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Research Project: Improved Plant Genetic Resources and Methodologies for Rangelands, Pastures, and Turf Landscapes in the Semiarid Western U.S.

Location: Forage and Range Research

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

Using unmanned aerial vehicles UAV and multispectral sensors to model forage yield for grasses of semiarid landscapes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hernandez, A.J., Jensen, K.B., Larson, S.R., Larsen, R., Rigby, C.W., Johnson, B.L., Spickermann, C.S. 2024. Using unmanned aerial vehicles UAV and multispectral sensors to model forage yield for grasses of semiarid landscapes. Cool Season Grasses. 2024, 3(2), 84-109. https://doi.org/10.3390/grasses3020007.

Transplanted sagebrush “wildlings” exhibit high survival, but greenhouse-grown tubelings compensate for their lower survival via recruitment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bailey, E., Thacker, E., Monaco, T.A., Veblen, K. 2024. Transplanted sagebrush “wildlings” exhibit high survival, but greenhouse-grown tubelings compensate for their lower survival via recruitment. BMC Ecology and Evolution. 24, 50 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-024-02236-z.

Origin of current intermediate wheatgrass germplasm being developed for Kernza grain production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Restoring and rewilding grasslands and rangelands - (Book / Chapter)

Notice of release of Destination Germplasm of Snake River wheatgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Late Heading Parental Selection in Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Getz, M., Bushman, B.S., Robbins, M.D., Thorsted, K., Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G., Creech, E. 2024. Late Heading Parental Selection in Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.). Molecular Breeding. 64, 1072-1082. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.21200.

Nitrogen and phosphorus additions alter foliar nutrient concentrations of dominant grass species and regulate primary productivity in an Inner Mongolian meadow steppe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, H., Li, P., Monaco, T.A., Liu, Y., Rong, Y. 2023. Nitrogen and phosphorus additions alter foliar nutrient concentrations of dominant grass species and regulate primary productivity in an Inner Mongolian meadow steppe. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.168791.

Association of hard fescue (Festuca brevipila) stress tolerances with genome mapped markers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushman, B.S., Robbins, M.D., Qui, Y., Watkins, E., Hollman, A., Mihelich, N., Petrella, D., Breullin-Sessoms, F., Chou, M., Koch, P. 2023. Association of hard fescue (Festuca brevipila) stress tolerances with genome mapped markers. Crop Science. 64(2), 1002–1014. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.21155.

Transcriptome Profiling Provides Insights into Early Development of Tiller Buds in High- and Low-tillering Orchardgrass Genotypes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feng, G., Xu, X., Liu, W., Hoa, F., Yang, Z., Nie, G., Huyang, L., Peng, Y., Bushman, B.S., He, W., Zhang, X. 2023. Transcriptome Profiling Provides Insights into Early Development of Tiller Buds in High- and Low-tillering Orchardgrass Genotypes. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms242216370.

Breeding Efficiency for Salt Tolerance in Alfalfa Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peel, M., Anower, M., Wu, Y. 2023. Breeding Efficiency for Salt Tolerance in Alfalfa. Plant Science. 13(11): 2188. https://doi.org/10.3390/life13112188.

Genome Analysis of Thinopyrum intermedium and Its Potential Progenitor Species Using Oligo-FISH Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qi, F., Liang, S., Bao, Y., Wang, R., Li, X., Xing, P. 2023. Genome Analysis of Thinopyrum intermedium and Its Potential Progenitor Species Using Oligo-FISH. Plants. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12213705.

Notice of release of ‘Basin’ Utah Sweetvetch Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peel, M., Walker, S., Waldron, B.L. 2024. Notice of release of ‘Basin’ Utah Sweetvetch. Native Plants Journal. 24(3):272-281. https://doi.org/10.3368/npj.24.3.272.

