Kyle Whittinghill

Lecturer - Environmental Science Undergraduate Advisor


Kyle Whittinghill
SRCC 216
4107 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

  • Research
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My research focuses on how soil and sediment processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems affect watershed carbon and nutrient cycling. A mechanistic understanding of how changing climate and nutrient availability will alter watershed carbon and nitrogen cycling is essential for predicting feedbacks to global climate and predicting nutrient inputs to inland and coastal waters. Towards that end, I use biogeochemical models supported by laboratory and field work to examine how global environmental change alters biogeochemistry at plot, local and regional scales.

Whittinghill, K.A., J.C. Finlay, and S.E. Hobbie. 2014. Decomposition of dissolved organic carbon across a hillslope chronosequence in the Kuparuk River region, Alaska. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 79: 25-33.

Whittinghill, K.A. and S.E. Hobbie. 2012. Effects of pH and calcium on soil organic matter dynamics in Alaskan tundra. Biogeochemistry 111: 569-581.

Whittinghill, K.A., W.S. Currie, D.R. Zak, A.J. Burton, and K.S. Pregitzer. 2012. Anthropogenic N deposition increases soil C storage by decreasing the extent of litter decay. Ecosystems 15(3): 450-461.

Whittinghill, K.A. and S.E. Hobbie. 2011. Effects of landscape age on soil organic matter processing in the Kuparuk River region, AK. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75(3): 907-917

Bernot, R.J. and K.A. Whittinghill. 2002. Population differences in effects of fish on Physaintegra refuge use. American Midland Naturalist, 150: 51-57.

For more information on my Publications and Presentations see my profile on ResearchGate

GEOL 0840 – Environmental Science
GEOL 1515 – Environmental Geochemistry
Statistics for Earth and Environmental Science (new course)
GEOL 1904 – Communication in Geosciences