Konza LTER Publications

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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.
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.
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/.
Adams T. The role of soil heterogeneity in the recruitment of new species and interactions with grasshoppers (Acrididae) and Katydids (Tettigoniidae) in restored prairie. 2017;MS Thesis. Available at: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/2080/.
Gómez JEnrique. Role of spatial and temporal vegetation heterogeneity from fire-grazing interactions to the assembly of tallgrass prairie spider communities. Department of Biology. 2017;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/34672.
2016
Shanko AR. Characterizing woody encroachment in the konza prairie using object-based analysis of aerial photographs. 2016;MS Thesis. Available at: https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/24182.
Pierzynski J. The effects of P fertilizer addition on P transformations on high-P fixing and grassland soils. 2016;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/34586.
Zaiger K. Environmental extremes drive plant and soil community dynamics of native and disturbed grasslands. 2016;MS Thesis. Available at: https://shareok.org/handle/11244/49188.
Williams EJ. Grasshopper sparrows on the move: patterns and causes of within-season breeding dispersal in a declining grassland songbird. 2016;MS Thesis. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/32705.
Mcconaghy SC. Influence of productivity and disturbance on plant species diversity across the grasslands of the great plains. 2016;MS Thesis. Available at: https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/bitstream/handle/1969.1/157962/MCCONAGHY-THESIS-2016.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.
Commerford JL. Investigating North American grassland biogeography throughout the Holocene. 2016;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/32798.
McCullough KE. A multi-scale examination of the distribution and habitat use patterns of the regal fritillary. 2016;MS Thesis, . Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/34502.
Ricketts AM. Of mice and coyotes: mammalian responses to rangeland management practices in tallgrass prairie. 2016;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/32731.

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