Laboratory of Biogeosciences and Climate Change      

Observing and Modeling Biophysical Processes at Multiple Scales to understand Global Change


Articles Published in Refereed Journals 

1. Govind,A; Cowling, S; Kumari,J; Rajan, N and Al Yaari, A (2015). Distributed Modeling of Ecohydrological Processes at High Spatial Resolution Over a Landscape having Patches of Managed Forest Stands and Crop Fields in SW Europe. Ecological Modeling, 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.10.019.

2. Pisek1,J; Govind,A; Arndt,S; Hocking,D; Wardlaw,T; Fang,H; Matteucci,G; Longdoz,B and Suarez,L (2014). Intercomparison of clumping index estimates from POLDER, MODIS, and MISR data over reference sites, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 101, 47-56.

3. Govind, A. and Kumari, J.(2014).  Understanding the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: An Ecohydrological Perspective Int. Journal of Ecology Article ID 712537, 

4. Al Yaari,A; Wigneron,J-P; Ducharne,A; De Rosnay,P; Kerr, Y ; De Jeu, R; Govind,A; AlBitar, A; Albergel,C; Balsamo,G and (2014). Global-scale evaluation of two passive microwave satellite-based soil moisture datasets (SMOS and AMSR-E) with respect to modelled estimates. Remote Sensing of Environment. 149, 181-195, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.04.006.

5. Défossez,P; Richard,G; Keller,T; Adamiade,V; Govind,A; and Mary,B (2014). Modeling the impact of declining soil organic carbon on the soil mechanical strength: application to a cultivated Eutric Cambisol with massive straw exportation for energy production in Northern France. Soil & Tillage Research, 141, 44-54.

6. Govind,A; Guyon, D; Roujean, J-L; Yauschew-Raguenes, N; Kumari, J; Pisek, P; Wigneron, J-P (2013) Effects of Canopy Architectural Parameterizations on the Modeling of Radiative Transfer Mechanism.   Ecological Modeling. 251(2013), 114-126. 

7. Govind, A (2013). On the Nature of Canopy Illumination due to Differences in Elemental Orientation and Aggregation for Radiative Transfer. International Journal of Biometeorology (DOI: 10.1007/s00484-013-0769-1).

8. Wang, Z; Grant,  R. ; Arain, A; Bernier, P;  Chen, B; Chen, J; Govind,   A.; Guindon, L; Kurz, W. A; Peng, C; Price, D. T; Stinson, G; Sun, J; Trofymow J. A. and Yeluripati, J. (2013) Incorporating Weather Sensitivity in Inventory-based Estimates of Boreal Forest Productivity: A Meta-analysis of Process Model Results. Ecological Modeling  260, 25-35.

9. Govind, A., Chen, J.M., Bernier, P.Y.,  Margolis, H., Guindon , L. and Beaudoin, A. (2011).  Spatially Distributed Modeling of the Long Term Carbon Balance of a Boreal Landscape. Ecological Modeling. 222(15), 2780-2795. 

10. Govind, A., Chen, J.M., McDonnell, J, Kumari, J and Sonnentag, O. (2010). Effect of Lateral Hydrological Processes on Photosynthesis and Evapotranspiration., Ecohydrology.3. (doi: 10.1002/eco.141). 

11. Govind, A., Chen, J.M.; and Ju, W.(2009b).  Spatially Explicit Simulation of Hydrologically Controlled Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles and Associated Feedback Mechanisms in a Boreal Ecosystem. Journal of Geophysical Research. 114, G02006, (doi: 10.1029/2008JG000728). 

12. Govind, A., Chen, J.M., Margolis, H., Ju, W., Sonnentag, O and Giasson, M.A. (2009a).  A Spatially Explicit Hydro-ecological Modeling Framework (BEPS-TerrainLab V2.0): Model Description and Test in a Boreal Ecosystem in Eastern North America, Journal of Hydrology. 367:200-216. (doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.01.006). 

13. Sonnentag, O; Chen, J.M; Roulet, N.T; Ju, W; and Govind, A (2008). Spatially Explicit Simulation of Peatland    Hydrology and Carbon Dioxide Exchange: the Influence of Mesoscale Topography. Journal of Geophysical Research 113, G02005, (doi: 10.1029/2007JG000605). 

14. Sonnentag,O; Chen, J.M; Roberts,D; Talbot, J; Halligan, K; Govind A (2007) Mapping Tree and Shrub Leaf Area Indices in an Ombrotrophic Peatland Using Field Measurements and Multiple End Member Spectral Mixture Analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment. 109:342-360. 

15. Chen. J.M, Govind,A; Sonnentag,O; Zhang,Y; Amiro,B and Barr,A(2006): Leaf Area Index of Fluxnet Canada sites. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.140:257-268. 

16. Kumari.J, Govind.A and Govind.A* (2006): Entropy Change as Influenced by Anthropogenic Impact on a Boreal Land Cover-A Case Study. Journal of Environmental Informatics 7(2) 75-83.  *Arun Govind, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada 

17. Kumari.J, Govind.A and Govind.A* (2006): Light Use Index: A Biophysical Index to Predict Plant Growth Parameters. Journal of Agrometeorology 8(2).  *Arun Govind, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada

18. Govind.A; Bhavanarayana,M; Kumari.J, and Govind.A* (2005): Efficacy of Different Indices Derived from Spectral Reflectance of Wheat for Nitrogen Stress Detection. Journal of Plant Interactions 1(2):93-105.  *Arun Govind, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada 

19. Govind,A ; Bonnefond, J-M; Kumari,J; Moisy,C; Loustau,D and Wigneron,J-P (2012) , Modeling the ecohydrological processes in the Landes de Gascogne, SW France, Proccedings of Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications (PMA), 2012 IEEE Fourth International Symposium, vol., no., pp.133,140. (peer reviewed proceedings) 

20. Regniers, O.; Govind, A.; Guyon, D.; Wigneron, J.; Baret, F., A multiscale and multisensor approach of LAI retrieval in a maritime pine ecosystem, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012 IEEE International , vol., no., pp.1695,1698, 22-27 July 2012, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2012.635119 (peer reviewed proceedings)

21. Govind, A., Guyon, D., Wigneron, J.-P. (2010). Effect of Canopy Architecture on Carbon and Water Fluxes: a numerical experiment. Proceedings of LANDMOD 2010 - International Conference on Integrative Landscape Modelling, Montpellier, France. (2010-02-03 - 2010-02-05). (peer reviewed proceedings)

22. Alyaari, A; Wigneron, JP.; Ducharne, A; Kerr, Y.; Al Bitar, A; de Jeu, R.; Govind, A; de Rosnay, P.; Albergel, C.; Munoz-Sabater, J., Performances of SMOS and AMSR-E soil moisture retrievals against Land Data Assimilation system estimates,  Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad), 2014 13th Specialist Meeting on , vol., no., pp.19,24, 24-27 March 2014 doi: 10.1109/MicroRad.2014.6878900 (peer reviewed proceedings)