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Robert Blank (Bob)
Great Basin Rangelands Research
Research Soil Scientist

Phone: (775) 784-6057 ext. 225
Fax: (775) 784-1712
Room 23
USDA, ARS, PWA, GBRRU
920 VALLEY ROAD
RENO, NV, 89512

Projects
Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424847
Integrated Invasive Species Control, Revegetation, and Assessment of Great Basin Rangelands
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 421398

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Does a trend in declining stem density of Lepidium latifolium indicate a phosphorus limitation? A case study - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-Sep-14)
The history of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Nevada - (Other)
Clements, C.D., Young, J.A., Blank, R.R. 2014. The history of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Nevada. The Progressive Rancher. 14(5):34-35.
Time sequence photography of Roosters Comb - (Popular Publication)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A., Clements, C.D. 2014. Time sequence photography of Roosters Comb. The Progressive Rancher. 14(4):35-37.
A comparison of Bromus tectorum growth and mycorrhizal colonization in salt desert versus sagebrush habitat - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haubensak, K., D'Antonio, C., Embry, S., Blank, R.R. 2014. A comparison of Bromus tectorum growth and mycorrhizal colonization in salt desert versus sagebrush habitat. Rangeland Ecology and Management. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2111/REM-D-12-00024.1.
Prescribed fire and timber harvesting effects on soil carbon and nitrogen in a pine forest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roaldson, L.M., Johnson, D.W., Miller, W.W., Murphy, J.D., Walker, R.F., Stein, C.M., Glass, D.W., Blank, R.R. 2014. Prescribed fire and timber harvesting effects on soil carbon and nitrogen in a pine forest. Soil Science Society of America Journal. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2013.08.0350nafsc.
Rehabilitation of cheatgrass-infested rangelands: management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clements, C.D., Young, J.A., Harmon, D.N., Blank, R.R. 2014. Rehabilitation of cheatgrass-infested rangelands: management. The Progressive Rancher. 14(1):28-29.
Bromus tectorum L. invasion: Changes in soil properties and rates of bioturbation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A., Clements, C.D., Mackey, B.E. 2013. Bromus tectorum L. invasion: Changes in soil properties and rates of bioturbation. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 178:281-290.
Rehabilitation of cheatgrass-infested rangelands: applications and practices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clements, C.D., Young, J.A., Harmon, D.N., Blank, R.R. 2013. Rehabilitation of cheatgrass-infested rangelands: applications and practices. The Progressive Rancher. 13(7):30-31.
Rehabilitation of cheatgrass-infested rangelands: concepts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clements, C.D., Young, J.A., Harmon, D.N., Blank, R.R. 2013. Rehabilitation of cheatgrass-infested rangelands: concepts. The Progressive Rancher. 13(6):30-31.
Quick start guide to soil methods for ecologists - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perkins, L.B., Blank, R.R., Ferguson, S.D., Johnson, D.W, Lindemann, W.C, Rau, B.M. 2013. Quick start guide to soil methods for ecologists. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 15:237-244.
Land-use legacies of cultivation in sagebrush ecosystems affect soil nutrients and plant growth nearly a century after cultivation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morris, L.R., Monaco, T.A., Blank, R.R., Leger, E., Sheley, R.L. 2013. Land-use legacies of cultivation in sagebrush ecosystems affect soil nutrients and plant growth nearly a century after cultivation. Plant Ecology. 214:831-844.
Freeze-agglomeration: An alternative mechanism for clay film formation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R. 2013. Freeze-agglomeration: An alternative mechanism for clay film formation. Soil Horizons. 54:4.
Soil engineering facilitates Downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.) growth - A case study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2013. Soil engineering facilitates Downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.) growth - A case study. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6:391-400.
