Accepted articles

BW Abbott, G Gruau, JP Zarnetske, F Moatar, L Barbe, Z Thomas, O Fovet, T Kolbe, S Gu, AC Pierson-Wickmann, P Davy, G Pinay. The spatial structure and temporal synchrony of water quality in stream networks, Ecology Letters (Accepted)


BW Abbott, F Moatar, O Gauthier, O Fovet, V Antoine, O Ragueneau, Trends and seasonality of river nutrients in agricultural catchments: 18 years of weekly citizen science in France, Science of the Total Environment (Accepted)

C Mu, BW Abbott, Q Zhao, Q Wu, H Su, S Wang, T Zhang, X Wu (2017), Permafrost collapse shifts alpine tundra to a carbon source but reduces N2O and CH4 release on the northern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Geophysical Research Letters

C Mu, BW Abbott, Q Zhao, H Wang, H Su, S Wang, T Gao, H Guo, X Peng, T Zhang, X Wu (2017), Thaw depth determines dissolved organic carbon concentration and biodegradability on the northern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Geophysical Research Letters

A Meehan, BW Abbott, M Larsson, Movement is the song of the body: reflections on the evolution of rhythm and music and its possible significance for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (2017), Evolutionary Studies in Imaginitive Culture

F Moatar, BW Abbott, M Minaudo, G Pinay (2017), Elemental properties, hydrology, and biology interact to shape concentration-discharge curves for carbon, nutrients, sediment, and major ions, Water Resources Research.

BW Abbott, M Balasubramanian, V Baranov, M Nikolakopoulou, P Romeijn, A Harjung, T Kolbe, A Campeau, M Wallin, T Vaessen, M Antonelli, F Ciocca, C Mendoza-Lera, T Datry, JR de Dreuzy, A Laverman, CE Oldham, DM Hannah, S Krause, G Pinay. Using multi-tracer inference to move beyond single-catchment ecohydrology, Earth Science Reviews

T Kolbe; J Marçais, Z Thomas, BW Abbott, JR de Dreuzy, P Rousseau-Gueutin, L Aquilina, T Labasque, G Pinay, Coupling 3D groundwater modeling with CFC-based age dating to classify local groundwater circulation in an unconfined crystalline aquifer, Journal of Hydrology

Z Thomas, P Rousseau-Gueutin, T Kolbe, BW Abbott, J Marçais, S Pfeiffer, S Frei, K Bishop, G Pinay, P Pichelin, JR de Dreuzy, Residence time distribution in small catchments: constitution of a virtual observatory to assess generic flow and transport models, Journal of Hydrology

BW Abbott, JB Jones, EAG Schuur, F Stuart Chapin III, WB Bowden, H Epstein, M Flannigan, TK Harms, TN Hollingsworth, MC Mack, SM Natali, AV Rocha, SE Tank, MR Turetsky, JE Vonk, KP Wickland, GR Aiken, HD Alexander, RMW Amon, BW Benscoter, Y Bergeron, K Bishop, O Blarquez, B Bond-Lamberty, AL Breen, I Buffam, Y Cai, C Carcaillet, SK Carey, JM Chen, H Chen, TR Christensen, LW Cooper, JHC Cornelissen, W de Groot, TH DeLuca, E Dorrepaal, N Fetcher, JC Finlay, BC Forbes, NHF French, S Gauthier, MP Girardin, SJ Goetz, JG Goldammer, L Gough, P Grogan, L Guo, PE Higuera, L Hinzman, FS Hu, G Hugelius, EE Jafarov, R Jandt, JF Johnstone, J Karlsson, ES Kasischke, G Kattner, R Kelly, F Keuper, GW Kling, P Kortelainen, J Kouki, P Kuhry, H Laudon, I Laurion, RW Macdonald, PJ Mann, PJ Martikainen, JW McClelland, U Molau, SF Oberbauer, D Olefeldt, D Paré, MA Parisien, S Payette, C Peng, OS Pokrovsky, EB Rastetter, PA Raymond, MK Raynolds, G Rein, JF Reynolds, M Robards, BM Rogers, C Schädel, K Schaefer, IK Schmidt, A Shvidenko, J Sky, RGM Spencer, G Starr, RG Striegl, SE Tank, R Teisserenc, LJ Tranvik, T Virtanen, JM Welker, S Zimov, (2016), Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire. An expert elicitation. Environmental Research Letters

Z Thomas, BW Abbott, O Troccaz, J Baudry, G Pinay, (2016) Proximate and ultimate controls on carbon and nutrient dynamics of small agricultural catchments. Biogeosciences Discussions15337-15367

SB Maamar, L Aquilina, A Quaiser, H Pauwels, V Vergnaud-Ayraud, T Labasque, BW Abbott, A Dufresne (2015), Groundwater isolation governs chemistry and microbial community structure along hydrologic flowpaths. Frontiers in Microbiology1457

