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Research Theme: Soils & Sediments

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

Research concerned with the materials consisting of eroded or weathered rock, minerals, and organic matter that collect on the surface of the earth and are often transported by wind, water, or ice.

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Kristjánsdóttir, G. B., Moros, M., John T. Andrews, Anne Jennings, 2017: Holocene Mg/Ca, alkenones, and light stable isotope measurements on the outer North Iceland shelf (MD99-2269): A comparison with other multi-proxy data and sub-division of the Holocene. The Holocene, 27(1): 52-62. DOI: 10.1177/0959683616652703

Lyons, W. B., Welch, K. A., Levy, J. S., Andrew G. Fountain, Diane M. McKnight, 2016: Solute and sediment fluxes from rivers and streams in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. In Beylich, A. A., Dixon, J. C., and Zwolinski, Z. (eds.), Source-to-Sink Fluxes in Undisturbed Cold Environments. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 260-271. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781107705791

Graham, E. B., et al., including, Nemergut, D. R., 2016: Microbes as engines of ecosystem function: When does community structure enhance predictions of ecosystem processes?. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7: article UNSP 214. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00214

Marklein, A. R., Winbourne, J. B., Enders, S. K., Gonzalez, D. J. X., van Huysen, T. L., Izquierdo, J. E., Light, D. R., Daniel Liptzin, Miller, K. E., Morford, S. L., Norton, R. A., Houlton, B. Z., 2016: Mineralization ratios of nitrogen and phosphorus from decomposing litter in temperate versus tropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25(3): 335-346. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12414

Smith, W. K., Reed, S. C., Cory Cleveland, Ballantyne, A. P., Anderegg, W. R. L., Will Wieder, Liu, Y. Y., Running, S. W., 2016: Large divergence of satellite and Earth system model estimates of global terrestrial CO2 fertilization. Nature Climate Change, 6(3): 306-310. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2879

Abbott, B. W., et al., including, Jafarov, E. E., 2016: Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: An expert assessment. Environmental Research Letters, 11(3): article 034014. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034014

Ryals, R., Eviner, V. T., Stein, C., Katharine Suding, Silver, W. L., 2016: Grassland compost amendments increase plant production without changing plant communities. Ecosphere, 7(3): article e01270. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1270

Chen, A., Parsekian, A. D., Schaefer, K., Jafarov, E., Panda, S., Liu, L., Zhang, T., Zebker, H., 2016: Ground-penetrating radar-derived measurements of active-layer thickness on the landscape scale with sparse calibration at Toolik and Happy Valley, Alaska. Geophysics, 81(2): H9-H19. DOI: 10.1190/GEO2015-0124.1

Hall, S. J., Daniel Liptzin, Buss, H. L., DeAngelis, K., Silver, W. L., Whendee, L., 2016: Drivers and patterns of iron redox cycling from surface to bedrock in a deep tropical forest soil: A new conceptual model. Biogeochemistry, 130(1-2): 177-190. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-016-0251-3

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