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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.
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB, Hartman JC, Ocheltree TW. Positive feedbacks amplify rates of woody encroachment in mesic tallgrass prairie. Ecosphere. 2011;2:121 -. doi:10.1890/ES11-00212.1.
Fernandez JA, Nippert JB, Prasad PVVara, Messina CD, Ciampitti IA. Post-silking 15N labelling reveals an enhanced nitrogen allocation to leaves in modern maize (Zea mays) genotypes. Journal of Plant Physiology. 2022;268:153577. doi:10.1016/j.jplph.2021.153577.
Hartman JC, Nippert JB, Orozco RA, Springer CJ. Potential ecological impacts of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) biofuel cultivation in the Central Great Plains, USA. Biomass and Bioenergy. 2011;35:3415 -3421. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.04.055.
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.
Ratajczak Z, Collins SL, Blair JM, et al. Reintroducing bison results in long-running and resilient increases in grassland diversity. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. 2022;119(36):e2210433119. doi:10.1073/pnas.2210433119.
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.
Wedel ER, Nippert JB, O'Connor RC, Nkuna P, Swemmer AM. Repeated clearing as a mechanism for savanna recovery following bush encroachment. Journal of Applied Ecology. In Press. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.14666.
Nippert JB, Wieme RA, Ocheltree TW, Craine JM. Root characteristics of C-4 grasses limit reliance on deep soil water in tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 2012;355:385 -394. doi:10.1007/s11104-011-1112-4.
O'Keefe K, Bachle S, Keen R, E. Tooley G, Nippert JB. Root traits reveal safety and efficiency differences in grasses and shrubs exposed to different fire regimes. Functional Ecology. 2022;36(2):368 - 379. doi:10.1111/fec.v36.210.1111/1365-2435.13972.
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.
Keen RM, Helliker BR, McCulloh KA, Nippert JB. Save or spend? Diverging water‐use strategies of grasses and encroaching clonal shrubs. Journal of Ecology. 2024;112(4):870-885. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.14276.
Nippert JB, Knapp AK. Soil water partitioning contributes to species coexistence in tallgrass prairie. Oikos. 2007;116:1017 -1029. doi:10.1111/j.0030-1299.2007.15630.x.
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.
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.
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.
Craine JM, Nippert JB, Elmore AJ, Skibbe AM, Hutchinson SL, Brunsell N. The timing of climate variability and grassland productivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2012;109:3401 -3405. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20400.x.
Travers SE, Tang Z, Caragea D, et al. Variation in gene expression of Andropogon gerardii in response to altered environmental conditions associated with climate change. Journal of Ecology. 2010;98:374 -383. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01618.x.
Morgan JA, Pataki DE, Korner C, et al. Water relations in grassland and desert ecosystems exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2. Oecologia. 2004;140:11 -25. doi:10.1007/s00442-004-1550-2.
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB, Collins SL. Woody encroachment decreases diversity across North American grasslands and savannas. Ecology. 2012;93:697 -703. doi:10.1890/11-1199.1.
Thesis
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.
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.
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.
O'Keefe K. Influences of local adaptation and genome size on Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) responses to variable precipitation timing. 2012;MS Thesis.
Nippert JB. Life by the drop: Water as a physiological driver of the tallgrass prairie plant community. 2006;PhD Dissertation:1 -148. Available at: https://search.proquest.com/docview/305354527/?pq-origsite=primo.
Tucker S. Morphological and physiological traits as indicators of drought tolerance in tallgrass prairie plants. 2010;MS Thesis. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/4628.
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.
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.
Hartman JC. Responses of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) to precipitation amount and temperature. 2011;MS Thesis. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/10720.
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.
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.

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