By MSI staff and our collaborators, visiting scientists, and students
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Rangwala, I., Barsugli, J., Cozzetto, K., Neff, J., and J. Prairie. 2012. Mid-21st century projections in temperature extremes in the southern Colorado Rocky Mountains from regional climate models. Climate Dynamics. DOI 10.1007/s00382-011-1282-z. February 2012.
Nydick, K., Crawford, J., Bidwell, M., Livensperger, C., Rangwala, I., and Cozetto, K. 2012. Climate Change Assessment for the San Juan Mountain Regions, Southwestern Colorado, USA: A Review of Scientific Research.
Holtgrieve et. al. 2011. A Coherent Signature of Anthropogenic Nitrogen Deposition to Remote Watersheds of the Northern Hemisphere. Science.
Peltz, C.D., Nydick, K., Wright, W. Ryan, J., Webster, J. 2011. Fate and Transport of Mercury in the Four Corners Region of Southwest Colorado (poster). American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
Peltz, C.D. 2011. Biochar for Mine Lands Remediation: Presentation given at American Chemical Society, October 2011.
Wright, W. 2011. Sources of Atmospheric Mercury Concentrations and wet Deposition at Molas Pass, Southwestern Colorado. (report submitted to the Animas Watershed Partnership)
Anderson, C., Nydick, K., Peltz, C., Moore, E., Livensperger, C. 2011. Source Pollution Identification: Colorado/S. Ute Reach Animas River Watershed. (report submitted to the Animas Watershed Partnership) (PDF of data)
Peltz, C.D. 2011. Biochar for Mine Lands Remediation: 2010 Data Summary
Peltz, C.D., Nydick, K., Livensperger, C. 2011 Lightner Creek Sediment Monitoring Initiative Report - Phase II. (report submitted to the Animas Watershed Partnership)
Nydick, K. and Williams, K. 2010. Pilot Study of the Ecological Effects of Mercury Deposition in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Mountain Studies Institute Report 2010-01.
Nydick, K. 2010. Mercury in Precipitation and Lakes of Southwestern Colorado. (prepared in cooperation with US EPA Region 8 Regional Geographic Priorities Program and the San Juan Public Lands Center - San Juan NF, and USDOI Bureau of Land Management)
Wright W.G., Nydick, K. 2010. Sources of Atmospheric Mercury Concentrations and Wet Deposition at Mesa Verde National Park, Southwestern Colorado, 2002-08 (report submitted to the USDOI National Park Service - Mesa Verde)
Williams, M., Nydick, K., Kreopsch, A., Gianniny G., Peltz, C., Vansickle, J. 2010. Isotopic and Geochemical Analysis of Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions at the Fruitland Outcrop: An Addition to the 4M Project. (report submitted to the San Juan Public Lands Center, USDA Forest Service - San Juan NF, USDOI Bureau of Land Management) see here for appendices
Ayres, E., H. Steltzer, S. Berg and D.H. Wall. 2009. Soil biota accelerate decomposition in high-elevation forests by specializing in the breakdown of litter produced by the plant species above them. Journal of Ecology, 97, 901–912, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01539.x
Ayres, E., H. Steltzer, S. Berg, M.D. Wallenstein, B. L. Simmons, D. H. Wall. 2009 .Tree Species Traits Influence Soil Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties in High Elevation Forests. PLoS ONE (open access www.plosone.org), Volume 4, Issue 6, e5964.
Castle, S.C., J.C. Neff.2009. Plant response to nutrient availability across variable bedrock geologies. Ecosystems. 10.1007/s10021-008-9210-8.
Elser, JJ, T Andersen, JS Baron, A-K Bergström, M Jansson, M Kyle, KR Nydick, and L Steger, DO Hessen. 2009. Shifts in Lake N:P Stoichiometry and Nutrient Limitation Driven by Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition. Science 326: 835 – 837.
Elser, JJ, M Kyle, L Steger, KR Nydick, and JS Baron. In Press.Nutrient availability and phytoplankton nutrient limitation across a gradient of atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Ecology, 90(11): 3062–3073.
Fourment, T, K Nydick, G Gianniny, and MA Goff. 2009. My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains. Children’s science book. Moonlight Publishing, 30 pp.
