Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
Pérez, T., Vergara, S.E., Silver, W.L. 2023. Assessing the climate change mitigation potential from food waste composting. Scientific Reports https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-34174-z
Anthony, T.L., Szutu, D.J., Verfaillie, J.G.,Baldocchi, D.D., Silver, W.L. 2023. Carbon-sink potential of continuous alfalfa agriculture lowered by short-term nitrous oxide emission events. Nature Communications https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-37391-2
Almaraz, M., Groffman, P.M., Silver, W.L., Hall, S.J., Lin, Y., OConnell, C., Porder, S. 2023. Dinitrogen Emissions Dominate Nitrogen Gas Emissions from Soils with Low Oxygen Availability in a Moist Tropical Forest. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, doi.org/10.1029/2022JG007210
Anthony, T.L., Char, M.K., Francies, J.M., Rosales, R.A., Shdo, S.M., Kim, C. S., 2023. Particle-Size Dependent Trends in Arsenic Bioaccessibility Through in Vitro Extractions of Mine Wastes. SSRN, doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4333556
Wymore, A. S., Yang, W. H., Silver, W.L.., McDowell, W. H., & Chorover, J. (Eds. ). 2022. An Introduction to Biogeochemistry of the Critical Zone. In Biogeochemistry of the Critical Zone (pp. 1–7). Springer, Cham doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95921-0_1
Aoyama, L., Bartolome, J. W., Silva, L., & Silver, W.L. 2022. Using Ecological Site Descriptions to make ranch-level decisions about where to manage for soil organic carbon. California Agriculture, doi.org/10.3733/ca.2022a0007
Baumbauer, C. L., Goodrich, P. J., Payne, M. E., Anthony, T.L., Beckstoffer, C.E., Toor, A., Silver, W.L., & Arias, A. C. 2022. Printed Potentiometric Nitrate Sensors for Use in Soil. Sensors, doi.org/10.3390/s22114095
Mayer, A., & Silver, W. L. 2022. The climate change mitigation potential of annual grasslands under future climates. Ecological Applications, doi.org/10.1002/EAP.2705
O’Connell, C. S., Anthony, T.L. , Mayes, M. A., Pérez, T., Sihi, D., & Silver, W.L. 2022. Utilizing Novel Field and Data Exploration Methods to Explore Hot Moments in High-Frequency Soil Nitrous Oxide Emissions Data: Opportunities and Challenges. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2022.674348
Shaw, E. A., White, C. T., Silver, W.L., Suding, K. N., & Hallett, L. M. 2022. Intra-annual precipitation effects on annual grassland productivity and phenology are moderated by community responses. Journal of Ecology, doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13792
Gil, J., Marushchak, M. E., Rütting, T., Baggs, E. M., Pérez, T., Novakovskiy, A., Trubnikova, T., Kaverin, D., Martikainen, P. J., & Biasi, C. (2022). Sources of nitrous oxide and the fate of mineral nitrogen in subarctic permafrost peat soils. Biogeosciences, doi.org/10.5194/BG-19-2683-2022
Jakovac, C. C., Meave, J. A., Bongers, F., Letcher, S. G., Manuel Dupuy, J., Piotto, D., A Rozendaal, D. M., Peña-Claros, M., Craven, D., Santos, B. A., Siminski, A., Fantini, A. C., Rodrigues, A. C., Hernández-Jaramillo, A., Idárraga, A., Junqueira, A. B., María Almeyda Zambrano, A., J de Jong, B. H., Ximenes Pinho, B., … Poorter, L. 2022. Strong floristic distinctiveness across Neotropical successional forests. Science Advances, doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abn1767
Kasak, K., Espenberg, M., Anthony, T. L., Tringe, S. G., Valach, A. C., Hemes, K. S., Silver, W.L., Mander, Ü., Kill, K., McNicol, G., Szutu, D., Verfaillie, J., & Baldocchi, D. D. 2021. Restoring wetlands on intensive agricultural lands modifies nitrogen cycling microbial communities and reduces N2O production potential. Journal of Environmental Management, doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113562
Lin, Y., Gross, A., & Silver, W. L. 2021. Low Redox Decreases Potential Phosphorus Limitation on Soil Biogeochemical Cycling Along a Tropical Rainfall Gradient. Ecosystems, doi.org/10.1007/S10021-021-00662-4
Silver, W. L., Pérez, T., Mayer, A., & Jones, A. R. 2021. The role of soil in the contribution of food and feed. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0181
Smith, P., Keesstra, S. D., Silver, W. L., & Adhya, T. K. 2021. The role of soils in delivering Nature’s Contributions to People. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0169
Wieder, W. R., Pierson, D., Earl, S., Lajtha, K., Baer, S. G., Ballantyne, F., Berhe, A. A., Billings, S. A., Brigham, L. M., Chacon, S. S., Fraterrigo, J., Frey, S. D., Georgiou, K., de Graaff, M.-A., Grandy, A. S., Hartman, M. D., Hobbie, S. E., Johnson, C., Kaye, J., … Weintraub, S. 2021. SoDaH: the SOils DAta Harmonization database, an open-source synthesis of soil data from research networks, version 1.0. Earth System Science Data, doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1843-2021
Anthony, T. L., & Silver, W. L. 2021. Hot moments drive extreme nitrous oxide and methane emissions from agricultural peatlands. Global Change Biology, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15802
Chari, N., Y. Lin, Y. Lin, and W.L. Silver. 2021. Interactive effects of temperature and redox on soil carbon and iron cycling. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108235
Smith, P, S. Keesstra, W. L. Silver, T. K. Adhya, G. B. De Deyn, L. Carvalheiro, D. Giltrap, P. Renforth, K. Cheng, B. Sarker, P. M. Saco, K. Scow, J. Smith, J. Morel, S. Thiele-Bruhn and P. McElwee. 2021. Soil-derived Nature’s Contributions to People and their contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B., doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0169
Valach, A.C., K. Kasak, K.S. Hemes, T.L. Anthony, I. Dronova, S. Taddeo, W.L. Silver, D. Szutu, J. Verfaillie, and D. Baldocchi. 2021. Productive wetlands restored for carbon sequestration quickly become net CO2 sinks with site-level factors driving uptake variability. PLOS ONE, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248398
Lin, Y., A. N. Campbell, A. Bhattacharyya, N. DiDonato, A. M. Thompson, M. M. Tfaily, P. S. Nico, W. L. Silver#, and J. Pett-Ridge#. 2021. Differential effects of redox conditions on the decomposition of litter and soil organic matter. Biogeochemistry Letters, doi.org/10.1007/s10533-021-00790-y. #co-senior authors.
Sihi, D, X. Xu, M. Salazar Ortiz, C. S. O’Connell, W. L. Silver, C. López-Lloreda, J. M. Brenner., R. K. Quinn, J. R. Phillips, B. D. Newman, and M. A. Mayes. 2021. Representing methane emissions from wet tropical forest soils using microbial functional groups constrained by soil diffusivity. Biogeosciences, doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1769-2021.
