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2023
Sadayappan K, Keen R, Jarecke KM, et al. Drier streams despite a wetter climate in woody-encroached grasslands. Journal of Hydrology. 2023;627:130388. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.130388.
Keen R. Ecohydrological implications of clonal shrub encroachment in tallgrass prairie. Department of Biology. 2023;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/handle/2097/43279.
Donnelly R, Wedel ER, Taylor JH, et al. Evolutionary lineage explains trait variation among 75 coexisting grass species. New Phytologist. 2023;239(3):887. doi:10.1111/nph.18983.
Keen RM, Nippert JB, Sullivan PL, et al. Impacts of riparian and non-riparian woody encroachment on tallgrass prairie ecohydrology. Ecosystems. 2023;26(2):290-301. doi:10.1007/s10021-022-00756-7.
Hatley CM, Armijo B, Andrews K, Anhold C, Nippert JB, Kirk MF. Intermittent streamflow generation in a merokarst headwater catchment. Environmental Science: Advances. 2023;2:115-131. doi:10.1039/D2VA00191H.
Feldman AF, Gianotti DJShort, Dong J, et al. Remotely sensed soil moisture can capture dynamics relevant to plant water uptake. Water Resources Research. 2023;59(2):e2022WR033814. doi:10.1029/2022WR033814.
Dodds WK, Ratajczak Z, Keen RM, et al. Trajectories and state changes of a grassland stream and riparian zone after a decade of woody vegetation removal. Ecological Applications. 2023;33(4):e2830. doi:10.1002/eap.2830.
Nippert JB, McCulloh K, Wilcox K, O'Keefe K, Keen R, Chen A. Using root and soil traits to forecast woody encroachment dynamics in mesic grassland.; 2023. doi:10.2172/2248061.
2022
Donnelly R. The amazing diversity of Poaceae: trait variation across space, time, and lineage. Department of Biology. 2022;MS Thesis.
Nippert JB, Keen RM, Bachle S, Wedel ER, Groskinsky B. Climate change in grassland ecosystems: current impacts and potential actions for a sustainable future. In: CLIMATE ACTIONS - LOCAL APPLICATIONS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS. 1st ed. CLIMATE ACTIONS - LOCAL APPLICATIONS AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS. CRC; 2022:36.
Bachle S, Nippert JB. Climate variability supersedes grazing to determine the anatomy and physiology of a dominant grassland species. Oecologia. 2022;198:345–355. doi:10.1007/s00442-022-05106-x.
O’Connor RC, Blumenthal DM, Ocheltree TW, Nippert JB. Elevated CO2 counteracts effects of water stress on woody rangeland-encroaching species. Adams H. Tree Physiology. 2022:tpac150. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpac150.
Sullivan PL, Billings SA, Hirmas D, et al. Embracing the dynamic nature of soil structure: A paradigm illuminating the role of life in critical zones of the Anthropocene. Earth-Science Reviews. 2022;225(91):103873. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103873.
Tooley EG, Nippert JB, Bachle S, Keen RM. Intra-canopy leaf trait variation facilitates high leaf area index and compensatory growth in a clonal woody-encroaching shrub. Tree Physiology. 2022;42(11):2186–2202. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpac078.
Fernández JA, Messina CD, Salinas A, Prasad PVVara, Nippert JB, Ciampitti IA. Kernel weight contribution to yield genetic gain of maize: a global review and US case studies. Dreisigacker S. Journal of Experimental Botany. 2022;73(11):3597 - 3609. doi:10.1093/jxb/erac103.
Rastetter EB, Kwiakowski BL, Kicklighter DW, et al. N and P constrain C in ecosystems under climate change: role of nutrient redistribution, accumulation, and stoichiometry. Ecological Applications. 2022;32(8):e2684. doi:10.1002/eap.2684.
