Konza Publications

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Journal Articles

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Brookfield, A., G.L. Macpherson, M. Covington (In Press). Effects of changing meteoric precipitation patterns on groundwater temperature in karst environments. Groundwater.

Hallett, L.M., S.K. Jones, A.A.M. MacDonald, M.B.Jones, D.F.B.Flynn, J.Ripplinger, P.Slaughter, C.Gries, and S.L. Collins (In Press). codyn: An R package of community dynamics metrics. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Klodd, A.E, J.B. Nippert, Z. Ratajczak, H. Waring, and G.K. Phoenix (In Press). Tight coupling of leaf area index to canopy nitrogen and phosphorus across heterogeneous tallgrass prairie communities. Oecologia.

Larson, D., W. K. Dodds, M. Whiles, T. Thompson, and J. Fulgoni (In Press). Patch-burn grazing and riparian fencing disturbed headwater streams: a replicated, multi-year, whole-catchment experiment. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Pennock, C.A. and K.B. Gido (In Press). Density-dependence of herbivorous Central Stoneroller Campostoma anomalum in stream mesocosms. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes.

Ratajczak, Z., P.D. D’Odorico, J.B. Nippert, S.L. Collins, N. Brunsell, and S. Ravi (In Press). Changes in spatial variance during a grassland to shrubland state transition. Journal Ecology.

Ricketts, A.M., and B.K. Sandercock (In Press). Patch-burn grazing increases habitat heterogeneity and biodiversity of small mammals in managed rangelands. Ecosphere.

Troia, M.J., J.E. Whitney, and K.B. Gido (In Press). Broadcast spawning over cobble by longfin dace (Agosia chrysogaster) in artificial stream channels. The Southwestern Naturalist.

Veach, A.M., J.C. Stagen, S.P. Brown, W.K. Dodds, and A. Jumpponen (In Press). Spatiotemporal and successional dynamics of stream biofilm microbial communities in a grassland stream ecosystem. Molecular Ecology.

Verheijen, B.H.F., D.A. Rintoul, and B.K. Sandercock (In Press). Habitat guild drives variation in apparent survival of landbirds in the Great Plains. Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Wagle, P, X. Xiao, P. Gowda, J. Basara, N. Brunsell, J. Steiner, and K.C. Anup (In Press). Analysis and estimation of tallgrass prairie evapotranspiration in the central United States. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.


Hoover, D.L., A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith (In Press). hotosynthetic responses of a dominant C4 grass to an experimental heat wave are mediated by soil moisture. Oecologia.

Knapp, A.K., M.L. Avolio, C. Beier, C.J.W. Carroll, S.L. Collins, J.S. Dukes, L.H. Fraser, R.J. Griffin-Nolan, D.L. Hoover, A. Jentsch, M.E. Loik, R.P. Phillips, A.K. Post, O.E. Sala, I.J. Slette, L. Yahdjian, and M.D. Smith (In Press). Pushing precipitation to the extremes in distributed experiments: recommendations for simulating wet and dry years. Global Change Biology.

O’Keefe, K. and J.B. Nippert (In Press). Grazing by bison is a stronger driver of plant ecohydrology in tallgrass prairie than fire history. Plant and Soil.

Baer, S.G., J.M. Blair, and S.L.Collins. 2016. Environmental heterogeneity has a weak effect on diversity during community assembly in tallgrass prairie. Ecological Monographs 86: 94-106.

Breshears, D.D., A.K. Knapp, D.J. Law, M.D. Smith, D. Twidwell, and C.L. Wonkka. 2016. Rangeland responses to predicted increases in drought extremity. Rangelands 38: 191-196.

Briggs, J.M., J. Blair, and E.A. Horne. 2016. Ecohydrological and climate change studies at the Konza Prairie Biological Station. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 119: 5-11.

Cochran, F. V., N. A. Brunsell, and A. Sukyer. 2016. Thermodynamic entropy production as a measure of agroecosystem sustainability. Ecological Indicators 67: 204-214.

Commerford, J.L., K.K. McLauchlan, and T.A. Minckley. 2016. High dissimilarity within a multiyear annual record of pollen assemblages from a North American tallgrass prairie. Ecology and Evolution 6: 5273-5289.

Dietrich, J.D. and M.D. Smith.. 2016. The effect of timing of growing season drought on flowering of a dominant C4 grass. Oecologia 181: 391-399.

