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Individual Abstracts from the 2016 TES/SBR Joint Investigators Meeting

Principal Investigator Abstract Title Activity / Group
Abramoff, Rose Minerals control soil decomposition and organic carbon accumulation over decadal timescales: A modeling analysisTES SFA
Agarwal, Deb AmeriFlux Carbon Flux Data SystemAmeriFlux
Andres, Robert Toward a More Nuanced Understanding of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel Combustion: Highlights of the Last Year of TES FundingTES SFA
Andresen, Christian Wetter or drier? A model intercomparison of soil moisture and runoff predictions in permafrost landscapesNGEE Arctic
Arora, Bhavna Flood Plain Modeling: Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Microbial Controls on Carbon and Nitrogen FluxesLBNL SBR SFA
Bailey, Vanessa Pore- to Core-Scale Research to Inform Ecosystem-Scale Soil C BiogeochemistryDOE Lab
Bargar, John SLAC SFA: Mechanistic linkages between floodplain critical element and contaminant redox cyclesSLAC SBR SFA
Bargar, John SLAC SFA: Coupled cycling of organic matter, uranium, and biogeochemical critical elements in subsurface systemsSLAC SBR SFA
Beller, Harry Using strain-resolved metatranscriptomic analysis to highlight active biogeochemical processes in the subsurfaceLBNL SBR SFA
Belnap, Jayne Dryland feedbacks to future climate: Strong interactions among climate, biota, carbon cycling, and energy balanceTES University Award
Biraud, Sebastien AmeriFlux Management Project Tech TeamAmeriFlux
Bolton, W. Robert Conceptualization of Intermediate- to Large-scale Parameter Estimation of Landscape Transitions Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) TechniquesNGEE Arctic
Boyanov, Maxim The effect of surfaces and ligands on the reduction and reoxidation reactions of U studied in mixed-batch reactors and flow-through columnsANL SBR SFA
Breen, Amy The Alaska Arctic Vegetation Archive: A report on the status of the Arctic Vegetation Archive and an application in northern AlaskaNGEE Arctic
Brodie, Eoin Genome-enabled modeling of microbial biogeochemistry using a trait-based approach. Does increasing metabolic complexity increase predictive capabilities?LBNL SBR SFA
Brodie, Eoin LBNL Terrestrial Ecosystem Science SFA - Impact of warming on microbiology and carbon cycling in deep soils.TES SFA
Brooks, Scott Periphyton Biofilms Generate Methylmercury in a Contaminated Creek SystemORNL SBR SFA
Cabugao, Kristine Grace Tree species influences phosphatase activity and microbial community compositionStudent
Cardon, Zoe Modeling the impact of hydraulic redistribution on carbon fluxes and storage using CLM4.5 at four AmeriFlux SitesTES University Award
Carroll, Rosemary Building Observational Networks for Hydrologic Characterization of the Snow-Dominated SFA East River Watershed Study SiteLBNL SBR SFA
Catalano, Jeffrey Evaluating Trace Metal Limitations on Methane Fluxes in Terrestrial EcosystemsSBR University Award
Cavaleri, Molly Tropical Response to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE): adventures in warming a wet tropical forest in Puerto RicoTES University Award
Chambers, Jeff Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments–Tropics Project OverviewNGEE Tropics
Chen, Hongmei High-Resolution Mass Spectrometric Analyses of Mercury-DOM Complexation and Cellular Response of Geobacter sulfurreducens PCA Following its hgcAB Gene DeletionORNL SBR SFA
Chen, Xingyuan Field-scale Modeling of Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Dynamics in the Hyporheic Zone of the Columbia River along the Hanford ReachPNNL SBR SFA
Condon, Laura Assessing groundwater surface water interactions using an integrated hydrologic model of the Continental USIDEAS
Danczak, Robert Snowmelt-induced hydrologic shifts drive biogeochemical and ecological processes in hyporheic zone environmentsStudent
Davies, Stuart From leaf to ecosystem level: controls of transpiration in seasonal tropical forests across a rainfall gradientNGEE Tropics
Dong, Wenming Subsurface carbon inventories and fluxes in a semi-arid region floodplain, Rifle ColoradoLBNL SBR SFA
