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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.)
Soil chemistry affects revegetation establishment with and without cover crops in northern mixed grass prairie after energy development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weed Establishment and Persistence after Water Pipeline Installation and Reclamation in the Mixed Grass Prairie of Western North Dakota - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Optimal prescribed burn frequency to manage foundation California perennial grass species and enhance native flora - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Genetic lineages of the invasive Aegilops triuncialis differ in competitive response to neighboring grassland species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gomola, C.E., Mckay, J.K., Espeland, E.K. 2017. Genetic lineages of the invasive Aegilops triuncialis differ in competitive response to neighboring grassland species. Biological Invasions. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1366-0.
Seed production areas for the global restoration challenge - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nevill, P.G., Tomlinson, S., Elliott, C.P., Dixon, K.D., Espeland, E.K., Merritt, D.J. 2016. Seed production areas for the global restoration challenge . Ecology and Evolution. pp. 1-8. doi:10.1002/ece3.2455.
Revegetation after Russian-olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia L.) removal along the Yellowstone River: a cost and 2-year success assessment - (Proceedings)
Espeland, E.K., Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M., Scianna, J., Kilian, R. 2016. Revegetation after Russian-olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia L.) removal along the Yellowstone River: a cost and 2-year success assessment. In: Schwarzländer, M., and J.H. Gaskin, Eds. 2014 Proceedings of the 3rd Northern Rockies Invasive Plants Council Conference, February 10-13, 2014. Airway Heights, WA. p. 13-22.
Evolution of plant materials for ecological restoration: insights from the applied and basic literature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Can local adaptation research in plants inform selection of native plant materials? An analysis of experimental methodologies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibson, A.L., Espeland, E.K., Wagner, V., Nelson, C.R. 2016. Can local adaptation research in plants inform selection of native plant materials? An analysis of experimental methodologies. Evolutionary Applications. doi:10.1111/eva.12379.
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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? - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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: 06/21/2017
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