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Carter DL, Blair JM. High richness and dense seeding enhance grassland restoration establishment, but have little effect on drought response. Ecological Applications. 2012;22:1308 -1319. doi:10.1890/11-1970.1.
Baer SG, Blair JM. Grassland establishment under varying resource availability: A test of positive and negative feedback. Ecology. 2008;89:1859 -1871. doi:10.1890/07-0417.1.
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.
Blair JM. Fire, N availability and plant response in grasslands: A test of the transient maxima hypothesis. Ecology. 1997;78:2559 - 2368. doi:10.1890/0012-9658(1997)078[2359:FNAAPR]2.0.CO;2.
Welti EAR, Fan Q, Tetreault HM, Ungerer MC, Blair JM, Joern A. Fire, grazing and climate shape plant–grasshopper interactions in a tallgrass prairie. Functional Ecology. 2019;33:735 - 745. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13272.
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB, Briggs JM, Blair JM. Fire dynamics distinguish grasslands, shrublands, and woodlands as alternative attractors in the Central Great Plains of North America. Journal of Ecology. 2014;102:1374 -1385. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12311.
O'Lear HA, Seastedt TR, Briggs JM, Blair JM, Ramundo RA. Fire and topographic effects on decomposition rates and nitrogen dynamics of buried wood in tallgrass prairie. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 1996;28:323 -329. doi:10.1016/0038-0717(95)00138-7.
Melzer SE, Knapp AK, Fynn RWS, et al. Fire and grazing impacts on silica production and storage in grass dominated ecosystems. Biogeochemistry. 2010;97:263 -278. doi:10.1007/s10533-009-9371-3.
An N, Price KP, Blair JM. Estimating aboveground net primary productivity of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem of the Central Great Plains using AVHRR NDVI. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 2013;34:3717 -3735. doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.757376.
Baer SG, Blair JM, Collins SL. Environmental heterogeneity has a weak effect on diversity during community assembly in tallgrass prairie. Ecological Monographs. 2016;86(1):94 - 106. doi:10.1890/15-0888.1.
Manning GC, Baer SG, Blair JM. Effects of grazing and fire frequency on floristic quality and its relationship to indicators of soil quality in tallgrass prairie. Environmental Management. 2017;60(6):1075. doi:10.1007/s00267-017-0942-0.
Callaham, Jr. MA, Blair JM, Todd TC, Kitchen DJ, Whiles MR. Effects of fire, mowing and fertilization effects on density and biomass of macroinvertebrates in North American tallgrass prairie soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2003;35:1079 -1093. doi:10.1016/S0038-0717(03)00153-6.
Todd TC, Blair JM, Milliken GA. Effects of altered soil water availability on a tallgrass prairie nematode community. Applied Soil Ecology. 1999;13:45 -55. doi:10.1016/S0929-1393(99)00022-0.
Brozostek ER, Blair JM, Dukes JS, et al. The effect of experimental warming and precipitation change on proteolytic enzyme activity: positive feedbacks to nitrogen availability are not universal. Global Change Biology. 2012;18:2617 -2625. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02685.x.
Blair JM, Collins SL, Knapp AK. Ecosystems as functional units in nature. Natural Resources and Environment. 2000;14:150 -155.
Briggs JM, Knapp AK, Blair JM, et al. An ecosystem in transition: causes and consequences of the conversion of mesic grassland to shrubland. BioScience. 2005;55:243 -254. doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2005)055[0243:AEITCA]2.0.CO;2.
Reed H, Seastedt TR, Blair JM. Ecological consequences of C4 grass invasion of a C4 grassland: A dilemma for management. Ecological Applications. 2005;15:1560 -1569. doi:10.1890/04-0407.
Briggs JM, Blair JM, Horne EA. Ecohydrological and climate change studies at the Konza Prairie Biological Station. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 2016;119(1):5 - 11. doi:10.1660/062.119.0103.
Carter DL, Vanderweide B, Blair JM. Drought-mediated stem and belowground bud dynamics in restored grasslands. Applied Vegetation Science. 2012;15:470 -478. doi:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2012.01200.x.
McCain KNS, Baer SG, Blair JM, Wilson GT. Dominant grasses suppress local diversity in restored tallgrass prairie. Restoration Ecology. 2010;18:40 -49. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2010.00669.x.
Wilcox KR, Blair JM, Smith MD, Knapp AK. Does ecosystem sensitivity to precipitation at the site-level conform to regional-scale predictions?. Ecology. 2016;97:561-568. doi:10.1890/15-1437.1.
Heisler JL, Briggs JM, Knapp AK, Blair JM, Seery A. Direct and indirect effects of fire on shrub density and aboveground productivity in a mesic grassland. Ecology. 2004;85:2245 -2257. doi:10.1890/03-0574.
Callaham, Jr. MA, Blair JM, Hendrix PF. Different behavioral patterns of the earthworms Octolasion tyrtaeum and Diplocardia spp . in tallgrass prairie soils: potential influences on plant growth. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 2001;34:49 -56. doi:10.1007/s003740100370.
Jangid K, Williams MA, Franzluebbers AJ, Blair JM, Coleman DC, Whitman WB. Development of soil microbial communities during tallgrass prairie restoration. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2010;42:302 -312. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.11.008.
Knapp AK, Conard SL, Blair JM. Determinants of soil CO2 flux from a sub-humid grassland: Effect of fire and fire history. Ecological Applications. 1998;8:760 -770. doi:10.1890/1051-0761(1998)008[0760:DOSCFF]2.0.CO;2.
Su H, Briggs JM, Knapp AK, Blair JM, Krummel JR. Detecting spatial and temporal patterns of aboveground production in a tallgrass prairie using remotely-sensed data. 1996:2361 -2365. doi:10.1109/IGARSS.1996.516987.
