Natalie T. Boelman

Lamont Assistant Research Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
Lecturer
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine Biology 14B
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8480
Fax: 
(845) 365-8150
Fields of interest: 
Using a unique combination of measurement techniques, my research aims at improving our understanding of the multi-trophic level consequences of climate change in the arctic tundra ecosystem. Together with colleagues both at Lamont and at other institutions, I am currently exploring:

(1)  The impact of climate warming and changing seasonality, on the interactions among vegetation, insects and songbird communities in an Arctic tundra ecosystem, on the North Slope of Alaska (field surveys, in situ remote sensing, bioacoustics)  Project Webpage    New York Times Field Blog

(2) Understanding burn severity sensing in Arctic tundra:  Exploring vegetation indices, sub-optimal assessment timing and the impact of increasing pixel size   (field surveys, in situ and satellite remote sensing, bioacoustics)

(3)  Use of remote sensing to study changes in biophysical structure associated with shifts in species dominance in Arctic tundra  (field surveys, in situ and airborne remote sensing) Project Webpage

 

 

 

Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D. in Earth & Environmental Sciences
Columbia University
09/2004
M.A. in Earth & Environmental Sciences
Columbia University
06/2001
Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography
McGill University
1999
Lamont/DEES Student List: 
Victoria Diaz-Bonilla (former Senior Thesis student, DEES)
Elizabeth Tupper (former Senior Thesis student, Barnard College)
Adam Formica (current Senior Thesis student, DEES)
Lacey-Harris-Coble (current Senior Thesis student, E3B)
Angelica Patterson (current PhD student, DEES)
Case Prager (current PhD Student, E3B)
Jess Gersony (current Senior Thesis student, E3B)
Rebecca Gibson (current Senior Thesis student, E3B)
Referenced in the Following News Items: 
Selected Publications: 
Maximum photosynthetic electron transport decreases down slope in a small Arctic watershed, Griffin, K.L.; D.J. Epstein; Boelman, N.T. , Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, Volume 45, Issue 1, p.10, (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1657/1938-4246-45.1.39

Arctic arthropod assemblages in habitats of differing shrub dominance, Rich, M.E.; L. Gough; Boelman, N.T. , Ecography, Volume 36, (2013), 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2012.00078.x

Urban heat island effect in New York City promotes growth in Northern red oak seedlings, Searle, S.Y.; M. H. Turnbull; Boelman, N.T.; William S.F. Schuster; Dan Yakir; and K.L. Griffin. , Tree Physiology, Volume 32, Issue 4, p.11, (2012), 10.1093/treephys/tps027

Does NDVI reflect variation in the structural attributes associated with increasing shrub dominance in arctic tundra?, Boelman, N.T., Gough, L., McLaren, J.R., Greaves, H. , Environmental Research Letters, Volume 6, (2011)

Understanding burn severity sensing in Arctic tundra: Exploring vegetation indices, sub-optimal assessment timing and the impact of increasing pixel size, Boelman, N.T., Rocha, A.V. and Shaver, G.R. , International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume iFirst, p.1-24, (2011)

Multi-trophic invasion resistance in Hawaii: Bioacoustics, field surveys, and airborne remote sensing, Boelman, N. T.; Asner, G. P.; Hart, P. J.; Martin, R. E. , Ecological Applications, Dec, Volume 17, Issue 8, p.2137-2144, (2007)

Inter-annual variability of NDVI in response to long-term warming and fertilization in wet sedge and tussock tundra, Boelman, N. T.; Stieglitz, M.; Griffin, K. L.; Shaver, G. R. , Oecologia, May, Volume 143, Issue 4, p.588-597, (2005), DOI 10.1007/s00442-005-0012-9

Photosynthesis and reflectance indices for rainforest species in ecosystems undergoing progression and retrogression along a soil fertility chronosequence in New Zealand, Whitehead, D.; Boelman, N. T.; Turnbull, M. H.; Griffin, K. L.; Tissue, D. T.; Barbour, M. M.; Hunt, J. E.; Richardson, S. J.; Peltzer, D. A. , Oecologia, Jun, Volume 144, Issue 2, p.233-244, (2005), DOI 10.1007/s00442-005-0068-6

Response of NDVI, biomass, and ecosystem gas exchange to long-term warming and fertilization in wet sedge tundra, Boelman, N. T.; Stieglitz, M.; Rueth, H. M.; Sommerkorn, M.; Griffin, K. L.; Shaver, G. R.; Gamon, J. A. , Oecologia, May, Volume 135, Issue 3, p.414-421, (2003), DOI 10.1007/s00442-003-1198-3