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

Benson, M., Oishi, A.C., Miniat, C., Missik, J. and Novick, K.A. 2018. Anisohydric species have more vulnerable xylem than isohydric species in Eastern US forests. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington DC, USA.

Denham, S.; Oishi, A.C.; Miniat, C.F., Brantley, S.T.; Yi, K.; Novick, K.A. 2018. Forest Trees Are Not Equally Affected by Hydrologic and Atmospheric Drought. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington DC, USA.

Jackson, C.R., P. Caldwell, K. Elliott, T. Hwang, J. Knoepp, C. Miniat, C. Oishi, J. Webster, and N. Wurzburger. 2018. Coweeta (CWT) and forest mesophication of the temperate montane deciduous forest of the Southern Appalachians: A response to species loss, BNF, climate change, and/or fire exclusion? NSF LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 30-October 4, Asilomar, CA.

Novick, K, C.R. Jackson, C. Oishi, and J. Knoepp. 2018. Organic Matter – CWT lightning presentation. NSF LTER Science Council Meeting, May 16-18, Madison, WI.

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.