Dwivedi, Dipankar Testing Code Interoperability and Productivity on Modeling Integrated Surface- Subsurface Water Flow and Biogeochemical Cycling in the Hyporheic Zone – IDEAS Use Case 1IDEAS
Dye, Dennis Understanding the Response of Photosynthetic Metabolism in Tropical Forests to Seasonal Climate VariationsTES University Award
Eissenstat, David Topographic Controls on Soil Respiration and Fine Root Distribution at the Shale Hills Critical Zone ObservatoryTES University Award
Fan, Zhaosheng Characterizing Organic Matter Lability In Alaskan Tundra Soils Using Mid-Infrared SpectroscopyTES SFA
Fendorf, Scott SLAC SFA: Molecular controls over uranium mobility in organic-rich sedimentsSLAC SBR SFA
Fendorf, Scott Spatial Variation in Microbial Processes Controlling Carbon Mineralization within Soils and SedimentsTES University Award
Finzi, Adrien C. Measuring and modeling CO2 and CH4 flux in response to experimental manipulations of temperature and atmospheric CO2 in a black SPRUCE peatlandTES University Award
Fisher, Rosie Vegetation demographics in Earth System Models: Capturing tropical forest response to novel disturbance regimesNGEE Tropics
Foster, Lauren Development of multiple simulation capabilities to model hydrologic partitioning and biogeochemical cycling at the Berkeley Lab’s East River Field SiteStudent
Fox, Patricia Chemical Characterization and Release Dynamics of Sediment Associated Organic Matter at the Rifle, Co Field SiteLBNL SBR SFA
Francis, Christopher SLAC SFA: Diversity and biogeography of subsurface nitrogen-cycling communities at uranium-contaminated DOE legacy sites in the upper Colorado River BasinSLAC SBR SFA
Genereux, David Regional groundwater systems convey deep crustal carbon into rainforest water, air, and plants in Costa RicaTES University Award
Gill, Allison Effect of belowground warming on surface methane and CO2 fluxes from a boreal black spruce peatlandStudent
Graham, David Biogeochemical Controls on Microbial CO2 and CH4 Production Across Polygonal Arctic Soils and PermafrostNGEE Arctic
Griffiths, Natalie Peatland porewater chemistry responses to deep peat and whole-ecosystem warmingTES SFA
Gu, Baohua Anaerobic Mercury Methylation and Demethylation by Geobacter bemidjiensis Bem, and factors affecting methylmercury export and distributionORNL SBR SFA
Gu, Lianhong Testing a land model in ecosystem functional space via a comparison of observed and modeled ecosystem flux responses to precipitation regimes and associated stresses in a central USA forestTES SFA
Hanson, Paul ORNL’s Terrestrial Ecosystem Science – Scientific Focus Area (TES SFA) A 2016 OverviewTES SFA
Harp, Dylan Fine-scale modeling of permafrost using the Arctic Terrestrial SimulatorNGEE Arctic
Heinz, Susan Implementing a Shared Project Management Strategy across NGEE-Arctic and NGEE-TropicsNGEE Arctic
Hess, Nancy EMSL: A DOE Scientific User Facility for Terrestrial and Subsurface Science ResearchEMSL
Hicks Pries, Caitlin Soil depths respond differently to in situ warmingTES SFA
Hinkle, Ross Carbon Dynamics of the Greater Everglades Watershed and Implications of Climate ChangeTES University Award
Hodgkins, Suzanne Latitudinal Differences in Peatland Organic Chemistry observed by FTIR, UV/Vis Absorption, and Fluorescence SpectroscopiesStudent
Hoffman, Forrest Forecasting Pan-Tropical Ecological Impacts of the 2015 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)NGEE Tropics
Hofmockel, Kirsten Microbial Response to Deep Peat HeatingTES University Award
Holm, Jennifer Vegetation demographics in Earth System Models: Capturing tropical forest response to novel disturbance regimesNGEE Tropics
Hook, Les ORNL’s TES SFA Data Acquisition, Quality Assurance, and Archiving to Support Modeling and Synthesis TasksTES SFA
Hopple, Anya How does deep warming of a peatland affect methane production?Student
Hou, Zhangshuan (Jason) Facies Delineation at Local and Reach ScalesPNNL SBR SFA
Hsu-Kim, Heileen Nanoscale Mercury Sulfide-Organic Matter Interactions: Practical Applications for Environmental Risk AssessmentEarly Career
