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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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Harmon, R., Holly R. Barnard, Singha, K. 2020: Water table depth and bedrock permeability control magnitude and timing of transpiration-induced diel fluctuations in groundwater. Water Resources Research, 56(6): article e2019WR025967. DOI: 10.1029/2019WR025967

Hultman, J., Waldrop, M. P., Mackelprang, R., David, M. M., McFarland, J., Blazewicz, S. J., Harden, J., Merritt Turetsky, McGuire, A. D., Shah, M. B., VerBerkmoes, N. C., Lee, L. H., Mavrommatis, K., Jansson, J. K. 2015: Multi-omics of permafrost, active layer and thermokarst bog soil microbiomes. Nature, 521(7551): 208-212. DOI: 10.1038/nature14238

Trout-Haney, J. V., Ruth Heindel, Virginia, R. A. 2020: Picocyanobacterial cells in near‐surface air above terrestrial and freshwater substrates in Greenland and Antarctica. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 12(3): 296-305. DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12832

Hoover, D. L., Bestelmeyer, B., Grimm, N. B., Huxman, T. E., Reed, S. C., Sala, O., Tim Seastedt, Wilmer, H., Ferrenberg, S. 2020: Traversing the wasteland: A framework for assessing threats to dryland ecosystems. BioScience, 70(1): 35-47. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biz126

Ravindra Dwivedi, Christopher Eastoe, John Knowles, William E. Wright, Lejon Hamann, Rebecca Minor, Bhaskar Mitra, Tom Meixner, Jennifer McIntosh, Paul A. Ty Ferré, Christopher Castro, Guo-Yue Niu, Greg A. Barron-Gafford, Nate Abramson, Shirley A. Papuga, Michael Stanley, Jia Hu, Jon Chorover 2020: Vegetation source water identification using isotopic and hydrometric observations from a subhumid mountain catchment. Ecohydrology, 13(1): article e2167. DOI: 10.1002/eco.2167

John Knowles, Russell L. Scott, Rebecca L. Minor, Greg A. Barron-Gafford 2020: Ecosystem carbon and water cycling from a sky island montane forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 281: 107835. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107835

Capotondi, A., Jacox, M., Bowler, C., Kavanaugh, M., Lehodey, P., Barrie, D., Brodie, S., Chaffron, S., Cheng, W., Dias, D. F., Eveillard, D., Guidi, L., Iudicone, D., Nikki Lovenduski, Nye, J. A., Ortiz, I., Pirhalla, D., Pozo Buil, M., Saba, V., Sheridan, S., Siedlecki, S., Subramanian, A. , de Vargas, C., Di Lorenzo, E. , Doney, S.C., Hermann, A. J., Joyce, T., Merrifield, M., Miller, A. J., Not, F., Pesant, S. 2019: Observational needs supporting marine ecosystems modeling and forecasting: from the global ocean to regional and coastal systems. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6: article 623. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00623

Weston, D. J., Merritt Turetsky, Johnson, M. G., Granath, G., Lindo, Z., Belyea, L. R., Rice, S. K., Hanson, D. T., Engelhardt, K. A. M., Schmutz, J., Dorrepaal, E., Euskirchen, E. S., Stenøien, H. K., Szövényi, P., Jackson, M., Piatkowski, B. T., Muchero, W., Norby, R. J., Kostka, J. E., Glass, J. B., Rydin, H., Limpens, J., Tuittila, E.-S., Ullrich, K. K., Carrell, A., Benscoter, B. W., Chen, J.-G., Oke, T. A., Nilsson, M. B., Ranjan, P., Jacobson, D., Lilleskov, E. A., Clymo, R. S., Shaw, A. J. 2018: The Sphagnome Project: Enabling ecological and evolutionary insights through a genus‐level sequencing project. New Phytologist, 217(1): 16-25. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14860

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