Research publications
 

Owen, J. J., R. Amundson, W. E. Dietrich, K. Nishiizumi, B. Sutter, and G. Chong. "The Sensitivity of Hillslope Bedrock Erosion to Precipitation." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36, no. 1 (Jan 2011): 117-35.


Sanderman, J., and R. Amundson. "Soil Carbon Dioxide Production and Climatic Sensitivity in Contrasting California Ecosystems." Soil Science Society of America Journal 74, no. 4 (Jul-Aug 2010): 1356-66.


Certini, G., R. Scalenghe, and R. Amundson. "A View of Extraterrestrial Soils." European Journal of Soil Science 60, no. 6 (Dec 2009): 1078-92.


Dixon, J. L., A. M. Heimsath, and R. Amundson. "The Critical Role of Climate and Saprolite Weathering in Landscape Evolution." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34, no. 11 (Sep 2009): 1507-21.


Dixon, J. L., A. M. Heimsath, J. Kaste, and R. Amundson. "Climate-Driven Processes of Hillslope Weathering." Geology 37, no. 11 (Nov 2009): 975-78.


Sanderman, J., and R. Amundson. "A Comparative Study of Dissolved Organic Carbon Transport and Stabilization in California Forest and Grassland Soils." Biogeochemistry 92, no. 1-2 (Jan 2009): 41-59.


Sanderman, J., K. A. Lohse, J. A. Baldock, and R. Amundson. "Linking Soils and Streams: Sources and Chemistry of Dissolved Organic Matter in a Small Coastal Watershed." Water Resources Research 45 (Mar 2009).


Yoo, K., S. M. Mudd, J. Sanderman, R. Amundson, and A. Blum. "Spatial Patterns and Controls of Soil Chemical Weathering Rates Along a Transient Hillslope." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 288, no. 1-2 (Oct 2009): 184-93.


Amundson, R. "Exhibition - the Ends of the Earth." Nature Geoscience 1, no. 1 (2008): 5-6.


Amundson, R., S. Ewing, W. Dietrich, B. Sutter, J. Owen, O. Chadwick, K. Nishiizumi, M. Walvoord, and C. McKay. "On the in Situ Aqueous Alteration of Soils on Mars." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 72, no. 15 (Aug 2008): 3845-64.


Aubrey, A. D., J. H. Chalmers, J. L. Bada, F. J. Grunthaner, X. Amashukeli, P. Willis, A. M. Skelley, et al. "The Urey Instrument: An Advanced in Situ Organic and Oxidant Detector for Mars Exploration." Astrobiology 8, no. 3 (2008): 583-95.


Brandl, M. T., and R. Amundson. "Leaf Age as a Risk Factor in Contamination of Lettuce with Escherichia Coli O157 : H7 and Salmonella Enterica." Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74, no. 8 (2008): 2298-306.


Castanha, C., S. Trumbore, and R. Amundson. "Methods of Separating Soil Carbon Pools Affect the Chemistry and Turnover Time of Isolated Fractions." Radiocarbon 50, no. 1 (2008): 83-97.


Ewing, S. A., J. L. Macalady, K. Warren-Rhodes, C. P. McKay, and R. Amundson. "Changes in the Soil C Cycle at the Arid-Hyperarid Transition in the Atacama Desert." Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 113, no. G2 (Apr 2008).


Ewing, S. A., W. Yang, D. J. DePaolo, G. Michalski, C. Kendall, B. W. Stewart, M. Thiemens, and R. Amundson. "Non-Biological Fractionation of Stable Ca Isotopes in Soils of the Atacama Desert, Chile." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 72, no. 4 (2008): 1096-110.


Sanderman, J., J. A. Baldock, and R. Amundson. "Dissolved Organic Carbon Chemistry and Dynamics in Contrasting Forest and Grassland Soils." Biogeochemistry 89, no. 2 (Jun 2008): 181-98.


