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K. Jacobs, L. Lebel, J. Buizer, L. Addams, P. Matson, E. McCullough, P. Garden, G. Saliba, and T. Finan. 2010. "Linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable water-resource management." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0813125107

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.


Vitousek, P.M., R. Naylor, T. Crews, M.B. David, L.E. Drinkwater, E. Holland, P.J. Johnes, J. Katzenberger, L.A. Martinelli, P.A. Matson, G. Nziguheba, D. Ojima, C.A. Palm, G.P. Robertson, A. Sanchez, A.R. Townsend, and F. Zhang. 2009. "Nutrient Balances in Agricultural Development." Science 324(5934): 1519-1520.

Matson, P.A. 2009. "The Sustainability Transition." Issues in Science and Technology XXV(4): 39-42.

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Vitousek, P.M., and P.A. Matson. 2009. "Nutrient cycling and biogeochemistry." In Princeton Guide to Ecology, S.A. Levin (ed). Princeton University Press.


Ahrens, T.D., J.M. Beman, J.A. Harrison, P.K. Jewett, and P.A. Matson. 2008. "A synthesis of nitrogen transformations and transfers from land to the sea in the Yaqui Valley agricultural region of northwest Mexico." Water Resources Research 44, W00A05,

Daily, G.C., and P.A. Matson. 2008. "Ecosystem services: From theory to implementation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(28): 9455-9456.


Video on Agriculture in the Yaqui Valley (The Habitable Planet, Unit 7: Agriculture. Copyright 2007 Anneberg Media)

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Chapin, F.S., G.M. Woodwell, J.T. Randerson, G.M. Lovett, E.B. Rastetter, D.D. Baldocchi, D.A. Clark, M.E. Harmon, D.S. Schimel, R. Valentini, C. Wirth, J.D. Aber, J.J. Cole, M.L. Goulden, J.W. Harden, M. Heimann, R.W. Howarth, P.A. Matson, A.D. McGuire, J.M. Melillo, H.A. Mooney, J.C. Neff, R.A. Houghton, M.L. Pace, M.G. Ryan, S.W. Running, O.E. Sala, W.H. Schlesinger, E.D. Schulze. 2006. "Reconciling carbon cycle terminology: A search for consensus." Ecosystems 9(7): 1041-1050.

Carney, K.M., and P.A. Matson. 2006. "The influence of plant community composition and diversity on soil microbial communities." Microbial Ecology 52(2): 226-238.

Matson, P.A., and P.M. Vitousek. 2006. "Agricultural intensification: Will land spared from farming be land spared for nature?" Conservation Biology 20(3): 709-710.

Holtgrieve, G.W., P.K. Jewett, P.A. Matson. 2006. "Variations in soil N cycling and trace gas emissions in wet tropical forests."Oecologia 146(4): 585-594.

Goldstein, J.H., G.C. Daily, J.B. Friday, P.A. Matson, R.A. Naylor, and P. Vitousek. 2006. "Business strategies for conservation on private lands: Koa forestry as a case study." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(26): 10140-10145.

Luers, A.L., Naylor, R., and P.A. Matson. 2006. "A case study of land reform and coastal land transformation in Southern Sonora, Mexico." Land Use Policy 23(4): 436-447. 


Harrison, J.A., P.A. Matson, and S.E. Fendorf. 2005. "Effects of a diel oxygen cycle on nitrogen transformations and greenhouse gas emissions in a eutrophied subtropical stream." Aquatic Sciences 67: 308-315.

Lobell, D.B., J.I. Ortiz-Monasterio, G.P. Asner, P.A. Matson, R.L. Naylor, and W.P. Falcon. 2005. "Analysis of wheat yield and climatic trends in Mexico." Field Crops Research 94: 250-256.

Lohse, K.A., and P.A. Matson. 2005. "Consequences of nitrogen additions for soil processes and solution losses from wet tropical forests." Ecological Applications 15(5): 1629-1648.

Matson, P., A. Luers, K. Seto, R. Naylor and I. Ortiz-Monasterio. 2005. "People, land use and environment in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora, Mexico." In Population, Land Use, and Environment, B. Entwisle and P. Stern, eds, 238-264. Washington, DC: National Research Council.