Huang, Maoyi Quantifying Reach-scale Dynamics of Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange and Land-Atmosphere Interactions along the Columbia River Shoreline through Model-Data IntegrationPNNL SBR SFA
Hubbard, Susan Berkely Lab Watershed Function SFA: Biogeochemical Dynamics from Genome to Watershed ScalesLBNL SBR SFA
Iversen, Colleen Introducing FRED: A growing Fine-Root Ecology DatabaseTES SFA
Jardine, Kolby Disentangling temperature-driven influences to water and carbon plant physiological processes in the Central Amazon during the 2015/16 El NiñoNGEE Tropics
Jastrow, Julie Bioavailable Carbon and the Relative Degradation State of Organic Matter in Active Layer and Permafrost SoilsTES SFA
Johnson, Jeffrey Interoperable software for integrated watershed scale modelsIDEAS
Johnson, Tim Model-driven hydro-geophysical characterization of the groundwater-surface water interaction zonePNNL SBR SFA
Johs, Alexander Insights into the Biochemistry of Microbial Mercury MethylationORNL SBR SFA
Keeling, Ralph Atmospheric signatures of large-scale variations in the isotopic fractionation of terrestrial photosynthesisTES University Award
Keiluweit, Marco Functional Aerobic-Anaerobic Metabolic Heterogeneity within SoilsTES University Award
Keller, Jason Warming effects on peat column CH4 dynamics in a Minnesota bogTES University Award
Kemner, Ken The Argonne National Laboratory Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program SFA: Fe and S Biogeochemistry in Redox Dynamic EnvironmentsANL SBR SFA
Kersting, Annie LLNL's Subsurface Biogeochemistry of Actinides SFALLNL SBR SFA
Killeffer, Terri The NGEE Arctic Data Archive: Data Sharing, DOI Services, and Modeling ArchiveNGEE Arctic
King, Anthony Functional Unit Testing in the Investigation of Black Spruce Foliar Dark RespirationTES SFA
Kluber, Laurel Microbial Response to the SPRUCE Deep Peat Heating ExperimentTES SFA
Kostka, Joel The response of belowground carbon turnover and heterotrophic microbial communities to warming in peatlands at the ecosystem scale.TES University Award
Kumar, Jitendra Characterizing biotic and abiotic properties of landscape and their implications for ecohydrological processes across scalesNGEE Arctic
Lee, Jung-Eun Collaborative Research on Ecophysiological controls on Amazonian precipitation seasonality and variabilityTES University Award
Léger, Emmanuel Quantifying the Distribution of Soil and Permafrost Properties and Their Linkage with Landscape Properties in Arctic Tundra EcosystemNGEE Arctic
Leung, L. Ruby Modeling hydrologic processes in the Amazon: Comparison of hydrologic variability in a hierarchy of model simulationsNGEE Tropics
Lin, John Scaling biospheric CO2 fluxes in the Western U.S. from site to region using the Community Land ModelTES University Award
Litvak, Marcy Determining the Impact of Forest Mortality in Semi-Arid Woodlands on Local and Regional Carbon DynamicsTES University Award
Liu, Yuanyuan Fine Scale Biogeochemical Processes in Hyporheic Zone SedimentsPNNL SBR SFA
Liu, Chongxuan Functional Enzyme-based Metabolic Models for Simulating Biogeochemical ProcessesPNNL SBR SFA
Lu, Meng Shrinking stems of marsh plant under elevated carbon dioxideTES University Award
Maher, Kate A multiscale approach to modeling carbon cycling within a high-elevation watershedSBR University Award
Mao, Jiafu A framework for the detection and attribution of terrestrial ecosystem dynamicsTES SFA
Matamala, Roser Mid infrared spectral properties of northern soils across a latitudinal transect in AlaskaTES SFA
Matheus Carnevali, Paula Variability in microbial community structure and function across and among meanders in the East River SFA Watershed Study SiteLBNL SBR SFA
Mayes, Melanie Improving Soil C Dynamic Models Through the Incorporation of Microbial ProcessesTES SFA
Mcclellan, Matthew Carbon Dynamics of the Greater Everglades Watershed and Implications of Climate ChangeStudent
Mcdowell, Nate NGEE-Tropics El Nino and drought impacts researchNGEE Tropics
Mcfarlane, Karis Terrestrial Carbon Cycling: Insights Gained through Radiocarbon Analysis and Interpretation at SPRUCE, NGEE-Arctic, and AmeriFluxDOE Lab
Mcinnes, Lois Interoperable Design of Extreme­scale Application Software (IDEAS): Software development methodologies that enhance scientific productivityIDEAS
