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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

DANA M.. BLUMENTHAL

RESEARCH ECOLOGIST


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Borer, E.T., Seabloom, E.W., Gruner, D.S., Harpole, W.S., Hillebrand, H., Lind, E.M., Adler, P.B., Alberti, J., Anderson, M.T., Bakker, J.D., Biederman, L., Blumenthal, D.M., Brown, C.S., Brudvig, L.A., Buckley, Y.M., Cadotte, M., Chu, C., Cleland, E., Crawley, M.J., Daleo, P., Damschen, E.I., Davies, K.F., Decrappeo, N.M., Du, G., Firn, J., Hautier, Y., Heckman, R.W., Hector, A., Hillerislambers, J., Iribarne, O., Klein, J.A., Knops, J.M., La Pierre, K.J., Leakey, A.D., Li, W., Macdougall, A.S., Mcculley, R.L., Melbourne, B.A., Mitchell, C.E., Moore, J.L., Mortenson, B., O'Halloran, L.R., Orrock, J.L., Pascual, J., Prober, S.M., Pyke, D.A., Risch, A.C., Schuetz, M., Smith, M.D., Stevens, C.J., Sullivan, L.L., Williams, R.J., Wragg, P.D., Wright, J.P., Yang, L.H. 2014. Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature. 508:517-520.
Disentangling root responses to climate change in a semiarid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Feb-14)
Prescribed fire, soil nitrogen dynamics, and plant responses in a semiarid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Augustine, D.J., Brewer, P., Blumenthal, D.M., Derner, J.D., Von Fischer, J. 2014. Prescribed fire, soil nitrogen dynamics, and plant responses in a semiarid grassland. Journal of Arid Environments. 104:59-66.
Life history constraints in grassland plant species: A growth-defense trade-off is the norm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lind, E., Borer, E., Seabloom, E., Adler, P., Bakker, J., Blumenthal, D.M., Crawley, M., Davies, K., Firn, J., Gruner, D. 2013. Life history constraints in grassland plant species: A growth-defense trade-off is the norm. Ecology Letters. 16:513-521.
Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: Is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seabloom, E., Borer, E.T., Buckley, Y., Cleland, E., Davies, K., Firn, J., Harpole, S., Hautier, Y., Lind, E., Macdougall, A., Orrock, J.L., Prober, S.M., Adler, P., Alberti, J., Anderson, T.M., Bakker, J.D., Biederman, L.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Brown, C.S., Brudvig, L.A., Caldeira, M., Chu, C., Crawley, M.J., Daleo, P., Damschen, E.I., D'Antonio, C.M., Decrappeo, N.M., Dickman, C.R., Du, G., Fay, P.A., Frater, P., Gruner, D.S., Hagenah, N., Hector, A., Helm, A., Hillebrand, H., Hofmockel, K.S., Humphries, H.C., Iribarne, O., Jin, V.L., Kay, A., Kirkman, K.P., Klein, J.A., Knops, J.M., La Pierre, K.J., Ladwig, L.M., Lambrinos, J.G., Leakey, A.D., Li, Q., Li, W., McCulley, R., Melbourne, B., Mitchell, C.E., Moore, J.L., Morgan, J., Mortensen, B., O'Halloran, L.R., Partel, M., Pascual, J., Pyke, D.A., Risch, A.C., Salguero-Gomez, R., Sankaran, M., Schuetz, M., Simonsen, A., Smith, M., Stevens, C., Sullivan, L., Wardle, G.M., Wolkovich, E.M., Wragg, P.D., Wright, J., Yang, L. 2013. Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: Is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Global Change Biology. 19:3677-3687.
Interactive effects of simulated nitrogen deposition and altered precipitation patterns on plant allelochemical concentrations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jamieson, M.A., Quintero, C., Blumenthal, D.M. 2013. Interactive effects of simulated nitrogen deposition and altered precipitation patterns on plant allelochemical concentrations. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39:1204-1208.
Invasive forb benefits from water savings by native plants and carbon fertilization under elevated CO2 and warming Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., Resco, V., Morgan, J.A., Williams, D.G., Lecain, D.R., Hardy, E.M., Pendall, E., Bladyka, E. 2013. Invasive forb benefits from water savings by native plants and carbon fertilization under elevated CO2 and warming. New Phytologist. 200(4):1156-1165.
