College of Agricultural Sciences Personnel Profile
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Maria Francesca Cotrufo
Professor
Soil and Crop Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Nesb Building, Room B250
Phone:
970-491-6056
Education:
  • BS, University of Naples, Italy; Biology
  • Ph D, Lancaster Univ/Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, UK; Soil Ecology

Earned a B.Sc. from the University of Naples, Italy and a PhD from the University of Lancaster, UK. Prior to work at CSU, she was professor of ecology at the Second University of Naples, Italy.

da Silva Oliveira, Dener Márcio, , Paustian, Keith H, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Fiallos, Amanda Rocha, Cerqueira, Andressa Goncalves, Cerri, Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino, (2017) Assessing labile organic carbon in soils undergoing land use change in Brazil: A comparison of approaches Ecological Indicators 72 411–419

Rhoades, Charles C, Minatre, Kerri L, Pierson, Derek N, Fegel, Timothy S, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Kelly, Eugene F, (2017) Examining the Potential of Forest Residue-Based Amendments for Post-Wildfire Rehabilitation in Colorado, USA Scientifica 2017

McKee, Georgina A, Soong, Jennifer L, Caldéron, Francisco, Borch, Thomas, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) An integrated spectroscopic and wet chemical approach to investigate grass litter decomposition chemistry Biogeochemistry 128 1-2 107–123

Soong, Jennifer L, Dam, Marie, Wall, Diana H, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) Belowground biological responses to pyrogenic organic matter and litter inputs in grasslands Functional Ecology

Martinez, Cristina, Alberti, Giorgio, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Magnani, Federico, Zanotelli, Damiano, Camin, Federica, Gianelle, Damiano, Cescatti, Alessandro, Rodeghiero, Mirco, (2016) Belowground carbon allocation patterns as determined by the in-growth soil core 13 C technique across different ecosystem types Geoderma 263 140–150

Foster, Erika Jean, Hansen, Neil Charles, Wallenstein, Matt, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) Biochar and manure amendments impact soil nutrients and microbial enzymatic activities in a semi-arid irrigated maize cropping system Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 233 404–414

Ramlow, Matthew, Keske, Catherine, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) "Biochar in Colorado" Colorado State University Agricultural Extension Bulletin

Jiang, Xinyu, Denef, Karolien, Stewart, Catherine E, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) Controls and dynamics of biochar decomposition and soil microbial abundance, composition, and carbon use efficiency during long-term biochar-amended soil incubations Biology and Fertility of Soils 52 1 1–14

Haddix, Michelle, Paul, Eldor A, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) Dual, differential isotope labeling shows the preferential movement of labile plant constituents into mineral-bonded soil organic matter Global change biology

Shaw, Elizabeth Ashley, Denef, Karolien, de Tomasel, Cecilia Milano, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Wall, Diana H, (2016) Fire affects root decomposition, soil food web structure, and carbon flow in tallgrass prairie SOIL 2 199-210

Soong, Jennifer, Dam, Miriam, Wall, Diana, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) Fire in the tallgrass prairie: belowground biological responses to pyrogenic organic matter inputs and fire history Journal of Functional Ecology

Smith, Pete, (2016) Global Change Pressures on Soils from Land Use and Management Global Change Biology

Jiang, Xinyu, Haddix, Michelle, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) Interactions between biochar and soil organic carbon decomposition: Effects of nitrogen and low molecular weight carbon compound addition Soil Biology and Biochemistry 100 92–101

Bingham, Andrew H, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) Organic nitrogen storage in mineral soil: Implications for policy and management Science of the Total Environment 551 116–126

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Boot, Claudia, Abiven, Samuel, Foster, Erika Jean, Haddix, Michelle, Reisser, Moritz, Wurster, Christopher M, Bird, Michael I, Schmidt, Michael WI, (2016) Quantification of pyrogenic carbon in the environment: An integration of analytical approaches Organic Geochemistry 100 42–50

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Boot, Claudia, Kampf, Stephanie K, Nelson, Peter August, Brogan, Daniel Joseph, Covino, Tim, Haddix, Michelle, MacDonald, Lee H, Rathburn, Sarah, Ryan-Bukett, Sandra, others, , (2016) Redistribution of pyrogenic carbon from hillslopes to stream corridors following a large montane wildfire Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30 9 1348–1355

Andres, Pilar, Moore, John C, Simpson, Rodney Thomas, Selby, Greg N, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Denef, Karolien, Haddix, Michelle, Shaw, Elisabeth, Milano de Tomasel, Maria Cecilia, Molowny, R, Wall, Diana, (2016) Soil food web stability in response to grazing in a semi-arid prairie: the importance of soil heterogeneity Soil Biology and Biochemistry 97 131-143

Soong, Jennifer L, Vandegehuchte, Martijn L, Horton, Andrew J, Nielsen, Uffe N, Denef, Karolien, Shaw, Elizabeth Ashley, de Tomasel, Cecilia Milano, Parton, William J, Wall, Diana H, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) Soil microarthropods support ecosystem productivity and soil C accrual: evidence from a litter decomposition study in the tallgrass prairie Soil Biology and Biochemistry 92 230–238

Mitchell, Elaine, Scheer, Clemens, Rowlings, David W, Conant, Richard T, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, van Delden, Lona, Grace, Peter R, (2016) The influence of above-ground residue input and incorporation on GHG fluxes and stable SOM formation in a sandy soil Soil Biology and Biochemistry 101 104–113

Campbell, Eleanor Elizabeth, Parton, William J, Soong, Jennifer L, Paustian, Keith H, Hobbs, Nicholas Thompson, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2016) Using litter chemistry controls on microbial processes to partition litter carbon fluxes with the litter decomposition and leaching (LIDEL) model Soil Biology and Biochemistry 100 160–174

