Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota

Publications by Science Team


Gerla, P.J., M.W. Cornett, M.A. Ahlering, and J.D. Ekstein. 2012. Talking big: lessons learned from a 9000 acre restoration in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie. 4(11): 3066-3087. http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/4/11/3066

Shinneman, D.J., B. J. Palik, and M.W. Cornett. 2012. Can landscape-level ecological restoration influence fire risk? A spatially-explicit assessment of a northern temperate-southern boreal forest landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 274: 126-135. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112712001065

White, M.A. 2012. Long-term effects of deer browsing: Composition, structure and productivity in a northeastern Minnesota old-growth forest. Forest Ecology and Management 269: 222-228.
 Abstract: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1016522509857


Ahlering, M.A., S. Hedges, A. Johnson, M. Tyson, S.G. Manka and L.S. Eggert. 2011. Genetic diversity, social structure, and conservation value of the elephants of the Nakai Plateau, Lao PDR, based on non-invasive sampling. Conservation Genetics 12: 413-422. 
Abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/k558321215j25857/

Ahlering, M.A., J.J. Millspaugh, R.J. Woods, D. Western and L.S. Eggert. 2011.  Elevated stress hormones in crop-raiding male elephants. Animal Conservation 14: 124-130.
Abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-1795.2010.00400.x/full

Gerla P.J. 2011. Field-scale changes in soil water and recharge following restoration of a cultivated field to prairie. Journal of Environmental Hydrology 19: 1-13.
Abstract: http://www.hydroweb.com/jehabs/gerlaabs.html

Price J., Silbernagel J., Miller N., Swaty R., White M., Nixon K. 2011. Eliciting expert knowledge to inform landscape modeling of conservation scenarios. Ecological Modeling. 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.09.010 
Abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304380011004704


Ahlering, M.A., D. Alt, M. Betts, R. Fletcher, J. Nocera, and M. Ward. 2010. Research needs and recommendations for the use of conspecific attraction methods in the conservation of  migratory birds. Condor 112(2): 252-264.
 Abstract: http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1525/cond.2010.090239

Gerla, P.J., M.U. Sharif, and S.F. Korom. 2010. Geochemical processes controlling the spatial distribution of selenium in soil and water, west central South Dakota, U.S.A. Environmental Earth Sciences 627:1551-1560. 
Abstract: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1525/cond.2010.090239

Ravenscroft, C., R.M. Scheller, D.J. Mladenoff, and M.A. White. 2010. Forest restoration in a mixed ownership landscape under climate change. Ecological Applications 20: 327-346.
 Abstract: http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/08-1698.1

Shinneman, D.J., M.W. Cornett, and B.J. Palik.2010.  Simulating restoration strategies for a southern boreal forest landscape with complex land ownership patterns. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 446-458. 
Abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112709007841 


Sands, G.R., J.L. Anderson, K.L. Blann, and B. Vondracek. 2009. Effects of agricultural drainage on aquatic ecosystems: a review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 39(11):909 - 1001. 
Abstract: http://www.mendeley.com/catalog/effects-agricultural-drainage-aquatic-ecosystems-review/

Burton, J.I., E.K. Zenner, L.E. Frelich, M.W. Cornett. 2009. Patterns of plant community structure within and among primary and second-growth northern hardwood forest stands. Forest Ecology and Management 258:2556–2568.
 Abstract: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112709006446


White, M.A., Host, G.E. 2008. Forest disturbance frequency and patch structure from pre-European settlement to present in the Mixed Forest Province of Minnesota, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 2212–2226.
 Abstract: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/X08-065


Gerla, P. 2007. North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute Technical Report No: ND07 - 01: Effect of Land Cover and Pattern on the Quality of Groundwater Discharged from Springs and Seeps at Pigeon Point, Southeastern North Dakota. Results were presented at the International Water Conference in mid-March 2007.

