1. Moore CE, Berardi D, Betes-Blanc E, DeLucia EH, Dracup EC, Egenriether S, Gomez-Casanovas N, Hartman M, Hudiburg T, Kantola I, Masters M, Parton W, Van Allen R, von Haden A, Yang WH, Bernacchi CJ. The carbon and nitrogen cycle impacts of converting perennial switchgrass to an annual maize crop rotation. Soon to be submitted to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

2. Shan J, Sanford RA, Chee-Sanford J, Ooi S, Löffler FE, Konstantinidis KT, Yang WH. Advancing our understanding of how diverse nitrous oxide reducers regulate soil nitrous oxide emissions. Soon to be submitted to Global Change Biology

3. Seyfried GS, Dalling J, Yang WH. Mycorrhizal effects on leaf litter decomposition depend on litter quality and environmental context. Soon to be submitted to New Phytologist

4. Yang WH, Lawrence N, Dalling J, Krichels A. Mycorrhizal mediation of soil organic matter characteristics under focal tree species in a diverse lower montane tropical forest. Soon to be submitted to Global Biogeochemical Cycles

5. Burnham M, Simon S, Schetter A, Lee D, Kent AD, DeLucia EH, Yang WH. Environmental conditions mediate biological nitrification inhibition in the rhizosphere of field-grown biomass sorghum. In preparation for submission to Ecological Applications

6. Edwards J, Yang WH, Yannarell A. Effects of young garlic mustard invasions on soil microbial communities. In preparation for submission to Plant and Soil


1. Lau JA , Hammond MD, Schmidt J, Weese DJ, Yang WH, Heath KD. Contemporary evolution influences soil nitrogen availability in experimental mesocosms. In Review, Ecology

2. von Haden AC, Yang WH, DeLucia EH. Soils’ dirty little secret: Depth-based comparisons can be inadequate for quantifying temporal changes in soil organic carbon and other mineral soil properties. In Major Revision, Global Change Biology

3. Zeri M, Yang WH, Cunha-Zeri G, Gibson C, Bernacchi C. Nitrous oxide fluxes over establishing biofuel crops: characterization of temporal variability using the cross-wavelet analysis. In Review, Global Change Biology-Bioenergy

4. Dove NC, Arogyaswamy K, Billings SA, Bothoff JK, Carey CJ, Cisco C, DeForest JL, Fairbanks D, Fierer N, Kaye JP, Lohse KA, Maltz MR, Mayora E, Pett-Ridge J, Yang WH, Hart SC, Aronson EL. Continental-scale patterns of extracellular enzyme activity in the subsoil: an overlooked reservoir of microbial activity. Submitted, Ecology Letters


32. Chee-Sanford JC, Connor L, Krichels A, Yang WH, Sanford RA. Hierarchical detection of diverse Clade II (atypical) nosZ genes using new primer sets for classical- and multiplex PCR array applications. Accepted, Journal of Microbiological Methods

31. Heath KD, Podowski JC, Heniff S, Klinger CR, Burke PV, Weese DJ, Yang WH, Lau JA (2020) Light availability and rhizobium variation interactively mediate the outcomes of legume-rhizobium symbiosis. American Journal of Botany, 107, 229-238.

30. Almaraz M, Wong M, Yang WH (2020) Looking back to look ahead: A vision for soil denitrification research. Ecology, 101, Article e02917.

29. Krichels AH and Yang WH (2019) Dynamic controls on field-scale soil nitrous oxide hot spots and hot moments across a microtopographic gradient. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 124, 3618-3634.

28. Krichels AH, Sipic E, Yang WH (2019) Iron redox reactions can drive microtopographic variation in upland soil carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions. Soil Systems, 3, 60;

27. Krichels AH, DeLucia EH, Sanford R, Chee-Sanford J, Yang WH (2019) Historical soil drainage mediates the response of soil greenhouse gas emissions to intense precipitation events. Biogeochemistry, 142, 425-442.

26. Suriyavirun N, Krichels AH, Kent AD, Yang WH. (2019) Microtopographic differences in soil properties and microbial community composition at the field scale. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 131, 71-80.

25. Portier EF, Silver WL, Yang WH (2019) Effects of an invasive perennial forb on gross soil nitrogen cycling and nitrous oxide fluxes depend on phenology. Ecology, 100, e02716.

24. Cannon J, Sanford R, Connor L, Yang WH, Chee-Sanford J (2019) Sequence alignments and validation of PCR primers used to detect phylogenetically diverse nrfA genes associated with dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA). Data in Brief, 25, Article 104016.

23. Cannon J, Sanford R, Connor L, Yang WH, Chee-Sanford J (2019) Optimization of PCR primers to detect phylogenetically diverse nrfA genes associated with nitrite ammonification. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 160, 49-59.