History and Statistical Considerations of Using the One ft2 Quadrat for Monitoring Peak Standing Crop and Residual Dry Matter on California Annual Rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Larsen, R., Robins, J.G., Jensen, K.B., Shapero, M., Stiby, K., Althouse, L., George, M., Horney, M., Rao, D., Hernandez, A.J., Dahlgren, R., Bartolome, J. 2023. History and Statistical Considerations of Using the One ft2 Quadrat for Monitoring Peak Standing Crop and Residual Dry Matter on California Annual Rangelands. Rangelands. 45(5), 102-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2023.06.002.

Homoeologous evolution of the allotetraploid genome of Poa annua L. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benson, C.W., Sheltra, M.R., Maughan, P.J., Jellen, E.N., Robbins, M.D., Bushman, B.S., Patterson, E.L., Hall, N.D., Huff, D.R. 2023. Homoeologous evolution of the allotetraploid genome of Poa annua L. BMC Genomics. 24. Article 350. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-023-09456-5.

Discussion: Prioritize perennial grain development for sustainable food production and environmental benefits Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
DeHaan, L.R., Anderson, J.A., Bajgain, P., Basche, A., Cattani, D.J., Crain, J., Crews, T.E., David, C., Duchene, O., Gutknecht, J., Hayes, R.C., Hu, F., Jungers, J., Knudsen, S., Kong, W., Larson, S.R., Lundquist, P., Luo, G., Miller, A.J., Nabukalu, P., Newell, M.T., Olsson, L., Palmgren, M., Paterson, A.H., Picasso, V., Poland, J., Sacks, E.J., Wang, S., Westerbergh, A. 2023. Discussion: Prioritize perennial grain development for sustainable food production and environmental benefits. Science of the Total Environment. 895. Article 164975. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.164975.

Restoration genetics - a consideration of lessons and opportunities Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Broadhurst, L., Van Rossum, F., Jones, T.A., Jordan, R., Encinas-Viso, F., Harrison, P.A. 2023. Restoration genetics - a consideration of lessons and opportunities. Book Chapter. V1: 473-519. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-25412-3_13.

New Title: ‘USDA-Yeti’ Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.), a New Orchardgrass Cultivar that Combines Excellent Winterhardiness and Agronomic Performance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Jensen, K.B., Bushman, B.S., Heaton, K. 2023. New Title: ‘USDA-Yeti’ Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.), a New Orchardgrass Cultivar that Combines Excellent Winterhardiness and Agronomic Performance. Journal of Plant Registrations. 17, 478-482. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20304.

Do plant-soil feedbacks promote coexistence in a sagebrush steppe? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chung, Y.A., Monaco, T.A., Taylor, J.B., Adler, P.B. 2023. Do plant-soil feedbacks promote coexistence in a sagebrush steppe? Ecology. 104(7). Article e4056. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.4056.

Registration of L-74X nonshattering basin wildrye x creeping wildrye germplasm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Larson, S.R., Jones, T.A., Jensen, K.B. 2023. Registration of L-74X nonshattering basin wildrye x creeping wildrye germplasm. Journal of Plant Registrations. 17(2):397-403. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20293.

Genomic insights into the NPGS intermediate wheatgrass germplasm collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crain, J.L., Larson, S.R., Sthapit, S., Jensen, K.B., Poland, J.A., Dorn, K.M., Thomas, A., DeHaan, L. 2023. Genomic insights into the NPGS intermediate wheatgrass germplasm collection. Crop Science. 63(3):1381-1396. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20944.

Dry matter intake and feed efficiency of heifers from 4 dairy breed types grazing organic grass and grass-birdsfoot trefoil mixed pastures Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenland, M.S., Waldron, B.L., Isom, S.C., Fonnesbeck, S.D., Peel, M., Rood, K.A., Thornton, K.J., Miller, R.L., Hadfield, J.A., Henderson, B., Creech, J. 2023. Dry matter intake and feed efficiency of heifers from 4 dairy breed types grazing organic grass and grass-birdsfoot trefoil mixed pastures. Journal of Dairy Science. 106(6):3918-3921. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2022-22858.