Lawrence, C.R. and J.C. Neff.2009. The physical and chemical flux of eolian dust across the landscape: A synthesis of observations and an evaluation of spatial patterns. Chemical Geology. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.02.005.
Nydick, K. 2009. Assessment of Foliar Ozone Injury: Pilot Project, A Report to the San Juan Public Lands Center (USFS/BLM). Mountain Studies Institute, Silverton, CO. 53 pp.
Nydick, K. 2009. How’s the Air Out Here? Outdoor Air Quality in the Easter Four Corners Region, Outreach booklet, Mountain Studies Institute, Silverton, CO. 32 pp.
Rangwala, I. and J.R. Miller. 2010 20th Century Temperature Trends in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research
Steltzer, H., C, Landry, T. H. Painter, J. Anderson, and E. Ayres. 2009. Biological consequences of earlier snowmelt from desert dust deposition in alpine landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106: 11629-11634, doi_10.1073_pnas.0900758106.
Brown, PD, WA Wurtsbaugh, and KR Nydick. 2008. Lakes and Forests as Determinants of Downstream Nutrient Concentrations in Small Mountain Watersheds. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 40: (3): 462–469.
B.U.G.S. Consulting, 2008. Pollution Source Identification & Best Management Practices Recommendations, San Juan and Animas Rivers, NM. Prepared for The San Juan Watershed Group. 131pp.
Chimner, R.A, D.J. Cooper, K. Nydick and J. Lemly. 2008. Final Report: Regional Assessment of Fen Distribution, Condition, and Restoration Needs, San Juan Mountains, Report to U.S, EPA Region IIV, Mountain Studies Institute, pp. 43.
Lukas, J and K Nydick. 2008. Tree rings and drought in the Animas basin. Outreach brochure, 2 pp.
Neff, J.C., A.P. Ballantyne, G.L. Famer, N.M. Mahowald, J.L. Conroy, C.C. Landry, J.T. Overpeck, T.H. Painter, C.R. Lawrence, and R.L. Reynolds. 2008. Recent increase in eolian dust deposition related to human activity in the Western United States. Nature - Geosciences.
Johnson, RH. 2007. Ground water flow modeling with sensitivity analyses to guide field data collection in a mountain watershed: Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, v. 27, n. 1, pp. 75-83.
Painter, T. H., A. P. Barrett, C. C. Landry, J. C. Neff, M. P. Cassidy, C. R. Lawrence, K. P. Thatcher, L. Farmer. (2007) Impact of disturbed desert soils on duration of mountain snowcover. Geophysical Research Letters. V34, 12, L12502, 10.1029/2007GL030208.
Sgro, G. V., J. B. Poole, and J.R. Johansen. 2007.Diatom species composition and ecology of the Animas River Watershed, Colorado USA. Western North American Naturalist 67(4), pp. 510–519.
Williams, M. 2007. Hydrogeology of Wolf Creek Pass Area, Project Report. Mountain Studies Institute. 13 pp.
Anderson, C., Nydick, K. 2007. Lower Animas River Nutrient Study Mountain Studies Institute and BUGS Consulting
Chimner, R.A, J. Lemly, D.J. Cooper, K. Northcott. 2006. Final Report: Regional Assessment of Fen Distribution, Condition, and Restoration Needs, San Juan Mountains, Colorado. Report to U.S. EPA Region IIV. Mountain Studies Institute, pp. 34.
Nydick, K. 2006. Wetlands of the San Juan Mountain Region: Information and Guidance for Landowners and Other Residents. Outreach booklet, Mountain Studies Institute, Silverton, CO, 28 pp.
Raby, K. and M. Williams. 2005. New Tools for Evaluating Alpine and Subalpine Sensitivity and Water Quality in the Upper Animas Watershed, San Juan County, Colorado, Report to U.S. EPA, Mountain Studies Institute. 6 pp.
Raby. K. 2005. USE OF WATER QUALITY DATA FOR LAND MANAGEMENT DECISIONS: A CASE STUDY IN SAN JUAN COUNTY, COLORADO. Master’s Thesis. University of Colorado at Boulder. Department of Environmental Studies, 153 pp.