Megonigal, Pat Coastal Wetland Carbon Sequestration in a Warmer ClimateTES University Award
Mishra, Bhoopesh Abiotic redox dynamics between Hg and MnANL SBR SFA
Moore, Jessica Roots stimulate carbon cycling while mycorrhizae stimulate nitrogen cycling in a boreal upland forestStudent
Neumann, Rebecca Methane Flux and Oxidation in a Thermokarst Bog in Interior Alaska: The Role of PlantsEarly Career
Newcomer, Michelle Exploring climate controls on hyporheic zone dynamics and feedbacks between sediment distribution, riverbed bioclogging, infiltration, and microbial CO2 productionLBNL SBR SFA
Newman, Brent Understanding Lateral Hydrological Flow Paths in the Arctic Coastal PlainNGEE Arctic
Norby, Richard Photosynthetic parameters of diverse woody species in Panama are correlated with foliar nitrogen and phosphorus contentNGEE Tropics
O'Loughlin, Edward Effects of soluble electron shuttles on microbial Fe(III) reduction and methanogenesis in wetland sedimentsANL SBR SFA
Painter, Scott A multiscale strategy for process-rich, microtopography-aware simulations of thermal hydrology in polygonal tundraIDEAS
Painter, Scott Exposure-time based approach for modeling mercury transport and transformation in low-order streamsORNL SBR SFA
Parks, Jerry Probing Electrochemistry and Chemical Equilibria with Computational Chemistry: Corrinoids Related to Mercury MethylationORNL SBR SFA
Pasa-Tolic, Ljiljana Exploring the Soil Microbiome and Elemental Cycling via Advanced Mass Spectrometry at EMSLEMSL
Pierce, Eric Biogeochemical Transformations at Critical Interfaces Science Focus Area: An OverviewORNL SBR SFA
Porras, Rachel Synthetic Mineral-Organo Associations in Soil: Vulnerability of Mineral Associated Carbon to Microbial Decomposition with DepthTES SFA
Powell, Brian Understanding Technetium Transport in Porous Media with Batch Geochemical Tests, 4D Emission Imaging Experiments and Modeling StudiesSBR University Award
Powell, Brian Development of a Self-Consistent Model of Plutonium Sorption: Quantification of Sorption Enthalpy and Ligand-Promoted DissolutionSBR University Award
Powell, Brian The influence of plant and microbial exudates on radionuclide mobility in subsurface environmentsSBR University Award
Powers, Jennifer Extrapolating carbon dynamics of seasonally dry tropical forests across geographic scales and into future climates: improving simulation models with empirical observationsTES University Award
Raczka, Brett An observational constraint on stomatal function in forests: evaluating coupled carbon and water vapor exchange with carbon isotopes in the Community Land Model (CLM 4.5)TES University Award
Raff, Jonathan Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of Land-Atmosphere Interactions of Reactive Oxides of NitrogenEarly Career
Ricciuto, Daniel A new model intercomparison at SPRUCETES SFA
Richardson, Curtis The Role of Phenolic Compounds, Aromatics and Black Carbon Controls on Decomposition, GHG losses in Peatlands Along a Latitudinal Gradient from Minnesota to PanamaTES University Award
Rivers, Adam The DOE Joint Genome Institute: A dedicated user facility for environmental & energy genomicsEarly Career
Roden, Eric Composition and Metabolic Activity of Columbia River SIZ Microbial Communities in Relation to Habitat and DOC SourcePNNL SBR SFA
Rowland, Joel The flux of soil organic carbon into arctic rivers from river bank erosionEarly Career
Santschi, Peter H Collaborative Research: Natural Organic Matter And Microbial Controls On Mobilization/Immobilization Of I And Pu In Soils And Waters Affected By Radionuclide Releases In USA And JapanSBR University Award
Versteeg Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) abstractSBIR
Schafer, Karina Canopy water use efficiency before, during and after gypsy moth attack in an upland forest in the New Jersey Pine BarrensTES University Award
Scheibe, Timothy Hybrid Multiscale Simulation of Hydro-Biogeochemical Processes in the Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction ZonePNNL SBR SFA
