Jaclyn Hatala Matthes

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geography
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology

My research and teaching concern feedbacks between climate change, land-use change, and ecosystem processes. I am particularly interested in understanding the controls on greenhouse gas fluxes from natural, agricultural, and restored ecosystems, and how these processes might change with ecological disturbances and ecosystem management. To study these topics, I use an interdisciplinary approach that combines direct long-term continuous field measurements with remote sensing and ecosystem-climate modeling.

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A.B. Harvard University
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Selected publications

Matthes, J. H., S. H. Knox, C. Sturtevant, O. Sonnentag, J. Verfaillie, D. D. Baldocchi, 2015. Predicting landscape-scale CO2 flux at a pasture and rice paddy with long-term canopy hyperspectral reflectance measurements. Biogeosciences 12: 4577-4594, doi:10.5194/bg-12-4577-2015

Petrescu, A. M. R., A. Lohila,J.-P. Tuovinen, D. D. Baldocchi, A. Desai, N. Roulet, T. Vesala, A. J. Dolman, W. Oechel, B. Marcolla, T. Friborg, J. Rinne, J. H. Matthes, et al., 2015. The uncertain climate footprint of wetlands under human pressure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112(15): 4594-4599, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416267112.

Knox, S. H., C. Sturtevant, J. H. Matthes, L. Koteen, J. Verfaillie, D. D. Baldocchi, 2015. Greenhouse gas budgets (CO2 and CH4) of drained agricultural peatlands and restored wetlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Global Change Biology   21(2): 750-765  , doi: 10.1111/gcb.12745.

Dietze, M. C. and J. H. Matthes, 2014. A general ecophysiological framework for modeling the impact of pests and pathogens on forest ecosystems. Ecology Letters 17(11): 1418-1426, doi: 10.1111/ele.12345.

Matthes, J. H., C. Sturtevant, J. Verfaillie, S. Knox, D. D. Baldocchi, 2014. Parsing variability in CH4 fluxes at a spatially heterogeneous wetland: Integrating multiple eddy covariance towers with high-resolution flux footprint analysis, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences,  119,  doi: 10.1002/2014JG002642.

Hatala, J. A., M. Detto, D. D. Baldocchi, 2012. Gross ecosystem productivity causes a diurnal pattern in methane flux from rice. Geophysical Research Letters 39(6): L06409,doi:10.1029/2012GL051303.

Hatala, J. A., M. Detto, O. Sonnentag, S. J. Deverel, J. Verfaillie, D. D. Baldocchi, 2012. Greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4, H2O) fluxes from drained and flooded agricultural peatlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 150: 1-18.

Hatala, J. A., M. C. Dietze, R. L. Crabtree, D. Six, K. Kendall, and P. M. Moorcroft, 2011. An ecosystem-scale model for the spread of a host-specific fungal pathogen in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ecological Applications 21(4): 1138-1153.

Hatala, J. A., K. Q. Halligan, R. L. Crabtree, and P. M. Moorcroft, 2010. Landscape-scale patterns of forest pest and pathogen damage in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Remote Sensing of Environment 114(2): 375-384, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2009.09.008.

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