Matthew Barlow is a Professor in the Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at UMass Lowell.

Mathew Barlow, Ph.D.

My research focuses on the influence of large-scale climate variability and change on local conditions of importance to society. Particular climate foci include: climate change, droughts, floods, and heat waves. Areas of interest include the Northeast US, North America, Southwest Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

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Frank Colby, Ph.D.

I am interested in predicting and analyzing Nor'easters, snow squalls, tropical storms and hurricanes. My tools include ensemble modeling, large eddy simulations of the atmospheric boundary layer and forecast modeling.

Professor Nelson Eby poses next to the Trinity Site monument. Eby's general area of research is geochemistry. Recent projects - characterizing the glass (Trintite) produced during the first atomic bomb test; petrology and geochemistry of Jurassic - Cretaceous magmatism in the northeastern US and Canada; petrology and geochemistry of the Chilwa Alkaline Province, Malawi; origin of the Franklin and Sterling Hill ore deposits; F and Cl in apatite, amphibole, and biotite; using tree-ring cores to map environmental change; and source and distribution of atmospheric pollutants.

Nelson Eby, Ph.D.

My general area of research is geochemistry. Recent projects - characterizing the glass (Trintite) produced during the first atomic bomb test; petrology and geochemistry of Jurassic - Cretaceous magmatism in the northeastern US and Canada; petrology and geochemistry of the Chilwa Alkaline Province, Malawi; origin of the Franklin and Sterling Hill ore deposits; F and Cl in apatite, amphibole, and biotite; using tree-ring cores to map environmental change; and source and distribution of atmospheric pollutants.

Dr. Richard Gaschnig standing on a large rock. Gaschnig is a geochemist interested in how the Earth's continents form and evolve.  I study igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks and use a variety of geochemical tools, such as major and trace element abundances, U-Th-Pb geochronology, radiogenic isotope tracers (Sr, Nd, Pb, Hf), and non-traditional stable isotope systems (Mo, Fe, U, Tl).

Richard Gaschnig, Ph.D.

I am a geochemist interested in how the Earth's continents form and evolve. I study igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks and use a variety of geochemical tools, such as major and trace element abundances, U-Th-Pb geochronology, radiogenic isotope tracers (Sr, Nd, Pb, Hf), and non-traditional stable isotope systems (Mo, Fe, U, Tl).

Assistant Professor James Heiss poses next to equipment at a beach. Heiss' research area is coastal groundwater dynamics and nutrient cycling in nearshore aquifers. I am interested in the influence of land-sea processes (tides, sea level rise, terrestrial recharge) on the exchange of water and chemicals between groundwater and surface water in estuarine, beach, bay, marsh, and marine environments. This work has direct implications for groundwater resources and water quality of coastal systems.

James Heiss, Ph.D

My research area is coastal groundwater dynamics and nutrient cycling in nearshore aquifers. I am interested in the influence of land-sea processes (tides, sea level rise, terrestrial recharge) on the exchange of water and chemicals between groundwater and surface water in estuarine, beach, bay, marsh, and marine environments. This work has direct implications for groundwater resources and water quality of coastal systems.

A piece of equipment in a snowy landscape with a person to its right. Professor Daniel Obrist Chair of the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences research focuses on environmental chemistry and pollution, with a special emphasis on contaminants such as mercury, other trace metals, and persistent organic pollutants (e.g., polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). I am also interested in greenhouse gas (CO2 and CH4) dynamics and how human perturbations and climate change affect their terrestrial sinks and sources. My research is based on experimental field research and laboratory studies and combines methods from analytical chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and soil biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, and hydrology.

Daniel Obrist, Ph.D.

My research focuses on environmental chemistry and pollution, with a special emphasis on contaminants such as mercury, other trace metals, and persistent organic pollutants (e.g., polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). I am also interested in greenhouse gas (CO2 and CH4) dynamics and how human perturbations and climate change affect their terrestrial sinks and sources. My research is based on experimental field research and laboratory studies and combines methods from analytical chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and soil biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, and hydrology.

Juliette Rooney-Varga talking to a class Image by Ed Brennen

Juliette Rooney-Varga, Ph.D.