Dodds, W.K. and V. H. Smith.. 2016. Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Eutrophication in Streams. Inland Waters 6: 155-164.

Duell, E.B., G.W.T. Wilson, and K.R. Hickman. 2016. Above- and below-ground responses of native and invasive prairie grasses to future climate scenarios. Botany 94: 471-479.

Estiarte, M., S. Vicca, J. peñuelas, M. Bahn, C. Beier, B.A. Emmett, P.A. Fay, P.J. Hanson, R. Hasibeder, J. Kigel, G. Kröel-Dulay, K.S. Larsen, E. Lellei-Kovács, J-M. Limousin, R. Ogaya, J-M. Ourcival, S. Reinsch, O.E. Sala, I.K. Schmidt, M. Sternberg, K. Tielbörger, A. Tietema, and I.A. Janssens. 2016. Few multiyear precipitation-reduction experiments find a shift in the productivity-precipitation relationship. Global Change Biolpgy 22: 2570-2581.

Flores-Moreno, H., P.B. Reich, E.M. Lind, L.L. Sullivan, E.W. Seabloom, L.Yahdjian, A.S. MacDougall, L.G. Reichmann, J. Alberti, S. Báez, J.D. Bakker, M.W. Cadotte, M.C. Caldeira, E.J. Chaneton, C.M. D'Antonio, P.A. Fay, J. Firn, N. Hagenah, W.S. Harpole, O. Iribarne, K.P. Kirkman, J.M.H. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, R. Laungani, A.D.B. Leakey, R.L. McCulley, J.L. Moore, J. Pascual, and E.T. Borer. 2016. Climate modifies response of non-native and native species richness to nutrient enrichment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 3719371: -20150273.

Gómez, J.E., J. Lohmiller, and A. Joern. 2016. Importance of vegetation structure to the assembly of an aerial web-building spider community in North American open grassland. Journal of Arachnology 44: 28-35.

Grace, J.B., T.M. Anderson, E.W. Seabloom, E.T. Borer, P.B. Adler, W.S. Harpole, Y. Hautier, H. Hillebrand, E.M. Lind, M. Partel, J.D. Bakker, Y.M. Buckley, M.J. Crawley, E.I. Damschen, K.F. Davies, P.A. Fay, J. Firn, D.S. Gruner, A. Hector, J.M.H. Knops, A.S. MacDougall, B.A. Melbourne, J.M. Morgan, J.L. Orrock, S.M. Prober, and M.D. Smith. 2016. Integrative modelling reveals mechanisms linking productivity and plant species richness. Nature 529: 390-393.

Grudzinski, B.P., M.D. Daniels, K. Anibas, and D. Spencer. 2016. Bison and cattle grazing management, bare ground coverage, and links to suspended sediment concentrations in grassland streams. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 52: 16-30.

Harpole, W.S, L.L. Sullivan, E.M. Lind, J. Firn, P.B. Adler, E.T. Borer, J. Chase, P.A. Fay, Y. Hautier, H. Hillebrand, A.S. MacDougall, E.W. Seabloom, R. Williams, J.D. Bakker, M.W. Cadotte, E.J. Chaneton, C. Chu, E.E. Cleland, C. Antonio, K.F. Davies, D.S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, K. Kirkman, J.M.H. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, R.L. McCulley, J.L Moore, J.W. Morgan, S.M. Prober, A.C. Risch, M. Schuetz, C.J. Stevens, and P.D. Wragg. 2016. Addition of multiple limiting resources reduces grassland diversity. Nature 537: 93-96.

Hoover D.L., A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith. 2016. The immediate and prolonged effects of climate extremes on soil respiration in a mesic grassland. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 121: 1034-1044.

Hufkens, K., T. F. Keenan, L. B. Flanagan, R. Scott, C. J. Bernacchi, E. Joo, N. Brunsell, J. Verfaillie, and A. D. Richardson. 2016. Productivity of North American grasslands is increased under future climate scenarios despite rising aridity. Nature Climate Change 6: 710-714.

Jones, S.K, S.L. Collins, J.M. Blair, M.D. Smith, and A.K. Knapp. 2016. Altered rainfall patterns increase forb abundance and richness in native tallgrass prairie. Scientific Reports 6: -20120.

Judd, C.R., A. Koyama, M.P. Simmons, P. Brewer, J.C.von Fischer. 2016. Co-variation in methanotroph community composition and activity in three temperate grassland soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 95: 78-86.

