Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Eve-Lyn Hinckley

Research Interests

Eve-Lyn Hinckley’s academic interests focus on quantifying how interactions among biogeochemical, hydrological, and ecological processes affect nutrient cycling at multiple scales. She explores these interactions in a range of settings—including those where human influence is remote and where it is immediate. Eve’s foundation in conducting process-based studies at plot-to-regional scales has informed her more recent involvement in collaborative efforts to design and use network resources for addressing questions at broad scales. In all of her research endeavors, Eve enjoys collaborating with colleagues and practitioners who bring different perspectives to the research and are interested in working together to incorporate new scientific results into land management decisions. 

In the classroom, Eve emphasizes student engagement through lively discussions ranging from the details of biogeochemical cycles to historical and present day environmental issues. She is also firmly committed to increase hands-on research opportunities for undergraduates on campus and at CU’s long-term research sites in the Colorado Front Range.

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  • Hinckley E-LS; Driscoll CT. (Dec 2022). Sulfur fertiliser use in the Midwestern US increases as atmospheric sulfur deposition declines with improved air quality. Communications Earth & Environment , 3(1). 10.1038/s43247-022-00662-9
  • Singley JG; Singha K; Gooseff MN; González‐Pinzón R; Covino TP; Ward AS; Dorley J; Hinckley ES. (Oct 2022). Identification of Hyporheic Extent and Functional Zonation During Seasonal Streamflow Recession by Unsupervised Clustering of Time‐lapse Electrical Resistivity Models. Hydrological Processes. 10.1002/hyp.14713
  • Hinckley E-LS; Miller HR; Lezberg A; Anacker B. (Jun 2022). Interactions between tall oatgrass invasion and soil nitrogen cycling. Oecologia , 199(2), 419-426. 10.1007/s00442-022-05192-x
  • Hermes AL; Dawson TE; Hinckley E-LS. (May 2022). Sulfur isotopes reveal agricultural changes to the modern sulfur cycle. Environmental Research Letters , 17(5), 054032-054032. 10.1088/1748-9326/ac6683
  • Hinckley E-LS; Fendorf S. (Jan 2022). Field science in the age of online learning: Dynamic instruction of techniques to assess soil physical properties. , 7. 10.3389/feduc.2022.959776
  • Rey DM; Hinckley E-LS; Walvoord MA; Singha K. (Oct 2021). Integrating observations and models to determine the effect of seasonally frozen ground on hydrologic partitioning in alpine hillslopes in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. Hydrological Processes , 35(10). 10.1002/hyp.14374
  • Bjarke NR; Livneh B; Elmendorf SC; Molotch NP; Hinckley ES; Emery NC; Johnson PTJ; Morse JF; Suding KN. (Sep 2021). Catchment‐scale observations at the Niwot Ridge; long‐term; ecological research site. Hydrological Processes , 35(9). 10.1002/hyp.14320
  • Feinberg A; Stenke A; Peter T; Hinckley E-LS; Driscoll CT; Winkel LHE. (May 2021). Reductions in the deposition of sulfur and selenium to agricultural soils pose risk of future nutrient deficiencies. , 2(1). 10.1038/s43247-021-00172-0
  • Singley JG; Gooseff MN; McKnight DM; Hinckley ES. (May 2021). The Role of Hyporheic Connectivity in Determining Nitrogen Availability: Insights From an Intermittent Antarctic Stream. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences , 126(5). 10.1029/2021JG006309
  • Jones JA; Groffman PM; Blair J; Davis FW; Dugan H; Euskirchen EE; Frey SD; Harms TK; Hinckley E; Kosmala M. (Mar 2021). Synergies Among Environmental Science Research and Monitoring Networks: A Research Agenda. Earths Future|0401 Atmospheric Sciences, 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience, 0502 Environmental Science and Management , 9(3). 10.1029/2020EF001631
  • Hermes AL; Ebel BA; Murphy SF; Hinckley E-LS. (Jan 2021). Fates and fingerprints of sulfur and carbon following wildfire in economically important croplands of California, U.S. Science of the Total Environment , 750, 142179-142179. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142179
  • Hermes AL; Wainwright HM; Wigmore O; Falco N; Molotch NP; Hinckley E-LS. (Nov 2020). From Patch to Catchment: A Statistical Framework to Identify and Map Soil Moisture Patterns Across Complex Alpine Terrain. , 2. 10.3389/frwa.2020.578602
