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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.
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.
Keen RM, Nippert JB, Sullivan PL, et al. Impacts of riparian and non-riparian woody encroachment on tallgrass prairie ecohydrology. Ecosystems. 2022. doi:10.1007/s10021-022-00756-7.
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.
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.
2016
Ratajczak Z, Briggs JM, Goodin DG, Mohler R, Nippert JB, Obermeyer BK. Assessing the potential for transitions from tallgrass prairie to woodlands: are we operating beyond critical transitions?. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2016;69(4):280–287. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2016.03.004.
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.
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.
O'Keefe K. Patterns and ecological consequences of water uptake, redistribution, and loss in tallgrass prairie. 2016;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/34514.
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.
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.

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