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John Kominoski

John Kominoski

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University

Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University

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Kominoski, J. S., E. E. Gaiser and S. G. Baer. Advancing theories of ecosystem development through long-term ecological research. BioScience DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy070. (link )


Smith, M. A., J. S. Kominoski, R. M. Price, O. I. Abdul-Aziz and T. G. Troxler. 2023. Linking Seasonal Changes in Organic Matter Composition and Nutrients to Shifting Hydraulic Gradients in Coastal Urban Canals. Water Resources Research 59(2):e2022WR033334. DOI: 10.1029/2022WR033334. (link )


Gaiser, E. E., J. S. Kominoski, D. M. McKnight, C. A. Bahlai, C. Cheng, S. Record, W. M. Wollheim, K. R. Christianson, M. R. Downs, P. A. Hawman, S. J. Holbrook, A. Kumar, D. R. Mishra, N. P. Molotch, R. B. Primack, A. Rassweiler, R. J. Schmitt and L. A. Sutter. 2022. Long-term ecological research and the COVID-19 anthropause: A window to understanding social–ecological disturbance. Ecosphere 13(4):e4019. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.4019. (link )


Harms, T. K., P. M. Groffman, L. Aluwihare, C. Craft, W. R. Wieder, S. E. Hobbie, S. G. Baer, J. M. Blair, S. D. Frey, C. K. Remucal, J. A. Rudgers, S. L. Collins, J. S. Kominoski, B. A. Ball and . LTER OM Working Group. 2021. Patterns and trends of organic matter processing and transport: Insights from the US long-term ecological research network. Climate Change Ecology 2(Dec):100025. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecochg.2021.100025. (link )

Smith, M. A., J. S. Kominoski, E. E. Gaiser, R. M. Price and T. G. Troxler. 2021. Stormwater runoff and tidal flooding transform dissolved organic matter composition and increase bioavailability in urban coastal ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 126(7):. DOI: 10.1029/2020JG006146. (link )


Gaiser, E. E., D. M. Bell, C. N. Castorani, D. L. Childers, P. M. Groffman, R. Jackson, J. S. Kominoski, D. P. Peters, S. T. Pickett, J. Ripplinger and J. C. Zinnert. 2020. Long-term ecological research and evolving frameworks of disturbance ecology. BioScience 70(2):141-156. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biz162. (link )


McPhillips, L., H. Chang, M. V. Chester, Y. Depietri, E. Friedman, N. B. Grimm, J. S. Kominoski, P. T. McPhearson, P. Mendez-Lazaro, E. J. Rosi and J. Shafiei Shiva. 2018. Defining extreme events: A cross-disciplinary review. Earth's Future 6(3):441-455. DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000686. (link )


Sankarasubramanian, A., J. L. Sabo, K. L. Larson, S. Seo, T. Sinha, R. Bhowmik, A. R. Vidal, K. Kunkel, G. Mahinthakumar, E. Berglund and J. S. Kominoski. 2017. Synthesis of public water supply use in the U.S.: Spatio-temporal patterns and socio-economic controls. Earth's Future 5(7):771-788. DOI: 10.1002/2016EF000511. (link )


Troxler, T. G., E. Gaiser, J. Barr, J. D. Fuentes, R. Jaffe, D. L. Childers, L. Collado-Vides, V. H. Rivera-Monroy, E. Castaneda-Moya, W. Anderson, R. Chambers, M. Chen, C. Coronado-Molina, S. E. Davis, V. Engel, C. Fitz, J. Fourqurean, T. Frankovich, J. S. Kominoski, C. Madden, S. L. Malone, S. F. Oberbauer, P. Olivas, J. Richards, C. J. Saunders, J. Schedlbauer, L. J. Scinto, F. H. Sklar, T. Smith, J. M. Smoak, G. Starr, R. R. Twilley and K. R. Whelan. 2013. Integrated carbon budget models for the Everglades terrestrial-coastal-oceanic gradient: Current status and needs for inter-site comparisons. Oceanography 26(3):98-107. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2013.51. (link )


Ball, B. A., J. S. Kominoski, H. E. Adams, S. E. Jones, E. S. Kane, T. D. Loecke, W. Mahaney, J. Martina, C. M. Prather, T. M. Robinson and C. T. Solomon. 2010. Direct and terrestrial vegetation-mediated effects of environmental change on aquatic ecosystem processes. BioScience 60(8):590-601. DOI: 10.1525/bio.2010.60.8.5. (link )

