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Jason Kaye

Jason Kaye

Assistant Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

jpk12@psu.edu

814-863-1614

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
Penn State
116 ASI Building
University Park, PA 85287-4501

Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Biography

Research in my lab focuses on feedbacks between terrestrial ecosystems and environmental change. Many of these feedbacks are driven by changes in biogeochemical cycles, i.e. changes in the storage and movement of energy and nutrients in the Earth system. We are particularly interested in the nitrogen cycle, which is greatly influenced locally and globally by land use and land management practices. We use principles of ecology and biogeochemistry to understand the flow and fate of nitrogen at scales ranging from individual microbial processes, to whole ecosystems and landscapes, to regions. Ultimately this knowledge should 1) increase our basic understanding of ecosystem element cycles, 2) help minimize nitrogen losses from managed ecosystems, 3) help us understand how nitrogen losses from managed ecosystems affect and are attenuated by unmanaged ecosystems. The research often measures interactions between nitrogen cycling and ecosystem carbon balance to understand how global changes in carbon and nitrogen cycling are linked.

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Journal Articles

2014

Lewis, D. B., J. P. Kaye and A. P. Kinzig. 2014. Legacies of agriculture and urbanization in labile and stable organic carbon and nitrogen in Sonoran Desert soils. Ecosphere 5(5):Art. 59. DOI: 10.1890/ES13-00400.1. (link )

2012

Sponseller, R. A., S. J. Hall, D. P. Huber, N. B. Grimm, J. P. Kaye, C. M. Clark and S. L. Collins. 2012. Variation in monsoon precipitation drives spatial and temporal patterns of Larrea tridentata growth in the Sonoran Desert. Functional Ecology 26(3):750-758. DOI: DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.01979.x. (link )

2011

Collins, S. L., S. R. Carpenter, S. M. Swinton, D. E. Orenstein, D. L. Childers, T. L. Gragson, N. B. Grimm, J. M. Grove, S. L. Harlan, J. P. Kaye, A. K. Knapp, G. P. Kofinas, J. J. Magnuson, W. H. McDowell, J. M. Melack, L. A. Ogden, G. P. Robertson, M. D. Smith and A. C. Whitmer. 2011. An integrated conceptual framework for social-ecological research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9(6):351-357. (link )

Hall, S. J., R. A. Sponseller, N. B. Grimm, D. P. Huber, J. P. Kaye, C. F. Clark and S. L. Collins. 2011. Ecosystem response to nutrient enrichment across an urban airshed in the Sonoran Desert. Ecological Applications 21(3):640-660. (link )

Kaye, J. P., S. E. Eckert, D. A. Gonzales, J. O. Allen, S. J. Hall, R. A. Sponseller and N. B. Grimm. 2011. Decomposition of urban atmospheric carbon in Sonoran Desert soils. Urban Ecosystems 4:737-754. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-011-0173-8. (link )

2010

Majumdar, A., D. Paul and J. P. Kaye. 2010. Sensitivity analysis and model selection for a generalized convolution model for spatial processes. Bayesian Analysis 5(3):493-518. (link )

2008

Kaye, J. P., A. Majumdar, C. Gries, A. Buyantuyev, N. B. Grimm, D. Hope, W. Zhu, G. D. Jenerette and L. A. Baker. 2008. Hierarchical Bayesian scaling of soil properties across urban, agricultural and desert ecosystems. Ecological Applications 18(1):132-145. DOI: 10.1890/06-1952.1. (link )

Majumdar, A., J. P. Kaye, C. Gries, D. Hope and N. B. Grimm. 2008. Hierarchical spatial modeling and prediction of multiple soil nutrients and carbon concentrations. Communications in Statistics -- Simulation and Computation 37(2):434-453. (link )

McCrackin, M. L., T. K. Harms, N. B. Grimm, S. J. Hall and J. P. Kaye. 2008. Responses of soil microorganisms to resource availability in urban, desert soils. Biogeochemistry 87(2):143-155. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-007-9173-4. (link )

2006

Kaye, J. P., P. M. Groffman, N. B. Grimm, L. A. Baker and R. V. Pouyat. 2006. A distinct urban biogeochemistry?. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(4):192-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2005.12.006. (link )

Lewis, D. B., J. P. Kaye, C. Gries, A. P. Kinzig and C. L. Redman. 2006. Agrarian legacy in soil nutrient pools of urbanizing arid lands. Global Change Biology 12(4):703-709. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01126.x. (link )

