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Long-Term (1986–2015) Crop Water Use Characterization over the Upper Rio Grande Basin of United States and Mexico Using Landsat-Based Evapotranspiration. Senay G.B., Schauer M., Velpuri N.M., Singh R.K., Kagone S., Friedrichs M., Litvak M.E., and Douglas-Mankin K.R. (2019): Remote Sensing 11(13): 1587

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Critical Zone Science in the Anthropocene: Opportunities for biogeographic and ecological theory and praxis to drive earth science integration. Minor J., Pearl J.K., Barnes M.L., Colella T.R., Murphy P.C., Mann S., Barron-Gafford G.A. (2019): Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment (online)

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Ecological and genomic attributes of novel bacterial taxa that thrive in subsurface soil horizons. Brewer, Tess E., Emma L. Aronson, Keshav Arogyaswamy, Sharon A. Billings, Jon K. Botthoff, Ashley N. Campbell, Nicholas C. Dove, Dawson Fairbanks, Rachel E. Gallery, Stephen C. Hart, Jason Kaye, Gary King, Geoffrey Logan, Kathleen A. Lohse, Mia R. Maltz, Emilio Mayorga, Caitlin O’Neill, Sarah M. Owens, Aaron Packman, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Alain F. Plante, Daniel D. Richter, Whendee L. Silver, Wendy H. Yang, Noah Fierer (2019): mBio Oct 2019, 10 (5) e01318-19 Cross-CZO National

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Drought supersedes warming in determining volatile and tissue defenses of piñon pine (Pinus edulis). Trowbridge A.M., Stoy P.C., Adams H.D., Law D.J., Breshears D.D., Helmig D., and Monson R.K. (2019): Environmental Research Letters 14(6): 065006

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Rare earth elements (REY) sorption on soils of contrasting mineralogy and texture. Dinali G.S., Root R.A., Amistadi M.K., Chorover J., Lopes G., Guilherme L.R.G. (2019): Environment International 128: 279-291

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Dependence of Aspen Stands on a Subsurface Water Subsidy: Implications for Climate Change Impacts. Love D.M., Venturas M.D., Sperry J.S., Brooks P.D., Pettit J.L., Wang Y., Anderegg W.R.L., Tai X., Mackay D.S. (2019): Water Resources Research 55(3): 1833-1848

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Mechanisms of a coniferous woodland persistence under drought and heat. McDowell N.G., Grossiord C., Adams H.D., Pinzón-Navarro S., Mackay D.S., Breshears D.D., Allen C.D., Borrego I., Dickman L.T., Collins A., Gaylord M., McBranch N., Pockman W.T., Vilagrosa A., Aukema B., Goodsman D., and Xu C. (2019): Environmental Research Letters 14(4): 045014

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Bioclimatic Envelopes for Individual Demographic Events Driven by Extremes: Plant Mortality from Drought and Warming. Law D.J., Adams H.D., Breshears D.D., Cobb N.S., Bradford J.B., Zou C.B., Field J.P., Gardea A.A., Williams A.P., and Huxman T.E. (2019): International Journal of Plant Sciences 180(1): 53-62

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A coupled microscopy approach to assess the nano-landscape of weathering. Lybrand, Rebecca A., Jason C. Austin, Jennifer Fedenko, Rachel E. Gallery, Erin Rooney, Paul A. Schroeder, Dragos G. Zaharescu, & Odeta Qafoku (2019): Scientific Reports 9: Article number 5377 Cross-CZO

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Hydrologic functioning of the deep critical zone and contributions to streamflow in a high‐elevation catchment: Testing of multiple conceptual models. Dwivedi R., Meixner T., McIntosh J.C., Ferré P.A.T., Eastoe C.J., Niu G.-Y., Minor R.L., Barron-Gafford G.A., Chorover J. (2019): Hydrological Processes 33(4): 476-494

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The effects of a catastrophic forest fire on the biomass of submerged stream macrophytes. Thompson V.F., Marshall D.L., Reale J.K., Dahm C.N. (2019): Aquatic Botany 152: 36-42

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Understanding Critical Zone Evolution through Predicting the Three-Dimensional Soil Chemical Properties of a Small Forested Catchment. Shepard C., Schaap M.G., Chorover J., Rasmussen C. (2018): Soil Science Society of America Journal 82(6): 1538-1550

