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Knapp AK, Chen A, Griffin-Nolan RJ, et al. Resolving the Dust Bowl paradox of grassland responses to extreme drought. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2020;117(36):22249-22255. doi:10.1073/pnas.1922030117.
Welti EAR, Kuczynski L, Marske KA, Sanders NJ, Beurs KM, Kaspari M. Salty, mild, and low plant biomass grasslands increase top‐heaviness of invertebrate trophic pyramids. Madin E. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2020;2958(9):1474 - 1485. doi:10.1111/geb.13119.
Winnicki SK, Munguía SM, Williams EJ, Boyle WA. Social interactions do not drive territory aggregation in a grassland songbird. Ecology. 2020;101(2):e02927. doi:10.1002/ecy.2927.
Wieder WR, Pierson D, Earl SR, et al. SoDaH: the SOils DAta Harmonization database, an open-source synthesis of soil data from research networks, version 1.0. Earth System Science Data Discussion. 2020. doi:10.5194/essd-2020-195.
Baer SG, Adams T, Scott DA, Blair JM, Collins SL. Soil heterogeneity increases plant diversity after twenty years of manipulation during grassland restoration. Ecological Applications. 2020;30(1):e02014.
Fatichi S, Or D, Walko R, et al. Soil structure is an important omission in Earth System Models. Nature Communications. 2020;11(522). doi:10.1038/s41467-020-14411-z.
Avolio ML, Wilcox KR, La Pierre KJ, et al. Temporal variability in production is not consistently affected by global change drivers across herbaceous-dominated ecosystems. Oecologia. 2020;194:735–744.
Nelson W, Anderson L, Wu R, et al. Terabase metagenome sequencing of grassland soil microbiomes. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 2020;9(32):00718-20. doi:10.1128/MRA.00718-20.
Connell KR, Nippert J, Blair JM. Three decades of divergent land use and plant community change alters soil C and N content in tallgrass prairie. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2020;125(8):e2020JG005723. doi:10.1029/2020JG005723.
Sullivan PL, Zhang C, Behm M, Zhang F, Macpherson GL. Towards a new conceptual model for groundwater flow in merokarst systems: Insights from multiple geophysical approaches. Hydrology and Earth System Science. 2020;34(24):4697-4711. doi:10.1002/hyp.13898.
Trentman MT, Dodds WK, Gido KB, Rüegg J, Ruffing CM. Using path analysis to determine interacting effects of biotic and abiotic factors on patch-scale biogeochemical rates in a prairie stream. Aquatic Sciences. 2020;82(21). doi:10.1007/s00027-020-0702-8.
Bachle S. Anatomical constraints on grass physiological responses depend on water availability. Department of Biology. 2021;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41354.
Hedden SC, Bruckerhoff LA, Gido KB. Assessing linkages between small impoundments and long-term trajectories of prairie stream fish assemblages. The American Midland Naturalist. 2021;185(2):187 - 200. doi:10.1674/0003-0031-185.2.187.
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.
Griffin-Nolan RJ, Slette IJ, Knapp AK. Deconstructing precipitation variability: rainfall event size and timing uniquely alter ecosystem dynamics. Journal of Ecology. 2021;109(9):3356-3369. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13724.
Wen H, Sullivan PL, Macpherson GL, Billings SA, Li L. Deepening roots can enhance carbonate weathering by amplifying CO2-rich recharge. Biogeosciences. 2021;18:55-75. doi:10.5194/bg-18-55-2021.
Gray JE, Komatsu KJ, Smith MD. Defining codominance in plant communities. New Phytologist. 2021;230(5):1716-1730. doi:10.1111/nph.17253.
Avolio ML, Komatsu KJ, Collins SL, et al. Determinants of community compositional change are equally affected by global change. Anderson M. Ecology Letters. 2021;24(9):1892-1904. doi:10.1111/ele.13824.
Smith EB. Direct and indirect drivers of grassland bird population declines and settlement decisions over broad spatial and temporal scales. Department of Biology. 2021;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41480.
Bruckerhoff LA, Gido KB, Estey M, Moore PJ. Disentangling effects of predators and landscape factors as drivers of stream fish community structure. Freshwater Biology. 2021;66(4):656 - 668. doi:10.1111/fwb.13668.
Bruckerhoff LA, Pennock CA, Gido KB. Do fine‐scale experiments underestimate predator consumption rates?. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2021;90(10):2391 - 2403. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13549.
Carroll CJW, Slette IJ, Griffin-Nolan RJ, et al. Is a drought a drought in grasslands? Productivity responses to different types of drought. Oecologia. 2021.
Lagueux D, Jumpponen A, Porras-Alfaro A, et al. Experimental drought re‐ordered assemblages of root‐associated fungi across North American grasslands. Journal of Ecology. 2021;109(2):776 - 792. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13505.
Andrews K. Fate of CO2 in tallgrass prairie watershed underlain by merokarst bedrock, Konza Prairie, Kansas, USA. Department of Geology. 2021;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41486.
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.
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.
Slette IJ, Liebert A, Knapp AK. Fire history as a key determinant of grassland soil CO2 flux. Plant and Soil. 2021;460:579–592. doi:10.1007/s11104-020-04781-0.
