Jerry M. Melillo
|Research at the Harvard Forest|
|Terrestrial Ecosystem Model|
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Tel: 508-289-7494 | Fax: 508-457-1548
Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1977
M.F.S., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1972
M.A.T., Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1968
B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1965
My research team focuses on understanding the impacts of human activities on the biogeochemistry of ecological systems using a combination of field studies and simulation modeling. Our field studies include two soil warming experiments at the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts. We have developed and use a simulation model, the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM), to consider the impacts of various aspects of global change (climate, chemistry of the atmosphere and precipitation, land cover and land use) on the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems across the globe. TEM is part of the Integrated Global Systems Model, an integrated assessment model, based at MIT.
Butler, S.M., J.M. Melillo, J.E. Johson, J. Mohan, P.A. Steudler, H. Lux, E. Burrows, C.L. Varios, T.D. Hill, N. Aponte and F. Bowles. 2012. Soil warming changes the nitrogen cycle: Nitrogen-driven changes in species composition. Oecologia 168:819-828, doi: 10.1007/s00442-011-2133.
Knapp, A.K., M.D. Smith, S.E. Hobbie, S.L. Collins, T.J. Fahey, G.J.A. Hansen, D. Landis, K.J. LaPierre, J.M. Melillo, T. Seastedt, G.R. Shaver and J.R. Webster. 2012. Past, present and future roles of long-term experiments in the LTER Network. BioScience 64:377-389.
Reay, D.S., E.A. Davidson, K. Smith, P. Smith, J.M. Melillo, F. Dentener and P.J. Crutzen. 2012. Nitrous oxide and anthropogenic climate change. Nature, doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1458.
Reilly, J., J.M. Melillo, Y. Cai, D. Kicklighter, A. Gurgel, S. Paltsev, T. Cronin, A. Sokolov and A. Schlosser. 2012. Using land to mitigate climate change: Hitting the target, recognizing the tradeoffs. Environmental Science and Technology, doi: 10.1021/es2034729.
Melillo, J.M., S.M. Butler, J.E. Johnson, J. Mohan, A.J. Burton, Y. Zhou, J. Tang, P.A. Steudler, H. Lux, E. Burrows, C.L. Vario, T.D. Hill and F. Bowles. 2011. Changes in the net carbon balance of a forest ecosystem in response to soil warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(23):9508-9512.
Felzer, B., T. Cronin, J. Melillo, D. Kicklighter, C.A. Schlosser and S.R.S. Dangal. 2011. Nitrogen effect on carbon-water coupling in forests, grasslands, and shrublands in the arid western United States. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 116: G03023, 23 PP, doi: 10.1029/2010JG001621.
Galford, G.L., J.M. Melillo, D.W. Kicklighter, J.F. Mustard, T.W. Cronin, C.E.P. Cerri and C.C. Cerri. 2011. Historical carbon emissions and uptake from the agricultural frontier of the Brazilian Amazon. Ecological Applications 21:750-763, doi: 10.1890/09-1957.1.
Tian, H., J. Melillo, M. Liu, D. Kicklighter, J. Liu, W. Ren, C. Lu, X. Xu, G. Chen, C. Zhang, S. Pan and S. Running. 2011. Mechanisms of China's terrestrial carbon sink: Responses to nitrogen inputs and other environmental changes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 25:GB1007, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.09.002.