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In review/revision

Shanley, J.B., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Lane, O., Arendt, W., and S.J. Hall. Resolving a tropical paradox – – High mercury deposition, but low bioaccumulation in northeastern Puerto Rico. In revision.

Hall, S.J., Reyes, L., Huang, W., and P.M. Homyak. Wet Spots as Hotspots: Moisture Responses of Nitric and Nitrous Oxide Emissions From Hydric Agricultural Soils. In review.

Accepted/in press

Hall, S.J., Berhe, A.A., and A. Thompson. Order from disorder: Do soil organic matter composition and turnover co-vary with iron phase crystallinity? Accepted, Biogeochemistry


Huang, W. and S.J. Hall. Large impacts of small methane fluxes on carbon isotope values of soil respiration. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Online Early.

Ye, C., Chen, D., Hall, S.J., Pan, S., Yan, X., Bai, T., Guo, H., Zhang, Y., Bai, Y., and S. Hu. 2018. Reconciling multiple impacts of nitrogen enrichment on soil carbon: increased residue inputs, decreased microbial activity, and altered mineral sorption. Ecology Letters.

Huang, W., and S. J. Hall. 2017. Elevated moisture stimulates carbon loss from mineral soils by releasing protected organic matter. Nature Communications 8:1774 (Open Access).

Hall, S.J., and W. Huang. 2017. Iron reduction: A mechanism for dynamic cycling of occluded cations in tropical forest soils? Biogeochemistry 136:91-102.

Hall, S. J., Huang, W., and K. E. Hammel. 2017. An optical method for carbon dioxide isotopes and mole fractions in small gas samples: Tracing microbial respiration from soil, litter, and lignin. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 31:1938–1946.

Russell, A. E., Hall, S. J., and J. W. Raich. 2017. Tropical tree species traits drive soil cation dynamics via effects on pH: A proposed conceptual framework. Ecological Monographs 87:685–701.

Gabor, R. S., Hall, S. J., Eiriksson, D., Jameel ,Y., Millington, M., Stout, T., Barnes, M. L., Gelderloos, A., Tennant, H., Bowen, G. J., Neilson, B. T., and P. D. Brooks. 2017. Persistent urban influence on surface water quality via impacted groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology, 51:9477-9487.

Huang, W., and S. J. Hall. 2017. Optimized high-throughput methods for quantifying iron biogeochemical dynamics in soil.  Geoderma, 306: 67-72

Bowling, D.R., Schulze, E., and S. J. Hall. 2017. Revisiting streamside trees that do not use stream water: Can the two water worlds hypothesis and snowpack isotopic effects explain a missing water source? Ecohydrology, 10:e1771

Hall, S.J., D.L. Lipzin, K. DeAngelis, H. Buss, 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.

Hall, S.J., Ogata, E.M., Weintraub, S.R., Baker, M.A., Ehleringer, J.R., Czimczik, C.I., and D. R. Bowling. 2016. Convergence in nitrogen deposition and cryptic isotopic variation across urban and agricultural valleys in northern Utah. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 121: 2340-2355.

Hall, S.J., S. R. Weintraub, and D. R. Bowling. 2016. Scale-dependent linkages between nitrate isotopes and denitrification in surface soils: Implications for isotope measurements and models. Oecologia 181: 1221-1231.

Hall, S. J., W. L. Silver, V. I. Timokhin, and K. E. Hammel. 2016. Iron addition to soil specifically stabilized lignin. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 98:95–98

Hall, S. J., S. R. Weintraub, D. Eiriksson, P. D. Brooks, M. A. Baker, G. J. Bowen, and D. R. Bowling. 2016. Stream nitrogen inputs reflect groundwater across a snowmelt-dominated montane to urban watershed. Environmental Science & Technology 50:1137–1146.

Hall, S. J., M. A. Baker, S. B. Jones, J. Stark, and D. R. Bowling. 2016. Contrasting soil nitrogen dynamics across a montane meadow and urban lawn in a semi-arid watershed. Urban Ecosystems 19:1083-1101.

Hall, S. J., R. L. Hale, M. A. Baker, D. R. Bowling, and J. R. Ehleringer. 2015. Riparian plant isotopes reflect anthropogenic nitrogen perturbations: robust patterns across land use gradients. Ecosphere 6:art200.

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.

Bowling, D. R., J. E. Egan, S. J. Hall, and D. A. Risk. 2015. Environmental forcing does not induce diel or synoptic variation in the carbon isotope content of forest soil respiration. Biogeosciences 12:5143–5160.

Hall, S. J., G. McNicol, T. Natake, and W. L. Silver. 2015. Large fluxes and rapid turnover of mineral-associated carbon across topographic gradients in a humid tropical forest: insights from paired 14C analysis. Biogeosciences 12:2471–2487.

Hall, S. J., and W. L. Silver. 2015. Reducing conditions, reactive metals, and their interactions can explain spatial patterns of surface soil carbon in a humid tropical forest. Biogeochemistry, 125:149–165.

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.

Hall, S. J., G. Maurer, S. W. Hoch, R. Taylor, and D. R. Bowling. 2014. Impacts of anthropogenic emissions and cold air pools on urban to montane gradients of snowpack ion concentrations in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah. Atmospheric Environment 98:231–241.

Hall, S. J., and W. L. Silver. 2013. Iron oxidation stimulates organic matter decomposition in humid tropical forest soils. Global Change Biology 19:2804–2813.

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.

Hall, S. J., W. L. Silver, and R. Amundson. 2012. Greenhouse gas fluxes from Atacama Desert soils: a test of biogeochemical potential at the Earth’s arid extreme. Biogeochemistry 111:303–315.

Hall, S. J., and J. B. Zedler. 2010. Constraints on sedge meadow self-restoration in urban wetlands. Restoration Ecology 18:671–680.

Hall, S. J. 2009. Cultural disturbances and local ecological knowledge mediate cattail (Typha domingensis) invasion in Lake Pátzcuaro, México. Human Ecology 37:241–249.

Hall, S.J. 2009. Invasive species datasheets for Typha x glauca and Typha domingensis. CABI Invasive Species Compendium. Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International, Wallingford, UK.

Hall, S. J., R. Lindig-Cisneros, and J. B. Zedler. 2008. Does harvesting sustain plant diversity in central Mexican wetlands? Wetlands 28:776–792.

Smith, S. D., S. J. Hall, P. R. Izquierdo, and D. A. Baum. 2008. Comparative pollination biology of sympatric and allopatric Andean Iochroma (Solanaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 95:600–617.