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Darren K James
Range Management Research
Statistician

Phone: (575) 646-4842
Fax: (575) 646-5889
Room 247

2995 KNOX ST.
LAS CRUCES, NM 88003

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Hidden biodiversity: How soil seed banks vary across ecological sites and states in the Chihuahuan Desert - (Abstract Only)
Romig, K.B., James, D.K., Maxwell, C., Brown, J., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Havstad, K., Salley, S.W., Faist, A. 2020. Hidden biodiversity: How soil seed banks vary across ecological sites and states in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Meeting. August 3-6, 2020, Virtual. Poster #86481.
Rapid bulk density measurement using mobile device photogrammetry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whiting, M., Salley, S.W., James, D.K., Karl, J., Brungard, C. 2020. Rapid bulk density measurement using mobile device photogrammetry. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 84:3 pages 811-817. https://doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20063.
Monitoring plant community change at the Jornada Experimental Range: 100 Years of quadrat sampling - (Abstract Only)
Christensen, E., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Maxwell, C., Slaughter, A.L., James, D.K., Romig, K.B., Havstad, K.M. 2020. Monitoring plant community change at the Jornada Experimental Range: 100 Years of quadrat sampling [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. February 16-20, 2020. Denver, Colorado. #92. http://www.srm2020.org/uploads/1/2/4/5/124518227/proceedings_report_from_srm_posters_january_20_2020.pdf
fDNA-based diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreeds in the Chihuahuan Desert - (Abstract Only)
James, D.K., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A., Spiegal, S.A., Nyamuryekung'E, S., McIntosh, M., Gonzalez, A.L., Romig, K.B. 2020. fDNA-based diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreeds in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting, February 16-20, 2020, Denver, Colorado. Session 8.
Small mammal herbivory and grassland recovery potential in the Chihuahuan Desert Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Svejcar, L., Bestelmeyer, B.T., James, D.K., Peters, D.C. 2019. Small mammal herbivory and grassland recovery potential in the Chihuahuan Desert. Journal of Arid Environments. 166:11-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2019.04.00.
Observed changes in Upper Rio Grande snowpack water storage and snowmelt timing: 1980 to 2018 - (Abstract Only)
Elias, E.H., James, D.K., Heimel, S. 2019. Observed changes in Upper Rio Grande snowpack water storage and snowmelt timing: 1980 to 2018 [abstract]. Universities Council on Water Resources 2019 Conference, June 11-13, 2019, Snowbird, Utah.
Seasonal divergence of landscape use by heritage and conventional cattle on desert rangeland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Peinetti, R., Browning, D.M., Romig, K.B., Gonzalez, A.L., Lyons, A.J., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2019. Seasonal divergence of landscape use by heritage and conventional cattle on desert rangeland. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 72(4):590-601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.02.008.
Trials and tribulations of quantifying hotspots of cattle use in large desert pastures - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Peinetti, R., Browning, D.M., Romig, K.B., Gonzalez, A.L., Lyons, A.J., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2019. Trials and tribulations of quantifying hotspots of cattle use in large desert pastures [abstract]. In: Abstract Proceedings of the 72nd Society for Range Management International Meeting, February 10-13, 2019. Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 340.
Variation of Seed Banks among Ecological States in the Chihuahuan Desert: Implications for Restoration - (Abstract Only)
Romig, K.B., James, D.K., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Maxwell, C.J., Brown, J., Salley, S.W. 2019. Variation of Seed Banks among Ecological States in the Chihuahuan Desert: Implications for Restoration [abstract]. In: Abstract Proceedings of the 72nd Society for Range Management International Meeting, February 10-13, 2019. Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 364.
Grass-shrub competition in arid lands: An overlooked driver in grassland-shrubland state transition? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pierce, N., Archer, S., Bestelmeyer, B.T., James, D.K. 2019. Grass-shrub competition in arid lands: An overlooked driver in grassland-shrubland state transition? Ecosystems. 22(3):619-628. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0290-9.
Synchronous species responses reveal phenological guilds – Implications for management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Browning, D.M., Crimmins, T., James, D.K., Spiegal, S.A., Levi, M.R., Anderson, J.P., Peters, D.C. 2018. Synchronous species responses reveal phenological guilds – Implications for management. Ecosphere. 9(9):e02395. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2395.
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.
Diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert. - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Nyamuryekung'S, S., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Gonzalez, A.L., Mcintosh, M.M. 2018. Diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting. July 8-12, 2018, Vancouver, Canada. Suppl. S3. Abstract #PSXI-34, pg. 224.
Evaluating MODIS snow products for modelling snowmelt runoff: case study of the Rio Grande headwaters Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steele, C., Dialesandro, J., James, D.K., Elias, E.H., Rango, A., Bleiweiss, M. 2017. Evaluating MODIS snow products for modelling snowmelt runoff: case study of the Rio Grande headwaters. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 63:234-243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2017.08.007.
County-level climate change information to support decision-making on working lands within USDA Climate Hub regions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elias, E.H., Schrader, T., Abatzoglou, J.T., James, D.K., Crimmins, M., Weiss, J., Rango, A. 2017. County-level climate change information to support decision-making on working lands within USDA Climate Hub regions. Climatic Change. 148(3):355-369. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2040-y.
Comparison of diet selection by Raramuri criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Nyamurekung'E, S., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A., Mcintosh, M.M., Gonzalez, A.L., James, D.K. 2017. Comparison of diet selection by Raramuri criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. American Society of Animal Science. Vol 95:Supplement 4; Abstract #287. pg. 142.
Do climate model predictions agree with long-term precipitation trends in the arid southwestern United States? - (Abstract Only)
Elias, E.H., Rango, A., James, D.K., Maxwell, C.J., Anderson, J., Abatzoglou, J. 2016. Do climate model predictions agree with long-term precipitation trends in the arid southwestern United States [abstract]? American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, California.
Can foraging behavior of Criollo cattle help increase agricultural production and reduce environmental impacts in the arid Southwest? - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., Browning, D.M., Peinetti, H., James, D.K., Romig, K.B., Gonzalez, A.L. 2016. Can foraging behavior of Criollo cattle help increase agricultural production and reduce environmental impacts in the arid Southwest? [abstract] Ecological Society of America. Paper No. 62011.
Defoliation of Flourensia cernua (tarbush) with high-density mixed-species stocking Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Estell, R.E., Anderson, D.M., James, D.K. 2016. Defoliation of Flourensia cernua (tarbush) with high-density mixed-species stocking. Journal of Arid Environments. 130:62-67.
Effect of light intensity and wavelength on concentration of plant secondary metabolites in the leaves of Flourensia cernua Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Estell, R.E., Fredrickson, E.L., James, D.K. 2016. Effect of light intensity and wavelength on concentration of plant secondary metabolites in the leaves of Flourensia cernua. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 65:108-114.
Impacts of forest to urban land conversion and ENSO phase on water quality of a public water supply reservoir Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elias, E.H., Rodiguez, A., Srivastava, P., Dougherty, M., James, D.K., Smith, R. 2016. Impacts of forest to urban land conversion and ENSO phase on water quality of a public water supply reservoir. Forests. 7, 29.
From linear to generalized linear mixed models: A case study in repeated measures - (Abstract Only)
James, D.K. 2016. From linear to generalized linear mixed models: A case study in repeated measures [abstract]. 2016 American Statistical Association (ASA) Conference on Statistical Practice. February 19, 2016, San Diego, CA.
Impact of climate change on water quality of an impaired New Mexico river - (Abstract Only)
Elias, E.H., James, D.K., Rango, A., Steele, C., Smith, R., Mejia, J. 2015. Impact of climate change on water quality of an impaired New Mexico river [astract]. New Mexico Water Conference, October 9, 2015, Taos, NM. Poster Abstract 40.
Effect of light intensity and wavelength on concentra¬tion of antiherbivory compounds in Flourensia cernua leaves - (Abstract Only)
Estell, R.E., Fredrickson, E.L., James, D.K. 2015. Effect of light intensity and wavelength on concentra¬tion of antiherbivory compounds in Flourensia cernua leaves. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 93: Suppl. s3# W185/J:684.
Multiscale ecosystem monitoring: an application of scaling data to answer multiple ecological questions - (Abstract Only)
Mccord, S., James, D.K., Wilson, D., Karl, J.W., Kachergis, E. 2015. Multiscale ecosystem monitoring: an application of scaling data to answer multiple ecological questions [abstract]. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31-February 6, 2015 Sacramento, CA.
Implementing AIM-based monitoring for natural resource management - (Abstract Only)
James, D.K., Mccord, S., Kachergis, E., Herrick, J.E. 2015. Implementing AIM-based monitoring for natural resource management [abstract]. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31-February 6, 2015. Sacramento, CA.
