Stephen Wood

Associate Research Scientist

Selected Publications

Wood SA, Bell C, Bradford MA, Naeem S, Sokol N, Wallenstein MD, Palm CA (2016) Opposing effects of different soil organic matter fractions on crop yields. Ecol. Appl.



Wood SA, McGuire KL, Hickman JE (2016) Microbial ecology under climate change in tropical agroecosystems, in Climate Change and Microbial Ecology: Current Research and Future Trends, ed. Marxsen J. Horizon Press.



Bradford MA, Berg B, Maynard DS, Wieder WR, Wood SA (2016) Understanding the dominant controls on litter decomposition. J. Ecol. 104: 229-238, doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12507.



Diallo MD, Wood SA, Diallo A, Saleh MM, Ndiaye O, Tine AK, Ngamb T, Guisse M, Seck S, Diop A, Guisse A (2016) Soil suitability for the production of rice, groundnut, and cassava in the peri-urban Niayes zone, Senegal. Soil Till. Res. 155: 412-420.



Wood SA, Karp DS, DeClerck F, Kremen C, Palm CA, Naeem S (2015) Functional traits in agriculture: agrobiodiversity and ecosystem services. Trends Ecol. Evol. 30: 531-539, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2015.06.013



Wood SA, Bradford MA, Gilbert JA, McGuire KL, Palm CA, Tully KL, Zhou J, Naeem S (2015) Agricultural intensification and the functional capacity of soil microbes on smallholder African farms. J. Appl. Ecol. 52: 744-752.



Wood SA, Almaraz M, Bradford MA, McGuire KL, Neill C, Naeem S, Palm CA, Tully KL, Zhou J (2015) Farm management, not soil microbial diversity, controls nutrient loss from tropical smallholder agriculture. Front. Microbiol. 6: 90,doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00090.



Anderman TL, DeFries RS, Wood SA, Remans R, Ahuja R, Ulla SE (2015) Evaluating Nutrition and Time Allocations with Alternative Cook Stoves: Examples of Biogas in Southern India. Front. Nutr. 2: 28.



DeFries RS, Palm CA, Remans R, Fanzo J, Wood SA, Anderman TL (2015) Metrics for land-scarce agriculture. Science 349: 238-240.



Mulder C, Bennet EM, Bohan DA, Bonkowski M, Carpenter SR, Chalmers R, Cramer W, Durance I, Eisenhauer N, Haughton AJ, Hettelingh J-P, Hines J, Huston MA, Jeppesen E, Krumins JA, Ma A, Mancinelli G, McLaughlin O, Naeem S, Pascual U, Peñuelas J, Pettorelli N, Pocock MJO, Rafaelli D, Rasmussen JJ, Rusch GM, Scherber C, SetäläH, Vacher C, Voigt W, Vonk JA, Wood SA, Woodward G (2015) 10 years later: networking 35 priorities for science and society after the Millennium Assessment. Adv. Ecol. Res. 53: 1-53.



Oldfield EE, Wood SA, Palm CA, Bradford MA (2015) How much SOM is needed for sustainable agriculture? Front. Ecol. Environ. 13: 527-527, doi:10.1890/1540-9295-13.10.527



Tully KL, Wood SA, Almaraz M, Palm CA, Neill C (2015) The effect of the African Green Revolution interventions on yields and nitrogen balances in smallholder maize farms in Western Kenya. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 214: 10-20.



Wood SA and Mendelsohn RO (2014) The impact of climate change on agricultural revenue at the local level: a case study in the Fouta Djallon, West Africa. Environ. Dev. Econ.20: 20-36, doi:10.1017/S1355770X14000084.



Wood SA, Jina AS, Jain M, Kristjanson P, DeFries RS (2014) Smallholder farmer cropping decisions related to climate variability across multiple regions. Global Environ. Chang. 25: 163-172.



Bradford MA*, Wood SA*, Bardgett R, Black HIJ, Bonkowski M, Eggers T, Grayston SJ, Kandeler E, Manning P, Setala H, Jones TH (2014) Discontinuity in the responses of ecosystem processes and multifunctionality to altered soil community composition. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 111: 14478-14483, doi:10.1073/pnas.1413707111



Remans R*, Wood SA*, Saha N, Anderman TL, DeFries RS (2014) Measuring the nutritional diversity of national food supplies. Global Food Secur. 3: 174-182.



Anderman TL, Remans R, Wood SA, DeRosa K, DeFries RS (2014) Synergies and tradeoffs between cash crop production and food security: a case study in rural Ghana. Food Secur. 6: 541-544, doi:10.1007/s12571-014-0360-6.



Bradford MA, Warren RJ, Baldrian P, Crowther T, Maynard DS, Oldfield EE, Weider W, Wood SA, King JR (2014) Climate fails to explain wood decomposition at regional scales. Nature Clim. Change 4: 625-630.



Ndiaye O, Diallo A, Wood SA, Guisse A (2014) Structural diversity of woody species in the Senegalese semi-arid Ferlo zone. Am. J. Plant Sci. 5: 416-426.



Oldfield EE, Felson AJ, Wood SA, Hallett RA, Strickland MS, Bradford MA (2014) Positive effects of afforestation efforts on the health of urban soils. Forest Ecol. Manag. 313: 266-273.



Wood SA (2013) The Gambia River, in Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, ed. Howarth RW. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, pp: 584-586.



Tully KL, Lawrence D, Wood SA (2013) Organically managed coffee agroforests have larger soil phosphorus but smaller soil nitrogen pools than conventionally managed agroforests. Biogeochem.115: 385-397.



Tully KL, Wood SA, Lawrence D (2013) Fertilizer type and species composition affect leachate nutrient concentrations in coffee agroecosystems. Agroforest. Syst. 87: 1083-1100.



Bradford MA, Wood SA, Maestre FT, Reynolds JF, Warren RJ (2012) Contingency in ecosystem but not plant community response to multiple global change factors. New Phyt.196: 462-471.



Covey KR, Wood SA, Warren RJ, Lee X, Bradford MA (2012) Elevated methane concentrations in trees of an upland forest. Geophys. Res. Lett.39: L15705.



*Authors contributed equally to this publication.