I received my B.Sc. from Queen's University, Belfast and completed both
my M.A. and PhD at McMaster University, Hamilton. I have been at Queen's
University, Kingston since 1971, teaching courses in microclimatology,
climate change, instrumentation and data management.
I am currently a member of the scientific review panel on exogenic processes
for the Earth Sciences Committee of the Swedish Natural Science Research
209* - Principles of Hydroclimatology
313* - Microclimatology
314* - Climatic Change
Research Activities (2002-2008)
My research in boundary layer climatology in the past six years has focused
on forest-atmosphere interactions in respect to carbon, water and energy
exchanges. I was a Principal Investigator in the Fluxnet-Canada Research
Network (FCRN) and am associated with the Groundhog River Flux Station
in Ontario and the Boreal Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Sites (BERMS)
Flux Station in Saskatchewan. I am a Principal Investigator for the follow-on
to the FCRN, the Canadian Carbon Program, funded for the period 2007-2010,
by the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS).
I was a co-investigator in the Canadian Climate Research Network, Land
Surface Processes Group (the CLASS Project). I was a Principal Investigator
in the BERMS program before its incorporation into the FCRN in 2002.
Contributions to the Training of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP)
Over the past six years, the HQP who have worked with me include four
doctoral students (three graduated, one in study), three masters students
(two graduated, one in study), one PDF, eight technicians, seven undergraduate
summer RA’s, and one graduate field assistant. The undergraduate
RA's who have worked on my projects in the summer, usually assist with
field deployment of equipment or with various laboratory duties, including
testing of equipment, building sensors, or database entry. The technicians
perform a range of duties including field operations, data management,
and post-processing eddy covariance and meteorological data.
Other Evidence of Impact and Contributions
February 2000: Member of five-person International Review Panel for the
Swedish Natural Science Research Council (NFR). The panel was charged
with review of proposals on exogenic geochemistry and exogenic processes.
March 2000: Member of three-person Review Panel for Climate Change Action
Fund in the area of Adaptation and Impacts (Forestry)
April 2000: Member of the BERMS Science Committee.
April 2002-March 2007: Member of the Science Committee and the Board of
Directors of Fluxnet-Canada.
April 2007-present: Member of Operational Science Committee of the Canadian
September 2003: Received the NSERC 25 Years of Excellence in Research
certificate in recognition of twenty-five years of continuous funding
support from NSERC.
Selected Journal Research
Contributions (2006 to 2008 only)
Amiro, B.D., A.G. Barr,T.A. Black, H. Iwashita, N. Kljun, J.H. McCaughey,
K. Morgenstern, S. Murayama, Z. Nesic, A.L. Orchansky, and N. Saigusa,
2006. Carbon, energy and water fluxes at mature and disturbed forest sites,
Saskatchewan, Canada. Agric. For. Meteorol., 136:237-251.
Amiro, B.D., Orchansky, A.L. Barr, A.G., Black, T.A., Chambers, S.D.,
Chapin III, F.S., Goulden, M.L., Litvak, M., Liu, H.P., McCaughey, J.H.,
McMillan, A., and J.T. Randerson, 2006. The effect of post-fire stand
age on the boreal forest energy balance. Agric. For. Meteorol., 140:41-50.
Barr, A.G., Morgenstern, E.K., Black, T.A., McCaughey, J.H., and Z. Nesic,
2006. Surface energy balance closure by the eddy-covariance method above
three boreal forest stands and implications for the measurement of the
CO2 flux. Agric. For. Meteorol., 140:322-337.
Bernier, P.Y., Bartlett, P., Black, T.A., Barr, A., Kljun, N., and J.H.
McCaughey, 2006. Drought constraints on transpiration and canopy conductance
in mature aspen and jack pine stands. Agric. For. Meteorol., 140:64-78.
Betts, A.K., Ball, J.H., Barr, A.G., Black, T.A., McCaughey, J.H., and
P. Viterbo, 2006. Assessing land-surface-atmosphere coupling in the ERA-40
reanalysis with boreal forest data. Agric. For. Meteorol., 140:365-382.
Coursolle, C., Margolis, H.A., Barr, A.G., Black, T.A., Amiro, B.D., McCaughey,
J.H., Flanagan, L.B., Lafleur, P.M., Roulet N.T., Bourque, C.P-A., Arain,
M.A., Wofsy S.C. , Dunn, A., Morgenstern, E.K., Orchansky, A.L., Bernier,
P.Y., Chen, J.M., Kidston, J., Saigusa, N., and N. Hedstrom, 2006. Late-summer
carbon fluxes from Canadian forests and peatlands along an east-west continental
transect. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 36:783-800.
Ju, W., Chen, J.M., Black T.A., Barr, A.G., McCaughey, H., and N.T. Roulet,
2006. Hydrological effects on carbon cycles of Canada's forests and wetlands.
Tellus B, 58:16-30.
Karipot, A., Leclerc, M.Y., Zhang, G., Martin, T., Starr, G., Hollinger,
D., McCaughey, J.H., and G.R. Hendrey, 2006. Nocturnal CO2 exchange over
a tall forest canopy associated with intermittent low-level jet activity.
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 85:243-248.
Khomik M., Arain., M.A., and J.H. McCaughey, 2006. Temporal and spatial
variability of soil respiration in a boreal mixedwood forest. Agric. For.
Kljun, N., T.A. Black, T.J. Griffis, A.G. Barr, D. Gaumont-Guay, K. Morgenstern,
J.H. McCaughey, and Z. Nesic, 2006. Response of the net ecosystem productivity
of three boreal forest stands to drought. Ecosystems, 9:1128-1144.
