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Book Chapter
Rice CW, Todd TC, Blair JM, Seastedt TR, Ramundo RA, Wilson GWT. Belowground biology and processes. In: Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Hartnett DC, Collins SL Grassland Dynamics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. Grassland Dynamics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. New York: Oxford University Press; 1998:244 -264.
McKinley DC, Norris MD, Johnson LC, Blair JM. Biogeochemical changes associated with Juniperus virginia encroachment into grasslands. In: Van Auken OW Ecological Studies Vol. 196, Western North American Juniperus communities: A dynamic vegetation type. Ecological Studies Vol. 196, Western North American Juniperus communities: A dynamic vegetation type. Springer-Verlag, NY; 2008:170 -187.
Knapp AK, McCarron JK, Silletti AM, et al. Ecological consequences of the replacement of native grassland by Juniperus virginiana and other woody plants. In: Van Auken OW Ecological Studies Vol. 196, Western North American Juniperus communities: A dynamic vegetation type. Ecological Studies Vol. 196, Western North American Juniperus communities: A dynamic vegetation type. Springer-Verlag, NY; 2008:156 -169. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34003-6_8.
Blair JM, Nippert JB, Briggs JM. Grassland Ecology. In: Monson R Plant Sciences - Ecology and the Environment.Vol 8. Plant Sciences - Ecology and the Environment. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; 2014:389-423.
Blair JM, Parmelee RW, Lavelle P. Influences of earthworms on biogeochemistry. In: Hendrix PF Earthworm Ecology and Biogeography in North America. Earthworm Ecology and Biogeography in North America. CRC Press Inc. Lewis Publishers; 1995:125 -156.
Knapp AK, Blair JM, Briggs JM. Long-term ecological consequences of varying fire frequency in a humid grassland. In: Pruden TL, Brennan LA Fire in Ecosystem Management: Shifting The Paradigm From Suppression to Prescription. Fire in Ecosystem Management: Shifting The Paradigm From Suppression to Prescription. Tallahassee, FL: Tall Timbers Research Station; 1998:173 -178.
Harmon ME, Naddlehoffer KJ, Blair JM. Measuring decomposition, nutrient turnover and stores in plant litter. In: Robertson GP, Bledsoe CS, Coleman DC, Sollins PS Standard Soil Methods for Long Term Ecological Research. Standard Soil Methods for Long Term Ecological Research. New York: Oxford University Press; 1999:202 -240.
Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Blair JM, Turner CL. Patterns and controls of aboveground net primary production in tallgrass prairie. In: Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Hartnett DC, Collins SL Grassland Dynamics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. Grassland Dynamics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. New York: Oxford University Press; 1998:193 -221.
Fay P, Knapp AK, Blair JM, Carlisle JD, Danner BT, McCarron JK. Rainfall timing, soil moisture dynamics, and plant responses in a mesic tallgrass prairie ecosystem. In: Weltzin JF, McPherson GR Precipitation Regimes and Terrestrial Ecosystems. A North American Perspective. Precipitation Regimes and Terrestrial Ecosystems. A North American Perspective. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press; 2003:147 -163.
Blair JM, Todd TC, Callaham MA. Responses of grassland soil invertebrates to natural and anthropogenic disturbances. In: Coleman DC, Hendrix PF Invertebrates as Webmasters in Ecosystems. Invertebrates as Webmasters in Ecosystems. New York, NY: CAB International Press; 2000:43 -71. doi:10.1079/9780851993942.0043.
Robertson GP, Wedin D, Groffman PM, et al. Soil Carbon and nitrogen availability: Nitrogen mineralization, nitrification, soil respiration potentials. In: Robertson GP, Bledsoe CS, Coleman DC, Sollins PS Standard Soil Methods for Long Term Ecological Research. Standard Soil Methods for Long Term Ecological Research. New York: Oxford University Press; 1999:258 -271.
Coleman DC, Blair JM, Elliott ET, Wall DH. Soil invertebrates. In: Robertson GP, Bledsoe CS, Coleman DC, Sollins PS Standard Soil Methods for Long Term Ecological Research. Standard Soil Methods for Long Term Ecological Research. New York: Oxford University Press; 1999:349 -377.
