Chris Kucharik

Photo of Chris Kucharik Chris Kucharik is a Professor in the Department of Agronomy and The Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment.  He is affiliated with the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Agroecology, and Freshwater and Marine Sciences (FMS).  He is a member of the Working Groups Council for the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), and serves as co-chair for the WICCI Agriculture Working Group.  His research program is largely interdisciplinary, incorporating field work on cropping systems ecology and ecosystem modeling in a framework that is geared towards understanding the impacts of climate change and land management on ecosystem services.

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Representative publications:

Lacasella F., S Marta, A. Singh, K. Stack Whitney, P. Townsend, C. Kucharik, T. Meehan, C. Gratton. 2017.  From invasive species data to abundance-based risk maps combining physiology, weather and habitat variability.  Ecological Applications, 27: 575–588.

Motew, M.M., X. Chen, E.G. Booth, S.R. Carpenter, P. Pinkas, S.C. Zipper, S.P. Loheide II, S.D. Donner, K. Tsuruta, P. Vadas, and C.J. Kucharik. 2017. The influence of legacy P on lake water quality in a Midwestern agricultural watershed. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-017-0125-0.

Duran BEL, Duncan DS, Oates LG, Kucharik CJ, Jackson RD. 2016. Nitrogen Fertilization Effects on Productivity and Nitrogen Loss in Three Grass-Based Perennial Bioenergy Cropping Systems. PLoS ONE 113: e0151919.

Kucharik, C.J., A.C. Mork, T. Meehan, S.P. Serbin, A. Singh, P. Townsend, K. Stack Whitney, and C. Gratton. 2016.  Evidence for compensatory photosynthetic and yield response of soybeans to aphid herbivory. Journal of Economic Entomology 109:1177-1187.

VanLoocke A., T. Twine, C.J. Kucharik, and C. Bernacchi. 2016.  Assessing the Potential to Decrease the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone with Midwest US Perennial Cellulosic Feedstock Production. Global Change Biology-Bioenergy 9: 858-875.

Zipper, S., J. Schatz, A. Singh, C.J. Kucharik, P. Townsend and S.P. Loheide.  2016.  Urban heat island impacts on plant phenology: Intra-urban variability and response to land cover.  Environmental Research Letters 11: 054023.

Zipper, S.C., J. Qiu, and C.J. Kucharik. 2016.  Drought effects on US maize and soybean production: Spatiotemporal patterns and historical changes.  Environmental Research Letters 11: 094021.

Gray, J.M., S. Frolking, E.A. Kort, D. Ray, C.J. Kucharik, N. Ramankutty, and M.A. Friedl. 2014. Direct human influence on atmospheric CO2 seasonality from increased cropland activity. Nature 515: 398–401.

Osterholz, W., C.J. Kucharik, J. Hedtcke, and J. Posner. 2014. Seasonal Nitrous Oxide and Methane Fluxes from Grain- and Forage-Based Production Systems in Wisconsin USA. Journal of Environmental Quality 43:1833-1843.

Kucharik C.J., VanLoocke A., Lenters J.D., and Motew M.M. 2013. Miscanthus establishment and overwintering risk in the Midwest US:  a regional modeling case study of crop residue management impacts on critical minimum soil temperatures.  PLoS ONE 8: e68847.

Kucharik, C.J. and K.R. Brye. 2013.  Soil moisture regime and land use history drive regional differences in soil carbon and nitrogen storage across southern Wisconsin.  Soil Science 178: 486-495.

Motew, M.M., and C.J. Kucharik. 2013.  Climate-induced changes in biome distribution, NPP, and hydrology in the Upper Midwest US: a case study for potential vegetation. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 118: 248-264.




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