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Zachary Kayler

Zachary Kayler

Associate Professor


Ag Science, Room 114



Mailing Address

Department of Soil and Water Systems
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340

My projects focus on the understanding of ecosystem biogeochemical cycles within natural and managed ecosystems with an emphasis on ecosystem sustainability, resilience, diversity and adaptation.

Ph.D., Oregon State University
M.S., University of California, Berkeley
B.S., University of California, Berkeley

  • Kayler, Z.E., F. Brédoire, H. McMillan, P.A. Barsukov, O. Rusalimova, P. Nikitich, M.R. Bakker, B. Zeller, S. Fontaine, D. Derrien. 2018. Soil evaporation and organic matter turnover in the Sub-Taiga and Forest-Steppe of southwest Siberia. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 10904.
  • Kayler, Z.E., C. Keitel, K. Jansen, A. Gessler. 2017. Experimental evidence of two mechanisms coupling leaf-level assimilation to the rhizosphere. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 135, 21-26.
  • Nitzsche, K., T. Kalettka, K. Premke, G. Lischeid, A. Gessler, Z.E. Kayler. 2017. The role of hydroperiod and land-use on kettle hole sediment carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry. Science of the Total Environment, 574, 46-56.
  • Dijkstra, F.A., M. Jenkins, V. de Remy de Courcelles, C. Keitel, M. M. Barbour, Z.E. Kayler, M.A. Adams. 2017. Enhanced decomposition and nitrogen mineralisation sustain rapid growth of Eucalyptus regnans after wildfire. Journal of Ecology, 105, 239-236
  • von Rein, I.,  A. Gessler. K. Premke, C. Keitel, A. Ulrich, Z.E. Kayler. 2016. Forest understory plant and soil microbial response to an experimentally induced drought and heat-pulse event: the importance of maintaining the continuum. Global Change Biology,122, 28671-2874.
  • Kayler, Z.E., H.J. De Boeck, S. Fatichi, J.M. Grünzweig, L. Merbold, C. Beier, N. McDowell, J. Dukes. 2015. Experiments to Confront the Environmental Extremes of Climate Change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13, 219-225.
  • Janowiak, M., Connelly, W.J., Dante-Wood, K., Domke, G.M., Giardina, C., Kayler, Z., Marcinkowski, K., Ontl, T., Rodriguez-Franco, C., Swanston, C. and Woodall, C.W., 2017. Considering Forest and Grassland Carbon in Land Management. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-95. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 68 p.

  • Research Fellow Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany
  • Visiting Researcher Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


University of Idaho

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340