Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

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Books Published

 

oxford roundtable

"Climate Change and Sustainable Development"

The book includes the papers of the 2007 Oxford Round Table with the paper:
Leclerc, M. Y. ; Holland, E; Foken, T; Pingintha, N: Sustainability of gaia: A question of balance, in: R.A.Reck (Ed.) Climate Change and Sustainable Development, , 351-373 (2010)

 

 

oxford roundtable

"Climate Change and Sustainable Development"

The book includes the papers of the 2007 Oxford Round Table with the paper:
Leclerc, M. Y. ; Holland, E; Foken, T; Pingintha, N: Sustainability of gaia: A question of balance, in: R.A.Reck (Ed.) Climate Change and Sustainable Development, , 351-373 (2010)

 

 

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LAB NEWS

2015

Keynote Lecture at an International Conference

As a keynote speaker at the International Conference in front of the Royal Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, M. Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk on "Trading Rapid Land-Use Change for Economic Growth: Sustainability in Southeast Asia" at the 1st International Conference on Environment, Livelihood, and Services: Environment for Life, 02 Nov 2015, Thailand.

H. Nahrawi won a runner-up award at LTER-ASM meeting

H. bin Nahrawi et al. gave a poster presentation entitled "Influence of Daytime Tide Events on CO2 Exchange between Salt Marshes and the Atmosphere" at 2015 Long-term Ecological Research All Scientist Meeting (LTER ASM), Estes Park, Colorado, Aug 29-Sept 3, 2015. The poster presentation won a runner-up award at the meeting.

Paper delivered at the National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research GCE-III

G. Zhang et al. gave a presentation titled "Seasonal Footprint Characteristics for Eddy-Flux Measurements over Spartina alterniflora near Sapelo Island" at NSF LTER GCE-III mid-term review, Sapelo Island, GA, 29 June - 1 July 2015.

H. bin Nahrawi et al. gave a presentation titled "Influence of Daytime Tidal Cycle on CO2 Exchange between Salt Marsh and Atmosphere" at NSF LTER GCE-III mid-term review, Sapelo Island, GA, 29 June - 1 July 2015.

Member of European Research Council (EU-Brussels)

M. Y. Leclerc has agreed to serve as a member of European Research Council (EU-Brussels) from April 2015 to April 2018.

Invited Talk at Turf Producers International Conference

M. Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk on "Climate and carbon sequestration in turf", at Turf Producers International Conference, CA, 19 Feb 2015.

Member of AMSBWM

M. Y. Leclerc has agreed to serve as a member of American Meteorological Society Board of Women and Minorities from Jan 2015 to Jan 2016.

Presentation at LTER GCE-III workshop

M. Y. Leclerc et al. gave a talk "The Role of Atmospheric Conditions on Surface-Atmosphere Exchange" at National Science Foundation LTER Annual Workshop, Athens, GA, 07 Jan 2015.

G. Zhang et al. gave a presentation titled "Footprints of Eddy-Flux Measurements over Spartina A." at National Science Foundation LTER Annual Workshop, Athens, GA, 07 Jan 2015.

H. bin Nahrawi et al. gave a presentation titled "Tidal Influence on CO2 Exchange between Salt Marsh and the Atmosphere" at National Science Foundation LTER Annual Workshop, Athens, GA, 07 Jan 2015.

2014

Seminar in Myanmar

M. Y. Leclerc gave a seminar on "Biomass, tropical deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions", at Mandalay University, Mandalay, Myanmar, 26 Dec 2014.

M. Y. Leclerc gave a seminar on "The Basis for Changes to our Climate: A forecast for SE Asia and Myanmar", at Nypidaw Agricultural University, Nypidaw, Myanmar, 24 Nov 2014.

M. Y. Leclerc gave a seminar on "Climate Change Initiatives for Myanmar", at Yangon Technological University, Yangon, Myanmar, 21 Nov 2014.

Invited talk in Thailand

M. Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk on "Select this elementLand-Use Change in Southeast Asia: A daring exploration of the Unknown" at the International Conference on Energy and the Environment, 15 Nov 2014, Bangkok, Thailand.