Blair JM, Bohlen PJ, Freckman DW. Soil invertebrates as indicators of soil quality. In: Doran JW, Jones AJ Methods for Assessing Soil Quality. SSSA Special Publication. Methods for Assessing Soil Quality. SSSA Special Publication. Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America Inc; 1996:283 -301.
Blair JM, Seastedt TR, Rice CW, Ramundo RA. Terrestrial nutrient cycling in tallgrass prairie. In: Knapp AK, Briggs JM, Hartnett DC, Collins SL Grassland Dynamics: Long-term Ecological Research. Grassland Dynamics: Long-term Ecological Research. New York: Oxford University Press; 1998:222 -243.
Journal Article
Norris MD, Blair JM, Johnson LC. Altered ecosystem nitrogen dynamics as a consequence of land cover change in tallgrass prairie. American Midland Naturalist. 2007;158:432 -445. doi:10.1674/0003-0031(2007)158[432:AENDAA]2.0.CO;2.
Fay PA, Carlisle JD, Danner BT, et al. Altered rainfall patterns, gas exchange and growth in C3 and C4 grassland species. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 2002;163:549 -557.
Jones SK, Collins SL, Blair JM, Smith MD, Knapp AK. Altered rainfall patterns increase forb abundance and richness in native tallgrass prairie. Scientific Reports. 2016;(1). doi:10.1038/srep20120.
Fay PA, Carlisle JD, Knapp AK, Blair JM, Collins SL. Altering rainfall timing and quantity in a mesic grassland ecosystem: Design and performance of rainfall manipulation shelters. Ecosystems. 2000;3:308 -319. doi:10.1007/s100210000028.
Kitchen DJ, Blair JM, Callaham MA. Annual fire and mowing alter biomass, depth distribution, and C and N content of roots and soil in tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 2009;323:235 -247. doi:10.1007/s11104-009-9931-2.
Callaham MA, Whiles MR, Blair JM. Annual fire, mowing and fertilization effects on two cicadas (Homoptera:Cicadidae) in tallgrass prairie. American Midland Naturalist. 2002;148:90 -101. doi:10.1674/0003-0031(2002)148[0090:AFMAFE]2.0.CO;2.
Norris MD, Blair JM, Johnson LC, McKane RB. Assessing changes in biomass, productivity, and C and N stores following Juniperus virginiana forest expansion into tallgrass prairie. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 2001;31:1940 -1946. doi:10.1139/x01-132.
Baer SG, Rice CW, Blair JM. Assessment of soil quality in fields with short- and long-term enrollment in the CRP. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 2000;55:142 -146. Available at: http://www.jswconline.org/content/55/2/142.abstract.
Fay PA, Carlisle JD, Danner BT, et al. Carbon and water relations of juvenile Quercus species in tallgrass prairie. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2001;12:807 -816. doi:10.2307/3236868.
Baer SG, Kitchen DJ, Blair JM, Rice CW. Changes in ecosystem structure and function along a chronosequence of restored grasslands. Ecological Applications. 2002;12:1688 -1701. doi:10.1890/1051-0761(2002)012[1688:CIESAF]2.0.CO;2.
Scott DA, Rosenzweig ST, Baer SG, Blair JM. Changes in potential nitrous oxide efflux during grassland restoration. Journal of Environmental Quality. In Press.
Rosenzweig ST, Carson MA, Baer SG, Blair JM. Changes in soil properties, microbial biomass, and fluxes of C and N in soil following post-agricultural grassland restoration. Applied Soil Ecology. 2016;100:186 - 194. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.01.001.
Bakker C, Blair JM, Knapp AK. A comparative assessment of potential mechanisms influencing plant species richness in grazed grasslands. Oecologia. 2003;137:385 -391. doi:10.1007/s00442-003-1360-y.
Silletti AM, Knapp AK, Blair JM. Competition and coexistence in grassland co-dominants: responses to neighbor removal and resource availability. Canadian Journal of Botany. 2004;82:450 -460. doi:10.1139/b04-016.
