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Reich, P.B., L.E. Frelich, R. Voldseth, P. Bakken , E.C. Adair. In press/online. Linking understory diversity with productivity, resource availability and heterogeneity in southern boreal forests. Journal of Ecology. pdf

Adair, E.C., P.B. Reich, J.J. Trost, and S.E. Hobbie. 2011. Elevated CO2 stimulates grassland soil respiration by increasing carbon inputs rather than by enhancing soil moisture. Global Change Biology 17(12):3546-3563. pdf

Adair, E.C. and I.C. Burke. 2010. Plant phenology and life span influence soil pool dynamics:  Bromus tectorum invasion of perennial C3-C4 grass communities. Plant and Soil 355(1):255-269. pdf

Adair, E..C., S.E. Hobbie, R.K. Hobbie. 2010. Single pool exponential decomposition models: potential pitfalls in their use in ecological studies. Ecology 91(4):1225-1236. pdf

Adair, E.C., P.B. Reich,  S.E. Hobbie, J.M.H. Knops. 2009. Interactive effects of time, CO2, N, and diversity on total belowground carbon allocation and ecosystem carbon storage in a grassland community. Ecosystems 12(6):1037-1052. pdf

Powers, J.S., R. Montgomery, E.C. Adair,  F.Q. Brearley, S.J. DeWalt, C.T. Castanho, J. Chave, E. Deinert, J.U. Ganzhorn, M.E. Gilbert, J. Antonio Gonzalez, S. Bunyavejchewin, H. Ricardo Grau, K.E. Harms, A. Hiremath, S. Iriarte-Vivar, E. Manzane, A.A. de Oliveira, L. Poorter, J. Ramanamanjato, C. Salk, A. Varela, G.D. Weiblen,  M.T. Lerdau. 2009. Decomposition in tropical forests: a pan-tropical study of the effects of litter type, litter placement and faunal exclusion across a precipitation gradient. Journal of Ecology 97(4):2636-2660.

Adair, E.C., W.J. Parton, S.J. Del Grosso, W.L. Silver, M.E. Harmon, S.A. Hall, I.C. Burke, S.C. Hart. 2008. A simple three pool model accurately describes patterns of long-term litter decomposition in diverse climates.  Global Change Biology 14(11): 2636-2660. pdf

Adair, E.C., I.C. Burke, W.K. Lauenroth. 2008. Contrasting effects of resource availability and plant mortality on plant community invasion by Bromus tectorum L. Plant and Soil 304(1-2): 103-115. pdf

A.R. Mosier, W.J. Parton, R.E. Martin, D.W. Valentine , D.S. Ojima, D.S. Schimel, I.C. Burke,  E.C. Adair.  2008.  Soil-Atmosphere Exchange of Trace Gases in the Colorado Shortgrass Steppe. In W.K. Lauenroth and I.C. Burke (eds.). Ecology of the shortgrass steppe: A long-term perspective. Oxford Univeristy Press, Oxford, England.

Parton W., W.L. Silver, I.C. Burke, L. Grassens, M.E. Harmon, B. Currie, J. King, E.C. Adair, L. Brandt, and B. Fasth. 2007. Global-scale similarities in nitrogen release patterns during long-term decomposition. Science 315: 361-364.

Uowolo, A.L., D. Binkley, E.C. Adair.  2005.  Plant diversity in riparian forests in northwest Colorado: effects of time and river regulation. Forest Ecology and Management 218:107-114.

Adair, E.C., D. Binkley, and D.C. Andersen.  2004. Patterns of nitrogen accumulation and turnover in riparian soils along the Green and Yampa Rivers. Oecologia 139 (1): 108-116. pdf

Adair, E.C. and D. Binkley. 2002. Co-limitation of Fremont cottonwood seedlings by nitrogen and water.  Wetlands 22(2): 425-429. pdf

Hobbie, S.E., W.C. Eddy, C.R. Buyarski, E.C. Adair, M.L. Ogdahl, P. Weisenhorn. Submitted. Response of decomposing litter and its microbial community to multiple forms of nitrogen enrichment. Ecological Monographs.

Reid, J., E.C. Adair, S.E. Hobbie and P.B. Reich. Submitted. Biodiversity, nitrogen deposition and CO2 affect grassland soil carbon cycling but not storage. Ecosystems.

Stipa grass and prickly poppy in the grassland-ponderosa pine ecotone of Colorado's Front Range

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