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KU Ecosystems Research Group: Publications

Billings, S.A., and W.H. Schlesinger. 2015. Letter to the Editor on “Pyrogenic organic matter production from wildfires: A missing sink in the global carbon cycle.” Global Change Biology 21, no. 8 (August): 2831. doi:10.1111/gcb.12836. ISSN: 1354-1013.
Billings, S.A., S.M. Glaser, A.S. Boone, and F.M. Stephen. 2015. “Nonlinear tree growth dynamics predict resilience to disturbance.” Ecosphere 6, no. 11 (November). doi:10.1890/ES15-00176.1. ISSN: 2150-8925.
Richter, D. deB., and S.A. Billings. 2015. “‘One physical system’: Tansley’s ecosystem as Earth’s critical zone.” New Phytologist 206, no. 3 (May): 900-912. doi:10.1111/nph.13338.ISSN: 0028-646X.
Billings, S.A., and L.K. Tiemann. 2014. Warming-induced enhancement of soil N2O efflux linked to distinct response times of genes driving N2O production and consumption. Biogeochemistry 119:371–386. DOI 10.1007/s10533-014-9973-2.
Lehmeier, C.A., K. Min, N.D. Niehues, F. Ballantyne IV, S.A. Billings. 2013. Temperature-mediated changes of exoenzyme-substrate reaction rates and their consequences for the carbon to nitrogen flow ratio of liberated resources. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 57:374-382.
Tiemann, L. K. and S. A. Billings. 2012. Tracking C and N flows through microbial biomass with increased soil moisture variability. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 49:11-22.
Tiemann, L. K. 2011. Soil microbial community carbon and nitrogen dynamics with altered precipitation regimes and substrate availability. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. 164 pp.
Tiemann, L. K. and S. A. Billings. 2011. Changes in variability of soil moisture alter microbial community C and N resource use. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43:1837-1847.download pdf
Thorp, J. H., J.E. Flotemersch, M.D. Delong, A.F. Casper, M.C. Thoms, F. Ballantyne, B. O'Neill, C.S. Haase. 2010. Linking ecosystem services, rehabilitation, and river hydrogeomorphology. Bioscience 60(1):67-74.
Ballantyne, F., D. Menge, J.S. Weitz. 2010. A discrepancy between predictions of saturating nutrient uptake models and nitrogen-to-phosphorus stoichiometry in the surface ocean. Limnology and Oceanography 55(3):997-1008.