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He Y, Risi C, Gao J, Masson-Delmotte V, Yao T, Lai C-T, Ding Y, Worden J, Frankenberg C, Chepfer H, Cesana G (2015) Impact of atmospheric convection on south Tibet summer isotopologue composition using a combination of in situ measurements, satellite data and atmospheric general circulation modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, in press.

Miller KE, Lai C-T, Friedman ES, Angenent LT, Lipson DA (2015) Methane Suppression by Iron and Humic Acids in Soils of the Arctic Coastal Plain, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 83, 176-183, doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.01.022. pdf

Bush SE, Hopkins FM, Randerson JT, Lai C-T, Ehleringer JR (2015) Design and application of a mobile ground-based observatory for continuous measurements of atmospheric trace-gas and criteria pollutant species, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 8, 33-63, doi:10.5194/amtd-8-33-2015. pdf

Taylor A, Lai C-T, Hopkins F, Wharton S, Bible K, Xu X, Phillips C, Bush S, Ehleringer JR (2015) Radiocarbon-based partitioning of soil respiration in an old-growth coniferous forest, Ecosystems, 18, 459-470, doi:10.1007/s10021-014-9839-4. pdf


Biggs TW, Lai C-T, Chandan P, Lee R, Messina A, Lesher R, Khatoon N (2014) Evaporative fractions and elevation effects on stable isotopes of high elevation lakes and streams in arid western Himalaya, Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.12.023. pdf

Yu W, Xu B, Lai C-T, Ma Y, Tian L, Qu D, Zhang H, Zhu Z (2014) Influences of relative humidity and Indian monsoon precipitation on leaf water stable isotopes from the southeastern Tibetan Plateau, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 7746-7753, doi:10.1002/2014GL062004. pdf


Farlin J, Lai C-T, Yoshimura K (2013) Influence of synoptic weather events on the isotopic composition of atmospheric moisture in a coastal city of the western United States. Water Resources Research, 49, 3685-3696, DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20305 pdf ----- editors' featured contribution ; editors' choice for AGU Eos Research Spotlight


Rambo J, Lai C-T, Farlin J, Schroeder M, Bible K (2011) On-site calibration for high precision measurements of water vapor isotope ratios using off-axis cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 28(11), 1448-1457, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00053.1. pdf

Lemons G, Lewison R, Komoroske L, Gaos A, Lai C-T, Dutton P, Eguchi T, LeRoux R, Seminoff JA (2011) Trophic ecology of green sea turtles in a highly urbanized bay: Insights from stable isotopes and mixing models. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 405:25-32, doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2011.05.012.

Dang X, Lai C-T, Hollinger D, Schauer A, Xiao J, Munger W, Owensby C, Ehleringer JR (2011) Combining tower mixing ratio and community model data to estimate regional-scale net ecosystem carbon exchange by boundary layer inversion over 4 flux towers in the U.S.A. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 116, G03036, doi:10.1029/2010JG001554. pdf

Lai C-T, Ehleringer JR (2011) Deuterium excess reveals diurnal sources of water vapor in forest air. Oecologia 165:213-223, doi:10.1007/s00442-010-1721-2. pdf


Farlin J, Lewis L, Anderson T, Lai C-T (2010) Functional diversity of amphipods revealed by stable isotopes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 420: 277–281, doi:10.3354/meps08873. pdf

Sun J, Oncley S, Burns S, Stephens B, Watt A, Campos T, Lenschow DH, Monson R, Hu J, Tschudi M, Schimel D, Sacks WJ, De Wekker S, Lai C-T, Lamb B, Allwine E, Coons T, Ojima D, Ellsworth PZ, Sternberg LSL, Zhong S, Clements C, Anderson D (2010) A multiscale and multidisciplinary investigation of ecosystem-atmosphere CO2 exchange over the Rocky mountains of Colorado. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 91:209-230.


Bowen GJ, West, JB, Vaughn BH, Dawson TE, Ehleringer JR, Fogel ML, Hobson K, Hoogewerff J, Kendall C, Lai C-T, Miller CC, Noone D, Schwarcz H, Still CJ (2009) Isoscapes to address large-scale Earth Science challenges. American Geophysical Union, EOS 90(13): 109-116.


Lai C-T, Ometto JPHB, Berry JA, Martinelli LA, Domingues TF, Ehleringer JR (2008) Lifeform-specific variations in leaf water 18O enrichment in Amazonian vegetation. Oecologia 157:197-210. pdf


Tu KP, Bowen G, Hemming D, Kahmen A, Knohl A, Lai C-T, Werner C (2007) Stable isotopes as indicators, tracers and recorders of ecological change: Synthesis and outlook, in Stable Isotopes as Indicators of Ecological Change, eds. Dawson TE, Siegwolf R, Elsevier, Burlington, MA, USA, pp. 399-405.

Alstad KP, Lai C-T, Flanagan LB, Ehleringer JR (2007) Environmental controls on the carbon isotope composition of ecosystem respired CO2 in contrasting forest ecosystems in Canada and USA. Tree Physiol 27:1361-1374. pdf

Ewers BE, Oren R, Kim H-S, Bohrer G, Lai C-T (2007) Effects of hydraulic architecture and spatial variation in light on mean stomatal conductance of tree branches and crowns. Plant Cell Environ 30:483-496.

Pataki DE, Lai C-T, Keeling CD, Ehleringer JR (2007) Insights from stable isotopes on the role of terrestrial ecosystems in the global carbon cycle, in Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World, eds. Canadell J, Pataki DE, Pitelka LF, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 59-66.


