Refereed Publications

Briske, D.D., B.T. Bestelmeyer, J.R. Brown, M.W. Brunson, T.L. Thurow, and J.A. Tanaka. 2016. Assessment of USDA-NRCS rangeland conservation programs: Recommendations for an evidence-based platform.  Ecological Applications (in press).

Williamson, J.C., B.T. Bestelmeyer, M.P. McClaran, D. Robinett, D.D. Briske, X.B. Wu, M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez. 2016. Can ecological land classification increase the utility of vegetation monitoring data? Ecological Indicators 69:657-666.

Fleischman, F.D. and D.D. Briske. 2016. Professional ecological knowledge: What are the implications of this unrecognized knowledge domain to natural resource management? Ecology & Society 21(1):32.

Briske, D.D., M. Zhao, G. Han, et al. 2015. Strategies to alleviate poverty and grassland degradation in Inner Mongolia: intensification vs production efficiency of livestock systems. Journal of Environmental Management 152:177-182.

Briske, D.D., L.A. Joyce, H.W. Polley, J.R. Brown, K. Wolter, J.A. Morgan, B.A. McCarl, and D.W. Bailey. 2015.  Climate change adaptation on rangelands: Linking regional exposure with diverse adaptive capacity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13:249-256.

Briske, D.D., B.T. Bestelmeyer, J.R. Brown, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and H.W. Polley. 2014. The Savory method can not green deserts or reverse climate change. Rangelands 35:72-74.

Briske, D.D., A.J. Ash, J.D. Derner and L. Huntsinger. 2014. A critical assessment of the policy endorsement for holistic management. Agricultural Systems 125:50-53.

Bagchi, S., D.D. Briske, B.T. Bestelmeyer, and X.B. Wu. 2013. Assessing resilience and state-transition models with historical records of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion in North American sagebrush-steppe. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:1131-1141.

Volder, A., D.D. Briske and M.G. Tjoelker. 2013. Climate warming and precipitation redistribution modify tree–grass interactions and tree species establishment in a warm-temperate savanna. Global Change Biology 19:843-857.

Polley, H.W., D.D. Briske, J.A. Morgan, K. Wolter, D.W. Bailey and J.R. Brown. 2013. Climate change and North American rangelands: trends, projections and implications. Commissioned synthesis: Rangeland Ecology & Management 66:493-511.

Joyce, L.A., D.D. Briske, J.R. Brown, H.W. Polley, B.A. McCarl and D.W. Bailey. 2013. Climate change and North American rangelands: assessment of mitigation and adaptation strategies. Commissioned synthesis: Rangeland Ecology & Management 66:512-528.

Bestelmeyer, B.T. and D.D. Briske. 2012. Grand challenges for resilience-based management of rangelands. Rangeland Ecology & Management 65:654-663.

Briske, D.D. 2012. Translational science partnerships: key to environmental stewardship. BioScience 62:449-450.

Bagchi, S., D.D. Briske, X.B. Wu, M.P. McClaran and B.T. Bestelmeyer. 2012. Empirical assessment of state-and-transition models with a long-term vegetation record from the Sonoran Desert. Ecological Applications 22:400-411.

Derner, J.D., D.D. Briske and H.W. Polley. 2012. Tiller organization within the tussock grass Schizachyrium scoparium: a field assessment of competition-cooperation tradeoffs. Botany 90:669-677.

Briske, D.D., N.F. Sayre, L. Huntsinger, M. Fernandez-Gimenez, B. Budd and J.D. Derner. 2011. Origin, persistence, and resolution of the rotational grazing debate: Integrating human dimensions into rangeland research. Rangeland Ecology & Management 64:325-334.

Knapp, C.N., M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, D.D. Briske, B.T. Bestelmeyer, and X.B. Wu. 2011. An assessment of state-and-transition models: perceptions following two decades of development and implementation. Rangeland Ecology & Management 64:598-606.

