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McCarron JK, Knapp AK. C3 woody plant expansion in a C4 grassland: are grasses and shrubs functionally distinct?. American Journal of Botany. 2001;88:1818 -1823. Available at: http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/88/10/1818.
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.
Briggs JM, Knapp AK. Determinants of C3 forb growth and production in a C4 dominated grassland. Plant Ecology. 2001;152:93 -100. doi:10.1023/A:1011400101014.
Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Koelliker JK. Frequency and extent of water limitation to primary production in a mesic temperate grassland. Ecosystems. 2001;4:19 -28. doi:10.1007/s100210000057.
Danner BT, Knapp AK. Growth dynamics of gallery forest oak seedlings (Quercus macrocarpa Michx. and Quercus muhlenbergii Engelm.) from gallery forests: implications for forest expansion into grasslands. Trees. 2001;15:271 -277. doi:10.1007/s004680100103.
Carter GA, Knapp AK. Leaf optical properties in higher plants: linking spectral characteristics to stress and chlorophyll concentration. American Journal of Botany. 2001;88:677 -684.
Smith MD, Knapp AK. Physiological and morphological traits of exotic, invasive exotic, and native plant species in tallgrass prairie. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 2001;162:785 -792. doi:10.1086/320774.
Silletti AM, Knapp AK. Responses of the co-dominant grassland species Andropogon gerardii and Sorghastrum nutans to long-term manipulations of nitrogen and water. American Midland Naturalist. 2001;145:159 -167. doi:10.1674/0003-0031(2001)145[0159:ROTCGS]2.0.CO;2.
Smith MD, Knapp AK. Size of the local species pool determines invasibility of a C4-dominated grassland. Oikos. 2001;92:55 -61. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0706.2001.920107.x.
Knapp AK, Smith MD. Variation among biomes in temporal dynamics of aboveground primary production. Science. 2001;291:481 -484. doi:10.1126/science.291.5503.481.
Danner BT, Knapp AK. Abiotic constraints on the establishment of Quercus seedlings in grasslands. Global Change Biology. 2003;9:266 -275. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2486.2003.00574.x.
Weltzin JF, Loik ME, Schwinning S, et al. Assessing the response of terrestrial ecosystems to potential changes in precipitation. BioScience. 2003;53:941 -952. doi:doi: 10.1641/0006-3568(2003)053[0941:ATROTE]2.0.CO;2.
McCarron JK, Knapp AK. C3 shrub expansion in a C4 grassland: positive post-fire responses in resources and shoot growth. American Journal of Botany. 2003;90:1496 -1501. doi:10.3732/ajb.90.10.1496.
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.
Lett MS, Knapp AK. Consequences of shrub expansion in mesic grassland: resource alterations and graminoid responses. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2003;14:487 -496. doi:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2003.tb02175.x.
Smith MD, Knapp AK. Dominant species maintain ecosystem function with non-random species loss. Ecology Letters. 2003;6:509 -517. doi:10.1046/j.1461-0248.2003.00454.x.
Foster DR, Swanson F, Aber J, et al. The importance of land-use legacies to ecology and conservation. BioScience. 2003;53:77 -88. doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2003)053[0077:TIOLUL]2.0.CO;2.
Quist MC, Fay P, Guy CS, Knapp AK, Rubenstein BN. The influence of disturbance from military training activities on terrestrial-aquatic linkages in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Ecological Applications. 2003;13:432 -442. doi:10.1899/08-170.1.
Heisler JL, Briggs JM, Knapp AK. Long-term patterns of shrub expansion in a C4-dominated grassland: fire frequency and the dynamics of shrub cover and abundance. American Journal of Botany. 2003;90:423 -428. doi:10.3732/ajb.90.3.423.
Fay P, Carlisle JD, Knapp AK, Blair JM, Collins SL. Productivity responses to altered rainfall patterns in a C4-dominated grassland. Oecologia. 2003;137:245 -251. doi:10.1007/s00442-003-1331-3.
