Konza Publications

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Journal Articles

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Alexander, H.A., K.E. Mauck, A.E. Whitfield, K.A. Garrett, and C.M. Malmstrom (In Press). Plant-virus interactions and the agro-ecological interface. European Journal of Plant Pathology.

Avolio, M.L., S.E. Koerner, K.J. La Pierre, K.R. Wilcox, M.D. Smith, and S.L. Collins (In Press). Changes in plant community composition, not diversity, during a decade of nitrogen and phosphorus additions drive above-ground productivity in a tallgrass prairie. Journal of Ecology.

Baer, S.G., D.J. Gibson, A.M. Benscoter, L.K. Reed, R.E. Campbell, R.P. Klopf, J.E. Willand, and B.R. Wodika (In Press). No effect of seed source on multiple aspects of ecosystem functioning during ecological restoration: cultivars compared to local ecotypes of dominant grasses. Evolutionary Applications.

Dodds, W. K., S.M. Collins, S.K. Hamilton, J. L. Tank, S. Johnson, J. R. Webster, K. S. Simon, M. R. Whiles, H. M. Rantala, W. H. McDowell, S.D. Peterson, T. Riis, C. L. Crenshaw, S. A. Thomas, P. B. Kristensen, B. M. Cheever, A. S. Flecker, N.A. Griffiths, T. Crowl, E. J. Rosi-Marshall, R. El-Sabaawi, and E. Marti. (In Press). You are not always what we think you eat: selective assimilation across multiple whole-stream isotopic tracer studies. Ecology.

Gibson, D.J., G. Sendor, J. Donatelli, S.G. Baer, and L. Johnson (In Press). Fitness among population sources of a dominant species (Andropogon gerardii Vitman) used in prairie restoration. Torrey Botanical Society.

Giuliani, A.L., E.F. Kelly, and A.K. Knapp (In Press). Geographic variation in growth and phenology of two dominant Central US grasses: Consequences for climate change. Journal of Plant Ecology.

Hoover, D.L., A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith (In Press). Resistance and resilience of a grassland ecosystem to climate extremes. Ecology.

Klopf, R.P., S.G. Baer, and D.J. Gibson (In Press). Convergent and contingent community responses to grass source and dominance during prairie restoration across a longitudinal gradient. Environmental Management.

Knapp, A.K., C.J.W. Carroll, E.M. Denton, K.J. La Pierre, S.L. Collins and M.D. Smith (In Press). Differential sensitivity to regional-scale drought in six central US grasslands. Oecologia.

Ratajczak, Z, J.B. Nippert, J.M. Briggs, and J.M. Blair (In Press). Fire dynamics distinguish grasslands, shrublands, and woodlands as alternative attractors in the Central Great Plains of North America. Journal of Ecology.

Ratajczak, Z., J.B. Nippert, and T.W. Ocheltree (In Press). Abrupt transition of mesic grassland to shrubland: evidence for thresholds, alternative attractors, and regime shifts. Ecology.

Smith, M.D., K.J. La Pierre, S.L. Collins, J. Barrett, S. Frey, L. Gough, K.L. Gross, R. Miller, J. Morris, L. Rustad, J. Yarie, and A.K. Knapp (In Press). Assessing ecosystem sensitivity to chronic resource alterations: A meta-analysis of long-term experiments. Oecologia.

Vanderymyde, J.M., and M.R. Whiles (In Press). Effects of woody vegetation encroachment and experimental forest removal on macroinvertebrate production and functional structure in tallgrass prairie streams. Freshwater Science.

Veach, A.M., W.K. Dodds, and A. Skibbee (In Press). Fire and grazing influences on rates of riparian woody plant expansion along grassland streams. PLOS ONE.

Wodika, B.R., S.G. Baer, and R.P. Klopf (In Press). Colonization and recovery of invertebrate ecosystem engineers during prairie restoration. Restoration Ecology.


Brunsell, N.A., J.B. Nippert, and T.L. Buck. 2014. Impacts of seasonality and surface heterogeneity on water-use efficiency in mesic grasslands. Ecohydrology 7: 1223-1233.