My current work focuses on developing and researching the learning impact of interactive simulations that enable people to explore, for themselves, the expected climate and energy impacts of decisions and policies. These simulations bring current climate change and energy science to students, citizens, and policymakers at all levels and have been shown to motivate science-informed action.

Assistant Professor Christopher Skinner and a student in a research office smiling. Skinner is interested in the intersection of climate change and climate impacts. In my research I use process-based numerical models (i.e. climate models) to study how perturbations to the earth system influence weather and climate events. The insights from this work can be used to better understand the role of climate and weather in shaping societies and ecosystems in the past, and to prepare for climate-related impacts in the future.

Chris Skinner, Ph.D.

I am interested in the intersection of climate change and climate impacts. In my research I use process-based numerical models (i.e. climate models) to study how perturbations to the earth system influence weather and climate events. The insights from this work can be used to better understand the role of climate and weather in shaping societies and ecosystems in the past, and to prepare for climate-related impacts in the future.

Kate Swanger's current research themes focus on the response of Antarctic ice sheets to late Cenozoic climate change, quantifying earth surface processes with rigorous field experiments and numerical modeling, and investigating the role of buried glacier ice in permafrost processes and their potential as climate archives.

Kate Swanger, Ph.D.

My current research themes focus on the response of Antarctic ice sheets to late Cenozoic climate change, quantifying earth surface processes with rigorous field experiments and numerical modeling, and investigating the role of buried glacier ice in permafrost processes and their potential as climate archives.

Joy Winbourne sitting and doing field work in a forest

Joy Winbourne, Ph.D.

As a terrestrial biogeochemist and global change ecologist, my research centers on understanding how plants regulate the movement of carbon, nutrients and water in terrestrial ecosystems under a variety of human perturbations. In particular I am interested in understanding the impacts of urbanization, deforestation, forest fragmentation, and climate change on ecosystem processes.