Fay P, Knapp AK, Blair JM, Carlisle JD, Danner BT, McCarron JK. Rainfall timing, soil moisture dynamics, and plant responses in a mesic tallgrass prairie ecosystem. In: Weltzin JF, McPherson GR Precipitation Regimes and Terrestrial Ecosystems. A North American Perspective. Precipitation Regimes and Terrestrial Ecosystems. A North American Perspective. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press; 2003:147 -163.
McCarron JK, Knapp AK, Blair JM. Soil C and N responses to woody plant expansion in a mesic grassland. Plant and Soil. 2003;257:183 -192. doi:10.1023/A:1026255214393.
Baer SG, Blair JM, Knapp AK, Collins SL. Soil resources regulate productivity and diversity in newly established tallgrass prairie. Ecology. 2003;84:724 -735. doi:10.1890/0012-9658(2003)084[0724:SRRPAD]2.0.CO;2.
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.
Huxman TE, Smith MD, Fay PA, et al. Convergence across biomes to a common rain-use efficiency. Nature. 2004;429:651 -654. doi:10.1038/nature02561.
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.
Smith MD, Wilcox J, Kelly T, Knapp AK. Dominance not diversity determines invasibility of tallgrass prairie. Oikos. 2004;106:253 -262. doi:10.1111/j.0030-1299.2004.13057.x.
Knapp AK, Smith MD, Collins SL, et al. Generality in ecology: testing North American grassland rules in South African savannas. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2004;9:483 -491. doi:10.1890/1540-9295(2004)002[0483:GIETNA]2.0.CO;2.
Lett MS, Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Blair JM. Influence of shrub encroachment on aboveground net primary productivity and carbon and nitrogen pools in a mesic grassland. Canadian Journal of Botany. 2004;82:1363 -1370. doi:10.1139/b04-088.
Baer SG, Blair JM, Collins SL, Knapp AK. Plant community responses to resource availability and heterogeneity during restoration. Oecologia. 2004;139:617 -629. doi:10.1007/s00442-004-1541-3.
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.
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.
Harper CW, Blair JM, Fay PA, Knapp AK, Carlisle JD. Increased rainfall variability and reduced rainfall amount decreases soil CO2 flux in a grassland ecosystem. Global Change Biology. 2005;11:322 -344. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2005.00899.x.
Carter GA, Knapp AK, Anderson JE, Hoch GA, Smith MD. Indicators of plant species richness in AVIRIS spectra of a mesic grassland. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2005;98:304 -316. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2005.08.001.
McCulley RL, Burke IC, Nelson JA, Lauenroth WK, Knapp AK, Kelly EF. Regional patterns in carbon cycling across the Great Plains of North America. Ecosystems. 2005;8:106 -121. doi:10.1007/s10021-004-0117-8.
Baer SG, Collins SL, Blair JM, Fiedler A, Knapp AK. Soil heterogeneity effects on tallgrass prairie community heterogeneity: anapplication of ecological theory to restoration ecology. Restoration Ecology. 2005;13:413 -424. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2005.00051.x.
Lett MS, Knapp AK. Woody plant encroachment and removal in mesic grassland: production and composition responses of herbaceous vegetation. American Midland Naturalist. 2005;153:217 -231. doi:10.1674/0003-0031(2005)153[0217:WPEARI]2.0.CO;2.
Travers SE, Smith MD, Bai J, et al. Ecological genomics: making the leap from model systems in the lab to native populations in the field. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2007;5:19 -24. doi:10.1890/1540-9295(2007)5[19:EGMTLF]2.0.CO;2.
Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Childers DL, Sala OE. Estimating aboveground net primary production in grassland and herbaceous dominated ecosystems. In: Principles and Standards for Measuring Net Primary Production. Principles and Standards for Measuring Net Primary Production. Oxford University Press, NY; 2007:27 -48.
Heisler JL, Knapp AK, Briggs JM. Fire and resource availability influence carbon and water relations of the C3 shrub Cornus drummondii in a mesic grassland. Proceedings of the 23rd Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference: Fire in Grassland and Shrubland Ecosystems. 2007:86 -93. Available at: http://talltimbers.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Heisleretal2007_op.pdf.