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Refereed journal articles (*Chaired or co-chaired graduate student, ǂOther graduate student)
1.     Hyodo, A, S Malghani, Y Zhou, RM Mushinski, S Toyoda, N Yoshida, TW Boutton, JB West. in press Biochar amendment suppresses N2O emissions but has no impact on 15N site preference in an anaerobic soil. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

2.     ǂAntunes, C, S Chozas, J West, M Zunzunegui, M Cruz Diaz Barradas, S Vieira, C Máguas. 2018. Groundwater lowering drives ecophysiological adjustments of woody vegetation in a semi-arid coastal ecosystem. Global Change Biology, 24:4894-4908

3.     Chesson, LA, JE Barnette, GJ Bowen, JR Brooks, JF Casale, TE Cerling, CS Cook, CB Douthitt, JD Howa, JM Hurley, HW Kreuzer, MJ Lott, LA Martinelli, SP O'Grady, DW Podlesak, BJ Tipple, LO Valenzuela, JB West. 2018. Stable isotope analysis in plant and animal ecology - with application to forensic science in the Americas. Oecologia, 187(4):1077-1094.

4.     ǂFilho, RA, MB Freire, B Wilcox, J West, F Freire, F Marques. 2017. Recovery of carbon stocks in deforested Caatinga dry forest soils requires at least 60 years. Forest Ecology and Management, 407(1):210-220.

5.     Gimeno, TE, J Ogée, J Royles, Y Gibon, JB West, R Burlett, SP Jones, J Sauze, S Wohl, C Benard, B Genty and L Wingate. 2017. Bryophyte gas-exchange dynamics along varying hydration status reveal a significant COS sink in the dark and COS source in the light. New Phytologist, 215(3):965-976.

6.     ǂLu, M, K Krutovsky, CD Nelson, JB West, N Reilly, CA Loopstra. 2017. Association genetics of growth and adaptive traits in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) using whole exome-discovered polymorphisms. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 13:57.

7.     ǂWonkka, CL, JB West, D Twidwell, WE Rogers. 2017. Grass mortality and turnover following core rangeland restoration practices. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 70(3):290-300.

8.     *Zhang, Y, JG Vogel, C Meek, R Will, D Wilson, JB West. 2016. Wood decomposition by microbes and macroinvertebrates, and soil CO2 efflux vary in response to throughfall reduction and fertilization in a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation. Forest Ecology and Management, 382:10-20.

9.     Cerling, TE, JE Barnette, GJ Bowen, LA Chesson, JR Ehleringer, CH Remien, P Shea, BJ Tipple, JB West. 2016. Stable isotope forensic biogeochemistry. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 44:175-206.

10.  Cernusak, LA, MM Barbour, AW Cheesman, NB English, TS Feild, BR Helliker, MM Holloway-Phillips, JAM Holtum, A Kahmen, FA McInerney, NC Munksgaard, KA Simonin, X Song, H Stuart-Williams, JB West, GD Farquhar. 2016 Stable isotopes in leaf water of terrestrial plants. Plant Cell & Environment, 39:1087-1102.

11.  Moore, GW, F Li, L Kui, JB West. 2015. Flood water legacy as a persistent source for riparian vegetation during prolonged drought: An isotopic study of Arundo donax on the Rio Grande. Ecohydrology, 9:900-917.

12.  ǂWonkka, CL, D Twidwell, JB West, WE Rogers. 2015. Shrubland resilience varies across soil types: implications for operationalizing resilience in ecological restoration. Ecological Applications 26(1), 128-145.

13.  Will, R, TR Fox, M Akers, J-C Domec, C Gonzalez-Benecke, E Jokela, M Kane, MA Laviner, G Lokuta, D Markewitz, M McGuire, C Meek, A Noormets, L Samuelson, J Seiler, B Strahm, R Teskey, J Vogel, E Ward, J West, D Wilson, T Martin. 2015. A Range-wide Experiment to Investigate Nutrient and Soil Moisture Interactions in Loblolly Pine Plantations. Forests 6(6), 2014-2028.

14.  ǂColón-Rivera, RJ, RA Feagin, JB West, NB López, RJ Benítez-Joubert. 2014. Hydrological modification, saltwater intrusion, and tree water use of a Pterocarpus officinalis swamp in Puerto Rico. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 147:156-167.

15.  *Kui, L, *F Li, G Moore, J West. 2013. Can the riparian invader, Arundo donax, benefit from clonal integration? Weed Research 53(5):370-377.

16.  Kahmen, A, B Hoffmann, E Schefuss, SK Arndt, LA Cernusak, JB West, D Sachse. 2013. Leaf water enrichment in deuterium shapes leaf wax n-alkane dD values of terrestrial plants II: Observational evidence and global implications. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 111:50.

17.  Kreuzer, H, J West, J Ehleringer. 2013. Forensic applications of light-element stable isotope ratios of Ricinus communis seeds and ricin preparations. Journal of Forensic Sciences 58(S1):S43-S51.

18.  Webb-Robertson, B-J, H Kreuzer, G Hart, J Ehleringer, J West, G Gill, D Duckworth. 2012. Bayesian integration of isotope ratios for geographic sourcing of castor beans. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2012:ID450967.

19.  ǂColón-Rivera, RJ, RA Feagin, JB West, KM Yeager. 2012. Salt marsh connectivity and freshwater versus saltwater inflow: Multiple methods including tidal gauges, water isotopes, and LIDAR elevation models. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:1420-1432.

20.  Sachse, D, I Billault, GJ Bowen,Y Chikaraishi, T Dawson, S Feakins, KH Freeman, C Magill, FA McInerney, M van der Meer,  P Polissar, R Robins, JP Sachs, H-L Schmidt, A Sessions, J White, JB West, A Kahmen. 2012. Molecular paleohydrology: interpreting the hydrogen isotopic composition of lipid biomarkers from photosynthetic organisms. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 40:221-249.

21.  Hurley, JM, JB West, JR Ehleringer. 2010. Stable isotope models to predict geographic origin and cultivation conditions of marijuana. Science & Justice 50(2):86-93.

22.  Hultine, KR, J Belnap, C van Riper III, JR Ehleringer, PE Dennison, ME Lee, PL Nagler, KA Snyder, SM Uselman, JB West. 2010. Tamarisk biocontrol in the western United States: ecological and societal implications. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8(9):467-474.

23.  Hurley, JM, JB West, JR Ehleringer. 2010. Tracing retail marijuana in the United States: Geographic origin and cultivation patterns. International Journal of Drug Policy 21(3):222-228.

24.  Bowen, GJ, JB West, J Hoogewerff. 2009. Isoscapes: Isotope mapping and its applications. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 102(3):v-vii.

25.  West, JB, JM Hurley, FÖ Dudás, JR Ehleringer. 2009. The stable isotope ratios of marijuana. II. Strontium isotopes relate to geographic origin. Journal of Forensic Sciences 54(6):1261-1269.

26.  Espeleta, JF, JB West, LA Donovan. 2009. Tree species fine-root demography parallels habitat specialization across a sandhill soil resource gradient. Ecology 90(7):1773-1787.

27.  Dijkstra, FA, JB West, SE Hobbie, PB Reich. 2009. Antagonistic effects of species on decomposition and net N mineralization in soils from mixed coniferous plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 257:1112-1118.

28.  West, JB, JM Hurley, JR Ehleringer. 2009. The stable isotope ratios of marijuana. I. Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes describe growth conditions. Journal of Forensic Sciences 54(1):1-6.

29.  West JB, A Sobek, JR Ehleringer. 2008. A simplified GIS approach to modeling global leaf water isoscapes. PLoS ONE 3(6):e2447, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002447.

30.  Dijkstra, FA, JB West, SE Hobbie, PB Reich, J Trost. 2007. Plant diversity, CO2, and N influence inorganic and organic N leaching in grasslands. Ecology 88(2):490-500.

31.  West, JB, JR Ehleringer, TE Cerling. 2007. Geography and vintage predicted by a novel GIS model of wine δ18O.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 55(17):7075-7083.

32.  West, JB, GJ Bowen, TE Cerling, JR Ehleringer. 2006. Stable isotopes as one of nature’s ecological recorders. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(7):408-414.

33.  West, JB, SE Hobbie, PB Reich. 2006. Effects of plant species diversity, atmospheric [CO2], and N addition on gross rates of inorganic N release from soil organic matter. Global Change Biology 12:1400-1408.

34.  Reich, PB, SE Hobbie, T Lee, D Ellsworth, JB West, D Tilman, J Knops, S Naeem, J Trost. 2006. Nitrogen limitation constrains sustainability of ecosystem response to CO2. Nature 440:922-925.

35.  West, JB, J HilleRisLambers, TD Lee, SE Hobbie, PB Reich. 2005. Legume species identity and soil nitrogen supply determine symbiotic nitrogen-fixation responses to elevated atmospheric [CO2]. New Phytologist 167:523-530.

36.  West, JB, and LA Donovan. 2004. Effects of individual bunchgrasses on potential C and N mineralization of longleaf pine savanna soils. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 131(2):120-125.

37.  Espeleta, JF, JB West, and LA Donovan. 2004. Species-specific patterns of hydraulic lift in co-occurring adult trees and grasses in a sandhill community. Oecologia 138(3):341-349.

38.  West, JB, JF Espeleta, and LA Donovan. 2004. Fine root production and turnover across a complex edaphic gradient of a Pinus palustris-Aristida stricta savanna ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management 189:397-406.

39.  West JB, JF Espeleta, and LA Donovan. 2003. Root longevity and phenology differences between two co-occurring savanna bunchgrasses with different leaf habits. Functional Ecology 17:20-28.