Chromosome-scale genome assembly and annotation of allotetraploid annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robbins, M.D., Bushman, B.S., Huff, D.R., Benson, C.W., Warnke, S.E., Maughan, C.A., Jellen, E.N., Johnson, P.G., Maughan, P.J. 2022. Chromosome-scale genome assembly and annotation of allotetraploid annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.). Genome Biology and Evolution. 15(1). Article evac180. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evac180.

Breeding intermediate wheatgrass for grain production Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Bajgain, P., Crain, J.L., Cattani, D.J., Larson, S.R., Altendorf, K.R., Anderson, J.A., Crews, T.E., Hu, Y., Poland, J.A., Turner, K., Westerbergh, A., DeHaan, L.R. 2022. Breeding intermediate wheatgrass for grain production. In: Goldman, I., editor. Plant Breeding Reviews. 1st Edition, Volume 46. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 119-217. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119874157.ch3.

Variation for turfgrass performance in a set of Lolium perenne germplasm evaluated under limited irrigation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Bushman, B.S. 2022. Variation for turfgrass performance in a set of Lolium perenne germplasm evaluated under limited irrigation. Crop Science. 63(2):705-711. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20879.

Studies on Mapping Plant Genes That Confer Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Wang, R. 2022. Studies on Mapping Plant Genes That Confer Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms231810760.

Oat companion seeding rate, herbicide, and irrigation effects on alfalfa stand establishment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roberts, C., Robins, J.G., Yost, M.A., Ransom, C., Creech, E.J. 2022. Oat companion seeding rate, herbicide, and irrigation effects on alfalfa stand establishment. Agronomy Journal. 115(1):273-285. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.21227.

Studies on mapping plant genes that confer tolerance to abiotic stresses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, R. 2022. Studies on mapping plant genes that confer tolerance to abiotic stresses. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 23(18). Article 10760. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms231810760.

Using genomic selection to develop performance-based restoration plant materials Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, T.A., Monaco, T.A., Larson, S.R., Hamerlynck, E.P., Crain, J.L. 2022. Using genomic selection to develop performance-based restoration plant materials. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 23(15). Article 8275. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms23158275.

Taxonomic delimitations within the Penstemon scariosus Pennell (Plantaginaceae) complex Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stevens, M.R., Johnson, R.L., Stettler, J.M., Meservey, L.M., Robbins, M.D., Anderson, C.D., Porter, S.J., Ricks, N.J., Harrison, S. 2022. Taxonomic delimitations within the Penstemon scariosus Pennell (Plantaginaceae) complex. Western North American Naturalist. 14(1):23-64. https://doi.org/10.3398/042.014.0102.

Genetic architecture and QTL selection response for Kernza perennial grain domestication traits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crain, J., Larson, S.R., Dorn, K.M., DeHaan, L., Poland, J. 2022. Genetic architecture and QTL selection response for Kernza perennial grain domestication traits. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 135:2769-2784. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-022-04148-2.

When a weed is not a weed: Succession management using early seral natives for Intermountain rangeland restoration Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tilley, D., Hulet, A., Bushman, B.S., Goebel, C., Karl, J., Love, S., Wolf, M. 2022. When a weed is not a weed: Succession management using early seral natives for Intermountain rangeland restoration. Rangelands. 44(4):270-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2022.05.001.

Accelerated domestication of new crops: Yield is key Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, G., Najafi, J., Correia, P., Trinh, M., Chapman, E., Osterberg, J., Thomsen, H., Pedas, P., Larson, S.R., Gao, C., Poland, J., Knudsen, S., DeHaan, L., Palmgren, M. 2022. Accelerated domestication of new crops: Yield is key. Plant Cell Physiology. Article pcac065. https://doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcac065.

