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Enrico Tomelleri

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PhD work:

I dealt with parameters inversion for biogeochemical models. In particular I've investigated carbon and nitrogen cycles in grassland, with a special consideration to their interaction with management practices. For doing this I used the process ecosystem model Biome--BGC. I modified it implementing routines for simulating harvesting and nitrogen fertilisation. Such modified version of the model was used for a parameter optimisation problem against eddy covariance datasets and to disectangle the adaptation processes to nitrogen fertilization using yield production records.

Research Interests:

In the future I would like to use the expertise I gained for:

i) exploration of further techniques for data model integration: I believe that modellers cannot do without experimentalists and these need modellers;
ii) investigation of a wider range of ecosystem types on a wider geographical area, because grasslands in Europe are very interesting but those aren´t the only ecosystem on this earth.
iii) probabilistic estimation of carbon fluxes from point to global scale.
iv) robust assessment of uncertainties in regional carbon flux model estimates by means of including the effect of model structure, model parameters and drivers.

Peer-reviewed Papers:

Huntzinger, D.N., Post, W.M., Wei, Y., Michalak, A.M., West, T.O., Jacobson, A.R., Baker, I.T., Chen, J.M., Davis, K.J., Hayes, D.J., Hoffman, F.M., Jain, A.K., Liu, S., McGuire, A.D., Neilson, R.P., Potter, C., Poulter, B., Price, D., Raczka, B.M., Tian, H.Q., Thornton, P., Tomelleri, E., Viovy, N., Xiao, J., Yuan, W., Zeng, N., Zhao, M., Cook, R. (2012) 'North American Carbon Program (NACP) regional interim synthesis: Terrestrial biospheric model intercomparison.' Ecological Modelling, 232, 144-157.
Richardson, A.D., Black, T.A., Ciais, P., Yuste, J.C., Delbart, N., Dunn, A.L., Friedl, M.A., Gobron, N., Hollinger, D.Y., Kutsch, W.L., Longdoz, B., Luyssaert, S., Migliavacca, M., Misson, L., Montagnani, L., Munger, J.D., Moors, E., Piao, S., Rebmann, C., Reichstein, M., Saigusa, M., Stöckli, R., Stoy, P.C., Tomelleri, E., Vargas, R., Varlagin, A., and Vesala, T. Influence of spring and autumn phenological switches on forest ecosystem productivity.
Wattenbach, M., Sus, O., Vuichard, N., Lehuger, S., Gottschalk, P., Li, L., Leip, A., Williams, M., Tomelleri, E., Kutsch, W.L., Buchmann, N., Eugster, W., Dietiker, D., Aubinet, M., Ceschia, E., Béziath, P., Grünwald, T., Hastings, A., Osborne, B., Ciais, P., Cellier, P. Smith, P. (2010, accepted) The carbon balance of European croplands: A cross-site comparison of simulation models. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.
Kutsch, W. L., Aubinet, M., Buchmann, N., Smith, P., Osborne, B. Eugster, W., Wattenbach M., Schrumpf, M., Schulze E.D., Tomelleri, E., Ceschia, E., Bernhofer C., Béziat, P., Carrara, A., Di Tommasi, P., Grünwald, T., Jones, M., Magliulo, V., Marloie, O, Olioso, A, Sanz, M.J., Saunders, M., Søgaard, H., Ziegler, W. The net biome production of full crop rotations in Europe. Agriculture Ecosystem and Environment (In Press).Attach:pdf-icon.gif Δ
Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Richardson, A., Colombo, R., Sutton, M. A., Lasslop, G., Tomelleri, E. ,Wohlfahrt, G., Carvalhais, N., Cescatti, A., Mahecha, M., Montagnani, L., Papale, D., Zaehle, S., Arain, M. A., Arneth, A., Black, T. A., Dore, S., Gianelle, D., Helfter, C., Hollinger, D., Kutsch, W., Law, B., Lafleur, P.M., Nouvellon, Y., Rebmann, C., da Rocha, H., Rodeghiero, M., Olivier, R., Sebastià, M-T., Seufert, G., Soussana, J-F., van der Molen, M. K. Semi-empirical modeling of abiotic and biotic factors controlling ecosystem respiration across eddy covariance sites. (Accepted)Attach:pdf-icon.gif Δ
Carvalhais, N., Reichstein, M., Collatz, G. J.,Mahecha, M. D., Migliavacca, M., Neigh, C.S., Tomelleri, E., Benali, A.A., Papale, D., Seixas J. Deciphering the components of regional net ecosystem fluxes following a bottom-up approach for the Iberian Peninsula. Biogeosciences Discuss., 7, 4801-4855, 2010 (in discussion).Attach:pdf-icon.gif Δ
Beer, C.,Reichstein, M., Tomelleri, E., Ciais, P., Jung, M., Carvalhais, N., Rodenbeck, C., Arain, M.A., Baldocchi, D., Bonan, G.B., Bondeau, A., Cescatti, A., Lasslop, G., Lindroth, A., Lomas, M., Luyssaert, S., Margolis, H., Oleson, K.W., Roupsard, O., Veenendaal, E., Viovy, N., Williams, C., Woodward, F.I. and Papale, D. (2010, accepted). Terrestrial Gross Carbon Dioxide Uptake: Global Distribution and Covariation with Climate. Science. doi:10.1126/science.1184984.]
Ciais, P., Wattenbach, M., Vuichard, N., Smith, P., Piao, S.L., Don, A., Luyssaert, S., Janssens, I., Bondeau, A., Dechow, R., Leip, A., Smith, Pc., Beer, C., van der Werf, G.R., Gervois, S., Van Oost, K., Tomelleri, E., Freibauer, A., Schulze, E.D. & members of the CarboEurope Synthesis Team. The European Carbon Balance. Part 2: Croplands (Global Change Biology, in press).Attach:pdf-icon.gif Δ
Fox, A., Williams, M., Richardson, A., Cameron, D., Gove, J. H., Quaife, T. , Ricciuto, D., Reichstein, M., Tomelleri E., Trudinger, C., Wijk., M. T. V.: The REFLEX project: Comparing different algorithms and implementations for the inversion of a terrestrial ecosystem model against eddy covariance data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Volume 149, Issue 10, 1597-1615, 2009.Attach:pdf-icon.gif Δ
Williams, M., Richardson, A. D., Reichstein, M., Stoy, P. C., Peylin, P., Verbeeck, H., Carvalhais, N., Jung, M., Hollinger, D. Y., Kattge, J., Leuning, R., Luo, Y., Tomelleri, E., Trudinger, C. M., and Wang, Y. -P.: Improving land surface models with FLUXNET data, Biogeosciences, 6, 1341-1359, 2009.Attach:pdf-icon.gif Δ
Vetter M., Churkina G., Jung M., Reichstein M., Zaehle S., Bondeau A., Chen Y., Ciais P., Feser F., Freibauer A., Geyer R., Jones C., Papale D., Tenhunen J., Tomelleri E., Trusilova K., Viovy N., Heimann M. Analyzing the causes and spatial pattern of the European 2003 carbon flux anomaly in Europe using seven models. Biogeosciences Discussions, 4, 1201-1240, 2007Attach:pdf-icon.gif Δ