Cotrufo, M.F., J. Soong, M.L. Vandegehuchte, T. Ngryen, K. Denef, E.A. Shaw, Z.A. Sylvain, C.M.D. Tomasel, U.N. Nielsen, and D.H. Wall. 2014. Naphthalene addition to soil surfaces: A feasible method to reduce soil micro-arthropods with negligible direct effects on soil C dynamics. Applied Soil Ecology 74: 21-29.

Craine, J.M., and J.B. Nippert. 2014. Cessation of burning dries soils long-term in a tallgrass prairie. Ecosystems 17: 54-65.

Eby, S., D.E. Burkepile, R.W.S. Fynn, C.E. Burns, N. Govender, N. Hagenah, S.E. Koerner, K.J. Matchett, D.I. Thompson, K.R. Wilcox, S.L. Collins, K.P. Kirkman, A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith. 2014. Loss of a large grazer impacts savanna grassland plant communities similarly in North America and South Africa. Oecologia 175: 293-303.

Hallett, L.M., J.S. Hsu, Cleland, E.E., S.L. Collins, T.L. Dickson, E.C. Farrer, L.A. Gherardi, K.L. Gross, R.J. Hobbs, L. Turnbull, and K.N. Suding. 2014. Biotic mechanisms of community stability shift along a precipitation gradient. Ecology 95: 1693-1700.

Hautier, Y., E.W. Seabloom, E.T. Borer, P.B. Adler, W.S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, E.M. Lind, A.S. MacDougall, C.J. Stevens, J.D. Bakker, Y.M. Buckley, C. Chu, S.L. Collins, P. Daleo, E.I. Damschen, K.F. Davies, P.A. Fay, J. Firn, D.S. Gruner, V.L. Jin, J.A. Klein, J.M.H. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, W. Li, R.L. McCulley, B.A. Melbourne, J.L. Moore, L.R. O’Halloran, S.M. Prober, A.C. Risch, M. Sankaran, M. Schuetz, and A. Hector. 2014. Eutrophication weakens stabilizing effects of diversity in natural grasslands. Nature 508: 521-525.

Kirkman, K., S.L. Collins, M.D. Smith, A.K. Knapp, D.E. Burkepile, C.E. Burns, R.W.S. Fynn, N. Hagenah, S.E. Koerner, K.J. Matchett, D.I. Thompson, K.R. Wilcox, and P.D. Wragg. 2014. Responses to fire differ between South African and North American grassland communities. Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 793-804.

Koerner, S.E., and S.L. Collins. 2014. Interactive effects of grazing, drought, and fire on grassland plant communities in North America and South Africa. Ecology 95: 98-109.

Koerner, S.E., D.E. Burkepile, R.W.S. Fynn, C.E. Burns, S. Eby, N. Govender, N. Hagenah, K.J. Matchett, D.I. Thompson, K.R. Wilcox, S.L. Collins, K.P. Kirkman, A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith. 2014. Plant community response to loss of large herbivores differs between North American and South African savanna grasslands. Ecology 95: 808-816.

Koerner, S.E., S.L. Collins, J.M. Blair, A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith. 2014. Rainfall variability has minimal effects on grassland recovery from repeated grazing. Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 36-44.

McLauchlan, K.K., J.M. Craine, J.B. Nippert, and T.W. Ocheltree. 2014. Lack of eutrophication in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem over 27 years. Ecology 95: 1225-1235.

Ocheltree, T.W., J.B. Nippert, and P.V.V. Prasad. 2014. Stomatal responses to changes in vapor pressure deficit reflect tissue-specific differences in hydraulic conductance. Plant, Cell and Environment 37: 132-139.

Shi, Z., M.L. Thomey, M. Mowll, M. Litvak, N.A. Brunsell, S.L. Collins, W.T. Pockman, M.D. Smith, A.K. Knapp, and Y. Luo. 2014. Differential effects of extreme drought on production and respiration: Synthesis and modeling analysis. Biogeosciences 11: 621-633.

Sylvain, Z.A., D.H Wall, K.L Cherwin, D.P.C Peters, L.G Reichmann, and O.E. Sala. 2014. Soil animal responses to moisture availability are largely scale, not ecosystem dependent: Insight from a cross-site study. Global Change Biology 20: 2631-2643.


An, N., K.P. Price, and J.M. Blair. 2013. Estimating aboveground net primary productivity of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem of the Central Great Plains using AVHRR NDVI. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34: 3717-3735.