Influence of Bromus tectorum invasion on soil properties in northern Nevada - (Abstract Only) - (05-Apr-13)
Biogeochemistry of hydrothermally and adjacent non-altered soils - (Abstract Only) - (05-Apr-13)
Biogeochemistry of a soil catena in the eastern Sierra Nevada Range, NV - (Abstract Only) - (05-Apr-13)
Chemistry of through-fall and stem-flow leachate following rainfall simulation over pinyon and juniper - (Abstract Only) - (05-Apr-13)
Effects of Thinning, Residue Mastication, and Prescribed Fire on Soil and Nutrient Budgets in a Sierra Nevada Mixed-Conifer Forest - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (21-Mar-13)
Effects of thinning, residue mastication, and prescribed fire on soil and nutrient budgets in a Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, D.W., Walker, R.F., Glass, D.W., Stein, C.M., Murphy, J.B., Blank, R.R., Miller, W.W. 2014. Effects of thinning, residue mastication, and prescribed fire on soil and nutrient budgets in a Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest. Forest Science. 60:170-179.
Rehabilitation of cheatgrass-infested rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Clements, D.D., Harmon, D.N., Blank, R.R. 2013. Rehabilitation of cheatgrass-infested rangelands[abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society International Meeting, Reno, NV, July 21-24, 2013. 68:55.
Rehabilitation of degraded rangelands: lessons learned - (Abstract Only) - (20-Nov-12)
Cheatgrass invasion and wildlife habitat - (Abstract Only)
Clements, D.D., Harmon, D.N., Blank, R.R. 2012. Cheatgrass invasion and wildlife habitat [abstract]. Nevada Wildlife Commission.
Long-term redevelopment of resource islands in shrublands of the Great Basin, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morris, L.R., Monaco, T.A., Blank, R.R., Sheley, R.L. 2013. Long-term redevelopment of resource islands in shrublands of the Great Basin, USA. Ecosphere. 4:12.
Rehabilitation of cheatgrass infested rangelands: an integrated approach - (Abstract Only)
Clements, C.D., Harmon, D.N., Blank, R.R. 2013. Rehabilitation of cheatgrass infested rangelands: an integrated approach [abstract]. Society for Range Management. 12:5.
Rehabilitation of cheatgrass infested rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Clements, C.D., Harmon, D.N., Blank, R.R. 2012. Rehabilitation of cheatgrass infested rangelands [abstract]. National Public Lands Council. 12:6.
Impacts of insect biological control on soil N transformations in Tamarix-invaded ecosystems in the Great Basin, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R. 2013. Impacts of insect biological control on soil N transformations in Tamarix-invaded ecosystems in the Great Basin, USA. Journal of Arid Environments. 88:147-155.
Suppression of Bromus tectorum L. by established perennial grasses: mechanisms-Part One - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2012. Suppression of Bromus tectorum L. by established perennial grasses: mechanisms-part one. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. DOI: 10.1155/2012/632172.
Lepidium latifolium: monitoring stem density during 18 years of invasion - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2012. Lepidium latifolium: monitoring stem density during 18 years of invasion [abstract]. Western Society of Weed Science. 65:50.
Downy Brome: evidence for soil engineering - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2012. Downy Brome: evidence for soil engineering [abstract]. Western Society of Weed Science. 65:15.
Impacts of insect biological control on soil N transformations in Tamarix-invaded ecosystems in the Great Basin - (Proceedings)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R. 2012. Impacts of insect biological control on soil N transformations in Tamarix-invaded ecosystems in the Great Basin. Proceedings of Western Society of Weed Science. 65:55.
The tri-soil experiment: do plants discriminate among vegetation soil types? - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2012. The tri-soil experiment: do plants discriminate among vegetation soil types?. In: Abstracts 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, Spokane, WA. Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2012.
Cheatgrass invasion “engineers” the soil to facilitate its growth - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2012. Cheatgrass invasion “engineers” the soil to facilitate its growth [abstract]. Society for Range Management. 65:0162.
Mineral nitrogen in a crested wheatgrass stand: implications for suppression of cheatgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2012. Mineral nitrogen in a crested wheatgrass stand: implications for suppression of cheatgrass. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65:101-104.
Developing a model framework for predicting effects of woody expansion and fire on ecosystem carbon and nitrogen in a pinyon juniper woodland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rau, B.M., Tausch, R., Reiner, A., Johnson, D.W., Chambers, J.C., Blank, R.R. 2011. Developing a model framework for predicting effects of woody expansion and fire on ecosystem carbon and nitrogen in a pinyon juniper woodland. Journal of Arid Environments. 76:97-104.
