Si Gao

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Si Gao

PhD candidate, Forest & Conservation Science



M.S., Environmental & Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, 2016

B.S., Environmental Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 2014

Research Interests

Biochar effects on soil N and P dynamics in managed systems

Functions of pyrogenic carbon in terrestrial ecosystems

Agricultural and forest management practices on ecosystem function

Field of Study

Soil Biogeochemistry, Soil Microbial Ecology, Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Selected Publications

Gao, S. & T.H. DeLuca. 2019.  Use of microdialysis to assess short-term soil soluble N dynamics with biochar additions.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry 136: 107512.  doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.06.008

Gao, S., T.H. DeLuca & C.C. Cleveland. 2019.  Biochar additions alter phosphorus and nitrogen availability in agricultural ecosystems: A meta-analysis.  Science of the Total Environment 654: 463-472.  doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.124

Gao, S. & T.H. DeLuca. 2018.  Wood biochar impacts soil phosphorus dynamics and microbial communities in organically-managed croplands.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry 126: 144-150.  doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.09.002 

Gao, S., K. Hoffman-Krull & T.H. DeLuca. 2017.  Soil biochemical properties and crop productivity following application of locally produced wood biochar at organic farms on Waldron Island, WA.  Biogeochemistry 136: 31-46.  doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0379-9

Gao, S., K. Hoffman-Krull, A.L. Bidwell & T.H. DeLuca. 2016.  Locally produced wood biochar increases nutrient retention and availability in agricultural soils of the San Juan Islands, USA.  Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 233: 43-54.  doi:10.1016/j.agee.2016.08.028