Refereed Journal Articles

McPherson, G.R., R.A. Masters, and G.A. Rasmussen. 1986. Prescribed burning of a redberry juniper community with a helitorch. Fire Management Notes 46(4):7-10.

McPherson, G.R. and H.A. Wright. 1986. Threshold requirements for burning downed honey mesquite. Journal of Range Management 39:327-330.

Masters, R.A., G.A. Rasmussen, and G.R. McPherson. 1986. Prescribed burning chained juniper with a helitorch on the Texas Rolling Plains. Rangelands 8:173-176.

McPherson, G.R. and H.A. Wright. 1987. Factors affecting reproductive maturity of redberry juniper (Juniperus pinchotii). Forest Ecology and Management 21:191-196.

Rasmussen, G.A., G.R. McPherson, and H.A. Wright. 1988. Economic comparison of aerial and ground ignition techniques for rangeland prescribed fires. Journal of Range Management 41:413- 415.

McPherson, G.R., H.A. Wright, and D.B. Wester. 1988. Patterns of shrub invasion in semiarid grasslands. American Midland Naturalist 120:391-397.

McPherson, G.R. and G.A. Rasmussen. 1989. Seasonal herbivory effects on herbaceous plant community patterns. Texas Journal of Science 41:59-70.

Weigel, J.R., G.R. McPherson, and C.M. Britton. 1989. Effects of short-duration grazing on winter annuals in the Texas Rolling Plains. Journal of Range Management 42:372-375.

McPherson, G.R. and H.A. Wright. 1989. Direct effects of competition on individual Juniperus pinchotii plants: a field study. Journal of Applied Ecology 26:979-988.

McPherson, G.R. and H.A. Wright. 1990. Effects of cattle grazing and Juniperus pinchotii canopy cover on herb cover and production in western Texas. American Midland Naturalist 123:144-151.

Weigel, J.R., C.M. Britton, and G.R. McPherson. 1990. Trampling effects from short duration grazing on tobosagrass range. Journal of Range Management 43:92-95.

McPherson, G.R., C.M. Britton, and H.A. Wright. 1990. Long-term effects of a 1969 fire and three 2,4,5-T treatments on Prosopis glandulosa in Mitchell County, Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 35:235-237.

Britton, C.M., G.R. McPherson, and F.A. Sneva. 1990. Effects of burning and clipping on five bunchgrasses in eastern Oregon. Great Basin Naturalist 50:115-120.

McPherson, G.R. and H.A. Wright. 1990. Establishment of Juniperus pinchotii in western Texas: environmental effects. Journal of Arid Environments 19:283-287.

McPherson, G.R. 1991. Silviculture under siege. Forest Perspectives 1:22.

McPherson, G.R., G.A. Rasmussen, D.B. Wester, and R.A. Masters. 1991. Vegetation and soil zonation patterns around Juniperus pinchotii plants. Great Basin Naturalist 51:316-324.

Nyandiga, C.O. and G.R. McPherson. 1992. Germination of two semi-arid oaks, Quercus emoryi and Quercus arizonica. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 22:1395-1401.

McPherson, G.R. 1993. Comparison of linear and nonlinear overstory-understory models for ponderosa pine: a conceptual framework. Forest Ecology and Management 55:31-34.

McPherson, G.R., T.W. Boutton, and A.J. Midwood. 1993. Stable carbon isotope analysis of soil organic matter illustrates vegetation change at the grassland/woodland boundary in southeastern Arizona, USA. Oecologia 93:95-101.

McPherson, G.R. 1993. Effects of herb interference and herbivory on oak establishment in a semi-arid savanna. Journal of Vegetation Science 4:687-692.

Haworth, K. and G.R. McPherson. 1994. Effects of Quercus emoryi on herbaceous vegetation in a semi-arid savanna. Vegetatio 112:153-159.

McPherson, G.R. 1994. Response of annual plants and communities to tilling in a semi-arid temperate savanna. Journal of Vegetation Science 5:415-420.

Haworth, K. and G.R. McPherson. 1995. Effects of Quercus emoryi trees on precipitation distribution and microclimate in a semi-arid savanna. Journal of Arid Environments 31:153-170.

McClaran, M.P. and G.R. McPherson. 1995. Can soil organic carbon isotopes be used to describe grass-tree dynamics within a savanna and at the savanna-grassland ecotone? Journal of Vegetation Science 6:857-862.

Mehlert, S. and G.R. McPherson. 1996. Effects of basal area or density as sampling metrics on cluster analyses of oak woodlands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 26:38-44.

Hubbard, J.A. and G.R. McPherson. 1997. Acorn selection by Mexican jays: a test of a tri-trophic symbiotic relationship hypothesis. Oecologia 110:143-146.