Koerner, S.E., M.L. Avolio, K.J. La Pierre, K.R. Wilcox, M.D. Smith, and S.L. Collins. 2016. Nutrient additions cause divergence of tallgrass prairie plant communities resulting in loss of ecosystem stability. Journal of Ecology 104: 1478-1487.

La Pierre, K.J., D.M. Blumenthal, C.S. Brown, J.A. Klein, and M.D. Smith. 2016. Drivers of Variation in Aboveground Net Primary Productivity and Plant Community Composition Differ Across a Broad Precipitation Gradient. Ecosystems 19: 521-533.

Ladwig, L.M., Z.R. Ratajczak, T.W. Ocheltree, K.A. Hafich, A.C. Churchill, S.J.K. Frey, C.B. Fuss, C.E. Kazanski, J.D. Muñoz, M.D. Petrie, A.B. Reinmann, and J.G. Smith. 2016. Beyond arctic and alpine: the influence of winter climate on temperate ecosystems. Ecology 97: 372-382.

Liu, W.C., J.W. Rivers, and D.J. White. 2016. Vocal matching and intensity of begging calls are associated with a forebrain song circuit in a generalist brood parasite. Developmental Neurobiology 76: 615-625.

Martin, E.C., K.B. Gido, N. Bello, W.K. Dodds, and A.M. Veach. 2016. Increasing fish taxonomic and functional richness affects ecosystem properties of small headwater prairie streams. Freshwater Biology 61: 887-898.

Muench, A., K. O'Keefe, and J.B. Nippert. 2016. Comparative ecohydrology between Cornus drummondii and Solidago canadensis in upland tallgrass prairie. Plant Ecology 217: 267-276.

Paudel, S., T. Longcore, B. MacDonald, M.K. McCormick, K. Szlavecz, G.W.T. Wilson, and S.R. Loss. 2016. Belowground interactions with aboveground consequences: Invasive earthworms and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Ecology 97: 605-614.

Petrie, M.D., N.A. Brunsell, R. Vargas, S.L. Collins, L.B. Flanagan, N.P. Hanan, M.E. Litvak, and A.E. Suyker. 2016. The sensitivity of carbon exchanges in Great Plains grasslands to precipitation variability. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 121: 280-294.

Pisani, O., W.K. Dodds, and R. Jaffe. 2016. Characterizing organic matter inputs to sediments of small, intermittent, prairie streams: a molecular marker and stable isotope approach. Aquatic Sciences 78: 343-354.

Ratajczak, Z., J.M. Briggs, D. Goodin, R. Mohler, J.B. Nippert, and B.K. Obermeyer. 2016. Assessing the Potential for Transitions from Tallgrass Prairie to Woodlands: Are We Operating Beyond Critical Fire Thresholds?. Rangeland Ecology & Management 69: 280-287.

Raynor, E.J., A. Joern, J. Nippert, and J.M. Briggs.. 2016. Foraging decisions underlying restricted space use: effects of fire and forage maturation on large herbivore nutrient uptake. Ecology and Evolution 6: 5843-5853.

Riggs, C.E., and S.E. Hobbie. 2016. Mechanisms driving the soil organic matter decomposition response to nitrogen enrichment in grassland soils. Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry 99: 54-65.

River, J.W., and B.D. Peer. 2016. Relatedness constrains virulence in an obligate avian brood parasite. Ornithological Science 15: 191-201.

Rosenzweig, S.T, M.A. Carson, S.G. Baer and J.M. Blair. 2016. Changes in soil properties, microbial biomass, and fluxes of C and N in soil following post-agricultural grassland restoration. Applied Soil Ecology 100: 186-194.

Rüegg, J., W. Dodds, M. Daniels, K. Sheehan, C. Baker, W. Bowden, K. Farrell, M. Flinn, T. Harms, J. Jones, L. Koenig, J. Kominoski, W. McDowell, S. Parker, A. Rosemond, M. Trentman, M. Whiles, and W. Wollheim. 2016. Baseflow physical characteristics differ at multiple spatial scales in stream networks across diverse biomes. Landscape Ecology 31: 119-136.

Smith, M.D., A.K. Knapp, S.L. Collins, D.E. Burkepile, K.P. Kirkman, S.E. Koerner, D.I. Thompson, J.M. Blair, C.E. Burns, S. Eby, E.J. Forrestel, R.W.S. Fynn, N. Govender, N. Hagenah, D.L. Hoover, K. R. Wilcox.. 2016. Shared Drivers but Divergent Ecological Responses: Insights from Long-Term Experiments in Mesic Savanna Grasslands. Bioscience 66: 666-682.

