Alvaro Montenegro


Assistant Professor
Ohio State University

Fields of interest:

Climatology, climate modeling, paleoclimate, past human-climate interactions, climate-land cover interactions

Recent publications:

Kistler, L., A. Montenegro, B.D. Smith, J.A. Gifford, R.E. Green, L.A. Newsom and B. Shapiro, 2014, Trans-oceanic drift and the domestication of African bottle gourds in the Americas, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi/10.1073/pnas.1318678111

Montenegro, A., R. T. Callaghan and S. M. Fitzpatrick, 2014, From west to east: Environmental influences on the rate and pathways of Polynesian colonization, The Holocene, 24, 242-256, DOI: 10.1177/0959683613517402.

Montenegro, A., P. Spence, K. J. Meissner, M. Eby, M. J. Melchin and S.T. Johnston, 2011, Climate simulations of the Permian-Triassic boundary: Ocean acidification and the extinction event, Paleoceanography, doi:10.1029/2010PA002058, 2011

Arora, V. and A. Montenegro, 2011, Small temperature benefits provided by realistic afforestation efforts, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo1182

Montenegro, A., M. Eby, E. C. Wiebe and A. J. Weaver, 2009, Albedo changes and the net carbon drawdown of afforestation from satellite observations, Global and Planetary Change doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.08.005.

Montenegro, A., V. Brovkin, M. Eby, D. Archer and A.J. Weaver, 2007, Long term fate of anthropogenic carbon, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L10707, doi:10.1029/2007/GL030905.

Montenegro, A., C. Avis and A.J. Weaver, 2008, Modelling the pre-historic arrival of the sweet potato in Polynesia, Journal of Archaeological Science, 35, 355-367

Montenegro, A., M. Eby, A.J. Weaver and Steven R. Jayne, 2007, Response of a climate model to tidal mixing parameterization under present day and Last Glacial Maximum conditions, Ocean Modelling, 19, 125-137.

Montenegro, A., M. Eby, J. Kaplan, K.J. Meissner and A.J. Weaver, 2006, Carbon storage on exposed continental shelves during the glacial-interglacial transition. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L08703, doi:10.1029/2005GL025480.

Montenegro, A., A. Araujo, M. Eby, L.F. Ferreira, R. Hetheringtonand A.J. Weaver, 2006, Parasites, paleocli- mate and the peopling of the Americas: Using the hookworm to time the Clovis migration. Current Anthropology, 47, 1, 193-200.

Avis, C., A. Montenegro and A.J. Weaver, The discovery of Western Oceania: A new perspective, 2007, Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. 2, 197-209, DOI:10.1080/15564890701518557.