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Ken Davidson

PhD Student, Terrestrial Ecosystem Science & Technology, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department

Ken Davidson

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490A, Room 11-133
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3361
kdavidson@bnl.gov

Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGPs): He/His

Ken Davidson is a PhD candidate with the TEST group, and a member of the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. He is advised by Dr. Shawn Serbin. His research interests include understanding and representing stomatal function in models of plant leaves and canopies. He has participated in both the NGEE-Arctic and Tropics projects, assisting with fieldwork and analysis.

Research | Education | Publications


Research Activities

2017 – present: Research Assistant, TEST Group, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA

2016 – 2017: Field/Lab Assistant, Pacific Islands Ecosystems Research Center, USGS, Hilo, HI, USA

2014 – 2015: Research Field Assistant, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica

2013 – 2016: Research Assistant, Gotsch Lab, Franklin and Marshall College
 

Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Stony Brook University
  • B.S., Franklin & Marshall College, PA

Selected Publications

  • Lamour J, Davidson KJ, Ely KS, Li Q, Serbin SP, Rogers A (2021) New calculations for photosynthesis measurement systems: what's the impact for physiologists and modelers? New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.17762
  • Burnett AC, Serbin SP, Davidson KJ, Ely KS, Rogers A (2021) Detection of the metabolic response to drought stress using hyperspectral reflectance. Journal of Experimental Botany 72:6474–6489. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erab255
  • Burnett AC, Anderson J, Davidson KJ, Ely KS, Lamour J, Li Q, Morrison BD, Yang D, Rogers A, Serbin SP (2021) A best-practice guide to predicting plant traits from leaf-level hyperspectral data using partial least squares regression. Journal of Experimental Botany 72:6175–6189. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erab295
  • Burnett AC, Serbin SP, Lamour J, Anderson J, Davidson KJ, Yang D, Rogers A (2021) Seasonal trends in photosynthesis and leaf traits in scarlet oak. Tree Physiology 41:1413–1424. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpab015
  • Davidson KJ, LAMOUR J, Serbin SP, Li Q, Rogers A (2021) Response Manipulation vs Diurnal Observation: A Direct Comparison of Two Methods for Quantifying Stomatal Behavior in Tropical Forests. doi: 10.1002/essoar.10505971.1
  • Ely KS, Rogers A, Agarwal DA, Ainsworth EA, Albert LP, et al. (2021) A reporting format for leaf-level gas exchange data and metadata. Ecological Informatics 61:101232. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2021.101232
  • Burnett AC, Davidson KJ, Serbin SP, Rogers A (2019) The "one-point method" for estimating maximum carboxylation capacity of photosynthesis: A cautionary tale. Plant, Cell & Environment 42:2472–2481. doi: 10.1111/pce.13574
  • Gotsch SG, Davidson K, Murray JG, Duarte VJ, Draguljic D (2017) Vapor pressure deficit predicts epiphyte abundance across an elevational gradient in a tropical montane region. American Journal of Botany 104:1790–1801. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1700247
  • Gotsch SG, Nadkarni N, Darby A, Glunk A, Dix M, Davidson K, Dawson TE (2015) Life in the treetops: ecophysiological strategies of canopy epiphytes in a tropical montane cloud forest. Ecological Monographs 85:393–412. doi: 10.1890/14-1076.1
Ken Davidson

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490A, Room 11-133
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3361
kdavidson@bnl.gov

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