D. Scott Mackay

PhD

Scott Mackay.

D. Scott Mackay

PhD

D. Scott Mackay

PhD

Research Areas

Ecohydrology; Land surface hydrology; Hydrologic and ecosystem modeling; GIS; Remote sensing

Contact Information

113 Wilkeson Quad

Phone: (716) 645-0477

dsmackay@buffalo.edu

Education

  • Ph.D (Civil Engineering, Minor - Computer Science), 1997, University of Toronto 
  • M.Sc. (Physical Geography), 1991, University of Toronto 
  • B.Sc. (Specialist - Biophysical Systems, Minor - Computer Science), 1989, University of Toronto

Recent Publications

  • McDowell, N.G., C. Grossiord, H.D. Adams, S. Pinzon-Navarro, D.S. Mackay, D.D. Breshears, C.D. Allen, I. Borrego, L.T. Dickman, A. Collins, M. Gaylord, N. McBranch, W.T. Pockman, A. Vilagrosa, B. Aukema, D. Goodsman, and C. Xu. 2019. Mechanisms of a coniferous woodland persistence under drought and heat. Environmental Research Letters. 14 045014, doi:10.1088/1748- 9326/ab0921.
  • *Wang, D.R., C.R. Guadagno, X. Mao, D.S. Mackay, J.R. Pleban*, R.L. Baker, C. Weinig, J.-L. Jannink, and B.E. Ewers. 2019. A framework for genomics-informed ecophysiological modeling in plants. Journal of Experimental Botany. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz090. 
  • Fan, Y., M. Clark, D.M. Lawrence, S. Swenson, L.E. Band, S.L. Brantley, P.D. Brooks, W.E. Dietrich, A. Flores, G. Grant, J.W. Kirchner, D.S. Mackay, J.J. McDonnell, P.C.D. Milly, P.L. Sullivan, C. Tague, H. Ajami, N. Chaney, A. Hartmann, P. Hazenberg, J. McNamara, J. Pelletier, J. Perket, E. Rouholahnehad-Freund, T. Wagener, X. Zeng, E. Beighley, J. Buzan, M. Huang, B. Livneh, B.P. Mohanty, B. Nijssen, M. Safeeq, C. Shen, W. van Verseveld, J. Volk, and D. Yamazaki. 2019. Hillslope hydrology in global change research and Earth system modeling. Water Resources Research, 55(2), 1737-1772, doi:10.1029/2018WR023903.
  • Love, D.M., M.D. Venturas, J.S. Sperry, P.D. Brooks, J.L. Pettit, Y. Wang, W.R.L. Anderegg, X. Tai*, and D.S. Mackay. 2019. Dependence of aspen stands on a subsurface water subsidy: Implications for climate change impacts. Water Resources Research, 55, 1833-1848, doi:10.1029/2018WR023468.
  • *Tai, X., D.S. Mackay, J.S. Sperry, P. Brooks, W.R.L. Anderegg, L.B. Flanagan, S.B. Rood, and C. Hopkinson. 2018. Distributed plant hydraulic and hydrological modeling to understand the susceptibility of riparian woodland trees to drought-induced mortality. Water Resources Research, 54(7), 4901-4915, doi:10.1002/2018WR022801.
  • *Pleban, J.R., D.S. Mackay, B.E. Ewers, T.L. Aston, and C. Weinig. 2018. Phenotypic trait identification using a multimodel Bayesian method: A case study using photosynthesis in Brassica rapa genotypes. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 448, doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.00448. 
  • *Mitra, B., D.S. Mackay, E. Pendall, B.E. Ewers, H. Kwon, M.B. Cleary, and K.J. Naithani. 2018. Model-data fusion approach to quantify evapotranspiration and net ecosystem exchange across the sagebrush ecosystem at different temporal resolutions. Ecohydrology, 11:e1957, doi: 10.1002/eco.1957. 
  • Johnson, D.M., J.-C. Domec, Z.C. Berry, A.M. Schwantes, D.R. Woodruff, K.A. McCulloh, H.W. Polley, R. Wortemann, J.J. Swenson, D.S. Mackay, N.G. McDowell, and R.B. Jackson. 2018. Cooccurring woody species have diverse hydraulic strategies and mortality rates during an extreme drought. Plant, Cell & Environment, 41(3), 576-588, doi:10.1111/pce/13121.
  • Millar, D., B.E. Ewers, D.S. Mackay, S.D. Peckham, D. Reed, and A. Sekoni. 2017. Improving ecosystem-scale modeling of evapotranspiration using ecological mechanisms that account for compensatory responses following disturbance. Water Resources Research, 53, 7853-7868, doi:10.1002/2017WR020823.
  • Clark, M.P., J.A. Bahr, M.F.P. Bierkens, X. Cai, T.S. Hogue, C.H. Luce, J.D. Lundquist, D.S. Mackay, H.J. (Ilja) van Meerveld, H. Rajaram, X. Sanchez-Vila, and P.A. Troch. 2017. Editorial: A vision for Water Resources Research. Water Resources Research, 53, doi:10.1002/2017WR021050. 
  • Sperry, J.S., M. Venturas, W.R.L. Anderegg, M. Mencuccini, D.S. Mackay, Y. Wang, D. Love. 2017. Predicting stomatal response to the environment from the optimization of photosynthetic gain and hydraulic cost. Plant, Cell & Environment, 40(6), 816-830, doi:10.1111/pce.12852.
  • *Tai, X., D.S. Mackay, W.R.L. Anderegg, J.S. Sperry, and P.D. Brooks. 2017. Plant hydraulics improves and topography mediates prediction of aspen mortality in southwestern U.S. New Phytologist, 213(1), 113-127, doi:10.111/nph.14098.
  • Mitra, B., D.S. Mackay, B.E. Ewers, and E. Pendall. 2016. Response of sagebrush carbon metabolism to experimental precipitation pulses. Journal of Arid Environments, 135, 181-194.
  • Sperry, J.S., Y. Wang, B.R. Wolfe, D.S. Mackay, W.R.L. Anderegg, N.G. McDowell, and W.T. Pockman. 2016. Pragmatic hydraulic theory predicts stomatal responses to climatic water deficits. New Phytologist, 212, 577-589, doi:10.1111/nph.14059.
  • McDowell, N.G., A.P. Williams, C. Xu, W.T. Pockman, L.T. Dickman, S. Sevanto, R. Rangle, J. Limousin, J. Plaut, D.S. Mackay, J. Ogee, J.C. Domec, C.D. Allen, R.A. Fisher, X. Jiang, J.D. Muss, D.D. Breshears, S.A. Rauscher, and C. Koven. 2016. Multi-scale predictions of massive conifer mortaility due to chronic temperature rise. Nature Climate Change, 6, 295-300, doi:10.1038/nclimate2873.

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