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In review:

Barnes, R.T.*, M.E. Gallagher,*, C.A. Masiello, Z. Liu, B. Dugan.  Biochar-induced changes in hydraulic conductivity and nutrient fluxes in 3 contrasting soil types.  In review, ES&T. *denotes co-first authors.

Schneider, M. L.A. Pyle, K.L. Clark, W.C. Hockaday, C.A. Masiello, M.W.I. Schmidt. Toward a ‘molecular thermometer’ to estimate the charring temperature of wildland fire charcoals. In review, ES&T.

Masiello, C.A., Y. Chen, X. Gao, S. Liu, H.-Y. Cheng, M.R. Bennett, J.A. Rudgers, D.S. Wagner, K. Zygourakis, J.J. Silberg. Pyrolysis temperature determines biochar effects on microbial communcation. In review, ES&T.


Lecroy, C., C.A. Masiello, J.A. Rudgers, W.C. Hockaday, and J.J. Silberg (2013) Nitrogen, biochar, and mycorrhizae:  Alteration of the symbiosis and oxidation of the char surface. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 58, 248-254, doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.11.023.

Masiello, C.A., and P. Louchouarn (2013) Perspective:  Fire in the Ocean.  Science, 340, 287-288.

Webber, J.B.W., Corbetter, P, Semple, K.T., Ogbonnaya, U., Teel, W.S., Masiello, C.A., Fisher, Q.J., Valenza, J.J., Song, Y.-Q., Hu, Q. (2013)  An NMR study of porous rock and biochar containing organic material.  Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, in press.


Kinney, T.J., C.A. Masiello, B. Dugan, W.C. Hockaday, M.R. Dean, K. Zygourakis, and R.T. Barnes (2012) Hydrologic properties of biochars produced at different temperatures. Biomass and Bioenergy, 41, 34-43, doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.01.033.

Sun, H., W.C. Hockaday, C.A. Masiello, and K. Zygourakis (2012) Multiple controls on the chemical and physical structure of biochars. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(9), doi: 10.1021/ie201309r.


Dong, L., W.C. Hockaday, C.A. Masiello, P.J.J. Alvarez (2011) Earthworm avoidance of

biochar can be mitigated by wetting. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 43(8), 1732-1737, doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.04.019.

Lehmann, J., M. Rillig, J. Thies, C.A. Masiello, W.C. Hockaday, and D. Crowley (in press) Biochar

effects on soil biota -- a review. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 43(9), 1812-1836, doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.04.022.


Nguyen, B.T., J. Lehmann, W.C. Hockaday, S. Joseph, C.A. Masiello (2010) Temperature

sensitivity of black carbon decomposition and oxidation. Environmental Science and

Technology, 44(9), 3324-3331, doi: 10.1021/es903016y.

Kane, E.S., W.C. Hockaday, M.R. Turetsky, C.A. Masiello, D.W. Valentine, B.P. Finney, J.A.

Baldock (2010) Topographic controls on black carbon accumulation in Alaskan black spruce

forest soils: implications for organic matter dynamics. Biogeochemistry, 100, 39-56. doi:


2009 and earlier:

Schreiner, K.M., T.R. Filley, R.A. Blanchette, B.B. Bowen, R.D. Bolskar, W.C. Hockaday, C.A.

Masiello, and J.W. Raebiger (2009) White-Rot Basidiomycete-mediated Decomposition of C60

Fullerol. Environmental Science and Technology, 43(9), 3162-3168.

Hammes, K., M. W. I. Schmidt, R. J. Smernik, L. A. Currie, W. P. Ball, T. H. Nguyen, P.

Louchouarn, S. Houel, O. Gustafsson, M. Elmquist, G. Cornelissen, J. O. Skjemstad, C.A.

Masiello, J. Song, P. Peng, S. Mitra, J. C. Dunn, P. G. Hatcher, W. C. Hockaday, D. M.

Smith, C. Hartkopf-Froeder, A. Boehmer, B. Luer, B. J. Huebert, W. Amelung, S. Brodowski,

L. Huang, W. Zhang, P. M. Gschwend, D. X. Flores-Cervantes, C. Largeau, J. N. Rouzaud,

C. Rumpel, G. Guggenberger, K. Kaiser, A. Rodionov, F. J. Gonzalez-Vila, J. A. Gonzalez-

Perez, J. M. de la Rosa, D. A. C. Manning, E. Lopez-Capel, and L. Ding (2007), Comparison

of quantification methods to measure fire-derived (black/elemental) carbon in soils and

sediments using reference materials from soil, water, sediment and the atmosphere, Global

Biogeochemical Cycles, vol 21; doi: 10.1029/2006GB002914.

Czimczik, C. I., and C.A. Masiello (2007), Controls on black carbon storage in soils, Global

Biogeochemical Cycles, 21.

Schmidt, M.W.I., and C.A. Masiello (2007), Interdisciplinary Intercomparison of Black Carbon

Analysis in Soil and Sediment, Eos Trans. AGU, 88, 344, doi:10.1029/2007EO350006.

Masiello, C.A. (2004), New directions in black carbon organic geochemistry, Marine Chemistry,

92, 201-213.

Masiello, C.A., and E. R. M. Druffel (2003), Organic and black carbon 13C and 14C through the

Santa Monica Basin oxic-anoxic transition, Geophysical Research Letters, 30, doi 10.1029/


Schmidt, M. W. I., C.A. Masiello, and J. O. Skjemstad (2003), Final recommendations for

reference materials in black carbon analysis, EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical

Union, 84, 582-583.

Masiello, C.A., E. R. M. Druffel, and L. A. Currie (2002), Radiocarbon measurements of black

carbon in aerosols and ocean sediments, Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 66, 1025-1036.

Currie, L. A., B. A. Benner, J. D. Kessler, D. B. Klinedinst, G. A. Klouda, J. V. Marolf, J. F. Slater,

S. A. Wise, H. Cachier, R. Cary, J. C. Chow, J. Watson, E. R. M. Druffel, C. A. Masiello,

T. I. Eglinton, A. Pearson, C. M. Reddy, O. Gustafsson, J. G. Quinn, P. C. Hartmann, J. I.

Hedges, K. M. Prentice, T. W. Kirchstetter, T. Novakov, H. Puxbaum, and H. Schmid (2002),

A critical evaluation of interlaboratory data on total, elemental, and isotopic carbon in the

carbonaceous particle reference material, NIST SRM 1649a, Journal of Research of the

National Institute of Standards and Technology, 107, 279-298.

Masiello, C.A., and E.R.M. Druffel (1998), Black carbon in deep-sea sediments, Science, 280,