Smith, M.D., A.M. Hoffman, and M.L. Avolio. 2016. Gene expression patterns of two dominant tallgrass prairie species differ in response to warming and altered precipitation. Scientific Reports 6: -25522.

Welti, E., S. Putnam, and A. Joern. 2016. Crab spiders (Thomisidae) attract insect flower-visitors without UV signaling. Ecological Entomology 41: 611-617.

Whitney, J.E., K.B. Gido, E.C. Martin, and K.J. Hase. 2016. The first to arrive and the last to leave: colonisation and extinction dynamics of common and rare fishes in intermittent prairie streams. Freshwater Biology 61: 1321-1334.

Wilcox, K.R., J.M. Blair, and A.K. Knapp. 2016. Stability of grassland soil C and N pools despite 25 years of an extreme climatic and disturbance regime. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 121: 1934-1945.

Wilcox, K.R., J.M. Blair, M.D. Smith, and A.K. Knapp. 2016. Does ecosystem sensitivity to precipitation at the site-level conform to regional-scale predictions?. Ecology 97: 561-568.

Wolf, S., T.F. Keenan, J.B. Fisher, D.D. Baldocchi, A.R. Desai, A.D. Richardson, R.L. Scott, B.E. Law, M.E. Litvak, N.A. Brunsell, W. Peters, and I.T. van der Laan-Luijkx. 2016. Warm spring reduced carbon cycle impact of the 2012 US summer drought. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences : -1519620113.

Young, A., B. Chappell, M. William, and L. Margaret. 2016. Tardigrades of the Tree Canopy: Milnesiumswansoni sp. nov. (Eutardigrada: Apochela: Milnesiidae) a new species from Kansas, U.S.A. Zootaxa 4072: 559-568.


Alfaro, M., B.K. Sandercock, L. Liguori, and M. Arim. 2015. The diet of Upland Sandpipers (Bartramia longicauda) in managed farmland in their Neotropical non-breeding grounds. Ornithología Neotropical 26: 337-347.

Avolio, M., C.C. Chang, J.J. Weis, and M.D. Smith. 2015. The effects of genotype richness and genomic dissimilarity of Andropogon gerardii on invasion resistance and productivity. Plant Ecology and Diversity 8: 61-71.

Brown, S.P., A.M. Veach, A.R. Rigdon-Huss, K. Grond, S.K. Lickteig, K. Lothamer, A.K. Oliver, and A. Jumpponen. 2015. Scraping the bottom of the barrel: are rare high throughput sequences artifacts?. Fungal Ecology 13: 221-225.

Costigan, K.H., M.D. Daniels, and W.K. Dodds. 2015. Fundamental spatial and temporal disconnections in the hydrology of an intermittent prairie headwater network. Journal of Hydrology 522: 305-316.

Cotrufo, M.F., J.L. Soong, A.J. Horton, E.E. Campbell, M.L. Haddix, D.H. Wall, and W.J. Parton. 2015. Formation of soil organic matter via biochemical and physical pathways of litter mass loss. Nature Geoscience 8: 776-779.

Dodds, W.K., K.B. Gido, M.R. Whiles, M.D. Daniels, and B.P. Grudzinski. 2015. The Stream Biome Gradient Concept: factors controlling lotic systems across broad biogeographic scales. Freshwater Science. 34: 1-19.

Fay, P.A., S.M. Prober, W.S. Harpole, J.M.H. Knops, J.D. Bakker, E.T. Borer, E.M. Lind, A.S. MacDougall, E.W. Seabloom, P.D. Wragg, P.B. Adler, D.M. Blumenthal, Y.M. Buckley, C. Chu, E.E. Cleland, S.L. Collins, K.F. Davies, G. Du, X. Feng, J. Firn, D.S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, Y. Hautier, R.W. Heckman, V.L. Jin, K.P. Kirkman, J. Klein, L.M. Ladwig, Q. Li, R.L. McCulley, B.A. Melbourne, C.E. Mitchell, J.L. Moore, J.W. Morgan, A.C. Risch, M. Schutz, C.J. Stevens, D.A. Wedin, and L.H. Yang. 2015. Grassland productivity limited by multiple nutrients. Nature Plants 1: 15080-.