Smith, Pete, House, Joanna I., Bustamante, Mercedes, Sobocka, Jaroslava, Harper, Richard, Pan, Genxing, West, Paul C., Clark, Joanna M., Adhya, Tapan, Rumpel, Cornelia, Paustian, Keith H, Kuikman, Peter, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Elliott, Jane A., McDowell, Richard, Griffiths, Robert I., Asakawa, Susumu, Bondeau, Alberte, Jain, Atul K., Meersmans, Jeroen, Pugh, Thomas A. M., (2016) Global change pressures on soils from land use and management GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY 22 3 1008-1028

Soong, Jennifer L, Parton, William J, Calderon, Francisco, Campbell, Eleanor Elizabeth, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2015) A new conceptual model on the fate and controls of fresh and pyrolized plant litter decomposition Biogeochemistry 124 1-3 27–44

Soong, Jennifer L, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2015) Annual burning of a tallgrass prairie inhibits C and N cycling in soil, increasing recalcitrant pyrogenic organic matter storage while reducing N availability Global change biology 21 6 2321–2333

Smith, P, Cotrufo, MF, Rumpel, C, Paustian, Keith H, Kuikman, PJ, Elliott, JA, McDowell, R, Griffiths, RI, Asakawa, S, Bustamante, M, others, , (2015) Biogeochemical cycles and biodiversity as key drivers of ecosystem services provided by soils Soil Discussions 2 1 537–586

Shaw, Elisabeth, Denef, Karolien, Milano de Tomasel, Cecilia, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Wall, Diana, (2015) Burning Management in the tallgrass prairie affects root decomposition, soil food web structure and carbon flow Soil Discussion 2 923-953

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Kuikman, Peter, (2015) "Chapter.2.2: Soils and the Nutrient Cycle" FAO

Charteris, AF, Knowles, TDJ, Michaelides, K, Evershed, RP, (2015) Compound-specific 15N stable isotope probing of N assimilation by the soil microbial biomass: a new methodological paradigm in soil N cycling SOIL Discussions 2 1135–1160

Jiang, Xinyu, Denef, Karolien, Stewart, Catherine, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2015) Controls and dynamics of biochar decay and soil microbial abundance, carbon use efficiency during long-term biochar-amended soil incubations Soil Biology and Biochemistry 10

Jiang, Xinyu, Denef, Karolien, Stewart, Catherine, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2015) Controls and dynamics of biochar decomposition and soil microbial abundance, composition, and carbon use efficiency during long-term biochar-amended soil incubations. Biology and Fertility of Soils

Boot, CM, Haddix, Michelle, Paustian, Keith H, Cotrufo, MF, (2015) Distribution of black carbon in ponderosa pine forest floor and soils following the High Park wildfire Biogeosciences 12 10 3029–3039

Hüppi, R, Felber, R, Neftel, A, Six, J, Leifeld, J, (2015) Effect of biochar and liming on soil nitrous oxide emissions from a temperate maize cropping system The Soil 1 707–717

Morugán-Coronado, A, García-Orenes, F, Cerdà, A, (2015) Effect of land management on soil properties in flood irrigated citrus orchards in Eastern Spain SOIL Discussions 2 1 1–27

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Soong, Jennifer L, Horton, Andrew J, Campbell, Eleanor Elizabeth, Haddix, Michelle, Wall, Diana H, Parton, William J, (2015) Formation of soil organic matter via biochemical and physical pathways of litter mass loss Nature Geoscience

Kardanpour, Z, Jacobsen, OS, Esbensen, KH, (2015) Local versus field scale soil heterogeneity characterization–a challenge for representative sampling in pollution studies Soil 1 695–705

Bingham, A, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2015) Organic nitrogen storage in mineral soil: implications for policy and management Soil Discussions 2 587–618

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Soong, Jennifer, Horton, Andrew, Haddix, Michelle, Campbell, Eleanor, Wall, Diana, Parton, William, (2015) Soil organic matter formation from biochemical and physical pathways of litter mass loss Nature Geosciences

Montanarella, Luca, Pennock, Dan, McKenzie, Neil, Badraoui, Mohamed, Chude, Victor, Costa, Isaurinda Dos Santos Baptista, , Mamo, Tekalign, Yemefack, Martin, Aulakh, Milkha Singh, Yagi, Kazuyuki, others, , (2015) World’s soils are under threat World 2 1263–1272

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Soong, J, Horton, AJ, Campbell, EE, Parton, WJ, (2014) "Above-Ground Litter-Derived C and N Stabilization in SOM: The Key Role of Dissolved Organic Matter Leaching and Litter Fragmentation" 1 01

Gomez, JD, Denef, Karolien, Stewart, CE, Zheng, Jiyong, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2014) Biochar addition rate influences soil microbial abundance and activity in temperate soils European Journal of Soil Science 65 1 28–39

Jandl, Robert, Rodeghiero, Mirco, Martinez, Cristina, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Bampa, Francesca, van Wesemael, Bas, Harrison, Robert B, Guerrini, Irae Amaral, deB Richter, Daniel, Rustad, Lindsey, others, , (2014) Current status, uncertainty and future needs in soil organic carbon monitoring Science of the Total Environment 468 376–383

Soong, Jennifer L, Reuss, Dan, Pinney, Colin M, Boyack, Ty W, Haddix, Michelle, Stewart, Catherine E, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2014) Design and operation of a continuous 13C and 15N labeling chamber for uniform or differential, metabolic and structural, plant isotope labeling Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE 83