Amundson, R., D. D. Richter, G. S. Humphreys, E. G. Jobbagy, and J. Gaillardet. "Coupling between Biota and Earth Materials in the Critical Zone." Elements 3 (2007): 327-32.


Basile-Doelsch, I., R. Amundson, W. E. E. Stone, D. Borschneck, J. Y. Bottero, S. Moustier, F. Masin, and F. Colin. "Mineral Control of Carbon Pools in a Volcanic Soil Horizon." Geoderma 137, no. 3-4 (Jan 2007): 477-89.


Ewing, S. A., G. Michalski, M. Thiemens, R. C. Quinn, J. L. Macalady, S. Kohl, S. D. Wankel, et al. "Rainfall Limit of the N Cycle on Earth." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21, no. 3 (2007): GB3009.


Sutter, B., J. B. Dalton, S. A. Ewing, R. Amundson, and C. P. McKay. "Terrestrial Analogs for Interpretation of Infrared Spectra from the Martian Surface and Subsurface: Sulfate, Nitrate, Carbonate, and Phyllosilicate-Bearing Atacama Desert Soils." Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 112, no. G4 (2007).


Yoo, K., R. Amundson, A. M. Heimsath, W. E. Dietrich, and G. H. Brimhall. "Integration of Geochemical Mass Balance with Sediment Transport to Calculate Rates of Soil Chemical Weathering and Transport on Hillslopes." Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 112, no. F2 (May 2007).


Ewing, S. A., J. Sanderman, W. T. Baisden, Y. Wang, and R. Amundson. "Role of Large-Scale Soil Structure in Organic Carbon Turnover: Evidence from California Grassland Soils." Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 111, no. G3 (Sep 2006).


Ewing, S. A., B. Sutter, J. Owen, K. Nishiizumi, W. Sharp, S. S. Cliff, K. Perry, et al. "A Threshold in Soil Formation at Earth's Arid-Hyperarid Transition." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 70, no. 21 (Nov 2006): 5293-322.


Guo, Y. Y., R. Amundson, P. Gong, and Q. Yu. "Quantity and Spatial Variability of Soil Carbon in the Conterminous United States." Soil Science Society of America Journal 70, no. 2 (Mar-Apr 2006): 590-600.


Guo, Y. Y., P. Gong, R. Amundson, and Q. Yu. "Analysis of Factors Controlling Soil Carbon in the Conterminous United States." Soil Science Society of America Journal 70, no. 2 (Mar-Apr 2006): 601-12.


Warren-Rhodes, K. A., K. L. Rhodes, S. B. Pointing, S. A. Ewing, D. C. Lacap, B. Gomez-Silva, R. Amundson, E. I. Friedmann, and C. P. McKay. "Hypolithic Cyanobacteria, Dry Limit of Photosynthesis, and Microbial Ecology in the Hyperarid Atacama Desert." Microbial Ecology 52, no. 3 (Oct 2006): 389-98.


Yoo, K., R. Amundson, A. M. Heimsath, and W. E. Dietrich. "Spatial Patterns of Soil Organic Carbon on Hillslopes: Integrating Geomorphic Processes and the Biological C Cycle." Geoderma 130, no. 1-2 (Jan 2006): 47-65.


Basile-Doelsch, I., R. Amundson, W. E. E. Stone, C. A. Masiello, J. Y. Bottero, F. Colin, F. Masin, D. Borschneck, and J. D. Meunier. "Mineralogical Control of Organic Carbon Dynamics in a Volcanic Ash Soil on La Reunion." European Journal of Soil Science 56, no. 6 (Dec 2005): 689-703.


Hoppe, K. A., S. Stuska, and R. Amundson. "The Implications for Paleodietary and Paleoclimatic Reconstructions of Intrapopulation Variability in the Oxygen and Carbon Isotopes of Teeth from Modern Feral Horses." Quaternary Research 64, no. 2 (Sep 2005): 138-46.


