I am a biogeochemist with a focus on how soils and nutrient cycles—especially in northern
forests—respond to environmental change. This is important to understanding current
and future ecosystem function. Much of my research has centered on how soil processes
influence forest health and the water quality of associated streams, including:
atmospheric acid deposition and its effects on soil and stream chemistry
winter climate change and the effects on soil hydrology and carbon and nutrient retention
forest regrowth and patterns of nitrogen retention
changing forest species composition and the effects on carbon and nitrogen dynamics
Darby, B. A., Goodale, C. L., Chin, N. A., Fuss, C. B., Lang, A. K., Ollinger, S. V., and Lovett, G. M. (2020). Depth patterns and connections
between gross nitrogen cycling and soil exoenzyme activities in three northern hardwood
forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 147:107836.
Contosta, A. R., Casson, N. J., Garlick, S., Nelson, S. J., Ayres, M. P., Burakowski,
E. A., Campbell, J., Creed, I., Eimers, C., Evans, C., Fernandez, I., Fuss, C. B., Huntington, T., Patel, K., Sanders‐DeMott, R., Son,K., Templer, P. and Thornbrugh,
C. (2019). Northern forest winters have lost cold, snowy conditions that are important
for ecosystems and human communities. Ecological Applications 29:e01974.
Fuss, C. B., Lovett G. M., Goodale C. L., Ollinger S. V., Lang A. K., and Ouimette, A. P. (2019).
Retention of Nitrate-N in Mineral Soil Organic Matter in Different Forest Age Classes.
Lovett, G. M., Goodale, C. L., Ollinger, S. V., Fuss, C. B., Ouimette, A. P., and Likens, G. E. (2018). Nutrient retention during ecosystem succession:
a revised conceptual model. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16:532–538.
Groffman, P. M., Driscoll, C. T., Durán, J., Campbell, J. L., Christenson, L. M.,
Fahey, T. J., Fisk, M. C., Fuss, C. B., Likens, G. E., Lovett, G., Rustad, L. and Templer, P. H. (2018). Nitrogen oligotrophication
in northern hardwood forests. Biogeochemistry 141:523–539.
Fuss, C. B., Driscoll, C. T., Groffman, P. M., Campbell, J. L., Christenson, L. M., Fahey, T.
J., Fisk, M. C., Mitchell, M. J., Templer, P. H., Durán, J., and Morse, J. L. (2016).
Nitrate and dissolved organic carbon mobilization in response to soil freezing variability.
Fuss, C. B., Driscoll, C. T., Green, M. B. and Groffman, P. M. (2016). Hydrologic flowpaths during
snowmelt in forested headwater catchments under differing winter climatic and soil
frost regimes. Hydrological Processes. 30(24), 4617–4632
Ladwig, L. M., Ratajczak, Z. R., Ocheltree, T. W., Hafich, K. A., Churchill, A. C.,
Frey, S. J. K., Fuss, C. B., Kazanski, C. E., Muñoz, J. D., Petrie, M. D., Reinmann, A. B. and Smith, J. G. (2016).
Beyond arctic and alpine: the influence of winter climate on temperate ecosystems.
Fuss, C. B., Driscoll, C. T. and Campbell, J. L. (2015). Recovery from chronic and snowmelt acidification:
Long-term trends in stream and soil water chemistry at the Hubbard Brook Experimental
Forest, New Hampshire, USA. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 120:2360–2374.
Yanai, R. D., Vadeboncoeur, M. A., Hamburg, S. P., Arthur, M. A., Fuss, C. B., Groffman, P. M., Siccama, T. G. and Driscoll, C. T. (2013). From missing source
to missing sink: Long-term changes in the nitrogen budget of a northern hardwood forest.
Environmental Science & Technology 47:11440–11448.
Fuss, C. B., Driscoll, C. T., Johnson, C. E., Petras, R. J. and Fahey, T. J. (2011). Dynamics
of oxidized and reduced iron in a northern hardwood forest. Biogeochemistry 104:103–119.