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Email: steve.powers (AT) wsu (DOT) edu


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Research & Teaching Interests
Biogeochemistry, freshwater ecosystems, transport, global change


•  Powers SM, Baulch H, Hampton SE, Labou SG, Lottig NR, and Stanley EH. 2017. Nitrification contributes to winter oxygen depletion in seasonally frozen forested lakes. Biogeochemistry. link to article

•  Powers SM, Labou SG, Baulch H, Hunt R, Lottig NR, Hampton SE, and Stanley EH. 2017. Ice duration drives winter nitrate accumulation in north temperate lakes. Limnology and Oceanography Letters. link to article

•  Hampton SE, Galloway AWE, Powers SM, Ozersky T, Woo KH, Batt RD, Labou SG, O’Reilly CM, Sharma S, Lottig NR, Stanley EH, North RL, Stockwell JD, Adrian R, Weyhenmeyer GA, Arvola L, Baulch HM, Bertani I, Bowman LL, Jr., Carey CC, Catalan J, Colom-Montero W, Domine LM, Felip M, Granados I, Gries C, Grossart HP, Haberman J, Haldna M, Hayden B, Higgins SN, Jolley JC, Kahilainen KK, Kaup E, Kehoe MJ, MacIntyre S, Mackay AW, Mariash HL, McKay RM, Nixdorf B, Nõges P, Nõges T, Palmer M, Pierson DC, Post DM, Pruett MJ, Rautio M, Read JS, Roberts SL, Rücker J, Sadro S, Silow EA, Smith DE, Sterner RW, Swann GEA, Timofeyev MA, Toro M, Twiss MR, Vogt RJ, Watson SB, Whiteford EJ, and Xenopoulos MA. 2017. Ecology under lake ice. Ecology Letters. link to article link to under ice data set

•  MacDonald GK, Jarvie HP, Withers PJA, Doody DG, Keeler BL, PM Haygarth, Johnson LT, McDowell RW, Miyittah Mk, Powers SM, Sharpley AN, Shen J, Smith DR, Weintraub MN, and Zhang T. 2016. Guiding phosphorus stewardship for multiple ecosystem services. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability link to article

•  Powers SM and Stephanie E. Hampton. 2016. Winter limnology as a new frontier. Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin. (not peer reviewed). link to article

• Deemer BR, Harrison JA, Li S, Beaulieu JJ, DelSontro T, Barros N, Neto JFB, Powers SM, dos Santos MA, and Vonk JA. 2016. Greenhouse gas emmisions from reservoir water surfaces: a new global synthesis. Bioscience. link to article link to reservoir data set

Powers SM, Bruulsema TW, Burt TP, Chan N, Elser JJ, Haygarth PM, Howden NJK, Jarvie HP, Lyu Y,  Peterson HM, Sharpley AN, Shen J, Worrall J, Zhang F. 2016. Long-term accumulation and transport of anthropogenic phosphorus in three river basins. Nature Geoscience. link to article |  Featured in Science for Environment Policy | press release 1 | press release 2 

Powers SM, Tank JL, Robertson DM. 2015. Control of nitrogen and phosphorus transport by reservoirs in agricultural landscapes. Biogeochemistry. download pdf | link to article

•  Kornis MS, Weidel BC, Powers SM, Diebel MW, Cline TJ, Fox JM, Kitchell JF. 2015. Fish community dynamics following dam removal in a fragmented agricultural stream. Aquatic Sciences. download pdf | link to article

•  Haygarth PM, Jarvie HP, Powers SM, Sharpley AN, Elser JJ, Shen J, Peterson HM, Chan NI, Howden N, Burt T, Worrall F, Zhang F, and Liu X. 2014. Sustainable phosphorus management and the need for a long-term perspective: the legacy hypothesis. Environmental Science & Technology (ES & T) (viewpoint). download pdf | link to article

•  Powers SM, Robertson DM, and Stanley EH. 2014. Effects of lakes and reservoirs on annual river nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment export in agricultural and forested landscapes. Hydrological Processes. download pdf | link to article

•  Powers SM, Julian JP, Doyle MW, and Stanley EH. 2013. Retention and transport of nutrients in a mature agricultural impoundment. Journal of Geophysical Research- Biogeosciences (JGRB). Article featured in Research Spotlight of EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union. download pdf | link to article | download EOS feature | link to EOS feature

•  Powers SM, Johnson RA, and Stanley EH. 2012. Nutrient retention and the problem of hydrologic disconnection in streams and wetlands. Ecosystems. download pdf | link to article

•  Stanley EH, Powers SM, Lottig NR, Buffam I, and Crawford JT. 2012. Contemporary changes in dissolved organic carbon of human-dominated rivers: Is there a role for DOC management? Freshwater Biology. download pdf | link to article

•  Julian JP, Seegart S, Powers SM, Stanley EH, Doyle MW. 2011. Light as a first-order control on ecosystem structure in a temperate stream. Ecohydrology. download pdf | link to article

•  Stanley EH, Powers SM, and Lottig NR. 2010. The evolving legacy of disturbance in stream ecology: concepts, contributions, and coming challenges. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. download pdflink to article

•  Powers SM, Stanley EH, and Lottig NR. 2009. Quantifying phosphorus uptake using pulse and steady-state approaches in streams. Limnology and Oceanography-Methods. download pdf

•  Julian JP, Doyle MW, Powers SM, Stanley EH, and Riggsbee JA. 2008. Optical water quality in rivers. Water Resources Research (WRR). download pdf | link to article