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Publications from the Executive Committee and Affiliates

Publications from the
Executive Committee and Affiliates

Publications from the
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Maurer, G. E., A. Hallmark, R. F. Brown, O. E. Sala and S. L. Collins. Sensitivity of primary production to precipitation across the United States. Ecology Letters DOI: 10.1111/ele.13455. (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 )

Thomazo, C., E. Couradeau, A. Giraldo-Silva, J. Marin-Carbonne, A. Brayard, M. Homann, P. Sansjofre, S. V. Lalonde and F. Garcia-Pichel. Biological soil crusts as modern analogues for the Archean Continental Biosphere: Insights from carbon and nitrogen isotopes. Astrobiology DOI: 10.1089/ast.2019.2144. (link )

Throop, H. L., S. R. Archer and M. P. McClaran. Soil organic carbon in drylands: Shrub encroachment and vegetation management effects dwarf those of livestock grazing. Ecological Applications DOI: 10.1002/eap.2150. (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 )


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 )

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 )

Giraldo-Silva, A., V. M. Fernandes, J. Bethany and F. Garcia-Pichel. 2020. Niche partitioning with temperature among heterocystous cyanobacteria (Scytonema spp., Nostoc spp., and Tolypothrix spp.) from biological soil crusts. Microorganisms 8(3):Art. 396. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms8030396. (link )

Graham, Z. A., D. J. Padilla-Perez and M. J. Angilletta. 2020. Virile crayfish escalate aggression according to body size instead of weapon size. Animal Behaviour 163(May):9-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.02.014. (link )

Hoover, D. L., B. Bestelmeyer, N. B. Grimm, T. E. Huxman, S. C. Reed, O. E. Sala, T. R. Seastedt, H. Wilmer and S. Ferrenberg. 2020. Traversing the wasteland: A framework for assessing ecological threats to drylands. BioScience 70(1):35-47. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biz126. (link )

Lawhorn, B. and R. C. Balling Jr. 2020. Temporal and spatial variations in freeze warnings in the conterminous United States: 2005–2018. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 139:1379-1384. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-019-03056-8. (link )

Levi, E. M., S. R. Archer, H. L. Throop and C. Rasmussen. 2020. Soil-litter mixing promotes decomposition and soil aggregate formation on contrasting geomorphic surfaces in a shrub-invaded Sonoran Desert grassland. Plant and Soil DOI: 10.1007/s11104-020-04508-1. (link )

Navarro-Estupiñán, J., A. Robles-Morua, R. Diaz-Caravantes and E. R. Vivoni. 2020. Heat risk mapping through spatial analysis of remotely-sensed data and socioeconomic vulnerability in Hermosillo, México. Urban Climate 31(Mar):100576. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2019.100576. (link )

Nelson, C., A. Giraldo-Silva and F. Garcia-Pichel. 2020. A fog-irrigated soil substrate (FISS) system unifies and optimizes cyanobacterial biocrust inoculum production. Applied and Environmental Microbiology Art. 00624-20. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00624-20. (link )

Opejin, A. K., R. M. Aggarwal, D. D. White, J. L. Jones, R. Maciejewski, G. Mascaro and H. Sarjoughian. 2020. A bibliometric analysis of food-energy-water nexus literature. Sustainability 12(3):Art. 1112. DOI: 10.3390/su12031112.

Perez-Ruiz, E. R., E. R. Vivoni and N. Templeton. 2020. Urban land cover type determines the sensitivity of carbon dioxide fluxes to precipitation in Phoenix, Arizona. PLOS One 15(2):e0228537. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228537. (link )

Roush, D. and F. Garcia-Pichel. 2020. Succession and colonization dynamics of endolithic phototrophs within intertidal carbonates. Microorganisms 8(2):Art. 214. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms8020214. (link )

Schreiner-McGraw, A. P., E. R. Vivoni, H. Ajami, O. E. Sala, H. L. Throop and D. P. Peters. 2020. Woody plant encroachment has a larger impact than climate change on dryland water budgets. Scientific Reports 10:Art. 8112. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-65094-x. (link )


Ackermann, O., H. M. Zhevelev and T. Svoray. 2019. Agricultural systems and terrace pattern distribution and preservation along climatic gradient: From sub-humid mediterranean to arid conditions. Quaternary International 502(Part B):319-326. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2018.09.032. (link )

