Jonathan Barichivich

Area de Investigación e Interés: Cambio climático, ecosistemas terrestres, sequía, modelamiento del ecosistema, sensores remotos, dendrocronología.



2014 Doctor en Ciencias Ambientales, Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia, UK
2009 MSc en Cambio Climático (con distinción), Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia, UK
2005 Ingeniero Forestal (con distinción), Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile
2004 Licenciado en Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile
• (CBIT 245) Dendrocronología y Ciencias Ambientales (Colaborador)
(CBIT 411) Ecología de Ecosistemas Forestales (Colaborador, en proceso de acreditación)


Barichivich J, Osborn TJ, Harris I, van der Schrier G and Jones PD (in press) Monitoring global drought using the self-calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index [in "State of the Climate in 2019"]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101, S51-S52 (

Barichivich, J., P. Peylin, T. Launois, V. Daux et al. (2020) Towards an explicit simulation of tree- ring parameters in the global land surface model ORCHIDEE. Biogeosciences.

Jeong, J., Barichivich, J., Peylin, P., Haverd, V., McGrath, M. J., Vuichard, N., … & Luyssaert, S. (2020). Using the International Tree-Ring Data Bank (ITRDB) records as century-long benchmarks for land-surface models. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 1-45.

Locosselli, J., S. Krottenthaler, M. de Souza Leite, A. Adalardo de Oliveira, R. Brienen, J. Barichivich et al. (2020) Anthropogenic disturbance and climate change affect tree longevity in the tropics. PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America (in review).

Brienen, R. J. W., L. Caldwell, L. Duchesne, S. Voelker, J. Barichivich, M. Baliva, G. Ceccantini et al. (2020) Forest carbon sink neutralized by pervasive growth-lifespan trade-offs. Nature Communications 11, no. 1: 1-10.

Morales, M.S., Cook, E.R., Barichivich, J., Christie, D.A., Villalba, R., LeQuesne, C., Srur, A.M., Ferrero, M.E., González-Reyes, A., Couvreux, F., Matovsky, V., Aravena, J.C., Lara, A., Mundo, I.A., Rojas, F., Prieto, M.R., Smerdon, J.E., Bianchi, L.O., Masiokas, M.H., Urrutia, R., Rodriguez-Catón, M., Muñoz, A.A., Rojas-Badilla, M., Alvarez, C., Lopez, L., Luckman, B., Lister, D., Harris, I., Jones, P.D., Williams, A.P., Velazquez, G., Aliste, D., Aguilera-Betti, I., Marcotti, E., Flores, F., Muñoz, T., Cuq, E. & Boninsegna, J.A. (2020) Six hundred years of South American tree rings reveal an increase in severe hydroclimatic events since mid-20th century. PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America.

Pugh, T. A., Rademacher, T., Shafer, S. L., Steinkamp, J., Barichivich, J., Beckage, B., … & Rammig, A. (2020). Understanding the uncertainty in global forest carbon turnover. Biogeosciences, 17(15), 3961-3989.

Urrutia-Jalabert, R., Lara, A., Barichivich, J., Vergara, N., Rodriguez, C. G., & Piper, F. I. (2020). Low Growth Sensitivity and Fast Replenishment of Non-structural Carbohydrates in a Long-Lived Endangered Conifer After Drought. Frontiers in plant science, 11, 905.

Humanes‐Fuente, V., Ferrero, M. E., Muñoz, A. A., González‐Reyes, Á., Requena‐Rojas, E. J., Barichivich, J., … & Layme‐Huaman, E. T.  (2020) Two centuries of hydroclimatic variability reconstructed from tree‐ring records over the Amazonian Andes of Peru. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, e2020JD032565.


Pattnayak, K., J. Tindall, R. J. W. Brienen, J. Barichivich, E. Gloor. What controls large-scale patterns in Amazon precipitation oxygen isotopes? Geophysical Research Letters

Barichivich, J., T. Osborn, G. van der Schrier, I. Harris, and P. Jones. Monitoring global drought using the self-calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index [in ”State of the Climate in 2018”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100, S39-S40.


