Total of 52 peer-reviewed papers and 2 book chapters.

Peer-reviewed papers

2018

  1. Salazar, A., Sanchez, A., Villegas, J. C., Salazar, J. F., Ruiz Carrascal, D., Sitch, S., … Dukes, J. S. (2018). The ecology of peace: preparing Colombia for new political and planetary climates. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16(9), 525–531. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.1950
  2. Sierra, C. A., Hoyt, A. M., He, Y., & Trumbore, S. E. (2018). Soil Organic Matter Persistence as a Stochastic Process: Age and Transit Time Distributions of Carbon in Soils. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32(10), 1574–1588. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GB005950
  3. Völkel, H., Bolivar, J. M., & Sierra, C. A. (2018). Stabilization of carbon in mineral soils from mangroves of the Sinú river delta, Colombia. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 26(5), 931–942. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11273-018-9621-z
  4. Sierra, C. A., Ceballos-Núñez, V., Metzler, H., & Müller, M. (2018). Representing and Understanding the Carbon Cycle Using the Theory of Compartmental Dynamical Systems. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10(8), 1729–1734. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001360
  5. Sierra, C. A. (2018). Forecasting Atmospheric Radiocarbon Decline to Pre-Bomb Values. Radiocarbon, 60(4), 1055–1066. https://doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2018.33
  6. Blankinship, J. C., Berhe, A. A., Crow, S. E., Druhan, J. L., Heckman, K. A., Keiluweit, M., … Wieder, W. R. (2018). Improving understanding of soil organic matter dynamics by triangulating theories, measurements, and models. Biogeochemistry, 140(1), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0478-2
  7. Boone, L., linden, V. V., Roldán-Ruiz, I., Sierra, C. A., Vandecasteele, B., Sleutel, S., … Dewulf, J. (2018). Introduction of a natural resource balance indicator to assess soil organic carbon management: Agricultural Biomass Productivity Benefit. Journal of Environmental Management, 224, 202–214. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.07.013
  8. Crow, S. E., & Sierra, C. A. (2018). Dynamic, Intermediate Soil Carbon Pools May Drive Future Responsiveness to Environmental Change. Journal of Environmental Quality, 47(4), 607–616. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2017.07.0280
  9. Spohn, M., & Sierra, C. A. (2018). How long do elements cycle in terrestrial ecosystems? Biogeochemistry, 139(1), 69–83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0452-z
  10. Crow, S. E., Deem, L. M., Sierra, C. A., & Wells, J. M. (2018). Belowground Carbon Dynamics in Tropical Perennial C4 Grass Agroecosystems. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 6, 18. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2018.00018
  11. Ceballos-Núñez, V., Richardson, A. D., & Sierra, C. A. (2018). Ages and transit times as important diagnostics of model performance for predicting carbon dynamics in terrestrial vegetation models. Biogeosciences, 15(5), 1607–1625. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1607-2018
  12. Bolivar, J. M., Gutierrez-Velez, V. H., & Sierra, C. A. (2018). Carbon stocks in aboveground biomass for Colombian mangroves with associated uncertainties. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 18, 145–155. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2017.12.011
  13. Rasmussen, C., Heckman, K., Wieder, W. R., Keiluweit, M., Lawrence, C. R., Berhe, A. A., … Wagai, R. (2018). Beyond clay: towards an improved set of variables for predicting soil organic matter content. Biogeochemistry, 137(3), 297–306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0424-3
  14. McDowell, N., Allen, C. D., Anderson-Teixeira, K., Brando, P., Brienen, R., Chambers, J., … Xu, X. (2018). Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality in moist tropical forests. New Phytologist, 219(3), 851–869. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15027
  15. Metzler, H., Müller, M., & Sierra, C. A. (2018). Transit-time and age distributions for nonlinear time-dependent compartmental systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(6), 1150–1155. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1705296115
  16. Metzler, H., & Sierra, C. A. (2018). Linear Autonomous Compartmental Models as Continuous-Time Markov Chains: Transit-Time and Age Distributions. Mathematical Geosciences, 50(1), 1–34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11004-017-9690-1

2017

  1. Müller, M., & Sierra, C. A. (2017). Application of input to state stability to reservoir models. Theoretical Ecology, 10, 451–475. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12080-017-0342-3
  2. Sierra, C. A., Mahecha, M., Poveda, G., Álvarez-Dávila, E., Gutierrez-Velez Vı́ctor H., Reu, B., … Skowronek, S. (2017). Monitoring ecological change during rapid socio-economic and political transitions: Colombian ecosystems in the post-conflict era. Environmental Science & Policy, 76, 40–49. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2017.06.011
  3. Sierra, C. A., Müller, M., Metzler, H., Manzoni, S., & Trumbore, S. E. (2017). The muddle of ages, turnover, transit, and residence times in the carbon cycle. Global Change Biology, 23(5), 1763–1773. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13556
  4. Sierra, C. A., Malghani, S., & Loescher, H. W. (2017). Interactions among temperature, moisture, and oxygen concentrations in controlling decomposition rates in a boreal forest soil. Biogeosciences, 14(3), 703–710. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-703-2017

