Konza LTER Publications

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2015
Wilcox KR. Assessing Grassland sensitivity to global change. 2015;PhD Dissertation.
Forrestel EJ. Biogeographic influences on grassland community structure and function. 2015;PhD Dissertation.
Veach AM. Dynamics of microbial community structure and function in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. 2015;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2097/19145/AllisonVeach2015.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.
Raynor EJ. Ecological hierarchy of foraging in a large herbivore: the plains bison perspective in tallgrass prairie. 2015;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2097/20348/EdwardRaynor2015.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.
Dietrich JD. The effect of timing of growing season drought on flowering of Andropogon gerardii. 2015;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/170274.
Duell EB. Elevated temperatures and drought favor invasive grasses over native species. 2015;MS Thesis.
Zahner A. Plant Responses to Grazer-Mediated Habitat Alterations in Tallgrass Prairie. 2015;MS Thesis. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/19065.
Scott DA. Recovery of whole soil conditions through restoration from agriculture and its role in mediating plant-plant competition. 2015;MS Thesis.
2014
Grischkowsky SA. Did selective breeding of a non-native grass promote invasiveness?. 2014;MS Thesis.
Ott JP. Ecological implications of grass bud bank and tiller dynamics in mixed-grass prairie. 2014;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17277.
Ratajczak Z. Ecological thresholds and abrupt transitions of tallgrass prairie to shrublands and woodlands. 2014; PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17661.
Stanton NL. How does your prairie (re)grow?: Interactions of seed additions with resource availability, heterogeneity, and disturbance on recruitment and diversity in a restored tallgrass prairie. 2014;MS Thesis. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18205.
Larson DM. The influence of fire and grazing on tallgrass prairie streams and herpetofauna. 2014;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2097/17560/DanelleLarson2014.pdf?sequence=7&isAllowed=y.
Grudzinski BPiotr. Influence of watershed grazing management on stream geomorphology in grassland headwater streams. 2014;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/handle/2097/18688.
Liu H. Inorganic and organic carbon variations in surface water, Konza Prairie LTER Site, USA, and Maolan Karst Experimental Site, China. 2014;MS Thesis. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/1808/14546.
Troia MJ. A mechanistic framework for understanding prairie stream fish distributions. 2014;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17285.
Soong J. Moving beyond mass loss: Advancing understanding about the fate of decomposing leaf litter and pyrogenic organic matter in the mineral soil. 2014;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/83819.
McCullough K. A Multi-Scale Examination of the Distribution and Habitat Use Patterns of the Regal Fritillary. 2014;MS Thesis.
Martin EC. Ontogenetic shifts, habitat USE and community structure: how fishes use and influence protected tallgrass prairie streams. 2014;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18736.
Harris PT. The role of deer browsing on plant community development and ecosystem functioning during tallgrass prairie restoration. 2014;MS Thesis. Available at: http://search.proquest.com.er.lib.k-state.edu/docview/1621450219?accountid=11789.
Denton E. When a drought is not a drought: Timing determines productivity responses to drought in a mesic grassland. 2014;PhD Dissertation.
2013
Klopf RP. Community and ecosystem changes in tallgrass prairie restorations: the effects of population source and diversity. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/dissertations/684/.
La Pierre K. Drivers of grassland community structure and ecosystem function: The role of biotic factors in determining the ecosystem response to alterations in resource availability. 2013;PhD Dissertation. Available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1495948277?pq-origsite=gscholar.
Hoover DL. Ecological responses to climate extremes in a mesic grassland. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/82474.
Greer MJ. Grassland invasion by non-native grass species: Ecological issues of multiple species at multiple trophic levels. 2013;PhD. Dissertation.
Carter DL. Grassland restoration in a changing world: consequences of practices and variable environments. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15357.
VanderWeide BL. Grazing and drought in tallgrass prairie: the role of belowground bud banks in vegetation dynamics. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/16622.
Sylvain ZL. The influence of moisture availability on terrestrial ecosystems: Effects on soil animal communities along a regional/global-scale climate gradient. 2013;PhD. Dissertation. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/80184.
Jackson KE. Influences of patch-burn grazing and riparian protection on the ecological integrity of tallgrass prairie headwater streams. 2013;MS Thesis. Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/1345/.
Vandermyde JM. Macroinvertebrate responses to removal of riparian woody vegetation along tallgrass prairie streams. 2013;MS Thesis. Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/1068/.
Mendola MM. Regional-climate and local-microbial controls on ecosystem processes during grassland restoration. 2013;MS Thesis. Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/theses/1338/.
Carson M. Responses to long-term fertilization and burning: impacts on nutrient dynamics and microbial composition in a tallgrass prairie. 2013;MS Thesis. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/16029.
2012
West R. Bud bank demography: Density of native grass meristems as a predictor of rangeland invasibility. 2012.
Chang CC. Dimensions of diversity and their direct and indirect effects on tallgrass prairie ecosystem functioning. 2012;PhD Dissertation:1 -165. Available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1039554547.
Sousa BF. Ecology of mating patterns and sexual selection in dickcissels breeding in managed prairie. 2012;PhD Dissertation:1 -166. Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/biology_etds/17/.
Avolio ML. Genetic diversity of Andropogon gerardii: Impacts of altered precipitation patterns on a dominant species. 2012;PhD Dissertation:1 -258. Available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1272028956.
Ocheltree TW. Growth and survival during drought: The link between hydraulic architecture and drought tolerance in grasses. 2012;PhD Dissertation:1 -1117. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13803.
O'Keefe K. Influences of local adaptation and genome size on Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) responses to variable precipitation timing. 2012;MS Thesis.
Nukala LA. An iPhone application of Konza Prairie LTER. 2012;MS Report:1 -47.
Killian PD. Mechanisms driving woody encroachment in the tallgrass prairie: an analysis of fire behavior and physiological integration. 2012;MS Thesis:1 -72. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14197.

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