Konza Publications

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Journal Articles

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

Caudle, K.L., L.C. Johnson, S.G. Baer, and B.R. Maricle (In Press). Comparing nondestructive and destructive methods of measuring leaf chlorophyll content: tracking changes in foliar chlorophyll of five Andropogon gerardii ecotypes (Poaceae). Photosynthetica.

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.

Greer, M.J., G.W.T. Wilson, K.R. Hickman, and S. Wilson (In Press). Experimental evidence that invasive grasses use allelopathic biochemicals as a potential mechanism for invasion: Chemical warfare in nature. Plant and Soil.

Johnson, N.C., G.W.T. Wilson, J.A. Wilson, R.M. Miller, and M. Bowker (In Press). Mycorrhizal phenotypes and the law of the minimum. New Phytologist.

Jonas, J.L, A. Joern, W. Wolesensky (In Press). Weather affects grasshopper population dynamics in continental grassland. Rangeland Ecology and 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.

La Pierre, K.J., and M.D. Smith (In Press). Functional trait expression of grassland species shift with short- and long-term nutrient additions. Plant Ecology.

Majetic, C.J., S.D. Wiggam, C.J. Ferguson, and R.A. Raguso (In Press). Timing is everything: temporal variation in floral scent, and its connections to pollinator behavior and female reproductive success in Phlox divaricata. American Midland Naturalist.

Prestat, E., M. David, J. Hultman, N. Taş, R. Lamendella, J. Dvornik, R. Mackelprang, D. Myrold, A. Jumpponen, S. Tringe, E. Holman, K. Mavromatis, and J.K. Jansson (In Press). FOAM: Functional Ontology Assignments for Metagenomes: a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) database with environmental focus. Nucleic Acids Research.

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 (In Press). Plant diversity predicts beta but not alpha diversity of soil microbes across grasslands worldwide. Ecology Letters.

Raynor, E.J., A. Joern, and J.M. Briggs (In Press). Bison foraging responds to fire frequency in nutritionally heterogeneous grassland. Ecology.

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 (In Press). Effects of grazing and prescribed fire on resource selection and nest survival of upland sandpipers in an experimental landscape. Landscape 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.

Soong, J.L., and M. F. Cotrufo (In Press). 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.

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.

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.

Welti, E.L. and A. Joern (In Press). Structure of trophic and mutualistic networks across broad environmental gradients. Ecology and Evolution.


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.

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.

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.


Alexander, H.A., K.E. Mauck, A.E. Whitfield, K.A. Garrett, and C.M. Malmstrom. 2014. Plant-virus interactions and the agro-ecological interface. European Journal of Plant Pathology 138: 529-537.

Avolio, M., C.C. Chang, J.J. Weis, and M.D. Smith. 2014. The effects of genotype richness and genomic dissimilarity of Andropogon gerardii on invasion resistance and productivity. Plant Ecology and Diversity 7: -.

Avolio, M.L., S. E. Koerner, K.J. La Pierre, K.R. Wilcox, G.W.T. Wilson, M.D. Smith, and S.L. Collins. 2014. 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 102: 1649-1660.

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. 2014. No effect of seed source on multiple aspects of ecosystem functioning during ecological restoration: cultivars compared to local ecotypes of dominant grasses. Evolutionary Applications 7: 323-335.

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.

Chang, C.C, and M.D. Smith. 2014. Direct and indirect relationships between genetic diversity of a dominant grass, community diversity and above-ground productivity in tallgrass prairie. Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 470-480.

Chang, C.C., and M.D. Smith. 2014. Resource availability modulates above and belowground competitive interactions between genotypes of a dominant C4 grass. Functional Ecology 28: 1041-1051.

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.

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. 2014. You are not always what we think you eat: selective assimilation across multiple whole-stream isotopic tracer studies. Ecology 95: 2757-2767.

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.

Forrestel, E.J., M.J. Donoghue, and M.D. Smith. 2014. onvergent phylogenetic and functional responses to altered fire regimes in mesic savanna grasslands of North America and South Africa. New Phytologist 203: 1000-1011.

Gibson, D.J., G. Sendor, J. Donatelli, S.G. Baer, and L. Johnson. 2014. Fitness among population sources of a dominant species (Andropogon gerardii Vitman) used in prairie restoration. Torrey Botanical Society 140: 269-279.

Giuliani, A.L., E.F. Kelly, and A.K. Knapp. 2014. Geographic variation in growth and phenology of two dominant Central US grasses: Consequences for climate change. Journal of Plant Ecology 7: 211-221.

Greer, M.J. and G.W.T. Wilson. 2014. Restoration Ecology: Introduction in a “Timely” Manner. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 95: 274-280.

