Publications

1996
Craine, J. M., and D. Tremmel. 1996. Improvements to the minirhizotron system. ESA Bulletin: 234-235.

1998
Craine, J. M., and M. C. Mack. 1998. Nutrients in senesced leaves: Comment (and reply). Ecology 79:1818-1820.

1999
Craine, J. M., D. A. Wedin, and F. S. Chapin, III. 1999. Predominance of ecophysiological controls on soil CO2 flux in a Minnesota grassland. Plant and Soil 207:77-86.
Craine, J. M., D. M. Berin, P. B. Reich, D. G. Tilman, and J. M. H. Knops. 1999. Measurement of leaf longevity of 14 species of grasses and forbs using a novel approach. New Phytologist 142:475-481.

2001
Craine, J. M., J. Froehle, D. G. Tilman, D. A. Wedin, and F. S. Chapin, III. 2001. The relationships among root and leaf traits of 76 grassland species and relative abundance along fertility and disturbance gradients. Oikos 93:274-285.
Craine, J. M., and P. B. Reich. 2001. Elevated CO2 and nitrogen supply alter leaf longevity of grassland species. New Phytologist 150:397-493.
Craine, J. M., D. A. Wedin, and P. B. Reich. 2001. Grassland species effects on soil CO2 flux track the effects of elevated CO2 and nitrogen. New Phytologist 150:425-434.
Craine, J. M., D. A. Wedin, and P. B. Reich. 2001. The response of soil CO2 flux to changes in atmospheric CO2, nitrogen supply, and plant diversity. Global Change Biology 7:947-953.
Reich, P. B., J. M. H. Knops, D. Tilman, J. Craine, D. Ellsworth, M. Tjoelker, T. Lee, D. Wedin, S. Naeem, D. Bahauddin, G. Hendrey, S. Jose, K. Wrage, J. Goth, and W. Bengston. 2001. Plant diversity enhances ecosystem responses to elevated CO2 and nitrogen deposition. Nature 410:809-812.
Reich, P. B., D. Tilman, J. Craine, D. Ellsworth, M. Tjoelker, J. Knops, D. Wedin, S. Naeem, D. Bahauddin, J. Goth, W. Bengston, and T. Lee. 2001. Do species and functional groups differ in acquisition and use of C, N and water under varying atmospheric CO2 and N deposition regimes? A field test with 16 grassland species. New Phytologist 150:435-448.

2002
Craine, J. M., D. G. Tilman, D. A. Wedin, P. B. Reich, M. J. Tjoelker, and J. M. H. Knops. 2002. Functional traits, productivity and effects on nitrogen cycling of 33 grassland species. Functional Ecology 16:563-574.
Craine, J. M., D. A. Wedin, and D. Tilman. 2002. Determinants of growing season soil CO2 flux in a Minnesota grassland. Biogeochemistry 59:303-313.

2003
Craine, J., W. Bond, W. Lee, P. Reich, and S. Ollinger. 2003. The resource economics of chemical and structural defenses across nitrogen supply gradients. Oecologia 442:547-556.
Craine, J. M. 2003. The role of nitrogen in grasslands: from ecophysiology to ecosystem and competition to herbivory. in N. Allsopp, A. R. Palmer, S. J. Milton, K. P. Kirkman, G. I. H. Kerley, C. R. Hurt, and C. J. Brown, editors. Proceedings of the VIIth International Rangelands Congress, Durban, South Africa.
Craine, J. M., and W. G. Lee. 2003.Covariation in leaf and root traits for native and non-native grasses along an altitudinal gradient in New Zealand. Oecologia 134:471-478.
Craine, J. M., P. B. Reich, D. Tilman, D. Ellsworth, J. Fargione, J. Knops, and S. Naeem. 2003. The role of plant species in biomass production and response to elevated CO2 and N. Ecology Letters 6:623-630.
Craine, J. M., D. A. Wedin, F. S. Chapin, III, and P. B. Reich. 2003. The dependence of root system properties on root system biomass of 10 North American grassland species. Plant and Soil 250:39-47.
Craine, J. M., D. A. Wedin, F. S. Chapin, III, and P. B. Reich. 2003. Relationship between the structure of root systems and resource use for 11 North American grassland plants. Plant Ecology 165:85-100.
Reich, P., I. Wright, J. Cavender-Bares, J. Craine, J. Oleksyn, M. Westoby, and M. Walters. 2003. The evolution of plant functional variation: traits, spectra, and strategies. International Journal of Plant Sciences 164:S143-S164.

2004
Bond, W. J., W. G. Lee, and J. M. Craine. 2004. Gondwana's evolutionary legacy: plants defended against large avian browsers. Oikos 104:500-508.
Craine, J. M., and K. K. McLauchlan. 2004. The influence of biotic drivers on North American paleorecords: alternatives to climate. The Holocene 14:787-791.
Reich, P. B., D. Tilman, S. Naeem, D. S. Ellsworth, J. Knops, J. Craine, D. Wedin, and J. Trost. 2004. Species and functional group diversity independently influence biomass accumulation and its response to CO2 and N. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101:10101-10106.

