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Carver, A.R., J. D. Ross, D.J. Augustine, S.K. Skagen, A.M. Dwyer, D. F. Tomback & M. B. Wunder. 2017. Weather radar data correlate to hail-induced mortality in grassland birds. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi: 10.1002/rse2.41

Charles, G.K., L.M. Porensky, C. Riginos, K.E. Veblen and T.P. Young. 2017. Herbivore effects on productivity vary by guild: cattle increase mean productivity while wildlife reduce variability. Ecological Applications 27:143-155.

Gillette, K. L., Ma, L., Malone, R. W., Fang, Q. X., Halvorson, A. D., Hatfield, J. L., and Ahuja, L. R. 2017. Simulating N2O emissions in different tillage systems using RZWQM2. Soil and Tillage Research 165:268-278.

Gonzales, H., M. Casada, L. Hagen, J. Tatarko, R. Maghirang. 2017. Sand transport and abrasion within simulated standing vegetation. Trans. ASABE. Augustine, D.J. J. D. Derner, D. Milchunas, D. Blumenthal & L. M. Porensky. 2017. Grazing moderates increases in C3 grass abundance over seven decades across a soil texture gradient in shortgrass steppe. Journal of Vegetation Science,Doi: 10.1111/jvs.12508

He, Y., D. Presley and J. Tatarko. 2017. Liquid N and S fertilizer solutions effects on the mass, chemical, and strength properties of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) residue. Trans. ASABE.

Kisekka, I., Schlegel, A., Vanderveer, M., and Ma, L. 2017. Effect of preplanitng irrigation on corn yield, evapotranspiration, and profitability under limited water in semi-arid climate. Agriculture Water Management 187:154-163.

Ma, L., Ahuja, L. R., A. Islam, T. J. Trout, S. A. Saseendran, and Malone, R.W. 2017. Modeling Yield and Biomass Responses of Maize Cultivars to Climate Change under Full and Deficit Irrigation. Agriculture Water Management 180:88-98.

Malone, R. W., Kersebaum, K. C., Kaspar, T. C., Ma, L., Jaynes, D. B., and Gillette, K. 2017. Winter rye as a cover crop reduces nitrate loss to subsurface drainage in central Iowa as simulated by HERMES. Agriculture Water Management 184:156-169.

Porensky, L.M., Derner, J.D., Augustine, D.J., Milchunas, D.G. 2017. Plant community composition after 75 years of sustained grazing intensity treatments in shortgrass steppe. Rangeland Ecology & Management. doi:


Blanco-Canqui, H., J. Tatarko, A.L. Stalker, T.M. Shaver, and S.J. van Donk. 2016. Impacts of Corn Residue Grazing and Baling on Wind Erosion Potential in a Semiarid Environment. Soil Sci. Soc. of Am. J. 80:1027-1037 doi: 10.2136/sssaj2016.03.0073

Blumenthal, D.M., J.A. Kray, W. Ortmans, L.H. Ziska, E. Pendall. 2016. Cheatgrass is favored by warming but not CO2 enrichment in a semi-arid grassland. In press, Global Change Biology.

Derner, J. D., C. Stanley, and C Ellis. 2016. Usable Science: Soil Health. Rangelands 38:64-67 doi: 10.1016/j.rala.2015.10.010

Derner, J.D. and D. J. Augustine. 2016. Adaptive Management for Drought on Rangelands. Rangelands 211-215.

Derner, J.D., J. L. Reeves, M. C. Mortenson, M. West, J. Gonzalo Irisarri, and M. Durante. 2016. Estimating Overnight Weight Loss of Corralled Yearling Steers in Semiarid Rangeland.Rangelands 38:101-104,doi: 10.1016/j.rala.2016.02.004

Fynn, R. W. S., D. J. Augustine, M. J. S. Peel and M. de Garine-Wichatitsky. 2016. Strategic management of livestock to improve biodiversity conservation in African savannahs: a conceptual basis for wildlife-livestock coexistence. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53:388-397

Ibanez I, J.M. Diez, L.P. Miller, J.D. Olden, C.J.B. Sorte, D.M. Blumenthal, B.A. Bradley, C.M. D'Antonio, J.S. Dukes, R.I. Early, E.D. Grosholz, J.J .Lawler. 2014. Integrated assessment of biological invasions.Ecological Applications 24:25-37.

Irisarri, J.G.N., J.D. Derner, L.M. Porensky, D.J. Augustine, J.L. Reeves and K.E. Mueller. 2016. Grazing intensity differentially regulates ANPP response to precipitation in North American semiarid grasslands. Ecological Applications 26: 1370-1380.

Irisarri, J.G.N., J.D. Derner, L.M. Porensky, D.J. Augustine, J.L. Reeves and K.E. Mueller. 2016. Grazing intensity differentially regulates ANPP response to precipitation in North American semiarid grasslands. Ecological

Kelley, W. K., J. D. Scasta, and J. D. Derner. 2016. Advancing Knowledge for Proactive Drought Planning and Enhancing Adaptive Management for Drought on Rangelands: Introduction to a Special Issue. Rangelands 159-161

La Pierre, K.J., D.M. Blumenthal, C.S. Brown, J.A. Klein, M.D. Smith. 2016. Drivers of variation in aboveground net primary productivity and plant community composition differ across a broad precipitation gradient. Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9949-7.

Ma, L., Ahuja, L. R., Trout, T. J., Nolan, B. T., and Malone, R. W. 2016. Simulating maize yield and biomass with spatial variability of soil field capacity. Agronomy J. 108:171-184.

Morgan, J. A.,W. Parton, J. D. Derner, T. G. Gilmanov, D. P. Smith. 2016. Importance of Early Season Conditions and Grazing on Carbon Dioxide Fluxes in Colorado Shortgrass Steppe. Rangeland Ecology & Management 69:342-350.

Mueller, K. E., D. M. Blumenthal, Y. Carrillo, S. Cesarz, M. Ciobanu, J. Hines, S. Pabst, E. Pendall, C. M. de Tomasel , D. H. Wall, N. Eisenhauer. 2016. Elevated CO2 and warming shift the functional composition of soil nematode communities in a semiarid grassland. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 103:46-51

Porensky, L.M. and T.P. Young. 2016. Development of edge effects around experimental ecosystem hotspots is affected by edge density and matrix type. Landscape Ecology 31: 1663-1680.

Porensky, L.M., D. M. Blumenthal. 2016. Historical wildfires do not promote cheatgrass invasion in a western Great Plains steppe. Biol Invasions 18:3333–3349

Porensky,L.M., K. E. Mueller, D. J. Augustine and J. D. Derner. 2016. Thresholds and gradients in a semi-arid grassland:long-term grazing treatments induce slow, continuous and reversible vegetation change. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53:1013–1022

Qi, Z., Ma, L., W. C. Bausch, T. J. Trout, L. R. Ahuja, G. N. Flerchinger, and Q. X. Fang,. 2016. Simulating maize production, water and surface energy balance, and canopy temperature, and water stress under full and deficit irrigation. Trans. ASABE. 59:623-633.

Saseendran, S. A., L. R. Ahuja , P. H. Gowda, L. Ma, G. Marek, S. Evett, and T. Howell. 2016. Simulation of crop evapotranspiration and crop coefficients with data in weighing lysimeters. Agriculture Water Management 177:274-283.

Saseendran, S. A., W. T. Pettigrew, K. N. Reddy, L. Ma, D. K. Fisher, and R. Sui. 2016. Climate Optimized planting windows for cotton in the lower Mississippi Delta region. Agronomy 6(4), 46. doi: 10.3390/agronomy6040046.

Tatarko, J., S.J. van Donk, J.A. Ascough II, and D.G. Walker. 2016. Application of the WEPS and SWEEP models to non-agricultural disturbed lands. Heliyon. 2(12) e00215.

Veblen,K. E., L. M. Porensky, C. Riginos, and T. P. Young. 2016. Are cattle surrogate wildlife? Savanna plant community composition explained by total herbivory more than herbivore type. Ecological Applications, 26:1610–1623

Webb, N.P., J.E. Herrick, J.W. Van Zee, E.M. Courtright, C.H. Hugenholtz, T.M. Zobeck, G.S. Okin, T.E. Barchyn, B.J. Billings, R. Boyd, S.D. Clingan, B.F. Cooper, M.C. Duniway, J.D. Derner, F.A. Fox, K.M. Havstad, P. Heilman, V. LaPlante, N.A. Ludwig, L.J. Metz, M.A. Nearing, M.L. Norfleet, F.B. Pierson, M.A. Sanderson, B.S. Sharratt, J.L. Steiner, J. Tatarko, N.H. Tedela, D. Toledo, R.S. Unnasch, R. S. Van Pelt, L. Wagner. 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.

Webb,N. P., J. E. Herrick, J. W. Van Zee, E. M. Courtright, C. H. Hugenholtz, T. M. Zobeck, G. S. Okin, T. E. Barchyn, B. J. Billings, R. Boyd, S. D. Clingan, B. F. Cooper, M. C. Duniway, J. D. Derner, F. A. Fox, K. M. Havstad, P. Heilman, V. LaPlante, N A. Ludwig, L. J. Metz, M. A. Nearing, M. L. Norfleet, F. B. Piersonm, M. A. Sanderson, B. S. Sharratt, J. L. Steiner, J. Tatarko, N. H. Tedela, D. Toledo, R. S. Unnasch, R. S. Van Pelt, L. Wagner. 2016. The National Wind Erosion Research Network: Building a standardized long-term data resource for aeolian research, modeling and land management. Aeolian Research 22:23-26.


