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  • 2019

    Thelusmond, J., T. J. Strathmann, and A. M. Cupples. 2019. Carbamazepine, triclocarban and triclosan biodegradation and the phylotypes and functional genes associated with xenobiotic degradation in four agricultural soils. Science of the Total Environment 657:1138-1149.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3754)
  • 2018

    Gdanetz MacCready, K. 2018. Crop microbiomes and the search for effective biocontrol of Fusarium graminearum on wheat. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3719)
  • Simic Milas, A., M. Romanko, P. Reil, T. Abeysinghe, and A. Marambe. 2018. The importance of leaf area index in mapping chlorophyll content of corn under different agricultural treatments using UAV images. International Journal of Remote Sensing 39:5415-5431.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3708)
  • 2017

    Calderón, F. J., S. Culman, J. Six, A. J. Franzluebbers, M. Schipanski, J. Beniston, S. Grandy, and A. Y. Kong. 2017. Quantification of soil permanganate oxidizable C (POXC) using infrared spectroscopy. Soil Science Society of America Journal 81:277-288.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3611)
  • Ferrero, R., M. Lima, A. S. Davis, and J. L. Gonzalez-Andujar. 2017. Weed diversity affects soybean and maize yield in a long term experiment in Michigan, USA. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.00236.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3616)
  • Gdanetz, K. and F. Trail. 2017. The wheat microbiome under four management strategies, and potential for endophytes in disease protection. Phytobiomes 1:158-168.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3678)
  • Schmidt, J. E., D. J. Weese, and J. A. Lau. 2017. Long-term agricultural management does not alter the evolution of a soybean-rhizobium mutualism. Ecological Applications 27:2487-2496.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf data (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3665)
  • Schmidt, J. E., D. J. Weese, and J. A. Lau. 2017. Data from: Long-term agricultural management does not alter the evolution of a soybean-rhizobium mutualism. Dryad Data Repository https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1h3k8.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf data (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3681)
  • Simic Milas, A. and R. K. Vincent. 2017. Monitoring Landsat vegetation indices for different crop treatments and soil chemistry. International Journal of Remote Sensing 38:141-160.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3578)
  • 2016

    Gelfand, I., I. Shcherbak, N. Millar, A. N. Kravchenko, and G. P. Robertson. 2016. Long-term nitrous oxide fluxes in annual and perennial agricultural and unmanaged ecosystems in the upper Midwest USA. Global Change Biology 22:3594-3607.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf data (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3572)
  • Hermann, S. L., S. Xue, L. Rowe, E. Davidson-Lowe, A. Myers, B. Eshchanov, and C. A. Bahlai. 2016. Thermally moderated firefly activity is delayed by precipitation extremes. Royal Society Open Science 3:160712 .

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf data (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3594)
  • Hurisso, T. T., S. W. Culman, W. R. Horwath, J. Wade, D. Cass, J. W. Beniston, T. M. Bowles, A. S. Grandy, A. J. Franzluebbers, M. E. Schipanski, S. T. Lucas, and C. M. Ugarte. 2016. Comparison of permanganate-oxidizable carbon and mineralizable carbon for assessment of organic matter stabilization and mineralization. Soil Science Society of America Journal 80:1352-1364.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3612)
  • 2015

    Bahlai, C. A., M. Colunga-Garcia, S. H. Gage, and D. A. Landis. 2015. The role of exotic ladybeetles in the decline of native ladybeetle populations: evidence from long-term monitoring. Biological Invasions 17:1005-1024.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf data (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3414)
  • Kravchenko, A. N. and G. P. Robertson. 2015. Statistical challenges in analyses of chamber-based soil CO2 and N2O emissions data. Soil Science Society of America Journal 79:200-211.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3419)
  • 2014

    Syswerda, S. P. and G. P. Robertson. 2014. Ecosystem services along a management gradient in Michigan (USA) cropping systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 189:28-35.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3364)
  • 2013

