Publications

The list of publication presented here, far from being complete, is based on the research and field done at the Soltis Center in last three years. We invite students, researchers and faculty to review and update the list as new documents are being generated.

Rapp, A. D., Peterson, A., Frauenfeld, O. W., Quiring, S. M., and E. B. Roark (in press) Climatology of storm characteristics in Costa Rica using the TRMM precipitation radar. Journal of Hydrometeorology.     http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-13-0174.1

Teale, N. G., Mahan, H. R., Bleakney, S., Berger, A., Shibley, N., Frauenfeld, O. W., Quiring, S. M., Rapp, A. D., Roark, E. B., and R. W. Washington-Allen (in press) Impacts of vegetation and precipitation on throughfall heterogeneity in a tropical pre-montane transitional cloud forest. Biotropica.

Houser, C. Lemmons, K. and Cahill, T. (2014) Assessing student and faculty perceptions of learning outcomes in an international Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 38, 582-594.

Houser, C., Lemmons, K., and Cahill, T. (2013) Role of the faculty mentor in undergraduate research experiences.  Journal of Geoscience Education, 61, 297-305

Houser, C., Brannstrom, C., Quiring, S., and Lemmons, K. (2011) Study abroad field trip improves test performance through engagement and new social networks.  Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35, 513-528.
Houser, C. International Research Experiences for Undergraduates.  Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers, October 24-26, 2013.

Houser, C., Cahill, A., and Lemmons, K.  A new approach to assess student perceptions of gains from a REU program.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 9-13, 2013.


Houser, C., Cahill, A., Gonzalez, E., Brooks, S., Frauenfeld, O, Miller, G., Moore, G., Rapp, A., Roark, B., Schade, G., Schmucaher, C., Washington-Allen, R., Brumbelow, K., and Lemmons, K..  Eco-hydrology of a tropical montane forest, a REU site hosted by Texas A&M University in Costa Rica.  Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting, San Jose, Costa Rica, June 24-27, 2013.

Houser, C., Cahill, A.T., and Lemmons, K. 2012. The role of the faculty mentor to the REU experience: insights from an international REU.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 3-7, 2012.

Mora, R., Giardino, J.R., Heaney, M.J., Price, A., Johnson, H., Houser, C., and Marcantonio, F.  Geological mapping in the field through a unique bi-national approach to teaching: Texas A&M University and the University of Costa Rica.  Geological Society of America Meeting, Denver, October 27-30, 2013.

Washington, R.A., Buckwalter, E.H., Moore, G.W., Burns, J., Dennis, A.R., Dodge, O., Guffin, E.C., Morris, E.R., Oien, R.P., Orozco, G., Peterson, A., Teale, N.G., Shibley, N.C., Tourtellote, N., Houser, C., Brooks, S., Brumbelow, J.K., Cahill, A.T., Frauenfeld, O.W., Gonzalez, E., Hallmark, C.T., McInnis, K.J., Miller, G.R., Morgan, C., Quiring, S., Rapp, A., Roark, B., Delgado, A., Ackerson, J.P., and Arnott, R.  2012. Exploratory water budget analysis of a transitional premontane cloud forest in Costa Rica through undergraduate research. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 3-7, 2012.
Bryan Tarbox, Tomasz Falkowski, Kevin Davis, Georgianne Moore, Mark Tjoekler, Robert Washington-Allen. 2011. Light Availability and Distribution Patterns in a Tropical Premontane Wet Forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/light.pdf

Bryan Tarbox, Tomasz Falkowski, Kevin Davis, Gretchen Miller and Georgianne Moore. 2011. Characterization and Comparison of Vegetation Structure. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/vegetation.pdf

Casey Peirano, and Courtney Schumacher. 2011. Tethered Balloon Observations in a Premontane Wet Forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/balloon.pdf

Chris House, Anthony T. Cahill, Sarah Brooks, Oliver W. Frauenfeld, Kelly Lemmons, Kevin J. Mcinnes, Gretchen Miller, Georgianne W. Moore, Steven Quiring, Anita D. Rapp, E. Brendan Roark, Guannar W. Schade, Courtney Schumacher, Mark Tjoelker and Robert A. Washington-Allen. 2011. Eco-Hydrology of a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. A New REU Site Hosted by Texas A&M University (presented at 2011 AGU). http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/houser_agu.pdf

Kaitlin Cloud, Josh Mallin, and Sarah Brooks. 2011. Aerosol Effects on Fog and Rain Formation in the Tropical Pre-Montane Wet Forest of Costa Rica. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/aerosol.pdf

Laura Hempel, Anna Pfohl, and Gunnar Schade. 2011.  Soil CO2 and CH4 Fluxes in a Costa Rican Premontane Wet Forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/soil.pdf, and http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/hemple_agu.pdf

Robert A. Washington-Allen, Kevin Davis, Tomasz Falkowski, Bryan Tarbox, Alfredo Delgado, Joshua Baggett, Georgianne Moore, Mark Tjoelker, Eugenio Gonzalez, and Chris Houser. 2011. NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates: 3-D Characterization and Comparison of Vegetation Structure in a Tropical Premontane Wet Forest (presented at 2011 AGU). http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/agu_2011.pdf

