Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Cristina Castanha's Publications

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Peer Reviewed Publication

  1. Castanha C, S Trumbore, R Amundson. 2008. Methods of separating soil carbon pools affect the chemistry and turnover time of isolated fractions. Radiocarbon 50(1): 83-97.
  2. Castanha C, S Trumbore, R Amundson. 2012. Mineral and organic matter characterization of density fractions of basalt- and granite-derived soils in montane California. In: An Introduction to the Study of Mineralogy. Aydinalp C, ed. InTech.
  3. Castanha C, MS Torn, MJ Germino, B Weibel, LM Kueppers. 2012. Conifer seedling recruitment across a forest-to-alpine tundra gradient and effects of provenance. Plant Ecology and Diversity. DOI:10.1080/17550874.2012.716087.
  4. Reinhardt K, C Castanha, MJ Germino, LM Kueppers. 2011. Ecophysiological variation in two provenances of Pinus flexilis seedlings across an elevation gradient from forest to alpine. Tree Physiology, 31(6): 615-625.
  5. Moyes AB, C Castanha, MJ Germino, LM Kueppers. 2012. Warming and the dependence of limber pine (Pinus flexilis) establishment on summer soil moisture within and above its current elevation range. Oecologia, 171(1): 271-282.
  6. Torn MS, CW Swanston, C Castanha, SE Trumbore. 2009. Storage and turnover of organic matter in soil. LBNL-810E. In: Biophysico-Chemical Processes Involving Natural Nonliving Organic Matter in Environmental Systems, Senesi N, Xing B, and Huang PM, eds., International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), New York, NY.
  7. St. Clair, S, SM Bernard, EA Sudderth, C Castanha, MS Torn, D. Ackerly. 2009. Plant responsiveness to soil moisture and nitrogen is consistent across the functional diversity of a California annual grassland. Journal of Vegetation Science, 20(5): 860–870.
  8. Swarbreck SM, EA Sudderth, SB St.Clair, R Salve, C Castanha, MS Torn, DD Ackerly, GL Andersen. Linking leaf transcripts levels to whole plant analyses provides mechanistic insights to the impact of warming and altered water availability in an annual grass. 2011. Global Change Biology, 17(4): 1577–1594.
  9. Sudderth EA, SB St.Clair, S Placella, SM Swarbreck, C Castanha, DJ Herman, ML Fischer, M Kleber, EB Sudderth, MS Torn, MK Firestone, GL Andersen, DD Ackerly. 2012. Timing of dry periods relative to plant phenological stage has larger impacts on grassland systems than annual rainfall. Ecosphere.

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        Submitted Manuscripts

        1. Castanha C, MS Torn, MJ Germino, B Weibel, LM Kueppers. Submitted. Conifer seedling recruitment across a forest-to-alpine tundra gradient and effects of provenance. Diversity and Distributions.
        2. Sudderth EA, SB St.Clair, S Placella, SM Swarbreck, C Castanha, DJ Herman, ML Fischer, M Kleber, EB Sudderth, MS Torn, MK Firestone, GL Andersen, DD Ackerly. Submitted. Timing of dry periods relative to plant phenological stage has larger impacts on grassland systems than annual rainfall. Ecosphere.
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        Published Abstracts