Runoff water quality from a sierran upland forest, transition ecotone, and riparian wet meadow - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gergans, N., Miller, W., Johnson, D., Sedinger, J., Walker, R., Blank, R.R. 2011. Runoff water quality from a sierran upland forest, transition ecotone, and riparian wet meadow. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 75:1946-1957.
Woodland expansion’s influence on belowground carbon and nitrogen in the Great Basin U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rau, B.M., Johnson, D.W., Blank, R.R., Tausch, R.J., Roundy, B.A., Miller, R.F., Caldwell, T.G., Lucchesi, A. 2011. Woodland expansion’s influence on belowground carbon and nitrogen in the Great Basin U.S.. Journal of Arid Environments. 75:827-835.
Revisiting soil carbon and nitrogen sampling: quantitative pits versus rotary cores - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rau, B.M., Melvin, A.M., Johnson, D.W., Goodale, C.L., Blank, R.R., Fredriksen, G., Miller, W.W., Murphy, J.D., Todd, Jr., D.E., Walker, R.F. 2011. Revisiting soil carbon and nitrogen sampling: quantitative pits versus rotary cores. Soil Science. 176:273-279.
UVB exposure does not accelerate rates of litter decomposition in a semiarid riparian ecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R., Jones, T.J. 2011. UVB exposure does not accelerate rates of litter decomposition in a semiarid riparian ecosystem. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43:1254-1265.
Fire effects on the mobilization and uptake of nitrogen by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, B., Johnson, D., Chambers, J., Blank, R.R. 2011. Fire effects on the mobilization and uptake of nitrogen by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.). Plant and Soil. 341:437-445.
Transition from sagebrush steppe to annual grass (Bromus tectorum): influence on belowground carbon and nitrogen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rau, B.M., Johnson, D.W., Blank, R.R., Lucchesi, A., Caldwell, T.G., Schupp, E.W. 2011. Transition from sagebrush steppe to annual grass (Bromus tectorum): influence on belowground carbon and nitrogen. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 64:139-147.
UVB exposure does not accelerate rates of litter decomposition in a semiarid riparian ecosystem - (Abstract Only)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R., Jones, T.J. 2010. UVB exposure does not accelerate rates of litter decomposition in a semiarid riparian ecosystem. American Geophysical Union, Abstract. Available: http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/SFgate.
Disruption of the vacuolar calcium-ATPases in arabidopsis results in the activation of a salicylic acid-dependent programmed cell death pathway - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boursiac, Y., Lee, S., Romanowsky, S., Blank, R.R., Sladek, C., Chung, W., Harper, J. 2010. Disruption of the vacuolar calcium-ATPases in arabidopsis results in the activation of a salicylic acid-dependent programmed cell death pathway. Journal of Plant Physiology. 154:1158-1171.
Cheatgrass Dead Zones in Northern Nevada - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A., Clements, D.D. 2011. Cheatgrass dead zones in Northern Nevada [abstract]. Society for Range Management. 64:94.
Look closer: Time sequence photography of Roosters Comb in the Sheep Creek Range, Nevada - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2011. Look closer: Time sequence photography of Roosters Comb in the Sheep Creek Range, Nevada [abstract]. Society for Range Management. Paper No. 95.
Temporal Variation in Soil N Availability in an Agropyron cristatum (Crested Wheatgrass) Planting - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2010. Temporal variation in soil N availability in an Agropyron cristatum (crested wheatgrass) planting [abstract]. Soil Science Society of America. Paper No. 330-4.
Bromus Tectorum (Cheatgrass): Monitoring An Invasion For 10 Years - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2010. Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass): monitoring an invasion for 10 years [abstract]. Soil Science Society of America. Paper No. 241-1.
Effects of resource availability and propagule supply on native species recruitment in sagebrush ecosystems invaded by Bromus tectorum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mazzola, M.B., Chambers, J.C., Blank, R.R., Pyke, D.A., Schupp, E.W., Allcock, K.G., Doescher, P.S., Nowak, R.S. 2010. Effects of resource availability and propagule supply on native species recruitment in sagebrush ecosystems invaded by Bromus tectorum. Biological Invasions. 13:513-526.
