Dr Lina Mercado
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

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Key publications



Rogers A, Medlyn BE, Dukes JS, Bonan G, von Caemmerer S, Dietze MC, Kattge J, Leakey ADB, Mercado LM, Niinemets Ü, et al (2017). A roadmap for improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models. New Phytol, 213(1), 22-42. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Harper AB, Cox PM, Friedlingstein P, Wiltshire AJ, Jones CD, Sitch S, Mercado LM, Groenendijk M, Robertson E, Kattge J, et al (2016). Improved representation of plant functional types and physiology in the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES v4.2) using plant trait information. Geoscientific Model Development, 9(7), 2415-2440. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Baig S, Medlyn BE, Mercado LM, Zaehle S (2015). Does the growth response of woody plants to elevated CO<inf>2</inf> increase with temperature? a model-oriented meta-analysis. Global Change Biology, 21(12), 4303-4319. Abstract. DOI.
Rap A, Spracklen DV, Mercado L, Reddington CL, Haywood JM, Ellis RJ, Phillips OL, Artaxo P, Bonal D, Restrepo Coupe N, et al (2015). Fires increase Amazon forest productivity through increases in diffuse radiation. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(11), 4654-4662. Abstract. DOI.
Atkin OK, Bloomfield KJ, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Asner GP, Bonal D, Bönisch G, Bradford MG, Cernusak LA, Cosio EG, et al (2015). Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits. New Phytologist, 206(2), 614-636. Abstract. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Rogers A, Medlyn BE, Dukes JS, Bonan G, von Caemmerer S, Dietze MC, Kattge J, Leakey ADB, Mercado LM, Niinemets Ü, et al (2017). A roadmap for improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models. New Phytol, 213(1), 22-42. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Smart SM, Glanville HC, Blanes MDC, Mercado LM, Emmett BA, Jones DL, Cosby BJ, Marrs RH, Butler A, Marshall MR, et al (2017). Leaf dry matter content is better at predicting above-ground net primary production than specific leaf area. Functional Ecology, 31(6), 1336-1344. Full text. DOI.
Huntingford C, Mercado LM (2016). High chance that current atmospheric greenhouse concentrations commit to warmings greater than 1.5 °C over land. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Harper AB, Cox PM, Friedlingstein P, Wiltshire AJ, Jones CD, Sitch S, Mercado LM, Groenendijk M, Robertson E, Kattge J, et al (2016). Improved representation of plant functional types and physiology in the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES v4.2) using plant trait information. Geoscientific Model Development, 9(7), 2415-2440. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Huntingford C, Smith DM, Davies WJ, Falk R, Sitch S, Mercado LM (2015). Combining the [ABA] and net photosynthesis-based model equations of stomatal conductance. Ecological Modelling, 300, 81-88. Abstract. DOI.
Baig S, Medlyn BE, Mercado LM, Zaehle S (2015). Does the growth response of woody plants to elevated CO<inf>2</inf> increase with temperature? a model-oriented meta-analysis. Global Change Biology, 21(12), 4303-4319. Abstract. DOI.
Rap A, Spracklen DV, Mercado L, Reddington CL, Haywood JM, Ellis RJ, Phillips OL, Artaxo P, Bonal D, Restrepo Coupe N, et al (2015). Fires increase Amazon forest productivity through increases in diffuse radiation. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(11), 4654-4662. Abstract. DOI.
Atkin OK, Bloomfield KJ, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Asner GP, Bonal D, Bönisch G, Bradford MG, Cernusak LA, Cosio EG, et al (2015). Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits. New Phytologist, 206(2), 614-636. Abstract. DOI.
Fyllas NM, Gloor E, Mercado LM, Sitch S, Quesada CA, Domingues TF, Galbraith DR, Torre-Lezama A, Vilanova E, Ramírez-Angulo H, et al (2014). Analysing Amazonian forest productivity using a new individual and trait-based model (TFS v.1). Geoscientific Model Development, 7(4), 1251-1269. Abstract. DOI.
Moreira DS, Freitas SR, Bonatti JP, Mercado LM, É Rosário NM, Longo KM, Miller JB, Gloor M, Gatti LV (2013). Coupling between the JULES land-surface scheme and the CCATT-BRAMS atmospheric chemistry model (JULES-CCATT-BRAMS1.0): Applications to numerical weather forecasting and the CO2 budget in South America. Geoscientific Model Development, 6(4), 1243-1259. Abstract. DOI.
Huntingford C, Mercado L (2013). EARTH SCIENCE the timing of climate change. NATURE, 502(7470), 174-174. Author URL.
Huntingford C, Zelazowski P, Galbraith D, Mercado LM, Sitch S, Fisher R, Lomas M, Walker AP, Jones CD, Booth BBB, et al (2013). Simulated resilience of tropical rainforests to CO<inf>2</inf> -induced climate change. Nature Geoscience, 6(4), 268-273. Abstract. DOI.
