L. R. Kemmerling, McCarthy, A. C., Brown, C. S., and Haddad, N. M., Butterfly Biodiversity Increases with Prairie Strips and Conservation Management in Row Crop Agriculture, Insect Conservation and Diversity, 2023.PDF icon insect_conserv_diversity_-_2023_-_kemmerling.pdf (866.84 KB)
C. Dutter, Damiano, L. A., Niemi, J., Miller, B. A., Schulte, L. A., Liebman, L., Helmers, M., Cruse, R., and McDaniel, M. D., Contour prairie strips affect adjacent soil but have only slight effects on crops, Field Crop Research, vol. 269, 2023.
K. E. Borchardt, Kadelka, C., Schulte, L. A., and Toth, A. L., An Ecological Networks Approach Reveals Restored Native Vegetation Benefits Wild Bees in Agroecosystems, Biological Conservation, vol. 287, 2023.PDF icon ecological_networks_wild_bees.pdf (5.25 MB)
J. C. Giese, An evaluation of conservation efforts in Midwestern agricultural landscapes for birds, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2023.PDF icon giese_2023_phddissertation.pdf (3.1 MB)
G. Zhang, Murray, C., A Clair, S., Cass, R., Dolezal, A. G., Schulte, L. A., Toth, A. L., and O'Neal, M. E., Native vegetation embedded in landscapes dominated by corn and soybean improves honey bee health and productivity, Journal of Applied Ecology, 2023.
G. McNally and Rogers, B., Perennial Systems Conservation: Reaching Women Landowners & Farmers. 2023.PDF icon perennial_systems_conservation_reaching_women_landowners_farmers_one_pager_6.21.pdf (4.18 MB)
C. Gusto, Grudens-Schuck, N., and Rogers, B., Prairie Strips Professional Development Evaluation for FSA & NRCS Staff, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2023.
L. M. Alt, Flater, J. S., Howe, A., Moorman, T. B., Moore, L. A. Schulte, and Soupir, M. L., Prairie Strips Remove Swine Manure Associated Antimicrobial Resistance Genes and Bacteria from Runoff, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, vol. 349, 2023.
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Collaborator Survey: 2022 Results, 2023.PDF icon strips_2022_collaborator_survey_str1064.pdf (2.07 MB)
G. McNally and Rogers, B., Women Landowner Resource Guide. 2023.PDF icon landowner_guide_w_team_edits_8.14.pdf (7.53 MB)
E. J. Henning, Assessing the Effects of Embedding Prairie Strips within Row Crop Fields on Soil Hydraulic Properties and Soil Health, 2022.PDF icon henning_iastate_0097m_20350.pdf (1.54 MB)
A. Iverson, Moorman, T. B., Soupir, M., and Morrow, A. J., Degradation of tetracycline, sulfamethazine, and tylosin in soil from prairie strips and row crops in Iowa, Agroecosystems, Geosciences, and Environment, vol. 5, 2022.
B. Khanal, Schoengold, K., Mieno, T., and L Moore, S., The impact of policy design on willingness to pay for ecosystem services from prairie strips, Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2022.
J. A. Nelson, The Influence of Prairie Strips Sown in Midwestern Corn and Soybean on Sediment Discharge, 2022.File jessica_nelson_-_sediment_transport_thesis_-_final.docx (38.53 MB)
J. S. Flater, Alt, L., Soupir, M. L., Moorman, T. B., and Howe, A., Prairie strips’ effect on transport of antimicrobial resistance indicators in poultry litter, Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 51, 2022.
A. J. Craig, Rehmann, C. R., Alt, L. M., Moore, L. Schulte, and Soupir, M. L., Prairie Strips Reduce Fecal Indicator Bacteria Concentrations in Simulated Runoff, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 244-256, 2022.
R. Whitehair, Grudens-Schuck, N., and Moore, L. Schulte, Program Evaluation of a Workshop on Prairie Strips for Farm Advisors: Framing the Co-Occurring Outcomes of Low Knowledge Acquisition and High Confidence, Horiculturae, vol. 8, no. 12, 2022.PDF icon horticulturae-08-01215.pdf (8.92 MB)
M. J. Hall, Zhang, G., O'Neal, M., Bradbury, S. P., and Coats, J. R., Quantifying neonicotinoid insecticide residues in milkweed and other forbs sampled from prairie strips established in maize and soybean fields, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, vol. 325, 2022.
M. Douglas Stephenson, The Roles of Habitat Area, Fragmentation and Vegetation Diversity in Bird and Snake Habitat Quality in Agricultural Landscapes in Iowa, USA, 2022.PDF icon stephensonmatt_2022_dissertation_-_bird_and_snake_habitat_quality_in_ag_landscapes.pdf (7.07 MB)
C. R. Dutter, The Spatial and Temporal Effects of Prairie Strip Restoration on Soil Health, 2022.PDF icon dutter_dissertation_final.pdf (4.21 MB)
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Collaborator Survey: 2021 Results, Iowa State University Extension Sociology, Ames, Iowa, 1062, 2022.PDF icon arbuckle_2022_strips_collaborator_survey_2021_str1062.pdf (3.57 MB)
G. Roesch-McNally, Supporting women landowners and farmers in adopting prairie strips: Learning circle lessons learned, American Farmland Trust, Washington, D.C., 2022.PDF icon biaecho_report_final_aft.pdf (8.39 MB)
L. M. Alt, Iverson, A. N., Soupir, M. L., Moorman, T. B., and Howe, A., Antibiotic resistance gene dissipation in soil microcosms amended with antibiotics and swine manure, Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 50, 2021.
