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◆Southern Branch, ASA,  first place winner, 2020

S. Bogati, M.Y. Leclerc, G. Zhang, R.S. Tubbs and W. S. Monfort, Influence of conservation tillage on water- use efficiency of peanut. M.S student poster competition first place winner, Southern Branch, ASA conference, Feb 1-3rd, 2020, Louisville, KY 

◆Graduation, 2019

H. Nahrawi, a Ph.D. student  graduated in Dec, 2019.

◆Invited talk on Hunlunbeir-China, 2019

Regents Prof. M. Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk on, ‘CO2 emissions from tropical peatlands’, July 25th, 2019, Hunlunbeir, Inner Mongolia, China.

◆American Peanut Research Society, 2019

N.Singh, M. Y. Leclerc, G. Zhang, S. Monfort and S. Tubbs, ‘Impact of planting pattern on Peanut Water-Use-Efficiency using eddy covariance method’, oral presentation at American Peanut Research Society, 2019 Annual meeting, July 9-11, 2019, Auburn, Alabama.

​◆Graduation, 2019

N.Singh, ‘Impact of planting pattern on Peanut Water-Use-Efficiency using eddy covariance method’ April 9th, 2019, UGA Griffin.

​◆Ag Abroad photo contest, second place winner 2019

S.Bogati, “College of Agriculture Environmental Science Ag Abroad photo contest”, International Agriculture day, April 17th, 2019, UGA, Athens.

◆American Meteorological Society conference, 2018

M.Y. Leclerc, G. Zhang, and H. Nahrawi,  ‘CO2Emissions from Tropical Peatlands in Southeast Asia’ 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology / Fourth Conference of Biogeosciences, 14-17 May 2018, Boise, ID.

◆Agricultural and Forest Meteorology / Fourth Conference of Biogeosciences, 2018

H. Nahrawi, M. Y. Leclerc, G. Zhang, and R. Pahari, ‘Role of Extreme Events on CO2Exchange in a Salt Marsh Ecosystem near the Georgia Coast’ at 33rd Conference on 14-17 May 2018, Boise, ID.

◆Annual Meeting of the Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy, 2018

N. Singh, M. Y. Leclerc, G. Zhang, S. Monfort, and S. Tubbs, ‘Impact of planting pattern on water-use efficiency in peanut using the eddy-covariance method’ at 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy on 4-6 Feb 2018, Jacksonville, Florida.

◆AGU Fall Meeting, 2017 

 M.Y. Leclerc, H.Nahrawi, & Forbrich et al ‘Variation in salt marsh CO2 fluxes across a latitudinal gradient along the US Atlantic coast- Steps towards marsh GPP modeling’ at AGU Fall Meeting on 12 Dec 2017.

◆Research Council of Lithuania, 2017

Regent prof. Leclerc served as a member of Research Council of Lithuania in 1 Sept to 13 Oct 2017.

◆Special Issue in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2017

Regent prof. Leclerc served as a Special Issue Overseeing Editor of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology on a Special Issue ‘Wind and Trees’ from 25 September 2017.

◆Board member of AMSBWM, 2017

Regent Prof. Leclerc kept serving as a member of American Meteorological Society Board on Women and Minorities in 18 Jul 2016 to 27 Oct 2017.

◆Special Issue in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2017

Regent prof. Leclerc served as a special issue overseeing Editor of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology on a Special Issue led by Liu, H., G. Katul on the honor of W. Massmann from 18 Jul 2016 to 27 Oct 2017.

◆Soil Ecology Society meeting, 2017

Leclerc and Ayres et al, “Mitigating the impact of slow sensor response times on calculating soil CO2 fluxes from NEON’s soil CO2 measurements”  Soil Ecology Society meeting, June 2017.

◆ Southeastern Turfgrass Conference, 2017

M.Y. Leclerc, G. Zhang, and H. Nahrawi, ‘Is Turfgrass Carbon Friendly?’ the 71st Annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference on 15 May 2017.

◆ Joint NACP and AmeriFlux Principal Investigators Meeting, 2017

M.Y. Leclerc  & Forbrich et al, ‘Carbon cycling in salt marsh dominated estuaries along the US Atlantic coast’ at 2017 Joint NACP and AmeriFlux Principal Investigators Meeting on 29 Mar 2017.

◆ GGEF and GCSA Golf Course Management Training, 2017

Leclerc et al., “Tailoring Water Use to Warm-season Grass on Golf Course: A Newly Funded GCSAA Project” at The Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation and the Georgia GCSA Presents Complimentary Golf Course Management Training on 25 Jan 2017.

