BcCZO Post-doctoral Fellow
PhD, Tree Physiology and Micrometeorology, Colorado State University, 2014
MS, Forest Physiology, Oregon State University, 2010
BS, Horticulture, University of Florida, 2006
Water availability to vegetation is inherently linked to snow melt rates in systems with transient or seasonal snow cover. Moreover, the physiological and biophysical functioning of vegetation is determined by the timing and volume of snow melt which can lead to a variable influence of vegetation on the site energy balance and snow melt rates. My research is focused on characterizing these vegetation-snowpack interactions and their potential implications in the functioning of montane and sub-alpine forests.
Phone/AddressOffice phone – (303) 492-9967
Reevaluating growing season length controls on net ecosystem production in evergreen conifer forests. Barnard, D.M., Knowles, J.F., Barnard, H.R., Goulden, M.L., Hu, J., Litvak, M.E., Molotch, N.P. (2018): Scientific Reports 8(1): 17973 Cross-CZO
Topoclimate effects on growing season length and montane conifer growth in complex terrain . Barnard, DM, Barnard, HR, and Molotch, NP (2017): Environmental Research Letters 12
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Variation in Montane Forest Transpiration Dormancy and Seasonality Along an Elevation Gradient. Barnard, D., Barnard, H., and Molotch, N. (2015): H21C-1390 Ecohydrology in the Critical Zone I Posters, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Early snowmelt decreases ablation period carbon uptake in a high elevation, subalpine forest, Niwot Ridge, Colorado, USA. Winchell, T., Molotch, N., and Barnard, D. (2015): H31H-1525 The Hydrology–Vegetation–Climate Nexus: Identifying Process Interactions and Environmental Shifts in Mountain Catchments I Posters, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.