Gerla, P.J. 2007. Estimating the effect of cropland to prairie conversion on peak storm run-off. Restoration Ecology 15(4):720-730.
 Abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00284.x/abstract


Ahlering, M.A., D.H. Johnson and J. Faaborg. 2006. Conspecific attraction in a grassland bird, the Baird’s Sparrow. Journal of Field Ornithology 77: 365-371.
 Abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1557-9263.2006.00066.x/full

Ahlering, M.A. and J. Faaborg. 2006. Avian habitat management meets conspecific 
attraction: If you build it, will they come? Auk 123: 301-312.
 Abstract: http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4090661?uid=3739736&uid=2134&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=47698711785927

Cornett, M.W., P.J. Bauman, and D.D. Breyfogle. 2006. Can we control leafy spurge? Adaptive management and the recovery of native vegetation. Ecological Restoration 243:145-150. 
Abstract: http://er.uwpress.org/content/24/3/145.short

Lytle, D.E., M.W. Cornett and M.S. Harkness. 2006. Transferring landscape ecological knowledge in a multipartner landscape: the Border Lakes region of Minnesota and Ontario. Pp. 97-128 in Perera, A.H., L.J. Buse, and T.R. Crow eds. Forest Landscape Ecology: Transferring Knowledge to Practice. Springer, New York, NY.
 Downloadable PDF: http://tinyurl.com/6rnesr3 (20.48KB)

Blann, K. 2006. Habitat in Agricultural Landscapes: How Much Is Enough? A State of the Science Literature Review. Published by Defenders of Wildlife, Portland, OR. http://www.defenders.org/resources/publications/programs_and_policy/biodiversity_partners/habitat_in_agricultural_landscapes.pdf


Frelich, L.E., M.W. Cornett, and M.A.White. 2005. Controls and references in forestry: the role of old growth and retrospective studies. Journal of Forestry 103(7):339-344. 
Abstract: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/saf/jof/2005/00000103/00000007/art00004

Vondracek, B., K.L. Blann, C.B. Cox, J.F. Nerbonne, K.G. Mumford, B.A. Nerbonne, L.A. Sovell and J.K.H. Zimmerman. 2005. Land Use, Spatial Scale, and Stream Systems: Lessons from an Agricultural Region. Environmental Management 366.
 Abstract: http://www.springerlink.com/content/p35003t48705t455/


Cornett, M. 2004. The Nature Conservancy: silvicultural research needs in the Lake States. In Palik B. & L. Levy Eds. Proceedings of the Great Lakes Silviculture Summit. Saint Paul, MN, USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station. General Technical Report NC-254. http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/12857

Gerla, P. 2004. Hydrological effects of an uncontrolled flowing well, Red River Valley, North Dakota, USA. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 40:1305-1314. 

Sarr D., K. Puettmann, R. Pabst, M. Cornett, and L. Arguello. 2004. Restoration ecology: new perspectives and opportunities for forestry. Journal of Forestry 102(5): 20-24.
 Abstract: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/saf/jof/2004/00000102/00000005/art00006


McAllister, J., J. Kirby, and P. Gerla. 2003. Ichthyofaunal survey of an agriculturally disturbed prairie - wetland complex in Polk County, Minnesota: North Dakota Academy of Science 58:69.


Anderson C.E., K.A. Chapman, M.A. White, and M.W. Cornett. 2002. Effects of browsing control on establishment and recruitment of eastern white pine Pinus strobus L. at Cathedral Grove in the Lake Superior Highlands, Minnesota. Natural Areas Journal 22:202-210.

Kishel, H. and P. Gerla. 2002. Effects of small-scale hydraulic variation on groundwater discharge to Shingobee Lake, Minnesota. Hydrological Processes 16(10):1921-1934. 
Abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hyp.363/abstract

Gerla, P.J. and J.C. Patch. 2002. Estimating recharge and discharge within a riparian, glacial-outwash aquifer. American Water Resources Association Special Conference on Ground Water – Surface Water Interaction Proceedings Keystone, Colorado, p. 547-552.

White, M.A. Brown, T.N., and G.E. Host. 2002. Landscape analysis of risk factors for white pine blister rust in the Mixed Forest Province of Minnesota, U.S.A. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32:1639-1650.
 Abstract: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/x02-078

Wolter, P.T., and M.A. White. 2002. Recent forest cover type transitions and landscape structure changes in northeast Minnesota. Landscape Ecology 17:133-155. 
Abstract: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A1016522509857


Richards, C., M.A. White, A. Hershey, R. Axler, and J. Schomberg. 2001. Simulating effects of landscape composition and structure on stream water quality. Proceedings, SIL 27th Congress, Dublin, IR.


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