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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Adaptive Rangeland Management of Livestock Grazing, Disturbance, and Climatic Variation

Location: Range and Livestock Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Testing fundamental ecological concepts with a Pythium-Prunus pathosystem - (Abstract Only)

Mycorrhizal symbioses drive temperate forest population dynamics through plant-soil feedbacks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Geographic variation in the effects of disturbance, fungi, insects, and resilience on the abundance of a globally distributed plant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hierro, J.L., Khetsuriani, L., Andonian, K., Eren, O., Villarreal, D., Janoian, G., Reinhart, K.O., Callaway, R.M. 2016. Geographic variation in the effects of disturbance, fungi, insects, and resilience on the abundance of a globally distributed plant. Ecography. doi:10.1111/ecog.02633.

Soil aggregate stability and grassland productivity associations in a northern mixed-grass prairie - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reinhart, K.O., Vermeire, L.T. 2016. Soil aggregate stability and grassland productivity associations in a northern mixed-grass prairie. PLoS One. 11(7):e0160262. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0160262.

Drivers of grazing livestock efficiency: how physiology, metabolism, experience, and adaptability influence productivity - (Proceedings)

The effect of fire intensity, nutrients, soil microbes, and spatial distance on grassland productivity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reinhart, K.O., Dangi, S.R., Vermeire, L.T. 2016. The effect of fire intensity, nutrients, soil microbes, and spatial distance on grassland productivity. Plant and Soil. doi:10.1007/s11104-016-2957-3.

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.

Water temperature impacts water consumption by range cattle in winter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, J.T., Roberts, A.J. 2016. Water temperature impacts water consumption by range cattle in winter. Journal of Animal Science. doi:10.2527/jas.2015-0155.

Seems like I hardly see them around anymore: Historical geographies of Cottonwood decline along the Wind River - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Evidence targeted grazing benefits to invaded rangelands can increase over extended time frames - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinella, M.J., Bellows, S.E. 2016. Evidence targeted grazing benefits to invaded rangelands can increase over extended time frames. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 69(3):169-172.

A common soil handling technique can generate incorrect estimates of soil biota effects on plants - (Other)
Reinhart, K.O., Rinella, M.J. 2016. Letter: A common soil handling technique can generate incorrect estimates of soil biota effects on plants. New Phytologist. 210:786-789.

Soil aggregates stability was an uncertain predictor of ecosystem functioning in a temperate and semiarid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reinhart, K.O., Nichols, K.A., Petersen, M.K., Vermeire, L.T. 2015. Soil aggregates stability was an uncertain predictor of ecosystem functioning in a temperate and semiarid grassland. Ecological Applications. 6(11):238. doi:10/1890/ES15-00056.1.

Sources of variability in livestock water quality over 5 years in the Northern Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, T.T., Waterman, R.C., Roberts, A.J., Rinella, M.J. 2015. Sources of variability in livestock water quality over 5 years in the Northern Great Plains. Journal of Animal Science. doi:10.2527/jas2014-8028.

High precipitation and seeded species competition reduce seeded shrub establishment during dryland restoration Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinella, M.J., Hammond, D., Bryant, I., Kozar, B. 2015. High precipitation and seeded species competition reduce seeded shrub establishment during dryland restoration. Ecological Applications. 25(4):1044-1053.

Fire and nitrogen alter axillary bud number and activity in purple threeawn Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Russell, M.L., Vermeire, L.T. 2015. Fire and nitrogen alter axillary bud number and activity in purple threeawn. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 68:65-70.

More closely related plants have more distinct mycorrhizal communities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reinhart, K.O., Anacker, B.L. 2014. More closely related plants have more distinct mycorrhizal communities. AoB Plants. doi:10.1093/aobpla/plu051. Online.

Contrasting above- and belowground sensitivity of three Great Plains grasslands to altered rainfall regimes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilcox, K.R., Von Fischer, J.C., Muscha, J.M., Petersen, M.K., Knapp, A.K. 2015. Contrasting above- and belowground sensitivity of three Great Plains grasslands to altered rainfall regimes. Global Change Biology. 21:335-344.

Plant functional traits and phylogenetic relatedness explain variation in associations with root fungal endophytes in an extreme arid environment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lugo, M.A., Reinhart, K.O., Menoyo, E., Crespo, E., Urcelay, C. 2014. Plant functional traits and phylogenetic relatedness explain variation in associations with root fungal endophytes in an extreme arid environment. Mycorrhiza. 25:85-95.

