iLEAPS Top10 publications

  1. Seneviratne, S. I. et al. Investigating soil moisture-climate interactions in a changing climate: a review. Earth Sci. Rev. 99, 125–161 (2010). This is a comprehensive review of aspects of soil moisture in the climate system with emphasis on regional feedbacks and observational needs.
  2. Jung, M. et al. Global patterns of land-atmosphere fluxes of carbon dioxide, latent heat, and sensible heat derived from eddy covariance, satellite, and meteorological observations. J. Geophys. Res. 116, G00J07 (2011). This was the first completely data-driven analysis of joint global carbon, water and sensible heat fluxes.
  3. Su H, Cheng Y, Oswald R, Behrendt T, Trebs I, Meixner FX, Andreae MO, Cheng P, Zhang Y, and Pöschl U 2011. Soil Nitrite as a Source of Atmospheric HONO and OH Radicals. Science 333, 6049, 1616-1618 doi:10.1126/science.1207687
  4. Seneviratne, S. I. et al. in Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. A Special Report of Working Groups I and II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC SREX Report) (eds Field, C. B. et al.) 109–230 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012). This report gives a full assessment of the observed past and projected future occurrence and severity of climate extremes.
  5. Arneth A, Harrison SP, Zaehle S, Tsigaridis K, Menon S, Bartlein PJ, Feichter J, Korhola A, Kulmala M, O’Donnell D, Schurgers G, Sorvari S, and Vesala T 2010. Terrestrial biogeochemical feedbacks in the climate system. Nature Geoscience 3, 525 - 532, doi:10.1038/ngeo905
  6. Arneth A, Unger N, Kulmala M, and Andreae MO 2009. Clean the Air, Heat the Planet? Science 326, 672-673, doi:10.1126/science.1181568
  7. Davidson E, de Araujo A, Artaxo P, Balch J, Brown I, Bustamante M, Coe M, DeFries R, Keller M, Longo M, Munger JW, Schroeder W, Soares-Filho BS, Souza C Jr, and Wofsy S 2012. The Amazon basin in transition. Nature 481, 321-328, doi:10.1038/nature10717
  8. Karl T, Harley P, Emmons L, Thornton B, Guenther A, Basu C, Turnipseed A and Jardine K 2010. Efficient Atmospheric Cleansing of Oxidized Organic Trace Gases by Vegetation. Science, 330, 816-819, doi:10.1126/science.1192534
  9. Lerdau M 2007. A Positive Feedback with Negative Consequences. Science 316:5822, 212-213, doi: 10.1126/science.1141486
  10. Rosenfeld D, Lohmann U, Raga GB, O'Dowd CD, Kulmala M, Fuzzi S, Reissell A, and Andreae MO 2008. Flood or Drought: How Do Aerosols Affect Precipitation? Science 322, 1309-1313, doi:10.1126/science.1160606


Other top iLEAPS publications

Pöschl U, Martin ST, Sinha B, Chen Q, Gunthe SS, Huffman JA, Borrmann S, Farmer DK, Garland RM, Helas G, Jimenez JL, King SM, Manzi A, Mikhailov E, Pauliquevis T, Petters MD, Prenni AJ, Roldin P, Rose D, Schneider J, Su H, Zorn SR, Artaxo P, and Andreae M.O 2010. Rainforest aerosols as biogenic nuclei of clouds and precipitation in the Amazon. Science 329, 1513-1516, doi:10.1126/science.1191056

Prentice IC 2010. The burning issue. Science 330, 1636-1637, doi: 10.1126/science.1199809

Seneviratne SI, Lüthi D, Litschi M, and Schär  2006. Land-atmosphere coupling and climate change in Europe. Nature 443, 205-209, doi:10.1038/nature05095

Ciais, P. et al. Europe-wide reduction in primary productivity caused by the heat and drought in 2003. Nature 437, 529–533 (2005). This integrated data and modelling analysis showed that the extreme European heatwave 2003 undid 3–5 years of mean carbon sequestration.

Van Oost, K. et al. The impact of agricultural soil erosion on the global carbon cycle. Science 318, 626–629 (2007). This paper estimated the net effect of erosion given sources and sinks induced by the transported material.

Anderegg, W. R. et al. The roles of hydraulic and carbon stress in a widespread climate-induced forest die-off. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 109, 233–237 (2012). This is a comprehensive analysis of mechanisms causing drought-related tree mortality.

Smith, M. D. An ecological perspective on extreme climatic events: a synthetic definition and framework to guide future research. J. Ecol. 99, 656–663 (2011). This paper introduced the ecosystem-impact-oriented perspective on climate extremes.

Arnone, J. A. III et al. Prolonged suppression of ecosystem carbon dioxide uptake after an anomalously warm year. Nature 455, 383–386 (2008). This was the first experimental study showing evidence for year-long lag effects of temperature extremes without involvement of mortality.

Goebel, M.-O., Bachmann, J., Reichstein, M., Janssens, I. A. & Guggenberger, G. Soil water repellency and its implications for organic matter decomposition—is there a link to extreme climatic events? Glob. Change Biol. 17, 2640–2656 (2011). This paper reviews how soil hydrological properties change persistently in response to climate extremes.

de Vries, F. T. et al. Land use alters the resistance and resilience of soil food webs to drought. Nature Clim. Change 2, 276–280 (2012).

Heimann, M.& Reichstein, M. Terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics and climate feedbacks. Nature 451, 289–292 (2008).

Choat, B. et al. Global convergence in the vulnerability of forests to drought. Nature 491, 752–755 (2012).

Jung, M. et al. Recent decline in the global land evapotranspiration trend due to limited moisture supply. Nature 467, 951–954 (2010).

Zscheischler, J., Mahecha, M. D., Harmeling, S. & Reichstein, M. Detection and attribution of large spatiotemporal extreme events in Earth observation data. Ecol. Inform. 15, 66–73 (2013). This was the first analysis of spatiotemporally contiguous carbon-cycle extremes.

Luyssaert, S. et al. The European land and inland water CO2, CO, CH4 and N2O balance between 2001 and 2005. Biogeosciences 9, 3357–3380 (2012).

Quinton, J. N., Govers, G., Van Oost, K. & Bardgett, R. D. The impact of agricultural soil erosion on biogeochemical cycling. Nature Geosci. 3, 311–314 (2010).

Ballantyne, A., Alden, C., Miller, J., Tans, P. & White, J. Increase in observed net carbon dioxide uptake by land and oceans during the past 50 years. Nature 488, 70–72 (2012).

Baldocchi, D. et al. The role of trace gas flux networks in the biogeosciences. Eos 93, 217 (2012).

Babst, F. et al. 500 years of regional forest growth variability and links to climatic extreme events in Europe. Environ. Res. Lett. 7, 045705 (2012).