• Professor, Biology
  • Adjunct Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Division Head, Ecology and Physiology, School of Biological Sciences, Biology


  • Egan JE, Bowling DR, Risk DA (2019) Technical Note: Isotopic corrections for the radiocarbon composition of CO2 in the soil gas environment must account for diffusion and diffusive mixing, Biogeosciences, DOI: 10.5194/bg-16-3197-2019. Published, 10/2019.
  • Anderegg WRL, Trugman AT, Bowling DR, Salvucci G, Tuttle SE (2019) Plant functional traits and climate influence drought intensification and land-atmosphere feedbacks, Proc. National Academy Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.1904747116. Published, 07/2019.
  • Magney TS, Bowling DR, Logan BA, Grossmann K, Stutz J, Blanken PD, Burns SP, Cheng R, Garcia MA, Kӧhler P, Lopez S, Parazoo N, Raczka B, Schimel D, Frankenberg C (2019) Mechanistic evidence for tracking the seasonality of photosynthesis with solar-induced fluorescence, Proc. National Academy of Sciences, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1900278116. Published, 06/2019.
  • Raczka BM, Porcar-Castell A, Magney T, Lee JE, Kohler P, Frankenberg C, Grossman K, Logan BA, Stutz J, Blanken PD, Burns SP, Duarte H, Yang X, Lin JC, Bowling DR (2019) Sustained non-photochemical quenching shapes the seasonal pattern of solar-induced fluorescence at a high-elevation evergreen forest, JGR-Biogeosciences, DOI:10.1029/2018JG004883. Published, 05/2019.
  • Oerter EJ, Siebert G, Bowling DR, Bowen G (2019) Soil water vapor isotopes identify missing water source for streamside trees, Ecohydrology, DOI:10.1002/eco.2083. Published, 02/2019.
  • Bares R, Mitchell L, Fasoli B, Bowling DR, Catharine D, Garcia M, Eng B, Ehleringer JR, Lin JC (2019) The Utah urban carbon dioxide (UUCON) and Uintah Basin greenhouse gas networks: Instrumentation, data and measurement uncertainty, Earth System Science Data, DOI: 0.5194/essd-11-1291-2019. Published, 01/2019.
  • Huth TE, Cerling TE, Marchetti DW, Bowling DR, Ellwein AL, Passey BH (2019) Seasonal bias in soil carbonate formation and its implications for interpreting high-resolution paleoarchives: evidence from southern Utah, Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 124:616-632, DOI:10.1029/2018JG004496. Published, 01/2019.
  • Anderegg WRL, Konings AG, Trugman AT, Yu K, Bowling DR, Gabbitas R*, Karp DS, Pacala S, Sperry JS, Sulman B, Zenes N (2018) Hydraulic diversity of forests regulates ecosystem resilience during drought, Nature, 10.1038/s41586-018-0539-7. Published, 09/2018.
  • Bowen GJ, Putman A, Brooks JR, Bowling DR, Oerter EJ, Good SP (2018) Inferring the source of evaporated waters using stable H and O isotopes, Oecologia 187:1025-1039, DOI 10.1007/s00442-018-4192-5. Published, 08/2018.
  • Mitchell LE, Crosman ET, Jacques AA, Fasoli B, Leclair-Marzolf L*, Horel J, Bowling DR, Ehleringer JR, Lin JC (2018) Monitoring of greenhouse gases and pollutants across an urban area using a light rail public transit platform, Atmospheric Environment 187, 9-23, DOI /10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.05.044. Published, 08/2018.
  • Fasoli B, Lin JC, Bowling DR, Mitchell L, Mendoza D (2018) Simulating atmospheric tracer concentrations for spatially distributed receptors: updates to the Stochastic Time-Inverted Lagrangian Transport model's R interface (STILT-R version 2), Geoscientific Model Development, 11, 2813-2824, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-2813-2018. Published, 07/2018.
  • Zuromski L, Bowling DR, Koehler P, Frankenberg C, Goulden M, Blanken PD, Lin JC (2018) Solar-induced fluorescence detects inter-annual variation in gross primary production of coniferous forests in the western United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 45(14) 7184-7193, DOI 10.1029/2018GL077906. Published, 06/2018.
