I am a Research Associate in the Landscape Ecology group at the Department of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University. I conduct research on ecosystem dynamics in space and time by integrating field measurements, laboratory experiments, satellite observations, and simulation modeling. My work integrates observations and process models in a probabilistic framework to improve our understanding of changes in ecosystem structure and function in response to environmental and anthropogenic disturbances. My work focuses on incorporating uncertainty and spatial patterns created by disturbance in landscape modeling to improve prediction of ecosystem response to changing climate and land use.
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Naithani K.J., Baldwin D.C., Gaines K.P., Lin H. & Eissenstat D.M. (2013) Spatial distribution of tree species governs the spatio-temporal interaction of leaf area index and soil moisture across a forested landscape. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58704
Naithani K.J., Ewers B.E. & Pendall E. (2012) Sap flux-scaled transpiration and stomatal conductance response to soil and atmospheric drought in a semi-arid sagebrush ecosystem. Journal of Hydrology, 464-465: 176-185.
Smithwick E.A.H., Naithani K.J., Balser T.C., Romme W.H. & Turner M.G. (2012) Post-fire spatial patterns of soil nitrogen mineralization and microbial abundance. PLoS ONE 7(11): e50597.
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