Amundson, R. 2020. The policy challenges to managing global soil resources. Geoderma. 379:10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114639  

Welsh, H., G.A. Gueorguieva, S. Kounaves, and R. Amundson. 2020. Stable nitrogen and oxygen isotope fractionation during precipitation of nitrate salt from saturated solutions. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 34:10.1002/rcm.8905 

Amelung, W (Amelung, W.); Bossio, D (Bossio, D.); de Vries, W (de Vries, W.); Kogel-Knabner, I (Kogel-Knabner, I); Lehmann, J (Lehmann, J.); Amundson, R (Amundson, R.); Bol, R (Bol, R.); Collins, C (Collins, C.); Lal, R (Lal, R.); Leifeld, J (Leifeld, J.); Minasny, B (Minasny, B.); Pan, G (Pan, G.); Paustian, K (Paustian, K.); Rumpel, C (Rumpel, C.); Sanderman, J (Sanderman, J.); van Groenigen, JW (van Groenigen, J. W.); Mooney, S (Mooney, S.); van Wesemael, B (van Wesemael, B.); Wander, M (Wander, M.); Chabbi, A (Chabbi, A.). 2020. Towards a global-scale soil climate mitigation strategy. Nature Communications. 11:10.1038/s41467-020-18887-7 

Rohan Sachdeva, LinXing Chen, Fred Ward, Patrick Munk, Audra Devoto, Cindy J. Castelle, Matthew R.        Olm, Keith Bouma Gregson, Yuki Amano, Christine He, Raphaël Méheust, Brandon Brooks, Alex        Thomas, Adi Lavy, Paula Matheus-Carnevali, Christine Sun, Daniela S. A. Goltsman, Mikayla A.            Borton, Tara C. Nelson, Rose Kantor, Alexander L. Jaffe, Ray Keren, Ibrahim F. Farag, Shufei Lei, Kari        Finstad, Ronald Amundson, Karthik Anantharaman, Jinglie Zhou, Alexander J. Probst, Mary E. Power,        Susannah G. Tringe, Wen-Jun Li, Kelly Wrighton, Sue Harrison, Michael Morowitz, David A. Relman,        Jennifer A Doudna, Anne-Catherine Lehours, Lesley Warren, Jamie H. D. Cate, Joanne M. Santini,        Jillian F. Banfield. 2020. Clades of huge phages from across Earth’s ecosystems. Nature.                 Doi:org/10.1038/s41586-020-2007-4.

Amundson, R. and L. Biardeau. 2019. Reply to Loisel et al.: Soil in climate mitigation and adaptation. Proc. Nat. Academy of Sciences 116:10213.

Pfieffer, M., C. Latorre, E. Gayo, and R. Amundson. 2019. Rare calcium chloride-rich soil and implications for the existence of liquid water in a hyperarid environment. Geology. 47: 163-166.

Schlesinger, W.H. and R. Amundson. 2018. Managing for soil carbon sequestration: Let’s get realistic. Global Change Biology, 25:10.1111/gcb.14478.

Amundson, R. and L. Biardeau. 2018. Soil carbon sequestration is an elusive climate mitigation tool. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115:11652-11656.

Oerter, E. , J.V. Mills, G.E. Maurer, L.N. Lammers, and R. Amundson. 2018. Greenhouse gas production and transport in desert soils of the southwestern United States. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 32:1703-1717.

M. Pfeiffer, C. Latorre, C.M. Santoro, E.M. Gayo, R. Rojas, M.L. Carrevedo, V.B. McRostie, K.M. Finstad, A. Heimsath, M.C. Jungers, R. De Pol-Holz, and R. Amundson. 2018. Chronology, stratigraphy, and hydrological modelling of extensive wetlands and paleolakes in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert during the late Quaternary. Quaternary Science Reviews. 197:224-245.

Wang, X., K. Yoo, A.A. Wackett, J. Gutknecht, R.Amundson, and A. Heimsath. 2018. Soil organic carbon and mineral interaction on climatically different hillslopes. Geoderma . 322:71-80.

Finstad, K.M., M. Pfeiffer, G. McNicol, M. Tuite, K. Wilford, and R. Amundson. 2018. A late Quaternary paleoenvironmental record in sand dunes of the northern Atacama Desert, Chile. Quaternary Research. 90:127-138.

Wackett, A.A., K. Yoo, R. Amundson, A.M. Heimsath, and N.A . Jelinski.  2018. Climate controls on coupled processes of chemical weathering, bioturbation, and sediment transport across hillslopes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.  43: 1575-1590.

