Andrew C. Oishi
3160 Coweeta Lab Road
Otto, NC 28763
Forest ecosystem ecology, plant physiology, and ecohydrology. Examine the response of forest mass and energy cycling to biophysical drivers, including climate, topography, species composition, and management history. Quantify the components of the hydrologic and carbon budgets of southern Appalachian forests over the course of post-harvest stand development from 3 years to 200 years. Identify the magnitude of hydroclimate variability in the southern Appalachians and its effect on forest processes. Methodological approaches include leaf- and tissue-level physiology, efflux chambers, sap flux, eddy covariance, micrometeorology, and ecosystem modelling.
Forest ecosystem ecology, plant physiology, and ecohydrology
Examining seasonal and interannual variability in the components of the hydrologic budget in a mature, Southeastern, deciduous forest. Quantifying factors affecting forest floor soil CO2 efflux, including species composition, site productivity, climatic forcing factors, nitrogen availability and fertilization, and elevated atmospheric CO2. Measuring and modeling components of the forest carbon cycle.
Why This Research is Important
Forests play an important role in the supply of clean water resources and the uptake and sequestration of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Our ability to understand forest biophysical processes will help us to predict the sensitivity of the hydrologic and carbon cycles are to climatic variability, disturbance, and management practices.
- Duke University, Ph.D. Forest Ecology, 2012
- Yale University, M.E.M Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2001
- Duke University, B.A. Environmental Science and Policy, 1997
- Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
2013 - Current
- Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University
2012 - 2013
Featured Publications & Products
- Oishi, A. Christopher; Palmroth, Sari; Butnor, John; Johnsen, Kurt; Oren, Ram. 2013. Spatial and temporal variability of soil CO2 efflux in three proximate temperate forest ecosystems.
Publications & Products
- Sulman, Benjamin N.; Phillips, Richard P.; Oishi, A. Christopher; Shevliakova, Elena; Pacala, Stephen W. 2014. Microbe-driven turnover offsets mineral-mediated storage of soil carbon under elevated CO2.
- Kim, Dohyoung; Oren, Ram; Oishi, A. Christopher; Hsieh, Cheng-I; Phillips, Nathan; Novick, Kimberly A.; Stoy, Paul C. 2014. Sensitivity of stand transpiration to wind velocity in a mixed broadleaved deciduous forest.
- Oishi, A. Christopher; Palmroth, Sari; Johnsen, Kurt H.; McCarthy, Heather R.; Oren, Ram. 2014. Sustained effects of atmospheric [CO2] and nitrogen availability on forest soil CO2 efflux.