Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory


  1. Wyant, K.A., M.L. Draney, H.H. Horton, G.N. Selby, R.T. Simpson, and J.C. Moore. Arctic Spider Community Response to Fertilization and Herbivore Exclusion. Journal of Ecology (in preparation).
  2. Melville-Smith, K., M.K. Chelius, L. Weaver, and J.C. Moore. The functional response of the collembolan Folsomia candida (Willem) and its fungal prey under different temperature regimes. Oikos (in preparation).
  3. Horton, H., M. Quirk, R. Horrocks, and J.C. Moore. The effects of introduced wood on the densities of sediment dwelling microbes and invertebrates within Wind Cave, South Dakota, USA. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies (in preparation).
  4. Quirk, M.H., R. Ramirez, H.F. Horton, S. Davis, and J.C. Moore. Science and literacy­­–Ecology in elementary education: Lessons from life under feet. American Biology Teacher (in preparation).
  5. Beresford, G.W., G.N. Selby, and J.C. Moore. The effects of UV-B radiation exposure on the life history, habitat selection, and DNA of the collembolan Folsomia candida (Willem). Pedobiologia (in revision).
  6. Chelius, M.K. G. Beresford, A. Morrow-Baker, R. Horrocks, J. Ellers, and J.C. Moore. A springtail of two cities, and Wolbachia mediated speciation. (submitted; in revison).
  7. Wolkovich, E.M., S. Allesina, K.L. Cottingham, J.C. Moore, S.A. Sandin, and C. de Mazancourt. Linking the green and brown worlds: The prevalence and effect of multi-channel omnivory in food webs. The American Naturalist (submitted; in revision).
  8. Rahm, J., and J.C. Moore. Positioning in the world of science: A Look at Four Youths’ Hybrid Identity Work Within and Beyond a Math and Science Upward Bound Program. Science Education (submitted; in revision).
  9. Hagen, E.M., K.E. McCluney, K.A. Wyant, C.U. Soykan, A.C. Keller, K.C. Luttermose, E.J. Holmes. J.C. Moore, J.L. Sabo. 2012. A meta-analysis of the effects of detritus on primary producers and consumers in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. Oikos 121: 1507-1515.
  10. Gough, L., J.C. Moore, G.R. Shaver, R.T. Simpson, and D.R. Johnson 2012. Above- and belowground responses to increased nutrients in Arctic tundra: Implications for understanding of carbon cycling. Ecology 93: 1683-1694.
  11. Robertson, G.P., N. Brokaw, S. Collins, H. Ducklow, D. Foster, T.L. Gragson, C. Gries, S. Hamilton, D. McGuire, J.C. Moore, E. Stanley, R. Waide, and M.W. Williams. 2012. Long term ecological research in a human dominated world. Bioscience 62: 342-353.
  12. Wyant, K.A., M.L. Draney, and J.C. Moore. 2011. Epigeal spider (Araneae) communities of the Moist Acidic and Dry Heath tundra at Toolik Lake, Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 43: 301-312.
  13. Newman, G., A. Crall, M. Laituri, J. Graham, T. Stohlgren, J.C. Moore, K. Kodrich, K.A. Holfelder. 2010. Teaching citizen science skills online: Implications for invasive species training programs. Applied Environmental Education and Communication 9:276-286.
  14. Jordan, T.E., O.E. Sala, S.G. Stafford, J.L. Bubier, J.C. Crittenden, S.L. Cutter, A.C. Kay, G.D. Libecap, J.C. Moore, N.N. Rabalais, J.M. Shepard, and J. Travis. 2010. Tipping our Science: New NSF Report Recommends Interdisciplinary Approach to Study Natural and Social Systems. EOS 91:143-144.
  15. Hoeksema J.D., V.B. Chaudhary, C.A. Gehring, N.C. Johnson, J. Karst, R.T. Koide, A. Pringle, C. Zabinski, J.D. Bever, J.C. Moore, G.W.T. Wilson, J.N. Klironomos, and J. Umbanhowar. 2010. A meta-analysis of context-dependency in plant response to mycorrhizal fungi. Ecology Letters 13:394-407.
  16. Stafford, S.G., D.M. Bartels, S. Begay-Campbell, J.L. Bubier, J.C. Crittenden, S.L. Cuttter, J.R. Delaney, T.E. Jordan, A.C. Kay, G.D. Libecap, J.C. Moore, N.N. Rabalais, D. Rejeski, O.E. Sala, J.M. Shepherd, J. Travis. 2010. A call to action: Transitions and tipping points in complex environmental systems. Environment 52:38-45.