Amundson, R. 2018. Meteoric water alteration of soil and landscapes at Meridiani Planum, Mars. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 488:155-167. 

Bayat, O., H. Karimzadeh, M.K. Eghbal, A. Karimi, and R. Amundson. 2018. Calcic soils as indicators of profound Quaternary climate change in eastern Isfahan, Iran. Geoderma. 315:220-230.

Finstad, K.M., A.J. Probst, B.C. Thomas, G.L. Andersen, C. Demergasso, A. Echeverria, R.G. Amundson, and J.F. Banfield. 2017. Microbial community structure and the persistence of cyanobacterial populations in salt crusts of the hyperarid desert from genome-resolved metagenomics. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8: article number 1435. 

Amundson, R. 2017. Whose Security is Important? Communicating Environmental Risk About Soil to a Diverse Audience. Global Soil Security. D.J. Field, C.L.S. Morgan, and A.B. McBratney (Eds). P. 383-387. Springer. 

Finstad, K., M. Pfeiffer, G. McNicol, J. Barnes, C. Demergasso, G. Chong, and R. Amundson. 2016. Rates and geochemical processes of soil and salt crust formation in Salars of the Atacama Desert, Chile. Geoderma. 284:57-72.

Oerter, E.J. and R. Amundson. 2016. Climate controls on spatial and temporal variations in the formation of pedogenic carbonate in the western Great Basin of North America. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 128:1095-1104.

Hug, L.A., B.J. Baker, K. Anantharaman, C.T. Brown, A.J. Probst, C.J. Castelle, C.N. Butterfield, A.W. Hernsdorf, Y. Amano, K. Ise, Y. Suzuki, N. Dudek, D.A. Relman, K.M. Finstad, R. Amundson, B.C. Thomas, and J.F. Banfield. 2016. A new view of the tree of life. Nature Microbiology. 1:article number 16048

Ebeling, A., E.Oerter, J.W. Valley, and R. Amundson. 2016. Relict soil evidence for profound Quaternary aridification of the Atacama Desert, Chile. Geoderma. 267:196-206.

Amundson, R. 2016. Soil Carbon Sequestration. Chemical and Engineering News. 94:4. 

Oerter, E.J., W.D. Sharp, J.L. Oster, A. Ebling, J.W. Valley, R. Kozdon, I.J.Orland, J. Hellstrom, J.D. Woodhead, J.M. Hergt, O.A. Chadwick, and R. Amundson. 2016. Pedothem carbonates reveal anomalous North American atmospheric circulation 70,000-55,000 years ago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113:919-924.

Oerter, E., R. Amundson, A. Heimsath, M Jungers, G. Chong, and P. Renne. 2015. Early to middle Miocene climate in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology. 441:890-900.

Amundson, R., A.A. Berhe, J. W. Hopmans, C. Olson, A.E. Sztein, and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Soil and human security in the 21st century. Science. 348 (6235): 1261071


Amundson R., A. Heimsath, J. Owen, K. Yoo, and W.E. Dietrich. 2015. Hillslope soils and vegetation. Geomorphology. 234:122-132.


Amundson, R. 2015. Soil Formation. In: Treatise in Geochemistry. Vol. 7. Surface and Groundwater, Weathering and Soils. Vol 2. Elsevior, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.0.


Finstad, K., M. Pfieffer, and R. Amundson. 2014. Hyperarid soils and soil taxonomy. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78:1845-1851.


Oerter, E., K. Finstad, J. Schaefer, G.R. Goldschmidt, T. Dawson, and R. Amundson. 2014. Oxygen isotope fractionation effects in soil water via interaction with cations (Mg, Ca, K, Na) adsorbed to phyllosilicate clay minerals. Journal of Hydrology. 515:1-9.


Lohse, K.A., J. Sanderman, and R. Amundson. 2013. Identifying sources and processes influencing nitrogen export to a small stream using dual isotopes of nitrate. Water Resources Research.  49:5715-5731.


Jungers, M.C., A.M. Heimsath, R. Amundson, G. Balco, D. Shuster, and G. Chong. 2013. Active erosion-depositional cycles in the hyperarid Atacama Desert of northern Chile.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  371:125-133.


Owen, J.J., W.E. Dietrich, K. Nishiizumi, G. Chong, and R. Amundson. 2013. Zebra stripes in the Atacama Desert: fossil evidence for overland flow. Geomorphology.  182:157-172.


Amundson, R. and G. Sposito. 2013. Bridging the divide: Soil resources and geosciences on a cultivated planet. In: Impact of the Geological Sciences on Society. Geological Society of America Special Paper 501. 


