Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Erin Espeland

RESEARCH ECOLOGIST


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Grasses for biofuels: A low water-use alternative for cold desert agriculture? - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Mar-14)
Choosing a reclamation seed mix to maintain rangelands during energy development in the Bakken Rangelands - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Nov-13)
Arid oil-field restoration: native perennial grasses suppress weeds and erosion, but also suppress native shrubs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porensky, L.M., Leger, E.A., Davison, J., Miller, W.W., Goergen, E.M., Espeland, E.K., Moore, E.C. 2014. Arid oil-field restoration: native perennial grasses suppress weeds and erosion, but also suppress native shrubs. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 184:135-144.
Maternal effects on growth and competitive ability in a commonly used restoration species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Hammond, D.H. 2013. Maternal effects on growth and competitive ability in a commonly used restoration species. Ecological Applications. 14(3): 231-242.
A colonizing species has high fitness on soils with an exotic species legacy when conditioning effects are mitigated Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K. 2013. A colonizing species has high fitness on soils with an exotic species legacy when conditioning effects are mitigated. Ecological Restoration. 31(2): 195-200.
Sea change under climate change: case studies in rare plant conservation from the dynamic San Francisco Estuary - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grewell, B.J., Espeland, E.K., Fiedler, P.L. 2013. Sea change under climate change: case studies in rare plant conservation from the dynamic San Francisco Estuary. Botany. 91:309-318.
Predicting the dynamics of local adaptation in invasive species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K. 2013. Predicting the dynamics of local adaptation in invasive species. Journal of Arid Land. 5(3): 268–274.
Effects of agaricus lilaceps fairy rings on soil aggregation and microbial community structure in relation to growth stimulation of western wheatgrass (pascopyrum smithii) in Eastern Montana rangeland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, T., Espeland, E.K., Caesar, A.J., Sainju, U.M., Lartey, R.T., Gaskin, J.F. 2013. Effects of agaricus lilaceps fairy rings on soil aggregation and microbial community structure in relation to growth stimulation of western wheatgrass (pascopyrum smithii) in Eastern Montana rangeland. Microbial Ecology. 66(1): 120-131.
Within- and trans-generational plasticity affects the opportunity for selection in barbed goatgrass (Aegilops Triuncialis) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Rice, K.J. 2012. Within- and trans-generational plasticity affects the opportunity for selection in barbed goatgrass (Aegilops Triuncialis). American Journal of Botany. 99(12): 1–5.
Three California annual forbs show little response to neighbor removal Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K. 2013. Three California annual forbs show little response to neighbor removal. Journal of Arid Environments. 88: 121-124.
Annual cover crops do not inhibit early growth of perennial grasses on a disturbed restoration soil in the Northern Great Plains, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Perkins, L.B. 2013. Annual cover crops do not inhibit early growth of perennial grasses on a disturbed restoration soil in the Northern Great Plains, USA. Restoration Ecology. 31(1): 69-78.
Multi-trophic effects of Russian olive removal and restoration: getting information from weed eradication - (Abstract Only)
Espeland, E.K., Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M. 2012. Multi-trophic effects of Russian olive removal and restoration: getting information from weed eradication. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 0263.
Postfire seeding and plant community recovery in the Great Basin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kulpa, S., Leger, E., Espeland, E.K., Goergen, E. 2012. Postfire seeding and plant community recovery in the Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65(2): 171–181.
Survivorship and plant-plant interactions: Maintaining the evolutionary potential of restored populations - (Proceedings)
Espeland, E.K., Rice, K.J. 2011. Survivorship and plant-plant interactions: maintaining the evolutionary potential of restored populations. In: Willoughby, J.W., Orr, B.K., Schierenbeck, K.A., and Jensen, N.J. [eds.], Proceedings of the CNPS Conservation Conference: Strategies and Solutions. California Native Plant Society, January 17-19, 2009, Sacramento, CA. pp. 42-48.
Long-term population dynamics of seeded plants in invaded grasslands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinella, M.J., Mangold, J.M., Espeland, E.K., Sheley, R.L., Jacobs, J. 2012. Long-term population dynamics of seeded plants in invaded grasslands. Ecological Applications 22(4):1320-1329.