Integrated assessment of biological invasions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ibanez, I., Diez, J., Miller, L.P., Olden, J.D., Sorte, C.J., Blumenthal, D.M., Bradley, B.A., D'Antonio, C.M., Dukes, J.S., Early, R.I. 2014. Integrated assessment of biological invasions. Ecological Applications. 24:25-37.
Do invasive species perform better in their new ranges? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, J.D., Torchin, M.E., Hufbauer, R., Lemoine, N., Alba, C., Blumenthal, D.M., Bossdorf, O., Byers, J., Dunn, A., Heckman, R. 2013. Do invasive species perform better in their new ranges? Ecology. 94(5):985-994.
Evolution of fast-growing and more resistant phenotypes in introduced common mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kumschick, S., Hufbauer, R., Alba, C., Blumenthal, D.M. 2013. Evolution of fast-growing and more resistant phenotypes in introduced common mullein (Verbascum thapsus). Journal of Ecology. 101:378-387.
Climate Change and Agriculture: Effects and Adaptation - (Government Publication)
Walthall, C.L., Hatfield, J.L., Marshall, E., Lengnick, L., Backlund, P., Adkins, S.T., Ainsworth, E.A., Booker, F.L., Blumenthal, D.M., Bunce, J.A., Burkey, K.O., Dabney, S.M., Goodrich, D.C., Lewers, K.S., Nearing, M.A., Ort, D.R., Pettigrew, W.T., Polley, H.W., Rosskopf, E.N., Srygley, R.B., Ziska, L.H., Delgado, J.A., Funk, A.J., Glenn, D.M., Morgan, J.A., White, J.W., Timlin, D.J., Mcclung, A.M. 2013. Climate Change and Agriculture: Effects and Adaption. Washington, DC: USDA Technical Bulletin 1935. 186 p.
Elevated CO2 does not offset greater water stress predicted under climate change for native and exotic riparian plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perry, L.G., Shafroth, P.P., Blumenthal, D.M., Morgan, J.A., Lecain, D.R. 2013. Elevated CO2 does not offset greater water stress predicted under climate change for native and exotic riparian plants. New Phytologist. 197:532-543.
Poised to prosper? A cross-system comparison of climate change effects on native and non-native species performance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sorte, C.J., Ibanez, I., Blumenthal, D.M., Molinari, N., Miller, L.P., Grosholz, E.D., Diez, J.M., D'Antonio, C.M., Olden, J.D., Jones, S.J. 2012. Poised to prosper? A cross-system comparison of climate change effects on native and non-native species performance. Ecology Letters. 16:261-271.
Climate change alters stoichiometry of phosphorus and nitrogen in semiarid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dijkstra, F.A., Pendall, E., Morgan, J.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Carrillo, Y., Lecain, D.R., Follett, R.F., Williams, D.G. 2012. Climate change alters stoichiometry of phosphorus and nitrogen in semiarid grassland. New Phytologist. 196:807-815.
Indirect effects of parasites in invasions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dunn, A.M., Torchin, M.E., Hatcher, M.J., Kotanen, P.M., Blumenthal, D.M., Byers, J.E., Coon, C., Frankel, V.M., Holt, R.D., Hufbauer, R.A. 2012. Indirect effects of parasites on invasions. Functional Ecology. 26:1262-1274.
Controls over soil N pools in a semiarid grassland under elevated CO2 and warming - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carrillo, Y., Dijkstra, F., Pendall, E., Morgan, J.A., Blumenthal, D.M. 2012. Controls over soil N pools in a semiarid grassland under elevated CO2 and warming. Ecosystems. 15:761-774.
Will extreme climatic events facilitate biological invasions? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diez, J.D., D'Antonio, C.M., Dukes, J.S., Grosholz, T.D., Olden, J.D., Sorte, C., Blumenthal, D.M., Bradley, B.A., Early, R., Jones, S. 2012. Will extreme climatic events facilitate biological invasions? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10:249-257.
Invasive plant management on anticipated conservation benefits: a scientific Assessment - (Government Publication)
Sheley, R.L., James, J.J., Rinella, M.J., Blumenthal, D.M., Ditomaso, J.M. 2011. Invasive plant management on anticipated conservation benefits: a scientific Assessment. United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. p.291-336.
