Biological Sciences

Kathleen Lohse, Ph.D.

Kathleen Lohse

Associate Professor of Soil and Watershed Biogeochemistry


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Lohse has been an Assistant Professor at Idaho State University since 2010. She obtained her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2002 working with Pamela Matson at Stanford University and Ronald Amundson at UC Berkeley. Her training was in soil science with an emphasis in ecosystem ecology/soil biogeochemistry. Prior to her employment at ISU, Dr. Lohse worked at University of Arizona for three and half years as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Lohse's group works at the interface of ecology, earth system/soil science and hydrology studying the processes shaping ecosystems and their responses to anthropogenic changes.



Lohse, K. A., D. Nullet, and P.M. Vitousek. 1995. The Effects of an Extreme Drought on the Vegetation of a Single Lava Flow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Pacific Science. 49:212-220.

Matson, P.A., K.A. Lohse, and S.J. Hall. 2002. The globalization of nitrogen: consequences for terrestrial ecosystems. Ambio. 3:113-119.

Lohse, K. A. and P.A. Matson. 2005. Consequences of nitrogen additions for soil processes and soil solution losses from wet tropical forests. Ecological Applications. 15: 1629-1648.

Lohse, K. A. and W. E. Dietrich. 2005. Contrasting effects of soil development on hydrological properties and flow paths. Water Resources Research. 41: W12419 doi:10.1029/2004WR003403.

Lohse, K. A., D. A. Newburn, J.J. Opperman, and A. M. Merenlender. 2008. Forecasting the relative impacts of land use on fine sediment in anadromous fish habitat to guide development and conservation programs. Ecological Applications. 18(2): 467-482

Lohse, K. A., D. Hope, R.A. Sponseller, J.O. Allen, and N.B. Grimm. 2008. Atmospheric deposition of nutrients across a desert city. Science of the Total Environment. 402: 95-105.

Lohse, K. A., P.D. Brooks, J. McIntosh, T. Meixner, and T. Huxman. 2009. Interactions between biogeochemistry and hydrologic systems. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 34: 65-96.

Sanderman, J., K.A. Lohse, J. Baldock, and R. Amundson. 2009. Linking soils and streams: Sources and chemistry of dissolved organic carbon in a Mediterranean catchment. Water Resources Research. 45, W03418, doi:10.1029/2008WR006977 25 March 2009

Chorover, J., P. Troch, C, Rasmussen, P. Brooks, J. Pelletier, D. Breshears, T. Huxman, K. Lohse, J. McIntosh, T. Meixner, S. Papuga, M. Schaap, M. Litvak, J. Perdrial, A. Harpold, M. Durcik. 2011. Jemez River Basin - Santa Catalina Mountains (JRB-SCM) Critical Zone Observatory: Probing how water, carbon, and energy drive landscape evolution and surface water response. Vadose Zone Journal. 10:884-899 doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0132

Carlson, M., K.A. Lohse, J.C. McIntosh, J.E.T. McLain. 2011 (available on-line in press). Quantifying the impacts of urbanization on groundwater recharge and quality using environmental age tracers. Journal of Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.08.020.


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