Yadav P., S. Antony-Babu, E. Hayes, O. M. Healy, D. Pan, W. H. Yang, W. L. Silver, C. L. Anderson, A. Voshall, S. C. Fernando, E. N. Moriyama, J. R. Herr, K. A. Weber. 2021. Complete Genome Sequence of Geobacter sp. Strain FeAm09, a Moderately Acidophilic Soil Bacterium. Microbiology Resource Announcements, doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00979-20.
Billings, S. A., K. Lajtha, A. Malhotra, A. A. Berhe, M.-A. de Graaff, S. Earl, J. Fraterrigo, K. Georgiou, S. Grandy, S. E. Hobbie, J. Moore, K. Nadelhoffer, D. Pierson, C. Rasmussen, W. L. Silver, B. Sulman, S. Weintraub, W. Wieder. 2021. Soil organic carbon is not just for soil scientists: Measurement recommendations for diverse practitioners. Ecological Applications, doi.org/10.1002/eap.2290.
Zimmerman, J. K., T. E. Wood, G. González, A. Ramirez, W. L. Silver, M. Uriarte, M. R. Willig, R. B. Waide, and A. E. Lugo. 2021. Disturbance and resilience in the Luquillo Experimental Forest. Biological Conservation, doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108891
Ben Bond-Lamberty, Danielle S. Christianson, Avni Malhotra, Stephanie C. Pennington, D. Sihi (authorship alphabetical from here), W.L. Silver…J. Zou. 2020. COSORE: A community database for continuous soil respiration and other soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas flux data. Global Change Biology doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15353.
Wieder, W. R., D. Pierson, S.R. Earl, K. Lajtha, S. Baer, F. Ballantyne, A.A. Berhe, S. Billings, L.M. Brigham, S.S. Chacon, J. Fraterrigo, S.D. Frey, K. Georgiou, M. de Graaff, A.S. Grandy, M.D. Hartman, S.E. Hobbie, C. Johnson, J. Kaye, E. Snowman, M.E. Litvak, M.C. Mack, A. Malhotra, J.A.M. Moore, K. Nadelhoffer, C. Rasmussen, W. L. Silver, B.N. Sulman, X. Walker, & S. Weintraub. 2020. SOils DAta Harmonization database (SoDaH): an open-source synthesis of soil data from research networks version 1.0. Earth System Science Data Discussion, doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-195
Anthony, T. and E. L. Silver. 2020. Mineralogical associations with soil carbon in managed wetland soils. Global Change Biology, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15309.
Hogan, J.A., R.A. Faegin, G. Starr, M. Ross, T. Lin, C. O’Connell, B. Stauffer, K. Robinson, M.L. Chapela, J. Xue, B.K. Reese, S.J. Geist, E.R. Whitman, S. Douglas, V.M. Congdon, J.W. Reustle, R.S. Smith, D. Lagomasino, B.A. Strickland, S.S. Wilson, C.E. Proffitt, J.D. Hogan, B.L. Branoff, A.R. Armitage, S.A. Rush, R.O. Santos, M. Campos-Cerqueira, P.A. Montagna, B. Erisman, L. Walker, W.L. Silver, T.A. Crowl, M. Wetz, N. Hall, X. Zou, S.C. Pennings, L. Wang, C. Chang, M. Leon, W.H. McDowell, J.S. Kominoski, C.J. Patrick. 2020. A Research Framework to Integrate Cross-Ecosystem Responses to Tropical Cyclones. BioScience, doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biaa034.
Lin, Y., A. Gross, C. S. O’Connell, and W. L. Silver. 2020. Anoxic conditions maintained high phosphorus sorption in humid tropical forest soils. Biogeosciences, doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-89-2020.
Gross, A., Y. Lin, P. K. Weber, J. Pett-Ridge, and W. L. Silver. 2020. The role of soil redox conditions in microbial phosphorus cycling in humid tropical forests. Ecology, doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2928.
Vergara, S. E. and W. L. Silver. 2019. Greenhouse gas emissions from windrow composting of organic wastes: Patterns and Emissions Factors. Environmental Research Letters, doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab5262.
Gross, A., Y. Lin, P. K. Weber, J. Pett-Ridge, and W. L. Silver. 2019. The contribution of changes in soil redox conditions to microbial phosphorus cycling in a humid tropical forest soil. Ecology, doi.org/ 10.1002/ecy.2928.
McNicol, G. S. H. Knox. T. P. Guilderson, D. D. Baldocchi, and W. L. Silver. 2019. Where old meets new: An ecosystem study of methanogenesis in a reflooded agricultural peatland. Global Change Biology, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14916.
Lin, Y., A. Gross, C. S. O’Connell, and W. L. Silver. 2019. Anoxic conditions maintained high phosphorus sorption in humid tropical forest soils. Biogeosciences, doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-89-2020.
Brewer, T. E., Aronson, E. L., Arogyaswamy, A., Billings, S. A., Botthoff, J. K., Campbell, A. N., Dove, N. C., Fairbanks, D., Gallery, R. E., Hart, S. C., Kaye, J., King, J., Logan, G., Lohse, K. A., Maltz, M. R., Mayorgam, E., O’Neill, C., Owens, S. M., Packman, A., Pett-Ridge, J., Plante, A. F., Richter, D. D., Silver, W. L., Yang, W. H., and N. Fierer. 2019. Ecological and genomic attributes of novel bacterial taxa that thrive in subsurface soil horizons. mBio, doi.org/10.1128/mBio.01318-19.
Sanchez D, Houlton B, Silver W. 2019. UC experts can lead on carbon dioxide removal. California Agriculture, doi.org/10.3733/ca.2019a0009.
Portier, E., W. L. Silver, and W. H. Yang. 2019. Invasive perennial forb effects on gross soil nitrogen cycling and nitrous oxide fluxes depend on phenology. Ecology, doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2716.
Wood, T. E., G. Gonzalez, W. L. Silver, S. C. Reed, and M. A. Cavaleri. 2019. On the shoulders of giants: continuing the legacy of large-scale ecosystem manipulation experiments in Puerto Rico. Forests, doi.org/10.3390/f10030210.
See, C. R, M. L. McCormack, S. E. Hobbie, H. Flores-Moreno, W. L. Silver, and P. G. Kennedy. 2019. Global patterns in fine root decomposition: climate, chemistry, mycorrhizal association and woodiness. Ecology Letters 22: 946–953.
Hemes K. S, S. D. Chamberlain, E. Eichelmann, T. Anthony, A. Valach, K. Kasak, D. Szutu, J. Verfailliea, W. L. Silver, D. D. Baldocchi. 2019. Assessing the carbon and climate benefit of restoring degraded agricultural peatlands to managed wetlands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.01.017.