Recent Faculty Publications

  • Wright, C.J., Hindley, N.P., Alexander, M.J., Barlow, M., Hoffmann, L., Mitchell, C., Prata, F., Bouillon, M., Carstens, J., Clerbaux, C., Osprey, S.M., Powell, N., Randall, C.E., & J. Yue. (2022). Surface-to-space atmospheric waves from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruptionNature, in press.
  • Cohen, J., Agel, L., Barlow, M., Garfinkel, C.I. and White, I. (2021). Linking Arctic variability and change with extreme winter weather in the United States. Science, 373, 1116-1121.
  • Douville, H., K. Raghavan, J. Renwick, R. P. Allan, P. A. Arias, M. Barlow, R. Cerezo-Mota, A. Cherchi, T. Y. Gan, J. Gergis, D. Jiang, A. Khan, W. Pokam Mba, D. Rosenfeld, J. Tierney, O. Zolina. (2021). Water Cycle Changes. In: Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Masson-Delmotte, V., P. Zhai, et al. (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press. In Press.
  • Agel, L., M. Barlow, C. Skinner, F. Colby, and J. Cohen. (2021). Four Distinct Northeast US Heat Wave Circulation Patterns and Associated Mechanisms, Trends, and Electric Usage. npj Clim Atmos Sci, 4, 31.
  • Barlow, M., W.J. Gutowski, J.R. Gyakum, R.W. Katz, Y.K. Lim, R.S. Schumacher, M.F. Wehner, L. Agel, M. Bosilovich, A. Collow, and A. Gershunov. (2019). North American extreme precipitation events and related large-scale meteorological patterns: a review of statistical methods, dynamics, modeling, and trends. Clim. Dyn., 53, 6835-6875.
  • Agel, L., Barlow, M., Colby, F.P., Binder, H., Catto, J.L., Hoell, A., Cohen, J. (2019). Dynamical analysis of extreme precipitation in the US northeast based on large-scale meteorological patterns. Climate Dynamics, 52(3-4) 1739--1760.
  • Greaney, A., Rudnick, R., Ronaniello, S., Johnson, A., Gaschnig, R., Anbar, A. (2020). Molybdenum isotope fractionation in glacial diamictites tracks onset of oxidative weathering of the continental crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 534.
  • Gaschnig, R. (2019). Benefits of a multi-proxy approach to detrital mineral provenance analysis: an example from New England. Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, 20 1557-1573.
  • Chen, K., Wang, Z., Tang, M., Rudnick, R., Gaschnig, R., Zou, Z., He, T., Hu, Z., Liu, Y. (). How mafic was the Archean upper continental crust? Insights from Cu and Ag in ancient glacial diamictites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • Li, S., Junkin, W., Gaschnig, R., Ash, R., Piccoli, P., Candela, P., Rudnick, R. (). Molybdenum contents of sulfides in ancient glacial diamictites: implications for molybdenum delivery to the oceans prior to the Great Oxidation Event. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • Wang, S., Rudnick, R., Gaschnig, R., Wang, H., Wasylenki, L. (2019). Sulfide Weathering sustained methanogenesis during the Great Oxidation Event. Nature Geoscience, 12 296-300.
  • Kim, K.H., J.W. Heiss, H.A. Michael, W.J. Ullman, W-J Cai (2022), Seasonal and spatial production patterns of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity in a shallow beach aquiferFrontiers in Marine Science, 9, 1–12
  • Cogswell, C., and J.W. Heiss (2021) Climate and seasonal temperature controls on biogeochemical transformations in unconfined coastal aquifersJournal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
  • Geng, X., J.W. Heiss, H.A. Michael, H. Li, B. Baubenheimer, M.C. Boufadel (2021), Geochemical fluxes in sandy beach aquifers: Modulation due to major physical stressors, geologic heterogeneity, and nearshore morphologyEarth-Science Reviews, 221(103800)
  • Kim, K.H, J.W. Heiss (2021), Methods in capturing the spatiotemporal dynamics of Flow and biogeochemical reactivity in sandy beach aquifers: A ReviewWater, 13(6), 782
  • Geng, X., J.W. Heiss, H.A. Michael, M.C. Boufadel, K. Lee (2020), Groundwater flow and moisture dynamics in the swash zone: effects of heterogeneous hydraulic conductivity and capillarityWater Resources Research, 2020WR028401
  • Heiss, J., Michael, H., Koneshloo, M. (2020). Denitrification hotspots in intertidal mixing zones linked to geologic heterogeneity. Environmental Research Letters.
  • Heiss, J.W., Michael, H.A., Puleo, J. (2020). Groundwater–surface water exchange in the intertidal zone detected by hydrologic and coastal oceanographic measurements. Hydrological Processes.
  • Kim, K.H., Heiss, J., Geng, X., Michael, H.A. (2020). Modeling hydrologic controls on particulate organic carbon contributions to beach aquifer biogeochemical reactivity. Water Resources Research, 1-17.
