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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.
Welti EAR. Ecological networks of grassland plants and arthropods. 2017;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/35284.
Knapp AK, McCarron JK, Silletti AM, et al. Ecological consequences of the replacement of native grassland by Juniperus virginiana and other woody plants. In: Van Auken OW Ecological Studies Vol. 196, Western North American Juniperus communities: A dynamic vegetation type. Ecological Studies Vol. 196, Western North American Juniperus communities: A dynamic vegetation type. Springer-Verlag, NY; 2008:156 -169. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34003-6_8.
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.
Nippert JB, Blair JM. Comparing the influence of precipitation, fire, and topography on plant productivity in the tallgrass prairie. 2005;3. Available at: http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v3/issues/data_sets/konza/abstract.html.
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.
McKinley DC, Norris MD, Johnson LC, Blair JM. Biogeochemical changes associated with Juniperus virginia encroachment into grasslands. In: Van Auken OW Ecological Studies Vol. 196, Western North American Juniperus communities: A dynamic vegetation type. Ecological Studies Vol. 196, Western North American Juniperus communities: A dynamic vegetation type. Springer-Verlag, NY; 2008:170 -187.
Rice CW, Todd TC, Blair JM, Seastedt TR, Ramundo RA, Wilson GT. Belowground biology and processes. In: Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Hartnett DC, Collins SL Grassland Dynamics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. Grassland Dynamics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. New York: Oxford University Press; 1998:244 -264.