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Rich Boone

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Rich Boone
Research Interests: 

Biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems, soil organic matter dynamics, global change, land-use legacies on soils

Rich Boone
Professor of Biology
Office: 
122 Arctic Health Research Building
907-474-7682
Postal Address: 
Institute of Arctic Biology
PO Box 757000
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000
  • Ph.D. 1989 University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Forest Soils)
  • M.S. 1982 Oregon State University (Forest Ecology)
  • A.B. 1977 Oberlin College (Biology) 
  • 1999 - present Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • 1995 - 1999 Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • 1991 - 95 Soil Ecologist, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
  • 1988 - 91 Postdoctoral Fellow, Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • 1986 - 88 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1983 - 84 Research Assistant, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
  • 1980 - 82 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University
  • 1979 - 80 Research Assistant, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
  • 1978 - 79 Research Assistant, Institute for Forest Improvement, Svalöv, Sweden
  • 1977 - 78 Research Assistant, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 

1998

Boone, R.D. et al., 1998. Roots exert a strong influence on the temperature sensitivity of soil respiration. Nature, 396, pp.570–572.

1996

Motzkin, G. et al., 1996. Controlling site to evaluate history: vegetation patterns of a New England sand plain. Ecological Monographs, 66, pp.345–365.

Pages

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Ecological Society of America
  • International Association for Ecology
  • Soil Ecology Society
  • Soil Science Society of America 
  • Principles of Ecology (BIOL 271), University of Alaska
  • Human Dimensions of Global Change (BIOL 273X), University of Alaska
  • Research Design (BIOL 602), University of Alaska
  • Soil-Plant Relationships (SOIL 502), University of New Hampshire)
  • Mentor for undergraduate students in the NIGEC (Department of Energy) Summer Fellowship program, 1993 and 1994; and the Harvard Forest (National Science Foundation) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, 1993 and 1994 
Current Graduate Students (More info)
  • Allison Woodward
Past Graduate Students
  • Richard Brenner, M.S. student, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Chair)
  • Kevin Petrone, Ph.D. student, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Chair)
  • Sharon Richman, Ph.D. student, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks 
  • Rob MacLean, M.S. 1998, Department of Biology and Willife, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Scott Benjamin, M.S. 1995. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
  • William Currie, Ph.D. 1995. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
  • Kimberly McCracken, M.S. 1994. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
  • Nancy Lambert, M.S. 1993. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
  • Scott Ollinger, M.S. 1993. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
  • Fritz Gerhardt, M.S. 1993. Harvard Forest, Harvard University
  • Richard Hallett, M.S. 1992. Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire 
Past Post-Doctoral Fellows
  • Jana Compton, Harvard Forest, Harvard University, 1994-95
  • Jay Gulledge, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1996-97 
In the News

Reviewer for

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Canadian Journal of Forest Research
  • Ecology
  • Soil Biology & Biochemistry
  • Soil Science Society of America Journal
  • NASA Graduate Student Fellowships in Global Change Research
  • NSF Ecosystems Studies
  • USDA Competitive Grants Program (Soils and Soil Biology, Forest/Range/Crop/Aquatic Ecosystems)

Panel Member

  • NSF - Ecosystems, 1996-1999
  • NSF - Collaborative Research at Undergraduate Institutions (CRUI), 1994-1995
  • NSF - Dissertation Improvement, 1995-1996
  • USDA, Competitive Grants - Forest/Range/Crop/Aquatic Ecosystems, 1995