Research

Research Theme: Land Surface

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Land Surface
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

How land is shaped and changed over time is the subject of this research. It seeks to understand why landscapes look and operate as they do, describe the processes that create landforms, and predict future changes.

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Bendixen, M., Iversen, L. L., Björk, A. A., Elberling, B., Westergaard-Nielsen, A., Irina OvereemKaty Barnhart, Khan, S. A., Box, J. E., Abermann, J., Langley, K., Kroon, A. 2017: Delta progradation in Greenland driven by glacial mass loss. Nature, 550: 101-104. DOI: 10.1038/nature23873

Zhang, H., Kirby, E., Pitlick, J., Robert S. Anderson, Zhang, P. 2017: Characterizing the transient geomorphic response to base-level fall in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Surface, 122(2): 546-572. DOI: 10.1002/2015JF003715

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

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

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

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