Master student's talk

J. Vanexel gave an presentation on "A study of wave-modified turbulence in the stable boundary layer using a wavelet analysis" at the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Conference (American Met. Soc.), 15 May 2014, Porland, OR.

Member of IACEUICOS

M. Y. Leclerc has agreed to serve as a member of international Advisory Committee European Union Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) from Jan 2014 to Jan 2017.

2013

Invited talks in Malaysia

M. Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk on research needs in greenhouse gas emissions from peat-grown oil palm plantations, at the ISOPA meeting on the 19 Nov 2013 in conjunction with International Palm Oil Congress, 19-20 November 2013, Malaysia.

M. Y. Leclerc gave an honoured guest talk on current research overview about GHG emissions from oil palm ecosystems on peat lands, at 2013 International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment, 24-25 October, 2013, Selangor, Malaysia.

M. Y. Leclerc gave a seminar on "Methods in Making Emissions Assessments of Greenhouse Gases" at Malaysian Oil Palm Board Seminar Series on 21 May 2013, Bangi, Malaysia.

Member of MPOB

M. Y. Leclerc has agreed to serve as a member of Malaysia Oil Palm Board from Oct 2013 to Sept 2016.

Member of ICOS

M. Y. Leclerc has agreed to serve as a member of ICOS Sweden Scientific Advisory Committee from Sept 2013 to Aug 2016.

Invited talk in Brazil

M. Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk on "Reducing the Uncertainties in Environmental Measurements" at the symposium of São Paulo Spring School on Urban Climate at Tropical Regions, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14 Sept 2013.

Invited talks and panels, Spring 2013

M. Y. Leclerc has agreed to serve on an Advisory Panel of the National Science Foundation.

M. Y. Leclerc has been invited to give introductory remarks and lecture at a summer school training program in Poland on 4 May 2013, 'Flux measurement techniques for non CO2 GHG: methods, sensors, databases, and modeling.' The training program will be held at the Mierzecin Palace Conference Centre in Poland, more information can be found here.

Presentation in EGU conference

H. Duarte et al. presented "Select this elementLow level jets and above-canopy drainage as cause of turbulent exchange in complex terrain during nighttime" at 2013 EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2013.

Member of NSF

M. Y. Leclerc has agreed to serve as a member of National Science Foundation from 14 Feb - 21 Nov 2013.

Master student's talk

Jasmine VanExel gave the introductary remarks at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund group's annual meeting that occured on Friday February 15, 2013.

Presentation in LTER GCE-III workshop

M. Y. Leclerc gave a talk on "Carbon balance of Spartina grass: Measurements and Techniques" at the workshop of Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER), Athens, GA, 10 Jan 2013.

2012

New Master of Science!

David J. Durden sucessfully defended his Master's Thesis titled 'Flux Measurements in the Stable Boundary Layer and during Morning Transition, on December 3, 2012.

Invited talk at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

M. Y. Leclerc gave a lecture, titled 'Flux Measurements: Gravity Waves and the Party Spoilers' at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA on October 26, 2012.

Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) - Sweden

M. Y. Leclerc is now a member the Scientific Advisory Committee for the newly formed ICOS Sweden. More information can be found here.

2012 International Congress on Climate Change and Agriculture

M. Y. Leclerc served as a keynote speaker at the 'International Congress on Climate Change and Agriculture' in Kuala Lumpur from September 3-6th, 2012.

2012 D. W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Global Programs

M. Y. Leclerc received the 2012 D. W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Global Programs.

2012 Young Scholar Program

Grace Devine won First Place for her Young Scholar Oral Presentation titled, "Calculating Eddy Covarience Fluxes at the Aiken Flux Site." She was mentored by Henrique Duarte during her tenure with the group.

30th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/1st Conference on Atompsheric Biogeosciences

Gengsheng Zhang presented a poster titled, "Wavelet Analysis of Multi-Scale Properties of Turbulent Fluxes above a Forest" at the American Meteorological Society, Agricultural and Forest Meteorological Society Conference in Boston, May 31-June 1.

