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Justin W Van Zee
Range Management Research
Soil Scientist

Phone: (575) 646-4842
Fax: (575) 646-5889

2995 KNOX ST.
LAS CRUCES, NM 88003

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Parameterization of a drag partition scheme using field measurements of surface shear stress distribution - (Abstract Only)
Building resilience to climate change in agroecosystems by addressing wind erosion - (Abstract Only)
Indicators and benchmarks for wind erosion monitoring, assessment and management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webb, N., Kachergis, E., Miller, S., McCord, S.E., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Brown, J., Chappell, A., Edwards, B., Herrick, J.E., Karl, J., Leys, J., Metz, L., Smarik, S., Tatarko, J., Van Zee, J.W., Zwicke, G. 2020. Indicators and benchmarks for wind erosion monitoring, assessment and management. Ecological Indicators. 110:105881. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105881.
Multi-scale wind erosion monitoring and assessment supported by a National Wind Erosion Research Network - (Abstract Only)
Defining thresholds for wind erosion in desert rangeland STMs - (Abstract Only)
Webb, N., Edwards, B., Burke, R., McCord, S.E., Van Zee, J.W., Courtright, E.M., Cooper, B. 2020. Defining thresholds for wind erosion in desert rangeland STMs [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. February 16-20, 2020. Denver, Colorado. Session 9, 5.
A comparison of soil texture-by-feel estimates: Implications for the citizen soil scientist Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salley, S.W., Herrick, J.E., Holmes, C., Karl, J.W., Levi, M.R., McCord, S.E., Van De Waal, C., Van Zee, J.W. 2018. A comparison of soil texture-by-feel estimates: Implications for the citizen soil scientist. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 82:1526-1537. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2018.04.0137.
How to detect change in aeolian sediment transport - (Abstract Only)
Webb, N., Chappell, A., Van Zee, J.W., Edwards, B., James, D.K. 2018. How to detect change in aeolian sediment transport [abstract]. International Conference on Aeolian Research. June 25-29, 2018, Bordeaux, France.
Vegetation effects on spatiotemporal variability in Aeolian mass flux over a range of ecological conditions - (Abstract Only)
Edwards, B., Webb, N., Van Zee, J.W., Chappell, A. 2018. Vegetation effects on spatiotemporal variability in Aeolian mass flux over a range of ecological conditions [abstract]. International Conference on Aeolian Research. June 25-29, 2018, Bordeaux, France.
Measurement of soil color: a comparison between smartphone camera and the Munsell color charts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fan, Z., Herrick, J.E., Saltzman, R., Matteis, C., Yudina, A., Nocella, N., Crawford, E., Parker, R., Van Zee, J.W. 2017. Measurement of soil color: a comparison between smartphone camera and the Munsell color. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 81:1139-1146. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2017.01.0009.
Enhancing wind erosion monitoring and assessment for US rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webb, N., Van Zee, J.W., Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E., Courtright, E.M., Billings, B., Boyd, R., Chappell, A., Duniway, M., Derner, J.D., Hand, J., Kachergis, E., McCord, S., Newingham, B.A., Pierson Jr, F.B., Steiner, J.L., Tatarko, J., Tedela, N., Toledo, D.N., Van Pelt, R.S. 2017. Enhancing wind erosion monitoring and assessment for US rangelands. Rangelands. 39:85-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2017.04.001.
Analytical approaches to quality assurance and quality control in rangeland monitoring data - (Abstract Only)
McCord, S., Karl, J.W., Van Zee, J.W., Courtright, E.M. 2017. Analytical approaches to quality assurance and quality control in rangeland monitoring data [abstract]. Society for Range Management, Jan 29-Feb 2, 2017, St, George, Utah.
Two new mobile apps for rangeland inventory and monitoring by landowners and land managers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herrick, J.E., Karl, J.W., McCord, S., Buenemann, M., Riginos, C., Courtright, E.M., Van Zee, J.W., Ganguli, A., Angerer, J., Brown, J.R., Kimiti, D., Saltzman, R., Beh, A., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2017. Two new mobile apps for rangeland inventory and monitoring by landowners and land managers. Rangelands. 39:46-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2016.12.003.
Disentangling dust emission mechanisms – a field study - (Abstract Only)
Klose, M., Peterson, S., Webb, N., Van Zee, J.W., Cooper, B., Van Pelt, R.S., Gill, T.E., Okin, G., Karl, J.W. 2016. Disentangling dust emission mechanisms – a field study [abstract]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, California.