    Bahlai, C. A., M. Colunga-Garcia, S. H. Gage, and D. A. Landis. 2013. Long-term functional dynamics of an aphidophagous coccinellid community remain unchanged despite repeated invasions. PLoS ONE 8:e83407.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3296)
  • Lauber, C. L., K. S. Ramirez, Z. Aanderud, J. Lennon, and N. Fierer. 2013. Temporal variability in soil microbial communities across land-use types. ISME Journal 7:1641-1650.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3240)
  • Xue, K., L. Wu, Y. Deng, Z. He, J. V. Nostrand, G. P. Robertson, T. M. Schmidt, and J. Zhou. 2013. Functional gene differences in soil microbial communities from conventional, low-input and organic farmlands. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79:1284-1292.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3164)
  • 2012

    Culman, S. W., S. S. Snapp, M. E. Schipanski, M. A. Freeman, L. E. Beniston, L. E. Drinkwater, A. J. Franzluebbers, J. D. Glover, A. S. Grandy, R. Lal, J. Lee, J. E. Maul, S. B. Mirsky, J. Six, J. T. Spargo, and M. M. Wander. 2012. Permanganate oxidizable carbon reflects a processed soil fraction that is sensitive to management. Soil Science Society of America Journal 76:494-505.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3123)
  • Syswerda, S. P., B. Basso, S. K. Hamilton, J. B. Tausig, and G. P. Robertson. 2012. Long-term nitrate loss along an agricultural intensity gradient in the Upper Midwest USA. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 149:10-19.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3103)
  • 2011

    Bhardwaj, A. K., P. Jasrotia, S. K. Hamilton, and G. P. Robertson. 2011. Ecological management of intensively cropped agro-ecosystems improves soil quality with sustained productivity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 140:419-429.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2112)
  • Kravchenko, A. N. and G. P. Robertson. 2011. Whole-profile soil carbon stocks: The danger of assuming too much from analyses of too little. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75:235-240.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2092)
  • Syswerda, S. P., A. T. Corbin, D. L. Mokma, A. N. Kravchenko, and G. P. Robertson. 2011. Agricultural management and soil carbon storage in surface vs. deep layers. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75:92-101.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2078)
  • 2010

    Gelfand, I., S. S. Snapp, and G. P. Robertson. 2010. Energy efficiency of conventional, organic, and alternative cropping systems for food and fuel at a site in the U.S. Midwest. Environmental Science and Technology 44:4006-4011.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2149)
  • Morales, S. E., T. F. Cosart, and W. E. Holben. 2010. Bacterial gene abundances as indicators of greenhouse gas emission in soils. The ISME Journal 4:799-808.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2133)
  • Wilke, B. 2010. Challenges for developing sustainable nitrogen sources in agriculture: Cover crops, nitrogen fixation and ecological principals. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2118)
  • 2009

    Gao, J., X. Hao, K. D. Thelen, and G. P. Robertson. 2009. Agronomic management system and precipitation effects on soybean oil and fatty acid profiles. Crop Science 49:1049-1057.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2210)
  • Matis, J. H., T. R. Kiffe, W. van der Werf, A. C. Costamagna, T. J. Matis, and W. E. Grant. 2009. Population dynamics models based on cumulative density dependent feedback: A link to the logistic growth curve and a test for symmetry using aphid data. Ecological Modeling 220:1745-1751.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2177)
  • Syswerda, S. P. 2009. Ecosystem services from agriculture across a management intensity gradient in Southwest Michigan. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2221)
  • 2008

    Huang, X., L. Wang, L. Yang, and A. N. Kravchenko. 2008. Management effects on relationships of crop yields with topography represented by wetness index and precipitation. Agronomy Journal 100:1463-1471.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2258)
  • Smith, R. G., C. P. McSwiney, A. S. Grandy, P. Suwanwaree, R. M. Snider, and G. P. Robertson. 2008. Diversity and abundance of earthworms across an agricultural land-use intensity gradient. Soil & Tillage Research 100:83-88.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2225)
  • 2007

