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Publications from the Executive Committee and Affiliates

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Executive Committee and Affiliates

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Faist, A. M., A. J. Antoninka, J. Belnap, M. A. Bowker, M. C. Duniway, F. Garcia-Pichel, C. Nelson, S. C. Reed, A. Giraldo-Silva, S. Velasco-Ayuso and N. N. Barger. Inoculation and habitat amelioration efforts in biological soil crust recovery vary by desert and soil texture. Restoration Ecology DOI: 10.1111/rec.13087. (link )

Hudson, A. R., D. P. Peters, J. M. Blair, D. L. Childers, P. T. Doran, K. Geil, M. N. Gooseff, K. Gross, N. M. Haddad, M. A. Pastore, J. A. Rudgers, O. E. Sala, E. W. Seabloom and G. Shaver. Climate change and landscape heterogeneity imprints on multi-site dryland landscapes across the LTER Network. BioScience

Langley, J. A., E. Grman, K. R. Wilcox, M. L. Avolio, K. Komatsu, S. L. Collins, S. E. Koerner, M. D. Smith, A. H. Baldwin, W. D. Bowman, N. R. Chiariello, A. Eskelinen, H. Harmens, M. J. Hovenden, K. Klanderud, R. L. McCulley, V. G. Onipchenko, C. H. Robinson and K. N. Suding. Do trade-offs govern plant species’ responses to different global change treatments?. Ecology e3626. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3626. (link )

Marquart, A., D. J. Eldridge, K. Geissler, C. Lobas and N. Blaum. Interconnected effects of shrubs, invertebrate‐derived macropores and soil texture on water infiltration in a semi‐arid savanna rangeland. Land Degradation & Development DOI: 10.1002/ldr.3598. (link )

Peters, D. P., G. S. Okin, J. E. Herrick, H. M. Savoy, J. P. Anderson, S. L. Scroggs and J. Zhang. Modifying connectivity to promote state change reversal: The importance of geomorphic context and plant–soil feedbacks. Ecology e03069. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3069. (link )

Tarin, T., E. A. Yepez, J. Garatuza-Payan, J. C. Rodriguez, L. A. Mendez-Barroso, C. J. Watts and E. R. Vivoni. Evapotranspiration flux partitioning at a multi-species shrubland with stable isotopes of soil, plant and atmosphere water pools. Atmosfera DOI: 10.20937/ATM.52710. (link )

Velasco Ayuso, S., A. Giraldo-Silva, N. N. Barger and F. Garcia-Pichel. Microbial inoculum production for biocrust restoration: testing the effects of a common substrate versus native soils on yield and community composition. Restoration Ecology DOI: 10.1111/rec.13127. (link )

Wang, Z. and E. R. Vivoni. Individualized and combined effects of future urban growth and climate change on irrigation water use in central Arizona. Journal of the American Water Resources Association DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.13005. (link )


Ankrom, K. E., A. L. Franco, S. J. Fonte, L. A. Gherardi, C. Milano de Tomasel, C. Wepking, P. Guan, S. Cui, S. H. Salama and D. H. Wall. 2022. Ecological maturity and stability of nematode communities in response to precipitation manipulations in grasslands. Applied Soil Ecology 170(Feb):104263.

Ball, B. A., L. M. Christenson and K. G. Wickings. 2022. A cross-system analysis of litter chemical dynamics throughout decomposition. Ecosystems (link )

Ball, B. A., P. Convey, K. L. Feeser, U. N. Nielsen and D. J. Van Horn. 2022. Environmental harshness mediates the relationship between aboveground and belowground communities in Antarctica. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 164(Kan):108493. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108493. (link )

Chen, J., R. John, J. Yuan, E. A. Mack, P. Groisman, G. Allington, J. Wu, P. Fan, K. M. de Beurs and A. Karnieli. 2022. Sustainability challenges for the social-environmental systems across the Asian Drylands Belt. Environmental Research Letters 17(2):023001.