Amundson, R. J.D. Barnes, S. Ewing, A. Heimsath, and G. Chong. 2012. The stable isotope composition of halite and sulfate of hyperarid soils and its relation to aqueous transport.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.  99:271-286.


Hall, S.J., W.L. Silver, and R. Amundson. 2012. Greehouse gas fluxes from Atacama Desert soils: a test of biogeochemical potential at the Earth's arid extreme. Biogeochemistry.  111:303-315. 


Amundson, R., W. Dietrich, D. Bellugi, S. Ewing, K. Nishiizumi, G. Chong, J. Owen, R. Finkel, A. Heimsath, B. Stewart, and M. Caffee. 2012. Geomorphic evidence for the late Pliocene onset of hyperaridity in the Atacama Desert.  Geological Society of America Bulletin. 124:1048-1070.


Reed, S. and R. Amundson. 2012. Using LIDAR to model Mima mound evolution and regional energy balances in the Great Central Valley, California. In: Mima Mounds: The Case for Polygenesis and Bioturbation. Geological Society of America Special Paper 490, p. 21-41. 


Owen, J.J., R. Amundson, W.E. Dietrich, K. Nishiizumi, B. Sutter, and G. Chong. 2011. The sensitivity of hillslope bedrock erosion to precipitation.  Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.


Sanderman, J. and R. Amundson. 2010. Soil carbon dioxide production and climatic sensitivity in contrasting California ecosystems.  Soil Science Society of America Journal.  74:1356-1366.


Certini, G., R. Scalenghe, and R. Amundson. 2009. A view of extraterrestrial soils.  European Journal of Soil Science.  60:1078-1092.


Dixon, J.L., A.M. Heimsath, J. Kaste, and R. Amundson. 2009. Climate- driven processes of hillslope weathering.  Geology.  37:975-978.


Yoo, K., S.M. Mudd, J. Sanderman, R. Amundson, and A. Blum. 2009. Spatial patterns and controls of soil chemical weathering rates along a transient hillslope.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  288:184-193.


Dixon, J.L., A.M. Heimsath, and R. Amundson. 2009. The critical role of climate and saprolite weathering in landscape evolution.  Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.  34:1507-1521.


Sanderman, J., K.A. Lohse, J.A. Baldock, and R. Amundson. 2009. Linking soils and streams: Sources and chemistry of dissolved organic matter in a small coastal watershed.  Water Resources Research 45, no. W03418, doi: 10.1029/2008WR006977.


Sanderman, J. and R. Amundson. 2008. A comparative study of dissolved organic carbon transport and stabilization in California forest and grassland soils. Biogeochemistry.  89(3): 309-327.


Aubery, A.D. and 24 other authors (including R. Amundson). 2008. The Urey instrument: An advanced in situ organic and oxidant dector for Mars exploration.  Astrobiology.  8(3):583-595.


Amundson, R., S. Ewing, W. Dietrich, B. Sutter, J. Owen, O. Chadwick, K. Nishiizumi, M. Walvoord, and C. McKay. 2008. On the in situ aqueous alteration of the soils on Mars.  Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta.  72:3845-3864.


Sanderman, J. J.A. Baldock, and R. Amundson. 2008. Dissolved organic carbon chemistry and dynamics in contrasting forest and grassland soils. Biogeochemistry.  89:181-198.


Amundson, R. 2008. The ends of the Earth.  Nature Geoscience.  1(1):5-6.


Ewing, S.A., J.L. Macalady, K. Warren-Rhodes, C.P. McKay, and R. Amundson. 2008. Changes in the soil C cycle at the arid-hyperarid transition in the Atacama Desert.  Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences.  113(Gs): G02S90.


Castanha, C., S. Trumbore, and R. Amundson. 2008. Methods of separating soil carbon pools affect the chemistry and turnover time of isolated fractions. Radiocarbon.  50(1):83-97.


Brandl, M.T. and R. Amundson. 2008. Leaf age as a risk factor in contamination of lettuce with Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  74(*): 2298-2306.


Ewing, S.A., W. Yang, D.J. DePaolo, G. Michalski, C. Kendall, B.W. Stewart, M. Thiemens, and R. Amundson. 2008. Non-biological fractionation of stable C isotopes in soils of the Atacama Desert, Chile.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.  72(4): 1096-1110.


