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Crop & Soil Sciences: Personnel: Faculty

Monique Leclerc

Photo: Monique Leclerc Academic Rank: Professor
Academic History: Ph.D., University of Guelph, Canada 1987
M.S., University of Guelph, Canada 1982
B.S., McGill University, Canada 1980
Area of Expertise: Biomicrometeorology
Campus: Griffin
Office Location: 260 Redding Building
Phone: 770/228-7279
Fax: 770/229-3215
Shipping Address: Crop & Soil Sciences
Georgia Experiment Station
The University of Georgia
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223
Additional Web site: Laboratory for Environmental Physics


Research, Teaching, and Extension Work

Dr. Leclerc joined the ranks of the faculty at the University of Georgia in 1995, where she served as an associate professor until 2001, when she became a full professor. She was previously an associate professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Quebec at Montreal (1990-1995) while being simultaneously an adjunct professor at McGill University in the Department of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (1991-1996). In 1988, she was invited to work at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) during her faculty appointment as an assistant professor at Utah State University from 1987-1990.

Dr. Leclerc is interested in the transport of gases to and from vegetation. She is also looking at the transport of gases, energy and heat inside vegetation canopies. Her interest in vegetation-atmosphere exchange stems from the fact that the diffusion of gases such as carbon dioxide, water, and sulfur dioxide is regulated by both source/sink strengths of those gases and also to a large degree by the structure of the turbulent flow present within the vegetation canopy. Dr. Leclerc has been using a combination of field micrometeorological measurements and modeling to describe the turbulent exchange and the gaseous diffusion in the vegetation environment. She and her group are involved with Langrangian modeling and with Large-Eddy Simulation, footprint modeling; footprint modeling tracer validation inside and over vegetation, turbulence structure in the canopy and in the region above the canopy layer, observations and modeling of turbulence and diffusion in the lower atmospheric boundary layer using sodars and RASS, fast response turbulence and tracer instrumentation.

University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)