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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Craine JM, Towne EG, Tolleson D, Nippert JB. Precipitation timing and grazer performance in a tallgrass prairie. Oikos. 2013;122:191 -198. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20400.x.
Hartman JC, Nippert JB, Orozco RA, Springer CJ. Potential ecological impacts of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) biofuel cultivation in the Central Great Plains, USA. Biomass and Bioenergy. 2011;35:3415 -3421. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.04.055.
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB, Hartman JC, Ocheltree TW. Positive feedbacks amplify rates of woody encroachment in mesic tallgrass prairie. Ecosphere. 2011;2:121 -. doi:10.1890/ES11-00212.1.
O’Keefe K, Tomeo N, Nippert JB, Springer CJ. Population origin and genome size do not impact Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) responses to variable precipitation. Ecosphere. 2013;4:37 -. doi:10.1890/ES12-00339.1.
Tucker SS, Craine JM, Nippert JB. Physiological drought tolerance and the structuring of tallgrass assemblages. Ecosphere. 2011;2:48 -. doi:10.1890/ES11-00023.1.
Hartman JC, Nippert JB. Physiological and growth responses of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) in native stands under passive air temperature manipulation. Global Change Biology-Bioenergy. 2013;5:683 -692. doi:10.1111/j.1757-1707.2012.01204.x.
Bachle S, Nippert JB. Physiological and anatomical trait variability of dominant C4 grasses. Acta Oecologica. 2018;93:14 - 20. doi:10.1016/j.actao.2018.10.007.
Nippert JB, Fay PA, Knapp AK. Photosynthetic traits in C3 and C4 grassland species in mesocosm and field environments. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 2007;60:412 -420. doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2006.12.012.
Keen RM, Nippert JB, Sullivan PL, Dodds WK. Low direct reliance on stream water by riparian woody vegetation in a tallgrass prairie suggests indirect link between woody encroachment and alterations in stream. In Press.
Nippert JB, Knapp AK. Linking water uptake with rooting patterns in grassland species. Oecologia. 2007;153:261 -272. doi:10.1007/s00442-007-0745-8.
Nippert JB, Ocheltree TW, Skibbe AM, et al. Linking plant growth responses across topographic gradients in tallgrass prairie. Oecologia. 2011;166:1131 -1142. doi:10.1007/s00442-011-1948-6.
McLauchlan KK, Craine JM, Nippert JB, Ocheltree TW. Lack of eutrophication in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem over 27 years. Ecology. 2014;95:1225 -1235. doi:10.1890/13-1068.1.
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.
Ratajczak Z, D'Odorico P, Collins SL, Bestelmeyer BT, Isbell FL, Nippert JB. The interactive effects of press/pulse intensity and duration on regime shifts at multiple scales. Ecological Monographs. 2017;87(2):198-218. doi:10.1002/ecm.1249.
Brunsell N, Nippert JB, Buck TL. Impacts of seasonality and surface heterogeneity on water-use efficiency in mesic grasslands. Ecohydrology. 2014;7:1223 -1233. doi:10.1002/eco.1455.
Nippert JB, Culbertson TSF, Orozco GL, Ocheltree TW, Helliker BR. Identifying the water sources consumed by bison: implications for large mammalian grazers worldwide. Ecosphere. 2013;4:23 -. doi:10.1890/ES12-00359.1.
O’Keefe K, Nippert JB. Grazing by bison is a stronger driver of plant ecohydrology in tallgrass prairie than fire history. Plant and Soil. 2017;411(1):423-436. doi:10.1007/s11104-016-3048-1.
Craine JM, Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB, et al. Global diversity of drought tolerance and grassland climate-change resilience. Nature Climate Change. 2013;3:63 -67. doi:10.1038/nclimate1634.
Craine JM, Nippert JB, Towne EG, et al. Functional consequences of climate-change induced plant species loss in a tallgrass prairie. Oecologia. 2011;165:1109 -1117. doi:10.1007/s00442-011-1938-8.
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.
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.
Nippert JB, Ocheltree TW, Orozco GL, Ratajczak Z, Ling B, Skibbe AM. Evidence of physiological decoupling from grassland ecosystem drivers by an encroaching woody shrub. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:81630 -. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081630.
Hartman JC, Nippert JB, Springer CJ. Ecotypic responses of switchgrass to altered precipitation. Functional Plant Biology. 2012;39:126 -136. doi:10.1071/FP11229.
Nippert JB, Fay PA, Carlisle JD, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Ecophysiological responses of two dominant grasses to altered temperature and precipitation regimes. Acta Oecologia. 2009;35:400 -408. doi:10.1016/j.actao.2009.01.010.
O'Keefe K, Nippert JB. Drivers of nocturnal water flux in a tallgrass prairie. Sala A. Functional Ecology. 2018;32(5):1155-1167. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13072.
Vero SE, Macpherson GL, Sullivan PL, et al. Developing a conceptual framework of landscape and hydrology on Tallgrass Prairie:a critical zone approach. Vadose Zone Journal. 2017;17(1). doi:10.2136/vzj2017.03.0069.
Muench A, O'Keefe K, Nippert JB. Comparative ecohydrology between Cornus drummondii and Solidago canadensis in upland tallgrass prairie. Plant Ecology. 2016;217(2):267-276. doi:10.1007/s11258-016-0567-z.
Craine JM, Towne EG, Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB. Community traitscape of foliar nitrogen isotopes reveals N availabiity patterns in a tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 2012;356:395 -403. doi:10.1007/s11104-012-1141-7.
Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB. Comment on "Global Resilience of Tropical Forest and Savanna to Critical Transitions". Science. 2012;336:541 -. doi:10.1126/science.1219346.
Craine JM, Towne EG, Nippert JB. Climate controls on grass culm production over a quarter century in a tallgrass prairie. Ecology. 2010;91:2132 -2140. doi:10.1890/09-1242.1.
Petrie MD, Brunsell N, Nippert JB. Climate change alters growing season flux dynamics in mesic grasslands. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2012;107:427 -440. doi:10.1007/s00704-011-0484-y.
Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB, Prasad PVV. Changes in stomatal conductance along grass blades reflect changes in leaf structure. Plant Cell and Environment. 2012;35:1040 -1049. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02470.x.
Ratajczak Z, D’Odorico PD, Nippert JB, Collins SL, Brunsell N, Ravi S. Changes in spatial variance during a grassland to shrubland state transition. Journal Ecology. 2017;105(3):750-760. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12696.
Fay PA, Kaufman DM, Nippert JB, Carlisle JD, Harper CW. Changes in grassland ecosystem function due to extreme rainfall events: implications for responses to climate change. Global Change Biology. 2008;14:1600 -1608. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01605.x.
Nippert JB, Holdo RM. Challenging the maximum rooting depth paradigm in grasslands and savannas. Sayer E. Functional Ecology. 2015;29(6):739 - 745. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12390.

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