Augustine D. J., J. D. Derner. 2015. Patch burn grazing management in a semiarid grassland: Consequences for pronghorn, plains pricklypear, and wind erosion. Rangeland Ecology & Management 68:40-47

Augustine, D. J., J. D. Derner. 2015. Patch-burn grazing management, vegetation heterogeneity, and avian responses in a semi-arid grassland. The Journal of Wildlife Management; DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.909

Augustine,D. J., J. D. Derner. 2015. Patch-burn grazing management, vegetation heterogeneity, and avian responses in a semi-arid grassland.The Journal of Wildlife Management; DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.909

Derner, J. D. 2015. Livestock grazing in a changing climate: Implications for adaptive management.eXtension

Fay, P.L., S.M. Prober, W.S. Harpole, J.M.H. Knops, J.D. Bakker, E.T. Borer, E.M. Lind, A.S. MacDougall, E.W. Seabloom, P.D. Wragg, P.B .Adler, D.M. Blumenthal, Y.M. Buckley, C. Chu, E.E. Cleland, S.L. Collins, K.F. Davies, G. Du, X. Feng, J. Firn, D.S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, Y. Hautier, R.W. Heckman, V.L. Jin, K.P. Kirkman, J. Klein, L.M. Ladwig, Q. Li, R.L . McCulley, B.A. Melbourne, C.E. Mitchell, J.L. Moore, J.W. Morgan, A.C. Risch, M. Sch?tz, C.J. Stevens, D.A. Wedin and L.H. Yang. 2015. Grassland productivity limited by multiple nutrients. Nature Plants, NutNet NPK limitation, Nature Plants DOI: 10.1038/NPLANTS.2015.80

Ford, A. T., J. R. Goheen, D. J. Augustine, M. F. Kinnaird, T. G. O'brien, T. M. Palmer, R. M. Pringle, and R. Woodroffe. 2015. Recovery of African wild dogs suppresses prey but does not trigger a trophic cascade. Ecology, 96: 2705-2714.

Hermance, J.F., D. J. Augustine & J. D. Derner. 2015. Quantifying characteristic growth dynamics in a semi-arid grassland ecosystem by predicting short-term NDVI phenology from daily rainfall: a simple four parameter coupled-reservoir model.International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36:5637-5663,

Li, H., J. Tatarko, M. Kucharski, and Z. Dong. 2015. PM2.5 and PM10 emission from agricultural soils by wind erosion. Aeolian Research. 19:171-182. doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2015.02.003.

Meeks, J.C., L.E. Wagner, R.G. Maghirang, J. Tatarko, and N. Bloedow. 2015. Fugitive Dust Emissions from Off-road Vehicle Maneuvers on Military Training Lands. Trans. ASABE. 58(1): 49-60.

Mowll W., D.M. Blumenthal, K. Cherwin, A. Smith, A.J. Symstad, L.T. Vermeire, S.L. Collins, M.D. Smith, A.K. Knapp. 2015. Climatic controls of aboveground net primary production in semi-arid grasslands along a latitudinal gradient portend low sensitivity to warming.  Oecologia 177:959-969.

Nelson, R., J. Tatarko, and J.C. Ascough II. 2015. Soil erosion and organic matter variations for central Great Plains cropping systems under residue removal. Trans. ASABE. 58(2):415-427.

Nichols, K. L. S. J. Del Grosso, J. D. Derner, R. F. Follett, S. L. Archibeque, C. E. Stewart, K. H. Paustian. 2015. Nitrous oxide and methane fluxes from cattle excrement on C3 pasture and C4-dominated shortgrass steppe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 225:104-115

Polley, H. W., J. D. Derner, R. B. Jackson, R. A. Gill, A. C. Procter, P. A. Fay. 2015. Plant community change mediates the response of foliar ?15N to CO2 enrichment in mesic grasslands.Oecologia, DOI 10.1007/s00442-015-3221-x

Porensky, L. M., K. E. Veblen. 2015. Generation of Ecosystem Hotspots Using Short-Term Cattle Corrals in an African Savanna. Rangeland Ecology & Management 68:131-141.

Reeves J. L. and J. D. Derner. 2015. Temperament does not affect steer weight gains on extensively managed semiarid rangeland.Rangelands, 37:186-190.

Reeves, J. L., D. M. Blumenthal, J. A. Kray, J. D. Derner. 2015. Increased seed consumption by biological control weevil tempers positive CO2 effect on invasive plant (Centaurea diffusa) fitness.Biological Control 84:36-43

Reeves, J. L., J. D. Derner, M. A. Sanderson, S. L. Kronberg,J. R. Hendrickson, L. T. Vermeire, M. K. Petersen, and J. G. Irisarri. 2015 . Seasonal weather-related decision Making for cattle p roduction in the northern great plains. Rangelands 37:119-124, doi: 10.1016/j.rala.2015.03.003

Roche, L.M., B.B. Cutts, J.D. Derner, M.N. Lubell, K.W. Tate. 2015. On-ranch grazing strategies: Context for the rotational grazing dilemma.Rangeland Ecology & Management 68:248-256

Sanderson, M. A., M. A. Liebig, J. R. Hendrickson, S. L. Kronberg, D. Toledo, J. D.Derner, and J. L. Reeves. 2015. A century of grazing: The value of long-term research.Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 71:5a-8a, doi:10.2489/jswc.71.1.5A

Seabloom, E. W. E. T. Borer, Y. M. Buckley, E. E. Cleland, K. F. Davies, J. Firn, W. S. Harpole, Y. Hautier, E. M. Lind, A. S. MacDougall, J. L. Orrock, S. M. Prober, P. B. Adler, T. M. Anderson, J. D. Bakker, L. A. Biederman, D. M. Blumenthal, C. S. Brown, L. A. Brudvig, M. Cadotte, C. Chu, K. L. Cottingham, M. J. Crawley, E. I. Damschen, C. M. Dantonio, N. M. DeCrappeo, G. Du, P. A. Fay, P. Frater, D. S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, A. Hector, H. Hillebrand, K. S. Hofmockel, H. C. Humphries, V. L. Jin, A. Kay, K. P. Kirkman, J. A. Klein, J. M. H. Knops, K. J. La Pierre, L. Ladwig, J. G. Lambrinos, Q. Li, W. Li, R. Marushia, R. L. McCulley, B. A. Melbourne, C. E. Mitchell, J. L. Moore, J. Morgan, B. Mortensen, L. R. O'Halloran, D. A. Pyke, A. C. Risch, M. Sankaran, M. Schuetz, A. Simonsen, M. D. Smith, C. J. Stevens, L. Sullivan, E. Wolkovich, P. D. Wragg, J. Wright & L Yang. 2015 Plant species' origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands.Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8710

Sharratt, B.S., J. Tatarko, J. Abatzoglou, F. Fox, and D. Huggins. 2015. Implications of climate change on wind erosion of agricultural lands in the Columbia Plateau. Weather Clim. Extrem. 10:20-31. doi:10.1016/j.wace.2015.06.001.

Young, D. J. N., L. M. Porensky, K. M. Wolf, S. E. Fick, and T. P. Young. 2015. Burning reveals cryptic plant diversity and promotes coexistence in a California prairie restoration experiment. Ecosphere 6(5):81.

Zelikova T.J., DG Williams, R. Hoenigman, D.M. Blumenthal, J.A. Morgan, and E. Pendall. 2015. Seasonality of soil moisture mediates responses of ecosystem phenology to elevated CO2 and warming in a semi-arid grassland. 2015. Journal of Ecology 103:1119-1130.


Alba C., M.D. Bowers, D.M. Blumenthal, R.A. Hufbauer. 2014. Chemical and mechanical defenses vary among maternal lines and leaf ages in Verbascum thapsus L. (Scrophulariaceae) and reduce palatability to a generalist insect.PLoS One 9:e104889.

Augustine, D. J., and J. D. Derner. 2014. Controls over the strength and timing of fire-grazer interactions in a semi-arid rangeland.Journal of Applied Ecology 51:242-250.

Augustine, D.J., J. D. Derner, and J. K. Detling. 2014. Testing for Thresholds in a Semiarid Grassland: The Influence of Prairie Dogs and Plague. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 67:701-709.

Augustine, D.J., P. Brewer, D. M. Blumenthal, J. D. Derner, and J. C. von Fischer. 2014. Prescribed fire, soil inorganic nitrogen dynamics, and plant responses in a semiarid grassland.Journal of Arid Environments 104:59-66.

Augustine, D.J.,and S.K. Skagen. 2014. Mountain Plover nest survival in relation to prairie dog and fire dynamics in shortgrass steppe. The Journal of Wildlife Management 78:595-602; DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.700

Augustine,  D.J. , J. D. Derner, and D. P. Smith. 2014. Characteristics of burns conducted under modified prescriptions to mitigate limited fuels in a semi-arid grassland.Fire Ecology  10:36-47, doi: 10.4996/fireecology.1002036

Blanco-Canqui, H., R.B. Ferguson, V.L. Jin, M.R. Schmer, B.J. Wienhold, and J. Tatarko. 2014. Can Cover Crop and Manure Maintain or Improve Soil Properties after Stover Removal from Irrigated No-Till Corn? Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 78:1368-1377. DOI: 10.2136/SSSAJ2013.12.0550.

Blumenthal D.M. and J.A. Kray. 2014. Climate change, plant traits, and invasion in natural and agricultural ecosystems.  In L Ziska and JS Dukes, Eds., Invasive species and global climate change. CABI Press, Wallingford, UK.   Published 9/3/14. (Peer-reviewed invited book chapter).

Borer E.T., et al.(>50 authors). 2014. Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation.  Nature 508:517-520

Briske, D. D., A. J. Ash, J. D. Derner, and L. Huntsinger. 2014. Commentary: A critical assessment of the policy endorsement for holistic management. Agricultural Systems 125:50-53.

Borer E.T., et al.(>50 authors). 2014. Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation.  Nature 508:517-520.

Carillo Y., E. Pendall, F.A. Dijkstra, D.R. LeCain, J.A. Morgan, D.M. Blumenthal, S. Waldron. 2014. Disentangling root responses to climate change in a semiarid grassland.  Oecologia 175:699-711.

Cameira, M. R., A. Pereira, Ahuja, L. R., and Ma, L. 2014. Sustainability and Environmental Assessment of Fertigation in an Intensive Olive Grove under Mediterranean Conditions. Agriculture Water Management 146:346-360

Derner, J. D.,  D. J. Augustine, and E. Kachergis. 2014. Cattle as ecosystem engineers: New grazing management enhances rangeland biodiversity.Western Confluence, winter:10-13.

Derner, J. D.,  G. E. Schuman, R. F. Follett and G. F. Vance. 2014. Plant and soil consequences of shrub management in a big sagebrush-dominated rangeland ecosystem.Environment and Natural Resources Research 4:19-30.

