ERCZO Publication List

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Sharrar, A.M., Crits-Christoph, A., Méheust, R., Diamond, S., Starr, E.P., Banfield, J.F. (2020). Bacterial secondary metabolite biosynthetic potential in soil varies with phylum, depth, and vegetation type. mBio 11 (3) e00416-20.

Dawson, T.E, Hahm, W.J., & Crutchfield-Peters, K. (2020). Digging deeper: what the critical zone perspective adds to the study of plant ecophysiology. New Phytologist 226(3): 666-671.

Kelson, S.J., Miller, M.R., Thompson, T.Q., O’Rourke, S.M., & Carlson, S.M. (2020). Temporal dynamics of migration‐linked genetic variation are driven by streamflows and riverscape permeability. Molecular Ecology 29(5):870-885.

Kelson, S. J., Power, M.E., Finlay, J.C., and S. M. Carlson. (2020). Partial migration alters population ecology and food chain length: evidence from a salmonid fish.  Ecosphere 11(2): e03044–19.

Wang, T., Kelson, S.J., Greer, G., Thompson, S.E., and S.M. Carlson. (2020). Tributary Confluences are Dynamic Thermal Refuges for a Juvenile Salmonid in a Warming River Network. River Research and Applications.

Uno, H., and S. Pneh. (2020). Effect of source habitat spatial heterogeneity and species diversity on the temporal stability of aquatic‐to‐terrestrial subsidy by emerging aquatic insects. Ecological Research 35(3):474–481.

Uno, H., and J. H. Stillman. (2020). Lifetime eurythermy by seasonally matched thermal performance of developmental stages in an annual aquatic insect. Oecologia 192:647–656.

Ishikawa, N.F., Finlay, J.C., Uno, H., Ogawa, N.O., Ohkouchi, N., Tayasu, T., Power, and M.E. Power. (2020).  Combined use of radiocarbon and stable carbon isotopes for the source mixing model in a stream food web. Limnology and Oceanography 65(11): 2688-2696.

Rossi, G. and M.E. Power. (2020). The foraging mode and within-patch movement of juvenile Oncorhynchus mykiss during spring and summer streamflow recession in a California Stream. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, submitted.

Schmidt, L. and Rempe, D.R. (2020). Quantifying dynamic water storage in unsaturated bedrock with borehole nuclear magnetic resonance. Geophysical Research Letters 47(22):e2020GL089600.

Golla, J.K., Kuessner, M.L., Bouchez, J., Rempe, D.M., and J.L. Druhan (2020). Tracing Silicate Weathering Dynamics in a Shale-Dominated Hillslope using Lithium Isotopes in a Reactive Transport Framework. Goldschmidt 2020 Abstracts.

Tune, A. K., Druhan, J. L., Wang, J., Bennett, P. C., and D.M. Rempe (2020). Carbon dioxide production in bedrock beneath soils substantially contributes to forest carbon cycling. JGR: Biosciences 125(12): e2020JG005795.

Pedrazas, M.A., Hahm, W.J., Huang, M.-H., Dralle, D., Nelson, M.D., Breunig, R.E., Fauria, K.E., Bryk, A.B., Dietrich, W.E. and D.M. Rempe (2020). Patterns of Weathering in Sedimentary Bedrock Across a Sequence of Repeating Ridges and Valleys. JGR: Earth Surface, submitted.

Al-Shayeb, B., Sachdeva, R., Chen, L.-X., Ward, F., Munk, P., Devoto, A., Castelle, C. J., Olm, M. R., Bouma-Gregson, K., Amano, Y., He, C., Méheust, R., Brooks, B., Thomas, A., Lavy, A., Matheus-Carnevali, P., Sun, C., Goltsman, D. S. A., Borton, M. A., Sharrar, A., Jaffe, A. L., Nelson, T. C., Kantor, R., Keren, R.,; Lane, K. R., Farag, I. F., Lei, S., Finstad, K., Amundson, R., Anantharaman, K., Zhou, J., Probst, A.J., Power, M. E., Tringe, S.G., Li, W.-J., Wrighton, K., Harrison, S., Morowitz, M., Relman, D. A., Doudna, J. A., Lehours, A.-C., Warren, L., Cate, J. H. D., Santini, J. M., and J.F. Banfield (2020).  Clades of huge phages from across Earth’s ecosystems. Nature 578: 425-431.