Barichivich, J. , E. Gloor, P. Peylin, R. Brienen et al. Recent intensification of Amazon flooding extremes driven by strengthened Walker circulation. Science Advances 4 (9), eaat8785. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat8785

Jimenez-Munoz, J.C.,J. Barichivich et al. Spatio-temporal patterns of warming and drought over tropical forests driven by recent extreme climatic anomalies. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B.373(1760), 20170300

Osborn, T., J. Barichivich, G. van der Schrier, I. Harris, and P. Jones. Monitoring global
drought using the self-calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index [in ”State of the Climate in 2017”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99, S36-S37.

Pattnayak, K., E. Gloor, J. Tindall, J. Barichivich et al. Unraveling the Drivers of Recent Water Shortage over São Paulo (Brazil). Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 70:1, 1-14, DOI: 10.1080/16000870.2018.1481690


Joetzjer, E., M. Pillet, P. Ciais, N. Barbier, J. Chave, M. Schlund, F. Maignan, J. Barichivich et al. Assimilating satellite-based canopy height within an ecosystem model to estimate aboveground forest biomass. Geophysical Research Letters,

Garreud, R., C. Alvarez, J. Barichivich et al. The 2010-2015 mega drought in Central Chile: Impacts on regional hydroclimate and vegetation. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,

Osborn, T., J. Barichivich, G. van der Schrier, I. Harris, and P. Jones. Monitoring global drought using the self calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index [in ”State of the Climate in 2016”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.


Bastos, A., P. Ciais, T. Park, J. Zscheischler, C. Yue, J. Barichivich et al. Was the extreme Northern Hemisphere greening in 2015 predictable? Environ. Res. Lett., 12, 044016.

Jimenez-Munoz, J.C., C. Mattar, J. Barichivich et al. Record-breaking warming and extreme
drought in the Amazon rainforest during the course of El Niño 2015–2016. Scientific Reports, 6:33130, DOI: 10.1038/srep33130.

Bastos, A., P. Ciais, J. Barichivich et al. Re-evaluating the 1940’s CO2 plateau. Biogeosciences Discuss., doi:10.5194/bg-2016-171.

Osborn, T., J. Barichivich, G. van der Schrier, I. Harris, and P. Jones. Monitoring global drought using the self-calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index [in ”State of the Climate in 2015”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97, S32-S36.

Reid, P.C., R.E. Hari, G. Beaugrand, D.M. Livingstone, C. Marty, D. Strailer, J. Barichivich, and 24 other authors. The 1980s regime shift in the Earth’s climate system and its global impacts. Global Change Biology 22: 682–703, doi:10.1111/gcb.13106.


Urrutia, R., Y. Malhi, J. Barichivich, A. Lara, A. Delgado-Huertas , C.G. Rodriguez, A. Cuq. Increased water use efficiency but contrasting tree-growth patterns in Fitzroya cupressoides forests of southern Chile during recent decades. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 120, doi:10.1002/2015JG003098.

Gloor, M., J. Barichivich, G. Ziv, R. Brienen, J. Schoengart, P. Peylin, B. Cintra, T. Feldpausch, O. Phillips and J. Baker. Recent Amazon Climate as background for possible ongoing and future changes of Amazon humid forests. Global Biochemical Cycles. 29, doi:10.1002/2014GB005080.

Lavergne, A., V. Daux, R. Villalba and J. Barichivich. Temporal changes in climatic forcings of tree growth at upper treeline forests along a precipitation gradient in Northern Patagonia. Dendrochronologia. 36, 4–59.

Bi, J., Y. Knyazikhin, S. Choi, T. Park, J. Barichivich and 18 other authors. Sunlight mediated seasonality in canopy structure and photosynthetic activity of Amazonian rainforests.Environmental Research Letters. 10(6):064014

van der Schrier, G., J. Barichivich, I. Harris, P. Jones and T. Osborn. Monitoring global drought using the self-calibrating Palmer Drought Severity Index. State of the climate 2014. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 96, S30-S31.


Peña, M.P., J. Barichivich, A. Maldonado. Climatic drivers of tree growth in a swamp forest island in the semiarid coast of Chile. Journal of Arid Environments, 109, 15–22.

Barichivich, J., K.R. Briffa, R. Myneni, G. van der Schrier, W. Dorigo, J. Tucker, T.J. Osborn and T. Melvin. Temperature and snow-mediated moisture controls of summer vegetation photosynthetic activity in northern terrestrial ecosystems between 1982 and 2011. Remote Sensing, 6, 1390-1431.