◆GCE-LTER Annual Meeting, 2017

Prof. Monique Leclerc group participate in the 2017 GCE-LTER Annual Meeting and gave a presentation ‘New Developments at the LTER Flux site’, Athens, GA, Jan 4 & 5, 2017.

◆GCSAA Research Award, 2016

Prof. Monique Leclerc (PI) has been approved of research funding for two years (2017 & 2018) from Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) in Dec 2016.

◆American Geographical Union Fall Meeting, 2016

 Leclerc et al. , ‘CO2 emissions in an oil palm plantation on tropical peat in Malaysia’ in the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

◆American Meteorological Society Board of Women and Minorities, 2016

Leclerc served as a member of the American Meteorological Society Board of Women and Minorities in 2016.

◆D. W. Brooks Award for Global Programs, 2016

Prof. Leclerc served on the Evaluation Committee for the D. W. Brooks Award for Global Programs 2016.

◆Integrated Carbon Observatory System Sweden, 2016

Prof. Leclerc joined the ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observatory System funded by EU) Sweden Annual Workshop and served on ICOS International Advisory Committee, Abisko – Stordalen, Sweden, 22-24 August 2016.

◆International Peat Congress, 2016

Leclerc et al.  ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Measurements of Greenhouse Gases from Oil Palm on Peat’ in the 15th International Peat Congress at Kuching, Malaysia, 15-19 August, 2016.

◆Young Scholar, 2016

Supported by Young Scholar program, student Ian Binek worked with us during June – July, 2016, and he gave a presentation on ‘Influence of Different Peanut Planting Patterns on Carbon Assimilation’ at the end of the program.

◆American Meteorological Society Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Conference and Boundary-Layer and Turbulence Symposium

Zhang et al. ‘Shear-Sheltering Theory and Surface Fluxes: New Exciting Developments’ at 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence,. 20 – 24 June 2016 Salt Lake City, UT.

◆Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence

Nahrawi et al., ‘Salt Marsh-atmosphere Exchange of Carbon Dioxide Measured by Eddy-covariance System: Influence of Daytime Tide Events on CO2 Exchange’ Oral presentation at 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, Salt Lake City, UT, 20 – 24 June 2016.

◆Capacity Building Training with KMUTT in Bangkok in Burma through the NSF-USAID PEER Award, 2016

M.Y. Leclerc  ‘Eddy flux tower measurements and satellite and climate data analysis using R programming’, Oral presentation May 23 – 26, 2016 Mandalay Technological University, Mandalay, Myanmar.

◆Special Issue Journal Biogeosciences, 2016

Regent prof. Leclerc served as a Special Issue co-editor of the Journal Biogeosciences on a Special Issue (bg-2016-172) ‘Tribute to Ray Leuning’ from May 2016. The SI is in the works.

◆European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2016

 Forbrich et al. gave a presentation on ‘Carbon cycling in salt marsh dominated estuaries along the US Atlantic coast’ at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016

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◆Collaboration with University Sains Malaysia, 2016

Regent prof.  Leclerc served as a co-advisor for Anis Suriani Ibrahim’s Ph.D. work in Malaysia from April 2016.

◆LTER GCE-III workshop, 2016

Nahrawi et al., ‘NEE measurements in Sapelo Island Salt Marsh’ Oral presentation at the GCE-LTER Annual meeting, Athens, GA, Jan 5-6, 2016.

2015

◆Keynote Lecture at the International Conference, 2015

As a keynote speaker at the International Conference in front of the Royal Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, M. Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk on “Trading Rapid Land-Use Change for Economic Growth: Sustainability in Southeast Asia” at the 1st International Conference on Environment, Livelihood, and Services: Environment for Life, 02 Nov 2015, Thailand.

◆H. Nahrawi won a runner-up award at LTER-ASM meeting, 2015

 Nahrawi et al., ‘Influence of Daytime Tide Events on CO2 Exchange between Salt Marshes and the Atmosphere’ poster presentation at 2015 Long-term Ecological Research All Scientist Meeting (LTER ASM), Estes Park, Colorado, Aug 29-Sept 3, 2015. The poster presentation won a runner-up award at the meeting. 

◆National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research GCE-III, 2015

Leclerc et al. “Making GHG Measurements in a Dynamic Atmospheric Environment: Atmosphere-Salt Marsh Linkage” at NSF LTER GCE-III mid-term review, Sapelo Island, GA, 29 June – 1 July 2015.