  • Heiss, J.W. (2020). Whale burial and organic matter impacts on biogeochemical cycling in beach aquifers and leachate fluxes to the nearshore zone. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.
  • Wang T, Obrist D (2022). Inorganic and methylated mercury dynamics in estuarine water of a salt marsh in Massachusetts, USA. Environmental Pollution, 294, 118657.
  • Angot H, Rutkowski E, Sargent M, Wofsy SC, Hutyra LR, Howard D, Obrist D, Selin NE (2021). Atmospheric mercury sources in a coastal-urban environment: A case study in Boston, Massachusetts, USAEnvironmental Science: Processes and Impacts
  • Zhou J, Obrist D (2021). Global Mercury Assimilation by Vegetation. Environmental Science and Technology, 55, 20, 14245–14257.
  • Dastoor A., et al. Arctic mercury cycling. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, in press.
  • Obrist D, Roy EM, Harrison J, Kwong C, Munger JW, Moosmüller H, Romero C, Sun S, Zhou J, Commane R. Previously unaccounted atmospheric mercury deposition in a mid-latitude deciduous forest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United State of America, 118, 29 e2105477118
  • Zhou J, Obrist D, Dastoor A, Jiskra M, Ryjkov A. Vegetation uptake of mercury and impacts on global cycling. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment. doi.org/10.1038/s43017-021-00146-y, 2021.
  • Liu H-L, Zhou J, Li M, Obrist D, Wang X-Z, J Zhou. Chemical speciation of trace metals in atmospheric deposition and impacts on soil geochemistry and vegetable bioaccumulation near a large copper smelter in China. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 413, 125346, 2021.
  • Yang Y, Zhao Q, Dunham-Cheatham S, Adhikari D, Chen D, Poulson S, Patel A, Obrist D, Verburg P, Wang X, Roden E, Thompson A. Oxidation of Soil Organic Carbon during an Anaerobic-Aerobic Transition. Geoderma, Volume 377, 1, 114584, 2020.
  • Howard, D., Agnan, Y., Helmig, D., Yang, Y., Obrist, D. (2020). Environmental controls on ecosystem-scale cold season methane and carbon dioxide fluxes in an Arctic tundra ecosystem. Copernicus GmbH
  • Zhao, Q., Dunham-Cheatham, S., Adhikari, D., Chen, C., Patel, A., Poulson, S.R., Obrist, D., Verburg, P.S., Wang, X., Roden, E.R., Thompson, A., Yang, Y. (2020). Oxidation of soil organic carbon during an anoxic-oxic transition. Geoderma,377 114584.
  • Dunham-Cheatham, S.M., Zhao, Q., Obrist, D., Yang, Y. (2020). Unexpected mechanism for glucose-primed soil organic carbon mineralization under an anaerobic–aerobic transition. Geoderma,376 114535.
  • Sun, S., Ma, M., He, X., Obrist, D., Zhang, Q., Yin, X., Sun, T., Huang, J., Guo, J., Kang, S., Qin, D. (2020). Vegetation Mediated Mercury Flux and Atmospheric Mercury in the Alpine Permafrost Region of the Central Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Science & Technology,54(10) 6043-6052.
  • Khan, T.R., Obrist, D., Agnan, Y., Selin, N.E., Perlinger, J.A. (2019). Atmosphere-terrestrial exchange of gaseous elemental mercury: parameterization improvement through direct comparison with measured ecosystem fluxes. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts,21(10) 1699-1712.
  • Wang, S., McNamara, S.M., Moore, C.W., Obrist, D., Steffen, A., Shepson, P.B., Staebler, R.M., Raso, A.R., Pratt, K.A. (2019). Direct detection of atmospheric atomic bromine leading to mercury and ozone depletion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,116(29) 14479-14484.
  • Jiskra, M., Sonke, J.E., Agnan, Y., Helmig, D., Obrist, D. (2019). Insights from mercury stable isotopes on terrestrial-atmosphere exchange of Hg(0) in the Arctic tundra. Biogeosciences Discussions, 1-19.
  • Jiskra, M., Sonke, J.E., Agnan, Y., Helmig, D., Obrist, D. (2019). Insights from mercury stable isotopes on terrestrial–atmosphere exchange of Hg(0) in the Arctic tundra. Biogeosciences,16(20) 4051-4064.
  • Pearson, C., Howard, D., Moore, C., Obrist, D. (2019). Mercury and trace metal wet deposition across five stations in Alaska: controlling factors, spatial patterns, and source regions. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics,19(10) 6913-6929.
  • Osterwalder, S., Huang, J., Shetaya, W.H., Agnan, Y., Frossard, A., Frey, B., Alewell, C., Kretzschmar, R., Biester, H., Obrist, D. (2019). Mercury emission from industrially contaminated soils in relation to chemical, microbial, and meteorological factors. Environmental Pollution,250 944-952.
