65. Sagara BT*, Fahey RT, Vogel CS, Curtis PS, and Gough CM. Moderate Disturbance Has Similar Effects on Production Regardless of Stand Productivity and Composition, Forests, in press.
*VCU M.S. graduate (2017)

64. Fahey, R.T., B. Alveshere, J. I. Burton, A. D’Amato, Y.L. Dickinson W.S. Keeton, C.C. Kern A. Larson, B. Palik, K.J. Puettmann, M.R. Saunders, C.R. Webster, J.W. Atkins, C.M. Gough, B.S. Hardiman. 2018. Shifting conceptions of complexity in forest management and silviculture. Forest Ecology and Management, in press.

63. Zhang Y, Xiao X, Zhang Y, Wolf S, Jin Wu, Zhou S, Joiner J, Guanter L, Verma M, Sun Y, Yang X, Paul-Limoges E, Gough CM, G Wohlfahrt, Gioli B, van der Tol C, Yann N, Lund M, de Grandcourt A. 2017. On the relationship between sub-daily instantaneous and daily total gross primary production: Implications for interpreting satellite-based SIF retrievals. Remote Sensing of Environment, 205: 276-289.

62. Mastrotheodoros T, Pappas C, Molnar P, Burlando P, Keenan T, Genine P, Gough C, Fatichi. 2017. Linking plant functional trait plasticity and the large increase in forest water use efficiency. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 122, 2393–2408, doi:10.1002/2017JG003890 .

61. Montan, F., Fox, A. M., Arellano, A. F., MacBean, N., Alexander, M. R., Dye, A., Bishop, D. A., Trouet, V., Babst, F., Hessl, A. E., Pederson, N., Blanken, P. D., Bohrer, G., Gough, C. M., Litvak, M. E., Novick, K. A., Phillips, R. P., Wood, J. D., and Moore, D. J. P. 2017. Evaluating the effect of alternative carbon allocation schemes in a land surface model (CLM4.5) on carbon fluxes, pools and turnover in temperate forests, Geosci. Model Dev., doi:10.5194/gmd-2017-74, 10, 3499-3517.

60. Lin H, Chen Y, Song Q, Peili Fu, Cleverly J, Magliulo V, Law BE, Gough CM, Hörtna L, Di Gennaro F, Matteucci G, Montagnan L, Duce P, Shao C, Kato T, Bonal D, Paul-Limoges E, Beringer J, Fan Z. 2017. Quantifying deforestation and forest degradation with thermal response. Science of the Total Environment, 607-607, 1286-1292.

59. Nave LE, Gough CM, Perry CH, Hofmeister KL, Le Moinea JM, Domke GM, Swanston CW, Nadelhoffer KJ. 2017. Physiographic factors underlie rates of biomass production during succession in Great Lakes forest landscapes. Forest Ecology and Management, 397, 157-173.

58. Hardiman, B., Gough, C.M., Butnor, J., Bohrer, G., Detto, M., Curtis, P. Coupling Fine-Scale Root and Canopy Structure Using Ground-Based Remote Sensing. 2017. Remote Sensing, 9, 182.

57. Wu C, Peng, D, Soudani K, Xu S, Gough CM, Arain MA, Bohrer G, Gonsamo A, Fang B. 2017. Land surface phenology derived from normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) at global FLUXNET sites, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 233, 171-182.

56. Liebman E*, Yang J*, Nave LE, Nadelhoffer KJ, Gough CM. 2017. Soil Respiration in Upper Great Lakes Old-Growth Forest Ecosystems. 2017. BIOS, 88, 3.
*Undergraduate authors and NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates advisees

55. Fahey RT, Stuart-Hantjens EJ*, Gough CM, De La Cruz A**, Stockton E**, Vogel CS, and Curtis PS. 2016. Evaluating forest subcanopy response to moderate severity disturbance and contribution to ecosystem-level productivity and resilience, Forest Ecology and Management, 376, 135-147.
*currect VCU PhD advisee
**undergraduate co-author, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates advisee

54. Gough CM, Curtis PS, Hardiman BS, Scheuermann C* Bond-Lamberty B. 2016. Innovative Viewpoint: Disturbance, complexity, and succession of net ecosystem production in North America's temperate deciduous forests. Ecosphere, 7:e01375.
*VCU B.S. graduate (2013); VCU M.S. student

53. Schmid AV*, Vogel CS, Liebman E, Curtis PS, Gough CM. 2016. Coarse woody debris and the carbon balance of a moderately disturbed forest. Forest Ecology and Management. 361: 38-45.
*VCU M.S. graduate (2015)

52. Fleischer K, Warlind D, van der Molen M, Rebel R, Arneth A, Erisman JW, Wassen M, Smith B, Gough C, Margolis H, Cescatti A, Montagnani L, Arain A, Dolman H. 2015. Low historical nitrogen deposition effect on carbon sequestration in the boreal zone. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. 120: 2542-2561.

