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This summary includes publications first published online and/or in print during April 2015. If a publication was missed for this period, please contact Amanda Morrison at

In Print

Alexander, P., K. Paustian, P. Smith, and D. Moran. 2015. The economics of soil C sequestration and agricultural emissions abatement. SOIL 1:331–339.

Floyd, M. L., W. H. Romme, M. E. Rocca, D. P. Hanna, and D. D. Hanna. 2015. Structural and regenerative changes in old-growth piñon–juniper woodlands following drought-induced mortality. Forest Ecology and Management 341:18–29.

Khishigbayar, J., M. E. Fernández-Giménez, J. P. Angerer, R. S. Reid, J. Chantsallkham, Y. Baasandorj, and D. Zumberelmaa. 2015. Mongolian rangelands at a tipping point? Biomass and cover are stable but composition shifts and richness declines after 20 years of grazing and increasing temperatures. Journal of Arid Environments 115:100–112.

Malone, S. L., C. Keough, C. L. Staudhammer, M. G. Ryan, W. J. Parton, P. Olivas, S. F. Oberbauer, J. Schedlbauer, and G. Starr. 2015. Ecosystem resistance in the face of climate change: a case study from the freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades. Ecosphere 6:art57.

Necpálová, M., R. P. Anex, M. N. Fienen, S. J. Del Grosso, M. J. Castellano, J. E. Sawyer, J. Iqbal, J. L. Pantoja, and D. W. Barker. 2015. Understanding the DayCent model: Calibration, sensitivity, and identifiability through inverse modeling. Environmental Modelling & Software 66:110–130.

Stephan K., Kavanagh K.L., A. Koyama. 2015. Comparing the Influence of Wildfire and Prescribed Burns on Watershed Nitrogen Biogeochemistry Using 15N Natural Abundance in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystem Components. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0119560.

Wang, L., Y. Qian, J. E. Brummer, J. Zheng, S. Wilhelm, and W. J. Parton. 2015. Simulated biomass, environmental impacts and best management practices for long-term switchgrass systems in a semi-arid region. Biomass and Bioenergy 75:254–266.

King, S.R.B. and C.M. McCain. 2015. Robust discrimination of Reithrodontomys megalotis and R. montanus (Mammalia: Rodentia) from Colorado, using cranial morphology and external characteristics within age classes. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington: April 2015, Vol. 128, No. 1, pp. 1-10.


Walker, A. P., et al. (2015), Predicting long-term carbon sequestration in response to CO2 enrichment: How and why do current ecosystem models differ?, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 29, doi:10.1002/2014GB004995.  Shinichi Asao is an author.

Fetcher, N., Agosta, S. J., Moore, J. C., Stratford, J. A. and Steele, M. A. (2015), The food web of a severely contaminated site following reclamation with warm season grasses. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.12202

Asao, S., and M. G. Ryan. 2015. Carbohydrate regulation of photosynthesis and respiration from branch girdling in four species of wet tropical rain forest trees. Tree Physiology.