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Carissa Wonkka
Research Ecologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Mineral nitrogen and microbial responses to soil heating in burned grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fuel properties of effective greenstrips in simulated cheatgrass fires - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcgranahan, D.A., Wonkka, C.L. 2022. Fuel properties of effective greenstrips in simulated cheatgrass fires. Environmental Management. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-022-01659-y.
Prosopis glandulosa persistence is facilitated by differential protection of buds during low- and high-energy fires - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Starns, H.D., Wonkka, C.L., Dickinson, M.B., Lodge, A.G., Treadwell, M.L., Kavanagh, K., Tolleson, D.R., Twidwell, D., Roders, W.E. 2021. Prosopis glandulosa persistence is facilitated by differential protection of buds during low- and high-energy fires. Journal of Environmental Management. 303. Article 114141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.114141.
High-intensity fire experiments to manage shrub encroachment: Lessons learned in South Africa and the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scholtz, R., Donovan, V.M., Strydom, T., Wonkka, C.L., Kreuter, U.P., Rogers, W.E., Taylor, C.A., Smit, I.P., Govender, N., Trollope, W.S., Fogarty, D.T., Twidwell, D. 2022. High-intensity fire experiments to manage shrub encroachment: Lessons learned in South Africa and the United States. African Journal of Range and Forest Science. 39(1):148-159. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2021.2008004.
Prescribed burning communication kit - ()
Treadwell, M.L., Balwdin, C., Bammerlin, L., Wonkka, C.L., Watson, M. 2021. Prescribed burning communication kit. Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. RWFM-PU-352. p.1-9. https://gpfirescience.org/resources/prescribed-burning-communication-kit/
Factors influencing County Commissioners’ decisions about burn bans in the Southern Plains, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcdaniel, T.W., Wonkka, C.L., Treadwell, M.L., Kreuter, U.P. 2021. Factors influencing County Commissioners’ decisions about burn bans in the Southern Plains, USA. Land. 10(7):686. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070686.
Grass bud bank responses to fire in a semi-arid savanna system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heirs, Q.A., Treadwell, M.L., Dickinson, M.B., Kavanagh, K.L., Lodge, A.G., Starns, H.D., Tolleson, D.R., Twidwell, D., Wonkka, C.L., Rogers, W.E. 2021. Grass bud bank responses to fire in a semi-arid savanna system. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7516.
Collapse, reorganization, and regime identity: breaking down past management paradigms in a forest-grassland ecotone - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Donovan, V.M., Roberts, C.P., Wonkka, C.L., Uden, D.R., Angeler, D.G., Allen, C.R., Wedin, D.A., Drijber, R.A., Twidwell, D. 2021. Collapse, reorganization, and regime identity: breaking down past management paradigms in a forest-grassland ecotone. Ecology and Society. 26(2):27. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12340-260227.
Liability and the use of prescribed fire in the Southern Plains, USA: A survey of district court judges - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hinojosa, A., Urs, K.P., Wonkka, C.L. 2020. Liability and the use of prescribed fire in the Southern Plains, USA: A survey of district court judges. Land. 9(9):318. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9090318.
Landowner perceptions of woody plants and prescribed fire in the Southern Plains, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stroman, D.A., Kreuter, U.P., Wonkka, C.L. 2020. Landowner perceptions of woody plants and prescribed fire in the Southern Plains, USA. PLoS ONE. 15(9):e0238688. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238688.