|| Duke University|
|| Environmental Science and Policy
|| Wildlife Conservation
|| University of Minnesota|
|| Syracuse University|
Dr. Augustine’s research interests include plant-herbivore interactions, the ecology and management of semi-arid rangelands, and conservation biology. His current research examines interactions among cattle, prescribed fire, and prairie dogs in shortgrass steppe, and the effects of these disturbance processes on vegetation heterogeneity and native grassland birds.
Augustine, D. J., and J. D. Derner, 2013. Assessing herbivore foraging behavior with GPS collars in a semiarid grassland. Sensors 13:3711-3723; doi:10.3390/s130303711
Augustine, D. J., D. G. Milchunas, and J. D. Derner. 2013. Spatial redistribution of nitrogen by cattle in semiarid rangeland. Rangeland Ecology & Management 66:56–62.
Augustine, D. J., and B. W. Baker. 2013 Associations of grassland bird communities with black-tailed prairie dogs in the North American great plains. Conservation Biology, 27:324-334, DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12013
Baker,B. W., D. J. Augustine, J. A. Sedgwick, and B. C. Lubow. 2013. Ecosystem engineering varies spatially: a test of the vegetation modification paradigm for prairie dogs. Ecography, 36:230-239
Derner, J. D., D. J. Augustine, J. C. Ascough II, and L. R. Ahuja. 2012. Opportunities for increasing utility of models for rangeland management. Rangeland Ecology Management 65:623–631
Sidle, J. G., D. J. Augustine, D. H. Johnson, S. D. Miller, J. F. Cully, Jr., and R. P. Reading. 2012. Aerial surveys adjusted by ground surveys to estimate area occupied by black-tailed prairie dog colonies. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:248–256
Dijkstra,F. A., D. J. Augustine, P. Brewer, and J. C. von Fischer. 2012. Nitrogen cycling and water pulses in semiarid grasslands:are microbial and plant processes temporally asynchronous? Oecologia 170:799-808
Augustine, D. J., and J. D. Derner. 2012. Disturbance regimes and mountain plover habitat in shortgrass steppe: large herbivore grazing does not substitute for prairie dog grazing or fire. The Journal of Wildlife Management 76(4):721–728.
Augustine, D. J., D. T. Booth, S. E. Cox, and J. D. Derner. 2012. Grazing intensity and spatial heterogeneity in bare soil in a grazing-resistant grassland. Rangeland Ecology & Management 65:39-46.
Augustine, D. J., K. E. Veblen, J. R. Goheen, C. Riginos, and T. P. Young. 2011. Pathways for positive cattle–wildlife interactions in semiarid rangelands. In: N. Georgiadis (editor). Conserving Wildlife in African Landscapes: Kenya’s Ewaso Ecosystem. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington D. C. pp 55-71.
Augustine,D. J., F. A. Dijkstra, E. W. Hamilton III, and J. A. Morgan. 2011. Rhizosphere interactions, carbon allocation, and nitrogen acquisition of two perennial North American grasses in response to defoliation and elevated atmospheric CO2. Oecologia 165:755–770.
Augustine,D. J. 2011. Habitat Selection by Mountain Plovers in Shortgrass Steppe. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:297-304.
Toombs, T. P., J. D. Derner, D. J. Augustine, B. Krueger, and S. Gallagher. 2010.
Managing for biodiversity and livestock -A scale-dependent approach for promoting vegetation heterogeneity in western Great Plains grasslands. SRM-Ranglands June:10-15.
Augustine, D. J. 2010. Spatial versus temporal variation in precipitation in a semiarid ecosystem. Landscape Ecology 25:913-925.
Augustine, D. J. 2010. Response of native ungulates to drought in semi-arid Kenyan rangeland. African Journal of Ecology 48:1009-1020
Augustine, D. J., J. D. Derner, and D. G. Milchunas. 2010. Prescribed fire, grazing, and herbaceous plant production in shortgrass steppe. Rangeland Ecology Management 63:317–323
Blumenthal, D., and D. Augustine. 2009. Plant interactions with herbivores. In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SCIENCES. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ [Doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003203.pub2]
Riginos, C, J. B. Grace, D. J. Augustine, and T.P. Young. 2009. Local versus landscape-scale effects of savanna trees on grasses. Journal of Ecology 97: 1337-1345.