Yoo, K., R. Amundson, A. M. Heimsath, and W. E. Dietrich. "Erosion of Upland Hillslope Soil Organic Carbon: Coupling Field Measurements with a Sediment Transport Model." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 19, no. 3 (Jul 2005).


———. "Process-Based Model Linking Pocket Gopher (Thomomys Bottae) Activity to Sediment Transport and Soil Thickness." Geology 33, no. 11 (Nov 2005): 917-20.


Hoppe, K. A., R. Amundson, M. Vavra, M. P. McClaran, and D. L. Anderson. "Isotopic Analysis of Tooth Enamel Carbonate from Modern North American Feral Horses: Implications for Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions." Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 203, no. 3-4 (Feb 2004): 299-311.


Hoppe, K. A., S. M. Stover, J. R. Pascoe, and R. Amundson. "Tooth Enamel Biomineralization in Extant Horses: Implications for Isotopic Microsampling." Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 206, no. 3-4 (Apr 2004): 355-65.


Miller, A. J., R. Amundson, I. C. Burke, and C. Yonker. "The Effect of Climate and Cultivation on Soil Organic C and N." Biogeochemistry 67, no. 1 (Jan 2004): 57-72.


Amundson, R., A. T. Austin, E. A. G. Schuur, K. Yoo, V. Matzek, C. Kendall, A. Uebersax, D. Brenner, and W. T. Baisden. "Global Patterns of the Isotopic Composition of Soil and Plant Nitrogen." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 17, no. 1 (Mar 2003).


Amundson, R., Y. Guo, and P. Gong. "Soil Diversity and Land Use in the United States." Ecosystems 6, no. 5 (Aug 2003): 470-82.


Baisden, W. T., and R. Amundson. "An Analytical Approach to Ecosystem Biogeochemistry Modeling." Ecological Applications 13, no. 3 (Jun 2003): 649-63.


Guo, Y. Y., R. Amundson, P. Gong, and R. Ahrens. "Taxonomic Structure, Distribution, and Abundance of the Soils in the USA." Soil Science Society of America Journal 67, no. 5 (Sep-Oct 2003): 1507-16.


Guo, Y. Y., P. Gong, and R. Amundson. "Pedodiversity in the United States of America." Geoderma 117, no. 1-2 (Nov 2003): 99-115.


Osher, L. J., P. A. Matson, and R. Amundson. "Effect of Land Use Change on Soil Carbon in Hawaii." Biogeochemistry 65, no. 2 (Sep 2003): 213-32.


Sanderman, J., R. G. Amundson, and D. D. Baldocchi. "Application of Eddy Covariance Measurements to the Temperature Dependence of Soil Organic Matter Mean Residence Time." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 17, no. 2 (Jun 2003).


Sharp, W. D., K. R. Ludwig, O. A. Chadwick, R. Amundson, and L. L. Glaser. "Dating Fluvial Terraces by Th-230/U on Pedogenic Carbonate, Wind River Basin, Wyoming." Quaternary Research 59, no. 2 (Mar 2003): 139-50.


Baisden, W. T., R. Amundson, D. L. Brenner, A. C. Cook, C. Kendall, and J. W. Harden. "A Multiisotope C and N Modeling Analysis of Soil Organic Matter Turnover and Transport as a Function of Soil Depth in a California Annual Grassland Soil Chronosequence." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 16, no. 4 (Dec 2002).


Baisden, W. T., R. Amundson, A. C. Cook, and D. L. Brenner. "Turnover and Storage of C and N in Five Density Fractions from California Annual Grassland Surface Soils." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 16, no. 4 (Dec 2002).


Amundson, R. "The Carbon Budget in Soils." Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 29 (2001): 535-62.


Brenner, D. L., R. Amundson, W. T. Baisden, C. Kendall, and J. Harden. "Soil N and N-15 Variation with Time in a California Annual Grassland Ecosystem." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 65, no. 22 (Nov 2001): 4171-86.


