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2017
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.
Wilcox KR, Tredennick AT, Koerner SE, et al. Asynchrony among local communities stabilises ecosystem function of metacommunities. Gurevitch J. Ecology Letters. 2017. doi:10.1111/ele.12861.
Ratajczak Z, D’Odorico PD, Nippert JB, Collins SL, Brunsell N, Ravi S. Changes in spatial variance during a grassland to shrubland state transition. Journal Ecology. 2017;105(3):750-760. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12696.
Ratajczak Z, D'Odorico P, Collins SL, Bestelmeyer BT, Isbell FL, Nippert JB. The interactive effects of press/pulse intensity and duration on regime shifts at multiple scales. Ecological Monographs. 2017;87(2):198-218. doi:10.1002/ecm.1249.
Knapp AK, Avolio ML, Beier C, et al. Pushing precipitation to the extremes in distributed experiments: recommendations for simulating wet and dry years. Global Change Biology. 2017;23(5):1774-1782. doi:10.1111/gcb.13504.
Jones SK, Ripplinger J, Collins SL. Species reordering, not changes in richness, drives long-term dynamics in grassland communities. Coulson T. Ecology Letters. 2017;20(12):1565. doi:10.1111/ele.12864.
2016
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.
Hallett LM, Jones SK, MacDonald AAM, et al. codyn: An R package of community dynamics metrics. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2016;7(10):1146–1151. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12569.
Baer SG, Blair JM, Collins SL. Environmental heterogeneity has a weak effect on diversity during community assembly in tallgrass prairie. Ecological Monographs. 2016;86(1):94 - 106. doi:10.1890/15-0888.1.
Koerner SE, Avolio ML, La Pierre KJ, Wilcox KR, Smith MD, Collins SL. Nutrient additions cause divergence of tallgrass prairie plant communities resulting in loss of ecosystem stability. Journal of Ecology. 2016;104:1478-1487. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12610.
Petrie MD, Brunsell N, Vargas R, et al. The sensitivity of carbon exchanges in Great Plains grasslands to precipitation variability. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2016;121:280-294. doi:10.1002/2015JG003205.
Smith MD, Knapp AK, Collins SL, et al. Shared drivers but divergent ecological responses: Insights from long-term experiments in mesic savanna grasslands. BioScience. 2016;66(8):666 - 682. doi:10.1093/biosci/biw077.
2014
Hallett LM, Hsu JS, Cleland EE, et al. Biotic mechanisms of community stability shift along a precipitation gradient. Ecology. 2014;95:1693 -1700. doi:10.1890/13-0895.1.
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.
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.
Hautier Y, Seabloom EW, Borer ET, et al. Eutrophication weakens stabilizing effects of diversity in natural grasslands. Nature. 2014;508:521 -525. doi:10.1038/nature13014.
Koerner SE, Collins SL. Interactive effects of grazing, drought, and fire on grassland plant communities in North America and South Africa. Ecology. 2014;95:98 -109. doi:10.1890/13-0526.1.
Eby S, Burkepile DE, Fynn RWS, et al. Loss of a large grazer impacts savanna grassland plant communities similarly in North America and South Africa. Oecologia. 2014;175:293 -303. doi:10.1007/s00442-014-2895-9.
Koerner SE, Burkepile DE, Fynn RWS, et al. Plant community response to loss of large herbivores differs between North American and South African savanna grasslands. Ecology. 2014;95:808 -816. doi:10.1890/13-1828.1.
Koerner SE, Collins SL, Blair JM, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Rainfall variability has minimal effects on grassland recovery from repeated grazing. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2014;25:36 -44. doi:10.1111/jvs.12065.
Kirkman K, Collins SL, Smith MD, et al. Responses to fire differ between South African and North American grassland communities. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2014;25:793 -804. doi:10.1111/jvs.12130.
Dodds WK, Collins SL, Hamilton SK, et al. You are not always what we think you eat: selective assimilation across multiple whole-stream isotopic tracer studies. Ecology. 2014;95:2757 -2767. doi:10.1890/13-2276.1.
2012
Collins SL, Calabrese LB. Effects of fire, grazing and topographic variation on vegetation structure in tallgrass prairie. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2012;23:563 -575. doi:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01369.x.
Gough L, Gross KL, Cleland EE, et al. Incorporating clonal growth form clarifies the role of plant height in response to nitrogen addition. Oecologia. 2012;169:1053 -1062. doi:10.1007/s00442-012-2264-5.
Robertson GP, Collins SL, Foster DR, et al. Long-term ecological research in a human-dominated world. BioScience. 2012;62:342 -353. doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.6.
Peters DPC, Laney CM, Lugo AE, et al. Long-term trends in ecological systems: a basis for understanding responses to global change. USDA Agriculture Research Service Publication, Technical Bulletin 1931. Washington, D.C. 2012.
Knapp AK, Smith MD, Hobbie SE, et al. Past, present, and future roles of long-term experiments in the LTER Network. Bioscience. 2012;62:377 -389. doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.9.
Collins SL, Koerner SE, Plaut JA, et al. Stability of tallgrass prairie during a 19-year increase in growing season precipitation. Functional Ecology. 2012;26:1450 -1459. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.01995.x.
Knapp AK, Hoover DL, Blair JM, et al. A test of two mechanisms proposed to optimize grassland aboveground primary productivity in response to grazing. Journal of Plant Ecology. 2012;5:357 -365. doi:10.1093/jpe/rts020.
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB, Collins SL. Woody encroachment decreases diversity across North American grasslands and savannas. Ecology. 2012;93:697 -703. doi:10.1890/11-1199.1.

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