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Reevaluating growing season length controls on net ecosystem production in evergreen conifer forests. Barnard, D.M., Knowles, J.F., Barnard, H.R., Goulden, M.L., Hu, J., Litvak, M.E., Molotch, N.P. (2018): Scientific Reports 8(1): 17973 Cross-CZO

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Subsurface Pore Water Contributions to Stream Concentration-Discharge Relations Across a Snowmelt Hydrograph. Olshansky Y., White A.M., Moravec B.G., McIntosh J., Chorover J. (2018): Frontiers in Earth Science 6: 181

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Signatures of Obliquity and Eccentricity in Soil Chronosequences. Shepard C., Pelletier J.D., Schaap M.G., Rasmussen C. (2018): Geophysical Research Letters 45(20): 11147–11153

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Implicit assumptions of conceptual diagrams in environmental science and best practices for their illustration. Fandel C.A., Breshears D.D., and McMahon E.E. (2018): Ecosphere 9(1): e02072

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A considerable fraction of soil-respired CO2 is not emitted directly to the atmosphere. Sánchez-Cañete E.P., Barron-Gafford G.A. & Chorover J. (2018): Scientific Reports 8: 13518

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Controlled Experiments of Hillslope Coevolution at the Biosphere 2 Landscape Evolution Observatory: Toward Prediction of Coupled Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Ecological Change. Volkmann T.H.M., Sengupta A., Pangle L.A., Dontsova K., Barron-Gafford G.A., Harman C.J., Niu G.-Y., Meredith L.K., Abramson N., Meira Neto A.A., Wang Y., Adams J.R., Breshears D.D., Bugaj A., Chorover J., Cueva A., DeLong S.B., Durcik M., Ferre T.P.A., Hunt E.A., Huxman T.E., Kim M., Maier R.M., Monson R.K., Pelletier J.D., Pohlmann M., Rasmussen C., Ruiz J., Saleska S.R., Schaap M.G., Sibayan M., Tuller M., van Haren J.L.M., Zeng X. and Troch P.A. (2018): in: Hydrology of Artificial and Controlled Experiments (eds. Jiu-Fu Liu and Wei-Zu Gu), IntechOpen, pp. 25-74

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Why Do Large‐Scale Land Surface Models Produce a Low Ratio of Transpiration to Evapotranspiration?. Chang L.-L., Dwivedi R., Knowles J.F., Fang Y.-H., Niu G.-Y., Pelletier J.D., Rasmussen C., Durcik M., Barron‐Gafford G.A., Meixner T. (2018): Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123(17): 9109-9130

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Controls on Soil Organic Carbon Partitioning and Stabilization in the California Sierra Nevada. Rasmussen C., Throckmorton H., Liles G., Heckman K., Meding S., and Horwath W.R. (2018): Soil Systems 2(3): 41 Cross-CZO

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Snowmelt‐driven trade‐offs between early and late season productivity negatively impact forest carbon uptake during drought. Knowles J.F., Molotch N.P., Trujillo E. & Litvak M.E. (2018): Geophysical Research Letters 45: 3087–3096 Cross-CZO

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Impact of Hydraulic Redistribution on Multispecies Vegetation Water Use in a Semiarid Savanna Ecosystem: An Experimental and Modeling Synthesis. Lee, E., Kumar, P., Barron-Gafford, G.A., Hendryx, S.M., Sanchez-Canete, E.P., Minor, R.L., Colella, T., and Scott, R.L. (2018): Water Resources Research Cross-CZO

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Trace element mobilization during incipient bioweathering of four rock types. Burghelea C.I., Dontsova K., Zaharescu D.G., Maier R.M., Huxman T., Amistadi M.K., Hunt E., Chorover J. (2018): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 234: 98-114

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A net ecosystem carbon budget for snow dominated forested headwater catchments: linking water and carbon fluxes to critical zone carbon storage. Perdrial J., Brooks P.D., Swetnam T., Lohse K.A., Rasmussen C., Litvak M., Harpold A.A., Zapata-Rios X., Broxton P., Mitra B., Meixner M., Condon K., Huckle D., Stielstra C., Vázquez-Ortega A., Lybrand R., Holleran M., Orem C., Pelletier J., Chorover J. (2018): Biogeochemistry 138{3): 225–243 Cross-CZO

