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Hoffman AM, Smith MD. Gene expression differs in codominant prairie grasses under drought. Molecular Ecology Resources. 2018;18(2):334-346. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12733.
Smith MD, Hoffman AM, Avolio ML. Gene expression patterns of two dominant tallgrass prairie species differ in response to warming and altered precipitation. Scientific Reports. 2016;6:25522. doi:10.1038/srep25522.
Knapp AK, Smith MD, Collins SL, et al. Generality in ecology: testing North American grassland rules in South African savannas. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2004;9:483 -491. doi:10.1890/1540-9295(2004)002[0483:GIETNA]2.0.CO;2.
Avolio ML, Beaulieu J, Smith MD. Genetic diversity of a dominant C4 grass is altered with increased precipitation variability. Oecologia. 2013;171:571 -581. doi:10.1007/s00442-012-2427-4.
Chang CC, Smith MD. Genotypic diversity of a dominant C4 grass across a long-term fire frequency gradient. Journal of Plant Ecology. 2013;6:448 -458. doi:10.1093/jpe/rtt006.
Komatsu KJ, Avolio ML, Lemoine NP, et al. Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2019;116(36):17867-17873. doi:10.1073/pnas.1819027116.
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.
Swemmer AM, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Growth responses of twodominant C4 grass species to altered water availability. InternationalJournal of Plant Sciences. 2006;167:1001 -1010. doi:10.1086/505611.
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.
Slette IJ, Post AK, Awad M, et al. How ecologists define drought, and why we should do better. Global Change Biology. 2019;25(10):3193 - 3200. doi:10.1111/gcb.14747.
Hoover DL, Knapp AK, Smith MD. The immediate and prolonged effects of climate extremes on soil respiration in a mesic grassland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2016;121(4):1034 - 1044. doi:10.1002/2015JG003256.
Carter GA, Knapp AK, Anderson JE, Hoch GA, Smith MD. Indicators of plant species richness in AVIRIS spectra of a mesic grassland. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2005;98:304 -316. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2005.08.001.
Veen GF, Blair JM, Smith MD, Collins SL. Influence of grazing and fire frequency on small-scale plant community structure and resource variability in native tallgrass prairie. Oikos. 2008;117:859 -866. doi:10.1111/j.0030-1299.2008.16515.x.
Collins SL, Carpenter SR, Swinton SM, et al. An integrated conceptual framework for long-term social-ecological research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2011;9:351 -357. doi:10.1890/100068.
Grace JB, Anderson TM, Seabloom EW, et al. Integrative modelling reveals mechanisms linking productivity and plant species richness. Nature. 2016;529(7586):390 - 393. doi:10.1038/nature16524.
Smith MD, Hartnett DC, Wilson GWT. Interacting influence of mycorrhizal symbiosis and competition on plant diversity in tallgrass prairie. Oecologia. 1999;121:574 -582. doi:10.1007/s004420050964.
Avolio ML, Smith MD. Intra-specific responses of a dominant C4 grass to altered precipitation patterns. Plant Ecology. 2013;214:1377 - 1389. doi:10.1007/s11258-013-0258-y.
Koerner SE, Avolio ML, Chang CC, Grey J, Hoover DL, Smith MD. Invasibility of a mesic grassland depends on the time-scale of fluctuating resources. Journal of Ecology. 2015;103(6):1538 - 1546. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12479.
Cleland EE, Smith MD, Andelman SJ, et al. Invasion in space and time: non-native species richness and relative abundance respond to interannual variation in productivity and diversity. Ecology Letters. 2004;7:947 -957. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00655.x.
Chang CC, Smith MD. Invasion of an intact plant community: the role of population vs. community level diversity. Oecologia. 2012;168:1091 -1102. doi:10.1007/s00442-011-2157-z.
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.
Griffin-Nolan RJ, Carroll CJW, Denton EM, et al. Legacy effects of a regional drought on aboveground net primary production in six central US grasslands. Plant Ecology. 2018;219(5):505 - 515. doi:10.1007/s11258-018-0813-7.