Arneth A, Mercado L, Kattge J, Booth BBB (2012). Future challenges of representing land-processes in studies on land-atmosphere interactions. Biogeosciences, 9(9), 3587-3599. Abstract. DOI.
Marthews TR, Malhi Y, Girardin CAJ, Silva Espejo JE, Aragão LEOC, Metcalfe DB, Rapp JM, Mercado LM, Fisher RA, Galbraith DR, et al (2012). Simulating forest productivity along a neotropical elevational transect: Temperature variation and carbon use efficiency. Global Change Biology, 18(9), 2882-2898. Abstract. DOI.
Mercado LM, Lloyd J, Dolman AJ, Sitch S, Patiño S (2011). Erratum: Modelling basin-wide variations in Amazon forest productivity &amp;ndash; Part 1: Model calibration, evaluation and upscaling functions for canopy photosynthesis" published in Biogeosciences, 6, 1247&amp;ndash;1272, 2009 (Biogeosciences). Biogeosciences, 8(3), 653-656. DOI.
Huntingford C, Cox PM, Mercado LM, Sitch S, Bellouin N, Boucher O, Gedney N (2011). Highly contrasting effects of different climate forcing agents on terrestrial ecosystem services. Philos Trans a Math Phys Eng Sci, 369(1943), 2026-2037. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Best MJ, Pryor M, Clark DB, Rooney GG, Essery RLH, Menard CB, Edwards JM, Hendry MA, Porson A, Gedney N, et al (2011). The Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), model description - Part 1: Energy and water fluxes. GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT, 4(3), 677-699. Author URL. DOI.
Clark DB, Mercado LM, Sitch S, Jones CD, Gedney N, Best MJ, Pryor M, Rooney GG, Essery RLH, Blyth E, et al (2011). The Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), model description - Part 2: Carbon fluxes and vegetation dynamics. GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT, 4(3), 701-722. Author URL. DOI.
Mercado LM, Patiño S, Domingues TF, Fyllas NM, Weedon GP, Sitch S, Quesada CA, Phillips OL, Aragão LEOC, Malhi Y, et al (2011). Variations in Amazon forest productivity correlated with foliar nutrients and modelled rates of photosynthetic carbon supply. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 366(1582), 3316-3329. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Huntingford C, Booth BBB, Sitch S, Gedney N, Lowe JA, Liddicoat SK, Mercado LM, Best MJ, Weedon GP, Fisher RA, et al (2010). IMOGEN: an intermediate complexity model to evaluate terrestrial impacts of a changing climate. GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT, 3(2), 679-687. Author URL. DOI.
Lloyd J, Patiño S, Paiva RQ, Nardoto GB, Quesada CA, Santos AJB, Baker TR, Brand WA, Hilke I, Gielmann H, et al (2010). Optimisation of photosynthetic carbon gain and within-canopy gradients of associated foliar traits for Amazon forest trees. Biogeosciences, 7, 1833-1859. DOI.
Fyllas NM, Patino S, Baker TR, Bielefeld Nardoto G, Martinelli LA, Quesada CA, Paiva R, Schwarz M, Horna V, Mercado LM, et al (2009). Basin-wide variations in foliar properties of Amazonian forest: Phylogeny, soils and climate. Biogeosciences, 6(11), 2677-2708. Abstract.
Patino S, Lloyd J, Paiva R, Baker TR, Quesada CA, Mercado LM, Schmerler J, Schwarz M, Santos AJB, Aguilar A, et al (2009). Branch xylem density variations across the Amazon Basin. Biogeosciences, 6(4), 545-568. Abstract.
Mercado LM, Bellouin N, Sitch S, Boucher O, Huntingford C, Wild M, Cox PM (2009). Impact of changes in diffuse radiation on the global land carbon sink. Nature, 458(7241), 1014-1017. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Mercado LM, Lloyd J, Dolman AJ, Sitch S, Patiño S (2009). Modelling basin-wide variations in Amazon forest productivity - Part 1: Model calibration, evaluation and upscaling functions for canopy photosynthesis. Biogeosciences, 6(7), 1247-1272. Abstract.
Huntingford C, Fisher RA, Mercado L, Booth BBB, Sitch S, Harris PP, Cox PM, Jones CD, Betts RA, Malhi Y, et al (2008). "Towards quantifying uncertainty in predictions of Amazon """"dieback""""". Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B. Author URL.  Full text.
Alton P, Mercado L, North P (2007). A sensitivity analysis of the land-surface scheme JULES conducted for three forest biomes: Biophysical parameters, model processes, and meteorological driving data. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21(1). Abstract. DOI.
Mercado LM, Huntingford C, Gash JHC, Cox PM, Jogireddy V (2007). Improving the representation of radiation interception and photosynthesis for climate model applications. TELLUS SERIES B-CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY, 59(3), 553-565. Author URL. DOI.
Mercado L, Lloyd J, Carswell F, Malhi Y, Meir P, Nobre AD (2006). Modelling Amazonian forest eddy covariance data: a comparison of big leaf versus sun/shade models for the C-14 tower at Manaus I. Canopy photosynthesis. Acta Amazonica, 36(1), 69-82. Abstract.
Malhi Y, Baker TR, Phillips OL, Almeida S, Alvarez E, Arroyo L, Chave J, Czimczik CI, Di Fiore A, Higuchi N, et al (2004). The above-ground coarse wood productivity of 104 Neotropical forest plots. Global Change Biology, 10(5), 563-591. Abstract. DOI.