Pau S, Nippert JB, Slapikas R, et al. Poor relationships between NEON Airborne Observation Platform data and field‐based vegetation traits at a mesic grassland. Ecology. 2022;103(2):e03590. doi:10.1002/ecy.v103.210.1002/ecy.3590.
Fernandez JA, Nippert JB, Prasad PVVara, Messina CD, Ciampitti IA. Post-silking 15N labelling reveals an enhanced nitrogen allocation to leaves in modern maize (Zea mays) genotypes. Journal of Plant Physiology. 2022;268:153577. doi:10.1016/j.jplph.2021.153577.
Ratajczak Z, Collins SL, Blair JM, et al. Reintroducing bison results in long-running and resilient increases in grassland diversity. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. 2022;119(36):e2210433119. doi:10.1073/pnas.2210433119.
O'Keefe K, Bachle S, Keen R, E. Tooley G, Nippert JB. Root traits reveal safety and efficiency differences in grasses and shrubs exposed to different fire regimes. Functional Ecology. 2022;36(2):368 - 379. doi:10.1111/fec.v36.210.1111/1365-2435.13972.
Tooley EG. The unique canopy structure, leaf morphology, and physiology of Cornus drummondii. Department of Biology. 2022;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/42162.
2021
Bachle S. Anatomical constraints on grass physiological responses depend on water availability. Department of Biology. 2021;PhD Dissertation. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41354.
Hope AG, Gragg SF, Nippert JB, Combe FJ. Consumer roles of small mammals within fragmented native tallgrass prairie. Ecosphere. 2021;12(3):e03441. doi:10.1002/ecs2.3441.
Wedel ER, Nippert JB, Hartnett DC. Fire and browsing interact to alter intra-clonal stem dynamics of an encroaching shrub in tallgrass prairie. Oecologia. 2021;196(43):1039 - 1048. doi:10.1007/s00442-021-04980-1.
Collins SL, Nippert JB, Blair JM, Briggs JM, Blackmore P, Ratajczak Z. Fire frequency, state change and hysteresis in tallgrass prairie. Ecology Letters. 2021;24(4):636-647. doi:10.1111/ele.13676.
Nippert JB, Telleria L, Blackmore P, Taylor JH, O'Connor RC. Is a prescribed fire sufficient to slow the spread of woody plants in an infrequently burned grassland? A case study in tallgrass prairie. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2021;78:79 - 89. doi:10.1016/j.rama.2021.05.007.
Connell RK, O'Connor R, Nippert JB, Blair JM. Spatial variation in soil microbial processes as a result of woody encroachment depends on shrub size in tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 2021;460:359 - 373. doi:10.1007/s11104-020-04813-9.
Wedel ER, O’Keefe K, Nippert JB, Hoch B, O’Connor RC. Spatio-temporal differences in leaf physiology are associated with fire, not drought, in a clonally integrated shrub. Mitchell P. AoB PLANTS. 2021;13(4):plab037. doi:10.1093/aobpla/plab037.
Zinnert JC, Nippert JB, Rudgers JA, et al. State changes: insights from the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network. Ecosphere. 2021;12(5). doi:10.1002/ecs2.v12.510.1002/ecs2.3433.
Zaricor ML. A study of grass structure and function in response to drought and grazing. Department of Biology. 2021;MS Thesis. Available at: https://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/41514.
2017
Brunsell N, van Vleck ES, Nosshi M, Ratajczak Z, Nippert JB. Assessing the roles of fire frequency and precipitation in determining woody plant expansion in central U.S. grasslands. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 2017;122(10):2683–2698. doi:10.1002/2017JG004046.
O’Keefe K, Nippert JB. An assessment of diurnal water uptake in a mesic prairie: evidence for hydraulic lift?. Oecologia. 2017;183(4):963–975. doi:10.1007/s00442-017-3827-2.
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.
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.
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.
Bachle S. Physiological and morphological responses of grass species to drought. Department of Biology. 2017;MS Thesis. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/36188.

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