Konza Publications

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Journal Articles

In Press

Costigan, K.H., M.D. Daniels, and W.K. Dodds (In Press). Fundamental longitudinal and temporal disconnections in a headwater network, Flint Hills, KS. Journal of Hydrology.

Grudzinski, B.P., M.D. Daniels, K. Anibas, and D. Spencer (In Press). Bison and cattle grazing management, bare ground coverage, and links to suspended sediment concentrations in grassland streams. Journal of the American Water Resources Association.

Koerner, S.E., M.L. Avolio, C.C. Chang, J. Grey, D.L. Hoover, and M.D. Smith (In Press). Invasibility of a mesic grassland depends on the time-scale of fluctuating resources. Journal of Ecology.

Nepal, M.P., C.J. Ferguson, and M.H. Mayfield (In Press). Breeding system and sex ratio variation in mulberries. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.

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.

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.

VanderWeide, B., and D.C. Hartnett (In Press). Belowground bud bank response to grazing under severe, short-term drought. 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. Jumpponen (In Press). Woody plant encroachment, and its removal, impact bacterial and fungal communities across stream and terrestrial habitats in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. FEMS Microbiology Ecology.


Muench, A., K. O'Keefe, and J.B. Nippert (In Press). Comparative ecohydrology between Cornus drummondii and Solidago canadensis in upland tallgrass prairie. PLANT ECOLOGY.

Petrie, M.D., N.A. Brunsell, R. Vargas, S.L. Collins, L.B. Flanagan, N.P. Hanan, M.E. Litvak, and A.E. Suyker (In Press). The sensitivity of carbon exchanges in Great Plains grasslands to precipitation variability. Biogeosciences.

Ratajczak, Z., J.M. Briggs, D. Goodin, R. Mohler, J.B. Nippert, and B.K. Obermeyer (In Press). Assessing the potential for transitions from tallgrass prairie to woodlands: are we operating beyond critical transitions?. RANGELAND ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT.

LaPierre, 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 : -.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

LaPierre, 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.

LaPierre, 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.

LaPierre, 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.

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: -.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.



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.