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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Erin Espeland
RESEARCH ECOLOGIST


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Seed production areas for the global restoration challenge -
Evolution of plant materials for ecological restoration: insights from the applied and basic literature -
Espeland, E.K., Emery, N.C., Mercer, K.L., Woolbright, S.A., Kettenring, K.M., Gepts, P.L., Etterson, J.R. 2016. Evolution of plant materials for ecological restoration: insights from the applied and basic literature. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12739.
Studying long-term, large-scale grassland restoration outcomes to improve seeding methods and reveal knowledge gaps -
Rinella, M.J., Espeland, E.K., Moffatt, B. 2016. Studying long-term, large-scale grassland restoration outcomes to improve seeding methods and reveal knowledge gaps. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12722.
Germination timing and rate of locally collected western wheatgrass and smooth brome grass: the role of collection site and light sensitivity along a riparian corridor Reprint Icon -
Schantz, M.C., Espeland, E.K. 2016. Germination timing and rate of locally collected western wheatgrass and smooth brome grass: the role of collection site and light sensitivity along a riparian corridor. Native Plant Journal. 17(1):28-37.
Seed source may determine field-specific germination and emergence: the source by planting environment interaction Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., Perkins, L.B., Horning, M.E., Johnson, R.C. 2015. Seed source may determine field-specific germination and emergence: the source by planting environment interaction. Crop Science. 56(1):249-258. doi:10.2135/cropsci2015.05.0318.
Low-dose glyphosate does not control annual bromes in the northern Great Plains Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., Kilian, R. 2015. Low dose glyphosate does not control annual bromes in the northern Great Plains. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 8(3):334-340.
The role of competition and seed production environment on the success of two perennial grass species in a roadside restoration Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., Richardson, L. 2015. The role of competition and seed production environment on the success of two perennial grass species in a roadside restoration. Ecological Restoration. 33(3):282-288.
Invasive grasses consistently create similar plant-soil feedback types in soils collected from geographically distant locations Reprint Icon -
Perkins, L.B., Hatfield, G., Espeland, E.K. 2015. Invasive grasses consistently create similar plant-soil feedback types in soils collected from geographically distant locations. Journal Of Plant Ecology. 9(2):180-186. doi:10.1093/jpe/rtv040.
Inter- and intra-specific interactions in germination and seedling establishment of cheatgrass and Russian wildrye Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K. 2015. Inter- and intra-specific interactions in germination and seedling establishment of cheatgrass and Russian wildrye. Prairie Naturalist. 47(1):4-12.
Relating adaptive genetic traits to climate for Sandberg bluegrass from the intermountain western United States -
Johnson, R.C., Horning, M.E., Espeland, E.K., Vance-Borland, K. 2015. Relating adaptive genetic traits to climate for Sandberg bluegrass from the intermountain western United States. Evolutionary Applications. 8:172-184. doi:10.1111/eva.12240.
Patterns of population differentiation in early traits of development in Elymus glaucus: Implications for restoration Reprint Icon -
Fonseca, C., Espeland, E.K., Baxter, J. 2014. Patterns of population differentiation in early traits of development in Elymus glaucus: Implications for restoration. Ecological Restoration. 32(4):388-395.
Soil sterilization alters interactions between the native grass Bouteloua gracilis and invasive Bromus tectorum Reprint Icon -
Emam, T., Espeland, E.K., Rinella, M.J. 2014. Soil sterilization alters interactions between the native grass Bouteloua gracilis and invasive Bromus tectorum. Journal of Arid Environments. 111:91-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.08.006.
Russian Olive fruit production in shelterbelt and riparian populations in Montana Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., Rand, T.A., Delaney, K.J. 2014. Russian Olive fruit production in shelterbelt and riparian populations in Montana. Ecological Restoration. 32(4):354-357.
Grasses for biofuels: A low water-use alternative for cold desert agriculture? Reprint Icon -
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.
Choosing a reclamation seed mix to maintain rangelands during energy development in the Bakken Rangelands Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K. 2014. Choosing a reclamation seed mix to maintain rangelands during energy development in the Bakken Rangelands. Rangelands. 36(1):25–28.
