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David Hoover

Res Ecologist


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David Hoover

Ecologist

 

Contact Information

Email: David.Hoover@ars.usda.gov

 

Address:

USDA - ARS        

Crops Research Laboratory

1701 Center Ave Fort Collins, CO 80526

 

Phone: 970-492-7126

 

Education

Ph.D.   2014     Ecology                                               Colorado State University

M.S.     2008    Integrative Geosciences                        University of Connecticut

B.S.      2003    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology          University of Connecticut

 

Research

Dr. David Hoover’s current research is focused on how land management and climatic variability influence the ecohydrology of semi-arid rangelands. He examines carbon and water dynamics through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum at multiple temporal and spatial scales, ranging from plant-level ecophysiology through ecosystem-level exchange, to landscape-level patterns of water movement, storage and use. In addition to his research, Dr. Hoover seeks to provide science-based information for land managers to facilitate sustainable livestock production in a changing climate.

 

Publications

Hoover D.L., M. Duniway,  J. Belnap. 2017. Testing the apparent resistance of three dominant plants to chronic drought on the Colorado Plateau. Journal of Ecology, 105:152-162.

Knapp A.K., M. Avolio, C. Beier, C.J.W.  Carroll, S.L. Collins, J.S. Dukes, L.H. Fraser, R. Griffin-Nolan, D.L. Hoover, M.E. Loik, R.P. Phillips, A. Post, O.E.Sala, I. Slette, L. Yahdjian, M.D. Smith. 2016.  Pushing precipitation to the extreme in distributed experiments: recommendations for simulating wet and dry years. Global Change Biology, 10.1111/gcb.13504.

Hoover, D.L., A.K. Knapp, M.D. Smith. 2016.  Photosynthetic responses to an experimental heat wave are mediated by soil water availability in a mesic grassland. Oecologia, 10.1007/s00442-016-3755-6.

Smith M.D., A.K. Knapp, S.L. Collins, D.E. Burkepile,  K.P.  Kirkman, S.E.  Koerner, D.I. Thompson, J.M. Blair, C.E. Burns, S. Eby, E.J. Forrestel, R.W.S. Fynn, N. Govender, N. Hagenah, D.L. Hoover, K.R. Wilcox. 2016. Shared drivers but divergent ecological dynamics: insights from long-term experiments in savanna grasslands. BioScience, 66:666-682.

Hoover D.L, .A.K. Knapp, M.D. Smith. 2016. The immediate and prolonged effects of climate extremes on soil respiration in a mesic grassland. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 10.1002/2015JG003256:1-11.

Hoover D.L., .B.M. Rogers. 2016. Not all droughts are created equal: the impacts of drought frequency and magnitude on grassland carbon cycling. Global Change Biology, 22:1809-1820.

Koerner S.E., M.L. Avoilio, C.C. Chang, J. Gray,  Hoover D.L., M.D. Smith. 2015. Invasibility of a mesic grassland depends on time-scale of fluctuating resources. Journal of Ecology, 103:1538-1546.

Hoover D.L., M. Duniway, J. Belnap. 2015. Pulse-drought atop press-drought: Unexpected plant responses and implications for dryland ecosystems. Oecologia, 179:1211-1221.

Knapp A, D.L. Hoover, K. Wilcox, M. Avolio, S. Koerner , K.  La Pierre, M.  Loik ,  L. Yiqi, O.  Sala, M. Smith. 2015. Characterizing differences in precipitation regimes of extreme wet and dry years: Implications for climate change experiments. Global Change Biology, 21:2624-2633.

Hoover D.L., A.K. Knapp, M.D. Smith. 2014. Resistance and resilience of a grassland ecosystem to climate extremes. Ecology, 95: 2646-2656.

Smith G.N., V.L. Rodgers, E.R. Brzostek, A. Kulmatiski, M.L. Avolio, S.E.Koerner, D.L. Hoover, K. Grant, A. Jentsch, S. Fatichi, D. Niyogi. 2014.  Towards a better integration of biological data from precipitation manipulation experiments into Earth system models. Reviews of Geophysics, 15: 412-434.

Hoover D.L., A.K. Knapp, M.D. Smith. 2014. Contrasting sensitivities of two dominant C4 grasses to extreme heat waves and drought. Plant Ecology, 215:721-731.

Knapp A.K., D.L. Hoover, J.M. Blair, G. Buis, D.E.  Burkepile,  A. Chamberlin, S.L. Collins, R.W.S. Fynn, K. Kirkman, M.D. Smith, D. Blake, N. Govender, P. O’Neal, T.  Schreck, A.  Zinn. 2012. A test of two mechanisms proposed to optimize grassland aboveground primary productivity in response to grazing. Journal of Plant Ecology, 5: 357-365.


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