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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Robert Blank (Bob)
Great Basin Rangelands Research
Soil Science

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

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Experimental investigation of the effect of vegetation on soil, sediment erosion, and salt transport processes in the Upper Colorado River Basin Mancos Shale formation, Price, Utah, USA. -
Cadaret, E.M., Nouwakpo, S.K., Mcgwire, K.C., Saito, L., Weltz, M.A., Blank, R.R. 2016. Experimental investigation of the effect of vegetation on soil, sediment erosion, and salt transport processes in the Upper Colorado River Basin Mancos Shale formation, Price, Utah, USA. Catena. 147:650-662.
Phenology of cheatgrass and associated exotic weeds -
Clements, D.D., Harmon, D.N., Young, J.A., Blank, R.R. 2016. Phenology of cheatgrass and associated exotic weeds. The Progressive Rancher. 16(5):8-9.
A western photographic collection: birds of prey -
Blank, R.R., Allen, F.L. 2016. A western photographic collection: birds of prey. The Progressive Rancher. p. 8-10.
Rehabilitation and Cheatgrass Suppression Following Great Basin Wildfires -
Cultivation legacies in soils after rehabilitation seeding in the Great Basin, USA -
Morris, L.R., Monaco, T.A., Blank, R.R., Sheley, R.L. 2016. Cultivation legacies in soils after rehabilitation seeding in the Great Basin, USA. Arid Land Research and Management. 30:362-374.
Interactions with soils conditioned by different vegetation: a potential explanation of bromus tectorum L. invasion into salt-deserts? -
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2016. Interactions with soils conditioned by different vegetation: a potential explanation of bromus tectorum L. invasion into salt-deserts? Journal of Arid Environments. 124:233-238.
Biogeographical plant-soil relations of invasive medusahead (Elymus caput-medusae) -
O'Neil, M., Morgan, T.A., Blank, R.R., Allen, E.B., Allen, M.F. 2015. Biogeographical plant-soil relations of invasive medusahead (Elymus caput-medusae)[abstract]. Soil Ecology Meeting Abstracts. p. 86.
The role of resource limitation in restoration of sagebrush ecosystems dominated by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) -
Jones, R.O., Chambers, J.C., Board, D.I., Johnson, D.W., Blank, R.R. 2015. The role of resource limitation in restoration of sagebrush ecosystems dominated by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum). Ecosphere. 6(7):107.
Sagebrush wildfire effects on soil chemistry: A temporal and spatial study -
Blank, R.R., Clements, D.D., Morgan, T.A., Harmon, D.N. 2015. Sagebrush wildfire effects on soil chemistry: A temporal and spatial study [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. p. 10.
Do cheatgrass, snake river wheatgrass, and crested wheatgrass sense different availabilities of N and P in soils conditioned by a cheatgrass invasion? -
Assessment of horse creek conservation seeding -
Clements, D.D., Harmon, D.N., Weltz, M.A., Blank, R.R., Henderson, D.E. 2015. Assessment of horse creek conservation seeding. The Progressive Rancher. 15(2):35-37.
Suppression of annual Bromus tectorum by perennial Agropyon cristatum: roles of soil N availability and biological soil space -
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A., Allen, F.L. 2015. Suppression of annual Bromus tectorum by perennial Agropyon cristatum: roles of soil N availability and biological soil space. AoB Plants. 7:plv006. doi: 10.1093/abpia/plv006.
Effects of Phos-Chek® on soil nutrient availability -
Morgan, T.A., Blank, R.R. 2015. Effects of Phos-Chek® on soil nutrient availability. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. p.10.
Does a trend in declining stem density of Lepidium latifolium indicate a phosphorus limitation? A case study -
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2014. Does a trend in declining stem density of Lepidium latifolium indicate a phosphorus limitation? A case study. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7:526-531.
Effect of repeated burning on plant and soil carbon and nitrogen in cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) dominated ecosystems -
Jones, R., Chambers, J.C., Johnson, D.W., Blank, R.R., Board, D.I. 2014. Effect of repeated burning on plant and soil carbon and nitrogen in cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) dominated ecosystems. Plant and Soil. 386:47-64.
The history of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Nevada -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2013. Influence of Bromus tectorum invasion on soil properties in northern Nevada. 68th International Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference Abstract Book. p. 121.
Biogeochemistry of hydrothermally and adjacent non-altered soils -
Blank, R.R., Johnson, D.W., Morgan, T.A., Belmont, K., Lencioni, S., Pearson, C. 2013. Biogeochemistry of hydrothermally and adjacent non-altered soils. 68th International Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference Abstract Book. p. 94.
Biogeochemistry of a soil catena in the eastern Sierra Nevada Range, NV -
Blank, R.R., Johnson, D.W., Morgan, T.A., Freeze, P., Jones, R., Lawrence, R., Lue, A., Roaldson, L., Steinman, J., Woodward, C. 2013. Biogeochemistry of a soil catena in the eastern Sierra Nevada Range, NV. In: 68th International Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference Abstract Book. p. 92.
Chemistry of through-fall and stem-flow leachate following rainfall simulation over pinyon and juniper -
Blank, R.R., Lossing, S.S., Weltz, M.A., Stringham, T., Uselman, S.M. 2013. Chemistry of through-fall and stem-flow leachate following rainfall simulation over pinyon and juniper. 68th International Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference Abstract Book. p. 123.
Effects of thinning, residue mastication, and prescribed fire on soil and nutrient budgets in a Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest -
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(1):170-179.
Effects of thinning, residue mastication, and prescribed fire on soil and nutrient budgets in a Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest -
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 -
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 -
Cheatgrass invasion and wildlife habitat -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
Effects of repeated burning of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) dominated ecosystems on litter, soil and plant nitrogen: Implications for restoration -
Jones, R.O., Johnson, D.W., Chambers, J.C., Board, D.I., Blank, R.R. 2012. Effects of repeated burning of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) dominated ecosystems on litter, soil and plant nitrogen: Implications for restoration. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. PS 47-66, p. 129.
Effects of repeated burning of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) dominated ecosystems on plant density, biomass and seed production: Implications for restoration -
Board, D.I., Chambers, J.C., Jones, R.O., Johnson, D.W., Blank, R.R. 2012. Effects of repeated burning of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) dominated ecosystems on plant density, biomass and seed production: Implications for restoration. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. PS47-65, p. 128.
Lepidium latifolium: monitoring stem density during 18 years of invasion -
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 -
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 -
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? -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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. -
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 -
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 -
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.) -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
Effect of temperature on potassium and sodium exchange in a Sierra-Nevada riparian soil -
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.
Evidence that invasion by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) increases soil nitrogen availability -
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 -
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.
Effects of biocontrol on short-term nutrient dynamics in a tamarix-invaded riparian ecosystem -
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. -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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. -
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 -
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. -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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. -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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. -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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. -
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 -
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.
PRESCRIBED FIRE EFFECTS ON FOREST FLOOR AND SOIL NUTRIENTS IN A SIERRA NEVADA ECOSYSTEM -
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.
THE INVASIVE ANNUAL GRASS TAENIATHERUM CAPUT-MEDUSAE: A RECIPROCAL TRANSPLANT EXPERIMENT -
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.
HYDROLOGIC RESPONSE TO PRESCRIBED FIRE IN A CENTRAL NEVADA PINYON-JUNIPER (PINUS MONOPHYLLA-JUNIPERUS OSTEOSPERMA) WOODLAND -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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? -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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) -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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. -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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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