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2022

Promoting connectivity of network-like structures by enforcing region separation
Oner, D., M. Kozinski, L. Citraro, N.C. Dadap, A.G. Konings, and P. Fua (2021). Promoting connectivity of network-like structures by enforcing region separation. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, in press. Link to paper

Historically inconsistent productivity and respiration fluxes in the global terrestrial carbon cycle
Jian, J., V. Bailey, K. Dorheim, A.G. Konings, D. Hao, A.N. Shiklomanov, A. Snyder, M. Steele, M. Teramoto, R. Vargas, and B. Bond-Lamberty (2022). Historically inconsistent productivity and respiration fluxes in the global terrestrial carbon cycle. Nature Communications, 13:1733. Link to paper

Confronting the water potential information gap
Novick, K., D.L. Ficklin, D. Baldocchi, K. Davis, T. Ghezzehei, A.G. Konings, N. MacBean, N. Raoult, R.L. Scott, Y. Shi, B.N. Sulman, and J. D. Wood (2022). Confronting the water potential information gap. Nature Geoscience,  15:158-164. Link to paper.

Plant-water sensitivity regulates wildfire vulnerability
Rao, K., A.P. Williams, N.S. Diffenbaugh, M. Yebra, and A.G. Konings (2022). Plant-water sensitivity regulates wildfire vulnerability (2022). Nature Ecology and Evolution. Link to paper.

Opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls in characterizing plant water-use strategies
Kannenberg, S. J.S. Guo, K.A Novick, W.R.L Anderegg, X. Feng, D. Kennedy, A.G. Konings, J. Martinez-Vilalta, and A.M. Matheny (2022). Opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls in characterizing plant water-use strategies. Functional Ecology, 36: 24-37. Link to paper.

2021

Atmospheric variability contributes to increasing wildfire weather but not as much as global warming
Diffenbaugh, N.S., A.G. Konings, and C.B. Field (2021). Atmospheric variability contributes to increasing wildfire weather; but not as much as global warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(46): e2117876118. Link to commentary.

Detecting forest response to droughts with global observations of vegetation water content
Konings A.G., S.S. Saatchi, C. Frankenberg, M. Keller, V. Leshyk, W.R.L. Anderegg, V. Humphrey, A.M. Matheny, A. Trugman, L. Sack, E. Agee, M.L. Barnes, O. Binks, K. Cawse-Nicholson, B.O. Christoffersen, D. Entekhabi, P. Gentine, N. Holtzman, G.G. Katul, Y. Liu, ..., and P.A. Zuidema (2021). Detecting Forest Response to Droughts with Global Observations of Vegetation Water Content. Global Change Biology, 27: 6005-6024. Link to paper. Link to EOS highlight.

Achieving breakthroughs in global hydrologic science by unlocking the power of multisensor, multidisciplinary Earth observations
Durand, M., A. Barros, J. Dozier, R. Adler, S. Cooley, D. Entekhabi, et al. (2021). Achieving breakthroughs in global hydrologic science by unlocking the power of multisensor, multidisciplinary Earth observations. AGU Advances, 2, e2021AV000455. Link to paper

Interannual variations of vegetation optical depth are due to both water stress and biomass changes
Konings, A.G., N.M. Holtzman, K. Rao, L. Xu, and S. Saatchi (2021). Interannual variations of vegetation optical depth are due to both water stress and biomass changes. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL095267. Link to paper

Global coordination in plant physiological and rooting strategies in response to water stress
Liu, Y, A.G. Konings, and P. Gentine (2021). Global coordination in plant physiological and rooting strategies in response to water stress, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 35, e2020GB006758.  Link to paper

Extreme wet events as important as extreme dry events in controlling spatial patterns of vegetation greenness anomalies
Famiglietti, C.A., A.M. Michalak, and A.G. Konings (2021). Extreme wet events as important as extreme dry events in controlling spatial patterns of vegetation greenness anomalies. Environmental Research Letters, 16:074014. Link to paper

Satellite Observations of the Tropical Carbon Balance and Interaction with the Water Cycle During the 21st Century
Worden, J., S.S. Saatchi, M. Keller, A.A. Bloom, R. Fu, S. Worden, J. Liu, N.C. Parazoo, J.B. Fisher, H. Worden, Y.Yin, K.W. Bowman, P. Gentine, A.G. Konings, G. Quetin, M. Williams, J.T. Reager, A. Barkhordarian, K. Fahy, M. Shi, and D.S. Schimel (2021). Satellite Observations of the Tropical Terrestrial Carbon Balance and Interaction with the Water Cycle During the 21st Century. Reviews of Geophysics, 59(1): e2020RG00711.  Link to paper