Lai C-T, Schauer A, Owensby C, Ham JM, Helliker BR, Tans PP, Ehleringer JR (2006) Regional CO2 fluxes inferred from mixing ratio measurements: estimates from flask air samples in central Kansas, USA, Tellus 58B:523-536. pdf

Lai C-T, Riley W, Owensby C, Ham J, Schauer A, Ehleringer JR (2006) Seasonal and interannual variations of carbon and oxygen isotopes of respired CO2 in a tallgrass prairie: Measurements and modeling results from three years with contrasting water availability, Journal of Geophysical Research-atmosphere 111, D08S06, doi:10.1029/2005JD006436. pdf

Lai C-T, Ehleringer JR, Bond B, Paw U KT (2006) Contributions of evaporation, isotopic non-steady state transpiration, and atmospheric mixing on the d18O of water vapor in Pacific Northwest coniferous forests. Plant Cell Environ 29:77-94, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2005.01402.x. pdf


Lai C-T, Ehleringer JR, Schauer A, Tans PP, Hollinger D, Paw U KT, Munger J, Wofsy S (2005) Canopy-scale d13C of photosynthetic and respiratory CO2 fluxes: observations in forest biomes across the United States, Global Change Biology 11:633-643, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2005.00931.x. pdf

Li S-G, Lai C-T, Lee G, Shimoda S, Yokoyama T, Higuchi A, Oikawa T (2005) Evapotranspiration from a wet temperate grassland and its sensitivity to microenvironmental variables. Hydrological Processes 19:517-532.


Lai C-T, Ehleringer JR, Tans PP, Wofsy S, Urbanski S, Hollinger D (2004) Estimating photosynthetic 13C discrimination in terrestrial CO2 exchange from canopy to regional scales, Global Biogeochemical Cycles 18, GB1041, doi:10.1029/2003GB002148. pdf


Li S-G, Lai C-T, Yokoyama T, Oikawa T (2003) Carbon dioxide and water vapor exchange over a Miscanthus-type grassland: Effects of development of the canopy, Ecological Research 18:661-675.

Lai C-T, Schauer A, Owensby C, Ham J, Ehleringer JR (2003) Isotopic air sampling in a tallgrass prairie to partition net ecosystem CO2 exchange, Journal of Geophysical Research, 108, doi:10.1029/2002JD003369. pdf

Schäfer K, Oren R, Ellsworth D, Lai C-T, Herrick J, Finzi A, Richter D, Katul G (2003) Exposure to an enriched CO2 atmosphere alters carbon assimilation and allocation in a pine forest ecosystem, Global Change Biology 9:1378-1400.

Schauer A, Lai C-T, Bowling D, Ehleringer JR (2003) An automated sampler for collection of atmospheric trace gas samples for stable isotope analyses. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 118:113-124.


Siqueira M, Katul G, Lai C-T (2002) Quantifying net ecosystem exchange by multilevel ecophysiological and turbulent transport models. Advances in Water Resources 25:1357-1366.

Schäfer K, Oren R, Lai C-T, Katul G (2002) Hydrologic balance in an intact temperate forest ecosystem under ambient and elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration, Global Change Biology 8:895-911.

Lai C-T, Katul G, Butnor J, Siqueira M, Ellsworth D, Maier C, Johnson K, McKeand S, Oren R (2002) Modelling the limits on the response of net carbon exchange to fertilization in a south-eastern pine forest. Plant Cell Environ. 25(9):1095-1119. pdf

Lai C-T, Katul G, Butnor J, Ellsworth D, Oren R (2002) Modeling nighttime ecosystem respiration by a constrained source optimization method. Global Change Biology 8:124-141. pdf


Falge E, Baldocchi D, … , and Lai C-T, et al. (2001) Gap filling strategies for long term energy flux data sets. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 107:71-77.

Falge E, Baldocchi D, … , and Lai C-T, et al. (2001) Gap filling strategies for defensible annual sums of net ecosystem exchange. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 107:43-69.

Wesson KH, Katul G, Lai C-T (2001) Sensible heat flux estimation by flux-variance and half-order time derivative methods. Water Resources Research, 37(9):2333-2344.

Katul G, Lai C-T, Schäfer K, Vidakovic B, Albertson JD, Ellsworth D, Oren R (2001) Multiscale analysis of vegetation surface fluxes: from seconds to years. Advances in Water Resources 24:1119-1132.

Katul G, Lai C-T, Albertson JD, Vidakovic B, Schäfer K, Hsieh CI, Oren R (2001) Quantifying the complexity in mapping energy inputs and hydrologic state variables into land-surface fluxes. Geophysical Research Letters 28(17):3305-3307.


Siqueira M, Lai C-T, Katul G (2000). Estimating scalar sources, sinks, and fluxes in a forest canopy using Lagrangian, Eulerian, and Hybrid inverse models. Journal of Geophysical Research 105:29475-29488.

Katul G, Ellsworth D, Lai C-T (2000). Modeling assimilation and intercellular CO2 from measured conductance: a synthesis of approaches. Plant Cell Environ 23:1313-1328.

Lai C-T, Katul G, Oren R, Ellsworth D, Schäfer K (2000). Modeling CO2 and water vapor turbulent flux distributions within a forest canopy. Journal of Geophysical Research 105:26333-26351. pdf

Lai C-T, Katul G, Ellsworth D, Oren R (2000) Modeling vegetation-atmosphere CO2 exchange by a coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian approach, Boundary-Layer Meteorology 95:91-122. pdf

Lai C-T, Katul G (2000). The dynamic role of root-water uptake in coupling potential to actual transpiration, Advances in Water Resources 23:427-439. pdf

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