The National Wind Erosion Research Network: Building a standardized long-term data resource for aeolian research, modeling and land management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webb, N.P., Herrick, J.E., Van Zee, J.W., Courtright, E.M., Hugenholtz, C.H., Zobeck, T.M., Okin, G., Barchyn, T.E., Billings, B.J., Boyd, R., Clingan, S., Cooper, B., Duniway, M., Derner, J.D., Fox, F.A., Havstad, K.M., Heilman, P., Laplante, V.K., Ludwig, N., Metz, L.J., Nearing, M.A., Norfleet, M., Pierson Jr, F.B., Sanderson, M.A., Sharratt, B.S., Steiner, J.L., Tatarko, J., Tedela, N., Toledo, D.N., Unnasch, R., Van Pelt, R.S., Wagner, L.E. 2016. The National Wind Erosion Research Network: Building a standardized long-term data resource for aeolian research, modeling and land management. Aeolian Research. 22:23-36.
Deducing dust emission mechanisms from field measurements - (Abstract Only)
Klose, M., Webb, N., Van Zee, J.W., Cooper, B., Van Pelt, R.S., Okin, G., Karl, J.W. 2016. Deducing dust emission mechanisms from field measurements [abstract]. 9th International Conference on Aeolian Research. July 4-8, 2016, Mildura, Australia. Abstract No.163.
The National Wind Erosion Research Network: Building a standardized long-term data resource for aeolian research, modeling and land management - (Abstract Only)
The National Wind Erosion Research Network: Building a standardized long-term data resource for aeolian research, modeling and land management - (Abstract Only)
Webb, N., Herrick, J.E., Van Zee, J.W., Courtright, E.M., Cooper, B., Laplante, V.K. 2016. The National Wind Erosion Research Network: Building a standardized long-term data resource for aeolian research, modeling and land management [abstract]. 9th International Conference on Aeolian Research. July 4-8, 2016, Mildura, Australia. Abstract No. 305.
winderosionnetwork.org – Portal to the National Wind Erosion Research Network - (Abstract Only)
Webb, N.P., Herrick, J.E., Clingan, S., Cooper, B., Courtright, E.M., Laplante, V.K., Van Zee, J.W. 2015. winderosionnetwork.org – Portal to the National Wind Erosion Research Network [abstract]. American Geophysical UnionFall Meeting, San Francisco, CA December 14-18, 2015. p. EP43A-0963.
Monitoring response to disturbance in dynamic rangelands - (Abstract Only)
The database for inventory, monitoring and assessment (DIMA) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Courtright, E., Van Zee, J.W. 2011. The database for inventory, monitoring and assessment (DIMA). Rangelands. 33(4):21-26.
A suite of tools for monitoring and assessing impacts of road networks and off-road vehicle activity on rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Duniway, M.C., Herrick, J.E., Karl, J.W., Van Zee, J.W. 2010. A suite of tools for monitoring and assessing impacts of road networks and off-road vehicle activity on rangelands [abstract]. Annual Meeting Society for Range Management, February 7-12, 2010, Denver, Colorado. PC-24, pg. 89.
Fine gravel controls hydrologic and erodibility responses to trampling disturbance for coarse-textured soils with weak cyanobacterial crusts. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herrick, J.E., Van Zee, J.W., Belnap, J., Johansen, J.R., Remmenga, M. 2010. Fine gravel controls hydrologic and erodibility responses to trampling disturbance for coarse-textured soils with weak cyanobacterial crusts. Catena. 83:119-126.
Monitoring and assessing global impacts of roads and off-road vehicle traffic - (Abstract Only)
Herrick, J.E., Duniway, M.C., Karl, J.W., Van Zee, J.W. 2010. Monitoring and assessing global impacts of roads and off-road vehicle traffic [abstract]. 63rd Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, February 7-11, 2010, Denver, Colorado. O-166.
Multiscale variability of soil aggregate stability: implications for rangeland hydrology and erosion - (Abstract Only)
Duniway, M.C., Herrick, J.E., Spaeth, K.E., Barger, N., Van Zee, J.W., Belnap, J. 2009. Multiscale variability of soil aggregate stability: implications for rangeland hydrology and erosion [abstract]. 62nd Society for Range Management Annual Meeting. Paper No. 07-11.