Global-scale assessment and inter-comparison of recently developed/reprocessed microwave satellite vegetation optical depth products
Li, X., J-P. Wigneron, F. Frappart, L. Fan. P. Ciais, R. Fensholt, D. Entekhabi, A.G. Konings, M. Brandt, A. Al-Yaari, X. Liu, and M. Wang (2021). Global-scale assessment and inter-comparison of recently developed/reprocessed microwave satellite vegetation optical depth products. Remote Sensing of Environment, 253:112208. Link to paper

Mapping drainage canals across Southeast Asian peatlands reveals widespread hydrologic disturbance
Dadap, N.C., A.M. Hoyt, A.R. Cobb, D. Oner, M. Kozinski, P. Fua, K. Rao, C.F. Harvey, and A.G. Konings (2021). Mapping drainage canals across Southeast Asian peatlands reveals widespread hydrologic disturbance. AGU Advances, 2(1): e2020AV000321. Link to paper

Optimal model complexity for terrestrial carbon cycle prediction
Famiglietti, C.A., T.L. Smallman, P.A. Levine, S. Flack-Parin, G.R. Quetin, V. Meyer, N.C. Parazoo, S.G. Stettz, Y. Yang, D. Bonal, A.A. Bloom, M. Williams, and A.G. Konings (2021), Optimal model complexity for terrestrial carbon cycle prediction. Biogeosciences, 18:2727-2754. Link to paper

Global ecosystem-scale plant hydraulic traits retrieved using model-data fusion
Liu, Y., N.M. Holtzman, and A.G. Konings (2021). Global ecosystem-scale plant hydraulic traits retrieved using model-data fusion. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 25:2399-2417.  Link to paper

Leaf surface water, not plant water stress, drives diurnal variation in tropical forest canopy water content
Xu, X., A.G. Konings, M. Longo, A. Feldman, L. Xu, S. Saatchi, D. Wu, J. Wu, and P. Moorcroft. Leaf surface water, not plant water stress, drives diurnal variation in tropical forest canopy water content (2021). New Phytologist, 231: 122-136. Link to paper

Patterns of plant rehydration and growth following pulses of soil moisture availability
Feldman, A.F., D. Short Gianotti, A.G. Konings, P. Gentine, and D. Entekhabi (2021). Patterns of plant rehydration and growth following pulses of soil moisture availability. Biogeosciences, 18:831-847. Link to paper

L-band vegetation optical depth as an indicator of plant water potential in a temperate deciduous forest stand
N. Holtzman, L.D.L Anderegg, S. Kraatz, A. Mavrovic, O. Sonnentag, C. Pappas, M.H. Cosh, A. Langlois, T. Lakhankar, D. Tesser, N. Steiner, A. Colliander, A. Roy, and A.G. Konings (2021). L-band vegetation optical depth as an indicator of plant water potential in a temperate deciduous forest stand. Biogeosciences, 18:739-753. Link to paper

Empirical estimates of regional carbon budgets imply reduced global soil heterotrophic respiration
Ciais P., T. Gasser, A. Baccini, Y. Wang, R. Lauerwald, S. Peng, A. Bastons, W. Li, P.A. Raymond, J.G. Canadell, G.P. Peters, R.J. Andres, J. Chang, C. Yue, A.J. Dolman, V. Haverd, J. Hartmann, G. Laruelle, A.G. Konings, A.W. King, Y. Liu, S. Luyssaert, F. Maignan, P.K. Patra, A. Peregon, P. Regnier, S. Piao, J. Pongratz, B. Poulter, A. Shvidenko, R. Valentini, R. Wang, G. Broquet, Y. Yin, J. Zscheischler, B. Guenet, D.S. Goll, A.P. Ballantyne, and D. Zhu (2020). Empirical estimates of regional carbon budgets imply reduced global soil heterotrophic respiration. National Science Review, nwaa145. Link to paper

2020

Interannual variability of ecosystem iso/anisohydry is regulated by environmental dryness
Wu, G., K. Guan, Y. Li, K. Novick, X. Feng, N. McDowell, A.G Konings, S. Thompson, J. Kimball, M. De Kauwe, E.A. Ainsworth, and C. Jiang (2020). Interannual variability of ecosystem iso/anisohydry is regulated by environmental dryness. New Phytologist, 1-14. Link to paper

