Professor; Department of Environmental Sciences; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH); Zurich, Switzerland
Director; Swiss Federal Institute for Forest; Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)
Ph.D., Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
Hydrology, geochemistry, geomorphology, evolutionary ecology, paleobiology. Recent research has focused on developing simple, tractable mathematical models and time-series analysis methods for understanding the behaviour of complex environmental systems.
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
Landscape response to tipping points in granite weathering: The case of stepped topography in the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory. Jessup, B.S., Hahm, W.J., Miller, S.N., Kirchner, J.W., and Riebe, C.S. (2011): Applied Geochemistry, v. 26, no. Supplement 1, p. S48-S50.
Landscape response to tipping points in granite weathering: The case of stepped topography in the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory. Jessup, BS; Hahm, WJ; Miller, SN; Kirchner, JW; Riebe, CS. (2011): Applied Geochemistry
Mineral-specific chemical weathering rates over millennial timescales: Measurements at Rio Icacos, Puerto Rico. Ferrier, K. L., Kirchner, J. W., Riebe, C. S. & Finkel, R. C. (2010): Chemical Geology 277:101-114 Cross-CZO
Mineral-specific chemical weathering rates over millennial timescales: Measurements at Rio Icacos, Puerto Rico. Ferrier, KL; Kirchner, JW; Riebe, CS; Finkel, RC. (2010): Chemical Geology 277(1): 101-114 Cross-CZO
Proposed initiative would study Earth's weathering engine. Anderson, Suzanne P., Joel Blum, Susan L. Brantley, Oliver Chadwick, Jon Chorover, Louis A. Derry, James I. Drever, Janet G. Hering, James W. Kirchner, Lee R. Kump, Daniel Richter, Art E. White (2004): Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 85 (28): 265-269 Cross-CZO National
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Testing for supply-limited chemical erosion in field measurements of soil production and chemical depletion. Ferrier, K.; C. Riebe; W.J. Hahm; J. Kirchner (2014): American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2014, abstract #EP13E-04
From minerals to hillslopes: Towards an integrated framework for interpreting chemical and physical erosion. Hahm, W. J., Riebe C. S., Ferrier, K., Kirchner, J. W. (2011): Fall meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2011. Abstract EP43C-0715.
Erosion, Weathering and Stepped Topography in the Sierra Nevada, California, Quantifying the Dynamics of Hybrid (Soil-Bedrock) Landscapes. Jessup, B.S., Miller, S.N., Kirchner, J.W., Riebe, C.S. (2010): Fall meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2010. Abstract EP41D-0736.
Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (CZO): hydrochemical characteristics, science and measurement strategy. Bales, R.; Hunsaker, C.; Conklin, M.; Kirchner, J.; Bouer, B.; Kirchner, P. (2007): American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2007, abstract #H51K-02