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2021
Bachle S. Anatomical constraints on grass physiological responses depend on water availability. Department of Biology. 2021;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41354.
Hope AG, Gragg SF, Nippert JB, Combe FJ. Consumer roles of small mammals within fragmented native tallgrass prairie. Ecosphere. 2021;12(3):e03441. doi:10.1002/ecs2.3441.
Wedel ER, Nippert JB, Hartnett DC. Fire and browsing interact to alter intra-clonal stem dynamics of an encroaching shrub in tallgrass prairie. Oecologia. 2021;196(43):1039 - 1048. doi:10.1007/s00442-021-04980-1.
Collins SL, Nippert JB, Blair JM, Briggs JM, Blackmore P, Ratajczak Z. Fire frequency, state change and hysteresis in tallgrass prairie. Ecology Letters. 2021;24(4):636-647. doi:10.1111/ele.13676.
Nippert JB, Telleria L, Blackmore P, Taylor JH, O'Connor RC. Is a prescribed fire sufficient to slow the spread of woody plants in an infrequently burned grassland? A case study in tallgrass prairie. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2021;78:79 - 89. doi:10.1016/j.rama.2021.05.007.
Connell RK, O'Connor R, Nippert JB, Blair JM. Spatial variation in soil microbial processes as a result of woody encroachment depends on shrub size in tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 2021;460:359 - 373. doi:10.1007/s11104-020-04813-9.
Wedel ER, O’Keefe K, Nippert JB, Hoch B, O’Connor RC. Spatio-temporal differences in leaf physiology are associated with fire, not drought, in a clonally integrated shrub. Mitchell P. AoB PLANTS. 2021;13(4):plab037. doi:10.1093/aobpla/plab037.
Zinnert JC, Nippert JB, Rudgers JA, et al. State changes: insights from the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network. Ecosphere. 2021;12(5). doi:10.1002/ecs2.v12.510.1002/ecs2.3433.
Zaricor ML. A study of grass structure and function in response to drought and grazing. Department of Biology. 2021;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41514.
2017
Brunsell N, van Vleck ES, Nosshi M, Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB. Assessing the roles of fire frequency and precipitation in determining woody plant expansion in central U.S. grasslands. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 2017;122(10):2683–2698. doi:10.1002/2017JG004046.
O’Keefe K, Nippert JB. An assessment of diurnal water uptake in a mesic prairie: evidence for hydraulic lift?. Oecologia. 2017;183(4):963–975. doi:10.1007/s00442-017-3827-2.
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.
O’Keefe K, Nippert JB. Grazing by bison is a stronger driver of plant ecohydrology in tallgrass prairie than fire history. Plant and Soil. 2017;411(1):423-436. doi:10.1007/s11104-016-3048-1.
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.
Bachle S. Physiological and morphological responses of grass species to drought. Department of Biology. 2017;MS Thesis. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/36188.
2016
Ratajczak Z, Briggs JM, Goodin DG, Mohler R, Nippert JB, Obermeyer BK. Assessing the potential for transitions from tallgrass prairie to woodlands: are we operating beyond critical transitions?. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2016;69(4):280–287. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2016.03.004.
Muench A, O'Keefe K, Nippert JB. Comparative ecohydrology between Cornus drummondii and Solidago canadensis in upland tallgrass prairie. Plant Ecology. 2016;217(2):267-276. doi:10.1007/s11258-016-0567-z.
Raynor EJ, Joern A, Nippert JB, Briggs JM. Foraging decisions underlying restricted space use: effects of fire and forage maturation on large herbivore nutrient uptake. Ecology and Evolution. 2016;6(16):5843–5853 . doi:10.1002/ece3.2304.
O'Keefe K. Patterns and ecological consequences of water uptake, redistribution, and loss in tallgrass prairie. 2016;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/34514.
Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB, Prasad PVVara. A safety vs efficiency trade-off identified in the hydraulic pathway of grass leaves is decoupled from photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and precipitation. New Phytologist. 2016;210(1):97-107. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13781.
Klodd AE, Nippert JB, Ratajczak Z, Waring H, Phoenix GK. Tight coupling of leaf area index to canopy nitrogen and phosphorus across heterogeneous tallgrass prairie communities. Oecologia. 2016;182(3):889 - 898. doi:10.1007/s00442-016-3713-3.
2014
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB, Ocheltree TW. Abrupt transition of mesic grassland to shrubland: evidence for thresholds, alternative attractors, and regime shifts. Ecology. 2014;95:2633 -2645. doi:10.1890/13-1369.1.
Craine JM, Nippert JB. Cessation of burning dries soils long-term in a tallgrass prairie. Ecosystems. 2014;17:54 -65. doi:10.1007/s10021-013-9706-8.
Ratajczak Z. Ecological thresholds and abrupt transitions of tallgrass prairie to shrublands and woodlands. 2014; PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17661.
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB, Briggs JM, Blair JM. Fire dynamics distinguish grasslands, shrublands, and woodlands as alternative attractors in the Central Great Plains of North America. Journal of Ecology. 2014;102:1374 -1385. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12311.
Blair JM, Nippert JB, Briggs JM. Grassland Ecology. In: Monson R Plant Sciences - Ecology and the Environment.Vol 8. Plant Sciences - Ecology and the Environment. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; 2014:389-423.
Brunsell N, Nippert JB, Buck TL. Impacts of seasonality and surface heterogeneity on water-use efficiency in mesic grasslands. Ecohydrology. 2014;7:1223 -1233. doi:10.1002/eco.1455.
McLauchlan KK, Craine JM, Nippert JB, Ocheltree TW. Lack of eutrophication in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem over 27 years. Ecology. 2014;95:1225 -1235. doi:10.1890/13-1068.1.
Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB, Prasad PVV. Stomatal responses to changes in vapor pressure deficit reflect tissue-specific differences in hydraulic conductance. Plant, Cell and Environment. 2014;37:132 -139. doi:10.1111/pce.12137.
2013
Nippert JB, Ocheltree TW, Orozco GL, Ratajczak Z, Ling B, Skibbe AM. Evidence of physiological decoupling from grassland ecosystem drivers by an encroaching woody shrub. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:81630 -. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081630.
Craine JM, Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB, et al. Global diversity of drought tolerance and grassland climate-change resilience. Nature Climate Change. 2013;3:63 -67. doi:10.1038/nclimate1634.
Nippert JB, Culbertson TSF, Orozco GL, Ocheltree TW, Helliker BR. Identifying the water sources consumed by bison: implications for large mammalian grazers worldwide. Ecosphere. 2013;4:23 -. doi:10.1890/ES12-00359.1.
Hartman JC, Nippert JB. Physiological and growth responses of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) in native stands under passive air temperature manipulation. Global Change Biology-Bioenergy. 2013;5:683 -692. doi:10.1111/j.1757-1707.2012.01204.x.
O’Keefe K, Tomeo N, Nippert JB, Springer CJ. Population origin and genome size do not impact Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) responses to variable precipitation. Ecosphere. 2013;4:37 -. doi:10.1890/ES12-00339.1.
Craine JM, Towne EG, Tolleson D, Nippert JB. Precipitation timing and grazer performance in a tallgrass prairie. Oikos. 2013;122:191 -198. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20400.x.

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