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Book Chapter
Knapp AK, McCarron JK, Silletti AM, et al. Ecological consequences of the replacement of native grassland by Juniperus virginiana and other woody plants. In: Van Auken OW Ecological Studies Vol. 196, Western North American Juniperus communities: A dynamic vegetation type. Ecological Studies Vol. 196, Western North American Juniperus communities: A dynamic vegetation type. Springer-Verlag, NY; 2008:156 -169. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34003-6_8.
Journal Article
Jones SK, Collins SL, Blair JM, Smith MD, Knapp AK. Altered rainfall patterns increase forb abundance and richness in native tallgrass prairie. Scientific Reports. 2016;(1). doi:10.1038/srep20120.
Langley A, Chapman SK, La Pierre KJ, et al. Ambient changes exceed treatment effects on plant species abundance in long-term global change experiments. Glob Chang Biol. 2018;24(12):5668 - 5679. doi:10.1111/gcb.14442.
Avolio ML, Chang CC, Smith MD. Assessing fine-scale genotypic structure of a dominant species in native grasslands. The American Midland Naturalist. 2011;165:211 -224. doi:10.1674/0003-0031-165.2.211.
Weltzin JF, Loik ME, Schwinning S, et al. Assessing the response of terrestrial ecosystems to potential changes in precipitation. BioScience. 2003;53:941 -952. doi:doi: 10.1641/0006-3568(2003)053[0941:ATROTE]2.0.CO;2.
Wilcox KR, Shi Z, Gherardi LA, et al. Asymmetric responses of primary productivity to precipitation extremes: A synthesis of grassland precipitation manipulation experiments. Global Change Biology. 2017;23(10). doi:10.1111/gcb.13706.
Felton AJ, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Carbon exchange responses of a mesic grassland to an extreme gradient of precipitation. Oecologia. 2018:1 -12. doi:10.1007/s00442-018-4284-2.
Koerner SE, Smith MD, Burkepile DE, et al. Change in dominance determines herbivore effects on plant biodiversity. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2018;2:1925-1932. doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0696-y.
Avolio ML, Koerner SE, La Pierre KJ, et al. Changes in plant community composition, not diversity, during a decade of nitrogen and phosphorus additions drive above-ground productivity in a tallgrass prairie. Journal of Ecology. 2014;102:1649 -1660. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12312.
Knapp AK, Hoover DL, Wilcox KR, et al. Characterizing differences in precipitation regimes of extreme wet and dry years: Implications for climate change experiments. Global Change Biology. 2015;21:2624 -2633. doi:10.1111/gcb.12888.
Hoffman AM, Avolio ML, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Codominant grasses differ in gene expression under experimental climate extremes in native tallgrass prairie. PeerJ. 2018:e4394. doi:https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4394.
Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Smith MD. Community stability does not preclude ecosystem sensitivity to chronic resource alteration. Functional Ecology. 2012;26:1231 -1233. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02053.x.
Han X, Dend SP, Garrett KA, Fang L, Smith MD. Comparison of damage to native and exotic tallgrass prairie plants by natural enemies. Plant Ecology. 2008;198:197 -210. doi:10.1007/s11258-008-9395-0.
Avolio ML, Carroll I, Collins SL, et al. A comprehensive approach to analyzing community dynamics using rank abundance curves. Ecosphere. 2019;10(10):e02881. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2881.
Knapp AK, Beier C, Briske DD, et al. Consequences of more extreme precipitation regimes for terrestrial ecosystems. BioScience. 2008;58:811 -821. doi:10.1641/B580908.
Hoover DL, Smith MD. Contrasting sensitivities of two dominant C4 grasses to heat waves and drought. Plant Ecology. 2014;215:721 -731. doi:10.1007/s11258-014-0345-8.
Buis GM, Blair JM, Burkepile DE, et al. Controls of aboveground net primary production in mesic savanna grasslands: an inter-hemispheric comparison. Ecosystems. 2009;12:982 -995. doi:10.1007/s10021-009-9273-1.
Huxman TE, Smith MD, Fay PA, et al. Convergence across biomes to a common rain-use efficiency. Nature. 2004;429:651 -654. doi:10.1038/nature02561.
Knapp AK, Burns CE, Fynn RWS, Kirkman KP, Morris CD, Smith MD. Convergence and contingency in production-precipitation relationships in North American and South African C4 grasslands. Oecologia. 2006;149:456 -464. doi:10.1007/s00442-006-0468-2.
Forrestel EJ, Donoghue MJ, Smith MD. Convergent phylogenetic and functional responses to altered fire regimes in mesic savanna grasslands of North America and South Africa. New Phytologist. 2014;203:1000 -1011. doi:10.1111/nph.12846.
Fraser LH, Henry HA, Carlyle CN, et al. Coordinated distributed experiments: an emerging tool for testing global hypotheses in ecology and environmental science. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2013;11:147 -155. doi:10.1890/110279.
Avolio ML, Smith MD. Correlations between genetic and species diversity: effects of resource quantity and heterogeneity. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2013;24:1185 -1194. doi:10.1111/jvs.12042.
Avolio ML, Forrestel EJ, Chang CC, La Pierre KJ, Burghardt KT, Smith MD. Demystifying dominant species. New Phytologist. 2019;223(3):1106 - 1126. doi:10.1111/nph.15789.
Shi Z, Thomey ML, Mowll M, et al. Differential effects of extreme drought on production and respiration: Synthesis and modeling analysis. Biogeosciences. 2014;11:621 -633. doi:10.5194/bg-11-621-2014.
