University of Vermont

Don Ross

Recent Publications

Forested catchment biogeochemistry:

Juillerat, J.I., D.S. Ross and M.S. Banks.  2012.  Mercury in litterfall and upper soil horizons in forested ecosystems in Vermont, USA.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 31(8): 1720-1729. DOI: 10.1002/etc.1896.

Ross, D. S., J. B. B. Shanley, J. L. Campbell, G. B. Lawrence, S. W. Bailey, G. E. Likens, B. Wemple, G. Fredriksen, and A. E. Jamison.  2012.  Spatial patterns of soil nitrification and nitrate export from forested headwaters in the northeastern USA.  J. Geophys. Res. 117, G01009, 14 pp. DOI: 10.1029/2011JG001740.

Ross, D.S., S.W. Bailey, G.B. Lawrence, J.B. Shanley, G. Fredriksen, A.E. Jamison and P.A. Brousseau.  2011.  Near-surface soil carbon, C/N ratio and tree species are tightly linked across northeastern USA watersheds.  For. Sci. 57(6):460-469.

Ross, D.S. and B.C. Wemple.  2011.  Soil nitrification in a large forested watershed, Ranch Brook (Vermont), mirrors patterns in smaller northeastern USA catchments. For. Ecol. Manage. 262:1084-1093. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2011.06.002.

Kaur, A.J., D.S. Ross and G. Fredriksen.  2010. Effect of soil mixing on nitrification rates in soils of two deciduous forests of Vermont, USA.  Plant & Soil 331:289–298.  DOI 10.1007/s11104-009-0253-1.

Ross, D.S., B.C. Wemple, A.E. Jamison, G. Fredriksen, J.B. Shanley, G.B. Lawrence, S.W. Bailey and J.L. Campbell.  2009.  A cross-site comparison of factors influencing soil nitrification rates in northeastern USA forested watersheds.  Ecosystems  12:158-178: DOI:10.1007/s10021-008-9214-4.

Ross, D.S., G. Matshonat and U. Skyllberg.  2008.  Cation exchange in forest soils: the need for a new perspective.  Eur. J. Soil Sci. 59(6):1141-1159. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2008.01069.x.

Hales, H.C. and D.S. Ross.  2008.  Drastic short-term changes in the isotopic composition of soil nitrate in forest soil samples.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72(6):1645-1652. DOI: 10.2136/ sssaj2006.0293.

Ross, D.S.  2007.  A carbon-based method for estimating the wetness of forest surface soil horizons.  Can. J. For. Res. 37:846-852.

Wemple, B., J. Shanley, J. Denner, D. Ross and K. Mills.  2007. Hydrology and water quality in two mountain basins of the northeastern US: assessing baseline conditions and effects of ski area development. Hydrol. Process. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6700.

Hales, H.C., D.S. Ross and A. Lini.  2007.  Isotopic signature of nitrate in two contrasting watersheds of Brush Brook, VT.  Biogeochemistry: DOI 10.1007/s10533-007-9074-6.

Ross, D.S., G. Fredriksen, A.E. Jamison, B.C. Wemple, S.W. Bailey, J.B. Shanley, and G.B. Lawrence.  2006.  One-day rate measurements for estimating net nitrification potential in humid forest soils.  Forest Ecol. Manage. 230:91-95.

Ross, D.S., G.B. Lawrence, and G. Fredriksen. 2004. Mineralization and nitrification patterns at eight northeastern us forested research sites.  Forest Ecol. Manage. 188:317-335.

Ross, D.S. and H.C. Hales. 2003. Sampling-induced increases in net nitrification in the Brush Brook (Vermont) watershed. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67, 318-326.


Negra, C., D.S. Ross, and A. Lanzirotti.  2005.  Soil manganese oxides and trace metals: competitive sorption and microfocused synchrotron X-ray fluorescence mapping.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 69:87-95.

Negra, C., D.S. Ross, and A. Lanzirotti.  2005.  Oxidizing behavior of soil manganese: interactions among abundance, oxidation state, and pH.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 69:353-361.

Ross D.S., H.C. Hales, G.C. Shea-McCarthy, and A. Lanzirotti.  2001.  Sensitivity of soil Mn oxides: drying and storage cause reduction.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 65:736-743.

Ross D.S., H.C. Hales, G.C. Shea-McCarthy, and A. Lanzirotti.  2001.  Sensitivity of soil Mn oxides: XANES spectroscopy may cause reduction.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 65:744-752.


Wetlands and Constructed Wetlands:

Gotelli, N.J., P.J. Mouser, S.P. Hudman, S.E. Morales, D.S. Ross, and A.M. Ellison.  2008. Geographic variation in nutrient availability, stoichiometry, and metal concentrations of plants and pore-water in ombrotrophic bogs in New England, USA. Wetlands 28(3):827-840. DOI: 10.1672/07-165.1.

Morales, S.E., P.J. Mouser, N. Ward, S.P. Hudman, N. J. Gotelli, D.S. Ross and T.A. Lewis.  2006.  Comparison of Bacterial Communities in New England Sphagnum Bogs Using Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (T-RFLP).  Microbiol. Ecol.52(1): 34-44.

Hayden, M.J. and D.S. Ross.  2005.  Denitrification as a nitrogen removal mechanism in a Vermont peatland. J. Environ. Qual. 34:2052-2061.

Drizo, A., Seitz, E., Twohig, E., Weber, D., Bird, S. and Ross, D.  2007. The role of vegetation in Phosphorus removal by cold climate constructed wetland: the effects of aeration and growing season. In: Vymazal, J. (ed.) Wastewater Treatment, Plant Dynamics and Management in Constructed and Natural Wetlands, Springer Publishing.

Weber, D., Drizo, A., Twohig, E.,  Bird, S. and Ross, D.  2007.  Upgrading constructed wetlands phosphorus reduction from a dairy effluent using eaf steel slag filters. Water Science and Technology: in press.



Young, E.O., D.S. Ross, C. Alves, and T. Villars. 2012. Influence of soil series on phosphorus forms and availability at two riparian sites in the Lake Champlain Basin (Vermont). J. Soil Water Conserv. 67(1):1-7. DOI: 10.2489/jswc.67.1.1.

Jokela, W.E, D.S. Ross and J. P. Tilley.   2009.  Manure nutrient content on Vermont dairy farms: long-term trends and relationships.  Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 41:5, 623-637. DOI: 10.1080/00103620903531193.

Ross, D.S., R.J. Bartlett, and H. Zhang.  2001.  Photochemically induced formation of the "Al13" tridecameric polycation in the presence of Fe(III) and organic acids.  Chemosphere 44:827-832.

Young, E.O. and D.S. Ross.  2001.  Phosphate release from seasonally flooded soils: a laboratory microcosm study.  J. Environ. Qual. 30:91-101.

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