Ball, B. A., M. P. Christman and S. J. Hall. 2019. Nutrient dynamics during photodegradation of plant litter in the Sonoran Desert. Journal of Arid Environments 160(Jan):1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2018.09.004. (link )

Cerveny, R. S., R. C. Balling, M. Lawson and N. V. Cerveny. 2019. Meteorology's emerald jewel: Valentia Observatory. Weatherwise 73(1):14-19. DOI: 10.1080/00431672.2020.1682417. (link )

Chandler, D. G., N. Day, M. D. Madsen and J. Belnap. 2019. Amendments fail to hasten biocrust recovery or soil stability at a disturbed dryland sandy site. Restoration Ecology 27(2):289-297. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12870. (link )

Chock, T., A. Antoninka, A. M. Faist, M. A. Bowker, J. C. Belnap and N. N. Barger. 2019. Responses of biological soil crusts to rehabilitation strategies. Journal of Arid Environments 163(Apr):77-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2018.10.007. (link )

Copeland, S. M., S. M. Munson, J. B. Bradford and B. J. Butterfield. 2019. Influence of climate, post‐treatment weather extremes, and soil factors on vegetation recovery after restoration treatments in the southwestern US. Applied Vegetation Science 22(1):85-95. DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12414. (link )

Corman, J. R., S. L. Collins, E. M. Cook, X. Dong, L. A. Gherardi, N. B. Grimm, R. L. Hale, T. Liu, J. Ramos, L. G. Reichmann and O. E. Sala. 2019. Foundations and frontiers of ecosystem science: Legacy of a classic paper (Odum 1969). Ecosystems 22(5):1160-1172. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-018-0316-3. (link )

Fernandez, I. C., J. Wu and J. A. Simonetti. 2019. The urban matrix matters: Quantifying the effects of surrounding urban vegetation on natural habitat remnants in Santiago de Chile. Landscape and Urban Planning 187(Jul):181-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.08.027. (link )

Franco, A. L., B. W. Sobral, A. L. Silva and D. H. Wall. 2019. Amazonian deforestation and soil biodiversity. Conservation Biology 33(3):590-600. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13234. (link )

Gherardi, L. A. and O. E. Sala. 2019. Effect of interannual precipitation variability on dryland productivity: A global synthesis. Global Change Biology 25(1):269-276. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14480. (link )

Liu, Z., M. Deng, C. He, J. Li and J. Wu. 2019. The impairment of environmental sustainability due to rapid urbanization in the dryland region of northern China. Landscape and Urban Planning 187(Jul):165-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.10.020. (link )

Majumdar, D. and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2019. Analysis of land availability for utility-scale power plants and assessment of solar photovoltaic development in the state of Arizona, USA. Renewable Energy 134(Apr):1213-1231. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.08.064. (link )

Miller, O., D. Helman, T. Svoray, E. Morin and D. J. Bonfil. 2019. Explicit wheat production model adjusted for semi-arid environments. Field Crops Research 2231(Feb):94-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2018.11.011. (link )

Rinot, O., G. J. Levy, Y. Steinberger, T. Svoray and G. Eshel. 2019. Soil health assessment: A critical review of current methodologies and a proposed new approach. Science of The Total Environment 648(Jan):1484-1491. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.259. (link )

Thoma, D. P., S. M. Munson and D. L. Witwicki. 2019. Landscape pivot points and responses to water balance in national parks of the southwest US. Journal of Applied Ecology 56(1):157-167. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13250. (link )

White, D. D., K. Lawless, E. R. Vivoni, G. Mascaro, R. Pahle, I. Kumar, P. Coli, R. M. Castillo, F. Moreda and M. Asfora. 2019. Co‐producing interdisciplinary knowledge and action for sustainable water governance: Lessons from the development of a water resources decision support system in Pernambuco, Brazil. Global Challenges 3(4):1800012. DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201800012. (link )

Whitney, K. D., J. Mudge, D. O. Natvig, A. Sundararajan, W. T. Pockman, J. Bell, S. L. Collins and J. A. Rudgers. 2019. Experimental drought reduces genetic diversity in the grassland foundation species Bouteloua eriopoda. Oecologia 189(4):1107-1120. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-019-04371-7. (link )