Comparison of yield traits between single-spaced plants and seeded plots of half-sib families - (Proceedings)

Soil depth and precipitation moderate soil textural effects on seedling survival of a foundation shrub species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Veblen, K.E., Nehring, K.C., Duniway, M.C., Knight, A., Monaco, T.A., Schupp, E.W., Boettinger, J.L., Villalba, J., Fick, S., Brungard, C., Thacker, E. 2022. Soil depth and precipitation moderate soil textural effects on seedling survival of a foundation shrub species. Restoration Ecology. 30(6). Article e1370. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13700.

Soil microbial community structure is unaltered by grazing intensity and plant species richness in a temperate grassland steppe in northern China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rong, Y., Monaco, T.A., Liu, Z., Zhao, M., Han, G. 2022. Soil microbial community structure is unaltered by grazing intensity and plant species richness in a temperate grassland steppe in northern China. European Journal of Soil Biology. 110. Article 103404. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejsobi.2022.103404.

Forage nutritive value of stock-piled cicer milkvetch for late-season grazing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L. 2022. Forage nutritive value of stock-piled cicer milkvetch for late-season grazing. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. 8(1). Article e20155. https://doi.org/10.1002/cft2.20155.

High-LD SNP markers exhibiting pleiotropic effects on salt tolerance at germination and seedlings stages in spring wheat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hasseb, N.M., Sallam, A., Karam, M.A., Gao, L., Wang, R., Moursi, Y.S. 2022. High-LD SNP markers exhibiting pleiotropic effects on salt tolerance at germination and seedlings stages in spring wheat. Plant Molecular Biology. 108:585–603. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-022-01248-x.

Breeding for resilience to water deficit and its predicted effect on forage mass in tall fescue Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Peel, M., Picasso, V.D. 2021. Breeding for resilience to water deficit and its predicted effect on forage mass in tall fescue. Agronomy. 11(11). Article 2094. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11112094.

Digital mapping of soil organic carbon stocks in the forest lands of Dominican Republic Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duarte, E., Zagal, E., Barrera, J.A., Dube, F., Casco, F., Hernandez, A.J. 2022. Digital mapping of soil organic carbon stocks in the forest lands of Dominican Republic. European Journal of Remote Sensing. 55(1):213-231. https://doi.org/10.1080/22797254.2022.2045226.

Native seedling establishment in biocrust-areas of a salt desert shrubland varies by species and season of planting - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Turfgrass genome sequencing from the USDA-ARS turfgrass consortium - (Abstract Only)

Genome size, redundancy, and organization of Kentucky bluegrass determined by de novo genome assembly - (Abstract Only)

Registration of 'HighWest' meadow bromegrass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, K.B., Winter, D., Bushman, B.S., Robbins, M.D., Getz, M.M., Waldron, B.L. 2022. Registration of 'HighWest' meadow bromegrass. Journal of Plant Registrations. 16(2):212-219. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20203.

Molecular characterization of Algerian populations of cocksfoot and tall fescue: Ploidy level determination and genetic diversity analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benfriha, H., Mefti, M., Robbins, M.D., Thorsted, K., Bushman, B.S. 2021. Molecular characterization of Algerian populations of cocksfoot and tall fescue: Ploidy level determination and genetic diversity analysis. Grassland Science. 67:167-176. https://doi.org/10.1111/grs.12304.

Harnessing genetic diversity for addressing wheat-based time bound food security projections: A comprehensive practical overview Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Mujeeb-Kazi, A., Ali, N., Dundas, I., Larkin, P., Morghonov, A., Wang, R., Ogbonnaya, F., Khan, H., Saeed, N., Wani, S., et al. 2022. Harnessing genetic diversity for addressing wheat-based time bound food security projections: A comprehensive practical overview. In: Pirzadah, T., Malik, B., Bhat, R., Hakeem, K., editors. Bioresource Technology: Concept, Tools and Experiences. 1st edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. p. 160-288. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119789444.ch7.

Potential impact of climate change on the global geographical distribution of the invasive species, Cenchrus spinifex (field sandbur, Gramineae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cao, J., Xu, J., Pan, X., Monaco, T.A., Zhao, K., Wang, D., Rong, Y. 2021. Potential impact of climate change on the global geographical distribution of the invasive species, Cenchrus spinifex (field sandbur, Gramineae). Ecological Indicators. 131. Article 108204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108204.