Hahm, W.J., Rempe, D.M., Dralle, D.N., Dawson, T.E., and W.E. Dietrich (2020). Oak transpiration drawn from the weathered bedrock vadose zone in the summer dry season. Water Resources Research 56(11):e2020WR027419.

Dralle, D.N., Hahm, W.J., Rempe, D.M., Karst, N.J., Anderegg, L.D.L., Thompson, S.E., Dawson, T.E., and W.E. Dietrich (2020). Plants as sensors: vegetation response to rainfall predicts root-zone water storage capacity in Mediterranean-type climates. Environmental Research Letters 15(10):104074.

Gu, X., Rempe, D.M., Dietrich, W.E., West, A.J., Lin, T.-C., Jin, L. & S.L. Brantley. (2020) Chemical reactions, porosity, and microfracturing in shale during weathering: the effect of erosion rate. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 269(15): 63-100.

Bales, R.C. and W.E. Dietrich. (2020). Linking Critical Zone Water Storage and Ecosystems. Eos 101.



Baldocchi, D., Dralle, D.N., Jiang, C. & Ryu, Y. (2019). How Much Water is Evaporated Across California? A Multi-Year Assessment Using a Biophysical Model Forced with Satellite Remote Sensing Data, Water Resources Research 55(4): 2722-2741.

Bouma-Gregson, K., Olm, M.R., Probst, A.J., Anantharaman, K., Power, M.E. & J.F. Banfield. (2019). Impacts of microbial assemblage and environmental conditions on the distribution of anatoxin-a producing cyanobacteria within a river network. The International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME) Journal 13: 1618–1634.

Callahan, R.P., Ferrier, K.L., Dixon, J., Dosseto, A., Hahm, W.J., Jessup, B.S., Miller, S.N., Hunsaker, C.T., Johnson, D.W., Sklar, L.S. & C.S. Riebe. (2019). Arrested development: Erosional equilibrium in the southern Sierra Nevada, California, maintained by feedbacks between channel incision and hillslope sediment production. Geological Society of America (GSA) Bulletin 131 (7-8): 1179-1202.

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). Hillslope hydrology in global change research and Earth system modeling. Water Resources Research 55 (2): 1737-1772.

Greer, G., Carlson, S.M. & S.E. Thompson. (2019). Evaluating definitions of salmonid thermal refugia using in situ measurements in the Eel River, Northern California. Ecohydrology

Hahm, W.J., Dralle, D.N., Rempe, D.M., Bryk, A.B., Thompson, S.E., Dawson, T.E. & W.E. Dietrich. (2019). Low Subsurface Water Storage Capacity Relative to Annual Rainfall Decouples Mediterranean Plant Productivity and Water Use From Rainfall Variability. Geophysical Research Letters.

Hahm, W.J., Rempe, D.R., Dralle, D.N., Dawson, T., Lovill, S., Bryk, A., Bish, D., Schieber, J. & W.E. Dietrich. (2019). Lithologically controlled subsurface critical zone thickness and water storage capacity determine regional plant community composition, Water Resources Research 55 (4): 3028-3055.

Kelson, S.J. & Carlson, S.M. (2019). Do precipitation extremes drive growth and migration timing of a Pacific salmonid fish in Mediterranean-climate streams? Ecosphere 10 (3): e02618.

Kelson, S.J., Miller, M.R., Thompson, T.Q., O’Rourke, S.M. & Carlson S.M. (2019). Do genomics and sex predict migration in a partially migratory salmonid fish, Oncorhynchus mykiss? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Karst, N. J., Dralle, D.N. & Müller, M. (2019). On the effect of nonlinear recessions on low flow variability: Diagnostic of an analytical model for annual flow duration curves, Water Resources Research 55(7): 6125-6137.

