paul verburg

Paul Verburg

Associate Professor, Soil Science

Summary

I am a broadly trained soil scientist with an interest in applying fundamental knowledge about soils to assess effects of natural and anthropogenic perturbations such as climate change, acid rain and land management on terrestrial ecosystems. I have worked in a variety of ecosystems including boreal forest, tallgrass prairie, Mojave deserts, and Sierra Nevada forests.  In my research I use a combination of field, laboratory and modeling approaches to obtain a better mechanistic understanding of how soils and ecosystems function and respond to external stressors.

Education

M.S. Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 1992
Ph.D. Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 1998

Publications

Fact Sheets

Reclaiming Water for Urban Foodsheds: State of Nevada Regulations and Permitting.

2020

Extension I University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-11

Sterle, K., Ormerod, K.J., Singletary, L., Pagilla, K., Hanigan, D., Verburg, P. and Yang, Y.

The Reclaiming Water for Urban Foodsheds project integrates basic scientific research with Extension outreach to examine the feasibility of using reclaimed water resources for irrigated agriculture in...

Reclaiming Water for Urban Foodsheds: Program Overview

2019

Extension I University of Nevada, Reno, FS-19-08.

Pagilla, K., Hanigan, D., Yang, Y., Verburg, P., Sterle, K., and Singletary, L.

Reclaiming Water for Urban Foodsheds integrates basic scientific research with Extension outreach to examine the feasibility of using reclaimed water resources for irrigated agriculture in urban...

Journals

Effects of climate and vegetation on soil nutrients in the Great Basin studied using a latitudinal-elevational gradient.

2014

Plant and Soil, 382, 151-163.

Johnson, B., Verburg, P. S., Arnone, J. A.

Do increased summer precipitation and N deposition alter fine root dynamics in a Mojave Desert ecosystem?

2013

Global Change Biology. 19, 948-956

Verburg P.S.J., A.C. Young, B.A. Stevenson, I. Glanzmann, J.A. Arnone III, G. M. Marion, C. Holmes, R.S. Nowak

Moisture effects on carbon and nitrogen emission from burning of wildland biomass.

2010

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion, 10, 7985-8007.

Chen, L.-W. A., P. Verburg, A. Shackelford, D. Zhu, R. Susfalk, J. C. Chow, J. G. Watson.

Impacts of an anomalously warm year on nutrient availability in experimentally manipulated tallgrass prairie ecosystems.

2009

Global Change Biology. 15: 888-900

Verburg, P.S.J., D.W. Johnson, D.E. Schorran, L.L. Wallace, Y. Luo, J.A. Arnone III.

Reduction of ecosystem CO2 uptake in anomalously warm year persists due to lagged rise in respiration.

2008

Nature. 455:383-386.

Arnone III, J.A., P.S.J. Verburg, D.W. Johnson, J.D. Larsen, R.L. Jasoni, A.J. Farnady, C.M. Batts, C. von Nagy, W.G. Coulombe, D.E. Schorran, P.E. Buck, B.H. Braswell, J.S. Coleman, R.A. Sherry, L.L. Wallace, Y. Luo, D.S. Schimel

Soluble element distributions in a Mojave Desert soil.

2008

Soil Science Society of America Journal. 72:1815-1823

Marion, G.M., P.S.J. Verburg, B. Stevenson, J.A. Arnone III.

Impacts of an anomalously warm year on soil CO2 fluxes in experimentally manipulated tallgrass prairie ecosystems.

2005

Global Change Biology. 11:1720-1732

Verburg, P.S.J., J. Larsen, D.W. Johnson, D.E. Schorran, J.A. Arnone III.

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