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Featured Publications


Resolving Deep Critical Zone Architecture in Complex Volcanic Terrain. Moravec B.G., White A.M., Root R.A, Sanchez A., Olshansky Y., Paras B.K., Carr B., McIntosh J., Pelletier J.D., Rasmussen C., Holbrook W.S., Chorover J. (2020): Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 125(1): e2019JF005189 Cross-CZO


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


Vegetation and precipitation shifts interact to alter organic and inorganic carbon storage in desert soils. Huber, D.P., Lohse, K.A., Commendador, A., Joy, S., Finney, B., Aho, K., and M. Germino (2019): Ecosphere 10( 3):e02655


Topographic controls on soil organic carbon on soil-mantled landscapes. Patton, N.P., Lohse, K.A., Seyfried, M., S. Godsey, and S. Parsons (2019): Scientific Reports 9: 6390


Dynamic process connectivity explains ecohydrologic responses to rainfall pulses and drought. Goodwell, A.E., Kumar, P., Fellows, A.W., and Flerchinger, G.N. (2018): PNAS 115 (37) E8604-E8613 Cross-CZO


Ideas and perspectives: Strengthening the biogeosciences in environmental research networks. Richter, D.D., S.A. Billings, P.M. Groffman, E.F. Kelly, K.A. Lohse, W.H. McDowell, T.S. White, S. Anderson, D.D. Baldocchi, S. Banwart, S. Brantley, J.J. Braun, Z.S. Brecheisen, C.W. Cook, H.E. Hartnett, S.E. Hobbie, J. Gaillardet, E. Jobbagy, H.F. Jungkunst, C.E. Kazanski, J. Krishnaswamy, D. Markewitz, K. O’Neill, C.S. Riebe, P. Schroeder, C. Siebe, W.L. Silver, A. Thompson, A. Verhoef, G. Zhang (2018): Biogeosciences 15: 4815-4832 Cross-CZO National


Predicting soil thickness on soil mantled hillslopes. Patton, N.P., Lohse, K.A., S.E. Godsey, Crosby, B.T., and Seyfried, M. (2018): Nature Communications 9: 3329


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


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


A field comparison of multiple techniques to quantify groundwater–surface-water interactions. González-Pinzón, R., Ward, A., Hatch, C., Wlostowski, A., Singha, K., Gooseff, M., Haggerty, R., Harvey, J., Cirpka, O., and Brock, J. (2015): Freshwater Science, 34(1) Cross-CZO


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


Analytical model for flow duration curves in seasonally dry climates. Müller, M.F., Dralle, D.N., and Thompson, S.E. (2014): Water Resources Research 50(7): 5510-5531. Cross-CZO



Winter CO2 efflux from sagebrush shrublands distributed across the rain‐to‐snow transition zone. Fellows, A.W., Flerchinger, G.N., Seyfried, G.N., Biederman, J.A.. and K.A. Lohse (2020): JGR Biogeosciences

Understanding the effect of fire on vegetation composition and gross primary production in a semi-arid shrubland ecosystem using the Ecosystem Demography (EDv22) model. Pandit, K., Dashti, H., Hudak, A.T., Glenn, N.F., Flores, A.N., and D.J. Shinneman (2020): Biogeosciences Discuss.

Interaction of wind and cold‐season hydrologic processes on erosion from complex topography following wildfire in sagebrush steppe. Vega, S.P., Williams, C.J., Brooks, E.S., Pierson, F.B., Strand, E.K., Robichaud, P.R., Brown, R.E., Seyfried, M.S., Lohse, K.A., Glossner, K., Pierce, J.L., C. Roehner (2019): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Leveraging environmental research and observation networks to advance soil carbon science. Weintraub, S.R., Flores, A.N., Wieder, W.R., Sihi, D., Cagnarini, C., and D.R.P. Concalves (2019): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Developing and optimizing shrub parameters representing sagebrush (Artemisia spp) ecosystems in the northern Great Basin using the Ecosystem Demography (EDv22) model. Pandit, K., Dashti, H., Glenn, N.F., Flores, A.N., Maguire, K.C., Shinneman, D.J., Flerchinger, G.N., and A.W. Fellows (2019): Geosci. Model Dev.

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Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory Annual Report 2018. Lohse, K.A., Benner. S., Flores, A., Glenn, N.F., Seyfried, M.S. (2018): Reynolds Creek CZO, University of Idaho

Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed and Critical Zone Observatory. Seyfried, M. S., Lohse, K. A., Marks, D., Flerchinger, G. N., Pierson, F., Holbrook, S. (2018): Vadoze Zone Journal 17:180129

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Hydrologic Control of Catchment-Scale Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) Dynamics. Hang Wen*, Li Li, Julia N Perdrial, Benjamin Abbott, Thomas Adler, Susana Bernal, Remi Dupas, Sarah Godsey, Rebecca L Hale, Adrian Harpold, Donna M Rizzo, Gary Sterle, Kristen Underwood (2018): Abstract H13J-1880 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec Cross-CZO

Fostering Collaboration Across the US Critical Zone Observatories Network. Sharkey, S. and White, T. (2017): 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 Dec Cross-CZO National

How soil water storage moderates climate changes effects on transpiration, across the different climates of the Critical Zone Observatories. Heckman, C.; Tague, C. (2017): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2017. Abstract H23H-1777. Cross-CZO National

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