Rozendaal DMA, Bongers F, Aide TM, Ascarrunz N, Balvanera P, Becknell JM, Brancalion, PHS, Cabral GAL, Calvo-Rodriguez S, Chave J, César RG, Chazdon RL, Condit R, Dalling J, de Almeida-Cortez JS, de Foresta H, de Jong B, Denslow JS, Dent DH, DeWalt SJ, Dupuy JM, Durán SM, Dutrieux LP, Espírito-Santo MM, Fandino MC, Fernandes GW, Finegan B, Gonzalez N, Granda Moser V, Hall JS, Hernández-Stefanoni JL, Hubbell S, Junqueira AB, Kennard D, Larpin D, Letcher SG, Licona J-C, Lebrija-Trejos E, Marín-Spiotta E, Martínez-Ramos M, Meave JA, MolinoJ-F, Mora F, Müller SC, Muñoz R, Nolasco de Oliveira Neto S, Nunes YRF, Ochoa-Gaona S, Ortiz-Malavassi E, Ostertag R, Peña-Claros M, Pérez-García EA, Piotto D, Powers JS, Rodríguez-Velazquez J, Romero-Romero MA, Ruíz J, Sabatier D, Sanchez-Azofeifa A, Silva de Almeida A, Silver W.L., Schwartz NB, Thomas W, Toledo M, Uriarte M, Valadares de Sá Sampaio E, van Breugel M, van der Wal H, Venâncio Martins S, Veloso MDM, Vester HFM, Vieira ICG, Villa P, Zanini KJ, Zimmerman J, Poorter L. 2019. Biodiversity resilience of Neotropical secondary forests. Science Advances, doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau3114
Silver, W. 2019. Enhancing carbon sinks in natural and working lands. In, V. Ramanathan, A. Millard-Ball, M. Niemann, S. Friese (eds) Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions. Location: Regents of the University of California. escholarship.org/uc/item/6kr8p5rq
Bhattacharyya, A., A. Campbell, M. Tfaily, Y. Lin, R. Kukkadapu, W. L. Silver, P. Nico, and J. Pett-Ridge. 2018. Redox fluctuations control the coupled cycling of iron and carbon in tropical forest soils. Environmental Science & Technology, doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b03408.
Gross, A., J. Pett-Ridge, and W. L. Silver. 2018. Competition between microbes and minerals drives phosphorus dynamics in humid tropical forests soils. Soil Systems, doi.org/10.3390/soilsystems2040065
Barcellos, D., C. S. O’Connell, W. L. Silver, C. Meile, A. Thompson. 2018. Hot spots and hot moments of soil moisture explain fluctuations in iron and carbon cycling in a humid tropical forest soil. Soil Systems, doi.org/10.3390/soilsystems2040059.
Silver, W. L., S. E. Vergara, and A. Mayer. 2018. Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas mitigation potential of composting and soil amendments on California’s rangelands. California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, California Natural Resources Agency. Publication number: CNRA-CCC4A-2018-002, Sacramento, CA.
Flint, L. E., A. L. Flint, M. A. Stern, A. Mayer, W. L. Silver, C. Casey, F. Franco, K. B. Byrd, B. M. Sleeter, P. Alvarez, J. Creque, T. Estrada, D. Cameron. 2018. Increasing soil organic carbon to mitigate greenhouse gases and increase climate resiliency for California. California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, California Natural Resources Agency. Publication number: CNRA-CCC4A-2018-006, Sacramento, CA.
Lin, Y., A. Bhattacharyya, A. Campbell, P. Nico, J. Pett-Ridge, and W. L. Silver. 2018. Phosphorus fractionation responds to dynamic redox conditions in a humid rainforest soil. JGR-Biogeosciences, doi.org/10.1029/2018JG004420.
Richter, D. D., Billings, S. A., Groffman, P. M., Kelly, E. F., Lohse, K. A., McDowell, W. H., Riebe, C., Silver, W. L., White, T. S., Anderson, S., Brantley, S., Brecheisen, Z. S., Chadwick, O. A., Hartnett, H. E., Hobbie, S. E., Kazanski, C. E., Markewitz, D., O’Neill, K., Schroeder, P., and Thompson, A. 2018. Elevating the biogeosciences within environmental research networks. Biogeosciences, doi.org/10.5194/bg-2018-67.
Mayer, A., Z. Hausfather, A. D. Jones, and W. L. Silver. 2018. The Potential of Agricultural Land Management to Contribute to Lower Global Surface Temperatures. Sciences Advances, doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aaq0932
Maga, G. D.M.A. Rozendaal, L. Poorter, F. Bongers, J.I. Sprent, M.D. Garner, T.M. Aide, J.L. Andrade, P. Balvanera, J.M. Becknell1, P. Brancalion1, G.A.L. Cabral1, R.G. César1, R.L. Chazdon, R.J. Cole, G. Dalla Colletta, B. de Jong, J.S. Denslow, D.H. Dent, S.J. DeWalt, J.M. Dupuy, S.M. Durán, M. Marcos do Espírito Santo, G.W. Fernandes, Y.R. Ferreira Nunes, B. Finegan, V. Granda Moser, J.S. Hall, J. Hernández-Stefanoni, A.B. Junqueira, D. Kennard, E. Lebrija-Trejos, S.G. Letcher, M. Lohbeck, E. Marín-Spiotta, M. Martínez-Ramos, J.A. Meave, Duncan N. L. Menge, Francisco Mora, Rodrigo Muñoz, Robert Muscarella, Susana Ochoa-Gaona, E. Orihuela-Belmonte, R.a Ostertag, M. Peña-Claros , E.A. Pérez- García, D. Piotto, P.B. Reich, C. Reyes-García, J. Rodríguez- Velázquez, I.E. Romero-Pérez, L. Sanaphre-Villanueva, A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, N.B. Schwartz, A. Silva de Almeida, J. Silva de Almeida Cortez, W.L. Silver, V. Souza Moreno, B.W. Sullivan, N.G. Swenson, M. Uriarte, M. van Breugel, H. van der Wal, M. das Dores Magalhães Veloso, H.F.M. Vester, I. Célia Guimarães Vieira, J.K. Zimmerman, J.S. Powers. 2018. Legume abundance along successional and rainfall gradients in neotropical forests. Nature Ecology and Evolution, doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0559-6.
Chamberlain, S. D., T. L. Anthony, W. L. Silver, E. Eichelmann, K. S. Hemes, P. Y. Oikawa, C. Sturtevant, D. J. Szutu, J. G. Verfaillie, and D. D. Baldocchi. 2018. Soil properties and sediment accretion modulate methane fluxes from restored wetlands. Global Change Biology, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14124.
O’Connell, C., L. Ruan, and W.L. Silver. 2018. Drought drives rapid shifts in tropical rainforest soil biogeochemistry and greenhouse gas emissions. Nature Communications, doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03352-3.
Gutierrez del Arroyo, O. and W. L. Silver. 2017. Disentangling the long-term effects of disturbance on soil biogeochemistry in a humid tropical forest in Puerto Rico. Global Change Biology, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14027.
Yang, W. H., G. McNicol, Y. A. Teh, K. Estera, T. E. Wood, and W. L. Silver. 2017. Evaluating the classical versus emerging conceptual model of peatland methane dynamics. Global Biogechemical Cycles 31: 1435–1453. Highlighted in EOS.