Forrestel, E.J., M.J. Donoghue, and M.D. Smith. 2015. 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 103: 714-724.

Jackson, K. E., M. R. Whiles, W. K. Dodds, J. D. Reeve, J. M. Vandermyde, and H. M. Rantala. 2015. Patch-Burn Grazing Effects on the Ecological Integrity of Tallgrass Prairie Streams. Journal of Environmental Quality 44: 1148-1159.

Johnson, N.C., G.W.T. Wilson, J.A. Wilson, R.M. Miller, and M. Bowker. 2015. Mycorrhizal phenotypes and the law of the minimum. New Phytologist 205: 1473-1484.

Jonas, J.L, W. Wolesensky, and A. Joern. 2015. Weather affects grasshopper population dynamics in continental grassland over annual and decadal periods. Rangeland Ecology and Management 68: 29-39.

Knapp, A.K., C.J.W. Carroll, E.M. Denton, K.J. La Pierre, S.L. Collins, and M.D. Smith. 2015. Differential sensitivity to regional-scale drought in six central US grasslands. Oecologia 177: 949-957.

Knapp, A.K., D.L. Hoover, K.R. Wilcox, M.L. Avolio, S.E. Koerner, K.J. La Pierre, M.E. Loik, Y. Luo, O.E. Sala, and M.D. Smith. 2015. Characterizing differences in precipitation regimes of extreme wet and dry years: Implications for climate change experiments. Global Change Biology 21: 2624-2633.

Koerner, S.E., M.L. Avolio, C.C. Chang, J. Grey, D.L. Hoover, and M.D. Smith. 2015. Invasibility of a mesic grassland depends on the time-scale of fluctuating resources. Journal of Ecology 103: 1538-1546.

Kula, A.A.R., and D.C. Hartnett. 2015. Effects of mycorrhizal symbiosis on aboveground arthropod herbivory in tallgrass prairie: an in situ experiment. Plant Ecology 216: 589-597.

La Pierre, K.J. and M.D. Smith. 2015. Functional trait expression of grassland species shift with short- and long-term nutrient additions. Plant Ecology 216: 307-318.

La Pierre, K.J., A. Joern, and M.D. Smith. 2015. Invertebrate, not small vertebrate, herbivory interacts with nutrient availability to impact tallgrass prairie community composition and forb biomass. Oikos 124: 842-850.

La Pierre, K.J., and M.D. Smith. 2015. Soil nutrient additions increase invertebrate herbivore abundances, but not herbivory, across three grassland systems. Oecologia 180: 485-497.

Leff, J.W., S.E. Jones, S.M. Probel, A. Barberan, E.T. Borer, J.L. Firn, W.S. Harpole, S.E. Hobbie, K.S. Hofmockel, J.M.H. Knops, R.L. McCulley, K.J. La Pierre, A.C. Risch, E.W. Seabloom, S. Martin, C. Steenbock, C.J. Stevens, and N. Fierer. 2015. Consistent responses of soil microbial communities to elevated nutrient inputs in grasslands across the globe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 10967-10972.

Leys, B.; S.C. Brewer, S. McConaghy, J. Mueller, M. Joshua, and K.K. McLauchlan. 2015. Fire history reconstruction in grassland ecosystems: amount of charcoal reflects local area burned. Environmental Research Letters 10: 114009-.

Logan, K.E., and N.A. Brunsell. 2015. Influence of drought on growing season carbon and water cycling with changing land cover. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 213: 217-225.

Majetic, C.J., S.D. Wiggam, C.J. Ferguson, and R.A. Raguso. 2015. Timing is everything: temporal variation in floral scent, and its connections to pollinator behavior and female reproductive success in Phlox divaricata. American Midland Naturalist 173: 191-207.

Mandyam, K.G., and A. Jumpponen. 2015. Mutualism-parasitism paradigm synthesized from results of root-endophyte models. Frontiers in Microbiology 5: e776: -.

Nepal, M.P., C.J. Ferguson, and M.H. Mayfield. 2015. Breeding system and sex ratio variation in mulberries. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 9: 383-395.

Nippert, J.B. and R.M. Holdo . 2015. Challenging the maximum rooting depth paradigm in grasslands and savannas. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY 29: 739-745.

Ott, J.P., and D.C. Hartnett. 2015. Bud bank dynamics and clonal growth strategy in the rhizomatous grass Pascopyrum smithii. Plant Ecology 216: 395-405.