Avolio, M., J. Beaulieu, and M.D. Smith. 2013. Genetic diversity of a dominant C4 grass is altered with increased precipitation variability. Oecologia 171: 571-581.

Avolio, M.L. and M.D. Smith. 2013. Correlations between genetic and species diversity: effects of resource quantity and heterogeneity. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 1185-1194.

Avolio, M.L. and M.D. Smith. 2013. Mechanisms of selection: Phenotypic differences among genotypes explain patterns of selection in a dominant species. Ecology 94: 953-965.

Bertrand, K.N., M.R. Whiles, K.B. Gido, and J.N. Murdock. 2013. Influence of macroconsumers, stream position, and nutrient gradients on invertebrate assemblage development following flooding in intermittent prairie streams. Hydrobiologia 714: 169-182.

Blanco-Fontao, B., B.K. Sandercock, J.R. Obeso, L.B. McNew, and M. Quevedo. 2013. Effects of sexual dimorphism and landscape composition on the trophic behavior of Greater Prairie-Chickens. PLoS ONE 8: 79986-.

Carter, D.L, and J.M. Blair. 2013. Seed source has variable effects on species, communities, and ecosystem properties in grassland restorations. Ecosphere 4: 93-.

Cleland, E.E., S.L. Collins, T.L. Dickson, E.C. Farrer, K.L. Gross, L.A. Gherardi, L.M. Hallett, R.J. Hobbs, J.S. Hsu, K.N. Suding, and L. Turnbull. 2013. Sensitivity of grassland plant community composition to spatial vs. temporal variation in precipitation. Ecology 94: 1687-1696.

Cochran, F.V., N.A. Brunsell, and D.B. Mechem. 2013. Comparing surface and mid-tropospheric CO2 concentrations from central U.S. grasslands. entropy 15: 606-623.

Coolon, J.D., K.L. Jones, TC. Todd, J.M. Blair, and M.A. Herman. 2013. Long-term nitrogen amendment alters the diversity and assemblage of soil bacterial communities in tallgrass prairie. PLoS ONE 8: 67884-.

Cox, C.M., W.W. Bockus, R.D. Holt, L. Fang, and K.A. Garrett. 2013. Spatial connectedness of plant species: potential links for apparent competition via plant diseases. Plant Pathology 62: 1195-1428.

Craine, J.M.. 2013. Long-term climate sensitivity of grazer performance: a cross-site study. PLOS ONE 8: 67065-.

Craine, J.M.. 2013. The importance of timing of precipitation for grassland productivity. Plant Ecology 213: 1085-1089.

Craine, J.M., E.G. Towne, D. Tolleson, and J.B. Nippert. 2013. Precipitation timing and grazer performance in a tallgrass prairie. Oikos 122: 191-198.

Craine, J.M., T.W. Ocheltree, J.B. Nippert, E.G. Towne, A.M. Skibbe, S.W. Kembel, and J.E. Fargione. 2013. Global diversity of drought tolerance and grassland climate-change resilience. Nature Climate Change 3: 63-67.

Darby, D.J., T.C. Todd and M.A. Herman. 2013. High-throughput amplicon sequencing of rRNA genes requires a copy number correction to accurately reflect the effects of management practices on soil nematode community structure. Molecular Ecology 22: 5456-5471.

Ding, Y., Y. Yamashita, W.K. Dodds, and R. Jaffe. 2013. Dissolved black carbon in grassland streams: Is there an effect of recent fire history?. Chemosphere 90: 2557-2562.

Fraser, L.H., H.A. Henry, C.N. Carlyle, S.R. White, C. Beierkuhnlein, J.F. Cahill Jr., B.B. Casper, E. Cleland, S.L Collins, J.S. Dukes, A.K. Knapp, E. Lind, R. Long, Y. Luo, P.B. Reich, M.D. Smith, M. Sternberg, R. Turkington. 2013. Coordinated Distributed Experiments: an emerging tool for testing global hypotheses in ecology and environmental science. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11: 147-155.

Gibson, D.J., S.G. Baer, R.P. Klopf, L.K. Reed, B.R. Wodika, and J.E. Willand. 2013. Limited effects of dominant species population source on community composition during community assembly. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 429-440.

