Wendy and Elk Mountains, 2014

Wendy S. Brown

Bugs Unlimited, LLC
PO Box 1451
Crested Butte, CO 81224
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The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)

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In the Elk Mountains, September 2014

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Berkelhammer,M; Page,GF; Zurek,F; Still,C; Carbone,MS; Talavera,W; Hildebrand,L; Byron,J; Inthabandith,K; Kucinski,A; Carter,M; Fossa,K; Brown,W; Carroll,RWH; Simonpietri,A; Worsham,M; Breckheimer,I; Ryken,A; Maxwell,R; Gochis,D; Raleigh,M; Small,E and Williams,KH 2024 Canopy structure modulates the sensitivity of subalpine forest stands to interannual snowpack and precipitation variability. EGUsphere, 2024, pp.1-23. PDF

Bouskill,NJ; Newcomer,M; Carroll,RWH; Beutler,C; Bill,M; Brown,WS; Conrad,M; Dong,WS; Falco,N; Maavara,T and Newman,A 2024 A Tale of two catchments: Causality analysis and isotope systematics reveal mountainous watershed traits that regulate the retention and release of nitrogen. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 129(3), p.e2023JG007532. PDF

Carroll,RWH; Bearup,LA; Brown,W; Dong,W; Bill,M and Willlams,KH 2018 Factors controlling seasonal groundwater and solute flux from snow-dominated basins. Hydrological Processes. 1-16. PDF

Carroll,RW; Deems,J; Sprenger,M; Maxwell,R; Brown,W; Newman,A; Beutler,C and Williams,KH 2022 Modeling snow dynamics and stable water isotopes across mountain landscapes. Geophysical Research Letters, p.e2022GL098780. html

Fox,PM; Carrero,S; Anderson,C; Dewey,C; Keiluweit,M; Conrad,M; Naughton,HR; Fendorf,S; Carroll,R; Dafflon,B; and Malenda-Lawrence,H; Dwivedi,D; Gilbert,B; Christensen,JN; Boye,K; Beutler,C; Brown,W; Newman,A; Versteeg,R; Williams,KH and Nico,PS 2022 Sulfur biogeochemical cycling and redox dynamics in a shale-dominated mountainous watershed. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 127(6), p.e2021JG006769. PDF

Peckarsky,BL; McIntosh,AR; Horn,SC; McHugh,K; Booker,DJ; Wilcox,AC; Brown,W and Alvarez,M 2014 Characterizing disturbance regimes of mountain streams. Freshwater Science 33(3) 716-730. PDF

Sprenger,M; Carroll,RW; Dennedy-Frank,J; Siirila-Woodburn,ER; Newcomer,ME; Brown,W; Newman,A; Beutler,C; Bill,M; Hubbard,SS; and Williams,KH 2022 Variability of snow and rainfall partitioning into evapotranspiration and summer runoff across nine mountainous catchments. Geophysical Research Letters, p.e2022GL099324. html

Tokunaga,TK; Tran,AP; Wan,J; Dong,W; Newman,AW; Beutler,CA; Brown,WS; Henderson,AN and Williams,KH 2022 Quantifying Subsurface Flow and Solute Transport in a Snowmelt-recharged Hillslope with Multiyear Water Balance. Water Resources Research, p.e2022WR032902. http://doi.org/10.1029/2022WR032902 PDF

Tokunaga,TK; Wan,J; Williams,KH; Brown,W; Henderson,A; Kim,Y; Tran,AP; Conrad,ME; Bill,M; Carroll,RW; and Dong,W 2019 Depth-and time-resolved distributions of snowmelt-driven hillslope subsurface flow and transport, and their contributions to surface waters. Water Resources Research. PDF

Varadharajan,C; Agarwal,DA; Brown,W; Burrus,M; Carroll,RW; Dafflon,B; Dwivedi,D; Enquist,BJ; Faybishenko,B; Henderson,A; Henderson,M; Hendrix,V; Hubbard,S; Kakalia,Z; Newman,A; Potter,B; Steltzer,H; Versteeg,R;Williams,K; Wilmer,C; Wu,Y 2019 Challenges in building an end-to-end system for acquisition, management, and integration of diverse data from sensor networks in watersheds: lessons from a mountainous community observatory in East River, Colorado.