2005
Craine, J. M. 2005. Reconciling plant strategy theories of Grime and Tilman. Journal of Ecology 93:1041-1052.
Craine, J. M., J. Fargione, and S. Sugita. 2005. Supply pre-emption, not concentration reduction, is the mechanism of competition for nutrients. New Phytologist 166:933-940.
Craine, J. M., W. G. Lee, W. J. Bond, R. J. Williams, and L. C. Johnson. 2005. Environmental constraints on a global relationship among leaf and root traits. Ecology 86:12-19.
Craine, J. M., and P. B. Reich. 2005. Leaf-level light compensation points are lower in shade-tolerant woody seedlings: evidence from a synthesis of 115 species. New Phytologist 166:710-713.
Fierer, N., J. Craine, K. McLauchlan, and J. Schimel. 2005. Litter quality and the temperature sensitivity of decomposition. Ecology 85:320-326.
Tjoelker, M. G., J. M. Craine, D. Wedin, P. B. Reich, and D. Tilman. 2005. Linking leaf and root trait syndromes among 39 grassland and savannah species. New Phytologist 167:493-508.

2006

Craine, J. M., W. G. Lee, and S. Walker. 2006. The context of plant invasions in New Zealand: evolutionary history and novel niches. in R. B. Allen and W. G. Lee, editors. Biological Invasions in New Zealand. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Craine, J. M. 2006. Competition for nutrients and optimal root allocation. Plant and Soil 285:171-185.

Elmore, A., S. Manning, J. Mustard, and J. Craine. 2006. Decline in alkali meadow vegetation cover in California: the effects of groundwater extraction and drought. Journal of Applied Ecology 43:770-779.

2007

Craine, J. M., J. Battersby, A. Elmore, and A. Jones. 2007. Building EDENs: the rise of Environmentally Distributed Ecological Networks. Bioscience 57:45-54.

Craine, J. M. 2007. Plant strategy theories: replies to Grime and Tilman. Journal of Ecology 95:235-270.

McLauchlan, K. K., J. M. Craine, W. W. Oswald, and G. E. Likens. 2007. Changes in nitrogen cycling during the past century in a northern hardwood forest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104:7466-7470.

Craine, J. M., C. Morrow, and N. Fierer. 2007. Microbial nitrogen limitation increases decomposition. Ecology 88:2105-2113.

2008

Craine, J. M., C. Morrow, and W. D. Stock. 2008. Nutrient concentration ratios and co-limitation in South African grasslands. New Phytologist 179:829-836.

2009

Craine, J. M., A. Joern, E. G. Towne, and R. G. Hamilton. 2009. Consequences of climate variability for the performance of bison in tallgrass prairie. Global Change Biology 15:772-779.

Craine, J., F. Ballantyne, M. Peel, N. Zambatis, C. Morrow, and W. Stock. 2009. Grazing and landscape controls on nitrogen availability across 330 South African savanna sites. Austral Ecology.

Craine J (2009) Resource Strategies of Wild Plants. Princeton University Press.

Craine, J. M., A. J. Elmore, M. P. M. Aidar, M. Bustamante, T. E. Dawson, E. A. Hobbie, A. Kahmen, M. C. Mack, K. K. McLauchlan, A. Michelsen, G. B. Nardoto, L. H. Pardo, J. Peñuelas, P. B. Reich, E. A. G. Schuur, W. D. Stock, P. H. Templer, R. A. Virginia, J. M. Welker, and I. J. Wright. 2009. Global patterns of foliar nitrogen isotopes and their relationships with climate, mycorrhizal fungi, foliar nutrient concentrations, and nitrogen availability. New Phytologist 183:980-992.

Craine, J., F. Ballantyne, M. Peel, N. Zambatis, C. Morrow, and W. Stock. 2009. Grazing and landscape controls on nitrogen availability across 330 South African savanna sites. Austral Ecology 34:731-740.

2010

Craine, J. M., R. Spurr, K. K. McLauchlan, and N. Fierer. 2010. Landscape-level variation in temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42:373-375.

Craine, J. M., A. J. Elmore, K. C. Olson, and D. Tolleson. 2010. Climate change and nutritional stress in cattle. Global Change Biology 16:2901-2911.
Craine, J. M. and R. D. Jackson. 2010. Nitrogen and phosphorus limitation in soils from 98 North American grasslands. Plant and Soil 334:73-84.
Craine, J. M., E. G. Towne, and J. B. Nippert. 2010. Climate controls on grass culm production over a quarter century in a tallgrass prairie. Ecology 91:2132-2140.
McLauchlan, K. K., C. J. Ferguson, I. E. Wilson, T. W. Ocheltree, and J. M. Craine. 2010. Declining nitrogen availability over thirteen decades in central North American grasslands. New Phytologist 187:1135-1145.

Craine, J. M. and E. G. Towne. 2010. High leaf tissue density grassland species consistently more abundant across topographic and disturbance contrasts in a North American tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil 337:193-203.