Yu, K., P. D'Odorico, S. L. Collins, D. Carr, A. Porporato, W. R. Anderegg, W. P. Gilhooly III, L. Wang, A. Bhattachan, M. Bartlett, S. Hartzell, J. Lin, Y. He, M. Tatlhego and J. D. Fuentes. 2019. The competitive advantage of a constitutive CAM species over a C4 grass species under drought and CO2 enrichment. Ecosphere 10(5):e02721. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2721. (link )


Aanderud, Z. T., S. Saurey, B. A. Ball, D. H. Wall, J. E. Barrett, M. E. Muscarella, N. A. Griffin, R. A. Virginia and B. J. Adams. 2018. Stoichiometric shifts in soil C:N:P promote bacterial taxa dominance, maintain biodiversity, and deconstruct community assemblages. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:1401. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01401. (link )

Albuquerque, F., B. Benito, M. A. Macias Rodriquez and C. Gray. 2018. Potential changes in the distribution of Carnegiea gigantea under future scenarios. PeerJ 6:e5623. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5623. (link )

Alfaro, F. D., M. Manzano, S. Abades, N. Trefault, R. D. Iglesia, A. Gaxiola, P. Marquet, J. R. Gutierrez, P. L. Meserve, D. A. Kelt, J. Belnap and J. J. Armesto. 2018. Exclusion of small mammals and lagomorphs invasion interact with human-trampling to drive changes in topsoil microbial community structure and function in semiarid Chile. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 124(Sep):1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.05.019. (link )

Andriuzzi, W. S., B. J. Adams, J. E. Barrett, R. A. Virginia and D. H. Wall. 2018. Observed trends of soil fauna in the Antarctic Dry Valleys: Early signs of shifts predicted under climate change. Ecology 99(2):312-321. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2090 . (link )

Andriuzzi, W. S. and D. H. Wall. 2018. Grazing and resource availability control soil nematode body size and abundance–mass relationship in semi‐arid grassland. Journal of Animal Ecology 87(5):1407-1417. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12858. (link )

Antoninka, A., R. W. Bowker, P. Chuckran, N. N. Barger, S. C. Reed and J. C. Belnap. 2018. Maximizing establishment and survivorship of field-collected and greenhouse-cultivated biocrusts in a semi-cold desert. Plant and Soil 429(1-2):213-225. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3300-3. DOI: 1573-5036. (link )

Asao, S., W. J. Parton, M. Chen and W. Gao. 2018. Photodegradation accelerates ecosystem N cycling in a simulated California grassland. Ecosphere 9(8):e02370. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2370. (link )

Asbjornsen, H., J. L. Campbell, K. A. Jennings, M. A. Vadeboncoeur, C. McIntire, P. H. Templer, R. P. Phillips, T. L. Bauerle, M. C. Cietze, S. D. Frey, P. M. Groffman, R. Guerrieri, P. J. Hanson, E. P. Kelsey, A. K. Knapp, N. G. McDowell, P. Meir, K. A. Novick, S. V. Ollinger, W. T. Pockman, P. G. Schaberg, S. D. Wullschleger, M. D. Smith and L. E. Rustad. 2018. Guidelines and considerations for designing field experiments simulating precipitation extremes in forest ecosystems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9(12):2310-2325. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13094. (link )

Axelsson, C. R. and N. P. Hanan. 2018. Rates of woody encroachment in African savannas reflect water constraints and fire disturbance. Journal of Biogeography 45(6):1209-1218. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13221. (link )

Ball, B. A., B. J. Adams, J. E. Barrett, D. H. Wall and R. A. Virginia. 2018. Soil biological responses to C, N and P fertilization in a polar desert of Antarctica. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 122(Jul):7-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.03.025. (link )

Beckage, B., L. J. Gross, K. Lacasse, E. Carr, S. S. Metcalf, J. M. Winter, P. D. Howe, N. Fefferman, T. Franck, A. Zia, A. P. Kinzig and F. M. Hoffman. 2018. Linking models of human behaviour and climate alters projected climate change. Nature Climate Change 8:79-84. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-017-0031-7. (link )

Begum, K., M. Kuhnert, J. Yeluripati, S. Ogle, W. Parton, M. A. Kader and P. Smith. 2018. Model based regional estimates of soil organic carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas mitigation potentials from rice croplands in Bangladesh. Land 7(3):82. DOI: 10.3390/land7030082. (link )