Sunrise aerial view of the East River meanders on the cover of Nature Geoscience April 2021 Wan,J; Tokunaga,T; Brown,W; Newman,AM; Dong,W; Bill,M; Beutler,CA; Henderson,AN; Harvey-Costello,N; Conrad,ME; Bouskill,NJ; Hubbard,SS and Williams,KH 2021 Bedrock weathering contributes to subsurface reactive nitrogen and nitrous oxide emissions. Nature Geoscience 14(4)217-224. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-021-00717-0 Data

Wan,J; Tokunaga,TK; Williams,KH; Dong,W; Brown,W; Henderson,AN; Newman,AW and Hubbard,SS 2019 Predicting sedimentary bedrock subsurface weathering fronts and weathering rates. Scientific Reports (9) 17198 doi:10.1038/s41598-019-53205-2" PDF

Whiteman,HH; Wissinger,SA and Brown,WS 1996 Growth and foraging consequences of facultative paedomorphosis in the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. Evolutionary Ecology (10) 433-446. PDF (190 KB)

Wissinger,SA; Brown,WS and Jannot,JE 2003. Caddisfly life histories along permanence gradients in high altitude wetlands in Colorado (U.S.A.). Freshwater Biology 48(2) PDF (427 KB)

Wissinger,SA; Bohonak,A; Whiteman,HH and Brown,WS 1999 Subalpine Wetlands in Colorado. In: Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America: Ecology and Management. (Eds: Batzer,D; Rader,R; Wissinger,S) John Wiley & Sons,, 757-790. PDF (3407 KB)

Wissinger,SA; Sparks,GB; Rouse,GL; Brown,WS and Steltzer,H 1996 Intraguild predation and cannibalism among larvae of detritivorous caddisflies in subalpine wetlands. Ecology 77(8) 2421-2430. Abstract PDF (1372 KB)

Wissinger,SA; Steinmetz,J; Alexander,JS and Brown,WS. 2004 Larval cannibalism, time constraints, and adult fitness in caddisflies that inhabitat temporary wetlands. Oecologia 138: 39-47. PDF (198 KB)

Wissinger,SA; Whiteman,HH; Sparks,GB; Rouse,GL and Brown,WS 1999 Foraging trade-offs along a predator-permanence gradient in subalpine wetlands. Ecology 80(6) 2102-2116. Abstract PDF (2543 KB)

Wissinger,SA; J. Whissel,J; Eldermire,C and Brown,W 2006 Predator defense along a permanence gradient: roles of case structure, behavior, and developmental phenology in caddisflies, Oecologia, Pages 1 - 12. Abstract PDF (311 KB)

Zhi,W; Li,L; Dong,W; Brown,W; Kaye,J; Steefel,C; and Williams,KH 2019 Distinct source water chemistry shapes contrasting concentration-discharge patterns. Water Resources Research. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR024257

Zhi,W; Williams,KH; Carroll,RW; Brown,W; Dong,W; Kerins,D. and Li,L 2020 Significant stream chemistry response to temperature variations in a high-elevation mountain watershed. Communications Earth & Environment, 1(1) 1-10. Html

I guess you could call this skiing ;-) on the Emerald Lake snowfield, August 2011

Meeting Abstracts

Li Li, Wei Zhi, Wenming Dong, Wendy Brown, Markus Bill, and Kenneth Williams 2019 Climate change on water quality: are we reaching a tipping point? EGU2019-7433 Abstract

Sutfin, NA; Rowland,JC; Fratkin,M; Stauffer,SJ; Brown,WS; Carroll,RWH; Williams,KH and Perkins,G 2017 Seasonal and annual shifts in the role of floodplains as sources and sinks of organic carbon. AGU Meeting Abstract

Wan,J; Tokunaga,TK; Bouskill,N; Druhan,JL; Tfaily,MM; Dong,W; Brown,W; Henderson,A; Newman,AW; Hubbard,S and Williams,KH 2019 H21J-1878 Hydrological controls on subsurface shale bedrock-nitrogen release and export from a mountainous watershed hillslope. presented at 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, Abstract

Williams,KH; Li,L; Zhi,W; Brown,W; Carroll,RWH; Dong,W 2019 H42A-08 Stream chemistry responses to anomalous warming in a high-elevation mountain watershed: Coal Creek and the upper East River, Colorado presented at 2019 AGU Fall Meeting,PDF

Wissinger,SA; Sparks,G; Rouse,G and Brown,W 1995 Salamander predation mediates caddisfly coexistence in subalpine wetlands. Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society 12:137.

Wissinger,SA; Whissel,J;Eldermire,C and Brown,W 1998 The role of caddis cases in deterring predators along a predator-permanence gradient in high-elevation wetlands. Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society 15:142. Abstract

Wei Zhi, Li Li, Jason P Kaye, Wenming Dong, Wendy Brown, Carl I Steefel, Kenneth Hurst Williams 2018 Understanding Contrasting Concentration-discharge (CQ) Behaviors in a Seasonally Snow-covered Watershed. Abstract EP11C-2077 presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec. Abstract