Wieder Lab Publications

Wieder, R.K., D.H. Vitt, M.A. Vile, J.A. Graham, J.A. Hartsock, H. Fillingim, M. House, J.C. Quinn, K.D. Scott, M. Petix, K.J. McMillen. Experimental nitrogen addition alters structure and function of a boreal bog: Critical load and thresholds revealed. Ecological Monographs, in press.

Hartsock, J.A., R.K. Wieder, M.A. Vile. 2019. Nitrogen retention by Sphagnum fuscum in laboratory mesocosms: Responses to experimentally added NH4+-N and NO3-N. Wetlands 39: 79-85. (link)

Stuart, J.E.M, R.K. Wieder, M.A. Vile. 2018. Net nitrogen mineralization in Alberta Bog peat is insensitive to experimentally increased nitrogen deposition and time since wildfire. Biogeochemistry 138: 155-170. (link)

Wieder, R.K., M.A. Vile, K.D. Scott, C.M. Albright, K. McMillen, D.H. Vitt, M. Fenn. 2016. Differential effects of high atmospheric N and S deposition on bog plant/lichen tissue and porewater chemistry across the Athabasca Oil Sands Region. Environmental Science and Technology 50: 12630-12640. (link)

Wieder, R.K., M.A. Vile, C.M. Albright, K.D. Scott, D.H. Vitt, J.C. Quinn, M. Burke-Scoll. 2016. Effects of altered atmospheric nutrient deposition from Alberta oil sands development on Sphagnum fuscum growth and C, N, and S accumulation in peat. Biogeochemistry 129: 1-19. (link)

Graham, J.A, J.A. Hartsock, D.H. Vitt, R.K. Wieder, and J.J. Gibson. 2015. Linkages between spatio-temporal patterns of environmental factors and distribution of plant assemblages across a boreal peatland complex. Boreas 45: 207-219. (link)

Shotyk, W., R. Belland, J. Duke, H. Kempter, M. Krachler, T. Noernberg, R. Pelletier, M. Vile, K. Wieder, C. Zaccone, and S. Zhang. 2015. Response to comment on “Sphagnum mosses from twenty-one ombrotrophic bogs in the Athabasca Bituminous Sands region fail to reveal significant atmospheric contamination of ‘heavy metals.’” Environmental Science and Technology 49: 6354-6357. (link)

Shotyk, W., R. Belland, J. Duke, H. Kempter, M. Krachler, T. Noernberg, R. Pelletier, M. Vile, K. Wieder, C. Zaccone, and S. Zhang. 2014. Sphagnum mosses from twenty-one ombrotrophic bogs in the Athabasca Bituminous Sands region fail to reveal significant atmospheric contamination of “heavy metals.” Environmental Science and Technology 48: 12603-12611. (link)

Vile, M.A., R.K. Wieder, T. Žimković, K.D. Scott, D.H. Vitt, J.A. Hartsock, C.L. Iosue, J.C. Quinn, M. Petix, H. Fillingim, J.M.A. Popma, K.A. Dynarski, T.R. Jackman, C.M. Albright and D.D. Wykoff. 2014. N2-fixation by methanotrophs sustains carbon and nitrogen accumulation in peatlands. Biogeochemistry 121: 317-328. (link)

Yu, Z., D.H. Vitt and R.K. Wieder. 2014. Continental fens as effective carbon sinks during the Holocene in western Canada. The Holocene 24: 1090-1104. (link)

Novak, M., M. Stepanova, I. Jackova, M.A. Vile, R.K. Wieder, F. Buzek, M. Adamova, L. Erbanova, D. Fottova and A. Komarek. 2014. Isotopic evidence for nitrogen mobility in peat bogs. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 133: 351-361. (link)

Benavides, J.C., D.H. Vitt and R.K. Wieder. 2013. The influence of climate change on recent peat accumulation patterns of Distichia muscoides cushion bogs in the high elevation tropical Andes of Colombia. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 118: 1627-1635. (link)

