Walt Whitford

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Journal Article
Whitford WG, Steinberger Y..  2010.  Pack rats (Neotoma spp.): Keystone ecological engineers? Journal of Arid Environments. 74:1450-1455.
Eldridge DJ, Whitford WG, Duval BD.  2009.  Animal disturbances promote shrub maintenance in a desertified grassland. Journal of Ecology. 97:1302-1310.
Eldridge D.J., Whitford WG.  2009.  Badger (Taxidea taxus) disturbances increase soil heterogeneity in a degraded shrub-steppe ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environment. :66-73.
Duval B.D., Whitford WG.  2009.  Camel spider (Solifugae) use of prairie dog colonies. Western North American Naturalist. 69:272-276.
Kerley G.IH, Whitford WG.  2009.  Can kangaroo rat graminivory contribute to the persistence of desertified shrublands? Journal of Arid Environments. 73:651-657.
Ukabi S., Whitford WG, Steinberger Y..  2009.  Faunalpedturbation effects of soil microarthropods in the Negev Desert. Journal of Arid Environments. 73:907-911.
Kilgore A., Jackson E, Whitford WG.  2009.  Fire in Chihuahuan Desert grassland: Short-term effects on vegetation, small mammal populations, and faunal pedoturbation. Journal of Arid Environments. 73:1029-1034.
Whitford WG, Steinberger Y..  2009.  Harvester ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) discriminate among artificial seeds with different protein contents. Sociobiology. 53:549-558.
Noble J., Muller W., Whitford WG, Pfitzner G.H..  2009.  The significance of termites as decomposers in contrasting grassland communities of semi-arid eastern Australia. Journal of Arid Environments. :113-119.
Roth G.A., Whitford WG, Steinberger Y..  2009.  Small mammal herbivory: Feedbacks that help maintain desertified ecosystems. Journal of Arid Environments. 73:62-65.
Eldridge D.J., Whitford WG.  2009.  Soil distrubance by native animals along grazing gradients in an arid grassland. Journal of Arid Environments. 73:1144-1148.
Ginzburg O., Whitford WG, Steinberger Y..  2008.  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.
Whitford WG, Barness G., Steinberger Y.  2008.  Effects of three species of Chihuahuan Desert ants on annual plants and soil properties. Journal of Arid Environments. 72(4):392-400.
James A.I., Edridge D.J., Koen T.B., Whitford WG.  2008.  Landscape position moderates how ant nests affect hydrology and soil chemistry across a Chihuahuan Desert watershed. Landscape Ecology. 23:961-975.
Duval B.D., Whitford WG.  2008.  Resource regulation by a twig-girdling beetle has implications for desertification. Ecological Entomology. 33:161-166.
Duval B.D., Whitford WG.  2008.  Resource regulation by a twig-girdling beetle has implications for desertification. 33:161-166.
Liu X., H. Monger C, Whitford WG.  2007.  Calcium carbonate in termite galleries – biomineralization or upward transport? Biogeochemistry. 82:241-250.
Rodriguez-Zaragosa S., Whitford WG, Steinberger Y..  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.
Roth G.A., Whitford WG, Steinberger Y..  2007.  Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) herbivory changes dominance in desertified Chihuahuan Desert ecosystems.. Journal of Arid Environments. 70:418-426.
Whitford WG, Jackson E..  2007.  Seed harvester ants (Polonomyrmex rugosus) as "pulse" predators. Journal of Arid Enviornments. 70:549-552.
Book Chapter
Whitford WG, Bestelmeyer BT.  2006.  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.
Conference Paper
Bestelmeyer BT, Whitford WG.  2003.  Ants and termites: The little things that run your ranch. 56th Annual Meeting, Society for Range Management.

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