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Research Project: Response of Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Watersheds to Changes in Water Availability, Land Use, Management, and Climate

Location: Water Management and Systems Research

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

Simulating hydrologic effects of wildfire on a small sub-alpine watershed in New Mexico, U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Intercomparison of bias-correction data sources and their influence on watershed-specific downscaling climate projections - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Advances in the science and technology of simulating water, nutrient, soil and plant interactions and dynamics in space and time - (Abstract Only)

Chlorophyll-a concentration assessment using remotely sensed data over multiple years along the coasts of the United Arab Emirates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fathelrahman, E.M., Hussein, K.A., Paramban, S., Green, T.R., Vandenberg, B.C. 2020. Chlorophyll-a concentration assessment using remotely sensed data over multiple years along the coasts of the United Arab Emirates. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture. 32(5):345-357. https://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.2020.v32.i5.2104.

The scale of ecological drought in dryland restoration success Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
O'Conner, R.C., Germino, M.J., Barnard, D.M., Andrews, C.M., Pilliod, D.S., Arkle, R.S., Shriver, R.K. 2020. The scale of ecological drought in dryland restoration success. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab79e4.

Stochastic analysis and probabilistic downscaling of soil moisture Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deshon, J.P., Niemann, J.D., Green, T.R., Jones, A.S., Grazaitis, P.J. 2020. Stochastic analysis and probabilistic downscaling of soil moisture. Journal of Hydrology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.124711.

Enhanced hydrologic simulation may not improve downscaled soil moisture patterns without improved soil characterization Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pauly, M.J., Niemann, J.D., Scalia, J., Green, T.R., Erskine, R.H., Jones, A.S., Grazaitis, P.J. 2020. Enhanced hydrologic simulation may not improve downscaled soil moisture patterns without improved soil characterization. Soil Science Society of America Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20052.

DPSIR-ESA vulnerability assessment (Deva) framework: Synthesis, foundational overview, and expert case studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anandhi, A., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Srivastava, P., Aiken, R.M., Leung, L., Chaubey, I., Senay, G. 2020. DPSIR-ESA vulnerability assessment (Deva) framework: Synthesis, foundational overview, and expert case studies. Transactions of the ASABE. 63(3):741-752. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.13516.

Effects of sampling strategies and estimation algorithms on nutrient load determination in small agricultural headwater watersheds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ying, L., Haw, Y., Harmel, R.D., Qiuliang, L., Jiaogen, Z., Wanli, H., Wenchao, L., Limei, Z., Hongyuan, W., Weiwen, Q., Huizhong, L., Jiafa, L., Shuxia, W., Hongbin, L., Xiaohong, L. 2019. Effects of sampling strategies and estimation algorithms on nutrient load determination in small agricultural headwater watersheds. Journal of Hydrology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124114.

Navigating the publication process: An ASABE journals’ perspective Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fox, G.A., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Muthukumarappan, K., Zhu, J., Walker, J.C. 2019. Navigating the publication process: An ASABE journals’ perspective. Transactions of the ASABE. 62(5):1147-1153. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.13275.

Wetland ecosystem resiliency: Protecting and restoring valuable ecosystems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Messer, T.L., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Nelson, N.G., Etheridge, J.R. 2019. Wetland ecosystem resiliency: Protecting and restoring valuable ecosystems. Transactions of the ASABE. 62(6):1541-1543. https://doi.org//10.13031/trans.13578.

Would it help? Distributed Measurements in a Small Agricultural Catchment Support Spatial Complexity of Soil Hydrologic Modeling - (Abstract Only)
Green, T.R., Erskine, R.H., Kipka, H., Lighthart, N.P., Nezat, C.J., Edmunds, D.A., David, O., Barnard, D., Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2019. Would it help? Distributed Measurements in a Small Agricultural Catchment Support Spatial Complexity of Soil Hydrologic Modeling. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.

Geospatial scaling of runoff and erosion modeling in the Chihuahuan Desert Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ball, G.P., Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2019. Geospatial scaling of runoff and erosion modeling in the Chihuahuan Desert. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 35(5):733-743. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.13275.

