Michael L. Goulden

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Associate Professor, Earth System Science
School of Physical Sciences
Associate Professor without salary, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences
B.A., Reed College, Biology
OTH, Stanford University
Phone: (949) 824-1983
Fax: (949) 824-3256
Email: mgoulden@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
3319 Croul Hall
Mail Code: 3100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Ecosystem ecology, Plant physiology, Micrometeorology
Research Abstract
Our research focuses on how terrestrial ecosystems work, with an emphasis on what controls the exchanges of gases and energy between land surfaces and the atmosphere. This research is relevant to several environmental problems, including understanding changes in climate and global biogeochemistry. Our approach is interdisciplinary, borrowing techniques and ideas from a range of academic disciplines including plant physiology, community and ecosystem ecology, hydrology, micrometeorology, environmental physics, and biogeochemistry.

We are currently working on five issues:
Understanding what controls Tropical Forest CO2 exchange.
Understanding what controls wetland productivity.
Understanding how Boreal Forests recover from fire.
Understanding how climate change might affect Southern California's ecosystems.
Understanding California's Carbon budget.
Goulden, M.L., Munger, J.W., Fan, S.-M., Daube, B.C. and Wofsy, S.C. CO2 exchange by a deciduous forest: response to interannual climate variability. Science, 271:1576-1578
Goulden, M.L., Munger, J.W., Fan, S.-M., Daube, B.C. and Wofsy, S.C. Measurements of carbon sequestration by long-term eddy covariance: Methods and a critical evaluation of accuracy. Global Change Biology, 2:169-182
Goulden, M.L., Daube, B.C., Fan, S.-M., Sutton, D.J., Bazzaz, A., Munger, J.W. and Wofsy, S.C. Physiological Responses of a Black Spruce Forest to Weather. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102:28,987-28,996
Goulden, M.L., Wofsy, S.C., Harden, J.W., Trumbore, S.E., Crill, P.M., Gower, S.T., Fries, T., Daube, B.C., Fan, S.-M., Sutton, D.J., Bazzaz, A. Munger, J.W. Sensitivity of Boreal Forest Carbon Balance to Soil Thaw. Science, 279:214-217
Prentice, I.C., G. Farquhar, M. Fasham, M. Goulden, M. Heimann, V. Jaramillo, H. Kheshgi, C. Le Quere, R. Scholes, D. Wallace. IPCC Working Group 1 Third Assessment Report. Chapter 3. The Carbon Cycle and Atmospheric CO2.
Litvak, M., Miller, S., Wofsy, S., and Goulden, M.L. (2003) Effect of Stand Age on Whole Ecosystem CO2 Exchange in Canadian Boreal Forest Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 108 (D3): Art. No. 8225.
Saleska, S.R., Miller, S.D., Matross, D.M., Goulden, M.L., Wofsy, S.C., da Rocha, H.R., de Camargo, P.B., Crill, P., Daube, B.C., de Freitas, H.C., Hutyra, L., Keller, M., Kirchhoff, V., Menton, M., Munger, J.W., Pyle, E.H., Rice, A.H., Silva, H. (2003) Carbon in amazon forests: Unexpected seasonal fluxes and disturbance-induced losses. Science, 302: 1554-1557.
da Rocha, H.R., Goulden, M.L., Miller, S.D., Menton, M.C., Pinto, L.D.V.O, Freitas, H.C,. Figueira, A.M.S (2004) Seasonality of water and heat fluxes over a tropical forest in eastern Amazonia. Ecological Applications, 14: S22-S32.
Miller, S.D., Goulden, M.L., Menton, M.C., da Rocha, H.R., Freitas, H.C., Figueira, A. M. S., and de Sousa, C. A. D. (2004) Biometric and micrometeorological measurements of tropical forest carbon balance. Ecological Applications, 14: S114-S126.
Goulden, M.L., Miller, S.D., da Rocha, H.R., Menton, M.C., Freitas, H.C., Figueira, A.M.S., and de Sousa, C. A. D. (2004) Diel and seasonal patterns of tropical forest CO2 exchange. Ecological Applications, 14: S42-S54
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