Bennett, K. E., T. J. Bohn, K. Solander, N. G. McDowell, C. Xu, E. R. Vivoni and R. S. Middleton. 2018. Climate-driven disturbances in the San Juan River sub-basin of the Colorado River. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 22(1):709-725. DOI: 10.5194/hess-2017-204. (link )

Bestelmeyer, B. T., D. P. Peters, S. R. Archer, D. M. Browning, G. S. Okin, R. L. Schooley and N. P. Webb. 2018. The grassland–shrubland regime shift in the southwestern United States: Misconceptions and their Implications for management. BioScience 68(9):678-690. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy065. (link )

Biederman, J. E., R. L. Scott, J. A. Arnone III, R. L. Jasoni, M. E. Litvak, M. T. Moreo, S. A. Papuga, G. Ponce-Campos, A. P. Schreiner-McGraw and E. R. Vivoni. 2018. Shrubland carbon sink depends upon winter water availability in the warm deserts of North America. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 249:407-419. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.11.005. (link )

Blaszczak, J. R., M. K. Steele, B. D. Badgley, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, J. L. Morse, E. N. Rivers, S. J. Hall, C. Neill, D. E. Pataki, P. M. Groffman and E. S. Bernhardt. 2018. Sediment chemistry of urban stormwater ponds and controls on denitrification. Ecosphere 9(6):e02318. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2318. (link )

Bohn, T. J. and E. R. Vivoni. 2018. Comments on "Regional Impacts of Irrigation in Mexico and the Southwestern United States on Hydrometeorological Fields in the North American Monsoon Region". Journal of Hydrometeorology (2):477-481. (link )

Bohn, T., E. R. Vivoni, G. Mascaro and D. D. White. 2018. Land and water use changes in the US–Mexico border region, 1992–2011. Environmental Research Letters 13(11):114005. (link )

Bowker, M. A., S. C. Reed, F. Maestre and D. J. Eldridge. 2018. Biocrusts: The living skin of the earth. Plant and Soil 429(1-2):1-7. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-018-3735-1. (link )

Bradford, J. B., J. L. Betancourt, S. M. Munson and T. E. Wood. 2018. Anticipatory natural resource science and management for a changing future. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16(5):295-303. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1806. (link )

Browning, D. M., T. M. Crimmins, D. K. James, S. Spiegal, M. R. Levi, J. P. Anderson and D. P. Peters. 2018. Synchronous species responses reveal phenological guilds: implications for management. Ecosphere 9(9):e02395. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2395. (link )

Cao, Q., D. Yu, M. Georgescu and J. Wu. 2018. Substantial impacts of landscape changes on summer climate with major regional differences: The case of China. Science of The Total Environment 625(Jun):416-427. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.290. (link )

Cao, Q., D. Yu, M. Georgescu, J. Wu and W. Wang. 2018. Impacts of future urban expansion on summer climate and heat-related human health in eastern China. Environmental International 112(Mar):134-146. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.12.027. (link )

Carlton, L., N. C. Duncritts, Y. A. Chung and J. A. Rudgers. 2018. Plant-microbe interactions as a cause of ring formation in Bouteloua gracilis. Journal of Arid Environments 152(May):1-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2018.02.001. (link )

Cavazos, B. R., T. F. Bohner, M. L. Donald, M. E. Sneck, A. Shadow, M. Omacini, J. A. Rudgers and T. E. Miller. 2018. Testing the roles of vertical transmission and drought stress in the prevalence of heritable fungal endophytes in annual grass populations. New Phytologist 219(3):1075-1084. DOI: 10.1111/nph.15215. (link )

Chen, J., R. John, G. Sun, P. Fang, G. M. Henebry, M. Fernandez-Gimenez, Y. Zhang, H. Park, L. Tian, P. Groisman, Z. Ouyang, G. Allington, F. Huettmann, R. Lafortezza, C. Crank and J. Qi. 2018. Prospects for the sustainability of social-ecological systems (SES) on the Mongolian Plateau: Five critical issues. Environmental Research Letters 13(12):123004. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaf27b. (link )

