OCCRI Researchers

Title: Assistant Professor
Name: Christopher Still
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Forest Ecosystems & Society

PhD Biological Sciences, Standford University
BS Biochemistry, Colorado State University

Research Theme: Integrating modeling and measurements; the role of clouds in the ecological structure and function of forests, on the global biogeography and biogeochemistry of C4 grassy vegetation, and on linkages between the carbon and water cycles at a range of spatial and temporal scales.

Research Fields:

Data Analysis and Statistical Management
Forestry and Forest Management
Impacts Agriculture and Horticulture
Impacts Ecosystems and Populations
Impacts Physical
Modeling Climate
Modeling Ecosystems

Professional Activities:

Member of the American Geophysical Union

Member of the Ecological Society of America

Co-convened a wide variety of special sessions at a number of Fall AGU meetings

Reviewer for a range of scientific journals

Board of Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Selected Publications:

Carbone, M.S., Still, C.J., Ambrose, A.M., Dawson, T.E., Williams, A.P., Boot, Schaeffer, S.M. and J.P. Schimel. 2011. Seasonal and episodic moisture controls on plant and microbial contributions to soil respiration. Oecologia. 167:265–278 DOI 10.1007/s00442-011-1975-3

Still, C.J. and R.L. Powell. Continental-scale distributions of plant stable carbon isotopes, in Isoscapes: Understanding movement, pattern, and process on Earth through isotope mapping (Eds. West, J.B., Bowen, G.J., Dawson, T.E., and K. Tu). Springer (Dordrecht, The Netherlands), DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-3354-3_9, (2010)

Williams, A.P., Allen, C.D., Millar, C.I., Swetnam, T.W., Michaelsen, J., Still, C.J., and S.W. Leavitt Forest responses to increasing aridity and warmth in the southwestern United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA doi/10.1073/pnas.0914211107 (2010)

Still, C.J., Riley, W.J., Biraud, S.C., Noone, D.C., Buenning, N.H., Randerson J.T., Torn, M.S., Welker, J., White, J.W.C., Vachon, R., Farquhar, G.D., and J.A. Berry. The influence of clouds and diffuse radiation on ecosystem-atmosphere CO2 and CO18O exchanges. J. Geophys. Res.-Biogeosciences 114, G01018, doi:10.1029/2007JG000675 (2009)

Fischer, D.T., Williams, A.P. and C.J. Still. Significance of summer overcast and fog to drought stress and ecological functioning of coastal California endemic species. Journal of Biogeography doi:10.1111/j.13652699.2008.02025.x (2009)