Konza LTER Publications

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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.
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.
Mino LA. Soil characteristics and ecosystem-level effects of woody species encroachment in tallgrass prairie. 2016;MS Thesis. Available at: https://shareok.org/handle/11244/54571.
Rawitch MJ. Stream CO2 degassing: review of methods and laboratory validation of floating chambers. 2016;MS Thesis. Available at: https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/bitstream/handle/1808/21889.
2015
Wilcox KR. Assessing grassland sensitivity to global change. 2015;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: https://mountainscholar.org/handle/10217/167147.
Forrestel EJ. Biogeographic influences on grassland community structure and function. 2015;PhD Dissertation.
Veach AM. Dynamics of microbial community structure and function in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. 2015;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2097/19145/AllisonVeach2015.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.
Raynor EJ. Ecological hierarchy of foraging in a large herbivore: the plains bison perspective in tallgrass prairie. 2015;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2097/20348/EdwardRaynor2015.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.
Duell EB. Elevated temperatures and drought favor invasive grasses over native species. 2015;MS Thesis. Available at: https://shareok.org/handle/11244/45161.
Zahner A. Plant responses to grazer-mediated habitat alterations in tallgrass prairie. 2015;MS Thesis. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/19065.
Scott DA. Recovery of whole soil conditions through restoration from agriculture and its role in mediating plant-plant competition. 2015;MS Thesis. Available at: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/1826/.
2014
Grischkowsky SA. Did selective breeding of a non-native grass promote invasiveness?. 2014;MS Thesis. Available at: https://shareok.org/handle/11244/25654.
Ott JP. Ecological implications of grass bud bank and tiller dynamics in mixed-grass prairie. 2014;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17277.
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.
Stanton NL. How does your prairie (re)grow?: Interactions of seed additions with resource availability, heterogeneity, and disturbance on recruitment and diversity in a restored tallgrass prairie. 2014;MS Thesis. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18205.
Larson DM. The influence of fire and grazing on tallgrass prairie streams and herpetofauna. 2014;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2097/17560/DanelleLarson2014.pdf?sequence=7&isAllowed=y.
Grudzinski BPiotr. Influence of watershed grazing management on stream geomorphology in grassland headwater streams. 2014;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/18688.
Liu H. Inorganic and organic carbon variations in surface water, Konza Prairie LTER Site, USA, and Maolan Karst Experimental Site, China. 2014;MS Thesis. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/1808/14546.
Troia MJ. A mechanistic framework for understanding prairie stream fish distributions. 2014;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17285.
Soong J. Moving beyond mass loss: advancing understanding about the fate of decomposing leaf litter and pyrogenic organic matter in the mineral soil. 2014;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83819.
Martin EC. Ontogenetic shifts, habitat USE and community structure: how fishes use and influence protected tallgrass prairie streams. 2014;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18736.
Harris PT. The role of deer browsing on plant community development and ecosystem functioning during tallgrass prairie restoration. 2014;MS Thesis. Available at: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/1515/.
Denton E. The timing of growing season drought and its effects on above- and bekowground production in a mesic grassland. 2014;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://sites.biology.colostate.edu/knapplab/People/Profiles/technicians/ElsieDentonpub3.pdf.
2013
Klopf RP. Community and ecosystem changes in tallgrass prairie restorations: the effects of population source and diversity. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/dissertations/684/.
La Pierre KJ. Drivers of grassland community structure and ecosystem function: the role of biotic factors in determining the ecosystem response to alterations in resource availability. 2013;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1495948277?pq-origsite=gscholar.
Hoover DL. Ecological responses to climate extremes in a mesic grassland. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82474.
Greer MJ. Grassland invasion by non-native grass species: ecological issues of multiple species at multiple trophic levels. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: https://shareok.org/handle/11244/14859.
Carter DL. Grassland restoration in a changing world: consequences of practices and variable environments. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15357.
VanderWeide BL. Grazing and drought in tallgrass prairie: the role of belowground bud banks in vegetation dynamics. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/16622.
Sylvain ZL. The influence of moisture availability on terrestrial ecosystems: Effects on soil animal communities along a regional/global-scale climate gradient. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/80184.
Jackson KE. Influences of patch-burn grazing and riparian protection on the ecological integrity of tallgrass prairie headwater streams. 2013;MS Thesis. Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/1345/.
Vandermyde JM. Macroinvertebrate responses to removal of riparian woody vegetation along tallgrass prairie streams. 2013;MS Thesis. Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/1068/.
Mendola MM. Regional-climate and local-microbial controls on ecosystem processes during grassland restoration. 2013;MS Thesis. Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/1338/.
Carson M. Responses to long-term fertilization and burning: impacts on nutrient dynamics and microbial composition in a tallgrass prairie. 2013;MS Thesis. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/16029.
2012
West R. Bud bank demography: Density of native grass meristems as a predictor of rangeland invasibility. 2012;PhD Dissertations. Available at: https://shareok.org/handle/11244/6850.
Chang CC. Dimensions of diversity and their direct and indirect effects on tallgrass prairie ecosystem functioning. 2012;PhD Dissertation:1 -165. Available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1039554547.
Sousa BF. Ecology of mating patterns and sexual selection in dickcissels breeding in managed prairie. 2012;PhD Dissertation:1 -166. Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/biology_etds/17/.
Avolio ML. Genetic diversity of Andropogon gerardii: Impacts of altered precipitation patterns on a dominant species. 2012;PhD Dissertation:1 -258. Available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1272028956.
Ocheltree TW. Growth and survival during drought: The link between hydraulic architecture and drought tolerance in grasses. 2012;PhD Dissertation:1 -1117. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13803.
O'Keefe K. Influences of local adaptation and genome size on Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) responses to variable precipitation timing. 2012;MS Thesis.
Nukala LA. An iPhone application of Konza Prairie LTER. 2012;MS Thesis:1 -47. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/13960.

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