Trenberth, K.E., A. Dai, G. van der Schrier, P.D. Jones, J. Barichivich, K.R. Briffa, and J. Sheffield. Global warming and changes in drought. Nature Climate Change, 4, doi: 10.1038/nclimate2067.


Barichivich, J., K.R. Briffa, R. Myneni, T.J. Osborn, T. Melvin, P. Ciais, S. Piao, and C. Tucker. Large-scale variations in the vegetation growing season and annual cycle of atmospheric CO2 at high northern latitudes from 1950 to 2011. Global Change Biology, 19:3167–3183.

Munoz, A.A., J. Barichivich, D. Christie, A. González, M. E. González, A. Lara, D. Sauchyn, R. Villalba. Patterns and drivers of Araucaria araucana forest growth along an ecological gradient in the north Patagonian Andes: linking tree-rings with satellite observations of soil moisture. Austral Ecology, doi: 10.1111/aec.12054.

van der Schrier, G., J. Barichivich, K. Briffa, P. Jones. A scPDSI-based global dataset of dry and wet spells for 1901-2009. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50355.


Barichivich, J., K. R. Briffa, T. J. Osborn, T. M. Melvin, and J. Caesar. 2012. Thermal growing season and timing of biospheric carbon uptake across the Northern Hemisphere. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 26, GB4015, doi:10.1029/2012GB004312.


Barichivich, J., D. Sauchyn, A. Lara. 2009. Climate signals in high elevation tree-rings from the semiarid Andes of north-central Chile: responses to regional and large-scale variability. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 281, 320-333, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.10.033.

Axelson, J.N., Sauchyn, D.J. and Barichivich, J., 2009. New reconstructions of steamflow variability in the South Saskatchewan River Basin from a network of tree-ring choronologies, Alberta, Canada. Water Resources Research, W09422, doi:10.1029/2008WR007639.

Christie, D., A. Lara, J. Barichivich, R. Villalba, M. Morales, E. Cuq. 2009. El Niño-Southern Oscillation signal in the world’s highest-elevation tree-ring chronologies from the Altiplano, Central Andes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 281, 309-319, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.11.013.

Le Quesne, C., C. Acuña, J. Boninsegna, A. Rivera, J. Barichivich. 2009. Long-term glacier variations in the Central Andes of Argentina and Chile, inferred from historical records and tree-ring reconstructed precipitation, Palaeogeography. Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 281, 334-344, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.01.039.

Boninsegna, J.A., J. Argollo, J.C. Aravena, J. Barichivich, D. Christie, M.E. Ferrero, A. Lara, C. LeQuesne, B. Luckman, M. Masiokas, M. Morales, F. Roig, A. Srur, R. Villalba. 2009. South American tree rings as climate proxy records. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 281, 210-228, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.07.020.


Garreaud, R., J. Barichivich, D. Christie, A. Maldonado. 2008. Interannual variability of the coastal fog at Fray Jorge relict forest in semiarid Chile. J. Geophys. Res.-Biogeosciences, 113, G04011, doi:10.1029/2008JG000709


Le-Quesne, C., D. Stahle, M. Cleveland, M. Therrell, J.C. Aravena and J. Barichivich. 2006. Ancient Austrocedrus tree-ring chronologies used to reconstruct central Chile precipitation variability from A.D. 1200-2000. Journal of Climate 19: 5731-5744.





• 2019-2020 Project “A novel use of tree rings to improve century-long climate simulations”. MOPGA program, Government of France. Principal investigator.
• 2017-2020 Proyecto  FONDECYT No. 1171496, Chile, “Carbon and water cycling of endangered Fitzroya cupressoides rainforests to understand their vulnerability to climate change. Co-investigator.
• 2018-2020 FONDECYT No. 1181956, Chile. “A tree-ring based drought atlas for Chile: 1000 years of change through the country”. Co-investigator.
• 2018-2019 Proyecto CONICYT, Chile. “Development of predictive models of species distributions for temperate South American forests”. Concurso de apoyo a la formacion de redes internacionales para investigadores(as) en etapa inicial 2017. Co-PI.
• 2018-2019 Project “Anticipating climate change impacts in southern South American forests using a dynamic vegetation model”. Seed Money grants – Latin America, Switzerland. Co-investigator.