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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Global Change in Semi-Arid Rangelands: Ecosystem Responses and Management Adaptations

Location: Rangeland Resources Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Modeling weather and stocking rate threshold effects on forage and steer production in northern mixed-grass prairie - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fang, Q.X., Andales, A.A., Derner, J.D., Ahuja, L.R., Ma, L., Bartling, P.N., Reeves, J.L. 2014. Modeling weather and stocking rate threshold effects on forage and steer production in northern mixed-grass prairie. Agricultural Systems. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2014.05.011.
The nature of species interactions shifts profoundly between time periods - (Abstract Only)
(01-May-14)
Grasses for biofuels: A low water-use alternative for cold desert agriculture?     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porensky, L.M., Davison, J., Leger, E.A., Miller, W.W., Goergen, E.M., Espeland, E.K., Carroll-Moore, E. 2014. Grasses for biofuels: A low water-use alternative for cold desert agriculture? Biomass and Bioenergy. 66:133-142.
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)
Plant rhizosphere influence on microbial C metabolism: the role of elevated CO2, N availability and root stoichiometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carrillo, Y., Dijkstra, F.A., Pendall, E., Lecain, D.R., Colin Tucker 2014. Plant rhizosphere influence on microbial C metabolism: the role of elevated CO2, N availability and root stoichiometry. Biogeochemistry. doi 10.1007/510533-014-9954-5.
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.
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.
Effect of elevated CO2 concentration and nitrate: ammonium ratios on gas exchange and growth of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cruz, J., Alves, A., Lecain, D.R., Ellis, D.D., Morgan, J.A. 2014. Effect of elevated CO2 concentration and nitrate: ammonium ratios on gas exchange and growth of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Plant and Soil. 374:33-43.
Warming reduces carbon losses from grassland exposed to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pendall, E., Heisler-White, J., Williams, D., Dijkstra, F., Carrillo, Y., Morgan, J.A., Lecain, D.R. 2013. Warming reduces carbon losses from grassland exposed to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide. PLoS One. 8(8):e71921. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0071921.
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.
Climate change reduces the net sink of CH4 and N2O in a semiarid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dijkstra, F., Morgan, J.A., Follett, R.F., Lecain, D.R. 2013. Climate change reduces the net sink of CH4 and N2O in a semiarid grassland. Global Change Biology. 19:1816-1826.
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.
Simple additive effects are rare: A quantitative review of plant biomass and soil process responses to combined manipulations of CO2 and temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dieleman, W., Vicca, S., Dijkstra, F., Hagedorn, F., Hovenden, M., Larsen, K., Morgan, J.A., Volder, A., Beier, C., Dukes, J. 2012. Simple additive effects are rare: A quantitative review of plant biomass and soil process responses to combined manipulations of CO2 and temperature. Global Change Biology. 18:2681-2693.
Nitrogen cycling and water pulses in semiarid grasslands: Are microbial and plant processes temporarily asynchronous? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dijkstra, F., Augustine, D.J., Brewer, P., Von Fischer, J. 2012. Nitrogen cycling and water pulses in semiarid grasslands: Are microbial and plant processes temporarily asynchronous?. Oecologia. 170:799-808.
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.
Elevated CO2 and warming effects on soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas exchange in agroecosystems: A review - (Book / Chapter)
Dijkstra, F.A., Morgan, J.A. 2011. Elevated CO2 and warming effects on soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas exchange in agroecosystems: A review. In: L.R. Ahuja, L. Ma (eds). Methods of introducing system models into agricultural research. Madison, WI: ASA/CSSA/SSSA. pp. 267-486.
Interactions between elevated atmospheric CO2 and defoliation on North American rangeland plant species at low and high N availability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lecain, D.R., Morgan, J.A., Hutchinson, G.L., Reeder, J.D., Dijkstra, F.A. 2012. Interactions between elevated atmospheric CO2 and defoliation on North American rangeland plant species at low and high N availability. Grass and Forage Science. 67:350-360.
Decreased summer drought affects plant productivity and soil carbon dynamics in Mediterranean woodland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(20-Sep-11)
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.
Elevated CO2, not defoliation, enhances N cycling and increases short-term soil N immobilization regardless of N addition in a semiarid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dijkstra, F., Hutchinson, G.L., Reeder, J.D., Lecain, D.R., Morgan, J.A. 2011. Elevated CO2, not defoliation, enhances N cycling and increases short-term soil N immobilization regardless of N addition in a semiarid grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43:2247-2256.
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.
Elevated CO2, not defoliation, enhances N cycling and increases short-term soil N immobilization regardless of N addition in a semiarid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dijkstra, F.A., Hutchinson, G.L., Reeder, J.D., Lecain, D.R., Morgan, J.A. 2011. Elevated CO2, not defoliation, enhances N cycling and increases short-term soil N immobilization regardless of N addition in a semiarid grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43:2247-2256.
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.
Soil Carbon dynamics and rangeland management - (Book / Chapter)
Derner, J.D., Jin, V.L. 2012. Soil Carbon dynamics and rangeland management. In: Liebig, M.A., Franzluebbers, A.J., and Follett, R.F. (eds.). Managing agricultural greenhouse gases: Coordinated agricultural research through GraceNet to address our changing climate. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Academic Press. Book Chapter. p. 79-92.
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.
Response of soil carbon matter pools to elevated CO2 and warming in a semi-arid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carrillo, Y., Pendall, E., Dijkstra, F., Morgan, J.A., Newcomb, J.M. 2011. Response of soil carbon matter pools to elevated CO2 and warming in a semi-arid grassland. Plant and Soil. 347:339-350.
Seasonal and interannual variability in surface energy partitioning and vegetation cover with grazing at shortgrass steppe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jamiyansharav, K., Ojima, D., Pielke, R.A., Parton, W., Morgan, J.A., Beltran-Przekurat, A., Lecain, D.R., Smith, D.P. 2010. Seasonal and interannual variability in surface energy partitioning and vegetation cover with grazing at shortgrass steppe. Journal of Arid Environments. 75:360-370.
Time scales of biogeochemical and organismal responses to individual precipitation events - (Abstract Only)
(15-Sep-10)
Does Accelerated Soil Organic Matter Decomposition in the Presence of Plants Increase Plant N Availability? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dijkstra, F.A., Bader, N.E., Johnson, D.W., Cheng, W. 2009. Does Accelerated Soil Organic Matter Decomposition in the Presence of Plants Increase plant N Availability?. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41:1080-1087.
Last Modified: 10/20/2014
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