Fang, Q. X., Andales, A. A., Derner, J., Ahuja, L.R., Ma, L., Bartling, P. N. S., J. L. Reeves, and Z. Qi. 2014. Quantifying stocking density and weather effects on forage and steer production on the Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie. Agricultural Systems 129:103-114.

Fang, Q. X., Ma, L., Flerchinger, G. N., Qi, Z., Ahuja, L. R., Xing, H. T., Li, J., and Yu, Q. 2014. Modelling Evapotranspiration and Energy Balance in a Wheat-Maize Cropping System Using the Revised RZ-SHAW Model. Agricultural Forest Meteorology 194:218-229.

Fang, Q.X., A.A. Andales, J.D. Derner, L.R. Ahuja, L. Ma, P.N.S. Bartling, J.L. Reeves, Z. Qi. 2014. Modeling weather and stocking rate effects on forage and steer production in northern mixed-grass prairie. Agricultural Systems,

Fang, Q.X., L.R. Ahuja, A. A. Andales, and J. D. Derner. 2014. Using a model and forecasted weather to predict forage and livestock production for making stocking decisions in the coming growing season.Practical Applications of Agricultural System Models to Optimize the Use of Limited Water. doi:10.2134/advagricsystmodel5.c7

Kachergis, E., J. D. Derner, B. B. Cutts, L. M. Roche, V. T. Eviner, M. N. Lubell, and K. W. Tate. 2014. Increasing flexibility in rangeland management during drought.Ecosphere 5:1-14.

Li, J., G.S. Okin, J. Tatarko, N.P. Webb, J.E. Herrick. 2014. Consistency of wind erosion assessments across land use and land cover types: a critical analysis. Aeolian Research.   15:253-260.

Malone, R. W., Nolan, B. T., Ma, L., Kanwar, R. S., Peterson, C., and Heilman, P. 2014. Tillage and application rate affects atrazine transport to subsurface drainage with macropore flow: evaluation of RZWQM using a long-term field study. Agriculture Water Management 132:10-22. 2014.

Malone, R.W., Jaynes, D.B., Kaspar, T.C., Thorp, K.R., Kladivko, E., Ma, L., James, D.E., Singer, J., Morin, X., Searchinger, T. 2014. Cover crops in the upper Midwestern United State: Simulated effect on nitrate leaching with artificial dranage. Journal Soil Water Conservation. 69:(4):292-305.

Moran, M. S., G. E. Ponce-Campos, A. Huete, M. P. Mcclaran, Y .  Zhang,  E. P. Hamerlynck, D. J. Augustine, S. A. Gunter, S. G. Kitchen, D. P. C. Peters, P. J. Starks, And M. Hernandez. 2014. Functional response of U.S. grasslands to the early 21st-century drought. Ecology, 95: 2121-2133.

Newbold, T. A. S., P. Stapp, K. E. Levensailor, J. D. Derner and W. K. Lauenroth. 2014. Community Responses of arthropods to a range of traditional and manipulated grazing in shortgrass steppe.Environmental Entomology 43: 556-568; DOI:

Porensky, L. M., E. A. Leger, J. Davison, W. W. Miller, E. M. Goergen, E. K. Espeland, and E. M. Carroll-Moore. 2014. Arid shrubland restoration: native perennial grasses suppress weeds and erosion, but also suppress native shrubs. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 184:135-144.

Porensky, L. M., J. Davison, E. A. Leger, W. W. Miller, E. M. Goergen, E. K. Espeland, E. M. Carroll-Moore. 2014. Grasses for biofuels: A low water-use alternative for cold desert agriculture? Biomass and Bioenergy 66:133-142.

Reeves, J. L., J. D. Derner, M. A. Sanderson, J. R. Hendrickson, S. L. Kronberg, M. K. Petersen, and L. T. Vermeire. 2014. Seasonal weather influences on yearling beef steer production in C3-dominated Northern Great Plains rangeland.Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 183:110-117.

Retta, A., L.E. Wagner, and J. Tatarko. 2014. Military vehicle trafficking impacts vegetation and soil bulk density at Fort Benning, Georgia. Trans. ASABE. 57(4):1043-1055.

Saseendran, S. A., Ahuja, L. R., Ma, L., Nielsen, D. C., Trout, T. J., Andales, A. A., Chaves, J., and Ham, J.. 2014. Enhancing the water stress factors for simulation of corn (Zea mays L.) in RZWQM2. Agronomy J. 106:81-94.

Svejcar, T., C. Boyd, K. Davies, M. Madsen, J. Bates, R. Sheley, C. Marlow, D. Bohnert, M. Borman, R. Mata-Gonza`lez, J. Buckhouse, T. Stringham, B. Perryman, S. Swanson, K. Tate, M. George, G. Ruyle, B. Roundy, C. Call, K. Jensen, K. Launchbaugh, A. Gearhart, L. Vermeire, J. Tanaka, J. Derner, G. Frasier, and K. Havstad. 2014.  Western land managers will need all available tools for adapting to climate change, including grazing: A critique of Beschta et al. Environmental Management DOI 10.1007/s00267-013-0218-2.

Toledo D., M. Sanderson, H. Johnson, J.L. Reeves, J.D. Derner, L. Vermeire, J. Hendrickson. 2014. Evaluating plant biodiversity measurements and exotic species detection in National Resources Inventory Sampling protocols using examples from the Northern Great Plains of the USA.Ecological Indicators 46:149-155.

Wiggins, D. A., G. D. Schnell, and D. J. Augustine. 2014. Distribution and nesting success of ferruginous hawks and Swanson's hawks on an agricultural landscape in the Great Plains. The Southwestern Naturalist 59:356-363

Zelikova, T. J., D. M. Blumenthal, D. G. Williams, L.Souza, D. R. LeCain, J. Morgan, and E. Pendall.  2014. Long-term exposure to elevated CO2 enhances plant community stability by suppressing dominant plant species in a mixed-grass prairie. PNAS, doi:10.1073


Augustine, D. J., and B. W. Baker. 2013 Associations of grassland bird communities with black-tailed prairie dogs in the North American Great Plains. Conservation Biology 27:324-334, DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12013

Augustine, D. J., and J. D. Derner, 2013. Assessing herbivore foraging behavior with GPS collars in a semiarid grassland.Sensors 13:3711-3723; doi:10.3390/s130303711

Augustine, D. J., and T. L. Springer. 2013. Competition and facilitation between a native and a domestic herbivore: trade-offs between forage quantity and quality. Ecological Applications 23:850-863.

Augustine, D. J., D. G. Milchunas, and J. D. Derner. 2013. Spatial redistribution of nitrogen by cattle in semiarid rangeland.Rangeland Ecology & Management 66:56-62.

Baker,B. W., D. J. Augustine, J. A. Sedgwick, and B. C. Lubow. 2013. Ecosystem engineering varies spatially: a test of the vegetation modification paradigm for prairie dogs. Ecography 36:230-239

Blanco, Humberto, J. Holman, A. Schlegel, J. Tatarko, T. Shaver. 2013. Replacing fallow with cover crops in a semiarid soil: Effects on soil properties. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 77:1026–1034.

Blickley, J. L., K. Deiner, K. Garbach, I. Lacher, M. H. Meek, L. M. Porensky, M. L. Wilkerson, E. M. Winford, and M.W. Schwartz. 2013. A graduate student's guide to necessary skill sets for non-academic conservation careers. Conservation Biology 27:24-34.

Blumenthal, D. M., V. Resco, J. A. Morgan, D. G. Williams, D. R. LeCain, E. M. Hardy, E. Pendall, and E. Bladyka. 2013. Invasive forb benefits from water savings by native plants and carbon fertilization under elevated CO2 and warming. New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.12459.

Derner, J. D., and J. Reeves. 2013. Lessons from long-term cattle weight gain data.Cow County 18.

Derner, J., E. Kachergis and J. Reeves. 2013 Rangeland Research Roundup: So what? Who cares?CowCountry Spring 18-19.

Donihue, C. M., L. M. Porensky, J. Foufopoulus, C. Riginos, and R.M. Pringle. 2013. Glade cascades: indirect legacy effects of pastoralism enhance the abundance and spatial structuring of arboreal fauna. Ecology 94:827-837.

Evers, B.J., H. Blanco-Canqui, S. Staggenborg, J. Tatarko. 2013. Dedicated Bioenergy Crop Impacts on Soil Wind Erodibility and Organic Carbon in Kansas. Agron. J. 105(5):1271-1276.  

Fang, Q. X., Ma, L., Yu, Q., Hu, C. S., X. X. Li, R. W. Malone, and Ahuja, L. R. 2013. Quantifying climate and management effects on regional N leaching and crop yield in the North China Plain. Journal Environmental Quality 42:1466-1479.

Jamieson, M. A., C Quintero, and D. M. Blumenthal. 2013. Interactive effects of simulated nitrogen deposition and altered precipitation patterns on plant allelochemical concentrations. Journal Chemical Ecology DOI 10.1007/s10886-013-0340-x

Kachergis, E., J. D. Derner, L. M. Roche, K. W. Tate, M.N. Lubell, R. D. Mealor, and J. Magagna. 2013. Characterizing Wyoming ranching operations: Natural resource goals, management practices and information sources.Natural Resources 4:45-54.

Kumschick, S., C. Alba, R. Hufbauer, and D.M. Blumenthal. 2013. Evolution of fast-growing but more resistant phenotypes in introduced common mullein (Verbascum thapsus). Journal of Ecology, 101:378-387.

Lind, E., E. Borer, E. Seabloom, P. Adler, J. Bakker, D. Blumenthal, M. Crawley, K. Davies, J. Firn, D. Gruner, W. Harpole, Y. Hautier, H. Hillebrand, J. Knops, B. Melbourne, A. Risch, M. Schuetz, C. Stevens, and P. Wragg. 2013.  Life history constraints in grassland plant species: a growth-defense tradeoff is the norm.  Ecology Letters, 16:513-521, doi: 10.1111/ele.12078.

