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Melzer SE, Knapp AK, Fynn RWS, et al. Fire and grazing impacts on silica production and storage in grass dominated ecosystems. Biogeochemistry. 2010;97:263 -278. doi:10.1007/s10533-009-9371-3.
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.
Blair JM. Fire, N availability and plant response in grasslands: A test of the transient maxima hypothesis. Ecology. 1997;78:2539 -2368. doi:10.1890/0012-9658(1997)078[2359:FNAAPR]2.0.CO;2.
Baer SG, Blair JM. Grassland establishment under varying resource availability: A test of positive and negative feedback. Ecology. 2008;89:1859 -1871. doi:10.1890/07-0417.1.
Carter DL, Blair JM. High richness and dense seeding enhance grassland restoration establishment, but have little effect on drought response. Ecological Applications. 2012;22:1308 -1319. doi:10.1890/11-1970.1.
Reed HE, Blair JM, Wall D, Seastedt TR. Impacts of management legacies on litter decomposition in response to reduced precipitation in a tallgrass prairie. Applied Soil Ecology. 2009;42:79 -85. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2009.01.009.
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.
Macpherson GL, Roberts JA, Blair JM, Townsend MA, Fowle DA, Beisner KR. Increasing shallow groundwater CO2 and limestone weathering, Konza Prairie, USA. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2008;72:5581 -5599. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2008.09.004.
Callaham, Jr. MA, Blair JM. Influence of differing land management on the invasion of North American tallgrass prairie soils by European earthworms. Pedobiologia. 1999;43:507 -512.
Veen GF, Blair JM, Smith MD, Collins SL. Influence of grazing and fire frequency on small-scale plant community structure and resource variability in native tallgrass prairie. Oikos. 2008;117:859 -866. doi:10.1111/j.0030-1299.2008.16515.x.
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.
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.
Norris MD, Blair JM, Johnson LC. Land cover change in eastern Kansas: litter dynamics of closed-canopy eastern redcedar forests in tallgrass prairie. Canadian Journal of Botany. 2001;79:214 -222. doi:10.1139/b00-159.
Coolon JD, Jones KL, Todd TC, Blair JM, Herman MA. Long-term nitrogen amendment alters the diversity and assemblage of soil bacterial communities in tallgrass prairie. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:67884 -. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067884.
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.
Jones KL, Todd TC, Wall-Beam JL, Coolon JD, Blair JM, Herman MA. Molecular approach for assessing responses of microbial-feeding nematodes to burning and chronic nitrogen enrichment in a native grassland. Molecular Ecology. 2006;15:2601 -2609. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2006.02971.x.
McCain KNS, Wilson GWT, Blair JM. Mycorrhizal suppression alters plant productivity and forb establishment in a grass-dominated prairie restoration. Plant Ecology. 2011;212:1675 -1685. doi:10.1007/s11258-011-9940-0.
Dodds WK, Blair JM, Henebry GM, Koelliker JK, Ramundo RA, Tate CM. Nitrogen transport from tallgrass prairie watersheds. Journal of Environmental Quality. 1996;25:973 -981. doi:10.2134/jeq1996.00472425002500050007x.
Ippolito JA, Blecker SW, Freeman CL, McCulley RL, Blair JM, Kelly EF. Phosphorus biogeochemistry across a precipitation gradient in grasslands of central North America. Journal of Arid Environments. 2010;74:954 -961. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.01.003.
Carson CM, Jumpponen A, Blair JM, Zeglin LH. Plant and environmental heterogeneity differentially mediate soil bacterial and fungal responses to long-term changes in grassland management. Fungal Ecology. In Press.
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.
Marshall JD, Blair JM, Peters DPC, Okin G, Rango A, Williams M. Predicting and understanding ecosystem responses to climate change at continental scales. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2008;6:273 -280. doi:10.1890/070165.
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.
Crowther TW, Todd-Brown KEO, Rowe CW, et al. Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming. Nature. 2016;540(7631):104 - 108. doi:10.1038/nature20150.
Knapp AK, Fay PA, Blair JM, et al. Rainfall variability, carbon cycling and plant species diversity in a mesic grassland. Science. 2002;298:2202 -2205. doi:10.1126/science.1076347.
Koerner SE, Collins SL, Blair JM, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Rainfall variability has minimal effects on grassland recovery from repeated grazing. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2014;25:36 -44. doi:10.1111/jvs.12065.
Scott DA, Baer SG, Blair JM. Recovery and relative influence of root, microbial, and structural properties of soil on physically sequestered carbon stocks in restored grassland. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 2017;81(1):50-60. doi:10.2136/sssaj2016.05.0158.
Carter DL, Blair JM. Recovery of native plant community characteristics on a chronosequence of restored prairies seeded into pastures in West-Central Iowa. Restoration Ecology. 2012;20:170 -179. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2010.00760.x.
Petrie MD, Peters DPC, Yao J, et al. Regional grassland productivity responses to precipitation during multiyear above- and below-average rainfall periods. Global Change Biology. 2018;24(5):1935 - 1951. doi:10.1111/gcb.2018.24.issue-510.1111/gcb.14024.
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.
O'Lear HE, Blair JM. Responses of soil microarthropods to changes in soil water availability in tallgrass prairie. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 1999;29:207 -217. doi:10.1007/s003740050546.
Carter DL, Blair JM. Seed source affects establishment and survival for three grassland species sown into reciprocal common gardens. Ecosphere. 2012;3:102 -. doi:10.1890/ES12-00223.1.
Carter DL, Blair JM. Seed source has variable effects on species, communities, and ecosystem properties in grassland restorations. Ecosphere. 2013;4:93 -. doi:10.1890/ES13-00090.1.
Smith MD, Knapp AK, Collins SL, et al. Shared drivers but divergent ecological responses: Insights from long-term experiments in mesic savanna grasslands. BioScience. 2016;66(8):666 - 682. doi:10.1093/biosci/biw077.
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, 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.
Turner CL, Blair JM, Schartz RJ, Neel JC. Soil N and plant responses to fire, topography and supplemental N in tallgrass prairie. Ecology. 1997;78:1832 -1843. doi:10.1890/0012-9658(1997)078[1832:SNAPRT]2.0.CO;2.
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.
Wilcox KR, Blair JM, Knapp AK. Stability of grassland soil C and N pools despite 25 years of an extreme climatic and disturbance regime. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2016;121(7):1934 - 1945. doi:10.1002/2016JG003370.
Knapp AK, Hoover DL, Blair JM, et al. A test of two mechanisms proposed to optimize grassland aboveground primary productivity in response to grazing. Journal of Plant Ecology. 2012;5:357 -365. doi:10.1093/jpe/rts020.
Subler S, Blair JM, Edwards CA. Using anion exchange membranes to measure soil nitrate availability and net nitrification. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 1995;27:911 -917. doi:10.1016/0038-0717(95)00008-3.
Jumpponen A, Jones KL, Blair JM. Vertical distribution of fungal communities in tallgrass prairie soil. Mycologia. 2010;102:1027 -1041. doi:10.3852/09-316.
McKinley DC, Blair JM. Woody plant encroachment by Juniperus virginiana in a mesic native grassland promotes rapid carbon and nitrogen accrual. Ecosystems. 2008;11:454 -468. doi:10.1007/s10021-008-9133-4.
Reisinger AJ, Blair JM, Rice CW, Dodds WK. Woody vegetation removal stimulates riparian and benthic denitrification in tallgrass prairie. Ecosystems. 2013;16:547 -560. doi:10.1007/s10021-012-9630-3.