Collins, S. L. 2022. Until we meet again. BioScience 72(2):111. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biac002. (link )

Daniels, Q. F. and H. L. Throop. 2022. Ecophysiological responses of Terminalia sericea to fire history in a semi-arid woodland savanna, central Namibia. South African Journal of Botany 146(My):205-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2021.10.023. (link )

Garcia-Pichel, F. and O. E. Sala. 2022. Expanding the pulse-reserve paradigm to microorganisms on the basis of differential reserve management strategies. bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2022.02.24.481838.

Guo, X., G. Huang, X. Tu and J. Wu. 2022. Effects of urban greenspace and socioeconomic factors on air conditioner use: A multilevel analysis in Beijing, China. Building and Environmnet 211(Mar):108752. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.108752. (link )

Kindler, M., E. R. Vivoni, E. R. Perez-Ruiz and Z. Wang. 2022. Water conservation potential of modified turf grass irrigation in urban parks of Phoenix, Arizona. Ecohydrology 14(3):e2399. DOI: 10.1002/eco.2399. (link )

Linghao, L., X. Xiaoping, T. Huajun and L. Hou. 2022. China’s meadow grasslands: challenges and opportunities. Plant and Soil 473:1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-022-05403-7.

Liu, L., X. Fang and J. Wu. 2022. How does the local-scale relationship between ecosystem services and human wellbeing vary across broad regions?. Science of The Total Environment 816(Apr):151492. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151493. (link )

Sala, O. E. 2022. Open access is a misnomer. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 20(2):71-71. DOI: 10.1002/fee.2475. (link )

Salazar-Martinez, D., F. Holwerda, T. R. Holmes, E. A. Yepez, C. R. Hain, S. Alvarado-Barrientos, G. Ángeles-Pérez, T. Arredondo-Moreno, J. Delgado-Balbuena, B. Figueroa-Espinozaj, J. Garatuza-Payan, E. González del Castillo, J. C. Rodriguez, N. E. Rojas-Robles, J. M. Uuh-Sonda and E. R. Vivoni. 2022. Evaluation of remote sensing-based evapotranspiration products at low-latitude eddy covariance sites. Journal of Hydrology 610(Jul):127786. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.127786. (link )

Shang, C. and J. Wu. 2022. A legendary landscape in peril: Land use and land cover change and environmental impacts in the Wulagai River Basin, Inner Mongolia. Journal of Environmental Management 301:113816. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113816. (link )

Song, L., W. Luo, R. J. Griffin-Nolan, W. Ma, J. Cai, X. Zuo, Q. Yu, H. Hartmann, M. Li, M. D. Smith, S. L. Collins, A. K. Knapp, Z. Wang and X. Han. 2022. Differential responses of grassland community nonstructural carbohydrate to experimental drought along a natural aridity gradient. Science of The Total Environment 822(May):153589. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153589. (link )

Sun, S., P. Shi, Q. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Wu and D. Chen. 2022. Evolution of future precipitation extremes: Viewpoint of climate change classification. International Journal of Climatology 42(2):1220-1230. DOI: 10.1002/joc.7298. (link )

Sun, X., J. Wu, H. Tang and P. Yang. 2022. An urban hierarchy-based approach integrating ecosystem services into multiscale sustainable land use planning: The case of China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 178(Mar):106097. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.106097. (link )

Throop, H. L., . , N. Hornslein and M. P. McClaran. 2022. Shrub influence on soil carbon and nitrogen in a semi-arid grassland is mediated by precipitation and largely insensitive to livestock grazing. Arid Land Research and Management 36(1):27-46. DOI: 10.1080/15324982.2021.1952660. (link )

Vivoni, E. R., E. R. Perez-Ruiz, R. L. Scott, A. T. Naito, S. R. Archer, J. A. Biederman and N. P. Templeton. 2022. A micrometeorological flux perspective on brush management in a shrub-encroached Sonoran Desert grassland. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 313(Feb):108763. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108763. (link )

Weber-Grullon, L., L. A. Gherardi, W. A. Rutherford, S. R. Archer and O. E. Sala. 2022. Woody-plant encroachment: Precipitation, herbivory, and grass-competition interact to affect shrub recruitment. Ecological Applications 32(3):e2536. DOI: 10.1002/eap.2536. (link )


