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Research publications

Wong, M.Y., Wurzburger, N., Hall, J.S., Wright, S.J., Tang, W., Hedin, L.O., Saltonstall, K., van Breugel, M. and Batterman, S.A., 2024. Trees adjust nutrient acquisition strategies across tropical forest secondary succession. New Phytologist


Lu, L., Li, L., Rathod, S., Hess, P., Martínez, C., Fernandez, N., Goodale, C., Thies, J., Wong, M.Y., Alaimo, M.G. and Artaxo, P., Barraza, F., Barreto, Á., Beddows, D., Chellam, S., Chen, Y., Chuang, P., Cohen, D., Dongarra, G., Gaston, C., Gomez, D., Morera-Gomez, Y., Hakola, H., Hand, J., Harrison, R., Hopke, P., Hueglin, C., Kuang, Y., Kyllönen, K., Lambert, F., Maenhaut, W., Martin, R., Paytan, A., Prospero, J., González, Y., Rodriguez, S., Smichowski, P., Varrica, D., Walsh, B., Weagle, C., Xiao, Y., and Mahowald, N, 2024. Characterizing the atmospheric Mn cycle and its impact on terrestrial biogeochemistry. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 38(4), p.e2023GB007967.

Biro, A., Wong, M.Y., Zhou, Y., Batterman, S.A. and Staver, A.C., 2024. Nitrogen and phosphorus availability alters tree‐grass competition intensity in savannas. Journal of Ecology

Cusack, D.F., Reed, S., Andersen, K.M., Cinoğlu, D., Craig, M.E., Dietterich, L.H., Hogan, J.A., Holm, J.A., Nottingham, A.T., Ostertag, R. and Soper, F.M., Wood, T.E., Wong, M.Y. 2024. Tropical forests and global change: biogeochemical responses and opportunities for cross-site comparisons, an organized INSPIRE session at the 108th Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon, USA, August 2023. New Phytologist, 241(5), pp.1922-1926.

McCulloch, L.A., Prada, C.M., Liao, W., Bauters, M., Church, L., Lee, M.Y., Toro, L., Van de Velde, V., Weissflog, A., Wong, M. and Taylor, B.N., 2024. Belowground foundations of tropical forest restoration. Biotropica


Cusack, D.F., Christoffersen, B., Smith‐Martin, C.M., Andersen, K.M., Cordeiro, A.L., Fleischer, K., Wright, S.J., Guerrero‐Ramírez, N.R., Lugli, L.F., McCulloch, L.A. Sanchez‐Julia, M., Batterman, S.A.Dallstream, C., Fortunel, C., Toro, L.Fuchslueger, L. Wong, M.Y., Yaffar, D., Fisher, J.B., Arnaud, M., Dietterich, L.H. Addo-DansoS.D., Valverde-Barrantes, O.J., Weemstra, M.,Ng, J.C., and Norby R.J. 2024. Toward a coordinated understanding of hydro‐biogeochemical root functions in tropical forests for application in vegetation models. New Phytologist


Maracahipes-Santos, L., Silvério, D.V., Maracahipes, L., Macedo, M.N., Lenza, E., Jankowski, K.J., Wong, M.Y., Silva, A.C.S.D., Neill, C., Durigan, G. and Brando, P.M., 2023. Intraspecific trait variability facilitates tree species persistence along riparian forest edges in Southern Amazonia. Scientific Reports, 13(1), p.12454.

Almaraz, M., Wong, M.Y., and Yang, W.H., 2023. New frontiers and paradigms in terrestrial nitrogen cycling. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 6, p.1196146.