Vitt, D.H., R.K. Wieder, B. Xu, M. Kaskie and S. Koropchak. 2011. Peatland establishment on mineral soils: Effects of water level, amendments, and species after two growing seasons. Ecological Engineering 37: 354-363. (link)

Novák, M., L. Zemanova, F. Buzek, M. Adamova, A. Komarek, M.A. Vile, R.K. Wieder and M. Stepanova. 2010. The effect of a reciprocal peat transplant between two contrasting Central European sites on C cycling and C isotope ratios. Biogeosciences 7: 921-932. (link)

Wieder, R.K., M.A. Vile and K.D. Scott. 2010. Cosmogenic 10Be as a potential dating tool in peat. Biogeochemistry 101: 177-182. (link)

Wieder, R.K. D.H. Vitt, M. Burke-Scoll, K.D. Scott, M. House and M.A. Vile. 2010. Nitrogen and sulfur deposition and the growth of Sphagnum fuscum in bogs of the Athabasca Oil Sands Region. Journal of Limnology 69 (Suppl. 1): 161-170. (link)

Bauer, I., J. Bhatti, C. Swanston, R.K. Wieder, and C. Preston. 2009. Organic matter accumulation and community change at the peatland-upland interface: Inferences from 14C and 210Pb dated profiles. Ecosystems 12: 636-653. (link)

Vitt, D.H., R.K. Wieder, K.D. Scott and S. Faller. 2009. Decomposition and peat accumulation in rich fens of Boreal, Alberta, Canada. Ecosystems 12: 360-373. (link)

Wieder, R.K., K.D. Scott, K. Kamminga, M.A. Vile, D.H. Vitt, T. Bone, B. Xu, B.W. Benscoter and J.S. Bhatti. 2009. Post-fire carbon balance in boreal bogs of continental, western Canada. Global Change Biology 15: 63-81. (link)

Turetsky, M.R., S.E. Crow, R. Evans, D.H. Vitt and R.K. Wieder. 2008. Tradeoffs in resource allocation among moss species control decomposition in boreal peatlands. Journal of Ecology 9: 1297-1305. (link)

Turetsky, M.R., R.K. Wieder, D.H. Vitt, R.J. Evans and K.D. Scott. 2007. The disappearance of relict permafrost in boreal regions: Effects on peatland carbon storage and fluxes. Global Change Biology 13: 1922-1934. (link)

Benscoter, B.W., D.H. Vitt and R.K. Wieder. 2005. Association of postfire peat accumulation and microtopography in boreal bogs. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 2188-2193. (link)

Benscoter, B.W., R.K. Wieder and D.H. Vitt. 2005. Linking microtopography with post-fire succession in bogs. Journal of Vegetation Science 16: 453-460. (link)

Novák, M., M. Adamová, R.K. Wieder and S.H. Bottrell. 2005. Sulfur mobility in peat. Applied Geochemistry 20: 673:681. (link)

Crow, S.E. and R.K. Wieder. 2005. Sources of CO2 emission from a northern peatland: the role of root respiration, root exudates, and soil organic matter. Ecology 86: 1825-1834. (link)

Yavitt, R.K., C.J. Williams and R.K. Wieder. 2004. Soil chemistry versus environmental controls on production of CH4 and CO2 in northern peatlands. European Journal of Soil Science: 56: 169-178. (link)

Yavitt, J.B., R.K. Wieder and S.J. Wright. 2004. Seasonal drought and dry-season irrigation influence leaf-litter nutrients and soil enzymes in a moist, lowland forest in Panama. Austral Ecology 29: 177-188. (link)

Turetsky, M.R., S. Manning and R.K. Wieder. 2004. Dating of recent peat deposits. Wetlands 24: 324-356. (link)