Avolio ML, Hoffman AM, Smith MD. Linking gene regulation, physiology, and plant biomass allocation in Andropogon gerardii in response to drought. Plant Ecology. 2018;219(1):1 - 15. doi:10.1007/s11258-017-0773-3.
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.
Smith MD, Koerner SE, Knapp AK, et al. Mass ratio effects underlie ecosystem responses to environmental change. Journal of Ecology. In Press. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13330.
Haëntjens E, De Boeck HJ, Lemoine NP, et al. Mean annual precipitation predicts primary production resistance and resilience to extreme drought. Science of The Total Environment. 2018;636:360 - 366. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.290.
Avolio ML, Beaulieu J, Lo E, Smith MD. Measuring genetic diversity in ecological studies. Plant Ecology. 2012;213:1105 -1115. doi:10.1007/s11258-012-0069-6.
Avolio ML, Smith MD. Mechanisms of selection: Phenotypic differences among genotypes explain patterns of selection in a dominant species. Ecology. 2013;94:953 -965. doi:10.1890/12-1119.1.
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.
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.
Hoover DL, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Photosynthetic responses of a dominant C4 grass to an experimental heat wave are mediated by soil moisture. Oecologia. 2017;183(1):303-313. doi:10.1007/s00442-016-3755-6.
Smith MD, Knapp AK. Physiological and morphological traits of exotic, invasive exotic, and native plant species in tallgrass prairie. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 2001;162:785 -792. doi:10.1086/320774.
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.
Felton AJ, Slette IJ, Smith MD, Knapp AK. Precipitation amount and event size interact to reduce ecosystem functioning during dry years in a mesic grassland. Global Change Biology. 2020;26(2):658-668. doi:10.1111/gcb.14789.
Lemoine NP, Dietrich JD, Smith MD. Precipitation and environmental constraints on three aspects of flowering in three dominant tallgrass species. Functional Ecology. 2017. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12904.
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.
Rode M, Lemoine NP, Smith MD. Prospective evidence for independent nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of grasshopper (Chorthippus curtipennis) growth in a tallgrass prairie. PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0177754. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177754.
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.
Knapp AK, Fay PA, Blair JM, et al. Rainfall variability, carbon cycling and plant species diversity in a mesic grassland. Science. 2002;298:2202 -2205. doi:10.1126/science.1076347.
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.
Breshears DD, Knapp AK, Law DJ, Smith MD, Twidwell D, Wonkka CL. Rangeland responses to predicted increases in drought extremity. Rangelands . 2016;38:191-196. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2016.06.009.
Knapp AK, Carroll CJW, Griffin-Nolan RJ, et al. A reality check for climate change experiments: Do they reflect the real world?. Ecology. 2018;99(10):2145-2151. doi:10.1002/ecy.2474.
Knapp AK, Ciais P, Smith MD. Reconciling inconsistencies in precipitation– productivity relationships: implications for climate change. New Phytologist. 2017;214(1):41-47. doi:10.1111/nph.14381.
Fay PA, Blair JM, Smith MD, Nippert JB, Carlisle JD, Knapp AK. Relative effects of precipitation variability and warming on tallgrass prairie ecosystem function. Biogeosciences. 2011;8:3053 -3068. doi:10.5194/bg-8-3053-2011.
Hoover DL, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Resistance and resilience of a grassland ecosystem to climate extremes. Ecology. 2014;95:2646 -2656. doi:10.1890/13-2186.1.
Chang CC, Smith MD. Resource availability modulates above and belowground competitive interactions between genotypes of a dominant C4 grass. Functional Ecology. 2014;28:1041 -1051. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12227.
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.
Chalcraft DR, Williams JW, Smith MD, Willig MR. Scale dependence in the relationship between species richness and productivity: the role of spatial and temporal turnover. Ecology. 2004;85:2701 -2708. doi:10.1890/03-0561.
Collins SL, Smith MD. Scale-dependent interaction of fire andgrazing on community heterogeneity in tallgrass prairie. Ecology. 2006;87:2058 -2067. doi:10.1890/0012-9658(2006)87[2058:SIOFAG]2.0.CO;2.
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.

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