Fulton-Smith, SE, Cotrufo, MF, (2014) "Digging Deeper: The Importance of Litter Quality and Rooting Depth on Soil Organic Matter Stabilization in Agroecosystems" 1 0059

Lavallee, JM, Cotrufo, MF, Paul, EA, Conant, RT, (2014) "Disentangling controls on mineral-stabilized soil organic matter using a slurry incubation" 1 0080

Zhu, Xudong, Tang, Jing, Riley, WJ, Wallenstein, MD, Cotrufo, MF, Machmuller, MB, Lynch, Laurel, (2014) "Evaluation of a Thermodynamically Based Soil Microbial Decomposition Model Based on a 13c Tracer Study in Arctic Tundra Soils" 1 0048

Soong, Jennifer, Cotrufo, MF, (2014) "Frequent burning of a tallgrass prairie increases soil C and N storage as pyrogenic organic matter, while reducing N availability" 1 0066

Soong, Jennifer, Parton, William J, Calderon, Francisco, Guilbert, Kathleen, Campbell, Nell, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2014) "From litter decomposition to soil organic matter formation: using leaf traits to predict dissolved organic carbon leaching" 16 935

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Soong, Jennifer, Vandegehuchte, Martijn L, Nguyen, Trung, Denef, Karolien, Shaw, Elizabeth Ashley, Sylvain, Zachary A, de Tomasel, Cecilia Milano, Nielsen, Uffe N, Wall, Diana H, (2014) Naphthalene addition to soil surfaces: a feasible method to reduce soil micro-arthropods with negligible direct effects on soil C dynamics Applied Soil Ecology 74 21–29

Soong, Jennifer L, Calderón, Francisco J, Betzen, Jacob, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2014) Quantification and FTIR characterization of dissolved organic carbon and total dissolved nitrogen leached from litter: a comparison of methods across litter types Plant and soil 385 1-2 125–137

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Fulton-Smith, Sarah Elizabeth, Haddix, ML, Horton, AJ, Soong, J, (2014) "Recalcitrance: An Inherent Relative Attribute of Plant Litter Describing Its Potential Decomposability" 1 01

Campbell, EE, Parton, WJ, Soong, J, Cotrufo, MF, Paustian, Keith H, (2014) "The Litter Decomposition and Leaching (LIDEL) model: modeling plant litter decomposition to CO2, dissolved organic matter and microbial products through nitrogen and lignin controls on microbial carbon use efficiency" 1 08

Boot, CM, Cotrufo, MF, Haddix, ML, Schmeer, Sarah Renee, Kampf, SK, Brogan, DJ, Nelson, PA, Rhoades, C, Ryan, SE, Rathburn, SL, others, , (2014) "Transport of Black Carbon Across the Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface Following Wildfire: Contributions of Short and Long-term Controls" 1 L06

Soong, , Calderon, , Betzen, , Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2014) Quantifying and FTIR characterizing dissolved organic carbon and total dissolved nitrogen leaching from litter: a comparison of methods across litter types Plant and Soil 385 125-137

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2014) "Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems, Introduction" Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

Alberti, G, Vicca, S, Inglima, I, Belelli-Marchesini, L, Genesio, L, Miglietta, F, Marjanovic, H, Martinez, C, Matteucci, G, D'Andrea, E, Peressotti, A, Petrella, F, Rodeghiero, M, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2014) Soil C:N stoichiometry controls carbon sink partitioning between above-ground tree biomass and soil organic matter in high fertility forests E-forest

Boot, Claudia, Haddix, Michelle, Paustian, Keith H, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2013) "ACCOUNTING FOR PYROGENIC CARBON STOCKS IN THE CACHE LA POUDRE WATERSHED FOLLOWING THE HIGH PARK FIRE"

Karolien, Denef, Ilaria Del, Galdo, Andrea, Venturi, M Francesca, Cotrufo, (2013) Assessment of soil C and N stocks and fractions across 11 European soils under varying land uses Open Journal of Soil Science 2013

Ashley, Shaw E, Cotrufo, MF, Wall, DH, (2013) "BIOMASS ESTIMATES OF NEMATODE SOIL ENERGY CHANNELS INDICATE CARBON FLOW FOR DECOMPOSITION STUDIES" 45 4 316–317

Stewart, Catherine E, Zheng, Jiyong, Botte, Jorin, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2013) Co-generated fast pyrolysis biochar mitigates green-house gas emissions and increases carbon sequestration in temperate soils GCB Bioenergy 5 2 153–164

Field, John L, Keske, Catherine MH, Birch, Greta L, DeFoort, Morgan W, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2013) Distributed biochar and bioenergy coproduction: a regionally specific case study of environmental benefits and economic impacts GCB Bioenergy 5 2 177–191

Battipaglia, Giovanna, Saurer, Matthias, Cherubini, Paolo, Calfapietra, Carlo, McCarthy, Heather R, Norby, Richard J, Francesca Cotrufo, M, (2013) Elevated CO2 increases tree-level intrinsic water use efficiency: insights from carbon and oxygen isotope analyses in tree rings across three forest FACE sites New Phytologist 197 2 544–554

Soong, J, Parton, WJ, Calderon, FJ, Guilbert, K, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2013) "Quantifying litter decomposition losses to dissolved organic carbon and respiration" 1 0275

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Alberti, G, Vicca, S, Inglima, I, Belelli-Marchesini, L, Genesio, L, Miglietta, F, Marjanovic, H, Martinez, Caitlyn Marisa Romero, Matteucci, G, others, , (2013) "Soil C: N stoichiometry controls carbon sink partitioning between above-ground tree productivity and soil organic matter in high fertility forests" 1 0476

