William Lauenroth

Professor in the Practice

 
Publications (BETA)

This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.

2017

  • Journal Article
    Bradford, J. B., D. R. Schlaepfer, W. K. Lauenroth, C. B. Yackulic, M. Duniway, S. Hall, G. S. Jia, K. Jamiyansharav, S. M. Munson, S. D. Wilson, and B. Tietjen. “Future soil moisture and temperature extremes imply expanding suitability for rainfed agriculture in temperate drylands.” Scientific Reports 7 (2017): Article 12923. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13165-x
  • Journal Article
    Moore L. M. and W. K. Lauenroth. “Differential effects of temperature and precipitation on early- versus late-flowering species.” Ecosphere 8.5 (2017): e01819. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1819
  • Journal Article
    Byrne, K. M., P. B. Adler, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Contrasting effects of precipitation manipulations on plant communities at two Great Plains plant communities.” Journal of Vegetation Science 28.2 (2017): 238-249. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12486
  • Journal Article
    Petrie, M. D., J. B. Bradford, R. M. Hubbard, W. K. Lauenroth, C. M. Andrews, and D. R. Schlaepfer. “Climate change may restrict dryland forest regeneration in the 21st century.” Ecology 98.6 (2017): 1548-1559. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1791
  • Journal Article
    Tietjen, B., D. R. Schlaepfer, J. B. Bradford, W. K. Lauenroth, S. A. Hall, M. C. Duniway, T. Hochstrasser, G. S. Jia, S. M. Munson, D. A. Pyke, and S. D. Wilson. “Climate change-induced vegetation shifts lead to more ecological droughts despite projected rainfall increases in many global temperate drylands.” Global Change Biology 23.7 (2017): 2743–2754. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13598
  • Journal Article
    Schlaepfer, D. R., J. B. Bradford, W. K. Lauenroth, S. M. Munson, B. Tietjen, S. A. Hall, S. D. Wilson, M. C. Duniway, G. Jia, D. A. Pyke, A. Lkhagva, and K. Jamiyansharav. “Climate change reduces extent of temperate drylands and intensifies drought in deep soils.” Nature Communications 8 (2017): 14196. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14196
  • Journal Article
    Pennington, V. E., K. A. Palmquist, J. B. Bradford, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Climate and Soil Texture Influence Patterns of Forb Species Richness and Composition in Big Sagebrush Plant Communities Across their Spatial Extent in the Western US.” Plant Ecology 218.8 (2017): 957-970. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-017-0743-9
  • Journal Article - Forthcoming
    Rottler, C. M., I. C. Burke, K. A. Palmquist, J. B. Bradford, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Current reclamation practices after oil and gas development do not speed up succession or plant community recovery in big sagebrush ecosystems in Wyoming.” Restoration Ecology (2017). DOI: 10.1111/rec.12543
  • 2016

  • Journal Article
    Palmquist, K. A., D. R. Schlaepfer, J. B. Bradford, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Mid-latitude shrub steppe plant communities: climate change consequences for soil water resources.” Ecology 97.9 (2016): 2342-2354. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1457
  • Journal Article
    Pennington, V. E., D. R. Schlaepfer, J. L. Beck, J. B. Bradford, K. A. Palmquist, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Sagebrush, greater sage-grouse, and the occurrence and importance of forbs.” Western North American Naturalist 76.3 (2016): 298-312. DOI: 10.3398/064.076.0307
  • Journal Article
    Martyn, T. E., J. B. Bradford, D. R. Schlaepfer, I. C. Burke, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Seed bank and big sagebrush plant community composition in a range margin for big sagebrush.” Ecosphere 7.10 (2016): e01453. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1453
  • Journal Article
    Palmquist, K. A., D. R. Schlaepfer, J. B. Bradford, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Spatial and ecological variation in shrub steppe ecohydrological responses to climate change: Implications for management.” Ecosphere 7.11 (2016): e01590. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1590
  • Journal Article
    Moore, L. M. and W. K. Lauenroth. “Twelve Years of High-Resolution Near-Surface Radiometer Data Provides Insight into End-of-Season Controls in a Dry Grassland.” Western North American Naturalist 76.2 (2016): 143-162. DOI: 10.3398/064.076.0202
  • Journal Article
    Petrie, M. D., A. M. Wildeman, J. B. Bradford, R. M. Hubbard, and W. K. Lauenroth. “A review of precipitation and temperature control on seedling emergence and establishment for ponderosa and lodgepole pine forest regeneration.” Forest Ecology and Management 361 (2016): 328-338. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.11.028
  • 2015