Harden, J., Hugelius, G., Ahlström, A., Blankinship, J., Bond-Lamberty, B., Lawrence, C., Loisel, J., Malhotra, A., Jackson, R., Ogle, S., Phillips, C., Ryals, R., Todd-Brown, K., Vargas, R., Vergara, S., Cotrufo, F., Keiluweit, M., Heckman, K., Crow, S., Silver, W.L., DeLonge, M., Nave, L. 2017. Networking our science to characterize the state, vulnerabilities, and management opportunities of soil organic matter. Global Change Biology, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13896.
Yang, W.H., R. Ryals, D.F. Cusack, and W.L. Silver. 2017. Cross-biome assessment of gross soil nitrogen cycling in California ecosystems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 107:144-155.
Dialynas, Y. G., S. Bastola, R. L. Bras, E. Marin-Spiotta, W. L. Silver, E. Arnone, and L. V. Noto. 2016. Impact of hydrologically driven hillslope erosion and landslide occurrence on soil organic carbon dynamics in tropical watersheds. Water Resources Research 52: 8895–8919
Cayuela, M.L., Aguilera E., Sanz-Cobena, A., Adams D.C., Abalos, D., Ryals, R., Silver, W.L., Barton, L., Alfaro M., Pappa, V., Smith, P., Garnier, J., Billen, G., Bouwman, L., Bondeau, A., Lassaletta, L. 2017. Direct nitrous oxide emissions in Mediterranean climate cropping systems: emission factors based on a meta-analysis of available measurement data. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 238:25-35.
McNicol, G., C.S. Sturtevant, S.H. Knox, I. Dronova, D.D. Baldocchi, and W. L. Silver. 2017. Effects of seasonality, transport-pathway, and spatial structure on restored wetland greenhouse gas fluxes. Global Change Biology, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13580.
Owen, J. J., and W. L. Silver. 2016. Greenhouse gas emissions from dairy manure management in a Mediterranean environment. Ecological Applications 27: 545-559.
Hall, S. J., D. Liptzin, H. Buss, K. DeAngelis, and W. L. Silver. 2016. Drivers and patterns of iron redox cycling from surface to bedrock in a deep tropical forest soil: a new conceptual model. Biogeochemistry 130:177-190.
Bouskill, N. J., T. E. Wood, R. Baran, Z. Ye, B. P. Bowen, H. C. Lim, J. Zhou, D Van Nostrand, P. Nico, T. R. Northen, W. L. Silver, E. L. Brodie. 2016. Belowground response to drought in a weathered tropical forest soil. I. Functional changes in microbial composition are induced by decreasing water potential. Frontiers in Microbiology, doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00525.
Bouskill, N. J., T. E. Wood, R. Baran, Z. Hao, Z. Ye, B. P. Bowen, H. C. Lim, P. Nico, H-Y Holman, B. Gilbert, W. L. Silver, T. R. Northen, E. L. Brodie. 2016. Belowground response to drought in a tropical forest soil. II. Change in microbial function impacts carbon composition. Frontiers in Microbiology, doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00323.
Hall, S. J., W. L. Silver, V. I. Timokhin, and K. E. Hammel. 2016. Iron addition to soil specifically stabilized lignin. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.04.010
Yang, W. H. and W. L. Silver. 2016. Net soil–atmosphere fluxes mask patterns in gross production and consumption of nitrous oxide and methane in a managed ecosystem. Biogeosciences.
Yang, W. H. and W. L. Silver. 2016. Gross nitrous oxide production drives net nitrous oxide fluxes across a salt marsh landscape. Global Change Biology, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13203
Ryals, R., V. T. Eviner, C. Stein, K. N. Suding, and W. L. Silver. 2016. Grassland compost amendments increase plant production without changing plant communities. Ecosphere, doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1270
Hall, S. J., W. L. Silver, V. I. Timokhin, and K. E. Hammel. 2015. Lignin decomposition is sustained under fluctuating redox conditions in humid tropical forest soils. Global Change Biology 21:2818-2828.
Owen, J., W. J. Parton, and W. L. Silver. 2015. Long-term impacts of manure amendments on carbon and greenhouse gas dynamics of rangelands. Global Change Biology 21:4533–4547.
Liptzin, D. and W. L. Silver. 2015. Spatial patterns in oxygen and redox sensitive biogeochemistry in tropical forest soils. Ecosphere 6: 1-14.
Hall, S. J., G. McNicol, T. Natake, and W. L. Silver. 2015. Rapid turnover of tropical forest soil carbon is largely independent of soil properties. Biogeosciences, doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2471-2015.
McNicol, G. and W. L. Silver. 2015. High sensitivity of CO2 and CH4 emissions to low oxygen availability in a peatland soil. Biogeochemistry 123:299-306.
Hall, S. H. and W. L. Silver. 2015. Synergisms among reactive minerals and reducing conditions explain spatial patterns of soil carbon in humid tropical forest soils. Biogeochemistry 125:149-165.
Yang, W. H., B. Traut, and W. L. Silver. 2015. Microbially-mediated nitrogen retention and loss in a salt marsh soil. Ecosphere, doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00179.1.
Owen, J. and W. L. Silver. 2015. Greenhouse gas emissions from dairy manure management: a review of field-based studies. Global Change Biology 21: 550-565.
Silver, W. L. Taking the Long View: Growing Up in the LTER. In, Willig, W.R. and L. R. Walker (eds) Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Science. 2016. Oxford University Press, New York, N.Y.
Ryals, R., M. D. Hartman, W. J. Parton, and M. S. DeLonge, and W. L. Silver. 2015. Long-term climate change mitigation potential with organic matter management on grasslands. Ecological Applications 25: 531-545.
Hall, S. J., J. Treffkorn, and W. L. Silver. 2014. Breaking the enzymatic latch: Impacts of reducing conditions on hydrolytic enzyme activity in tropical forest soils. Ecology 95: 2964-2973.
Silver, W. L., S. J. Hall, and G. González. 2014. Differential effects of canopy trimming and litter deposition on litterfall and nutrient dynamics in a wet subtropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management 332: 47-55.
McNicol, G. and W. L. Silver. 2014. Separate effects of flooding and anaerobiosis on soil greenhouse gas emissions and redox sensitive biogeochemistry. JGR-Biogeosciences 119: 557-566.
Yang, W. H., W. C. McDowell, P. D. Brooks, and W. L. Silver. 2014. New high precision approach for measuring 15N-N2 gas fluxes from terrestrial ecosystems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 69: 234-241.
Ryals, R. M. Kaiser, M. S. Torn, A. A. Berhe, and W. L. Silver. 2014. Impacts of organic matter amendments on carbon and nitrogen dynamics in grassland soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 68: 52-61.
Wood, T. E., M. Detto, and. W. L. Silver. 2013. Sensitivity of soil respiration to short-term variability in soil moisture and temperature in a humid tropical forest. PLOS ONE 8(12): e80965, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0080965
DeAngelis, K. M., D. Chivian, J. L. Fortney, A. P. Arkin, B. Simmons, T. C. Hazen, and W. L. Silver. 2013. Changes in microbial dynamics during long term decomposition in tropical forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 66: 60-68.
