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  • 2019

    Shcherbak, I. and G. P. Robertson. 2019. Data from: Nitrous oxide (N2O) from subsurface soils of agricultural ecosystems. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.c6c4bt8.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3769)
  • Shcherbak, I. and G. P. Robertson. 2019. Nitrous oxide (N2O) from subsurface soils of agricultural ecosystems. Ecosystems 22:1650-1663.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf data (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3768)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Gelfand, I., R. Sahajpal, X. Zhang, C. R. Izaurralde, K. L. Gross, and G. P. Robertson. 2013. Sustainable bioenergy production from marginal lands in the US Midwest. Nature 493:514-517.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3222)
  • Shcherbak, I. 2013. Production and movement of N2O in the full soil profile. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3393)
  • 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

    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

    Brewer, M. J. and T. Noma. 2010. Habitat affinity of resident natural enemies of the invasive <i>Aphis glycines</i> (Hemiptera: Aphididae), on soybean, with comments on biological control. Journal of Economic Entomology 103:583-596.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3447)
  • 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)
  • Morris, S. J., R. Conant, N. Mellor, E. Brewer, and E. A. Paul. 2010. Controls on soil carbon sequestration and dynamics: Lessons from land-use change. Journal of Nematology 42:78-83.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3163)
  • 2009

    Joo, W. 2009. Environmental acoustics as an ecological variable to understand the dynamics of ecosystems. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2190)
  • 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

    Masiello, C. A., M. E. Gallagher, J. T. Randerson, R. M. Deco, and O. A. Chadwick. 2008. Evaluating two experimental approaches for measuring ecosystem carbon oxidation state and oxidative ratio. Journal of Geophysical Research 113:G03010.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2247)
  • 2007

    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)
  • 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)
  • Kosola, K. R., D. Parry, and B. A. Workmaster. 2006. Response of condensed tannins in poplar roots to fertilization and gypsy moth defoliation. Tree Physiology 26:1607-1611.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2383)
  • 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

    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)
  • 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

    De Gryze, S., J. Six, K. Paustian, S. J. Morris, E. A. Paul, and R. Merckx. 2004. Soil organic carbon pool changes following land use conversions. Global Change Biology 10:1120-1132.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2512)
  • 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)
  • Kosola, K. R., D. M. Durall, G. P. Robertson, D. I. Dickmann, D. Parry, C. A. Russell, and E. A. Paul. 2004. Resilience of mycorrhizal fungi on defoliated and fertilized hybrid poplars. Canadian Journal of Botany 82:671-680.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2500)
  • Russell, C. A., K. R. Kosola, E. A. Paul, and G. P. Robertson. 2004. Nitrogen cycling in poplar stands defoliated by insects. Biogeochemistry 68:365-381.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2483)
  • Scriber, J. M. 2004. Non-target impacts of forest defoliator management options: Decision for no spraying may have worse impacts on non-target Lepidoptera that Bacillus thuringiensis insecticides. Journal of Insect Conservation 8:241-261.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2478)
  • 2003

    Buckley, D. H. and T. M. Schmidt. 2003. Diversity and dynamics of microbial communities in soils from agro-ecosystems. Environmental Microbiology 5:441-452.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2567)
  • 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)
  • 2002

    Agrawal, A. A., K. R. Kosola, and D. Parry. 2002. Gypsy moth defoliation and N fertilization affect hybrid poplar regeneration following coppicing. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32:1491-1495.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2619)
  • Kosola, K. R., D. I. Dickmann, and D. Parry. 2002. Carbohydrates in individual poplar fine roots- effects of root age and defoliation. Tree Physiology 22:741-746.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2601)
  • 2001

    Buckley, D. H. and T. M. Schmidt. 2001. Environmental factors influencing the distribution of rRNA from Verrucomicrobia in soil. FEMS Microbial Ecology 35:105-112.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2654)
  • 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)
  • Kosola, K. R., D. I. Dickmann, E. A. Paul, and D. Parry. 2001. Repeated insect defoliation effects on growth, nitrogen aquisition, carbohydrates and root demography of poplars. Oecologia 129:65-74.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2641)
  • 2000

    Parry, D. 2000. Induced responses of poplars to defoliation and their effects on leaf-feeding Lepidoptera. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2682)
  • Phillips, C. J., D. Harris, S. L. Dollhopf, K. L. Gross, J. I. Prosser, and E. A. Paul. 2000. Effects of agronomic treatments on the structure and function of ammonia oxidizing communities. Applied Environmental Microbiology 66:5410-5418.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2680)
  • 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)
  • Stoyan, H., H. De-Polli, S. Bohm, G. P. Robertson, and E. A. Paul. 2000. Spatial variability of soil respiration and related soil properties at the plant scale. Plant and Soil 222:203-214.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2663)
  • 1999

    Kosola, K. R. 1999. Laparascopic sampling of roots of known age from an expandable-wall minirhizotron system. Agronomy Journal 91:876-879.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2734)
  • 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)
  • Scriber, J. M., K. Weir, D. Parry, and J. Deering. 1999. Using hybrid and backcross larvae of Papilio canadensis and Papilio glaucus to detect induced phytochemical resistance in hybrid poplar trees experimentally defoliated by gypsy moths. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 91:233-236.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2715)
  • 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)
  • Marino, P. C. and K. L. Gross. 1998. Competitive effects of conspecific and herbaceous (weeds) plants on growth and branch architecture of Populus x euramericana cv. Eugenei. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 28:359-367.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2767)
  • 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)
  • Rettig, J. E., R. C. Fuller, A. L. Corbett, and T. Getty. 1997. Fluctuating asymmetry as an indicator of ecological stress. Oikos 80:123-127.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2811)
  • 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

    Horwath, W. R., E. A. Paul, D. Harris, J. Norton, L. Jagger, and K. A. Horton. 1996. Defining a realistic control for the chloroform fumigation incubation method using microscopic counting and 14C substrates. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 76:459-467.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2859)
  • 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)
  • 1994

    Horwath, W. R., K. S. Pregitzer, and E. A. Paul. 1994. 14C allocation in tree soil-systems. Tree Physiology 14:1163-1176.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/2930)
  • 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

    Maas, K. G. 1992. The effects of planting density and weed control on the partitioning of nitrogen and carbon in a hybrid poplar plantation. M.Sc. Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    abstract + pdf abstract pdf (https://lter.kbs.msu.edu/pub/3008)
  • 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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