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Refereed Journal Articles

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Barnes, PW, HL Throop, SR Archer, DD Breshears, RL McCulley, MA Tobler. 2014. Sunlight and soil-litter mixing: dual drivers of litter decomposition in drylands. Progress in Botany In Press.

Lee, H., J Fitzgerald, DB Hewins, RL McCulley, SR Archer, T Rahn, HL Throop. 2014. Soil moisture and soil-litter mixing effects on surface litter decomposition: A controlled environment assessment. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 72: 123-132.

Browning, DM, J Franklin, SR Archer, JK Gillan, DP Guertin. 2014. Spatial patterns of grassland-shrubland state transitions: a 74 year record on grazed and protected areas. Ecological Applications In Press.

Woods, SR, SR Archer, S Schwinning. 2013. Seedling responses to water pulses in shrubs with contrasting histories of grassland encroachment. PLOS One In Press.

Liu, F, SR Archer, F Gelwick, E Bai, TW Boutton, X Wu. 2013. Woody plant encroachment into grasslands: spatial patterns of functional group distribution and community development. PLOS One 8(12): e84364. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084364

McClaran, MP, C McMurtry, SR Archer. 2013. A tool for estimating impacts of woody encroachment in arid grasslands: allometric equations for biomass, carbon and nitrogen content in Prosopis velutina. Journal of Arid Environments 88: 39-42.

Bai, E, T Boutton, F Liu, X Wu, S Archer. 2013. 15N isoscapes in a subtropical savanna parkland: spatial-temporal perspectives. Ecosphere 4(1):4.

Hewins, DB, SR Archer, GS Okin, RL McCulley, HL Throop. 2012. Soil-litter mixing accelerates decomposition in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland. Ecosystems: In Press.

von Arx, G, SR Archer, MK Hughes (2012). Long-term functional plasticity in plant hydraulic architecture in response to release from drought stress. Annals of Botany (doi: 10.1093/aob/mcs030).

Bai, E, TW Boutton, F Liu, XB Wu, CT Hallmark, SR Archer. 2012. Spatial variation of soil δ13C and its relation to carbon input and soil texture in a subtropical lowland woodland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 44:102-112. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2010.11.004

Throop, HL, LG Reichman, OE Sala, SR Archer. 2012. Response of dominant grass and shrub species to water manipulation: An ecophysiological basis for shrub invasion in a Chihuahuan Desert Grassland. Oecologia. In Press. DOI 10.1007/s00442-011-2217-4

Throop, HL, SR Archer, HC Monger, S Waltman. 2012. When bulk density methods matter: implications for estimating soil organic carbon pools in coarse soils. Journal of Arid Environments. In Press. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.08.020

Barnes, PB, HL Throop, DB Hewins, ML Abbene, SR Archer. 2012. Soil coverage reduces photodegradation and promotes development of soil-micorbial films on dryland leaf litter. Ecosystems 15:311-321. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-011-9511-1

Barger, NN, SR Archer, J Campbell, C Huang, J Morton, A Knapp. 2012. Woody plant proliferation in North American drylands: a synthesis of impacts on ecosystem carbon balance. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 116, G00K07, doi:10.1029/2010JG001506.

Bai, E, TW Boutton, F Liu, XB Wu, SR Archer. 2012. Spatial patterns of soil δ13C reveal grassland-to-woodland successional processes. Organic Geochemistry 42:1512-1518.

Browning, DM, SR Archer. 2011. Protection from livestock fails to deter shrub proliferation in a desert landscape with a history of heavy grazing. Ecological Applications 21:1649-1622.

Bestelmeyer, BT, DP Goolsby, SR Archer. 2011. Spatial perspectives in state-and-transition models: a missing link to land management? Journal of Applied Ecology 48:746-757.

Woods, SR, SR Archer & S Schwinning. 2011. Early taproot development of a xeric shrub (Larrea tridentata) is optimized within a narrow range of soil moisture. Plant Ecology 212:507-517.

Liu, F, XB Wu, E Bai, T Boutton, SR Archer. 2011. Quantifying soil organic carbon in complex landscapes. Global Change Biology 17:1119-1129.