  • Lin, JC, and 17 others (2018) CO2 and carbon emissions from cities: linkages to air quality, socioeconomic activity and stakeholders in the Salt Lake City urban area, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99:2325-2339, DOI:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0037.1. Published, 05/2018.
  • Bowling DR, Logan BA, Hufkens K, Aubrecht DM, Richardson AD, Burns SP, Anderegg WRL, Blanken PD, Eiriksson D (2018) Limitations to winter and spring photosynthesis of a Rocky Mountain subalpine forest, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 252:241-255, DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.01.025. Published, 04/2018.
  • Zobitz JM, Moore DJP, Sacks WJ, Monson RK, Bowling DR, Schimel DS (2008) Integration of process-based soil respiration models with whole-ecosystem CO2 measurements, Ecosystems, doi:10.1007/s10021-007-9120-1. Published, 03/2018.
  • Mitchell LE, Lin JC, Bowling DR, Pataki DE, Strong C, Schauer AJ, Bares R, Bush SE, Stephens BB, Mendoza D, Mallia D, Holland L, Gurney KR, Ehleringer JR (2018) Long-term urban carbon dioxide observations reveal spatial and temporal dynamics related to urban characteristics and growth. Proc. National Academy of Sciences, 115(12) 2912-2917 DOI 10.1073/pnas.1702393115. Published, 03/2018.
  • Bowling DR, Pataki DE, Randerson J (2008) Carbon isotopes in terrestrial ecosystem pools and CO2 fluxes (Tansley Review), New Phytologist, 178:24-40, doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02342.x. Published, 01/2018.
  • Biederman JA, Scott RL, Bell TW, Bowling DR, Dore S, Garatuza-Payan J, Kolb TE, Krishnan P, Krofcheck DJ, Litvak ME, Maurer GE, Meyers TP, Oechel WC, Papuga SA, Ponce-Campos GE, Rodriguez JC, Smith WK, Vargas R, Watts CJ, Yepez EA & Goulden ML (2017). CO2 exchange and evapotranspiration across dryland ecosystems of southwestern North America. Global change biology. Vol. 23, 4204-4221. Published, 10/01/2017.
  • Jones, AS, Aanderud, ZT, Horsburgh, JS, Eiriksson, DP, Dastrup, D, Cox, C, Jones, SB, Bowling, DR, Carlisle, J, Carling, GT & Baker, MA (2017). Designing and implementing a network for sensing water quality and hydrology across mountain to urban transitions. J. American Water Resources Assoc. Vol. 53, 1095-1120. Published, 10/2017.
  • Duarte, HF, Raczka, BM, Ricciuto, DM, Lin, JC, Koven, CD, Thornton, PE, Bowling, DR, Lai, C-T, Bible, KJ & Ehleringer, JR (2017). Evaluating the Community Land Model (CLM 4.5) at a coniferous forest site in northwestern United States using flux and carbon isotope measurements. Biogeosciences. Vol. 14, 4315-4340. Published, 09/2017.
  • Raczka, B, Biraud, SC, Ehleringher, JR, Lai, C-T, Miller, JB, Pataki, DE, Saleska, SR, Torn, MS, Vaughn, BH, Wehr, R & Bowling, DR (2017). Does vapor pressure deficit drive the seasonality of 13C of the net land-atmosphere CO2 exchange across the United States?. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. Vol. 122, 1969-1987. Published, 08/2017.
  • Chan AM & Bowling DR (2017). Assessing the thermal dissipation sap flux density method for monitoring cold season water transport in seasonally snow-covered forests. Tree physiology. Vol. 37, 984-995. Published, 05/01/2017.
  • Bowling, DR, Schulze, ES & Hall, SJ (2017). Revisiting streamside trees that do not use stream water: Can the two water worlds hypothesis and snowpack isotopic effects explain a missing water source?, . Ecohydrology. Vol. 10, e1771. Published, 01/2017.
  • Raczka B, Duarte H, Koven C, Riccuito D, Thornton P, Lin JC, Bowling DR (2016) An observational constraint on stomatal function in forests: evaluating coupled carbon and water vapor exchange with carbon isotopes in the Community Land Model (CLM4.5). Biogeosciences 13:5183–5204. Published, 09/2016.
