Laurence Lin, Post Doctoral Associate

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Research Emphasis:

My current research project is to explore the "ex-urbanization" influences on in-stream biological processes on nitrogen and carbon. Ex-urbanization refers to housing development in headwater area. Those housing sites are typically patchy and small, but may have large influences on the hydrology, biology, and chemistry in the watershed system, as well as the downstream water quality. Mathematical models will be developed and used to simulate the responses of in-stream processes to ex-urbanization. Research Interests Carbon Flow, Nutrient Cycle, Stoichiometric model, Consumer and predator interaction, in-stream processes, hillslope hydrology, eco-hydrological interaction

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  UNC Chapel Hill


CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

L. Lin, J.S. Norman, J.E. Barrett. 2017. Ammonia-uptake kinetics and domain-level contributions of bacteria and archaea to nitrification in temperate forest soils. Ecological Modelling 362:111-119. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.08.016

Lin, L., J. R. Webster, T. Hwang, and L. E. Band 2015. Effects of lateral nitrate flux and instream processes on dissolved inorganic nitrogen export in a forested catchment: A model sensitivity analysis, Water Resour. Res., 51, 2680-2695, (doi:10.1002/2014WR015962).

Norman, J. S., L. Lin, and J. E. Barrett. 2015. Paired carbon and nitrogen metabolism by ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea in temperate forest soils. Ecosphere 6(10):176.

Lin, L. and Webster, J.R. 2014. Detritus decomposition and nutrient dynamics in a forested headwater stream. Ecological Modeling. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.12.013)

Schliep, E.M., Qi Dong, T., Gelfand, A.E. and Li, F. 2014. Modeling individual tree growth by fusing diameter tape and increment core data. Envrionmetrics. 25(8):610-620. (DOI: 10.1002/env.2324)

Lin, L. and Webster, J.R. 2012. Sensitivity analysis of the pulse addition method for estimating nutrient uptake in large streams. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 10:718-727. (DOI: 10.4319/lom.2012.10.718)

Books and Book Sections

Webster, J.R., J.D. Newbold, and L. Lin. (2016), Nutrient spiraling and transport in streams -- The importance of instream biological processes to nutrient dynamics in streams. Pages 181-239 in J. Jones and E. Stanley (editors). Stream ecosystems in a changing environment. Elsevier.

Theses and Dissertations

Lin, Laurence. 2013. Influences of Mountainside Residential Development to Nutrient Dynamics in a Stream Network. PhD Dissertation. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Conference Proceedings (Published Papers and Abstracts)

LE Band, L Lin, J Duncan, 2017. Integrating terrestrial through aquatic processing of water, carbon and nitrogen over hot, cold and lukewarm moments in mixed land use catchments. Invited talk, H21R-01, AGU Fall Meetings, New Orleans