Parker, AL, PR Owens, Z Libohova, XB Wu, SR Archer & LP Wilding. 2010. Use of Terrain Attributes as a Tool to Explore the Interaction of Vertic Soils and Surface Hydrology in South Texas Playa Wetland Systems. Journal of Arid Environments 74:1487-1493.

Liu, F, X. Ben Wu, E Bai, TW Boutton & SR Archer. 2010. Spatial scaling of ecosystem C and N in a subtropical savanna landscape. Global Change Biology 16:2213-2223.

Stokes, CJ & SR Archer. 2010. Niche differentiation and neutral theory: an integrated perspective on shrub assemblages in a parkland savanna. Ecology 91(4):1152-1162.

Hatch, SL, MA Tomas & SR Archer. 2009. Bouteloua curtipendula var. tenuis (Poaceae: Cynodonteae) new to Texas and the United States and a key to B. curtipendula varieties. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 3:965-967.

Browning, DM, SR Archer & A Byrne. 2009. Field validation of 1930s aerial photography: What are we missing? Journal of Arid Environments 73: 844-853.

Bai, E, TW Boutton, XB Wu, F Liu & SR Archer. 2009. Landscape-scale vegetation dynamics inferred from spatial patterns of soil δ13C in a subtropical savanna parkland. Journal Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 114:G01019.

Nafus, A, MP Mcclaran, SR Archer & HL Throop. 2009. Multi-species allometric models predict grass biomass in semi-Desert rangeland. Rangeland Ecology & Management: 62:68-72.

Okin, GS, P D'Odorico, & SR Archer. 2009. Impact of feedbacks on Chihuahuan desert grasslands: transience and metastability driven by grass recruitment. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 114:G01004.

Bai, E., TW Boutton, F Liu, XB Wu, SR Archer & C Hallmark. 2009. Spatial variation of the stable nitrogen isotope ratio of woody plants along a topoedaphic gradient in a subtropical savanna. Oecologia 159:493-503.

Throop, HL & SR Archer. 2009. Resolving the dryland decomposition conundrum: some new perspectives on potential drivers. Progress in Botany 70:171-194.

Archer, SR & KI Predick. 2008. Climate change and ecosystems of the Southwestern USA. Rangelands 30:23-28.

Throop, H & SR Archer. 2008. Shrub (Prosopis velutina) encroachment in a semi-desert grassland: spatial-temporal changes in soil organic carbon and nitrogen pools. Global Change Biology: 14:2420-2431.

Bai, E, TW Boutton, F Liu, XB Wu & SR Archer. 2008. Variation in woody plant d13C along a topoedaphic gradient in a subtropical savanna parkland. Oecologia 156:479-489.

Browning, DM, SR Archer, GP Asner, MP McClaran, CA Wessman. 2008. Woody plants in grasslands: post-encroachment stand dynamics. Ecological Applications 18:928-944.

Knapp, AK, JM Briggs, SL Collins, SR Archer, MS Bret-Harte, BE Ewers, DP Peters, DR Young, GR Shaver, E Pendall & MB Cleary. 2008. Shrub encroachment in North American grasslands: Shifts in growth form dominance rapidly alters control of ecosystem carbon inputs. Global Change Biology 14:615-623.

Orradottir, B, SR Archer, O Arnalds, LP Wilding, & TL Thurow. 2008. Infiltration in Icelandic Andisols: the role of vegetation and soil frost. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 40:412-421.

Simmons, MT, SR Archer, WR Teague & RJ Ansley. 2008. Tree (Prosopis glandulosa) effects on grass growth: an experimental assessment of above- and belowground factors. Journal of Arid Environments 72:314-325.

Wheeler, CW, SR Archer, GP Asner & CR McMurtry. 2007. Climate and edaphic controls on soil carbon-nitrogen responses to woody plant encroachment in desert grassland. Ecological Applications 17:1911-1928.

Huang, C, SE Marsh, MP McClaran & SR Archer. 2007. Post-fire stand structure in a semiarid savanna: cross-scale challenges estimating biomass. Ecological Applications 17:1899–1910.