Seabloom EW, Adler PB, Alberti J, et al. Increasing effects of chronic nutrient enrichment on plant diversity loss and ecosystem productivity over time. Ecology. 2021;102(2):e03218. doi:10.1002/ecy.3218.
Marcotte AL, Neudorf CM, Langston AL. Lateral bedrock erosion and valley formation in a heterogeneously layered landscape, Northeast Kansas. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 2021. doi:10.1002/esp.5172.
Scott DA, Bach EM, Preez CCDu, Six J, Baer SG. Mechanisms influencing physically sequestered soil carbon in temperate restored grasslands in South Africa and North America. Biogeochemistry. 2021. doi:10.1007/s10533-021-00774-y.
Tognetti PM, Prober SM, Báez S, et al. Negative effects of nitrogen override positive effects of phosphorus on grassland legumes worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2021;1184(28):e2023718118. doi:10.1073/pnas.2023718118.
Harms TK, Groffman PM, Aluwihare L, et al. Patterns and trends of organic matter processing and transport: Insights from the US Long-Term Ecological Research network. Climate Change Ecology. 2021;2:100025. doi:10.1016/j.ecochg.2021.100025.
R. Connell K, Zeglin LH, Blair JM. Plant legacies and soil microbial community dynamics control soil respiration. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2021;160:108350. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108350.
Wang J, Tian D, Knapp AK, et al. Precipitation manipulation and terrestrial carbon cycling: The roles of treatment magnitude, experimental duration and local climate. Michaletz S. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2021;30(9):1909 - 1921. doi:10.1111/geb.13356.
Felton AJ, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Precipitation–productivity relationships and the duration of precipitation anomalies: An underappreciated dimension of climate change. Global Change Biology. 2021;27(6):1127 - 1140. doi:10.1111/gcb.15480.
Nippert JB, Telleria L, Blackmore P, Taylor JH, O'Connor RC. Is a prescribed fire sufficient to slow the spread of woody plants in an infrequently burned grassland? A case study in tallgrass prairie. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2021;78:79 - 89. doi:10.1016/j.rama.2021.05.007.
McCullough K, Haukos DA, Albanese G. Regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia) sex ratio in tallgrass prairie: Effects of survey timing and management regime. The American Midland Naturalist. 2021;185(1):57 - 76. Available at: https://bioone.org/journals/the-american-midland-naturalist/volume-185/issue-1/0003-0031-185.1.57/Regal-Fritillary-Speyeria-idalia-Sex-Ratio-in-Tallgrass-Prairie/10.1637/0003-0031-185.1.57.short.
Comte L, Carvajal J, Tedesco PA, et al. RivFishTIME: A global database of fish time‐series to study global change ecology in riverine systems. Bahn V. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2021;30(1):38 - 50. doi:10.1111/geb.13210.
Wieder WR, Pierson D, Earl S, et al. SoDaH: the SOils DAta Harmonization database, an open-source synthesis of soil data from research networks, version 1.0. Earth System Science Data. 2021;13(5):1843 - 1854. doi:10.5194/essd-13-1843-2021.
Welti EAR, Kaspari M. Sodium addition increases leaf herbivory and fungal damage across four grasslands. Functional Ecology. 2021;35(6):1212-1221. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13796.
Narayanan A, Ismert KJ, Smith MD, Jumpponen A. Soil fungal communities are compositionally resistant to drought manipulations – Evidence from culture-dependent and culture-independent analyses. Fungal Ecology. 2021;51:101062. doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2021.101062.
Connell RK, O'Connor R, Nippert JB, Blair JM. Spatial variation in soil microbial processes as a result of woody encroachment depends on shrub size in tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 2021;460:359 - 373. doi:10.1007/s11104-020-04813-9.
Wedel ER, O’Keefe K, Nippert JB, Hoch B, O’Connor RC. Spatio-temporal differences in leaf physiology are associated with fire, not drought, in a clonally integrated shrub. Mitchell P. AoB PLANTS. 2021;13(4):plab037. doi:10.1093/aobpla/plab037.
Zinnert JC, Nippert JB, Rudgers JA, et al. State changes: insights from the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network. Ecosphere. 2021;12(5). doi:10.1002/ecs2.v12.510.1002/ecs2.3433.
Welti EAR, Joern A, Ellison AM, et al. Studies of insect temporal trends must account for the complex sampling histories inherent to many long-term monitoring efforts. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2021;5:589–591. doi:10.1038/s41559-021-01424-0.
Zaricor ML. A study of grass structure and function in response to drought and grazing. Department of Biology. 2021;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41514.
Jones JA, Groffman PM, Blair JM, et al. Synergies among environmental science research and monitoring networks: A research agenda. Earth's Future. 2021;9(3):e2020EF001631. doi:10.1029/2020EF001631.
Ozment KA, Welti EAR, Shaffer M, Kaspari M. Tracking nutrients in space and time: Interactions between grazing lawns and drought drive abundances of tallgrass prairie grasshoppers. Ecology and Evolution. 2021;11(10):5413-5423. doi:10.1002/ece3.7435.
Yahdjian L, Sala OE, PiÑEiro-Guerra JManuel, et al. Why coordinated distributed experiments should go global. BioScience. 2021;71(9):918 - 927. doi:10.1093/biosci/biab033.