Chris E Johnson

Syracuse University
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
151 Link Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
 
Telephone: 315-443-4425
FAX: 315-443-1243


 

Education:
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Geology. 1989.
M.A. University of Pennsylvania, Statistics. 1988.
B.S.E. University of Pennsylvania, Civil and Urban Engineering. 1983.

Professional Positions:
  • Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental Futures Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Soil chemistry, biogeochemistry, soil organic matter, soil carbon

    Distinguished Awards and Memberships:
    Soil Science Society of America, British Society of Soil Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi

    Selected Publications:

    Shao, S., C.T. Driscoll, C.E. Johnson, T.J. Fahey, J.J. Battles, and J.D. Blum. [In press]. Long-term responses in soil solution and streamwater chemistry at Hubbard Brook after experimental addition of wollastonite. Environmental Chemistry.
    Balaria, A., C.E. Johnson, P.M. Groffman, and M.C. Fisk. 2015. Effects of calcium treatment on the composition of forest floor organic matter in a northern hardwood stand. Biogeochemistry. 122:313-326.
    Johnson, C.E., T.G. Siccama, E.G. Denny, M.M. Koppers, and D.J. Vogt. 2014. In situ decomposition of northern hardwood boles: Decay rates and nutrient dynamics in wood and bark. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44:1515-1524.
    Johnson, C.E., C.T. Driscoll, J.D. Blum, T.J. Fahey, and J.J. Battles. 2014. Soil chemical dynamics after calcium silicate addition to a northern hardwood forest. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78:1458-1468.
    Balaria, A., C.E. Johnson, and P.M. Groffman. 2014. Effects of calcium treatment on forest soil organic matter along an elevation gradient. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 44:969-976.
    Dib, A.E., C.E. Johnson, C.T. Driscoll, T.J. Fahey, and K. Hayhoe. 2014. Simulating effects of changing climate and CO2 emissions on soil carbon pools at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Global Change Biology. 20:1645-1656.

    Battles, J.J., T.J. Fahey, C.T. Driscoll, J.D. Blum, and C.E. Johnson. 2014. Restoring soil calcium reverses forest decline. EST Letters. 1:15-19.

    Balaria, A., C.E. Johnson. 2013. Compositional characterization of soil organic matter and hot-water extractable organic matter in organic horizons using a molecular mixing model. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 13:1032-1042.

    Vadeboncoeur, M.A., S.P. Hamburg, J.D. Blum, M.J. Pennino, R.D. Yanai, and C.E. Johnson. 2012. The quantitative pit method for measuring belowground carbon and nitrogen stocks. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76:2241-2255.

    Cho, Y., C.T. Driscoll, C.E. Johnson, J.D. Blum, and T.J. Fahey. 2012. Landscape Responses and Solute Fluxes in Soil Solution and Stream Water in a Calcium-Treated Watershed in the Northeastern United States. Ecosystems. 15:416-434.

    Fuss, C. B., C.T. Driscoll, C.E. Johnson, R.J. Petras, and T.J Fahey. 2011. Dynamics of oxidized and reduced iron in a northern hardwood forest. Biogeochemistry. 104:103-119.

    Cho, Y., C.T. Driscoll, C.E. Johnson, and T.G. Siccama. 2010. Changes in soil and soil solution in response to calcium silicate manipulation of a northern hardwood forest. Biogeochemistry. 100:3-20.

    Balaria, A., C. E. Johnson, and Z. Xu. 2009. Spectral and elemental characterization of hot-water extractable organic matter in a forest soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal 73:812-821.

    Saccone, L., D.J. Conley, G.E. Likens, S.W. Bailey, D.C. Buso, and C.E. Johnson. 2008. Factors that control the range and variability of amorphous silica in soils of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 72:1637-1644.

    Conley, D.J., G.E. Likens, D.C. Buso, L. Saccone, S.W. Bailey, and C.E. Johnson. 2008. Deforestation accelerates the land-ocean flux of dissolved silicate. Global Change Biology. 14:2548-2554.

    Siccama, T.G., T.J. Fahey, C.E. Johnson, T. Sherry, E.G. Denny, E.B. Girdler, G.E. Likens, and P.A. Schwartz. 2007. Population and biomass dynamics of trees in a northern hardwood forest at Hubbard Brook. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 37:737-749.

    Ussiri, D.A. and C.E. Johnson. 2007. Forest harvesting effects on soil organic matter composition in a northern hardwood ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management. 240:131-142.

    Johnson, C.E., R.J. Smernik, T.G. Siccama, D.M. Keimle, Z. Xu, and D. J. Vogt. 2005. Using 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the study of northern hardwood tissues. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 35:1821-1831.

    Palmer, S.M., B.I. Wellington, C.E. Johnson, and C.T. Driscoll. 2005. Landscape influences on aluminum and dissolved organic carbon in streams draining a northern hardwood forest valley. Hydrological Processes. 19:1751-1769.

    Johnson, C.E., R.J. Petras, R.H. April, and T.G. Siccama. 2004. Post-glacial lead dynamics in a forest soil. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus. 4:579-590.

    Ussiri, D.A., and C.E. Johnson. 2004. Sorption of organic carbon fractions by Spodosol mineral horizons. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 68:253-262.

    Ussiri, D.A., and C.E. Johnson. 2003. Characterization of organic matter in a northern hardwood forest soil by 13C NMR and chemical methods. Geoderma 111:123-149.

    Johnson, C.E. 2002. Cation exchange properties of acid forest soils in the northeastern United States. European Journal of Soil Science 53:271-282.

    Dai, K.H., C.E. Johnson, and C.T. Driscoll. 2001. Organic matter chemistry and dynamics in clear-cut and unmanaged hardwood forest ecosystems. Biogeochemistry 54:51-83.

    Johnson, C.E., C.T. Driscoll, T.G. Siccama, and G.E. Likens. 2000. Element fluxes and landscape position in a northern hardwood forest watershed-ecosystem. Ecosystems 3:159-184.


    Postdoctoral Associates:
    K'o Hsu Dai

    Graduate Students:
    David A.N. Ussiri, Sheila Palmer, Ankit Balaria

    Graduate Advisor:
    Arthur H. Johnson

    Role at the Hubbard Brook:
    Research Advisory Committee

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator