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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands

Location: Rangeland Resources Research

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

Historical wildfires do not promote cheatgrass invasion in a western Great Plains steppe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(06-Jul-16)
Economic impacts of increasing seasonal precipitation variation on cow-calf enterprises - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(27-Jun-16)
Adaptive management for drought on rangelands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(30-May-16)
Impacts of warming and elevated CO2 on a semi-arid grassland are non-additive, shift with precipitation, and reverse over time - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mueller, K.E., Blumenthal, D.M., Pendall, E., Carrillo, Y., Dijkstra, F., Williams, D., Follett, R., Morgan, J. 2016. Impacts of warming and elevated CO2 on a semi-arid grassland are non-additive, shift with precipitation, and reverse over time. Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.12634.
Burning reveals cryptic diversity and promotes coexistence of native species in a restored California prairie - (Abstract Only)
(14-Apr-16)
Usable science: soil health - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Derner, J.D., Stanley, C., Ellis, C. 2016. Usable science: soil health. Rangelands. 38:64-67.
Are cattle surrogate wildlife? Savanna plant community composition explained by total herbivory, not herbivore identity - (Abstract Only)
(28-Jan-16)
Cheatgrass is favored by warming but not CO2 enrichment in a semi-arid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., Kray, J.A., Ortmans, W., Ziska, L.H., Pendall, E.P. 2016. Cheatgrass is favored by warming but not CO2 enrichment in a semi-arid grassland. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.111/gcb.13278.
Development of edge effects around experimental ecosystem hotspots is affected by edge density and matrix type - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(25-Jan-16)
Thresholds and gradients in a semi-arid grassland: long-term grazing treatments induce slow, continuous, and reversible vegetation change - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(11-Dec-15)
Grazing intensity differentially regulates ANPP response to precipitation in North American semiarid grasslands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Irisarri, J.N., Derner, J.D., Porensky, L.M., Augustine, D.J., Reeves, J.L., Mueller, K.E. 2016. Grazing intensity differentially regulates ANPP response to precipitation in North American semiarid grasslands. Ecological Applications. 26(5):1370-1380.
Interactive effects between nitrogen fertilization and elevated CO2 on growth and gas exchange of papaya seedling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cruz, J.L., Alves, A.A., Ellis, D.D., Morgan, J. 2016. Interactive effects between nitrogen fertilization and elevated CO2 on growth and gas exchange of papaya seedling. Scientia Horticulturae. 202:32-40.
Innovative techniques for weakening cheatgrass-wildfire feedbacks in the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin - (Abstract Only)
(02-Sep-15)
Quantifying characteristic growth dynamics in a semiarid grassland ecosystem by predicting short-term NDVI phenology from daily rainfall: a simple 4 parameter coupled-reservoir model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hermance, J., Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D. 2015. Quantifying characteristic growth dynamics in a semiarid grassland ecosystem by predicting short-term NDVI phenology from daily rainfall: a simple 4 parameter coupled-reservoir model. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 36(22):5637-5663.
Temperament does not affect steer weight gains on extensively managed semiarid rangeland     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reeves, J.L., Derner, J.D. 2015. Temperament does not affect steer weight gains on extensively managed semiarid rangeland. Rangelands. 37(5):186-190.
Sustaining working rangelands: Insights from rancher decision making     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roche, L.M., Schohr, T.K., Derner, J.D., Lubell, M.N., Cutts, B.B., Kachergis, E., Eviner, V.T., Tate, K.W. 2015. Sustaining working rangelands: Insights from rancher decision making. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 68:383-389.
Patch-burn grazing management, vegetation heterogeneity and avian responses in a semi-arid grassland     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D. 2015. Patch-burn grazing management, vegetation heterogeneity and avian responses in a semi-arid grassland. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.909.
Recovery of African wild dogs suppresses prey but does not trigger a trophic cascade     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ford, A.T., Goheen, J.R., Augustine, D.J., Kinnaird, M.F., O'Brien, T.G., Palmer, T.M., Pringle, R.M., Woodroffe, R. 2015. Recovery of African wild dogs suppresses prey but does not trigger a trophic cascade. Ecology. 96(10):2705-2714.
Seasonal weather-related decision making for cattle production in the Northern Great Plains     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reeves, J.L., Derner, J.D., Sanderson, M.A., Kronberg, S.L., Hendrickson, J.R., Vermeire, L.T., Petersen, M.K., Irisarri, G. 2015. Seasonal weather related decision making for cattle production in the Northern Great Plains. Rangelands. 37(3):119-124.
Livestock grazing in a changing climate: Implications for adaptive management     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Derner, J.D. 2015. Livestock grazing in a changing climate: Implications for adaptive management. In: Waste to Worth: Spreading science and solutions. Seattle, WA. March 31-April 3, 2015. VS-5kvnF-IU.