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Wallenstein, Matthew, Boot, Claudia, Denef, Karolien, Paul, Eldor A, (2013) The Microbial Efficiency-Matrix Stabilization (MEMS) framework integrates plant litter decomposition with soil organic matter stabilization: do labile plant inputs form stable soil organic matter? Global Change Biology 19 4 988–995

Gomez, David , Denef, Karolien, Stewart, Catherine, Zheng, Jiuong, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2013) Biochar addition rate controls soil microbial abundance and activity in temperate soils European Journal of Soil Sciences Doi:10.1111/ejss.12097

Fulton-Smith, Sarah, Jahn, Courtney Elaine, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2013) "Exploring the Potential for Biofuel Crops to Sequester Carbon in the Deep Soil" Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels

Stewart, Catherine, Zheng, Jioung, Botte, Jorin, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2013) Biochar co-generated by fast pyrolysis for bio-oil production is a valuable tool to mitigate green-house gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration in temperate soils Global Change Biology Bioenergy 5 153-164

Field, John, Keske, Catherine, Birch, Greta, DeFoort, Morgan, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2013) Distributed biochar and bioenergy coproduction: a regionally specific case study of environmental benefits and economic impacts Global Change Biology, Bioenergy 5 177-191

Battipaglia, Giovanna, Saurer, Matthia, Cherubini, Paolo, Calfapietra, Carlo, McCarthy, H. R., Norby, Rich, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2013) Elevated CO2 increases tree-level intrinsic water use efficiency: insights from carbon and oxygen New Phytologist 197 544–554

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Wallenstein, Matthew, Boot, Claudia, Denef, Karolien, Paul, Eldor, (2013) The Microbial Efficiency-Matrix Stabilization (MEMS) framework integrates plant litter decomposition with soil organic matter stabilization: Do labile plant inputs form stable soil organic matter? Invited Opinion Global Change Biology 19 988-995

Birch, G, Field, John L, Keske, C, DeFoort, M, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2012) "A Regionally-Specific Assessment of the Carbon Abatement Potential of Biochar" 1 0554

Keys, PW, Van der Ent, RJ, Gordon, LJ, Hoff, Holger, Nikoli, R, Savenije, HHG, (2012) Analyzing precipitationsheds to understand the vulnerability of rainfall dependent regions Biogeosciences, 9 (2), 2012

Zheng, Jiyong, Stewart, Catherine E, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2012) Biochar and nitrogen fertilizer alters soil nitrogen dynamics and greenhouse gas fluxes from two temperate soils Journal of environmental quality 41 5 1361–1370

Guilbert, K, Soong, J, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2012) "Developing Classroom Research Modules Through In Depth Understanding of the Research Process" 1 0769

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Wallenstein, MD, Boot, CM, Denef, Karolien, Paul, Eldor A, (2012) "The Dual Filter Model: Labile Plant Inputs Form Stable Soil Organic Matter" 1 06

Shaw, Elizabeth Ashley, Denef, Karolien, Cotrufo, MF, Wall, DH, (2012) "TRACING CARBON FLOW THROUGH THE SOIL NEMATODE FOOD WEB: DO LONG-TERM BURNING PRACTICES AFFECT CARBON TROPHIC DYNAMICS IN THE TALLGRASS PRAIRIE?" 44 4 490–491

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Soong, J, Horton, A, Nielsen, U, Denef, Karolien, Parton, WJ, Wall, DH, (2011) "An integrated experimental and modeling study to advance process understanding and forecasting of C and N fluxes from the litter layer to the soil and the atmosphere" 1 0230

Jiyong, Zheng, Stewart Catherine, E, Francesca, Cotrufo M, others, , (2011) Biochar effects on extractable NO (3)(-) and NH (4)(+) and greenhouse gas flux after biochar and fertilizer application to two temperate soils

Soong, J, Nielsen, U, Denef, Karolien, Parton, WJ, Wall, DH, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2011) "Biological mechanisms controlling atmospheric loss vs. belowground storage of decomposing litter: a stable isotope approach" 1 07

Ngao, Jérome, Cotrufo, Maria-Francesca, (2011) Carbon isotope discrimination during litter decomposition can be explained by selective use of substrate with differing $δ$ 13 C!!! Biogeosciences Discussions 8 1 51–82

Cotrufo, MF, Alberti, Giorgio, Inglima, I, Marjanovic, H, LeCain, D, Zaldei, A, Peressotti, A, Miglietta, F, (2011) Decreased summer drought affects plant productivity and soil carbon dynamics in Mediterranean woodland Biogeosciences 8 2729–2739

Stewart, Catherine, Zheng, Jiyong, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2011) "Impact of biochar addition rate and soil type on greenhouse gas emissions: The importance of long-term data" 242

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Conant, Richard T, Paustian, Keith H, (2011) Soil organic matter dynamics: land use, management and global change Plant and soil 338 1 1–3

Rubino, Mauro, Dungait, JAJ, Evershed, RP, Bertolini, T, De Angelis, P, D’Onofrio, A, Lagomarsino, A, Lubritto, C, Merola, A, Terrasi, F, others, , (2010) Carbon input belowground is the major C flux contributing to leaf litter mass loss: evidences from a 13 C labelled-leaf litter experiment Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42 7 1009–1016

Marzaioli, Fabio, Lubritto, Carmine, Del Galdo, Ilaria, D’Onofrio, Antonio, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Terrasi, Filippo, (2010) Comparison of different soil organic matter fractionation methodologies: Evidences from ultrasensitive 14 C measurements Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 268 7 1062–1066

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Ngao, Jerome, Marzaioli, Fabio, Piermatteo, Daniela, (2010) Inter-comparison of methods for quantifying above-ground leaf litter decomposition rates Plant and soil 334 1-2 365–376

