Mark B. Green, PhD

Senior Research Associate
Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Information

Research Interests

Dr. Green studies the role of forests in regulating the water cycle, and how this impacts energy, carbon, and nutrient ecosystem budgets. He mostly uses data-intensive analysis to elucidate forest responses to natural variability, climate change, and forest management.

In addition to his research at CWRU, as part of a Joint Venture, he serves as the Research Hydrologist at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, operated by the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service in North Woodstock, New Hampshire.

To learn about Dr. Green's current projects, click here.


Bailey, S. W., K.J. McGuire, D.S. Ross, M.B. Green, and O.L. Fraser. 2019. Mineral weathering
and podzolization control acid neutralization and streamwater chemistry gradients in upland glaciated catchments, northeastern USA. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7, 63.

Wilhelm, J. F., D.J. Bain, M.B. Green, K.F. Bush, and W.H. McDowell, W. 2019. Trace metals in Northern New England streams: Evaluating the role of road salt across broad spatial scales with synoptic snapshots. PLoS One, 14(2), e0212011.

Campbell, J.L., M.B. Green, R.D. Yanai, C.W. Woodall, S. Fraver, M.E. Harmon, M.A. Hatfield, C.J. Barnett, C.R. See, and G.M. Domke. 2019. Estimating uncertainty in the volume and carbon storage of downed coarse woody debris. Ecological Applications, doi: 10.1002/eap.1844.

Vadeboncoeur, M.A., M.B. Green, H. Asbjornsen, J.L. Campbell, M.B. Adams, E.W. Boyer, D.A. Burns, I.J. Fernandez, M.J. Mitchell, and J.B. Shanley. 2018. Systematic variation in evapotranspiration trends and drivers across the Northeastern United States. Hydrological
, 32 (23), 3547-3560.

Oda, T., M.B. Green, R. Urakawa, T.M. Scanlon, S. Sebestyen, K.J. McGuire, M. Katsuyama,
K. Fukuzawa, M.B. Adams, and N. Ohte, 2018. Stream runoff and nitrate recovery times after forest disturbance in the USA and Japan. Water Resources Research, 54 (9), 6042-6054.

Wilson, G., M.B. Green, and K. Mack. 2018. Historical climate warming in the White Mountains of New Hampshire (USA): Implications for snowmaking water needs at ski areas. Mountain Research and Development, 38 (2), 164-171.

Evans, D. M., A.M. Villamagna, M.B. Green, and J.L. Campbell. 2018. Origins of stream
salinization in an upland New England watershed. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190 (9), 523.

Zuidema, S., W.M. Wollheim, M.M. Mineau, M.B. Green, and R.J. Stewart. 2018. Controls of chloride loading and impairment at the river network scale in New England. Journal of Environmental Quality, 47 (4), 839-847.

Green, M.B., J.L. Campbell, R.D. Yanai, S.W. Bailey, A.S. Bailey, N. Grant, I. Halm, E.P. Kelsey, and L.E. Rustad. 2018. Downsizing a long-term precipitation network: Using a quantitative approach to inform difficult decisions. PLoS One 13, (5), e0195966.

Inserillo, E.A., M.B. Green, J.B. Shanley, and J.N. Boyer. 2017. Comparing catchment
hydrologic response to a regional storm using specific conductivity sensors. Hydrological
, 31 (5), 1074-1085.

Contosta, A.R., A. Adolph, D. Burchsted, E. Burakowski, M.B. Green, D. Guerra, M.
Albert, J. Dibb, M. Martin, W.H. McDowell, M. Routhier, C. Wake, R. Whitaker, and W.
Wollheim. 2016. A longer vernal window: the role of winter coldness and snowpack in
driving spring transitions and lags. 2017. Global Change Biology, 23 (4), 1610-1625.

Fuss, C.B., C.T. Driscoll, M.B. Green, and P.M. Groffman. 2016.Hydrologic flowpaths during snowmelt in forested headwater catchments under differing winter climatic and soil frost regimes. Hydrological Processes, 30 (24): 4617-4632.

Campbell, J.L., R.D. Yanai, M.B. Green, G.E. Likens, C.R. See, A.S. Bailey, D.C. Buso, and D.Yang. 2016. Uncertainty in the net hydrologic flux of calcium in a paired-watershed harvesting study. Ecosphere 7 (6), doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1299.

For information on Dr. Green's professional accomplishments, please click here to view his CV.


Doctor of Philosophy
Water Resources Science
University of Minnesota
Master of Science
University of Nevada, Reno
Bachelor of Science
Minnesota State University, Mankato