Areas of Interest:
- Soil manganese oxides
- Carbon, earthworms and land-use history in forest and ag soils
- Soil and sediment phosphorus along Lake Champlain stream corridors
- Nitrification and stream nitrate export
- Calcium mineralogy and availability
- Long-term forest soil monitoring (200-year study, volunteers needed!)
catchment research sites in Vermont:
Lye Brook Wilderness Area study watershed (Southeast Vermont)
Current funded projects:Ross, D.S. Organic phosphorus transformations in stream corridor agricultural soils of Vermont’s Lake Champlain Basin. USDA Hatch. $60,000. 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2017.
Driscoll, C.T., J.D. Demers, D.S. Ross, J.B. Shanley and A.K. Sauer. Assessing biological mercury hotspots in montane ecosystems of the Northern Forest. Northern States Research Cooperative. $114,797. 7/1/2014 - 5/31/2017.
Ross, D.S. and B.C. Wemple. Organic phosphorus forms and transformations in Lake Champlain stream corridor soils. Vermont Water Center (USGS). $80,000. 3/1/2014 - 2/28/2016.
Ross, D.S., J.H. Görres, C.M. Danks, S.H. Wilmot and C.v.H. Cogbill. Earthworm and land-use legacy effects on belowground carbon in the managed northern forest. Northern States Research Cooperative Theme 1. $73,072. 6/26/2012 - 9/30/2015.
Van Houten, J. and K.Chu. Adaptation to climate change in the Lake Champlain Basin: New understanding through complex systems modeling. NSF EPSCoR. $20M. 9/1/2011 - 8/21/2016 (Ross is one of the funded investigators).
Last modified January 24 2016 11:18 AM