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Implementing dynamic root optimization in Noah‐MP for simulating phreatophytic root water uptake. Wang P., Niu G.‐Y., Fang Y.‐H., Wu R.‐J., Yu J.‐J., Yuan G.‐F., Pozdniakov S.P., and Scott R.L. (2018): Water Resources Research 54(3): 1560–1575

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Which way do you lean? Using slope aspect variations to understand Critical Zone processes and feedbacks. Pelletier J. D., Barron‐Gafford G. A., Gutiérrez‐Jurado H., Hinckley E.‐L. S., Istanbulluoglu E., McGuire L. A., Niu G.‐Y., Poulos M. J., Rasmussen C., Richardson P., Swetnam T. L., and Tucker G. E. (2018): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(5): 1133–1154 Cross-CZO

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Research frontiers for improving our understanding of drought‐induced tree and forest mortality. Hartmann, H., Moura, C.F., Anderegg, W.R., Ruehr, N.K., Salmon, Y., Allen, C.D., Arndt, S.K., Breshears, D.D., Davi, H., Galbraith, D., Ruthrof, K.X., Wunder, J., Adams, H.D., Bloemen, J., Cailleret, M., Cobb, R., Gessler, A., Grams, T.E., Jansen, S., Kautz, M., Lloret, F. and O'Brien, M. (2018): New Phytologist 218(1): 15-28

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Humidity determines snowpack ablation under a warming climate. Harpold A.A. and Brooks P.D. (2018): PNAS 115(6): 1215-1220 Cross-CZO

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Beyond clay: towards an improved set of variables for predicting soil organic matter content. Rasmussen C., Heckman K., Wieder W.R., Keiluweit M., Lawrence C.R., Berhe A.A., Blankinship J.C., Crow S.E., Druhan J.L., Hicks Pries C.E., Marin-Spiotta E., Plante A.F., Schädel C., Schimel J.P., Sierra C.A., Thompson A., Wagai R. (2018): Biogeochemistry 137(3): 297–306 Cross-CZO

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Wet–dry cycles impact DOM retention in subsurface soils. Olshansky Y., Root R.A., and Chorover J. (2018): Biogeosciences 15: 821-832

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Ecosystem dynamics and management after forest die-off: a global synthesis with conceptual state-and-transition models. Cobb R.C., Ruthrof K.X., Breshears D.D., Lloret F., Aakala T., Adams H.D., Anderegg W.R.L., Ewers B.E., Galiano L., Grünzweig J.M., Hartmann H., Huang C., Klein T., Kunert N., Kitzberger T., Landhäusser S.M., Levick S., Preisler Y., Suarez M.L., Trotsiuk V., and Zeppel M.J.B (2017): Ecosphere 8(12)

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Neoichnology of Semiarid Environments: Soils and Burrowing Animals of the Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA. Hembree, D.I., Smith, J.J., Buynevich, I.V., and Platt, B.F. (2017): PALAIOS 32(9):620-638

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New Opportunities for Critical Zone Science. Sullivan, P.L., Wymore, A.S., McDowell, W.H. et al. (2017): 2017 CZO Arlington Meeting White Booklet Cross-CZO National

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The temperature response surface for mortality risk of tree species with future drought. Adams H.D., Barron-Gafford G.A., Minor R.L., Gardea A.A., Bentley L.P., Law D.J., Breshears D.D., McDowell N.G., Huxman T.E. (2017): Environmental Research Letters 12(11): 115014

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Photosynthetic phenological variation may promote coexistence among co-dominant tree species in a Madrean sky island mixed conifer forest. Potts D.L., Minor R.L., Braun Z., Barron-Gafford G.A. (2017): Tree Physiology 37(9): 1229–1238

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Regional sensitivities of seasonal snowpack to elevation, aspect, and vegetation cover in western North America. Christopher J. Tennant, Adrian A. Harpold, Kathleen Ann Lohse, Sarah E. Godsey, Benjamin T. Crosby, Laurel G. Larsen, Paul D. Brooks, Robert W. Van Kirk, Nancy F. Glenn (2017): Water Resources Research 53 Cross-CZO National