Ott, J.P., and D.C. Hartnett. 2015. Vegetative Reproduction and Bud Bank Dynamics of the Perennial Grass Andropogon gerardii in Mixed-grass and Tallgrass Prairie. American Midland Naturalist 174: 14-34.

Prober, S.M., J.W. Leff, S.T. Bates, E.T. Borer, J. Firn, W.S. Harpole, E.M. Lind, E.W. Seabloom, P.B. Adler, J.D. Bakker, E.E. Cleland, N.M. DeCrappeo, E. DeLorenze, N. Hagenah, Y. Hautier, K.S. Hofmockel, K.P. Kirkman, J.M.H. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, A.S. MacDougall, R.L. McCulley, C.E. Mitchell, A.C. Risch, M. Schuetz, C.J. Stevens, R.J. Williams, and N. Fierer. 2015. Plant diversity predicts beta but not alpha diversity of soil microbes across grasslands worldwide. Ecology Letters 18: 85-95.

Rantala, H.M, A.M. Nelson, J.N. Fulgoni, M.R. Whiles, R.O. Hall, W.K. Dodds, P. Verburg, A. Huryn, C. Pringle, S.S. Kilham, K.R. Lips, C. Colon-Gaud, A.T. Rugenski, S.D. Peterson, K. Fritz, K.E. McLeran, and S. Connelly. 2015. Long-term changes in structure and function of a tropical headwater stream following a disease-driven amphibian decline. Freshwater Biology 60: 575-589.

Raynor, E.J., A. Joern, and J.M. Briggs. 2015. Bison foraging responds to fire frequency in nutritionally heterogeneous grassland. Ecology 96: 1586-1597.

Rüegg, J., J.J. Eichmiller, N. Mladenov, and W.K. Dodds. 2015. Dissolved organic carbon concentration and flux in prairie streams: spatial and temporal patterns and processes from long-term data. Biogeochemistry 3: 393-408.

Sandercock, B.K., M. Alfaro-Barrios, A.E. Casey, T.N. Johnson, T.W. Mong, K.J. Odom, K.M. Strum, and V.L. Winder. 2015. Effects of grazing and prescribed fire on resource selection and nest survival of upland sandpipers in an experimental landscape. Landscape Ecology 30: 325-337.

Seabloom, E.W., E.T. Borer, Y. Buckley, E.E Cleland, K. Davies, J. Firn, W.S. Harpole, Y. Hautier, E. Lind, A.S. MacDougall, J.L. Orrock, S.M. Prober, P.B. Adler, T.M. Anderson, J.D. Bakker, L.A. Biederman, D.M. Blumenthal, C.S. Brown, L.A. Brudvig, M. Cadotte, C. Chu, K.L. Cottingham, M.J. Crawley, E.I. Damschen, C.M. D’Antonio, N.M. CeCrappeo, G. Du, P.A. Fay, P. Frater, D.S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, A. Hector, H. Hillebrand, K.S. Hofmockel, H.C. Humphries, V.L. Jin, A. Kay, K.P. Kirkman, J.A. Klein, J.M.H. Knops, K.J. La Pierre, L. Ladwig, J.G. Lambrinos, Q. Li, W. Li, and R. Marushia. 2015. Plant species’ origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. Nature Communications 6: 7710-.

Smith, M.D., K. La Pierre, S.L. Collins, A.K. Knapp, K.L. Gross, J.E. Barrett, S.D. Frey, L. Gough, R.J. Miller, J.T. Morris, L.E. Rustad, and J. Yarie. 2015. Global environmental change and the nature of aboveground net primary productivity responses: Insights from long-term experiments. Oecologia 177: 935-947.

Soong, J.L. and M.F. Cotrufo. 2015. Annual burning of a tallgrass prairie inhibits C and N cycling in soil, increasing recalcitrant pyrogenic organic matter storage while reducing N availability. Global Change Biology 21: 2321-2333.

Stevens, C.J., E.M. Lind, Y. Hautier, W.S. Harpole, E.T. Borer, S. Hobbie, E.Q. Seabloom, L. Ladwig, J.D. Bakker, C. Chu, S. Collins, K.F. Davies, J. Firn, H. Hillebrand, K.J. La Pierre, A. MacDougall, B. Melbourne, R.L. McCulley, J. Morgan, J.L. Orrock, S.M. Prober, A. Risch, M. Schultz, and P.D. Wragg. 2015. Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition predicts local grassland primary production worldwide. Ecology 96: 1459-1465.