Lubell, M. N., B. B. Cutts, L. M. Roche, M. Hamilton, J. D. Derner, E. Kachergis, and K. W. Tate. 2013. Conservation program participation and adaptive rangeland decision-making. Rangeland Ecology & Management 66:609-620

Parker J. D., M. E. Torchin, R. A. Hufbauer, N. P. Lemoine, C. Alba, D. M. Blumenthal, O. Bossdorf, J. E. Byers, A. M. Dunn, R. W. Heckman, M. Hejda, V. Jarosik, A. R. Kanarek, L. B. Martin, S. E. Perkins, P. Pysek, K. Shierenbeck, C. Schloder, R. van Klinken, K. J. Vaughn, W. Williams, and L. M. Wolfe.  2013. Do invasive species perform better in their new ranges? Ecology, 94:985-994.

Perry, L. G., P. B. Shafroth, D. M. Blumenthal, J. A. Morgan, and D. R. LeCain.  2013.  Elevated CO2 does not offset greater water stress predicted under climate change for native and exotic riparian plantsNew Phytologist 19:532-543.

Porensky, L. M., and T. P. Young. 2013. Edge interactions in fragmented and patchy landscapes. Conservation Biology 27:509-519.

Porensky, L. M., S. E. Wittman, C. Riginos, and T. P. Young. 2013. Herbivory and drought interact to enhance diversity and spatial patterning in a savanna understory. Oecologia 173:591-602.

Porensky, L. M., S. F. Bucher, K. E. Veblen, A. C. Treydte, and T. P. Young. 2013. Large herbivores alter edge effects around ecosystem hotspots in an African savanna. Journal of Arid Environments 96:55-63.

Qi, Z., Bartling, P. N. S., Jabro, J. D., Lensen, A.W., Ahuja, L. R., Ma, L. Allen, B. L. and Evans, R. G. 2013. Simulating dryland water availability and spring wheat production in the Northern Great Plains. Agronomy Journal 105:37-50.

Rebollo, S., D. G. Milchunas , P. Stapp , D. J. Augustine, and J. D. Derner. 2013. Disproportionate effects of non-colonial small herbivores on structure and diversity of grassland dominated by large herbivores. Oikos 122: 1757-1767.

Reeves, J. L., J. D. Derner, M. A. Sanderson, M. K. Petersen, L. T. Vermeire, J. R. Hendrickson, and S. L. Kronberg. 2013. Temperature and precipitation affect steer weight gains differentially by stocking rate in northern mixed-grass prairie. Rangeland Ecology & Management 66: 438-444.

Reeves, J. L., J. D. Derner, M. A.Sanderson, M. K.Petersen, L. T.Vermeire, J. R. Hendrickson, and S. L. Kronberg. 2013. Seasonal temperature and precipitation effects on cow-calf production in northern mixed-grass prairie. Livestock Science 155:355-363.

Retta, A., L.E. Wagner, J. Tatarko, and T.C. Todd. 2013. Evaluation of bulk density and vegetation as affected by military vehicle traffic at Fort Riley, Kansas. Trans. ASABE. 56(2):653-665.

Sankaran M., D. J. Augustine, and J. Ratnam. 2013.Native ungulates of diverse body sizes collectively regulate long-term woody plant demography and structure of a semi-arid savanna. Journal of Ecology 101:1389-1399.

Saseendran S.A., Nielsen, D. C., Ahuja, L. R., Ma, L., and Lyon, D. 2013. Simulated yield and profitability of five potential crops for intensifying the dryland wheat-fallow production system. Agriculture Water Management

Seabloom E. et al.(>50 authors). 2013. Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Global Change Biology 19:3677-3687.

Sorte, C. J. B., I. Ibanez, D. M. Blumenthal, N. A. Molinari, L. P. Miller, E. D. Grosholz, J. M. Diez, C. M. D'Antonio, J. D. Olden, S. J. Jones, and J. S. Dukes. 2013. Poised to prosper? A cross-system comparison of climate change effects on native and non-native species performance. Ecology Letters, 16:261-270, doi: 10.1111/ele.12017

Tatarko, J., M.A. Sporcic, E.L. Skidmore. 2013. A history of wind erosion prediction models in the United States Department of Agriculture prior to the Wind Erosion Prediction System. Aeolian Research. 10:3-8.

Walthall, C. L., J. Hatfield, P. Backlund, L. Lengnick, E. Marshall, M. Walsh, S. Adkins, M. Aillery, E. A. Ainsworth, C. Ammann, C. J. Anderson, I. Bartomeus, L. H. Baumgard, F. Booker, B. Bradley, D. M. Blumenthal, J. Bunce, K. Burkey, S. M. Dabney, J. A. Delgado, J. Dukes, A. Funk, K. Garrett, M. Glenn, D. A. Grantz, D. Goodrich, S. Hu, R. C. Izaurralde, R. A. C. Jones, S. H. Kim, A. D. B. Leaky, K. Lewers, T. L. Mader, A. McClung, J. Morgan, D. J. Muth, M. Nearing, D. M. Oosterhuis, D. Ort, C. Parmesan, W. T. Pettigrew, W. Polley, R. Rader, C. Rice, M. Rivington, E. Rosskopf, W. A. Salas, L. E. Sollenberger, R. Srygley, C. Stockle, E. S. Takle, D. Timlin, J. W. White, R. Winfree, L. Wright-Morton, and L. H. Ziska. 2013. Climate change and agriculture in the United States: effects and adaptation. USDA Technical Bulletin 1935. Washington, DC. 186 pages.

Zobeck, T.M., M. Baddock, R.S. Van Pelt, J. Tatarko, V. Acosta-Martinez. 2013. Soil property effects on wind erosion of organic soils. Aeolian Research. 10:43-51.


Augustine, D. J., and J. D. Derner. 2012. Disturbance regimes and mountain plover habitat in shortgrass steppe: large herbivore grazing does not substitute for prairie dog grazing or fire.The Journal of Wildlife Management 76:721-728.

Augustine, D. J., D. T. Booth, S. E. Cox, and J. D. Derner. 2012. Grazing intensity and spatial heterogeneity in bare soil in a grazing-resistant grassland. Rangeland Ecology & Management 65:39-46.

Bradley, B. A., D. M. Blumenthal, R. Early, E. D. Grosholz, J. J. Lawler, L. P. Miller, C. J. B. Sorte, C. M. D'Antonio, J. M Diez, J. S. Dukes, I. Ibanez, and J. D. Olden.  2012.  Global change, global trade, and the next wave of plant invasions.  Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment 10:20-28.

Carrillo, Y., F. A. Dijkstra, E. Pendall, J. A. Morgan,and D. M. Blumenthal. 2012. Controls over soil nitrogen pools in a semiarid grassland under elevated CO2 and warming. Ecosystems 15:761-774.

Derner, J. D., and V. L. Jin. 2012. Soil carbon dynamics and rangeland management. In: M.A. Liebig, A.F. Franzluebbers and R.F. Follett (eds.). Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. Elsevier. pp. 79-92.

Derner, J. D., D. D. Briske, and H. W. Polley. 2012. Tiller organization within the tussock grass Schizachyrium scoparium: a field assessment of competition-cooperation tradeoffs.Botany 90:669-677.

Derner, J. D., D. J. Augustine, J. C. Ascough II, and L. R. Ahuja. 2012. Opportunities for increasing utility of models for rangeland management.Rangeland Ecology & Management 65:623-631.

Diez, J. M., C. M. D'Antonio, J. S. Dukes, E. D. Grosholz, J. D. Olden, C. J. B. Sorte, D. M. Blumenthal, B. A. Bradley, R. Early, I. Ibanez, S. Jones, J. Lawler, and L. P. Miller. 2012 Will extreme climatic events facilitate biological invasions?   Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment 10:249-257.  

Dijkstra, F. A., E. Pendall, J. A. Morgan, D. M. Blumenthal, Y. Carrillo, D. R. LeCain, R. F. Follett, and D. G. Williams. 2012. Climate change alters stoichiometry of phosphorus and nitrogen in a semiarid grassland. New Phytologist 196:807-815.

Dijkstra,F. A., D. J. Augustine, P. Brewer, and  J. C. von Fischer. 2012. Nitrogen cycling and water pulses in semiarid grasslands: are microbial and plant processes temporally asynchronous? Oecologia 170:799-808

Dunn, A. M., M. E. Torchin, M. J. Hatcher, P. M. Kotanen, D. M. Blumenthal, J. E. Byers, C. A. C. Coon, V. M. Frankel, R. D. Holt, R. A. Hufbauer, A. R. Kanarek, K. A. Schierenbeck, L. M. Wolfe, and S. E. Perkins. 2012.  Indirect effects of parasites in invasions.  Functional Ecology 26:1262-1274.

Fang, Q. X., Malone, R. W., Ma, L., Jaynes, D. B., Green, T. R., and Ahuja, L. R. 2012. Modeling controlled tile flow, N application rate, and weather effects on N loss to streams. Agriculture Water Management. 103:150-161.

Heilman, P., Malone, R. W., Ma, L., Hatfield, J. L., Ahuja, L. R., Boyle, K., and Kanwar, R. S. 2012. Getting the most from intensively monitored data for water quality decision support. Agriculture Systems. 106:69-71.

Heilman, P., R. S. Kanwar, R. W. Malone, L. Ma, J. L. Hatfield and K. Boyle. 2012. The Nashua agronomic, water quality, and economic dataset. Journal Soil Water Conservation. 67:502-512.

Islam, Adlul, Ahuja, L. R., Garcia, L. A. Ma, L., Saseendran, S. A. and Trout, T. J. 2012. Modelling the impact of climate change on corn yield using multi-model ensemble climate change scenarios. Agriculture Water Management 110:94-108.

Islam, Adlul, Ahuja, L. R., Garcia, L. A. Ma, L., Saseendran, S. A. 2012. Modelling effect of climate change and elevated CO2 on potential evapotranspiration demand using multi-model ensemble climate change scenarios. Trans. ASABE. 55:2135-2146.

Ko, J., Ahuja, L. R., Saseendran, S. A., Green, T. R., Ma, L., Nielsen, D. C., and Walthall, C. 2012. Climate change impacts on dryland cropping systems in the central Great Plains, USA. Climatic Change 111:445-472.

Li, Z., Ma, L., Flerchinger, G. N., Ahuja, L. R., Wang, H., and Li, Z. 2012. Simulation of over-winter soil water and soil temperature with SHAW and RZ-SHAW. Soil Science Society American Journal. 76:1548-1563.

Ma, L., Ahuja, L. R., B. T. Nolan, Malone, R. W., Trout, T. J., and Qi, Z. 2012. Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM2): Model use, calibration and validation. Trans. ASABE. 55:1425-1446.

