Kate  Lajtha
Kate Lajtha
Professor, Biogeochemistry
OSU Campus
Department of Crop and Soil Science
3059 Ag Life Sciences Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States



Ph.D. 1986, Duke University
B.A., 1979, Harvard University

I accept graduate students for Crop and Soil Science


Sollins, P., M. Kramer, M. Kleber, K. Lajtha, C. Swanston, T. Filley, A. Aufdenkampe, R. Wagai, R. Bowden.  2009. Organic C and N stabilization across soils of contrasting mineralogy: further evidence from sequential density fractionation.  Biogeochemistry 96: 209-231.

Cairns, M. A., K. Lajtha and P. A. Beedlow 2009.  Carbon and nitrogen losses from forests of the Oregon Cascades over a successional gradient.  Plant and Soil 318:185–196

Kramer, M.G., K. Lajtha, G. Thomas, P. Sollins.  2009. Contamination effects on soil density fractions from high N or C content sodium polytungstate  Biogeochemistry 92:177–181

Crow, S. E., K. Lajtha, T. R. Filley, C. W. Swanston, R. D. Bowden, and B. A. Caldwell. 2009. Sources of plant-derived carbon and stability of organic matter in soil: implications for global change. Global Change Biology 15:2003-2019.

Crow, S.E., K. Lajtha, J. Brant, B. Caldwell, Y. Yano, R. D. Bowden, and E. Sulzman.  2009. Increased coniferous needle inputs accelerate decomposition of soil organic matter in an old-growth forest.  Forest Ecology and Management 258 (2009) 2224–2232.