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Dee LE, Ferraro PJ, Severen C, et al. Clarifying the effect of biodiversity on productivity in natural ecosystems with longitudinal data and new methods for causal inference. Nature Communications. In Press.
Wen H, Sullivan PL, Macpherson GL, Li L. Effects of vegetation rooting characteristics on carbonate weathering and critical zone evolution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. In Press.
Wilfahrt PA, Seabloom EW, Bakker JD, et al. Nothing lasts forever: Dominant species decline under rapid environmental change in global grasslandsAbstract. Journal of Ecology. In Press. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.14198.
Feldman AF, Feng X, Felton AJ, et al. Plant responses to changing rainfall frequency and magnitude. Nature Ecology & Evolution. In Press.
Pinchi-Davila X, Vargas-Hernandez D, Romero-Jimenez M, et al. Pleoardoris graminearum gen. et sp. nov., a new member of Pleosporales from the North American Plains, biogeography and effects on B. gracilis growth. Mycologia. In Press.
Gido KB, Hedden SC, Bruckerhoff LA, et al. Removing a perched culvert facilitates dispersal of fishes in an intermittent prairie stream but not recovery from drought. Freshwater Science. In Press.
Ren H, Zhang Y, Gui W, et al. What drives grassland ecosystem multifunctionality: Grazing pressure or plant community parameters?. Functional Ecology. In Press.
Swenson LJ, Zipper S, Peterson DM, et al. Changes in water age during dry‐down of a non‐perennial stream. Water Resources Research. 2024;60(1):e2023WR034623. doi:10.1029/2023WR034623.
Mount HE, Smith MD, Knapp AK, et al. Drought‐tolerant grassland species are generally more resistant to competition. Journal of Ecology. 2024;112(2):416-426. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.14243.
Corimanya J, Smith E, Boyle WA. Experimental evidence that nest orientation influences microclimate in a temperate grassland. Journal of Field Ornithology. 2024;95(1). doi:10.5751/JFO-00387-950102.
Smith MD, Wilkins KD, Holdrege MC, et al. Extreme drought impacts have been underestimated in grasslands and shrublands globally. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2024;121(4):e230988112. doi:10.1073/pnas.2309881120.
Knapp AK, Condon KV, Folks CC, et al. Field experiments have enhanced our understanding of drought impacts on terrestrial ecosystems—But where do we go from here?. Functional Ecology. 2024;38(1):76-97. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.14460.
Song L, Griffin-Nolan RJ, Muraina TO, et al. Grassland sensitivity to drought is related to functional composition across East Asia and North America. Ecology. 2024;105(2):e4220. doi:10.1002/ecy.4220.
Nieland MA, Carson CM, Floyd V, Zeglin LH. Product-inhibition feedbacks, not microbial population level tradeoffs or soil pH, regulate decomposition potential under nutrient eutrophication. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2024;189:109247. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2023.109247.
Keen RM, Helliker BR, McCulloh KA, Nippert JB. Save or spend? Diverging water‐use strategies of grasses and encroaching clonal shrubs. Journal of Ecology. 2024;112(4):870-885. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.14276.
Wilcox KR, Chen A, Avolio ML, et al. Accounting for herbaceous communities in process‐based models will advance our understanding of “grassy” ecosystems. Global Change Biology. 2023;29(23):6453 - 6477. doi:10.1111/gcb.v29.2310.1111/gcb.16950.
Dea H, McKenzie DA, Clark B, Jumpponen A. Amorpha canescens and Andropogon gerardii recruit comparable foliar fungal communities across the steep precipitation gradient in Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 2023;126:31-50.
Weickert N. Are we there yet: Assessing trajectories of two restored prairies to target native prairies over a decadal time frame. Department of Biology. 2023;MS Thesis.
Wilcox KR, Collins SL, Knapp AK, et al. Assessing carbon storage capacity and saturation across six central US grasslands using data–model integration. Biogeosciences. 2023;20(13):2707 - 2725. doi:10.5194/bg-20-2707-2023.
Bakker JD, Price JN, Henning JA, et al. Compositional variation in grassland plant communities. Ecosphere. 2023;14(6):e4542. doi:10.1002/ecs2.v14.610.1002/ecs2.4542.
Gray JE, Smith MD. Contrasting intra‐annual population dynamics of two codominant species are consistent across spatial and temporal scales. Journal of Ecology. 2023;111(3):676-686. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.14055.
Mohankumar NM, Hefley TJ, Silber KM, Boyle WA. Data fusion of distance sampling and capture-recapture data. Journal of Spatial Statistics. 2023;55:100756. doi:10.1016/j.spasta.2023.100756.
Wisnoski NI, Andrade R, Castorani MCN, et al. Diversity–stability relationships across organism groups and ecosystem types become decoupled across spatial scales. Ecology. 2023;104(9):e4136. doi:10.1002/ecy.v104.910.1002/ecy.4136.
Sadayappan K, Keen R, Jarecke KM, et al. Drier streams despite a wetter climate in woody-encroached grasslands. Journal of Hydrology. 2023;627:130388. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.130388.
Ling B, Raynor EJ, Joern A, Goodin DG. Dynamic plant–herbivore interactions between bison space use and vegetation heterogeneity in a tallgrass prairie. Remote Sensing. 2023;15(22):5269. doi:10.3390/rs15225269.
Noble B. Early detection of wildfire risk in the Great Plains: merging machine learning, landscape metrics, and rich data sources. Department of Biology. 2023;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/bitstream/handle/2097/43444/BrynnNoble2023.pdf?sequence=3.