Trentman, M.T., W.K. Dodds, J.S. Fencl, K. Gerber, J. Guarneri, S. Hitchman, Z. Peterson, and J. Rüegg. 2015. Quantifying ambient nutrient uptake and functional relationships of uptake versus cconcentration in streams: a comparison of stable isotope, pulse, and plateau approaches. Biogeochemistry 125: 75-79.

Troia, M.J., J.E. Whitney, and K.B. Gido. 2015. Thermal performance of larval longfin dace (Agosia chrysogaster), with implications for climate change. Environmental Biology of Fishes 98: 395-404.

Vanderymyde, J.M., and M.R. Whiles. 2015. Effects of experimental forest removal on macroinvertebrate production and functional structure in tallgrass prairie streams. Freshwater Science 34: -.

Veach, A.M., W.K. Dodds, and A. Jumpponen. 2015. Woody plant encroachment, and its removal, impact bacterial and fungal communities across stream and terrestrial habitats in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91, fiv109: -.

Wagle, P., X. Xiao, R.L. Scott, T.E. Kolb, D. R. Cook, N. Brunsell, D.D. Baldocchi, J. Basara, R. Matamala, Y. Zhou, and R. Bajgain. 2015. Biophysical controls on carbon and water vapor fluxes across a grassland climatic gradient in the United States. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 214-215: 293-301.

Welti, E.L. and A. Joern. 2015. Structure of trophic and mutualistic networks across broad environmental gradients. Ecology and Evolution 5: 326-334.

Wilcox, K.R., J.C. Von Fischer, J.M. Muscha, M.K. Petersen, and A.K. Knapp. 2015. Contrasting above- and belowground sensitivity of three Great Plains grasslands to altered rainfall regimes. Global Change Biology 21: 335-344.

Winder, V.L., K.M. Carrlson, A.J. Gregory, C.A. Hagen, D.A. Haukos, D.C. Kesler, L.C. Larsson, T.W. Matthews, L.B. McNew, M.A. Patten, J.C. Pitman, L.A. Powell, J.A. Smith, T. Thompson, D.H. Wolfe, and B.K. Sandercock. 2015. Factors affecting female space use in ten populations of prairie chickens. Ecosphere 6:art166: -.

Yu, Q., K.R. Wilcox, K.J. La Pierre, A.K. Knapp, X. Han, and M.D. Smith. 2015. Stoichiometric homeostasis predicts plant species dominance, temporal stability and responses to global change. Ecology 96: 2328-2335.

Zeglin, L.H . 2015. Stream microbial diversity in response to environmental changes: review and synthesis of existing research. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: 454-.

Conference Proceedings


Jacquin, A.; J.M.S. Hutchinson, M. Goulard, S.L. Hutchinson. 2015. A statistical approach for predicting grassland degradation in disturbance-driven landscapes. In Jacquin, A., J.M.S. Hutchinson, M. Goulard, S.L. Hutchinson(eds). Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images (Multi-Temp), 2015 8th International Workshop on the, issue Date: 22-24 July 2015.

Book Sections

Hoch, G. 2015. Booming from the Mists of Nowhere: The Story of the Greater Prairie Chicken. Page 126-. . University of Iowa Press.



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Rawitch, M. J. 2016. Stream CO2 degassing: Review of methods and laboratory validation of floating chambers. MS Thesis, University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas.

Ricketts, A.M. 2016. Of mice and coyotes: Mammalian Responses to Rangeland Management Practices in Tallgrass Prairie. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.

Williams, E.J. 2016. Grasshopper sparrows on the move: patterns and causes of within-season breeding dispersal in a declining grassland songbird. MS Thesis, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.


Duell, E.B. 2015. Elevated temperatures and drought favor invasive grasses over native species. MS Thesis, Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, OK.

Raynor, E.J. 2015. Ecological hierarchy of foraging in a large herbivore: the plains bison perspective in tallgrass prairie. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.

Scott, D.A. 2015. Recovery of whole soil conditions through restoration from agriculture and its role in mediating plant-plant competition. MS Thesis, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Carbondale, IL.

Veach, A.M. 2015. Dynamics of microbial community structure and function in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.

Wilcox, K.R. 2015. Assessing Grassland sensitivity to global change. PhD Dissertation, Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO.

Zahner, A. 2015. Plant Responses to Grazer-Mediated Habitat Alterations in Tallgrass Prairie. MS Thesis, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.