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Kate Lajtha

Phone: (541) 737-5674
Fax: (541) 737-3573
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Oregon State University
Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
2059 Cordley Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Official position at address above: Professor
Educational Institutions attended: Ph.D., 1986, Duke University, Durham, NC
Roles/Affiliations: Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
Principal Collaborators: Phillip Sollins
Bruce Caldwell
Elizabeth Sulzman
General Interests: Biogeochemistry, soils
Current Research Projects/Activities: Watersheds
DIRT plots
Intersite LTER/International Activities: DIRT intersite with Harvard Forest
Carpathian Basin ILTER


Lee, Baek Soo; Lajtha, Kate. 2016. Hydrologic and forest management controls on dissolved organic matter characteristics in headwater streams of old-growth forests in the Oregon Cascades. Forest Ecology and Management. 380(15): 11-22. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.08.029 (Pub No: 4946)
Strid, April; Lee, Baek Soo; Lajtha, Kate. 2016. Homogenization of detrital leachate in an old-growth coniferous forest, OR: DOC fluorescence signatures in soils undergoing long-term litter manipulations. Plant and Soil. 408(1): 133-148. doi: 10.1007/s11104-016-2914-1 (Pub No: 4961)
Lajtha, Kate; Jones, Julia. 2013. Trends in cation, nitrogen, sulfate and hydrogen ion concentrations in precipitation in the United States and Europe from 1978 to 2010: a new look at an old problem. Biogeochemistry. 32pp. (Pub No: 4807)
Peterson, Fox S.; Lajtha, Kate J. 2013. Linking aboveground net primary productivity to soil carbon and dissolved organic carbon in complex terrain. Journal of Geophysical research: biogeosciences. 118:1225-1236, doi:10.1002/jgrg.20097. (Pub No: 4831)
Yarwood, Stephanie; Brewer, Elizabeth; Yarwood, Rockie; Lajtha, Kate; Myrold, David. 2013. Soil Microbe Active Community Composition and Capability of Responding to Litter Addition after 12 Years of No Inputs. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(4): 1385-1392. (Pub No: 4806)

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Hometown: Riverdale, NY
Personal Interests: Rollerblading, Adrian and Lucy