Chen, S., W. Wang, W. Xu, Y. Wang, H. Wan, D. Chen, Z. Tang, X. Tang, G. Zhou, Z. Xie, D. Zhou, Z. Shangguan, J. Huang, J. He, Y. Wang, J. Sheng, L. Tang, X. Li, M. Dong, Y. Wu, Q. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Wu, F. S. Chapin III and Y. Bai. 2018. Plant diversity enhances productivity and soil carbon storage. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115(6):4025-4032. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1700298114. (link )

Chilton, A. M., B. A. Neilan and D. J. Eldridge. 2018. Biocrust morphology is linked to marked differences in microbial community composition. Plant and Soil 429(1-2):65-75. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3442-3. (link )

Chung, Y. A., A. Jumpponen and J. A. Rudgers. 2018. Divergence in diversity and composition of root-associated fungi between greenhouse and field studies in a semiarid grassland. Microbial Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s00248-018-1277-y. (link )

Collins, S. L. 2018. Connectivity and scale in dryland ecosystems. BioScience 68(9):649-652. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy087. (link )

Cook, E. M., R. A. Sponseller, N. B. Grimm and S. J. Hall. 2018. Mixed method approach to assess atmospheric nitrogen deposition in arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Environmental Pollution 239(Aug):617-630. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.04.013. (link )

Copeland, S. M., S. M. Munson, D. S. Pilliod, J. L. Welty, J. B. Bradford and B. J. Butterfield. 2018. Long‐term trends in restoration and associated land treatments in the southwestern United States. Restoration Ecology 26(2):311-322. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12574. (link )

Creed, I. F., A. Bergstrom, C. G. Trick, N. B. Grimm, D. O. Hessen, J. Karlsson, K. A. Kidd, E. Kritzberg, D. M. McKnight, E. C. Freeman, O. E. Senar, A. Andersson, J. Ask, M. Berggren, M. Cherif, R. Giesier, E. R. Hotchkiss, P. Kortelainen, M. M. Palta, T. Vrede and G. A. Weyhenmeyer. 2018. Global change‐driven effects on dissolved organic matter composition: Implications for food webs of northern lakes. Global Change Biology 24(8):3692-3714. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14129 . (link )

Darrouzet-Nardi, A., S. C. Reed, E. E. Grote and J. C. Belnap. 2018. Patterns of longer-term climate change effects on CO2 efflux from biocrusted soils differ from those observed in the short term. Biogeosciences 15(14):4561-4573. DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-4561-2018. (link )

DeCicco, J. M. and W. H. Schlesinger. 2018. Opinion: Reconsidering bioenergy given the urgency of climate protection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115(39):9642-9645. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1814120115. (link )

Del Grosso, S. J., W. J. Parton, J. D. Derner, M. Chen and C. J. Tucker. 2018. Simple models to predict grassland ecosystem C exchange and actual evapotranspiration using NDVI and environmental variables. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 249:1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.11.007. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., D. J. Eldridge, F. Maestre, S. B. Karunaratne, P. Trivedi, P. B. Reich and B. K. Singh. 2018. Response to comment on “Climate legacies drive global soil carbon stocks in terrestrial ecosystem”. Science Advances 4(3):eaat1296. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat1296. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., D. J. Eldridge, F. Maestre, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, P. B. Reich and B. K. Singh. 2018. Aridity decouples C:N:P stoichiometry across multiple trophic levels in terrestrial ecosystems. Ecosystems 21(3):459-468. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-017-0161-9. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., D. J. Eldridge, S. K. Travers, J. Val, I. Oliver and A. Bissett. 2018. Effects of climate legacies on above‐ and belowground community assembly. Global Change Biology 24(9):4330-4339. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14306. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., E. L. Fry, D. J. Eldridge, F. T. de Vries, P. Manning, K. Hamonts, J. Kattge, G. Boenisch, B. K. Singh and R. D. Bardgett. 2018. Plant attributes explain the distribution of soil microbial communities in two contrasting regions of the globe. New Phytologist 219(2):574-587. DOI: 10.1111/nph.15161. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. Maestre, D. J. Eldridge, M. A. Bowker, T. C. Jeffries and B. K. Singh. 2018. Biocrust‐forming mosses mitigate the impact of aridity on soil microbial communities in drylands: observational evidence from three continents. New Phytologist 220(3):824-835. DOI: 10.1111/nph.15120. (link )

Dettweiler-Robinson, E., M. Nuanez and M. E. Litvak. 2018. Biocrust contribution to ecosystem carbon fluxes varies along an elevational gradient. Ecosphere 9(8):e02315. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2315. (link )