Waide, R. B., D. E. Comarazamy, J. E. González, C. A. S. Hall, A. E. Lugo, J. C. Luvall, D. J. Murphy, J. R. Ortíz-Zayas, N. D. Ramírez-Beltran, F. N. Scatena and W. L. Silver. 2013. Climate variability at multiple spatial and temporal scales in the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico. Ecological Bulletins 54:21-42.
Hall, S. J. and W. L. Silver. 2013. Iron oxidation stimulates organic matter decomposition in humid tropical forest soils. Global Change Biology 19: 2804-2819.
Delonge, M, R. Ryals, and W. L. Silver. 2013. A lifecycle model to evaluate carbon sequestration potential and greenhouse gas dynamics of managed grasslands. Ecosystems 16: 962-979.
Hall, S. J., W. H. McDowell, and W. L. Silver 2013. When wet gets wetter: decoupling of moisture, redox biogeochemistry, and greenhouse gas fluxes in a humid tropical forest soil. Ecosystems 16: 576-589.
Yang, W. H.. Y. A. Teh, and W. L. Silver. 2013. Measuring gross N2O production in soil: a reply to Well and Butterbach-Bahl. Global Change Biology, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12097.
Bouskill, N. J., H. C. Lim, S. Borglin, R. Salve, T. E. Wood, W. L. Silver, and E. L. Brodie. 2013. Pre-exposure to short-term drought increases the resistance of subtropical forest soil bacterial communities to extended drought. ISME Journal 7: 384-394.
Ryals, B. and W. L. Silver. 2013. Effects of organic matter amendments on net primary productivity and greenhouse gas emissions in annual grassland ecosystems. Ecological Applications 23: 46-59.
Yang, W. H., K. A. Weber, and W. L. Silver. 2012. Nitrogen loss from soil via anaerobic ammonium oxidation coupled to iron reduction. Nature GeoScience 5: 538-541.
Lugo, A. E., N. L. Harris, and W. L. Silver. 2012. Nutrient cycling in the Luquillo Experimental Forest. Chapter 15 in Harris, N.L.; Lugo, A.E.; Brown, S.; and Heartsill Scalley, T. (Eds.). Luquillo Experimental Forest: Research history and opportunities. EFR-1. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture. 152 p.
Rubol, S. W. L. Silver, A. Bellin. 2012. Hydrologic control on redox and nitrogen dynamics in a peatland soil. Science of the Total Environment 432:37-46.
DeAngelis, K. M., J. L. Foutney, S. Borglin, W. L. Silver, B. A. Simmons, and T. Hazen. 2012. Anaerobic decomposition of switchgrass by tropical soil-derived feedstock adapted consortia. mBio , doi.org/10.1128/ mBio.00249-11
Yang, W. H. and W. L. Silver. 2012. Application of the N2/Ar technique to soil-atmosphere N2 fluxes. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 26:449-459.
Yang, W. H. D. J. Herman, D. Liptzin, and W. L. Silver. 2012. A new approach for removing interference from soil nitrate analyses. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 46: 123-128.
Wood, T. E. and W. L. Silver. 2012. Drought creates a negative feedback to climate change in humid tropical forests. Global Biogeochemical Cycles VOL. 26, GB3005, doi.org/10.1029/2010GB004014. Featured in Nature News and Views Sept. 2012.
McDowell, W. H., F. N. Scatena, R. B. Waide, N. Brokaw, G. R. Camilo, A. P. Covich, T. A. Crowl, G. González, E. A. Greathouse, P. Klawinski, D. J. Lodge, A. E. Lugo, C. M. Pringle, B. A. Richardson, M. J. Richardson, D. A. Schaefer, W. L. Silver, J. Thompson, D. J. Vogt, K. A. Vogt, M. R. Willig, L. L. Woolbright, X. Zou, J. K. Zimmerman. 2012. Geographic and Ecological Setting of the Luquillo Mountains. Pages 72-163 In Brokaw, N., T. A. Crowl, A. E. Lugo, W. H. McDowell, F. N. Scatena, R. B. Waide, and M. R. Willig (eds.). A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response. Oxford University Press. Oxford, U.K.
Scatena, F. N., F. Blanco, K. Beard, R. Waide, A. E. Lugo, N. Brokaw, W. L. Silver, B. Haines, and J. Zimmerman. 2012. Disturbance regime. Pages 164-200 in Brokaw, N., T. A. Crowl, A. E. Lugo, W. H. McDowell, F. N. Scatena, R. B. Waide, and M. R. Willig (eds.). A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response. Oxford University Press. Oxford, U.K.
Brokaw, N., J. Zimmerman, G. Camilo, A. Covich, T. Crowl, N. Fetcher,B. Haines, M. Gannon, J. Lodge, A. Lugo, R. Myster, C. Pringle, J.Sharpe, F. Scatena, T. Schowalter, W. L. Silver, J. Thompson, D. Vogt, K.Vogt, R. Waide, L. Walker, M. Willig, L. Woolbright, J. Wunderle, and X. Zou. 2012. Response to disturbance. Pages 201-271 in Brokaw, N., T. A. Crowl, A. E. Lugo, W. H. McDowell, F. N. Scatena, R. B. Waide, and M. R. Willig (eds.). A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response. Oxford University Press. Oxford, U.K.
Willig, M. R., C. P. Bloch, A. P. Covich, C A. S. Hall, D. J. Lodge, A. E. Lugo, W. L. Silver, R. B. Waide, L. R. Walker, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2012. Long-term research in the Luquillo Mountains: Synthesis and foundations for the future. Pages 361-442 in Brokaw, N., T. A. Crowl,A. E. Lugo, W. H. McDowell, F. N. Scatena, R. B. Waide, and M. R. Willig (eds.). A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response. Oxford University Press. Oxford, U.K.
Johnson, K. D., F. N. Scatena, and W. L. Silver. 2011. Atypical soil carbon distribution across a tropical steepland forest catena. Catena 87:391-397.
Cleveland, C.C. A.R. Townsend, P. Taylor, S. Alvarez-Clare, M.M.C. Bustamante, G. Chuyong, S.Z. Dobrowski, P. Grierson, K.E. Harms, B.Z. Houlton, A. Marklein, W. Parton, S. Porder, S.C. Reed, C.A. Sierra, W.L. Silver, E.V.J. Tanner & W.R. Wieder. 2011. Relationships among net primary productivity, nutrients and climate in tropical rain forest: A pan-tropical analysis. Ecology Letters, doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01658.x.
Yang, W. H., Y. A. Teh, and W. L. Silver. 2011. Nitrous oxide production and consumption in a peatland pasture: a test of a field-based 15N-nitrous oxide pool dilution technique. Global Change Biology 17: 3577-3588.
McGroddy, M, E., and W. L. Silver. 2011. Biogeochemical cycling in tropical forests. Pages 315-141 in M. Bush and J. Flenly eds, Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change. Praxis-Springer Verlag, Berlin 2nd edition.
Silver, W.L., D. Liptzin, and M. Almaraz. 2013. Soil redox dynamics and biogeochemistry along a tropical elevation gradient. Ecological Bulletins 4:195–209.