Sarah Berry, Arelis Rivera, Samantha Wills, Oliver Frauenfeld, Steven Quiring, Anita Rapp and  Brendan Roark. 2011. Multi-Scale Climate Analysis of a Costa Rican Cloud Forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/climate.pdf
Alexander Peterson, Anita Dr. Rapp, Oliver W. Frauenfeld, Steven M. Quiring, and E. Brendan Roark. 2012. Characteristics of Precipitating Systems over Costa Rica Uising TRMM. (Presented at AMS). http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/peterson_ams.pdf

Ariel Dennis, Emily Guffin, and Dr. Sarah D. Brooks. 2012. Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosols in a Tropical Premontane Cloud Forest http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2012_dennis.pdf

Emily Morris. 2012. Classifying Synoptic Conditions that Produce Precipitation in Costa Rica. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2012_morris.pdf

Esther Buckwalter, Nathan Tourtellotte, Dr. Kelly Brumbelow, Dr. Tony Cahill, and Dr. Gretchen Miller. 2012. Streamgaging Weir Construction in Tropical Costa Rican Forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/buckwalter_stream.pdf

Esther Buckwalter, Nathan Tourtellotte, Dr. Kelly Brumbelow, Dr. Tony Cahill, and Dr. Gretchen Miller. 2012. Hydrologic Processes in a Tropical Pre_Montane Transitional Forest (Presented at AGU 2012). http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/buckwalter_hydrology.pdf

Graciela L. Orozco, Georgianne W. Moore, and Gretchen R. Miller. 2012. The contribution of large trees to total transpiration rates in a pre-montane tropical forest and its implications for selective logging practices. (Presented at AGU). http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/orozco.pdf

Jordan Nichole Burns, Rachel Passig Oien, and Jason Ackerson. 2012. Water Retention Properties of Soil in a Tropical Pre-Montane Transitional Forest.  http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2012_burns.pdf

Jordan Nichole Burns, Rachel Passig Oien, Jason Ackerson, and Christine Morgan. 2012. Water Retention Properties of Soil in a Tropical Pre-Montane Transitional Forest. (Presented at AGU). http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/burns.pdf

Natalie Teale and Nicole Shibley. 2012. Microscale Throughfall and Precipitation Heterogeneity in a Transitional Cloud Forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/teale.pdf

Nicole Shibley and Natalie Teale. 2012. Characterizing Spatial Variability in Precipitation and Throughfall in a Tropical Pre-Montane Cloud Forest. (Presented at AMS). http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/shibley.pdf

Olivia Dodge, Dr. Tony Cahill, and Graciela Orozco. 2012. Analysis of Stemflow Collected from Three Trees in a Pre-‐Montane Transitonal Forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2012_dodge.pdf

Rachel Oien, Jordan Burns, Ryan Arnott, and Jason Ackerson. 2012. Mapping Depth to Bedrock in a Tropical Premontane Wet Forest in Costa Rica. (Presented at AGU).  http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/oien.pdf

Rachel Oien, Jordan Burns, Ryan Arnott, and Jason Ackerson. 2012. Mapping Depth to Bedrock in a Tropical Premontane Wet Forest in Costa Rica. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2012_oien.pdf

Robert A. Washington-Allen, Esther Buckwalter, Georgianne W. Moore, Jordan Burns, Ariel Dennis, Olivia Dodge, Emily Guffin, Emily Morris, Rachel Oien, Graciela Orozco, Alexander Peterson, Natalie G. Teale, Nicole Shibley, Nathan J. Tourtellotte, Chris Houser, Sarah Brooks, Kelly Brumbelow, Anthony Cahill1, Oliver W. Frauenfeld, Eugenio Gonzalez, Charles T. Hallmark, Kevin J. McInnes, Gretchen Miller, Cristine Morgan, Steve Quiring, Anita Rapp, Brendan Roark, Alfredo Delgado, Jason Ackerson, and D. Ryan Arnott. 2012. ED23B-0752: Exploratory Water Budget Analysis of a Transitional Premontane Cloud Forest in Costa Rica through Undergraduate Research. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/washington_allen.pdf
Amélie Berger, Natalie Teale, Oliver Frauenfeld, Anita Rapp, Steven Quiring, Brendan Roark, Sarah Bleakney, and Hayden Mahan. 2013. Characterization of Throughfall Heterogeneity in a Transitional Cloud Forest in Costa Rica. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2013_berger.pdf

Emily Waring and Dr. Kelly Brumbelow. 2013. Quantifying Sediment Transport in a Premontane Transitional Cloud Forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2013_waring.pdf

Gavin T. Miller and Georgianne W. Moore. 2013. Characterizing Diversity and Homogeneity in Tropical Species from the Single-Leaf to Whole-Tree Scale. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2013_miller.pdf

Gretchen Miller, Georgianne Moore, Graciela Orozco, and Andrea DuMont. 2013. Transpiration rates and responses in a tropical pre‐montane forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2013_atbc.pdf

Leland Cohen, Gretchen Miller, and Andrea DuMont. 2013. Hydrogeologic Processes in a Transitional Tropical Forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2013_cohen.pdf

Sarah Bleakney, Natalie Teale, Amelie Berger, Hayden Mahan, Anita Rapp, Oliver Frauenfeld, Steven Quiring, and Brendan Roark. 2013. Canopy Influence on Throughfall in a Transitional Cloud Forest. http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/files/2013_bleakney.pdf