Battipaglia, Giovanna, Marzaioli, Fabio, Lubritto, Carmine, Altieri, Simona, Strumia, Sandro, Cherubini, Paolo, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2010) Traffic pollution affects tree-ring width and isotopic composition of Pinus pinea Science of the total Environment 408 3 586–593

Battipaglia, G, Lubritto, C, Altieri, S, Marzaioli, F, Cherubini, P, Cotrufo, MF, (2009) "Ecophysiological responses of trees to long-term N deposition: a multi isotopes approach" 11 10009

Lukac, Martin, Lagomarsino, Alessandra, Moscatelli, M Cristina, De Angelis, Paolo, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Godbold, Douglas L, (2009) Forest soil carbon cycle under elevated CO2–a case of increased throughput? Forestry 82 1 75–86

Castaldi, Simona, Carfora, Anna, Fiorentino, Antonio, Natale, Angela, Messere, Anna, Miglietta, Franco, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2009) Inhibition of net nitrification activity in a Mediterranean woodland: possible role of chemicals produced by Arbutus unedo Plant and Soil 315 1-2 273–283

Rubino, Mauro, Lubritto, C, D’Onofrio, A, Terrasi, F, Kramer, C, Gleixner, G, Cotrufo, MF, (2009) Isotopic evidences for microbiologically mediated and direct C input to soil compounds from three different leaf litters during their decomposition Environmental chemistry letters 7 1 85–95

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Del Galdo, Ilaria, Piermatteo, Daniela, (2009) Litter decomposition: concepts, methods and future perspectives Soil carbon dynamics: an integrated methodology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 76–90

Inglima, I, Alberti, G, Bertolini, T, Vaccari, FP, Gioli, B, Miglietta, F, Cotrufo, MF, Peressotti, A, (2009) Precipitation pulses enhance respiration of Mediterranean ecosystems: the balance between organic and inorganic components of increased soil CO2 efflux Global Change Biology 15 5 1289–1301

Inglima, Ilaria, Papale, Dario, Lecain, Daniel, Miglietta, Franco, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2009) "Quantification of net annual C input in terrestrial ecosystems of the Italian Peninsula under different land-uses"

Sutton, MA, Nemitz, E, Reis, S, Beier, C, Butterbach-Bahl, K, Cellier, P, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Erisman, J, Skiba, U, de Vries, W, others, , (2009) "Quantifying nitrogen fluxes and their influence on the greenhouse gas balance-recent findings of the NitroEurope Integrated Project" 1 02

Kutsch, Werner L, Bahn, M, Heinemeyer, A, (2009) "Soil carbon relations: an overview" Cambridge Univ. Press 1–15

Battipaglia, Giovanna, Saurer, Matthias, Cherubini, Paolo, Siegwolf, Rolf TW, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2009) Tree rings indicate different drought resistance of a native (Abies alba Mill.) and a nonnative (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) species co-occurring at a dry site in Southern Italy Forest Ecology and Management 257 3 820–828

Marzaioli, F, Lubritto, C, Galdo, I DEL, D’Onofrio, A, Cotrufo, MF, Terrasi, F, (2008) AMS C measurements in soil organic matter: studying carbon dynamics under global change. Contribute talk at the 11th AMS conference.

Battipaglia, Giovanna, Jäggi, Maya, Saurer, Matthias, Siegwolf, Rolf TW, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2008) Climatic sensitivity of $δ$ 18 O in the wood and cellulose of tree rings: Results from a mixed stand of Acer pseudoplatanus L. and Fagus sylvatica L.!!! Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 261 1 193–202

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Piermatteo, Daniela, Marzaioli, Fabio, Ngao, Jerome, (2008) "COS 110-1: Leaf litter decomposition process in forest ecosystem: A comparison of methods"

Altieri, S, Lubritto, C, Battipaglia, G, Capano, M, Sirignano, C, Marzaioli, F, Strumia, S, Cotrufo, Mf, (2008) Impact of a road on Pinus Pinea and Quercus robur tree growth as revealed by tree-ring width and C and N isotope analyses

Ineson, Phil, Cotrufo, MF, Raschi, A, Miglietta, F, Tognetti, R, van Gardingen, PR, others, , (2008) Increasing concentrations of atmospheric CO2 and decomposition processes in forest ecosystems. Plant responses to elevated CO2: evidence from natural springs 242–267

Battipaglia, G, Marzaioli, F, Altieri, S, Lubritto, C, Strumia, S, Cotrufo, Mf, (2008) "Multi isotope approach as a promising tool to investigate the impact of anthropogenic nitrogen pollutants released in the atmosphere" 1 15–17

Sutton, M, Nemitz, E, Reis, S, Beier, C, Butterbach-Bahl, K, Cellier, P, Cotrufo, MF, Erisman, JW, Skiba, UM, de Vries, W, others, , (2008) "Quantifying Nitrogen Fluxes and Their Influence on the Greenhouse gas Balance-Research Strategy and new Findings From the NitroEurope Integrated Project" 1 07

Marzaioli, F, Lubritto, C, Del Galdo, I, D’Onofrio, A, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Terrasi, F, (2008) "Soil Organic Matter Mean Residence Time Measurement: Characterization of Analyitical and Numerical Approaches for the Bombspike Model Resolution" 1 03

Magnani, F, Cotrufo, MF, Peressotti, A, Valentini, R, Borghetti, M, Miglietta, F, (2008) "The response of terrestrial ecosystems to drought extremes" 10

Battipaglia, G, Siegwolf, Trw, Saurer, M, Frank, D, Cherubini, P, Norby, R, Oren, R, Maglietta, F, Cotrufo, Mf, (2008) Using tree-ring $δ$13C, $δ$18O and width data to assess the growth, photosynthetic, and stomatal response of forest exposed to elevated CO2!!!