Ma, L., Flerchinger, G. N., Ahuja, L. R., Sauer, T., Prueger, J. H., Malone, R. W., and Hatfield, J. L. 2012. Simulation of the surface energy balances in a soybean canopy using SHAW and RZ-SHAW. Trans. ASABE. 55:175-179.

Ma, L., Trout, T. J., Ahuja, L. R., Bausch, W., Saseendran, S. A., Malone, R. W., and Nielsen, D. C. 2012. Calibrating RZWQM2 model for maize responses to deficit irrigation. Agriculture Water Management 103:140-149.

Nielsen, D. C., Saseendran, S. A., Ma, L., and Ahuja, L. R., 2012. Simulating the production potential of dryland spring canola in the central Great Plains. Agronomy Journal. 104:1182-1188.

Nolan, B. T., Malone, R. W., Gronberg, J. A., Thorp, K. R. and Ma, L. 2012. Verifiable metamodels for predicting N and water fluxes in the Corn Belt, USA. ES&T. 46:901-908.

Pearse, I. S., L. M. Porensky, L. H. Yang, M. L. Stanton, R. Karban, L. Bhattacharyya, R. Cox, K. Dove, A. Higgins, C. Kamoroff, T. Kirk, C. Knight, R. Koch, C. Parker, H. Rollins, and K. Tanner. 2012. Complex consequences of herbivory and interplant cues in three annual plants. PLoS ONE 7: e38105.

Porensky, L. M., and K. E. Veblen. 2012. Grasses and browsers reinforce landscape heterogeneity by excluding trees from ecosystem hotspots. Oecologia 168:749-759.

Porensky, L. M., K. J. Vaughn, and T. P. Young. 2012. Can initial intraspecific spatial aggregation increase multi-year coexistence by creating temporal priority? Ecological Applications 22:927-936.

Qi, Z., Ma, L., Helmers, M. J., Ahuja, L. R., and Malone, R. W. 2012. Simulating NO3-N concentration in tile drainage at various nitrogen application rates using RZWQM2. J. Environmental Quality. 41:289-295.

Qi, Z., P. N. S. Bartling, L. R. Ahuja, J. D. Derner, G. H. Dunn, and L. Ma.  2012.  Development and evaluation of the carbon-nitrogen cycle module for the GPFARM-Range modelComputers and Electronics in Agriculture 83:1-10.

Riginos, C., L. M. Porensky, K. E. Veblen, W. O. Odadi, R. L. Sensenig, D. Kimuyu, F. Keesing, M. L. Wilkerson, and T. P. Young. 2012. Lessons on the relationship between pastoralism and biodiversity from the Kenya Long-term Exclosure Experiment (KLEE).  Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2:10.

Sidle, J. G., D. J. Augustine, D. H. Johnson, S. D. Miller, J. F. Cully, Jr., and R. P. Reading. 2012. Aerial surveys adjusted by ground surveys to estimate area occupied by black-tailed prairie dog colonies.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:248-256


Adiku, S. G. K., L. R. Ahuja, G. H. Dunn, J. D. Derner, A. A. Andales, L. Garcia, and P. N. S. Bartling. 2011. Parameterization of the GPFARM-Range model for simulating rangeland productivity. In: L. R. Ahuja and L. Ma (eds.). Methods of Introducing System Models into Agricultural Research. American Society of Agronomy, Inc., Crop Science Society of America, Inc., and Soil Science Society of America, Inc. Madison, WI. pp. 209-228.

Augustine, D. J. 2011. Habitat selection by mountain plovers in shortgrass steppe. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:297-304.

Augustine, D. J., F. A. Dijkstra, E. W. Hamilton III, and J. A. Morgan. 2011. Rhizosphere interactions, carbon allocation, and nitrogen acquisition of two perennial North American grasses in response to defoliation and elevated atmospheric CO2. Oecologia 165:755-770.

Augustine, D. J., K. E. Veblen, J. R. Goheen, C. Riginos, and T. P. Young. 2011. Pathways for positive cattle-wildlife interactions in semiarid rangelands. In: N. Georgiadis (editor). Conserving Wildlife in African Landscapes: Kenya's Ewaso Ecosystem. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington D. C. pp 55-71.

Blumenthal, D. M., A. P. Norton, S. E. Cox, E. M. Hardy, G. E. Liston, L. Kennaway, D. T. Booth, and J. D. Derner. 2011. Linaria dalmatica invades south-facing slopes and less grazed areas in grazing-tolerant mixed-grass prairie. Biological Invasions doi: 10.1007/s10530-011-0085-9.

Briske, D. D., J. D. Derner, D. G. Milchunas, and K. W. Tate. 2011. An evidence-based assessment of prescribed grazing practices. In: D.D. Briske (ed.). Conservation Benefits of Rangeland Practices: Assessment, Recommendations, and Knowledge Gaps. United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. pp. 21-74.

Briske, D. D., N. F. Sayre, L. Huntsinger, M. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Budd, and J. D. Derner. 2011. Origin, persistence, and resolution of the rotational grazing debate: Integrating human dimensions into rangeland research.Rangeland Ecology & Management 64:325-334.

Derner, J. D., K. R. Hickman, and H. W. Polley. 2011. Decreasing precipitation variability does not elicit major aboveground biomass or plant diversity responses in a mesic rangeland.Rangeland Ecology & Management 64:352-357.

Follett, R. F., S. Mooney, J. A. Morgan, K. Paustian, L. H. Allen, Jr., S. Archibeque, S. J. Del Grosso, J. D. Derner, et al. 2011.  Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas fluxes in agriculture: Challenges and opportunities. Task Force Report No. 142, 106 pp, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Ames, Iowa, USA.

Knight, K. B., T. P. Toombs, and J. D. Derner. 2011. Cross-fencing on private US rangelands: financial costs and producer risks. Rangelands 33(2):41-44.

Porensky, L. M. 2011. When edges meet: interacting edge effects in an African savanna.Journal of Ecology 99:923-934.

Porensky, L. M., C. Riginos, J. Balachowski, and Jayne Belnap. 2011. Guide to Boma Monitoring. Available Online:

Singer, J., Malone, R. W., Jaynes, D. B., and Ma, L. 2011. Cover crop effects on nitrogen load in tile drainage from Walnut Creek Iowa using RZWQM. Agriculture Water Management. 98:1622-1628.

Spangler, L., G. F. Vance, G. E. Schuman, and J. D. Derner. 2011. Rangeland sequestration potential assessment-final report. Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, U.S. Department of Energy.

Steinberg, P.D., M.T. Brett, J.S. Bechtold, J.E. Richey, L.M. Porensky, and S.N. Osborne. 2011. The influence of watershed characteristics on nitrogen export to Hood Canal, Washington, USA. Biogeochemistry 106:415-433.


Ahuja, L. R., Ma, L., and Green, T. R. 2010. Effective soil properties of heterogeneous areas for modeling infiltration and redistribution. Soil Science Society American Journal. 74:1469-1482.

Anderson, L. J., J. D. Derner, H. W. Polley, W. S. Gordon, D. M. Eissenstat, and R. B. Jackson. 2010. Root responses along a subambient to elevated CO2 gradient in a C3-C4 grassland. Global Change Biology 16:454-468.

Augustine, D. J. 2010. Spatial versus temporal variation in precipitation in a semiarid ecosystem. Landscape Ecology 25:913-925.

Augustine, D. J.  2010.  Response of native ungulates to drought in semi-arid Kenyan rangeland.  African Journal of Ecology 48:1009-1020

Augustine, D. J., J. D. Derner, and D. G. Milchunas. 2010. Prescribed fire, grazing, and herbaceous plant production in shortgrass steppe.Rangeland Ecology & Management 63:317-323

Blumenthal D. M., A. P. Norton, and T. R. Seastedt. 2010. Restoring competitors and natural enemies for long-term control of plant invaders. Rangelands 32:16-20.

Borchgrevink, M. B., J. D. Derner, T. R. Weston, R. A. Olson, G. E. Schuman, and B. W. Hess. 2010. Small mammal and plant community responses to mechanical disturbance and rest in Wyoming Big Sagebrush grassland. Arid Land Research and Management 24:57-67.

Bradley B. A., D. M. Blumenthal, D. S. Wilcove, and L. H. Ziska. 2010. Predicting plant invasion in an era of global change.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25:310-318.

Derner, J. D. and R. H. Hart. 2010. Livestock responses to complementary forages in shortgrass steppe.Great Plains Research 20:223-28.

Diaz, E.N., Tatarko, J., Jazcilevich, A.D., Garcia, A.R., Caetano, E., and Ruiz-Suarez, L.G. 2010. A modeling study of Aeolian erosion enhanced by surface wind confluences over Mexico City. Aeolian Research 2:143-157.

Dijkstra, F. A., D. Blumenthal, J. A. Morgan, D. R. LeCain, and R. F. Follett.2010. Elevated CO2 effects on semi-arid grassland plants in relation to water availability and competition. Functional Ecology 24:1152-1161.

Dijkstra, F. A., D. Blumenthal, J. A. Morgan, E. Pendall, Y. Carrillo, and R.F. Follett. 2010. Contrasting effects of elevated CO2 and warming on nitrogen cycling in a semiarid grassland.New Phytologist 187:426-437.

Dijkstra, F. A., J. A. Morgan, D. Blumenthal, and R. F. Follett. 2010. Water limitation and plant inter-specific competition reduce rhizosphere-induced C decomposition and plant N uptake.Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42:1073-1082.

Dumanski, J., R. L. Desjardins, R. Lal, and M. Rosegrant (with boxes contributed by P. L. De Freitas, J. N. Landers, P. Gerber, H. Steinfeld, L. Verchot, G. E. Schuman, and J. D. Derner). 2010. Supporting evidence for greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture. In: K. Stigter (ed.) Applied Agrometeorology. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 989-996.

Dumanski, J., R. L. Desjardins, R. Lal, P. L. De Freitas, P. Gerber, H. Steinfeld, L. Verchot, G. E. Schuman, J. D. Derner, and M. Rosegrant. 2010. Global potentials for greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture. In: K. Stigter (ed.) Applied Agrometeorology. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 977-982.

