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Dave Myrold

Oregon State University
Dept. of Crop and Soil Science
3017 Agric Life Sci Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: (541) 737-5737
Fax: (541) 737-5725
Primary Email:

Official position at address above: Professor, Soil Science (Adjunct)
Educational Institutions attended: Ph.D., 1984, Microbiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
MS, 1979, Soil Science, Washington State University, Pullman
BS, 1977, Forestry, Michigan Technological University, Houghton
Roles/Affiliations: Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
General Interests: Soil microbiology, forest soils, nitrogen cycling, Frankia, microbial diversity
Current Research Projects/Activities: Microbial Observatory--exploring links between the diversity of soil microorganisms and nitrogen cycling processes


Lu, X.; Bottomley, P.J.; Myrold, D.D. 2015. Contributions of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria to nitrification in Oregon forest soils. Soil Biol. Biochem. 85: 54-62. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.034 (Pub No: 4910)
Yarwood, Stephanie; Brewer, Elizabeth; Yarwood, Rockie; Lajtha, Kate; Myrold, David. 2013. Soil Microbe Active Community Composition and Capability of Responding to Litter Addition after 12 Years of No Inputs. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(4): 1385-1392. (Pub No: 4806)
González-Pinzón, R.; Haggerty, R.; Myrold, D. D. . 2012. Measuring aerobic respiration in stream ecosystems using the resazurin-resorufin system. J. Geophys. Res 117: 10 p. (Pub No: 4770)
Keiluweit, M., J.J. Bougoure, L.H. Zeglin, D.D. Myrold, P.K. Weber, M. Kleber, J. Pett-Ridge, and P.S. Nico. 2012. Nano-scale investigation of the association of microbial nitrogen residues with iron (hydr)oxides in a forest soil O-horizon. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 95:213-226. (Pub No: 4785)
Zeglin, Lydia; Kluber, Laurel; Myrold, David. 2012. The importance of amino sugar turnover to C and N cycling in organic horizons of old-growth Douglas-fir forest soils colonized by ectomycorrhizal mats. Biogeochemistry 112:1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10533-012-9746-8. (Pub No: 4773)
Kluber, Laurel A.; Smith, Jane E.; Myrold, David D. 2011. Distinctive fungal and bacterial communities are associated with mats formed by ectomycorrhizal fungi. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43: 1042-1050. (Pub No: 4684)
Boyle, Stephanie A.; Yarwood, Rockie R.; Bottomley, Peter J.; Myrold, David D. 2008. Bacterial and fungal contributions to soil nitrogen cycling under Douglas fir and red alder at two sites in Oregon. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 40: 443-451. (Pub No: 4340)
Myrold, David D.; Posavatz, Nancy Ritchie. 2007. Potential importance of bacteria and fungi in nitrate assimilation in soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 39: 1737-1743. (Pub No: 4356)
Bottomley, P. J.; Yarwood, R. R.; Kageyama, S. A.; Waterstripe, K. E.; Williams, M. A.; Cromack, K. Jr.; Myrold, D. D. 2006. Responses of soil bacterial and fungal communities to reciprocal transfers of soil between adjacent coniferous forest and meadow vegetation in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Plant Soil. 289: 35-45. (Pub No: 4230)
Boyle, Stephanie A.; Rich, Jeremy J.; Bottomley, Peter J.; Cromack, Kermit Jr.; Myrold, David D. 2006. Reciprocal transfer effects on denitrifying community composition and activity at forest and meadow sites in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon . Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 38: 870-878 . (Pub No: 4196)
Brant, Justin B.; Myrold, David D.; Sulzman, Elizabeth W. 2006. Root controls on soil microbial community structure in forest soils. Oecologia. 148(4): 650-659. (Pub No: 4216)
Brant, Justin B.; Sulzman, Elizabeth W.; Myrold, David D. 2006. Microbial community utilization of added carbon substrates in response to long-term carbon input manipulation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 38 : 2219-2232. (Pub No: 4195)
Bottomley, P. J.; Taylor, A. E.; Boyle, S. A.; McMahon, S. K.; Rich, J. J.; Cromack, K. Jr.; Myrold, D. D. 2004. Responses of nitrification and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria to reciprocal transfers of soil between adjacent coniferous forest and meadow vegetation in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Microbial Ecology. 48: 500-508. (Pub No: 3875)
Hicks, William T.; Harmon, Mark E.; Myrold, David D. 2003. Substrate controls on nitrogen fixation and respiration in woody debris from the Pacific Northwest, USA . Forest Ecology and Management. 176: 25-35. (Pub No: 2829)
Mintie, A. T.; Heichen, R. S.; Cromack, K. Jr.; Myrold, D. D.; Bottomley, P. J. 2003. Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria along meadow-to-forest transects in the Oregon Cascade Mountains. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69(6): 3129-3136. (Pub No: 3781)
Rich, J. J.; Heichen, R. S.; Bottomley, P. J.; Cromack, K. Jr. ; Myrold, D. D. 2003. Community composition and functioning of denitrifying bacteria from adjacent meadow and forest soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69(10): 5974-5982. (Pub No: 3676)
Jeong, Soon-Chun; Myrold, David D. 2001. Population size and diversity of Frankia in soils under Ceanothus velutinus and Douglas-fir stands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 33: 931-941. (Pub No: 4355)
Swanston, C. W.; Myrold, D. D. 1998. Evaluation of the stem injection technique and subsequent 15N partitioning in red alder crowns. Plant and Soil. 198: 63-69. (Pub No: 2517)
Swanston, Christopher W.; Myrold, David D. 1997. Incorporation of nitrogen from decomposing red alder leaves into plants and soil of a recent clearcut in Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 27: 1496-1502. (Pub No: 2481)
Hart, Stephen C.; Nason, G. E.; Myrold, David D.; Perry, David A. 1994. Dynamics of gross nitrogen transformations during long-term incubation of an old-growth forest soil: the carbon connection. Ecology. 75(4): 880-891. (Pub No: 1454)
Vermes, Jean-Francois; Myrold, David D. 1992. Denitrification in forest soils of Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 22: 504-512. (Pub No: 2559)

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Hometown: Daggett, Michigan
Personal Interests: Family, reading, softball.