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Nippert JB, Culbertson TSF, Orozco GL, Ocheltree TW, Helliker BR. Identifying the water sources consumed by bison: implications for large mammalian grazers worldwide. Ecosphere. 2013;4:23 -. doi:10.1890/ES12-00359.1.
O’Keefe K, Nippert JB. Grazing by bison is a stronger driver of plant ecohydrology in tallgrass prairie than fire history. Plant and Soil. 2017;411(1):423-436. doi:10.1007/s11104-016-3048-1.
Craine JM, Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB, et al. Global diversity of drought tolerance and grassland climate-change resilience. Nature Climate Change. 2013;3:63 -67. doi:10.1038/nclimate1634.
Craine JM, Nippert JB, Towne EG, et al. Functional consequences of climate-change induced plant species loss in a tallgrass prairie. Oecologia. 2011;165:1109 -1117. doi:10.1007/s00442-011-1938-8.
Raynor EJ, Joern A, Nippert JB, Briggs JM. Foraging decisions underlying restricted space use: effects of fire and forage maturation on large herbivore nutrient uptake. Ecology and Evolution. 2016;6(16):5843–5853 . doi:10.1002/ece3.2304.
Collins SL, Nippert JB, Blair JM, Briggs JM, Blackmore P, Ratajczak Z. Fire frequency, state change and hysteresis in tallgrass prairie. Ecology Letters. 2021;24(4):636-647. doi:10.1111/ele.13676.
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.
Wedel ER, Nippert JB, Hartnett DC. Fire and browsing interact to alter intra-clonal stem dynamics of an encroaching shrub in tallgrass prairie. Oecologia. 2021;196(43):1039 - 1048. doi:10.1007/s00442-021-04980-1.
Nippert JB, Ocheltree TW, Orozco GL, Ratajczak Z, Ling B, Skibbe AM. Evidence of physiological decoupling from grassland ecosystem drivers by an encroaching woody shrub. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:81630 -. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081630.
Santos M, Santos E, Wagner-Riddle C, et al. Evaluating a Lagrangian inverse model for inferring isotope CO2 exchange in plant canopies. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2019;276-277:107651. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107651.
Sullivan PL, Billings SA, Hirmas D, et al. Embracing the dynamic nature of soil structure: A paradigm illuminating the role of life in critical zones of the Anthropocene. Earth-Science Reviews. 2022;225(91):103873. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103873.
Hartman JC, Nippert JB, Springer CJ. Ecotypic responses of switchgrass to altered precipitation. Functional Plant Biology. 2012;39:126 -136. doi:10.1071/FP11229.
Nippert JB, Fay PA, Carlisle JD, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Ecophysiological responses of two dominant grasses to altered temperature and precipitation regimes. Acta Oecologia. 2009;35:400 -408. doi:10.1016/j.actao.2009.01.010.
O'Keefe K, Nippert JB. Drivers of nocturnal water flux in a tallgrass prairie. Sala A. Functional Ecology. 2018;32(5):1155-1167. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13072.
Vero SE, Macpherson GL, Sullivan PL, et al. Developing a conceptual framework of landscape and hydrology on tallgrass prairie: A critical zone approach. Vadose Zone Journal. 2018;17(1):1 - 11. doi:10.2136/vzj2017.03.0069.
Hope AG, Gragg SF, Nippert JB, Combe FJ. Consumer roles of small mammals within fragmented native tallgrass prairie. Ecosphere. 2021;12(3):e03441. doi:10.1002/ecs2.3441.
Muench A, O'Keefe K, Nippert JB. Comparative ecohydrology between Cornus drummondii and Solidago canadensis in upland tallgrass prairie. Plant Ecology. 2016;217(2):267-276. doi:10.1007/s11258-016-0567-z.
Craine JM, Towne EG, Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB. Community traitscape of foliar nitrogen isotopes reveals N availabiity patterns in a tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 2012;356:395 -403. doi:10.1007/s11104-012-1141-7.