Conferences

Rowland LM, Meir P, Mencuccini M, Binks OJ, da Costa ACL, Oliveria RS, Mercado L, Vasconcelos SS, de Oliveria AAR, Christoffersen BO, et al (2016). Does inter-specific variation prevent division of tropical trees into drought sensitive and resistant groups?. Association of tropical Biology and Conservation. Montepellier. 19th - 23rd Jun 2016. Abstract.
Rowland LM, da Costa ACL, Oliveira RS, Binks OJ, Mercado L, Vasconcelos SS, de Oliveira AAR, Salmon Y, Ferreira LV, Sitch S, et al (2016). Is sap flow a good indicator of drought-induced mortality risk in tropical rainforest. Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation. Montpellier. 19th - 23rd Jun 2016. Abstract.

Publications by year



2017

Rogers A, Medlyn BE, Dukes JS, Bonan G, von Caemmerer S, Dietze MC, Kattge J, Leakey ADB, Mercado LM, Niinemets Ü, et al (2017). A roadmap for improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models. New Phytol, 213(1), 22-42. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Smart SM, Glanville HC, Blanes MDC, Mercado LM, Emmett BA, Jones DL, Cosby BJ, Marrs RH, Butler A, Marshall MR, et al (2017). Leaf dry matter content is better at predicting above-ground net primary production than specific leaf area. Functional Ecology, 31(6), 1336-1344. Full text. DOI.

2016

Rowland LM, Meir P, Mencuccini M, Binks OJ, da Costa ACL, Oliveria RS, Mercado L, Vasconcelos SS, de Oliveria AAR, Christoffersen BO, et al (2016). Does inter-specific variation prevent division of tropical trees into drought sensitive and resistant groups?. Association of tropical Biology and Conservation. Montepellier. 19th - 23rd Jun 2016. Abstract.
Huntingford C, Mercado LM (2016). High chance that current atmospheric greenhouse concentrations commit to warmings greater than 1.5 °C over land. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Harper AB, Cox PM, Friedlingstein P, Wiltshire AJ, Jones CD, Sitch S, Mercado LM, Groenendijk M, Robertson E, Kattge J, et al (2016). Improved representation of plant functional types and physiology in the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES v4.2) using plant trait information. Geoscientific Model Development, 9(7), 2415-2440. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Rowland LM, da Costa ACL, Oliveira RS, Binks OJ, Mercado L, Vasconcelos SS, de Oliveira AAR, Salmon Y, Ferreira LV, Sitch S, et al (2016). Is sap flow a good indicator of drought-induced mortality risk in tropical rainforest. Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation. Montpellier. 19th - 23rd Jun 2016. Abstract.

