Hydrology: soil physics, flow and transport modeling, soil moisture, microtomography, scaling techniques, plant root-soil water interactions
10 Feb 2014 - Bedrock influences forests and landscape evolution much more than was previously thought, according to a study by University of Wyoming scientists.
29 Jul 2013 - International CZ science community outlines interdisciplinary research needed to address land use changes, climate change, and biodiversity decline
03 Jul 2013 - Onward California - University of California television spots showcase Southern Sierra CZO research
27 Feb 2014 - Explore the exposed granite domes and dense mid-elevation forests of the Sierra Nevada on this field trip prior to the Goldschmidt conference....
27 Feb 2014 - A post-conference through the Southern Sierra Nevada July 20-22, 2014 with participation from the Forest Service, the National Park Service, and...
27 Feb 2014 - The Department of Ecosystem Science &; Management at the University of Wyoming (ESM; uwyo.edu/esm) is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant...
08 Feb 2014 - In California, below-average precipitation for the third year in a row has lead to a worrisome situation in the Sierras.
25 Jan 2014 - Some say state needs to rethink policies to suitably deal with climate change
California Drought & Events: Public Symposium presented by Sierra Nevada Research Institute
UC Merced, Kolligian Library 232.
Research sites around Shaver Lake CA.
Bedrock composition regulates mountain ecosystems and landscape evolution. Hahm, W.J., Riebe, C.S., Lukens, C.E., and Araki, S. (2014): PNAS, early edition
A Three-dimensional View of Nutrient Hotspots in a Sierra Nevada Forest Soil. Johnson, D.W., C. Woodward, M.W. Meadows. (2014): Soil Science Society of America Journal, In press
Geophysical constraints on deep weathering and water storage potential in the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory. Holbrook, W.S., Riebe, C.S., Hayes, J.L., Harry, D., Reeder, K., Malazian, A., Dosseto, A., Hartsough, P., and Hopmans, J. (2014): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
Snowmelt timing alters shallow but not deep soil moisture in the Sierra Nevada . Blankinship, J.C., Meadows, M.W., Lucas, R.G., and Hart, S.C. (2014): Water Resources Research.
Elevation-dependent influence of snow accumulation on forest greening. Trujillo, E., Molotch, N.P., Goulden, M.L., Kelly, A.E., Bales, R.C. (2012): Nature Geoscience 5, 705-709
Snowmelt Runoff and Water Yield Along Elevation and Temperature Gradients in Californias Southern Sierra Nevada . Hunsaker, C.T., Whitaker, T.W., and Bales, R.C. (2012): Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 2012. 1-12: p. 667-678.
The sensitivity of forest water use to the timing of precipitation and snowmelt recharge in the California Sierra: Implications for a warming climate. Tague, C., and H. Peng. (2013): J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci. 118, 875–887.
LiDAR-Derived Snowpack Datasets From Mixed Conifer Forests Across the Western US. Harpold, A.A., Q. Guo, N. Molotch, P. D. Brooks, R. Bales, J.C. Fernandez-Diaz, K.N. Musselman, and T.L. Swetnam, P. Kirchner, M. Meadows, J. Flanagan, R. Lucas (2013): Water Resources Research, in review Cross-CZO
Sensor placement strategies for SWE estimation in the American River basin. Welch, S., Kerkez, B., Bales, R., Glaser, S., Rittger, Rice, R. (2013): Water Resources Research, 49 (2)
Cosmogenic Nuclides in Weathering and Erosion. Granger, D.E. and Riebe, C.S. (2013): in Treatise on Geochemistry, Volume 5: Surface and Ground Water, Weathering, and Soils. (2nd edition).
Response to Comment on Soil moisture response to snowmelt and rainfall in a Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest. Hopmans, J.W., R.C. Bales, A.T. O'Geen, C.T. Hunsaker, D. Beaudette, P.C. Hartsough, A. Malazian, P. Kirchner, and Meadows, M. (2012): Vadose Zone Journal. 11