Publications

 

IN PRESS

Ratajczak, Z, JB Nippert, JM Briggs, & JM Blair (2014) Fire dynamics distinguish grasslands, shrublands, and woodlands as alternative attractors in the Central Great Plains of North America. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY (in press)

Ratajczak, Z, JB Nippert, TW Ocheltree (2014) Abrupt transition of mesic grassland to shrubland: evidence for thresholds, alternative attractors, and regime shifts. ECOLOGY (in press)

2014

McLauchlan, KK, JM Craine, JB Nippert, TW Ocheltree (2014) Lack of eutrophication in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem over 27 years. ECOLOGY 95:1225-1235

Thomas, RB, SE Spal, KR Smith, JB Nippert (2014) Reply to Schaberg et al.: Applying stable isotope analyses to examine the influence of acid deposition on Juniperus virginiana. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, USA 111:doi
:10.1073/pnas.1321343111

Brunsell NA, JB Nippert, T Buck (2014) Impacts of seasonality and surface heterogeneity on water-use efficiency in mesic grasslands. ECOHYDROLOGY 7:1223-1233. doi:10.1002/eco.1455

Craine, JM, JB Nippert (2014) Cessation of burning dries soils long term in a tallgrass prairie. ECOSYSTEMS 17(1):54-65 doi:10.1007/s10021-013-9706-8

2013

Nippert, JB, TW Ocheltree, GL Orozco, Z Ratajczak, B Ling, AM Skibbe (2013) Evidence of physiological decoupling from grassland ecosystem drivers by an encroaching woody shrub. PLoS ONE 8(12): e81630 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081630

Blair, JM, JB Nippert, JM Briggs (2013) Grassland Ecology. in: THE PLANT SCIENCES - ECOLOGY & THE ENVIRONMENT, ed: Russel Monson, Springer Reference Series, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_349827.

Thomas, RB, SE Spal, KR Smith, JB Nippert (2013) Evidence of recovery of Juniperus virginiana trees from sulfur pollution after the Clean Air Act. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, USA. 110 (38) 15319-15324; doi:10.1073/pnas.1308115110

Ocheltree, TW, JB Nippert, PVV Prasad. (2013) Stomatal responses to changes in vapor pressure deficit reflect tissue-specific differences in hydraulic conductance. 37(1): 132-139 PLANT, CELL & ENVIRONMENT doi: 10.1111/pce.12137

Ocheltree, TW, JB Nippert, MB Kirkham, PVV Prasad (2013) Partitioning hydraulic resistance in Sorghum bicolor leaves reveals unique correlations with stomatal conductance during drought. FUNCTIONAL PLANT BIOLOGY 41(1): 25-36 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/FP12316

O'Keefe, K, N Tomeo, JB Nippert, CJ Springer. (2013) Population origin and genome size do not impact Panicum virgatum (switchgrass) responses to variable precipitation. ECOSPHERE 4(3): 37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES12-00339.1

Nippert, JB, TSF Culbertson, GL Orozco, TW Ocheltree, BR Helliker (2013) Identifying the water sources consumed by bison: implications for large mammalian grazers worldwide. ECOSPHERE 4(2):23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES12-00359.1

Hartman JC, JB Nippert (2013) Physiological and growth responses of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) in native stands under passive air temperature manipulation. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY-BIOENERGY 5(6): 683-692 doi: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2012.01204.x

Craine, JM, EG Towne, D Tolleson, JB Nippert (2013) Precipitation timing and grazer performance in a tallgrass prairie. OIKOS 122: 191-198 DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20400.x

Seastedt, TR, L Hartley, JB Nippert. (2013) Case Study: Ecosystem transformations along the Colorado Front Range: Prairie dog interactions with multiple components of global environmental change.  IN:  Richard Hobbs,  Eric Higgs and  Carol Hall (eds).  Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order.  Wiley Press ISBN: 978-1-1183-5422-3.

2012

Craine JM, TW Ocheltree, JB Nippert, EG Towne, AM Skibbe, SW Kembel, and JE Fargione (2012) Global diversity of drought tolerance and grassland climate-change resilience. NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1634

Ratajczak Z, JB Nippert (2012) Comment on "Global Resilience of Tropical Forest and Savanna to Critical Transitions". SCIENCE 336, 541.doi: 10.1126/science.1219346

Response to Comment on “Global Resilience of Tropical Forest and Savanna to Critical Transitions” by Van Nes, Holmgren, Hirota, and Sheffer.

Ratajczak, Z, JB Nippert, SC Collins (2012) Woody encroachment decreases diversity across North American grasslands and savannas. ECOLOGY 93(4), pp. 697–703 doi:10.1890/11-1199.1.

Craine, JM, EG Towne, TW Ocheltree, JB Nippert (2012) Community traitscape of foliar nitrogen isotopes reveals N availability in a tallgrass prairie. PLANT & SOIL doi:10.1007/s11104-012-1141-7

Craine, JM, JB Nippert, AJ Elmore, AM Skibbe, SL Hutchinson, NA Brunsell (2012) The timing of climate variability and grassland productivity. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, USA doi:10.1073/pnas.1118438109

Gerhart, LM, JM Harris, JB Nippert, DR Sandquist, JK Ward (2012) Glacial trees from the La Brea tar pits show physiological constraints of low CO2. NEW PHYTOLOGIST doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.04025.x

Commentary on Gerhart et al. by Tissue and Lewis in New Phytologist

Hartman, JC, JB Nippert, CJ Springer (2012) Ecotypic responses of switchgrass to altered precipitation. FUNCTIONAL PLANT BIOLOGY doi: 10.1071/FP11229