  • Journal Article
    Avirmed, O., W. K. Lauenroth, I. C. Burke, and M. L. Mobley. “Sagebrush steppe recovery on 30-90-year-old abandoned oil and gas wells.” Ecosphere 6.7 (2015): 115. DOI: 10.1890/ES14-00175.1
  • Journal Article
    Bell, D. M., J. B. Bradford, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Scale dependence of disease impacts on quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) mortality in the southwestern United States.” Ecology 96.7 (2015): 1835-1845. DOI: 10.1890/14-1184.1
  • Journal Article
    Schlaepfer, D. R., K. A. Taylor, V. E. Pennington, K. N. Nelson, T. E. Martyn, C. M. Rottler, W. K. Lauenroth, and J. B. Bradford. “Simulated big sagebrush regeneration supports predicted changes at the trailing and leading edges of distribution shifts.” Ecosphere 6.1 (2015): 1-31. DOI: 10.1890/ES14-00208.1
  • 2014

  • Journal Article
    Bradford, J.B., D.R. Schlaepfer, W. K. Lauenroth, and I. C. Burke. “Shifts in plant functional types have time-dependent and regionally variable impacts on dryland ecosystem water balance.” Journal of Ecology 102.6 (2014): 1408-1418. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12289
  • Journal Article
    Bell, D. M., J. B. Bradford, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Mountain landscapes offer few opportunities for high-elevation tree species migration.” Global Change Biology 20.5 (2014): 1441-1451. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12504
  • Journal Article
    Avirmed, O., I. C. Burke, M. L. Mobley, W. K. Lauenroth, and D. R. Schlaepfer. “Natural recovery of soil organic matter in 30–90-year-old abandoned oil and gas wells in sagebrush steppe.” Ecosphere 5.3 (2014): 1-13. DOI: 10.1890/ES13-00272.1
  • Journal Article
    Bradford, J. B., D. R. Schlaepfer, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Ecohydrology of Adjacent Sagebrush and Lodgepole Pine Ecosystems: The Consequences of Climate Change and Disturbance.” Ecosystems 17.4 (2014): 590-605. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-013-9745-1
  • Journal Article
    Newbold, T. A. S., P. Stapp, K. E. Levensailor, J. D. Derner, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Community Responses of Arthropods to a Range of Traditional and Manipulated Grazing in Shortgrass Steppe.” Environmental Entomology 43.3 (2014): 556-568. DOI: 10.1603/EN12333
  • Journal Article
    Chu, CJ., H. M. Havstad, N. Kaplan, W. K. Lauenroth, M. P. McClaran, D. P. Peters, L. T. Vermeire, and P. B. Adler. “Life form influences survivorship patterns for 109 herbaceous perennials from six semi-arid ecosystems.” Journal of Vegetation Science 25.4 (2014): 947-954. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12106
  • Journal Article
    Schlaepfer, D. R., W. K. Lauenroth, and J. B. Bradford. “Natural Regeneration Processes in Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata).” Rangeland Ecology and Management 67.4 (2014): 344-357. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-13-00079.1
  • Journal Article
    Bell, D. M., J. B. Bradford, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Early indicators of change: divergent climate envelopes between tree life stages imply range shifts in the western United States.” Global Ecology and Biogeography 23.2 (2014): 168-180. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12109
  • Journal Article
    Lauenroth, W. K., D. R. Schlaepfer and J. B. Bradford. “Ecohydrology of Dry Regions: Storage vs Pulse Soil Water Dynamics.” Ecosystems 17.8 (2014): 1469-1479. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-014-9808-y
  • Journal Article
    Munson, S. M. and W. K. Lauenroth. “Controls of vegetation structure and net primary production in restored grasslands.” Journal of Applied Ecology 51.4 (2014): 988-996. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12283
  • Journal Article
    Bell, D. M., J. B. Bradford, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Forest stand structure, productivity, and age mediate climate effects on aspen decline.” Ecology 95.8 (2014): 2040-2046. DOI: 10.1890/14-0093.1
  • Journal Article
    Schlaepfer, D. R., W. K. Lauenroth and J. B. Bradford. “Modeling regeneration responses of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) to abiotic conditions.” Ecological Modeling 286 (2014): 66-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.04.021
  • 2013