Phongthep Hanpattanakit presented a poster titled, "Contribution of Soil CO2 Flux to Ecosystem Respiration in Dry Dipterocarp Forest, Western Thailand" at the American Meteorological Society, Agricultural and Forest Meteorological Society Conference in Boston, May 31-June 1.

American Meteorological Society Committee

Henrique Duarte, PhD candidate, is serving a two year term on the American Meteorological Society's Committee of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. He is co-chairing a session at the American Meteorological Society, Agricultural and Forest Meteorological Society Conference in Boston, May 31-June 1.

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

Dr. Natchaya Pingintha, who did her PhD in our group jointly with Chiang Mai University, was recently hired by the National Science Foundation at NEON in Boulder, Colorado.

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

David Durden, a Masters student in our group is also joining the National Science Foundation at NEON in Boulder, Colorado.

2011

◆ Sixth Annual NYIT Energy Conference

Prof. Leclerc is a guest speaker at the upcoming Sixth Annual Energy Conference being held on June 2, 2011 at the New York Institute of Technology.

◆ Advances in Meteorology

Prof. Leclerc is now serving on the editorial board for Advances in Meteorology. More information about the journal can be found at www.hindawi.com.

2010

◆Ameriflux

The Ameriflux annual meeting will be combined with the NACP investigators meeting January 31st to February 4th, 2011. The meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA. Abstracts are due by September 15th, 2010, and can be submitted through this link: http://nacarbon.org/meeting_2011/index.htm

◆National Science Foundation

Prof. Leclerc has agreed to serve on a panel at the National Science Foundation this fall.

◆Lawrence National Berkeley Laboratory

Prof. Leclerc has agreed to serve on a panel reviewing the Climate Science Program of the Lawrence National Berkeley Laboratory.

◆29th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 19th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence

The UGA Atmospheric Biogeosciences Team is presenting six papers at the 29th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 19th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence in Keystone, Colorado on August 2nd -6th.

◆Fudan University

Prof. Leclerc was a guest to Fudan University, Shanghai's oldest university, in May, to participate in a China-wide Series on Global Change and Soils.

◆Royal Golden Jubilee Program

Prof. Leclerc was an invited speaker at the XX111 Congress of the Royal Golden Jubilee Program in Pattaya, Thailand, the paper entitled "The Presence of Low-Level Jets in the Nighttime Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Implications for Nighttime Turbulent Exchange " on April 1st 2010.

◆U.S. Department of Energy

Prof. Leclerc was on a panel in March assessing the US Dept. of Energy's Small Business Initiative Research.

◆The Open Agriculture Journal

Prof. Leclerc was appointed member of theditorial board of the The Open Agriculture Journal.

◆U.S. Department of Energy

Prof. Leclerc participated in a national panel for the US. Dept. of Energy for the Office of Science, the Terrestrial Carbon Processes Program in January.

◆U.S. Department of Agriculture

Prof. Leclerc chaired a USDA panel on Greenhouse gas emissions in early January.

◆American Meteorological Society

The 90th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society was held January 17-21, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. Our group collaborated with Dr. Andrey Sogachev on a poster presentation "Application of the ABL Model SCADIS to the Simulation of Nighttime CO2 Concentrations and Fluxes over Different Ecosystems". Dr. Gengsheng Zhang will also present a poster "Influence of Clearcut in a Managed Pine Plantation on Flow Circulation".
2009
◆American Geophysical Union

Our group will present a couple of papers at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 14-18, 2009, San Francisco, California, USA. Dr. Natchaya Pingintha will present a poster on "The Influence of Drought on Net Ecosystem CO2 Exchange in the Southeastern US". Dr. Andrey Sogachev is also presenting a poster on "Effect of nocturnal low-level jet on nighttime CO2 concentrations and fluxes: a numerical sensitive study".
◆2009 D. W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research

M.Y. Leclerc received the 2009 D. W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research and was named Distinguished Research Professor.
◆Marquis' Who's Who

M.Y. Leclerc elected to Marquis' Who's Who.
◆Symposium--the Legacy of Bert Tanner: 35 Years of Excellence in Environmental Instrumentation

