Advisers: Jason Kaye and Roman DiBiase
M.S., Ecology and Biogeochemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017
B.S., Biology, West Virginia University, 2014
Current Research: I will measure CO2 flux and O2 flux along two established catenas and eventually a third catena of the proposal. The catenas are in a forest catchment on shale, a forest catchment on sandstone, and an agricultural catchment on calcareous shale. We will measure the exchange of gases using automated CO2 and O2 sensors, along with soil gas tubes at several depths in the soil profile. This work will help identify the imprint of biota on acid- and redox-weathering as hypothesized in our CZO proposal (Hypothesis 2 – CZO Grant)]. Research Interests: O2 and CO2 flux, carbon and nitrogen soil comparison across rock types (sandstone and shale), plant-soil-bedrock interactions and nutrient availability, and fertilization studies.
Hyporheic zone influences on concentration-discharge relationships in a headwater sandstone stream. Hoagland, Beth, Russo, Tess A., Gu, Xin, Hill, Lillian, Kaye, Jason, Forsythe, Brandon, and Brantley, Susan L. (2017): Water Resources Research, 53(6):4643–4667
Designing a suite of measurements to understand the critical zone. Brantley, S. L., DiBiase, R. A., Russo, T. A., Shi, Y., Lin, H., Davis, K. J., Kaye, M., Hill, L., Kaye, J., Eissenstat, D. M., Hoagland, B., Dere, A. L., Neal, A. L., Brubaker, K. M., and Arthur, D. K (2016): Earth Surface Dynamics 4: 211-235
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Lithological controls on soil properties of temperate forest ecosystems in central Pennsylvania. Hill, L. (2017): Master of Science, Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University, p. 89
Soil CO2 and O2 concentrations in shale and sandstone catchments of central Pennsylania. Hill, L.Z., Kaye, J.P., and Brantley, S.L. (2016): 2016 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 Dec.
30 Oct 2017 - Water Resources Research published a new special collection in September 2017 featuring concentration-discharge research from multiple CZOs.
26 Sep 2016 - Graduate student, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Pennsylvania State University
13 Jul 2016 - Over the next year (April 2016 – March 2017), the cross-CZO microbial ecology working group plans to collect soil samples during peak regional...
27 May 2016 - To kick off the CZO summer display in the Lower Classroom at Shaver’s Creek, the Environmental Center hosted a poster session to learn about...
16 May 2016 - Jorden Hayes (Southern Sierra CZO) was an invited speaker and visitor to the Shale Hills CZO All-Hands meeting in May 2016
21 Apr 2016 - New this Year: Educators from state parks around Pennsylvania traveled to Shale Hills (Wednesday, April 20th) for a half day introduction to...
13 May 2015 - The annual SSHCZO All Hands meeting featured Dr. Dorothy Merritts, Harry W. and Mary B. Huffnagle Professor of Geosciences and Chair of the...