Publications

Bold: Lab members; Italics: Students or Post-docs

Horn, K. J., R. Q. Thomas, L. H. Pardo, C. M. Clark, M. E. Fenn, G. B. Lawrence, S. S. Perakis, E. A.H. Smithwick, D. Baldwin, S. Braun, A. Nordin, C. H. Perry,  J. N. Phelan, P. G. Schaberg, S. B. St.Clair, R. Warby, and S. WatmoughDynamic growth and survival responses of tree species to nitrogen deposition across the US.  In Revision.

Thomas, R. Q., M. Williams, M. A. Cavaleri, J.-F. Exbrayat, L. Smallman, and L.E. Street.  A canopy economic framework integrates leaf traits with canopy properties and carbon dynamics. Submitted.

Thomas, R. Q., E. Brooks, A. Jersild, E. Ward, R. Wynne, T.J. Albaugh, H. D. Aldridge, H. E. Burkhart, J-C Domec, T. R. Fox, C. A. Gonzalez-Benecke, A. Noormets, D. A. Sampson, and R. O. Teskey.  Leveraging 35 years of Pinus taeda research in the southeastern US to constrain forest carbon cycle predictions: regional data assimilation using ecosystem experiments. Biogeosciences 14: 3525 – 3547

Niu, S, A.T. Classen, J. Dukes, P. Kardol, L. Liu, Y. Luo, L. Rustad, J. Tang, P.H. Templer, R. Q. Thomas, D. Tian, S. Vicca, Y-P Wang, J. Xia, and S. Zaehle. 2016. Global Patterns and Fundamental Mechanisms of the Terrestrial Nitrogen Cycle. Ecology Letters 19: 697-709.

Hurtt, G.C., R.Q. Thomas, J. Fisk, R. Dubayah, and S. Sheldon. 2016. The Impact of Fine-scale Disturbances on the Predictability of Vegetation Dynamics and Carbon Flux. PLOS ONE 11: e0152883

Burd, A.B., S. Frey, A. Cabre, T. Ito, N.M. Levine, C. Lønborg, M. Long, M. Mauritz, R.Q. Thomas, B. Stevens, T. Vanwallenghem, and N. Zeng. 2015. Terrestrial and Marine Perspectives on Modeling Organic Matter Degradation Pathways and Controls. Global Change Biology 22, 121–136

Bracco, A.B, M.C. Long, N.M. Levine, R.Q. Thomas, C. Deutsch, and G.A. McKinely. 2015. NCAR’s Summer Colloquium: Capacity building in Cross-disciplinary Research of  Earth System Carbon-climate Connections.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 96: 1381–1384.

Thomas, R.Q., E.N.J. Brookshire, and S. Gerber. 2015. Nitrogen limitation on land: How can it occur in Earth system models? Global Change Biology 21: 1777–1793

Thomas, R. Q. and Williams, M. 2014. A model using marginal efficiency of investment to analyze carbon and nitrogen interactions in terrestrial ecosystems (ACONITE Version 1), Geoscientific Model Development 7: 2015-2037.

Thomas, R.Q, G.A. McKinley, M.C. Long. 2013. Examining Uncertainties in Representations of the Carbon Cycle in Earth System Models. EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union 94: 460

Thomas, R. Q., S. Zaehle, P.H. Templer, and C.L. Goodale. 2013. Global patterns of nitrogen limitation: Confronting two global biogeochemical models with observations.  Global Change Biology 19: 2986–2998.

Bell, R.C., A. Belmaker, J. M. Brown, C. S. Couch, K. S. Francisco, M. E. Manuel, K. M. Marchetto, J. L. Simonis, R. Q. Thomas, and J. P. Sparks. 2013. Effectiveness of Erythrina gall wasp bio-control and implications for the recovery of threatened Wiliwili trees (Fabaceae: Erythrina sandwicensis).  Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 140:215–224.

Thomas, R. Q., G. B. Bonan, and C. L. Goodale. 2013.  Insights into mechanisms governing forest carbon response to nitrogen deposition: a model-data comparison using observed responses to nitrogen addition. Biogeosciences 10: 3869–3887.

Thomas, R. Q., J. R. Kellner, D. B. Clark, and D. Peart. 2013. Low mortality in tall tropical trees. Ecology 94:920–929.

Rastetter, E. B., R. D. Yanai, R. Q. Thomas, M. A. Vadeboncoeur, T. J. Fahey, M. C. Fisk, B. L. Kwiatkowski, and S. P. Hamburg. 2013. Recovery from disturbance requires resynchronization of ecosystem nutrient cycles. Ecological Applications 23:621–642.

C.C. Carey, H.A. Ewing, K.L. Cottingham, K.C. Weathers, R.Q. Thomas, and J.F. Haney. 2012. Occurrence, toxicity, and potential ecological consequences of the cyanobacterium Gloeotrichia echinulata for low-nutrient lakes in the northeastern United States. Aquatic Ecology 46: 395–409

Raciti, S. M, T. J. Fahey, R. Q. Thomas, P. B. Woodbury, C. T. Driscoll, F. J. Carranti, D. R. Foster, P. S. Gwyther, B. R. Hall, S. P. Hamburg, J. C. Jenkins, C. Neill, B. W. Peery, E. E. Quigley, R. Sherman, M. A. Vadeboncoeur, D. A. Weinstein, G. Wilson.  2012.  Local scale carbon budgets and mitigation opportunities for the northeastern United States.  Bioscience 62: 23-38.

*Leuzinger, S., and *R. Q Thomas. 2011.  How do we improve Earth system models? Integrating Earth system models, ecosystem models, experiments and long-term data.  New Phytologist 191: 15–18.  *Denotes that authors contributed equally

Thomas, R.Q., C. D. Canham, K. C. Weathers, and C. L. Goodale.  2010. Increased tree carbon storage in response to nitrogen deposition in the U.S.  Nature Geosciences 3: 13-17.

Hurtt, G. C., J. Fisk, R. Q. Thomas, R. Dubayah, P. Moorcroft, and H. Shugart.  2010. Linking Models and Data on Vegetation Structure: Data Requirements and a Modeling Framework for Future Space-borne Missions.  Journal of Geophysical Research 115: G00E10.

Canham, C. D. and R. Q. Thomas. 2010. Local frequency but not relative abundance of temperate tree species varies along climate gradients in eastern North America.  Ecology 91: 3433 – 3440.

Thomas, R. Q., G. C. Hurtt, R. Dubayah, and M. Schilz. 2008. Using lidar data and a height structured ecosystem model to improve estimates forest carbon stocks and fluxes over mountainous terrain. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 34: S351-S363.

Fisher, J., G. C. Hurtt, R. Q. Thomas, and J. Q. Chambers. 2008. Clustered disturbances lead to bias in large-scale estimates based on forest sample plots.  Ecology Letters 11: 554-563.  Recommended by Faculty of 1000: http://f1000.com/1115349