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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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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

Peng, X., Zhang, T., Frauenfeld, O., Kang Wang, Cao, B., Zhong, X., Su, H., Mu, C. 2017: Response of seasonal soil freeze depth to climate change across China. The Cryosphere, 11: 1059-1073. DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-1059-2017

Kristjánsdóttir, G. B., Moros, M., John T. AndrewsAnne 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. FountainDiane 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

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