Avolio, M. L., K. J. Komatsu, S. L. Collins, E. Grman, S. E. Koerner, A. T. Tredennick, K. R. Wilcox, S. Baer, E. H. Boughton, A. J. Britton, B. Foster, L. Gough, M. J. Hovenden, F. Isbell, A. Jentsch, D. S. Johnson, A. K. Knapp, J. Kreyling, J. A. Langley, C. Lortie, R. L. McCulley, J. R. McLaren, P. B. Reich, E. W. Seabloom, M. D. Smith, K. N. Suding, K. B. Suttle and P. M. Tognetti. 2021. Determinants of community compositional change are equally affected by global change. Ecology Letters 24(9):1892-1904. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13824. (link )

Baldarelli, L. M., S. L. Collins and D. Ward. 2021. How encroaching shrubs and nutrients affect N2-fixation in the Chihuahuan Desert. Plant and Soil 466:545-556. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-021-05072-y. (link )

Baldarelli, L. M., H. L. Throop, S. L. Collins and D. Ward. 2021. Nutrient additions have direct and indirect effects on biocrust biomass in a long-term Chihuahuan Desert grassland experiment. Journal of Arid Environments 184(Jan):104317. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2020.104317. (link )

Bian, H., J. Gao, J. Wu and Y. Du. 2021. Hierarchical analysis of landscape urbanization and its impacts on regional sustainability: A case study of the Yangtze River Economic Belt of China. Journal of Cleaner Production 279(Jan):123267. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123267. (link )

Bilderback, A. H., A. J. Torres, M. N. Vega and B. A. Ball. 2021. The structural and nutrient chemistry during early-stage decomposition and desiccation of cacti in the Sonoran Desert. Journal of Arid Environments 195:104636. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2021.104636. (link )

Carroll, C. J., I. J. Slette, R. J. Griffin-Nolan, L. E. Baur, A. M. Hoffman, E. M. Denton, J. E. Gray, A. K. Post, M. K. Johnston, Q. Yu, S. L. Collins, Y. Luo, M. D. Smith and A. K. Knapp. 2021. Is a drought a drought in grasslands? Productivity responses to different types of drought. Oecologia 197:1017–1026. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-020-04793-8. (link )

Collins, S. L. 2021. Managing for change. BioScience 72(1):3. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biab141. (link )

Collins, S. L. 2021. Water security in dry times. BioScience 71(10):999. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biab111. (link )

Collins, S. L. 2021. Will anyone listen this time?. BioScience 71(9):891. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biab095. (link )

Collins, S. L., J. B. Nippert, J. M. Blair, J. M. Briggs, P. Blackmore and Z. Ratajczak. 2021. Fire frequency, state change and hysteresis in tallgrass prairie. Ecology Letters 24(4):636-647. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13676. (link )

Custodio Franco, A., P. Guan, S. Cui, C. Milano de Tomasel, L. A. Gherardi, O. E. Sala and D. H. Wall. 2021. Precipitation effects on nematode diversity and carbon footprint across grasslands. Global Change Biology 28(6):2124-2132. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.16055. (link )

Díaz de León-Guerrero, S., R. Mendez-Alonzo, S. Bullock and E. R. Vivoni. 2021. Hydrological and topographic determinants of biomass and species richness in a Mediterranean-climate shrubland. PLOS One 16(5): e0252154. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252154. (link )

Fang, X., J. Wu and C. He. 2021. Assessing human-environment system sustainability based on Regional Safe and Just Operating Space: The case of the Inner Mongolia Grassland. environmental Science & Policy 116(Feb):276-286. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.12.007. (link )

Finn, D. R., J. Maldonado, F. de Martini, J. Yu, C. R. Penton, R. S. Fontenele, K. Schmidlin, S. Kraberger, A. Varsani, G. H. Gile, B. Barker, D. R. Kollath, R. L. Muenich, P. Herckes, M. Fraser and F. Garcia-Pichel. 2021. Agricultural practices drive biological loads, seasonal patterns and potential pathogens in the aerobiome of a mixed-land-use dryland. Scence of The Total Environment 798(Dec):149239. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149239. (link )

Gonzalez-de-Salceda, L. and F. Garcia-Pichel. 2021. The allometry of cellular DNA and ribosomal gene content among microbes and its use for the assessment of microbiome community structure. Microbiome 9:Art. 173 . DOI: 10.1186/s40168-021-01111-z. (link )