Throop, HL, & SR Archer. 2007. Interrelationships among shrub encroachment, land management and leaf litter decomposition in a semi-desert grassland. Ecological Applications 17:1809-1823.

McCulley, R, TW Boutton & SR Archer. 2007. Soil respiration in a subtropical savanna parkland: responses to water additions. Soil Science Society ofAmerica Journal 71:820-828.

Simmons, MT, SR Archer, RJ Ansley & WR Teague. 2007. Grass effects on tree (Prosopis glandulosa) growth in a subtropical savanna. Journal of Arid Environments 69:212-227.

Hughes, RF, SR Archer, GP Asner, CA Wessman, C McMurtry, J. Nelson & RJ Ansley. 2006. Effects of woody encroachment on C and N pools of a Texas savanna ecosystem. Global Change Biology 12:1733-1747.

Newman, BD, BP Wilcox, SR Archer, DD Breshears, CN Dahm, CJ Duffy, NG McDowell, FM Phillips, BR Scanlon & ER Vivoni. 2006. The ecohydrology of arid and semiarid environments: a scientific vision. Water Resources Research 42:W06302.

Herrick, JE, BT Bestelmeyer, SR Archer, AJ Tugel & JR Brown. 2006. An integrated framework for science-based arid land management. Journal of Arid Environments 65:319-335.

Zou, CB, PW Barnes, SR Archer & CR McMurtry. 2005. Soil moisture redistribution as a mechanism of facilitation in savanna tree-shrub clusters. Oecologia:145:32-40.

Wu, XB & SR Archer. 2005. Scale-dependent influence of topography-based hydrologic features on vegetation patterns in savanna landscapes. Landscape Ecology 20:733-742.

Fensham, RJ, RJ Fairfax & SR Archer. 2005. Rainfall, land use and woody vegetation cover change in semi-arid Australian savanna. Journal of Ecology 93:596-606.

Jurena, PN, & SR Archer. 2005. Response of two perennial grasses to root barriers and fissures. Journal of Arid Environments 61:185-192.

Northup, BK, S Zitzer, SR Archer, CR McMurtry & TW Boutton. 2005. Aboveground biomass and C and N content of woody species in a subtropical thornscrub parkland. Journal of Arid Environments 62:23-43.

Dale, V, SR Archer, M Chang & D Ojima. 2005. Ecological impacts and mitigation strategies for rural land management. Ecological Applications 15:1879-1892.

McCulley, RL, SR Archer, TW Boutton, FM Hons & DA Zuberer. 2004. Soil respiration and nutrient cycling in wooded communities developing in grassland. Ecology 85:2804-2817.

Asner, GP, SR Archer, RF Hughes, RJ Ansley & CA Wessman. 2003. Net changes in regional woody vegetation cover and carbon storage in Texas drylands, 1937-1999. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 9:1-20.

Jurena, PN, and SR Archer. 2003. Woody plant establlishment and spatial heterogeneity in grasslands. Ecology 84:907-919.

House, J, SR Archer, DD Breshears & RJ Scholes. 2003. Conundrums in mixed woody-herbaceous plant systems. Journal of Biogeography 30:1763-1777.

Hibbard, KA, DS Schimel, SR Archer, D Ojima & W Parton. 2003. Grassland to woodland transitions: integrating changes in landscape structure and biogeochemistry. Ecological Applications 13: 911-926.

Nelson, JA, PW Barnes & SR Archer. 2002. Leaf demography and growth responses to altered resource availability in woody plants of contrasting leaf habit in a subtropical savanna. Plant Ecology 160:193-205.

Miller, D, SR Archer, SF Zitzer & MT Longnecker. 2001. Annual rainfall, topoedaphic hetrogeneity and growth of an arid land tree (Prosopis glandulosa). Journal of Arid Environments 48:23-33.

Hibbard, KA, SR Archer, DS Schimel & DV Valentine. 2001. Biogeochemical changes accompanying woody plant encroachment in a subtropical savanna. Ecology 82:1999-2011.

