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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.
Knapp AK, Smith MD. Variation among biomes in temporal dynamics of aboveground primary production. Science. 2001;291:481 -484. doi:10.1126/science.291.5503.481.
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.
Schaefer J, Gido KB, Smith MD. A test for community change using a null model approach. Ecological Applications. 2005;15:1761 -1771. doi:10.1890/04-1490.
Yu Q, Wilcox KR, La Pierre KJ, Knapp AK, Han X, Smith MD. Stoichiometric homeostasis predicts plant species dominance, temporal stability and responses to global change. Ecology. 2015;96(9):2335. doi:10.1890/14-1897.1.
La Pierre KJ, Smith MD. Soil nutrient additions increase invertebrate herbivore abundances, but not herbivory, across three grassland systems. Oecologia. 2016;180(2):485 -497. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3471-7.
Smith MD, Knapp AK. Size of the local species pool determines invasibility of a C4-dominated grassland. Oikos. 2001;92:55 -61. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0706.2001.920107.x.
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.
Collins SL, Smith MD. Scale-dependent interaction of fire andgrazing on community heterogeneity in tallgrass prairie. Ecology. 2006;87:2058 -2067. doi:10.1890/0012-9658(2006)87[2058:SIOFAG]2.0.CO;2.
Chalcraft DR, Williams JW, Smith MD, Willig MR. Scale dependence in the relationship between species richness and productivity: the role of spatial and temporal turnover. Ecology. 2004;85:2701 -2708. doi:10.1890/03-0561.
Kirkman K, Collins SL, Smith MD, et al. Responses to fire differ between South African and North American grassland communities. Journal of Vegetation Science. 2014;25:793 -804. doi:10.1111/jvs.12130.
Chang CC, Smith MD. Resource availability modulates above and belowground competitive interactions between genotypes of a dominant C4 grass. Functional Ecology. 2014;28:1041 -1051. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12227.
Hoover DL, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Resistance and resilience of a grassland ecosystem to climate extremes. Ecology. 2014;95:2646 -2656. doi:10.1890/13-2186.1.
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.
Knapp AK, Ciais P, Smith MD. Reconciling inconsistencies in precipitation– productivity relationships: implications for climate change. New Phytologist. 2017;214(1):41-47. doi:10.1111/nph.14381.
Breshears DD, Knapp AK, Law DJ, Smith MD, Twidwell D, Wonkka CL. Rangeland responses to predicted increases in drought extremity. Rangelands . 2016;38:191-196. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2016.06.009.
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.
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.
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.
Rode M, Lemoine NP, Smith MD. Prospective evidence for independent nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of grasshopper (Chorthippus curtipennis) growth in a tallgrass prairie. PLoS One. 2017. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177754.
Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Buckley Y, et al. Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness?. Global Change Biology. 2013;19(12):3677 - 3687. doi:10.1111/gcb.12370.
Lemoine NP, Dietrich JD, Smith MD. Precipitation and environmental constraints on three aspects of flowering in three dominant tallgrass species. Functional Ecology. 2017. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12904.
Koerner SE, Burkepile DE, Fynn RWS, et al. Plant community response to loss of large herbivores differs between North American and South African savanna grasslands. Ecology. 2014;95:808 -816. doi:10.1890/13-1828.1.
Smith MD, Knapp AK. Physiological and morphological traits of exotic, invasive exotic, and native plant species in tallgrass prairie. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 2001;162:785 -792. doi:10.1086/320774.
Knapp AK, Smith MD, Hobbie SE, et al. Past, present, and future roles of long-term experiments in the LTER Network. Bioscience. 2012;62:377 -389. doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.9.
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.
Eby S, Burkepile DE, Fynn RWS, et al. Loss of a large grazer impacts savanna grassland plant communities similarly in North America and South Africa. Oecologia. 2014;175:293 -303. doi:10.1007/s00442-014-2895-9.
La Pierre KJ, Joern A, Smith MD. Invertebrate, not small vertebrate, herbivory interacts with nutrient availability to impact tallgrass prairie community composition and forb biomass. Oikos. 2015;124:842 -850. doi:10.1111/oik.01869.
Chang CC, Smith MD. Invasion of an intact plant community: the role of population vs. community level diversity. Oecologia. 2012;168:1091 -1102. doi:10.1007/s00442-011-2157-z.
Cleland EE, Smith MD, Andelman SJ, et al. Invasion in space and time: non-native species richness and relative abundance respond to interannual variation in productivity and diversity. Ecology Letters. 2004;7:947 -957. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00655.x.
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.
Smith MD, Hartnett DC, Wilson GWT. Interacting influence of mycorrhizal symbiosis and competition on plant diversity in tallgrass prairie. Oecologia. 1999;121:574 -582. doi:10.1007/s004420050964.
Grace JB, Anderson TM, Seabloom EW, et al. Integrative modelling reveals mechanisms linking productivity and plant species richness. Nature. 2016;529(7586):390 - 393. doi:10.1038/nature16524.
Collins SL, Carpenter SR, Swinton SM, et al. An integrated conceptual framework for long-term social-ecological research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2011;9:351 -357. doi:10.1890/100068.
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.
Carter GA, Knapp AK, Anderson JE, Hoch GA, Smith MD. Indicators of plant species richness in AVIRIS spectra of a mesic grassland. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2005;98:304 -316. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2005.08.001.
Hoover DL, Knapp AK, Smith MD. The immediate and prolonged effects of climate extremes on soil respiration in a mesic grassland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 2016;121(4):1034 - 1044. doi:10.1002/2015JG003256.
Borer ET, Seabloom EW, Gruner DS, et al. Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature. 2014;508(7497):517 - 520. doi:10.1038/nature13144.
Swemmer AM, Knapp AK, Smith MD. Growth responses of twodominant C4 grass species to altered water availability. InternationalJournal of Plant Sciences. 2006;167:1001 -1010. doi:10.1086/505611.
Smith MD, La Pierre KJ, Collins SL, et al. Global environmental change and the nature of aboveground net primary productivity responses: insights from long-term experiments. Oecologia. 2015;177(4):935 - 947. doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3230-9.
Chang CC, Smith MD. Genotypic diversity of a dominant C4 grass across a long-term fire frequency gradient. Journal of Plant Ecology. 2013;6:448 -458. doi:10.1093/jpe/rtt006.
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.
Knapp AK, Smith MD, Collins SL, et al. Generality in ecology: testing North American grassland rules in South African savannas. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2004;9:483 -491. doi:10.1890/1540-9295(2004)002[0483:GIETNA]2.0.CO;2.
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, Smith MD. Functional trait expression of grassland species shift with short- and long-term nutrient additions. Plant Ecology. 2015;216:307 -318. doi:10.1007/s11258-014-0438-4.
Forrestel EJ, Donoghue MJ, Smith MD. Functional differences between dominant grasses drive divergent responses to large herbivore loss in mesic savanna grasslands of North America and South Africa. Journal of Ecology. 2015;103:714 -724. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12376.

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