Knapp AK, Carroll CJW, Denton EM, La Pierre KJ, Collins SL, Smith MD. Differential sensitivity to regional-scale drought in six central US grasslands. Oecologia. 2015;177:949 -957. doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3233-6.
Chang CC, Smith MD. Direct and indirect relationships between genetic diversity of a dominant grass, community diversity and above-ground productivity in tallgrass prairie. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2014;25:470 -480. doi:10.1111/jvs.12108.
Wilcox KR, Blair JM, Smith MD, Knapp AK. Does ecosystem sensitivity to precipitation at the site-level conform to regional-scale predictions?. Ecology. 2016;97:561-568. doi:10.1890/15-1437.1.
Grace JB, Anderson TM, Smith MD, et al. Does species diversity limitproductivity in natural grassland communities?. Ecology Letters. 2007;10:680 -689. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01058.x.
Smith MD, Wilcox J, Kelly T, Knapp AK. Dominance not diversity determines invasibility of tallgrass prairie. Oikos. 2004;106:253 -262. doi:10.1111/j.0030-1299.2004.13057.x.
Smith MD, Knapp AK. Dominant species maintain ecosystem function with non-random species loss. Ecology Letters. 2003;6:509 -517. doi:10.1046/j.1461-0248.2003.00454.x.
La Pierre KJ, Blumenthal DM, Brown CS, Klein JA, Smith MD. Drivers of variation in aboveground net primary productivity and plant community composition differ across a broad precipitation gradient. Ecosystems. 2016;19(3):521-533. doi:10.1007/s10021-015-9949-7.
Travers SE, Smith MD, Bai J, et al. Ecological genomics: making the leap from model systems in the lab to native populations in the field. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2007;5:19 -24. doi:10.1890/1540-9295(2007)5[19:EGMTLF]2.0.CO;2.
Nippert JB, Fay PA, Carlisle JD, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Ecophysiological responses of two dominant grasses to altered temperature and precipitation regimes. Acta Oecologia. 2009;35:400 -408. doi:10.1016/j.actao.2009.01.010.
Dietrich JD, Smith MD. The effect of timing of growing season drought on flowering of a dominant C4 grass. Oecologia. 2016;181(2):391 - 399. doi:10.1007/s00442-016-3579-4.
Avolio ML, Chang CC, Weis JJ, Smith MD. The effects of genotype richness and genomic dissimilarity of Andropogon gerardii on invasion resistance and productivity. Plant Ecology and Diversity. 2015;8:61 -71. doi:10.1080/17550874.2013.866990.
Smith MD, Hartnett DC, Rice CW. Effects of long-term fungicide application on microbial processes in tallgrass prairie soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2000;32:935 -946. doi:10.1016/S0038-0717(99)00223-0.
Wilson GWT, Hartnett DC, Smith MD, Kobbeman K. Effects of mycorrhizas on growth and demography of tallgrass prairie forbs. American Journal of Botany. 2001;88:1452 -1457. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21669678.
Smith MD, Knapp AK. Exotic plant species in a C4-dominated grassland: Invasibility, disturbance and community structure. Oecologia. 1999;120:605 -612. doi:10.1007/s004420050896.
La Pierre KJ, Yuan SH, Chang CC, et al. Explaining temporal variation in above-ground productivity in a mesic grassland: the role of climate and flowering. Journal of Ecology. 2011;99:1250 -1262. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01844.x.
Melzer SE, Knapp AK, Fynn RWS, et al. Fire and grazing impacts on silica production and storage in grass dominated ecosystems. Biogeochemistry. 2010;97:263 -278. doi:10.1007/s10533-009-9371-3.
Smith MD, Knapp AK, Collins SL. A framework for assessing ecosystem dynamics in response to chronic resource alterations induced by global change. Ecology. 2009;90:3279 -3289. doi:10.1890/08-1815.1.
Forrestel EJ, Donoghue MJ, Smith MD. Functional differences between dominant grasses drive divergent responses to large herbivore loss in mesic savanna grasslands of North America and South Africa. Journal of Ecology. 2015;103:714 -724. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12376.
La Pierre KJ, Smith MD. Functional trait expression of grassland species shift with short- and long-term nutrient additions. Plant Ecology. 2015;216:307 -318. doi:10.1007/s11258-014-0438-4.
Hoffman AM, Smith MD. Gene expression differs in codominant prairie grasses under drought. Molecular Ecology Resources. 2018;18(2):334-346. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12733.
Smith MD, Hoffman AM, Avolio ML. Gene expression patterns of two dominant tallgrass prairie species differ in response to warming and altered precipitation. Scientific Reports. 2016;6:25522. doi:10.1038/srep25522.
Knapp AK, Smith MD, Collins SL, et al. Generality in ecology: testing North American grassland rules in South African savannas. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2004;9:483 -491. doi:10.1890/1540-9295(2004)002[0483:GIETNA]2.0.CO;2.
Avolio ML, Beaulieu J, Smith MD. Genetic diversity of a dominant C4 grass is altered with increased precipitation variability. Oecologia. 2013;171:571 -581. doi:10.1007/s00442-012-2427-4.
Chang CC, Smith MD. Genotypic diversity of a dominant C4 grass across a long-term fire frequency gradient. Journal of Plant Ecology. 2013;6:448 -458. doi:10.1093/jpe/rtt006.
Komatsu KJ, Avolio ML, Lemoine NP, et al. Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2019;116(36):17867-17873. doi:10.1073/pnas.1819027116.

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