  17. Ayers, E., H. Steltzer, B.L. Simmons, R.T. Simpson, J.M. Steinweg, M.D. Wallenstein, N. Mellor, W.J. Parton, J.C. Moore, D.H. Wall. 2009. Home-field advantage accelerates leaf litter decomposition in forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41:606-610.
  18. Johnson, N.C., V.B. Chaudhary, J.D. Hoeksema, J.C. Moore, A. Pringle, J.A. Umbanhower, and G.W.T. Wilson. 2009. Mysterious mycorrhizae? A field trip and classroom experiment to demystify symbioses formed between plants and fungi. The American Biology Teacher 71:424-429.
  19. Chelius, M.K., G. Beresford, H. Horton, M. Quirk, G. Selby, R.T. Simpson, R. Horrocks, and J.C. Moore. 2009. Impacts of Alterations of Organic Inputs on the Bacterial Community within the sediments of Wind Cave, South Dakota, USA. International Journal of Speleology 38:17-26.
  20. Rooney, N., K. McCann, and J.C. Moore. 2008. A metabolic theory for food webs on the landscape. Ecology Letters11:867-881.
  21. Rooney, N., K. McCann, G. Gellner, and J.C. Moore. 2006. Structural asymmetry and the stability of diverse food webs. Nature 442:265-269.
  22. Collins–Johnson, N., J.D. Hoeksema, L. Abbott, J. Bever, V.B. Chaudhary, C. Gehring, J. Klironomos, R. Koide, R.M Miller, J.C. Moore, P. Moutoglis, M. Schwartz, S. Simard, W. Swenson, J. Umbanhowar, G. Wilson, and C. Zabinski. 2006. From Lilliput to Brobdingnag: Extending models of mycorrhizal function across scales. Bioscience 56:889-900.
  23. Pritekel, C., A. Whittemore-Olson, N. Snow, and J.C. Moore. 2006. Impacts from invasive plant species and their control on the plant community and belowground ecosystem at Rocky Mountain National Park, USA. Applied Soil Ecology 32:132-141.
  24. Kazachkov, A., D. Kryuchkov, C. Willis, and J.C. Moore. 2006. An atmospheric pressure ping-pong ‘ballometer.’ The Physics Teacher 44:492-495.
  25. Moore, J.C. K. McCann, and P.C. de Ruiter. 2005. Modeling trophic pathways, nutrient cycling, and dynamic stability in soils. Pedobiologia 49:499-510.
  26. de Ruiter, P.C., V. Wolters, J.C. Moore, and K. Winemiller. 2005. Food Web Ecology: Playing Jenga and Beyond. Science 309:68-71.
  27. Rahm, J., M-P Reny, and J.C. Moore. 2005. The role of after-school and summer science programs in the lives of urban youth. School Science and Mathematics 105:1-9.
  28. Moore, J.C., E.L. Berlow, D.C. Coleman, P.C. de Ruiter, Q. Dong, A. Hastings, N. Collins-Johnson, K. S. McCann, K. Melville, P.J. Morin, K. Nadelhoffer, A.D. Rosemond, D.M. Post, J.L. Sabo, K.M. Scow, M.J. Vanni, and D. Wall. 2004. Detritus, Trophic Dynamics, and Biodiversity. Ecology Letters 7:584-600.
  29. de Ruiter, P.C., V. Wolters, J.C. Moore, and K. Winemiller. 2005. Food Web Ecology: Playing Jenga and Beyond. Science 309:68-71.
  30. Milchunas, D.G., J.Y. King, A.R. Mosier, J.C. Moore, J.A. Morgan, M.H. Quirk, and J.R. Slusser. 2004. UV Radiation effects on plant growth and forage quality in a shortgrass steppe ecosystem. Photochemistry and Photobiology 79:404-410.
  31. Chelius, M. K., and J.C. Moore. 2004. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Archaea and Bacteria in Wind Cave, South Dakota. Geomicrobiology Journal 21:123-134.
  32. Schröter D., L. Brussaard, G. De Deyn, K. Poveda, V.K. Brown, M.P. Berg, D.A. Wardle, J. Moore, D.H. Wall. 2004. Trophic interactions in a changing world: modelling aboveground-belowground interactions. Special issue on Above and Belowground Interactions, edited by W. Van Der Putten, P.C. de Ruiter, M. Bezemer and J. Harvey. Basic and Applied Ecology 5:515-528.