DeAngelis, K. M. M. Allgaier, Y. Chavarria, J. L. Fortney, P. Hugenholtz, B. Simmons, K. Sublette, W. L. Silver, T. C. Hazen. 2012. Characterization of trapped lignin-degrading microbes in tropical forest soil. PLoS ONE, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0019306.
Baldocchi, D. B., D. Detto, O. Sonnentag, J. Verfaillie, Y. A. Teh. W. L. Silver, and N. M Kelly. 2012. The Trials and Tribulations of Measuring Methane Fluxes and Concentrations over a Peatland Pasture in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta of California. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 153:177-187.
Hall, S. J., W. L. Silver, and R. Amundson. 2011. Greenhouse gas fluxes from Atacama Desert Soils: A test of biogeochemical potential at the Earth’s arid extreme. Biogeochemistry, doi.org/10.1007/s10533-011-9650-7.
Teh, Y. T., W. L. Silver, O. Sonnentag, M. Detto, M. Kelly, and D. D. Baldocchi. 2011. Large greenhouse gas emissions from a temperate peatland pasture. Ecosystems 14: 311-325.
Sonnentag, O., M. Detto, B. R. K. Runkle, Y. A. Teh, W. L. Silver, M. Kelly, and D. D. Baldocchi. 2011. Carbon dioxide exchange of a pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium L.) infestation: How do flowering and mowing affect canopy photosynthesis and autotrophic respiration?, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi.org/10.1029/2010JG001522.
Liptzin, D., W. L. Silver, and M. Detto. 2011. Temporal dynamics in soil oxygen and trace gases in two tropical rain forests. Ecosystems 14: 171-182.
Cusack, D. F., W. L. Silver, M. S. Torn, S. D. Burton, and M. K. Firestone. 2011. Changes in microbial community characteristics and soil organic matter with nitrogen additions in two tropical forests. Ecology 92: 621-632.
Burgin, A. J., W. H. Yang, S. K. Hamilton, and W. L. Silver. 2011. Beyond C and N: How the microbial energy economy couples elemental cycles in diverse ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 44-52.
Cusack, D. F., W. L. Silver, M. S. Torn, and W. H. McDowell. 2011. Effects of nitrogen additions on above- and belowground carbon dynamics in two tropical forests. Biogeochemistry, doi.org/10.1007/s10533-010-9496-4
Silver, W. L., A. W. Thompson, D. J. Herman, and M. K. Firestone. 2011. Is there evidence for limitations to nitrogen mineralization in upper montane tropical forests? Pages 418-427 in Bruijnzeel, L.A., Juvik, J., Scatena, F.N., Hamilton, L.S. & Bubb, P. (editors), Forests in the Mist: Science for Conserving and Managing Tropical Montane Cloud Forests. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu.
DeAngelis K. M, W. L. Silver, A.W. Thompson, M.K. Firestone. 2010. Microbial community response to recurring changes in soil redox status. Environmental Microbiology doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02286.x.
DeAngelis, K. M., J. M. Gladden, M. Allgaier, P. D’haeseleer, J. L. Fortney, A. Reddy, P. Hugenholtz, S. W. Singer, J. S. Vander Gheynst, W. L. Silver, B. A. Simmons, T. C. Hazen. 2010. Strategies for Enhancing the Effectiveness of Metagenomic-based Enzyme Discovery in Lignocellulolytic Microbial Communities. BioEnergy Research, doi.org/10.1007/s12155-010-9089-z.
Silver, W. L., R. Ryals, and V. Eviner. 2010. Soil carbon pools in California’s annual grassland ecosystems. Rangeland Ecology and Management 63: 128-136.
Dubinsky, E. A., W. L. Silver, and M. K. Firestone. 2010. Microbial ecology drives coupled iron – carbon biogeochemistry in tropical forest ecosystems. Ecology 91: 2604-2612.
Cusack, D. F. M. S. Torn, W. H. McDowell, and W. L. Silver. 2010. The Response of Heterotrophic Activity and Carbon Cycling to Nitrogen Additions and Warming in Two Tropical Soils. Global Change Biology 16:2555–2572.
Liptzin, D. and W. L. Silver. 2009. Effects of carbon additions on iron reduction and phosphorus availability in a humid tropical forest soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41: 1969-1702.
Cusack, D. F., W. L. Silver, and W. H McDowell. 2009. Biological nitrogen fixation in two tropical forests: ecosystem-level patterns and effects of nitrogen fertilization. Ecosystems 12: 1299-1315.
Currie, W. S., M. E. Harmon, I. Burke, S. C. Hart, W. J. Parton, and W. L. Silver. 2009. Extension and limitation of the climate-litter quality paradigm to predict controls on plant litter decomposition over a decade. Global Change Biology, doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02086.x
Teh, Y. A., W. L. Silver, and F. N. Scatena. 2009. A decade of ecosystem reorganization following multiple disturbances in a wet tropical forest. Plant and Soil: 393:197-212.
Cusack, D. F., W. W. Chou. W. H. Yang. M. E. Harmon, and W. L. Silver. 2009. Controls on long-term root and leaf litter decomposition in neotropical forests. Global Change Biology 15:1339-1355.
Marin-Spiotta, W. L. Silver, C. W. Swanston, and R. Ostertag. 2009. Soil carbon gain and loss during 80 years of reforestation of tropical pastures. Global Change Biology 15:1587-1594.
Harmon, M. E., W. L. Silver, B. Fasth, H. Chen, W. J. Parton, & LIDET. 2009. Long-term patterns of mass loss during the decomposition of leaf and fine root litter: An intersite comparison. Global Change Biology 15: 1320-1338.
* McGroddy, M. E., W. L. Silver, R. Cosme de Oliveira Jr., W. Zamboni de Mello, and M. Keller. 2008. The fate of phosphorus in a highly weathered Amazonian forest ecosystem: biological versus geochemical cycling. JGR-Biogeosciences, doi.org/10.1029/2008JG000756.
* Ostertag, R., E. Marin-Spiotta, W. L. Silver, and J. Shulten. 2008. Litterfall and decomposition in relation to soil carbon pools along a secondary forest chronosequence in Puerto Rico. Ecosystems 11: 701-714.
* Templer, P. M., W. L. Silver, J. Pett-Ridge, and M. K. Firestone. 2008. Plant and microbial controls on nitrogen retention and loss in tropical forest soils. Ecology 89: 3030-3040.
* Chou, W. C., W. L. Silver, R. D. Jackson, A. W. Thompson, and B. Allen-Diaz. 2008. The sensitivity of annual grassland carbon cycling to the amount and timing of rainfall. Global Change Biology 14: 1382-1394.
* Marín-Spiotta, E., D.F. Cusack, R. Ostertag, and W.L. Silver. 2008. Trends in above and belowground carbon with forest regrowth after agricultural abandonment in the Neotropics. Chapter 2 In: R. Myster, ed. Post-agricultural Succession in the Neotropics. Springer, New York, NY. Pp 22-72.
