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Research Theme: Biosphere

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Biosphere
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

The study of ecosystems; effects of organisms on their environment and vice versa; biogeochemical cycles—pathways by which water, carbon, nitrogen, and other substances move through the world; and environmental indicators—species that, considered together, tell us about an environment.

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Ravindra Dwivedi, Christopher Eastoe, John Knowles, William E. Wright, Lejon Hamann, Rebecca Minor, Bhaskar Mitra, Tom Meixner, Jennifer McIntosh, Paul A. "Ty" Ferre, Christopher Castro, Guo-Yue Niu, Greg A. Barron-Gafford, Nate Abramson, Shirley A. Papuga, Michael Stanley, Jia Hu, Jon Chorover 2019: Vegetation source water identification using isotopic and hydrometric observations from a subhumid mountain catchment. Ecohydrology, 12: article e2167. DOI: 10.1002/eco.2167

John Knowles, Russell L. Scott, Rebecca L. Minor, Greg A. Barron-Gafford 2019: Ecosystem carbon and water cycling from a sky island montane forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 281: article 107835. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107835

Toon, O. B., Bardeen, C. G., Robock, A., Xia, L., Kristensen, H., McKinzie, M., Peterson, R. J., Cheryl HarrisonNikki Lovenduski, Turco, R. P. 2019: Rapid expansion of nuclear arsenals by Pakistan and India portend regional and global catastrophe. Science Advances, 5(10): eeeay5478. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay5478

Komatsu, K. J., et al., including, Bill BowmanKatharine Suding 2019: Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(36): 17,867-17,873. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1819027116

Kristen KrumhardtNikki Lovenduski, Long, M. C., Levy, M., Lindsay, K., Moore, J. K., Nissen, C. 2019: Coccolithophore growth and calcification in an acidified ocean: Insights From Community Earth System Model simulations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11(5): 1418-1437. DOI: 10.1029/2018MS001483

Behringer, M., Anderson, A., Tim Seastedt 2019: A low organic matter soil does not maintain a native grassland restoration in the Colorado Front Range. Ecological Restoration, 37(2): 70-72. DOI: 10.3368/er.37.2.70

Trowbridge, A. M., Stoy, P. C., Adams, H. D., Law, D. J., Breshears, D. D., Detlev Helmig, Monson, R. K. 2019: Drought supersedes warming in determining volatile and tissue defenses of pinon pine (Pinus edulis). Environmental Research Letters, 14(6): article 065006. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab1493

Martin W. Miles, Miles, V. V., Esau, I. 2019: Varying climate response across the tundra, forest-tundra and boreal forest biomes in northern West Siberia. Environmental Research Letters, 14(7): article 075008. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab2364

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