Postdoctoral Researcher; Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
UC Santa Barbara - University of California, Santa Barbara
Postdoctoral Researcher; School of Natural Sciences
UC Merced - University of California, Merced
Ph.D. , Northern Arizona University, 2009
As a soil biogeochemist and microbial ecologist, I am especially interested in the microbial processes that drive soil carbon and nutrient transformations and land-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange. I am currently studying the impacts of climate change on soil biogeochemical fluxes and microbial community composition in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California by manipulating the timing of snowmelt and transplanting soil cores along an elevation gradient.
Quantifying the legacy of snowmelt timing on soil greenhouse gas emissions in a seasonally dry montane forest. BLANKINSHIP, J.C., E.P. MCCORKLE, M.W. MEADOWS, S.C. HART (2018): Global Change Biology
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
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.
Consequences of manipulated snow on soil gaseous emission and N retention in the growing season: a meta-analysis. Blankinship, J.C., Hart, S.C. (2012): Ecosphere 3(1).
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Representation of diffusion controlled carbon stabilization in reactive transport models. Thompson, A., Druhan, J.L., Keiluweit, M., Wagai, R., Plante, A.F., Lawrence, C.R., Berhe, A.A., Sierra, C.A., Rasmussen, C., Marin-Spiotta, E., Blankinship, J.C., Schimel, J., Heckman, K.A., Crow, S.E., and Wieder, W.R. (2016): American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA Cross-CZO