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Peter Hawman

Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant

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Geography-Geology, Room 313
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Modeling atmospheric carbon exchange using micrometeorology and remote sensing to examine the effects of environmental gradients on primary production and light use efficiency of coastal salt marshes across the Southeastern United States.


College of Environment + Design
University of Georgia

GIS Certificate
Department of Geography
University of Georgia

Selected Publications:
Hawman, P. A., Cotten, D. L., & Mishra, D. R. (2024). Canopy Heterogeneity and Environmental Variability Drive Annual Budgets of Net Ecosystem Carbon Exchange in a Tidal Marsh. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 129(4), e2023JG007866.

Richardson, J. L., Desai, A. R., Thom, J., Lindgren, K., Laudon, H., Peichl, M., et al. (2023). On the Relationship Between Aquatic CO2 Concentration and Ecosystem Fluxes in Some of the World’s Key Wetland Types. Wetlands, 44(1), 1.

Mao, L., Mishra, D. R., Hawman, P. A., Narron, C. R., O’Connell, J. L., & Cotten, D. L. (2023). Photosynthetic Performance of Tidally Flooded Spartina alterniflora Salt Marshes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.

Hawman, P. A., Mishra, D. R., & O’Connell, J. L. (2023). Dynamic emergent leaf area in tidal wetlands: Implications for satellite-derived regional and global blue carbon estimates. Remote Sensing of Environment, 290, 113553.
Narron, C. R., O’Connell, J. L., Mishra, D. R., Cotten, D. L., Hawman, P. A., & Mao, L. (2022). Flooding in Landsat across tidal systems (FLATS): An index for intermittent tidal filtering and frequency detection in salt marsh environments. Ecological Indicators, 141, 109045.

Gaiser, E. E., Kominoski, J. S., McKnight, D. M., Bahlai, C. A., Cheng, C., Record, S., et al. (2022). Long-term ecological research and the COVID-19 anthropause: A window to understanding social–ecological disturbance. Ecosphere, 13(4), e4019.

Hawman, P. A., Mishra, D. R., O’Connell, J. L., Cotten, D. L., Narron, C. R., & Mao, L. (2021). Salt Marsh Light Use Efficiency is Driven by Environmental Gradients and Species‐Specific Physiology and Morphology. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126(5).
Salmi, R., Presotto, A., Scarry, C. J., Hawman, P., & Doran-Sheehy, D. M. (2020). Spatial cognition in western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla): an analysis of distance, linearity, and speed of travel routes. Animal Cognition.

Major Professor

Deepak R Mishra

Merle C. Prunty, Jr. Professor and Associate Head

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