* Teh, Y. A., E. A. Dubinski, W. L. Silver, and C. M. Carlson. 2008. Suppression of methanogenesis by dissimilatory Fe(III)-reducing bacteria in tropical rain forest soils: implications for ecosystem methane flux. Global Change Biology 14:413-422.
* Marin-Spiotta, E., C. W. Swanston, M. S. Torn, W. L. Silver, and S. D. Burton. 2008. Chemical and mineralogical control of soil carbon storage during tropical reforestation. Geoderma 143: 49-62.
* Adair, E. C. W.J. Parton, S.J. DelGrosso, W.L. Silver, S.A. Hall, M.E. Harmon, and S.C. Hart. 2008. A simple three pool model accurately describes patterns of long term, global decomposition in the Long Term Intersite Decomposition Experiment Team (LIDET) data set. Global Change Biology 14: 2636-2660.* Top 3 % of cited papers 2008-2010 GCB
* Parton*, W, W. L. Silver#, I. C. Burke, L. Grassens, M. E. Harmon, W. S. Currie, J. Y. King, E. C. Adair, L. A. Brandt, S. C. Hart, and B. Fasth. 2007. Global-scale similarities in nitrogen release patterns during long-term decomposition. Science 315:362-364. # Co-lead authors.
* Marin-Spiotta, E., R. Ostertag, and W. L. Silver. 2007. Long term patterns in reforestation of tropical pastures: plant community composition and aboveground biomass accumulation. Ecological Applications 17: 828-839.
* McGroddy, M. E. and W. L. Silver. 2007. Nutrient Cycling and Climate Change in Tropical Forests. Pages 295-316 in M. Bush and J. Flenly eds, Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change. Praxis-Springer Verlag, Berlin.
* Pett-Ridge, J., W. L. Silver, and M. K. Firestone. 2006. Redox fluctuations in a humid tropical forest soil impact N-cycling rates by framing the composition of the soil microbial community. Biogeochemistry 81:95-110.
* Teh, Y. A., W. L. Silver, M. E. Conrad, S. E. Borglin, and C. M. Carlson. 2006. Carbon isotope fractionation by methane-oxidizing bacteria in tropical rain forest soils, J. Geophys. Res., 111, G02001, doi.org/10.1029/2005JG000053.
* Chacon, N. W. L. Silver, E. A. Dubinsky, and D. F. Cusack. 2006. Iron reduction and soil phosphorus solubilization in humid tropical forests soils: the roles of labile carbon pools and an electron shuttle compound. Biogeochemistry 78: 67-84.
Lugo, A.E., R.B. Waide, M.R. Willig, T. Crowl, F.N. Scatena, J.Thompson, W.H. McDowell, N.V.L. Brokaw, and W.L. Silver. 2012. Ecological Paradigms for the Tropics: Old Questions and Continuing Challenges. Pages 3-41 in Brokaw, N., T. A. Crowl, A. E. Lugo, W. H. McDowell, F. N. Scatena, R. B. Waide, and M. R. Willig (eds.). A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response. Oxford University Press. Oxford, U.K.
* Teh, Y. A., and W. L. Silver. 2006. Effects of soil structure destruction on methane production and carbon partitioning between methanogenic pathways in tropical rain forest soils. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences III, doi.org/10.1029/2005jg000020.
Chambers, J. Q., and W. L. Silver. 2005. Ecophysiological and biogeochemical responses to atmospheric change. Pages 57-65 in O. Phillips and Y. Mahli, Tropical forests and global atmospheric change. Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.
Silver, W. L., A. W. Thompson, M. K. Firestone, A. Reich, and J. J. Ewel. 2005. Nitrogen retention and loss in tropical plantations and old growth forests. Ecological Applications 15: 1604-1614.
Trumbore, S. E, E. Salazar da Costa, P. Barbosa de Camargo, L. A. Martinelli, D. Nepstad, D. Ray, and W. L. Silver. 2006. Dynamics of fine root carbon in Amazonian tropical ecosystems. Global Change Biology 12: 217-229.
* Teh, Y. A., W. L. Silver, and M. E. Conrad. 2005. Oxygen effects on methane production and oxidation in humid tropical forest soils. Global Change Biology 11:1283-1297.
* Silver, W. L., A. W. Thompson, M. E. McGroddy, R. K. Varner, J. R. Robertson, J. D. Dias, H. Silva, P. Crill, and M. Keller. 2005. Fine roots dynamics and trace gas fluxes in two lowland tropical forest soils. Global Change Biology 11: 290-306.
* Ostertag, R., W. L. Silver, and A. E. Lugo. 2005. Factors affecting mortality and resistance to damage following hurricanes in a subtropical moist forest. Biotropica 37: 16-24.
* Silver, W.L., L. Kueppers, A. E. Lugo, R. Ostertag, and V. Matzek. 2004. Carbon sequestration and plant community dynamics with reforestation of tropical pasture. Ecological Applications 14: 1115-1127.
Chambers, J. Q., and W. L. Silver. 2004. Some ecophysiological and biogeochemical responses of tropical forests to atmospheric change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B. 359: 463–476.
* McGroddy, M. E., W. L. Silver, and R. Cosme de Oliviera, Jr. 2004. The effect of phosphorus availability on decomposition dynamics in a seasonal lowland Amazonian forest. Ecosystems 7: 172-179.
Lugo, A. E., W. L. Silver, and S. Molina Colon. 2004. Biomass and nutrient dynamics of restored tropical forests. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 4: 731-746.
* Ostertag, R., F. N. Scatena, and W. L. Silver. 2003. Forest floor decomposition following hurricane litter inputs in several Puerto Rican forests. Ecosystems 6: 261-273.
* Varner, R. K., M. Keller, J. R. Robertson, J. D. Dias , H. Silva, P. M. Crill, M. McGroddy, and W. L. Silver. 2003. Experimentally induced root mortality increased nitrous oxide emission from tropical forest soils. Geophysical Research Letters 30: 1141-1145.
* Silver, W. L., A. E. Lugo, and D. Farmer. 2002. Soil organic carbon in tropical forests of the U. S. Pages 363-382 in J. Kimble, R. Birdsey, L. Heath, R. Follett, and R. Ratan (eds). The Potential of U.S. Forest Soils to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect.
* Pett-Ridge, J. and W.L. Silver. 2002. Effects of substrate and micro-climate change on the survival and growth of the bromeliad Guzmania berteroniana in a montane tropical forest. Biotropica 34: 211-224.
Lugo, A.E., F.N. Scatena, W.L. Silver, S. Molina Colon, and P.G. Murphy. 2002. Pages 195-225 in L. H. Gunderson and L. Pritchard Jr (eds) Resilience and the Behavior of Large-Scale Systems. Island Press. Washington DC.
* Silver, W. L., and R. Miya. 2001. Global patterns in root decomposition: comparisons of climate and litter quality effects. Oecologia 129: 407-419.
Silver, W.L., D.J. Herman, and M.K. Firestone. 2001. Dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium in tropical forest soils. Ecology 82: 2410-2416.
Lugo, A.E, W.L. Silver, S. Brown, F.N. Scatena, and J.J. Ewel. 2001. Managed ecosystems deserve greater attention. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 82: 91-93.
