Kathleen Savage, M.Sc.
Woods Hole Research Center
149 Woods Hole Road
Falmouth, MA 02540-1644
M Sc. - McGill University
1996, Dept. of Geography
Dissertation: Methane consumption and carbon dioxide production in an upland boreal forest soil.
B Sc. - York University
1991, Dept. of Geography
- 1999 - present: Research Associate, Woods Hole Research Center
- Nov. 1997 - July 1999: Research Assistant, Woods Hole Research Center
- April 1996 - Aug. 1997: Research Assistant, McGill University
My current research focuses on the interannual variation and environmental controls on soil respiration (CO2 efflux) rates in temperate and boreal transitional forest soils. These studies are being conducted, within the footprint of eddy covariance towers, at both the Harvard Forest, near Petersham, MA and at the Howland Forest near Orono, ME. I have built and deployed 3 sets of automated soil respiration sampling systems at these locations. I believe that with high temporal frequency soil respiration measurements running concurrently with tower based eddy covariance and meteorological systems, a mechanistic understanding on the process of soil respiration can be discerned.
Savage, K., E. Davidson, A. D. Richardson and D. Y. Hollinger. Three scales of temporal resolution from automated soil respiration measurements. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149 (2009) 2012–2021.
Savage, K., E. Davidson, and A. D. Richardson. A conceptual and practical approach to data quality and analysis procedures for high-frequency soil respiration measurements. Functional Ecology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2008.01414.x , 2008.
Borken, W, K. Savage, E.A. Davidson, S.E. Trumbore. Effects of experimental drought on soil respiration and radiocarbon efflux from a temperate forest soil. Global Change Biology, (12) 177-193, 2006.
E. A. Davidson, A. D. Richardson, K. E. Savage, and D. Y. Hollinger . A Distinct Seasonal Pattern of the Ratio of Soil Respiration to Total Ecosystem Respiration in a Spruce-Dominated Forest. Global Change Biology, (12), 230-239, 2006.
Borken W., E.A. Davidson, K. Savage, J. Guadinski, and S. E. Trumbore. Dry and wetting effects on carbon dioxide from organic horizons. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 67:1888-1896, 2003.
Savage, K., E.A. Davidson. A comparison of manual and automated systems for soil CO2 flux measurements: trade-offs between spatial and temporal resolution. Journal of Experimental Botany, 54:891-899, 2003.
Davidson, E.A., K. Savage, L.V. Verchot, and R.I. Navarro. Minimizing artifacts and biases in chamber-based measurements of soil respiration. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 113,21-37, 2002.
Davidson, E.A., K. Savage, P. Bolstad, D.A. Clark, P.S. Curtis, D.S. Ellsworth, P.J. Hanson, B.E. Law, Y. Luo, K.S. Pregitzer, J.C. Randolph, D. Zak. Belowground carbon allocation in forests estimated from litterfall and IRGA-based soil respiration measurements. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 3045:1-13, 2002.
Savage, K., and E.A. Davidson. Interannual variation of soil respiration in two New England forests. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 15:337-350, 2001.