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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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Peng, X., Zhang, T., Frauenfeld, O., Kang Wang, Luo, D., Cao, B., Su, H., Jin, H., Wu, Q. 2017: Spatiotemporal changes in active layer thickness under contemporary and projected climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Journal of Climate (early view). DOI: 10.1175/jcli-d-16-0721.1

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

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

Ruth Heindel, Spickard, A. M., Virginia, R. A. 2017: Landscape-scale soil phosphorus availability in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 29(3): 252-263. DOI: 10.1017/S0954102016000742

Wang, Q., Jin, H., Zhang, T., Cao, B., Peng, X., Kang Wang, Xiao, X., Guo, H., Mu, C., Li, L. 2017: Hydro-thermal processes and thermal offsets of peat soils in the active layer in an alpine permafrost region, NE Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Global and Planetary Change, 156: 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.07.011

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

Chabbi, A., Lehmann, J., Ciais, P., Henry Loescher, Cotrufo, M. F., Don, A., Mike SanClements, Schipper, L., Six, J., Smith, P., Rumpel, C. 2017: Aligning agriculture and climate policy. Nature Climate Change, 7(5): 307-309. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3286

Buchkowski, R. W., Bradford, M. A., Grandy, A. S., Schmitz, O. J., Will Wieder 2017: Applying population and community ecology theory to advance understanding of belowground biogeochemistry. Ecology Letters, 20(2): 231-245. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12712

Sierra, C. A., Malghani, S., Henry Loescher 2017: Interactions among temperature, moisture, and oxygen concentrations in controlling decomposition rates in a boreal forest soil. Biogeosciences, 14(3): 703-710. DOI: 10.5194/bg-14-703-2017

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