  • Journal Article
    Byrne, K. M., W. K. Lauenroth, and P. B. Adler. “Contrasting Effects of Precipitation Manipulations on Production in Two Sites within the Central Grassland Region, USA.” Ecosystems 16.6 (2013): 1039-1051. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-013-9666-z
  • Journal Article
    Lkhagva, A., B. Boldgiv, C. E. Goulden, O. Yadamsuren, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Effects of grazing on plant community structure and aboveground net primary production of semiarid boreal steppe of northern Mongolia.” Grassland Science 59.3 (2013): 135-145. DOI: 10.1111/grs.12022
  • Journal Article
    Burke, I. C., E. E. Bontti, J. E. Barrett, P. N. Lowe, W. K. Lauenroth, and R. Riggle. “Impact of labile and recalcitrant carbon treatments on available nitrogen and plant communities in a semiarid ecosystem.” Ecological Applications 23.3 (2013): 537-545. DOI: 10.1890/12-0015.1
  • 2012

  • Journal Article
    Munson, S. M. and W. K. Lauenroth. “Plant Community Recovery Following Restoration in Semiarid Grasslands.” Restoration Ecology 20.5 (2012): 656-663. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00808.x
  • Journal Article
    Asensio, L. A. B. and W. K. Lauenroth. “Conservation Grazing Management: A Novel Approach to Livestock Management and Biodiversity Conservation on the Canary Islands.” Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 36.7 (2012): 744-758. DOI: 10.1080/10440046.2011.627992
  • Journal Article
    Schlaepfer, D. R., W. K. Lauenroth, and J. B. Bradford. “Consequences of declining snow accumulation for water balance of mid-latitude dry regions.” Global Change Biology 18.6 (2012): 1988-1997. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02642.x
  • Journal Article
    Sala, O. E., R. A. Golluscio, W. K. Lauenroth, and P. A. Roset. “Contrasting nutrient-capture strategies in shrubs and grasses of a Patagonian arid ecosystem.” Journal of Arid Environments 82 (2012): 130-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.02.015
  • Journal Article
    Schlaepfer, D. R., W. K. Lauenroth, and J. B. Bradford. “Ecohydrological niche of sagebrush ecosystems.” Ecohydrology 5.4 (2012): 453-466. DOI: 10.1002/eco.238
  • Journal Article
    Lauenroth, W. K. and J. B. Bradford. “Ecohydrology of dry regions of the United States: water balance consequences of small precipitation events.” Ecohydrology 5.1 (2012): 46-53. DOI: 10.1002/eco.195
  • Journal Article
    Wells, F. E., W. K. Lauenroth, and J. B. Bradford. “Recreational Trails as Corridors for Alien Plants in the Rocky Mountains, USA.” Western North American Naturalist 72.4 (2012): 507-533. DOI: 10.3398/064.072.0408
  • Journal Article
    Schlaepfer, D. R., W. K. Lauenroth, and D. B. Bradford. “Effects of ecohydrological variables on current and future ranges, local suitability patterns, and model accuracy in big sagebrush.” Ecography 35.4 (2012): 374-384. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.06928.x
  • Journal Article
    Munson, S.M., W. K. Lauenroth, and I. C. Burke. “Soil carbon and nitrogen recovery on semiarid Conservation Reserve Program lands.” Journal of Arid Environments 79 (2012): 25-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.11.027
  • 2011