Reed, S. and R. Amundson.  2007.  Sediment, gophers, and time: a model for the origin and persistence of mima mount-vernal pool topography in the Great Central Valley.  Pages 15-27 in R.A. Schlising and D.F. Alexander (eds), Vernal Pool Landscapes. Studies from the Herbarium, Number 14.  California State University, Chico, CA.


Amundson, R., D.D. Richter, G.S. Humphreys, E.G. Jobbagy, and J. Gaillardet. 2007. Coupling between biota and earth materials in the Critical Zone. Elements.  3(5):327-332.


Sutter, B., J.B. Dalton, S.A. Ewing, R. Amundson, and C.P. McKay. 2007. Terrestrial analogs for interpretation of infrared spectra from the Martian surface and subsurface: Sulfate, nitrate, carbonate, and phyllosilicate-bearing Atacama soils. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences.  112(G4):G04S10.


Ewing, S.A., G. Michalski, M. Thiemens, R.C. Quinn, J.L. Macalady, S. Kohl, S.D. Wankel, C. Kendall, C.P. McKay, and R. Amundson. 2007. Rainfall limit of the N cycle on Earth.  Global Biogeochemical Cycles.  21(3): GB3009.


Basile-Doelsch, I., R. Amundson, W.E.E. Stone, D. Borschneck, J.Y. Bottero, S. Moustier, F. Masin, and F. Collin. 2007. Mineral control of carbon pools in a volcanic soil horizon.  Geoderma.  137:477-489.


Brantely, S.L., T.S. White, A.F. White, D. Sparks, D. Richter, K. Pregitzer, L. Derry, J. Chorover, O. Chadwick, R. April, S. Anderson, and R. Amundson. 2006. Frontiers in Exploration of the Critical Zone: Report of a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  October 24-26, 2005, Newark, DE, 30p.


Ewing, S.A., B. Sutter, J. Owen, K. Nishiizumi, W. Sharp, S.S. Cliff, K. Perry, W. Dietrich, C.P. McKay, and R. Amundson. 2006. A threshold in soil formation at Earth's arid-hyperarid transition. Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta.  70:5293-5322.


Ewing, S.A., J. Sanderman, W.T. Baisden, Y. Wang, and R. Amundson. 2006. Role of large scale soil structure in organic carbon turnover: Evidence from California grassland soils.  Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. 111(G3): GO3012.


Guo, Y.Y., P. Gong, R. Amundson, and Q. Yu. 2006. Analysis of factors controlling soil carbon in the conterminous United States. Soil Science Society of America Journal.  70:601-612.


Guo, Y.Y., R. Amundson, P. Gong, and Q. Yu. 2006. Quantity and spatial variability of soil carbon in the conterminous United States.  Soil Science Society of America Journal.  70, 590-600.


Basile-Doelsch, I., R. Amundson, W.E.E. Stone, C.A. Masiello, J.Y. Bottero, F. Colin, F. Masin, D. Borschneck, and J.D. Meunier. 2005. Mineralogical control of organic carbon dynamics in a volcanic ash soil on La Reunion.  European Journal of Soil Science.  56, 689-703.


Amundson, R. 2005. Philosophical developments in pedology in the United States: Eugene Hilgard and Milton Whitney. Part I. In: (D. Yaalon and B. Warkentin, Eds.)


Amundson, R. 2005. The state factor theory of soil formation.  Chapter 8. In: (R. Scalenghe and G. Certini, Eds.), Soils: Basic Concepts and Future Challenges. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge GB.


Warren-Rhodes, K., Rhodes, K.L., Pointing, S.B., Ewing, S., Lacap, D.C., Gómez-Silva, B., Amundson, R., Friedmann, E.I., and McKay, C.P. 2006.  The influence of water availability on cyanobacterial community ecology and the dry limit to photosynthetic life in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Microbial Ecology.  52:389-398


Yoo, K., R. Amundson, A.M. Heimsath, and W.E. Dietrich. 2005. A process- based model linking pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae) activity to sediment         transport and soil thickness. Geology.  33:917-920


Hoppe, K., S. Stuska, and R. Amundson. 2005. The implications for paleodietary and paleoclimatic reconstructions of intrapopulation variability in the oxygen and carbon isotopes of teeth from modern feral horses. Quaternary Research.  64:138-146


Yoo, K., R. Amundson, A.M. Heimsath, and W.E. Dietrich. 2005. Erosion of upland hillslope soil organic carbon: Coupling field measurements with a sediment      transport model. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.  19(3) article no: GB3003


Yoo, K., R. Amundson, A.M. Heimsath, and W.E. Dietrich. 2006. Spatial patterns of soil organic carbon on hillslopes: Integrating geomorphic processes and the biological C cycle. Geoderma.  130:47-65


Amundson, R. 2005. Hans Jenny. p. 293-300.  In: (D. Hilel, Ed.), Encyclopedia of Soils and the Environment.  Elservier, New York.


