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NREL/ESS Publications: January 2017

This summary includes publications first published online and/or in print during January 2017. If a publication was missed for this period, please contact Amanda Morrison at

In Print:

Boggie, M.A., Strong, C.R., Lusk, D., Carleton, S.A., Gould, W.R., Howard, R.L., Nichols, C., Falkowski, M. and Hagen, C. Impacts of Mesquite Distribution on Seasonal Space Use of Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Woody Invasion of Western Rangelands: Using Grouse as Focal Species for Ecosystem restoration (Sponsored by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Sage Grouse Initiative) 70, no. 1 (January 2017): 68–77. doi:10.1016/j.rama.2016.09.006.

Brown, M. A., Edwards, M., Alshiraihi, I., & Bowser, G. (2017). Flipping the STEM Classroom: Pilot Study Findings. Social Science Learning Education Journal, 1(12).

Conant, R. T., Walsh, R. P., Walsh, M., Bell, C. W., & Wallenstein, M. D. (2017). Effects of a Microbial Biostimulant, Mammoth PTM, on Cannabis sativa Bud Yield. J Hortic, 4(191), 2376-0354.

Covino, T. Hydrologic Connectivity as a Framework for Understanding Biogeochemical Flux through Watersheds and along Fluvial Networks. Connectivity in Geomorphology from Binghamton 2016 277 (January 15, 2017): 133–44. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.09.030.

Falkowski, M.J., Evans, J.S., Naugle, D.E., Hagen, C.A., Carleton, S.A., Maestas, J.D., Khalyani, A.H., Poznanovic, A.J., and Lawrence, A.J. Mapping Tree Canopy Cover in Support of Proactive Prairie Grouse Conservation in Western North America. Woody Invasion of Western Rangelands: Using Grouse as Focal Species for Ecosystem restoration (Sponsored by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Sage Grouse Initiative) 70, no. 1 (January 2017): 15–24. doi:10.1016/j.rama.2016.08.002.

Gwenzi, D.; Helmer, E.H.; Zhu, X.; Lefsky, M.A. ; Marcano-Vega, H. Predictions of Tropical Forest Biomass and Biomass Growth Based on Stand Height or Canopy Area Are Improved by Landsat-Scale Phenology across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 123.

Hoover, J.D., Leisz, S.J., and Laituri, M.E. Comparing and Combining Landsat Satellite Imagery and Participatory Data to Assess Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes in a Coastal Village in Papua New Guinea. Human Ecology, 2017, 1–14. doi:10.1007/s10745-016-9878-x.

McConnell M.D., Monroe A.P., Burger L.W. Jr., Martin J.A. Timing of nest vegetation measurement may obscure adaptive significance of nest-site characteristics: A simulation study. Ecol Evol. 2017;00:1–12. doi:10.1002/ece3.2767.

Oliveira, D.M.S, Paustian, K., Cotrufo, M.F., Fiallos, A.R., Cerqueira, A.G., and Cerri, C.E.P. Assessing Labile Organic Carbon in Soils Undergoing Land Use Change in Brazil: A Comparison of Approaches. Ecological Indicators 72 (January 2017): 411–19. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.08.041.

Oliveira, D. M. S., Williams, S., Cerri, C. E. P. and Paustian, K. (2017), Predicting soil C changes over sugarcane expansion in Brazil using the DayCent model. GCB Bioenergy. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12427

Pressler, Y., Foster, E. J., Moore, J. C. and Cotrufo, M. F. (2017), Coupled biochar amendment and limited irrigation strategies do not affect a degraded soil food web in a maize agroecosystem, compared to the native grassland. GCB Bioenergy. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12429


Dohn, J., Augustine, D. J., Hanan, N. P., Ratnam, J. and Sankaran, M. (2017), Spatial vegetation patterns and neighborhood competition among woody plants in an East African savanna. Ecology, 98: 478–488. doi:10.1002/ecy.1659

Fernández-Giménez, M.E., Venable, N.H., Angerer, J., Fassnacht, S.R., Reid, R.S., and Jamyansharav, K. Exploring Linked Ecological and Cultural Tipping Points in Mongolia. Anthropocene, n.d. doi:10.1016/j.ancene.2017.01.003.

Yao, Q., P. M. Brown, S. Liu, M. E. Rocca, V. Trouet, B. Zheng, H. Chen, Y. Li, D. Liu, and X. Wang (2017), Pacific-Atlantic Ocean influence on wildfires in northeast China (1774 to 2010), Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL071821.