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB. Comment on "Global Resilience of Tropical Forest and Savanna to Critical Transitions". Science. 2012;336:541 -. doi:10.1126/science.1219346.
Bachle S, Nippert JB. Climate variability supersedes grazing to determine the anatomy and physiology of a dominant grassland species. Oecologia. 2022;198:345–355. doi:10.1007/s00442-022-05106-x.
Craine JM, Towne EG, Nippert JB. Climate controls on grass culm production over a quarter century in a tallgrass prairie. Ecology. 2010;91:2132 -2140. doi:10.1890/09-1242.1.
Petrie MD, Brunsell N, Nippert JB. Climate change alters growing season flux dynamics in mesic grasslands. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2012;107:427 -440. doi:10.1007/s00704-011-0484-y.
Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB, Prasad PVV. Changes in stomatal conductance along grass blades reflect changes in leaf structure. Plant Cell and Environment. 2012;35:1040 -1049. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02470.x.
Ratajczak Z, D’Odorico PD, Nippert JB, Collins SL, Brunsell N, Ravi S. Changes in spatial variance during a grassland to shrubland state transition. Journal Ecology. 2017;105(3):750-760. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12696.
Fay PA, Kaufman DM, Nippert JB, Carlisle JD, Harper CW. Changes in grassland ecosystem function due to extreme rainfall events: implications for responses to climate change. Global Change Biology. 2008;14:1600 -1608. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01605.x.
Nippert JB, Holdo RM. Challenging the maximum rooting depth paradigm in grasslands and savannas. Sayer E. Functional Ecology. 2015;29(6):739 - 745. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12390.
Craine JM, Nippert JB. Cessation of burning dries soils long-term in a tallgrass prairie. Ecosystems. 2014;17:54 -65. doi:10.1007/s10021-013-9706-8.
O’Connor RC, Taylor JH, Nippert JB. Browsing and fire decreases dominance of a resprouting shrub in woody encroached grassland. Ecology. 2020;101(2):e02935. doi:10.1002/ecy.2935.
O'Keefe K, Bell DM, McCulloh KA, Nippert JB. Bridging the flux gap: Sap flow measurements reveal species‐specific patterns of water use in a tallgrass prairie. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2020;125(2):e2019JG005446. doi:10.1029/2019JG005446.
O’Keefe K, Nippert JB. An assessment of diurnal water uptake in a mesic prairie: evidence for hydraulic lift?. Oecologia. 2017;183(4):963–975. doi:10.1007/s00442-017-3827-2.
Brunsell N, van Vleck ES, Nosshi M, Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB. Assessing the roles of fire frequency and precipitation in determining woody plant expansion in central U.S. grasslands. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 2017;122(10):2683–2698. doi:10.1002/2017JG004046.
Ratajczak Z, Briggs JM, Goodin DG, Mohler R, Nippert JB, Obermeyer BK. Assessing the potential for transitions from tallgrass prairie to woodlands: are we operating beyond critical transitions?. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2016;69(4):280–287. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2016.03.004.
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB, Ocheltree TW. Abrupt transition of mesic grassland to shrubland: evidence for thresholds, alternative attractors, and regime shifts. Ecology. 2014;95:2633 -2645. doi:10.1890/13-1369.1.
Book Chapter
Blair JM, Nippert JB, Briggs JM. Grassland Ecology. In: Monson R Plant Sciences - Ecology and the Environment.Vol 8. Plant Sciences - Ecology and the Environment. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; 2014:389-423.
Nippert JB, Keen RM, Bachle S, Wedel ER, Groskinsky B. Climate change in grassland ecosystems: current impacts and potential actions for a sustainable future. In: CLIMATE ACTIONS - LOCAL APPLICATIONS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS. 1st ed. CLIMATE ACTIONS - LOCAL APPLICATIONS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS. CRC; 2022:36.

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