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Joel A Biederman
Research Hydrologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Dynamic global vegetation models underestimate net CO2 flux mean and inter-annual variability in dryland ecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Macbean, N., Scott, R.L., Biederman, J.A., Peylin, P., Kolb, T., Litvak, M., Krishnan, P., Meyers, T., Arora, V., Bastrikov, V., Goll, D., Lombardozzi, D., Nabel, J., Pongratz, J., Sitch, S., Walker, A., Zaehle, S., Moore, D. 2021. Dynamic global vegetation models underestimate net CO2 flux mean and inter-annual variability in dryland ecosystems. Environmental Research Letters. 16, Article 094023. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac1a38.
The USDA-Agricultural Research Service's Long Term Agro-ecosystems Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (WGEW), Arizona, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goodrich, D.C., Heilman, P., Nearing, M.A., Nichols, M.H., Scott, R.L., Williams, C.J., Biederman, J.A. 2021. The USDA-Agricultural Research Service's Long Term Agro-ecosystems Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (WGEW), Arizona, USA. Hydrological Processes. 35, Article 14349. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14349.
Nonlinear carbon cycling responses to precipitation variability in a semiarid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, L., Kang, X., Biederman, J.A., Wang, W., Qian, R., Zheng, Z., Zhang, B., Ran, Q., Xu, C., Liu, W., Che, R., Xu, Z., Cui, X., Hao, Y., Wang, Y. 2021. Nonlinear carbon cycling responses to precipitation variability in a semiarid grassland. Science of the Total Environment. 781, Article 147062. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147062.
Five decades of observed daily precipitation reveal longer and more variable drought - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, F., Biederman, J.A., Dannenberg, M., Yan, D., Reed, S., Smith, W. 2021. Five decades of observed daily precipitation reveal longer and more variable drought. Geophysical Research Letters. 48(7), Article 092293. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL092293.
UAV-based estimate of snow cover dynamics: Optimizing semi-arid forest structure for snow persistence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Belmonte, A., Sankey, T., Biederman, J.A., Bradford, J., Goetz, S., Kolb, T. 2021. UAV-based estimate of snow cover dynamics: Optimizing semi-arid forest structure for snow persistence. Remote Sensing. 13(5):1036. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13051036.
Winter inputs buffer streamflow sensitivity to snowpack losses in the Salt River Watershed in Lower Colorado River Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robles, M., Hammond, J., Kampf, S., Biederman, J.A., Demaria, E.M. 2020. Winter inputs buffer streamflow sensitivity to snowpack losses in the Salt River Watershed in Lower Colorado River Basin. Water. 13(3). https://doi.org/10.3390/w13010003.
Water availability impacts on evapotranspiration partitioning Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scott, R.L., Knowles, J.F., Nelson, J., Gentine, P., Li, X., Bryant, R.B., Biederman, J.A. 2021. Water availability impacts on evapotranspiration partitioning. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 297, Article 108251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108251.
Testing water fluxes and storage from two hydrology configurations within the ORCHIDEE land surface model across US semi-arid sites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Macbean, N., Scott, R.L., Biederman, J.A., Ottle, C., Vuichar, N., Kolb, T., Dore, S., Litvak, M., Ducharne, A., Moore, D. 2020. Testing water fluxes and storage from two hydrology configurations within the ORCHIDEE land surface model across US semi-arid sites. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 24:5203-5230. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-5203-2020.
Montane forest productivity across a semi-arid climatic gradient - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knowles, J.F., Scott, R.L., Biederman, J.A., Blanken, P., Burns, S., Dore, .S., Kolb, T., Litvik, M., Barron-Gafford, G. 2020. Montane forest productivity across a semi-arid climatic gradient. Global Change Biology. 26(12):6945-6958. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15335.
Comparative analysis of water budgets across the U.S. long-term agroecosystem research network - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baffaut, C., Baker, J.M., Biederman, J.A., Bosch, D.D., Brooks, E.S., Buda, A.R., Demaria, E.M., Elias, E.H., Flerchinger, G.N., Goodrich, D.C., Hamilton, S.K., Hardegree, S.P., Harmel, R.D., Hoover, D.L., King, K.W., Kleinman, P.J., Liebig, M.A., McCarty, G.W., Moglen, G.E., Moorman, T.B., Moriasi, D.N., Okalebo, J., Pierson Jr, F.B., Russell, E.S., Saliendra, N.Z., Saha, A.K., Smith, D.R., Yasarer, L.M. 2020. Comparative analysis of water budgets across the U.S. long-term agroecosystem research network. Journal of Hydrology. 588. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125021.