2016

  1. Wiesmeier, M., Poeplau, C., Sierra, C. A., Maier, H., Frühauf, C., Hübner, R., … Kögel-Knabner, I. (2016). Projected loss of soil organic carbon in temperate agricultural soils in the 21st century: effects of climate change and carbon input trends. Scientific Reports, 6, 32525 EP. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep32525
  2. Luo, Y., Ahlström, A., Allison, S. D., Batjes, N. H., Brovkin, V., Carvalhais, N., … Zhou, T. (2016). Toward more realistic projections of soil carbon dynamics by Earth system models. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30(1), 40–56. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GB005239

2015

  1. Lara, W., Bravo, F., & Sierra, C. A. (2015). measuRing: an R package to measure tree-ring widths from scanned images. Dendrochronologia, 34, 43–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2015.04.002
  2. Trumbore, S., Czimczik, C. I., Sierra, C. A., Muhr, J., & Xu, X. (2015). Non-structural carbon dynamics and allocation relate to growth rate and leaf habit in California oaks. Tree Physiology, 35(11), 1206–1222. https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpv097
  3. Sierra, C. A., Malghani, S., & Müller, M. (2015). Model structure and parameter identification of soil organic matter models. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 90, 197–203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.08.012
  4. Sierra, C. A., & Müller, M. (2015). A general mathematical framework for representing soil organic matter dynamics. Ecological Monographs, 85, 505–524. https://doi.org/10.1890/15-0361.1
  5. Lange, M., Eisenhauer, N., Sierra, C. A., Bessler, H., Engels, C., Griffiths, R. I., … Gleixner, G. (2015). Plant diversity increases soil microbial activity and soil carbon storage. Nature Communications, 6. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms7707
  6. Sierra, C. A., Trumbore, S. E., Davidson, E. A., Vicca, S., & Janssens, I. (2015). Sensitivity of decomposition rates of soil organic matter with respect to simultaneous changes in temperature and moisture. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 7(1), 335–356. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014MS000358
  7. Crow, S. E., Reeves, M., Schubert, O. S., & Sierra, C. A. (2015). Optimization of method to quantify soil organic matter dynamics and carbon sequestration potential in volcanic ash soils. Biogeochemistry, 123(1-2), 27–47. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-014-0051-6

2014

  1. del Valle, J., Guarı́n Juan, & Sierra, C. (2014). Unambiguous and Low-Cost Determination of Growth Rates and Ages of Tropical Trees and Palms. Radiocarbon, 56(1), 39–52. https://doi.org/10.2458/56.16486
  2. Jiménez, E. M., Peñuela-Mora Marı́a Cristina, Sierra, C. A., Lloyd, J., Phillips, O. L., Moreno, F. H., … Patiño, S. (2014). Edaphic controls on ecosystem-level carbon allocation in two contrasting Amazon forests. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 119(9), 1820–1830. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JG002653
  3. Sierra, C. A., Müller, M., & Trumbore, S. E. (2014). Modeling radiocarbon dynamics in soils: SoilR version 1.1. Geoscientific Model Development, 7(5), 1919–1931. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-7-1919-2014
  4. Guarı́n Juan R., del Valle, J. I., & Sierra, C. A. (2014). Establishment phase, spatial pattern, age, and demography of Oenocarpus bataua var. bataua can be a legacy of past loggings in the Colombian Andes. Forest Ecology and Management, 328(0), 282–291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2014.05.043

2013

  1. Wäldchen, J., Schulze, E.-D., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., & Sierra, C. (2013). The influence of changes in forest management over the past 200 years on present soil organic carbon stocks. Forest Ecology and Management, 289(0), 243–254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.10.014
  2. Sierra, C. A., Jiménez, E. M., Reu, B., Peñuela, M. C., Thuille, A., & Quesada, C. A. (2013). Low vertical transfer rates of carbon inferred from radiocarbon analysis in an Amazon Podzol. Biogeosciences, 10(6), 3455–3464. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-10-3455-2013
  3. Schöning, I., Grüneberg, E., Sierra, C. A., Hessenmöller, D., Schrumpf, M., Weisser, W. W., & Schulze, E.-D. (2013). Causes of variation in mineral soil C content and turnover in differently managed beech dominated forests. Plant and Soil, 370(1-2), 625–639. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-013-1654-8