JE Vonk, SE Tank, PJ Mann, RGM Spencer, CC Treat, RG Striegl, BW Abbott, KP Wickland, (2015) Biodegradability of fluvial dissolved organic carbon in permafrost soils and waterways: a meta-analysis. Biogeosciences6915-6930

BW Abbott and JB Jones (2015), Permafrost collapse alters soil carbon stocks, respiration, CH4, and N2O in upland tundra. Global Change Biology, 4570-4587

JR Larouche, BW Abbott, WB Bowden, JB Jones (2015), The role of watershed characteristics, permafrost thaw, and wildfire on dissolved organic carbon biodegradability and water chemistry in Arctic headwater streams (2015). Biogeosciences, 4021-4056

BW Abbott, JB Jones, SE Godsey, JR Larouche, WB Bowden (2015), Patterns and persistence of hydrologic carbon and nutrient export from collapsing upland permafrost. Biogeosciences, 2063-2100

BW Abbott, JR Larouche, JB Jones, WB Bowden, AW Balser (2014), Elevated dissolved organic carbon biodegradability from thawing and collapsing permafrost. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 2049-2063

EAG Schuur*, BW Abbott*, WB Bowden, V Brovkin, P Camill, JP Canadell, JP Chanton, FS Chapin III, TR Christensen, P Ciais, PM Crill, BT Crosby, CI Czimczik, G Grosse, J Harden, DJ Hayes, G Hugelius, JD Jastrow, JB Jones, T Kleinen, CD, Koven, G Krinner, P Kuhry, DM Lawrence1, AD McGuire, SM Natali, JA O’Donnell, CL Ping, WJ Riley, A Rinke, VE Romanovsky, ABK Sannel, C Schädel, K Schaefer, J Sky, ZM Subin, C Tarnocai, M Turetsky, M Waldrop, K M Walter-Anthony, K P Wickland, CJ Wilson, SA Zimov (2013), Expert assessment of potential permafrost carbon feedback to climate change. Climatic Change, 1-16 (*these authors contributed equally to this publication)

TK Harms, BW Abbott, JB Jones (2012), Thermo-erosion gullies increase nitrogen available for hydrologic export. Biogeochemistry, 1-13

WB Bowden, JR Larouche, AR Pearce, BT Crosby, K Krieger, MB Flinn, J Kampman, MN Gooseff, SE Godsey, JB Jones, BW Abbott, MT Jorgenson, GW Kling, M Mack, EAG Schuur, AF Baron, EB Rastetter (2012), An integrated assessment of the influences of upland thermal-erosional features on landscape structure and function in the foothills of the Brooks Range, Alaska. Tenth International Conference on Permafrost conference proceedings, 61-66

E A G Schuur, BW Abbott, Permafrost Carbon Network (2011), Climate change: High risk of permafrost thaw. Nature, 480:32-33

Scientific reports

V Vergnaud-Ayraud, L Aquilina, T Labasque, BW Abbott, C Vauthier, JR de Dreuzy, T Kolbe, Z Thomas, L Ruiz, G Pinay (2015), Impact of the fractured reservoir on catchment response time: groundwater dating inputs. Comité Français d’Hydrogéologie de l’Association Internationale des Hydrogéologues, La Roche-sur-Yon.

P Good, J Lowe, J Ridley, JL Bamber, T Payne, A Keen, J Stroeve, L Jackson, Meric Srokosz, G Kay, A Harper, B Kruijt, E Burke, BW Abbott, F O'Connor, T Minshull, C Turley, P Williamson (2014), Post-AR5 literature review on large-scale systems with potential for abrupt and/or irreversible change, AVOID2,

J Sky, M New, SD Donner, JL Bamber, FS Chapin III, EAG Schuur, M Beniston, BW Abbott (2011), Dangerous climate change assessment project final report, U.K. Government, Met Office Website

BW Abbott, N Braithwaite, J Elsner, P Mason, J Randal, D Epstein (2009) Comparative limnological analysis of Cutler Reservoir and Dingle Marsh with respect to eutrophication, Bear River Watershed Information System, 1-70

Selected non-technical articles

Gods and in the image of God (2017)

You say tomato, I say GMO (2016)

Faith and a critical mind (2015) 

Five years looking for learning (2015)

Honest difference or intentional deception? (2014)

The Fairy Shrimp Trilogy (2014)

Gun control and alcohol (2013)

Dawkins vs. the Book of Mormon (2012)

Impressions of the Motherland (2012)

First scientific pub (2011)


  • Science correspondent for UAF Sun Star and Utah Statesman (2008):

    Utah's Two Billion Dollar Question

    Recipes for Unreliable Science

    Have you ever wanted to clone a mule?

    Bjorn vs. Gore: Some Like it Hot


  • Other contributions:

BW Abbott (2010), Life in Fairbanks, UAF website

BW Abbott, R Morgan (2008), America's Greenest Hotels: Where luxury meets ecology, Forbes Traveler

BW Abbott (2007), The cost of living, USU Natural Resources Almanac

BW Abbott and SH Abbott (2003), Father Son Conundrum, Self published

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