Oleson, J., D. Hope, C. Gries and J. P. Kaye. 2006. Estimating soil properties in heterogeneous land-use patches: A Bayesian approach. Environmetrics 17:517-525. DOI: 10.1002/env.789. (link )

2005

Hope, D., W. Zhu, C. Gries, J. Oleson, J. P. Kaye, N. B. Grimm and B. Baker. 2005. Spatial variation in soil inorganic nitrogen across and arid urban ecosystem. Urban Ecosystems 8:251-273. (link )

Posters

2006

Bang, C., R. J. Bills, J. M. Briggs, M. A. Diiorio, L. Dugan, R. E. Erickson, S. R. Earl, S. H. Faeth, M. J. Feldner, C. Gries, N. B. Grimm, E. J. Holmes, D. Hope, J. P. Kaye, A. P. Kinzig, C. Kochert, A. Majumdar, C. L. Redman, E. Shock, Q. Stewart, J. C. Stutz, M. S. Tseng, J. S. Walker, S. Whitcomb and X. Zhuo. 2006. Survey 200: CAP LTER's approach to extensive field monitoring. Poster presented at the 20-23 September 2006 LTER All Scientist Meeting, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO. (link )

Hall, S. J., N. B. Grimm, J. P. Kaye and J. O. Allen. 2006. Ecosystem response to the urban atmosphere in the Sonoran Desert. Poster presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

Lewis, D. B., J. P. Kaye, C. Gries, A. P. Kinzig and C. L. Redman. 2006. Legacies of agriculture in carbon and nutrient pools of arid urban soils.. Presented at the 9-15 July 2006, 18th World Congress of Soil Science, Philadelphia, PA.

Lewis, D. B., J. P. Kaye, C. L. Redman and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. Importance of historical and present-day land use for the lability of soil C and N. Presented at the 9-15 July 2006, 18th World Congress of Soil Science, Philadelphia, PA.

Majumdar, A., J. P. Kaye, C. Gries, D. Hope and N. B. Grimm. 2006. Does urbanization affect the total N, C and nutrient concentrations in the Soil?. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2005

Grimm, N. B., J. P. Kaye, S. J. Hall, J. O. Allen and D. B. Lewis. 2005. A distinct urban biogeochemistry?. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2004

Hope, D., W. Zhu, C. Gries, J. P. Kaye, J. Oleson, N. B. Grimm, D. Jenerette and L. Baker. 2004. Spatial variation in inorganic soil nitrogen concentrations across an arid urban ecosystem. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

2003

McCulley, R. and J. P. Kaye. 2003. Soil microbial communitiesin urbanecosystems compared tonearby native grasslands and agriculture. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2009

Hall, S. J., R. A. Sponseller, N. B. Grimm, D. P. Huber, C. F. Clark, S. L. Collins, J. P. Kaye and J. O. Allen. 2009. Ecosystem response to the urban atmosphere in the Sonoran Desert. Presentation at the August 2-7, 2009 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

2007

Hall, S. J., R. A. Sponseller, N. B. Grimm, J. P. Kaye and J. O. Allen. 2007. Ecosystem response to the urban atmosphere in the Sonoran Desert. San Jose McEnery Conference Center. Presentation at the 6-10 August 2007 joint meeting of 92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America and Society for Ecological Restoration 18th International Conference, San Jose, CA.

2005

Kaye, J. P., A. Majumdar, C. Gries, D. Hope, W. Zhu, N. B. Grimm, D. Jenerette and L. A. Baker. 2005. The spatial distribution of soil carbon and nitrogen in a regional matrix of urban, agricultural, and desert ecosystems. Presented at the 7-12 August 2005 90th meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada.

2004

Grimm, N. B., J. P. Kaye, S. J. Hall, J. O. Allen and D. B. Lewis. 2004. A distinct urban biogeochemistry?. Presented at July 30-August 7, 2004, 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Hope, D., C. Gries, J. P. Kaye, W. Zhu, G. Stuart, J. Oleson, M. V. Katti, P. S. Warren and N. B. Grimm. 2004. How do humans restructure the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert?. Presented at July 30-August 7, 2004, 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Conference Papers

2005

Hope, D., C. Gries, P. S. Warren, M. V. Katti, G. Stuart, J. Oleson and J. P. Kaye. 2005. How do humans restructure the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert?. Pp. 189-194 2004 May 11-15, Tucson, AZ, USDA Forest Service RMRS-P-26, Fort Collins, CO.