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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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Ruth Heindel, Governali, F. C., Spickard, A. M., Virginia, R. A. 2018: The role of biological soil crusts in nitrogen cycling and soil stabilization in Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-018-0267-8

Blum, M., Kimberly G. Rogers, Gleason, J., Najman, Y., Cruz, J., Fox, L. 2018: Allogenic and autogenic signals in the stratigraphic record of the deep-sea Bengal Fan. Scientific Reports, 8: article 7973. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25819-5

Darcy, J. L., Schmidt, S. K., Joey KnelmanCory Cleveland, Castle, S. C., Nemergut, D. R. 2018: Phosphorus, not nitrogen, limits plants and microbial primary producers following glacial retreat. Science Advances, 4(5): article eaaq0942. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq0942

Wang, J., Wang, D., Li, C.-Q., Tim Seastedt, Liang, C., Wang, L., Sun, W., Liang, M., Li, A. 2018: Feces nitrogen release induced by different large herbivores in a dry grassland. Ecological Applications, 28(1): 201-211. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1640

Daniel R. Muhs, Pigati, J. S., Schumann, R. R., Skipp, G. L., Porat, N., DeVogel, S. B. 2018: Quaternary sea-level history and the origin of the northernmost coastal aeolianites in the Americas: Channel Islands National Park, California, USA. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 491: 38-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.042

Rasmussen, C., Heckman, K., Will Wieder, Keiluweit, M., Lawrence, C. R., Berhe, A. A., Blankinship, J. C., Crow, S. E., Druhan, J. L., Pries, C. E. H., Marin-Spiotta, E., Plante, A. F., Schadel, C., Schimel, J. P., Sierra, C. A., Thompson, A., Wagai, R. 2018: Beyond clay: Towards an improved set of variables for predicting soil organic matter content. Biogeochemistry, 137(3): 297-306. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-018-0424-3

Chris Jenkins 2018: Sediment accumulation rates for the Mississippi Delta region: A time-interval synthesis. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 88(2): 301-309. DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2018.15

Joey KnelmanEmily Graham, Prevey, J. S., Robeson, M. S., Kelly, P., Hood, E., Schmidt, S. K. 2018: Interspecific plant interactions reflected in soil bacterial community structure and nitrogen cycling in primary succession. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9: article 128. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00128

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