Russian olive – a suitable target for classical biological control in North America? - (Abstract Only)
Delaney, K.J., Espeland, E.K., Norton, A., Sing, S., Keever, K., Baker, J., Cristofaro, M., Jashenko, R., Gaskin, J.F., Schaffner, U. 2011. Russian olive – a suitable target for classical biological control in North America? In: Y. Wu., T. Johnson, S. Sing, S. Raghu, G. Wheeler, P. Pratt, K. Warner, T. Center, J. Goolsby, R. Reardon, editors. Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 11–16, 2011, Waikaloa, Hawaii. USA. USDA-FS-FHTET, USA, p. 352.
Native perennial grasses show evolutionary response to Bromus tectorum (Cheatgrass) invasion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goergen, E., Leger, E., Espeland, E.K. 2011. Native perennial grasses show evolutionary response to Bromus tectorum (Cheatgrass) invasion. PLoS One. 6(3): e18145 (1-8). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018145.
The value of structuring rarity: the seven types and links to reproductive ecology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Emam, T. 2011. The value of structuring rarity: the seven types and links to reproductive ecology. Biodiversity and Conservation Journal. 20(5): 963-985.
Patterns of introduction and adaptation during the invasion of Aegilops truncialis (Poaceae) into Californian serpentine soils Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meimberg, H., Milan, N.F., Karatassiou, M., Espeland, E.K., Mckay, J.K., Rice, K.J. 2010. Patterns of introduction and adaptation during the invasion of Aegilops truncialis (Poaceae) into Californian serpentine soils. Molecular Ecology. 19(23): 5308-5319. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04875.x
Small Variance in Growth Rate in Annual Plants has Large Effects on Genetic Drift Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., O'Farrell, M.R. 2010. Small Variance in Growth Rate in Annual Plants has Large Effects on Genetic Drift. American Journal of Botany. 97(8): 1407–1411.
Ecological effects on effective population size in an annual plant. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Rice, K.J. 2010. Ecological effects on effective population size in an annual plant. Biological Conservation. 143(4): 946-951.
Comparison of seed bank estimation techniques using six weed species in two soil types Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Perkins, L.B., Leger, E.A. 2010. Comparison of seed bank estimation techniques using six weed species in two soil types. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 63(2): 243-247.
The role of adaptive trans-generational plasticity in biological invasions of plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dyer, A.R., Brown, C., Espeland, E.K., Mckay, J.M., Meimberg, H., Rice, K.J. 2010. The role of adaptive trans-generational plasticity in biological invasions of plants. Evolutionary Applications. 3(2):179-192.
The shifting balance of facilitation and competition affects the outcome of intra- and interspecific interactions over the life history of California grassland annuals Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leger, E.A., Espeland, E.K. 2010. The shifting balance of facilitation and competition affects the outcome of intra- and interspecific interactions over the life history of California grassland annuals. Plant Ecology. 208(2):333–345.
Coevolution between Native and Invasive Plant Competitors: Implications for Invasive Species Management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leger, E.A., Espeland, E.K. 2010. Coevolution between Native and Invasive Plant Competitors: Implications for Invasive Species Management. Evolutionary Applications. 3(2): 169–178.
Underutilized Resources for Studying the Evolution of Invasive Species During Their Introduction, Establishment, and Lag Phases Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marsico, T.D., Burt, J.W., Espeland, E.K., Gilchrist, G., Jamieson, M.A., Lindstrom, L., Roderick, G., Swope, S., Szucs, M., Tsutsui, N. 2010. Underutilized Resources for Studying the Evolution of Invasive Species During Their Introduction, Establishment, and Lag Phases. Evolutionary Applications. 3(2):203-219.
Genetic variation and local adaptation at a cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion edge in western Nevada. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leger, E.A., Espeland, E.K., Merrill, K.R., Meyer, S.E. 2009. Genetic variation and local adaptation at a cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion edge in western Nevada. Molecular Ecology. 18(21): 4366-4379.
Last Modified: 5/13/2013