Publications

Publications

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

Thomas. R. Q., A. Jersild, E. Brooks, V. A. Thomas, and R. H. Wynne.  2018. A mid-century ecological forecast with partitioned uncertainty predicts increases in loblolly pine forest productivity. Ecological Applications. doi: 10.1002/eap.1761 [link]

Jian, J.,  M. K. Steele, S. D. Day, R. Q. Thomas, and S. C. Hodges. 2018. Measurement strategies to account for soil respiration temporal heterogeneity across diverse regions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 125: 167-177 [link]

Jian, J., M.K. Steele, R. Q. Thomas, S. Day, and S. Hodges. 2018. Constraining global soil respiration by quantifying sources of uncertainty. Global Change Biology 24: 4143- 4159 [link]

Ahlswede, B. J. and R. Q. Thomas. 2017.  Community Earth System Model Simulations Reveal the Relative Importance of Afforestation and Forest Management to Surface Temperature in Eastern North America.  Forests 8: 499 [link]

Thomas, R. Q., E. Brooks, A. Jersild, E. Ward, R. H. 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.  2017. 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 [link]

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. [link]

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 [link]

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. Global Change Biology 22, 121–136 [link]

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. [link]

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 [link]

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. [link]

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 [link]

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. [link]

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. [link]

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. [link]

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

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. [link]

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

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. [link]

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.  [link]

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. [link]

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. [link]

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. [link]

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. [link]

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.  [link]