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  • 2023

    Arnold, M. B., M. Back, M. D. Crowell, N. Farooq, P. Ghimire, O. A. Obarein, K. E. Smart, T. Taucher, E. VanderJeugdt, K. I. Perry, D. A. Landis, and C. A. Bahlai. 2023. Coexistence between similar invaders: The case of two cosmopolitan exotic insects. Ecology doi: 10.1002/ecy.3979

  • 2022

    Curtright, A. J. 2022. Carbon-mediated ecological and physiological controls on nitrogen cycling across agricultural landscapes. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI.

  • Liptzin, D., C. E. Norris, S. B. Cappellazzi, G. M. Bean, M. Cope, K. L. Greub, E. L. Rieke, P. W. Tracy, E. Aberle, A. Ashworth, O. Bañuelos Tavarez, A. I. Bary, R. L. Baumhardt, A. Borbón Gracia, D. C. Brainard, J. R. Brennan, D. Briones Reyes, D. Bruhjell, C. N. Carlyle, J. J. Crawford, C. F. Creech, S. W. Culman, B. Deen, C. J. Dell, J. D. Derner, T. F. Ducey, S. W. Duiker, M. F. Dyck, B. H. Ellert, M. H. Entz, A. Espinosa Solorio, S. J. Fonte, S. Fonteyne, A. Fortuna, J. L. Foster, L. M. Fultz, A. V. Gamble, C. M. Geddes, D. Griffin-LaHue, J. H. Grove, S. K. Hamilton, X. Hao, Z. D. Hayden, N. Honsdorf, J. A. Howe, J. A. Ippolito, G. A. Johnson, M. A. Kautz, N. R. Kitchen, S. Kumar, K. S. Kurtz, F. J. Larney, K. L. Lewis, M. Liebman, A. Lopez Ramirez, S. Machado, B. Maharjan, M. A. Martinez Gamiño, W. E. May, M. P. McClaran, M. D. McDaniel, N. Millar, J. P. Mitchell, A. D. Moore, P. A. Moore, M. Mora Gutiérrez, K. A. Nelson, E. C. Omondi, S. L. Osborne, L. Osorio Alcalá, P. Owens, E. M. Pena-Yewtukhiw, H. J. Poffenbarger, B. Ponce Lira, J. R. Reeve, T. M. Reinbott, M. S. Reiter, E. L. Ritchey, K. L. Roozeboom, Y. Rui, A. Sadeghpour, U. M. Sainju, G. R. Sanford, W. F. Schillinger, R. R. Schindelbeck, M. E. Schipanski, A. J. Schlegel, K. M. Scow, L. A. Sherrod, A. L. Shober, S. S. Sidhu, E. Solís Moya, M. St Luce, J. S. Strock, A. E. Suyker, V. R. Sykes, H. Tao, A. Trujillo Campos, L. L. Van Eerd, H. van Es, N. Verhulst, T. J. Vyn, Y. Wang, D. B. Watts, D. L. Wright, T. Zhang, C. L. Morgan, and C. W. Honeycutt. 2022. An evaluation of carbon indicators of soil health in long-term agricultural experiments. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 172:108708.

  • 2021

    Liang, D. and G. P. Robertson. 2021. Nitrification is a minor source of nitrous oxide (N2O) in an agricultural landscape and declines with increasing management intensity. Global Change Biology 27:5599-5613.

  • Liang, D. and G. P. Robertson. 2021. Data from: Nitrification is a minor source of nitrous oxide (N2O) in an agricultural landscape and declines with increasing management intensity. Dryad, Dataset doi: 10.5061/dryad.37pvmcvkz

  • 2020

    Benucci, G. M., B. Rennick, and G. Bonito. 2020. Patient propagules: Do soil archives preserve the legacy of fungal and prokaryotic communities? PLOS ONE doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237368

  • Liang, D., Y. Ouyang, L. K. Tiemann, and G. P. Robertson. 2020. Niche differentiation of bacterial versus archaeal soil nitrifiers induced by ammonium inhibition along a management gradient. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:568588.

