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Do long-lived ants affect soil microbial communities? Biology and Fertility of Soils. 48:227-233.. 2012.
Effects of seasonal grazing, drought, fire, and carbon enrichment on soil icroarthropods in a desert grassland. Journal of Arid Environments. 83:10-14.. 2012.
Reintroduced prairie dog colonies change arthropod communities and enhance burrowing owl foraging resoruces. Immediate Science Ecology. l:12-23.. 2012.
Effects of simulated storm sizes and nitrogen on three Chihuahuan Desert perennial herbs and a grass. Journal of Arid Environments. 75:861-864.. 2011.
Herbivore-plant interactions and desertification in arid lands. All Flesh is Grass. :239-256.. 2010.
Pack rats (Neotoma spp.): Keystone ecological engineers? Journal of Arid Environments. 74:1450-1455.. 2010.
Animal disturbances promote shrub maintenance in a desertified grassland. Journal of Ecology. 97:1302-1310.. 2009.
Badger (Taxidea taxus) disturbances increase soil heterogeneity in a degraded shrub-steppe ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environment. :66-73.. 2009.
Camel spider (Solifugae) use of prairie dog colonies. Western North American Naturalist. 69:272-276.. 2009.
Can kangaroo rat graminivory contribute to the persistence of desertified shrublands? Journal of Arid Environments. 73:651-657.. 2009.
Faunalpedturbation effects of soil microarthropods in the Negev Desert. Journal of Arid Environments. 73:907-911.. 2009.
Fire in Chihuahuan Desert grassland: Short-term effects on vegetation, small mammal populations, and faunal pedoturbation. Journal of Arid Environments. 73:1029-1034.. 2009.
Harvester ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) discriminate among artificial seeds with different protein contents. Sociobiology. 53:549-558.. 2009.
The significance of termites as decomposers in contrasting grassland communities of semi-arid eastern Australia. Journal of Arid Environments. :113-119.. 2009.
Small mammal herbivory: Feedbacks that help maintain desertified ecosystems. Journal of Arid Environments. 73:62-65.. 2009.
Soil distrubance by native animals along grazing gradients in an arid grassland. Journal of Arid Environments. 73:1144-1148.. 2009.
Effects of harvester ant (Messor spp.) activity on soil properties and microbial communities in a Negev Desert ecosystem. Biology and Fertility of Soils. :165-173.. 2008.
Effects of three species of Chihuahuan Desert ants on annual plants and soil properties. Journal of Arid Environments. 72(4):392-400.. 2008.
Landscape position moderates how ant nests affect hydrology and soil chemistry across a Chihuahuan Desert watershed. Landscape Ecology. 23:961-975.. 2008.
Resource regulation by a twig-girdling beetle has implications for desertification. Ecological Entomology. 33:161-166.. 2008.
Calcium carbonate in termite galleries – biomineralization or upward transport? Biogeochemistry. 82:241-250.. 2007.
Effects of temporally persistent ant nests of soil protozoan communities and the abundance of morphological types of amoeba. Applied Soil Ecology. 37:81-87.. 2007.
Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) herbivory changes dominance in desertified Chihuahuan Desert ecosystems.. Journal of Arid Environments. 70:418-426.. 2007.
Seed harvester ants (Polonomyrmex rugosus) as "pulse" predators. Journal of Arid Enviornments. 70:549-552.. 2007.
Chihuahuan Desert Fauna: Effects on Ecosystem Properties and Processes. Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site. :247-265.. 2006.
Effects of grazing and shrub removal on small mammal populations in southern New Mexico, USA. Journal of Arid Environments. 66:76-86.. 2006.
Desert grassland canopy arthropod species richness: temporal patterns and effects of intense, short-duration livestock grazing. Journal of Arid Environments. 60:627-646.. 2005.
Effects of intense, short-duration grazing on microtopography in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland. Journal of Arid Environments. 56:383-393.. 2004.
Effects of pocket gophers on desert soils and vegetation. Journal of Arid Environments. 58:155-166.. 2004.
Fire in Chihuahuan Desert grassland: effects on vegetation, small mammal populations, and biopedoturbation. Sixth Symposium on the Natural Resources of the Chihuahuan Desert Region. :30.. 2004.
Livestock grazing effects on ant communities in the eastern Mojave Desert, USA. Ecological Indicators. 4:199-213.. 2004.
Pairwise species associations in the perennial vegetation of the northern Chihuahuan Desert. The Southwestern Naturalist. 49:1-10.. 2004.
Plant water relations and photosynthesis during and after drought in a Chihuahuan Desert arroyo. Journal of Arid Environments. 59:27-39.. 2004.
The role of animals in desertification: Herbivory patterns in degraded grassland. 89th Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America. :Abstractp.438.. 2004.
The role of heteromyid rodents in establishment and survival of mesquite in Chihuahuan Desert black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda) grasslands. Sixth Symposium on the Natural Resources of the Chihuahuan Desert Region. :21.. 2004.
Soil disturbance by soil animals on a topoclimatic gradient. European Journal of Soil Biology. 40:73-76.. 2004.
Understanding an ecological system: an example of temporal and spatial variability of Dorymyrmex (Conomyrma) insana in a stressed system. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 3:631-637.. 2004.
Ants and termites: The little things that run your ranch. 56th Annual Meeting, Society for Range Management.. 2003.
Decomposition of leaf and root litter of Chihuahuan Desert shrubs: Effects of three years of summer drought. Journal of Arid Environments. 53:21-39.. 2003.
Desertification and biopedturbation in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. Journal of Arid Environments. 53:1-14.. 2003.
The effects of termites and straw mulch on soil nitrogen in a creosotebush (Larrea tridentata)-dominated Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environments. 53:15-20.. 2003.
The effects of termites and straw mulch on soil nitrogen in a creosotebush (Larrea tridentata) dominated Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environments. 53:15-20.. 2003.
The functional significance of cemented nest caps of the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex maricopa. Journal of Arid Environments. 53:281-284.. 2003.
Soil microtopography on grazing gradients in Chihuahuan Desert grasslands. Journal of Arid Environments. 55:181-192.. 2003.