Harms, T. K., P. M. Groffman, L. Aluwihare, C. Craft, W. R. Wieder, S. E. Hobbie, S. G. Baer, J. M. Blair, S. D. Frey, C. K. Remucal, J. A. Rudgers, S. L. Collins, J. S. Kominoski, B. A. Ball and . LTER OM Working Group. 2021. Patterns and trends of organic matter processing and transport: Insights from the US long-term ecological research network. Climate Change Ecology 2(Dec):100025. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecochg.2021.100025. (link )

He, C., Z. Liu, J. Wu, X. Pan, Z. Feng, . and B. A. Bryan. 2021. Future global urban water scarcity and potential solutions. nature communications 12:Art. 4667. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25026-3. (link )

Hou, E., M. E. Litvak, J. A. Rudgers, L. Jiang, S. L. Collins, W. T. Pockman, D. Hui, S. Niu and Y. Luo. 2021. Divergent responses of primary production to increasing precipitation variability in global drylands. Global Change Biology 27(20):5225-5237. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15801. (link )

Hou, E., J. A. Rudgers, S. L. Collins, M. E. Litvak, C. S. White, D. I. Moore and Y. Luo. 2021. Sensitivity of soil organic matter to climate and fire in a desert grassland. Biogeochemistry 156:59-74. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-020-00713-3. (link )

Hu, G., M. C. Wilson, B. Zhou, C. Shang, M. Yu and J. Wu. 2021. Spatiotemporal patterns and ecological consequences of a fragmented landscape created by damming. PeerJ 9:e11416. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.11416. (link )

Ivanov, V. Y., D. Xu, M. C. Dwelle, K. Sargsyan, . , N. Katopodes, J. Kim, V. Ngoc Tran, A. Warnock, S. Fatichi, P. Burlando, E. Caporali, P. Restrepo, B. F. Sanders, M. M. Chaney, A. M. Nunes, F. Nardi, E. R. Vivoni, E. Istanbulluoglu, G. Bisht and R. L. Bras. 2021. Breaking down the computational barriers to real-time urban flood forecasting. Geophysical Research Letters 48(20):e2021GL093585. DOI: 10.1029/2021GL093585. (link )

Iwaniec, D. M., M. N. Gooseff, K. N. Suding, D. W. Johnson, D. C. Reed, D. P. Peters, B. J. Adams, J. Barrett, B. T. Bestelmeyer, M. Castorani, E. M. Cook, M. J. Davidson, P. M. Groffman, N. P. Hanan, L. F. Huenneke, P. Johnson, R. Miller, G. S. Okin, D. Preston, A. Rassweiler, C. Ray, O. E. Sala, R. L. Schooley, T. R. Seastedt, M. J. Spasojevic and E. R. Vivoni. 2021. Connectivity: Insights from the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network. Ecosphere 12(5):e03432. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.3432. (link )

Ladwig, L. M., L. Bell-Dereske, K. C. Bell, S. L. Collins, D. O. Natvig and D. L. Taylor. 2021. Soil fungal composition changes with shrub encroachment in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. Fungal Ecology 53(Oct):101096. DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2021.101096. (link )

Lagueux, D., A. Jumpponen, A. Porras-Alfaro, J. Herrera, Y. A. Chung, L. E. Baur, M. D. Smith, A. K. Knapp, S. L. Collins and J. A. Rudgers. 2021. Experimental drought re-ordered assemblages of root-associated fungi across North American grasslands. Journal of Ecology 109(2):775-792. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13505. (link )

Lan, S., A. D. Thomas, J. B. Rakes, F. Garcia-Pichel, L. Wu and C. Hu. 2021. Cyanobacterial community composition and their functional shifts associated with biocrust succession in the Gurbantunggut Desert. Environmental Microbiology Reports 13(6):884-898. DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.13011. (link )

Liu, L. and J. Wu. 2021. Ecosystem services-human wellbeing relationships vary with spatial scales and indicators: The case of China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 172(Sep):105662. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105662. (link )