Novák, M., S. Emmanuel, M.A. Vile, Y. Erel, A. Veron, T. Pačes, R.K. Wieder, M. Vaneček, M. Stepanova, E. Břízová and J. Hovorka. 2003. Origin of lead in eight Central European peat bogs determined from isotope ratios, strengths and operation times of regional pollution sources. Environmental Science and Technology 37: 437-445. (link)

Vitt, D.H., R.K. Wieder, L.A. Halsey and M.R. Turetsky. 2003. Response of Sphagnum fuscum to nitrogen deposition: A case study of ombrogenous peatlands in Alberta, Canada. The Bryologist 106: 235-245. (JSTOR link)

Benscoter, B.W. and R.K. Wieder. 2003. Variability in organic matter lost by combustion in a boreal bog during the 2001 Chisholm fire. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33: 2509-2513. (link)

Vile, M.A., S.D. Bridgham, R.K. Wieder and M. Novák. 2003. Atmospheric sulphur deposition alters pathways of gaseous carbon production in peatlands. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 17, 10.1029/2002GB001966. (link)

Vile, M.A., S.D. Bridgham and R.K. Wieder. 2003. Response of anaerobic carbon mineralization rates to sulfate amendments in a boreal peatland. Ecological Applications 13: 720-734. (JSTOR link)

Turetsky, M.R., R.K. Wieder, L.A. Halsey and D.H. Vitt. 2002. Current disturbance and the diminishing peatland carbon sink. Geophysical Research Letters 29, 10.1029/2001GL014000. (link)

Turetsky, M.R., R.K. Wieder and D.H. Vitt. 2002. Boreal peatland C fluxes under varying permafrost regimes. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 34: 907-912. (link)

Turetsky, M.R. and R.K. Wieder. 2001. A direct approach for quantifying organic matter lost as a result of peatland wildfire. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31: 363-366. (link)

Wieder, R.K. 2001. Past, present and future peatland carbon balance – An empirical model based on 210Pb-dated cores. Ecological Applications 11: 327-342. (JSTOR link)

Turetsky, M.R., R.K. Wieder, C.J. Williams, and D.H. Vitt. 2000. Organic matter accumulation, peat chemistry and permafrost melting in peatlands of boreal Alberta. Écoscience 7: 379‑392. (JSTOR link)

Yavitt, J.B., C.J. Williams and R.K. Wieder. 2000. Controls on microbial production of methane and carbon dioxide in three Sphagnum‑dominated peatland ecosystems as revealed by a reciprocal field peat transplant experiment. Geomicrobiology Journal 17: 61-88. (link)

Vile, M.A., R.K. Wieder and M. Novák. 2000. 200 years of Pb deposition throughout the Czech Republic: Patterns and sources. Environmental Science and Technology 34: 12-21. (link)

Turetsky, M.R. and R.K. Wieder. 1999. Refixation of soil-produced or respired 14CO2 by Sphagnum in a boreal bog. Écoscience 6: 587-591. (link)

Vile, M.A., R.K. Wieder and M. Novák. 1999. Mobility of Pb in Sphagnum‑derived peat. Biogeo­chemistry 45: 35-52. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K. and S.T. Starr. 1998. Quantitative determination of organic fractions in highly organic, Sphagnum peat soils. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 29: 847-857. (link)

Wieder, R.K., J.B. Yavitt, C.E. Gasda, S.T. Starr, and C. Williams. 1998. Tetrazolium (INT) reduc­tion in acidic Sphagnum‑derived peat. Wetlands 18: 79-83. (link)

Williams, C.J., J.B. Yavitt, R.K. Wieder, and N.L. Cleavitt. 1998. Cupric oxidation products of northern peat and peat-forming plants. Canadian Journal of Botany 76: 51-62. (link)

 Schell, W.R., M.J. Tobin, M.J.V. Novák, R.K. Wieder, and P.I. Mitchell. 1997. Deposition history of trace metals and fallout radionuclides in wetland ecosystems using 210Pb chronology. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 100: 233-239. (link)

