Colleen Iversen

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Last name
Project Leadership Role(s)
  • Management
Project Leadership Title(s)
  • Laboratory Research Director​


  • Bennett, Katrina E., et al. “Spatial Patterns of Snow Distribution for Improved Earth System Modelling in the Arctic”. The Cryosphere, 2022,


  • Sulman, Benjamin N., et al. “Integrating Arctic Plant Functional Types in a Land Surface Model Using Above‐ and Belowground Field Observations”. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, vol. 13, no. 4, 2021,
  • Mekonnen, Zelalem A., et al. “Topographical Controls on Hillslope‐Scale Hydrology Drive Shrub Distributions on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska”. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol. 126, no. 2, 2021,
  • Ladd, Mallory P., et al. “Untargeted Exometabolomics Provides a Powerful Approach to Investigate Biogeochemical Hotspots With Vegetation and Polygon Type in Arctic Tundra Soils”. Soil Systems, vol. 5, no. 1, 2021, p. 10,


  • Zhu, Qing, et al. “Assessing Impacts of Plant Stoichiometric Traits on Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Accumulation Using the E3SM Land Model”. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 2020,
  • Iversen, Colleen M., et al. “Building a Culture of Safety and Trust in Team Science”. Eos, vol. 101, 2020,
  • Lara, Mark J., et al. “Local-Scale Arctic Tundra Heterogeneity Affects Regional-Scale Carbon Dynamics”. Nature Communications, vol. 11, no. 1, 2020,
  • Gallagher, Rachael V., et al. “Open Science Principles for Accelerating Trait-Based Science across the Tree of Life”. Nature Ecology & Evolution, vol. 4, no. 3, 2020, pp. 294-03,
  • Bergmann, Joana, et al. “The Fungal Collaboration Gradient Dominates the Root Economics Space in Plants”. Science Advances, vol. 6, no. 27, 2020,


  • Salmon, Verity G., et al. “Alder Distribution and Expansion across a Tundra Hillslope: Implications for Local N Cycling”. Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 10, 2019,
  • Langford, Zachary L., et al. “Arctic Vegetation Mapping Using Unsupervised Training Datasets and Convolutional Neural Networks”. Remote Sensing, vol. 11, no. 1, 2019, p. 69,
  • Norby, Richard J., et al. “Controls on Fine-Scale Spatial and Temporal Variability of Plant-Available Inorganic Nitrogen in a Polygonal Tundra Landscape”. Ecosystems, vol. 22, 2019, pp. 528–543,


  • Langford, Zachary L., et al. “Mapping Arctic Plant Functional Type Distributions in the Barrow Environmental Observatory Using WorldView-2 and LiDAR Datasets”. Remote Sensing, vol. 8, no. 9, 2016, p. 733,
  • Kumar, Jitendra, et al. “Modeling the Spatiotemporal Variability in Subsurface Thermal Regimes across a Low-Relief Polygonal Tundra Landscape”. The Cryosphere, vol. 10, no. 5, 2016, pp. 2241-74,
  • Schädel, Christina, et al. “Potential Carbon Emissions Dominated by Carbon Dioxide from Thawed Permafrost Soils”. Nature Climate Change, vol. 6, no. 10, 2016, pp. 950-3,
  • Zhu, Qing, et al. “Root Traits Explain Observed Tundra Vegetation Nitrogen Uptake Patterns: Implications for Trait-Based Land Models”. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol. 121, no. 12, 2016, pp. 3101-12,
  • Walker, Donald A., et al. “The Alaska Arctic Vegetation Archive (AVA-AK)”. Phytocoenologia, vol. 46, no. 2, 2016, pp. 221-9,


  • Treat, Claire C., et al. “A Pan-Arctic Synthesis of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Production from Anoxic Soil Incubations”. Global Change Biology, vol. 21, no. 7, 2015, pp. 2787-03,
  • Wullschleger, Stan D., et al. “Genomics in a Changing Arctic: Critical Questions Await the Molecular Ecologist”. Molecular Ecology, vol. 24, no. 10, 2015, pp. 2301-9,
  • Heikoop, Jeffrey Martin, et al. “Isotopic Identification of Soil and Permafrost Nitrate Sources in an Arctic Tundra Ecosystem”. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol. 120, no. 6, 2015, pp. 1000-17,
  • Warren, Jeffery M., et al. “Root Structural and Functional Dynamics in Terrestrial Biosphere Models - Evaluation and Recommendations”. New Phytologist, vol. 205, no. 1, 2015, pp. 59-78,
  • Iversen, Colleen M., et al. “The Unseen Iceberg: Plant Roots in Arctic Tundra”. New Phytologist, vol. 205, no. 1, 2015, pp. 34-58,


  • Wullschleger, Stan D., et al. “Plant Functional Types in Earth System Models: Past Experiences and Future Directions for Application of Dynamic Vegetation Models in High-Latitude Ecosystems”. Annals of Botany, vol. 114, no. 1, 2014, pp. 1-16,