Nippert, JB, RA Wieme, TW Ocheltree, JM Craine (2012) Root characteristics of C4 grasses limit reliance on deep soil water in tallgrass prairie. PLANT & SOIL 355: 385-394 doi: 10.1007/s11104-011-1112-4

Ocheltree, TW, JB Nippert, PVV Prasad (2012) Changes in stomatal conductance along grass blades reflects changes in leaf structure. PLANT CELL & ENVIRONMENT doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02470.x

Carter, JM, JB Nippert (2012) Leaf-level physiological responses of Tamarix ramosissima to increasing salinity. JOURNAL OF ARID ENVIRONMENTS 77:17-24 doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.10.00

Petrie, MD, NA Brunsell, JB Nippert (2012) Climate change alters growing season flux dynamics in mesic grasslands. THEORETICAL & APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY 107:427-440 doi: 10.1007/s00704-011-0484-y

2011

Carter, JM, JB Nippert (2011) Physiological responses of Tamarix ramosissima to a NaCl concentration gradient. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES 2: 808-815. doi:10.4236/ajps.2011.26095

Ratajczak Z, JB Nippert, JC Hartman, TW Ocheltree (2011) Positive feedbacks amplify rates of woody encroachment in mesic tallgrass prairie. ECOSPHERE 2(11):121. doi:10.1890/ES11-00212.1

Fay, PA, JM Blair, MD Smith, JB Nippert, JD Carlisle, AK Knapp (2011) Relative effects of precipitation variability and warming on tallgrass prairie ecosystem function. BIOGEOSCIENCES 8:3053-3068 doi:10.5194/bg-8-3053-2011

Hartman, JC, JB Nippert, RA Orozco, CJ Springer (2011) Potential ecological impacts of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) biofuel cultivation in the Central Great Plains, USA. BIOMASS AND BIOENERGY doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.04.055

Tucker, SS, JM Craine, JB Nippert (2011) Physiological drought tolerance and the structuring of tallgrass prairie assemblages. ECOSPHERE 2(4):art48. doi:10.1890/ES11-00023.1

Nippert JB, TW Ocheltree, AM Skibbe, LC Kangas, JM Ham, KB Shonkwiler Arnold, NA Brunsell. 2011 Linking plant growth responses across topographic gradients in tallgrass prairie. OECOLOGIA doi: 10.1007/s00442-011-1948-6

Craine, JM, JB Nippert, EG Towne, SS Tucker, SW Kembel, AM Skibbe, KK McLauchlan (2011) Functional consequences of climate change-induced plant species loss in a tallgrass prairie. OECOLOGIA 165:1109-1117 doi: 10.1007/s00442-011-1938-8

Kawakami, T, TJ Morgan, JB Nippert, TW Ocheltree, R Keith P Dhakal MC Ungerer (2011) Natural selection drives clinal life history patterns in the perennial sunflower species, Helianthus maximiliani MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 11:2318-28 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294x.2011.05105x 

2010

Travers, SE, Z Tang, D Caragea, KA Garrett, SH Hulbert, JE Leach, J Bai, A Saleh, AK Knapp, PA Fay, JB Nippert, PS Schnable, & MD Smith (2010) Variation in gene expression of Andropogon gerardii in response to altered environmental conditions associated with climate change. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY doi: 10.111/j.1365-2745.2009.01618.x

Nippert, JB, M. Hooten, D. Sandquist, & JK Ward. (2010). A statistical model for predicting El Niño events using tree-ring widths and δ18O. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES doi:10.1029/2009JG001101

Craine, JM, EG Towne, and JB Nippert (2010) Climate controls on grass flowering over a quarter century in a tallgrass prairie. ECOLOGY 91:2132-2140 doi: 10.1890/09-1242

Nippert, JB, JJ Butler Jr, GJ Kluitenberg DO Whittemore, D Arnold, SA Spal, & JK Ward. (2010). Patterns of Tamarix water use during a record drought. OECOLOGIA 162:283-292.  

2009

Nippert, JB, PA Fay, JD Carlisle, AK Knapp, & MD Smith (2009) Ecophysiological responses of two dominant grasses to altered temperature and precipitation regimes. ACTA OECOLOGIA doi: 10.1016/j.actao.2009.01.010 

2008

Fay, PA, DM Kaufman, JB Nippert, JD Carlisle, & CW Harper (2008). Changes in grassland ecosystem function due to extreme rainfall events: implications for responses to climate change. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY 14: 1600-1608

2007

Nippert, JB, & AK Knapp (2007). Soil water partitioning as a mechanism for species coexistence in tallgrass prairie. OIKOS 116: 1017-1029

Nippert, JB, & AK Knapp (2007). Linking water uptake with rooting patterns in grassland species. OECOLOGIA 153: 261-272

Nippert, JB , PA Fay & AK Knapp. (2007) Photosynthetic traits in C3 and C4 grassland species in mesocosm and field environments. ENVIRONMENTAL & EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY 60: 412-420.

2005

Duursma RA, JD Marshall, JB Nippert, CC Chambers, AP Robinson. (2005) Estimating leaf-level parameters for ecosystem process models: a study in mixed conifer canopies on complex terrain. TREE PHYSIOLOGY 25: 1347-1359

2004

Nippert, JB, RA Duursma, & JD Marshall. (2004) Seasonal variation in the photosynthetic potential of montane conifers. FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY 18: 876-886

Morgan, J. et al . (2004) Water relations in grassland and desert ecosystem exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2. OECOLOGIA 140: 11-25

2003

Nippert, JB & JD Marshall (2003) Sources of variation in ecophysiological parameters in Douglas- fir and grand fir canopies. TREE PHYSIOLOGY 23: 591-601.

  Last Update: 11-Aug-2014