Dumanski, J., R. L. Desjardins, R. Lal, P. L. De Freitas, P. Gerber, H. Steinfeld, L. Verchot, G. E. Schuman, J. D. Derner, and M. Rosegrant. 2010. Strategies and economies for greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture. In: K. Stigter (ed.) Applied Agrometeorology. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 983-988.

Fang, Q. Ma, L., Green, T. R., Yu, Q., Wang, T. D., and Ahuja, L. R.. 2010. Water resources and agricultural water use in the North China Plain: current status and management options. Agricultural Water Management. 97:1102-1116.

Fang, Q. X., Green, T. R., Ma, L., Malone, R. W., Erskine, R. H., and Ahuja, L. R 2010. Optimizing soil hydraulic parameters in RZWQM2 using automated calibration methods. Soil Science Society America Journal. 74:1897-1913.

Fang, Q., Ma, L., Yu, Q., Ahuja, L. R., Malone, R. W., and Hoogenboom, G.. 2010. Irrigation strategies to improve the water use efficiency of wheat-maize double cropping systems in North China Plain. Agricultural Water Management. 97:1165-1174.

Ko, J., Ahuja, L. R., Kimball, B., Saseendran, S. A., Ma, L., Green, T. R., Wall, G., and Pinter, P. 2010. Simulation of climate change impacts on wheat-fallow cropping systems. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. 150:1331-1346.

Li, L., Nielsen, D. C., Yu, Q., Ma, L., and Ahuja, L. R., 2010. Seasonal variations of CWSI and its correlation with soil moisture, CO2 flux, and canopy water use efficiency in the North China Plain. Agriculture Water Management. 97:1145-1155.

Malone, R. W., Jaynes, D. B., Ma, L., Nolan, B. T., Meek, D., Karlen, D. 2010. Soil test N recommendation augmented with PEST-optimized RZWQM simulations. Journal Environmental Quality. 39:1711-1723.

Mitchell, C. E., D. Blumenthal, V. Jarosik, E. E. Puckett, and P. Pysek.  2010.  Controls on pathogen species richness in plants introduced and native ranges: roles of residence time, range size and host traitsEcology Letters Online Early 13:1525-1535.

Morgan, J. A., R. F. Follett, L. H. Allen, Jr., S. D. Grosso, J. D. Derner, F. Dijkstra, A. Franzluebbers, R. Fry, K. Paustian, and M. M. Schoeneberger. 2010.  Carbon sequestration in agricultural lands of the United StatesJournal of Soil and Water Conservation 65:6A-13A.  doi:10.2489/jswc.65.1.6A

Nolan, B. T., Puckett, L. J., Ma, L., Green, C. T., Bayless, E. R., and Malone, R. W., 2010. Predicting unsaturated zone nitrogen mass balances in diverse agricultural settings of the United States. Journal Environmental Quality. 39:1051-1065.

Perry, L. G., D. Blumenthal, T. A. Monaco, M. W. Paschke, and E. F. Redente.  2010.  Immobilizing nitrogen to control plant invasionOecologia 163:13-24.

Saseendran S. A., Nielsen, D. C., Ma, L., Ahuja, L. R., and Vigil, M. F. 2010. Simulating alternative dryland rotational cropping systems in the central Great Plains with RZWQM2. Agronomy Journal. 102:1521-1534.

Saseendran S. A., Nielsen, D. C., Ma, L., and Ahuja, L. R. 2010. Adapting CROPGRO for simulating spring canola growth with both RZWQM2 and DSSAT4.0. Agronomy. J. 102:1606-1621.

Smart, A. J., J. D. Derner, J. R. Hendrickson, R. L. Gillen, B. H. Dunn, E. M. Mousel, P. S. Johnson, R. N. Gates, K. K. Sedive, K. R. Harmoney, J. D. Volesky, and K. C. Olson. 2010. Effects of grazing pressure on efficiency of grazing on North American Great Plains rangelands.Rangeland Ecology Management 63:397-406.

Toombs, T. P., J. D. Derner, D. J. Augustine, B. Krueger, and S. Gallagher. 2010. Managing for biodiversity and livestock -A scale-dependent approach for promoting vegetation heterogeneity in western Great Plains grasslands.Rangelands 32:10-15.

Vaughn, K., L. Porensky, M. Wilkerson, J. Balachowski, E. Peffer, C. Riginos, and T. Young. 2010. Restoration Ecology. Nature Education Knowledge 1:51.


Augustine, D. J., and D. G. Milchunas. 2009. Vegetation responses to prescribed burning of grazed shortgrass steppe. Rangeland Ecology & Management 62:89-97.

Blumenthal, D.  2009. Carbon addition interacts with water availability to reduce invasive forb establishment in a semi-arid grassland. Biological Invasions 11:1281-1290.

Blumenthal, D., and D. Augustine. 2009. Plant interactions with herbivores. In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SCIENCES. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester [Doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0003203.pub2]

Blumenthal, D., C. E. Mitchell, P. Pysek, and V. Jarosik.  2009.  Synergy between resource availability and pathogen release in plant invasion.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106:7899-7904.

Derner, J. D. and A. J. Whitman. 2009. Plant interspaces resulting from contrasting grazing management in northern mixed-grass prairie: Implications for ecosystem function. Rangeland Ecology & Management 62:83-88.

Derner, J. D., D. J. Augustine and B. Lauenroth. 2009. Conservation Grazing Management. Cow Country, Winter 139:10-11.

Derner, J. D.,  W. K. Lauenroth, P. Stapp and D.J. Augustine. 2009.  Livestock as ecosystem engineers for grassland bird habitat in the western Great Plains of North America. Rangeland Ecology & Management 62:111-118.

Drolet, B. S.,  M. A. Stuart, and J. D. Derner. 2009. Infection of Melanoplus sanguinipes grasshoppers following ingestion of rangeland plant species harboring vesicular stomatitis virus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75:3029-3033.

Ma, L., Hoogenboom, G., Saseendran, S. A., Bartling, P. N. S., Ahuja, L. R., Green, T. R. 2009. Effects of estimating soil hydraulic properties and root growth factor on soil water balance and crop production. Agronomy Journal. 101:572-583.

Malone, R. W., Meek, D. W., Hatfield, J. L., Jaquis, R. J., and Ma, L. 2009. Quasi-biennial corn yield cycles. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 149:1087-1094.

Riginos, C, J. B. Grace, D. J. Augustine, and T.P. Young.  2009.  Local versus landscape-scale effects of savanna trees on grasses.  Journal of Ecology 97:1337-1345. 

Saseendran, S. A., Nielsen, D. C., Lyon, D, Ma, L., Felter, D. G., Baltensperger, D. D., Hoogenboom, G., and Ahuja, L. R. 2009. Modeling responses of dryland spring triticale, proso millet, and foxtail millet to initial soil water in the High Plains. Field Crop Research. 113:48-63.

Scheintaub, M. R., J. D. Derner, E. F. Kelly, and A. K. Knapp. 2009. Response of the shortgrass steppe plant community to fire. Journal of Arid Environments 73:1136-1143

Schuman, G. E.,  L. J. Ingram, P. D. Stahl, J. D. Derner, G. F. Vance, and J. A. Morgan. 2009. Influence of management on soil organic carbon dynamics in northern mixed-grass rangeland. In: R. Lal and R.F. Follett (eds.). Soil carbon sequestration and the greenhouse effect. Soil Science Society of America, Special Publication 57, second edition, Madison, WI. pp. 169-180.

Sophocleous, M., Townsend, M. A., Vocasek, F., Ma, L., and Ashok, K. C. 2009. Soil nitrogen balance under wastewater management: field measurements and simulation results. Journal Environmental Quality. 38:1286-1301.

Thorp, K.R., Youssef, M.A., Jaynes, D.B., Malone, R.W., and Ma, L. 2009. DRAINMOD-N II: Evaluated for an agricultural system in Iowa and compared to RZWQM-DSSAT. Trans. ASABE. 52:1557-1573.

Wilby, A., C. Mitchell, D. Blumenthal, P. Daszak, M.L. Deprez-Loustau, C.S. Friedman, P. Jutro, A. Mazumder, A.H. Prieur-Richard, M.B. Thomas, and C. Mitchell.  2009.  Biodiversity, food provision and human health.  In: O. Sala, L. Meyerson, and C. Parmesan, eds., Biodiversity Change and Human Health: From Ecosystem Services to Spread of Disease.  Island Press, Washington D.C.


Augustine, D. J., M. R. Matchett, T. B. Toombs, J. F. Cully, T. L. Johnson, and J. G. Sidle. 2008.  Spatiotemporal dynamics of black-tailed prairie dog colonies affected by plague.  Landscape Ecology 23:255-267.

Augustine, D. J., S. J. Dinsmore, M. B. Wunder, V. J. Dreitz, and F. L. Knopf.  2008.  Response of mountain plovers to plague-driven dynamics of black-tailed prairie dog colonies.  Landscape Ecology 23:689-697.  

Blumenthal, D, R. A. Chimner, J. M. Welker, and J. A. Morgan. 2008. Increased snow facilitates plant invasion in mixedgrass prairie.New Phytologist 179: 440-448.

Briske, D. D., J. D.Derner, J. R. Brown, S. D. Fuhlendorf, W. R. Teague, K. M. Havstad,  R. L. Gillen, A. J. Ash, and W. D.Willms,  2008. Rotational grazing on rangelands: Reconciliation of perception and experimental evidence.Rangeland Ecology & Management 61:3-17.

Burke, I. C., W. K. Lauenroth, M. F. Antolin, J. D.Derner, D. G. Milchunas, J. A. Morgan, P. Stapp . 2008. The future of the shortgrass steppe. In:  W. K. Lauenroth and I. C. Burke (eds.). Ecology of the shortgrass steppe: A long?term perspective. Oxford University Press, pp. 484?510.

Derner, J. D., R. H. Hart, M. A. Smith, and J. W. Waggoner Jr. 2008. Long-term cattle gain responses to stocking rate and grazing systems in northern mixed-grass prairie.Livestock Science 117:60-69.

Derner, J. D.,  B.W. Hess, R.A. Olson, and  G.E. Schuman.  2008. Functional group and species responses to precipitation in three semi-arid rangeland ecosystems.Arid Lands Research & Management 22:81-92.