Zhang et al. gave a presentation titled “Seasonal Footprint Characteristics for Eddy-Flux Measurements over Spartina alterniflora near Sapelo Island” at NSF LTER GCE-III mid-term review, Sapelo Island, GA, 29 June – 1 July 2015.

Nahrawi et al. gave a presentation titled “Influence of Daytime Tidal Cycle on CO2 Exchange between Salt Marsh and Atmosphere” at NSF LTER GCE-III mid-term review, Sapelo Island, GA, 29 June – 1 July 2015.

◆Member of European Research Council (EU-Brussels), 2015

  1. Y. Leclerc agreed to serve as a member of the European Research Council (EU-Brussels) from April 2015 to April 2018.

◆Turf Producers International Conference, 2015

  1. Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk on “Climate and carbon sequestration in the turf”, at Turf Producers International Conference, CA, 19 Feb 2015.

◆American Meteorological Society Board of Women and Minorities, 2016

  1. Y. Leclerc agreed to serve as a member of the American Meteorological Society Board of Women and Minorities from Jan 2015 to Jan 2016.

◆LTER GCE-III workshop, 2015

Leclerc et al. gave a talk “The Role of Atmospheric Conditions on Surface-Atmosphere Exchange” at the National Science Foundation LTER Annual Workshop, Athens, GA, 07 Jan 2015.

 Zhang et al. gave a presentation titled “Footprints of Eddy-Flux Measurements over Spartina A.” at the National Science Foundation LTER Annual Workshop, Athens, GA, 07 Jan 2015.

 Nahrawi et al. gave a presentation titled “Tidal Influence on CO2 Exchange between Salt Marsh and the Atmosphere” at the National Science Foundation LTER Annual Workshop, Athens, GA, 07 Jan 2015.

2014

◆Lectures in Myanmar, 2014

Y. Leclerc gave a series of lectures on “Biomass, tropical deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions”, at Mandalay University, Mandalay, Myanmar, 26 Dec 2014; “The Basis for Changes to our Climate: A forecast for SE Asia and Myanmar”, at Naypyidaw Agricultural University, Naypyidaw, Myanmar, 24 Nov 2014; and “Climate Change Initiatives for Myanmar”, at Yangon Technological University, Yangon, Myanmar, 21 Nov 2014.

◆Keynote Lecture at the International Conference in Thailand, 2014

Prof. Leclerc gave an invited talk on “Land-Use Change in Southeast Asia: A daring exploration of the Unknown” at the International Conference on Energy and the Environment, 15 Nov 2014, Bangkok, Thailand.

◆Graduate student’s talk, 2014

 Vanexel. J, ‘A study of wave-modified turbulence in the stable boundary layer using a wavelet analysis’ at the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Conference (American Met. Soc.), 15 May 2014, Portland, OR.

◆Integrated Carbon Observatory System Sweden, 2017

Y. Leclerc has agreed to serve as a member of international Advisory Committee European Union Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) from Jan 2014 to Jan 2017

 

◆Invited talks in Malaysia, 2013

Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk on research needs in greenhouse gas emissions from peat-grown oil palm plantations, at the ISOPA meeting on 20 Nov 2013 in conjunction with International Palm Oil Congress, 19-20 November 2013, Malaysia.

Y. Leclerc gave an honored guest talk on current research overview about GHG emissions from oil palm ecosystems on peat lands, at 2013 International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment, 24-25 October 2013, Selangor, Malaysia.

◆Master student’s talk, 2013

Jasmine VanExel gave the introductory remarks at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund group’s annual meeting that occurred on Friday, February 15, 2013.

◆Invited talks and panels, Spring 2013

Y. Leclerc has agreed to serve on an Advisory Panel of the National Science Foundation.

Y. Leclerc has been invited to give introductory remarks and lecture at a summer school training program in Poland, ‘Flux measurement techniques for non-CO2GHG: methods, sensors, databases, and modeling.’ The training program will be held at the Mierzecin Palace Conference Centre in Poland.

◆New Master of Science, 2012

David J. Durden successfully defended his Master’s Thesis titled ‘Flux Measurements in the Stable Boundary Layer and during Morning Transition, on December 3, 2012.

◆Invited talk at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012

  1. Y. Leclerc gave a lecture, titled ‘Flux Measurements: Gravity Waves and the Party Spoilers’ at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA on October 26, 2012.

