Rebecca Sanders-DeMott

Postdoctoral Research Assoc
Phone: (603) 862-5245
Office: Earth Systems Research Center, Morse Hall Rm 478, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Rebecca Sanders-DeMott, postdoctoral research associate with the Earth Systems Research Center.


  • Ph.D., Biology, Boston University

Selected Publications

Contosta, A. R., Casson, N. J., Garlick, S., Nelson, S. J., Ayres, M. P., Burakowski, E. A., . . . Thornbrugh, C. (2019). Northern forest winters have lost cold, snowy conditions that are important for ecosystems and human communities. Ecological Applications, 29(7). doi:10.1002/eap.1974

Craine, J. M., Elmore, A. J., Wang, L., Aranibar, J., Bauters, M., Boeckx, P., . . . Zmudczyńska-Skarbek, K. (2018). Isotopic evidence for oligotrophication of terrestrial ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(11), 1735-1744. doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0694-0

Sanders-DeMott, R., McNellis, R., Jabouri, M., & Templer, P. H. (2018). Snow depth, soil temperature and plant-herbivore interactions mediate plant response to climate change. Journal of Ecology, 106(4), 1508-1519. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12912

Sanders-DeMott, R., Sorensen, P. O., Reinmann, A. B., & Templer, P. H. (2018). Growing season warming and winter freeze–thaw cycles reduce root nitrogen uptake capacity and increase soil solution nitrogen in a northern forest ecosystem. Biogeochemistry, 137(3), 337-349. doi:10.1007/s10533-018-0422-5

Sorensen, P. O., Finzi, A. C., Giasson, M. -A., Reinmann, A. B., Sanders-DeMott, R., & Templer, P. H. (2018). Winter soil freeze-thaw cycles lead to reductions in soil microbial biomass and activity not compensated for by soil warming. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 116, 39-47. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.09.026

Sanders-DeMott, R., & Templer, P. H. (2017). What about winter? Integrating the missing season into climate change experiments in seasonally snow covered ecosystems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8(10), 1183-1191. doi:10.1111/2041-210x.12780

Sanders-DeMott, R., Smith, N. G., Templer, P. H., & Dukes, J. S. (2016). Towards an integrated understanding of terrestrial ecosystem feedbacks to climate change. New Phytologist, 209(4), 1363-1365. doi:10.1111/nph.13877

Gill, A. L., Gallinat, A. S., Sanders-DeMott, R., Rigden, A. J., Short Gianotti, D. J., Mantooth, J. A., & Templer, P. H. (2015). Changes in autumn senescence in northern hemisphere deciduous trees: a meta-analysis of autumn phenology studies. Annals of Botany, 116(6), 875-888. doi:10.1093/aob/mcv055

Templer, P. H., Reinmann, A. B., Sanders-DeMott, R., Sorensen, P. O., Juice, S. M., Bowles, F., . . . Grant, N. (n.d.). Climate Change Across Seasons Experiment (CCASE): A new method for simulating future climate in seasonally snow-covered ecosystems. PLOS ONE, 12(2), e0171928. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171928

Sanders‐DeMott, R., Ouimette, A. P., Lepine, L. C., Fogarty, S. Z., Burakowski, E. A., Contosta, A. R., & Ollinger, S. V. (n.d.). Divergent carbon cycle response of forest and grass‐dominated northern temperate ecosystems to record winter warming. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.14850

Most Cited Publications