  • Olson, C.L., Jiskra, M., Sonke, J.E., Obrist, D. (2019). Mercury in tundra vegetation of Alaska: Spatial and temporal dynamics and stable isotope patterns. Science of The Total Environment,660 1502-1512.
  • Rooney-Varga, J. N. (2021). Should the federal government assess a carbon fee on passenger air travel?The Boston Globe.
  • Moomaw, W., Sterman, J., Rooney-Varga, J. N., Birdsey, R. (2021). Baker is wrong to subsidize wood burningCommonwealth Magazine.
  • Christopher, S.B., Lora, J.M., Payne, A.E., Poulsen, C.J. (2020). Atmospheric river changes shaped mid-latitude hydroclimate since the mid-Holocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 541.
  • Thompson, A.J., Skinner, C.B., Poulsen, C.J., Zhu, J. (2019). Modulation of mid‐Holocene African rainfall by dust aerosol direct and indirect effects. Geophysical Research Letters, 46.
  • Winsor, K., Swanger, K.M., Babcock, E.L., Dickson, J.L., Valletta, R.D., Schmidt, D. (2020). Origin, structure and geochemistry of a rock glacier near Don Juan Pond, Wright Valley, Antarctica. Antarctic Science.
  • Winsor, K., Swanger, K.M., Babcock, E., Valletta, R., Dickson, J. (2020). Rock glacier characteristics serve as an indirect record of multiple alpine glacier advances in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Cryosphere.
  • Swanger, K.M., Babcock, E., Winsor, K., Valletta, R.D. (2019). Rock glaciers in Pearse Valley, Antarctic record outlet and alpine glacier advance from MIS 5 through the Holocene. Geomorphology, 336.
  • Winbourne, J.B. I. Smith, H. Stoynova, C. Kohler, C. Gately, B.A. Logan, J. Reblin, A. Reinmann, D.W. Allen, & L.R. Hutyra. (2021). Quantification of urban forest and grassland carbon fluxes using field measurements and a satellite-based model in Washington DC/Baltimore area. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. 127(1):e2021JG006568.
  • J.C. Turnbull, … J.B. Winbourne et al. 2021. IG3IS Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions Observation and Monitoring Best Research Practices. WMO GAW IG3IS Report (2021).
  • I.A. Smith, J.B. Winbourne, K. F. Tieskens, T.S. Jones, , F. Bromley, D. Li, and L. R. Hutyra. (2021). A satellite-based model for estimating latent heat flux from urban vegetation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 9: 695995.
  • Soper, F.M., B. Taylor, J.B. Winbourne, K. Dynarski, M. Wong, C. Reis, M. Peoples, C. Cleveland, S. Reed, D. Menge, & S. Perakis. (2021). A roadmap for sampling and scaling biological nitrogen fixation in terrestrial ecosystems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12:1122-1137.
  • Winbourne, J.B., T.S. Jones, S. Garvey, J. Harrison, L. Wang, D. Li, P. Templer, and L.R. Hutyra. (2020) The mitigation of urban heat by trees: current understanding, implications and future directions. BioScience 70 (7): 576-588. Selected as Editor’s Choice and featured interview with BioScience Talks podcast.
  • Jones, T.S., J.B. Winbourne, and L. Hutyra. (2020) Ribbonized Sap Flux: An Integrated Sap Flow Sensor Platform. Ecosphere 11 (6): e03135.
  • Gravuer, K., A. Eskelinen, J.B. Winbourne, and S.P. Harrison. (2020) Vulnerability and resistance in the spatial heterogeneity of soil microbial communities under resource additions. Proceedings in the National Academy of Science 117 (13): 7263-7270.
  • Identification of large-scale meteorological patterns associated with extreme precipitation in the US Northeast. Agel, L., Barlow, M., Feldstein, S. B., & Gutowski, W. J., 2018: Clim. Dyn., 50 (5-6), 1819-1839.
  • More-persistent weak stratospheric polar vortex states linked to cold extremes. Kretschmer, M., D. Coumou, L. Agel, M. Barlow, E. Tziperman, J. Cohen, 2018: Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99, 49-60.
  • Cold Season Southwest Asia Precipitation Sensitivity to El Niño–Southern OscillationEvents. Hoell, A., M. Barlow, T. Xu, and T. Zhang, 2018. J. Climate, 31, 4463-4482.
  • Middle East and Southwest Asia Daily Precipitation Characteristics Associated with the Madden–Julian Oscillation during Boreal Winter. Hoell, A., F. Cannon, and M. Barlow, 2018. J. Climate, 31, 8843-8860.
  • Dynamical analysis of extreme precipitation in the US northeast based on large-scale meteorological patterns. Agel, L., M. Barlow, F. Colby, H. Binder, J. L. Catto, A. Hoell, and J. Cohen, 2019. Clim. Dyn., https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4223-2