Comparison of three vegetation monitoring methods: Their relative utility for ecological assessment and monitoring - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Godinez-Alvarez, H., Herrick, J.E., Mattocks, M., Toledo, D.N., Van Zee, J.W. 2009. Comparison of three vegetation monitoring methods: Their relative utility for ecological assessment and monitoring. Journal of Ecological Indicators. 9:1001-1008.
Do sampling methods differ in their utility for ecological monitoring? Comparison of line-point intercept, grid-point intercept, and ocular estimate methods - (Abstract Only)
Godinez-Alvarez, H., Herrick, J.E., Mattocks, M., Toledo, D.N., Van Zee, J.W. 2008. Do sampling methods differ in their utility for ecological monitoring? Comparison of line-point intercept, grid-point intercept, and ocular estimate methods [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. Paper No. PS 83-125.
Line-point intercept, grid-point intercept, and ocular estimate methods: their relative value for rangeland assessment and monitoring - (Abstract Only)
Godinez-Alvarez, H., Herrick, J.E., Mattocks, M., Toledo, D.N., Van Zee, J.W. 2008. Line-point intercept, grid-point intercept, and ocular estimate methods: Their relative value for rangeland assessment and monitoring [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting, Building Bridges: Grasslands to Rangelands, January 26-31, 2008, Louisville, Kentucky. p. 2380. 2008 CDROM.
New tools for rangeland and pasture monitoring - (Proceedings)
Herrick, J.E., Courtright, E., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Burkett, L.M., Havstad, K.M., Laliberte, A., Rango, A., Repp, J., Van Zee, J.W. 2007. New tools for rangeland and pasture monitoring. In: Proceedings Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative. Third National Conference on Grazing Lands, December 10-13, 2006, St. Louis, Missouri. p. 309-314.
IMPACTS OF BIOLOGICAL SOIL CRUST DISTURBANCE AND COMPOSITION ON C AND N LOSS FROM WATER EROSION - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barger, N.N., Herrick, J.E., Van Zee, J.W., Belnap, J. 2006. Impacts of biological soil crust disturbance and composition on c and n loss from water erosion. Biogeochemistry. 77:247-263.
MONITORING MANUAL FOR GRASSLAND, SHRUBLAND, AND SAVANNA ECOSYSTEMS ()
Herrick, J.E., Van Zee, J.W., Havstad, K.M., Burkett, L.M., Whitford, W.G. 2005. Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems. Volume II: Design, Supplementary Methods, and Interpretation. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press. 200 p.
MONITORING MANUAL FOR GRASSLAND, SHRUBLAND AND SAVANNA ECOSYSTEMS, VOLUME I: QUICK START ()
Herrick, J.E., Van Zee, J.W., Havstad, K.M., Burkett, L.M., Whitford, W.G. 2005. Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume I: Quick Start. Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press. 36 p.
DESERT GRASSLAND CANOPY ARTHROPOD SPECIES RICHNESS: TEMPORAL PATTERNS AND EFFECTS OF INTENSE, SHORT-DURATION LIVESTOCK GRAZING - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Forbes, G.S., Van Zee, J.W., Smith, W., Whitford, W.G. 2005. Desert grassland canopy arthropod species richness: temporal patterns and effects of intense, short-duration livestock grazing. Journal of Arid Environments. 60:627-646.
EXPERIMENTAL DEFINITION OF RESILIENCE FOR STATE-AND-TRANSITION MODELS - (Abstract Only)
HERRICK, J.E., BELNAP, J., BESTELMEYER, B.T., BIRD, S., BROWN, J.R., HAVSTAD, K.M., TUGEL, A., VAN ZEE, J.W. EXPERIMENTAL DEFINITION OF RESILIENCE FOR STATE-AND-TRANSITION MODELS. 57TH ANNUAL MEETING, SOCIETY FOR RANGE MANAGEMENT. 2004. ABSTRACT NO. 142.
AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH FOR PREDICTING SHORT- AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES AT MULTIPLE SCALES - (Abstract Only)
AN LCTA-COMPATIBLE APPROACH TO MILITARY LAND MONITORING - (Abstract Only)
A PORTABLE RAINFALL SIMULATOR FOR SMALL PAIRED-PLOT COMPARISONS - (Abstract Only)
VAN ZEE, J.W., HERRICK, J.E. A PORTABLE RAINFALL SIMULATOR FOR SMALL PAIRED-PLOT COMPARISONS. 2001. CD-ROM. ANNUAL MEETING, SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA.