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.

Hoover, D.L., A.K. Knapp, and M.D. Smith. 2014. Resistance and resilience of a grassland ecosystem to climate extremes. Ecology 95: 2646-2656.

Jumpponen, A. and K.L, Jones. 2014. Tallgrass prairie soil fungal communities are resilient to climate change. Fungal Ecology 10: 44-57.

Kaufman, D.W. and G.A. Kaufman. 2014. Woodland voles captured among sparse shrubs in native tallgrass prairie on Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas. Transactions of Kansas Academy of Science 117: 76-78.

Kaufman, G.A. and D. W. Kaufman. 2014. Plains harvest mice in tallgrass prairie: Abundance, habitat association and individual attributes. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 117: 167-180.

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.

Klopf, R.P., S.G. Baer, and D.J. Gibson. 2014. Convergent and contingent community responses to grass source and dominance during prairie restoration across a longitudinal gradient. Environmental Management 53: 252-265.

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.

La Pierre, K.J., A. Joern, and M.D. Smith. 2014. Invertebrate, not small vertebrate, herbivores impact plant community composition and forb biomass in tallgrass prairie. Oikos : -.

Ling, B.H., D.G. Goodin, R.L. Mohler, A.N. Laws, and A. Joern. 2014. Estimating canopy nitrogen content in a heterogeneous grassland with varying fire and grazing treatments: Konza Prairie, Kansas, USA. Remote Sensing 6: 4430-4453.

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.

Ratajczak, Z, J.B. Nippert, J.M. Briggs, and J.M. Blair. 2014. Fire dynamics distinguish grasslands, shrublands, and woodlands as alternative attractors in the Central Great Plains of North America. Journal of Ecology 102: 1374-1385.

Ratajczak, Z., J.B. Nippert, and T.W. Ocheltree. 2014. Abrupt transition of mesic grassland to shrubland: evidence for thresholds, alternative attractors, and regime shifts. Ecology 95: 2633-2645.

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.

Towne, E.G., and J.M. Craine. 2014. Ecological consequences of shifting the timing of burning tallgrass prairie. PLOS One 9: e103423: -.

Troia, M.J. and K.B. Gido. 2014. Towards a mechanistic understanding of fish species niche divergence along a river continuum. Ecosphere 5:art41: -.

VanderWeide, B.L., D.C. Hartnett, and D.L. Carter. 2014. Belowground bud banks of tallgrass prairie are insensitive to multi-year, growing-season drought. Ecosphere 5: art103: -.

Veach, A.M., W.K. Dodds, and A. Skibbee. 2014. Fire and Grazing Influences on Rates of Riparian Woody Plant Expansion along Grassland Streams. PLOS ONE 9:e106922: -.

Wodika, B.R., S.G. Baer, and R.P. Klopf. 2014. Colonization and recovery of invertebrate ecosystem engineers during prairie restoration. Restoration Ecology 22: 456-464.

Book Sections

Blair J.M., J. Nippert and J. Briggs. 2014. Grassland Ecology. In The Plant Sciences - Ecology and the Environment (R. Monson, ed.), SpringerReference. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg,

Mandyam, K. and A. Jumpponen 2014. 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.



Denton, E. 2014. When a drought is not a drought: Timing determines productivity responses to drought in a mesic grassland. MS Thesis, Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO.

Grischkowsky, S.A. 2014. Did selective breeding of a non-native grass promote invasiveness?. MS Thesis, Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, OK.

Harris, P.T. 2014. The role of deer browsing on plant community development and ecosystem functioning during tallgrass prairie restoration. MS Thesis, Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

Jackson, K.E. 2014. Influence of patch-burn grazing and riparian protection on the ecological integrity of headwater prairie streams. MS Thesis, Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IL.

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

Liu, Huan. 2014. Inorganic and organic carbon variations in surface water, Konza Prairie LTER Site, USA, and Maolan Karst Experimental Site, China. MS Thesis, University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS.

Martin, E. 2014. Ontogenetic shifts, habitat USE and community structure: how fishes use and influence protected tallgrass prairie streams. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.

Ott, J.P. 2014. Ecological implications of grass bud bank and tiller dynamics in mixed-grass prairie. 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.

Soong, J. 2014. Moving beyond mass loss: Advancing understanding about the fate of decomposing leaf litter and pyrogenic organic matter in the mineral soil. PhD Dissertation, Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO.

Stanton, N.L. 2014. How does your prairie (re)grow?: Interactions of seed additions with resource availability, heterogeneity, and disturbance on recruitment and diversity in a restored tallgrass prairie. MS Thesis, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.

Troia, M.J. 2014. A mechanistic framework for understanding prairie stream fish distributions. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS.