Alexandra Contosta

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Office: Earth Systems Research Center, Morse Hall, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Alix Contosta, research assistant professor in the Earth Systems Research Center.

Education

  • Ph.D., Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., Conservation Biology, Antioch New England
  • B.A., Philosophy, Villanova University
  • B.A., French, Villanova University

Courses Taught

  • NR 501: Studio Soils

Selected Publications

Contosta, A. R., Adolph, A., Burchsted, D., Burakowski, E., Green, M., Guerra, D., . . . Wollheim, W. (2017). A longer vernal window: the role of winter coldness and snowpack in driving spring transitions and lags. Global Change Biology, 23(4), 1610-1625. doi:10.1111/gcb.13517

Contosta, A. R., Burakowski, E. A., Varner, R. K., & Frey, S. D. (2016). Winter soil respiration in a humid temperate forest: The roles of moisture, temperature, and snowpack. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 121(12), 3072-3088. doi:10.1002/2016jg003450

Contosta, A. R., Frey, S. D., & Cooper, A. B. (2015). Soil microbial communities vary as much over time as with chronic warming and nitrogen additions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 88, 19-24. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.04.013

Contosta, A. R., Frey, S. D., Ollinger, S. V., & Cooper, A. B. (2013). Soil respiration does not acclimatize to warmer temperatures when modeled over seasonal timescales. Biogeochemistry, 112(1-3), 555-570. doi:10.1007/s10533-012-9748-6

Contosta, A. R., Frey, S. D., & Cooper, A. B. (2011). Seasonal dynamics of soil respiration and N mineralization in chronically warmed and fertilized soils. Ecosphere, 2(3), art36. doi:10.1890/es10-00133.1

Sinsabaugh, R. L., Lauber, C. L., Weintraub, M. N., Ahmed, B., Allison, S. D., Crenshaw, C., . . . Zeglin, L. H. (2008). Stoichiometry of soil enzyme activity at global scale. Ecology Letters, 11(11), 1252-1264. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2008.01245.x

Most Cited Publications