Global change, global trade, and the next wave of plant invasions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bradley, B.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Early, R., Grosholz, T.D., Lawler, J., Miller, L.P., Sorte, C., D'Antonio, C.M., Diez, J.D., Dukes, J.S. 2011. Global change, global trade, and the next wave of plant invasions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10:20-28.
Hybridization and invasion: an experimental test with diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa Lam.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blair, A.C., Blumenthal, D.M., Hufbauer, R. 2011. Hybridization and invasion: an experimental test with diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa Lam.). Evolutionary Applications. 5:17-28.
Linaria dalmatica invades south-facing slopes and less grazed areas in grazing-tolerant mixed-grass prairie - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., Norton, A.P., Cox, S.E., Hardy, E.M., Liston, G.E., Kennaway, L., Booth, D.T., Derner, J.D. 2011. Linaria dalmatica invades south-facing slopes and less grazed areas in grazing-tolerant mixed-grass prairie. Biological Invasions. 14:395-404.
Evolution of growth but not structural or chemical defense in Verbascum thapsus (common mullein) following introduction to North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alba, C., Bowers, D., Blumenthal, D.M., Hufbauer, R. 2011. Evolution of growth but not structural or chemical defense in Verbascum thapsus (common mullein) following introduction to North America. Biological Invasions. 13:2379-2389.
C4 grasses prosper as carbon dioxide eliminates desiccation in warmed semi-arid grasslands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morgan, J.A., Lecain, D.R., Pendall, E., Blumenthal, D.M., Kimball, B.A., Carillo, Y., Williams, D., Heisler White, J.L., Dijkstra, F., West, M.S. 2011. C4 grasses prosper as carbon dioxide eliminates desiccation in warmed semi-arid grasslands. Nature. 476:202-205.
Controls on pathogen species richness in plants introduced and native ranges: roles of residence time, range size and host traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mitchell, C.M., Blumenthal, D.M., Jarosik, V., Puckett, E.E., Pysek, P. 2010. Controls on pathogen species richness in plants introduced and native ranges: roles of residence time, range size and host traits. Ecology Letters. 13:1525-1535.
Invasive species and climate change: an agronomic perspective - (Review Article)
Ziska, L.H., Blumenthal, D.M., Teal, P.E., Runion, G.B., Hunt Jr, E.R., Diaz-Solerto, H. 2010. Invasive species and climate change: an agronomic perspective. Climatic Change. 105:13-42.
Contrasting Effects of Elevated CO2 and Warming on Nitrogen Cycling in a Semiarid Grassland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dijkstra, F.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Morgan, J.A., Pendall, E., Carrillo, Y., Follett, R.F. 2010. Contrasting Effects of Elevated CO2 and Warming on Nitrogen Cycling in a Semiarid Grassland. New Phytologist. 187:426-437.
Elevated CO2 effects on semiarid grassland plant in relation to water availability and competition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dijkstra, F.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Morgan, J.A., Lecain, D.R., Follett, R.F. 2010. Elevated CO2 effects on semiarid grassland plants in relation to water availability and competition. Functional Ecology 24:1152-1161.
Water Limitation and Plant Inter-specific Competition Reduce Rhizosphere-Induced C Decomposition and Plant N Uptake - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dijkstra, F.A., Morgan, J.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Follett, R.F. 2010. Water Limitation and Plant Inter-specific Competition Reduce Rhizosphere-Induced C Decomposition and Plant N Uptake. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 42:1073-1082.
Predicting plant invasion in an era of global change Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bradley, B.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Wilcove, D.S., Ziska, L.H. 2009. Predicting plant invasion in an era of global change. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 25:310-318.
Immobilizing nitrogen to control plant invasion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perry, L.G., Blumenthal, D.M., Monaco, T.A., Paschke, M.W., Redente, E.F. 2010. Immobilizing nitrogen to control plant invasion. Oecologia. 163:13-24.
Restoring Competitors and Natural Enemies for Long-Term Control of Plant Invaders Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., Norton, A.P., Seastedt, T.R. 2010. Restoring Competitors and Natural Enemies for Long-Term Control of Plant Invaders. Rangelands. 32:16-20.
Co2 Enrichment and Warming Interact to Facilitate Invasion of a Semi-Arid Grassland Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Blumenthal, D.M., Resco, V., Morgan, J.A., Williams, D., Hardy, E.M. 2009. CO2 Enrichment and Warming Interact to Facilitate Invasion of a Semi-Arid Grassland. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. COS 53-8.