  • Journal Article
    Evans, S. E., I. C. Burke, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Controls on soil organic carbon and nitrogen in Inner Mongolia, China: A cross-continental comparison of temperate grasslands.” Global Biogeochemical Cycles 25.3 (2011): GB3006. DOI: 10.1029/2010GB003945
  • Journal Article
    Byrne, K. M., W. K. Lauenroth, P. B. Adler, and C. M. Byrne. “Estimating Aboveground Net Primary Production in Grasslands: A Comparison of Nondestructive Methods.” Rangeland Ecology and Management 64.5 (2011): 498-505. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-10-00145.1
  • Journal Article
    Evans, S. E., K. M. Byrne, W. K. Lauenroth, and I. C. Burke. “Defining the limit to resistance in a drought-tolerant grassland: long-term severe drought significantly reduces the dominant species and increases ruderals.” Journal of Ecology 99.6 (2011): 1500-1507. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01864.x
  • Journal Article
    Bontti, E. E., I. C. Burke, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Nitrogen partitioning between microbes and plants in the shortgrass steppe.” Plant and Soil 342.1 (2011): 445-457. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-010-0708-4
  • Journal Article
    Sasaki, T. and W. K. Lauenroth. “Dominant species, rather than diversity, regulates temporal stability of plant communities.” Oecologia 166.3 (2011): 761-768. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-1916-1
  • 2010

  • Journal Article
    Hwang, B. C. and W. K Lauenroth. “Effect of Nitrogen, Water and Neighbors on the Growth of Hesperis matronalis in a Natural Community.” The American Midland Naturalist 163.1 (2010): 212-219. DOI: 10.1674/0003-0031-163.1.212
  • Journal Article
    Munson, S. M., T. J. Benton, W. K. Lauenroth, and I. C. Burke. “Soil carbon flux following pulse precipitation events in the shortgrass steppe.” Ecological Research 25.1 (2010): 205-211. DOI: 10.1007/s11284-009-0651-0
  • 2009

  • Journal Article
    White, M. A., K. M. de Beurs, K. Didan, D. W. Inouye, A. D. Richardson, O. P. Jensen, J. O'Keefe, G. Zhang, R. R. Nemani, W. J. D. van Leeuwan, J. F. Brown, A. de Wit, M. Schaepman, XM Lin, M. Dettinger, A. S. Bailey, J. Kimball, M. D. Schwartz, D. D. Baldocchi, J. T. Lee, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Intercomparison, interpretation, and assessment of spring phenology in North America estimated from remote sensing for 1982–2006.” Global Change Biology 15.10 (2009): 2335-2359. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01910.x
  • Journal Article
    McCulley, R. L., I. C. Burke, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Conservation of nitrogen increases with precipitation across a major grassland gradient in the Central Great Plains of North America.” Oecologia 159.3 (2009): 571-581. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-008-1229-1
  • Journal Article
    Derner, J. D., W. K. Lauenroth, P. Stapp, and D. J. Augustine. “Livestock as Ecosystem Engineers for Grassland Bird Habitat in the Western Great Plains of North America.” Rangeland Ecology and Management 62.2 (2009): 111-118. DOI: 10.2111/08-008.1
  • Journal Article
    Lauenroth, W. K. and J. B. Bradford. “Ecohydrology of dry regions of the United States: precipitation pulses and intraseasonal drought.” Ecohydrology 2.2 (2009): 173-181. DOI: 10.1002/eco.53
  • Journal Article
    Munson, S. M. and W. K. Lauenroth. “Plant population and community responses to removal of dominant species in the shortgrass steppe.” Journal of Vegetation Science 20.2 (2009): 224-232. DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2009.05556.x
  • 2008