Schmidt, Andres Project title: Carbon cycle dynamics in Oregon’s urban-suburban-forested-agricultural landscapesTES University Award
Schuur, Ted The impact of permafrost carbon loss on the carbon balance of an experimentally warmed tundra ecosystemTES University Award
Shi, Yuning Using a spatially-distributed hydrologic biogeochemistry model to study the spatial variation of carbon processes in a Critical Zone ObservatoryTES University Award
Shi, Xiaoying Representing northern peatland hydrology and biogeochemistry with the Community Land ModelTES SFA
Slette, Ingrid Characterizing rooting depth distribution and nitrogen acquisition by dominant tundra plant speciesNGEE Arctic
Stegen, James Linkages among Geophysical Facies, Microbial Composition, Biogeochemical Rates, and Seasonal Hydrology in the Hyporheic ZonePNNL SBR SFA
Strand, Allan Inducing and characterizing root senescence through anatomical, chemical, and transcriptional approaches.TES University Award
Tokunaga, Tetsu Deep vadose zone respiration contributions to CO2 fluxes from a semi-arid floodplainLBNL SBR SFA
Torn, Margaret Berkeley Lab Terrestrial Ecosystem Science SFA: Belowground carbon cyclingTES SFA
Torn, Margaret The AmeriFlux Management ProjectAmeriFlux
Trowbridge, Amy Net bVOC emissions from a mixed hardwood forest floor: Importance of species composition and belowground processes in driving seasonal dynamicsTES University Award
Varadharajan, Charuleka Agile data management and synthesis for heterogeneous, multiscale watershed datasetsLBNL SBR SFA
Varadharajan, Charuleka Development and management of tropical forest datasets for model simulation and benchmarkingNGEE Tropics
Vaughn, Lydia Soil carbon inputs and ecosystem respiration: a field priming experiment in Arctic coastal tundraStudent
Visser, Ate Applications of Isotope and Noble Gas Analyses for Water Resources ManagementSBR University Award
Wainwright, Haruko Above and Below-Ground Geophysical Characterization of Watershed Structure and FunctioningLBNL SBR SFA
Waldo, Nicholas Using Optical Oxygen Sensors and Targeted Microbial Analyses to Examine Methane Dynamics in the Boreal RhizosphereStudent
Walker, Anthony Global sensitivity analysis of a leaf photosynthesis model composed of multiple competing hypothesesTES SFA
Wallenstein, Matthew Tracking the fate of Arctic carbon: will shrub expansion result in a loss of soil carbon?TES University Award
Wang, Dali Building A Virtual Ecosystem Dynamic Model for Root ResearchTES SFA
Warren, Jeff Ecophysiology and water relations of woody plants within an Picea-Sphagnum ombrotrophic bogTES SFA
Weston, David Insights into Sphagnum physiology and the associated microbiome at SPRUCETES SFA
Wieder, Will Benchmarking and improving microbial-explicit soil biogeochemistry modelsTES University Award
Williams, Kenneth From Rifle to RMBL: MODEX activities at Berkeley Lab’s East River Watershed Study SiteLBNL SBR SFA
Wullschleger, Stan Next-Generation Ecosystems Experiment (NGEE Arctic): Progress and PlansNGEE Arctic
Xu, Chonggang Toward a better prediction of water stress on vegetation dynamics in Earth System ModelsDOE Lab
Yabusaki, Steve Rifle Floodplain Water Table Dynamics: Biogeochemical Cycling and Uranium MobilityLBNL SBR SFA
Yang, Yu Systematic Investigation of the Biogeochemical Stability of Iron Oxide-Bound Organic Carbon: Linking Redox Cycles and Carbon PersistenceSBR University Award
Yang, Ziming Influences of climate warming on labile organic carbon transformation and mercury methylation in saturated tundra from Barrow, AlaskaNGEE Arctic
Yang, Xiaojuan Improve the representation of phosphorus availability and uptake in land surface modelsTES SFA
Ye, Ming Computational Bayesian Framework for Quantification of Predictive Uncertainty in Environmental ModelingEarly Career
Zachara, John Pacific Northwest National Laboratory SFA: Hydro-Biogeochemical Process Dynamics in the Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction ZonePNNL SBR SFA
Zhu, Qing Linkage between root competitive traits and tundra nitrogen uptake patternsNGEE Arctic
Grossiord Effects of atmospheric warming and precipitation reduction on the interaction between carbon and nitrogen in forest ecosystemsDOE Lab