Estimating overnight weight loss of corralled yearling steers in semiarid rangeland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Derner, J.D., Reeves, J.L., Mortenson, M.C., West, M.S. 2016. Estimating overnight weight loss of corralled yearling steers in semiarid rangeland. Rangelands. 38(3):101-104.
Antecedent moisture and temperature conditions modulate the response of ecosystem respiration to elevated CO2 and warming - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ryan, E.M., Ogle, K., Zelikova, T.J., Lecain, D.R., Williams, D.G., Morgan, J.A., Pendall, E. 2015. Antecedent moisture and temperature conditions modulate the response of ecosystem respiration to elevated CO2 and warming. Global Change Biology. 21:2533-2602.
Generation of ecosystem hotspots using short-term cattle corrals in an African savanna     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porensky, L.M., Veblen, K.E. 2015. Generation of ecosystem hotspots using short-term cattle corrals in an African savanna. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 68:131-141.
A review of ecological consequences of shifting the timing of burning tallgrass prairie - (Popular Publication)
Dufek, N.A. 2015. A review of ecological consequences of shifting the timing of burning tallgrass prairie. Great Plains Fire Science Exchange. 2014-26.
Burning reveals cryptic plant diversity and promotes coexistence in a California prairie restoration experiment     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Young, D.J., Porensky, L.M., Wolf, K.M., Fick, S.E., Young, T.P. 2015. Burning reveals cryptic plant diversity and promotes coexistence in a California prairie restoration experiment. Ecosphere. 6(5):81. http//dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00303.1.
Undergraduate range management exam: 1999-2014 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Derner, J.D., Crowder, J., Smith, M., Plechaty, T. 2015. Undergraduate range management exam: 1999-2014. Rangelands. 37(1):26-38.
Patch burn grazing management in a semiarid grassland: Consequences for pronghorn, plains pricklypear and wind erosion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D. 2015. Patch burn grazing management in a semiarid grassland: Consequences for pronghorn, plains pricklypear and wind erosion. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 68:40-47.
Chemical and mechanical defenses vary among maternal lines and leaf ages in Verbascum thapsus L. (Scrophulariaceae) and reduce palatability to a generalist insect - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alba, C., Bowers, D., Blumenthal, D.M., Hufbauer, R. 2014. Chemical and mechanical defenses vary among maternal lines and leaf ages in Verbascum thapsus L. (Scrophulariaceae) and reduce palatability to a generalist insect. PLoS One. 9:3104889.
Fenceline contrasts: Grazing increases wetland surface     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Booth, D.T., Cox, S.E., Likens, J.C. 2014. Fenceline contrasts: Grazing increases wetland surface. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 23:183-194.
Testing for thresholds in a semiarid grassland: The influence of prairie dogs and plague     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D., Detling, J. 2014. Testing for thresholds in a semiarid grassland: The influence of prairie dogs and plague. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:701-709.
Characteristics of burns conducted under modified prescriptions to mitigate limited fuels in a semi-arid grassland     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D., Smith, D.P. 2014. Characteristics of burns conducted under modified prescriptions to mitigate limited fuels in a semi-arid grassland. Fire Ecology. 10(2):36-47.
Trace gas fluxes from a northern mixed-grass prairie interseeded with alfalfa     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ingram, L.J., Schuman, G., Parkin, T.B., Mortenson, M.C. 2014. Trace gas fluxes from a northern mixed-grass prairie interseeded with alfalfa. Plant and Soil. 386:285-301.
Mountain plover nest survival in relation to prairie dog and fire dynamics in shortgrass steppe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Augustine, D.J., Skagen, S. 2014. Mountain plover nest survival in relation to prairie dog and fire dynamics in shortgrass steppe. Journal of Wildlife Management. 78(4):595-602.
Resource management in rangeland - (Book / Chapter)
Booth, T., Cox, S.E. 2015. Resource management in rangeland. In: F.J. Pierce (Ed.), GIS applications in agriculture. Vol. 4, Conservation Planning. New York, NY: CRC Press. p. 4276.
Seasonal weather influences on yearling beef steer production in C3-dominated Northern Great Plains rangeland     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reeves, J.L., Derner, J.D., Sanderson, M.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L., Petersen, M.K., Vermeire, L.T. 2013. Seasonal weather influences on yearling beef steer production in C3-dominated Northern Great Plains rangeland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 183:110-117.
Seasonal weather influences on yearling steer beef production in C3-dominated Northern Great Plains rangeland - (Abstract Only)
(19-Aug-13)
Seasonal temperature and precipitation effects on cow-calf production in northern mixed-grass prairie - (Abstract Only)
(19-Aug-13)
Do environmental variables influence overnight weight loss of yearling steers in semiarid rangelands? - (Abstract Only)
(17-Aug-13)
Last Modified: 7/24/2016
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