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Dr Gene Towne
Phone: 785-532-7627 Email: egtowne@ksu.eduAddress: 116 Ackert Hall, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 Interests: Plants,grazing,rumenologyPersonnel Home Page: Publication
1. Villarreal, M., R. C. Cochran, D. E. Johnson, E. G. Towne, G. W. T. Wilson, D. C. Hartnett and D. G. Goodin. 2006. The use of pasture reflectance characteristics and arbuscular mycorrhizal root colonization to predict pasture characteristics of tallgrass prairie grazed by cattle and bison. Grass and Forage Science 61: 32- 41.

2. Towne, E. G., D. C. Hartnett and R. C. Cochran. 2005. Vegetation trends in tallgrass prairie from bison and cattle grazing. Ecological Applications 15: 1550- 1559.

3. Towne, E. G., and K. E. Kemp. 2003. Vegetation dynamics from annually burning tallgrass prairie in different seasons. Journal of Range Management 56: 185- 192.

4. Towne, E. G. 2002. Vascular plants of Konza Prairie Biological Station: An annotated checklist of species in a Kansas tallgrass prairie. Sida 20: 269- 294.

5. Towne, E. G. 2000. Prairie vegetation and soil nutrient responses to ungulate carcasses. Oecologia 122: 232- 239.

6. Towne, E. G., and I. Barnard. 2000. Themeda quadrivalvis (Poaceae: Andropogoneae) in Kansas: An exotic plant introduced from birdseed. Sida 19: 201- 203.

7. Knapp, A. K., J. M. Blair, J. M. Briggs, S. L. Collins, D. C. Hartnett, L. C. Johnson, and E. G. Towne. 1999. The keystone role of bison in North American tallgrass prairie. BioScience 49: 39- 50.

8. Towne, E. G. 1999. Bison performance and productivity on tallgrass prairie. Southwestern Naturalist 44: 361- 366.

9. Titgemeyer, E. C., R. C. Cochran, E. G. Towne, C. K. Armendariz, and K. C. Olson. 1996. Elucidation of factors associated with the maturity related decline in degradability of big bluestem cell wall. Journal of Animal Science 74: 648- 657.

10. Towne, E. G., and A. K. Knapp. 1996. Biomass and density responses in tallgrass prairie legumes to annual fire and topographic position. American Journal of Botany 83: 175- 179.

11. Gibson, D. J., and E. G. Towne. 1995. Dynamics of big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) in ungrazed tallgrass prairie. Proceedings of the 14th NorthAmerica Prairie Conference 9- 15.

12. Towne, E. G. 1995. Influence of fire frequency and burning date on the proportion of reproductive tillers in big bluestem and indiangrass. Proceedings of the 14th North America Prairie Conference 75- 78.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under the Long Term Ecological Research Program at Konza Prairie Biological Station. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.