Publications

Steketee, J.K, A.V. Rocha, L. Gough, K.L. Griffin, I. Klupar, R. An, N. Williamson, R.J. Rowe. (In Prep) Small herbivores with big impacts: tundra voles (Microtus oeconomus) alter post-fire performance of their major food source (E. vaginatum).

Curasi, S.R., N. Fetcher, R.E. Hewitt, P.M. Lafleur, M.M. Loranty, M.C. Mack, J.L. May, I.H. Myers-Smith, S.M. Natali, S.F. Oberbauer, T.C. Parker, O. Sonnentag, S.A. Vargas-Zesati, S.D. Wullschleger, A.V. Rocha. (In Prep) Range shifts in a foundational sedge induce large Arctic ecosystem carbon losses and gains.

Thunberg, S.M., J.E. Walsh, E.S. Euskirchen, K. Redilla, and A.V. Rocha. (In Review) Surface moisture budget of tundra and boreal ecosystems in Alaska: variations and drivers.

Clayton, L., K. Schaefer, M.J. Battaglia, L. Bourgeau-Chavez, J. Chen, R.H. Chen, A. Chen, K. Bakian-Dogaheh, S. Grelik, E. Jafarov, L. Liu, S. Ludwig, R.J. Michaelides, M. Moghaddam, A. Parsekian, A.V. Rocha, S.R. Schaefer, T. Sullivan, A. Tabatabaeenejad, K. Wang, C. Wilson, H.A. Zebker, T. Zhang, Y. Zhao. (In Review) Active layer thickness as a function of soil water content.

Klupar, I., A.V. Rocha, and E.B. Rastetter. (In Review) Alleviation of nutrient co-limitation induces regime shifts in post-fire community composition and productivity in arctic tundra.

Published

[51] Abbott, B.W., A.V. Rocha, A. Shogren, J.P. Zarnetske, F. Iannucci, W.B. Bowden, S.P. Bratsman, L. Patch, R. Watts, R. Fulweber, R.J. Frei, A.M. Huebner, S.M. Ludwig, G. Carling, and J.A. O’Donnell. (2021) Tundra wildfire triggers sustained lateral nutrient loss in Alaskan Arctic. Global Change Biology. LINK

[50] Rocha, A.V., R. Appel, M.S. Bret-Harte, E. Euskirchen, V. Salmon, and G. Shaver. (2021) Solar position confounds the relationship between ecosystem function and vegetation indices derived from solar and photosynthetically active radiation fluxes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. LINK

[49] Kropp, H., M.M. Loranty, S.M. Natali, A.L. Kholodov, A.V. Rocha, I. Myers-Smith, et al. (2021) Shallow soils are warmer under trees and tall shrubs across Arctic and Boreal ecosystems.  Environmental Research Letters. LINK

[48] Jones, J.A., P. Groffman, J. Blair, F. Davis, H. Dugan, E. Euskirchen, S. Frey, T. Harms, E.L. Hinckley, M. Kosmala, S. Loberg, S. Malone, K. Novick, S. Record, A.V. Rocha, B. Ruddell, E. Stanley, C. Sturtevant, A. Thorpe, T. White, W. Wieder, L. Zhai, K. Zhu. (2020) Synergies among environmental science research and monitoring networks: A research agenda. Earth’s Future. LINK

[47] Hewitt, R.E., F.S. Chapin, T.N. Hollingsworth, M.C. Mack. A.V. Rocha, D.L. Taylor. (2020) Limited overall impacts of ectomycorrhizal inoculation on recruitment of boreal trees into Arctic tundra following wildfire belie species-specific responses. PLOS one. LINK

[46] Lembrechts, J.J. et al. (2020) SoilTemp: call for data for a global database of near-surface temperature. Global Change Biology. 266616– 6629. LINK

[45] Blakely, B., A.V. Rocha, and J.S. Mclachlan. (2019) A century of forest regrowth and snow loss alter the cooling effect of historical land use in the Upper Midwest. Ecosystems. LINK

[44] Carey, J.C., B.W. Abbott, and A.V. Rocha. (2019) Arctic tundra wildfire nearly doubles silica storage in terrestrial vegetation. Earth’s Future. LINK

[43] Curasi, S.R., T.C. Parker, A.V. Rocha, M.M. Moody, J. Tang, and N. Fetcher. (2019) Differential responses of ecotypes to climate in an ubiquitos Arctic sedge: implications for future ecosystem C cycling. New Phytologist. LINK