Natale, A, Fiorentino, A, Castaldi, S, Canfora, A, D’Abrosca, B, Messere, A, Miglietta, F, Cotrufo, MF, (2007) "Allelophatic inhibitors of soil nitrification from Arbutus unedo living in a monospecific Mediteranean woodland" 191–191

Rubino, Mauro, Lubritto, C, D’Onofrio, A, Terrasi, F, Gleixner, G, Cotrufo, MF, (2007) An isotopic method for testing the influence of leaf litter quality on carbon fluxes during decomposition Oecologia 154 1 155–166

Alberti, G, Inglima, I, Arriga, N, Piermatteo, D, Pecchiari, M, Zaldei, A, Papale, D, Peressotti, A, Valentini, R, Cotrufo, MF, others, , (2007) Cambiamenti nel regime pluviometrico in ecosistemi mediterranei: il progetto MIND Forest@-Journal of Silviculture and Forest Ecology 4 4 460

Alberti, G, Inglima, I, Arriga, N, Piermatteo, D, Pecchiari, M, Zaldei, A, Papale, D, Peressotti, A, Valentini, R, Cotrufo, MF, others, , (2007) Changes in rainfall patterns in Mediterranean ecosystems: the MIND project Forest@

Calfapietra, Carlo, De Angelis, Paolo, Gielen, Birgit, Lukac, Martin, Moscatelli, Maria Cristina, Avino, Giuseppina, Lagomarsino, Alessandra, Polle, Andrea, Ceulemans, Reinhart, Mugnozza, Giuseppe Scarascia, others, , (2007) Increased nitrogen-use efficiency of a short-rotation poplar plantation in elevated CO2 concentration Tree Physiology 27 8 1153–1163

Hyvönen, Riitta, Ågren, Göran I, Linder, Sune, Persson, Tryggve, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Ekblad, Alf, Freeman, Michael, Grelle, Achim, Janssens, Ivan A, Jarvis, Paul G, others, , (2007) The likely impact of elevated [CO2], nitrogen deposition, increased temperature and management on carbon sequestration in temperate and boreal forest ecosystems: a literature review New Phytologist 173 3 463–480

Wallenstein, Matthew, Denef, Karolien, Boot, Claudia, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Paul, Eldor A, (2007) The Microbial Efficiency-Matrix Stabilization (MEMS) framework integrates plant litter decomposition with soil organic matter stabilization: do labile plant inputs form stable soil organic matter? Colorado State University. Libraries

Battipaglia, G, Saurer, M, Siegwolf, Trw, Cotrufo, Mf, (2007) "The response of photosynthesis and stomatal conductance of forest trees exposed to elevated CO2: $δ$13C and $δ$18O tree ring analysis!!!"

Gianelle, D, Miglietta, F, Corona, P, Marchetti, M, Magnani, F, Peressotti, A, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Castaldi, S, Ciccioli, P, Vannini, A, others, , (2007) Transparency and Kyoto Protocol: reply to Mollicone and Federici Forest@

Valentini, R, Miglietta, F, Scarascia Mugnozza, G, Corona, P, Marchetti, M, Magnani, F, Peressotti, A, Cotrufo Maria, F, Castaldi, S, Ciccioli, P, others, , (2007) Trasparenza e protocollo di Kyoto: risposta a Mollicone e Federici Forest@-Journal of Silviculture and Forest Ecology 4 2 153

Battipaglia, Giovanna, Cherubini, Paolo, Saurer, Matthias, Siegwolf, Rolf TW, Strumia, Sandro, Francesca Cotrufo, M, (2007) Volcanic explosive eruptions of the Vesuvio decrease tree-ring growth but not photosynthetic rates in the surrounding forests Global Change Biology 13 6 1122–1137

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Del Galdo, I, Marzaioli, F, Rubino, M, Terrasi, F, (2006) "Carbon Stocks in Physically-Protected Soil Organic Matter Pools of European Forests, Grasslands and Arable Lands" 1 04

Del Galdo, I, Rubino, M, Mastroianni, G, Cotrufo, MF, (2006) "Carbon stocks in soil organic matter fractions, separated by size and density, of the CARBOEUROPE site network" 8 07784

SUBKE, JENS-ARNE, Inglima, Ilaria, Francesca Cotrufo, M, (2006) CORRIGENDUM Global Change Biology 12 9 1813–1813

Battipaglia, G, Miglietta, F, Siegwolf, Trw, Cotrufo, Mf, (2006) Dendro Studies in FACE systems ATTI DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI ECOLOGIA 119

Del Galdo, Ilaria, Oechel, Walter C, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2006) Effects of past, present and future atmospheric CO 2 concentrations on soil organic matter dynamics in a chaparral ecosystem Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38 11 3235–3244

Battipaglia, G, Strumia, S, Cherubini, P, Saurer, M, Siegwolf, R, Cotrufo, Mf, (2006) Effetti delle eruzioni del Vesuvio sulla crescita e l’ecofisiologia delle foreste circostanti. Evidenze dagli anelli di accrescimento annuali delle piante BOLLETTINO DEI MUSEI E DEGLI ISTITUTI BIOLOGICI DELL’UNIVERSITÀ DI GENOVA 101 194

Inglima, Ilaria, Rubino, M, Cotrufo, MF, (2006) "Mediterranean forest ecosystem under changing precipitation regimes: the responses of soil respiration" 8 08237