Lagged effects dominate the inter-annual variability of the 2010-2015 tropical carbon balance
Bloom, A.A., K.W. Bowman, J. Liu, A.G. Konings, J.R. Worden, N.C. Parazoo, V. Meyer, J.R. Reager, H.M. Worden, Z. Jiang, G.R. Quetin, T.L. Smallman, J.-F. Exbrayat, Y. Yin, S.S. Saatchi, M. Williams, and D.S. Schimel (2020). Lagged effects dominate the inter-annual variability of the 2010-2015 tropical carbon balance. Biogeosciences, 17:6393-6422. Link to paper

SMAP detects soil moisture under temperate forest canopies
Colliander, A., M.H Cosh., V. Kelly, S. Kraatz, L. Bourgeau-Chavez, P. Siqueira, A. Roy, A.G. Konings, N Holtzman, S. Misra, D. Entekhabi, P O’Neill, and S.H. Yueh (2020). SMAP detects soil moisture under temperate forest canopies. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL089697. Link to paper

Divergent forest sensitivity to repeated extreme droughts
Anderegg, W.R.L., A.T. Trugman, G. Badgley, A.G. Konings, and J. Shaw (2020). Divergent forest sensitivity to repeated extreme droughts, Nature Climate Change, 10: 1091-1095. Link to paper

Data-driven estimates of evapotranspiration and its controls in the Congo basin
Burnett, M.W., G.R. Quetin, and A.G. Konings (2020). Data-driven estimates of evapotranspiration and its controls in the Congo basin. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 24, 4189-4211. Link to paper

Plant hydraulics accentuates the effect of atmospheric moisture stress on transpiration
Liu, Y., M. Kumar, G.G. Katul, X. Feng, and A.G. Konings (2020). Plant hydraulics enhances atmospheric moisture stress on transpiration. Nature Climate Change, 10:691-695. Link to paper

SAR-enhanced mapping of live fuel moisture content
Rao, K., A.P. Williams, J. Fortin Flefil, and A.G. Konings (2020). SAR-enhanced mapping of live fuel moisture content. Remote Sensing of Environment, 245: 111797. Link to paper

Validation Practices for Satellite Soil Moisture Products: What are (the) errors?
Gruber, A., G. De Lannoy, C. Albergel, A. Al-Yaari, L. Brocca, J.-C. Calvet, A. Colliander, M. Cosh, W. Crow, W. Dorigo, C. Draper, M. Hirshi, Y. Kerr, A.G. Konings, W. Lahoz, K.A. McColl, C. Montzka, J. Munoz-Sabater, J. Peng, R. Reichle, P. Richaume, C. Rüdiger, T. Scanlon, R. Van der Schalie, and W. Wagner  (2020). Remote Sensing of Environment, 244:111806. Link to paper

Carbon flux variability from a relatively simple ecosystem model with assimilated data is consistent with terrestrial biosphere model estimates
Quetin G.R, A.A Bloom, K.W. Bowman, and A.G. Konings (2020). Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12: e2019MS001889. Link to paper

2019

Simultaneous retrieval of global-scale vegetation optical depth, surface roughness, and soil moisture using X-band AMSR-E observations
Karthikeyan, L., M. Pan, A.G. Konings, M. Piles, R. Fernandez-Moran, D. Nagesh Kumar, and E.F. Wood (2019). Remote Sensing of Environment, 234: 111473. Link to paper

Satellite soil moisture observations predict burned area in Southeast Asian peatlands
Dadap, N.C., A.R. Cobb, A.M. Hoyt, C.F. Harvey, and A.G. Konings (2019). Environmental Research Letters, 14, 094014. Link to paper

Beyond soil water potential: An expanded view on isohydricity including land–atmosphere interactions and phenology
Novick, K. A., A.G. Konings, and P. Gentine (2019). Plant, Cell, and Environment, 42: 1802-1815. Link to paper

Satellite-based vegetation optical depth as an indicator of drought-driven tree mortality
Rao, K., W.R.L. Anderegg, A. Sala, J. Martinez-Vilalta, and A.G. Konings (2019). Remote Sensing of Environment, 227: 125–36. Link to paper

Global satellite-driven estimates of heterotrophic respiration
Konings, A.G., A.A. Bloom, J. Liu, N.C. Parazoo, D.S. Schimel, and K.W. Bowman (2019). Biogeosciences, 16 (11): 2269–84. Link to paper