Agronomic evaluation of the results of selection within early maturing Dactylis glomerata germplasm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Jensen, K.B., Bushman, B.S. 2021. Agronomic evaluation of the results of selection within early maturing Dactylis glomerata germplasm. Agronomy. 11(8). Article 1505. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11081505.

Agronomic evaluation of the results of selection within late-maturing Dactylis glomerata populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Bushman, B.S., Jensen, K.B. 2021. Agronomic evaluation of the results of selection within late-maturing Dactylis glomerata populations. Agronomy Journal. 11(7). Article 1362. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11071362.

Transcript responses to drought in Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) germplasm varying in their tolerance to drought stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushman, B.S., Robbins, M.D., Thorsted, K., Robins, J.G., Warnke, S.E., Martin, R.C., Harris-Shultz, K.R. 2021. Transcript responses to drought in Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) germplasm varying in their tolerance to drought stress. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 190. Article 104571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2021.104571.

The effects of grass and grass-birdsfoot trefoil pastures on Jersey heifer development: Heifer growth, performance, and economic impact Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hadfield, J.A., Waldron, B.L., Isom, S.C., Feuz, R., Larsen, R., Creech, J.E., Rose, M.F., Long, J., Peel, M., Miller, R.L., Rood, K.A., Young, A., Stott, R., Sweat, A., Thornton, K.J. 2021. The effects of grass and grass-birdsfoot trefoil pastures on Jersey heifer development: Heifer growth, performance, and economic impact. Journal of Dairy Science. 104(10):10863-10878. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-19524.

Breeding and genetics of forages for semi-arid and arid rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G. 2021. Breeding and genetics of forages for semi-arid and arid rangelands. Agronomy Journal. 11(4). Article 718. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11040718.

Perennial grass seedlings modify biomass and physiological traits in response to an annual grass neighbor Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, T.A., Bell, B.P., Monaco, T.A. 2021. Perennial grass seedlings modify biomass and physiological traits in response to an annual grass neighbor. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 77:93-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.04.001.

The effects of organic grass and grass-birdsfoot trefoil pastures on Jersey heifer development: Herbage characteristics affecting intake Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rose, M.F., Waldron, B.L., Isom, S.C., Peel, M., Thornton, K., Miller, R., Rood, K., Hadfield, J.A., Long, J., Henderson, B., Creech, J.E. 2021. The effects of organic grass and grass-birdsfoot trefoil pastures on Jersey heifer development: Herbage characteristics affecting intake. Journal of Dairy Science. 104. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-19563.

Seed production areas are crucial to conservation outcomes: benefits and risks of an emerging restoration tool Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zinnen, J., Broadhurst, L.M., Gibson-Roy, P., Jones, T.A., Matthews, J.W. 2021. Seed production areas are crucial to conservation outcomes: benefits and risks of an emerging restoration tool. Biodiversity and Conservation Journal. 30:1233-1256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-021-02149-z.

Forage quantity and quality dynamics due to weathering over the dry season on California annual rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Larsen, R.E., Shapero, M., Striby, K., Althouse, L., Meade, D.E., Brown, K., Horney, M.R., Rao, D.R., Davy, J.S., Rigby, C.W., Jensen, K.B., Dahlgren, R.A. 2021. Forage quantity and quality dynamics due to weathering over the dry season on California annual rangelands. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 76:150-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.02.010.

Characterization of chromosome constitution in three wheat - thinopyrum intermedium amphiploids revealed frequent rearrangement of alien and wheat chromosomes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cui, Y., Xing, P., Qi, X., Bao, Y., Wang, H., Wang, R., Li, X. 2021. Characterization of chromosome constitution in three wheat - thinopyrum intermedium amphiploids revealed frequent rearrangement of alien and wheat chromosomes. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. https://bmcplantbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12870-021-02896-9.

