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Marín-Spiotta, E. Harassment should count as scientific misconduct. 2018. Nature 557: 141.

Maga, G., D. Rozendaal, L. Poorter, F. Bongers, J. Sprent, M. Garner, T. M. Aide, J. Andrade, P. Balvanera, J. Becknell, P.H. Brancalion, G.A. Cabral, R. César, R. Chazdon, R. Cole, G. Colletta, B. de Jong, J.S. Denslow, D. Dent, S. DeWalt, J. Dupuy, S.Durán, M. do E. Santo, G. Fernandes, Y. F. Nunes, B. Finegan, V.G Moser, J. Hall, J.L. Hernandez-Stefanoni, A. Junqueira, D. Kennard, E. Lebrija-Trejos, S. Letcher, M. Lohbeck, E. Marin-Spiotta, M. Martinez-Ramos, J. Meave, D. Menge, F. Mora, R. Munoz, R. Muscarella, S. Ochoa-Gaona, E. Orihuela-Belmonte, R. Ostertag, M. Peña Claros, E.A. Perez-Garcia, D. Piotto, P. Reich, C. Reyes-García, J. Rodríguez-Velázquez, I.E. Romero-Perez, L. Sanaphre, A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, N. Schwartz, A.S. de Almeida, J. Almeida-Cortez, W. Silver, V.S. Moreno, B. Sullivan, N. Swenson, M. Uriarte, M. van Breugel, H. van der Wal, M. Veloso, H. Vester, I. Vieira, J. Zimmerman and J.Powers. Legume abundance along successional and rainfall gradients in Neotropical forests. 2018. Nature Ecology and Evolution. In Press

Rasmussen, C., K. Heckman, W.R. Wieder, M. Keiluweit, A.A. Berhe, J.C Blankinship, S. Crow, J. Druhan, C. Hicks Pries, E. Marín-Spiotta, C. Lawrence, A.F Plante, C. Schadel, J.P Schimel, C.A. Sierra, A. Thompson, and R. Wagai. 2018. Beyond clay: towards an improved set of variables for predicting soil organic matter content. Biogeochemistry 137: 297-306. 

Marín-Spiotta, E. and B. Schneider. Time’s Up for Harassers in Academia. The POSTDOCket 3(16) March 2018

Barnes, R.T., E. Marín-Spiotta and A.R. Morris. 2018. Building community to advance women in the geosciences through the Earth Science Women’s Network. In: B. Johnson, ed. Women and Geology: Who Are We, Where Have We Come From, and Where Are We Going? Accepted (INVITED)

Berhe, A.A., R. Barnes, J. Six and E. Marín-Spiotta. 2018. Role of erosional mass movement on the biogeochemical cycling of essential elements: carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Accepted (INVITED)

Powers, J.S. and E. Marín-Spiotta. 2017. Ecosystem processes and biogeochemical cycles during secondary tropical forest succession. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 48:497-519. PDF

Marín-Spiotta, E., A. S. Adams, R. T. Barnes, A.A. Berhe, M. Burt, E. Fischer, M. H. Okoro, M. Hastings, T. Holloway, A. Morris, C. Wiedinmyer. Lessons from the Earth Science Women’s Network. Earthzine. Published May 23, 2017

Erb, K.H., S. Luyssaert, P. Meyfroidt, J. Pongratz, A. Don, S. Kloster, T. Kuemmerle, T. Fetzel, R. Fuchs, M. Herold, H. Haberl, C. Jones, E. Marín-Spiotta, I. McCallum, E. Robertson, V. Seufert, S. Fritz, A. Valade, A. Wiltshire and A. Dolman. 2017. Land management: data availability and process understanding for global change studies. Global Change Biology 23: 512-533. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13443 PDF

Hudson, L.N., T. Newbold et al. (> 200 authors, including E. Marin-Spiotta) The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity in Changing Terrestrial Systems) Project. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.2579

