A. E. Becker, Anderson, R. A., and Blair, A. C., Eastern Iowa farmers' attitudes towards the incorporation of prairie strips in agricultural fields. 2019.PDF icon farmers_attitudes_towards_the_use_of_prairie_strips_in_ag_fields.pdf (402.26 KB)
D. Larsen, Tyndall, J. C., Schulte, L. A., and Grudens-Schuck, N., Exploring Stakeholder Consensus for Multiple Outcomes in Agriculture: An Iowa Case Study, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 2019.
D. Larsen, Tyndall, J., Moore, L. Schulte, and Grudens-Shuck, N., Exploring stakeholder consensus for multiple outcomes in agriculture: an Iowa case study., Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, vol. 13, 2019.
L. Schulte Moore, Iowa's farmers -- and American eaters -- need a national discussion on transforming US agriculture, The Conversation, 2019. [Online]. Available:
A. G. Dolezal, Clair, A. L. St., Zhang, G., Toth, A. L., and O'Neal, M. E., Native habitat mitigates feast-famine conditions faced by honey bees in an agricultural landscape, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019.PDF icon dolezal_st._clair_et_al._2019_pnas.pdf (1007.54 KB)
M. J. Helmers, Grudens-Shuck, N., and Youngquist, T. D., Novel Use of Conceptual Change Framework Improves Video on Challenging Science Topic, Journal of Extension, vol. 57, no. 1IAW2, 2019.PDF icon novel_use_of_conceptual_change_framework_improves_video_on_challenging_science_topic.pdf (558.77 KB)
L. Schulte Moore, Bradbury, S., O'Neal, M., Toth, A., Tyndall, J., and Dolezal, A., Prairie strips provide late-summer forage for bees, Iowa State University, 2019.PDF icon strips_ffar_infosheet_final_draft.pdf (702.86 KB)
M. Stephenson, Quantifying thermal‐imager effectiveness for detecting bird nests on farms, Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2019.PDF icon quantifying_thermal-imager_effectiveness_for_detecting_bird_nests_on_farms.pdf (264.81 KB)
M. Mackert, Strategies to improve native bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) habitat in agroecosystems, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2019.
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Cooperator Survey 2018 results, 2019.PDF icon arbuckle_2019_cooperator_survey_str1057.pdf (3.37 MB)
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, 2017 STRIPS Landowner Report, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2018.PDF icon stripslandownersummary_2017_public.pdf (16.15 MB)
E. J. Miller, Assessing reduction of soil erosion in row-crop-prairie systems through mixed effect and simulation modeling, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2018.PDF icon miller_2018_honorsthesis.pdf (1.95 MB)
R. Whitehair and Grudens-Schuck, N., “Become a Prairie Strips Consultant” three part program. Poster presented at the STRIPS Cooperator’s Meeting, Armstrong ISU Experiment Station, July 16, 2018.. 2018.PDF icon 3parttrainingprogram_stripscooperatorsmeeting2018.pdf (14.78 MB)
J. Jordahl and Kuckuck, B., Precision prairie project: Integration of precision prairie applications with business and conservation planning, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC, 2018.PDF icon precisionprairie_casestudy_final_one-pager.pdf (1.5 MB)
L. Schulte, Reflection, empowerment, and co-constructed research: leadership lessons from an initiative to transform Iowa agriculture, Leadership Narratives, 2018. [Online]. Available:
S. T. R. I. P. S. Team, Research highlight: Prairie strips support farmers’ soil, water, and wildlife conservation goals, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2018.PDF icon strips_fsa_infosheet20181126.pdf (139.04 KB)
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Cooperator Survey: 2017 Results, Iowa State University Department of Sociology, Ames, Iowa, 2018.PDF icon strips_cooperator_survey_2017_stc_1052.pdf (2.55 MB)
S. County Foundation, Using Prairie Filter Strips to Protect Wisconsin Water. 2018.PDF icon using_prairie_filter_strips_to_protect_wisconsin_water.pdf (388.71 KB)
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, The Cost of Prairie Strips, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3611, 2017.
J. Hill, Cup plant biases prairie nitrogen composition in response to increasing community diversity, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2017.PDF icon hill_honorsproject_final.pdf (490.51 KB)
B. A. Brittenham, Effect of converting row crop to prairie on nutrient concentration in shallow groundwater and soil properties, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2017.PDF icon brittenhambethany_2017_isumsthesis.pdf (4.31 MB)
A. Martin-Schwarze, Extending removal and distance-removal models for abundance estimation by modeling detections in continuous time, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2017.PDF icon martinschwarzeadam_2017_dissertation.pdf (1.18 MB)
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Farming with Prairie Strips, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3612, 2017.
F. Kordbacheh, Liebman, M., and Harris, M., Increasing the quantity of forb and grass cover can enhance bee and predatory ground beetle abundance. 2017.PDF icon farnazkordbacheh-esa2018.pdf (8.32 MB)
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Installing Prairie Strips: Frequently Asked Questions, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3613, 2017.
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, A Landowner's Guide to Prairie Strips, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3609, 2017.
M. L. Hladik, Bradbury, S., Schulte, L. A., Helmers, M., Witte, C., Kolpin, D. W., Garrett, J. D., and Harris, M., Neonicotinoid insecticide removal by prairie strips in row-cropped watersheds with historical seed coating use, Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, vol. 241, pp. 160-167, 2017.