Insect biological control accelerates leaf litter decomposition and alters short-term nutrient dynamics in a Tamarix-invaded riparian ecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R. 2010. Insect biological control accelerates leaf litter decomposition and alters short-term nutrient dynamics in a Tamarix-invaded riparian ecosystem. Oikos. 120:409-417.
Influence of livestock grazing, floodplain position, and time on soil nutrient pools in a Sierra-Nevada montane meadow - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2010. Influence of livestock grazing, floodplain position, and time on soil nutrient pools in a Sierra-Nevada montane meadow. Soil Science. 175:293-302.
Evidence that invasion by cheatgrass alters soil nitrogen availability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2011. Evidence that invasion by cheatgrass alters soil nitrogen availability. Natural Resources and Environmental Issue Series. 17(11):1-3.
Influence of Prescribed Fire on Ecosystem Biomass, Carbon, and Nitrogen in a Pinyon Juniper Woodland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rau, B.M., Tausch, R., Reiner, A., Johnson, D.W., Chambers, J.C., Blank, R.R., Lucchesi, A. 2010. Influence of Prescribed Fire on Ecosystem Biomass, Carbon, and Nitrogen in a Pinyon Juniper Woodland. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 63:197-202.
Plant-Soil Relationships of Bromus tectorum L.: Interactions among Labile Carbon Additions, Soil Invasion Status, and Fertilizer. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Young, J.A. 2009. Plant-Soil Relationships of Bromus tectorum L.: Interactions among Labile Carbon Additions, Soil Invasion Status, and Fertilizer. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. Volume 2009:1-7. Article ID 929120.
Prescription Fire and Anion Retention in Tahoe Forest Soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caldwell, T.G., Johnson, D.W., Miller, W.W., Qualls, R.G., Blank, R.R. 2009. Prescription Fire and Anion Retention in Tahoe Forest Soils. Soil Science. 174:594-600.
Evidence that invasion by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) increases soil nitrogen availability - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T. 2010. Evidence that invasion by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) increases soil nitrogen availability. In: Outline abstracts, Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management and the Weed Science Society of America, Denver, CO.
Suppression of cheatgrass by established perennial grasses: I. mechanisms - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2010. Suppression of cheatgrass by established perennial grasses: I. mechanisms. In: Outline abstracts, Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management and the Weed Science Society of America, Denver, CO.
Effect of temperature on potassium and sodium exchange in a Sierra-Nevada riparian soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R. 2009. Effect of temperature on potassium and sodium exchange in a Sierra-Nevada riparian soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 74:105-106.
Effects of biocontrol on short-term nutrient dynamics in a tamarix-invaded riparian ecosystem - (Abstract Only)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R., Jones, T.J. 2009. Effects of biocontrol on short-term nutrient dynamics in a tamarix-invaded riparian ecosystem [abstract]. Ecological Society of America. CDROM.
Effects of Water and Nitrogen Availability on Nitrogen Contribution by the Legume, Lupinus argenteus Pursh. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goergen, E., Chambers, J., Blank, R.R. 2009. Effects of Water and Nitrogen Availability on Nitrogen Contribution by the Legume, Lupinus argenteus Pursh. Applied Soil Ecology. 42:200-208.
Intraspecific and interspecific pair-wise seedling competition between exotic annual grasses and native perennials: Plant-soil relationships Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R. 2009. Intraspecific and interspecific pair-wise seedling competition between exotic annual grasses and native perennials: Plant-soil relationships. Plant and Soil. 326:331-343.
Estimating Root Biomass and Distribution After Fire in a Great Basin Woodland Using Cores or Pits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rau, B.M., Johnson, D.W., Chambers, J.C., Blank, R.R., Luccesi, A. 2009. Estimating Root Biomass and Distribution After Fire in a Great Basin Woodland Using Cores or Pits. Western North American Naturalist. 69:459-468.
Soil Carbon and Nitrogen in a Great Basin Pinyon-juniper Woodland; Influence of Vegetation, Burning, and Time - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rau, B.M., Johnson, D.W., Blank, R.R., Chambers, J.C. 2009. Soil carbon and nitrogen in a Great Basin pinyon-juniper woodland: Influence of vegetation, burning, and time. Journal of Arid Environments. 73(2009):472-479.
