PhD student, Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Wyoming - University of Wyoming
I research the links between bedrock, vegetation, and erosion. In particular, I am interested in how we can use a biogeochemical approach to determine what aspects of the critical zone and underlying bedrock are aiding or inhibiting plant growth within the Southern Sierra CZO. While the approach involves studying trees, soils, and bedrock at the molecular level, the implications can be very large scale when considering how bedrock composition may affect geomorphology. I am currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Wyoming and an NSF Graduate Research Program Fellow.
Global patterns of dust and bedrock nutrient supply to montane ecosystems. Arvin, L.J.; Riebe, C.S.; Aciego, S.M.; Blakowski, M.A. (2017): Science Advances, Vol. 3, no. 12, eeao1588
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Dust and chemical erosion biases in cosmogenic nuclide studies: A factor-of-ten problem that could mask strong climatic effects on landscape evolution. Riebe, C. S.; Arvin, L.; Ferrier, K.; Aciego S. (2017): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2017. Abstract EP32C-08.
Global datasets and Nd isotopes in pine needles estimate dust inputs to ecosystems in eroding landscapes. Arvin, L.; Riebe, C.S.; Aciego, S.; Blakowski, M.A. (2016): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2016. Abstract EP42B-04.
Nd Isotopes in Soils and Pine Needles Trace Aeolian Inputs to Sierra Nevada Ecosystems. Arvin, L., Riebe, C., Aciego, S., Blakowski, M. (2016): Goldschmidt Abstracts. Yokohama, Japan.
08 Dec 2017 - Southern Sierra Nevada forests rely on nutrients from windborne dust