2015

Huntingford C, Smith DM, Davies WJ, Falk R, Sitch S, Mercado LM (2015). Combining the [ABA] and net photosynthesis-based model equations of stomatal conductance. Ecological Modelling, 300, 81-88. Abstract. DOI.
Baig S, Medlyn BE, Mercado LM, Zaehle S (2015). Does the growth response of woody plants to elevated CO<inf>2</inf> increase with temperature? a model-oriented meta-analysis. Global Change Biology, 21(12), 4303-4319. Abstract. DOI.
Rap A, Spracklen DV, Mercado L, Reddington CL, Haywood JM, Ellis RJ, Phillips OL, Artaxo P, Bonal D, Restrepo Coupe N, et al (2015). Fires increase Amazon forest productivity through increases in diffuse radiation. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(11), 4654-4662. Abstract. DOI.
Atkin OK, Bloomfield KJ, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Asner GP, Bonal D, Bönisch G, Bradford MG, Cernusak LA, Cosio EG, et al (2015). Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits. New Phytologist, 206(2), 614-636. Abstract. DOI.

2014

Fyllas NM, Gloor E, Mercado LM, Sitch S, Quesada CA, Domingues TF, Galbraith DR, Torre-Lezama A, Vilanova E, Ramírez-Angulo H, et al (2014). Analysing Amazonian forest productivity using a new individual and trait-based model (TFS v.1). Geoscientific Model Development, 7(4), 1251-1269. Abstract. DOI.

2013

Moreira DS, Freitas SR, Bonatti JP, Mercado LM, É Rosário NM, Longo KM, Miller JB, Gloor M, Gatti LV (2013). Coupling between the JULES land-surface scheme and the CCATT-BRAMS atmospheric chemistry model (JULES-CCATT-BRAMS1.0): Applications to numerical weather forecasting and the CO2 budget in South America. Geoscientific Model Development, 6(4), 1243-1259. Abstract. DOI.
Huntingford C, Mercado L (2013). EARTH SCIENCE the timing of climate change. NATURE, 502(7470), 174-174. Author URL.
Huntingford C, Zelazowski P, Galbraith D, Mercado LM, Sitch S, Fisher R, Lomas M, Walker AP, Jones CD, Booth BBB, et al (2013). Simulated resilience of tropical rainforests to CO<inf>2</inf> -induced climate change. Nature Geoscience, 6(4), 268-273. Abstract. DOI.

2012

Arneth A, Mercado L, Kattge J, Booth BBB (2012). Future challenges of representing land-processes in studies on land-atmosphere interactions. Biogeosciences, 9(9), 3587-3599. Abstract. DOI.
Marthews TR, Malhi Y, Girardin CAJ, Silva Espejo JE, Aragão LEOC, Metcalfe DB, Rapp JM, Mercado LM, Fisher RA, Galbraith DR, et al (2012). Simulating forest productivity along a neotropical elevational transect: Temperature variation and carbon use efficiency. Global Change Biology, 18(9), 2882-2898. Abstract. DOI.