Biocontrol alters litter chemistry and short-term decomposition in a Tamarisk-invaded ecosystem - (Abstract Only)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R., Jones, T.J. 2009. Biocontrol alters litter chemistry and short-term decomposition in a Tamarisk-invaded ecosystem [abstract]. In: 2009 Tamarisk and Russian Olive Research Conference, Reno, NV. p. 28-29.
The Effect of Herbaceous Species Removal, Fire, and Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) on Soil Water Availability in Sagebrush Steppe. - (Proceedings)
Whittaker, A., Roundy, B., Chambers, J., Meyer, S., Blank, R.R., Kitchen, S., Korfmacher, J. 2008. The Effect of Herbaceous Species Removal, Fire, and Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) on Soil Water Availability in Sagebrush Steppe. Shrublands Under Fire: USDA-FS, Rocky Mountain Research Station RMRS-P-52. Forest Service General Technical Reports.
Effects of Nitrogen Availability and Cheatgrass Competition on the Establishment of Vavilov Siberian Wheatgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mazzola, M.B., Allcock, K., Chambers, J.C., Blank, R.R., Schupp, E.W., Doescher, P.S., Nowak, R.S. 2008. Effects of Nitrogen Availability and Cheatgrass Competition on the Establishment of Vavilov Siberian Wheatgrass. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 61:475-484.
Factors Affecting Mineral Nitrogen Transformations by Soil Heating: A Laboratory Simulated Fire Study. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Glass, D.W., Johnson, D.W., Blank, R.R., Miller, W.W. 2008. Factors Affecting Mineral Nitrogen Transformations by Soil Heating: A Laboratory Simulated Fire Study. Soil Science. 173:387-400.
Influence of plant invasion on seed chemistry of winterfat, green rabbitbrush, freckled milkvetch, indian ricegrass and cheatgrass - (Proceedings)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A., Allen, F.L. 2011. Influence of plant invasion on seed chemistry of winterfat, green rabbitbrush, freckled milkvetch, indian ricegrass and cheatgrass. In: Wambolt, C.L., Kitchen, S.G., Frisina, M.R., Sowell, B.F., Keigley, R.B., Palacios, P.K., Robinson, J.A., comps., editors. Proceedings Shrublands: Wildlands and Wildlife Habitats. 15th Wildland Shrub Symposium, June 17-19, 2009, Bozeman, MT. Natural Resources and Environmental Issues, Volume XVI. S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Natural Resources Library, Logan, UT. p. 145-147.
Effect of atmospheric CO2 levels on nutrients in cheatgrass tissue - (Proceedings)
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A., Ziska, L.H., White, R.H. 2011. Effect of atmospheric CO2 levels on nutrients in cheatgrass tissue. In: Wambolt, C.L., Kitchen, S.G., Frisina, M.R., Sowell, B.F., Keigley, R.B., Palacios, P.K., Robinson, J.A., comps., editors. Proceedings Shrublands: Wildlands and Wildlife Habitats. 15th Wildland Shrub Symposium, June 17-19, 2009, Bozeman, MT. Natural Resources and Environmental Issues, Volume XVI. S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Natural Resources Library, Logan, UT. p. 145-147.
Prescribed Fire, Soil, and Plants: Burn Effects and Interactions in the Central Great Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rau, B., Chambers, J., Blank, R.R., Johnson, D. 2008. Prescribed Fire, Soil, and Plants: Burn Effects and Interactions in the Central Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 61:169-181.
Biogeochemistry of Plant Invasion: a Case Study with Bromus Tectorum L. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R. 2008. Biogeochemistry of plant invasion: a case study with bromus tectorum l. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 1:226-238.
Medusahead: available soil N and microbial communities in native and invasive soils - (Proceedings)
Blank, R.R., Sforza, R., Morgan, T.A. 2008. Medusahead: available soil N and microbial communities in native and invasive soils. In: Kitchen, Stanley G.; Pendleton, Rosemary L.; Monaco, Thomas A.; Vernon, Jason, comps. Proceedings of Shrublands under fire: disturbance and recovery in a changing world, June 6–8, 2006, Cedar City, Utah. RMRS-P-52.