2012

  1. Sierra, C. A., Trumbore, S. E., Davidson, E. A., Frey, S. D., Savage, K. E., & Hopkins, F. M. (2012). Predicting decadal trends and transient responses of radiocarbon storage and fluxes in a temperate forest soil. Biogeosciences, 9(8), 3013–3028. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-9-3013-2012
  2. Zapata-Cuartas, M., Sierra, C. A., & Alleman, L. (2012). Probability distribution of allometric coefficients and Bayesian estimation of aboveground tree biomass. Forest Ecology and Management, 277(0), 173–179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.04.030
  3. Sierra, C. (2012). Temperature sensitivity of organic matter decomposition in the Arrhenius equation: some theoretical considerations. Biogeochemistry, 108(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-011-9596-9
  4. Sierra, C., del Valle, J., & Restrepo, H. (2012). Total carbon accumulation in a tropical forest landscape. Carbon Balance and Management, 7(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.1186/1750-0680-7-12
  5. Krankina, O. N., Harmon, M. E., Schnekenburger, F., & Sierra, C. A. (2012). Carbon balance on federal forest lands of Western Oregon and Washington: The impact of the Northwest Forest Plan. Forest Ecology and Management, 286(0), 171–182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.08.028
  6. Sierra, C. A., Müller, M., & Trumbore, S. E. (2012). Models of soil organic matter decomposition: the SoilR package, version 1.0. Geosci. Model Dev., 5(4), 1045–1060. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-5-1045-2012

2011

  1. Sierra, C. A., Harmon, M. E., & Perakis, S. S. (2011). Decomposition of heterogeneous organic matter and its long-term stabilization in soils. Ecological Monographs, 81(4), 619–634. https://doi.org/10.1890/11-0811.1
  2. Sierra, C. A., Harmon, M. E., Thomann, E., Perakis, S. S., & Loescher, H. W. (2011). Amplification and dampening of soil respiration by changes in temperature variability. Biogeosciences, 8(4), 951–961. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-8-951-2011
  3. Cleveland, C. C., Townsend, A. R., Taylor, P., Alvarez-Clare, S., Bustamante, M. M. C., Chuyong, G., … Wieder, W. R. (2011). Relationships among net primary productivity, nutrients and climate in tropical rain forest: a pan-tropical analysis. Ecology Letters, 14(9), 939–947. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01658.x

2010

  1. Sierra, C. A., & Yepes, A. P. (2010). Development of Global Change Research in Developing Countries: Ecosystems and Global Change in the Context of the Neotropics; Medellı́n, Colombia, 19–20 May 2010. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 91(41), 373–374. https://doi.org/10.1029/2010EO410008

2009

  1. Sierra, C. A., Loescher, H. W., Harmon, M. E., Richardson, A. D., Hollinger, D. Y., & Perakis, S. S. (2009). Interannual variation of carbon fluxes from three contrasting evergreen forests: the role of forest dynamics and climate. Ecology, 90(10), 2711–2723. https://doi.org/10.1890/08-0073.1

2007

  1. Sierra, C. A., Harmon, M. E., Moreno, F. H., Orrego, S. A., & del Valle, J. I. (2007). Spatial and temporal variability of net ecosystem production in a tropical forest: testing the hypothesis of a significant carbon sink. Global Change Biology, 13(4), 838–853. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01336.x
  2. Luyssaert, S., Inglima, I., Jung, M., Richardson, A. D., Reichstein, M., Papale, D., … Janssens, I. A. (2007). CO2 balance of boreal, temperate, and tropical forests derived from a global database. Global Change Biology, 13(12), 2509–2537. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01439.x
  3. Sierra, C. A., del Valle, J. I., Orrego, S. A., Moreno, F. H., Harmon, M. E., Zapata, M., … Benjumea, J. F. (2007). Total carbon stocks in a tropical forest landscape of the Porce region, Colombia. Forest Ecology and Management, 243(2-3), 299–309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2007.03.026

2006

  1. Gutiérrez Vı́ctor Hugo, Zapata, M., Sierra, C., Laguado, W., & Santacruz Alı́. (2006). Maximizing the profitability of forestry projects under the Clean Development Mechanism using a forest management optimization model. Forest Ecology and Management, 226(1–3), 341–350. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2006.02.002

2003

  1. Sierra, C. A., del Valle, J. I., & Orrego, S. A. (2003). Accounting for fine root mass sample losses in the washing process: a case study from a tropical montane forest of Colombia. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 19, 599–601. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266467403003663

Book Chapters

  1. Wells, J. M., Crow, S. E., Meki, M. N., Sierra, C. A., Carlson, K. M., Youkhana, A., … Deem, L. (2017). Maximizing Soil Carbon Sequestration: Assessing Procedural Barriers to Carbon Management in Cultivated Tropical Perennial Grass Systems. In Y. Yun (Ed.), Recent Advances in Carbon Capture and Storage. InTech. https://doi.org/10.5772/66741
  2. Trumbore, S. E., Sierra, C. A., & Hicks Pries, C. E. (2016). Radiocarbon Nomenclature, Theory, Models, and Interpretation: Measuring Age, Determining Cycling Rates, and Tracing Source Pools. In A. G. E. Schuur, E. Druffel, & E. S. Trumbore (Eds.), Radiocarbon and Climate Change: Mechanisms, Applications and Laboratory Techniques (pp. 45–82). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25643-6_3