Lobo, J., M. Alberti, M. Allen-Dumas, L. M. Bettencourt, A. Beukes, L. A. Bojorquez, W. Chen, A. Dodge, Z. Neal, A. Perreira, D. Pfeiffer, A. Revi, D. Roberts, C. Rozenblat, S. T. Shutters, M. E. Smith, E. Stokes, D. Strumsky and J. Wu. 2021. A convergence research perspective on graduate education for sustainable urban systems science. npr Ubran Sustainability 1:Art. 39. DOI: 10.1038/s42949-021-00044-8. (link )

Loydi, A. and S. L. Collins. 2021. Extreme drought has limited effects on soil seed bank composition in desert grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science 32(5):e13089. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.13089. (link )

Lundgren, E., D. Ramp, J. C. Stromberg, J. Wu, N. C. Nieto, M. Sluk, K. Moeller and A. D. Wallach. 2021. Equids engineer desert water availability. Science 372(6541):491 -495. DOI: 10.1126/science.abd6775. (link )

Lundgren, E., D. Ramp, J. Wu, M. Sluk, K. Moeller, J. C. Stromberg and A. D. Wallach. 2021. Feral equids’ varied effects on ecosystems—Response. Science 373(6558):973 -974. DOI: 10.1126/science.abl7466. (link )

Luo, W., R. J. Griffin-Nolan, W. Ma, B. Liu, X. Zuo, C. Xu, Q. Yu, Y. Luo, P. Mariotte, M. D. Smith, S. L. Collins, A. K. Knapp, Z. Wang and X. Han. 2021. Plant traits and soil fertility mediate productivity losses under extreme drought in C3 grasslands. Ecology 102(10):e03465. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3465. (link )

Pan, Q., A. J. Symstad, Y. Bai, J. Huang, J. Wu, S. Naeem, D. Chen, D. Tian, Q. Wang and X. Han. 2021. Biodiversity-productivity relationships in a natural grassland community vary under diversity loss scenarios. Journal of Ecology 110(1):210-220. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13797. (link )

Peters, D. P., H. Savoy, S. Stillman, H. Huang, A. Hudson Weaver, O. E. Sala and E. R. Vivoni. 2021. Plant species richness in multiyear wet and dry periods in the Chihuahuan Desert. Climate 9(8):130. DOI: 10.3390/cli9080130. (link )

Weathers, K. C., D. Ojima, S. K. Collinge and O. E. Sala. 2021. Leveraging the anthropause. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 19(6):315-315. DOI: 10.1002/fee.2382. (link )

Yahdjian, L., O. E. Sala, J. M. Pineiro-Guerra, A. K. Knapp, S. L. Collins, R. P. Phillips and M. D. Smith. 2021. Why coordinated distributed experiments should go global. BioScience 71(9): 918–927. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biab033. (link )


Anchang, J. Y., L. Prihodko, W. Ji, S. S. Kumar, C. W. Ross, Q. Yu, B. Lind, M. A. Sarr, A. A. Diouf and N. P. Hanan. 2020. Toward operational mapping of woody canopy cover in tropical savannas using Google Earth engine. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8:Art 4. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.00004. (link )

Andriuzzi, W. S., A. L. Franco, K. E. Ankrom, S. Cui, C. Milano de Tomasel, P. Guan, L. A. Gherardi, O. E. Sala and D. H. Wall. 2020. Body size structure of soil fauna along geographic and temporal gradients of precipitation in grasslands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 140(Jan):107638. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.107638. (link )

Ankrom, K. E., A. L. Franco, S. J. Fonte, L. A. Gherardi, C. Milano de Tomasel, W. S. Andriuzzi, E. A. Shaw, O. E. Sala and D. H. Wall. 2020. Ecto- and endoparasitic nematodes respond differently across sites to changes in precipitation. Oecologia 193:761-771. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-020-04708-7. (link )

Araujo, P. I., J. M. Pineiro-Guerra, L. Yahdjian, M. M. Acreche, C. Alvarez, C. R. Alavarez, A. Costantini, J. Chalco Vera, J. De Telleria, T. Della Chiesa, N. A. Lewczuk, M. Petrasek, C. Piccinetti, L. Picone, S. I. Portela, G. Posse, M. Seijo, C. Videla and G. Pineiro. 2020. Drivers of N2O emissions from natural forests and grasslands differ in space and time. Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s10021-020-00522-7. (link )

