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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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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

Michael Gooseff, Barrett, J. E., Adams, B. J., Doran, P. T., Andrew G. Fountain, Lyons, W. B., Diane M. McKnight, Priscu, J. C., Sokol, E. R., Takacs-Vesbach, C., Vandegehuchte, M. L., Virginia, R. A., Wall, D. H. 2017: Decadal ecosystem response to an anomalous melt season in a polar desert in Antarctica. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1: 1334-1338. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0253-0

Matys, E. D., Julio Sepúlveda, Pantoja, S., Lange, C. B., Caniupan, M., Lamy, F., Summons, R. E. 2017: Bacteriohopanepolyols along redox gradients in the Humboldt Current System off northern Chile. Geobiology, 15(6): 844-857. DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12250

Alton C. Byers 2017: Alpine habitat conservation and restoration in tropical and sub-tropical high mountains. In Allison, S. K. and Murphy, S. D. (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration. London: Routledge, 197-212.

Smith, H. J., Foster, R. A., Diane M. McKnight, Lisle, J. T., Littmann, S., Kuypers, M. M. M., Foreman, C. M. 2017: Microbial formation of labile organic carbon in Antarctic glacial environments. Nature Geoscience, 10(5): 356-359. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2925

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