Konza LTER Publications

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2023
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.
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.
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.
Anhold C. Impacts of woody encroachment on the fate of soil co2 in grassland watersheds. Department of Biology. 2023;MS Thesis.
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.
Silber KM. Under the weather: mechanisms underlying avian responses to precipitation. Department of Biology. 2023;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/handle/2097/43041.
2022
Donnelly R. The amazing diversity of Poaceae: trait variation across space, time, and lineage. Department of Biology. 2022;MS Thesis.
Gora S. Belowground traits lack response to chronic nitrogen additions in the tallgrass prairie. Department of Biology. 2022;MS Thesis. Available at: https://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/f/Gora_uncg_0154M_13625.pdf.
Broderick CM. Climate legacies and restoration history as drivers of tallgrass prairie carbon and nitrogen cycling. Department of Biology. 2022;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/42101.
Herrera T. Comparative phylogeography of small mammals across the Great Plains Suture Zone highlights repeated processes of speciation and community assembly coincident with the 100th meridian. Department of Biology. 2022;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/42395.
Mohankumar N. Data fusion and spatio-temporal approaches to model species distribution. Department of Statistics. 2022;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/42172.
Gray JE. Defining, describing, and assessing growth determinacy as a mechanism of plant species codominance. 2022;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://api.mountainscholar.org/server/api/core/bitstreams/e9229126-0255-4b7d-aa9b-e1b3bedfc593/content.
Vilonen L. Drought impacts on the microbiome in grasslands across the great plains: a story of legacy effects, resistance, and resilience. 2022;PhD Dissertation.
Eckhoff KD. The effects of drought on plant and soil microbial communities and functioning during tallgrass prairie restoration. 2022;PhD Dissertation.
Hatley CM. Intermittent streamflow generation in a merokarst headwater catchment. Department of Geology. 2022;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/42211.
Ross M. Response and recovery of grassland plant communities exposed to multiyear drought differs across a precipitation gradient. 2022;MS Thesis. Available at: https://api.mountainscholar.org/server/api/core/bitstreams/d7eb2bdf-6570-4232-abc4-8229e1c8f835/content.
Tooley EG. The unique canopy structure, leaf morphology, and physiology of Cornus drummondii. Department of Biology. 2022;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/42162.
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.
Galfano T. A conservation and taxonomic assessment of the least shrew (Cryptotis parvus) complex through rangewide phylogeographic analyses and population genomics. Division of Biology. 2021;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41785.
Smith EB. Direct and indirect drivers of grassland bird population declines and settlement decisions over broad spatial and temporal scales. Department of Biology. 2021;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41480.
Andrews K. Fate of CO2 in tallgrass prairie watershed underlain by merokarst bedrock, Konza Prairie, Kansas, USA. Department of Geology. 2021;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41486.
Slette IJ. Impacts of compound precipitation extremes on belowground dynamics in a mesic grassland. Colorado State University. 2021;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://mountainscholar.org/handle/10217/234322.
Wiens BJ. A multi-locus perspective reveals connections between island biogeography and evolutionary history of an endangered shrew (Sorex pribilofensis). Division of Biology. 2021;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41548.
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.
2019
O'Connor R. Drivers, mechanisms, and thresholds of wood encroachment in mesic grasslands. Department of Biology. 2019;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/40021.
Shaffer M. The ecology of grazing lawns on the tallgrass prairie. Department of Biology. 2019;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/39462.
Scott D. Environmental heterogeneity effects on diversity and nitrous oxide emissions from soil in restored prairie. Department of Plant Biology. 2019;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/dissertations/1683/.
Zhu C. Evaluation of numerical integration methods for kernel averaged predictors. Department of Statistics. 2019;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2097/40024/CongxingZhu2019.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y.
Griffin-Nolan R. Grassland sensitivity to extreme drought: Assessing the role of dominant species physiology and community functional composition. 2019;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://mountainscholar.org/bitstream/handle/10217/197274/GriffinNolan_colostate_0053A_15495.pdf?sequence=1.
Winnicki S. Growing up prairie: Ecological drivers of grassland songbird nestling development. Department of Biology. 2019;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/40070.
Carter T. Soil and microbial response to manipulated precipitation and land management. Department of Agronomy. 2019;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/39682.
Frenette B. The thermal ecology of prairie stream fishes. 2019;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/39839.
2017
Gray JE. Climate change impacts on population dynamics in tallgrass prairie: implications for species codominance. 2017;MS Thesis. Available at: https://mountainscholar.org/handle/10217/181431.
Verheijen BHF. Demographic responses of grassland songbirds to rangeland management in the tallgrass prairie. 2017;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/35800 .
Welti EAR. Ecological networks of grassland plants and arthropods. 2017;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/35284.
Carson C. Grassland soil microbial responses to long-term management of N availability. 2017;MS Thesis. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/36228.
Bonjour S. Influence of fishes on stream invertebrate community structure and insect emergence from permanent pools in a prairie stream network. 2017;MS Thesis. Available at: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/2348/.
Alfaro-Barrios M. Nonreproductive ecology of a nearctic-neotropical migratory bird in the managed rangelands of northern Uruguay. 2017;PhD Dissertation.
Alves JDN. Partitioning the CO2 net flux into assimilation and respiration components, and estimating water use efficiency in a grassland ecosystem. 2017;MS Thesis.
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.
Black SM. Restored prairie response to reduction in ectophagous insects. 2017; MS Thesis. Available at: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/2331/.

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