Long-term (1986-2015) water use characterization over the upper Rio Grande basin using Landsat-based evapotranspiration Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Senay, G.B., Schauer, M., Velpuri, N.M., Singh, R.K., Kagone, S., Friedrichs, M., Litvak, M.E., Douglas-Mankin, K.R. 2019. Long-term (1986-2015) water use characterization over the upper Rio Grande basin using Landsat-based evapotranspiration. Remote Sensing. 11(13):1-25. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11131587.

Integration of distributed measurements and simulations to explore spatial complexity in a field-scale agricultural watershed. - (Abstract Only)
Green, T.R., Erskine, R.H., Kipka, H., Lighthart, N., Edmunds, D.A., Mcmaster, G.S., David, O., Cruz, P.P., Figueiredo, R.O. 2020. Integration of distributed measurements and simulations to explore spatial complexity in a field-scale agricultural watershed. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.

Soil characteristics are associated with gradients of big sagebrush canopy structure after disturbance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barnard, D.M., Germino, M.J., Arkle, R.S., Bradford, J.B., Duniway, M.C., Pilliod, D.S., Pyke, D.A., Shriver, R.K., Welty, J.L. 2019. Soil characteristics are associated with gradients of big sagebrush canopy structure after disturbance. Ecosphere. 10(6):1-12. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2780.

Unsustainable groundwater use for global food production and related international trade Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dalin, C., Taniguchi, M., Green, T.R. 2019. Unsustainable groundwater use for global food production and related international trade. GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY. 2:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1017/sus.2019.7.

Transient population dynamics impede restoration and may promote ecosystem transformation after disturbance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shriver, R.K., Andrews, C.M., Arkle, R.S., Barnard, D.M., Duniway, M.C., Germino, M.J., Pilliod, D.S., Pyke, D.A., Welty, J.L., Bradford, J.B. 2019. Transient population dynamics impede restoration and may promote ecosystem transformation after disturbance. Ecology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13291.

Cannot see the random forests for the decision trees: selecting predictive models for restoration ecology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barnard, D.M., Germino, M.J., Pilliod, D.S., Arkle, R.S., Applestein, C.V., Davidson, B.E., Fisk, M.R. 2019. Cannot see the random forests for the decision trees: selecting predictive models for restoration ecology. Restoration Ecology. 10(6):1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12938.

Winter wheat phenology simulations improve when adding responses to water stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McMaster, G.S., Edmunds, D.A., Marquez, R., Haley, S.D., Buchleiter, G.W., Bryne, P.F., Green, T.R., Erskine, R.H., Lighthart, N.P., Kipka, H., Fox, F.A., Wagner, L.E., Tatarko, J., Maragues, M., Ascough II, J.C. 2019. Winter wheat phenology simulations improve when adding responses to water stress. Agronomy Journal. 3:1-11. https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj2018.09.0615.

Uncertainty of hydrologic processes caused by bias-corrected CMIP5 climate change projections with alternative historical data sources Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, J., Sheshukov, A.Y., Yen, H., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G. 2018. Uncertainty of hydrologic processes caused by bias-corrected CMIP5 climate change projections with alternative historical data sources. Journal of Hydrology. 568:551-561. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.10.041.

Accurate weed mapping and prescription map generation based on fully convolutional networks using UAV imagery Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, H., Deng, J., Lan, Y., Yang, A., Deng, X., Wen, S., Zhang, H., Zhang, Y. 2018. Accurate weed mapping and prescription map generation based on fully convolutional networks using UAV imagery. Sensors. 18(10):3299. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18103299.

Irrigation variability and climate change affect derived distributions of simulated water recharge and nitrate leaching Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Green, T.R., Anapalli, S.S. 2018. Irrigation variability and climate change affect derived distributions of simulated water recharge and nitrate leaching. Water International. 43:829-845. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2018.1515568.

A Bayesian total uncertainty analysis framework for assessment of management practices using watershed models Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tasdighi, A., Arabi, M., Harmel, R.D., Line, D. 2018. A Bayesian total uncertainty analysis framework for assessment of management practices using watershed models. Environmental Modelling & Software. 108:240-252 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.08.006.