* Silver, W.L, E. Marin-Spiotta, and A.E. Lugo. 2001. The Caribbean. Pages 155-181 in Kapella, M. and A. Brown eds. Bosques Neotropicales Montanos Nubosos. IUCN Press, Holland.
* Silver, W.L., R. Ostertag, and A.E. Lugo. 2000. The potential for carbon sequestration through reforestation of tropical agricultural and pasture lands. Restoration Ecology 8:394-407.
* McGroddy, M. and W.L. Silver. 2000. Variations in belowground carbon storage and soil COB2B flux rates along a wet tropical climate gradient. Biotropica 32:614-624.
* Silver, W.L., J. Neff, E. Veldkamp, M. Mcgroddy, M. Keller, and R. Cosme. 2000. The effects of soil texture on belowground carbon and nutrient storage in a lowland Amazonian forest ecosystem. Ecosystems 3: 193-209.
Wolter, V. W. L. Silver, D.C. Coleman, P. Lavelle, W.van der Putten, P. deruiter, D.H. Wall, D.U. Hooper, J.M. Dangerfield, L. Brussard, D.E. Bignell, V.K. Brown, K. Giller, J. Van der Koppel, J. Rusek, O. Sala, J. Tiedje, J.A. van Veen, and D. Wardle. 2000. Global change effects on above- and belowground biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems: interactions and implications for ecosystem functioning. BioScience 50: 1089-1098.
D.U. Hooper, J.M. Dangerfield, L. Brussaard, D.H. Wall, D. Wardle, D.E. Bignell, V.K. Brown, D. Coleman, K. Giller, P. Lavelle, G.J. Masters, W.H. van der Putten, P.C. de Ruiter, J. Rusek, W. Silver, J. Tiedje, V. Wolters. 2000. Interactions between above and belowground biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems: patterns, mechanisms, and feedbacks. BioScience 50: 1049-1061.
Keller, M., A.M. Weitz, B. Bryan, M.M. Rivera, and W.L. Silver. 2000. Soil-atmosphere nitrogen oxide fluxes: effects of root disturbance. Journal of Geophysical Research 105: 17,693-17,698.
Rainey, S., K. Nadelhoffer, W.L. Silver, and M. Downs. 1999. The effects of chronic nitrogen additions on understory species abundance and nutrient content in a red pine plantation. Ecological Applications 9: 949-957.
Silver, W.L., A.E. Lugo, and M. Keller. 1999. Soil oxygen availability and biogeochemical cycling along elevation and topographic gradients in Puerto Rico. Biogeochemistry 44: 301-328.
Silver, W.L. 1998. The potential effects of elevated COB2B and climate change on tropical forest biogeochemical cycling. Climatic Change 39: 337-361.
Olander, L., F.N. Scatena, and W.L. Silver. 1998. Effects of road construction on upper montane forest composition and succession in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico. Forest Ecology and Management 109: 33-49.
Silver, W.L., F.N. Scatena, A.H. Johnson, T.G. Siccama, and F. Watt. 1996. At what temporal scales does disturbance affect belowground nutrient pools? Biotropica 28: 441-457.
Zimmerman, J., M. Willig, L. Walker, and W.L. Silver. 1996. Disturbances and Caribbean Ecosystems. Biotropica: 28: 414-423.
Walker, L. W.L. Silver, M. Willig, and J. Zimmerman. (EDS). 1996. Long Term Responses of Caribbean Ecosystems to Disturbance. Biotropica Special Issue.
Silver, W.L., S. Brown, and A.E. Lugo. 1996. Effects of changes in biodiversity on ecosystem function in tropical forests. Conservation Biology 10:17-24.
Silver, W.L., S. Brown, and A.E. Lugo. 1996. Biodiversity and Biogeochemical Cycling. Pages 49-67 in G. Orians, R. Dirzo, and H. Cushman eds. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes in Tropical Forests. Springer. Heidleberg.
Vogt, K., D. Vogt, S. Brown, J. Tilley, R. Edmonds, W. Silver, and T. Siccama. 1995. Dynamics of forest floor and soil organic matter accumulation in boreal, temperate, and tropical forests. In R. Lal, J. Kimble, E. Levine, and B.A. Stewart eds., Soil Management and the Greenhouse Effect, Advances in Soil Science, CRC Press Boca Raton. Pages 159-178.
Silver, W.L. and A.E. Lugo. 1995. Life in the cloud forest. In R. Folch, ed, Biosfera 2. Selves tropicals. Enciclopedia Catalana. Barcelona, Spain.
Silver, W.L. and A.E. Lugo. 1995. The kingdom of epiphytes. In R. Folch, ed, Biosfera 2. Selves tropicals. Enciclopedia Catalana. Barcelona, Spain.
Watt F., R. Beymer, F. N. Scatena, W. L. Silver, P. L. Weaver, and L. S. Hamilton. 1995. Comprehensive Bibliography on Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. Pages 247-260. in L.S. Hamilton, Juvik J., Scatena F.N., editors. Tropical Montane Cloud Forests. Ecological Studies 110. Springer-Verlag.
Silver, W.L. 1994. Is nutrient availability related to plant nutrient use in humid tropical forests? Oecologia 98: 336-343.
Silver, W.L., F.N. Scatena, A.H. Johnson, T.G. Siccama, and M.J. Sanchez. 1994. Nutrient availability in a montane wet tropical forest in Puerto Rico: spatial patterns and methodological considerations. Plant and Soil 164:129-145.
Silver, W.L., and K.A. Vogt. 1993. Fine root dynamics following single and multiple disturbances in a subtropical wet forest ecosystem. Journal of Ecology 81:729-738.
Scatena, F.N., W.L. Silver, T.G. Siccama, A.H. Johnson and M.J. Sanchez. 1993. Biomass and nutrient content of the Bisley Experimental Watersheds, Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico, before and after Hurricane Hugo, 1989. Biotropica 25:15-27.
Vogt, K.A., D.A. Publicover, J. Bloomfield, J.M. Perez, D.J. Vogt, and W.L. Silver. 1993. Belowground responses as indicators of environmental change. Environmental and Experimental Botany33: 189-205.
Berlyn, G.P., A.O. Anoruo, A.H. Johnson, D.R. Vann, R.L. Boyce, and W.L. Silver. 1992. Effects of filtered air and misting treatments on cuticles of red spruce needles on Whiteface Mountain, N.Y. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 1: 25-48.
Silver, W.L., T.G. Siccama, A.H. Johnson, and C. Johnson. 1991. Changes in red spruce populations in the montane forests of the Appalachians. American Midland Naturalist 125:340-347.
Silver, W.L. 1990. Disturbance and nutrient cycling. Belowground Ecology, Vol.1:2.
Johnson, A.H., T.G. Siccama, W.L. Silver, and J.J. Battles. 1989. Decline of Red Spruce in High Elevation Forests of New York and New England. In D.C. Adriano and M. Havas eds. Acidic Deposition, Volume 1: Case Studies . Springer-Verlag, N.Y. Pages 85-112.
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