Christopher Still



My research is focused on thermal imaging of terrestrial ecosystems, on the role of clouds in the ecological structure and function of forests, on the global biogeography and biogeochemistry of C4 grasses, and on the isotopic composition of atmospheric CO2 and linkages between the carbon and water cycles at a range of spatial and temporal scales.

Selected publications

Greer, B. T., Still, C., Cullinan, G. L., Brooks, J. R., & Meinzer, F. C. 2017. Polyploidy influences plant–environment interactions in quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.). Tree Physiology, 1-11.

Baguskas, S.A., Still, C.J., Fischer, D.T., D’Antonio, C.M., and J.Y. King. 2016. Coastal fog during summer drought improves the water status of sapling trees more than adult trees in a California pine forest. Oecologia, DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3556-y.

Greer, B. Still, C.J., Tague, C., Roberts, D., and G. Howe. 2016. Populations of aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) with different evolutionary histories differ in their climate occupancy. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2102.

Williams, A.P., Schwartz, R.E., Iacobellis, S., Seager, R., Cook, B.I., Still, C.J., Husak, G. and J. Michaelsen. 2015. Urbanization causes increased cloud-base height and decreased fog in coastal southern California. Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063266.

Still, C.J., Pau, S. and E.J. Edwards. 2014. Land surface skin temperature captures thermal environments of C3 and C4 grasses. Global Ecology & Biogeography, DOI:10.1111/geb.12121.