M.Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk at the ASA symposium held in honor of the late Bert Tanner. The meeting took place in Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009. For more information see here.
◆ International Conference of “Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry in Forest Ecosystems”

M.Y. Leclerc was an invited speaker at the International Conference of “Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry in Forest Ecosystems”. She presented a talk on “Turbulence structure in and above forests”. The conference was held October 5-8, 2009 at Castle of Thurnau, Germany. For more information see here.
◆ OECD International Conference

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sponsored the conference on Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Ethics. Professor Leclerc helped organize the meeting. The conference was held in Madison, Wisconson from June 29- July 1, 2009. For more information see here.
◆ International Conference on the Occasion of the 4th Cycle Celebration of KMUTT

Professor Leclerc travelled to Bangkok, Thailand to serve as a keynote speaker at the International Conference on the Occasion of the 4th Cycle Celebration of KMUTT to talk on Sustainable Development to Save the Earth: Technologies and Strategies, Vision 2050.
◆ Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D Congress X

Professor Leclerc travelled to Pattaya, Thailand to serve as a keynote speaker at the Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D Congress X "Climate Change and Its Impacts" to talk on Accelerated Climate Change: Seriousness and Need for Immediate Action.
◆ Regents Professorship

M.Y. Leclerc was named Regents' Professor for her internationally recognized studies on atmospheric biogeosciences and climate change. The appointment was approved at the February meeting of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. Regents Professors are recognized for scholarship or creative activity that is innovative and pacesetting. The Regents Professorship is the highest honor conferred to a faculty member in the entire Unviersity System of Georgia.
◆ American Meteorological Society



M.Y. Leclerc has been appointed to serve as Chair of the American Meteorological Society's 'Atmospheric Biogeosciences' Specialty Committee beginning January 12th, 2009.

◆ Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award

The Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences is an annual award based on a paper competition and awarded to a woman pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or a related program at a university in the United States. The amount of the award is $1,500. For more information see this brochure.

2008
◆ Council of Agricultural Science and Technology

The American Meteorological Society Council has elected M. Y. Leclerc to the Executive Board of the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, effective January 2009.
◆ AMS Steering and Technical Advisory Committee

M. Y. Leclerc's service to the American Meteorological Society Steering and Technical Advisory Committee for Agricultural and Forest Meteorology is being extended through 2012.
◆ AMS Women and Minority Committee

M. Y. Leclerc has been appointed to serve on the American Meteorological Society Women and Minority Committee from 2009 for a three-year term.
◆ Oxford Round Table on Climate Change

Professor Leclerc was invited at the 20th Anniversary of the Oxford Round Table on Climate Change at the University of Oxford in England in August.
◆ Award to Natchaya Pingintha

Natchaya Pingintha has received the 2008 American Meteorological Society Award for Best Student Paper, 2nd place at the 28th Conference of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Conference in Orlando, Fl
◆ Award to David Durden

David Durden (parttime student) received the top undergraduate student award at UGA (May 2008)
◆ 28th Conference on Agriculture and Forest Meteorology

Click for the Program Information on 28th conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
Prof. Leclerc is serving as Chair of the upcoming AMS 28th Conference of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
◆ Award to Champunut Chayawat

Chompunut Chayawat, an exchange student from Chiang Mai University in Thailand, has been awarded fourth place (honorable mention) in the Southern Branch American Society of Agronomy’s graduate student poster competition. Chayawat is a PhD student working with Professor Monique Leclerc in the Laboratory for Environmental Physics on the Griffin Campus.
◆ Award to Prof. M. Y. Leclerc

AMS award for 2008 to Prof. M. Y. Leclerc, ' AMS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology ' for pioneering research that has advanced our understanding of temporal and spatial patterns of local and regional carbon exchanges, and for global leadership in the advancement of biometeorology'. The national award was given at the annual AMS meetings in New Orleans


2007
◆ AsiaFlux Training Workshop

Prof. Leclerc participated in 2nd AsiaFlux Training Workshop in Korea as a lecturer.