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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. In Press.
Knapp AK, Avolio ML, Beier C, et al. Pushing precipitation to the extremes in distributed experiments: recommendations for simulating wet and dry years. Global Change Biology. 2017;23(5):1774-1782. doi:10.1111/gcb.13504.
Koerner SE, Avolio ML, La Pierre KJ, Wilcox KR, Smith MD, Collins SL. Nutrient additions cause divergence of tallgrass prairie plant communities resulting in loss of ecosystem stability. Journal of Ecology. 2016;104:1478-1487. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12610.
Avolio ML, Smith MD. Mechanisms of selection: Phenotypic differences among genotypes explain patterns of selection in a dominant species. Ecology. 2013;94:953 -965. doi:10.1890/12-1119.1.
Avolio ML, Beaulieu J, Lo E, Smith MD. Measuring genetic diversity in ecological studies. Plant Ecology. 2012;213:1105 -1115. doi:10.1007/s11258-012-0069-6.
Smith MD, Koerner SE, Knapp AK, et al. Mass ratio effects underlie ecosystem responses to environmental change. Journal of Ecology. 2020;108(3):855-864. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13330.
Avolio ML, Hoffman AM, Smith MD. Linking gene regulation, physiology, and plant biomass allocation in Andropogon gerardii in response to drought. Plant Ecology. 2018;219(1):1 - 15. doi:10.1007/s11258-017-0773-3.
Koerner SE, Avolio ML, Chang CC, Grey J, Hoover DL, Smith MD. Invasibility of a mesic grassland depends on the time-scale of fluctuating resources. Journal of Ecology. 2015;103(6):1538 - 1546. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12479.
Avolio ML, Smith MD. Intra-specific responses of a dominant C4 grass to altered precipitation patterns. Plant Ecology. 2013;214:1377 - 1389. doi:10.1007/s11258-013-0258-y.
Komatsu KJ, Avolio ML, Lemoine NP, et al. Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2019;116(36):17867-17873. doi:10.1073/pnas.1819027116.
Avolio ML, Beaulieu J, Smith MD. Genetic diversity of a dominant C4 grass is altered with increased precipitation variability. Oecologia. 2013;171:571 -581. doi:10.1007/s00442-012-2427-4.
Smith MD, Hoffman AM, Avolio ML. Gene expression patterns of two dominant tallgrass prairie species differ in response to warming and altered precipitation. Scientific Reports. 2016;6:25522. doi:10.1038/srep25522.
La Pierre KJ, Yuan SH, Chang CC, et al. Explaining temporal variation in above-ground productivity in a mesic grassland: the role of climate and flowering. Journal of Ecology. 2011;99:1250 -1262. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01844.x.
Avolio ML, Chang CC, Weis JJ, Smith MD. The effects of genotype richness and genomic dissimilarity of Andropogon gerardii on invasion resistance and productivity. Plant Ecology and Diversity. 2015;8:61 -71. doi:10.1080/17550874.2013.866990.
Avolio ML, Forrestel EJ, Chang CC, La Pierre KJ, Burghardt KT, Smith MD. Demystifying dominant species. New Phytologist. 2019;223(3):1106 - 1126. doi:10.1111/nph.15789.
Avolio ML, Smith MD. Correlations between genetic and species diversity: effects of resource quantity and heterogeneity. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2013;24:1185 -1194. doi:10.1111/jvs.12042.
Avolio ML, Carroll I, Collins SL, et al. A comprehensive approach to analyzing community dynamics using rank abundance curves. Ecosphere. 2019;10(10):e02881. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2881.
Hoffman AM, Avolio ML, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Codominant grasses differ in gene expression under experimental climate extremes in native tallgrass prairie. PeerJ. 2018:e4394. doi:https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4394.
Knapp AK, Hoover DL, Wilcox KR, et al. Characterizing differences in precipitation regimes of extreme wet and dry years: Implications for climate change experiments. Global Change Biology. 2015;21:2624 -2633. doi:10.1111/gcb.12888.
Avolio ML, Koerner SE, La Pierre KJ, et al. Changes in plant community composition, not diversity, during a decade of nitrogen and phosphorus additions drive above-ground productivity in a tallgrass prairie. Journal of Ecology. 2014;102:1649 -1660. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12312.
Koerner SE, Smith MD, Burkepile DE, et al. Change in dominance determines herbivore effects on plant biodiversity. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2018;2:1925-1932. doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0696-y.
Wilcox KR, Tredennick AT, Koerner SE, et al. Asynchrony among local communities stabilises ecosystem function of metacommunities. Gurevitch J. Ecology Letters. 2017. doi:10.1111/ele.12861.
Avolio ML, Chang CC, Smith MD. Assessing fine-scale genotypic structure of a dominant species in native grasslands. The American Midland Naturalist. 2011;165:211 -224. doi:10.1674/0003-0031-165.2.211.
Langley A, Chapman SK, La Pierre KJ, et al. Ambient changes exceed treatment effects on plant species abundance in long-term global change experiments. Glob Chang Biol. 2018;24(12):5668 - 5679. doi:10.1111/gcb.14442.