    Costamagna, A. C., W. Van der Werf, F. J. Bianchi, and D. A. Landis. 2007. An exponential growth model with decreasing r captures bottom-up effects on the population growth of Aphis glycines Matsumura (Hemiptera: Aphiddae). Agriculture and Forest Entomology 9:297-305.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2333)
  • Grandy, A. S. and G. P. Robertson. 2007. Land-use intensity effects on soil organic carbon accumulation rates and mechanisms. Ecosystems 10:59-74.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2323)
  • Hamilton, S. K., A. L. Kurzman, C. Arango, L. Jin, and G. P. Robertson. 2007. Evidence for carbon sequestration by agricultural liming. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21:GB2021.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2321)
  • Huang, X. 2007. Analysis of effects of soil properties, topographical variables and management practices on spatial-temporal variability of crop yields. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2316)
  • Kaiser, M. E., T. Noma, M. J. Brewer, K. S. Pike, J. R. Vockeroth, and S. D. Gaimari. 2007. Hymenopteran parasitoids and dipteran predators found using soybean aphid after its midwestern United States invasion. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 100:196-205.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2311)
  • Smith, R. G., F. D. Menalled, and G. P. Robertson. 2007. Temporal yield variability under conventional and alternative management systems. Agronomy Journal 99:1629-1634.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2289)
  • 2006

    Butler, R., M. Servilla, S. Gage, J. Basney, V. Welch, B. Baker, T. Fleury, P. Duda, D. Gehrig, M. Bletzinger, J. Tao, and D. M. Freemon. 2006. Cyberinfrastructure for the analysis of ecological acoustic sensor data: A use case study in grid deployment. Cluster Computing 10:301-310.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2410)
  • Costamagna, A. C. 2006. Do varying natural enemy assemblages impact Aphis glycines population dynamics? Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2409)
  • Davis, A. S., S. G. Hallett, and K. A. Renner. 2006. Weed seed mortality in soils with contrasting agricultural management histories. Weed Science 54:291-297.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2407)
  • Farber, S., R. Costanza, D. L. Childers, J. Erickson, K. L. Gross, M. Grove, C. S. Hopkinson, J. Kahn, S. Pincetl, A. Troy, P. Warren, and M. A. Wilson. 2006. Linking ecology and economics for ecosystem management. BioScience 56:121-133.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2403)
  • Kravchenko, A. N., G. P. Robertson, S. S. Snapp, and A. J. Smucker. 2006. Using information about spatial variability to improve estimates of total soil carbon. Agronomy Journal 98:823-829.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2380)
  • Kurzman, A. L. 2006. Changes in major solute chemistry as water infiltrates soils: comparisons between managed agroecosystems and unmanaged vegetation. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2379)
  • 2005

    Davis, A. S., K. Renner, and K. L. Gross. 2005. Weed seedbank and community shifts in a long-term cropping systems experiment. Weed Science 53:296-306.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2463)
  • Grandy, A. S. 2005. Ecosystem consequences of soil aggregation following soil disturbance. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2456)
  • Kravchenko, A. N., G. P. Robertson, K. D. Thelen, and R. R. Harwood. 2005. Management, topographical, and weather effects on spatial variability of crop grain yields. Agronomy Journal 97:514-523.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2449)
  • Robertson, G. P. and S. M. Swinton. 2005. Reconciling agricultural productivity and environmental integrity: A grand challenge for agriculture. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3:38-46.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2427)
  • 2004

    Ebert-May, D., K. S. Williams, E. P. Weber, J. Hodder, and D. Luckie. 2004. Practicing scientific inquiry: What are the rules? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2:492-493.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2509)
  • 2003

