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

In Print

Ellwood, E.R., Dunckel, B.A., Flemons, P., Guralnick, R., Nelson, G., Newman, G., Newman, S., Paul, D., Riccardi, G., Rios, N., Seltmann, K.C., and A.R. Mast. Accelerating the Digitization of Biodiversity Research Specimens through Online Public Participation. BioScience 2015 : biv005v1-biv005.

Ernakovich, J. G., and M. D. Wallenstein. 2015. Permafrost microbial community traits and functional diversity indicate low activity at in situ thaw temperatures. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 87:78–89.

Hanan, N. P., A. T. Tredennick, L. Prihodko, G. Bucini, and J. Dohn. 2015. Analysis of stable states in global savannas – a response to Staver and Hansen. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24:988–989.

Homer, C. G., G. Xian, C. L. Aldridge, D. K. Meyer, T. R. Loveland, and M. S. O’Donnell. 2015. Forecasting sagebrush ecosystem components and greater sage-grouse habitat for 2050: Learning from past climate patterns and Landsat imagery to predict the future. Ecological Indicators 55:131–145.

Liu, M., J. Wu, X. Zhu, H. He, W. Jia, and W. Xiang. 2015. Evolution and variation of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration over terrestrial ecosystems as derived from eddy covariance measurements. Atmospheric Environment 114:75–82.

Strickland, C., G. Dangelmayr, P. D. Shipman, S. Kumar, and T. J. Stohlgren. 10. Network spread of invasive species and infectious diseases. Ecological Modelling 309–310:1–9.


Jiang, X., K. Denef, C. Stewart, and M. F. Cotrufo. 2015. Controls and dynamics of biochar decomposition and soil microbial abundance, composition, and carbon use efficiency during long-term biochar-amended soil incubations. Biology and Fertility of Soils:1–14.