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Eash, L., S.J. Fonte, K. Sonder, N. Honsdorf, A. Schmidt, B. Govaerts, and N. Verhulst (2019) Factors contributing to maize and bean yield gaps in Central America vary with site and agroecological context. Journal of Agricultural Science in press

Webster, E., A.C.M. Gaudin, M. Pulleman, P. Siles, and S.J. Fonte* (2019) Improved pastures support early indicators of soil restoration in low-input agroecosystems of Nicaragua. Environmental Management 64: 201-212.

Melman D.A., C. Kelly, J. Schneekloth, F. Calderon, and S.J. Fonte* (2019) Tillage and residue management drive rapid changes in soil macrofauna communities and soil properties in a semiarid cropping system of Eastern Colorado. Applied Soil Ecology 143: 98-106.

Fonte, S.J.*, C. Botero, D.C. Quintero, P. Lavelle and C. van Kessel (2019) Earthworms regulate plant productivity and efficacy of soil fertility amendments in acid soils of the Colombian Llanos. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 129: 136-143.

Caulfield, M., J. Bouniol, S.J. Fonte, and A. Kessler (2019) How rural out-migrations drive changes to farm and land management: A case study from the rural Andes. Land Use Policy 81: 594-603.

Ramírez, P.B. F.J. Calderón, S.J. Fonte, and C.A. Bonilla (2019) Environmental controls and long-term changes on carbon stocks under agricultural lands. Soil and Tillage Research 186: 310-321.

Garcia, E.D., P. Siles, L. Eash, R. van der Hoek, S.M. Smukler, S.P. Kearney, and S.J. Fonte* (2019) Participatory evaluation of improved grasses and forage legumes for smallholder livestock production in Central America. Experimental Agriculture 55:776-792.

Kearney, S.P., S.J. Fonte, E. García, K.M. Chan, P. Siles, and S.M. Smukler (2019) Evaluating ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies from slash-and-mulch agroforestry systems in El Salvador. Ecological Indicators 105: 264-278.

Sherrod, L.A., G. McMaster, J.A. Delgado, M.E. Schipanski, S.J. Fonte, R.L. Montenieri, and K. Larson (2018) Soil carbon pools in dryland agroecosystems as impacted by several years of drought. Journal of Environmental Quality 47: 766-773.

Junaidi, J., C. Kallenbach, P. Byrne, and S.J. Fonte (2018) Root traits and root biomass allocation impact how wheat genotypes respond to organic amendments and earthworms. PLOS ONE 13: e0200646.

Rosenzweig, S., S.J. Fonte, and M. Schipanski (2018) Intensifying rotations increases soil carbon, fungi, and aggregation in semi-arid agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 258: 14-22.

Manning, D.T., S. Lurbé, T. Trout, L. Comas, N. Flynn, and S.J. Fonte  (2018) Economic viability of deficit irrigation in the Western US. Agricultural Water Management 196: 114-123.

Kearney, S.P., S.J. Fonte, E. García, and S.M. Smukler (2018) Improving the utility of erosion pins: absolute value of pin height change as an indicator of relative erosion rates. Catena 163: 427-432.

Margenot A.J., B.K. Paul, R.R. Sommer, M.M. Pulleman, S.J. Parikh, L.E. Jackson, and S.J. Fonte (2017) Biochemical proxies indicate differences in soil C cycling induced by long-term tillage and residue management in a tropical agroecosystem. Plant and Soil 420: 315-329.

Wyckhuys, K.A.G., D.D. Burra, D.H. Tran, I. Graziosi, A.J. Walter, T.G. Nguyen, H.N. Trong, B.V. Le, T.T.N. Le, and S.J. Fonte (2017) Soil fertility regulates invasive herbivore performance and top-down control in tropical agroecosystems of Southeast Asia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 249: 38-49.

Kearney, S.P., K.M.A. Chan, N.C. Coops, S.J. Fonte, P. Siles, and S.M. Smukler (2017) Predicting carbon benefits from climate-smart agriculture: high-resolution carbon mapping and uncertainty assessment in El Salvador. Journal of Environmental Management 202: 287-298.

Wang, D., S.J. Fonte, S.J. Parikh, J. Six, and K. Scow (2017) Biochar additions can enhance soil structure and the physical stabilization of C in aggregates. Geoderma 303: 110-117.

de Valença, A.W., S.J. Vanek, K. Meza, R. Ccanto, E. Olivera, M. Scurrah, E.A. Lantinga, and S.J. Fonte* (2017) Land use as a driver of soil fertility and biodiversity across an agricultural landscape in the Central Peruvian Andes. Ecological Applications 27: 1138-1154.

Margenot A.J., B.K. Paul, R.R. Sommer, M.M. Pulleman, S.J. Parikh, L.E. Jackson, and S.J. Fonte (2017). Can conservation agriculture improve P availability in weathered soils? Effects of tillage and residue management on soil P status after 9 years in a Kenyan Oxisol. Soil and Tillage Research 166: 157-166.