[42] Xiao, J., Li, X., B. He, M Alta Arain, J. Beringer, A.R. Desai, C. Emmel, D.Y. Hollinger, A. Krasnova, I. Mammarella, S.M. Noe, P. Serrano Ortiz, C. Rey-Sanchez, A.V. Rocha,  and A. Varlagin. (2019) Solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence exhibits a nearly universal relationship with gross primary productivity across a wide variety of biomes. Global Change Biology. LINK

[41] Rocha, A.V., B. Blakely, Y. Jiang, S. Curasi, and K. Wright. (2018) Is arctic greening consistent with the ecology of tundra? Lessons from an ecologically informed mass balance model. Environmental Research LettersLINK

[40] Zipper, S.C., P. Lamontagne-Halle, J.M. McKenzie, and A.V. Rocha. (2018) Groundwater controls on post-fire permafrost thaw: water and energy balance effects. JGR-Earth SurfaceLINK

[39]Loranty, M.M., B.W. Abbott, D. Blok, T.A. Douglas, H.E. Epstein, B.C. Forbes, B.M. Jones, A.L. Kholodov, H. Kropp, A. Malhotra, S.D. Mamet, I.H. Myers-Smith, S.M. Natali, J.A. O’Donnell, G.K. Phoenix, A.V. Rocha, O. Sonnentag, K.D. Tape, and D.A. Walker. (2018) Changing ecosystem influences on soil thermal regimes in northern high-latitude permafrost regions. BiogeosciencesLINK

[38] Wright, K.S., and A.V. Rocha. (2018) A test of functional convergence in carbon fluxes from coupled C and N cycles in Arctic tundra. Ecological Modelling. 383: 31-40. LINK

[37] Li, X., J. Xiao, B. He, M Alta Arain, J. Beringer, A.R. Desai, C. Emmel, D.Y. Hollinger, A. Krasnova, I. Mammarella, S.M. Noe, P. Serrano Ortiz, C. Rey-Sanchez, A.V. Rocha, A. Varlagin. (2018) Solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence is strongly correlated with terrestrial photosynthesis for a variety of biomes: First global analysis based on OCO-2 and flux tower observations.  Global Change Biology. 1-19. LINK

[36] Barrio, I.C., E. Linden, M. T. Beest, J Olofsson, A.V. Rocha, et al. (2017) Background invertebrate herbivory on dwarf birch (Betula glandulosa-nana complex) increases with temperature and precipitation across the tundra biome. Polar Biology . 1-14.  LINK

[35] Jiang, Y.,  E.B. Rastetter, G.R. Shaver, A.V. Rocha, Q. Zhuang, and B.L. Kwiatkowski. (2017) Modeling long-term changes in tundra carbon balance following wildfire, climate change, and potential nutrient addition. Ecological Applications. 27(1): 105-117.  LINK

[34] Abbott, B.W. et al. (2016) Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment. Environmental Research Letters. 3(11).   LINK

[33] Jiang, Y., A.V. Rocha, E.B. Rastetter, G.R. Shaver, U. Mishra, Q. Zhuang, and B.L. Kwiatkowski. (2016) C-N-P interactions control climate driven changes in regional patterns of C storage on the North Slope of Alaska. Landscape Ecology . 31:195-213.  LINK

[32] Hu, F.S., P.E. Higuera, P. Duffy, M.L. Chipman, A.V. Rocha, A.M. Young, R. Kelly, and M.C. Dietze. (2015) Tundra fires in the Arctic: Natural Variability and Responses to Climate Change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.13(7):369-377.  LINK

[31] Jiang, Y., E.B. Rastetter, A.V. Rocha, A.R. Pearce, B.L. Kwiatkowski, G.R. Shaver. (2015) Modeling carbon-nutrient interactions during the early recovery of tundra after fire. Ecological Applications. 25(6):1640-1652.  LINK

[30] Jiang, Y., A.V. Rocha, J.A. O’Donnell, J.A. Drysdale, E.B. Rastetter, G.R. Shaver, and Q. Zuang. (2015) Contrasting soil thermal responses to fire in Alaskan tundra and boreal forest. JGR-Earth Surface. 120, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003180.  LINK

[29] Ueyama, M., K. Ichii, H. Iwata, E.S. Euskirchen, D. Zona, A.V. Rocha, Y. Harazono, C. Iwama, T. Nakai, and W.C. Oechel. (2014) Change in the surface energy balance in Alaska due to fire and spring warming based on upscaled eddy covariance measurements. JGR-Biogeosciences. 119:1947-1969.  LINK

