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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.
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.
Briggs JM, Blair JM, Horne EA. Ecohydrological and climate change studies at the Konza Prairie Biological Station. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 2016;119(1):5 - 11. doi:10.1660/062.119.0103.
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.
Collins SL, Glenn SM, Briggs JM. Effect of local and regional processes on plant species richness in tallgrass prairie. Oikos. 2002;99:571 -579. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0706.2002.12112.x.
Briggs JM, Gibson DJ. Effects of fire on tree spatial patterns in a tallgrass prairie landscape. Bulletin of Torrey Botanical Club. 1992;119:300 -307. doi:10.2307/2996761.
Nellis MD, Briggs JM. The effects of spatial scale on Konza landscape classification using textural analysis. Landscape Ecology. 1989;2:93 -100. doi:10.1007/BF00137153.
Briggs JM, Knapp AK. Estimating aboveground biomass in tallgrass prairie with the harvest method: determining proper sample size using jackknifing and Monte Carlo simulations. The Southwestern Naturalist. 1991;36:1 -6. doi:10.2307/3672110.
Knight CL, Briggs JM, Nellis MD. Expansion of gallery forest on Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, Kansas. Landscape Ecology. 1994;9:117 -125. doi:10.1007/BF00124378.
Briggs JM, Knapp AK, Brock BL. Expansion of woody plants in tallgrass prairie: a 15 year study of fire and fire-grazing interactions. The American Midland Naturalist. 2002;147:287 -294. doi:10.1674/0003-0031(2002)147[0287:EOWPIT]2.0.CO;2.
O'Lear HA, Seastedt TR, Briggs JM, Blair JM, Ramundo RA. Fire and topographic effects on decomposition rates and nitrogen dynamics of buried wood in tallgrass prairie. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 1996;28:323 -329. doi:10.1016/0038-0717(95)00138-7.
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.
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.
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.
Ungerer MC, Weitekamp CA, Joern A, Towne G, Briggs JM. Genetic variation and mating success in managed American plains bison. Journal of Heredity. 2013;104:182 -191. doi:10.1093/jhered/ess095.
Nellis MD, Bathgate JD, Briggs JM. Geographic information systems for modeling bison impact on Konza Prairie, Kansas. GIS/LIS Proceedings. 1992;2:618 -623.
Nellis MD, Briggs JM, Seyler HL. Growth and transition: Remote sensing and geographic information systems at Kansas State University. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 1992;58:1159 -1161.
Briggs JM, Smith KG. Influence of habitat on acorn selection by Peromyscus leucopus. Journal of Mammalogy. 1989;70:35 -43. doi:10.2307/1381667 .
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.
Vinton MA, Hartnett DC, Finck EJ, Briggs JM. The interactive effects of fire, bison (Bison bison) grazing and plant community composition in tallgrass prairie. American Midland Naturalist. 1993;129:10 -18. doi:10.2307/2426430.
Briggs JM, Knapp AK. Interannual variability in primary production in tallgrass prairie: climate, soil moisture, topographic position and fire as determinants of aboveground biomass. American Journal of Botany. 1995;82:1024 -1030. Available at:  http://www.jstor.org/stable/2446232.
Nippert JB, Knapp AK, Briggs JM. Intra-annual rainfallvariability and grassland productivity: can the past predictthe future. Plant Ecology. 2006;184:65 -74. doi:10.1007/s11258-005-9052-9.
Leis SA, Blocksome CE, Twidwell D, Fuhlendorf SD, Briggs JM, Sanders LD. Juniper invasions in grasslands: research needs and intervention strategies. Rangelands. 2017;39(2):64 - 72. doi:10.1016/j.rala.2017.03.002.
Knapp AK, Blair JM, Briggs JM, et al. The keystone role of bison in North American tallgrass prairie. BioScience. 1999;49:39 -50. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/bisi.1999.49.1.39.
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.
Gibson DJ, Seastedt TR, Briggs JM. Management practices in tallgrass prairie: Large- and small-scale experimental effects on species composition. Journal of Applied Ecology. 1993;30:247 -255. doi:10.1007/978-1-4612-4018-1_12.
Olson RJ, Briggs JM, Porter JH, Mah GR, Stafford SG. Managing Data from Multiple Disciplines, Scales, and Sites to Support Synthesis and Modeling. Remote Sensing Environment. 1999;70:99 -107. doi:10.1016/S0034-4257(99)00060-7.
Nellis MD, Briggs JM. Micro-based Landsat TM data processing for tallgrass prairie monitoring in the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, Kansas. Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference. 1987;10:76 -80.
Nellis MD, Briggs JM. Modelling impact of bison on tallgrass prairie. Transactions Kansas Academy of Science. 1997;100:3 -9.
Collins SL, Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Blair JM, Steinauer EM. Modulation of diversity by grazing and mowing in native tallgrass prairie. Science. 1998;280:745 -747. doi:10.1126/science.280.5364.745.
Luft J, Malinowski J, Briggs JM, Smith CC. Odor as a factor in nut discovery by fox squirrels. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 1994;97:1 -3. doi:10.2307/3628246.
Turner DP, Cohen WB, Kennedy RE, Fassnacht KS, Briggs JM. Relationships between leaf area index and Landsat TM spectral vegetation indices across three temperate zone sites. Remote Sensing of the Environment. 1999;70:52 -68. doi:10.1016/S0034-4257(99)00057-7.
Briggs JM, Nellis MD. Seasonal variation of heterogeneity in tallgrass prairie: a quantitative measure using remote sensing. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 1991;57:407 -411.
Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Collins SL, et al. Shrub encroachment in North American grasslands: Shifts in growth form dominance rapidly alters control of ecosystem carbon inputs. Global Change Biology. 2008;14:615 -623. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01512.x.
Briggs JM, Rieck DR, Turner CL, Henebry GM, Goodin DG, Nellis MD. Spatial and temporal patterns of vegetation in the Flint Hills. Transactions Kansas Academy of Science. 1997;100:10 -20. doi:10.2307/3628435.
Smith CC, Briggs JM. Species, season, and density of buried seeds surviving fox squirrel depredation. Prairie Naturalist. 2001;33:197 -208.
Nellis DM, Briggs JM. SPOT satellite data for pattern recognition on the North American tall-grass prairie Long-term Ecological Research Site. Geocarto International. 1988;3:37 -40. doi:10.1080/10106048809354174.
Raynor EJ, Joern A, Skibbe AM, et al. Temporal variability in large grazer space use in an experimental landscape. Ecosphere. 2017;8(1). doi:10.1002/ecs2.1674.
Nellis MD, Briggs JM. Transformed vegetation index for measuring spatial variation in drought impacted biomass on Konza Prairie, Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 1992;95:93 -99. doi:10.2307/3628024.
Van Der Hoek DJ, Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Bokdam J. White-tailed deer browsing on six shrub species of tallgrass prairie. Great Plains Research. 2002;12:141 -156. doi:10.1674/0003-0031-170.2.323.

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