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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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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

Irina OvereemBen HudsonJames Syvitski, Mikkelsen, A. B., Hasholt, B., van der Broeke, M. R., Noël, B. P. Y., Morlighem, M. 2017: Substantial export of suspended sediment to the global oceans from glacial erosion in Greenland. Nature Geoscience, 10: 859-863. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo3046

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 online 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

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