Amundson, R. 2005. Eugene Hilgard. p. 182-188.  In: (D. Hillel, Ed.), Encyclopedia of Soils and the Environment.  Elsevier, New York.


Hoppe, K.A., S.M. Stover, and J.R. Pascoe. 2004. Tooth enamel biomineralization in extant horses: Implications for isotopic microsampling. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology. 206(3-4):355-365.


Sanderman, J. and R. Amundson. 2004. Biogeochemistry of decomposition and detrital processing. Chap. 8.07, p. 249-316. In: Treatise on Geochemistry, H.D. Holland and K.K. Turekian (Eds in Chief). Elsevier Press, Amsterdam.


  Amundson, R. 2004. Soil Formation. Chap. 5.01, p. 1-35. In: Treatise on Geochemistry, H.D. Holland and K.K. Turekian (Eds in Chief).   

  Elsevier Press, Amsterdam.


Hoppe, K.A., R. Amundson, M. Vavra, M.P. McClaren, and D.L. Anderson. 2004. Isotopic analysis of tooth enamel carbonate from modern North American feral horses: implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology.  203(3-4):299-311.


Miller, A.J., R. Amundson, I.C. Burke, and C. Yonker. 2004. The effect of climate and cultivation on soil organic C and N. Biogeochemistry.  67(1):57-72.


Guo, Y., R. Amundson, P. Gong, and R. Ahrens. 2003. Taxonomic structure, distribution, and abundance of the soils in the United States. Soil Science Society of America Journal.  67:1507-1516.


Guo, Y., P. Gong, and R. Amundson. 2003. Pedodiversity in the United States of America. Geoderma.  2031: 1-21.


Amundson, R., Y. Guo, and P. Gong. 2003. Soil diversity and land use in the United States. Ecosystems.  6:470-482, doi: 10.1007/s10021-002-0160-2.


Sanderman, J., R.G. Amundson, and D.D. Baldocchi. 2003. Application of eddy covariance measurements to the temperature dependence of soil organic matter mean residence time. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.  17(2):1061, doi: 10.1029/2001GB001833, 2003.


Sharp, W.D., K.L. Ludwig, O.A. Chadwick, R. Amundson, and L. Glaser. 2003. High resolution dating by TIMS 230Th/U of paleosols in fluvial terraces of the Wind River Basin, Wyoming, USA. Quaternary Research.  59:139-150.


Baisden, W.T., R. Amundson, A.C. Cook, and D.L. Brenner. 2002. The turnover and storage of C and N in five density fraction from California annual grassland surface soil. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 16(4):1117, doi: 10.1029/2001GB001822, 2002.


Baisden, W.T., R. Amundson, D.L. Brenner, A.C. Cook, C. Kendall, and J. Harden. 2002. A multi-isotope C and N modeling analysis of soil organic matter turnover and transport as a function of soil depth in a California annual grassland soil chronosequence.  Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 16(4):1135, doi: 10.1029/2001GB001823, 2002.


Baisden, W.T. and R. Amundson. 2003. An analytical approach to ecosystem biogeochemistry modeling. Ecological Applications.  13(3):649-663.


Amundson, R., A.T. Austin, E.A.G. Schuur, V. Matzek, A. Uebersax, D. Brenner, W.T. Baisden, and C. Kendall. 2003. Global patterns of the isotopic composition of soil and plant nitrogen. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.  17(1):1031, doi: 10.1029/2002GB001903, 2003.


McFadden, L. and R. Amundson. 2002. Soil inorganic carbon modeling. In:

R. Lal (ed). Encyclopedia of Soil Science, p. 718-721.


Amundson, R. 2002. Pedological Modeling. In: R. Lal (ed). Encyclopedia of Soil Science, p. 964-966.


Brenner, D.L., R. Amundson, W.T. Baisden, C. Kendall, and J. Harden. 2001. Soil N and 15N variation with time in a California annual grassland   ecosystem. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.  65:4171-4186.



Jahren, A.H., R. Amundson, C. Kendall, and P. Wigand. 2001. Paleoclimate reconstruction using the correlation in 18O of hackberry carbonate and environmental water, North America. Quaternary Research.  56:252-263.


Stern, L., R. Amundson, and T. Baisden. 2001. The influence of soils on oxygen isotope ratio of atmospheric CO2. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.  15:753- 759.