Keen R. Ecohydrological implications of clonal shrub encroachment in tallgrass prairie. Department of Biology. 2023;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/handle/2097/43279.
Nieland M. Ecosystem recovery from chronic fertilization: Biotic mechanisms underpinning soil nitrogen legacies in burned and unburned grasslands. Department of Biology. 2023;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/handle/2097/43281.
Limbu SPehim, Avolio ML. Effect of genotypic richness, drought and mycorrhizal associations on productivity and functional traits of a dominant C4 grass. Journal of Plant Ecology. 2023;16(1):rtac045. doi:10.1093/jpe/rtac045.
Kaspari M, Welti EAR. Electrolytes on the prairie: How urine‐like additions of Na and K shape the dynamics of a grassland food web. Ecology. 2023;104(1):e3856. doi:10.1002/ecy.3856.
Silber KM, Mohankumar NM, Hefley TJ, Boyle WA. Emigration and survival correlate with different precipitation metrics throughout a grassland songbird's annual cycle. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2023;87(3):e22371. doi:10.1002/jwmg.22371.
Donnelly R, Wedel ER, Taylor JH, et al. Evolutionary lineage explains trait variation among 75 coexisting grass species. New Phytologist. 2023;239(3):887. doi:10.1111/nph.18983.
Hajek OL. Grassland responses to seasonal shifts in water availability. 2023;PhD Dissertation. doi:https://api.mountainscholar.org/server/api/core/bitstreams/a7decffd-ba41-4d12-ae8e-19ce83a2ce3f/content.
Seybold EC, Bergstrom A, C. Jones N, et al. How low can you go? Widespread challenges in measuring low stream discharge and a path forward. Limnology and Oceanography Letters. 2023;8(6):804-811. doi:10.1002/lol2.10356.
Jiménez ín, Rowan B, Hope AG. Hymenolepis ackerti n. sp. (Eucestoda: Hymenolepididae) infecting cricetid rodents from the central Great Plains of North America. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 2023;94:e944927. doi:10.22201/ib.20078706e.2023.94.4927.
Anhold C. Impacts of woody encroachment on the fate of soil co2 in grassland watersheds. Department of Biology. 2023;MS Thesis.
Hatley CM, Armijo B, Andrews K, Anhold C, Nippert JB, Kirk MF. Intermittent streamflow generation in a merokarst headwater catchment. Environmental Science: Advances. 2023;2:115-131. doi:10.1039/D2VA00191H.
Koerner SE, Avolio ML, Blair JM, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Multiple global change drivers show independent, not interactive effects: a long-term case study in tallgrass prairie. Oecologia. 2023;201(1):143–154. doi:10.1007/s00442-022-05295-5.
Muehleisen AJ, Watkins CRE, Altmire GR, et al. Nutrient addition drives declines in grassland species richness primarily via enhanced species loss. Journal of Ecology. 2023;111(3):552-563. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.14038.
Eckhoff KD, Scott DA, Manning G, Baer SG. Persistent decadal differences in plant communities assembled under contrasting climate conditions. Ecological Applications. 2023;33(2):e2823. doi:10.1002/eap.2823.
Saleh AA, Kraisitudomsook N, Frank E, Dendy S, Leslie J, Garrett K. Phytobiome stampede: Bison as potential dispersal agents for the tallgrass prairie microbiome. PhytoFrontiers™. 2023;3(3):512-517. doi:10.1094/PHYTOFR-01-23-0004-SC.
Dea H. Prairie plant communities and their associated phyllosphere fungal communities change across the steep precipitation gradient in Kansas USA, though individual plant species’ phyllosphere communities may not. Department of Biology. 2023;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/bitstream/handle/2097/43453/HannahDea2023.pdf?sequence=12.
Feldman AF, Gianotti DJShort, Dong J, et al. Remotely sensed soil moisture can capture dynamics relevant to plant water uptake. Water Resources Research. 2023;59(2):e2022WR033814. doi:10.1029/2022WR033814.
Slette IJ, Hoover DL, Smith MD, Knapp AK. Repeated extreme droughts decrease root production, but not the potential for post‐drought recovery of root production, in a mesic grassland. Oikos. 2023;1:e08899. doi:10.1111/oik.08899.
Freeman NE, Gustafson M, Hefley TJ, Boyle WA. Riding out the storm: depleted fat stores and elevated hematocrit in a small bodied endotherm exposed to severe weatherAbstract. Cooke S. Conservation Physiology. 2023;11(1). doi:10.1093/conphys/coad011.
Souza LFT, Hirmas DR, Sullivan PL, et al. Root distributions, precipitation, and soil structure converge to govern soil organic carbon depth distributions. Geoderma. 2023;437:116569. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2023.116569.
Aurell J, Gullett B, Grier G, Holder A, George I. Seasonal emission factors from rangeland prescribed burns in the Kansas Flint Hills grasslands. Atmospheric Environment. 2023;304:119769. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2023.119769.
Keller AB, Walter CA, Blumenthal DM, et al. Stronger fertilization effects on aboveground versus belowground plant properties across nine U.S. grasslands. Ecology. 2023;104(2):e3891. doi:10.1002/ecy.3891.
Vázquez E, Borer ET, Bugalho MN, et al. The synergistic response of primary production in grasslands to combined nitrogen and phosphorus addition is caused by increased nutrient uptake and retention. Plant and Soil. 2023. doi:10.1007/s11104-023-06083-7.
Rocci KS, Bird M, Blair JM, Knapp AK, Liang C, M. Cotrufo F. Thirty years of increased precipitation modifies soil organic matter fractions but not bulk soil carbon and nitrogen in a mesic grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2023;185:109145. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2023.109145.