Ramirez, K. S., J. M. Craine, and N. Fierer. 2010. Nitrogen fertilization inhibits soil microbial respiration regardless of the form of nitrogen applied. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42:2336-2338.

Fierer, N., D. Nemergut, R. Knight, and J. M. Craine. 2010. Changes through time: integrating microorganisms into the study of succession. Research in Microbiology 161:635-642.

Craine, J. M., N. Fierer, and K. K. McLauchlan. 2010. Widespread coupling between the rate and temperature sensitivity of organic matter decay. Nature Geoscience 3:854-857.

2011

Craine, J. M. and T. M. Gelderman. 2011. Soil moisture controls on temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43:455-457.

Craine, J. M., J. B. Nippert, E. G. Towne, S. Tucker, S. W. Kembel, A. Skibbe, and K. K. McLauchlan. 2011. Functional consequences of climate-change induced plant species loss in a tallgrass prairie. Oecologia 165:1109-1117.

Coetsee, C., W. Stock, and J. M. Craine. 2011. Do grazers enhance nitrogen cycling on grazing lawns in southern African savanna? African Journal of Ecology 49:62-69.

McLauchlan, K. K. and J. M. Craine. 2011. Species-specific trajectories of nitrogen isotopes in Indiana hardwood forests, USA. Biogeosciences Discussions 8:5935-5954.

Tucker, S. S., J. M. Craine, and J. B. Nippert. 2011. Physiological drought tolerance and the structuring of tallgrass assemblages. Ecosphere 2:48.

Elmore, A. and J. M. Craine. 2011. Spectroscopic analysis of canopy nitrogen and nitrogen isotopes in managed pastures and hay land. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 49:2491-2498.

McLauchlan, K. K., C. S. Barnes, and J. M. Craine. 2011. Interannual variability of pollen productivity and transport in mid-North America from 1997-2009. Aerobiologia 27:181-189.

Kattge, J.  et al. 2011. TRY - a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology17:2905-2935.

In press

McLauchlan, K. K. and J. M. Craine. 2012. Species-specific trajectories of nitrogen isotopes in Indiana hardwood forests, USA. Biogeosciences 9:867-874.

Craine, J. M., E. M. Wolkovich, E. G. Towne, and S. W. Kembel. 2012. Flowering phenology as a functional trait in a tallgrass prairie. New Phytologist 193:673-682.

Nippert J B, Wieme R A, Ocheltree T W and Craine J M. in press. Root characteristics of C4 grasses limit reliance on deep soil water in tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil.

Ramirez, K., J. M. Craine, and N. Fierer. in press. Consistent effects of nitrogen amendments on soil microbial communities and processes across biomes. Global Change Biology.

Craine, J. M., E. G. Towne, T. W. Ocheltree, and J. B. Nippert. in press. Community traitscape of foliar carbon and nitrogen isotopes in a North American tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil.

Craine, J. M., J. B. Nippert, A. J. Elmore, A. M. Skibbe, and S. L. Hutchinson. in press. The timing of climate variability and grassland productivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Hobson, K. A., S. L. V. Wilgenburg, L. I. Wassenaar, C. Still, R. L. Powell, and J. M. Craine. in press. A Multi-isotope (δ13C, δ15N, δ2H) cluster isoscape for African grown feathers in migratory birds. Ecosphere.

Craine, J. M., E. M. Wolkovich, and E. G. Towne. in press. Comparison of flowering phenology among three grasslands. Ecography.

In review

Craine, J. M., E. G. Towne, D. Tolleson, and J. B. Nippert. in review. Precipitation timing and grazer performance in a tallgrass prairie. Oikos.

Craine, J. M., N. Fierer, K. K. McLauchlan, and A. Elmore. in review. Acclimation of the temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition with sustained temperature increase. Biogeochemistry.

Craine, J. M., T. W. Ocheltree, J. B. Nippert, E. G. Towne, A. M. Skibbe, S. W. Kembel, and J. E. Fargione. in review. Grassland resilience to climate change enhanced by global diversity of drought tolerance Nature Climate Change.

Higgins, S. I., W. J. Bond, H. Combrink, J. Craine, E. C. February, N. Govender, K. Lannas, G. Moncreiff, and W. S. W. Trollope. in review. Which traits determine shifts in the abundance of tree species in a fire prone savanna? Journal of Ecology.

Hamel, S., J. M. Craine, and E. G. Towne. in review. Maternal allocation and offspring characteristics in Bison. Ecological Applications.

Moyano, F., N. Vasilyeva, L. Bouckaert, F. Cook, J. Craine, J. Curiel-Yuste, A. Don, D. Epron, P. Formanek, A. Franzluebbers, U. Ilstedt, T. Kätterer, V. Orchard, M. Reichstein, A. Rey, L. Ruamps, J.-A. Subke, I. Thomsen, and C. Chenu. in review. Impact of Soil Properties on the Moisture Response of Soil Heterotrophic Respiration. Biogeosciences Discussions.