Briske, D.D., R.A. Washington-Allen, C.R. Johnson, J.A. Lockwood, D.R. Lockwood, T.K. Stringham and H.H. Shugart. 2010. Catastrophic Thresholds: A Synthesis of Conecepts, Perspectives, and Applications. Ecology and Society 15(3):37.

Washington-Allen, R.A., D.D. Briske, H.H. Shugart and L.F. Salo. 2010. Introduction to Special Feature on Catastrophic Thresholds, Perspectives, Definitions, and Applications. Ecology and Society 15(3):38.

Volder, A., M.G. Tjoelker and D.D. Briske. 2010. Contrasting phyiological responsiveness of establishing trees and a C4 grass to rainfall events, intensified summer drought, and warming in oak savanna. Global Change Biology 16:3349-3362.

Knapp, A.K., C. Beier, D.D. Briske, A.T. Classen, Y. Luo, M. Reichstein, M.D. Smith, S.D. Smith, J.E. Bell, P.A. Fay, J.L. Heisler, S.W. Leavitt, R. Sherry, B. Smith and E. Weng. 2008. Consequences of more extreme precipitation regimes for terrestrial ecosystems. BioScience 58-811-821.

Briske, D.D., B.T. Bestelmeyer, T.K. Stringham and P.L. Shaver. 2008. Recommendations for development of resilience-based state-and-transition models. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61:359-367

Briske, D.D., J.D. Derner, J.R. Brown, S.D. Fuhlendorf, W.R. Teague, K.M. Havstad, R.L. Gillen, A.J. Ash and W.D. Willms. 2008. Rotational grazing on rangelands: reconciliation of perception and experimental evidence. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61:3-17.

Monson, R.K,. N. Trahan, T.N. Rosenstiel, P. Veres, D. Moore, M. Wilkinson, R.J. Norby, A. Volder, M.G., Tjoelker, D.D. Briske, D.F. Karnosky and R. Fall. 2007. Isoprene emission from terrestrial ecosystems in response to global change: minding the gap between models and observations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 365:1677-1695.

Derner, J.D., T.W. Boutton and D.D. Briske. 2006. Grazing and ecosystem carbon storage in the North American Great Plains. Plant and Soil 280:77-90.

Briske, D.D., S.D. Fuhlendorf and F.E. Smeins. 2006. A unified framework for assessment and application of ecological thresholds. Rangeland Ecology and Management 59:225-236.

Briske, D.D., S.D. Fuhlendorf and F.E. Smeins. 2005. State-and-transition models, thresholds, and rangeland health: a synthesis of ecological concepts and perspectives. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:1-10.

Briske, D.D., S.D. Fuhlendorf and F.E. Smeins. 2003. Vegetation dynamics on rangelands: a critique of the current paradigms. Journal of Applied Ecology 40:601-614.

Hendon, B.C. and D.D. Briske. 2002. Relative herbivory tolerance and competitive ability in two dominant:subordinate pairs of perennial grasses in a native grassland. Plant Ecology 160:43-51.

Noy-Meir, I. and D.D. Briske. 2002. Response of wild wheat populations to grazing in Mediterranean grasslands: the relative influence of defoliation, competition, mulch and genotype. Journal of Applied Ecology 39:259-278.

Derner, J.D. and D.D. Briske. 2001. Below-ground carbon and nitrogen accumulation in perennial grasses: a comparison of caespitose and rhizomatous growth forms. Plant and Soil 237:117-127.

Fuhlendorf, S.D., D.D. Briske and F.E. Smeins. 2001. Herbaceous vegetation change in variable rangeland environments: the relative contribution of grazing and climatic variability. Applied Vegetation Science 4:177-188.

Busso, C.A., D.D. Briske and V. Olalde-Portugal. 2001. Root traits associated with nutrient exploitation following defoliation in three coexisting perennial grasses in a semi-arid savanna. Oikos 93: 332-342.

Monaco, T.A. and D.D. Briske. 2001. Contrasting shade avoidance responses in two perennial grasses: a field investigation in simulated sparse and dense canopies. Plant Ecology 156:173-182.