Plant-Soil Relationships of the Invasive Annual Grass Taeniatherum caput-meduseae: A reciprocal transplant experiment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Sforza, R. 2007. Plant-soil relationships of the invasive annual grass Taeniatherum caput-meduseae: A reciprocal transplant experiment. Plant and Soil. 298:7-19.
Transcript abundance profiles reveal larger and more complex responses of grapevine to chilling compared to osmotic and salinity stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tattersall, E.A., Grimplet, J., Deluc, L., Wheatley, M.D., Vincent, D., Osborne, C., Ergul, A., Loman, E., Blank, R.R., Schlauch, K.A., Cushman, J.C., Cramer, G.R. 2007. Transcript abundance profiles reveal larger and more complex responses of grapevine to chilling compared to osmotic and salinity stress. Functional Integrative Genomics. 7:317-333.
Prescribed fire in a Great Basin sagebrush ecosystem: Dynamics of soil extractable nitrogen and phosphorus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rau, B.M., Blank, R.R., Chambers, J.C., Johnson, D.W. 2007. Prescribed fire in a Great Basin sagebrush ecosystem: Dynamics of soil extractable nitrogen and phosphorus. Journal of Arid Environments. 71:362-375.
The potential bioavailability of organic C, N, and P through enzyme hydrolysis in soils of the Mojave Desert - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nadeau, J.A., Qualls, R.G., Nowak, R.S., Blank, R.R. 2007. The potential bioavailability of organic C, N, and P through enzyme hydrolysis in soils of the Mojave Desert. Biogeochemistry. 82:305-320.
The Potential Bioavailability of Organic C, N, and P Through Enzyme Hydrolysis in Soils of the Mojave Desert - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nadeau, J.A., Qualls, R.G., Nowak, R.S., Blank, R.R. 2007. The potential bioavailability of organic C, N, and P through enzyme hydrolysis in soils of the mojave desert. Biogeochemistry. 82:305-320.
Effect of Competition with Perennial Grasses on the Growth and Nutrient Concentrations of Bromus tectorum L. - (Abstract Only)
Effect of competition with perennial grasses on the growth and nutrient of Bromus tectorum L [abstract]. International Weed Science Congress. Paper No. 310.
Chapter 4 – Soil Chemical and Physical Properties - (Other)
Blank, R.R., Norton, J. 2007. Chapter 4 – Soil Chemical and Physical Properties. In: Final Technical Report. Integrated Restoration Strategies Towards Weed Control on Western Rangelands. CREES Agreement #2001-52103-11322. p. 42-69.
Nutrient availability in rangeland soils - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Chambers, J., Roundy, B., Whittaker, A. 2007. Nutrient availability in rangeland soils [abstract]. Society for Range Management. Paper No. 333.
The effect of sucrose application on soil nutrient availability - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Burnham, J., Chambers, J., Mazzola, M., Morris, C., Lindgren, A., Nowak, R., Shaff, S. 2007. The effect of sucrose application on soil nutrient availability [abstract]. Society for Range Management. Paper No. 80.
Biologically-based integrated management of salt cedar on western rangeland watersheds - (Abstract Only)
Williams Iii, L.H., Snyder, K.A., Longland, W.S., Blank, R.R., Young, J.A., Carruthers, R.I. 2006. Biologically-based integrated management of salt cedar on western rangeland watersheds [abstract]. In: 2006 Tamarisk Research Conference. Current Status and Future Directions. p. 6.
The Effect of Water Stress and Nutrient Availability on Productivity, Nodule Formation and Nitrogen Contribution by Lupinus Argenteus - (Abstract Only)
Goergen, E., Chambers, J., Blank, R.R. 2007. The effect of water stress and nutrient availability on productivity, nodule formation and nitrogen contribution by Lupinus argenteus [abstract]. Ecological Society of America. Paper No. 90-7.
Integrating Weed Management and Restoration on Western Rangelands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allcock, K., Nowak, R., Blank, R.R., Jones, T.A., Monaco, T.A., Chambers, J., Tausch, R., Doescher, P., Saytal, V., Tanaka, J., Ogle, D., St John, L., Pellant, M., Pyke, D.A., Schupp, E.W., Call, C.A. 2006. Integrating Weed Management and Restoration on Western Rangelands. Ecological Restoration. 24:199.
Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Composition and Biomass of Algae Present in California Rice Fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spencer, D.F., Lembi, C., Blank, R.R. 2006. Spatial and temporal variation in the composition and biomass of algae present in California rice fields. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 21:649-656.
Combustion Properties of Bromus Tectorum L.: Influence of Ecotype and Growth under Four Co2 Concentrations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., White, R., Ziska, L. 2006. Combustion properties of bromus tectorum l.: influence of ecotype and growth under four co2 concentrations. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 15:227-236
Wildfire Effects on Soil Nutrients and Leaching in a Tahoe Basin Watershed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murphy, J.D., Johnson, D.W., Miller, W.W., Walker, R.F., Carrol, E.F., Blank, R.R. 2006. Wildfire effects on soil nutrients and leaching in a Tahoe Basin watershed. Journal of Environmental Quality. 35:479-489.
Microsite and Time since Prescribed Fire's Influence on Soil Microbiology in a Pinyon-Juniper Woodland. - (Abstract Only)
Rau, B.M., Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2006. Microsite and time since prescribed fire's influence on soil microbiology in a pinyon-juniper woodland [abstract]. Wildland Shrub Symposium - Shrublands Under Fire, June 6-8, 2006, Cedar City, Utah.
Medusahead: Soil Nitrogen and Microbial Community Dynamics in Native and Invasive Populations - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Sforza, R., Morgan, T.A. 2006. Medusahead: soil nitrogen and microbial community dynamics in native and invasive populations [abstract]. Proceedings 14th Wildland Shrub Symposium - Shrublands Under Fire, June 6-8, 2006, Cedar City, Utah.
The Invasive Annual Grass Taeniatherum Caput-Medusae: a Reciprocal Transplant Experiment - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Sforza, R. 2006. The invasive annual grass taeniatherum caput-medusae: a reciprocal transplant experiment [abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science. March 14-17, 2006, Reno, Nevada.
Prescribed Fire Effects on Forest Floor and Soil Nutrients in a Sierra Nevada Ecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murphy, J.D., Johnson, D.W., Miller, W.W., Walker, R.F., Blank, R.R. 2006. Prescribed fire effects on forest floor and soil nutrients in a Sierra Nevada forest. Soil Science. 171:181-199.
Hydrologic Response to Prescribed Fire in a Central Nevada Pinyon-Juniper (Pinus Monophylla-Juniperus Osteosperma) Woodland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rau, B.M., Chambers, J.C., Blank, R.R., Miller, W.W. 2005. Hydrologic response of a central Nevada Pinyon-Juniper woodland to prescribed fire. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 58:614-622.
Bromus Tectorum: Interactive Effects of Atmospheric Co2 and Elevation Ecotype on Plant Growth, Tissue Biochemistry, and Tissue Combustibility - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Ziska, L.H., Reeves, J., White, R.H. 2006. Bromus tectorum: interactive effects of atmospheric CO2 and elevation ecotype on plant growth, tissue biochemistry, and tissue combustibility [abstract]. Range Management, Feb. 2006, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Plant-Soil Relationships of Bromus Tectorum: Monitoring An Invasion for Five Years - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R. 2005. Plant-soil relationships of bromus tectorum: monitoring an invasion for five years [abstract]. Proceedings Annual Meeting of the Soil Science Society of America, Salt Lake City, Utah, November, 2005.
Rangelands and Global Change - (Other)
Brown, J.R., Blank, R.R., Mcpherson, G.R., Tate, K.W. 2005. Rangelands and global change. Issue Paper created by the Society of Range Management. 8 p.
What Makes Great Basin Sagebrush Ecosystems Invasible by Bromus Tectorum? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chambers, J.C., Roundy, B.A., Blank, R.R., Meyer, S.E., Whittaker, A. 2007. What makes Great Basin sagebrush ecosystems invasible by bromus tectorum? Ecological Monographs. 77:117-145.