  • Crawford JT; Hinckley E-LS; Neff JC. (Nov 2020). Long-Term Trends in Acid Precipitation and Watershed Elemental Export From an Alpine Catchment of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences , 125(11). 10.1029/2020JG005683
  • Devadoss J; Falco N; Dafflon B; Wu Y; Franklin M; Hermes A; Hinckley E-LS; Wainwright H. (Sep 2020). Remote Sensing-Informed Zonation for Understanding Snow, Plant and Soil Moisture Dynamics within a Mountain Ecosystem. Remote Sensing , 12(17). 10.3390/rs12172733
  • Hinckley E-LS; Crawford JT; Fakhraei H; Driscoll CT. (Aug 2020). A shift in sulfur-cycle manipulation from atmospheric emissions to agricultural additions. Nature Geoscience , 13(9), 597-604. 10.1038/s41561-020-0620-3
  • Heindel RC; Putman AL; Murphy SF; Repert DA; Hinckley E-LS. (May 2020). Atmospheric Dust Deposition Varies by Season and Elevation in the Colorado Front Range, USA. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface , 125(5). 10.1029/2019JF005436
  • Hess LJT; Hinckley E-LS; Robertson GP; Matson PA. (Mar 2020). Rainfall intensification increases nitrate leaching from tilled but not no-till cropping systems in the U.S. Midwest. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment , 290, 106747-106747. 10.1016/j.agee.2019.106747
  • Chen Y; Wieder WR; Hermes AL; Hinckley E-LS. (Mar 2020). The role of physical properties in controlling soil nitrogen cycling across a tundra-forest ecotone of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. Catena , 186. 10.1016/j.catena.2019.104369
  • Carini P; Delgado-Baquerizo M; Hinckley E-LS; Holland-Moritz H; Brewer TE; Rue G; Vanderburgh C; McKnight D; Fierer N. (Jan 2020). Effects of Spatial Variability and Relic DNA Removal on the Detection of Temporal Dynamics in Soil Microbial Communities. mBio , 11(1). 10.1128/mBio.02776-19
  • Pelletier, JD, GA Barron-Gafford, H Gutierrez-Jurado, ELS Hinckley, E Istanbulluoglu, LA McGuire, GY Niu, MJ Poulos, C Rasmussen, P Richardson, TL Swetnam and GE Tucker. (Apr 2018). Which way do you lean? Using slope aspect variations to understand Critical Zone processes and feedbacks. EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS , 43(5). 10.1002/esp.4306
  • Hess L; HINCKLEY E; Robertson GP; Hamilton SK; Matson PA. (Jan 2018). Rainfall intensification enhances deep percolation and soil water content in tilled and no-till cropping systems of the U.S. Midwest. Vadose Zone Journal , 17(1).
  • Hinckley E-LS; Ebel BA; Barnes RT; Murphy SF; Anderson SP. (Aug 2017). Erratum to: Critical zone properties control the fate of nitrogen during experimental rainfall in montane forests of the Colorado Front Range (vol 132, pg 213, 2017). Biogeochemistry: an international journal , 134(3), 371-371. 10.1007/s10533-017-0358-1
  • Hinckley E-LS; Ebel BA; Barnes RT; Murphy SF; Anderson SP. (Jan 2017). Critical zone properties control the fate of nitrogen during experimental rainfall in montane forests of the Colorado Front Range. Biogeochemistry: an international journal , 132(1-2), 213-231. 10.1007/s10533-017-0299-8
  • Thorpe AS; Barnett DT; Elmendorf SC; Hinckley E-LS; Hoekman D; Jones KD; LeVan KE; Meier CL; Stanish LF; Thibault KM. (Dec 2016). Introduction to the sampling designs of the National Ecological Observatory Network Terrestrial Observation System. Ecosphere , 7(12). 10.1002/ecs2.1627
  • Weathers KC; Groffman PM; Van Dolah E; Bernhardt E; Grimm NB; McMahon K; Schimel J; Paolisso M; Maranger R; Baer S. (Aug 2016). Frontiers in Ecosystem Ecology from a Community Perspective: The Future is Boundless and Bright. Ecosystems , 19(5), 753-770. 10.1007/s10021-016-9967-0
  • Hinckley, ELS, SP Anderson, JS Baron, PD Blanken, GB Bonan, WD Bowman, SC Elmendorf, N Fierer, AM Fox, KJ Goodman, KD Jones, DL Lombardozzi, CK Lunch, JC Neff, MD Sanclements, KN Suding and WR Wieder. (Apr 2016). Optimizing Available Network Resources to Address Questions in Environmental Biogeochemistry. BIOSCIENCE , 66(4). 10.1093/biosci/biw005
  • Hinckley E-LS; Bonan GB; Bowen GJ; Colman BP; Duffy PA; Goodale CL; Houlton BZ; Marin-Spiotta E; Ogle K; Ollinger SV. (Mar 2016). The soil and plant biogeochemistry sampling design for The National Ecological Observatory Network. Ecosphere , 7(3). 10.1002/ecs2.1234
  • HINCKLEY E. (Jan 2015). Fate of sulfur fungicide in the vineyard and beyond. Practical Winery and Vineyard 2015 (May).