DISTURBANCE EFFECTS ON INFILTRATION AND EROSION SUSCEPTIBILITY FOR BIOLOGICALLY CRUSTED SOILS IN THE MOJAVE DESERT - (Abstract Only)
HERRICK, J.E., BELNAP, J., VAN ZEE, J.W., JOHANSEN, J. DISTURBANCE EFFECTS ON INFILTRATION AND EROSION SUSCEPTIBILITY FOR BIOLOGICALLY CRUSTED SOILS IN THE MOJAVE DESERT. 86TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. 2001. ABSTRACT P.291.
DETECTING FRAGMENTATION OF COVER IN DESERT GRASSLANDS USING LINE INTERCEPT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
KUEHL, R.O., MCCLARAN, M.P., VAN ZEE, J.W. DETECTING FRAGMENTATION OF COVER IN DESERT GRASSLANDS USING LINE INTERCEPT. JOURNAL OF RANGE MANAGEMENT. 2001. V. 54(1). P. 61-66.
INDICATORS OF GREAT BASIN RANGELAND HEALTH - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DE SOYZA, A.G., VAN ZEE, J.W., WHITFORD, W.G., NEALE, A., TALLENT-HALLSEL, N., HERRICK, J.E., HAVSTAD, K.M. INDICATORS OF GREAT BASIN RANGELAND HEALTH. JOURNAL OF ARID ENVIRONMENTS. 2000. V. 45. P. 289-304.
ANT (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS IN THE NORTHERN CHIHUAHUAN DESERT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
NASH, M.S., WHITFORD, W.G., VAN ZEE, J., HAVSTAD, K.M. AND (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE) RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS IN THE NORTHERN CHIHUAHUAN DESERT. ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY. 2000. V. 29(2). P. 200-206.
MULTIVARIATE CHARACTERIZATION OF PERENNIAL VEGETATION IN THE NORTHERN CHIHUAHUAN DESERT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, A.R., Turner, S.J., Whitford, W.G., de Soyza, A.G., Van Zee, J.W. Multivariate characterization of perennial vegetation in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. Journal of Arid Environments. 2000. v. 44(3). p. 305-325.
SOIL SURFACE INDICATORS OF DESERTIFICATION FROM THE NORTHERN CHIHUAHUAN DESERT AND THE GREAT BASIN - (Proceedings)
DE SOYZA, A.G., WHITFORD, W.G., VAN ZEE, J.W., HERRICK, J.E., HAVSTAD, K.M. SOIL SURFACE INDICATORS OF DESERTIFICATION FROM THE NORTHERN CHIHUAHUAN DESERT AND THE GREAT BASIN. PROCEEDINGS OF THE VITH INTERNATIONAL RANGELAND CONGRESS. 2000. P. 137.
FIELD SOIL AGGREGATE STABILITY KIT FOR SOIL QUALITY AND RANGELAND HEALTH EVALUATIONS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
HERRICK, J.E., WHITFORD, W.G., DE SOYZA, A.G., VAN ZEE, J.W., HAVSTAD, K.M., SEYBOLD, C.A., WALTON, M. FIELD SOIL AGGREGATE STABILITY KIT FOR SOIL QUALITY AND RANGELAND HEALTH EVALUATIONS. CATENA. 2001. V. 44(1). P. 27-35.
LIVESTOCK ACTIVITY AND CHIHUAHUAN DESERT ANNUAL PLANT COMMUNITIES: BOUNDARY ANALYSIS OF DISTURBANCE GRADIENTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
VEGETATION, SOIL, AND ANIMAL INDICATORS OF RANGELAND HEALTH - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
EARLY WARNING INDICATORS OF DESERTIFICATION: EXAMPLES OF TESTS IN THE CHIHUAHUAN DESERT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
MONITORING CHANGES IN STRESSED ECOSYSTEMS USING SPATIAL PATTERNS OF ANT COMMUNITIES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ANTS AS INDICATORS OF EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS IN NORTH AMERICANDESERT GRASSLANDS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
VARIATION IN CREOSOTEBUSH (LARREA TRIDENTATA) CANOPY MORPHOLOGY IN RELATION TO HABITAT, SOIL FERTILITY AND ASSOCIATED ANNUAL PLANT COMMUNITIES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)