Holly Hughes B.S.

  • Visiting Scholar
Holly Hughes

Ms. Holly Hughes manages research projects in the Howland Research Forest, Howland, ME in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, NASA, NOAA, Harvard University, and others. The focus of the work is forest ecology and includes meteorological instruments located on towers, forest biomass measurements, soil moisture/water table measurements, and CO2 monitoring.

Ms. Hughes’ main interest is in forest soil respiration. From 1996 – present, manual and automated static chamber respiration systems have been maintained in upland and wetland environments. For the past few years, 14C trapping has been run, as well as 13C measurements on forest soil respiration, tree roots, and root-free organic soil as part of an over-all soil respiration partitioning experiment.

Selected Publications

Six years of ecosystem-atmosphere greenhouse gas fluxes measured in a sub-boreal forest

Richardson, A.D., D.Y. Hollinger, J.K. Shoemaker, H. Hughes, K. Savage, and E.A. Davidson. 2019. Scientific Data 6, 117. doi: 10.1038/s41597-019-0119-1


Constrained partitioning of autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration reduces model uncertainties of forest ecosystem carbon fluxes but not stocks

Carbone, M.S., A.D. Richardson, M. Chen, E.A. Davidson, H. Hughes, K.E. Savage, and D.Y. Hollinger. 2016. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences. doi:10.1002/2016JG003386