◆Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) – Sweden

  1. Y. Leclerc is now a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the newly formed ICOS Sweden.

◆International Congress on Climate Change and Agriculture, 2012

  1. Y. Leclerc served as a keynote speaker at the ‘International Congress on Climate Change and Agriculture’ in Kuala Lumpur from September 3-6th, 2012.

◆D. W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Global Programs, 2012

  1. Y. Leclerc received the 2012 D. W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Global Programs.

◆Young Scholar Program, 2012

Grace Devine won First Place for her Young Scholar Oral Presentation titled, ‘Calculating Eddy Covariance Fluxes at the Aiken Flux Site’ She was mentored by Henrique Duarte during her tenure with the group.

◆30th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/1st Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences

Gengsheng Zhang presented a poster titled, ‘Wavelet Analysis of Multi-Scale Properties of Turbulent Fluxes above a Forest’ at the American Meteorological Society, Agricultural and Forest Meteorological Society Conference in Boston, May 31-June 1.

Phongthep Hanpattanakit presented a poster titled, ‘Contribution of Soil CO2 Flux to Ecosystem Respiration in Dry Dipterocarp Forest, Western Thailand’ at the American Meteorological Society, Agricultural and Forest Meteorological Society Conference in Boston, May 31-June 1.

◆American Meteorological Society Committee

Henrique Duarte, a Ph.D. candidate, is serving a two-year term on the American Meteorological Society’s Committee of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. He is co-chairing a session at the American Meteorological Society, Agricultural and Forest Meteorological Society Conference in Boston, May 31-June 1.

◆National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

Dr. Natchaya Pingintha, who did her Ph.D. in our group jointly with Chiang Mai University, was recently hired by the National Science Foundation at NEON in Boulder, Colorado.

◆National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

David Durden, a Masters student in our group joined the National Science Foundation at NEON in Boulder, Colorado.

2011

◆ Sixth Annual NYIT Energy Conference

Prof. Leclerc was a guest speaker at the Sixth Annual Energy Conference being held on June 2, 2011, at the New York Institute of Technology. 

◆ Advances in Meteorology

Prof. Leclerc is now serving on the editorial board for Advances in Meteorology. More information about the journal can be found at www.hindawi.com.

2010

◆Ameriflux 

The Ameriflux annual meeting will be combined with the NACP investigators meeting January 31st to February 4th, 2011. The meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA. Abstracts are due by September 15th, 2010, and can be submitted through this link: http://nacarbon.org/meeting_2011/index.htm

◆National Science Foundation

Regent prof. Leclerc agreed to serve on a panel at the National Science Foundation.

◆Lawrence National Berkeley Laboratory

Regent prof. Leclerc agreed to serve on a panel reviewing the Climate Science Program of the Lawrence National Berkeley Laboratory.

◆29th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 19th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence

The UGA Atmospheric Biogeosciences Team presented six papers at the 29th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 19th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence in Keystone, Colorado on August 2nd -6th.

◆Fudan University

Regent prof. Leclerc was a guest to Fudan University, Shanghai’s oldest university, in May, to participate in a China-wide Series on Global Change and Soils.

◆Royal Golden Jubilee Program

Regent prof. Leclerc was an invited speaker at the XX111 Congress of the Royal Golden Jubilee Program in Pattaya, Thailand, the paper entitled ‘The Presence of Low-Level Jets in the Nighttime Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Implications for Nighttime Turbulent Exchange’ on April 1st 2010. 

◆U.S. Department of Energy

Regent prof. Leclerc was on a panel in March assessing the US Dept. of Energy’s Small Business Initiative Research.

◆The Open Agriculture Journal

Regent Prof. Leclerc was appointed member of the editorial board of the The Open Agriculture Journal.

◆U.S. Department of Energy

Regent Prof. Leclerc participated in a national panel for the US. Dept. of Energy for the Office of Science, the Terrestrial Carbon Processes Program in January.

◆American Meteorological Society

The 90th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society was held January 17-21, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. Our group collaborated with Dr. Andrey Sogachev on a poster presentation ‘Application of the ABL Model SCADIS to the Simulation of Nighttime CO2 Concentrations and Fluxes over Different Ecosystems’. Dr. Gengsheng Zhang will also present a poster “Influence of Clearcut in a Managed Pine Plantation on Flow Circulation”.

2009

◆American Geophysical Union

Our group presented a couple of papers at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 14-18, 2009, San Francisco, California, USA. Dr. Natchaya Pingintha will present a poster on ‘The Influence of Drought on Net Ecosystem CO2 Exchange in the Southeastern US”. Dr. Andrey Sogachev is also presenting a poster on “Effect of nocturnal low-level jet on nighttime CO2 concentrations and fluxes: a numerical sensitive study’. 