  • Liang, D., O. Yang, L. Tiemann, and G. P. Robertson. 2020. Data from: Niche differentiation of bacterial versus archaeal soil nitrifiers induced by ammonium inhibition along a management gradient. Dryad, Dataset https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.573n5tb5w.

  • 2019

    Bradford, M. A., R. L. McCulley, T. W. Crowther, E. E. Oldfield, S. A. Wood, and N. Fierer. 2019. Cross-biome patterns in soil microbial respiration predictable from evolutionary theory on thermal adaptation. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3:223-231.

  • Lavallee, J. M., R. T. Conant, M. L. Haddix, R. F. Follett, M. I. Bird, and E. A. Paul. 2019. Selective preservation of pyrogenic carbon across soil organic matter fractions and its influence on calculations of carbon mean residence times. Geoderma doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.07.024

  • Liang, D. 2019. Microbial sources of nitrous oxide emissions from diverse cropping systems. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI.

  • Thompson, B. E. 2019. Microbial communities regulate nitrogen use efficiency by balancing tradeoff between resource acquisition and growth rate. Thesis, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

  • 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.

  • Gallagher, M. E., F. L. Liljestrand, W. C. Hockaday, and C. A. Masiello. 2017. Plant species, not climate, controls aboveground biomass O2:CO2 exchange ratios in deciduous and coniferous ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 122:2314-2324.

  • 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.

  • 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 .

  • 2015

    Aanderud, Z. T., S. E. Jones, N. Fierer, and J. T. Lennon. 2015. Resuscitation of the rare biosphere contributes to pulses of ecosystem activity. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:24.

  • 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.

  • Birge, H. E., R. T. Conant, R. F. Follett, M. L. Haddix, S. J. Morris, S. S. Snapp, M. D. Wallenstein, and E. A. Paul. 2015. Soil respiration is not limited by reductions in microbial biomass during long-term soil incubations. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 81:304-310.

  • Wright, C. A. 2015. Dynamics of agricultural soil fungi: Impact of agricultural land management on the soil microbial biomass, fungal species richness, and ligninolytic gene structure. Disseration, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

  • 2014

    Landesman, W. J., D. M. Nelson, and M. C. Fitzpatrick. 2014. Soil properties and tree species drive ß-diversity of soil bacterial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 76:201-209.

  • Lee, Z. and T. M. Schmidt. 2014. Bacterial growth efficiency varies in soils under different land management practices. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 69:282-289.

  • 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.

  • 2013

    Aanderud, Z. T., S. E. Jones, D. R. Schoolmaster Jr., N. Fierer, and J. T. Lennon. 2013. Sensitivity of soil respiration and microbial communities to altered snowfall. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 57:217-227.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lennon, J. T., Z. A. Aanderud, B. K. Lehmkuhl, and D. R. Schoolmaster. 2012. Mapping the niche space of soil microorganisms using taxonomy and traits. Ecology 93:1867-1879.

  • 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.

  • Towery, K. 2012. Increasing methane consumption in agricultural soils by use of bacterial inocula. Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI USA.

  • 2011

    Jangid, K., M. A. Williams, A. J. Franzluebbers, T. M. Schmidt, D. C. Coleman, and W. B. Whitman. 2011. Land-use history has a stronger impact on soil microbial community composition than aboveground vegetation and soil properties. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43:2184-2193.

  • 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.

  • Lee, Z. 2011. Bacterial growth efficiency: Assessment in terrestrial ecosystems. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

  • Levine, U. Y., T. K. Teal, G. P. Robertson, and T. M. Schmidt. 2011. Agriculture's impact on microbial diversity and associated fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane. The ISME Journal 5:1683-1691.

  • 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.

