Personnel | Accomplishments
New | Publications
Pierce NA et al. 2019. Competition suppresses shrubs during early, but not late, stages of arid grassland-shrubland state transition. Functional Ecology. (In Press).
Zhou et al. 2019. Root density distribution and biomass allocation of co-occurring woody plants on contrasting soils in a subtropical savanna parkland. Plant and Soil. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-019-04018-9.
Ji W et al. 2019 . Constraints on shrub cover and shrub-shrub competition in a U.S. southwest desert. Ecosphere, 10(2): e02590
Pierce N, SR Archer, et al. 2018. Grass-shrub competition in arid lands: an overlooked driver in grassland-shrubland state transitions? Ecosystems, 21: 1-10.
Huang C et al. 2018. Shrub encroachment into grasslands: End of an era? PeerJ, 6:.e5474.
KI Predick, SR Archer, et al. 2018. UV-B radiation and shrub canopy effects on surface litter decomposition in a shrub-invaded dry grassland. Journal of Arid Environments, 157:13-21
Peters et al. 2018. An integrated view of complex landscapes: a big data-model integration approach to trans-disciplinary science. BioScience, 68(9):653-669.
Bestelmeyer et al. 2018. The grassland-shrubland regime shift in the southwestern United States: misconceptions and their implications for management. BioScience, 68(9):678-690.
Harley et al. 2018. Advancing dendrochronological studies of fire in the United States. Fire, 1(1):11.
Recent | Presentations & Media
13 Feb 2019 | Rutherford presents at SRM in Minneapolis, MN; awarded 1st place in Graduate Poster competition.
12 Dec 2018 | Naito presents at AGU in Washington, D.C.
09 Dec 2018 | Archer presents at USDA Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C.
21 Oct 2018 | Rutherford presents at the RISE Symposium, Tucson, AZ.
10 Aug 2018 | Naito and Archer's research featured in Desert LCC's CCAST.
08 Aug 2018 | McIntyre, Rutherford, and Naito present at ESA in New Orleans, LA.
Current | Projects