Arid oil-field restoration: native perennial grasses suppress weeds and erosion, but also suppress native shrubs Reprint Icon -
Porensky, L.M., Leger, E.A., Davison, J., Miller, W.W., Goergen, E.M., Espeland, E.K., Moore, E.C. 2014. Arid oil-field restoration: native perennial grasses suppress weeds and erosion, but also suppress native shrubs. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 184:135-144.
Maternal effects on growth and competitive ability in a commonly used restoration species Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., Hammond, D.H. 2013. Maternal effects on growth and competitive ability in a commonly used restoration species. Ecological Applications. 14(3):231-242.
A colonizing species has high fitness on soils with an exotic species legacy when conditioning effects are mitigated Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K. 2013. A colonizing species has high fitness on soils with an exotic species legacy when conditioning effects are mitigated. Ecological Restoration. 31(2): 195-200.
Sea change under climate change: case studies in rare plant conservation from the dynamic San Francisco Estuary -
Grewell, B.J., Espeland, E.K., Fiedler, P.L. 2013. Sea change under climate change: case studies in rare plant conservation from the dynamic San Francisco Estuary. Botany. 91:309-318.
Predicting the dynamics of local adaptation in invasive species Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K. 2013. Predicting the dynamics of local adaptation in invasive species. Journal of Arid Land. 5(3): 268–274.
Effects of agaricus lilaceps fairy rings on soil aggregation and microbial community structure in relation to growth stimulation of western wheatgrass (pascopyrum smithii) in Eastern Montana rangeland Reprint Icon -
Caesar, T., Espeland, E.K., Caesar, A.J., Sainju, U.M., Lartey, R.T., Gaskin, J.F. 2013. Effects of agaricus lilaceps fairy rings on soil aggregation and microbial community structure in relation to growth stimulation of western wheatgrass (pascopyrum smithii) in Eastern Montana rangeland. Microbial Ecology. 66(1): 120-131.
Within- and trans-generational plasticity affects the opportunity for selection in barbed goatgrass (Aegilops Triuncialis) Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., Rice, K.J. 2012. Within- and trans-generational plasticity affects the opportunity for selection in barbed goatgrass (Aegilops Triuncialis). American Journal of Botany. 99(12): 1–5.
Three California annual forbs show little response to neighbor removal Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K. 2013. Three California annual forbs show little response to neighbor removal. Journal of Arid Environments. 88: 121-124.
Annual cover crops do not inhibit early growth of perennial grasses on a disturbed restoration soil in the Northern Great Plains, USA Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., Perkins, L.B. 2013. Annual cover crops do not inhibit early growth of perennial grasses on a disturbed restoration soil in the Northern Great Plains, USA. Restoration Ecology. 31(1): 69-78.
Multi-trophic effects of Russian olive removal and restoration: getting information from weed eradication -
Espeland, E.K., Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M. 2012. Multi-trophic effects of Russian olive removal and restoration: getting information from weed eradication. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 0263.
Postfire seeding and plant community recovery in the Great Basin Reprint Icon -
Kulpa, S., Leger, E., Espeland, E.K., Goergen, E. 2012. Postfire seeding and plant community recovery in the Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65(2): 171–181.
Survivorship and plant-plant interactions: Maintaining the evolutionary potential of restored populations -
Espeland, E.K., Rice, K.J. 2011. Survivorship and plant-plant interactions: maintaining the evolutionary potential of restored populations. In: Willoughby, J.W., Orr, B.K., Schierenbeck, K.A., and Jensen, N.J. [eds.], Proceedings of the CNPS Conservation Conference: Strategies and Solutions. California Native Plant Society, January 17-19, 2009, Sacramento, CA. pp. 42-48.
Long-term population dynamics of seeded plants in invaded grasslands Reprint Icon -
Rinella, M.J., Mangold, J.M., Espeland, E.K., Sheley, R.L., Jacobs, J. 2012. Long-term population dynamics of seeded plants in invaded grasslands. Ecological Applications 22(4):1320-1329.