Dettweiler-Robinson, E., R. L. Sinsabaugh and J. A. Rudgers. 2018. Biocrusts benefit from plant removal. American Journal of Botany 105(7):1133-1141. DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.1120. (link )

Duniway, M. C., E. L. Geiger, T. J. Minnick, S. L. Phillips and J. C. Belnap. 2018. Insights from long-term ungrazed and grazed watersheds in a salt desert Colorado Plateau ecosystem. Rangeland Ecology & Management 71(4):492-505. DOI: 10.1016/j.rama.2018.02.007. (link )

Duniway, M. C., M. D. Petrie, D. P. Peters, J. P. Anderson, K. Crossland and J. E. Herrick. 2018. Soil water dynamics at 15 locations distributed across a desert landscape: Insights from a 27‐yr dataset. Ecosphere 9(7):e02335. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2335. (link )

Eldridge, D. J. and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2018. Functional groups of soil fungi decline under grazing. Plant and Soil 426(1-2):51-60. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-018-3617-6. (link )

Eldridge, D. J. and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2018. Grazing reduces the capacity of Landscape Function Analysis to predict regional-scale nutrient availability or decomposition, but not total nutrient pools. Ecological Indicators 90:494-501. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.03.034. (link )

Eldridge, D. J. and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2018. The influence of climatic legacies on the distribution of dryland biocrust communities. Global Change Biology 25(1):327-336. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14506. (link )

Eldridge, D. J., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, S. K. Travers and I. Oliver. 2018. Livestock grazing and forest structure regulate the assembly of ecological clusters within plant networks in eastern Australia. Journal of Vegetation Science 29(4):788-797. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12665. (link )

Eldridge, D. J., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, S. K. Travers, J. Val, I. Oliver, J. Dorrough and S. Soliveres. 2018. Livestock activity increases exotic plant richness, but wildlife increases native richness, with stronger effects under low productivity. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(2):766-776. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12995. (link )

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Tietjen, B., D. R. Schlaepfer, J. B. Bradford, W. K. Lauenroth, S. Hall, M. C. Duniway, T. Hochstrasser, G. Jia, S. M. Munson, D. A. Pyke and S. D. Wilson. 2017. Climate change‐induced vegetation shifts lead to more ecological droughts despite projected rainfall increases in many global temperate drylands. Global Change Biology 23(2):2743-2754. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13598. (link )

Tran, D. X., F. Pia, P. Latorre-Carmona, S. W. Myint, M. Caetano and H. V. Kieu. 2017. Characterizing the relationship between land use land cover change and land surface temperature. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 124(Feb):119-132. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2017.01.001. (link )

Tucker, C. L., T. A. McHugh, A. Howell, R. Gill, B. Weber, J. C. Belnap, E. Grote and S. C. Reed. 2017. The concurrent use of novel soil surface microclimate measurements to evaluate CO2 pulses in biocrusted interspaces in a cool desert ecosystem. Biogeochemistry 135(3):239-249. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-017-0372-3. (link )

Vandandorj, S., D. J. Eldridge, S. K. Travers and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2017. Contrasting effects of aridity and grazing intensity on multiple functions and services in Australian woodlands. Land Degradation & Development 28(7):2098-2108. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2736. (link )

Vandandorj, S., D. J. Eldridge, S. K. Travers, J. Val and I. Oliver. 2017. Microsite and grazing intensity drive infiltration in a semiarid woodland. Ecohydrology 10(4):e1831. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1831. (link )

Wertin, T. M., J. Belnap and S. C. Reed. 2017. Experimental warming in a dryland community reduced plant photosynthesis and soil CO2 efflux although the relationship between the fluxes remained unchanged. Functional Ecology 31(2):297-305. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12708. (link )

Wheeler, M. M., C. Neill, P. M. Groffman, M. Avolia, N. D. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, R. Roy Chowdhury, L. Darling, J. M. Grove, S. J. Hall, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J. L. Morse, K. C. Nelson, L. A. Ogden, W. D. Pearse, J. O'Neil-Dunne, D. E. Pataki, C. Polsky, M. K. Steele and T. L. Trammell. 2017. Continental-scale homogenization of residential lawn plant communities. Landscape and Urban Planning 165:54-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.05.004. (link )