Stroh, JC, SR Archer, JA Doolittle & LP Welding. 2001. Detection of edaphic discontinuities with ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction. Landscape Ecology 16:377-390.

Guenther, A, SR Archer, J Greenberg, P Harley, D Helmig, L Klinger, L Vierling, M Wildermuth, P Zimmerman & S Zitzer. 1999. Biogenic hydrocarbon emissions and landcover/climate change in a subtropical savanna. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (B) 24: 659-667.

Barnes, PW & SR Archer. 1999. Tree-shrub interactions in a subtropical savanna parkland: competition or facilitation? Journal of Vegetation Science 10:525-536.

Brown, JR & SR Archer. 1999. Shrub invasion of grassland: recruitment in continuous and not regulated by herbaceous biomass or density. Ecology 80:2385-2396.

Boutton, TW, SR Archer & AJ Midwood. 1999. Stable isotopes in ecosystem science: structure, function and dynamics of a subtropical savanna. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 13:1263-1277.

Midwood, AJ, TW Boutton, SR Archer & SE Watts. 1998. Water use by woody plants on contrasting soils in a savanna parkland: assessment with d2H and d18O. Plant and Soil 205:13-24.

Asner, GP, CA Wessman & SR Archer. 1998. Scale dependence of PAR absorption in in terrestrial ecosystems. Ecological Applications 8:1003-1021.

Weltzin, JF, SR Archer & RK Heitschmidt. 1998. Defoliation and woody plant (Prosopis glandulosa) seedling establishment: potential vs. realized herbivory tolerance. Plant Ecology 138:127-135.

Asner, GP, CA Wessman & SR Archer. 1998. Scale dependence of absorption of photosynthetically active radiation in terrestrial ecosystems. Ecological Applications 8:1003-1021.

Asner, GP, CA Wessman, DS Schimel & SR Archer. 1998. Variability in leaf and litter optical properties: implications for BRDF model inversions using AVHRR, MODIS, and MISR. Remote Sensing of Environment 63:243-257.

Boutton, TW, SR Archer, AJ Midwood, SF Zitzer & R Bol. 1998. d13C values of soil organic carbon and their use in documenting vegetation change in a subtropical savanna ecosystem. Geoderma 85:5-41.

Scholes, RJ & SR Archer. 1997. Tree-grass interactions in savannas. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 28:517-544.

Bai-Lian, Li & SR Archer. 1997. Weighted mean patch size: a robust index for quantifying landscape structure. Ecological Modelling 102:353-361.

Weltzin, JF, SR Archer & RK Heitschmidt. 1997. Small mammal regulation of vegetation structure in a temperate savanna. Ecology 78:751-763.

Okuda, T, SR Archer & JK Detling. 1996. Floristic diversity of C3 and C4 graminoids in relation to the grazing/landscape level in a short-grass steppe. Hikobia 11:553-560.

Barnes, PW & SR Archer. 1996. Influence of an overstory tree (Prosopis glandulosa) on associated shrubs in a savanna parkland: implications for patch dynamics. Oecologia 105:493-500.

Zitzer, SF, SR Archer & TW Boutton. 1996. Spatial variability in symbiotic N2-fixation potential of woody plants in a subtropical savanna ecosystem. Journal of Applied Ecology 33:1125-1336.

Ocumpaugh, WR, SR Archer & JW Stuth. 1996. Switchgrass recruitment from broadcast seed vs seed fed to cattle. Journal of Range Management 49:368-371.

Owens, MK, RB Wallace & SR Archer. 1995. Microsite influences on shrub recruitment in a disturbed semi-arid Quercus-Juniperus woodland. Oikos 74:493-502.

Owens, MK, RB Wallace & SR Archer. 1995. Seed dormancy and persistence of Acacia berlandieri and Leucaena pulverulenta in a semi-arid environment. Journal Arid Environments 29:15-23.

Archer, SR. 1995. Tree-grass dynamics in a Prosopis -thornscrub savanna parkland: reconstructing the past and predicting the future. Ecoscience 2:83-99.

Archer, SR. 1995. The role of herbivores in mediating grass-woody plant interactions. Tropical Grasslands 29:218-235.

