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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Recent Publications

Gebru, A. A., Alemea, A., Habtu, S., Tsegay Wolde-Georgis, Teka, D., Martorano, L. G. 2018: Evaluating water productivity of tomato, pepper and Swiss chard under clay pot and furrow irrigation technologies in semi-arid areas of northern Ethiopia. International Journal of Water, 12(1): 54-65. DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2018.10011180 Preprint (353 KB)

Ge, Q., Zhong, B., Kanakiya, B., Mitra, R., Tom Marchitto, Lobaton, E. 2017: Coarse-to-fine Foraminifera image segmentation through 3D and deep features. IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence #1292, 8 pp.

Zhong, B., Ge, Q., Kanakiya, B., Mitra, R., Tom Marchitto, Lobaton, E. 2017: A comparative study of image classification algorithms for Foraminifera identification. IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence #1312, 8 pp.

Keith Musselman, Pomeroy, J. W. 2017: Estimation of needleleaf canopy and trunk temperatures and longwave contribution to melting snow. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18(2): 555-572. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-16-0111.1

Joey KnelmanKnelman, J. E., Graham, E. B., Ferrenberg, S., Lecoeuvre, A., Labrado, A., Darcy, J. L., Nemergut, D. R., Schmidt, S. K. 2017: Rapid shifts in soil nutrients and decomposition enzyme activity in early succession following forest fire. Forests, 8(9): 347. DOI: 10.3390/f8090347

Kociolek, J. P., Kopalová, K., Hamsher, S. E., Tyler Kohler, Van de Vijver, B., Convery, P., Diane M. McKnight 2017: Freshwater diatom biogeography and the genus Luticola: an extreme case of endemism in Antarctica. Polar Biology, 40(6): 1185-1196. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-017-2090-7

Yuan, X., Joey Knelman, Wang, D., Goebl, A., Eve GasarchTim Seastedt 2017: Patterns of soil bacterial richness and composition tied to plant richness, soil nitrogen, and soil acidity in alpine tundra. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 49(3): 441-453. DOI: 10.1657/AAAR0016-050

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