Selected Publications

  1. Gill, A.L., and A.C. Finzi. 2016. Belowground carbon flux links biogeochemical cycles and resource‐use efficiency at the global scale. Ecology Letters, 19(12):1419-1428.
  2. Sorensen, P.O., Templer, P.H.,and A.C. Finzi. 2016. Contrasting effects of winter snowpack and soil frost on growing season microbial biomass and enzyme activity in two mixed-hardwood forests. Biogeochemistry, 128(1-2):141-154.
  3. Abramoff, R.Z., and A.C. Finzi. 2015. Are above- and below-ground phenology in sync? New Phytologist 205(3):1054-1061
  4. Finzi, A.C., R.Z. Abramoff, K.S. Spiller, E.R. Brzostek, B.A. Darby, M.A. Kramer, and R.P. Phillips. 2015. Rhizosphere processes are quantitatively important components of terrestrial carbon and nutrient cycles. Global Change Biology.
    doi: 10.1111/gcb.12816
  5. Averill, C., Turner, B.L., and A.C. Finzi. 2014. Mycorrhiza-mediated competition between plants and decomposers drives soil carbon storage. Nature, 505:543-545.

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  6. Drake, J.E., Darby, B.A., Giasson, M.-A., Kramer, M.A., Phillips, R.P., and A.C. Finzi. 2013. Stoichiometry constrains microbial response to root exudation – insights from a model and a field experiment in a temperate forest. Biogeosciences 10(2):8210838.
  7. Giasson, M.-A., A. M. Ellison, R. D. Bowden, P. M. Crill, E. A. Davidson, J. E. Drake, S. D. Frey, J. L. Hadley, M. Lavine, J. M. Melillo, J. W. Munger, K. J. Nadelhoffer, L. Nicoll, S. V. Ollinger, K. E. Savage, P. A. Steudler, J. Tang, R. K. Varner, S. C. Wofsy, D. R. Foster, and A. C. Finzi. 2013. Soil respiration in a northeastern US temperate forest: a 22-year synthesis. Ecosphere 4(11):140.
  8. Averill, C. and A. C. Finzi. 2011. Increasing plant use of organic nitrogen with elevation is reflected in nitrogen uptake rates and ecosystem delta N-15. Ecology 92:883-891.
  9. Brzostek, E. R. and A. C. Finzi. 2011. Substrate supply, fine roots, and temperature control proteolytic enzyme activity in temperate forest soils. Ecology 92:892-902.
  10. Rao, P., L. Hutyra, S. Raciti, and A.C. Finzi. 2013. Field and remotely sensed measures of soil and vegetation carbon and nitrogen across an urbanization gradient in the Boston metropolitan area. Urban Ecosystems In Press.
  11. Brzostek, E., A. Greco, J. Drake, and A.C. Finzi. 2012. Root carbon inputs to the rhizosphere stimulate extracellular enzyme activity and increase nitrogen availability in temperate forest soils. Biogeochemistry DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9818-9
  12. Houlton, B., E. Boyer, A.C. Finzi, J. Galloway, A. Leach, D. Liptzin, J. Melillo, T. Rosenstock, D. Sobota, and A. Townsend. 2012. Intentional versus unintentional nitrogen use in the United States: trends, efficiency and implications. Biogeochemistry DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9801-5
  13. Phillips, R. P., I. C. Meier, E. S. Bernhardt, A. S. Grandy, K. Wickings, and A. C. Finzi. 2012. Roots and fungi accelerate carbon and nitrogen cycling in forests exposed to elevated CO2. Ecology Letters 15:1042-1049.
  14. Drake, J. E., A. C. Oishi, M. A. Giasson, R. Oren, K. H. Johnsen, and A. C. Finzi. 2012. Trenching reduces soil heterotrophic activity in a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) forest exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2 and N fertilization. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 165:43-52.
  15. Brzostek, E. R., J. M. Blair, J. S. Dukes, S. D. Frey, S. E. Hobbie, J. M. Melillo, R. J. Mitchell, E. Pendall, P. B. Reich, G. R. Shaver, A. Stefanski, M. G. Tjoelker, and A. C. Finzi. 2012. The effect of experimental warming and precipitation change on proteolytic enzyme activity: positive feedbacks to nitrogen availability are not universal. Global Change Biology 18:2617-2625.
  16. Raciti SM, LR Hutyra and AC Finzi (2012) Depleted soil carbon and nitrogen pools beneath impervious surfaces, Environmental Pollution 164:248-251
  17. Raciti SM, LR Hutyra, P Rao and AC Finzi (2012). Inconsistent definitions of “urban” result in different conclusions about the size of urban carbon and nitrogen stocks. Ecological Applications 22:1015-1035
  18. Brzostek ER and AC Finzi. (2011). Seasonal variation in the temperature sensitivity of proteolytic enzyme activity in temperate forest soils. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeoscience In Press.
  19. Averill CM and AC Finzi. (2011). Plant regulation of microbial enzyme production in situ. In Press.
  20. Hofmockel KS, Gallet-Budynek A, WS Currie, RB Jackson and AC Finzi. Sources of increased nitrogen uptake in forest trees growing under elevated CO2: results of a large-scale 15N tracer study. Global Change Biology 17:3338-3350.
  21. Yang Y, Y Luo and AC Finzi. (2011). Carbon-nitrogen interactions during forest stand development: a global synthesis. New Phytologist 190:977-989
  22. Brzostek ER and AC Finzi. (2011). Substrate supply, fine roots and temperature control proteolytic enzyme activity in temperate forest soils. Ecology 92:892-902
  23. Averill CM and AC Finzi. (2011). Increasing plant dependence on organic nitrogen along an elevation gradient is reflected in nitrogen uptake rates and ecosystem δ15N at Mount Eisenhower, NH, USA. Ecology 92:883-891.
  24. Phillips RP, AC Finzi and ES Bernhardt. (2011). Enhanced root exudation induces microbial feedbacks to N cycling in a pine forest under long-term CO2 fumigation. Ecology Letters 14(2): 187-194. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01570.x
  25. Drake JE, Budynek AE, Hofmockel KR, Bernhardt ES, Billings SA, Jackson RB, Johnsen KS, Lichter J, McCarthy HR, McCormack L, Moore DJP, Oren R, Palmroth S, Phillips RP, Pippen JS, Pritchard SS, Treseder KK, Schlesinger WH, DeLucia EH and Finzi AC. (2011) Increases in the flux of carbon belowground stimulate nitrogen uptake and sustain the long-term enhancement of forest productivity under elevated CO2. Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01593.x
  26. Finzi AC, Doney SC, Jackson RB, Holland EA, Cole J. (2011). Research frontiers in the analysis of coupled biogeochemical cycles. Invited Special Feature Article in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 74–80. doi:10.1890/100137
  27. Finzi AC, Austin A, Cleland E, Houlton BZ, Wallenstein MD. (2011). Alterations and feedbacks of coupled biogeochemical cycles to global change in terrestrial ecosystems. Invited Special Feature Article in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 61–67. doi:10.1890/100001
  28. Schlesinger WH, Cole C, Finzi AC and EA Holland (2011). Introduction to Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles. Invited Special Feature Article in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 5–8. doi:10.1890/090235