Monaco, T.A. and D.D. Briske. 2000. Does resource availability modulate shade avoidance responses to the ratio of red to far-red irradiation? An assessment of radiation quantity and soil volume. New Phytologist 146:37-46.

Derner, J.D. and D.D. Briske. 1999. Intraclonal regulation in a perennial caespitose grass: a field evaluation of above- and below-ground resource availability. Journal of Ecology 87:1-12.

Derner, J.D. and D.D. Briske. 1999. Does a tradeoff exist between morphological and physiological root plasticity? A comparison of grass growth forms. Acta Oecologica 20:519-526.

Briske, D.D. and J.R. Hendrickson. 1998. Does selective defoliation mediate competitive interactions in a semiarid savanna? Does selective defoliation mediate competitive interactions in a semiarid savanna? A demographic field evaluation. Journal of Vegetation Science 9:611-622.

Derner, J.D. and D.D. Briske. 1998. An isotopic assessment of intraclonal regulation in C4 perennial grasses: ramet interdependence, independence or both? Journal of Ecology 86:305-314.

Hendrickson, J.R. and D.D. Briske. 1997. Axillary bud banks of two semiarid perennial grasses: Occurrence, longevity, and contribution to population persistence. Oecologia 110:584-591.

Hendon, B.C. and D.D. Briske. 1997. Demographic evaluation of a herbivory-sensitive perennial bunchgrass: Does it possess an achilles heel? Oikos 80:8-17.

Derner, J.D., D.D. Briske and T.W. Boutton. 1997. Does grazing mediate soil carbon and nitrogen accumulation beneath C4, perennial grasses along an environmental gradient? Plant and Soil 191:147-156.

Briske, D.D., T.W. Boutton and Z. Wang. 1996. Contribution of flexible allocation priorities to herbivory tolerance in C4 perennial grasses: An evaluation with 13C labeling. Oecologia 105:151-159.

Noy-Meir, I. and D.D. Briske. 1996. Fitness components of grazing-induced population reduction in a dominant annual, Triticum dicoccoides (wild wheat). Journal of Ecology 84:439-448.

Anderson, V.J. and D.D. Briske. 1995. Herbivore-induced species replacement in grasslands: Is it driven by herbivory tolerance or avoidance. Ecological Applications 5:1014-1024.

Murphy, J.S. and D.D. Briske. 1994. Density-dependent regulation of ramet recruitment by the red:far-red ratio of solar radiation: A field evaluation with the bunchgrass Schizachyrium scoparium. Oecologia 97:462-469.

Briske, D.D. 1993. Grazing optimization: A plea for a balanced perspective. Ecological Applications 3:24-26.

Welker, J.M. and D.D. Briske. 1992. Clonal biology of the temperate caespitose graminoid Schizachyrium scoparium: A synthesis with implications to climate change. Oikos 63:357-365.

Murphy, J.S. and D.D. Briske. 1992. Regulation of tillering by apical dominance: Chronology, interpretative value, and current perspectives. Journal of Range Management 45:419-430.

Briske, D.D. and V.J. Anderson. 1992. Competitive ability of the bunchgrass Schizachyriumscoparium as affected by grazing history and defoliation. Vegetatio 103:41-49.

Welker, J.M., D.D. Briske and R.W. Weaver. 1991. Intraclonal nitrogen allocation in the bunchgrass Schizachyrium scoparium: An assessment of the physiological individual. Functional Ecology 5:433-440.

Williams, D.G. and D.D. Briske. 1991. Size and ecological significance of the physiological individual in the bunchgrass Schizachyrium scoparium. Oikos 62:41-47.

Briske, D.D. and V. J. Anderson. 1990. Tiller dispersion in populations of the bunchgrass Schizachyrium scoparium: Implications for herbivory tolerance. Oikos 59:50-56.

Heitschmidt, R.K., D.D. Briske and D.L. Price. 1990. Patterns of interspecific tiller defoliation in a mixed-grass prairie grazed by cattle. Grass and Forage Science 45:215-222.

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