  • Hall SJ, Ogata E, Weintraub SR, Baker MA, Ehleringer JR, Czimczik CI, Bowling DR (2016) Convergence in nitrogen deposition and cryptic isotopic variation across urban and agricultural valleys in northern Utah, J. Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JG003354. Published, 08/2016.
  • Hall SJ, Weintraub SR & Bowling DR (2016). Scale-dependent linkages between nitrate isotopes and denitrification in surface soils: implications for isotope measurements and models. Oecologia. Vol. 181, 1221-31. Published, 07/01/2016.
  • Maurer GE, Chan AM, Trahan NA, Moore DJ & Bowling DR (2016). Carbon isotopic composition of forest soil respiration in the decade following bark beetle and stem girdling disturbances in the Rocky Mountains. Plant, cell & environment. Vol. 39, 1513-23. Published, 06/01/2016.
  • Hall SJ, Weintraub SR, Eiriksson D, Brooks PD, Baker MA, Bowen GJ & Bowling DR (2016). Stream Nitrogen Inputs Reflect Groundwater Across a Snowmelt-Dominated Montane to Urban Watershed. Environmental science & technology. Vol. 50, 1137-46. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Hall SJ, Baker MA, Jones SB, Stark JM, Bowling DR (2016) Contrasting soil nitrogen dynamics across a montane meadow and urban lawn in a semi-arid watershed, Urban Ecosystems, DOI 10.1007/s11252-016-0538-0. Published, 02/2016.
  • Bowling, D. R., Egan, J. E., Hall, S. J. & Risk, D. A. (2015). Environmental forcing does not induce diel or synoptic variation in carbon isotope content of forest soil respiration. Copernicus GmbH. Vol. 12(8), 6361-6404. Published, 2015.
  • Plant community composition and phenological stage drive soil carbon cycling along a tree-meadow ecotone, Plant and Soil, DOI 10.1007/s11104-015-2750-8. Published, 11/25/2015.
  • Riparian plant isotopes reflect anthropogenic nitrogen perturbations: Robust patterns across land use gradients, Ecosphere, 6:art200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES15-00319.1. Published, 10/28/2015.
  • Dust effects on snowpack melt and related ecosystem processes are secondary to those of forest canopy structure and interannual snowpack variability, Ecohydrology, 8:1005-1023, doi: 10.1002/eco.1558. Published, 01/01/2015.
  • Evaluating the use of strontium isotopes in tree rings to trace provenance of dust deposited on the Wasatch Mountains, Applied Geochemistry 50:53-65. Published, 08/27/2014.
  • Seasonal snowpack characteristics influence soil temperature and water content at multiple scales in interior western U.S. mountain ecosystems, Water Resources Research, 50, 5216-5234, doi: 10.1002/2013WR014452. Published, 06/27/2014.
  • Ecological processes dominate the 13C land disequilibrium in a Rocky Mountain subalpine forest, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 28:352-370, doi:10.1002/2013GB004686. Published, 01/04/2014.
  • Impacts of anthropogenic emissions and cold air pools on urban to montane gradients of snowpack ion concentrations in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah, Atmospheric Environment, 98:231-241. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • Moyes AB, Bowling DR (2013) Interannual variation in seasonal drivers of soil respiration in a semi-arid Rocky Mountain meadow, Biogeochemistry, 113:683-697, DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9797-x. Published, 06/2013.
  • Interannual variation in seasonal drivers of soil respiration in a semi-arid Rocky Mountain meadow, Biogeochemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9797-x. Published, 04/2012.
  • Assessing filtering of mountaintop CO2 mole fractions for application to inverse models of biosphere-atmosphere carbon exchange, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12:2099-2115. Published, 01/2012.
  • Riveros-Iregui DA, Hu J, Burns SP, Bowling DR, Monson RK (2011) An inter-annual assessment of the relationship between the stable carbon isotopic composition of ecosystem respiration and climate in a high elevation subalpine forest, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 116, G02005, doi:10.1029/2010JG001556. Published, 04/2011.
  • Moyes AB, Gaines S*, Siegwolf RTW, Bowling DR (2010) Diffusive fractionation complicates isotopic partitioning of autotrophic and heterotrophic sources of soil respiration, Plant, Cell, and Environment, 33:1804-1819, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2010.02185.x. Published, 10/2010.
