David A Mclennan

As a member of the Integrative Ecosystems Science group, McLennan provides ecophysiological field and laboratory support focused on the response of terrestrial ecosystems to climate change and extreme weather events including elevated atmospheric CO2, increased temperature and shifts in precipitation patterns.

McLennan’s primary duties focus on direct measurements of mechanistic plant responses including foliar and woody gas exchange (photosynthesis and respiration), phenology, chemistry, anatomy and water relations. He travels to northern Minnesota for 1-2 week long measurement campaigns at our flagship experiment ‘Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Changing Environments’ (SPRUCE)

McLennan also supports other projects within the group as needed, including the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE Arctic; NGEE Tropics), The Impact of Extreme Weather Events on Plant Species, Competition, and Ecological Function and The Impact of Plant Roots and Mycorrhizal Fungal Hyphae on Soil Hydraulic Properties