Godbold, Douglas L, Hoosbeek, Marcel R, Lukac, Martin, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Janssens, Ivan A, Ceulemans, Reinhart, Polle, Andrea, Velthorst, Eef J, Scarascia-Mugnozza, Giuseppe, De Angelis, Paolo, others, , (2006) Mycorrhizal hyphal turnover as a dominant process for carbon input into soil organic matter Plant and Soil 281 1-2 15–24

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2006) Quantity of standing litter: a driving factor of root dynamics Plant and soil 281 1-2 1–3

Scarascia-Mugnozza, G, Calfapietra, C, Ceulemans, R, Gielen, B, Cotrufo, MF, DeAngelis, P, Godbold, D, Hoosbeek, MR, Kull, O, Lukac, M, others, , (2006) "Responses to elevated [CO2] of a short rotation, multispecies poplar plantation: the POPFACE/EUROFACE experiment" Springer Berlin Heidelberg 173–195

Bertolini, Teresa, Inglima, Ilaria, Rubino, Mauro, Marzaioli, Fabio, Lubritto, Carmine, Subke, Jens-Arne, Peressotti, Alessandro, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2006) Sampling soil-derived CO2 for analysis of isotopic composition: a comparison of different techniques Isotopes in environmental and health studies 42 1 57–65

Cherubini, P, Battipaglia, G, Saurer, M, Siegwolf, S, Cotrufo, Mf, (2006) "The impact of Vesuvio’s eruption on the growth and physiology of surrounding trees"

SUBKE, JENS-ARNE, Inglima, Ilaria, Francesca Cotrufo, M, (2006) Trends and methodological impacts in soil CO2 efflux partitioning: a metaanalytical review Global Change Biology 12 6 921–943

Bertolini, Teresa, Inglima, Ilaria, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2005) Land use effects on microclimate in a managed oak forest

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, De Angelis, Paolo, Polle, Andrea, (2005) Leaf litter production and decomposition in a poplar short-rotation coppice exposed to free air CO2 enrichment (POPFACE) Global Change Biology 11 6 971–982

Gielen, Birgit, Calfapietra, C, Lukac, M, Wittig, VE, De Angelis, P, Janssens, IA, Moscatelli, MC, Grego, S, Cotrufo, MF, Godbold, DL, others, , (2005) Net carbon storage in a poplar plantation (POPFACE) after three years of free-air CO2 enrichment Tree Physiology 25 11 1399–1408

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Drake, Bert, Ehleringer, James R, (2005) Palatability trials on hardwood leaf litter grown under elevated CO 2: a stable carbon isotope study Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37 6 1105–1112

Marzaioli, Fabio, Rubino, Mauro, (2005) RECONSTRUCTION OF PAST CO2 CONCENTRATION AT A NATURAL CO2 VENTSITE USING RADIOCARBON DATING OF TREE RINGS Radiocarbon 47 2

Subke, Jens-Arne, Inglima, Ilaria, Peressotti, Alessandro, Delle Vedove, Gemini, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2004) A new technique to measure soil CO 2 efflux at constant CO 2 concentration Soil Biology and Biochemistry 36 6 1013–1015

Gianfrani, L, Rocco, A, Battipaglia, G, Castrillo, A, Gagliardi, G, Peressotti, A, Cotrufo, MF, (2004) Assessing soil respiration by means of near-infrared diode laser spectroscopy Applied spectroscopy 58 9 1051–1056

Subke, Jens-Arne, Hahn, Volker, Battipaglia, Giovanna, Linder, Sune, Buchmann, Nina, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2004) Feedback interactions between needle litter decomposition and rhizosphere activity Oecologia 139 4 551–559

Cotrufo, MF, Delle Vedove, G, Subke, JA, Inglima, I, Alberti, G, Peressotti, A, (2004) Litter decomposition and soil CO2 efflux on the Mediterranean island of Pianosa Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 5 1

Scarascia-Mugnozza, G, Calfapietra, C, Gielen, B, de Angelis, P, Liberloo, M, Lukac, M, Godbold, D, Cotrufo, MF, Hoosbeek, MR, Taylor, Gerald D, others, , (2004) Long-term responses of a poplar agroforestry system to elevated CO2: tree growth, biomass productivity and carbon pools

Hoosbeek, Marcel R, Lukac, Martin, van Dam, Douwe, Godbold, Douglas L, Velthorst, Eef J, Biondi, Francesco A, Peressotti, Alessandro, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, de Angelis, Paolo, Scarascia-Mugnozza, Giuseppe, (2004) More new carbon in the mineral soil of a poplar plantation under Free Air Carbon Enrichment (POPFACE): cause of increased priming effect? Global biogeochemical cycles 18 1

Colom, MR, Vaccari, FP, Scartazza, A, Brugnoli, E, Zerbi, G, Sforzi, S, Baraldi, R, Cotrufo, MF, D’Acqui, L, Santi, C, others, , (2004) Pianosa Island: structure, functioning and biodiversity of main ecosystems Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 5 1 31–40

Baraldi, R, Vaccari, FP, Colom, MR, Cotrufo, MF, D’Acqui, LP, (2004) The Pianosa_LAB: an integrated research project to assess the carbon balance of Pianosa Island Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 5 1 5–13

Del Galdo, Ilaria, Six, Johan, Peressotti, Alessandro, Francesca Cotrufo, M, (2003) Assessing the impact of land-use change on soil C sequestration in agricultural soils by means of organic matter fractionation and stable C isotopes Global change biology 9 8 1204–1213

Subke, Ja, Hahn, V, Battipaglia, G, Linder, S, Buchmann, N, Cotrufo, Mf, (2003) "Complex interaction between litter decomposition and rhizosphere activity revealed by novel experimental approach"

Battipaglia, G, D’Ambrosio, B, Strumia, S, Cotrufo, Mf, (2003) Tree rings stable C isotopes as indicators of climatic change in the Mediterranean basin.

