Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2020 Snowmelt control on spring hydrology declines as the vernal window lengthensEnvironmental Research Letters.  15:114040-114040. 2020
2020 Defining frigid winter illuminates its loss across seasonally snow-covered areas of eastern North AmericaEnvironmental Research Letters.  15:034020-034020. 2020
2019 Winter Weather Whiplash: Impacts of Meteorological Events Misaligned With Natural and Human Systems in Seasonally Snow-Covered RegionsEarth's Future.  7:1434-1450. 2019
2019 Northern forest winters have lost cold, snowy conditions that are important for ecosystems and human communities.Ecological Applications.  29:e01974. 2019
2019 Long-Term Measurements of Methane Ebullition From Thaw PondsJournal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences.  124:2208-2221. 2019
2017 A longer vernal window: the role of winter coldness and snowpack in driving spring transitions and lags.Global Change Biology.  23:1610-1625. 2017
2016 Winter soil respiration in a humid temperate forest: The roles of moisture, temperature, and snowpackJournal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences.  121:3072-3088. 2016
2015 Soil microbial communities vary as much over time as with chronic warming and nitrogen additionsSoil Biology and Biochemistry.  88:19-24. 2015
2013 Soil respiration does not acclimatize to warmer temperatures when modeled over seasonal timescalesBiogeochemistry.  112:555-570. 2013
2011 Seasonal dynamics of soil respiration and N mineralization in chronically warmed and fertilized soilsEcosphere.  2:art36-art36. 2011
2008 Stoichiometry of soil enzyme activity at global scale.Ecology Letters.  11:1252-1264. 2008

Teaching Activities

  • Biogeosci Earth System Taught course 2020
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2015
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2015
  • Studio Soils Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. French, Villanova University
  • B.A. Philosophy, Villanova University
  • M.S. Conservation Biology, Antioch New England
  • Ph.D. Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • Alexandra Contosta