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Gregory Okin

Gregory Okin

Journal Articles


Okin, G. S., O. E. Sala, E. R. Vivoni, J. Zhang and A. Bhattachan. 2018. The interactive role of wind and water in functioning of drylands: What does the future hold?. BioScience 68(9):670-677. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy067. (link )

Peters, D. P., N. D. Burruss, L. L. Rodriguez, D. S. McVey, E. H. Elias, A. M. Pelzel-McCluskey, J. D. Derner, T. S. Schrader, J. Yao, S. J. Pauszek, J. Lombard, S. R. Archer, B. T. Bestelmeyer, D. M. Browning, C. W. Brungard, J. L. Hatfield, N. P. Hanan, J. E. Herrick, G. S. Okin, O. E. Sala, H. Savoy and E. R. Vivoni. 2018. An integrated view of complex landscapes: A big data-model integration approach to transdisciplinary science. BioScience 68(9):653-669. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy069. (link )


Okin, G. S., M. Moreno-de las Heras, P. M. Saco, H. L. Throop, E. R. Vivoni, A. J. Parsons, J. Wainwright and D. P. Peters. 2015. Connectivity in dryland landscapes: Shifting concepts of spatial interactions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13(1):20-27. DOI: 10.1890/140163. (link )


Hewins, D. B., S. R. Archer, G. S. Okin, R. L. McCulley and H. L. Throop. 2013. Soil-litter mixing accelerates decomposition in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland. Ecosystems 16(2):183-195. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-012-9604-5. (link )


Turnbull, L. J., B. P. Wilcox, L. Belnap, S. Ravi, S. D Odorico, D. L. Childers, W. Gwenzi, G. Okin, J. Wainwright, K. Caylor and T. Sankey. 2012. Understanding the role of ecohydrological feedbacks in ecosystem-state change in drylands. Ecohydrology 5:174-183. DOI: 10.1002/eco265. (link )


Myint, S. W., A. J. Brazel, G. Okin and A. Buyantuyev. 2010. Combined effects of impervious surface and vegetation cover on air temperature variations in a rapidly expanding desert city. GIScience and Remote Sensing 47(3):301-320. DOI: 10.2747/1548-1603.47.3.301. (link )


Myint, S. W. and G. S. Okin. 2009. Modelling land-cover types using multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis in a desert city. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30(9):2237-2257. DOI: 10.1080/01431160802549328. (link )

Book Chapters


Peters, D. P., B. T. Bestelmeyer, K. M. Havstad, A. Rango, S. R. Archer, A. C. Comrie, H. R. Gimblett, L. Lopez-Hoffman, O. E. Sala, E. R. Vivoni, M. L. Brooks, J. Brown, H. C. Monger, J. H. Goldstein, G. S. Okin and C. E. Tweedie. 2013. Desertification of rangelands. Pp. 239-258 Climate Vulnrability: Understanding and Addressing Threads to Essential Resources. Vol 4. Elsevier Inc. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780123847034.