40.  Donovan, LA, JB West, and KW McLeod. 2000. Quercus species differ in water and nutrient characteristics in a resource-limited fall-line sandhill habitat. Tree Physiology 20:929-936.

41.  Donovan, LA, DJ Grisé, JB West, RA Pappert, NN Alder and JH Richards. 1999. Predawn disequilibrium between plant and soil water potentials in two cold-desert shrubs. Oecologia 120:209-217.

Edited books
1.     West, JB, GJ Bowen, TE Dawson, KP Tu (editors). 2010. Isoscapes: Understanding movement, pattern, and process on Earth through isotope mapping, 487 pgs. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN 978-90-481-3353-6.

1.     Smeins, FE, RD Slack, JB West, R Fern, M Morrison. 2017. Fundamentals of Ecology Laboratory Manual 4th Edition, 145 pgs, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Refereed proceedings articles
1.     Lee, H., L. Zhao, G. J. Bowen, C. C. Miller, A. Kalangi, T. Zhang, and J. B. West. 2011. Enabling online geospatial isotopic model development and analysis, Proceedings of the 2011 TeraGrid Conference: Extreme Digital Discovery, pp 1-8, ACM, Salt Lake City, Utah. doi: 10.1145/2016741.2016783

Other articles, published abstracts, etc.
1.     West, JB. 2012. Botanical isoscapes: emerging stable isotope tools for geographic sourcing and authentication. Planta Medica (78):IL12, DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1320199.

2.     Bowen, G, J West, L Zhao, G Takahashi, C Miller, T Zhang. 2012. Cyberinfrastructure for environmental isotope analysis and modeling. Eos 93(19):185-187.

3.     West, J. B., H. W. Kreuzer, and J. R. Ehleringer. 2010. Dissecting the large-scale spatiotemporal variation in Ricinus communis (Castor Bean) seed oil delta H-2. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74:A1127-A1127.

4.     Bowen, GJ, JB West, TE Dawson, JR Ehleringer, ML Fogel, K Hobson, J Hoogewerff, C Kendall, C-T Lai, CC Miller, D Noone, H Schwarcz, CJ Still, BH Vaughn. 2009. Isoscapes to address large-scale Earth Science challenges. Eos 90(13):109–116

Book chapters
1.     Bowen, GJ and JB West. in press. Isoscapes for terrestrial migration research. in Hobson, KA and LI Wassenaar (editors) Tracking animal migration with stable isotopes (2nd Edition), Elsevier, Burlington, MA

2.     Hobson, KA, LI Wassenaar et al. in press. Outlook for using stable isotopes in animal migration studies. in Hobson, KA and LI Wassenaar (editors) Tracking animal migration with stable isotopes (2nd Edition), Elsevier, Burlington, MA

3.     West, JB. 2015. Botanical isoscapes: emerging stable isotope tools for authentication and geographic sourcing, pgs. 143-156. in Reynertson K and Mahmood K (editors) Botanicals: Methods for Quality and Authenticity, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

4.     West, JB, HW Kreuzer-Martin, JR Ehleringer. 2010. Approaches to plant hydrogen and oxygen isoscapes generation in West, JB, GJ Bowen, TE Dawson, KP Tu (editors). Isoscapes: Understanding movement, pattern, and process on Earth through isotope mapping, Springer, Dordrecht

5.     Bowen, GJ, JB West, TE Dawson. 2010. Isoscapes in a rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected world. in West, JB, GJ Bowen, TE Dawson, KP Tu (editors). Isoscapes: Understanding movement, pattern, and process on Earth through isotope mapping, Springer, Dordrecht

6.     Ehleringer, JR, TE Cerling, JB West, DW Podlesak, LA Chesson & GJ Bowen. 2008. Spatial considerations of stable isotope analyses in environmental forensics, pgs. 38-43. in Hester, RE and RM Harrison (editors) Environmental Forensics: Principles and Applications. The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK

7.     Bowen, GJ, and JB West. 2008. Isotope landscapes for terrestrial migration research. in Hobson, KA and LI Wassenaar (editors) Tracking animal migration with stable isotopes,  Elsevier, Burlington, MA

8.     Kelly, JF, S Bearhop, GJ Bowen, KA Hobson, DR Norris, LI Wassenaar, JB West, MB Wunder. 2008. Future directions and challenges for using stable isotopes in advancing terrestrial animal migration research. in Hobson, KA and LI Wassenaar (editors) Tracking animal migration with stable isotopes,  Elsevier, Burlington, MA

9.     Ehleringer, JR, TE Cerling, and JB West. 2007. Forensic science applications of stable isotope ratio analysis, pgs. 399-422. in Blackledge, RD (editor) Forensic analysis on the cutting edge: New methods for trace evidence analysis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

10.  Williams, DG, RD Evans, JB West, JR Ehleringer. 2007. Applications of stable isotope measurements for early-warning detection of ecological change, pgs. 383-398. in Dawson, TE and RTW Siegwolf (editors) Isotopes as Tracers of Ecological Change. Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, CA