Diamond, S., Andeer, P.F., Li, Z., Crits-Christoph, A., Burstein, D., Anantharaman, A., Lane, K.R., Thomas, B.C., Pan, C., Northen, T.R., and Banfield, J.F. (2019). Mediterranean grassland soil C–N compound turnover is dependent on rainfall and depth, and is mediated by genomically divergent microorganisms. Nature Microbiology 4: 1356–1367.



Bouma-Gregson, K., Kudela, R.M. & M.E. Power. (2018). Widespread anatoxin-a detection in benthic cyanobacterial mats throughout a river network. PLoS ONE 13 (5): e0197669.  

Crits-Christoph, A., Diamond, S., Butterfield, C.N. et al. Novel soil bacteria possess diverse genes for secondary metabolite biosynthesis. Nature 558: 440–444.

Dralle, D. N., Hahm, W. J., Rempe, D. M , Karst, N. J, Thompson, S.E. & W.E. Dietrich. (2018). Quantification of the seasonal hillslope water storage that does not drive streamflow. Hydrologic Processes 17 (4): 2105-2135.

Hahm, W. J., Dietrich, W.E. & T.E. Dawson. (2018). Controls on the distribution and resilience of Quercus garryana: ecophysiological evidence of oak’s water-limitation tolerance. Ecosphere 9 (5): e02218.

Lovill, S. M., Hahm, W. J. & W.E. Dietrich. (2018). Drainage from the Critical Zone: Lithologic controls on the persistence and spatial extent of wetted channels during the summer dry season. Water Resources Research 54 (8): 5702-5726.

Rasmussen C., Heckman K., Wieder W.R., Keiluweit M., Lawrence C.R., Berhe A.A., Blankinship J.C., Crow S.E., Druhan J.L., Hicks Pries C.E., Marin-Spiotta E., Plante A.F., Schädel C., Schimel J.P., Sierra C.A., Thompson A. & Wagai R. (2018). Beyond clay: towards an improved set of variables for predicting soil organic matter content. Biogeochemistry 137 (3): 297–306.

Rempe, D.M. & W. E. Dietrich. (2018). Direct observations of rock moisture, a hidden component of the hydrologic cycle, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (11) 2664-2669.

Rempe, D.M., Schmidt, L.M. & Hahm, W.J. (2018) In-situ nuclear magnetic resonance detection of fracture-held water in variably saturated bedrock. Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2018.

Richardson, J. B., Aguirre, A.A., Buss, H.L., O’Geen, A.T., Gu, X., Rempe, D.M. & Richter, D. (2017). Mercury sourcing and sequestration in weathering profiles at six Critical Zone Observatories. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 32 (10):1542-1555.



Brantley, S. L., Eissenstat, D. M., Marshall, J. A., Godsey, S. E., Balogh-Brunstad, Z., Karwan, D. L., Papuga, S. A., Roering, J., Dawson, T. E., Evaristo, J., Chadwick, O., McDonnell, J. J., & Weathers, K. C. Reviews and syntheses: on the roles trees play in building and plumbing the critical zone. (2017). Biogeosciences 14: 5115–5142.

Brantley, S.L., McDowell, W.H., Dietrich, W. E., White, T.S., Kumar, P., Anderson, S., Chorover, J., Lohse, K.A., Bales, R. C., Richter, D. D., Grant, G., & Gaillardet, J. (2017). Designing a network of Critical Zone Observatories to explore the living skin of the terrestrial Earth. Earth Surface Dynamics 5: 841-860.

Bouma-Gregson, K., Power, M.E. & M. Bormans. (2017). Rise and fall of toxic benthic freshwater cyanobacteria (Anabaena spp.) in the Eel river: Buoyancy and dispersal. Harmful Algae 66: 79-87.

Dralle, D.N., Karst, N.J., Charalampous, K., Veenstra, A. & Thompson, S.E. (2017). Event-scale power law recession analysis: quantifying methodological uncertainty. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21: 65–81.