22. Orellana LH, Hatt JK, Chourey K, Hettich RL, Yang WH, Chee-Sanford JC, Sanford RA, Loffler FE, and Konstantinidis KT (2019) Comparing DNA, RNA and protein levels for measuring microbial dynamics in soil microcosms amended with nitrogen fertilizer. Scientific Reports, 9, 17630.

21. Brewer T, Aronson EL, Arogyaswamy K, Billings SA, Botthoff JK, Campbell AN, Dove NC, Fairbanks D, Gallery RE, Hart SC, Kaye JP, King GM, Lohse KA, Maltz MR, Mayorga E, O’Neill C, Owens SM, Packman AI, Pett-Ridge J, Plante AF, Richter DD, Silver WL, Yang WH, Fierer N (2019) Ecological and genomic attributes of novel bacterial taxa that thrive in subsurface soil horizons. mBio, 10, e01318-19.

20. Shan J, Chen S, Chee-Sanford JC, Yang WH, Sanford RA, Chen J, Yan X (2019) Impact of triclosan and triclocarban on denitrification and N2O emissions in paddy soil. Science of the Total Environment, 695, Article 133782.

19. Hanisch PE, Drager K, Yang WH, Tubaro P, Suarez AV (2019) Intra- and inter-specific variation in trophic ecology of “predatory” ants in the subfamily Ponerinae. Ecological Entomology, doi/10.1111/een.12817

18. Edwards J, Pittelkow C, Kent A, Yang WH. (2018) Dynamic biochar effects on soil nitrous oxide emissions and underlying microbial processes during the maize growing seasonSoil Biology & Biochemistry, 122, 81-90.

17. Wolz, K, Lovell ST, Branham, B, Eddy, WC, Keeley, K, Revord, R, Wander, W, Yang, WH, DeLucia, E. (2018) Frontiers in alley cropping: transformative solutions for temperate agriculture. Global Change Biology, 24, 883-894.

16. Yang, WH, McNicol, G, Teh, YA, Estera-Molina, K, Wood, TE, Silver, WL. (2017) Evaluating the classical versus an emerging conceptual model of peatland methane dynamics. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31, 1435–1453.

15. Yang, WH, Ryals, RA, Cusack, DF, Silver, WL. (2017) Cross-biome assessment of gross soil nitrogen cycling in California ecosystems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 107, 144-155.

14. Yang, WH, Silver, WL. (2016) Net soil-atmosphere fluxes mask patterns in gross production and consumption of nitrous oxide and methane in a managed ecosystem. Biogeosciences, 13, 1705-1715.

13. Yang, WH, Silver, WL. (2016) Gross nitrous oxide production drives net nitrous oxide fluxes across a salt marsh landscape. Global Change Biology, 22, 2228-2237.

12. Yang, WH, Liptzin, D (2015) High potential for iron reduction in upland soils. Ecology, 96, 2015-2020.

11. Yang, WH, Traut, BH, Silver, WL (2015) Microbially mediated nitrogen retention and loss in a salt marsh soil. Ecosphere, 6, Article 7.

10. Yang, WH, McDowell, AC, Brooks, PD, Silver, WL (2014) New high precision approach for measuring 15N-N2 gas fluxes from terrestrial ecosystems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 69, 234-241.

9. Yang, WH, Teh YA, Silver, WL (2013) Measuring gross N2O production in soil: a reply to Well and Butterbach-Bahl. Global Change Biology, 19, 985-987.

8. Yang, WH, Weber, KA, Silver, WL (2012) Nitrogen loss from soil through anaerobic ammonium oxidation coupled to iron reduction. Nature Geoscience, 5, 538-541.

7. Yang, WH, Silver, WL (2012) Application of the N2/Ar technique to measuring soil-atmosphere N2 fluxes. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 26, 1-11.

6. Yang, WH, Herman, DJ, Liptzin, D, Silver, WL (2012) A new approach for removing iron interference from soil nitrate analysis. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 46, 123-128.

5. Yang, WH, Teh, YA, Silver, WL (2011) A test of a field-based 15N-nitrous oxide pool dilution technique to measure gross N2O production in soil. Global Change Biology, 17, 3577–3588.

4. Burgin, AM, Yang, WH, Silver, WL, Hamilton, S (2011) Beyond C and N: How the microbial energy economy couples elemental cycles in diverse ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9, 44-52.

3. Cusack, DF, Chou, WW, Yang, WH, Harmon, ME, Silver, WL, the LIDET Team (2009) Controls on long-term root and leaf litter decomposition in neotropical forests. Global Change Biology, 15, 1339-1355.

2. Sack, L, Melcher, P, Liu, WH, Middleton, E, Pardee, T (2006) How strong is intra-canopy leaf plasticity in temperate deciduous trees? American Journal of Botany, 93, 829-839.

1. Liu, WH, Bryant, DM, Hutyra, LR, Saleska, SR, Hammond Pyle, E, Curran, DC, Wofsy SC (2006) Woody debris contribution to the carbon budgets of selectively-logged and maturing mid-latitude forests. Oecologia, 148, 108-117.