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Publications

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McCulley, R.L., J.A. Nelson, and A.E. Carlisle. 2011. Effects of elevated temperature and additional growing season precipitation on managed grassland carbon storage and flux. Invited talk for an organized oral session at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Iqbal, J., J.A. Nelson, A.E. Carlisle, and R.L. McCulley. 2011. Influence of fungal endophyte genotypes on plant diversity and soil-atmospheric trace gas fluxes. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

McCulley, R.L., J.A. Nelson, and A.E. Carlisle. 2013. Effects of climate change on pasture production and forage quality. Invited talk for an organized oral session at the Waste-to-Worth annual meeting, Denver, CO, April 2013.

Iqbal, J., J.A. Siegrist, J.A. Nelson, and R.L. McCulley. In Press. Fungal endophyte infection increases       carbon sequestration potential of southeastern U.S.A. tall fescue stands. Soil Biology & Biochemistry.

Ruffner, M.E., R.L. McCulley, J.A. Nelson, and T.G. Barnes. In Press. Invasion by exotic Old World bluestem grasses alters ecosystem function of a South Texas coastal prairie. Biological Invasions.


McCulley, R.L. and R.B. Jackson. In Press. Conversion of tallgrass prairie to woodland: Consequences for carbon and nitrogen cycling. American Midland Naturalist.


Hall, S.L., R.L. McCulley, and R.J. Barney. In Press. Restoration of native warm season grassland species in a tall fescue pasture using prescribed fire and herbicides. Restoration Ecology.


McNear Jr., D.H. and R.L. McCulley. In Press. Influence of the Neotyphodium - tall fescue symbiosis on belowground processes. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses.


Adler, P.B. and 39 others (including R.L. McCulley). 2011. Productivity does not predict fine-scale plant species richness. Science 333:1750-1753.


Firn, J. and 31 others (including R.L. McCulley). 2011. Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in temperate grasslands. Ecology Letters 14:274-281.


Brosi, G.B., R.L. McCulley, L.P. Bush, J.A. Nelson, A.T. Classen, and R.J. Norby. 2011. Effects of multiple climate change factors on the tall fescue - fungal endophyte symbiosis: infection frequency and tissue chemistry. New Phytologist 189:797-805.


Gilliam, F.S., R.L. McCulley, and J.A. Nelson. 2011. Spatial variability in soil microbial communities in a nitrogen-saturated hardwood forest watershed. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75: 280-286.


Weand, M., M.A. Arthur, G.M. Lovett, R.L. McCulley, and K.C. Weathers. 2010. Effects of tree species and N additions on forest floor microbial communities and extracellular enzyme activities. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42: 2161-2173.


Siegrist, J.A., R.L. McCulley, L.P. Bush, and T.D. Phillips. 2010. Alkaloids may not be responsible for endophyte-associated reductions in tall fescue decomposition rates. Functional Ecology 24: 460-468.


Ippolito, J.A., S.W. Blecker, C.L. Freeman, J. Blair, R.L. McCulley, and E.F. Kelly. 2010. Phosphorus biogeochemistry across a grassland climosequence. Journal of Arid Environments 74(8): 954-961.


McCulley, R.L., I.C. Burke, and W.K. Lauenroth. 2009. Conservation of nitrogen increases with precipitation across a major grassland gradient in the Central Great Plains of North America. Oecologia 159: 571-581.


Burke, I.C., A.R. Mosier, P.B. Hook, D.G. Milchunas, J.E. Barrett, M.A. Vinton, R.L. McCulley, J.P. Kaye, R.A. Gill, H.E. Epstein, R.H. Kelly, W.J. Parton, C.M. Yonker, P. Lowe, and W.K. Lauenroth. 2008. Ch 13 - Soil organic matter and nutrient dynamics of shortgrass steppe ecosystems. Pp. 306-341, In: Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe. Eds. W.K. Lauenroth and I.C. Burke. Oxford University Press, NY, NY.


McCulley, R.L., T.W. Boutton, S.R. Archer. 2007. Soil carbon cycling in subtropical savanna parkland: Response to water additions. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71:820-828.


Jackson, R.B., K.A. Farley, W.A. Hoffman, E.G. Jobbágy, and R.L. McCulley. 2007. Ch 19: Carbon and water tradeoffs in conversions to forests and shrublands. Pp. 237-246, In Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World. Eds. Canadell, J.G., D.E. Pataki, and L.F. Pitelka. Springer, Cambridge, MA.


Blecker, S.W., R.L. McCulley, O.A. Chadwick, and E.F. Kelly. 2006. Biologic cycling of silica across a grassland bioclimosequence. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 20, GB3023, doi:10.1029/2006GB002690.


McCulley, R.L., I.C. Burke, J.A. Nelson, W.K. Lauenroth, A.K. Knapp, and E.F. Kelly. 2005. Regional patterns in carbon cycling across the Great Plains of North America. Ecosystems 8: 106-121.


Kaye, J.P., R.L. McCulley, and I.C. Burke. 2005. Carbon fluxes, nitrogen cycling and soil microbial communities in adjacent urban, native and agricultural ecosystems. Global Change Biology 11: 575-587.


McCulley, R.L. and I.C. Burke. 2004. Microbial community composition across the Great Plains: Landscape versus regional variability. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68: 106-115.


Roberts, L., R.L. McCulley, I. Burke, and W. Lauenroth. 2004. Indications of groundwater usage by Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) communities in northeastern Colorado: An oxygen isotope study. American Midland Naturalist 152: 178-182.


Jackson, R.B., S.T. Berthrong, C.W. Cook, E.G. Jobbágy, and R.L. McCulley. 2004. Comment on "A Reservoir of Nitrate Beneath Desert Soils." Science 304: 51.


McCulley, R.L., S.R. Archer, T.W. Boutton, F. Hons, and D.A. Zuberer. 2004. Soil respiration and nutrient cycling of wooded communities developing in grassland. Ecology 85: 2804-2817.


McCulley, R.L., E.G. Jobbágy, W.T. Pockman, and R.B. Jackson. 2004. Nutrient uptake as a contributing explanation for deep rooting in arid ecosystems. Oecologia 141: 620-628.


Burke, I.C., J.P. Kaye, S.P. Bird, S.A. Hall, R.L. McCulley, and G.L. Sommerville. 2003. Ch. 13 - Evaluating and testing models of terrestrial biogeochemistry: The role of temperature in controlling decomposition. Pp. 225-253 In: Canham, C.D., J.J. Cole, and W.K. Lauenroth, editors. Models in Ecosystem Science. Princeton (NJ): Princeton University Press.


Barrett, J.E., R.L. McCulley, D.R. Lane, I.C. Burke, and W.K. Lauenroth. 2002. Influence of climate variability on plant production and N-mineralization in Central US grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science 13: 383-394.

 

 

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