Macro to micro: microwave remote sensing of plant water content for physiology and ecology
Konings, A.G., K. Rao, and S.C. Steele-Dunne (2019). New Phytologist, 223: 1166-1172. Link to paper

Physics-Based Modeling of Active and Passive Microwave Covariations Over Vegetated Surfaces
Jagdhuber, T., A.G. Konings, K.A. McColl, S.H. Alemohammad, N.N. Das, C. Montzka, M. Link, R. Akbar, and D. Entekhabi (2019). IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 57 (2): 788–802. Link to paper

2018

Moisture pulse-reserve in the soil-plant continuum observed across biomes
Feldman, A.F., D. Gianotti A.G. Konings, K.A. McColl, R. Akbar, G.D. Salvucci, and D. Entekhabi (2018). Nature Plants, 4 (12): 1026–33. Link to paper

Hydraulic diversity of forests regulates ecosystem resilience during drought
Anderegg, W.R.L., A.G. Konings, A.T. Trugman, K. Yu, D.R. Bowling, R. Gabbitas, D.S. Karp, S. Pacala, J.S. Sperry, B.N. Sulman, and N. Zenes (2018). Nature, 561: 538-541. Link to paper

Tall Amazonian forests are less sensitive to precipitation variability
Giardina, F., A.G. Konings, D. Kennedy, S.H. Alemohammad, R.S. Oliviera, M. Uriarte, and P. Gentine (2018). Nature Geoscience, 405-409. Link to paper

L-band vegetation optical depth seasonal metrics for crop yield assessment
Chapparo, D., M. Piles, M. Vall-llossera, A. Camps, A.G. Konings, and D. Entekhabi (2018). Remote Sensing of Environment, 212:249-259. Link to paper

Characterization of vegetation and soil scattering mechanisms across different biomes using P-band SAR polarimetry
Alemohammad, S.H., A.G. Konings, T. Jagdhuber, M. Moghaddam, and D. Entekhabi (2018). Remote Sensing of Environment, 208:107-117. Link to paper

Global-scale assessment and combination of SMAP with ASCAT (active) and AMSR2 (passive) soil moisture products
Kim H., R. Parinussa, A.G. Konings, W. Wagner, M.H. Cosh, V. Lakshmi, and M. Zohaib (2018). Remote Sensing of Environment, 204: 260-275. Link to paper

2017

Estimating global ecosystem iso/anisohydry using active and passive microwave satellite data
Li, Y., K. Guan, P. Gentine, A.G. Konings, F.C. Meinzer, J.S. Kimball, X. Xu, W.R.L. Anderegg, N.G. McDowell, J. Martinez-Vilalta, D.G. Long, and S.P. Good (2017). Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 122:3306-3321. Link to paper

Interacting effects of leaf water potential and biomass on vegetation optical depth
Momen, M., J.D. Wood,  K.A. Novick, R. Pangle,  W.T. Pockman, N.G. McDowell, and A.G. Konings (2017). Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 122:3031-3046. Link to paper

Water, Energy, and Carbon with Artificial Neural Networks (WECANN): a statistically based estimate of global surface turbulent fluxes and gross primary productivity using solar-induced fluorescence
Alemohammad, S.H., B. Fang, A.G. Konings, F. Aires, J.K. Green, J. Kolassa, D. Miralles, C. Prigent, and P. Gentine (2017). Biogeosciences, 14: 4101-4124. Link to paper

Relationship between vegetation microwave optical depth and cross-polarized backscatter from multi-year Aquarius observations.
Rotzer, K., C. Montzka, D. Entekhabi, A.G. Konings, K.A. McColl, M Piles, and H. Vereecken (2017). IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10(10): 4493-4503. Link to paper

Active microwave observations of diurnal and seasonal variations of canopy water content across the humid African tropical forests
Konings, A. G., Y. Yu, L. Xu, Y. Yang, D.S. Schimel, and S.S. Saatchi (2017). Geophysical Research Letters, 44: 2290-2299. Link to paper

L-band vegetation optical depth and scattering albedo estimation from SMAP
Konings, A. G., M. Piles, N.N. Das, and D. Entekhabi (2017). Remote Sensing of Environment, 198: 460-470. Link to paper

The global distribution and dynamics of surface soil moisture
K.A. McColl, S.H Alemohammad, R. Akbar, A.G. Konings, S. Yueh, and D. Entekhabi, D (2017). Nature Geoscience, 10: 100-104. Link to paper

