Andrew J. Elmore - Publications

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Craine, JM, AJ Elmore, L Wang, et al. (2015) Convergence of soil nitrogen isotopes across global climate gradients. Science Reports, 5:8280, doi: 10.1038/srep08280

Gardner, RH, KAM Engelhardt, AJ Elmore, and D Cadol (2014) A traits-based model of species diversity. Ecological Modeling, 288: 178-194

Cadol, D, KAM Engelhardt, AJ Elmore, and G Sanders (2014) Elevation-dependent surface elevation gain in a tidal freshwater marsh and implications for marsh persistence. Limnology and Oceanography, 59(3): 1065-1080

Elmore, AJ, JP Julian, SM Guinn, and MC Fitzpatrick (2013) Potential stream density in mid-atlantic U.S. watersheds. PLoS ONE, 8(8): e74819. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074819

Vest, KR, AJ Elmore, JM Kaste, GS Okin, and Junran Li (2013) Estimating total horizontal aeolian flux within shrub-invaded groundwater-dependent meadows using empirical and mechanistic models. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118: 1132-1146

Julian, JP, AJ Elmore, and SM Guinn (2012) Channel head locations in forested watersheds across the mid-Atlantic United States: A physiographic analysis. Geomorphology, 177-178: 194-203

Craine, JM, N Fierer, KK McLauchlan, and AJ Elmore (2012) Reduction of the temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition with sustained temperature increase. Biogeochemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9762-8

Suarez-Rubio, M, TR Lookingbill, and AJ Elmore (2012) Exurban development derived from Landsat from 1986 to 2009 surrounding the District of Columbia, USA. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124:360-370

Craine, JM, JB Nippert, AJ Elmore, AM Skibbe, SL Hutchinson, and NA Brunsell (2012) The timing of climate variability and grassland productivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(9):3401-3405

Elmore, AJ , SM Guinn, BJ Minsley, and AD Richardson (2012) Landscape controls on the timing of spring, autumn, and growing season length in mid-Atlantic forests, Global Change Biology, 18, 656674

Kaste, JM , AJ Elmore, KR Vest, and GS Okin (2011) Beryllium-7 in soils and vegetation along an arid precipitation gradient in Owens Valley, California. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L09401

Elmore, AJ and JM Craine (2011) Spectroscopic analysis of canopy nitrogen and nitrogen isotopes in managed pastures and hay land. Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(7):2491-2498

Elmore, AJ and SM Guinn (2010) Synergistic use of Landsat Multispectral Scanner with GIRAS land-cover data to retrieve impervious surface area for the Potomac River Basin in 1975. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114:2384-2391

Craine, JM, AJ Elmore, KC Olson, and D Tolleson (2010) Climate change and nutritional stress in grazers. Global Change Biology, 16:2901-2911

Lookingbill, TR, AJ Elmore, KAM Engelhardt, JB Churchill, JE Gates, JB Johnson (2010) Influence of wetland networks on bat activity in mixed-use landscapes. Biological Conservation, 143(4):974-983

Craine, JM, AJ Elmore, MPM Aidar, M Bustamante, TE Dawson, EA Hobbie, A Kahmen, MC Mack, KK McLauchlan, A Michelsen, GB Nardoto, LH Pardo, J Peñuelas, PB Reich, EAG Schuur, WD Stock, PH Templer, RA Virginia, JM Welker, and IJ Wright. (2009) Global patterns of foliar nitrogen isotopes and their relationships with climate, mycorrhizal fungi, foliar nutrient concentrations, and nitrogen availability. New Phytologist 183:980-992.

Lookingbill, TR, SS Kaushal, AJ Elmore, R Gardner, KN Eshleman, RH Hilderbrand, RP Morgan, WR Boynton, MA Palmer and WC Dennison (2009) Altered Ecological Flows Blur Boundaries in Urbanizing Watersheds. Ecology and Society 14 (2): 10. [online] URL:

Elmore, AJ, Kaste, JM, Okin, GS, and Fantle, MS (2008) Groundwater influences on atmospheric dust generation in deserts. Journal of Arid Environments, 72:1753-1765

Elmore, AJ and Kaushal, S (2008) Disappearing headwaters: Patterns of stream burial due to urbanization. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 6(6):308-312, doi:10.1890/070101

Elmore, AJ, Xun Shi, Gorence, NJ, Xia Li, Haiming Jin, Fang Wang, Xiaohao Zhang (2008) The spatial distribution of agricultural residue from rice for potential biofuel production in China. Biomass and Bioenergy, 32:22-27

Xun Shi, Elmore, AJ, Xia Li, Gorence, NJ, Haiming Jin, Xiaohao Zhang, Fang Wang (2008) Using Spatial Information Technologies to Select Sites for Biomass Power Plants: A Case Study in Guangdong, China. Biomass and Bioenergy, 32:35-43

McLauchlan, KK, Elmore, AJ, Oswald, WW, and Sugita, S. (2007) Detecting open vegetation in a forested landscape: pollen and remote sensing data from New England, USA. The Holocene 17(8):1233-1243

Craine, JM, Battersby, J, Elmore, AJ, and Jones, AW (2007) Building EDENs: the rise of Environmentally Distributed Ecological Networks Bioscience, 57(1):45-54

Elmore, AJ, Asner, GP (2006) Effects of grazing intensity on soil carbon stocks following deforestation of a Hawaiian dry tropical forest. Global Change Biology, 12:1761-1772

Elmore, AJ, Mustard, JF, Hamburg, SP, and Manning, SJ (2006) Agricultural Legacies in the Great Basin Alter Vegetation Cover, Composition, and Response to Precipitation. Ecosystems, 9: 1231-1241

Elmore, AJ, Manning, SJ, Mustard, JF, and Craine, JM (2006) Decline in alkali meadow vegetation cover in California: the effects of groundwater extraction and drought. Journal of Applied Ecology 43:770-779

Elmore, AJ, Asner, GP, and Hughes, F (2005) Satellite monitoring of vegetation phenology and fire fuel conditions in Hawaiian drylands. Earth Interactions, Vol. 9(21):1-21

Asner, GP, Elmore, AJ, Hughes, RF, Warner, AS, and Vitousek, PM (2005) Ecosystem structure along bioclimatic gradients in Hawai'i from imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing of Environment 96:497-508

Asner, GP, Elmore, AJ, Olander, LP, Martin, RE, and Harris, AT (2004) Grazing systems, Ecosystem responses, and global change. Annual Rev. Environ. Resources 29:11.1-11.39

Elmore, AJ and Mustard, JF (2003) The Precision and Accuracy of Earth Observing-1 Advanced Land Imager (ALI) Data for Semiarid Vegetation Studies. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 41(6):1311:1320.

Elmore, AJ, Mustard, JF, and Manning, SJ (2003) Regional Patterns of Great Basin Community Response to Changes in Water Resources. Ecological Applications 13(2):443-460.

Elmore, AJ, Mustard, JF, Manning, SJ, and Lobell, DB (2000) Quantifying Vegetation Change in Semiarid Environments: Precision and Accuracy of Spectral Mixture Analysis and the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index. Remote Sensing of Environment 73:86-102.