Derner, J. D., W. K. Lauenroth, P. Stapp, and D. J. Augustine. 2009. Livestock as ecosystem engineers for grassland bird habitat in the western great plains of North America. Rangeland Ecology & Management 62:111–118.
Derner, J., D. Augustine and B. Lauenroth. 2009. Conservation grazing management. Cow Country, Winter 139:10-11.
Augustine, D. J. and D. G. Milchunas. 2009. Vegetation responses to prescribed burning of grazed shortgrass steppe. Rangeland Ecology & Management 62:89–97.
Augustine, D. J., S. J. Dinsmore, M. B. Wunder, V. J. Dreitz, and F. L. Knopf. 2008. Response of mountain plovers to plague-driven dynamics of black-tailed prairie dog colonies. Landscape Ecology 23:689-697.
Thompson,C. M., D. J. Augustine, and D. M. Mayers. 2008. Swift fox response to prescribed fire in shortgrass steppe. Western North American Naturalist 68:251–256
Augustine, D. J., M. R. Matchett, T. B. Toombs, J. F. Cully, T. L. Johnson, and J. G. Sidle. 2008. Spatiotemporal dynamics of black-tailed prairie dog colonies affected by plague. Landscape Ecology 23:255-267.
Young, T. P. and D. J. Augustine. 2007. Interspecific variation in the reproductive response of acacia species to protection from large mammalian herbivores. Biotropica 39:559–561
Augustine, D. J., J. F. Cully, and T. L. Johnson. 2007. Influence of fire on black-tailed prairie dog colony expansion in shortgrass steppe. Rangeland Ecology & Management 60:538-542.
Augustine, D. J. and S. J. McNaughton. 2006. Interactive effects of large herbivores, soil fertility and variable rainfall on ecosystem processes in a semi-arid savanna. Ecosystems 9:1242–1256.
Sankaran, M., N. P. Hanan, R.J . Scholes, J. Ratnam, and D.J. Augustine. 2005. Determinants of woody cover in African savannas. Nature 438:846-849.
Augustine, D. J. and S. J. McNaughton. 2004. Temporal asynchrony in soil nutrient dynamics and plant production in a semi-arid ecosystem. Ecosystems 7:829-840.
Augustine, D. J. 2004. Influence of cattle management on habitat selection by impala on central Kenyan rangeland. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:916-923.
Augustine, D. J. and S. J. McNaughton. 2004. Regulation of shrub dynamics by native browsing ungulates on East African rangeland. Journal of Applied Ecology 41:45-58.
Sankaran, M. S. and D. J. Augustine. 2004. Large herbivores suppress decomposer abundance in a semiarid grazing ecosystem. Ecology 41:45-58.
Augustine, D. J. and D. S. deCalesta. 2003. Defining deer overabundance and threats to forest communities: from individual plants to landscape structure. Ecoscience 10: 472-486.
Augustine, D. J., S. J. McNaughton, and D. A. Frank. 2003. Feedbacks between large herbivores and soil nutrients in a managed savanna ecosystem. Ecological Applications 13:1325-1337.
Augustine, D. J. 2003. Long-term, livestock-mediated redistribution of nitrogen and phosphorous in an East African savanna. Journal of Applied Ecology 40:137-149.
Augustine, D. J. 2003. Spatial heterogeneity in the herbaceous layer of a semi-arid savanna ecosystem. Plant Ecology 167:319-332.
Augustine, D. J. and D. A. Frank. 2001. Effects of migratory grazers on spatial heterogeneity of soil nitrogen properties in a grassland ecosystem. Ecology 82:3149-3162.
Augustine, D. J. and S. J. McNaughton. 1998. Ungulate effects on the functional species composition of plant communities: herbivore selectivity and plant tolerance. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:1165-1183.
Augustine, D. J., L. E. Frelich, and P. A. Jordan. 1998. Evidence for two alternate stable states in an ungulate grazing system. Ecological Applications 8:1260-1269.
Augustine, D. J., and P. A. Jordan. 1998. Predictors of white-tailed deer grazing intensity in fragmented deciduous forests. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:1076-1085.
Augustine, D. J., and L.E. Frelich. 1998. Effects of white-tailed deer on populations of an understory forb in fragmented deciduous forests. Conservation Biology 12:995-1004
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