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UA Fayetteville Faculty

Kusum Naithani

Kusum Naithani

Assistant Professor

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(BISC)-Biological Sciences

Phone: 479-575-3653

Fax: 479-575-4010

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Landscape and Ecosystem Ecology, Ecohydrology, Plant Ecophysiology, Land-Atmosphere Interactions, Spatio-Temporal Modeling, Bayesian Statistics.

Landscape and Ecosystem Ecology, Ecohydrology, Plant Ecophysiology, Spatio-Temporal Modeling, Bayesian Statistics.

Landscape Ecology (Spring)

General Ecology (Fall)

Ph.D., University of Wyoming

M.Sc., G. B. P. University of Agriculture and Technology

B. Sc., University of Lucknow

Moon J. B., Wardrop D. H., Bruns M. A. V., Miller R. M., and Naithani K. J. (2016) Land-use and land-cover effects on soil microbial community abundance and composition in headwater riparian wetlands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 97: 215 – 233.

Joshi N. K., Rajotte E. G., Naithani K. J., Krawczyk G. & Hull L. A. (2016) Population dynamics and flight phenology model of codling moth differ between commercial and abandoned apple orchard ecosystems. Frontiers in Physiology, 7:408. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00408

Cleary M.B., Naithani K.J., Ewers B.E. & Pendall E. (2015) Upscaling CO2 fluxes using leaf, soil and chamber measurements across successional growth stages in a sagebrush steppe ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environments 121:43-51. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.05.013

Naithani K.J., Ewers B.E., Adelman J.D. & Siemens D.H. (2014) Abiotic and biotic controls on local spatial distribution and performance of a Boechera stricta population. Frontiers in Plant Science, 22 July 2014 | doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00348

Naithani K.J., Baldwin D.C., Gaines K.P., Lin H. & Eissenstat D.M. (2013) Spatial distribution of tree species governs the spatio-temporal interaction of leaf area index and soil moisture across a forested landscape. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58704 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058704

Naithani K.J., Ewers B.E. & Pendall E. (2012) Sap flux-scaled transpiration and stomatal conductance response to soil and atmospheric drought in a semi-arid sagebrush ecosystem. Journal of Hydrology, 464-465: 176-185.  

Smithwick E.A.H., Naithani K.J., Balser T.C., Romme W.H. & Turner M.G. (2012) Post-fire spatial patterns of soil nitrogen mineralization and microbial abundance. PLoS ONE 7(11): e50597. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050597

Biddinger D.J., Joshi N.K., Rajotte E.G., Halbrendt N.O., Pulig C., Naithani K.J. & Vaughn M. (2013). An immunomarking method to determine the foraging patterns of Osmia cornifrons and resulting fruit set in a cherry orchard. Apidologie, 44: 738-749. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-013-0221-x

Kwon H., Pendall E., Ewers B.E., Cleary M. & Naithani K. (2008) Spring drought regulates summer net ecosystem CO2 exchange in a sagebrush steppe-ecosystem. Agricultural & Forest Meteorology, 148: 381-391.