Gill, J.L., K.K. McLauchlan, A.M. Skibbe, S. Goring, C.R. Zirbel, and J.W. Williams. 2013. Linking abundances of the dung fungus Sporormiella to the density of bison: implications for assessing grazing by megaherbivores in paleorecords. Journal of Ecology 101: 1125-1136.

Hartman J.C. and J.B. Nippert. 2013. Physiological and growth responses of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) in native stands under passive air temperature manipulation. Global Change Biology-Bioenergy 5: 683-692.

Hartnett, D.C., J.P. Ott, G.W.T. Wilson, and M. Setshogo. 2013. Variation in root system traits among African semi-arid savanna grasses: implications for drought tolerance. Austral Ecology 38: 383-392.

Ji, B., C.A. Gehring, G.W.T. Wilson, R.M. Miller, L. Flores-Renteria, and N.C. Johnson. 2013. Patterns of diversity and adaptation in Glomeromycota from three prairie grasslands. Molecular Ecology 22: 2573-2587.

Joern, A. and A. Laws. 2013. Ecological mechanisms underlying arthropod species diversity in grasslands. Annual Review of Entomology 58: 19-36.

Jonas, J.L, and A. Joern. 2013. Dietary selection and nutritional regulation in a common mixed-feeding insect herbivore. Experimentalis et Applicata Entomologia 148: 20-26.

Koerner, S.E. and S.L. Collins. 2013. Small-scale patch structure in North American and South African grasslands responds differently to grazing and fire. Landscape Ecology 28: 1293-1306.

Larson D.M., B.P. Grudzinski, W.K. Dodds, M. Daniels, A. Skibbe, and A. Joern. 2013. Blazing and grazing: influences of fire and bison on tallgrass prairie stream water quality. Freshwater Science 32: 779-791.

Larson, D.M., W.K. Dodds, K.E. Jackson, M.R. Whiles, and K.R. Winders. 2013. Ecosystem characteristics of remnant, headwater tallgrass prairie streams. Journal of Environmental Quality 42: 239-249.

Mandyam, K., J. Roe, and A. Jumpponen. 2013. Arabidopsis thaliana model system reveals a continuum of responses to root endophyte colonization. Fungal Biology 117: 250-260.

Martin, E.C., J.E. Whitney, and K.B. Gido. 2013. Habitat associations of stream fishes in a rare and declining ecosystem. American Midland Naturalist 170: 39-51.

McNew, L.B., A.J. Gregory, and B.K. Sandercock. 2013. Spatial heterogeneity in habitat selection: nest site selection by Greater Prairie-Chickens. Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 791-801.

Nippert, J.B., T.S.F. Culbertson, G.L. Orozco, T.W. Ocheltree, and B.R. Helliker. 2013. Identifying the water sources consumed by bison: implications for large mammalian grazers worldwide. Ecosphere 4: 23-.

Nippert, J.B., T.W. Ocheltree, G.L. Orozco, Z. Ratajczak, B. Ling, and A.M. Skibbe. 2013. Evidence of physiological decoupling from grassland ecosystem drivers by an encroaching woody shrub. PLoS ONE 8: 81630-.

O’Keefe, K., N. Tomeo, J.B. Nippert, and C.J. Springer. 2013. Population origin and genome size do not impact Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) responses to variable precipitation. Ecosphere 4: 37-.

Olsen, J.T., K.L. Caudle, L.C. Johnson, S.G. Baer, and B. Maricle. 2013. Environmental and genetic variation in leaf anatomy among populations of Andropogon gerardii (Poaceae) along a precipitation gradient. American Journal of Botany 100: 1957-1968.

Parsons, S, and A. Joern. 2013. Life history traits associated with body size covary along a latitudinal gradient in a generalist grasshopper. Oecologia 174: 379-391.

Prather, C.M., S. Pelini, A. Laws, E. Rivest, M. Woltz, C. P. Bloch, I. Del Toro, Chuan-Kai Ho, J. Kominoski, T.A.S.Newbold, S. Parsons, and A. Joern. 2013. Invertebrates, ecosystem services and climate change. Biological Reviews 88: 327-348.

Reisinger, A.J., J.M. Blair, C.W. Rice, and W.K. Dodds. 2013. Woody vegetation removal stimulates riparian and benthic denitrification in tallgrass prairie. Ecosystems 16: 547-560.