Dralle, D.N., Karst, N., Muller, M., Vico, G., and Thompson, S.E. (2017). Stochastic modeling of interannual variation of hydrologic variables. Geophysical Research Letters 44 (14): 7285-7294.

Grant, G.E. & W.E. Dietrich. (2017). The frontier beneath our feet. Water Resources Research 53 (4): 2605-2609.

Kim, H., Dietrich, W.E., Thurnhoffer, B.M., Bishop, J.K. & I.Y. Fung. (2017). Controls on solute concentration‐discharge relationships revealed by simultaneous hydrochemistry observations of hillslope runoff and stream flow: The importance of critical zone structure. Water Resources Research 53 (2): 1424-1443.

Olm M.R., Butterfield, C.N., Copeland, A., Boles, C.T., Thomas, B.C., and Banfield, J.F. (2017). The source and evolutionary history of a microbial contaminant identified through soil metagenomic analysis mBio 8 (1).

Schaaf, C.J., Kelson, S.J., Nussle, S.C. & Carlson, S.M. (2017). Black spot infection in juvenile steelhead trout increases with stream temperature in northern California. Environmental Biology of Fishes 100 (6): 733-744.

Vadeboncoeur, Y. & Power, M.E. (2017). Attached Algae: The Cryptic Base of Inverted Trophic Pyramids in Freshwaters. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 48: 255-279

Vrettas, M. & I. Fung. (2017). Sensitivity of transpiration to subsurface properties: Exploration with a 1-D model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 9 (2): 1030-1045.

Wymore, A. S., West, N.R., Maher, K., Sullivan, P.L., Harpold, A., Karwan, D., Marshall, J.A., Perdrial, J., Rempe, D.M., & L. Main. (2017). Growing New Generations of International Critical Zone Scientists. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(14): 2498–2502.



Butterfield C.N., Li Z., Andeer P.F., Spaulding S., Thomas B.C., Singh A., Hettich R.L., Suttle K.B., Probst A.J., Tringe S.G., Northen T., Pan C., Banfield J.F. (2016). Proteogenomic analyses indicate bacterial methylotrophy and archaeal heterotrophy are prevalent below the grass root zone. PeerJ.

Ferrier, K.L., Riebe, C.S., and Hahm, W.J. (2016). Testing for supply‐limited and kinetic‐limited chemical erosion in field measurements of regolith production and chemical depletion.  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17 (6): 2270-2285.

Riebe, C.S., Hahm, W.J. & S.L. Brantley. (2016). Controls on deep critical zone architecture: a historical review and four testable hypotheses. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42 (1): 128-156.

Power, M. E., Kupferberg, S.J., Cooper, S. D., & Deas, M.L. (2016). California’s River Ecosystems. In H. A. Mooney & E. Zavaleta (Eds.), Ecosystems of California (p. 1008). University of California Press.



Carah, J.K., Howard, J.K., Thompson, S.E., Short Gianotti, A.G., Bauer, S.D., Carlson, S.M., Dralle, D.N., Gabriel, M.W., Hulette, L.L., Johnson, B.J., Knight, C.A., Kupferberg, S.J., Martin, S.L., Naylor, R.L. & Power, M.E. (2015). High Time for Conservation: Adding the Environment to the Debate on Marijuana Liberalization. BioScience 65 (8): 822-829.

Dralle, D.N., Karst, N. & S.E. Thompson. (2015). a, b careful: The challenge of scale invariance for comparative analyses in power law models of the streamflow recession. Geophysical Research Letters 42 (21): 9285-9293.

Oshun, J., Dietrich, W.E., Dawson, T.E. & Fung, I.Y. (2015). Dynamic, structured heterogeneity of water isotopes inside hillslopes. Water Resources Research 52 (1): 164-189.