Potential to improve winter grazing pastures: Sieben land and livestock study Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hibbard, C., Hibbard, C., Larson, R., Feuz, R., Rigby, C.W., Jensen, K.B., Larsen, R. 2021. Potential to improve winter grazing pastures: Sieben land and livestock study. Rangelands. 143(3):100-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2020.12.007.

Genome evolution during bread wheat formation unveiled by the distribution dynamics of SSR sequences on chromosomes using FISH Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Fan, C., Chen, Y., Wang, R., Zhang, X., Han, F., Hu, Z. 2021. Genome evolution during bread wheat formation unveiled by the distribution dynamics of SSR sequences on chromosomes using FISH. BMC Genomics. 22. Article 55. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-020-07364-6.

Scaffolding CLR and CCS assemblies in polyploid grasses - (Abstract Only)

CLR and CCS based assemblies in polyploid grasses - (Abstract Only)

Inheritance of salt tolerance traits among Kentucky bluegrass hybrids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, P.G., Johnson, P.G., Kopp, K., Bushman, B.S. 2021. Inheritance of salt tolerance traits among Kentucky bluegrass hybrids. Crop Science. 61:2113-2120. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20417.

Improving seed retention and germination characteristics of North American basin wildrye by marker-assisted gene introgression Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Larson, S.R., Jones, T.A., Johnson, L.M., Waldron, B.L. 2020. Improving seed retention and germination characteristics of North American basin wildrye by marker-assisted gene introgression. Agronomy. 10(11). Article 1740. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10111740.

Soil extracellular enzyme activities and the abundance of nitrogen-cycling functional genes responded more to N addition than P addition in an Inner Mongolian meadow steppe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hong, X., Helong, Y., Mengli, Z., Monaco, T.A., Yuping, R., Ding, H., Qian, S., Kun, Z. 2020. Soil extracellular enzyme activities and the abundance of nitrogen-cycling functional genes responded more to N addition than P addition in an Inner Mongolian meadow steppe. Science of the Total Environment. 741. Article 143541. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143541.

Gene expression differences for drought stress response in cool-season turfgrasses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushman, B.S., Robbins, M.D., Warnke, S.E., Martin, R.C., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Amundsen, K.E. 2020. Gene expression differences for drought stress response in cool-season turfgrasses. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/its2.25.

Seasonal changes in forage nutrient and toxicity levels on California central coast rangelands: a preliminary study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Larsen, R.E., Cook, D., Gardner, D.R., Lee, S.T., Shapero, M., Althouse, L., Dennis, M., Forero, L.C., Davy, J.S., Rao, D.R., Horney, M., Brown, K., Rigby, C.W., Jensen, K.B. 2021. Seasonal changes in forage nutrient and toxicity levels on California central coast rangelands: a preliminary study. Grasslands. 31(1):15-24.

Breeding alfalfa for semiarid regions in the Northern Great Plains: History and additional genetic evaluations of novel germplasm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boe, A., Kephart, K.D., Berdahl, J.D., Peel, M., Brummer, E.C., Xu, L., Wu, Y. 2020. Breeding alfalfa for semiarid regions in the Northern Great Plains: History and additional genetic evaluations of novel germplasm. Agronomy Journal. 10(11). Article 1686. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10111686.

Understory vegetation change following woodland reduction varies by plant community type and seeding status: a region-wide assessment of ecological benefits and risks Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Monaco, T.A., Gunnell, K.L. 2020. Understory vegetation change following woodland reduction varies by plant community type and seeding status: a region-wide assessment of ecological benefits and risks. Plants. 9(9). Article 1113. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9091113.

Breeding of the crested wheatgrass complex (Agropyron spp.) for North American temperate rangeland agriculture and conservation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Jensen, K.B. 2020. Breeding of the crested wheatgrass complex (Agropyron spp.) for North American temperate rangeland agriculture and conservation. Agronomy Journal. 10(8). Article 1134. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10081134.