Jahren, A. H., R. Amundson, C. Kendall, and P. Wigand. "Paleoclimatic Reconstruction Using the Correlation in Delta O-18 of Hackberry Carbonate and Environmental Water, North America." Quaternary Research 56, no. 2 (Sep 2001): 252-63.


Jahren, A. H., N. C. Arens, G. Sarmiento, J. Guerrero, and R. Amundson. "Terrestrial Record of Methane Hydrate Dissociation in the Early Cretaceous." Geology 29, no. 2 (Feb 2001): 159-62.


Stern, L. A., R. Amundson, and W. T. Baisden. "Influence of Soils on Oxygen Isotope Ratio of Atmospheric Co2." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 15, no. 3 (Sep 2001): 753-59.


Arens, N. C., A. H. Jahren, and R. Amundson. "Can C3 Plants Faithfully Record the Carbon Isotopic Composition of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide?". Paleobiology 26, no. 1 (Win 2000): 137-64.


Davidson, E. A., S. E. Trumbore, and R. Amundson. "Biogeochemistry - Soil Warming and Organic Carbon Content." Nature 408, no. 6814 (Dec 2000): 789-90.


Gadbury, C., L. Todd, A. H. Jahren, and R. Amundson. "Spatial and Temporal Variations in the Isotopic Composition of Bison Tooth Enamel from the Early Holocene Hudson-Meng Bone Bed, Nebraska." Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 157, no. 1-2 (Mar 2000): 79-93.


Wang, Y., R. Amundson, and X. F. Niu. "Seasonal and Altitudinal Variation in Decomposition of Soil Organic Matter Inferred from Radiocarbon Measurements of Soil Co2 Flux." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 14, no. 1 (Mar 2000): 199-211.


Stern, L., W. T. Baisden, and R. Amundson. "Processes Controlling the Oxygen Isotope Ratio of Soil Co2: Analytic and Numerical Modeling." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 63, no. 6 (Mar 1999): 799-814.


Wang, Y., R. Amundson, and S. Trumbore. "The Impact of Land Use Change on C Turnover in Soils." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 13, no. 1 (Mar 1999): 47-57.


Amundson, R. "Do Soils Need Our Protection?". Geotimes 43, no. 3 (Mar 1998): 16-20.


Amundson, R., L. Stern, T. Baisden, and Y. Wang. "The Isotopic Composition of Soil and Soil-Respired Co2." Geoderma 82, no. 1-3 (Feb 1998): 83-114.


Jahren, A. H., M. L. Gabel, and R. Amundson. "Biomineralization in Seeds: Developmental Trends in Isotopic Signatures of Hackberry." Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 138, no. 1-4 (Apr 1998): 259-69.


Jahren, A. H., L. C. Todd, and R. G. Amundson. "Stable Isotope Dietary Analysis of Bison Bone Samples from the Hudson-Meng Bonebed: Effects of Paleotopography." Journal of Archaeological Science 25, no. 5 (May 1998): 465-75.


Amundson, R., R. R. Evett, A. H. Jahren, and J. Bartolome. "Stable Carbon Isotope Composition of Poaceae Pollen and Its Potential in Paleovegetational Reconstructions." Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 99, no. 1 (Dec 1997): 17-24.


Amundson, R., R. C. Graham, and E. Franco-Vizcaino. "Orientation of Carbonate Laminations in Gravelly Soils Along a Winter/Summer Precipitation Gradient in Baja California, Mexico." Soil Science 162, no. 12 (Dec 1997): 940-52.


Amundson, R., and H. Jenny. "Thinking of Biology: On a State Factor Model of Ecosystems." Bioscience 47, no. 8 (Sep 1997): 536-43.