Reichstein, M., Jung, M., Beer, C., Tomelleri, E., Baldocchi, D., Gobron, N.; Roedenbeck, C. Papale, D. From Point to Globe: Up-scaling Carbon and Water Fluxes from FLUXNET Eddy Covariance tower via Integration with Global Earth Observation. 2009. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B33F-08
Tomelleri, E., Beer, C., Carvalhais, N., Jung, M., Papale, D., Reichstein, M., Ciais, P., Peylin, P., Pis, F. Diagnostic Up-scaling of GPP from Eddy Covariance to Global Estimates. 2009. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B11D-0504
Tomelleri E., Migliavacca M., Carvalhais N., Reichstein M., 2008. Uncertainties in the Net Ecosystem Exchange of Europe and North America. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B33A-0396
Migliavacca M., Reichstein M., Colombo R., Richardson A.D., Lasslop G., Tomelleri E., 2008. Semi-empirical Modeling of Biotic and Abiotic Factors Controlling Ecosystem Respiration Across Eddy-Covariance Sites. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B13D-07 Invited
Gelybó Gy., Barcza Z., Haszpra L., Kern A., Tomelleri E., Reichstein M., Bartholy J., 2008. MODIS GPP product: evaluation and calibration in Hungary using tall tower based direct flux measurements. EMS8/ECAC7 Abstracts, Vol. 5.
Tomelleri E., Migliavacca M., Reichstein M., 2008. Data oriented estimation of european NEE and its uncertainty. Proceedings of the EGU General Assembly. Wien (AU), 13-18 April 2008. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10
Tomelleri E., Reichstein M., Papale D., 2007. Global Variability of Light Use Efficiency: a Model Data Integration Approach. Proceedings of the AGU fall meeting. San Francisco(USA), 10-14 December 2007. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B31E-07.
Tomelleri E., Churkina G., Gianelle D., 2007. Carbon Fluxes Estimates in Grasslands by Means of Harvest Practices Simulation. Proceedings of the AGU joint assembly. Acapulco (MX), 22-25 May 2007. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract B31A-07.
Churkina G., Vetter M., Jung M., Tomelleri E., Trusilova K. 2007. Estimating European carbon balance and its uncertainties. Proceedings of the AGU joint assembly. Acapulco (MX), 22-25 May 2007. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract B24A-02.
Tomelleri E., Gianelle D., 2005. Local modeling of the NPP: application of a simple model with GRASS Open Source GIS. Proceedings of the VI Meeting of the Italian GRASS users. Roma, 14-15 April 2005. Geomatic Workbooks vol. 5.
Tomelleri E., Gianelle D., Ziliotto U., 2004. Phytosociological characterization and pasture values of the grassland on the north-west slopes of mount Cavallazza (NE-Italy). In Proceedings of 20th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, pp. 311-313. Luzern (Switzerland), 21-24 June 2004.


Tomelleri E., 2007. Modeling the Carbon Cycle and its Interactions with Management Practices in Grasslands. Universita degli Studi di Padova. PhD thesis.
Williams M., Stoy P., Richardson A., Tomelleri E., Trudinger C., 2008. Combining flux and ecosystem data with land surface models: the role of FLUXNET. FluxLetter Vol. 1 No. 4Attach:pdf-icon.gif Δ

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