LaRocco, J.T., A.K. Webster, and R.K. Wieder. 1996. Soil chemical and physical properties associ­ated with two Pennsylvania threatened plant species at Crow’s Nest Farm, Chester County. Bartonia 59: 107‑111. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K., M. Novák, and D. Rodríguez. 1996. Sample drying, total S and sulfur isotopic ratio determination in freshwater wetland peat. Soil Science Society of America Journal 60: 949‑952. (link)

Wieder, R.K. and S.J. Wright. 1995. Tropical forest litter dynamics and dry season irrigation on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Ecology 76: 1971‑1979. (JSTOR link)

Vile, M.A., M. Novák, E. Břízová, R.K. Wieder, and W.R. Schell. 1995. Historical rates of atmospheric metal deposition using 210Pb‑dated Sphagnum peat cores: Corroboration, calcu­lation, and interpretation. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 77: 89‑106. (link)

Wieder, R.K., M. Novák, W.R. Schell and T. Rhodes. 1994. Rates of peat accumulation over the past 200 years in five Sphagnum‑dominated peatlands in the United States. Journal of Paleolimnology 12: 35‑47. (link)

Wieder, R.K. 1994. Diel changes Fe3+/Fe2+ in effluent from constructed acid mine drainage treatment wetlands. Journal of Environmental Quality 23: 730‑738. (link)

Wieder, R.K. and J.B. Yavitt. 1994. Peatlands and global climate change: Insights from comparative studies situated along a latitudinal gradient. Wetlands 14: 233‑242. (link)

Novák, M., R.K. Wieder and W.R. Schell. 1994. Sulfur during early diagenesis in Sphagnum peat: Insights from δ34S ratio profiles in 210Pb‑dated peat cores. Limnology and Oceanogra­phy 39: 1172‑1185. (link)

Wieder, R.K. 1993. Ion input/output budgets for five wetlands constructed for acid coal mine drainage treatment. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 71: 231‑270. (link)

Vile, M.A., and R.K. Wieder. 1993. Alkalinity generation by Fe(III) reduction versus sulfate reduction in wetlands constructed for acid coal mine drainage treatment. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 69: 425‑441. (link)

Yavitt, J.B., R.K. Wieder, and G.E. Lang. 1993. CO2 and CH4 dynamics of a Sphagnum‑dominated peatland in West Virginia. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 7: 259‑274. (link)

Yavitt, J.B., R.K. Wieder, and S.J. Wright. 1993. Soil nutrient dynamics in response to irriga­tion of a Panamanian tropical moist forest. Biogeochemistry 19: 1‑25. (JSTOR link)

Novák, M., and R.K. Wieder. 1992. Inorganic and organic sulfur profiles in nine Sphagnum peat bogs in the United States and Czechoslovakia. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 65: 353‑369. (link)

Wieder, R.K., and J.B. Yavitt. 1991. Assessment of site differences in anaerobic carbon mineralization using reciprocal peat transplants. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 23: 1093‑1095. (link)

Henrot, J. and R.K. Wieder. 1990. Processes of Fe and Mn retention in laboratory peat microcosms subjected to acid mine drainage. Journal of Environmental Quality 19: 312‑320. (link)

Wieder, R.K., J.B. Yavitt, and G.E. Lang. 1990. Methane production and sulfate reduction in two Appalachian peatlands. Biogeochemistry 10: 81‑104. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K., M.P. Nardi, and K.P. Heston. 1990. Laboratory mesocosm studies of Fe, Al, Mn, Ca, and Mg retention in wetlands exposed to synthetic acid coal mine drainage. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 51: 181‑196. (link)

Wieder. R.K. 1990. Metal cation binding to Sphagnum peat and sawdust: relation to wetland treatment of metal‑polluted waters. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 53: 391‑400. (link)

