Chris Oishi, Research Ecologist

Chris Oishi

Research Emphasis:

Forest ecosystem ecology, plant physiology, and ecohydrology

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  USDA Forest Service

Mailing Address:

A. Christopher Oishi
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
3160 Coweeta Lab Road
Otto, NC 28763

Office Phone:  828-524-2128, x. 127


Web Page:

CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Oishi, A.C. & Miniat, C.F. & Novick, K.A. & Brantley, Steven & Vose, James & Walker, John. 2018. Warmer temperatures reduce net carbon uptake, but do not affect water use, in a mature southern Appalachian forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 252. 269-282. 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.01.011.

Tor-ngern, P., Oren, R., Oishi, A. C., Uebelherr, J. M., Palmroth, S., Tarvainen, L., Ottosson-Löfvenius, M., Linder, S., Domec, J.-C. and Näsholm, T. (2017), Ecophysiological variation of transpiration of pine forests: synthesis of new and published results. Ecol Appl, 27: 118–133. doi:10.1002/eap.1423

Novick, K. A., Oishi, A. C. and Miniat, C. F. (2016), Cold air drainage flows subsidize montane valley ecosystem productivity. Glob Change Biol. doi:10.1111/gcb.13320

Novick, K.A., Oishi, A.C., Ward, E.J., Siqueira, M.B., Juang, J.-Y. and Stoy, P.C. 2015. On the difference in the net ecosystem exchange of CO2 between deciduous and evergreen forests in the southeastern United States. Global Change Biology. 21(2):827-842. (DOI: doi 10.1111/gcb.12723)

Kim, Dohyoung; Oren, Ram; Oishi, A. Christopher; Hsieh, Cheng-I; Phillips, Nathan; Novick, Kimberly A.; Stoy, Paul C. 2014. Sensitivity of stand transpiration to wind velocity in a mixed broadleaved deciduous forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 187: 62-27.

Oishi, A.C., Palmroth, S., Johnsen, K.H., McCarthy, H.R. and Oren, R. 2014. Sustained effects of atmospheric [CO2] and nitrogen availability on forest soil CO2 efflux. Global Change Biology. 20:1146-1160.

Sulman, B.N., Phillips, R.P., Oishi, A.C., Shevliakova, E. and Pacala, S.W. 2014. Microbe-driven turnover offsets mineral-mediated storage of soil carbon under elevated CO2. Nature Climate Change. 4:1099-1102. (DOI: Doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2436)

Conference Posters and Presentations

John Walker, Doris Chen, Donna Schwede, Ryan Daly, Christopher Oishi, Melissa Puchalski. Investigation of ammonia air-surface exchange processes in a deciduous montane forest in the southeastern U.S. Submitted abstract. Fall NADP Conference October 31-November 4

Miniat, C.F., K.J. Elliott, J.D. Knoepp, P.V. Caldwell, A.C. Oishi, S.N.D. Hawthorne, and S.T. Brantley. How reforestation may impact water quantity and quality. Invited oral presentation at the USDA Forest Service Reforestation Matters Workshop: Understanding the costs of inadequate reforestation. April 12-13, 2017. Portland, Oregon.

Stewart AN, Knoepp JD, Miniat C, Oishi AC, Emanuel RE (2017) “Determination of Tree and Understory Water Sources and Residence Times Using Stable Isotopes in a Southern Appalachian Forest” Eos Transactions AGU, 98 (53), Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H23E-1728 (Poster)

Zhiyong Wu, John T. Walker, Xi Chen, A. Christopher Oishi, Tomer Duman. Estimation of in-canopy flux distributions of reactive nitrogen and sulfur within a mixed hardwood forest in southern Appalachia. AGU Fall Meeting 2017.