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Hess, L. J. T., E. S. Hinckley, G. P. Robertson and P. A. Matson.  Rainfall intensification increases nitrate leaching from tilled but not no-till cropping systems in the U.S. Midwest.  Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 290 (106747) DOI 10.1016/j.agee.2019.106747


Anderson, C. M., R. S. DeFries, R. Litterman, P. A. Matson, D. C. Nepstad, S. Pacala, W. H. Schlesinger, M. R. Shaw, P. Smith, C. Weber, and C. B. Field.  2019.  Natural climate solutions are not enough. Science 363 (6430): 933–34.  DOI 10.1126/science.aaw2741


Hess, L. T., E. S. Hinckley, G. Robertson, S. K. Hamilton, and P. A. Matson. 2018.  Rainfall Intensification Enhances Deep Percolation and Soil Water Content in Tilled and No-Till Cropping Systems of the US Midwest VADOSE ZONE JOURNAL 17 (1)  DOI 10.2136/vzj2018.07.0128


McCullough, E.B.,  and P. A. Matson. Evolution of the knowledge system for agricultural development in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora, Mexico.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (17) 4609-4614; first published May 23, 2011

Liu, X.-J., P. Vitousek, Y.H. Chang, W.F. Zhang, P. Matson, and F.-S. Zhang. 2016. Evidence for a historic change occurring in China.  Environmental Science and Technology 50: 505-506.

Jacobs, K. , L. Lebel, J. Buizer, L. Addams, P. Matson, E.B. McCullough, P. Garden, G. Saliba, and T. Finan. 2016. "Linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable water-resources management." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  113 (17) 4591-4596; first published January 11, 2010

Matson, P.A., W.C. Clark, and K. Andersson.  2016.  Pursuing Sustainability: A Guide to the Science and Practice.  Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.  248 pp.


Becker, A., P. Matson, M. Fischer, M. Mastrandrea. 2014. Towards seaport resilience for climate change adaptation: Stakeholder perceptions of hurricane impacts in Gulfport (MS) and Providence (RI).  Progress in Planning.  DOI 10.1016/j.progress.2013.11.002

Vitousek, P.M., and P.A. Matson.  2014. "Agricultural Nutrient Use and Its Environmental Consequences" pp. 269-285.  In The Evolving Sphere of Food Security, Naylor, R.L. (ed).  Oxford University Press: New York, NY.


Bierbaum, R.M., and P.A. Matson. 2013. Energy in the Context of Sustainability. Daedalus 142(1): 146-161.

Matson, P.A.  2013. "From Global Environmental Change to Sustainability Science: Ecosystem Studies in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico" pp. 233-242. In Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science, Weathers, K.C., D.L. Strayer, and G.E. Likens (eds).  Academic Press: Elsevier, Inc.


DeFries, R.S., E.C. Ellis, F.S. Chapin, P.A Matson, B.L. Turner, A. Agrawal, P.J. Crutzen, C. Field, P. Gleick, P.M. Kareiva, E. Lambin, D. Liverman, E. Ostrom, P.A. Sanchez, and J. Syvitski. 2012. Planetary opportunities: A social contract for global change science to contribute to a sustainable future. BioScience 62(6): 603-606.


Chapin III, F.S., P.A. Matson, and P. Vitousek.  2011.  Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology. New York: Springer.

Chen, Xin-Ping, Zhen-Ling Cui, P.M. Vitousek, K.G. Cassman, P.A. Matson, Jin-Shun Bai, Quin-Feng Meng et al. 2011. Integrated soil-crop system management for food security. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(16): 6399-6404.

Hinckley, E.S., and P.A. Matson. Transformations, transport, and potential unintended consequences of high sulfur inputs to Napa Valley vineyards. 2011. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(34): 14005-14010, doi 10.1073/pnas.1110741108. 

Hinckley, E.S., S. Fendorf, and P.A. Matson. 2011. Short-term fates of high sulfur inputs in Northern California vineyard soils. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 89(1): 135-142, doi: 10.1007/s10705-010-9383-3. 


National Research Council of the National Academies Committee (Matson, co-chair). 2010. America's Climate Choices: Advancing the Science of Climate Change. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.