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Soil organic carbon partitioning and Δ14C variation in desert and conifer ecosystems of southern Arizona. Lybrand R.A., Heckman K., and Rasmussen C. (2017): Biogeochemistry 134(3): 261-277

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Impacts of hydraulic redistribution on grass–tree competition vs facilitation in a semi-arid savanna. Barron-Gafford G.A., Sanchez-Cañete E.P., Minor R.L., Hendryx S.M., Lee E., Sutter L.F., Tran N., Parra E., Colella T., Murphy P.C., Hamerlynck E.P., Kumar P. and Scott R.L. (2017): New Phytologist 215(4): 1451–1461 Cross-CZO

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A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality. Adams H.D., Zeppel M.J.B., Anderegg W.R.L., Hartmann H., Landhausser S.M., Tissue D.T., Huxman T.E., Hudson P.J., Franz T.E., Allen C.D., Anderegg L.D.L., Barron-Gafford G.A., Beerling D.J., Breshears D.D., Brodribb T.J., Bugmann H., Cobb R.C., Collins A.D., Dickman L.T., Duan H., Ewers B.E., Galiano L., Galvez D.A., Garcia-Forner N., Gaylord M.L., Germino M.J., Gessler A., Hacke U.G., Hakamada R., Hector A., Jenkins M.W., Kane J.M., Kolb T.E., Law D.J., Lewis J.D., Limousin J-M., Love D.M., Macalady A.K., Marti­nez-Vilalta J., Mencuccini M., Mitchell P.J., Muss J.D., O'Brien M.J., O'Grady A.P., Pangle R.E., Pinkard E.A., Piper F.I., Plaut J.A., Pockman W.T., Quirk J., Reinhardt K., Ripullone F., Ryan M.G., Sala A., Sevanto S., Sperry J.S., Vargas R., Vennetier M., Way D.A., Xu C., Yepez E.A., and McDowell N.G. (2017): Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1285–1291

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Asymmetry of weathering-limited hillslopes: the importance of diurnal covariation in solar insolation and temperature. Pelletier J.D. and Swetnam T.L. (2017): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(9): 1408–1418

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Coevolution of soil and topography across a semiarid cinder cone chronosequence. Rasmussen C., McGuire L., Dhakal P., Pelletier J.D. (2017): CATENA 156: 338-352

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Topographically driven differences in energy and water constrain climatic control on forest carbon sequestration. Swetnam T.L., Brooks P.D., Barnard H.R., Harpold A.A., and Gallo E.L. (2017): Ecosphere 8(4): e01797 Cross-CZO

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Improving the accuracy of the gradient method for determining soil carbon dioxide efflux. Sánchez-Cañete E.P., Scott R.L., van Haren J., and Barron-Gafford G.A. (2017): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 122(1): 50-64

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Prevalence and magnitude of groundwater use by vegetation: a global stable isotope meta-analysis. Jaivime Evaristo and Jeffrey J. McDonnell (2017): Scientific Reports 7 Cross-CZO National

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Ecosystem Composition Controls the Fate of Rare Earth Elements during Incipient Soil Genesis. Zaharescu D.G., Burghelea C.I., Dontsova K., Presler J.K., Maier R.M., Huxman T., Domanik K.J., Hunt E.A., Amistadi M.K., Gaddis E.E., Palacios-Menendez M.A., Vaquera-Ibarra M.O. and Chorover J. (2017): Scientific Reports 7: 43208

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Common Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) Infrastructure and Measurements. J. Chorover, S. Anderson, A. K. Aufdenkampe, R. C. Bales, S. L. Brantley, W. Dietrich, P. Kumar, K. A. Lohse, W. McDowell, D. Richter, T. White (2015): A Guide Prepared By CZO PIs, May 05, 2015 Cross-CZO National

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Critical Zone Services: Expanding Context, Constraints, and Currency beyond Ecosystem Services. Field J.P., Breshears D.D., Law D.J., Villegas J.C., López-Hoffman L., Brooks P.D., Chorover J., Barron-Gafford G.A., Gallery R.E., Litvak M.E., Lybrand R.A., McIntosh J.C., Meixner T., Niu G-Y., Papuga S.A., Pelletier J.D., Rasmussen C.R., and Troch P.A (2015): Vadose Zone Journal 14(1)

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Common questions of the US NSF–supported Critical Zone Observatories. Dietrich, W.E. and Lohse, K. (2014): A Guide Prepared By CZO PIs Cross-CZO National