Dialynas, Y., S. Bastola, R.L. Bras, E. Marín-Spiotta, W.L. Silver, E. Arnone and L. Noto. 2016. Impact of hydrologically driven hillslope erosion and landslide occurrence on soil organic carbon dynamics in tropical watersheds. Water Resources Research 52: 8895–8919. doi: 10.1002/2016WR018925 PDF

Uriarte, M., N. Schwartz, J.S. Powers, E. Marín-Spiotta, W. Liao and L. Werden. Impacts of climate variability on tree demography in second-growth tropical forests: the importance of regional context for predicting successional trajectories. Biotropica 48: 780-797. doi: 10.1111/btp.12380

Hinckley, E.S., G.B. Bonan, G.J. Bowen, B.P. Colman, P.A. Duffy, C.L. Goodale, B.Z. Houlton, E. Marín-Spiotta, K. Ogle, S.V. Ollinger, E.A. Paul, P.M. Vitousek, K.C. Weathers and D.G. Williams. 2016. The soil and plant biogeochemistry sampling design for the National Ecological Observatory Network. Ecosphere 7. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1234

Marín-Spiotta, E. and R. Ostertag. Recovery of ecosystem processes: carbon and energy flows in restored wetlands, grasslands and forests. In: M.A. Palmer, J.B. Zedler and D.A. Falk (eds.) Foundations of Restoration Ecology. Island Press. Pp. 366-394. (Invited Chapter)

Marín-Spiotta, E., B. Schneider, and M. A. Holmes. 2016. Steps to building a no-tolerance culture for sexual harassment, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO044859. Published on 28 January 2016.

Poorter, L., F. Bongers, T.M. Aide, A.M. Almeyda Zambrano, P. Balvanera, J. Becknell, V. Boukili, P.H.S. Brancalion, E.N. Broadbent, R.L. Chazdon, D. Craven, J.S. de Almeida-Cortez, G.A.L. Cabral, B. de Jong, J. Denslow, D. Dent, S.J. DeWalt, J.M. Dupuy, S.M. Durán, M.M. Espírito-Santo, M.C. Fandino, R.G. César, J.S. Hall, J.L. Hernandez Stefanoni, C.C. Jakovac, A.B. Junqueira, D. Kennard, S. Letcher, J.C. Licona, M. Lohbeck, E. Marín-Spiotta, M. Martínez-Ramos, P. Massoca, J.A. Meave, R. Mesquita, F. Mora, R. Muñoz, R. Muscarella, Y.R.F. Nunes, S. Ochoa-Gaona, A. de Oliveira , E. Orihuela-Belmonte, M. Peña-Claros, E.A. Pérez-García, D. Piotto, J.S. Powers, J. Rodríguez-Velazquez, I.E. Romero-Pérez, J. Ruíz, J.G. Saldarriaga, A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, N.B. Schwartz, M.K. Steininger, N.G. Swenson, M. Toledo, M. Uriarte, M. van Breugel, H. van der Wal, M.D.M. Veloso, H. Vester, A. Vicentini, I.C.G. Vieira, T. Vizcarra Bentos, G.B. Williamson and D.M.A. Rozendaal. 2016. Biomass resilience of tropical secondary forests. Nature 530: 211-214 doi:10.1038/nature16512

Radeloff, V. C., J.W. Williams, B.L. Bateman, K.D. Burke, S.K. Carter, E.S. Childress, K.J. Cromwell, C. Gratton, A.O. Hasley, B.M. Kraemer, A.W. Latzka, E. Marín-Spiotta, C.D. Meine, S.E. Munoz, T.M. Neeson, A.M. Pidgeon, A.R. Rissman, R J. Rivera, L.M. Szymanski and J. Usinowicz. 2015. The rise of novelty in ecosystems. Ecological Applications 25: 2051-2068. PDF

Craine, J.M., E.N.J. Brookshire, M.D. Cramer, N.J. Hasselquist, K. Koba, E. Marín-Spiotta and L. Wang. 2015. Ecological interpretations of nitrogen isotope ratios of terrestrial plants and soils. Plant and Soil. 396: 1. doi:10.1007/s11104-015-2542-1 PDF