Archer, SR, DS Schimel & EA Holland. 1995. Mechanisms of shrubland expansion: land use, climate or CO2? Climatic Change 29:91-99.

Boutton, TW, SR Archer & LC Nordt. 1994. Climate, CO2 and plant abundance. Nature 72:625-626.

Flinn, RC, SR Archer, TW Boutton & T Harlan. 1994. Identification of annual rings in an arid land woody plant, Prosopis glandulosa. Ecology 75:850-853.

Archer, SR. 1993. Vegetation dynamics in changing environments. The Rangelands Journal 15:104-116.

Flinn, RC, CJ Scifres & SR Archer. 1992. Variations in basal sprouting in five co-occurring shrubs: implications for stand dynamics. Journal Vegetation Science 3:125-128.

Scanlan, JC & SR Archer. 1991. Simulated dynamics of succession in a North American subtropical Prosopis savanna. Journal Vegetation Science 2:625-634.

Archer, SR & DA Pyke. 1991. Plant-animal interactions affecting plant establishment and persistence on revegetated rangeland. Journal Range Management 44:558-565.

Pyke, DA & SR Archer. 1991. Plant-plant interactions affecting plant establishment and persistence on revegetated rangeland. Journal Range Management 44:550-557.

Archer, SR. 1990. Development and stability of grass/woody mosaics in a subtropical savanna parkland, Texas, USA. Journal Biogeography 17:453-462.

Brown, JR & SR Archer. 1990. Water relations of a perennial grass and seedling versus adult woody plants in a subtropical savanna, Texas. Oikos 57:366-374.

Archer, SR. 1989. Have Southern Texas savannas been converted to woodlands recent history? American Naturalist 134:545-561.

Brown, JR & SR Archer. 1989. Woody plant invasion of grasslands: establishment of mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) on sites differing in herbaceous biomass and grazing history. Oecologia 80:19-26.

Tieszen, LL, D McElroy, SR Archer & RW Klukas. 1988. Vegetation units at Wind Cave National park for use in stable isotopic interpretations of diets. South Dakota Academy of Sciences. 67:84-99.

Archer, SR, CJ Scifres, C Bassham & R Maggio. 1988. Autogenic succession in a subtropical savanna: rates, dynamics and processes in the conversion of grassland to thorn woodland. Ecological Monographs 58:111-127.

Brown, JR & SR Archer. 1987. Woody plant seed dispersal and gap formation in a North American subtropical savanna woodland: the role of domestic herbivores. Vegetatio 73:73-80.

Archer, SR, M Garrett & JK Detling. 1987. Rates of vegetation change associated with prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) grazing in North American mixed-grass prairie. Vegetatio 72:159-166.

Archer, SR & JK Detling. 1986. Evaluation of potential herbivore mediation of plant water status in a North American mixed-grass prairie. Oikos 47:287-291.

Archer, SR & JK Detling. 1984. Effects of defoliation and competition on regrowth of tillers of two North American mixed-grass prairie graminoids. Oikos 43:351-357.

Archer, SR. 1984. The distribution of photosynthetic pathway types on a mixed-grass prairie hillside. American Midland Naturalist 111:138-142.

Archer, SR & LL Tieszen. 1983. Growth and biomass allocation in an Arctic tundra sedge (Eriophorum vaginatum) following defoliation. Oecologia 58:92-102.

Archer, SR & A Arnalds. 1983. Spring grazing on Icelandic rangelands: factors to consider. Icelandic Journal of Agricultural Research. 14:55-68

Archer, SR, LJ Zimmerman & LL Tieszen. 1982. Ecological characterization as a foundation for prediction of plains village tradition site locations in central South Dakota. North American Archaeologist 3:311-332.

Archer, SR & LL Tieszen. 1980. Growth and physiological responses of tundra plants to defoliation. Arctic and Alpine Research 12:531-552.

Blankespoor, G, SR Archer & D Ode. 1979. Breeding colonies of double-crested cormorants and great blue herons on Lake Francis Case, South Dakota during summer of 1978. South Dakota Bird Notes 31:4-9.