L-band vegetation optical depth and scattering albedo estimation from SMAP
Konings, A. G., M. Piles, N.N. Das, and D. Entekhabi (2017). Remote Sensing of Environment, 198: 460-470. Link to paper

The global distribution and dynamics of surface soil moisture
K.A. McColl, S.H Alemohammad, R. Akbar, A.G. Konings, S. Yueh, and D. Entekhabi, D (2017). Nature Geoscience, 10: 100-104. Link to paper

Global variations in ecosystem scale isohydricity
Konings, A. G. and P. Gentine (2017). Global Change Biology,  23 (2): 891-905. Link to paper

2016

Triple collocation for binary and categorical variables: Application to validating landscape freeze/thaw retrievals
McColl, K. A., A. Roy, C. Derksen, A.G. Konings, S.H. Alemohammed, and D. Entekhabi (2016), Remote Sensing of Environment, 176: 31-42. Link to paper

Vegetation optical depth and scattering albedo retrieval using time series of dual-polarized L-band radiometer observations
Konings, A. G., M. Piles, K. Rotzer, K.A. McColl, S.K. Chan, and D. Entekhabi (2016), Remote Sensing of Environment, 172: 178-189. Link to paper

2015

Characterization of precipitation product errors across the United States using multiplicative triple collocation
Alemohammad, S. H., K.A. McColl, A.G. Konings, D. Entekhabi, and A. Stoffelen (2015). Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19 (8): 3489-3503. Link to paper

L-Band Radar Soil Moisture Retrieval Without Ancillary Information
Bruscantini, C. A., A.G. Konings, P.S. Narvekar, K.A. McColl, D. Entekhabi, F.M. Grings, H. Karszenbaum (2015). IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 8 (12): 5526-5540. Link to paper

How Many Parameters Can Be Maximally Estimated From a Set of Measurements?
Konings, A. G., K.A. McColl, M. Piles, and D. Entekhabi (2015). IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12 (5): 1081-1085. Link to paper

2014

The Effect of Variable Soil Moisture Profiles on P-Band Backscatter
Konings, A. G., D. Entekhabi, M. Moghaddam, and S.S. Saatchi (2014). IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52(10): 6315-6325. Link to paper

Extended triple collocation: Estimating errors and correlation coefficients with respect to an unknown target
McColl, K. A., J. Vogelzang, A.G. Konings, and D. Entekhabi, M. Piles, and A. Stoffelen (2014). Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (17): 6229-6236. Link to paper

2012

Thermodynamics of an idealized hydrologic cycle
Konings, A. G., X. Feng, A. Molini, S. Manzoni, G. Vico, A. Porporato (2012). Water Resources Research, 48, W05527. Link to paper

A phenomenological model for the flow resistance over submerged vegetation
Konings, A. G., G.G. Katul, and S.E. Thompson (2012). Water Resources Research, 48, W05527. Link to paper

2011

Unsteady overland flow on flat surfaces induced by spatial permeability contrasts
Thompson, S., G.G. Katul, A.G. Konings, and L. Ridolfi (2011). Advances in Water Resources, 34 (8): 1049-1058. Link to paper

Comparative hydrology across AmeriFlux sites: The variable roles of climate, vegetation, and groundwater
Thompson, S.E., C.J. Harman, A.G. Konings, M. Sivapalan, A. Neal, P.A. Troch (2011). Water Resources Research, 47, W00J07. Link to paper

Effect of Radiative Transfer Uncertainty on L-Band Radiometric Soil Moisture Retrieval
Konings, A. G., D. Entekhabi, D., S.K. Chan, and E.G. Njoku (2011) IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49 (7): 2686-2698. Link to paper

Mean Velocity Profile in a Sheared and Thermally Stratified Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Katul, G.G., A.G. Konings, and A. Porporato (2011). Physical Review Letters, (107): 268502. Link to paper

Drought sensitivity of patterned vegetation determined by rainfall-land surface feedbacks
Konings, A. G., S.C. Dekker, M. Rietkerk, and G.G. Katul (2011). Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, G04008. Link to paper

2010

The rainfall-no rainfall transition in a coupled land-convective atmosphere system
Konings, A. G., G.G. Katul, A. Porporato, A (2010). Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L14401. Link to paper

2009

Conditioning Stochastic Rainfall Replicates on Remote Sensing Data
Wojcik, R., D. McLaughlin, A.G. Konings, and D. Entekhabi (2009). IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 47 (8): 2436-2449. Link to paper