Dahlgren, R. A., J. L. Boettinger, G. L. Huntington, and R. G. Amundson. "Soil Development Along an Elevational Transect in the Western Sierra Nevada, California." Geoderma 78, no. 3-4 (Aug 1997): 207-36.


Jahren, A. H., N. Toth, K. Schick, J. D. Clark, and R. G. Amundson. "Determining Stone Tool Use: Chemical and Morphological Analyses of Residues on Experimentally Manufactured Stone Tools." Journal of Archaeological Science 24, no. 3 (Mar 1997): 245-50.


Jersak, J., R. Amundson, and G. Brimhall. "Trace Metal Geochemistry in Spodosols of the Northeastern United States." Journal of Environmental Quality 26, no. 2 (Mar-Apr 1997): 511-21.


Kolb, T. E., S. C. Hart, and R. Amundson. "Boxelder Water Sources and Physiology at Perennial and Ephemeral Stream Sites in Arizona." Tree Physiology 17, no. 3 (Mar 1997): 151-60.



Wang, Y., A. H. Jahren, and R. Amundson. "Potential for C-14 Dating of Biogenic Carbonate in Hackberry (Celtis) Endocarps." Quaternary Research 47, no. 3 (May 1997): 337-43.


Amundson, R., O. Chadwick, C. Kendall, Y. Wang, and M. DeNiro. "Isotopic Evidence for Shifts in Atmospheric Circulation Patterns During the Late Quaternary in Mid-North America." Geology 24, no. 1 (Jan 1996): 23-26.


Trumbore, S. E., O. A. Chadwick, and R. Amundson. "Rapid Exchange between Soil Carbon and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Driven by Temperature Change." Science 272, no. 5260 (Apr 1996): 393-96.


Wang, Y., R. Amundson, and S. Trumbore. "Radiocarbon Dating of Soil Organic Matter." Quaternary Research 45, no. 3 (May 1996): 282-88.


Wang, Y., E. McDonald, R. Amundson, L. McFadden, and O. Chadwick. "An Isotopic Study of Soils in Chronological Sequences of Alluvial Deposits, Providence Mountains, California." Geological Society of America Bulletin 108, no. 4 (Apr 1996): 379-91.


Amundson, R., and D. H. Yaalon. "Hilgard,E.W. And Powell,John,Wesley - Efforts for a Joint Agricultural and Geological Survey." Soil Science Society of America Journal 59, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 1995): 4-13.


Jersak, J., R. Amundson, and G. Brimhall. "A Mass-Balance Analysis of Podzolization - Examples from the Northeastern United-States." Geoderma 66, no. 1-2 (Apr 1995): 15-42.


Amundson, R. "Towards the Quantitative Modeling of Pedogenesis - a Review - Comment - Functional Vs Mechanistic Theories - the Paradox of Paradigms." Geoderma 63, no. 3-4 (Nov 1994): 299-302.


Amundson, R., E. Francovizcaino, R. C. Graham, and M. Deniro. "The Relationship of Precipitation Seasonality to the Flora and Stable-Isotope Chemistry of Soils in the Vizcaino Desert, Baja-California, Mexico." Journal of Arid Environments 28, no. 4 (Dec 1994): 265-79.


Amundson, R., Y. Wang, O. Chadwick, S. Trumbore, L. McFadden, E. McDonald, S. Wells, and M. Deniro. "Factors and Processes Governing the C-14 Content of Carbonate in Desert Soils." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 125, no. 1-4 (Jul 1994): 385-405.


Chadwick, O. A., E. F. Kelly, D. M. Merritts, and R. G. Amundson. "Carbon-Dioxide Consumption During Soil Development." Biogeochemistry 24, no. 3 (1994): 115-27.


Wang, Y., R. Amundson, and S. Trumbore. "A Model for Soil (Co2)-C-14 and Its Implications for Using C-14 to Date Pedogenic Carbonate." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 58, no. 1 (Jan 1994): 393-99.