  • Journal Article
    Lauenroth, W. K. and P. B. Adler. “Demography of perennial grassland plants: survival, life expectancy and life span.” Journal of Ecology 96.5 (2008): 1023-1032. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2008.01415.x
  • Journal Article
    Adair, E. C., I. C. Burke, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Contrasting effects of resource availability and plant mortality on plant community invasion by Bromus tectorum L.” Plant and Soil 304.1 (2008): 103-115. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-007-9525-9
  • Journal Article
    Hwang, B. C. and W. K. Lauenroth. “Effect of nitrogen, water and neighbor density on the growth of Hesperis matronalis and two native perennials.” Biological Invasions 10.5 (2008): 771-779. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-007-9171-4
  • Edited Book
    Lauenroth, W. K. and I. C. Burke. Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective. Ed. W. K. Lauenroth and I.C. Burke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Link
  • Book Chapter
    Milchunas, D. G. and W. K. Lauenroth. “Effects of Grazing on Abundance and Distribution of Shortgrass Steppe Consumers.” Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective. Ed. W. K. Lauenroth and I. C. Burke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 536p. Link
  • Book Chapter
    Milchunas, D. G., W. K. Lauenroth, I. C. Burke, and J. K. Detling. “Effects of Grazing on Vegetation.” Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective. Ed. W. K. Lauenroth and I. C. Burke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 536p. Link
  • Book Chapter
    Lauenroth, W. K., D. G. Milchunas, O. E. Sala, I. C. Burke, and J. A. Morgan. “Net Primary Production in the Shortgrass Steppe.” Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective. Ed. W. K. Lauenroth and I.C. Burke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 536p. Link
  • Book Chapter
    D. P. C. Peters and W. K. Lauenroth. “Simulation of Disturbances and Recovery in Shortgrass Steppe Plant Communities.” Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective. Ed. W. K. Lauenroth and I. C. Burke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 536p. Link
  • Book Chapter
    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. “Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Dynamics of Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystems.” Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective. Ed. W. K. Lauenroth and I. C. Burke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 536p. Link
  • Book Chapter
    Burke, I. C., W. K. Lauenroth, M. F. Antolin, J. D. Derner, D. G. Milchunas, J. A. Morgan, and P. Stapp. “The Future of the Shortgrass Steppe.” Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective. Ed. W. K. Lauenroth and I. C. Burke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 536p. Link
  • Book Chapter
    D. P. C. Peters, W. K. Lauenroth, and I. C. Burke. “The role of disturbances in shortgrass steppe community and ecosystem dynamics.” Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective. Ed. W. K. Lauenroth and I.C. Burke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 536p. Link
  • Book Chapter
    Lauenroth, W. K., I. C. Burke, and J. A. Morgan. “The Shortgrass Steppe: The Region and Research Sites.” Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective. Ed. W. K. Lauenroth and I. C. Burke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 536p. Link
  • Book Chapter
    Lauenroth, W. K. “Vegetation of the Shortgrass Steppe.” Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective. Ed. W. K. Lauenroth and I. C. Burke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 536p. Link
  • Journal Article
    Cleland, E. E., C. M. Clark, S. L. Collins, J. E. Fargione, L. Gough, K. L. Gross, D. G. Milchunas, S. C. Pennings, W. D. Bowman, I. C. Burke, W. K. Lauenroth, G. P. Robertson, J. C. Simpson, D. Tilman, and K. N. Suding. “Species Responses to Nitrogen Fertilization in Herbaceous Plant Communities, and Associated Species Traits. (Data Paper).” Ecology 89.4 (2008): 1175-1175. DOI: 10.1890/07-1104.1
  • Journal Article
    Oyarzabal, M., J. M. Paruelo, F. del Pino, M. Oesterheld, and W. K. Lauenroth. “Trait differences between grass species along a climatic gradient in South and North America.” Journal of Vegetation Science 19.2 (2008): 183-192. DOI: 10.3170/2007-8-18349
  • 2007

  • Journal Article
    Wells, F. H. and W. K. Lauenroth. “The Potential for Horses to Disperse Alien Plants Along Recreational Trails.” Rangeland Ecology and Management 60.6 (2007): 574-577. DOI: 10.2111/06-102R1.1