607-624, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2016.1143536,

2015

The relative contributions of alpine and subalpine ecosystems to the water balance of a mountainous, headwater catchment.

Knowles, J. F., Harpold, A. A., Cowie, R., Zeliff, M., Barnard, H. R., Burns, S. P., Blanken, P. D., Morse, J. F., Williams, M. W., Hydrological Processes, 29, 22, 4794-4808, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10526,

2015

Soil respiration variability across a soil moisture and vegetation community gradient within a snow-scoured alpine meadow.

Knowles, J. F., Blanken, P. D., Williams, M. W., Biogeochemistry, 125, 2, 185-202, DOI: 10.1007/s10533-015-0122-3,

2014

Fluxes of energy, water, and carbon dioxide from mountain ecosystems at Niwot Ridge, Colorado.

Knowles, J.F., Burns, S.P., Blanken, P.D., Monson, R.K., Plant Ecology & Diversity, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2014.904950,

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