Fang, Q., Ma, L., Yu, Q., Malone, R. W., Saseendran, S. A., and Ahuja, L. R. 2008. Modeling nitrogen and water management effects in a wheat-maize double-cropping system. Journal Environmental Quality. 37:2232-2242.

Hardy, E. M., and D. Blumenthal.  2008.  An efficient and inexpensive system for greenhouse pot rotation. Horticultural Science 43:965-966.

Hart, R. H.,  J. D.Derner. 2008. Cattle grazing on the shortgrass steppe. In: W. K. Lauenroth and I. C.Burke (eds.). Ecology of the shortgrass steppe: A long?term perspective. Oxford University Press. pp.447?458.

Ingram, L. J., P. D. Stahl, G. E. Schuman, J. S. Buyer, G. F. Vance, G. K. Ganjegunte, J. M. Welker, and Derner, J. D. 2008. Grazing impacts on soil carbon and microbial communities in a mixed-grass ecosystemSoil Science Society of America Journal 72:939-948.

Li, L. Malone, R. W., Ma, L., Kaspar, T. C., Jaynes, D. B., Saseendran, S. A., Yu, Q., and Ahuja, L. R. 2008. Winter cover crop effects on nitrate leaching in subsurface drainage as simulated by RZWQM-DSSAT. Trans. ASABE 51(5):1575-1583.

Ma, L., Malone, R. W., Jaynes, D. B., Thorp, K., and Ahuja, L. R. 2008. Simulated effects of nitrogen management and soil microbes on soil nitrogen balance and crop production. Soil Science Society America Journal. 72:1594-1603.

McGeoch, L., I. Gordon, and J. Schmitt. 2008. Impacts of land use, anthropogenic disturbance, and harvesting on an African medicinal liana. Biological Conservation 141:2218-2229.

Morgan, J. A., J. D. Derner, D. G. Milchunas, and E. Pendall. 2008. Management implications of global change for Great Plains rangelands.Rangelands 30:18-22.

Norton, U., A. R. Mosier, J. A. Morgan, J.D. Derner, L.J. Ingram, and P.D. Stahl. 2008. Moisture pulses, trace gas emissions and soil C and N in cheatgrass and native grass-dominated sagebrush-steppe in Wyoming, USA. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40:1421-1431.

Saseendran, S. A., Ahuja, L. R., Nielsen, D. C., Trout, T., and Ma, L,. 2008. Use of crop simulation models to evaluate limited irrigation management options for corn in a semiarid environment. Water Resources Reseach. 44, W00E02, doi:10.1029/2007WR006181.

Thompson,C. M., D. J. Augustine, and D. M. Mayers. 2008. Swift fox response to prescribed fire in shortgrass steppe. Western North American Naturalist 68:251-256

Weston, T. R., J. D. Derner, C. M. Murrieta, D. C. Rule, and B. W. Hess. 2008. Comparison of catalysts for direct transesterification of fatty acids in freeze-dried forage samples. Crop Science 48:1636-1641.


Ahuja, L. R., Andales, A. A., Ma, L., and Saseendran, S. A., 2007. Whole system integration and modeling essential to agricultural science and technology for the 21st century. Journal Crop Improvement. 19:73-103.

Ahuja, L. R., Kozak, J. A., Andales, A. A., Ma, L. 2007. Scaling parameters of the Lewis-Kostiakov ponded-water infiltration equation across soil texture classes. Trans. ASABE. 50:1525-1541.

Augustine, D. J., J. F. Cully, and T. L. Johnson. 2007.  Influence of fire on black-tailed prairie dog colony expansion in shortgrass steppe.  Rangeland Ecology & Management 60:538-542.

Blumenthal, D., and R. A. Hufbauer. 2007. Increased plant size in exotic populations: a common garden test with 14 invasive species.   Ecology 88:2758-2768.

Blumenthal, D., T. Booth, S. Cox, and C. Ferrier. 2007. Large-scale aerial images capture details of invasive plant populations.  Rangeland Ecology & Management 60:523-528

Cameira, M. R., Fernando, R. M., Ahuja, L. R., and Ma, L. 2007. Using RZWQM to simulate the fate of nitrogen in field soil – crop environment in the Mediterranean region. Agricultural Water Management. 90:121-136.

Derner, J. D. and G. E. Schuman. 2007. Carbon sequestration and rangelands: a synthesis of land management and precipitation effects. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 62:77-85. 

Derner, J. D. and R. H. Hart,  2007. Livestock and vegetation responses to rotational grazing in short-grass steppe.Western North American Naturalist 67:359-367.

Derner, J. D. and R. H. Hart.  2007. Grazing-induced modifications to peak standing crop in northern mixed-grass prairie.Rangeland Ecology & Management 60:270-276. 

Hickman, K. R. and J. D.Derner. 2007. Blackland tallgrass prairie vegetation dynamics following cessation of herbicide application. Rangeland Ecology & Management 60:186-190.

Kozak, J. A., Aiken, R., Flerchinger, G. N., Nielsen, D. C., Ma, L., and Ahuja, L. R. 2007. Quantifying residue architecture effects on soil temperature and water. Soil & Tillage Research. 95:84-96.

Kozak, J., Ahuja, L. R., Green, T. R. and Ma, L. 2007. Modeling crop canopy and residue rainfall interception effects on soil hydrological components for semi-arid agriculture. Hydrological Processes. 21:229-241.

Ma, L. Malone, R. W., Heilman, P., Jaynes, D., Ahuja, L. R., Saseendran, S. A., Kanwar, R. S., and Ascough II, J. C. 2007. RZWQM simulated effects of crop rotation, tillage, and controlled drainage on crop production and nitrate-N loss in drain flow. Geoderma, 140:260-271.

Ma, L., Ahuja, L. R., and Malone, R. W., 2007.Systems modeling for soil and water research and management: current status and further needs in the 21st century. Trans. ASABE. 50:1705-1713.

Ma, L., Malone, R. W., Heilman, P., Ahuja, L. R., Meade, T., Saseendran, S. A., Ascough II, J. C., and Kanwar, R. S. 2007. Sensitivity of tile drainage flow and crop yield on measured and calibrated soil hydraulic properties. Geoderma.140:284-296.

Ma, L., Malone, R. W., Heilman, P., Karlen, D. L., Kanwar, R. S., Cambardella, C. A., Saseendran, S. A., and Ahuja, L. R. 2007. RZWQM simulation of long-term crop production, water and nitrogen balances in Northeast Iowa. Geoderma, 140:247-259.

Malone, R. W., Huth, N., Carberry, P. S., Ma, L., Kaspar, T., Karlen, D. L., Meade, T., Kanwar, R. S., and Heilman, P., 2007. Evaluating and predicting agricultural management effects under tile drainage using modified APSIM. Geoderma. 140:310-322.

Malone, R. W., Ma, L., Heilman, P., Karlen, D. L., Kanwar, R. S. and Hatfield, J. L. 2007. Simulated nitrogen management effects on corn yield and N loss in tile flow. Geoderma, 140:272-283.

Malone, R. W., Ma, L., Karlen, D. L., Meade, T., Meek, D., Heilman, P., Kanwar, R. S., Hatfield, J. L. 2007. Empirical analysis and prediction of nitrate loading and crop yield for corn-soybean rotations. Geoderma. 140:223-234.

Polley, H. W., B. J. Wilsey, and J. D.Derner. 2007. Dominant species constrain effects of species diversity on temporal variability in biomass production of tallgrass prairie.Oikos 116:2044-2052.

Sabbagh, G. J., Fox, G. A., Ma, L., Malone, R. W., Arthur, E. L., and Dyer, D. G. 2007. Modeling pesticide fate and nonideal transport from seeds treated with a slow-release pesticide in a laboratory soil column. Trans. ASABE. 50:523-532.

Saseendran, S. A., Ma, L., Malone, R. W., Heilman, P., Ahuja, L. R., Kanwar, R. S., Karlen, D. L., Hoogenboom, G., 2007. Simulating management effects on crop production, tile drainage, and water quality using RZWQM-DSSAT. Geoderma, 140:297-309.

Tatarko, J. and N.A. Stefonick. 2007. Wind erodibility of biosolids - amended soils: A Status Report. Water Environment Federation. 12(5):12-15.

Young, T. P., and D. J. Augustine. 2007. Interspecific variation in the reproductive response of acacia species to protection from large mammalian herbivores. Biotropica 39:559-561

Yu, Q., Flerchinger, G. N., Xu, S., Kozak, J., Ma, L., and Ahuja, L. R., 2007. Energy balance simulation of a wheat canopy using RZ-SHAW Model. Trans. ASABE. 50:1507-1516.

Ziska, L., and D. Blumenthal.  2007.  Comparing 20th century populations of cultivated oat: has empirical selection maximized the vegetative & growth response to carbon dioxide? Crop Science 47:1547-1552.

Ziska, L., and D. Blumenthal.  2007.  Empirical selection of cultivated oat in response to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide?  Crop Science 47:1547-1552.


Ahuja, L. R., Ma, L., and Timlin, D. J. 2006. Trans-disciplinary soil physics research critical to synthesis and modeling of agricultural systems. Soil Science Society America Journal. 70:311-326.

Andales, A. A., J. D. Derner,  L. R. Ahuja, and R. H. Hart. 2006. Strategic and tactical prediction of forage production in northern mixed-grass prairie. Rangeland Ecology & Management 59:576-584.

Augustine, D. J., and S. J. McNaughton.  2006.  Interactive effects of large herbivores, soil fertility and variable rainfall on ecosystem processes in a semi-arid savanna.  Ecosystems  9:1242-1256.

Blumenthal, D, U. Norton, J. D. Derner, and J. D. Reeder.  2006.  Long-term effects of tebuthiuron on Bromus tectorum. Western North American Naturalist 66:420-425.

Blumenthal, D.  2006.  Interactions between resource availability and enemy release in plant invasion.  Ecology Letters 9:887-895.

Derner, J. D., J. K. Detling, and  M. F. Antolin. 2006.Are livestock gains affected by blacktailed prairie dogs?Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4:459-464.

Derner, J. D., T. W. Boutton, and  D. D. Briske.   2006. Grazing and ecosystem carbon storage in the North American Great Plains. Plant and Soil 280:77-90.