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Graduate Research Group White Paper: Cross-CZO Research Potential. Harpold, A.A., D. Karwan, J. Perdrial, J.A. Marshall, J. Driscoll, A. Neal, and C. Phillips (2013): Internal CZO publication Cross-CZO National

 

Papers/Books

Hillslope hydrology in global change research and Earth system modeling. Fan, Y., Clark, M., Lawrence, D. M., Swenson, S., Band, L. E., Brantley, S. L., P. D. Brooks, W. E. Dietrich, A. Flores, G. Grant, J. W. Kirchner, D. S. Mackay, J. J. McDonnell, P. C. D. Milly, P. L. Sullivan, C. Tague, H. Ajami, N. Chaney, A. Hartmann, P. Hazenberg, J. McNamara, J. Pelletier, J. Perket, E. Rouholahnejad‐Freund, T. Wagener, X. Zeng, E. Beighley, J. Buzan, M. Huang, B. Livneh, B. P. Mohanty, B. Nijssen, M. Safeeq, C. Shen, W. van Verseveld, J. Volk, D. Yamazaki (2019): Water Resources Research, vol 55 Cross-CZO

Reassessing the dissolved molybdenum isotopic composition of ocean inputs: The effect of chemical weathering and groundwater. King, E.K. and Pett-Ridge, J.C. (2018): Geology 46 (11): 955-958 Cross-CZO National

Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth and the Environment for a Sustainable Future Book Chapter: Implementing and Assessing InTeGrate Critical Zone Science Materials in an Undergraduate Geoscience Program. Ashlee Dere, Carol Engelmann, Timothy White, Adam Wymore, Adam Hoffman, James Washburne, Martha Conklin (2018): Springer Cross-CZO National

Topographically driven differences in energy and water constrain climatic control on forest carbon sequestration . Swetnam, TL, Brooks, PD, Barnard, HR, Harpold, AA, and Gallo, EL (2017): Ecosphere 8 (4): e01797. Cross-CZO

Concentration-Discharge Relations in the Critical Zone: Implications for Resolving Critical Zone Structure, Function and Evolution. Chorover, J., Derry, L. A., McDowell, W. H. (2017): Water Resources Research 53(11): 8654–8659 Cross-CZO National

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Reports/Proposals

Catalina-Jemez CZO Annual Report 2018. Chorover J.D., Breshears D.D., McIntosh J.C., Pelletier J.D., Rasmussen C. (2018): Catalina-Jemez CZO, University of Arizona

Patterns of Primary Productivity in a Semiarid Montane Forest. Murphy P. (2018): MS Thesis, Geography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 51 pp

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Undergrad Theses

Assessing eolian contributions to soils in the Boulder Creek Catchment, Colorado,. MacCarthy, James A. (2011): Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts With Honors in Geosciences(Williams College)

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Talks/Posters

Signatures of obliquity and eccentricity in soil chronosequences. Shepard, C, Pelletier, J.D., Schaap, M.G., Rasmussen, C. (2018): Abstract EP53F-1981 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec

Soil biogeochemistry and microbial community recovery post-wildfire in a mixed conifer forest in northern New Mexico. Fairbanks, D., Muscarella, C.R., Murphy, M.A., Chorover, J., Rich, V.I., Gallery, R.E. (2018): Abstract B42D-05 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec

Quantifying plant physiological response to water stress with high-frequency, near-surface observations of chlorophyll fluorescence and photochemical reflectivity. Yan, D., Scott, R.L., Biederman, J.A., Barron-Gafford, G., Yang, X., Moore, D.J.P., Dannenberg, M.P., Wang, X., Knowles, J.F., Yang, J., Smith, W.K. (2018): Abstract B31N-2694 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec

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Dissertations/Theses

Understanding Quaternary Soil Formation Using a Synthesis of Soil Chronosequences. Shepard C. (2018): Disertation in Soil, Water & Environmental Science. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 272 pp

Patterns of Primary Productivity in a Semiarid Montane Forest. Murphy P. (2018): MS Thesis, Geography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 51 pp

Quantifying biomass from point clouds by connecting representations of ecosystem structure. Hendryx S.M. (2017): MS Thesis, Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 58 pp

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