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Rich Boone

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Rich Boone
Research Interests: 

Biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems, soil organic matter dynamics, global change, land-use legacies on soils

Rich Boone
Professor of Biology
Office: 
122 Arctic Health Research Building
907-474-7682
Postal Address: 
Institute of Arctic Biology
PO Box 757000
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000
  • Ph.D. 1989 University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Forest Soils)
  • M.S. 1982 Oregon State University (Forest Ecology)
  • A.B. 1977 Oberlin College (Biology) 
  • 1999 - present Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • 1995 - 1999 Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • 1991 - 95 Soil Ecologist, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
  • 1988 - 91 Postdoctoral Fellow, Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • 1986 - 88 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1983 - 84 Research Assistant, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
  • 1980 - 82 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University
  • 1979 - 80 Research Assistant, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
  • 1978 - 79 Research Assistant, Institute for Forest Improvement, Svalöv, Sweden
  • 1977 - 78 Research Assistant, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 

2012

Werdin-Pfisterer, N.R., Kielland, K. & Boone, R.D., 2012. Buried organic horizons represent amino acid reservoirs in boreal forest soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 55, pp.122–131.

2009

Werdin-Pfisterer, N.R., Kielland, K. & Boone, R.D., 2009. Soil amino acid composition across a boreal forest successional sequence. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41, pp.1210–1220.

2008

2007

Petrone, K.C. et al., 2007. The influence of fire and permafrost on sub-arctic stream chemistry during storms. Hydrological Processes, 21, pp.423–434.

2006

Chapin III, F.S. et al., 2006. Summary and synthesis: Past and future changes in the Alaskan boreal forest. In F. S. Chapin III et al. Alaska’s Changing Boreal Forest. Alaska’s Changing Boreal Forest. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 332–338.
Ping, C.-L. et al., 2006. Alaska’s Changing Boreal Forest. In M. W. Oswood et al. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, pp. pp. 21-38.
Kielland, K. et al., 2006. Contribution of winter processes to soil nitrogen flux in taiga forest ecosystems. Biogeochemistry, 81, pp.349–360.
Petrone, K.C. et al., 2006. Seasonal export of carbon, nitrogen, and major solutes from Alaskan catchments with discontinuous permafrost. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, pp.1–13.

2005

Pages

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Ecological Society of America
  • International Association for Ecology
  • Soil Ecology Society
  • Soil Science Society of America 
  • Principles of Ecology (BIOL 271), University of Alaska
  • Human Dimensions of Global Change (BIOL 273X), University of Alaska
  • Research Design (BIOL 602), University of Alaska
  • Soil-Plant Relationships (SOIL 502), University of New Hampshire)
  • Mentor for undergraduate students in the NIGEC (Department of Energy) Summer Fellowship program, 1993 and 1994; and the Harvard Forest (National Science Foundation) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, 1993 and 1994 
Current Graduate Students (More info)
  • Allison Woodward
Past Graduate Students
  • Richard Brenner, M.S. student, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Chair)
  • Kevin Petrone, Ph.D. student, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Chair)
  • Sharon Richman, Ph.D. student, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks 
  • Rob MacLean, M.S. 1998, Department of Biology and Willife, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Scott Benjamin, M.S. 1995. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
  • William Currie, Ph.D. 1995. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
  • Kimberly McCracken, M.S. 1994. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
  • Nancy Lambert, M.S. 1993. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
  • Scott Ollinger, M.S. 1993. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
  • Fritz Gerhardt, M.S. 1993. Harvard Forest, Harvard University
  • Richard Hallett, M.S. 1992. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire 
Past Post-Doctoral Fellows
  • Jana Compton, Harvard Forest, Harvard University, 1994-95
  • Jay Gulledge, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1996-97 
In the News

Reviewer for

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Canadian Journal of Forest Research
  • Ecology
  • Soil Biology & Biochemistry
  • Soil Science Society of America Journal
  • NASA Graduate Student Fellowships in Global Change Research
  • NSF Ecosystems Studies
  • USDA Competitive Grants Program (Soils and Soil Biology, Forest/Range/Crop/Aquatic Ecosystems)

Panel Member

  • NSF - Ecosystems, 1996-1999
  • NSF - Collaborative Research at Undergraduate Institutions (CRUI), 1994-1995
  • NSF - Dissertation Improvement, 1995-1996
  • USDA, Competitive Grants - Forest/Range/Crop/Aquatic Ecosystems, 1995