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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.
Fay PA, Blair JM, Smith MD, Nippert JB, Carlisle JD, Knapp AK. Relative effects of precipitation variability and warming on tallgrass prairie ecosystem function. Biogeosciences. 2011;8:3053 -3068. doi:10.5194/bg-8-3053-2011.
Nippert JB, Wieme RA, Ocheltree TW, Craine JM. Root characteristics of C-4 grasses limit reliance on deep soil water in tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 2012;355:385 -394. doi:10.1007/s11104-011-1112-4.
Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB, Prasad PVVara. A safety vs efficiency trade-off identified in the hydraulic pathway of grass leaves is decoupled from photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and precipitation. New Phytologist. 2016;210(1):97-107. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13781.
Nippert JB, Knapp AK. Soil water partitioning contributes to species coexistence in tallgrass prairie. Oikos. 2007;116:1017 -1029. doi:10.1111/j.0030-1299.2007.15630.x.
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.
Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB, Prasad PVV. Stomatal responses to changes in vapor pressure deficit reflect tissue-specific differences in hydraulic conductance. Plant, Cell and Environment. 2014;37:132 -139. doi:10.1111/pce.12137.
Klodd AE, Nippert JB, Ratajczak Z, Waring H, Phoenix GK. Tight coupling of leaf area index to canopy nitrogen and phosphorus across heterogeneous tallgrass prairie communities. Oecologia. 2016;182(3):889 - 898. doi:10.1007/s00442-016-3713-3.
Craine JM, Nippert JB, Elmore AJ, Skibbe AM, Hutchinson SL, Brunsell N. The timing of climate variability and grassland productivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2012;109:3401 -3405. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20400.x.
Travers SE, Tang Z, Caragea D, et al. Variation in gene expression of Andropogon gerardii in response to altered environmental conditions associated with climate change. Journal of Ecology. 2010;98:374 -383. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01618.x.
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.
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB, Collins SL. Woody encroachment decreases diversity across North American grasslands and savannas. Ecology. 2012;93:697 -703. doi:10.1890/11-1199.1.
Thesis
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.
O'Connor R. Drivers, mechanisms, and thresholds of wood encroachment in mesic grasslands. Department of Biology. 2019;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/40021.
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.
O'Keefe K. Influences of local adaptation and genome size on Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) responses to variable precipitation timing. 2012;MS Thesis.
Nippert JB. Life by the drop: Water as a physiological driver of the tallgrass prairie plant community. 2006;PhD Dissertation:1 -148. Available at: https://search.proquest.com/docview/305354527/?pq-origsite=primo.
Tucker S. Morphological and physiological traits as indicators of drought tolerance in tallgrass prairie plants. 2010;MS Thesis. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/4628.
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.
Bachle S. Physiological and morphological responses of grass species to drought. Department of Biology. 2017;MS Thesis. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/36188.
Hartman JC. Responses of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) to precipitation amount and temperature. 2011;MS Thesis. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/10720.
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.

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