Caplan JS, Gimenez D, Hirmas DR, Brunsell N, Blair JM, Knapp AK. Decadal-scale shifts in soil hydraulic properties induced by altered precipitation. Science Advances. 2019;5(9):eaau6635. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aau6635.
McKinley DC, Rice CW, Blair JM. Conversion of grassland to coniferous woodland has limited effects on soil nitrogen cycle processes. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2008;40:2627 -2633. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2008.07.005.
Buis GM, Blair JM, Burkepile DE, et al. Controls of aboveground net primary production in mesic savanna grasslands: An inter-hemispheric comparison. Ecosystems. 2009;12:982 -995. doi:10.1007/s10021-009-9273-1.
Heisler-White JL, Blair JM, Kelly EF, Harmoney K, Knapp AK. Contingent productivity responses to more extreme rainfall regimes across a grassland biome. Global Change Biology. 2009;15:2894 -2904. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01961.x.
Silletti AM, Knapp AK, Blair JM. Competition and coexistence in grassland co-dominants: responses to neighbor removal and resource availability. Canadian Journal of Botany. 2004;82:450 -460. doi:10.1139/b04-016.
Bakker C, Blair JM, Knapp AK. A comparative assessment of potential mechanisms influencing plant species richness in grazed grasslands. Oecologia. 2003;137:385 -391. doi:10.1007/s00442-003-1360-y.
Rosenzweig ST, Carson MA, Baer SG, Blair JM. Changes in soil properties, microbial biomass, and fluxes of C and N in soil following post-agricultural grassland restoration. Applied Soil Ecology. 2016;100:186 - 194. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.01.001.
Scott DA, Rosenzweig ST, Baer SG, Blair JM. Changes in potential nitrous oxide efflux during grassland restoration. Journal of Environmental Quality. 2019;48(6):1913-1917.
Baer SG, Kitchen DJ, Blair JM, Rice CW. Changes in ecosystem structure and function along a chronosequence of restored grasslands. Ecological Applications. 2002;12:1688 -1701. doi:10.1890/1051-0761(2002)012[1688:CIESAF]2.0.CO;2.
Fay PA, Carlisle JD, Danner BT, et al. Carbon and water relations of juvenile Quercus species in tallgrass prairie. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2001;12:807 -816. doi:10.2307/3236868.
Baer SG, Rice CW, Blair JM. Assessment of soil quality in fields with short- and long-term enrollment in the CRP. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 2000;55:142 -146. Available at: http://www.jswconline.org/content/55/2/142.abstract.
Norris MD, Blair JM, Johnson LC, McKane RB. Assessing changes in biomass, productivity, and C and N stores following Juniperus virginiana forest expansion into tallgrass prairie. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 2001;31:1940 -1946. doi:10.1139/x01-132.
Callaham MA, Whiles MR, Blair JM. Annual fire, mowing and fertilization effects on two cicadas (Homoptera:Cicadidae) in tallgrass prairie. American Midland Naturalist. 2002;148:90 -101. doi:10.1674/0003-0031(2002)148[0090:AFMAFE]2.0.CO;2.
Kitchen DJ, Blair JM, Callaham MA. Annual fire and mowing alter biomass, depth distribution, and C and N content of roots and soil in tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 2009;323:235 -247. doi:10.1007/s11104-009-9931-2.
Fay PA, Carlisle JD, Knapp AK, Blair JM, Collins SL. Altering rainfall timing and quantity in a mesic grassland ecosystem: Design and performance of rainfall manipulation shelters. Ecosystems. 2000;3:308 -319. doi:10.1007/s100210000028.
Jones SK, Collins SL, Blair JM, Smith MD, Knapp AK. Altered rainfall patterns increase forb abundance and richness in native tallgrass prairie. Scientific Reports. 2016;(1). doi:10.1038/srep20120.
Fay PA, Carlisle JD, Danner BT, et al. Altered rainfall patterns, gas exchange and growth in C3 and C4 grassland species. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 2002;163:549 -557.
Norris MD, Blair JM, Johnson LC. Altered ecosystem nitrogen dynamics as a consequence of land cover change in tallgrass prairie. American Midland Naturalist. 2007;158:432 -445. doi:10.1674/0003-0031(2007)158[432:AENDAA]2.0.CO;2.
Book Chapter
Blair JM, Seastedt TR, Rice CW, Ramundo RA. Terrestrial nutrient cycling in tallgrass prairie. In: Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Hartnett DC, Collins SL Grassland Dynamics: Long-term Ecological Research. Grassland Dynamics: Long-term Ecological Research. New York: Oxford University Press; 1998:222 -243.
Blair JM, Bohlen PJ, Freckman DW. Soil invertebrates as indicators of soil quality. In: Doran JW, Jones AJ Methods for Assessing Soil Quality. SSSA Special Publication. Methods for Assessing Soil Quality. SSSA Special Publication. Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America Inc; 1996:283 -301.
Coleman DC, Blair JM, Elliott ET, Wall DH. Soil invertebrates. In: Robertson GP, Bledsoe CS, Coleman DC, Sollins PS Standard Soil Methods for Long Term Ecological Research. Standard Soil Methods for Long Term Ecological Research. New York: Oxford University Press; 1999:349 -377.
Robertson GP, Wedin D, Groffman PM, et al. Soil Carbon and nitrogen availability: Nitrogen mineralization, nitrification, soil respiration potentials. In: Robertson GP, Bledsoe CS, Coleman DC, Sollins PS Standard Soil Methods for Long Term Ecological Research. Standard Soil Methods for Long Term Ecological Research. New York: Oxford University Press; 1999:258 -271.