Bachelot, B., A. M. Alonso-Rodriguez, L. Aldrich-Wolfe, M. A. Cavaleri, S. C. Reed and T. E. Wood. 2020. Altered climate leads to positive density‐dependent feedbacks in a tropical wet forest. Global Change Biology 26(6):3417-3428. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15087. (link )

Baer, S. G., T. Adams, D. A. Scott, J. M. Blair and S. L. Collins. 2020. Soil heterogeneity increases plant diversity after 20 years of manipulation during grassland restoration. Ecological Applications 30(1):e02014. DOI: 10.1002/eap.2014. (link )

Bateman, H. L. and D. M. Merritt. 2020. Complex riparian habitats predict reptile and amphibian diversity. Global Ecology and Conservation 22(Jun):e00957. DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e00957. (link )

Bateman, H. L. and S. B. Riddle. 2020. Reptile community responses to native and non‐native riparian forests and disturbance along two rivers in Arizona. River Research and Applications 36(3):. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3587. (link )

Bestelmeyer, B. T., G. Marcillo, S. McCord, S. Mirsky, G. Moglen, L. G. Neven, D. Peters, C. Sohoulande and T. Wakie. 2020. Scaling up agricultural research with artificial intelligence. IT Professional 22(3):33-38. DOI: 10.1109/MITP.2020.2986062. (link )

Bharath, S., E. T. Borer, L. A. Biederman, D. M. Blumenthal, P. A. Fay, L. A. Gherardi, J. M. Knops, A. D. Leakey, L. Yahdjian and E. W. Seabloom. 2020. Nutrient addition increases grassland sensitivity to droughts. Ecology 101(5):e02981. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2981. (link )

Brennan, J., P. S. Johnson and N. P. Hanan. 2020. Comparing stability in random forest models to map Northern Great Plains plant communities in pastures occupied by prairie dogs using Pleiades imagery. Biogeosciences 17:1281-1292. DOI: 10.5194/bg-17-1281-2020. (link )

Cai, Y., Y. Yan, D. Xu, X. Xu, C. Wang, X. Wang, J. Chen, X. Xin and D. J. Eldridge. 2020. The fertile island effect collapses under extreme overgrazing: evidence from a shrub-encroached grassland. Plant and Soil 448:201-212. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-020-04426-2. (link )

Chuckran, P. F., R. Reibold, H. L. Throop and S. C. Reed. 2020. Multiple mechanisms determine the effect of warming on plant litter decomposition in a dryland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 145(Jun):107799. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107799. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., P. B. Reich, C. Trivedi, D. J. Eldridge, S. Abades, F. D. Alfaro, F. Bastida, A. A. Berhe, N. A. Cutler, A. Gallardo, L. García-Velázquez, S. C. Hart, P. E. Hayes, J. He, Z. Hseu, H. Hu, M. Kirchmair, S. Neuhauser, C. A. Perez, S. C. Reed, F. Santos, B. W. Sullivan, P. Trivedi, J. Wang, L. Weber-Grullon, M. A. Williams and B. K. Singh. 2020. Multiple elements of soil biodiversity drive ecosystem functions across biomes. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4:210-220. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-1084-y. (link )

Ding, J. and D. J. Eldridge. 2020. Biotic and abiotic effects on biocrust cover vary with microsite along an extensive aridity gradient. Plant and Soil 450:429-441. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-020-04517-0. (link )

Dong, X., N. B. Grimm, J. B. Heffernan and R. Muneepeerakul. 2020. Interactions between physical template and self-organization shape plant dynamics in a stream ecosystem. Ecosystems 23:891-905. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-019-00444-z. (link )

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Book Chapters


Collins, S. L. 2021. Network level science, social-ecological research and the LTER planning process. Pp. 403–421 In: Wade, R. B. and S. E. Kingsland eds., The Challenges of Long Term Ecological Research: A Historical Analysis. Springer, Cham. ISBN: 978-3-030-66932-4.