2011

Mercado LM, Lloyd J, Dolman AJ, Sitch S, Patiño S (2011). Erratum: Modelling basin-wide variations in Amazon forest productivity &amp;ndash; Part 1: Model calibration, evaluation and upscaling functions for canopy photosynthesis" published in Biogeosciences, 6, 1247&amp;ndash;1272, 2009 (Biogeosciences). Biogeosciences, 8(3), 653-656. DOI.
Huntingford C, Cox PM, Mercado LM, Sitch S, Bellouin N, Boucher O, Gedney N (2011). Highly contrasting effects of different climate forcing agents on terrestrial ecosystem services. Philos Trans a Math Phys Eng Sci, 369(1943), 2026-2037. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Best MJ, Pryor M, Clark DB, Rooney GG, Essery RLH, Menard CB, Edwards JM, Hendry MA, Porson A, Gedney N, et al (2011). The Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), model description - Part 1: Energy and water fluxes. GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT, 4(3), 677-699. Author URL. DOI.
Clark DB, Mercado LM, Sitch S, Jones CD, Gedney N, Best MJ, Pryor M, Rooney GG, Essery RLH, Blyth E, et al (2011). The Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), model description - Part 2: Carbon fluxes and vegetation dynamics. GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT, 4(3), 701-722. Author URL. DOI.
Mercado LM, Patiño S, Domingues TF, Fyllas NM, Weedon GP, Sitch S, Quesada CA, Phillips OL, Aragão LEOC, Malhi Y, et al (2011). Variations in Amazon forest productivity correlated with foliar nutrients and modelled rates of photosynthetic carbon supply. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 366(1582), 3316-3329. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.

2010

Huntingford C, Booth BBB, Sitch S, Gedney N, Lowe JA, Liddicoat SK, Mercado LM, Best MJ, Weedon GP, Fisher RA, et al (2010). IMOGEN: an intermediate complexity model to evaluate terrestrial impacts of a changing climate. GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT, 3(2), 679-687. Author URL. DOI.
Lloyd J, Patiño S, Paiva RQ, Nardoto GB, Quesada CA, Santos AJB, Baker TR, Brand WA, Hilke I, Gielmann H, et al (2010). Optimisation of photosynthetic carbon gain and within-canopy gradients of associated foliar traits for Amazon forest trees. Biogeosciences, 7, 1833-1859. DOI.

2009

Fyllas NM, Patino S, Baker TR, Bielefeld Nardoto G, Martinelli LA, Quesada CA, Paiva R, Schwarz M, Horna V, Mercado LM, et al (2009). Basin-wide variations in foliar properties of Amazonian forest: Phylogeny, soils and climate. Biogeosciences, 6(11), 2677-2708. Abstract.
Patino S, Lloyd J, Paiva R, Baker TR, Quesada CA, Mercado LM, Schmerler J, Schwarz M, Santos AJB, Aguilar A, et al (2009). Branch xylem density variations across the Amazon Basin. Biogeosciences, 6(4), 545-568. Abstract.
Mercado LM, Bellouin N, Sitch S, Boucher O, Huntingford C, Wild M, Cox PM (2009). Impact of changes in diffuse radiation on the global land carbon sink. Nature, 458(7241), 1014-1017. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Mercado LM, Lloyd J, Dolman AJ, Sitch S, Patiño S (2009). Modelling basin-wide variations in Amazon forest productivity - Part 1: Model calibration, evaluation and upscaling functions for canopy photosynthesis. Biogeosciences, 6(7), 1247-1272. Abstract.

2008

Huntingford C, Fisher RA, Mercado L, Booth BBB, Sitch S, Harris PP, Cox PM, Jones CD, Betts RA, Malhi Y, et al (2008). "Towards quantifying uncertainty in predictions of Amazon """"dieback""""". Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B. Author URL.  Full text.

2007

Alton P, Mercado L, North P (2007). A sensitivity analysis of the land-surface scheme JULES conducted for three forest biomes: Biophysical parameters, model processes, and meteorological driving data. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21(1). Abstract. DOI.
Mercado LM, Huntingford C, Gash JHC, Cox PM, Jogireddy V (2007). Improving the representation of radiation interception and photosynthesis for climate model applications. TELLUS SERIES B-CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY, 59(3), 553-565. Author URL. DOI.

2006

Mercado L, Lloyd J, Carswell F, Malhi Y, Meir P, Nobre AD (2006). Modelling Amazonian forest eddy covariance data: a comparison of big leaf versus sun/shade models for the C-14 tower at Manaus I. Canopy photosynthesis. Acta Amazonica, 36(1), 69-82. Abstract.

2004

Malhi Y, Baker TR, Phillips OL, Almeida S, Alvarez E, Arroyo L, Chave J, Czimczik CI, Di Fiore A, Higuchi N, et al (2004). The above-ground coarse wood productivity of 104 Neotropical forest plots. Global Change Biology, 10(5), 563-591. Abstract. DOI.