Drought and heat wave impacts on grassland carbon cycling across hierarchical levels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, L., Zheng, Z., Biederman, J.A., Qian, R., Zhang, B., Che, R., Wang, F., Xu, Z., Cui, X., Hao, Y., Wang, Y. 2020. Drought and heat wave impacts on grassland carbon cycling across hierarchical levels. Plant, Cell & Environment. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.13767.
Forest cover and topography regulate the thin, ephemeral snowpacks of the semiarid Southwest United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Broxton, P., Van Leeuwen, W., Biederman, J.A. 2020. Forest cover and topography regulate the thin, ephemeral snowpacks of the semiarid Southwest United States. Ecohydrology. 13(4). https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2202.
Winter CO2 efflux from sagebrush shrublands distributed across the rain-to-snow transition zone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fellows, A.W., Flerchinger, G.N., Seyfried, M.S., Biederman, J.A., Lohse, K. 2020. Winter CO2 efflux from sagebrush shrublands distributed across the rain-to-snow transition zone. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. 125(2). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JG005325.
UAV-derived estimates of forest structure to inform ponderosa pine forest restoration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Belmonte, A., Sankey, T., Biederman, J.A., Bradford, J., Goetz, S., Kolb, T., Woolley, T. 2019. UAV-derived estimates of forest structure to inform ponderosa pine forest restoration. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. 6(2):181-197. https://doi.org/10.1002/rse2.137.
Terrestrial N2O emissions and related functional genes under climate change: A global meta-analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, L., Zheng, Z., Wang, W., Biederman, J.A., Xu, X., Ran, Q., Qian, R., Xu, C., Zhang, B., Wang, F., Zhou, S., Cui, L., Che, R., Hao, Y., Cui, X., Xu, Z., Wang, Y. 2019. Terrestrial N2O emissions and related functional genes under climate change: A global meta-analysis. Global Change Biology. 26(2):931-943. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14847.
Remote sensing of dryland ecosystem structure and function: Progress, challenges and opportunities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, W., Dannenberg, M., Yan, D., Hermann, S., Barnes, M., Barron-Gafford, G., Biederman, J.A., Ferrenberg, S., Fox, A., Hudson, A., Knowles, J.F., Macbean, N., Moore, D., Nagler, P., Reed, S., Rutherford, W., Scott, R.L., Wng, X., Yang, J. 2019. Remote sensing of dryland ecosystem structure and function: Progress, challenges and opportunities. Remote Sensing of Environment. 233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111401.
Improving snow water equivalent maps with machine learning of snow survey and LiDAR measurements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Broxton, P., Van Leeuwen, W., Biederman, J.A. 2019. Improving snow water equivalent maps with machine learning of snow survey and LiDAR measurements. Water Resources Research. 55:3739-3757. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR024146.
Ecological responses to heavy rainfall depend on seasonal timing and multi-year recurrence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, L., Zheng, Z., Biederman, J.A., Xu, C., Xu, Z., Che, R., Wang, Y., Cui, X., Hao, Y. 2019. Ecological responses to heavy rainfall depend on seasonal timing and multi-year recurrence. New Phytologist. 223:647-660. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15832.
Native shrubland and managed buffelgrass savanna in drylands: implications on ecosystem carbon and water fluxes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hinojo-Hinojo, C., Castellanos, A., Huxman, T., Rodriguez, J., Vargas, R., Romo-Leon, J., Biederman, J.A. 2019. Native shrubland and managed buffelgrass savanna in drylands: implications on ecosystem carbon and water fluxes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 268:269-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.01.030.
Soil nitrogen response to shrub encroachment in a degrading semi-arid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Turpin-Jelfs, T., Michaelides, K., Biederman, J.A., Anesio, A. 2019. Soil nitrogen response to shrub encroachment in a degrading semi-arid grassland. Biogeosciences. 16:369-381. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-369-2019.