La Hue, G.T., M.A. Adviento-Borbe, B.A. Linquist, C. van Kessel, and S.J. Fonte (2016) Residual effects of fertilization history increase nitrous oxide emissions from zero-N controls: Implications for estimating fertilizer-induced emission factors. Journal of Environmental Quality 45: 1501-1508.

Lavelle, P., S. Dolédec, X. Arnauld de Sartre, T. Decaëns, V. Gond, M. Grimaldi, J. Oszwald, B. Hubert, B. Ramirez, I. Veiga, S. de Souza, W. Santos de Assis, F. Michelotti, M. Martins, A. Feijoo, P. Bommel, P. Chacon, T. Desjardins, S.J. Fonte, M.P. Hurtado; P. Lena, T. Lima, R. Marichal, D. Mitja, I.Miranda, T. Otero, C. Praxedes, R. Poccard, P. de Robert, G. Rodriguez, C. Sanabria, S. Tselouiko, G. Brown, A. Velasquez, E. Velasquez and J. Velasquez (2016) Unsustainable landscapes of deforested Amazonia: an analysis of the relationships among landscapes and the social, economic and environmental profiles of farms at different ages following deforestation. Global Environmental Change 40: 137-155.

De Palma, A., S. Abrahamczyk, M.A. Aizen, and 50+ coauthors (2016) Predicting bee community responses to land-use changes: Effects of geographic and taxonomic biases. Scientific Reports 6: 31153.

Murphy, R., J. Six, B. Govaerts, J. Montes-Molina, C. van Kessel, and S.J. Fonte* (2016) Crop residue retention enhances soil properties and nitrogen cycling in smallholder maize systems of Chiapas, Mexico. Applied Soil Ecology 103: 110-116.

Sanabria, C., F. Dubs, P. Lavelle, S.J. Fonte, and S. Barot (2016) Influence of regions, land uses and soil properties on termite and ant communities in agricultural landscapes of the Colombian Llanos. European Journal of Soil Biology 74: 81-92.

Blankinship, J.C., S.J. Fonte, J. Six, and J.P. Schimel (2016) Plant versus microbial controls on soil aggregate stability in a seasonally dry ecosystem. Geoderma 272: 39–50.

Nesper, M., E.K. Bünemann, S.J. Fonte, J.E. Velásquez, I.M. Rao, E. Frossard, and A. Oberson (2015) Pasture degradation decreases organic P content of tropical soils due to soil structural decline. Geoderma 257-258: 123-133.

Sanabria, C., P. Lavelle, and S.J. Fonte* (2014) Ants as indicators of soil-based ecosystem services in agroecosystems of the Colombian Llanos. Applied Soil Ecology 84: 24-30.

Lavelle, P., N. Rodríguez , O. Arguello, J. Bernal, C. Botero, P. Chaparro, Y. Gómez, A. Gutiérrez, M.P. Hurtado, S. Loaiza, E. Rodríguez , C. Sanabria, E. Velásquez, and S.J. Fonte (2014) Soil ecosystem services and land use in the rapidly changing Orinoco River Basin of eastern Colombia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 185: 106-117.

Fonte, S.J.*, D. Hegglin, M. Nesper, J.E. Velásquez, B. Ramirez, I.M. Rao, S. Bernasconi E.K. Bünemann, E. Frossard, and A. Oberson (2014) Pasture degradation impacts soil phosphorus storage via changes to aggregate-associated soil organic matter in highly weathered tropical soils of Caquetá, Colombia. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 68: 150-157.

Hudson, L., T Newbold, S. Contu, and 50+ coauthors (2014) The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution 4: 4701-4735

Lubbers, I., K.J. van Groenigen, S.J. Fonte, J. Six, L. Brussaard, and J.W. van Groenigen (2013) Greenhouse gas emissions from soils increased by earthworms. Nature Climate Change 3: 187-194.

Rousseau, L., S.J. Fonte*, O. Téllez, R. van der Hoek, and P. Lavelle (2013) Soil macrofauna as indicators of soil quality and land use impacts in smallholder agroecosystems of western Nicaragua. Ecological Indicators 27: 71–82.

Fonte, S.J.*, D.C. Quintero, Velásquez, E., and P. Lavelle (2012) Interactive effects of earthworms and plants on the physical stabilization of soil organic matter. Plant and Soil 359: 205-214.

Kearney, S., S.J. Fonte*, A. Salomon, J. Six, and K.M. Scow (2012). Forty percent revenue increase by combining organic and mineral nutrient amendments in Ugandan smallholder market vegetable production. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 32: 831-839.

Fonte, S.J.*, S. Vanek, P. Oyarzun, S. Parsa, I. Rao, D.C. Quintero, and P. Lavelle. (2012) Pathways to agroecological intensification of soil fertility management by smallholder farmers in the Andean highlands. Advances in Agronomy 116: 125-184.