  33. Trautman, N.M, W.S. Carlsen, C.J. Fick, F.E. Gardner, L. Kenyon, J.C. Moore, H. Moscovici, M. Thomson. 2003. Peer review: Learning science as science is practiced. Journal of College Science Teaching XXXII:443-447.
  34. Rahm, J., H.C. Miller, L. Hartley and J.C. Moore. 2003. The value of an emergent notion of authenticity: examples from two student/teacher-scientist partnership programs. Journal of Research in Science Teaching 40:737-756.
  35. Montgomery, C.E., S.P. Mackessy, and J.C. Moore. 2003. Body size variation in the Texas Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma cornutum, from Central Mexico to Colorado. Journal of Herpetology, 37:550-553.
  36. Moore, J.C., K. McCann, H. Setälä and P.C. de Ruiter. 2003. Top-down is bottom-up: Does predation in the rhizosphere regulate aboveground production. Ecology 84:84-857.
  37. Doles, J.L., R.J. Zimmerman, and J.C. Moore. 2001. Soil microarthropod community structure and dynamics in organic and conventionally managed apple orchards in Western Colorado, USA. Applied Soil Ecology 18:83-96
  38. Moore, J.C., B.B. Tripp, R. Simpson, and D.C. Coleman. 2000. A springtail in the classroom: Folsomia candida as a model for inquiry-based laboratories. American Biology Teacher 62:512-519.
  39. Wall, D.W. and J.C. Moore. 1999. Interactions underground: soil biodiversity, mutualism and ecosystem processes. BioScience 49:109-117.
  40. de Ruiter, P.C., A. Neutel, and J.C. Moore. 1998. Biodiversity in soil ecosystems - the role of energy flow and community stability. Applied Soil Ecology 10:217-228.
  41. Moore, J.C., P.C. de Ruiter, H.W. Hunt, D.C. Coleman, and D.W. Freckman. 1996. Microcosms in soil ecology: Critical Linkages between field and modelling data. Ecology 77:694-705.
  42. de Ruiter, P.C., A. Neutel, and J.C. Moore. 1995. Energetics, patterns of interaction strengths, and stability in real ecosystems. Science 269:1257-1260.
  43. de Ruiter, P.C., A. Neutel, and J.C. Moore. 1994. Modelling food webs and nutrient cycling in agro-ecosystems. TREE 9:378-383
  44. Moore, J.C. 1994. Impact of agricultural practices on soil food web structure: Theory and Application. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 51:239-247.
  45. Moore, J.C., and P.C. de Ruiter 1993. Assessment of Disturbance on Soil Ecosystems. Veterinary Parasitology 48:75-85.
  46. Moore, J.C., P.C. de Ruiter, and H.W. Hunt. 1993. Soil invertebrate/micro-invertebrate interactions: disproportionate effects of species on food web structure and function. Veterinary Parasitology 48:247-260.
  47. Moore, J.C., P.C. de Ruiter, and H.W. Hunt. 1993. The influence of productivity on the stability of real and model ecosystems. Science 261:906-908.
  48. de Ruiter, P.C., J.A. Van Veen, J.C. Moore, L. Brussaard, and H.W. Hunt. 1993. Calculation of nitrogen mineralization in soil food webs. Plant and Soil 157:263-273.
  49. de Ruiter, P.C., J.C. Moore, Zwart, K.B., Bloem, J.B., Bouwman, L.A., Hassink, J. Marinissen, J.Y.C., Didden, W.A.M., De Vos, J.A., Lebbink, G. and Brussaard, L. 1993. Simulation of nitrogen mineralization in the belowground food webs of two winter wheat fields. Journal of Applied Ecology 30:95-106.
  50. Noordwijk, M. van, P.C. de Ruiter, K.B. Zwart, J. Bloem, and J.C. Moore. 1993. Synlocation of biological activity, roots, cracks and recent organic inputs in a sugar beet field. Geoderma 56:265-276.
  51. Moore, J.C., and P. C. de Ruiter. 1991. Temporal and spatial heterogeneity of trophic interactions within belowground food webs: An analytical approach to understand multi-dimensional systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 34:371-397.
  52. Hunt, H.W., M. J. Trlica, E. F. Redente, J.C. Moore, J.K. Detling, T.G.F. Kittel, D.E. Walter, M.C. Fowler, D.A. Klein, and E.T. Elliott. 1991. Simulation model of the ecosystem level effects of climate change in temperate grasslands. Ecological Modelling. 53:205-246.