Unified Plant Growth Model (UPGM). Part 1. Background, Objectives, and Vision. - (Abstract Only)

A probabilistic appraisal of rainfall-runoff modeling approaches within SWAT in mixed land use watersheds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tasdighi, A., Arabi, M., Harmel, R.D. 2018. A probabilistic appraisal of rainfall-runoff modeling approaches within SWAT in mixed land use watersheds. Journal of Hydrology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.07.035.

A blooming interest in the hydraulic traits of flowers A commentary on Roddy et al. ‘Water relations of Calycanthus flowers: hydraulic conductance, capacitance, and embolism resistance’ Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gleason, S.M. 2018. A blooming interest in the hydraulic traits of flowers A commentary on Roddy et al. ‘Water relations of Calycanthus flowers: hydraulic conductance, capacitance, and embolism resistance’. Plant Cell and Environment. 10.1111/pce.13345.

Responses of water resources to land and soil management in a tropical small watershed under a Payment for Environmental Services public policy - (Abstract Only)
Figueiredo, R.O., Green, T.R., Gonçalves, A.O., Simioli, M.M., Jesus, T.V., Cruz, P.P., Reis, L.C., Piccolo, M.C., Camargo, P.B. 2018. Responses of water resources to land and soil management in a tropical small watershed under a Payment for Environmental Services public policy. Meeting Proceedings. http://www.21wcss.org/.

Review and development of ASABE Engineering Practice 621: Guidelines for calibrating, validating, and evaluating hydrologic and water quality models Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harmel, R.D., Baffaut, C., Douglas-Mankin, K. 2018. Review and development of ASABE Engineering Practice 621: Guidelines for calibrating, validating, and evaluating hydrologic and water quality models. Transactions of the ASABE. 61(4):1393-1401. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.12806.

A model for the AgES (Agricultural Ecosystems Services): Concepts of simplicity versus complexity in representing spatially explicit soil-water-plant processes - (Abstract Only)
Green, T.R., Mcmaster, G.S., Kipka, H., Lighthart, N., David, O., Erskine, R.H., Edmunds, D.A., Figueiredo, R.O., Cruz, P.P., Carlson, J., Arabi, M., Ascough Ii, J.C. 2018. A model for the AgES (Agricultural Ecosystems Services): Concepts of simplicity versus complexity in representing spatially explicit soil-water-plant processes. Meeting Proceedings. https://dl.sceincesocieties.org/publications/meetings/2017am/16913/105306.

A watershed delineation tool for interconnected Hydrological Response Units (HRUs) to support distributed modeling - (Abstract Only)
Kipka, H., Lighthart, N.P., David, O.R., Kim, J.S., Green, T.R., Arabi, M. 2018. A watershed delineation tool for interconnected Hydrological Response Units (HRUs) to support distributed modeling. 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software.

Rainfall variability on a small watershed: Implications for hydrologic modelling - (Abstract Only)
Erskine, R.H., Green, T.R., Kipka, H., Lighthart, N.P., Ramirez, J.A. 2018. Rainfall variability on a small watershed: Implications for hydrologic modelling. Meeting Proceedings. 115.

The Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) watershed model integrated into the environmental Resources Assessment and Management System (eRAMS) and Cloud Services Integration Platform (CSIP) - (Abstract Only)
Lighthart, N.P., David, O., Green, T.R., Mcmaster, G.S., Patterson, D., Arabi, M., Kipka, H. 2018. The Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) watershed model integrated into the environmental Resources Assessment and Management System (eRAMS) and Cloud Services Integration Platform (CSIP). 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software.

Soil carbon pools in dryland agroecosystems as impacted by several years of drought Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sherrod, L.A., McMaster, G.S., Delgado, J.A., Schipanski, M.E., Fonte, S.J., Montenieri, R.L., Larson, K. 2018. Soil carbon pools in dryland agroecosystems as impacted by several years of drought. Journal of Environmental Quality. doi:10.2134/jeq2017.09.0371.

The Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) watershed model is used to estimate the spatial complexity of soil hydraulic properties in a field-scale agricultural watershed, Colorado, USA - (Abstract Only)
Green, T.R., Erskine, R.H., David, O., Kipka, H., Lighthart, N., Mcmaster, G.S., Cruz, P., Figueiredo, R.O. 2018. The Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) watershed model is used to estimate the spatial complexity of soil hydraulic properties in a field-scale agricultural watershed, Colorado, USA. Meeting Proceedings. 12-17 p.246-247.

Unified Plant Growth Model (UPGM). 1. Background, objectives, and vision. - (Proceedings)
Mcmaster, G.S., Edmunds, D.A., Marquez, R.D., Fox, F.A., Wagner, L.E., Tatarko, J., Lighthart, N., Kipka, H., Erskine, R.H., Green, T.R., Ascough Ii, J.C. 2018. Unified Plant Growth Model (UPGM). 1. Background, objectives, and vision.. Meeting Proceedings. 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software.

The Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) watershed model integrated into the environmental Resources Assessment and Management System (eRAMS) as a service - (Abstract Only)
Lighthart, N.P., David, O., Green, T.R., Mcmaster, G.S., Patterson, D., Kipka, H. 2018. The Agricultural Ecosystems Services (AgES) watershed model integrated into the environmental Resources Assessment and Management System (eRAMS) as a service. Meeting Proceedings. 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software.

Crop development related to temperature and photoperiod Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Mcmaster, G.S., Bryne, P., Haley, S., Johnson, J., Maragues, M. 2018. Crop development related to temperature and photoperiod. Book Chapter. 10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6-384-3.

Soil moisture dynamics in a Colorado field: Stability and threshold crossing times under annual crops and perennial vegetation - (Abstract Only)
Green, T.R., Erskine, R.H., Rao, S.C., Niemann, J.D., Kampf, S., Ramirez, J.A. 2018. Soil moisture dynamics in a Colorado field: Stability and threshold crossing times under annual crops and perennial vegetation. Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days. HTTP://HYDROLOGYDAYS.COLOSTATE.EDU.

Statistical analysis of soil-moisture patterns for probabilistic downscaling - (Abstract Only)
Deshon, J.P., Niemann, J.D., Green, T.R., Jones, A.S. 2018. Statistical analysis of soil-moisture patterns for probabilistic downscaling. Annual Hydrology Days Conference Proceedings. HTTP://HYDROLOGYDAYS.COLOSTATE.EDU..

Crop development related to temperature and photoperiod - (Book / Chapter)
McMaster, G.S., Moragues, M. 2018. Crop development related to temperature and photoperiod. In: R.A. Meyers, Editor-in-Chief, G. Slafer and R. Savin Section Editors, Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. 20 pp. Book Chapter. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_384-3.

Determining Crop Soil Water Deficit with an UAS - (Proceedings)

Estimating landscape-scale impacts of agricultural management on soil carbon using measurements and models. - (Abstract Only)
Schipanski, M.E., Rosenzweig, S.T., Robertson, A.D., Sherrod, L.A., Ghimire, R., Mcmaster, G.S. 2017. Estimating landscape-scale impacts of agricultural management on soil carbon using measurements and models.. American Geophysical Union. Abstract presented at 2017 Fall Meeting, AGU, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 December, 2017.

Where is the USA Corn Belt, and how is it changing? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Green, T.R., Kipka, H., David, O., McMaster, G.S. 2018. Where is the USA Corn Belt, and how is it changing?. Science of the Total Environment. 618:1613-1618. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.325.

Surface runoff threshold responses to rainfall intensity, scale, and land use type, change and disturbance - (Abstract Only)

Probabilistic Downscaling of Soil Moisture with Stochastic Soil-Moisture Variability - (Abstract Only)

Optimum returns from greenhouse vegetables under water quality and risk constraints in the United Arab Emirates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fathelrahman, E.M., Gheblawi, M., Muhammad, S., Dunn, E., Ascough II, J.C., Green, T.R. 2017. Optimum returns from greenhouse vegetables under water quality and risk constraints in the United Arab Emirates. Sustainability. 9(5):719. doi:10.3390/su9050719.