———. "Processes Controlling the C-14 Content of Soil Carbon-Dioxide - Model Development." Chemical Geology 107, no. 3-4 (Jul 1993): 225-26.


Amundson, R., and H. Jenny. "The Place of Humans in the State Factor Theory of Ecosystems and Their Soils." Soil Science 151, no. 1 (Jan 1991): 99-109.


Kelly, E. F., R. G. Amundson, B. D. Marino, and M. J. Deniro. "Stable Carbon Isotopic Composition of Carbonate in Holocene Grassland Soils." Soil Science Society of America Journal 55, no. 6 (Nov-Dec 1991): 1651-58.


———. "Stable Isotope Ratios of Carbon in Phytoliths as a Quantitative Method of Monitoring Vegetation and Climate Change." Quaternary Research 35, no. 2 (Mar 1991): 222-33.


Amundson, R. G., and E. A. Davidson. "Carbon-Dioxide and Nitrogenous Gases in the Soil Atmosphere." Journal of Geochemical Exploration 38, no. 1-2 (Aug 1990): 13-41.


Pendall, E., and R. Amundson. "The Stable Isotope Chemistry of Pedogenic Carbonate in an Alluvial Soil from the Punjab, Pakistan." Soil Science 149, no. 4 (Apr 1990): 199-211.


Amundson, R. G., O. A. Chadwick, and J. M. Sowers. "A Comparison of Soil Climate and Biological-Activity Along an Elevation Gradient in the Eastern Mojave Desert." Oecologia 80, no. 3 (1989): 395-400.


Amundson, R. G., O. A. Chadwick, J. M. Sowers, and H. E. Doner. "Soil Evolution Along an Altitudinal Transect in the Eastern Mojave Desert of Nevada, USA." Geoderma 43, no. 4 (Mar 1989): 349-71.


———. "The Stable Isotope Chemistry of Pedogenic Carbonates at Kyle Canyon, Nevada." Soil Science Society of America Journal 53, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 1989): 201-10.


Amundson, R. G., and B. Tremback. "Soil Development on Stabilized Dunes in Golden Gate Park, San-Francisco." Soil Science Society of America Journal 53, no. 6 (Nov-Dec 1989): 1798-806.


Chadwick, O. A., J. M. Sowers, and R. G. Amundson. "Morphology of Calcite Crystals in Clast Coatings from 4 Soils in the Mojave Desert Region." Soil Science Society of America Journal 53, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 1989): 211-19.


Amundson, R. G., O. A. Chadwick, J. M. Sowers, and H. E. Doner. "Relationship between Climate and Vegetation and the Stable Carbon Isotope Chemistry of Soils in the Eastern Mojave Desert, Nevada." Quaternary Research 29, no. 3 (May 1988): 245-54.


Amundson, R. G., and V. S. Smith. "Annual Cycles of Physical and Biological Properties in an Uncultivated and an Irrigated Soil in the San-Joaquin Valley of California." Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 20, no. 3 (Jun 1988): 195-208.


Amundson, R. G., and L. J. Lund. "The Stable Isotope Chemistry of a Native and Irrigated Typic Natrargid in the San-Joaquin Valley of California." Soil Science Society of America Journal 51, no. 3 (May-Jun 1987): 761-67.


Amundson, R., and E. Kelly. "The Chemistry and Mineralogy of a Co2-Rich Travertine Depositing Spring in the California Coast Range." Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 51, no. 11 (Nov 1987): 2883-90.


Amundson, R. G., and L. J. Lund. "Changes in the Chemical and Physical-Properties of a Reclaimed Saline-Sodic Soil in the San-Joaquin Valley of California." Soil Science 140, no. 3 (1985): 213-22.


Amundson, R. G., and W. M. Jarrell. "A Comparative-Study of Bermudagrass Grown on Soils Amended with Aerobic or Anaerobically Digested-Sludge." Journal of Environmental Quality 12, no. 4 (1983): 508-13.