51. Frasson RPM, Bohrer G, Medvigy D, Matheny AM, Morin TH, Vogel CS, Gough CM, Maurer KD, Curtis PS. 2015. Modeling forest carbon cycle response to tree mortality: effects of plant functional type and disturbance intensity. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. 120: 2178-2193.

50. D'Odorico P, Gonsamo A, Gough CM, Bohrer G, Morison J, Wilkinson M, Hanson PJ, Gianelle, Fuentes JD, Buchmann N. 2015. The match and mismatch between photosynthesis and land surface phenology of deciduous forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 15: 25-38.

49. Stuart-Hantjens EJ*, Curtis PS, Fahey RT, Vogel CS, Gough CM. 2015. Net primary production of a temperate deciduous forest exhibits a threshold response to increasing disturbance severity. Ecology. 96: 2478-2487.
*VCU M.S. graduate (2014)

48. Xia J, Niu S, Ciais P, Janssens IA, Chen J, Ammann C, Arain A, Blanken PD, Cescatti A, Bonal D, Buchmann N, Curtis PS, Chen S, Dong J, Flanagan LB, Frankenberg C, Georgiadis T, Gough CM, Hui D, Kiely G, Li J, Lund M, Magliulo V, Marcolla B, Merbold L, Montagnani L, Moors EJ, Olesen JE, Piao S, Raschi A, Olivier R, Suyker AE, Urbaniak M, Vaccari FP, Varlagin A, Vesala T, Wilkinson M, Weng E, Wohlfahrt G, Yan L, Luo Y. 2015. Joint Control of Terrestrial Gross Primary Productivity by Plant Phenology and Physiology. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of the United States of America. 112: 2788-2793.

47. Bond-Lamberty B, Fisk J, Holm JA, Bailey, Gough CM. 2015. Moderate forest disturbance as a stringent test for gap and big-leaf models. Biogeosciences. 12: 513-526.

46. Matheny AM, Bohrer G, Vogel CS, Morin TM, He L, Frasson RPM, Mirfenderesgi G, Schäfer KV, Gough CM, Ivanov VY, Curtis PS. 2014. Species-specific transpiration responses to intermediate disturbance in a northern hardwood forest. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 119: 2292-2311.

45. Matheny AM, Bohrer G, Stoy P, Curtis P, Ivanov V, Schfer K, Gough C. 2014. Characterizing the diurnal patterns of errors in land-surface models' prediction of evapotranspiration: an NACP analysis. 2014. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 119, 1458-1473.

44. Wu, C., Gonsamo, A., Gough, C.M., Chen, J.M., Xu, S. 2014. Modeling growing season phenology of North American forests using seasonal mean vegetation indices from MODIS. Remote Sensing of Environment, 147, 1162-1174.

43. Miaogen S, Tangy H, Richardson AE, Gough CM, Desai A, Chen J. 2014. Can EVI-derived land surface phenology be used as a surrogate for phenology of canopy photosynthesis? International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35, 1162-1174.

42. Matteo D, Bohrer G, Nietz J, Maurer K, Gough C, Curtis P. Multi-Variate Conditional Granger Causality Analysis for lagged response of Soil Respiration in a Temperate Forest, Entropy, 15, 4266-4284.

41. Wu C., Gough C.M., Chen J.M., Gonsamo A. 2013. Evidence of autumn phenology control on annual net ecosystem productivity in two temperate deciduous forests. Ecological Engineering, 60, 88-95.

40. Hardiman, B.S., Bohrer, G., Gough, C.M., Curtis, P.S. 2013. Canopy structural changes following widespread mortality of canopy dominant trees. Forests, 4, 537-552.

39. Hardiman, B.S., Gough, C.M., Halperin A.*, Hofmeister K.*, Nave L.E., Bohrer G., Curtis P.S. 2013. Maintaining high rates of carbon storage in old forests: A mechanism linking canopy structure to forest function, Forest Ecology and Management, 298: 111-119.
*undergraduate co-author, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates advisee

38. Stoy,P.C., Dietze,M., Richardson,A.D., Vargas,R., Barr,A.G., Anderson,R.S., Arain,M.A., Baker,I.T., Black,T.A., Chen,J.M., Cook,R.B., Gough,C.M., Grant,R.F., Hollinger,D.Y., Izaurralde,R.C., Kucharik,C.J., Lafleur,P., Law,B.E., Liu,S., Lokupitiya,E., Luo,Y., Munger,J.W., Peng,C., Poulter,B., Price,D.T., Ricciuto,D.M., Riley,W.J., Sahoo,A.K., Schaefer,K., Schwalm,C.R., Tian,H., Verbeeck,H., and Weng,E.: Evaluating the agreement between measurements and models of net ecosystem exchange at different times and time scales using wavelet coherence: an example using data from the North American Carbon Program Site-Level Interim Synthesis, Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 3039-3077, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-3039-2013, 2013.