Smith, A.P., E. Marín-Spiotta and T. Balser. 2015. Successional and seasonal variations in soil and litter microbial community structure and function during tropical postagricultural forest regeneration: a multiyear study. Global Change Biology 21: 3532–3547. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12947 PDF

Tiemann, L.K., A.S. Grandy, E.E. Atkinson, E. Marín-Spiotta and M.D. McDaniel. 2015. Plant biodiversity enhances belowground communities and functions in an agroecosystem. Ecology Letters 18: 761-771. doi: 10.1111/ele.12453 PDF

Locatelli, B., C. Catterall, P. Imbach, C. Kumar, R. Lasco, E. Marín-Spiotta, B. Mercer, J. Powers, N. Schwartz and M. Uriarte. 2015. Tropical reforestation and climate change: beyond carbon. Restoration Ecology 23: 337-343. doi: 10.1111/rec.12209 PDF

Craine, J.M., A.J. Elmore, L. Wang, L. Augusto, W.T. Baisden, E.N.J. Brookshire, M.D. Cramer, N.J. Hasselquist, E.A. Hobbie, A. Kahmen, K. Koba, J.M. Kranabetter, M.C. Mack, E. Marín-Spiotta, J.R. Mayor, K.K. McLauchlan, A. Michelsen, G.B. Nardoto, R.S. Oliveira, S.S. Perakis, P.L. Peri, C.A. Quesada, A. Richter, L.A. Schipper, B.A. Stevenson, B.L. Turner, R.A.G. Viani, W. Wanek and B. Zeller. 2015. Convergence of soil nitrogen isotopes across global climate gradients. Scientific Reports 5: 8280. doi:10.1038/srep08280 PDF

Ponette-González, A.G., K.A. Brauman, E. Marín-Spiotta, K.A. Farley, K.C. Weathers, L. Curran and K.R. Young. 2015. Managing water services in tropical regions: From land cover proxies to hydrologic fluxes. Ambio 44: 367. doi:10.1007/s13280-014-0578-8 PDF

Atkinson, E. and E. Marín-Spiotta. 2015. Land use legacy effects on structure and composition of subtropical dry forests in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Forest Ecology and Management 335: 270-280. PDF

Hudson, L.N., T. Newbold et al. (>200 authors, including E. Marín-Spiotta). 2014. The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution 4: 4701-4735. PDF

Smith, A.P., E. Marín-Spiotta, M.A. De Graaf and T. Balser. 2014. Microbial community structure varies across soil organic matter pools during tropical land cover change. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 77: 292-303. PDF

Mayes, M., E. Marín-Spiotta, L. Szymanski, M. Clayton, M. Ozdogan, and A. Erdogan. 2014. Soil type mediates effects of land use on soil carbon and nitrogen in the Konya Basin, Turkey. Geoderma 232-234: 517-527. PDF

Marín-Spiotta, E., N.T. Chaopricha, A.F. Plante, A.F. Diefendorf, C.W. Müller, S. Grandy, and J.A. Mason. 2014. Long-term stabilization of deep soil carbon by fire and burial during early Holocene climate change. Nature Geoscience 7: 428-432. PDF

** See W.C. Johnson’s News and Views piece “Carbon cycle: Sequestration in buried soils” on our paper.

Marín-Spiotta, E., K.E. Gruley, J. Crawford, E.A. Atkinson, J.R. Miesel, S. Greene, C. Cardona-Correa and R.G.M. Spencer. 2014. Paradigm shifts in soil organic matter research affect aquatic carbon turnover interpretations: Transcending disciplinary and ecosystem boundaries. Biogeochemistry 117: 279-297. 