Heisler-White JL, Blair JM, Kelly EF, Harmoney K, Knapp AK. Contingent productivity responses to more extreme rainfall regimes across a grassland biome. Global Change Biology. 2009;15:2894 -2904. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01961.x.
Buis GM, Blair JM, Burkepile DE, et al. Controls of aboveground net primary production in mesic savanna grasslands: an inter-hemispheric comparison. Ecosystems. 2009;12:982 -995. doi:10.1007/s10021-009-9273-1.
McKinley DC, Rice CW, Blair JM. Conversion of grassland to coniferous woodland has limited effects on soil nitrogen cycle processes. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2008;40:2627 -2633. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2008.07.005.
Su H, Briggs JM, Knapp AK, Blair JM, Krummel JR. Detecting spatial and temporal patterns of aboveground production in a tallgrass prairie using remotely-sensed data. 1996:2361 -2365. doi:10.1109/IGARSS.1996.516987.
Knapp AK, Conard SL, Blair JM. Determinants of soil CO2 flux from a sub-humid grassland: Effect of fire and fire history. Ecological Applications. 1998;8:760 -770. doi:10.1890/1051-0761(1998)008[0760:DOSCFF]2.0.CO;2.
Jangid K, Williams MA, Franzluebbers AJ, Blair JM, Coleman DC, Whitman WB. Development of soil microbial communities during tallgrass prairie restoration. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2010;42:302 -312. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.11.008.
Callaham, Jr. MA, Blair JM, Hendrix PF. Different behavioral patterns of the earthworms Octolasion tyrtaeum and Diplocardia spp . in tallgrass prairie soils: potential influences on plant growth. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 2001;34:49 -56. doi:10.1007/s003740100370.
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.
Wilcox KR, Blair JM, Smith MD, Knapp AK. Does ecosystem sensitivity to precipitation at the site-level conform to regional-scale predictions?. Ecology. 2016;97:561-568. doi:10.1890/15-1437.1.
McCain KNS, Baer SG, Blair JM, Wilson GWT. Dominant grasses suppress local diversity in restored tallgrass prairie. Restoration Ecology. 2010;18:40 -49. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2010.00669.x.
Carter DL, Vanderweide B, Blair JM. Drought-mediated stem and belowground bud dynamics in restored grasslands. Applied Vegetation Science. 2012;15:470 -478. doi:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2012.01200.x.
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.
Reed H, Seastedt TR, Blair JM. Ecological consequences of C4 grass invasion of a C4 grassland: A dilemma for management. Ecological Applications. 2005;15:1560 -1569. doi:10.1890/04-0407.
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.
Blair JM, Collins SL, Knapp AK. Ecosystems as functional units in nature. Natural Resources and Environment. 2000;14:150 -155.
Brozostek ER, Blair JM, Dukes JS, et al. The effect of experimental warming and precipitation change on proteolytic enzyme activity: positive feedbacks to nitrogen availability are not universal. Global Change Biology. 2012;18:2617 -2625. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02685.x.
Todd TC, Blair JM, Milliken GA. Effects of altered soil water availability on a tallgrass prairie nematode community. Applied Soil Ecology. 1999;13:45 -55. doi:10.1016/S0929-1393(99)00022-0.
Callaham, Jr. MA, Blair JM, Todd TC, Kitchen DJ, Whiles MR. Effects of fire, mowing and fertilization effects on density and biomass of macroinvertebrates in North American tallgrass prairie soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2003;35:1079 -1093. doi:10.1016/S0038-0717(03)00153-6.
Manning GC, Baer SG, Blair JM. Effects of grazing and fire frequency on floristic quality and its relationship to indicators of soil quality in tallgrass prairie. Environmental Management. 2017;60(6):1075. doi:10.1007/s00267-017-0942-0.
Baer SG, Blair JM, Collins SL. Environmental heterogeneity has a weak effect on diversity during community assembly in tallgrass prairie. Ecological Monographs. 2016;86(1):94 - 106. doi:10.1890/15-0888.1.

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