37. Gough C.M., Hardiman B.S., Nave L.E., Bohrer G., Maurer K.D., Vogel C.S., Nadelhoffer KJ, Curtis P.S. 2013. Sustained carbon uptake and storage following moderate disturbance in a Great Lakes forest. Ecological Applications, 23, 1202-1215. [pdf]

36. Fleischer, K., K. Rebel, M. van der Molen, J. Erisman, M. Wassen, E. van Loon, L. Montagnani, C. Gough , M. Herbst, I. Janssens, D. Gianelle, A. Dolman. 2013. The contribution of nitrogen deposition to the photosynthetic capacity of forests. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, 1-13.

35. Melaas E.K., Richardson A.D., Dragoni D., Gough C.M., Herbs M., Montagnani L., Moors E., and Friedl M.A. 2013. Using FLUXNET Data to Improve Models of Springtime Vegetation Activity Onset in Forest Ecosystems, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 171-172: 46-56.

34. Wu C., Chen J.M., Black A., Desai A.R., Gonsamo A., Jassal R.S., Price D.T., Gough C.M., Dragoni D., Bohrer G., Herbst M., Gielen B., Berninger F., Kurz W.A., Vesala T., Mammarella I., Pilegaard K., Blanken P.S. 2012. Interannual variability of net ecosystem productivity in forests is explained by carbon flux phenology in autumn. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22, 994-1006.

33. Zhang F., Chen J.M., Chen J., Gough C.M., Martin T., Dragoni. 2012. Evaluating spatial and temporal patterns of MODIS GPP over the conterminous U.S. against flux measurements and a process model. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 717-729.

32. Schaefer K., Schwalm C., Williams C., Arain M.A., Barr A., Chen J.M., Davis K.J., Dimitrov D., Hilton T.W., Hollinger D.Y., Humphreys E., Poulter B., Raczka B.M., Richardson A.D., Sahoo A., Thornton P., Vargas R., Verbeeck H., Anderson R., Baker I., Black A.T., Bolstad P., Chen J., Curtis P., Desai A.R., Dietze M., Dragoni D., Gough C. , Grant R.F., Gu L., Jain A., Kucharik C., Law B., Liu S., Lokipitiya E., Margolis H.A., Matamala R., McCaughey J.H., Monson R., Munger J.W., Oechel W., Peng C., Price D.T., Ricciuto D, Riley W.J., Roulet N., Tian H., Tonitto C., Torn M., Weng E., Zhou X. 2012. A Model-Data Comparison of Gross Primary Productivity: Results from the North American Carbon Program Site Synthesis. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 117, G03010.

31. Wu, C.; Chen, J. M.; Kurz, W.; Price, D. T.; Lafleur, P.; Jassal, R. S.; Dragoni, D.; Bohrer, G.; Gough, C.; Verma, S.B.; Suyker, Andrew E.; Munger, J. W. 2012. Interannual and spatial impacts of phenological transitions, growing season length, and spring and autumn temperatures on carbon sequestration: a North America flux data synthesis. Global and Planetary Change, 92-93:179-190.

30. Keenan, T.; Baker, I.; Barr, A.; Ciais, P.; Davis, K.; Dietze, M.; Dragoni, D.; Gough, C.; Grant, R.; Hollinger, D.; Hufkens, K.; Poulter, B.; McCaughey, H.; Raczka, B.; Ryu, Y.; Schaefer, K.; Tian, H.; Verbeeck, H.; Zhao, M.; Richardson, A. 2012. Terrestrial biosphere model performance for inter-annual variability of land-atmosphere CO2 exchange, Global Change Biology, 18, 1971-1987.