Pangle L.A., DeLong S.B., Abramson N., Adams J., Barron-Gafford G.A., Breshears D.D., Brooks P.D., Chorover J., Dietrich W.E., Dontsova K., Durcik M., Espeleta J., Ferre T.P.A., Ferriere R., Henderson W., Hunt E.A., Huxman T.E., Millar D., Murphy B., Niu G-Y., Pavao-Zuckerman M., Pelletier J.D., Rasmussen C., Ruiz J., Saleska S., Schaap M., Sibayan M., Troch P.A., Tuller M., van Haren J. & Zeng X. (2015). The Landscape Evolution Observatory: A large-scale controllable infrastructure to study coupled Earth-surface processes. Geomorphology 244: 190-203.

Passalacqua, P., Belmont, P., Staley, D.M., Simley, J.D., Arrowsmith, J.R., Bode, C.A., Crosby, C., DeLong, S.B., Glenn, N.F., Kelly, S.A., Lague, D., Sangireddy, H., Schaffrath, K., Tarboton, D.G., Wasklewicz, T. & Wheaton, J.M. (2015). Analyzing high resolution topography for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer through landscapes: A review, Earth-Science Reviews 148: 174-193.

Poinar, G., Walder, L. & Uno, H. (2015). Anomalomermis ephemerophagis n. g., n. sp. (Nematoda: Mermithidae) parasitic in the mayfly Ephemerella maculata Traver (Ephermeroptera: Ephermerellidae) in California, USA. Systematic Parasitology 90 (3): 231-236.  

Power, M. E., Bouma-Gregson, K., Higgins, P., & S.M. Carlson. (2015). The Thirsty Eel: Summer and Winter Flow Thresholds that Tilt the Eel River of Northwestern California from Salmon-Supporting to Cyanobacterially Degraded States. Copeia 2015 (1): 200–211. 

Vrettas, M. & I. Fung. (2015). Toward a new parameterization of hydraulic conductivity in climate models: Simulation of rapid groundwater fluctuations in Northern California. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 7 (4): 2015-2135.

Uno, H. & M.E. Power. (2015). Mainstem‐tributary linkages by mayfly migration help sustain salmonids in a warming river network. Ecology Letters 18 (10): 1012-1020.

Vico, G. Thompson, S.E., Manzoni, S., Molini, A., Albertson, J.D., Almeida-Cortez, J.S., Fay, P.A., Feng, X., Guswa, A.J., Liu, H., Wilson, T.G. & Porporato, A. (2015). Climatic, ecophysiological, and phenological controls on plant ecohydrological strategies in seasonally dry ecosystems. Ecohydrology 8(4): 660-681.



Bode, C. A. Limm, M. P. Power, M. E. Finlay, J. C. (2014). Subcanopy solar radiation model: predicting solar radiation across a heavily vegetated landscape using LiDAR and GIS solar radiation models. Remote Sensing of Environment 154: 387-397. 

Dralle, D.N., Boisramé, G., & Thompson, S. E. (2014). Spatially variable water table recharge and the hillslope hydrologic response: Analytical solutions to the linearized hillslope Boussinesq equation. Water Resources Research 50:8515-8530.

Kim, H, Bishop, J.K., Dietrich, W.E. & Fung, I.Y. (2014). Process dominance shift in solute chemistry as revealed by long-term high-frequency water chemistry observations of groundwater flowing through weathered argillite underlying a steep forested hillslope. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 140: 1-19.

Link, P., Simonin, K., Maness, H., Oshun, J., Dawson, T., & I. Fung. (2014). Species differences in the seasonality of evergreen tree transpiration in a Mediterranean climate: Analysis of multiyear, half-hourly sap flow observations. Water Resources Research 50 (3): 1869-1894.

Rempe, D.M. & W.E. Dietrich. (2014). A bottom-up control on fresh-bedrock topography under landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (18): 6576-6581.

Simonin, K., Link, P., Rempe, D.M., Miller, S., Oshun, J., Bode, C., Dietrich, W.E., Fung, I.Y. & Dawson, T.E. (2014). Vegetation induced changes in the stable isotope composition of near surface humidity. Ecohydrology 7 (3): 936-949.