Whitney, K. M., E. R. Vivoni, M. C. Duniway, J. B. Bradford, S. C. Reed and J. C. Belnap. 2017. Ecohydrological role of biological soil crusts across a gradient in levels of development. Ecohydrology 10(7):e1875. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1875. (link )

Wilcox, K. R., Z. Shi, L. A. Gherardi, N. P. Lemoine, S. E. Koerner, D. L. Hoover, E. W. Bork, K. M. Byrne, J. F. Cahill Jr, S. L. Collins, S. Evans, A. K. Gilgen, P. Holub, L. Jiang, A. K. Knapp, D. LeCain, J. Liang, P. Garcia-Palacios, J. Penuelas, W. T. Pockman, M. D. Smith, S. Sun, S. R. White, L. Yahdjian, K. Zhu and Y. Luo. 2017. Asymmetric responses of primary productivity to precipitation extremes: A synthesis of grassland precipitation manipulation experiments. Global Change Biology 23(10):4376-4385. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13706. (link )

Wilcox, K. R., A. T. Tredennick, S. E. Koerner, E. Grman, L. M. Hallett, M. L. Avolio, K. J. La Pierre, G. R. Houseman, F. Isbell, D. S. Johnson, J. M. Alatalo, A. H. Baldwin, E. W. Bork, E. H. Boughton, W. D. Bowman, A. J. Britton, J. F. Cahill Jr, S. L. Collins, G. Du, A. Eskelinen, L. Gough, A. Jentsch, C. Kern, K. Klanderud, A. K. Knapp, J. Kreyling, Y. Luo, J. R. McLaren, P. Megonigal, V. G. Onipchenko, J. Prevey, J. N. Price, C. H. Robinson, O. E. Sala, M. D. Smith, N. A. Soudzilovskaia, L. Souza, D. Tilman, S. R. White, Z. Xu, L. Yahdjian, Q. Yu, P. Zhang and Y. Zhang. 2017. Asynchrony among local communities stabilizes ecosystem function of meta-communities. Ecology Letters 20(12):1534-1545. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12861. (link )

Xiang, T., E. R. Vivoni and D. J. Gochis. 2017. Influence of initial soil moisture and vegetation conditions on monsoon precipitation events in northwest Mexico. Atmosfera 31(1):25-45. DOI: 10.20937/ATM.2018.31.01.03 ©. (link )

Xiang, T., E. R. Vivoni, D. J. Gochis and G. Mascaro. 2017. On the diurnal cycle of surface energy fluxes in the North American monsoon region using the WRF-Hydro modeling system. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122(17):9024-9049. DOI: 10.1002/2017JD026472. (link )

Yahdjian, L., P. M. Tognetti and E. Chaneton. 2017. Plant functional composition affects soil processes in novel successional grasslands. Functional Ecology 31(9):1813-1323. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12885. (link )

Yoo, J. and C. Perrings. 2017. Modeling the short-run costs of changes in water availability in a desert city: A modified input-output approach. International Review of Applied Economics 31(4):549-564. DOI: 10.1080/02692171.2016.1271977. (link )

Young, K. E. and S. C. Reed. 2017. Spectrally monitoring the response of the biocrust moss Syntrichia caninervis to altered precipitation regimes. Scientific Reports 7:Art. 41793. DOI: 10.1038/srep41793. (link )

Young, M. H., L. F. Fenstermaker and J. Belnap. 2017. Monitoring water content dynamics of biological soil crusts. Journal of Arid Environments 142(Jul):41-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.03.004. (link )

Yu, K., P. D'Odorico, D. E. Carr, A. Personius and S. L. Collins. 2017. The effect of nitrogen availability and water conditions on competition between a facultative CAM plant and an invasive grass. Ecology and Evolution 7(19):7739-7749. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3296. (link )

Zhang, Y., A. T. Murray and B. L. Turner II. 2017. Optimizing green space locations to reduce daytime and nighttime urban heat island effects in Phoenix, Arizona. Landscape and Urban Planning 165:162-171. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.04.009. (link )

Zhao, Y., J. Wu, C. He and G. Ding. 2017. Linking wind erosion to ecosystem services in drylands: A landscape ecological approach. Landscape Ecology 32(12):2399-2417. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-017-0585-9. (link )

Book Chapters


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. 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 )