Amundson, R. 2001. The Soil Carbon Cycle. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences.  29:535-562.


Jahren, A.H., N.C. Arens, G. Sarmiento, J. Guerero, and R. Amundson. 2001. Terrestrial record of methane hydrate dissociation in the early Cretaceous. Geology.  29:159-162.


Davidson, E.A., S.E. Trumbore, and R. Amundson. 2000. Soil warming and the organic carbon budget. Nature. 408:789-790.


Arens, N.A., A.H. Jahren, and R. Amundson. 2000. Can C3 plants faithfully record the carbon isotope composition of atmospheric carbon dioxide? Paleobiology.  26:137-164.


Mermut, A.R., R. Amundson, and T. Cerling. 2000. The use of stable isotopes in studying carbonate dynamics in soils. p. 65-86. In: R. Lal, J.M. Kimble, H. Eswaren, and B.A. Stewart (eds), Global Climate Change and Pedogenic Carbonates. Lewis Publishers, Washington, DC.


Hoosbeek, M.R., R.G. Amundson, and R.B. Bryant. 2000. Pedological modeling. Chapter 3. p. E77-E116. In: (L.P. Wilding, Associate Editor) Handbook of Soil Science; Section V. Pedology. CRP Press.


Amundson, R. and W.T. Baisden. 2000. Stable isotope tracers and models in soil organic matter studies. p. 117-137. In: O. Sala, H. Mooney, B. Howarth, and R.B. Jackson (eds), Methods in Ecosystem Science. Springer Verlag.


Amundson, R. 2000. Are soils endangered? p. 144-153. In: (J. Schneiderman, ed) The Earth Around Us. W.H. Freeman and Co.


Osher, L., P.A. Matson, and R. Amundson. 1999. Effect of land use on soil carbon in Hawaii. Biogeochemistry.  65(2):213-232.


Wang, Y., R. Amundson, and X-F. Niu. 2000. Seasonal and altitudinal variation in decomposition of soil organic matter inferred from radiocarbon measurements of soil CO2 flux. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.  14:199-211.


Wang, Y., R. Amundson, and S. Trumbore. 1999. The impact of land use change on C turnover in soils. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.  13:47-57.


Stern, L., T. Baisden, and R. Amundson. 1999. Processes controlling the oxygen isotope ratio of soil CO2: analytic and numerical modeling. Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta.  63:799-814.


Wang, Y., T. Huntington, L. Osher, L. Wassenaar, S. Trumbore, R. Amundson, J. Harden, D. McKnight, S.L. Schiff, G. Aiken, W. Lyons, R.O. Aravena, and J. Baron. 1998. Chapter 17: Carbon cycling in terrestrial environments. p. 577-

610.  In: C. Kendall and J.J.  McDonnell, (editors). Isotope Tracers in Catchment Hydrology. Elsevier Science Publishers.


Jahren, A.H., L.C. Todd, and R.G. Amundson. 1998. Stable isotope dietary analysis of bison bone samples from the Hudson-Meng bonebed.  Journal of Archaeological Science.  25:465-475.


Jahren, A.H., M.L. Gabel, and R. Amundson. 1998. Biomineralization in seeds: developmental trends in isotope signatures of hackberry. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.  138:259-269.


Stern, L.A., W.T. Baisden, R. Amundson, and Y. Wang. 1998. The influence of soils on the isotope ratio of atmospheric CO2. p. 27-36. In: International Symposium on Isotope Techniques in the Study of Past and Current Environmental Changes in the Hydrosphere and Atmosphere. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna Austria.


Amundson, R. 1998. Preface to “The Greywacke Coverup.” Soil Survey Horizons. 39:127-130.


Amundson, R. 1998. An inoffensive season.  California Monthly.  109:22-25.


Amundson, R. 1998. Comment on factorial pedology and complex systems.

Geoderma.  86:25-27


Amundson, R. 1998. Do soils need our protection? Geotimes.  43:16-20.


Amundson, R., L. Stern, T. Baisden, and Y. Wang. 1998. The isotopic composition of soil and soil-respired CO2. Geoderma.  82:83-114.


Amundson, R., E. Franco-Vizcaino, and R.C. Graham. 1997. Orientation of carbonate lamination in gravelly soils along a winter/summer precipitation gradient in Baja California, Mexico. Soil Science.  162:940-952.


Amundson, R., R. Evett, A.H. Jahren, and J. Bartolome. 1997. Stable carbon isotope composition of Poaceae pollen and its potential in paleovegetational reconstructions. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.  99:17-24.