Ponette-González, A.G., E. Marín-Spiotta, K.A. Brauman, K.A. Farley, K.C. Weathers and K.R. Young. 2014. Hydrologic connectivity in the high-elevation tropics: Heterogeneous responses to land change. BioScience 64: 92-104. PDF

Chaopricha, N.T. and E. Marín-Spiotta. 2014. Soil burial contributes to deep soil organic carbon storage. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 69: 251-264. PDF

Santiago, C. and E. Marín-Spiotta. 2013. The Importance of conducting the Rapid Carbon Assessment (RaCA) study in the Caribbean Area. National Cooperative Soil Survey Newsletter August 2013 Issue 64: 10-12.

Marín-Spiotta, E. and S. Sharma. 2013. Carbon storage in successional and plantation forest soils: a tropical analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 105-117. PDF

Marín-Spiotta, E. 2013. Novel Ecosystems. p. 923-925. In: R.W. Howarth and J. Mohan, eds. Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia. Salem Press.

Renzas, J.M. and E. Marín-Spiotta. 2012. A Primer on methods for measuring soil carbon. Tenure Brief 16. Land Tenure Center. University of Wisconsin, Madison. PDF

Marín-Spiotta, E., O.A. Chadwick, M. Kramer and M. Carbone. 2011. Carbon delivery to deep mineral horizons in Hawaiian rainforest soils. Journal of Geophysical Research 116, G03011, doi:10.1029/2010JG001587 PDF

Atkinson, E. and E. Marín-Spiotta. 2010. Tropical land use change and soil carbon: Implications for REDD. Tenure Brief 12: 1-5. Land Tenure Center. University of Wisconsin, Madison. PDF

Marín-Spiotta, E. and D. Cusack. 2010. Advances in biochemical methods for studying organic matter dynamics in an ecological context. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 91: 94-99. doi: 10.1890/0012-9623-91.1.94 PDF

Marín-Spiotta, E., W.L. Silver, C.W Swanston, and R. Ostertag. 2009. Soil organic matter dynamics during 80 years of reforestation of tropical pastures. Global Change Biology 15:1584-1597. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01805.x PDF

Ostertag, R., E. Marín-Spiotta, W.L. Silver and J. Schulten. 2008. Litterfall and decomposition in relation to soil carbon pools along a secondary forest chronosequence in Puerto Rico. Ecosystems 11: 701-71. PDF

Marín-Spiotta, E., C.W. Swanston, M.S. Torn, W.L. Silver and S.D. Burton. 2008. Chemical and mineral control of soil carbon turnover in abandoned tropical pastures. Geoderma 143: 49-62. PDF

Marín-Spiotta, E., D.F. Cusack, R. Ostertag and W.L. Silver. 2008. Trends in above and belowground carbon with forest regrowth after agricultural abandonment in the Neotropics. Pp. 22-72. In: R. Myster, ed. Post-agricultural Succession in the Neotropics. Springer, New York, NY. PDF

Marín-Spiotta, E., R. Ostertag and W.L. Silver. 2007. Long-term patterns in tropical reforestation: plant community composition and aboveground biomass accumulation. Ecological Applications 17:828-839. PDF

Birdsey, R.A., J.C. Jenkins, M. Johnston, E. Huber-Sannwald, B. Amiro, B. de Jong, J.D. Etchevers Barra, N. French, F. Garcia-Oliva, M. Harmon, L.S. Heath, V.J. Jaramillo, K. Johnsen, B. Law, E. Marín-Spiotta, O. Masera, R. Neilson, Y. Pan, K.S. Pregitzer. 2007. North American Forests. In: A.W. King, L. Dilling, G.P. Zimmerman, D.M. Fairman, R.A. Houghton, G. Marland, A.Z. Rose and T.J. Wilbanks (eds.) The First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR): The North American Carbon Budget and Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC: 117-126, 173-176. PDF

Silver, W.L., E. Marín-Spiotta and A. Lugo. 2000. The Caribbean region. In: A.D. Brown and M. Kappelle, eds. Neotropical Montane Cloud Forests. IUCN, Netherlands.

Schneider, S.H. and E. Marín-Spiotta. 1999. Distinguishing fact from value? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 14: 205-206.