Velásquez, E., S.J. Fonte*, S. Barot, M. Grimaldi, T. Desjardins, and P. Lavelle. (2012) Soil macrofauna-mediated impacts of plant species composition on soil functioning in Amazonian pastures. Applied Soil Ecology 56: 43-50.

Schowalter, D., S.J. Fonte, J. Geaghan, and J. Wang (2011) Effects of manipulated herbivore inputs on nutrient flux and decomposition in a tropical rainforest in Puerto Rico. Oecologia 176: 1141-1149.

Briar, S.S., S.J. Fonte*, I. Park., J. Six, K.M. Scow, and H. Ferris (2011) The distribution of nematodes and soil microbial communities across soil aggregate fractions and farm management systems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 905-914.

Fonte, S.J.* and J. Six (2010) Earthworms and litter management contributions to ecosystem services in a tropical agroforestry system. Ecological Applications 20: 1061-1073.

Fonte, S.J.*, E. Barrios, and J. Six (2010) Earthworms, soil fertility and aggregate-associated organic matter dynamics in the Quesungual agroforestry system of western Honduras. Geoderma 155: 320-328.

Fonte, S.J.*, E. Barrios, and J. Six (2010) Earthworm impacts on soil organic matter and fertilizer dynamics in tropical hillside agroecosystems of Honduras. Pedobiologia 53: 327-335.

Smukler, S.M., S. Sánchez-Moreno, S.J. Fonte, H. Ferris, K. Klonsky, A.T. O’Geen, K.M. Scow, K.L. Steenwerth, and L.E. Jackson. (2010) Biodiversity and multiple ecosystem functions in an organic farmscape. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 139: 80-97.

Fonte, S.J.*, E. Yeboah, P. Ofori, G.W. Quansah, B. Vanlauwe, and J. Six (2009) Fertilizer and residue quality effects on organic matter stabilization in soil aggregates. Soil Science Society of America Journal 73: 961-966.

Kong, A.Y.Y., S.J. Fonte, C. van Kessel, and J. Six (2009) Transitioning from standard to minimum tillage: Trade-offs between soil organic matter stabilization, nitrous oxide emissions, and N availability in irrigated cropping systems. Soil and Tillage Research 104: 256-262.

Fonte, S.J.*, T. Winsome, and J. Six (2009) Earthworm populations in relation to soil organic matter dynamics and management in California tomato cropping systems. Applied Soil Ecology 41: 206-214.

Fonte, S.J.*, A.Y.Y. Kong, C. van Kessel, P.F. Hendrix and J. Six (2007) Influence of earthworm activity on aggregate-associated carbon and nitrogen dynamics differs with agroecosystem management. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39: 1014-1022.

Kong, A.Y.Y., S.J. Fonte, C. van Kessel, and J. Six (2007) Soil aggregates control N cycling efficiency in long-term conventional and alternative cropping systems. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 79: 45 -58.

Fonte, S.J. and T.D. Schowalter (2005) The influence of a neotropical herbivore (Lamponius portoricensis) on nutrient cycling and soil processes. Oecologia 146: 423-431.

Fonte, S.J. and T.D. Schowalter (2004) Decomposition of greenfall vs. senescent foliage in a tropical forest ecosystem in Puerto Rico. Biotropica 36(4): 474-482.

Rinker, H.B., M.D. Lowman, M.D. Hunter, T.D. Schowalter, and S.J. Fonte (2001) Literature review: canopy herbivory and soil ecology, the top-down impact of forest processes. Selbyana 22:225-231.

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Other Publications

Meza, K., S. Vanek, R. Ccanto; M. Scurrah, E. Olivera and S.J. Fonte (2017) Importancia de los servicios ecosistémicos en un paisaje andino de la sierra central del Perú. LEISA – revísta de Agroecologia 33 (1): 15-18.

Fonte, S.J. and A.Y.Y. Kong (2016) Polyculture and covercrops – contribution to Chapter IV: Soil Biodiversity: Threats and Interventions in Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas.

Fonte, S.J., S. Vanek, P. Oyarzun, S. Parsa, I. Rao, D.C. Quintero, and P. Lavelle (2012) Explorando Opciones Agroecológicas para el Manejo de la Fertilidad del Suelo en Sistemas de Agricultura en pequeña escala de las Zonas Alto-Andinas. Report for the McKnight Foundation.

Kong. A.Y.Y., R. Gentile, P. Chivenge, S.J. Fonte, and J. Six (2010) Trade-Offs Associated with Using Soil C Sequestration as Climate Change Mitigation, book chapter in   “Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Impact, Adaptation, and Mitigation  (D. Hillel and C. Rosenzweig, Eds.) Imperial College Press, London, UK.

Fonte, S.J. and T.D. Schowalter (2004) Decomposition in forest canopies, book chapter in  “Forest Canopies” (M.D. Lowman and H.B. Rinker, Eds.) Elsevier/Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

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