Dahlgren, R., J.L. Boettinger, G.L. Huntington, and R.G. Amundson. 1997. Soil development along an elevational transect in the western Sierra Nevada, California. Geoderma.  78:207-236.


Hart, S.C., T.E. Kolb, and R. Amundson. 1997. Boxelder water sources and physiology at perennial and ephemeral stream sties in Arizona. Tree Physiology. 17:151-160.


Wang, Y., A.H. Jahren, and R. Amundson. 1997. Potential for 14C dating of biogenic carbonate in Hackberry (Celtis) endocarps. Quaternary Research.  47:337- 343.


Amundson, R. and H. Jenny. 1997. On a state factor model of ecosystems. Bioscience.  47:536-543.


Jersak, J., R. Amundson, and G. Brimhall. 1997. Trace metal geochemistry in Spodosols of the northeastern United States. Journal of Environmental Quality.  26:511-521.


Jahren, A.H., N. Toth, K. Schick, J.D. Clark, and R. G. Amundson. 1997. Determining stone tool use: Chemical and morphological analyses of residues on experimentally manufactured stone tools. Journal of Archaeological Science.  24:245-250.


Wang, Y., R. Amundson, and S. Trumbore. 1996. The impact of climate and land use on C turnover in soils. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earth's Surface. p. 327- 330.


Wang, Y., R. Amundson, and S. Trumbore. 1996. Radiocarbon dating of soil organic matter. Quaternary Research.  45:282-288.


Trumbore, S., O.A. Chadwick, and R. Amundson. 1996. Rapid exchange of soil carbon and atmospheric CO2 driven by temperature change. Science.  272:393-395.


Amundson, R. and Y. Wang. 1996. The relationship between the oxygen isotopic composition of soil CO2 and water. p. 315-332. In: International Symposium on Isotopes in Water Resources Management, Volume 1. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.


Wang, Y., E. McDonald, R. Amundson, L. McFadden, and O. Chadwick. 1996. An isotopic study of soils in chronological sequences of alluvial deposits, Providence Mountains, California. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 108:379-391.


Amundson, R., O.Chadwick, C. Kendall, Y.Wang, and M.DeNiro. 1996. Isotopic evidence for shifts in atmospheric circulation shifts during the late Quaternary in mid-North America. Geology.  24:23-26.


Jersak, J., R. Amundson, and G. Brimhall, Jr. 1995. A mass balance analysis of podzolization: Examples from the northeastern United States. Geoderma. 66:15-42.


Amundson, R. and D.H. Yaalon. 1995. E.W. Hilgard and John Wesley Powell: Efforts for a Joint Agricultural and Geological Survey in the United States. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.  59:4-13.


Amundson, R., E. Franco-Vizcaino, R.C. Graham, and M. DeNiro. 1994. The relationship of precipitation seasonality to the flora and stable isotope chemistry of soils in the Vizcaino desert, Baja California, Mexico. J. Arid. Environ. 28:265-279.


Amundson, R. 1994. Functional vs. mechanistic theories: the paradox of paradigms. Geoderma.  63:299-302.


Chadwick, O.A., E.F. Kelly, D.M. Merritts, and R.G. Amundson. 1994. Carbon dioxide consumption during soil development. Biogeochemistry. 24:115-127.


Amundson, R., Y. Wang, O. Chadwick, S. Trumbore, L. McFadden, E. McDonald, S. Wells, and M. DeNiro. 1994. Factors and processes governing the carbon-14 content of carbonate in desert soils. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 125:385-405.


Amundson, R. 1994. Preface. In: R. Amundson, J. Harden, and M. Singer (eds) Factors of Soil Formation: A Fiftieth Anniversary Perspective. Soil Sci. Soc.  Am. Spec. Publ. No. 33.


Amundson, R. 1994. Foreword. In: H. Jenny. Factors of Soil Formation. Dover Press, Mineola, NY.


Wang, Y., R. Amundson, and S. Trumbore. 1994. A model for soil 14CO2 and its implication for using 14C to date pedogenic carbonate. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta.  58:393-399.


Wang, Y., R. Amundson, and S. Trumbore. 1993. Processes controlling the 14C content of soil carbon dioxide: model development. Chem. Geol.  107:225-226.


Amundson, R. and E. Pendall. 1991. Pedology and late Quaternary environments surrounding Harappa: A review and synthesis. p. 13-27. In:

R.H. Meadow (ed) Harappa Excavations. 1986-1990. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Third Millennium Urbanism. Monographs in World Archaeology No. 3. Prehistory Press, Madison, WI.