The Impact of Recent Increases in Atmospheric Co2 on Biomass Production and Vegetative Retention of Cheatgrass (Bromus Tectorum): Implications for Fire Disturbance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ziska, L.H., Reeves III, J.B., Blank, R.R. 2005. The impact of recent increases in atmospheric co2 on biomass production and vegetative retention of cheatgrass (bromus tectorum): implications for fire disturbance. Global Change Biology. 11:1325-1332.
Soil Attributes in a Sierra Nevada Riparian Meadow As Influenced by Grazing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Svejcar, A.J., Riegel, G. 2006. Effect of grazing exclusion on soil attributes in a sierra nevada riparian meadow. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 59:321-329.
Effect of Soil Flooding on Photosynthesis, Carbohydrate Partitioning and Nutrient Uptake in the Invasive Exotic Lepidium Latifolium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, H., Qualls, R.G., Blank, R.R. 2005. Effect of soil flooding on photosynthesis, carbohydrate partitioning and nutrient uptake in the invasive exotic lepidium latifolium. Aquatic Botany. 82:250-268.
Tall Whitetop (Lepidium Latifolium) - (Research Notes)
Young, J.A., Blank, R.R., Clements, C.D. 2005. Tall whitetop (lepidium latifolium). Bureau Land Management Resource Note No. 76.
Influence of Perennial Pepperweed (Lepidium Latifolium) Biology and Plant-Soil Relationships on Management and Restoration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Renz, M.J., Blank, R.R. 2004. Influence of perennial pepperweed (lepidium latifolium) biology and plant-soil relationships on management and restoration. Weed Technology. 18:1359-1364.
Nutrient Availability in a Montane Meadow Riparian Ecosystem: Influence of Livestock Grazing, Floodplain Position, and Season - (Proceedings)
Blank, R.R. 2004. Nutrient availability in a montane riparian ecosystem: influence of livestock grazing, floodplain position, and season [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Riparian Ecosystems and Buffers: Multi-scale Structure, Function, and Management, American Water Resources Association Summer Specially Conference. Olympic Valley, California. 2004 CDROM.
Influence of Three Weed Species on Soil Nutrient Availability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Young, J.A. 2004. Influence of three weed species on soil nutrient availability. Soil Science. 169(5): 385-397.
Plant-Soil Relationships of Lepidium Latifolium to Co2 Enrichment. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blank, R.R., Derner, J.D. 2004. Effects of CO2 enrichment on plant-soil relationships of lepidium latifolium. Plant and Soil. 262:159-167.
Effects of Herbaceous Species Removal, Fire, and Cheatgrass (Bromus Tectorum) on Soil Nutrient Availability in the Sagebrush Steppe - (Abstract Only)
Blank, R.R., Chambers, J. Meyer, S., Roundy, B.A., Whittaker, A., Korfmacher, J., Kitchen, S. 2004. Effects of herbaceous species removal, fire, and cheatgrass (bromus tectorum) on nutrient availability in the sagebrush steppe [abstract]. Society for Range Management 57th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. 57:37.
Enzyme Activity in Temperate Desert Soils: Influence of Microsite, Depth, and Grazing - (Proceedings)
Blank, R.R. 2004. Enzyme activity in temperate desert soils: influence of microsite, depth, and grazing. In: Seed and Soil Dynamics in Shrubland Ecosystems. Wildland Shrub Symposium Proceedings. p. 51-53.
Revegetation of Saline Playa Margins - (Proceedings)
Blank, R.R., Young, J.A. 2004. Revegetation of saline playa margins. In: Seed and Soil Dynamics in Shrubland Ecosystems. Wildland Shrub Symposium Proceedings. p. 37-39.
Germination of Seeds of Fremont Cottonwood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Young, J.A., Clements, D.D., Blank, R.R. 2003. Germination of seeds of Fremont cottonwood. Journal of Range Management. 56(6): 660-664.
Prescribed Burning of Central Nevada Degraded Riparian Ecosystems: Effects on Soil and Vegetation - (Review Article)
Blank, R.R., Chambers, J., Zamudio, D. 2003. Prescribed burning of central Nevada degraded riparian ecosystems: effects on soil and vegetation. Journal of Range Management. 56(4): 388-396.
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