Konza Publications

Welcome to the Konza publications database, a comprehensive list of works on or using Konza LTER data.

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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.

Denton, E.M., J.D. Dietrich, M.D. Smith, A.K. Knapp (In Press). Drought timing differentially affects aboveand belowground productivity in a mesic grassland. Plant Ecology.

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.

Knapp, A.K., P. Ciais, and M.D. Smith (In Press). Reconciling inconsistencies in precipitation– productivity relationships: implications for climate change. New Phytologist.

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.

Raynor, E.J., A. Joern, A. Skibbe, M. Sowers, J.M. Briggs, A.N. Laws, and D. Goodin (In Press). Temporal variability in large grazer space use in an experimental landscape. .

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

Scott, D.A., S.G. Baer, and J.M. Blair (In Press). Recovery and relative influence of root, microbial, and structural properties of soil on physically sequestered carbon stocks in restored grassland. Soil Science Society of America Journal.

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.

Crowther, T.W., K.E.O. Todd-Brown, C.W. Rowe, W.R. Wieder, J.C. Carey, M.B. Machmuller, B.L. Snoek, S. Fang, G. Zhou, S.D. Allison, J.M. Blair, S.D. Bridgham, A.J. Burton, Y. Carrillo, P.B. Reich, J.S. Clark, A.T. Classen, F.A. Dijkstra, B. Elberling, B.A. Emmett, M. Estiarte, S.D. Frey, J. Guo, J. Harte, L. Jiang, B.R. Johnson, G. Kröel-Dulay, K.S. Larsen, H. Laudon, J.M. Lavallee, Y. Luo, M. Lupascu, L.N. Ma, S. Marhan, A. Michelsen, J. Mohan, S. Niu, E. Pendall, J. Peñuelas, L. Pfeifer-Meister, C. Poll, S. Reinsch, L.L. Reynolds, I.K. Schmidt, S. Sistla, N.W. Sokol, P.H. Templer, K.K. Trese. 2016. Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming. Nature 540: 104-108.

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.

Klodd, A., J.B. Nippert, Z. Ratajczak, H. Waring, and G.K. Phoenix. 2016. Tight coupling of leaf area index to canopy nitrogen and phosphorus across heterogeneous tallgrass prairie communities. Oecologia 182: 889-898.

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.



Commerford, J. L. 2016. Investigating North American grassland biogeography throughout the Holocene. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.

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.