              1. Lim, HC, M Bill, C Castanha, J Ceja-Navarro, MS Conrad, MWI Schmidt, S Abiven, MS Torn, JK Jansson and EL Brodie. 2012. The Role of Actinobacteria in Biochar Decomposition in a Mediterranean Grassland Soil. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              2. Reinhardt K, MJ Germino, LM Kueppers, J Mitton, C Castanha. 2012. Why Seedlings Die: Linking Carbon and Water Limitations to Mechanisms of Mortality During Establishment in Conifer Seedlings. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              3. Kueppers LM, C Castanha, AB Moyes, MJ Germino, and MS Torn. 2012. Alpine Treeline Warming Experiment: Effects of Microclimate on Subalpine Seedling Establishment within and Beyond Two Species’ Current Elevation Ranges. MtnClim 2012, Estes Park, CO.
              4. Taş N, C Castanha, K Reichl, M Fischer, EL Brodie, MS Torn, JK Jansson. 2012. Carbon Biosequestration Potential and Microbial Stimulation by Pyrolized Carbon (Biochar) in Soil. ISME14.
              5. Castanha C, AB Moyes, MS Torn, MJ Germino, LM Kueppers. 2011. Responses of subalpine conifer seedling germination and survival to soil microclimate in the Alpine Treeline Warming Experiment. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              6. Kueppers LM, AB Moyes, SM Ferrenberg, DS Christianson, C Castanha, MJ Germino. 2011. Manipulation of subalpine and alpine climate in the Alpine Treeline Warming Experiment. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              7. Reinhardt K, C Castanha, MJ Germino, LM Kueppers. 2011. Leapfrogging of tree species provenances? Interaction of microclimate and genetics on upward tree shifts in tree species range limits. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              8. Billesbach DP, ML Fischer, DR Cook, MS Torn, C Castanha. 2011. Establishment of a new, cooperative ARM and AmeriFlux site on the Alaskan North Slope. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              9. Kueppers, LM., C Castanha, AB Moyes, S Ferrenberg, MS Torn, MJ Germino. 2011. Alpine Treeline Warming Experiment: An Experimental Test of Climatic Constraints to Subalpine Tree Species’ Recruitment Ranges. Interface 1st INTERFACE meeting: How Do We Improve Earth System Models? Integrating Earth System Models, Ecosystem Models, Experiments and Long-Term Data, Captiva Island, FL.
              10. Castanha C, MJ Germino, MS Torn, SM Ferrenberg, J Harte, LM Kueppers. 2010. Subalpine conifer seedling demographics: Species responses to climate manipulations across an elevational gradient at Niwot Ridge, Colorado. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              11. Moyes AB, C Castanha, S Ferrenberg, MJ Germino, LM Kueppers. 2010. Sensitivity of limber pine (Pinus flexilis) seedling physiology to elevation, warming, and water availability across a timberline ecotone. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              12.  Reinhardt K, C Castanha, MJ Germino, LM Kueppers. 2010. Provenance-level variation in mobile carbon pools corresponds to variation in ecophysiology, growth, and survival in Pinus flexilis seedlings from forest to alpine. ESA, Annual Meeting.
              13. Castanha C, B Weibel, MS Torn, MJ Germino, LM Kueppers. 2009. Subalpine conifer seedling demographics across an evational gradient at Niwot Ridge, Colorado: Comparison of site, species, and provenance. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              14. Kueppers LM, A Faist, C Castanha. 2009. Population and species differences in treeline tree species germination in response to climate change. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              15. St.Clair SB, SM Bernard, C Castanha, EA Suddereth, MS Torn, MK Firestone, DD Ackerly. 2007. The influence of cumulative and temporal variation in soil moisture on California grassland plant processes. ESA, Annual Meeting.
              16. Torn MS, SM Bernard, SB St.Clair, ML Fischer, FM Hopkins, SA Placella, C Castanha, EA Sudderth, DJ Herman, R Salve, DD Ackerly, MK Firestone. 2007. Linking the response of annual grasslands to warming and altered rainfall across scales of gene expression, species, and ecosystem. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
              17. Torn MS, SB St.Clair, DD Ackerly, GL Andersen, SM Bernard, EL Brodie, C Castanha, MK Firestone, ML Fischer, DJ Herman, FM Hopkins, SA Placella, R Salve. 2007. Annual grassland response to altered precipitation and temperature: Genes, species, and ecosystem. ESA, Annual Meeting.
              18. Castanha C, AB Smith, S Carey. 2007. Soil properties influence plant species abundance and diversity in a California serpentine grassland. ESA, Annual Meeting.
              19. Castanha C, SE Trumbore, RG Amundson. 2004. The integrated effects of climate and parent material on soil C cycling in California. ESA, Annual Meeting.
              20. Castanha C, RG Amundson. 2002. The role of mineralogy on the turnover time of organic carbon in a volcanic soil in the southern Cascades, California. AGU, General Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

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                    Scientific Presentations

                      1. Castanha C. 2010. The Alpine Treeline Warming Experiment: A test of species range shifts with climate change. Mills College (Invited).
                      2. Castanha C, RG Amundson, and SE Trumbore. 2005. The integrated effects of climate and parent material on soil carbon cycling in California uplands. 2nd International Conference on Mechanisms of Organic Matter Stabilization and Destabilization.
                      3. Castanha C. 2003. Does rock matter matter? Geological constraints on ecosystem responses to climate. Energy and Resources Group Colloquium, UC Berkeley.
                      4. Castanha C. 2001. Soils as parameters in long-term reserve design. UC Conservation Biology Symposium, White Mountain Research Station.

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