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Firn J, Moore JL, MacDougall AS, et al. Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecology Letters. 2011;14:274 -281. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01584.x.
Harpole WS, Sullivan LL, Lind EM, et al. Addition of multiple limiting resources reduces grassland diversity. Nature. 2016;537:93-96. doi:10.1038/nature19324.
Langley A, Chapman SK, La Pierre KJ, et al. Ambient changes exceed treatment effects on plant species abundance in long-term global change experiments. In Press.
Stevens CJ, Lind EM, Hautier Y, et al. Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition predicts local grassland primary production worldwide. Ecology. 2015;96:1459 -1465. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1902.1.
MacDougall AS, Bennett JR, Firn J, et al. Anthropogenic-based regional-scale factors most consistently explain plot-level exotic diversity in grasslands. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2014;23(7):802 - 810. doi:10.1111/geb.12157.
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.
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.
Flores-Moreno H, Reich PB, Lind EM, et al. Climate modifies response of non-native and native species richness to nutrient enrichment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2016;3719371(1694):20150273. doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0273.
Leff JW, Jones SE, Prober SM, et al. Consistent responses of soil microbial communities to elevated nutrient inputs in grasslands across the globe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2015;112(35):10967 - 10972. doi:10.1073/pnas.1508382112.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smith MD, La Pierre KJ, Collins SL, et al. Global environmental change and the nature of aboveground net primary productivity responses: insights from long-term experiments. Oecologia. 2015;177(4):935 - 947. doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3230-9.
Borer ET, Seabloom EW, Gruner DS, et al. Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature. 2014;508(7497):517 - 520. doi:10.1038/nature13144.
Biederman L, Mortensen B, Fay PA, et al. How do extra nutrients affect the timing of flowering in prairies. Environmental Science Journal for Teens. 2017;(September, 2017). Available at: http://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/uploads/5/4/2/8/54289603/flowers_article.pdf.
Lind EM, La Pierre KJ, Seabloom EW, et al. Increased grassland arthropod production with mammalian herbivory and eutrophication: a test of mediation pathways. Ecology. 2017;98(12):3022-3033. doi:10.1002/ecy.2029.
La Pierre KJ, Joern A, Smith MD. Invertebrate, not small vertebrate, herbivory interacts with nutrient availability to impact tallgrass prairie community composition and forb biomass. Oikos. 2015;124:842 -850. doi:10.1111/oik.01869.
Hautier Y, Isbell F, Borer ET, et al. Local loss and spatial homogenization of plant diversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2018;2:50-56. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0395-0.
Biederman L, Mortensen B, Fay PA, et al. Nutrient addition shifts plant community composition towards earlier flowering species in some prairie ecoregions in the U.S. Central Plains. PLOS ONE. 2017;(5):e0178440. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0178440.
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.
W. Harpole S, Sullivan LL, Lind EM, et al. Out of the shadows: multiple nutrient limitations drive relationships among biomass, light and plant diversity. Thompson K. Functional Ecology. 2017;31(9):1839-1846. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12967.
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.
Prober SM, Leff JW, Bates ST, et al. Plant diversity predicts beta but not alpha diversity of soil microbes across grasslands worldwide. Ecology Letters. 2015;18:85 -95. doi:10.1111/ele.12381.
Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Buckley Y, et al. Plant species’ origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. Nature Communications. 2015;6:7710 -. doi:10.1038/ncomms8710.
Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Buckley Y, et al. Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness?. Global Change Biology. 2013;19(12):3677 - 3687. doi:10.1111/gcb.12370.
Adler P, Seabloom EW, Borer ET, et al. Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. Science. 2011;333:1750 -1753. doi:10.1126/science.1204498.
La Pierre KJ, Smith MD. Soil nutrient additions increase invertebrate herbivore abundances, but not herbivory, across three grassland systems. Oecologia. 2016;180(2):485 -497. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3471-7.
Hodapp D, Borer ET, W. Harpole S, et al. Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation. Gurevitch J. Ecology Letters. 2018. doi:10.1111/ele.13102.
Yu Q, Wilcox KR, La Pierre KJ, Knapp AK, Han X, Smith MD. Stoichiometric homeostasis predicts plant species dominance, temporal stability and responses to global change. Ecology. 2015;96(9):2335. doi:10.1890/14-1897.1.