29. Gough C.M., Elliott H.L. 1 2012*. Lawn soil carbon storage in abandoned residential properties: An examination of ecosystem structure and function following partial human-natural decoupling, Journal of Environmental Management, 98: 155-162. [pdf]
*undergraduate co-author (VCU B.S. 2010)

28. Nave L.E., Gough C.M., Maurer K., Bohrer G., Le Moine J., Munoz A.B., Nadelhoffer K.J., Sparks J.P., Strahm B.D., Vogel C.S., Curtis P.S. 2011. Disturbance and the resilience of coupled carbon and nitrogen cycling in a north temperate forest. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 116, G04016.
*Article chosen for “AGU Research Spotlight” published in EOS

27. Hardiman B.S., Bohrer G., Gough C.M. , Vogel C.S., Curtis P.S. 2011. The role of canopy structural complexity in wood net primary production of a maturing northern deciduous forest, Ecology, 92, 1818–1827.

26. Sprintsin M., Chen J.M., Desai A, Gough C.M. 2012. Evaluation of leaf-to-canopy upscaling methodologies against carbon flux data in North America, Journal of Geophysical Research -- Biogeosciences, 117, G01023.

25. Wu C., Chen J.M., Desai A.R., Hollinger D.Y., Arain M.A., Margolis H.A., Gough C.M. , Staebler R.M. 2012. Remote sensing of canopy light use efficiency in temperate and boreal forests of North America using MODIS imagery, Remote Sensing and the Environment, 118 60-72.

24. Richardson, A.; Anderson, R.; Arain, M. A.; Barr, A.; Bohrer, G.; Chen, G.; Chen, J.; Ciais, P.; Davis, K.; Desai, A.; Dietze, M.; Dragoni, D.; El Maayar, M; Garrity, S.; Gough, C.; Grant, R.; Hollinger, D.; Margolis, H.; McCaughey, H.; Migliavacca, M.; Monson, R.; Munger, J. W.; Poulter, B.; Raczka, B.; Ricciuto, D.; Sahoo, A.; Schaefer, K.; Tian, H.; Vargas, R.; Verbeeck, H.; Xiao, J.; Xue, Y. 2011. Land surface models need better representation of vegetation phenology: Results from the North American Carbon, Global Change Biology, 18, 566-584.

23. Dietze M.C., Vargas R., Richardson A.D., Stoy P., Barr A.G., Anderson R.S., Arain M.A., Baker I.T., Black T.A., Chen J.M., Flanagan L.B., Gough C.M. , Grant R.F., Hollinger D., Izaurralde C., Kucharik C.J., Lafleur P., Liu S., Lokupitiya E., Luo Y., Munger W. J., Peng C., Poulter B., Price D.T., Ricciuto D.M., Riley W.J., Sahoo A.K., Schaefer K., Tian H., Verbeeck H., Verma S.B.. 2011. Characterizing the performance of ecosystem models across time scales: A spectral analysis of the North American Carbon Program site-level synthesis, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 116 , G04029.

22. Wang, T., P. Ciais, S. L. Piao, C. Ottl, P. Brender, F. Maignan, M. A. Arain, A. Cescatti, D. Gianelle, C.M. Gough , L. Gu, P. Lafleur, T. Laurila, B. Marcolla, H. Margolis, L. Montagnani, E. Moors, N. Saigusa, T. Vesala, G. Wohlfahrt, C. Koven, M. Reichstein, M. Migliavacca, C. Ammann, M. Aubinet, A. Barr, C. Bernacchi, C. Bernhofer, T. Black, K. Davis, E. Dellwik, D. Dragoni, A. Don, T. Foken, A. Granier, J. Hadley, R. Hirata, D. Hollinger, T. Kato, A. Knohl, W. Kutsch, M. Marek, R. Matamala, G. Matteucci, T. Meyers, R. Monson, J. Munger, W. Oechel, K.T. Paw U, A. Suyker, Z. Tuba, R. Valentini, A. Varlagin, and S. Verma. 2011. Controls on winter ecosystem respiration in temperate and boreal ecosystems, Biogeosciences, 8, 2009-2025.

21. Yuan, W., Luo, Y., Liang, S., Yu, G., Niu, S., Stoy, P., Chen, J., Desai, A. R., Lindroth, A., Gough, C. M. , Ceulemans, R., Arain, A., Bernhofer, C., Cook, B., Cook, D. R., Dragoni, D., Gielen, B., Janssens, I., Longdoz, B., Liu, H., Lund, M., Matteucci, G., Moors, E., Scott, R. L., Seufert, G., and Varner, R. 2011. Thermal adaptation of net ecosystem exchange, Biogeosciences, 8, 1453–1463.