Hu, C., Saseendran S. A., Green, T. R., Ma, L., Li, X. and Ahuja, L. R. 2006. Evaluating nitrogen and water management in a double-cropping system using RZWQM. Vadose Zone Journal. 5:493-505.

Ma, L., Hoogenboom, G., Ahuja, L. R., Ascough II, J. C., and Anapalli, S. S. 2006. Evaluation of RZWQM-CERES-maize hybrid model for maize production. Agricultural Systems. 87:274-295.

Polley, H. W., B. J. Wilsey, J. D. Derner, H. B. Johnson, and J. Sanabria.  2006. Early-successional plants regulate grassland productivity and species composition: a removal experiment.Oikos 113:287-295. 

Potter, K. N., and J. D. Derner. 2006. Soil carbon pools in central Texas: prairies, restored grasslands and croplands.Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 61:124-128.

Weston, T. R., J. D.Derner, C. M. Murrieta, D. C. Rule, and B. W. Hess,  2006. Comparison of catalysts for direct transesterification of fatty acids in freeze-dried forage samples. Proc. Western Section, American Society of Animal Science 57:245-248.

Yu, Q., Saseendran, S. A., Ma, L. Flerchinger, G. N., T. R. Green, and Ahuja, L. R. 2006. Modeling a wheat-maize double cropping system in China using two plant growth modules with RZWQM. Agricultural Systems. 89:457-477.


Andales, A. A., J. D. Derner, P. N. S. Bartling, L. R. Ahuja, G. H. Dunn, R. H. Hart, and J. D. Hanson.  2005.  Evaluation of GPFARM for simulation of forage production and cow-calf weights.  Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:247-255.   Derner, J. D. and R. H. Hart.  2005.  Heifer performance under two stocking rates on fourwing saltbush-dominated rangeland.Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:489-494.

Blumenthal, D. M., N. R. Jordan, and E. L. Svenson.  2005.  Effects of prairie restoration on weed invasions.  Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 107:221-230.

Blumenthal, D.  2005.  Interrelated causes of plant invasion.  Science 310:243-244.

Derner, J. D., C. R. Tischler, H. W. Polley, and H. B. Johnson. 2005.  Seedling growth of two honey mesquite varieties under CO2 enrichment.  Rangeland Ecology & Management 58:292-298.  

Derner, J. D., G. E. Schuman, M. Jawson, S. R. Shafer, J. A. Morgan, H. W. Polley, G. B. Runion, S. A. Prior, H. A. Torbert, H. H. Rogers, J. Bunce, L. Ziska, J. W. White, A. J. Franzluebbers, J. D. Reeder, R. T. Venterea, and L. A. Harper. 2005  USDA-ARS global change research on rangelands and pasturelandsRangelands 27:36-42.

Lui, L.Y., E.L. Skidmore, E. Hasi, L. Wagner, and J. Tatarko. 2005. Dune sand transport as influenced by wind directions, speed and frequencies in the Ordos Plateau, China. Geomorphology. 67:283-297.

Mooney, S., G. F. Vance, J. D. Derner, and G. Schuman. 2005.  Committee participation furthers carbon sequestration research.  University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture, Reflections. 

Polley, H. W., J. D. Derner, and B. J. Wilsey.  2005.  Patterns of plants species diversity in remnant and restored tallgrass prairies.  Restoration Ecology 13:480-487.

Sankaran, M., N. P. Hanan, R.J . Scholes, J. Ratnam, and D.J. Augustine. 2005.  Determinants of woody cover in African savannas.  Nature 438:846-849.

van Donk, S. J., L.E. Wagner, E.L. Skidmore, and J. Tatarko. 2005. Comparison of the Weibull model with a wind speed distributions for stochastic wind generation. Trans. of the ASAE. 48(2):503-510.

Weston, T. R., R. A. Olson, V. Nayigihugu, S. L. Lake, J. D. Derner, G. E. Schuman, and B. W. Hess. 2005. Characteristics and potential nutritive value of sagebrush-grassland vegetation collected from sites continuously grazed, rested for one year and one year post-disturbance. Proceedings of the Western Section, American Society of Animal Science. 56:9-12. 


Augustine, D. J. 2004. Influence of cattle management on habitat selection by impala on central Kenyan rangeland.  Journal of Wildlife Management 68:916-923.

Augustine, D. J., and S. J. McNaughton. 2004.  Regulation of shrub dynamics by native browsing ungulates on East African rangeland.  Journal of Applied Ecology 41:45-58. 

Augustine, D. J., and S. J. McNaughton. 2004.  Temporal asynchrony in soil nutrient dynamics and plant production in a semi-arid ecosystem.  Ecosystems 7:829-840.

Blank, R.R., and Derner, J.D. 2004. Effects of CO2 enrichment on plant-soil relationships of Lepidium latifolium. Plant and Soil 262:159-167.

Derner, J. D., and X. B. Wu.  2004. Spatial patterns of light gaps in mesic grasslands. Journal of Range Management 57:393-398.

Derner, J. D., C. R. Tischler, H. W. Polley, and H. B. Johnson. 2004. Intergenerational above-and belowground responses of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum) to elevated CO2.Basic & Applied Ecology 5:145-152.

Derner, J. D., H. W. Polley, H. B.  Johnson, and C. R. Tischler, . 2004. Structural attributes of Schizachyrium scoparium in restored Texas Blackland prairiesRestoration Ecology 12:80-84.

Sankaran, M. S., and D. J. Augustine. 2004.  Large herbivores suppress decomposer abundance in a semiarid grazing ecosystem.  Ecology 41:45-58. 


Augustine, D. J. 2003.  Long-term, livestock-mediated redistribution of nitrogen and phosphorous in an East African savanna.  Journal of Applied Ecology 40:137-149.

Augustine, D. J.  2003.  Spatial heterogeneity in the herbaceous layer of a semi-arid    savanna ecosystem.Plant Ecology 167:319-332.

Augustine, D. J., and D. S. deCalesta.  2003.  Defining deer overabundance and threats to forest communities: from individual plants to landscape structure. Ecoscience 10: 472-486.

Augustine, D. J., S. J. McNaughton, and D. A. Frank.  2003.  Feedbacks between large herbivores and soil nutrients in a managed savanna ecosystem. Ecological Applications 13:1325-1337.

Blumenthal, D. M., N. R. Jordan, and E. L. Svenson.  2003.  Weed control as a rationale for restoration: the example of tallgrass prairie.  Conservation Ecology 7:1:6 [online]

Blumenthal, D. M., N. R. Jordan, and M. P. Russelle.  2003.  Soil carbon addition controls weeds and facilitates prairie restoration.  Ecological Applications 13:605-613.

Coen, G.M., J. Tatarko, T.C. Martin, K.R. Cannon, T.W. Goddard, and N.J. Sweetland. 2003. A method for using of WEPS to map wind erosion risk assessment of Albert soils. Environmental Modelling and Software. 19(2):185-189.

Derner, J. D., H. B. Johnson, B. A. Kimball, P. J. Pinter Jr., H. W. Polley, C. R. Tischler, T. W. Boutton, R. L. LaMorte, G. W. Wall, N. R. Adam, S. W. Leavitt, M. J. Ottman, A. D. Matthias, and T. J. Brooks. 2003. Above- and belowground responses of C3-C4 species mixtures to elevated CO2 and soil water availability. Global Change Biology 9:452-460.

Polley, H. W., B. J. Wilsey, and J. D.Derner. 2003. Do species evenness and plant diversity influence the magnitude of selection and complementarity effects in annual plant species mixtures?Ecology Letters 6:248-256.

Polley, H. W., H. B. Johnson, and  J. D. Derner. 2003. Increasing CO2 from subambient to superambient concentrations alters species composition and increases above-ground biomass in a C3/C4 grassland.New Phytologist 160:319-327. 2003.


Polley, H. W., C. R. Tischler,  H. B. Johnson, and J. D. Derner. 2002. Growth rate and survivorship of drought: CO2 effects on the presumed tradeoff in seedlings of five woody legumes.Tree Physiology  22:383-391.

Polley, H. W.,  H. B. Johnson, and J. D.Derner. 2002. Soil- and plant-water dynamics in a C3/C4 grassland exposed to a subambient to superambient CO2 gradient.Global Change Biology 8:1118-1129.

Tatarko, J. 2001. Soil aggregation and wind erosion: processes and measurements. Annals of Arid Zone 40(3): 303-322.


Augustine, D. J., and D. A. Frank.  2001.  Effects of migratory grazers on spatial heterogeneity of soil nitrogen properties in a grassland ecosystem.Ecology 82:3149-3162.

Blumenthal, D. M., and N. R. Jordan.  2001.  Weeds in field margins: a spatially explicit simulation analysis of Cirsium arvense population dynamics.Weed Science 49: 509-519.

Derner, J. D., H. W. Polley, H. B. Johnson, and C. R. Tischler. 2001.  Root system responses of C4 grass seedlings to CO2 and soil water.Plant and Soil 231:97-104.

Derner, J. D., and X. B  Wu. 2001. Light distribution in mesic grasslands: spatial patterns and temporal dynamics.Applied Vegetation Science 4:189-196.

Derner, J. D. and D. D Briske. 2001. Below-ground carbon and nitrogen accumulation in perennial grasses: A comparison of caespitose and rhizomatous growth forms.Plant and Soil 237:117-127.


Blumenthal, D. M., and J. L. Jannink.  2000. A classification of collaborative management methods.Conservation Ecology 4:13.  [online].


Derner, J. D., and D. D. Briske. 1999. Does a tradeoff exist between morphological and physiological root plasticity? A comparison of grass growth forms.Acta Oecologia 20:519-526. 

Derner, J. D., and D. D. Briske. 1999.  Intraclonal regulation in a perennial, caespitose grass: a field evaluation of above- and belowground resource availability.Journal of Ecology 87:737-747. 


Augustine, D. J., and S. J. McNaughton.  1998.  Ungulate effects on the functional species composition of plant communities: herbivore selectivity and plant tolerance.  Journal of Wildlife Management  62:1165-1183.

Augustine, D. J., L. E. Frelich, and P. A. Jordan.  1998.  Evidence for two alternate stable states in an ungulate grazing system.  Ecological Applications 8:1260-1269.

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