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, New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi

    Selected Publications:

    Gu, W., C.E. Johnson, C.T. Driscoll and S. Shao. 2017. Aluminum is more tightly bound in soil after wollastonite treatment to a forest watershed. Forest Ecology and Management. 397:57-66.

    Fahey, T.J., A.K. Heinz, J.J. Battles, M.C. Fisk, C.T. Driscoll, J.D. Blum, and C.E. Johnson. 2016. Fine root biomass declined in response to restoration of soil calcium in a northern hardwood forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 46:738-744.

    Leys, B., G.E. Likens, C.E. Johnson, J.M. Craine, B. Lacroix, and K.K. McLauchlan. 2016. Natural and anthropogenic drivers of calcium depletion in a northern forest during the last millennium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113:6934-6938.

    Clymans, W., D.J. Conley, J.J. Battles, P.J. Frings, M.M. Koppers, G.E. Likens, and C.E. Johnson. 2016. Silica uptake and release in live and decaying biomass in a northern hardwood forest. Ecology. 97:3044-3057.

    Lawrence, G.B., I.J. Fernandez, P. W. Hazlett, S. W. Bailey, D. S. Ross, T. R. Villiars, A. Quintana, R. Ouimet, M. R. McHale, C. E. Johnson, R. D. Briggs, R. A. Colter, J. Siemion, O. L. Bartlett, O. Vargas, M. R. Antidormi, M. M. Koppers. 2016. Methods of Soil Resampling to Monitor Changes in the Chemical Concentrations of Forest Soils. Journal of Visual Experiments. 117: e54815 (doi:10.3791/54815).

    Shao, S., C.T. Driscoll, C.E. Johnson, T.J. Fahey, J.J. Battles, and J.D. Blum. 2016. Long-term responses in soil solution and streamwater chemistry at Hubbard Brook after experimental addition of wollastonite. Environmental Chemistry. 13:528-540.

    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.


    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