Dr. Ruhland's Selected Publications

Ruhland C.T. and J.A. Niere (2019) The effects of surface albedo and initial lignin concentration photodegradation of two varieties of Sorghum bicolorScientific Reports. 9: 1-9.

Hill A., Mitchell M., Yuan F. and C.T. Ruhland (2019) Intensification of Midwestern agriculture as a regional climate modifier and atmospheric boundary moisture source. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. (in press)

Day T.A., Bliss M.S., Tomes A.R., Ruhland C.T. and R Guenon. (2018) Desert leaf litter decay: Coupling of microbial respiration, water-soluble fractions and photodegradation. Global Change Biology 24: 5454-5470.

Ruhland C.T., Remund A.J., Tiry C.M. and T.E. Secott. (2018) Litter decomposition of three lignin-deficient mutants of Sorghum bicolor during spring thaw. Acta Oecologica 91: 16-21.

Ruhland C.T. and M.F. Eatwell. (2017) The effects of ultraviolet radiation on the brown midrib mutants of Zea mays and Sorghum bicolor. Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology 29: 87-94.

Warnke A.H. and C.T. Ruhland. (2016) The effects of harvest regime, irrigation, and salinity on stem lignocellulose concentrations in alfafa (Medicago sativa L.) Agricultural Water Management 176: 234-242.

Day T.A., Guénon R. and C.T. Ruhland (2015) Photodegradation of plant litter in the Sonoran Desert varies by little type and age. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 89: 109-122.

Ruhland C.T., Dyslin M.J. and J.D. Krenz. (2013) Wyoming Big Sagebrush screens ultraviolet radiation more effectively at higher elevations. Journal of Arid Environments 96: 19-22.

Ruhland C.T., Warnke A.H., Cahlander-Mooers A., Wood J. and B.M. Wozniak. (2012) Cellulose and lignin concentrations in prairie and wetland species: implications for feedstock in cellulosic ethanol production. Proceedings of the North American Prairie Conference 22: 176-180.

Ruhland C.T. and M.A. Krna. (2010) Effects of salinity and temperature on Deschampsia antarctica. Polar Biology 33: 1007-1012.

Krna M.A., Day T.A. and C.T. Ruhland. (2009) Effects of neighboring plants on the growth and reproduction of Deshampsia antarctica in Antarctic tundra. Polar Biology 32:1487-1494.

Strauss S.L, Ruhland C.T. and T.A. Day. (2009) Trends in soil characteristics along a recently deglaciated foreland at Anvers Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology 32: 1779-1788.

Day, T.A., Ruhland C.T., Strauss S.L., Park J.H., Krieg M., Krna M.A. and D.M. Bryant. (2009) Response of plants and the dominant microarthropod, Cryptopygus antarcticus, to warming and contrasting precipitation regimes in Antarctic tundra. Global Change Biology 15: 1640-1651.

Day T.A., Ruhland C.T. and F. Xiong. (2008) Warming increases aboveground biomass and C stocks in vascular-plant dominated Antarctic tundra. Global Change Biology 14: 1827-1843.

Ruhland C.T., Fogal M.J., Buyarski C.R. and M.A. Krna. (2007) Solar ultraviolet-B radiation increases total phenolic content and ferric-reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) in Avena sativa. Molecules 12: 1220-1232.

Day, T.A., Zhang, E.T. and C.T. Ruhland. (2007) Exposure to solar UV-B radiation accelerates mass and lignin loss of Larrea tridentata in the Sonoran Desert. Plant Ecology 193: 185-194.

Park, J.H., Day, T.A., Strauss S. and C.T. Ruhland. (2007) Biogeochemical pools and fluxes of carbon and nitrogen in a maritime Antarctic tundra near Penguin colonies along the Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology 30: 199-207.

Biscoe Sampling

Ruhland, C.T., Xiong, F.S., Clark, W.D. and T.A. Day. (2005) The influence of ultraviolet-B radiation on hydroxycinnamic acids, flavonoids and growth of Deschampsia antarctica during the springtime ozone depletion season in Antarctica. Photochemistry and Photobiology 81:1086-1093.

Convey, P., Pugh, P.J.A., Jackson, C., Murray, A.W., Ruhland, C.T., Xiong, F.S. and T.A. Day. (2002) Response of terrestrial microarthropods to multifactorial climate manipulation over a four year period. Ecology 11: 3130-3140.

Xiong, F.S., Ruhland, C.T. and T.A. Day. (2002) Effects of solar ultraviolet-B radiation on growth of Colobanthus quitensis at Palmer Station, Antarctica. Global Change Biology 8: 1146-1155.

Ruhland C.T. and T.A. Day. (2001) The influence of ultraviolet-B radiation on survivorship, growth and pigment concentrations in Colobanthus quitensis seedlings, and size and longevity of seedbanks in Antarctica. Environmental and Experimental Botany 45: 143-154.

Day, T.A., C.T. Ruhland and F.S. Xiong (2001) Influence of ultraviolet-B radiation on Antarctic terrestrial plants: results from a four-year field study. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 62: 78-87.

Zodiac Travel

Ruhland C.T. and T.A. Day. (2000) Effects of ultraviolet-B radiation on leaf elongation, production and phenylpropanoid concentrations in Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis in Antarctica. Physiologia Plantarum 109: 244-251.

Xiong F., C.T. Ruhland and T.A. Day. (1999) Photosynthetic temperature response of the Antarctic vascular plants Colobanthus quitensis and Deschampsia antarctica. Physiologia Plantarum 106: 276-286

Day T.A., C.T. Ruhland, C.W. Grobe and F. Xiong. (1999) Growth and reproduction of Antarctic vascular plants in response to warming and UV-radiation reductions in the field. Oecologia 119: 24-35.

Ruhland C.T. and B.M. Stout. (1999) Case-building efficiency of Pycnopsyche gentilis: Early versus late successional leaves. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science 71: 37-47

Day T.A., C.T. Ruhland and F.S. Xiong (1998) Response of Antarctic vascular plants to UV-B radiation and warming. Antarctic Journal of the United States 33: 136-139.

Grobe C.W., C.T. Ruhland and T.A. Day. (1997) A new population of the vascular plant Colobanthus quitentsis (Kunth) Bartl. at Arthur Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula: Correlating recruitment with warmer summer air temperatures. Arctic and Alpine Research 29: 217-221.

Day T.A., C.T. Ruhland and F. Xiong (1997) Impacts of UV-B radiation and regional warming on Antarctic vascular plants. Antarctic Journal of the United States 32: 155-157.

Ruhland C.T. and T.A. Day. (1996) Changes in ultraviolet-B radiation screening effectiveness with leaf age in Rhododendron maximum. Plant, Cell and Environment 19: 740-746.

Day T.A., B.W. Howells and C.T. Ruhland. (1996) Changes in growth and pigment concentrations with leaf age in pea under modulated UV-B field treatments. Plant, Cell and Environment 19: 101-108.

Sullivan J.H., B.W. Howells, C.T. Ruhland and T.A. Day. (1996) Changes in leaf expansion and epidermal screening effectiveness in Liquidambar styraciflua and Pinus taeda in response to UV-B radiation. Physiologia Plantarum 97: 349-357.

Day T.A., C.T. Ruhland and C.W. Grobe (1996) Impacts of climate change on Antarctic vascular plants: Warming and ultraviolet-B radiation. Antarctic Journal of the United States 31: 226-227.