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Dr. Lisa Welp

Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Welp

Curriculum Vitae
Associated website(s):

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  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (Environmental Science and Engineering) - 2006
  • M.S., California Institute of Technology (Environmental Science and Engineering) - 2002
  • B.S., Indiana University (Chemistry with Minor in Geology) - 2000
Research Experience
  • Associate Professor, Purdue University, EAPS 2015 -
  • Assistant Project Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, 2012 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, 2008 - 2012
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate & Lecturer, Yale University, 2006 - 2008
  • Graduate Research, California Institute of Technology, 2000 - 2006
Research Interests

Carbon and water cycling between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere, stable isotope tracers, plant source water use and water use efficiency, atmospheric moisture budget and recycling, evapotranspiration partitioning, boreal forest carbon cycling, and quantifying gross primary productivity at different scales.

Selected Publications - Google Scholar Page for a complete list of publications
  • Oh, Y., Q. Zhuang, L. Liu, L.R. Welp , M.C.Y. Lau, T.C. Onstott, D. Medvigy, L. Bruhwiler, E.J. Dlugokencky, G. Hugelius, L. D’Imperio, and B. Elberling (2020) Reduced net methane emissions due to microbial methane oxidation in a warmer Arctic , Nature Climate Change , doi: 10.1038/s41558-020-0734-z.
  • He, Z., L. Lei, Z.C. Zeng, M. Sheng, L.R. Welp (2020) Evidence of carbon uptake associated with vegetation greening trends in eastern China , Remote Sensing, 12 , 718, doi:10.3390/rs12040718.
  • Salmon, O.E., L.R. Welp , M. Baldwin, K. Hajny, B.H. Stirm, and P.B. Shepson (2019) Vertical profile observations of water vapor deuterium excess in the lower troposphere , Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics , 19 (17), 11525-11543, doi: 10.5194/acp-19-11525-2019.
  • Gorthi, A., J. Volenec, and L.R. Welp (2019) Stomatal response in soybean during drought improves leaf and field-scale water use efficiencies , Agriculture and Forest Meteorology , 276-277 , 107629, doi:10.1016/j.agroformet.2019.107629.
  • Zhu, P., Q. Zhuang, L.R. Welp , P. Ciais, M. Heimann, B. Peng, W. Li, C. Bernacchi, C. Roedenbeck, and T.F. Keenan (2019) Recent warming has resulted in smaller gains in net carbon uptake in northern high latitudes , Journal of Climate , doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0653.1.
  • Keeling, R.F., H.D. Graven, L.R. Welp , L. Resplandy, J. Bi, S.C. Piper, Y. Sun, A. Bollenbacher, and H.A.J. Meijer (2017) Atmospheric evidence for a global secular increase in carbon isotopic discrimination of land photosynthesis , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 114 (39), 10361-10366, doi:10.1073/pnas.1619240114. [42 citations]
  • Zhu, P., Q. Zhuang, P. Ciais, L. Welp, W. Li, and Q. Xin (2017) Elevated atmospheric CO 2 negatively impacts photosynthesis through radiative forcing and physiology-mediated climate feedback, Geophysical Research Letters , 44 (4), 1956-1963, doi:10.1002/2016GL071733. [12 citations]
  • Welp, L.R. , P.K. Patra, C. Rodenbeck, R.R. Nemani, J. Bi, S.C. Piper, and R.F. Keeling (2016) Increasing summer net CO 2 uptake in high northern ecosystems inferred from atmospheric inversions and comparisons to remote-sensing NDVI, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics , 16, 9047-9066, doi:10.5194/acp-16-9047-2016. [14 citations]
  • Graven, H.D., R.F. Keeling, S.C. Piper, P.K. Patra, B.B. Stephens, S.C. Wofsy, L.R. Welp , C. Sweeney, P.P. Tans, J.J. Kelley, B.C. Daube, E.A. Kort, G.W. Santoni, and J.D. Bent (2013) Enhanced seasonal exchange of CO 2 by northern ecosystems since 1960, Science , 341 (6150), 1085-1089, doi:10.1126/science.1239207. [221 citations]
  • Welp, L.R. , X. Lee, T.J. Griffis, X. Wen, W. Xiao, S. Li, X. Sun, Z. Hu, M. Val Martin, and J. Huang, (2012) A meta-analysis of water vapor deuterium-excess in the mid-latitude atmospheric surface layer, Global Biogeochemical Cycles , 26 , GB3021, doi:10.1029/2011GB004246. [66 citations]
  • Welp, L.R. , R.F. Keeling, H.A.J. Meijer, A.F. Bollenbacher, S.C. Piper, K. Yoshimura, R.J. Francey, C.E. Allison, and M. Wahlen, (2011) Interannual variability in the oxygen isotopes of atmospheric CO 2 driven by El Niño, Nature , 477 (7366), 579-582, doi:10.1038/nature10421. [163 citations]
  • Welp, L. R. , X. Lee, K. Kim, T. Griffis, K. Billmark, and J. Baker, (2008) d 18 O of water vapor, evapotranspiration and the sites of leaf water evaporation in a soybean canopy, Plant, Cell and Environment , 31, 1214-1228, doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01826.x. (Selected for cover image.) [120 citations]
  • Welp, L. R ., J.T. Randerson, and H. Liu, (2007) The sensitivity of carbon fluxes to spring warming and summer drought depends on plant functional type in boreal forest ecosystems, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology , 147 , 172-185, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2007.07.010. (Second most downloaded article, October – December 2007.) [166 citations]
  • Welp, L.R. , J.T. Randerson, J.C. Finlay, S.P. Davydov, G.M. Zimova, A.I. Davydova, and S.A. Zimov, (2005) A high-resolution time series of oxygen isotopes from the Kolyma River: Implications for the seasonal dynamics of discharge and basin-scale water use, Geophysical. Research Letters , 32 , L14401, doi:10.1029/2005GL022857. [40 citations]
Fellowships and Awards
  • Outstanding poster contribution at the International Carbon Dioxide Conference - 2009
  • EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship: tuition and stipend - 2001-2004
  • Caltech Institute Fellowship: tuition and stipend - 2000-2001
  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS), 2011 - Present
  • Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), 2007 - Present
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2001 - Present

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