  • Wickings, K. and A. S. Grandy. 2011. The oribatid mite Scheloribates moestus (Acari: Oribatida) alters litter chemistry and nutrient cycling during decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43:351-358.

  • 2010

    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.

  • 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.

  • 2009

    Gomez-Alvarez, V., T. K. Teal, and T. M. Schmidt. 2009. Systematic artifacts in metagenomes from complex microbial communities. The ISME Journal 3:1314-1317.

  • Levine, U. 2009. Comparisons of methanotroph communities in soils that consume atmospheric methane. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

  • Quintanilla, M. 2009. Acoustical and nematode community assessment for ecosystem characterization. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

  • Rodrigues, D. F., E. da C. Jesus, H. L. Ayala-del-Río, V. H. Pellizari, D. Gilichinsky, L. Sepulveda-Torres, and J. M. Tiedje. 2009. Biogeography of two cold-adapted genera: Psychrobacter and Exiguobacterium. The ISME Journal 36:658-665.

  • Syswerda, S. P. 2009. Ecosystem services from agriculture across a management intensity gradient in Southwest Michigan. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.

  • Wilke, B. J. and J. M. Kunkle. 2009. What does agriculture have to do with climate change? Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology, Issues Figure Set #3 6:http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v6/figure_sets/climate_change/abstract.html.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2007

    Eichorst, S. A., J. A. Breznak, and T. M. Schmidt. 2007. Isolation and characterization of soil bacteria that define Teniglobus gen. nov., in the phylum Acidobacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:2708-2717.

  • Eichorst, S. A. 2007. Isolation and characterization of members of the phylum Acidobacteria from soils. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

  • Grandy, A. S. and G. P. Robertson. 2007. Land-use intensity effects on soil organic carbon accumulation rates and mechanisms. Ecosystems 10:59-74.

  • Ostrom, N. E., A. J. Pitt, R. L. Sutka, P. H. Ostrom, A. S. Grandy, K. H. Huizinga, and G. P. Robertson. 2007. Isotopologue effects during N2O reduction in soils and in pure cultures of denitrifiers. Journal of Geophysical Research 112:G02005.

  • 2006

    Ambus, P. and G. P. Robertson. 2006. The effect of increased N deposition on nitrous oxide, methane and carbon dioxide fluxes from unmanaged forest and grassland communities in Michigan. Biogeochemistry 79:315-337.

  • 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.

  • Huizinga, K. M. 2006. The diversity of dissimilatory nitrate reducers in an agroecosystem. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

  • Paul, E. A., S. J. Morris, R. T. Conant, and A. F. Plante. 2006. Does the acid hydrolysis incubation method measure meaningful soil organic carbon pools? Soil Science Society of America Journal 70:1023-1035.

  • 2005

    Grandy, A. S. 2005. Ecosystem consequences of soil aggregation following soil disturbance. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

  • Suwanwaree, P. and G. P. Robertson. 2005. Methane oxidation in forest, successional, and no-till agricultural ecosystems: Effects of nitrogen and soil disturbance. Soil Science Society of America Journal 69:1722-1729.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Robertson, G. P. and P. R. Grace. 2004. Greenhouse gas fluxes in tropical and temperate agriculture: The need for a full-cost accounting of global warming potentials. Environment, Development and Sustainability 6:51-63.

  • 2003

    Paul, E. A., S. J. Morris, J. Six, K. Paustian, and E. G. Gregorich. 2003. Interpretation of soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in agricultural and afforested soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 67:1620-1628.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1998

    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.

  • 1997

    Colunga-Garcia, M., S. H. Gage, and D. A. Landis. 1997. Response of an assemblage of Coccinellidae Coleoptera to a diverse agricultural landscape. Environmental Entomology 26:797-804.

  • 1996

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

  • 1995

    Gross, K. L., K. S. Pregitzer, and A. J. Burton. 1995. Spatial variation in nitrogen availability in three successional plant communities. Journal of Ecology 83:357-367.

  • 1993

    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.

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