, Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1987
IN MEMORIAM: We are sad to report that Fred Scatena passed away in January 2013.
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Relict landscape resistance to dissection by upstream migrating knickpoints. Gilles Y. Brocard, Jane K. Willenbring, Thomas E. Miller, Frederik N. Scatena (2016): Journal of Geophysical Research
Effects of a tectonically-triggered wave of incision on riverine exports and soil mineralogy in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. Brocard G., Willenbring J.K., Scatena F.N., Johnson A.H. (2015): Applied Geochemistry
Controls on soil carbon stocks in El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico. Johnson A.H., Hao Xing Xing, Scatena F.N. (2014): SSSAJ
Probing the deep critical zone beneath the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico. Buss, H.L., Brantley, S.L., Scatena, F.N., Bazilievskaya, E.A., Blum, A., Schulz, M., Jimenez, R., White, A.F., Rother, G. and Cole, D. (2013): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Chemical constituents in clouds and rainwater in the Puerto Rican rainforest: potential sources and seasonal drivers . Gioda, A.,Mayol-Bracero O.L. , Scatena, F.N., Weathers K.C., Mateus, V.L., McDowell, W.H. (2013): Atmospheric Environment
A Comparison of Connectivity Metrics on Watersheds and Implications for Water Management . Malvadkar, U., Scatena, F.N., and Leon, M. (2013): Rivers Research and Applications
Interactions between lithology and biology drive the long-term response of stream chemistry to major hurricanes in a tropical landscape. McDowell, W.H., Brereton R.L., Scatena F.N. Shanley J.B., Brokaw N.V., Lugo A.E. (2013): Biogeochemistry
Long-term dynamics of organic matter and elements exported as coarse particulates from two Caribbean montane watersheds. Heartsill Scalley, T., Scatena, F.N., Moya S., Lugo A.E. (2012): Journal of Tropical Ecology
Wet canopy evaporation from a Puerto Rican lower montane rain forest: the importance of realistically estimated aerodynamic conductance. Holwerda, F., Bruijnzeel, H.F., Scatena, F.N., Vugts H.F., Meesters, A.G.C.A. (2012): Journal of Hydrology Vol. 414-415. Pages 1-15
Reduced channel morphological response to urbanization in a flood-dominated humid tropical environment. Phillips C.B. and Scatena F.N. (2012): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Twelve testable hypotheses on the geobiology of weathering. Brantley, S.L., Megonigal, J.P., Scatena, F.N., Balogh-Brunstad, Z., Barnes, R.T., Bruns, M.A., Van Cappellen, P., Dontsova, K., Hartnett, H.E., Hartshorn, A.S., Heimsath, A., Herndon, E., Jin, L., Keller, C.K., Leake, J.R., McDowell, W.H., Meinzer, F.C., Mozdzer, T.J., Petsch, S, Pett-Ridge, J., Pregitzer, K.S., Raymond, P.A., Riebe, C.S., Shumaker, K., Sutton-Grier, A., Walter, R., and Yoo, K. (2011): Geobiology 9(2): 140-165, Cross-CZO National
Recognizing the importance of tropical forests in limiting rainfall-induced debris flows. De Graff, J.V., Sidle, R.C., Ahmad, R. Scatena, F.N. (2011): Environmental Earth Science
Lithological and fluvial controls on the geomorphology of tropical montane stream channels in Puerto Rico. Pike, A.S., Scatena, F.N., Wohl, E.E., (2010): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Disturbance and long-term patterns of rainfall and throughfall nutrient fluxes in a subtropical forest in Puerto Rico. Heartsill-Scalley, T., Scatena, F.N., Estrada, C., McDowell, W.H., Lugo, A.E. (2007): Journal of Hydrology, 33:472-485
Characteristics of fog and fogwater fluxes in a Puerto Rican elfin cloud forest. Eugester, W., Burkard, R., Holwerda, F., Scatena, F.N., Bruijnzeel, L.A., (2006): Agricultural and Forest Meterology
Stormflow generation in a small rain-forest catchment in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico. Schellekens, J., Scatena, F.N., Bruijinzeel L.A., Van Dijk, A.I.J.M., Groen, M.M.A., Hoogezand, R.J.P. (2004): Hydrological Processes
Prediction of Master Recession Curves and Baseflow Recessions in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. Rivera-Ramirez, H.D., Warner, G.S., Scatena, F.N. (2002): Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Effects of hurricane disturbance on stream water concentrations and fluxes in eight tropical forest watersheds of the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico. Schaefer, D.A.; McDowell, W.H.; Scatena, F.N., and Asbury, C.E. (2000): Journal of Tropical Ecology
Modeling rainfall interception by a lowland tropical rain forest in northeastern Puerto Rico. Schellekens, J., Scatena, F.N., Bruijinzeel L.A. (1999): Journal of Hydrology