  • Bowling DR, Bethers-Marchetti S, Lunch CK, Grote EE, Belnap J (2010) Carbon, water, and energy fluxes in a semi-arid cold desert grassland during and following multi-year drought, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, G04026, doi:10.1029/2010JG001322. Published, 10/2010.
  • Moyes AB, Schauer AJ, Siegwolf RTW, Bowling DR (2010) An injection method for measuring the carbon isotope content of soil carbon dioxide and soil respiration with a tunable diode laser absorption spectrometer, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 24: 894-900. Published, 03/05/2010.
  • Bowling DR, Massman WJ, Schaeffer SM, Burns SP, Monson RK, Williams MW (2009) Biological and physical influences on the carbon isotope content of CO2 in a subalpine forest snowpack, Niwot Ridge, Colorado, Biogeochemistry, 95:37-59, doi 10.1007/s10533-008-9233-4. Published, 09/2009.
  • Bowling DR, Miller JB, Rhodes ME*, Burns SP, Monson RK, Baer D (2009) Soil, plant, and transport influences on methane in a subalpine forest under high ultraviolet irradiance, Biogeosciences, 6:1311–1324, www.biogeosciences.net/6/1311/2009/. Published, 07/2009.
  • Schaeffer SM, Miller JB, Vaughn BH, White JWC, Bowling DR (2008) Long-term field performance of a tunable diode laser absorption spectrometer for analysis of carbon isotopes of CO2 in forest air, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8:5263–5277. Published, 09/2008.
  • Zobitz JM, Burns SP, Reichstein M, Bowling DR (2008) Partitioning net ecosystem carbon exchange and the carbon isotopic disequilibrium in a subalpine forest, Global Change Biology, 14:1785-1800, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01609.x. Published, 07/2008.
  • Schwinning S, Belnap J, Bowling DR, Ehleringer JR (2008) Sensitivity of the Colorado Plateau to change: climate, ecosystems, and society. Ecology and Society 13(2): 28, http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol13/iss2/art28/. Published, 06/2008.
  • Schaeffer SM, Anderson DE, Burns SP, Monson RK, Sun J, Bowling DR (2008) Canopy structure and atmospheric flows in relation to the d13C of respired CO2 in a subalpine coniferous forest, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148:592-605. Published, 04/2008.


  • Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, Northern Arizona University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2019.
  • Dept. of Environmental Science & Engineering, California Institute of Technology. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2018.
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Presentation, Presented, 12/2018.
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC. Presentation, Presented, 12/2018.
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Presentation, Presented, 12/2017.
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Presentation, Presented, 12/2017.
  • Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. Presentation, Presented, 12/2017.
  • US Dept. of Energy Terrestrial Ecosystem Science PI Meeting, Potomac, MD. Presentation, Presented, 12/2017.
  • Joint North American Carbon Program and AmeriFlux PI Meeting, North Bethesda, MD. Presentation, Presented, 12/2017.
  • 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, Interlaken, Switzerland. Presentation, Presented, 12/2017.
  • University of Innsbruck, Institute of Ecology, Innsbruck, Austria. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2016.
  • Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2016.
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Presentation, Presented, 12/2016.
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Presentation, Presented, 12/2016.
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Presentation, Presented, 12/2016.
  • NOAA Global Monitoring Annual Conference, Boulder, CO. Presentation, Presented, 12/2016.
  • 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, American Meteorological Society, Salt Lake City, UT . Presentation, Presented, 12/2016.
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2015.
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Presentation, Presented, 12/2015.
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Presentation, Presented, 12/2015.
  • University of Innsbruck, Institute of Ecology, Innsbruck, Austria. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2015.
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2015.
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Presentation, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2014.
  • Stable Isotopes in Biosphere-Atmosphere Earth System Research (SIBAE), European COST Action Science Meeting, Wroclaw, Poland. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Presentation, Presented, 08/2013.
  • D Bowling and G Maurer invited presentation for the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Presentation, Presented, 06/2012.
  • University of Nevada, Reno and Desert Research Institute, Joint Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences and Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology. Presentation, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Blonquist M, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA Maurer G, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA Trahan N, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA Wilcox B, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA . Presentation, Presented, 12/14/2010.
  • Dept of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/01/2010.