20. Gough C.M., Hardiman B.*, Vogel C.S., Nave L., Curtis P.S. 2010. Wood net primary production resilience in an unmanaged forest transitioning from early to middle succession, Forest Ecology and Managment, 260: 36-41. [pdf]
*Ph.D. candidate

19. Gough C.M., Flower C.E.*, Vogel C.S., Curtis P.S. 2010. Phenological and climate controls on seasonal non-structural carbohydrate dynamics of Populus grandidentata and Quercus rubra, Forests, 1: 65-81. Open access link:
*M.S. recipient and advisee

18. Gough C.M. , Fritz E.A.* 2009. Management and social indicators of soil carbon storage in a residential ecosystem, Midlothian, VA. Virginia Journal of Science, 4: 181-194. [pdf]
*Clover Hill Mathematics and Science High School student

17. Gough C.M., Flower C.*, Vogel C.S., Dragoni, D., Curtis P.S. 2009. Whole-ecosystem labile carbon production in a north temperate deciduous forest, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 149: 1531-1540. [pdf]
*M.S. recipient and advisee

16. Nave L., Vogel C.S., Gough C.M., Curtis P.S. 2009. The nitrogen budget of a northern hardwood forest: Sources and net primary productivity requirements, Canadian J. Forest Research, 39: 1108-1118.

15. Gough C.M., Vogel C.S., Schmid H.P., and Curtis P.S. 2008. Controls on annual forest carbon storage: Lessons from the past and predictions for the future, BioScience. 58: 609-622. [pdf]

14. Gough C.M., Vogel C.S., Schmid H.P., Su H.-B., and Curtis P.S. 2008. Multi-year convergence of biometric and meteorological estimates of forest carbon storage. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 148: 158-170. [pdf]

13. Desai A.R., Normeets A., Bolstad P.V., Chen J., Cook B.D., Davis K.J., Euskirchen E., Gough C., Martin J., Ricciuto D.M., Schmid H.P., Tang J., Su H., and Wang W. 2008. Influence of vegetation type, stand age and climate on carbon dioxide fluxes across the Upper Midwest, USA: Implications for regional scaling of carbon flux. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 148: 288-308.

12. Gough C.M., Vogel C.S., Harrold K.*, George K.*, and Curtis P.S. 2007. The legacy of harvest and fire on ecosystem carbon storage in a north temperate forest, Global Change Biology 13, 1935-1949. [pdf]
*undergraduate co-author, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates advisee

11. Gough C.M., Vogel C.S., Kazanski C.*, Nagel L.*, Flower, C.E., and Curtis P.S. 2007. Coarse woody debris and the carbon balance of a north temperate forest. Forest Ecology and Management 244: 60-67. [pdf]
*undergraduate co-author, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates advisee

10. Sampson D.A., Waring R.H., Maier C.A. , Gough C.M., Lacey M.J., and Johnson K.H. 2006. Fertilization effects on forest carbon storage, exchange, and net primary production: a new hybrid process model for stand management. Forest Ecology and Management 221: 91-109.

9. Nave L.E., and Gough C.M. 2006. Quantifying ecological change using stable isotopes: digging deep into the past to predict the future. New Phytologist 171: 3-6.

8. Curtis P.S., Vogel C.S, Gough C.M., Schmid H.P., Su H.B., and Bovard B.D. 2005. Respiratory Carbon Losses and the Carbon-Use Efficiency of a Northern Hardwood Forest , 1999 – 2003. New Phytologist 167: 437-456. [pdf]

7. Gough C.M., Seiler J.R., Wiseman P.E, and Maier C.M. 2005. Soil CO2 efflux in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations on the Virginia Piedmont and South Carolina Coastal Plain over a rotation-length chronosequence. Biogeochemistry.73:127-147. [pdf]

6. Gough C.M., Seiler J.R., and Maier , C.A. 2004. Short-term effects of fertilization on loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) physiology. Plant, Cell and Environment 27: 876-886. [pdf]

5. Gough C.M., and Seiler J.R. 2004. An intensive examination of belowground carbon dynamics in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) immediately following diammonium phosphate fertilization. Tree Physiology 24: 845-851. [pdf]

4. Gough C.M., and Seiler J.R. 2004. The influence of environmental, soil carbon, root, and stand characteristics on soil CO2 efflux in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations located on the South Carolina coastal plain. Forest Ecology and Management 191: 353-363. [pdf]

3. Gough C.M., Seiler J.R., Johnsen K.H., and Sampson D.A. 2004. Seasonal photosynthesis in fertilized and non-fertilized loblolly pine. Forest Science 50: 1-9. [pdf]

2. Monroe J.D., Gough C.M., Chandler L.E., Loch , J.E. Ferrante J.E., and Wright P.W. 1999. Structure, properties and tissue localization of apoplastic alpha-glucosidase in crucifers. Plant Physiology 119: 385-397.


1. Gough C.M. 2010. Terrestrial primary production: Fuel for life. Nature Education Knowledge (by invitation from Nature Publishing). (Link to article: here)

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