◆2009 D. W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research

M.Y. Leclerc received the 2009 D. W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research and was named Distinguished Research Professor.

◆Marquis’ Who’s Who

M.Y. Leclerc elected to Marquis’ Who’s Who.

◆Symposium-the Legacy of Bert Tanner: 35 Years of Excellence in Environmental Instrumentation

M.Y. Leclerc gave an invited talk at the ASA symposium held in honor of the late Bert Tanner. The meeting took place in Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009. For more information see here.

◆ International Conference of “Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry in Forest Ecosystems”

M.Y. Leclerc was an invited speaker at the International Conference of ‘Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry in Forest Ecosystems’. She presented a talk on ‘Turbulence structure in and above forests’. The conference was held October 5-8, 2009 at Castle of Thurnau, Germany. For more information see here.

◆ OECD International Conference

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sponsored the conference on Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Ethics. Professor Leclerc helped organize the meeting. The conference was held in Madison, Wisconsin from June 29- July 1, 2009. For more information see here.

◆ International Conference on the Occasion of the 4th Cycle Celebration of KMUTT

Professor Leclerc travelled to Bangkok, Thailand to serve as a keynote speaker at the International Conference on the Occasion of the 4th Cycle Celebration of KMUTT to talk on Sustainable Development to Save the Earth: Technologies and Strategies, Vision 2050.

◆ Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D Congress X

Professor Leclerc travelled to Pattaya, Thailand to serve as a keynote speaker at the Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D Congress X “Climate Change and Its Impacts” to talk on Accelerated Climate Change: Seriousness and Need for Immediate Action.

◆ Regents Professorship

M.Y. Leclerc was named Regents’ Professor for her internationally recognized studies on atmospheric biogeosciences and climate change. The appointment was approved at the February meeting of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. Regents Professors are recognized for scholarship or creative activity that is innovative and pacesetting. The Regents Professorship is the highest honor conferred to a faculty member in the entire University System of Georgia.

◆ American Meteorological Society

M.Y. Leclerc has been appointed to serve as Chair of the American Meteorological Society’s ‘Atmospheric Biogeosciences’ Specialty Committee beginning January 12th, 2009.

◆ Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award

The Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences is an annual award based on a paper competition and awarded to a woman pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or a related program at a university in the United States. The amount of the award is $1,500. For more information see this brochure.

2008

◆ Council of Agricultural Science and Technology

The American Meteorological Society Council has elected M. Y. Leclerc to the Executive Board of the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, effective January 2009.

◆ AMS Steering and Technical Advisory Committee

  1. .Leclerc’s service to the American Meteorological Society Steering and Technical Advisory Committee for Agricultural and Forest Meteorology is being extended through 2012.

◆ AMS Women and Minority Committee 

  1. Y. Leclerc has been appointed to serve on the American Meteorological Society Women and Minority Committee from 2009 for a three-year term.

◆ Oxford Round Table on Climate Change 

Professor Leclerc was invited at the 20th Anniversary of the Oxford Round Table on Climate Change at the University of Oxford in England in August.

◆ Award to Natchaya Pingintha 

Natchaya Pingintha has received the 2008 American Meteorological Society Award for Best Student Paper, 2nd place at the 28th Conference of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Conference in Orlando, Fl

◆ Award to David Durden 

David Durden (parttime student) received the top undergraduate student award at UGA (May 2008)

◆ 28th Conference on Agriculture and Forest Meteorology 

Prof. Leclerc served as Chair of the upcoming AMS 28th Conference of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

◆ Award to Champunut Chayawat 

Chompunut Chayawat, an exchange student from Chiang Mai University in Thailand, has been awarded fourth place (honorable mention) in the Southern Branch American Society of Agronomy’s graduate student poster competition. Chayawat is a PhD student working with Professor Monique Leclerc in the Laboratory for Environmental Physics on the Griffin Campus.

◆ Award to Prof. M. Y. Leclerc 
AMS award for 2008 to Prof. M. Y. Leclerc, ‘ AMS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology ‘ for pioneering research that has advanced our understanding of temporal and spatial patterns of local and regional carbon exchanges, and for global leadership in the advancement of biometeorology’. The national award was given at the annual AMS meetings in New Orleans.

◆ AsiaFlux Training Workshop 

Prof. Leclerc participated in 2nd AsiaFlux Training Workshop in Korea as a lecturer.