  • Petrology, geochemistry and geodynamic setting of Eocene-Oligocene alkaline intrusions from the Alborz-Azerbaijan magmatic belt, NW Iran. Ashrafi, N., Jahangiri, A., Hasebe, N., Eby,N. (2018) Chemie der Erde 78, 432-461.
  • Crustal residence of molybdenum. Greaney, A.T., Rudnick, R.L., Gaschnig, R.M., Whalen, J., Luais, B., and Clemens, J.D. (2018): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 238, p. 36-54.
  • Temporal evolution of 182W in the upper continental crust. Mundl, A., Walker, R.J., Reimink, J.R., Rudnick, R.L., Gaschnig, R.M. (2018): Chemical Geology, v. 494, p. 144-152.
  • Variability in benthic exchange rate, depth, and residence time beneath a shallow coastal estuary Russoniello, C.J., J.W. Heiss, and H.A. Michael (2018), , Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013568    
  • Mercury re-emission from industrially contaminated soils: the combined role of chemical, microbial, and meteorological factors.  Osterwalder S, Shetaya W, Frossard A, Huang J-H, Alewell C, Frey B, Agnan Y, Biester H, Kretzschmar R, Obrist D. Environmental Pollution, in press.
  • Mercury in tundra vegetation of Alaska: Spatial and temporal dynamics and stable isotope patterns. Olson CL, Jiskra M, Sonke JE, Obrist D.  The Science of the Total Environment, 660,  1502-1512, 2019.
  • A Critical Time for Mercury Science to Inform Global Policy.  Chen C, Driscoll C, Eagles-Smith CA, Eckley CA, Gay DA, Hsu-Kim H, Keane S, Kirk J, Mason R, Obrist D, Selin H, Selin N, Thompson MR. Environmental Science and Technology, 52, 9556-9561, 2018.
  • Mercury in Arctic tundra soils of northern Alaska: concentrations, pools, origins, and spatial patterns. Olson C, Jiskra M, Biester H, Chow J, Obrist D. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32, 7, 1058-107, 2018.
  • A vegetation control on seasonal variations in global atmospheric mercury. Jiskra M, Sonke JE, Obrist D, Bieser J, Ebinghaus R, Myhre CL, Pfaffhuber, KA, Wängberg I, Kyllönen K, Worthy D, Martin LG, Labuschagne C, Mkololo T, Ramonet M, Magand O, Dommergue A.  Nature Geoscience, 11, 244-250, 2018.
  • Mercury in arctic tundra snowpack: temporal and spatial concentration patterns and trace–gas exchanges.  Agnan Y, Douglas TA, Helmig D, Hueber J, Obrist D. The Cyosphere, 12, 1939-1956, 2018.
  • A review of global environmental mercury processes in response to human and natural perturbations: changes of emissions, climate and land use.Obrist D, Kirk J, Zhang L, Sunderland E, Jiskra M, Selin NE. Ambio, 47. 16-14, 2018.
  • Reply to comment on 'Does replacing coal with wood lower CO2 emissions? Sterman, J. D., Siegel, L., Rooney-Varga, J.N.. Dynamic lifecycle analysis of wood bioenergy.' Environ. Res. Lett. 13(12): 128003.
  • Combining role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action: Evidence from the World Climate simulation.Rooney-Varga J. N., J.D. Sterman, E. Fracassi, F. Kapmeier, V. Kurker, E. Johnston, A. P. Jones, K. Rath.  PLOS ONE. 2018;13(8):e0202877.
  • Does replacing coal with wood lower CO2 emissions? Dynamic lifecycle analysis of wood bioenergy.  Sterman, J. D., Siegel, L., Rooney-Varga, J.N.. Environ. Res. Lett. 13(1): 015007. Featured Article; In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric.
  • Modulation of mid-Holocene African rainfall by dust aerosol direct and indirect effects. Thompson AJ, Skinner CB, Poulsen CJ, Zhu J (2019) Geophysical Research Lettershttps://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL081225.
  • Amplification of heat extremes by plant CO2 physiological forcing.Skinner CB, Poulsen CJ, Mankin JS (2018)  NatureCommunications, 9, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03472-w.
  • Rock glaciers in Pearse Valley, Antarctic record outlet and alpine glacier advance from MIS 5 through the Holocene.Swanger, K.M.,Babcock, E.L., Winsor, K., Valletta, R.D., 2019. Geomorphology, accepted with minor revisions.
  • Quaternary development of a large rock glacier and its potential geochemical relationship with Don Juan Pond, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Winsor, K., Babcock, E.L., Swanger, K.M., Dickson, J.L., Valletta, R.D., Schmidt,D., 2017. Antarctic Science. Submitted.
  • The first study of coupled 3He/36Cl from pyroxenes: investigating the geomorphic causes of exposure age scatter in cold-based glacier deposits, Antarctica.Swanger, K.M., Winckler, G., Lamp, J.L. Schaefer, J.M., Schimmelpfennig, I., Quaternary Science. In revision.