Synergy Between Pathogen Release and Resource Availability in Plant Invasion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., Mitchell, C.E., Pysek, P., Jarosik, V. 2009. Synergy Between Pathogen Release and Resource Availability in Plant Invasion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(19):7899-7904.
Aboveground productivity of C3 and C4 perennial grasses are differentially affected by elevated CO2 and warming in a Wyoming northern mixed-grass prairie - (Abstract Only)
Morgan, J.A., Lecain, D.R., Booth, D.T., Blumenthal, D.M., Williams, D.G., Pendall, E., Dijkstra, F.A., Smith, D.P., Kimball, B.A., West, M.S. 2009. Aboveground productivity of C3 and C4 perennial grasses are differentially affected by elevated CO2 and warming in a Wyoming northern mixed-grass prairie. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. COS 38-5.
Plant Interactions With Herbivores - (Review Article)
Blumenthal, D.M., Augustine, D.J. 2009. Plant Interactions With Herbivores. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences doi10.1002?9780470015902.a0003203.pub2.
Carbon Addition Interacts with Water Availability to Reduce Invasive Forb Establishment in a Semi-arid Grassland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M. 2009. Carbon Addition Interacts with Water Availability to Reduce Invasive Forb Establishment in a Semi-arid Grassland. Biological Invasions 11:1281-1290.
Increased snow facilitates plant invasion in mixed grass prairie - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., Chimner, R.A., Welker, J.M., Morgan, J.A. 2008. Increased snow facilitates plant invasion in mixed grass prairie. New Phytologist 179:440-448.
An efficient and inexpensive system for greenhouse pot rotation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardy, E.M., Blumenthal, D.M. 2008. An efficient and inexpensive system for greenhouse pot rotation. International Journal of Horticultural Science 43:965-966.
Plant productivity responses to rising atmospheric CO2 and warming in semi-arid grassland in Wyoming, USA - (Abstract Only)
Morgan, J.A., Pendall, E., Williams, D.G., Lecain, D.R., Blumenthal, D.M., Dijkstra, F.A., Miglietta, F., Kimball, B.A. 2008. Plant productivity responses to rising atmospheric CO2 and warming in semi-arid grassland in Wyoming, USA. In: Proceedings of the Grassland International Congress/International Rangeland Congress. p. 895.
Invasive plants: A rapidly growing problem Reprint Icon - (Popular Publication)
Blumenthal, D.M. 2007. Invasive plants: A rapidly growing problem. Canfei Nehsarim Newsletter. September 2007. Popular Publication.
Increased plant size in exotic populations: A common graden test with 14 invasive species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., Hufbauer, R. 2007. Increased plant size in exotic populations: A common graden test with 14 invasive species. Ecology 88:2758-2765.
Large-scale aerial images capture details of invasive plant populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., Booth, D.T., Cox, S.E., Ferrier, C.E. 2007. Large-scale aerial images capture details of invasive plant populations. Rangeland Ecology and Management 60:532-528.
Ecophysiology of native and invasive taprooted forbs in northern mixed-grass prairie - (Abstract Only)
Schomp, J., Koenig, P., Pendall, E., Lecain, D.R., Blumenthal, D.M., Morgan, J.A., Williams, D. 2007. Ecophysiology of native and invasive taprooted forbs in northern mixed-grass prairie. In: Ecology-based restoration in a changing world. Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Abstract. PS130-33.
Empirical selection of cultivated oat in response to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ziska, L.H., Blumenthal, D.M. 2007. Empirical selection of cultivated oat in response to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide. Crop Science. 47(4)1547-1552.
Prairie Heating And CO2 Enrichment (PHACE) project: Semi-arid grassland responses to elevated CO2 and warming. Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Morgan, J.A., Migletta, F., Kimball, B.A., Parton, W., Lecain, D.R., Pendall, E., Williams, D., Blumenthal, D.M., Smith, D.P., Hardy, E.M., et al. 2007. Prairie Heating And CO2 Enrichment (PHACE) project: Semi-arid grassland responses to elevated CO2 and warming. Shortgrass Steppe Symposium, January 2007, Ft. Collins, CO.