Scale-dependent feedbacks between patch size and plant reproduction in desert grassland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Svejcar, L.N., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Duniway, M., James, D.K. 2015. scale-dependent feedbacks between patch size and plant reproduction in desert grassland. Ecosystems. 18:146-153.
Simulated impact of climate change on hydrology of multiple watersheds using traditional and recommended snowmelt runoff model methodology - (Abstract Only)
Elias, E., Rango, A., Steele, C., Mejia, J., Baca, R., James, D.K., Schrader, T.S. 2014. Simulated impact of climate change on hydrology of multiple watersheds using traditional and recommended snowmelt runoff model methodology [abstract]. American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting. December 15-19, 2014. San Francisco, CA.
Multi-scale ecosystem monitoring: an application of scaling data to answer multiple ecological questions - (Abstract Only)
A test of critical thresholds and their indicators in a desertification-prone ecosystem: more resilience than we thought Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Duniway, M., James, D.K., Burkett, L.M., Havstad, K.M. 2013. A test of critical thresholds and their indicators in a desertification-prone ecosystem: more resilience than we thought. Ecology Letters. 16:339-345.
Within-plant distribution of volatile compounds on the leaf surface of Flourensia cernua Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Estell, R.E., James, D.K., Fredrickson, E.L., Anderson, D.M. 2013. Within-plant distribution of volatile compounds on the leaf surface of Flourensia cernua. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 48:144-150.
Livestock production in a world with less grass - (Abstract Only)
Havstad, K.M., Estell, R.E., Anderson, D.M., Schrader, T.S., James, D.K., Cibils, A.F. 2012. Livestock production in a world with less grass [abstract]. 17th Wildland Shrub Symposium, May 22-24, 2012, Las Cruces, New Mexico. p. 19-20.
Characterizing the spatial and temporal activities of free-ranging cows from GPS data Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, D.M., Winters, C.D., Estell, R.E., Fredrickson, E.L., Dominec, M., Detweiler, C., Rus, D., James, D.K. 2012. Characterizing the spatial and temporal activities of free-ranging cows from GPS data. The Rangeland Journal. 34:149-161.
Increasing shrub use by livestock in a world with less grass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Estell, R.E., Havstad, K.M., Cibils, A.F., Fredrickson, E.L., Anderson, D.M., Schrader, T.S., James, D.K. 2012. Increasing shrub use by livestock in a world with less grass. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65:553-562.
Distribution of antiherbivory compounds in Flourensia cernua - (Abstract Only)
Estell, R.E., Fredrickson, E.L., James, D.K., Anderson, D.M. 2011. Distribution of antiherbivory compounds in Flourensia cernua [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 89,E-Suppl. 1, p. 47-48, M124.
Prescribed burning to affect a state transition in a shrub-encroached desert grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Havstad, K.M., James, D.K. 2010. Prescribed burning to affect a state transition in a shrub-encroached desert grassland. Journal of Arid Environments. 74:1324-1328.
Weed management using goats: Effects on water infiltration rate - (Abstract Only)
Tartowski, S.L., James, D.K. 2009. Weed management using goats: Effects on water infiltration rate [abstract]. 62nd Society for Range Management Annual Meeting. Paper No. 75-7.
Multiple constraints on ecological restoration: Re-establishment of black grama grass (Bouteloua eriopoda) after intensive grazing - (Abstract Only)
Tartowski, S.L., James, D.K. 2008. Multiple constraints on ecological restoration: Re-establishment of black grama grass (Bouteloua eriopoda) after intensive grazing [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. Paper No. COS 119-7.
Rodent density and the landscape of fear in the Chihuahaun Desert - (Abstract Only)
Laundre, J.W., Hernandez, L., Campanella, A., James, D.K. 2008. Rodent density and the landscape of fear in the Chihuahaun Desert [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. Paper No. COS 118-8.
Effects of goats on Tamarix spp. and understory vegetation for riparian restoration - (Abstract Only)
Tartowski, S.L., James, D.K. 2007. Effects of goats on Tamarix spp. and understory vegetation for riparian restoration [abstract]. Society for Range Management, 60th Annual Meeting and Trade Show, February 9-16, 2007, Reno/Sparks, Nevada. Paper No. 425. 2007 CDROM.