Rivers, J.W., M.A. Blundell, T.M. Loughin, B.D. Peer, and S.I. Rothstein. 2013. The exaggerated begging behaviour of an obligate avian brood parasite is shared with a nonparasitic close relative. Animal Behaviour 86: 529-536.

Roman, S.A., W.C. Johnson, and C.E. Geiss. 2013. Grass fires—an unlikely process to explain the magnetic properties of prairie soils. Geophysical Journal International 195: 1566-1575.

Ungerer, M.C., C.A. Weitekamp, A. Joern, G. Towne, and J.M. Briggs. 2013. Genetic variation and mating success in managed American plains bison. Journal of Heredity 104: 182-191.

Willand, J.E., S.G. Baer, D.J. Gibson, and R.P. Klopf. 2013. Temporal dynamics of plant community regeneration sources during tallgrass prairie restoration. Plant Ecology 214: 1169-1180.

Wolkovich, E.M., T.J. Davies, H. Schaefer, E.E. Cleland, B.I. Cook, S.E. Travers, C.G. Willis, and C.C. Davis. 2013. Temperature dependant shifts in phenology contribute to the success of exotic species with climate change. American Journal of Botany 100: 1407-1421.

Zeglin, L.H., P.J. Bottomley, A. Jumpponen, C.W. Rice, M. Arango, A. Lindsley, A. McGowan, P. Mfombep, D.D. Myrold. 2013. Altered precipitation regime affects the function and composition of soil microbial communities on multiple time scales. Ecology 94: 2334-2345.

Conference Proceedings


Jumpponen, A., L. Zeglin, M. David, E. Prestat, S. Brown, J. Dvornik, K. Lothamer, R. Hettich, J. Jansson, C. W. Rice, S. Tringe, and D. Myrold. 2013. Fungal community responses to discrete precipitation pulses under altered rainfall intervals. Phytopathology. pp. 182-.

Book Sections

In Press
Peters D.P.C., B.T. Bestelmeyer, A.K. Knapp, J.E. Herrick, H.C. Monger, and K.M. Havstad In Press. Approaches to predicting broad-scale regime shifts using changing pattern-process relationships across scales. Page -. In S. Miao, S. Carstenn, and M. Nungesser (eds.) Real World Ecology: Design and Analyses of Large-Scale and Long-Term Research. Springer-Verlag, NY.

Jumpponen, A. and K.G. Mandyam 2013. Adoption and utility of an Arabidopsis model to dissect endophyte symbioses. Page 244-247. In Schneider C, Leifert C, Feldmann F (eds.) Endophytes in plant protection: the state of the art. Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft. Braunschweig.

Mandyam, K. and A. Jumpponen 2013. Unraveling the dark septate endophyte functions: Insights from the Arabidopsis model. Page 115-141. In Verma, V.C., Gange, A.C. Springer-Verlag (eds.) Advances in Endophytic Research. Berlin.



Sandercock, B.K., S.M. Wisely, L.B. McNew, A.J. Gregory, V.L. Winder, and L.M. Hunt 2013. Environmental impacts of wind power development on the population biology of Greater Prairie-Chickens. U.S. Department of Energy, Final Project Report for Award DOE/EE0000526 (technical report).



Larson, D. M. 2014. The influence of fire and grazing on tallgrass prairie streams and herpetofauna. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.

Ratajczak, Z. 2014. Ecological thresholds and abrupt transitions of tallgrass prairie to shrublands and woodlands. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.


Carson, M. 2013. Responses to long-term fertilization and burning: impacts on nutrient dynamics and microbial composition in a tallgrass prairie. MS Thesis, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.

Carter, D. 2013. Grassland restoration in a changing world: consequences of practices and variable environments. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.

Jackson, K. E. 2013. Influences of patch-burn grazing and riparian protection on the ecological integrity of tallgrass prairie headwater streams. MS thesis, Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

Klopf, R.P. 2013. Community and ecosystem changes in tallgrass prairie restorations: the effects of population source and diversity. PhD Dissertation, Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

Vanderweide, B. 2013. Grazing and drought in tallgrass prairie: the role of belowground bud banks in vegetation dynamics. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.