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Research Project: Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands

Location: Rangeland Resources & Systems Research

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

When does extreme drought elicit extreme ecological responses? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Effects of fire and large herbivores on canopy nitrogen in a tallgrass prairie - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, E.J., Raynor, E.J., Goodin, D., Joem, A. 2019. Effects of fire and large herbivores on canopy nitrogen in a tallgrass prairie. Remote Sensing. 11:1364. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11111364.

Polyacrylamide dissolved in low quality water effects on structure stability of soils varying in texture and clay type - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Application of grazing land models in ecosystem management: Current status and next frontiers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Predicting soil wind erosion potential under different corn residue management scenarios in the central Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rakkar, M.K., Blanco-Canqui, H., Tatarko, J. 2019. Predicting soil wind erosion potential under different corn residue management scenarios in the central Great Plains. Geoderma. 353:25-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.05.040.

Shrub persistance and increased grass mortality in response to drought in dryland systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Winkler, D., Belnap, J., Hoover, D.L., Reed, S., Duniway, M. 2019. Shrub persistance and increased grass mortality in response to drought in dryland systems. Global Change Biology. 00:1-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14667.

Comparing water-related plant functional traits amoung dominant grasses of the Colorado Plateau: Implications for drought resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoover, D.L., Koriakin, K., Albrigsten, J., Ocheltree, T. 2019. Comparing water-related plant functional traits amoung dominant grasses of the Colorado Plateau: Implications for drought resistance. Plant and Soil. (Regular article online). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-019-04107-9.

Modeling and mitigating phosphorus losses in a tile-drained field with manure application using RZWQM2-P - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Apparent competition, lion predation, and managed livestock grazing: can conservation value be enhanced? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ng'Weno, C.C., Buskirk, S.W., Georgiadis, N.J., Gituku, B., Kibungei, A.K., Porensky, L.M., Rubenstein, D.I., Goheen, J.R. 2019. Apparent competition, lion predation, and managed livestock grazing: can conservation value be enhanced?. Frontiers in Ecology and EVOLUTION. 7:123. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00123.

Threshold responses of grassland and sagebrush birds to patterns of disturbance created by an ecosystem engineer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duchardt, C.J., Augustine, D.J., Beck, J.L. 2019. Threshold responses of grassland and sagebrush birds to patterns of disturbance created by an ecosystem engineer. Landscape Ecology. 34(4):895-909. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00813-y.

Grass-Cast: a new tool to inform drought management in the West - (Abstract Only)

Evaluating composition and conservation value of roadside plant communities in a grassland biome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soper, J.M., Raynor, E.J., Wienhold, C., Schacht, W.H. 2019. Evaluating composition and conservation value of roadside plant communities in a grassland biome. Environmental Management. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-019-01154-x.

Data management infrastructure: building elements at Central Plains - (Abstract Only)
Kaplan, N.E., Derner, J.D., Vandenberg, B.C., Delgado, J.A., Augustine, D.J., Hoover, D.L., Smith, D.P., Gaffney, R.M. 2019. Data management infrastructure: building elements at Central Plains. Meeting Abstract. Not published.

Designing a platform for ethical citizen science: A case study of CitSci.org - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lynn, S., Newman, G., Kaplan, N.E., Newman, S., Scarpino, R. 2019. Designing a platform for ethical citizen science: A case study of CitSci.org. Citizen Science: Theory and Pratice. 4(1):1-15. https://doi.org/10.5334/cstp.227.

Cattle grazing distribution in shortgrass steppe: Influences of topography and saline soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gersie, S., Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D. 2019. Cattle grazing distribution in shortgrass steppe: Influences of topography and saline soils. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 72:602-614. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.01.009.

Hyperspectral analysis of leaf pigments and nutritional elements in tallgrass prairie vegetation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, B., Goodin, D., Raynor, E.J., Joem, A. 2019. Hyperspectral analysis of leaf pigments and nutritional elements in tallgrass prairie vegetation. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10(142):1-13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00142.

A thorny issue: Woody plant defence and growth rates in an East African savanna - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wigley, B., Coetsee, C., Augustine, D.J., Ratnam, J., Hattas, D., Sankaran, M. 2019. A thorny issue: Woody plant defence and growth rates in an East African savanna. Journal of Ecology. Available: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13140.

Community-engaged research builds a natureculture of hope on multifunctional North America great plains rangelands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilmer, H.N., Porensky, L.M., Fernandez-Gimenez, M., Derner, J.D., Ritten, J. 2019. Community-engaged research builds a natureculture of hope on multifunctional North America great plains rangelands. Social Sciences. 8(1):22. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8010022.

Black-tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus (Sciuridae), metapopulation response to novel sourced conspecific signals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Connell, L., Porensky, L.M., Chalfoun, A., Scasta, J. 2019. Black-tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus (Sciuridae), metapopulation response to novel sourced conspecific signals. Journal of Animal Behavior. 150:189-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.02.004.

Evaluating RZWQM2-CERES-Maize and water production functions for predicting irrigated maize yield and biomass in eastern Colorado - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sima, N.Q., Andales, A.A., Harmel, R.D., Ma, L., Trout, T.J. 2019. Evaluating RZWQM2-CERES-Maize and water production functions for predicting irrigated maize yield and biomass in eastern Colorado. Transactions of the ASABE. 62(1):1-11. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.13045.

Flexible stocking with Grass-Cast: A new grassland productivity forecast to translate climate outlooks with ranchers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peck, D.E., Derner, J.D., Parton, W., Hartman, M., Fuchs, B. 2019. Flexible stocking with Grass-Cast: A new grassland productivity forecast to translate cliamte outlooks with ranchers. Western Agricultural Economics Association. 17(1):24-39. http://www.waeaonline.org/publications/western-economics-forum.

Assessing the acute safety hazard to highway transportation from blowing dust at Lordsburg Playa, New Mexico - (Proceedings)

“Humbled by Nature”: A rancher’s mental-model of adaptation in the Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Economic cost analysis of continuous-season-long versus rotational systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Windh, J.L., Ritten, J.P., Derner, J.D., Paisley, S.L., Lee, B.P. 2019. Economic cost analysis of continuous-season-long versus rotational systems. Western Agricultural Economics Association. 17(1):62-72. https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:weecfo:287315.

Using APAR to predict aboveground plant productivity in semi-arid rangelands: Spatial and temporal relationships differ - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffney, R.M., Porensky, L.M., Gao, F.N., Irisarri, J., Durante, M., Derner, J.D., Augustine, D.J. 2018. Using APAR to predict aboveground plant productivity in semi-arid rangelands: Spatial and temporal relationships differ. Remote Sensing. 10, 1474. https://doi.org/10.3390/4s10091474.