Ruddell, B. L., H. Gao, O. Pala, R. Rushforth and J. Sabo. 2020. Infrastructure. Pp. 259-295 In: Saundry, P. and B. L. Ruddell eds., The Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29914-9_10. ISBN: 978-3-030-29914-9. (link )


Bustamante, M., E. H. Helmer, S. Schill, J. C. Belnap, L. K. Brown, E. Brugnoili, J. E. Compton, R. H. Coupe, M. Hernandez-Blanco, F. Isbell, J. L. Lockwood, J. P. Lozoya-Ascarate, D. McGuire, A. Pauchard, R. Pichs-Madruga, R. Rodriguez, G. A. Sanchez-Azoeifa, A. Soutullo, A. Suarez, E. Troutt and L. Thompson. 2018. Chapter 4: Direct and indirect drivers of change in biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people. Pp. 335-509 In: Rice, J., C. S. Seixas, M. E. Zaccagnini, M. Bedoya-Gaitan and N. Valderrama eds., Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Bonn, Germany. (link )

Eldridge, D. J. and G. Beecham. 2018. The impact of climate variability on land use and livelihoods in Australia’s rangelands. Pp. 293-315 In: Gaur, M. K. and V. R. Squires eds., Climate Variability Impacts on Land Use and Livelihoods in Drylands. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56681-8_14. ISBN: 978-3-319-56680-1. (link )

Jeong, A., S. Y. Cheung, I. J. Walker and R. I. Dorn. 2018. Chapter 10 - Urban geomorphology of an arid city: Case study of Phoenix, Arizona. Pp. 177-204 In: Thornbush, M. J. and C. D. Allen eds., Urban Geomorphology: Landforms and Processes in Cities. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-811951-8.00010-2. ISBN: 978-0-12-811951-8. (link )

Perrings, C. K. and A. P. Kinzig. 2018. Chapter 2 - Ecology and economics in the science of anthropogenic biosphere change. Pp. 61-84 In: Dasgupta, P., S. K. Pattanayak and V. K. Smith eds., Handbook of Environmental Economics. Vol 4. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/bs.hesenv.2018.03.002. (link )


Apostol, D., J. Palmer, M. J. Pasqualetti, R. Smardon and R. Sullivan. 2017. Introduction to the changing landscapes of renewable energy. Pp. 1-16 In: Apostol, D., J. Palmer, M. J. Pasqualetti, R. Smardon and R. Sullivan eds., The Renewable Energy Landscape: Preserving Scenic Values in our Sustainable Future. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1-138-80898-0.

Archer, S. R., E. M. Andersen, K. L. Predick, S. Schwinning, R. J. Steidl and S. R. Woods. 2017. Woody plant encroachment: Causes and consequences. Pp. 25-84 In: Briske, D. D. ed., Rangeland Systems: Processes, Management and Challenges. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-319-46707-8.

Belnap, J. and O. L. Lange. 2017. Chapter 10. Lichen and microfungi in biological soil crusts: Structure and function now and in the future. Pp. 137-158 In: Dighton, J. and J. F. White eds., The Fungal Community: Its Organization and Role in the Ecosystem. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1498706650. (link )

Bowker, M. A., B. Budel, F. Maestre, A. J. Antoninka and D. J. Eldridge. 2017. 5. Bryophyte an lichen diversity on arid soils: Determinants and consequences. Pp. 73-96 In: Steven, B. ed., The Biology of Arid Soils. Degruyter. DOI: 10.1515/9783110419047-005. ISBN: 9783110419047. (link )

Sala, O. E., L. Vivanco and P. Flombaum. 2017. Grassland communities and ecosystems. Pp. 1-7 Reference Modules in Life Sciences. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.02201-9. (link )

Sala, O. E., L. Yahdjian, K. M. Havstad and M. R. Aguiar. 2017. Rangeland ecosystem services: Nature's supply and humans' demands. Pp. 467-489 In: Briske, D. D. ed., Rangeland Systems: Processes, Management and Challenges. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-46707-8. (link )

Steven, B., T. A. McHugh and S. C. Reed. 2017. 8. The response of arid soil communities to climate change. Pp. 139-158 In: Steven, B. ed., The Biology of Arid Soils. De Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-041904-7. (link )