Markus Weiler

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Widespread, rapid, drought-, and infestation-triggered tree mortality is emerging as a phenomenon affecting forests globally and may be linked to increasing temperatures and drought frequency and severity. The ecohydrological consequences of forest dieoff have been little studied and remain highly uncertain. To explore this knowledge gap, we apply the(More)
[1] Hydrographs are an enticing focus for hydrologic research: they are readily available hydrological data that integrate the variety of terrestrial runoff generation processes and upstream routing. Notwithstanding, new techniques to glean information from the hydrograph are lacking. After early approaches of graphically separating streamflow components,(More)
On 4 July 2005, many observatories around the world and in space observed the collision of Deep Impact with comet 9P/Tempel 1 or its aftermath. This was an unprecedented coordinated observational campaign. These data show that (i) there was new material after impact that was compositionally different from that seen before impact; (ii) the ratio of dust mass(More)
Institute for Water and Watersheds and Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-5706, USA; School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 3UF UK Virginia Water Resources Research Center & Department of Forestry Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA Isotope Hydrology(More)
[1] Field studies in watershed hydrology continue to characterize and catalogue the enormous heterogeneity and complexity of rainfall runoff processes in more and more watersheds, in different hydroclimatic regimes, and at different scales. Nevertheless, the ability to generalize these findings to ungauged regions remains out of reach. In spite of their(More)
Soil microbial communities play an important role in forest ecosystem functioning, but how climate change will affect the community composition and consequently bacterial functions is poorly understood. We assessed the effects of reduced precipitation with the aim of simulating realistic future drought conditions for one growing season on the bacterial(More)
[1] Generalizable process knowledge on hillslope hydrological dynamics is still very poor, yet indispensable for numerous theoretical and practical applications. To gain insight into the organization of hillslope hydrological dynamics we intercompared 90 observations of shallow water table dynamics at three neighboring large-scale (33 75 m) hillslopes with(More)
Climate projections predict higher precipitation variability with more frequent dry extremes1. CO2 assimilation of forests decreases during drought, either by stomatal closure2 or by direct environmental control of sink tissue activities3. Ultimately, drought effects on forests depend on the ability of forests to recover, but the mechanisms controlling(More)
[1] One of the greatest challenges in the field of hillslope hydrology is conceptualizing and parameterizing the effects of lateral preferential flow. Our current physically based and conceptual models often ignore such behavior. However, for addressing issues of land use change, water quality, and other predictions where flow amount and components of flow(More)