Villanueva Diaz, J. y G.R. McPherson. 1997. Influencia del uso del suelo en la composicion quimica de suelos forestales en el suroeste del los Estados Unidos de America y norte de Mexico. Ciencia Forestal en Mexico 22:79-107.

McPherson, G.R. 1997. Absence of interactions between perennial bunchgrasses in a semi-arid temperate savanna: a 5-year field experiment. Journal of Arid Environments 36:565-570.

Weltzin, J.F. and G.R. McPherson. 1997. Spatial and temporal soil moisture resource partitioning by trees and grasses in a temperate savanna, Arizona, USA. Oecologia 112:156-164.

Germaine, H.L. and G.R. McPherson. 1998. Effects of timing of precipitation and acorn harvest date on emergence of Quercus emoryi. Journal of Vegetation Science 9:157-160.

McPherson, G.R. and J.F. Weltzin. 1998. Herbaceous response to canopy removal in southwestern oak woodlands. Journal of Range Management 51:674-678.

Germaine, H.L. and G.R. McPherson. 1999. Effects of biotic factors on emergence and survival of Quercus emoryi at lower treeline. Ecoscience 6:92-99.

Villanueva Diaz, J. y G.R. McPherson. 1999. Esudios dendroclimaticos en montanas del suroeste del los Estados Unidos de America y del norte de Mexico. Ciencia Forestal en Mexico 24:37-64.

Weltzin, J.F. and G.R. McPherson. 1999. Facilitation of conspecific seedling recruitment and shifts in temperate savanna ecotones. Ecological Monographs 69:513-534.

Hubbard, J.A. and G.R. McPherson. 1999. Do seed predation and dispersal limit downslope movement of a semi-desert grassland/oak woodland transition? Journal of Vegetation Science 10:739-744.

Weltzin, J.F. and G.R. McPherson. 2000. Implications of precipitation redistribution for shifts in temperate savanna ecotones. Ecology 81:1902-1913.

Matter, W.J. and G.R. McPherson. 2000. No lurking inconsistency. Conservation Biology 14:1204-1205.

Villanueva Diaz, J. y G.R. McPherson. 1999. Impacto del cambio de uso del suelo e incendios en la estructura de tres comunidades forestales. Ciencia Forestal en Mexico 27:27-53.

McPherson, G.R. 2001. Teaching and learning the scientific method. American Biology Teacher 63:242-245.

McPherson, G.R. 2003. Noxious shrub from Texas harms environment, economy. Journal of Irreproducible Results 48(5-6):15.

Wienk, C.L., C. Hull Sieg, and G.R. McPherson. 2004. Evaluating the role of cutting treatments, fire and soil seed banks in an experimental framework in ponderosa pine forests of the Black Hills, South Dakota. Forest Ecology and Management 193:375-393.

Backer, D.M., S.E. Jensen, and G.R. McPherson. 2004. Impacts of fire-suppression activities on natural communities. Conservation Biology 18:937-946.

McPherson, G.R. 2004. Linking science and management to mitigate impacts of non-native plants. Weed Technology 18:1185-1188.

Salo, L.F., G.R. McPherson, and D.G. Williams. 2005. Sonoran Desert winter annuals affected by density of red brome and soil nitrogen. American Midland Naturalist 153:95-109.

Geiger, E.L. and McPherson, G.R. 2005. Response of semi-desert grasslands invaded by non-native grasses to altered disturbance regimes. Journal of Biogeography 32:895-902.

McPherson, G.R. 2007. Fire management. Desert Plants 23(2):17-18.

McPherson, G.R. and Jake F. Weltzin. 2008. Implications of peak oil for industrialized societies. Bulletin of Science, Technology, & Society 28:187-191.

Crimmins, T.M. and G.R. McPherson. 2008. Vegetation and seedbank response to Eragrostis lehmanniana removal in semi-desert communities. Weed Research 48:542-551.

Bálint Czúcz, J.P. Gathman, and G.R. McPherson. 2010. The impending peak and decline of petroleum production: an overlooked challenge for conservation of ecological integrity. Conservation Biology 24:948-956.

McDonald, C.J. and G.R. McPherson. 2011. Absence of a grass/fire cycle in a semi-arid grassland: response to prescribed fire and grazing. Rangeland Ecology and Management 64:384-393.

McDonald, C.J. and G.R. McPherson. 2011. Fire behavior characteristics of buffelgrass-fueled fires and native plant community composition in invaded patches. Journal of Arid Environments 75:1147-1154.

McPherson, G.R. 2011. Going back to the land in the Age of Entitlement. Conservation Biology 25:855-857.

McPherson, G.R. 2012. Choosing an alternative path. Conservation Biology 26:383-384.

McDonald, C.J., and G.R. McPherson. 2013. Creating hotter fires in the Sonoran Desert: buffelgrass produces copious fuels and high fire temperatures. Fire Ecology 9:26-39.

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