[28] Mbufong, H.N.,M. Lund, M. Aureal, T.R. Christensen, E. Werner, T. Friborg, H. Birger, E.R. Humphreys, M. Jackowicz-Korczynski, L. Kutzbach, P.M. Lafleur, W.C. Oechel, F.J. Parmentier, D.P. Rasse, A.V. Rocha, T. Sachs, M.M. van der Molen, and M.P. Tamstorf. (2014) Assessing the spatial variability in peak season CO2 exchange characteristics across the Arctic tundra using a light response curve parameterization. Biogeosciences. 11:4897-4912.  LINK

[27] Kasurinen V., K. Alfredsen, P. Kolari, I. Mammarella, P. Alekseychik, J. Rinne, T. Vesala, P. Bernier, J. Boike, M. Langer, L.B. Marchesisi, K. van Huissteden, H. Dolman, T. Sachs, T. Ohta, A. Varlagin, A.V. Rocha, A. Arain, W. Oechel, M. Lund, A. Grelle, A. Lindroth, A. Black, M. Aurela, T. Laurilla, A. Lohila, F. Berninger. (2014) Latent heat exchange in the boreal and arctic biomes. Global Change Biology. 20:3439-3456.  LINK

[26] Heffernan, J.B., P. Soranno, M. Angilletta, L. Buckley, W.K. Dodds, D. Gruner, T. Keitt, J. Kellner, J. Kominoski, A.V. Rocha, J. Xiao, T. Harms, S. Goring, L. Koenig, B. McDowell, H. Powell, A. Richardson, C. Stow, R. Vargas, and K. Weathers (2014) Macrosystems ecology: understanding ecological patterns and processes at continental scales. Frontiers of Ecology and Environment , 12,5-14. LINK

[25] Bond-Lamberty, B., A.V. Rocha, K. Calvin, B. Holmes, C. Wang , M.L. Goulden (2014) Disturbance legacies and climate jointly drive tree growth and mortality in an intensively studied boreal forest. Global Change Biology, 20, 216-217. LINK

[24] Jones, B., A. Breen, B. Gaglioti, D. Mann, A.V. Rocha, G. Grosse, C. Arp, M. Kunz, and D. Walker (2013) Identification of unrecognized tundra fire events on the North Slope of Alaska. JGR-Biogeosciences, 118, 1334-1344. LINK

[23] Ueyama, M., K. Ichii, H. Iwata, E.S. Euskirchen, D. Zona, A.V. Rocha, Y. Harazono, C. Iwama, T. Nakai, and W. Oechel (2013) Upscaling terrestrial carbon dioxide fluxes in Alaska with satellite remote sensing and support vector regression. JGR-Biogeosciences, 118, 1266-1281. LINK

[22] Oberbauer, S.F., S.C. Elmendorf, T. Troxler, R.D. Hollister, A.V. Rocha, S. Bret-Harte, M. Fosaa, T.T. Hoye, G.H.R. Henry, F. Jarrad, I.S. Jonsdottir, K. Klanderud, J.A. Klein, U. Molau, C. Rixen, N.M. Schmidt, G. Shaver, R. Slider, O. Totland, C.H. Wahren, and J.M. Welker (2013) Phenological responses of tundra plants to background climate warming tested using the International Tundra Experiment. Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society B, 368: 20120481. LINK

[21] Shaver, G.R., E.B. Rastetter, V. Salmon, L.E. Street, M.J. van de Weg, A.V. Rocha, M.T. van Wijk, M. Williams. (2013) Panarctic modeling of net ecosystem exchange of CO2Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society B, 368: 20120485. LINK

[20] Rocha, A.V. (2013) Tracking carbon within the trees. New Phytologist, 197,685-686. LINK

[19] Rocha, A.V., M.M. Loranty, P.E. Higuera, M.C. Mack, F.S. Hu, B.M. Jones, A.L. Breen, E.B. Rastetter, S.J. Goetz, G.R. Shaver (2012) The footprint of Alaskan tundra fires during the past half-century: implications for surface properties and radiative forcing. Environmental Research Letters, 7, 044039.  LINK  Press Release

[18] Barrett, K., A.V. Rocha, M.J. van de Weg, and G. Shaver (2012) Vegetation shifts observed in arctic tundra 17 years after fire. Remote Sensing Letters, 3(8), 729-736. LINK

[17] Potts, D.L., K.N. Suding, G. Winston, A.V. Rocha, and M.L. Goulden (2012) Ecological effects of experimental drought and prescribed fire in a southern California coastal grassland. Journal of Arid Environments, 81, 59-66. LINK