Zhou, Y., Biro, A., Wong, M.Y., Batterman, S.A. and Staver, A.C., 2022. Fire decreases soil enzyme activities and reorganizes microbially‐mediated nutrient cycles: A meta‐analysis. Ecology

Cusack, D.F., Addo-Danso, S., Agee, E.A., Andersen, K.M., Arnaud, M., Batterman, S.A., Brearley, F.Q., Ciochina, M., Cordeiro, A.L., Dallstream, C., Diaz-Toribio, M.H., Dietterich, L.H., Fisher, J.B., Fleischer, K., Fortunel, C., Fuchslueger, L., Guerrero-Ramirez, N., Kotowska, M., Lugli, L.F., Marín, C., McCulloch, L.A., Maeght, JL. Metcalfe, D., Norby, R.J., Oliveira, R.S., Powers, J.S., Reichert, R., Smith, S.W., Smith-Martin, S., Soper, F., Toro, L., Umana, M.N., Valverde-Barrantes, O., Weemstra, M., Werden, L., Wong, M., Wright, S.J., and Yaffar, D. Tradeoffs and Synergies in Tropical Forest Root Traits for Nutrient and Water Acquisition: Field and Modeling Advances. 2021. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.

Almaraz, M., Wong, M.Y., Geoghegan, E.K., Houlton, B.Z. A review of carbon farming impacts on nitrogen cycling, retention, and loss. 2021. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Fork, M., Anderson, E., Castellanos, A., Fischhoff, I., Matsler, M., Nieman, C., Olesky, I., Wong, M. Creating community: How we collectively built an adaptable postdoctoral program to develop skills and overcome isolation. 2021. Ecosphere. https://doi.org10.22541/au.160519333.36036478/v1


Soper, F.M., Taylor, B.N., Winbourne, J.B., Wong, M.Y., Dynarski, K.A., Reis, C.R., Peoples, M.B., Cleveland, C.C., Reed, S.C., Menge, D.N. and Perakis, S.S. 2021. A roadmap for sampling and scaling biological nitrogen fixation in terrestrial ecosystems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12, pp.1122–1137.

Wong, M., Rathod, S., Marino, R., Li, L., Howarth, R.W., Alastuey, A., Alaimo, M., Barraza, F., Carneiro, M., Chellam, S., Chen Y.C., Cohen, D., Connelly, D., Dongarra, G., Gomez, D., Hand, J., Harrison, R.M., Hopke, P., Hueglin, C., Kuang, Y.W., Lambert, F., Liang, J., Losno, R., Maenhaut, W., Milando, C., Monteiro, M.I.C., Morera-Gómez, Y., Querol, X., Rodriguez, S., Smichowski, P., Varrica, D., Xiao, Y., Xu, Y., and Mahowald, N.M. 2021. Anthropogenic Perturbations to the Atmospheric Molybdenum Cycle. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, pp. 1-25.

Wong, M.Y., Neill, C., Marino, R., Silvério, D.V., and Howarth, R.W. 2021. Molybdenum, phosphorus, and pH do not constrain nitrogen fixation in a tropical forest in the southeastern Amazon. Ecology, 102(1), e03211, 1-13.

Wong, M.Y., Neill, C., Marino, R., Silvério, D.V., Brando, P.M. and Howarth, R.W. 2020. Biological Nitrogen Fixation Does Not Replace Nitrogen Losses After Forest Fires in the Southeastern Amazon. Ecosystems, 23, pp.1037–1055.

Wong, M.Y., Mahowald, N.M., Marino, R., Williams, E.R., Chellam, S. and Howarth, R.W. 2020. Natural atmospheric deposition of molybdenum: a global model and implications for tropical forests. Biogeochemistry, 149(2), pp.159-174.

Almaraz, M., Wong, M.Y. and Yang, W.H. 2020. Looking back to look ahead: a vision for soil denitrification research. Ecology, 101(1), p.e02917.

Winbourne, J.B., Harrison, M.T., Sullivan, B.W., Alvarez-Clare, S., Lins, S.R., Martinelli, L., Nasto, M., Piotto, D., Rolim, S., Wong, M.Y. and Porder, S. 2018. A new framework for evaluating estimates of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in forests. The American Naturalist, 192(5), pp. 618-629.

Teaching publications

Larson, E.I. and Wong, M.Y. 2019. Using structured decision making to explore complex environmental issues. CourseSource

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