Season of fire manipulates bud bank dynamics in northern mixed-grass prairie - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Russell, M.L., Vermeire, L.T., Ganguli, A.C., Hendrickson, J.R. 2015. Season of fire manipulates bud bank dynamics in northern mixed-grass prairie. Journal of Applied Ecology. 216:835-846.

Aminopyrald and Picloram reduce seed production of the invasive annual grasses Medusahead and Ventenata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinella, M.J., Bellows, S.E., Roth, A.D. 2014. Aminopyrald and Picloram reduce seed production of the invasive annual grasses Medusahead and Ventenata. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:406-411.

Evaluating potential indicators of ecosystem processes across local gradients in a temperate grassland - (Abstract Only)
Reinhart, K.O., Vermeire, L.T. 2014. Evaluating potential indicators of ecosystem processes across local gradients in a temperate grassland. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. Paper 84496 Online Only.

Potential limitations of NRC in predicting energetic requirements of beef females within western U.S. grazing systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petersen, M.K., Mueller, C.J., Mulliniks, J.T., Roberts, A.J., Delcurto, T., Waterman, R.C. 2014. Potential limitations of NRC in predicting energetic requirements of beef females within western U.S. grazing systems. Journal of Animal Science. 92:2800-2808.

An exotic grass disrupts mycorrhizal fungi which increases the mortality of Artemisia tridentata - (Abstract Only)

Predictors of nitrogen-fixing activity across a local gradient in fire history for a temperate semiarid grassland - (Abstract Only)
Rout, M., Vermeire, L.T., Reinhart, K.O. 2014. Predictors of nitrogen-fixing activity across a local gradient in fire history for a temperate semiarid grassland. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. Online paper 84584.

An assessment of the 1996 Beef NRC: Metabolizable protein supply and demand and effectiveness of model performance prediction of beef females within extensive grazing systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Waterman, R.C., Caton, J.S., Loest, C.A., Petersen, M.K., Roberts, A.J. 2014. An assessment of the 1996 Beef NRC: Metabolizable protein supply and demand and effectiveness of model performance prediction of beef females within extensive grazing systems. Journal of Animal Science. 92:2785-2799.

Effects of fire and nitrogen addition on forage quality of Aristida purpurea Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dufek, N.A., Vermeire, L.T., Waterman, R.C., Ganguli, A.C. 2014. Effects of fire and nitrogen addition on forage quality of Aristida purpurea. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67(3):298-306.

Fire effects on basal area, tiller production, and mortality of the C4 Bunchgrass, Purple Threeawn Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strong, D.J., Ganguli, A.C., Vermeire, L.T. 2013. Fire effects on basal area, tiller production, and mortality of the C4 Bunchgrass, Purple Threeawn. Fire Ecology. 9(3):89-99.

A preliminary assessment of year long relative loose mineral intake and range cow productivity in Northern Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, T., Roberts, A.J., Waterman, R.C., Petersen, M.K. 2013. A preliminary assessment of year long relative loose mineral intake and range cow productivity in Northern Great Plains. American Society of Animal Science. Abstract P5.

A preliminary assessment of year long relative loose mineral intake and range cow productivity in Northern Great Plains - (Proceedings)
Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M., Mulliniks, J.T., Roberts, A.J., Waterman, R.C. 2013. A preliminary assessment of year long relative loose mineral intake and range cow productivity in Northern Great Plains. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings. 64:258-260.

How well does the current metabolizable protein system account for protein supply and demand of beef females within extensive western grazing systems? - (Abstract Only)
Waterman, R.C., Caton, J.S., Loest, C.A. 2013. How well does the current metabolizable protein system account for protein supply and demand of beef females within extensive western grazing systems? Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. Beef Species Symposium #438.

Individual mineral supplement intake by ewes swath grazing or confinement fed pea-barley forage - (Proceedings)
Ragen, D.L., Nix, E.E., Endecott, R.L., Hatfield, P.G., Petersen, M.K., Bowman, J.P. 2012. Individual mineral supplement intake by ewes swath grazing or confinement fed pea-barley forage. Western Section of Animal Science Proceedings 63:103-107.

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