Will Wieder, PostDoc


With training as an experimental soil biogeochemist I'm interested in evaluating and improving Earth System models by incorporating ecological theory and observations.

Research Interests

  • biochemistry
  • carbon cycle
  • climate change
  • forest ecology

Recent Publications

  • Bonan G, M Hartman, W Parton, W Wieder (in press). Evaluating litter decomposition in earth system models with long-term litterbag experiments: An example using the Community Land Model version 4 (CLM4). Global Change Biology
  • Wieder WR, et al. (in press). Experimental removal and addition of leaf litter inputs reduces nitrate production and loss in a lowland tropical forest. Biogeochemistry
  • Leff JW, WR Wieder, PG Taylor, AR Townsend, DR Nemergut, AS Grandy, CC Cleveland (2012). Experimental litterfall manipulation drives large and rapid changes in soil carbon cycling in a wet tropical forest. Global Change Biology 18: 2969-2979. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02749.x
  • Pinder, RW, ND Bettez, GB Bonan, TL Greaver, WR Wieder, WH Schlesinger, EA Davidson. (2012). Impacts of human alteration of the nitrogen cycle in the US on radiative forcing. Biogeochemistry doi: 10.1007/s10533-012-9787-z*
  • Wieder WR, CC Cleveland, CC, AR Townsend (2011). Throughfall exclusion and leaf litter manipulation drive higher rates of soil N2O emissions from a lowland wet tropical forest. Global Change Biology 17: 3195–3207.
  • Wieder, WR, CC Cleveland, AR Townsend (2009). Controls over leaf litter decomposition in wet tropical forests. Ecology 90: 3333–334.


PHD, University of Colorado, Boulder, Ecology
MA, Colorado College, Education
BA, Colorado College, Biological Sciences