Kljun, N., Black, T.A., Griffis, T.J., Barr, A.G., Gaumont-Guay, D., Morgenstern,
E.K, McCaughey, J.H., and Nesic, Z., 2007. Response of net ecosystem productivity
of three boreal forest stands to drought. Ecosystems 10:1039-1055. This
is a special case because the journal published this paper in 2006 (Ecosystems,
9:1128-1144), but because there were errors that went uncorrected in the
first publishing, the journal agreed to a second corrected publication.
The errors were more than could reasonably be handled by a published erratum
McCaughey, J.H., Pejam, M.R., Arain, M.A., and D.A. Cameron, 2006.Carbon
dioxide and energy fluxes from a boreal mixedwood forest ecosystem in
Ontario, Canada. Agric. For. Meteorol., 140:79-96.
Pejam, M.R., Arain, M.A., and J.H. McCaughey, 2006. Energy and water vapour
exchanges over a mixedwood foreal forest in Ontario, Canada. Hydrological
Schwalm, C.R., Black, T.A. Amiro, B.D., Arain, M.A., Barr, A.G., Bourque,
C.P-A., Dunn, A.L., Flanagan, L.B., Giasson, M.-A., Lafleur, P., Margolis,
H., McCaughey, J.H., Orchansky, A.L., and S. Wofsy, 2006. Photosynthetic
light use efficiency of three biomes across an east-west continental-scale
transect in Canada. Agric. For. Meteorol., 140:269-286.
Thomas, V., Finch, D.A., McCaughey, J.H., Noland, T., Rich, L., and P.
Treitz, Spatial modelling of the fraction of photosynthetically active
radiation absorbed by a boreal mixedwood forest using a lidar-hyperspectral
approach. Agric. For. Meteorol., 140:287-307,2006.
Thomas, V., Treitz, P.M., McCaughey, J.H., and I. Morrison, 2006. Mapping
stand-level forest biophysical variables for a mixedwood boreal forest
using lidar: An examination of scanning density. Canadian Journal of Forest
Grant, R.F., Barr, A.G., Black, T.A, Gaumont-Guay, D., Iwashita, H., Kidson,
J., McCaughey, J.H., Morgenstern, K., Murayama, S., Nesic, Z., Saigusa,
N., Shashkov, A, and T. Zha, 2007. Net ecosystem productivity of boreal
jack pine stands regenerating from clearcutting under current and future
climates. Global Change Biology, 13:1423-1440.
Chasmer, L., McCaughey, H., Barr, A., Black, A., Shashkov, A., Treitz,P.,
and T. Zha. 2008. Investigating light-use efficiency across a jack pine
chronosequence during dry and wet years. Tree Physiology, 28:1395-1406.
Drolet, G.G., Middleton, E.M., Huemmrich, K.F., Hall, F.G., Amiro, B.D.,
Barr, A.G., Black, T.A., McCaughey, J.H.. and H.A. Margolis. 2008. Regional
mapping of gross light-use efficiency using MODIS spectral indices. Remote
Sensing of Environment, 112:3064-3078.
Fengming, Y., Arain, M.A., Barr, A.G., Black, T.A., Bourque, C.P-A., Coursolle,
C., Margolis, H.A., McCaughey, J.H., and S.C. Wofsy, 2008. Modeling analysis
of primary controls on net ecosystem productivity of seven boreal and
temperate coniferous forests across a continental transect. Global Change
Thomas, V., Treitz, P., McCaughey, J.H., Noland, T., and L. Rich, 2008.
Canopy chlorophyll concentration estimation using hyperspectral and lidar
data for a boreal mixedwood forest in northern Ontario, Canada. International
Journal of Remote Sensing, 29:1029-1052.
Chasmer, L., C. Hopkinson, P. Treitz, H. McCaughey, A. Barr, and A. Black.
A lidar-based hierarchical approach for assessing MODIS fPAR. Remote Sensing
of Environment, (in press).
Chasmer, L., N. Kljun, A. Barr, A. Black, C. Hopkinson, H. McCaughey,
and P. Treitz. Vegetation structural and elevation influences on CO2 uptake
within a mature jack pine forest in Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian Journal
of Forest Research, (in press).
Chasmer, L., A. Barr, C. Hopkinson, A. Black, H. McCaughey, and P. Treitz.
Scaling and assessment of GPP from MODIS using a combination of airborne
lidar and eddy covariance measurements over jack pine forests. Remote
Sensing of Environment, (in press).
Thomas, V., McCaughey, J.H., Treitz, P., Finch, D.A., Noland, T., and
L. Rich. Spatial modelling of photosynthesis for a boreal mixedwood forest
by integrating micrometeorological, lidar and hyperspectral remote sensing
data. Agric. For. Meteorol., (in press).
Sun, J, Peng, C., McCaughey, H., Zhou, X., Thomas, V., Berninger, F.,
St-Onge, B., and D. Hua. Simulating carbon exchange of Canadian boreal
forests: II. Comparing the carbon budgets of a boreal mixedwood stand
to a black spruce forest stand. Ecological Modelling, (in press).
Zha, T., Barr, A.G., Black, T.A., McCaughey, J.H., Bhatti, J., Hawthorne,
I., Krishnan, P., Kidston, J., Saigusa, N., Shashkov, A., and Nesic, Z.
Carbon sequestration in boreal jack pine stands following harvesting.
Global Change Biology, (in press).