M. Jacqueline Hall, Characterization of honey bee (Apis mellifera) and monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) exposure to pesticides: Risks and benefits of establishing pollinator habitat within Iowa agricultural landscapes, Iowa State University, Ames, 2021.PDF icon characterization_of_honey_bee_.pdf (5.7 MB)
L. Schulte Moore, Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers, 2021. [Online]. Available:
B. Khanal, Essays on the Designs and Benefits of Land Conservation Programs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2021.PDF icon essays_on_the_designs_and_benefits_of_land_conservation_programs.pdf (1.98 MB)
U. S. D. A. -NRCS, IA TN 190-ARG-41 Prairie Strips Technical Note . USDA-NRCS, 2021.PDF icon ia_tn_190-arg-41_prairie_strips_technical_note_-_attachment.pdf (862.4 KB)
M. Stephenson, Moore, L. Schulte, Klaver, R., and Niemi, J., Miniature temperature data loggers increase precision and reduce bias when estimating the daily survival rate for bird nests, Journal of Field Ornithology, 2021.
F. Service and Outdoors, F. I. N. D., Natural Inquirer Monograph Series: Assessing the Environmental Benefits of Prairie Strips, Natural Inquirer , vol. 20, 2021.PDF icon ni_creamofthecrop_2021_web.pdf (23.6 MB)
C. Murray, Pollinator response to prairie strips in the Iowa agricultural landscape, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2021.PDF icon murraycaroline_2021_msthesis.pdf (1.13 MB)
J. C. Tyndall, Prairie and Tree Planting Tool - PT^2 (1.0): A conservation decision support tool for Iowa, USA., Agroforestry Systems, vol. 109, 2021.PDF icon tyndall2021_article_prairieandtreeplantingtoolpt21.pdf (6.08 MB)
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Prairie Strips Help Honey Bees and Wild Pollinators, Iowa State University, 2021.PDF icon prairie_strips_help_honey_bees_and_wild_pollinators.pdf (1.1 MB)
J. Caviglia-Harris, Hodges, K., B, H., Bennett, E., Galvin, K., Krebs, M., Lipps, K., Lowman, M., Schulte, L. A., and Schurr, T., The six dimensions of collective leadership that advance sustainability objectives: rethinking what it means to be an academic leader, Ecology and Society, vol. 26, 2021.
O. de Kok-Mercado and team, S. T. R. I. P. S., STRIPS 2020 Landowner Report, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2021.PDF icon 2020_strips_landowner_report.pdf (26.71 MB)
J. Arbuckle, STRIPS Collaborator Survey: 2020 Results, Iowa State University Extension, Ames, 1060, 2021.PDF icon arbuckle_2021_strips_collaborator_survey_2020_str1060.pdf (3.12 MB)
L. A. Garibaldi, Schulte, L. A., Jordar, D. N. Nabaes, Carella, D. S. Gomez, and Kremen, C., Time to Integrate Pollinator Science into Soybean Production, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2021.
O. de Kok-Mercado and team, S. T. R. I. P. S., 2019 STRIPS Landowner Report, Iowa State University, Ames, 2020.PDF icon 2019_strips_landowner_report.pdf (23.46 MB)
A. Iverson, Degradation of sulfamethazine, tetracycline, and tylosin in prairie strip soils and row crop soils, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2020.
G. Zhang, Honey bee nutritional health in agricultural landscapes: Relationships to pollen and habitat diversity, Iowa State University, Ames, 2020.PDF icon honey_bee_nutritional_health_in_agricultural_landscapes.pdf (3.52 MB)
J. Arbuckle, Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll - 2020 Summary Report, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, 2020.PDF icon soc3094.pdf (930.35 KB)
S. L Moore, Bradbury, S., O'Neal, M., Toth, A., Tyndall, J., and Dolezal, A., Prairie strips help honey bees and wild pollinators, Iowa State University, Ames, 2020.PDF icon strips_ffar_infosheet_20200203.pdf (748.6 KB)
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Prairie Strips Mitigate the Spread of AMR, Iowa State University, Ames, 2020.PDF icon strips_amr_infosheet.pdf (2.84 MB)
L. Damiano and Niemi, J., Quantification of the impact of prairie strips on grain yield at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Iowa State University Department of Statistics, Ames, Iowa, 2020.PDF icon strips1_yield_analysis.pdf (1.38 MB)
J. Arbuckle, STRIPS Collaborator Survey: 2019 Results, Iowa State University Department of Sociology, Ames, IA, 2020.PDF icon arbuckle_2020_strips_collaborator_survey_2019_str1058.pdf (2.68 MB)
F. Kordbacheh, Liebman, M., and Harris, M., Strips of prairie vegetation placed within row crops can sustain native bee communities, PLOS One, vol. 15, no. 10, p. e0240354, 2020.
J. S. Flater, Understanding soil bacterial communities for sustainable agriculture, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2020.PDF icon understanding_soil_bacterial_communities_for_sustainable_agriculture.pdf (5.41 MB)
L. English, Understanding the Variation in Vegetation Composition of Prairie Restorations within Crop Fields, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2020.
L. A. Garibaldi, Oddi, F. J., Miguez, F. E., Bartomeus, I., Orr, M. C., Jobbágy, E. C., Kremen, C., Moore, L. A. Schulte, Hughes, A. C., Bagnato, C., Abramson, G., Bridgewater, P., Carella, D. Gomez, Díaz, S., Dicks, L. V., Ellis, E. C., Goldenberg, M., Huaylla, C. A., Kuperman, M., Locke, H., Mehrabi, Z., Santibañez, F., and Zhu, C. - D., Working landscapes need at least 20% native habitat, Conservation Letters, vol. 14(2): 14:e12773., 2020.