Understanding the relationship between vegetation greenness and productivity across dryland ecosystems through the integration of PhenoCam, satellite, and eddy covariance data Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, D., Scott, R.L., Moore, D., Biederman, J.A., Smith, W. 2019. Understanding the relationship between vegetation greenness and productivity across dryland ecosystems through the integration of PhenoCam, satellite, and eddy covariance data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 223:50-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.12.029.
Critical zone water balance over thirteen years in a semiarid savanna - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scott, R.L., Biederman, J.A. 2019. Critical zone water balance over thirteen years in a semiarid savanna. Water Resources Research. 55:574-588. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023477.
Seasonal timing regulates extreme drought impacts on CO2 and H2O exchanges over semiarid steppes in Inner Mongolia, China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hao, Y., Zhang H., Biederman, J.A., Li, L., Cui, X., Xue, K., Du, J., Wang, Y. 2018. Seasonal timing regulates extreme drought impacts on CO2 and H2O exchanges over semiarid steppes in Inner Mongolia, China. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 266:153-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.06.010.
Chlorophyll fluorescence better captures seasonal and interannual gross primary productivity dynamics across dryland ecosystems of southwestern North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, W., Biederman, J.A., Scott, R.L., Moore, D., He, M., Kimball, J., Yan, D., Hudson, A., Barnes, M., MacBean, N., Fox, A., Litrvak, M. 2018. Chlorophyll fluorescence better captures seasonal and interannual gross primary productivity dynamics across dryland ecosystems of southwestern North America. Geophysical Research Letters. 45(2):748-757. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075922.
Shrubland carbon sink depends upon winter water availability in the warm deserts of North America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biederman, J.A., Scott, R.L., Arnone, J., Jasoni, R., Litvak, M., Moreo, M., Papuga, S., Ponce Campos, G.E., Schreiner-Mcgraw, A., Vivoni, E. 2018. Shrubland carbon sink depends upon winter water availability in the warm deserts of North America. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 249:407-419. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.11.005.
The AmeriFlux network: A coalition of the willing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Novick, K., Biederman, J.A., Desai, A., Litvak, M., Moore, D., Scott, R.L., Torn, M. 2018. The AmeriFlux network: A coalition of the willing. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 249:444-456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.10.009.
Repackaging precipitation into fewer, larger storms reduces ecosystem exchanges of CO2 and H2O in a semiarid steppe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, W., Li, L., Biederman, J.A., Hao, Y., Kang, X., Cui, X., Wang, Y., Li, M., Xu, Z., Xu, C. 2017. Repackaging precipitation into fewer, larger storms reduces ecosystem exchanges of CO2 and H2O in a semiarid steppe. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 247:356-364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.08.029.
Partitioning evapotranspiration using long-term carbon dioxide and water vapor fluxes: New approach to ET partitioning - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scott, R.L., Biederman, J.A. 2017. Partitioning evapotranspiration using long-term carbon dioxide and water vapor fluxes: New approach to ET partitioning. Geophysical Research Letters. 44:6833-6840. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL074324.
CO2 exchange and evapotranspiration across dryland ecosystems of southwestern North America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biederman, J.A., Scott, R.L., Bell, T., Bowling, D., Dore, S., Garatuza-Payan, J., Kolb, T., Kirishnan, P., Krofcheck, D., Litvak, M., Maurer, G., Meyers, T., Oechel, W., Papuga, S., Ponce Campos, G.E., Rodriguez, J., Smith, W., Vargas, E., Watts, C., Yepez, E., Goulden, M. 2017. CO2 exchange and evapotranspiration across dryland ecosystems of southwestern North America. Global Change Biology. 23:4204-4221. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13686.
Recent tree die-off has little effect on streamflow in contrast to expected increases from historical studies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biederman, J.A., Scott, R.L., Somor, A., Harpold, A., Gutmann, E., Gochis, D., Breshears, D., Troch, P., Brooks, P., Meddens, A. 2015. Recent tree die-off has little effect on streamflow in contrast to expected increases from historical studies. Water Resources Research. 51:9775-9789. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015WR017401.
The carbon balance pivot point of southwestern U.S. semiarid ecosystems: Insights from the 21st century drought - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scott, R.L., Biederman, J.A., Hamerlynck, E.P., Barron-Gafford, G. 2015. The carbon balance pivot point of southwestern U.S. semiarid ecosystems: Insights from the 21st century drought. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. 120:2612-2624. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JG003181.