R. Whitehair and Grudens-Schuck, N., Prairie strips consultant educational needs assessment: 2017 survey, Iowa State University, Agricultural Education & Studies, Ames, IA, 2017.PDF icon prairiestripswsdevneedsassessjune2017_rev5_2_18.pdf (692.17 KB)
N. Grudens-Schuck, Helmers, M. J., Youngquist, T. D., and Johnson, M. S., Prairie strips for sediment and nutrient control and biodiversity, Journal of Extension, vol. 55, no. 1, 2017.
L. A. Schulte, Niemi, J., Helmers, M. J., Liebman, M., Arbuckle, J. G., James, D. E., Kolka, R. K., O'Neal, M. E., Tomer, M. D., Tyndall, J. C., Asbjornsen, H., Drobney, P., Neal, J., Van Ryswyk, G., and Witte, C., Prairie strips improve biodiversity and the delivery of multiple ecosystem services from corn–soybean croplands, PNAS, 2017.
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Prairie Strips: Small Changes, Big Impacts, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3610, 2017.
M. D. Stephenson, Quantifying methods to improve statistical power in grassland and passerine bird nesting studies, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2017.PDF icon stephenson_2017_msthesis.pdf (1.75 MB)
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Cooperator Follow-On Survey: 2016 Results, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Sociology Technical Report 1049, 2017.PDF icon arbuckle_2017_strips_2016_cooperators_survey_report_v2.pdf (1.52 MB)
L. E. Oroz, Estimating the effects of vegetative filter strip design on sediment movement in an agricultural watershed using LISEM, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 2016.PDF icon Luquin Oroz 2016 MSThesis.pdf (2.19 MB)
H. Li, Cruse, R., Bingner, R., Gesch, K., and Zhang, X., Evaluating ephemeral gully erosion impact on Zea mays L. yield and economics using AnnAGNPS. 2016.PDF icon 1-s2.0-s0167198715001749-main.pdf (1.15 MB)
A. L. Moorhouse, Evaluation of CRP contour buffer and filter strips as habitat for native bees and predatory ground beetles, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2016.PDF icon moorhouse_2016_msthesis_-_eval_of_crp_contour_buffer_and_filter_strips_as_bee_and_beetle_habitat.pdf (1.1 MB)
L. A. Schulte, MacDonald, A. L., Niemi, J. B., and Helmers, M. J., Prairie strips as a mechanism to promote land sharing by birds in industrial agricultural landscapes, Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, vol., 2016.
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Cooperator Follow-On Survey: 2015 Results, Iowa State University Department of Sociology, 1042, 2016.PDF icon Arbuckle 2016 -- STRIPS cooperators feedback.pdf (1.11 MB)
E. Brandes, McNunn, G. Sean, Schulte, L. A., Bonner, I. J., Muth, D. J., Babcock, B. A., Sharma, B., and Heaton, E. A., Subfield profitability analysis reveals an economic case for cropland diversification, Environmental Research Letters, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 014009, 2016.
B. Brittenham and Helmers, M., Summary of shallow groundwater nitrate at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, 2016.PDF icon Brittenham & Helmers 2016 STRIPS1 Shallow ground water results.pdf (81.55 KB)
M. Remigio and Salome, V., Assessing the ecohydrological impact of incorporating perennial vegetation into an agricultural watershed in Central Iowa, USA, 2015.
J. Iqbal, Parkin, T. B., Helmers, M. J., Zhou, X., and Castellano, M. J., Denitrification and Nitrous Oxide Emissions in Annual Croplands, Perennial Grass Buffers, and Restored Perennial Grasslands, Soil Science Society of America Journal, vol. 79, 2015.PDF icon 2014 Iqbal et al. SSSAJ.pdf (799.51 KB)
M. Liebman and Schulte, L. A., Enhancing agroecosystem performance and resilience through increased diversification of landscapes and cropping systems., Elementa, 2015.
G. L. D. Larsen, Schulte, L. A., and Tyndall, J. C., How should Iowa's agricultural landscape look?, Rootstalk, vol. 1, pp. 41-46, 2015.
J. G. Arbuckle Jr., Investigating Opportunities for Enhancing Adoption of Strategically Targeted Prairie Strips in Iowa, Iowa State University Department of Sociology, Ames, IA, Sociology Technical Report 1040, 2015.PDF icon Arbuckle_2015_Sociology_Technical_Report_1040.pdf (1.76 MB)
J. G. Arbuckle Jr., Tyndall, J., and Sorenson, E., Iowans’ perspectives on targeted approaches for multiple-benefit agriculture, Iowa State University Department of Sociology, Ames, Iowa, 1038, 2015.PDF icon Arbuckle et al. 2015 Iowans' Perspectives on Targeted Approaches for Multiple-Benefit Agriculture.pdf (864.71 KB)
B. Chen, Krajewski, W. F., Zhou, X., and Helmers, M. J., Organized variability of surface runoff responses across neighboring hillslopes in Iowa, Journal of Hydrology, vol. 523, pp. 1-13, 2015.
J. W. Doudna, O'Neal, M. E., Tyndall, J. C., and Helmers, M. J., Perspectives of extension agents and farmers toward multifunctional agriculture in the United States Corn Belt, Journal of Extension, vol. 53, no. 6, 2015.
J. Mueller and Liebman, M., Plant Community and Soil Functional Characteristics of Prairie Conservation Strips, 2015.PDF icon Mueller & Liebman 2015 STRIPS poster.pdf (1.63 MB)
A. Clinton, Prairie strips research indicate curbed nutrient loss, Advance, no. February 26, 2015, 2015.