Plant silicon as a factor in Medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) invasion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spackman, C., Monaco, T.A., Stonecipher, C.A., Villalba, J.J. 2020. Plant silicon as a factor in Medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) invasion. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 13(3):143-154. https://doi.org/10.1017/inp.2020.20.

Turfgrass performance of perennial wheatgrass species when grown as monocultures and mixtures Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Bushman, B.S. 2020. Turfgrass performance of perennial wheatgrass species when grown as monocultures and mixtures. Agronomy Journal. 112(5):3567-3578. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20346.

Determining quality and performance of cool season pasture grasses at high elevation in eastern Idaho - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sagers, J., Findlay, J.R., Hatch, J., Shewmaker, G., Jensen, K.B., Hogge, J., Roemer, R., Burr, J.M. 2020. Determining quality and performance of cool season pasture grasses at high elevation in eastern Idaho. Journal of the National Association County Agricultural Agents. 13(1).

Genotype-by-environment interaction patterns in rangeland variety trials of cool-season grasses in the Western United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Rigby, C.W., Jensen, K.B. 2020. Genotype-by-environment interaction patterns in rangeland variety trials of cool-season grasses in the Western United States. Agronomy Journal. 10(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10050623.

Modeling the influence of temperature and water potential on seed germination of Allium tenuissimum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, H., Song, Q., Monaco, T.A., Yang, H., Rong, Y. 2020. Modeling the influence of temperature and water potential on seed germination of Allium tenuissimum. PeerJ. 8:. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8866.

DNA sequence-based mapping of the St. genome of Pseudoroegneria spicata (Pursh) A. Love versus wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, R., Li, X., Robbins, M.D., Larson, S.R., Bushman, B.S., Jones, T.A., Thomas, A. 2020. DNA sequence-based mapping of the St. genome of Pseudoroegneria spicata (Pursh) A. Love versus wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Genome. 63:445-457. https://doi.org/10.1139/gen-2019-0152.

Genetic analysis of peaches grown by Native Americans in the North American Southwest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wytsalucy, R.C., Gasic, K., Robbins, M.D., Cardon, G., Drost, D., Black, B. 2020. Genetic analysis of peaches grown by Native Americans in the North American Southwest. Journal of the American Pomological Society. http://www.pubhort.org/aps/74/v74_n2_a2.htm.

Chromosomal distribution of genes conferring tolerance to abiotic stresses versus that of genes controlling resistance to biotic stresses in plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, R. 2020. Chromosomal distribution of genes conferring tolerance to abiotic stresses versus that of genes controlling resistance to biotic stresses in plants. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21051820.

Shrub management handbook for Utah rangelands - (Book / Chapter)
Mann, R., Monaco, T.A., Veblen, K., Thacker, E., Burritt, B. 2020. Shrub management handbook for Utah rangelands. Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. https://doi.org/digitalcommons.usu.edu/extension_curall/2083/.

Roadmap for accelerated domestication of a future perennial grain crop Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dehaan, L., Larson, S.R., Lopez-Marques, R., Wenkel, S., Gao, C., Palmgren, M. 2020. Roadmap for accelerated domestication of a future perennial grain crop. Trends in Plant Science. 25(6):525-537. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2020.02.004.

Genotype and planting date influence Bassia prostrata in a semiarid, subtropical, dry winter region Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lauriault, L., Waldron, B.L. 2020. Genotype and planting date influence Bassia prostrata in a semiarid, subtropical, dry winter region. Agronomy Journal. 10(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10020251.

Histone deacetylase (HDAC) gene family in allotetraploid cotton and its diploid progenitors: In silico identification, molecular characterization, and gene expression analysis under multiple abiotic stresses, DNA damage Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Imran, M., Shafiq, S., Naeem, M., Widemann, E., Munir, M., Jensen, K.B., Wang, R. 2020. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) gene family in allotetraploid cotton and its diploid progenitors: In silico identification, molecular characterization, and gene expression analysis under multiple abiotic stresses, DNA damage. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21(1). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21010321.