Shared traits but different environments: Does enemy release amplify effects of resource availability on invasion? - (Abstract Only)
Blumenthal, D.M. 2007. Shared traits but different environments: Does enemy release amplify effects of resource availability on invasion?. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. p. 27.
Testing the resource - enemy release hypothesis: Pathogen release and N availability in plant invasion - (Abstract Only)
Blumenthal, D.M., Mitchell, C. 2007. Testing the resource - enemy release hypothesis: Pathogen release and N availability in plant invasion. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. Symp 15-9.
Interactions Between Resources and Enemy Release in Plant Invasion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M. 2006. Interactions between resources and enemy release in plant invasion. Ecology Letters. 9:887-895.
The High Plains Global Change Experiment: Semi-Arid Grassland Responses to Combined Elevated Co2 and Warming - (Abstract Only)
Morgan, J.A., Miglietta, F., Kimball, B.A., Parton, W.J., Lecain, D.R., Zaldei, A., Reeder, S.J., Pendall, E., Williams, D.G., Blumenthal, D.M. 2006. The high plains global change experiment: semi-arid grassland responses to combined elevated co2 and warming. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. p. 60, Poster #159.
Food and Diversity: Balancing the Intensive and Extensive Agriculture - (Abstract Only)
Blumenthal, D.M., Mitchell, C.E. 2006. Food and diversity: balancing the intensive and extensive agriculture. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. p. 24.
Long Term Effects of Tebuthiuron on Bromus Tectorum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., Norton, U., Derner, J.D., Reeder, S.J. 2006. Long term effects of tebuthiuron on bromus tectorum. Western North American Naturalist. 66:420-425.
Interrelated Causes of Plant Invasion: Resources Increase Enemy Release - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M. 2005. Interrelated causes of plant invasion: resources increase enemy release. Science. 310:243-244.
Biodiversity, food provision and human health - (Book / Chapter)
Wilby, A., Mitchell, C., Blumenthal, D.M., Daszak, P., Friedman, C., Jutro, P., Maxumder, A., Prieur-Richard, A., Desprez-Loustau, M., Sharma, M. 2009. Biodiversity, food provision and human health. Island Press, Washington, D.C. Book Chapter.
Effects of prairie restoration on weed invasion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., Jordan, N.R., Svenson, E.L. 2005. Effects of prairie restoration on weed invasion. Agriculture Ecosystems and the Environment 107:221-230.
Manipulation of Precipitation and N Alters Weed Invasion of Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie - (Proceedings)
Blumenthal, D.M., Chimner, R., Welker, J., Morgan, J.A., Lecain, D.R. 2005. Manipulation of precipitation and N alters weed invasion of northern mixed-grass prairie. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Proceedings. August, Montreal, Canada. CDROM Abstract.
Treating the Causes of Invasion for Long-Term Weed Control - (Abstract Only)
Blumenthal, D.M. 2005. Treating the causes of invasion for long-term weed control. In: Proceedings: Great Plains Grasslands Conference. Ft. Collins, CO. Abstract.
Soil Carbon Addition Controls Weeds During Restoration. Can It Work in Established Prairie? - (Proceedings)
BLUMENTHAL, D.M., JORDAN, N., RUSSELLE, M.P. SOIL CARBON ADDITION CONTROLS WEEDS DURING RESTORATION. CAN IT WORK IN ESTABLISHED PRAIRIE?. SOCIETY FOR RANGE MANAGEMENT MEETING PROCEEDINGS. 2004.
Testing for Evolution of Increased Competitive Ability Across Species and Functional Groups - (Proceedings)
Blumenthal, D.M., Hufbauer, R. 2004. Testing for evolution of increased competitive ability across species and functional groups. p. 50. Ecological Society of America Proceedings.
Co2 Enrichment in Great Plains Grasslands: Past Findings and Future Research Direction - (Proceedings)
Morgan, J.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Reeder, S.J., Lecain, D.R., Miglietta, F., Mosier, A.R., Parton, W., Schuman, G.E. 2004. CO2 enrichment in great plains grasslands: past findings and future research direction. FACE workshop, Ascona, Switzerland. March 2004. No proceedings were published.
Tallgrass Prairie Restoration Controls Weeds - (Proceedings)
BLUMENTHAL, D.M., JORDAN, N.R., SVENSON, E.L. TALLGRASS PRAIRIE RESTORATION CONTROLS WEEDS. ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA PROCEEDINGS. 2003.
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