Russian olive – a suitable target for classical biological control in North America? -
Delaney, K.J., Espeland, E.K., Norton, A., Sing, S., Keever, K., Baker, J., Cristofaro, M., Jashenko, R., Gaskin, J.F., Schaffner, U. 2011. Russian olive – a suitable target for classical biological control in North America? In: Y. Wu., T. Johnson, S. Sing, S. Raghu, G. Wheeler, P. Pratt, K. Warner, T. Center, J. Goolsby, R. Reardon, editors. Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 11–16, 2011, Waikaloa, Hawaii. USA. USDA-FS-FHTET, USA, p. 352.
Native perennial grasses show evolutionary response to Bromus tectorum (Cheatgrass) invasion Reprint Icon -
Goergen, E., Leger, E., Espeland, E.K. 2011. Native perennial grasses show evolutionary response to Bromus tectorum (Cheatgrass) invasion. PLoS One. 6(3): e18145 (1-8). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018145.
The value of structuring rarity: the seven types and links to reproductive ecology Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., Emam, T. 2011. The value of structuring rarity: the seven types and links to reproductive ecology. Biodiversity and Conservation Journal. 20(5): 963-985.
Patterns of introduction and adaptation during the invasion of Aegilops truncialis (Poaceae) into Californian serpentine soils Reprint Icon -
Meimberg, H., Milan, N.F., Karatassiou, M., Espeland, E.K., Mckay, J.K., Rice, K.J. 2010. Patterns of introduction and adaptation during the invasion of Aegilops truncialis (Poaceae) into Californian serpentine soils. Molecular Ecology. 19(23): 5308-5319. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04875.x
Small Variance in Growth Rate in Annual Plants has Large Effects on Genetic Drift Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., O'Farrell, M.R. 2010. Small Variance in Growth Rate in Annual Plants has Large Effects on Genetic Drift. American Journal of Botany. 97(8): 1407–1411.
Ecological effects on effective population size in an annual plant. Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., Rice, K.J. 2010. Ecological effects on effective population size in an annual plant. Biological Conservation. 143(4): 946-951.
Comparison of seed bank estimation techniques using six weed species in two soil types Reprint Icon -
Espeland, E.K., Perkins, L.B., Leger, E.A. 2010. Comparison of seed bank estimation techniques using six weed species in two soil types. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 63(2): 243-247.
The role of adaptive trans-generational plasticity in biological invasions of plants Reprint Icon -
Dyer, A.R., Brown, C., Espeland, E.K., Mckay, J.M., Meimberg, H., Rice, K.J. 2010. The role of adaptive trans-generational plasticity in biological invasions of plants. Evolutionary Applications. 3(2):179-192.
The shifting balance of facilitation and competition affects the outcome of intra- and interspecific interactions over the life history of California grassland annuals Reprint Icon -
Leger, E.A., Espeland, E.K. 2010. The shifting balance of facilitation and competition affects the outcome of intra- and interspecific interactions over the life history of California grassland annuals. Plant Ecology. 208(2):333–345.
Coevolution between Native and Invasive Plant Competitors: Implications for Invasive Species Management Reprint Icon -
Leger, E.A., Espeland, E.K. 2010. Coevolution between Native and Invasive Plant Competitors: Implications for Invasive Species Management. Evolutionary Applications. 3(2): 169–178.
Underutilized Resources for Studying the Evolution of Invasive Species During Their Introduction, Establishment, and Lag Phases Reprint Icon -
Marsico, T.D., Burt, J.W., Espeland, E.K., Gilchrist, G., Jamieson, M.A., Lindstrom, L., Roderick, G., Swope, S., Szucs, M., Tsutsui, N. 2010. Underutilized Resources for Studying the Evolution of Invasive Species During Their Introduction, Establishment, and Lag Phases. Evolutionary Applications. 3(2):203-219.
Genetic variation and local adaptation at a cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion edge in western Nevada. Reprint Icon -
Leger, E.A., Espeland, E.K., Merrill, K.R., Meyer, S.E. 2009. Genetic variation and local adaptation at a cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion edge in western Nevada. Molecular Ecology. 18(21): 4366-4379.
Last Modified: 8/26/2016
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