Productivity, stability, and resilience of cool-season perennial grasses used for rangeland revegetation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B. 2020. Productivity, stability, and resilience of cool-season perennial grasses used for rangeland revegetation. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 3(1). https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20002.

Response to salt stress imposed on cultivars of three turfgrass species: Poa pratensis, Lolium perenne, and Puccinellia distans Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushman, B.S., Robbins, M.D., Robins, J.G., Thorsted, K., Harris, P., Johnson, P.G. 2019. Tolerance to salt stress imposed on cultivars of three turfgrass species: Poa pratensis lolium. Crop Science. 60(3):1648-1659. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20014.

Comparative genome-wide analysis and expression analysis of histone acetyltransferase (HAT) gene family in response to hormonal applications, metal and abiotic stresses in cotton Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muhammad, I., Shafiq, S., Farooq, M.A., Naeem, M.K., Jensen, K.B., Wang, R. 2019. Comparative genome-wide analysis and expression analysis of histone acetyltransferase (HAT) gene family in response to hormonal applications, metal and abiotic stresses in cotton. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20(21). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20215311.

Native seeds in the marketplace: meeting restoration needs in the Intermountain West, United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, T.A. 2019. Native seeds in the marketplace: meeting restoration needs in the Intermountain West, United States. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 72(6):1017-1029. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.07.009.

Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) for forage traits in intermediate wheatgrass when grown as spaced-plants versus monoculture and polyculture swards Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mortenson, J.S., Waldron, B.L., Larson, S.R., Jensen, K.B., DeHaan, L.R., Peel, M., Johnson, P.G., Creech, J.E. 2019. Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) for forage traits in intermediate wheatgrass when grown as spaced-plants versus monoculture and polyculture swards. Agronomy Journal. 9(10). https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9100580.

Gene expression differences correlated wth higher forage quality in perennial ryegrass - (Abstract Only)

Quinoa response to line-source sprinkler irrigation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buckland, K.R., Creech, J.E., Cardon, G.E., Monaco, T.A., Reeve, J.R. 2019. Quinoa response to line-source sprinkler irrigation. Journal of Crop Improvement. 33(5):649-668. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2019.1656694.

Salt tolerance in Kentucky bluegrass - (Abstract Only)

Shrub size modulates resource heterogeneity in a sagebrush-steppe ecosystem Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, L., Veblen, K.E., Monaco, T.A. 2020. Shrub size modulates resource heterogeneity in a sagebrush-steppe ecosystem. Western North American Naturalist. 80(1):28-37. https://doi.org/10.3398/064.080.0104.

Kentucky bluegrass vernalization - (Abstract Only)

Potential for post-fire recovery of greater-sage-grouse habitat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riginos, C., Monaco, T.A., Veblen, K.E., Gunnell, K., Thacker, E., Dahlgren, D., Messner, T. 2019. Potential for post-fire recovery of greater-sage-grouse habitat. Ecosphere. 10(11). https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2870.

Disturbance type and sagebrush community type affect plat community struction following shrub reduction Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riginos, C., Veblen, K.E., Thacker, E.T., Gunnell, K., Monaco, T.A. 2019. Disturbance type and sagebrush community type affect plat community struction following shrub reduction. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 72(4):619-631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.01.007.

Influence of fire and mechanical sagebrush reduction treatments on restoration seedings in Utah, United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilder, L.E., Veblen, K.E., Gunnell, K.L., Monaco, T.A. 2019. Influence of fire and mechanical sagebrush reduction treatments on restoration seedings in Utah, United States. Restoration Ecology. 27(2):308=319. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12860.

Vegetation structure and species composition variation of roadside slopes in Sichuan Basin, China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, H., Monaco, T.A. 2019. Vegetation structure and species composition variation of roadside slopes in Sichuan Basin, China. Journal of Agricultural Science and Botany. 2(1):1-9. https://doi.org/10.35841/2591-7897.2.1.3-11.