Amundson, R. and H. Jenny. 1991. The place of humans in the state factor theory of ecosystems and their soils. Soil Sci. 151:99-109.


McFadden, L.D., R.G. Amundson, and O.A. Chadwick. 1991. Critical factors controlling calcic soil formation in arid regions. p. 17-35. In: Occurrence, Characteristics, and Genesis of Carbonates, Gypsum, and Silica Accumulations in Soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. Spec. Publ. No. 26.


Kelly, E.F., R.G. Amundson, B.D. Marino, and M.J. DeNiro. 1991. Stablecarbon isotopic composition of carbonate in grassland soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.  55:1651-1658.


Kelly, E.F., R.G. Amundson, B.D. Marino, and M.J. DeNiro. 1991. The stable carbon isotope ratios of opal phytoliths monitor Holocene vegetation and climate changes in the Great Plains. Quat. Res. 35:222-233.


Pendall, E. and R.G. Amundson. 1990. Soil/landform relationships surrounding the Harrappa archaeological site, Pakistan. Geoarch.  5:301-322.


Pendall, E. and R.G. Amundson. 1990. The stable isotope chemistry of pedogenic carbonate in the Punjab, Pakistan. Soil Sci.  149:199-211.


Amundson, R.G. and E.A. Davidson. 1990. Carbon dioxide and nitrogenous gases in the soil atmosphere. J. Geochem. Explor.  38:13-41.


Doner, H.E., R.G. Amundson, and B. Liliehom. 1989. A comparison of Se and As concentrations in soils of the western San Joaquin Valley, California: 1946-1985. Arid Soil Res. and Rehabilitation.  3:315-325.


Amundson, R.G. and B. Tremback. 1989. Soil formation on stabilized dunes in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 53:1798- 1806.


Amundson, R.G. and B. Tremback. 1989. Olmstead's law refuted. Pacific Horticulture.  50:52-56.


Amundson, R.G., O.A. Chadwick, and J.M. Sowers. 1989.  A comparison of soil climate and biological activity along an elevation gradient in the eastern Mojave Desert. Oecologia.  80:395-400.


Chadwick, O.A., J.M. Sowers, and R.G. Amundson. 1989. Morphology of calcite crystals in clast coatings from four soils in the Mojave Desert region. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.  53:211-219.


Amundson, R.G., O.A. Chadwick, J.M. Sowers, and H.E. Doner. 1989. Soil evolution along an elevational transect in the eastern Mojave Desert of Nevada, USA. Geoderma.  43:349-371.


Amundson, R.G., O.A. Chadwick, J.M. Sowers, and H.E. Doner. 1989. The stable isotope chemistry of soils at Kyle Canyon, Nevada. Soil Sci


Amundson, R.G., J. Trask, and E. Pendall. 1988. A rapid method of soil carbonate analysis using gas chromatography. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 52:880- 883.

Amundson, R.G. and V.S. Smith. 1988. Annual cycles of physical and biological properties in an uncultivated and irrigated soil in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Agric., Ecosyst., and Environ.  20:195-208.


Amundson, R.G. and V.S. Smith. 1988. Effects of irrigation on the chemical properties of a soil in the western San Joaquin Valley, California. Arid Soil Res. and Rehab.  2:1-17.


Amundson, R.G., O.A. Chadwick, J.M. Sowers, and H.E. Doner. 1988. The relationship between modern climate and vegetation and the stable isotope chemistry of Mojave Desert soils. Quat. Res. 29:245-254.


Amundson, R.G. 1988. The use of stable isotopes in assessing the effect of agriculture on arid and semi-arid soils. p. 318-341. In: P.W. Rundell,J.R. Ehleringer, and K.A. Nagy (eds), Stable Isotopes in Ecological Research. Ecological Studies Series. Springer Verlag Publications, New York.


Amundson, R.G. and E.F. Kelly. 1987. The chemistry and mineralogy of a CO2-rich travertine depositing spring in the California Coast Range. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta.  51:2883-2890.


Amundson, R.G. and L.J. Lund. 1987. The stable isotope chemistry of a native and irrigated Typic Natrargid in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.  51:761-767.


Amundson, R.G. and L.J. Lund. 1985. Changes in the chemical and physical properties of a reclaimed saline-sodic soil in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Soil Sci.  140:213-222.


Amundson, R.G. and W.M. Jarrell. 1983. A comparative study of bermuda grass grown in soils amended with aerobic and anaerobically digested sludge. J. of Environ. Qual. 12:503-513.