Sabbarese, C, Stellato, L, Cotrufo, MF, D’Onofrio, Antonio, Ermice, A, Lubritto, Carmine, Terrasi, F, Alfieri, S, Migliore, G, (2002) Dependence of radionuclide transfer factor on growth stage for a soil-lettuce plant system Environmental Modelling & Software 17 6 545–551

Subke, J, Hahn, V, Battipaglia, G, Linder, S, Buchmann, N, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (2002) "Identifying Interactions Between Rhizosphere Activity and Leaf Litter Decomposition-a Novel Approach" 1 0756

Calabritto, F, Del Galdo, I, De Angelis, P, Ball, AS, Coppola, E, Strumia, S, Cotrufo, MF, (2002) Long-term responses to elevated CO 2 of the soil environment in a Mediterranean Macchia ecosystem Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 3 23–28

Battipaglia, G, Rocco, A, Castrillo, A, Gagliardi, G, Peressotti, A, Gianfrani, L, Cotrufo, Mf, (2002) Nuove prospettive per le misure di flussi di CO2 fra suolo e atmosfera in sistemi chiusi ATTI DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI ECOLOGIA 14

Sabbarese, C, Terrasi, F, D’Onofrio, A, Stellato, L, Lubritto, C, Ermice, A, Cotrufo, MF, Alfieri, S, Migliore, G, (2002) "Radionuclide transfer from soil to agricultural plants: measurements and modelling"

Sabbarese, C, Stellato, L, Cotrufo, MF, D’Onofrio, A, Ermice, A, Terrasi, F, Alfieri, S, (2002) Transfer of 137 Cs and 60 Co from irrigation water to a soil–tomato plant system Journal of environmental radioactivity 61 1 21–31

Rubino, M, Battipaglia, G, Lubritto, C, D’Onofrio, A, Terrasi, F, Cotrufo, Mf, (2002) Uso degli isotopi stabili del C per la quantificazione dei flussi di C coinvolti nel processo di decomposizione ATTI DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI ECOLOGIA 54

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Peressotti, A, Del Galdo, I, Six, J, (2001) "Assessing the Impact of Land-use on Soil C Sequestration by Means of Soil Organic Matter Fractionation and Stable C Isotopes" 1 0106

Norby, Richard J, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Ineson, Philip, O’Neill, Elizabeth G, Canadell, Josep G, (2001) Elevated CO2, litter chemistry, and decomposition: a synthesis Oecologia 127 2 153–165

Battipaglia, G, Strumia, S, Cotrufo, MF, (2001) "Monitoraggio della diversità floristica e dello stato del suolo in un sistema costiero mediterraneo" 25 75–96

Battipaglia, G, Strumia, S, Cotrufo, Mf, (2001) Monitoring of floristic diversity and state of soil in a Mediterranean ecosystem BOLLETTINO DEI MUSEI E DEGLI ISTITUTI BIOLOGICI DELL’UNIVERSITÀ DI GENOVA

Gorissen, A, Cotrufo, MF, (2000) Decomposition of leaf and root tissue of three perennial grass species grown at two levels of atmospheric CO2 and N supply Plant and Soil 224 1 75–84

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Ineson, Phil, (2000) Does elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations affect wood decomposition? Plant and Soil 224 1 51–57

Cotrufo, ME, Miller, Morten, Zeller, B, (2000) "Litter decomposition" Springer Berlin Heidelberg 276–296

Cotrufo, MF, Raschi, A, Lanini, M, Ineson, Phil, (1999) Decomposition and nutrient dynamics of Quercus pubescens leaf litter in a naturally enriched CO2 Mediterranean ecosystem Functional Ecology 13 3 343–351

Gorissen, A, Cotrufo, MF, (1999) Elevated carbon dioxide effects on nitrogen dynamics in grasses, with emphasis on rhizosphere processes Soil Science Society of America Journal 63 6 1695–1702

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Ineson, Phil, Scott, AndY, (1998) Elevated CO2 reduces the nitrogen concentration of plant tissues Global Change Biology 4 1 43–54

Norby, Richard J, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (1998) Global change: a question of litter quality Nature 396 6706 17–18

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Berg, Björn, Kratz, Werner, (1998) Increased atmospheric CO2 and litter quality Environmental Reviews 6 1 1–12

Cotrufo, MF, Gorissen, A, (1997) Elevated CO2 enhances below-ground C allocation in three perennial grass species at different levels of N availability New Phytologist 137 3 421–431

Cotrufo, MF, Ineson, Paul, (1996) Elevated CO2 reduces field decomposition rates of Betula pendula (Roth.) leaf litter Oecologia 106 4 525–530

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Ineson, Phil, Roberts, J Derek, (1995) Decomposition of birch leaf litters with varying C-to-N ratios Soil Biology and Biochemistry 27 9 1219–1221

Cotrufo, MF, Ineson, Phil, (1995) Effects of enhanced atmospheric CO2 and nutrient supply on the quality and subsequent decomposition of fine roots of Betula pendula Roth. and Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr. Plant and Soil 170 2 267–277

Ineson, Phil, Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, Bol, Roland, Harkness, Douglas D, Blum, Herbert, (1995) Quantification of soil carbon inputs under elevated CO2: C3 plants in a C4 soil Plant and Soil 187 2 345–350

Cotrufo, MF, Ineson, Phil, Rowland, AP, (1994) Decomposition of tree leaf litters grown under elevated CO2: effect of litter quality Plant and Soil 163 1 121–130

Cotrufo, Maria Francesca, (1994) "Effects of enriched atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide on tree litter decomposition." University of Lancaster