    McKeown, C. H. 2003. Quantifying the roles of competition and niche separation in native and exotic cocconellids, and the changes in the community in response to an exotic prey species. MS. Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2545)
  • 2001

    Daroub, S., B. G. Ellis, and G. P. Robertson. 2001. Effect of cropping and low-chemical input systems on soil phosphorus fractions. Soil Science 166:281-291.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2651)
  • Menalled, F., K. L. Gross, and M. Hammond. 2001. Weed aboveground and seedbank community responses to agricultural management systems. Ecological Applications 11:1586-1601.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2636)
  • Willson, T. C., E. A. Paul, and R. R. Harwood. 2001. Biologically active soil organic matter fractions in sustainable cropping systems. Applied Soil Ecology 16:63-76.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2621)
  • 2000

    Phillips, C. J., E. A. Paul, and J. I. Prosser. 2000. Quantitative analysis of ammonia oxidising bacteria using competitive PCR. FEMS Microbial Ecology 32:167-175.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2679)
  • Robertson, G. P., E. A. Paul, and R. R. Harwood. 2000. Greenhouse gases in intensive agriculture: Contributions of individual gases to the radiative forcing of the atmosphere. Science 289:1922-1925.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2671)
  • 1999

    Paul, E. A., D. Harris, H. P. Collins, U. Schulthess, and G. P. Robertson. 1999. Evolution of CO2 and soil carbon dynamics in biologically managed, row-crop agroecosystems. Applied Soil Ecology 11:53-65.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2726)
  • 1998

    Colunga-Garcia, M. and S. H. Gage. 1998. Arrival, establishment, and habitat use of the multicolored Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera) in a Michigan landscape. Environmental Entomology 27:1574-1580.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2788)
  • Kellndorfer, J. M., L. E. Pierce, M. C. Dobson, and F. T. Ulaby. 1998. Toward consistent regional-to-global-scale vegetation characterization using orbital SAR systems. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 36:1396-1411.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2773)
  • 1997

    Clark, M. S., S. H. Gage, and J. R. Spence. 1997. Habitats and management associated with common ground beetles Coleoptera: Carabidae in a Michigan agricultural landscape. Environmental Entomology 26:519-527.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2839)
  • Robertson, G. P., K. M. Klingensmith, M. J. Klug, E. A. Paul, J. R. Crum, and B. G. Ellis. 1997. Soil resources, microbial activity, and primary production across an agricultural ecosystem. Ecological Applications 7:158-170.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2807)
  • 1996

    Thorn, R. G., C. A. Reddy, D. Harris, and E. A. Paul. 1996. Isolation of saprophytic basidiomycetes from field and forest soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 62:4288-4292.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2847)
  • 1995

    Paustian, K., E. T. Elliot, H. P. Collins, C. V. Cole, and E. A. Paul. 1995. Use of a network of long-term experiments in North America for analysis of soil carbon dynamics and global change: the North American model. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 35:929-939.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2888)
  • Robertson, G. P. and D. W. Freckman. 1995. The spatial distribution of nematode trophic groups across a cultivated ecosystem. Ecology 76:1425-1432.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2884)
  • 1993

    Freckman, D. W. and C. H. Ettema. 1993. Assessing nematode communities in agroecosystems of varying human intervention. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 45:239-261.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2989)
  • Mokma, D. L. and J. A. Doolittle. 1993. Mapping some loamy alfisols in southwestern Michigan using ground-penetrating radar. Soil Survey Horizons 34:71-77.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2968)
  • 1992

    Maredia, K. M., S. H. Gage, D. A. Landis, and M. J. Scriber. 1992. Habitat use patterns by the seven-spotted lady beetle (Coleoptera: coccinellidae) in a diverse agricultural landscape. Biological Control 2:159-165.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3006)
  • 1989

    Gross, K. L. and K. A. Renner. 1989. A new method for estimating seed numbers in the soil. Weed Science 37:836-839.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3047)
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