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NREL/ESS Publications: April 2016

This summary includes publications first published online and/or in print during April 2016. If a publication was missed for this period, please contact Amanda Morrison at

In Print:

CSU professor’s research links livestock to greenhouse gas emissions. Julia Rentsch. The Rocky Mountain Collegian, April 2016.

Livestock producers can help lessen greenhouse gas emissions. Mary Guiden. Source, April 15, 2016.

Jordan, R., Gray, S., Sorensen, A., Newman, G., Mellor, D., Hmelo-Silver, C., LaDeau, S., Biehler, D. and Crall, A. (2016), Studying citizen science through adaptive management and learning feedbacks as mechanisms for improving conservation. Conservation Biology, 30: 487–495. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12659

McNeeley, S. M., T. A. Beeton, and D. S. Ojima, 2016: Drought Risk and Adaptation in the Interior United States: Understanding the importance of local context for resource management in times of drought. Weather. Clim. Soc.April, 147–161, doi:10.1175/WCAS-D-15-0042.1.

Monroe, A. P., D. R. Edmunds, and C. L. Aldridge. 2016. Effects of lek count protocols on greater sage-grouse population trend estimates. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:667-678.

Montecino, V., Molina, X., Bothwell, M., Muñoz, P., Carrevedo, M.L., Salinas, F., Kumar, S., Castillo, M.L., Bizama, G., and Bustamante, R.O. Spatio temporal population dynamics of the invasive diatom Didymosphenia geminata in central-southern Chilean rivers. Science of the Total Environment.

Farm and Ranch Carbon Footprints Made Easy.  Keith Paustian, Kevin Brown, Mark Easter, and Matt Stermer. CSU Water Center, Colorado Water Institute. March/April 2016

Agricultural Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Opportunities for Colorado
Reagan Waskom and Dennis Ojima. CSU Water Center, Colorado Water Institute, March/April 2016

Lessons From the Startup World. Matthew Wallenstein. Science Magazine, AAAS. March 30, 2016


Carolyn Livensperger, Heidi Steltzer, Anthony Darrouzet-Nardi, Patrick F. Sullivan, Matthew Wallenstein, and Michael N. Weintraub. Earlier snowmelt and warming lead to earlier but not necessarily more plant growth AoB Plants, April 13, 2016: plw021v1-plw021.

Paustian, Keith, Johannes Lehmann, Stephen Ogle, David Reay, G. Philip Robertson, and Pete Smith. Climate-smart Soils. Nature 532, no. 7597 (April 7, 2016): 49–57.

Renwick, K. M., Rocca, M. E., Stohlgren, T. J. (2016), Biotic disturbance facilitates range shift at the trailing but not the leading edge of lodgepole pine’s altitudinal distribution. Journal of Vegetation Science. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12410

Wood, S. A., Sokol, N., Bell, C. W., Bradford, M. A., Naeem, S., Wallenstein, M. D. and Palm, C. A. (2016), Opposing effects of different soil organic matter fractions on crop yields. Ecol Appl. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1890/16-0024.1 

GeoScience For the Public Good and Global Development: Toward a Sustainable Future. GR Wessel and Jeffrey K Greenberg, Eds. Boulder, Colorado: The Geological Society of America. 2016.  Article: Telecoupling, urbanization, and the unintended consequences of water development aid in Ethiopia by Stephen M. Chignell and Melinda J. Laituri