Wieder, R.K., J.B. Yavitt, G.E. Lang, and C.A. Bennett. 1989. Aboveground net primary production at Big Run Bog, West Virginia. Castanea 54: 209‑216. (JSTOR link)

Yavitt, J.B., C.J. Williams, and R.K. Wieder. 1997. Production of methane and carbon dioxide in peatland ecosystems across North America: Effects of temperature, aeration and organic chemistry of peat. Geomicrobiology Journal 14: 299-316. (link)

Wieder, R.K. 1989. A survey of constructed wetlands for acid coal mine drainage treatment in the eastern United States. Wetlands 9: 299‑315. (link)

Wieder, R.K., and G.E. Lang. 1988. Cycling of inorganic and organic sulfur in peat from Big Run Bog, West Virginia. Biogeochemistry 5: 221‑242. (JSTOR link)

Yavitt, J.B. and R.K. Wieder. 1988. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur properties of some forest soils on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Biotropica 20: 2‑10. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K., K.P. Heston, E.M. O’Hara, G.E. Lang, A.E. Whitehouse, and J. Hett. 1988. Aluminum retention in a man‑made Sphagnum wetland. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 37: 177‑191. (link)

Wieder, R.K., G.E. Lang, and V.A. Granus. 1987. Sulphur transformations in Sphagnum‑derived peat during incubation. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 19: 101‑106. (link)

Jarvis, B.W., G.E. Lang, and R.K. Wieder. 1987. Arylsulphatase activity in peat exposed to acid precipitation. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 19: 107‑109. (link)

Yavitt, J.B., G.E. Lang, and R.K. Wieder. 1987. Control of carbon mineralization to CH4 and CO2 in anaerobic, Sphagnum‑derived peat from Big Run Bog, West Virginia. Biogeochemis­try 4: 141‑157. (JSTOR link)

Austin, K.A., and R.K. Wieder. 1987. Effects of elevated H+, SO42-, NO3, and NH4+ in simu­lated acid precipitation on the growth and chlorophyll concentration of 3 North American Sphagnum species. The Bryologist 90: 221‑229. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K. and G.E. Lang. 1986. Fe, Al, Mn, and S chemistry of Sphagnum peat in four peatlands with different metal and sulfur input. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 29: 309‑320. (link)

Wieder, R.K. 1985. Peat and water chemistry at Big Run Bog, a peatland in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. Biogeochemistry 1: 277‑302. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K., G.E. Lang, and V.A. Granus. 1985. An evaluation of wet chemical methods for quantifying sulfur fractions in freshwater wetland peat. Limnology and Oceanography 30: 1109‑1115. (link)

Wieder, R.K., C.A. Bennett, and G.E. Lang. 1984. Flowering phenology at Big Run Bog, West Virginia. American Journal of Botany 71: 203‑209. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K., and G.E. Lang. 1984. Influence of wetlands and coal mining on stream water chemistry. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 23: 381‑396. (link)

Wieder, R.K., J.E. Carrel, J.K. Rapp, and C.L. Kucera. 1983. Decomposition of tall fescue (Festuca elatior var. arundinacea) and cellulose litter on surface mine and tallgrass prairie soils in central Missouri, U.S.A. Journal of Applied Ecology 20: 303‑321. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K. and G.E. Lang. 1983. Net primary production of the dominant bryophytes in a Sphagnum‑dominated wetland in West Virginia. The Bryologist 86: 278‑284. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K. and G.E. Lang. 1982. A critique of the analytical methods used in examining decomposition data obtained from litter bags. Ecology 63: 1636‑1642. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K., A.M. McCormick, and G.E. Lang. 1981. Vegetational analysis of Big Run Bog, a nonglaciated Sphagnum bog in West Virginia. Castanea 46: 16‑29. (JSTOR link)

Wieder, R.K. and J.E. Carrel. 1979. Radioactive carbon‑14 as an indicator of energy flow in litter decomposition studies. Oecologia (Berl.) 44: 31‑33. (JSTOR link)