[16] Wang, Z., C.B. Schaaf, M.J. Chopping, A.H. Strahler, M.O. Roman, A.V. Rocha, C.E. Woodcock, and Y. Shuai (2012) Evaluation of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow albedo products over tundra. Remote Sensing of Environment. 117, 264-280. LINK

[15] Peters, D.P.C., A.E. Lugo, F.S. Chapin III, S.T.A. Pickett, M. Duniway, A.V. Rocha, F.J. Swanson, C. Laney, and J. Jones (2011) Cross-system comparisons elucidate disturbance complexities and generalities. Ecosphere, 2(7):81, doi: 10.1890/ES11- 00115.1. LINK

[14] Bijoor, N.S., D.E. Pataki, A.V. Rocha, M.L. Goulden (2011) The application of δ18O and δD for understanding water pools and fluxes in a Typha Marsh. Plant, Cell, and Environment. 34(10):1761-1775. LINK

[13] Rocha, A.V. and G.R. Shaver (2011) Post-fire energy exchange in arctic tundra: the importance and climatic implications of burn severity. Global Change Biology. 17(9): 2831-2841, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02441.x. LINK

[12] Boelman, N.T., A.V. Rocha, and G.R. Shaver (2011) Understanding burn severity sensing in Arctic tundra: Exploring vegetation indices, sub-optimal assessment timing and the impact of increasing pixel size. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 1- 24. doi:10.1080/01431161.2011.611187. Abstract

[11] Loranty, M.M., S.J. Goetz, E.B. Rastetter, A.V. Rocha, G.R. Shaver, E.R. Humphreys, and P.M. Lafleur (2011) Scaling an instantaneous model of tundra NEE to the Arctic landscape. Ecosystems. 14:1, 76-93, doi:10.1007/s10021-010-9396-4. LINK

[10] Rocha, A.V. and G.R. Shaver (2011) Burn severity influences post-fire CO2 exchange in arctic tundra. Ecological Applications. 21:2, 477-489, doi:10.1890/10-0255. LINK

[9] Goulden, M.L., A. McMillan, G. Winston, A.V. Rocha, K.L. Manies, J.W. Harden, and B.P. Bond-Lamberty (2011) Patterns of NPP, GPP, Respiration, and NEP during boreal forest succession. Global Change Biology. 17, 855-871, doi: 10.1111/j.1365- 2486.2010.02274.x.  LINK

[8] Rocha, A.V. and M.L. Goulden (2010) Drought legacies influence the long-term carbon balance of a freshwater marsh. JGR-Biogeosciences. 115, G00H02, doi:10.1029/ 2009JG001215. LINK

[7] Rocha, A.V. and G.R. Shaver (2009) Advantages of a two band EVI derived from solar and photosynthetically active radiation fluxes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 149:1560-1563, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2009.03.016. LINK

[6] Rocha, A.V. and M.L. Goulden (2009) Why is marsh productivity so high? New Insights from Eddy Covariance and Biomass Measurements in a Typha Marsh. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 149, 159-168. LINK

[5] Rocha, A.V. and M.L. Goulden (2008) Large interannual CO2 and energy exchange variability in a freshwater marsh under consistent environmental conditions. JGR- Biogeosciences. 113, G04019, doi:10.1029/2008JG000712. LINK

[4] Rocha, A.V., D.L. Potts, and M.L. Goulden (2008) Standing litter as a driver of interannual CO2 exchange variability in a freshwater marsh. JGR-Biogeosciences. 113, G04020, doi:10.1029/2008JG000713. LINK

[3] Goulden, M.L., G.C. Winston, A.M.S. McMillan, M.E. Litvak, E.L. Read, A.V. Rocha and J.R. Elliot (2006) An eddy covariance mesonet to measure the effect of forest age on land-atmosphere exchange. Global Change Biology. 12:2146-2162. LINK

[2] Rocha, A.V., M.L. Goulden, A.L. Dunn, and S.C. Wofsy (2006) On linking interannual ring width variability with observations of whole-forest CO2 flux. Global Change Biology. 12:1378-1389 (Publication “recommended” by Faculty of 1000: http:// www.f1000biology.com/article/id/1033682). LINK

[1] Rocha, A.V., H.B. Su, C. Vogel, H.P. Schmid, and P.S. Curtis (2004) Photosynthetic and water use efficiency responses to diffuse radiation by an aspen-dominated northern hardwood forest. Forest Science. 50:793-801. LINK