Geomorphology, disturbance, and the soil and vegetation of two subtropical wet steepland watersheds of Puerto Rico. Scatena, F.N., Lugo, A.E. (1995): Geomorphology
Biomass and Nutrient Content of the Bisley Experimental Watersheds, Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico, Before and After Hurricane Hugo. Scatena, F.N.; Silver, W.; Siccama, T.; Johnson, A., and Sánchez, M.J. (1993): Biotropica
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Long-term increase in local relief enhanced by forest competition: detrital 10Be and LiDAR topographic evidence in the tropical rainforest of Puerto Rico, Luquillo CZO. Brocard G., Willenbring J., Scatena F.N. (2014): EGU General Assembly 2014
Form follows function: can tropical mountain forest competition drive the growth of topography?. Gilles Brocard, Jane Willenbring, Frederick Scatena (2014): AGU Fall Meeting. San Fransisco, CA
Carbon losses from the Critical Zone: Quantifying the effects of lithology and urbanization on concentrations of organic and inorganic carbon in coastal montane tropical rivers. McDowell, W.H., Scatena, F.N., Ramirez, A., Potter, J.D. (2013): SE Section Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America
Long-term climatic and topographic controls on sedminent export in the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory. Willenbring, J.K., Brocard, G.Y., Scatena, F.N. (2013): GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO , 27-30 October, 2013
Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs): Integrating measurements and models of Earth surface processes to improve prediction of landscape structure, function and evolution (Invited). Chorover J., Anderson S. P., Bales R. C., Duffy C., Scatena F. N., Sparks D. L., White T. (2012): Abstract GCS4A-05 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 3-7 Dec (Talk) Cross-CZO National
Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs): Integrating measurements and models of Earth surface processes to improve prediction of landscape structure, function and evolution (Invited). Chorover, J., Anderson, S.P., Bales, R.C., Duffy, C., Scatena, F.N., Sparks, D.L., and White, T. (2012): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2012. Abstract GC54A-05. National
Common Critical Zone Observatory Infrastructure and Measurements. J. Chorover, F.N. Scatena, T. White, S. Anderson, A.K. Aufdenkampe, R.C. Bales, S.L. Brantley, G. Tucker. (2012): A Guide Prepared By CZO PIs, September 27, 2012 Cross-CZO National
2012 Annual Report CZO: Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory. Scatena F.N. (2012): University of Pennsylvania
2011 Interim Report CZO: Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory. Scatena F.N. (2011): University of Pennsylvania
Future Directions for Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) Science. Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S., Aufdenkampe, A.K., Bales, R., Brantley, S., Chorover, J., Duffy, C.J., Scatena, F.N., Sparks, D.L., Troch, P.A., Yoo, K. (2010): CZO Community, December 29, 2010 Cross-CZO National
2010 Annual Report CZO: Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory. Scatena F.N. (2010): University of Pennsylvania
01 Jul 2016 - Using Puerto Rico's Luquillo Mountains as a case study, scientists use the region's geological history to study how knickpoints—areas...
12 Aug 2013 - The interfaces where intact bedrock weathers to disaggregated material, such as saprolite and soil, are often hidden deep within the critical zone...
01 Mar 2013 - El Yunque. It could be the name of an ancient chieftain. On the island of Puerto Rico, in a sense it is. El Yunque, Spanish for "the anvil," is a...
17 Jan 2013 - A new data set on stream channel response to urbanization in the humid tropical region of NE Puerto Rico has been published on the LCZO data...
02 Jan 2013 - Frederick Scatena, PI of the Luquillo CZO, died peacefully at home on January 2, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. We mourn the loss.
03 Dec 2012 - Data sets available at the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory website provide opportunities for real-world learning opportunities for pre-college...
19 Oct 2012 - El Yunque rock is a majestic, anvil shaped promontory that has been an icon of the island of Puerto Rico since pre-Columbian times. The barren...
10 Oct 2012 - F.N. Scatena recently gave a presentation about the LCZO for the CUAHSI Cyber seminar series. Click here to view this and other presntations! ...
30 Aug 2012 - The European magazine, International Innovation Environment, published bi-annually, focused the August issue on "How science must lead the way to a...