Sabo, J. L., T. Sinha, L. C. Bowling, G. H. Schoups, W. W. Wallender, M. E. Campana, K. A. Cherkauer, P. L. Fuller, W. L. Graf, J. W. Hopmans, J. S. Kominoski, C. Taylor, S. W. Trimble, R. H. Webb and E. E. Wohl. 2010. Reclaiming freshwater sustainability in the Cadillac Desert. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107(50):21263-21270. (link )


Ball, B. A., M. D. Hunter, J. S. Kominoski, C. M. Swan and M. A. Bradford. 2008. Consequences of non-random species loss for decomposition dynamics: Experimental evidence for additive and non-additive effects. Journal of Ecology 96(2):303-313. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2007.01346.x. (link )

Kominoski, J. S., C. M. Pringle and B. A. Ball. 2008. Invasive wooly adelgid appears to drive seasonal hemlock and carcass inputs to a detritus-based stream. Herh. Internation. Verein. Limnol. 30(1):109-112. (link )


Kominoski, J. S., C. M. Pringle, B. A. Ball, M. A. Bradford, D. C. Coleman, D. B. Hall and M. D. Hunter. 2007. Non-additive effects of leaf litter species diversity on breakdown dynamics in a detritus-based stream. Ecology 88(5):1167-1176. DOI: 10.1890/06-0674. (link )



McPhillips, L., N. B. Grimm, E. Rosi-Marshall, J. S. Kominoski, Y. Depietri, E. Friedman and P. Mendez-Lazaro. 2017. Defining extreme events: Highlights from ongoing task force research. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Smith, M., J. S. Kominoski, E. E. Gaiser, T. G. Troxler, K. Grove, R. Roy Chowdhury and M. Healy. 2017. Understanding variation in water sources to urban flooding in low-lying coastal regions. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.



Smith, M. A., J. S. Kominoski, E. E. Gaiser, T. G. Troxler and O. Barbosa. 2019. Quantifying the nutrient removal capacity of wetlands along a gradient of urbanization. Presentation at the 2019 FIU BioSymposium, March 28, 2019, Miami, FL.

Smith, M., J. Kominoski, E. Gaiser, T. G. Troxler, O. Barbosa and N. Grimm. 2019. A comparison of nutrient uptake dynamics in urban wetlands across different climates. Presentation at the ESAUSSEE 2019, August 11-16, 2019, Louisville, KY. (link )


Barnett, A., R. Roy Chowdhury, G. Hydrick, E. Gaiser, J. Kominoski and M. Smith. 2018. Infrastructures and action situations: Converging ideas in science and technological studies and institutional analysis to study urban resilience to climate extremes. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, April 10-14, 2018, New Orleans, LA. (link )

Read, D., M. Smith and J. S. Kominoski. 2018. Understanding water source contribution in urban stormwater. Presentation at the 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition: Nexus of Food, Energy and Water, March 18-22, 2018, New Orleans, LA. (link )

Smith, M., J. S. Kominoski, E. E. Gaiser and T. G. Troxler. 2018. Th urban flood pulse concept: Effects of extreme tides and runoff on biogeochemical cycling in urban river networks. Presentation at the 3rd Annual UREx All Hands Meeting, March 19-21, 2018, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.


Troxler, T. G., P. T. McPhearson, M. Smith, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, M. Feagan, C. Salazar, M. Nepomechie, T. Spiegelhalter, B. Rosenzweig, E. E. Gaiser, J. S. Kominoski, K. Grove and R. Roy Chowdhury. 2017. Socio-ecological-technological system approaches for coastal urban resilience to extreme flooding. Presentation at the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Invited Symposium: Coastal Ecosystem Design: Integrating design thinking to envision future coasts,


Kominoski, J. S. 2015. Urban resilience to extreme events: UREx Sustainability Research Network. Presentation at the Florida Water and Climate Alliance Meeting, Tampa, Florida.


Ball, B. A., M. A. Bradford, D. C. Coleman, M. D. Hunter, J. S. Kominoski and C. Pringle. 2007. Effects of leaf litter species richness and composition on nutrient turnover and decomposer biota. Presentation at the 5-10 August 2007 Ecological Society of America/Society of Ecological Restoration Meeting, San Jose, California. (link )