Qualifications

Masters of Science. Idaho State University                                                               
Major: Geology

  • Focus: Soil science, biogeochemistry, geomorphology, geographic information systems, and spatial statistics

Bachelors of Science. California University of Pennsylvania                                     
Double Major: Chemistry and Geology

  • Focus: Environmental chemistry, aqueous chemistry, and hydrology

Publications

Primary Author

Patton, N. R., K. A. Lohse, M. Seyfried, B.T. Crosby and S.E. Godsey. (2018). Predicting soil thickness on soil mantled hillslopes (Nature Communications)

Patton, N. R., K. A. Lohse, S. E. Godsey, S. B. Parsons, and M. Seyfried. (2018). Dataset for topographic controls on total soil carbon in semi-arid environments (Boise State University Scholar Works) https://doi.org/10.18122/B2XT55.

Patton, N. R., K. A. Lohse, M. Seyfried, S. Benner and R. Will. (2018). Dataset for lithology and coarse fraction adjusted bulk density estimates for determining total organic carbon stocks in dryland soils (Boise State University Scholar Works) https://doi.org/10.18122/B22M6Q.

Patton, N. R., K. A. Lohse, M. Seyfried, and M. D. Murdock. (2018). Dataset: Soil properties of Johnston Draw a subcatchment of Reynolds Creek, Idaho. (Boise State University Scholar Works) https://doi.org/10.18122/B2612K.

Patton, N. R., K. A. Lohse, M. Seyfried, A. G. Radke, and S. E. Godsey. (2018). Dataset: Soil properties of Reynolds Mountain East a subcatchment of Reynolds Creek, Idaho. (Boise State University Scholar Works) https://doi.org/10.18122/B29T3T.

Patton, N. R., K. A. Lohse, M. Seyfried, B.T. Crosby and S.E. Godsey. (2017). Dataset for predicting soil thickness on soil mantled hillslopes (Boise State University Scholar Works)

Patton, N. R., K. Lohse, M. Seyfried, B. Crosby, and S. Godsey. (2017). Predicting soil thickness and total organic carbon on soil mantled hillslopes. Critical Zone All Hands Meeting. Washington, DC (Poster).

Patton, N. R., K. Lohse, R. Will, S. Benner, and M. Seyfried. (2016). Coarse fraction adjusted bulk density estimates using soil organic carbon and matter in a complex terrain. Critical Zone All Hands Meeting. Boise, ID (Poster).

Patton, N. R., K. Lohse, M. Seyfried, B. Crosby, and S. Godsey. (2015). Determining total soil carbon storage in the critical zone using topography and lithology. American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA (Poster).

Patton, N. R., C. Killian, C. Jurkowski, M. Li and K. Fredrick (2013). Investigation of inorganic species in Oregon Hollow wetland: Washington County, Pennsylvania. PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Slippery Rock University, PA (Poster).

Co-Author

Murdock, M. D., D. P. Huber, M. S. Seyfried, N. R. Patton, and K. A. Lohse. (2018). Dataset for soil hydraulic parameter estimates along an elevation gradient in dryland soils (Boise State University Scholar Works) https://doi.org/10.18122reynoldscreek10boisestate

Will, R. M., S. Benner, N. F. Glenn, J. Pierce, K. A. Lohse, N. R. Patton, L. P. Spaete, and C. Stanbery. (2017) Mapping SOC distribution in semi-arid mountainous regions using variables from hyperspectral, LiDAR and traditional datasets (Boise State University Scholar Works)

Radke, A. G., S. E. Godsey, K. A. Lohse, M. S. Seyfried, D. P. Huber, N. R. Patton, and W. S. Holbrook. (2017). Spatiotemporal heterogeneity of dissolved organic carbon in waters and soils of a snow-dominated headwater catchment. American Geophysical Union. New Orleans, LA.

Commendador, A., B. Finney, N. R. Patton, and K. Lohse. (2016). Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes in soils and plants along a climatic gradient. Critical Zone All Hands Meeting. Boise, ID.

Lohse, K. A., N. R. Patton, A. Fellows, P. Kormos, G. Flerchinger, M. Seyfried, E. McCorkle, and R. MacNeill. (2016). Taking the pulse of the skin of the earth: quantifying the spatial and temporal variability in soil biogeochemical cycling. American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA.

Seyfried, M., T. Link, Z. Klos, N. R. Patton, and K.A. Lohse (2014). Ecohydrological implications of contrasting slope and aspect in complex terrain. American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA.

Experience

Lab/Field Technician, Center for Ecological Research and Education (2016-2017)

Hydrologic Technician GS-1316-07, USDA-ARS Boise Office (2016-2017)

Teaching Assistant, Idaho State University Department of Geosciences (2014-2016)

Scientist 1, Hatch Mott MacDonald (2013-2014)

Teaching Assistant, California University of Pennsylvania (2013)

Safety Manager Intern, FCI (Federal Correction Institute) Morgantown (2012)

Scientist 1 Intern, Comtech Industries Inc. (2012)

Interests

I am a watershed scientist who is interested in the complex interaction between biotic and abiotic processes that drive landscape, climate, and ecosystem evolution. Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Queensland working closely with the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Nottingham University on a suite of projects dealing with stable isotope, climate, and modelling. In the past, I have had the privileged to work with research groups such as the Critical Zone Observatories (CZO), Center for Ecological Research and Education (CERE), Center of Archaeological Materials and Applied Spectroscopy (CAMAS), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on multifaceted projects. Working with such diverse groups, my work tends to be at the interface of many scientific disciplines which has motivated me to become a strong voice for the scientific community and an advocate of science literacy and communication.

Personal Website

https://nicholasrpatton.weebly.com/