  53. Moore, J.C., H. J.C. Zwetsloot, and P.C. de Ruiter. 1990. Statistical analysis and simulation of belowground food webs. Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Sciences 38:303-316.
  54. Carpenter, A.T., J.C. Moore, and E.F. Redente. 1990. Plant community structural dynamics in relation to nutrient addition following a major disturbance in a semiarid ecosystem. Plant and Soil 126:91-99.
  55. Coleman, D.C., E.R. Ingham, J.C. Moore, E.T. Elliott, H.W. Hunt, and C.P.P. Reid. 1990. Seasona; and faunal effects on decomposition in semiarid prairie, meadow and lodgepole pine forest. Pedobiologia 34:207-219.
  56. Moore, J.C., D.E. Walter, and H.W. Hunt. 1989. Habitat compartmentation and environmental correlates to food chain length. Science 243:238-239.
  57. Ingham, E.R., D.C. Coleman and J.C. Moore. 1989. An analysis of food-web structure and function in a shortgrass prairie, a mountain meadow, and a lodge pole pine forest. Biology and Fertility of Soils 8:29-37.
  58. Redente, E.F., M.E. Biondini, and J.C. Moore. 1989. Observations on biomass dynamics of a crested wheatgrass and native shortgrass ecosystems in southern Wyoming. Journal of Range Management 42:113-118.
  59. Walter, D.E., J.C. Moore, and S.J. Loring. 1989. Symphylella sp. (Symphyla: Scolopendrellidae) predators of arthropods and nematodes in grassland soils. Pedobiologia 33:113-116.
  60. Moore, J.C. 1988. Influence of soil microarthropods on belowground symbiotic and non-symbiotic mutualisms. Interactions between soil inhabiting invertebrates and microorganisms in relation to plant growth. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 24:147-159.
  61. Moore, J.C., and H.W. Hunt. 1988. Resource compartmentation and the stability of real ecosystems. Nature 333:261-263.
  62. Moore, J.C., D.E. Walter, and H.W. Hunt. 1988. Arthropod regulation of micro-and mesobiota in belowground detrital food webs. Annual Review of Entomology 33:419-439.
  63. Moore, J.C., E.R. Ingham, and D.C. Coleman. 1987. Inter- and intraspecific feeding selectivity of Folsomia candida (Willem) (Collembola, Isotomidae) on fungi. Biology and Fertility of Soil 5:6-12.
  64. Hunt, H.W., D.C. Coleman, E.R. Ingham, R.E. Ingham, E.T. Elliott, J.C. Moore, S.L. Rose, C.P.P. Reid, and C.R. Morley. 1987. The detrital food web in a shortgrass prairie. Biology and Fertility of Soil 3:57-68.
  65. Walter, D.E., J.B. Kethley, and J.C. Moore. 1987. A heptane flotation method for recovering microarthropods from semiarid soils, with comparison to the Merchant-Crossley high gradient method and estimates of microarthropod biomass. \ Pedobiologia 30:221-232.
  66. Ingham, E.R., J.A. Trofymow, R.N. Ames, H.W. Hunt, C.R. Morley, J.C. Moore, and D.C. Coleman. 1986. Trophic interactions and nitrogen cycling in a semiarid grassland soil. Part I. Seasonal dynamics of the natural populations, their interactions and effects on nitrogen cycling. Journal of Applied Ecology 23:597-614.
  67. Ingham, E.R., J.A. Trofymow, R.N. Ames, H.W. Hunt, C.R. Morley, J.C. Moore, and D.C. Coleman. 1986. Trophic interactions and nitrogen cycling in a semiarid grassland soil. Part II. System responses to removal of different groups of soil microbes or fauna. Journal of Applied Ecology 23:615-630.
  68. Moore, J.C., T.V. St. John, and D.C. Coleman. 1985. Ingestion of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphae and spores by soil microarthropods. Ecology 66:1979-1981.
  69. Moore, J.C., J.A. Trofymow, and C.R. Morley. 1985. A technique to decontaminate soil microarthropods for introduction to gnotobiotic systems. Pedobiologia 28:185-190.
  70. Moore, J.C., R.J. Snider, and L.S. Robertson. 1984. Effects of different management practices on Collembola and Acarina in corn production systems. I. The effects of no-till and Atrazine. Pedobiologia 26:143-152.
  71. Elliott, E.T., K. Horton, J.C. Moore, D.C. Coleman, and C.V. Cole. 1984. Mineralization dynamics in fallow dryland wheat plots, Colorado. Plant and Soil 79:149-155.