  • Hinckley E-LS; Barnes RT; Anderson SP; Williams MW; Bernasconi SM. (Jul 2014). Nitrogen retention and transport differ by hillslope aspect at the rain-snow transition of the Colorado Front Range. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences , 119(7), 1281-1296. 10.1002/2013JG002588
  • Hinckley E-LS; Wieder W; Fierer N; Paul E. (Mar 2014). Digging Into the World Beneath Our Feet: Bridging Across Scales in the Age of Global Change. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union , 95(11), 96-97. 10.1002/2014eo110004
  • Hinckley E-LS; Ebel BA; Barnes RT; Anderson RS; Williams MW; Anderson SP. (Jan 2014). Aspect control of water movement on hillslopes near the rain-snow transition of the Colorado Front Range. Hydrological Processes , 28(1), 74-85. 10.1002/hyp.9549
  • Wieder WR; Cleveland CC; Taylor PG; Nemergut DR; Hinckley E-L; Philippot L; Bru D; Weintraub SR; Martin M; Townsend AR. (May 2013). Experimental removal and addition of leaf litter inputs reduces nitrate production and loss in a lowland tropical forest. Biogeochemistry: an international journal , 113(1-3), 629-642. 10.1007/s10533-012-9793-1
  • Kao RH; Gibson CM; Gallery RE; Meier CL; Barnett DT; Docherty KM; Blevins KK; Travers PD; Azuaje E; Springer YP. (Dec 2012). NEON terrestrial field observations: designing continental-scale, standardized sampling. Ecosphere , 3(12). 10.1890/ES12-00196.1
  • HINCKLEY E. (Jan 2012). Tracking lost irrigation water. Practical Winery and Vineyard (2012).
  • Ebel BA; Hinckley ES; Martin DA. (Jan 2012). Soil-water dynamics and unsaturated storage during snowmelt following wildfire. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences , 16(5), 1401-1417. 10.5194/hess-16-1401-2012
  • Hinckley E-LS; Matson PA. (Aug 2011). Transformations, transport, and potential unintended consequences of high sulfur inputs to Napa Valley vineyards. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA , 108(34), 14005-14010. 10.1073/pnas.1110741108
  • Anderson SP; Anderson RS; Hinckley E-LS; Kelly P; Blum A. (Jun 2011). Exploring weathering and regolith transport controls on Critical Zone development with models and natural experiments. Applied Geochemistry , 26, S3-S5. 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.03.014
  • HINCKLEY E; Nicholas K. (Jan 2011). Conducting research on private farms and ranches: Approaches, issues, and tips. Journal of Extension , 49(6).
  • Hinckley E-LS; Fendorf S; Matson P. (Jan 2011). Short-term fates of high sulfur inputs in Northern California vineyard soils. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems , 89(1), 135-142. 10.1007/s10705-010-9383-3
  • Anderson SP; Blum AE; Hinckley ES; Lee J; Gilbert R; Trotta J; Dethier D. (Jun 2010). Slope aspect and weathering in the Colorado Front Range. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta , 74(12), A21-A21.
  • Hinckley E-LS; Kendall C; Loague K. (Jul 2008). Not all water becomes wine: Sulfur inputs as an opportune tracer of hydrochemical losses from vineyards. Water Resources Research , 44. 10.1029/2007WR006672
  • HINCKLEY E; Neill C; McHorney R; Lezberg A. (Jan 2001). Nitrogen retention in the vadose zone and aquifer under a coastal Massachusetts forest. Biological Bulletin , 201(2), 288-290.