Michalak Lab

Last Updated: 4/8//2017

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.




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
Mapping of satellite Earth observations using moving window block kriging
20 October 2015: Geoscientific Model Development
A reflection on the first 50 years of Water Resources Research
19 October 2015: Water Resources Research
Disentangling climatic and anthropogenic controls on global terrestrial evapotranspiration trends
8 September 2015: Environmental Research Letters
50 years of water resources research legacy and perspectives for the science of hydrology introduction
24 August 2015: Water Resources Research
Introduction to the Daedalus special issue on Water
13 July 2015: Daedalus Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Water, climate, energy, food: Inseparable & indispensable
13 July 2015: Daedalus Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Toward “optimal” integration of terrestrial biosphere models
10 June 2015: Geophysical Research Letters
Global patterns and controls of soil organic carbon dynamics as simulated by multiple terrestrial biosphere models: Current status and future directions
5 June 2015: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Atmospheric observations inform CO2 flux responses to enviroclimatic drivers
12 May 2015: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
A sparse reconstruction method for the estimation of multi-resolution emission fields via atmospheric inversion
29 April 2015: Geoscientific Model Development
Detectability of CO2 flux signals by a space-based lidar mission
11 March 2015: Journal of Geophysical Research
Assessing biophysical controls on Gulf of Mexico hypoxia through probabilistic modeling
1 March 2015: Ecological Applications
Challenges in tracking harmful algal blooms: A synthesis of evidence from Lake Erie
31 January 2015: Journal of Great Lakes Research
Record-breaking Lake Erie hypoxia during 2012 drought
6 January 2015: Environmental Science & Technology