Publications

Journal Article
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)
V. Hernandez-Santana, Zhou, X., Helmers, M. J., Asbjornsen, H., Kolka, R., and Tomer, M., Native prairie filter strips reduce runoff from hillslopes under annual row-crop systems in Iowa, USA, Journal of HydrologyJournal of Hydrology, vol. 477, pp. 94-103, 2013.
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.
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.
M. Perez-Suarez, Castellano, M. J., Kolka, R., Asbjornsen, H., and Helmers, M., Nitrogen and carbon dynamics in prairie vegetation strips across topographical gradients in mixed Central Iowa agroecosystems, Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, vol. 188, p. 11, 2014.
D. Mitchell, Nitrogen sources and sinks in Iowa soils: biogeochemical links between carbon inputs, nitrate leaching, and nitrous oxide emissions, 2012.
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)
X. Zhou, Helmers, M. J., Asbjornsen, H., Kolka, R., Tomer, M. D., and Cruse, R. M., Nutrient removal by prairie filter strips in agricultural landscapes, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, vol. 69, pp. 54-64, 2014.
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.
X. Zhou, Helmers, M. J., Asbjornsen, H., Kolka, R., and Tomer, M. D., Perennial filter strips reduce nitrate levels in soil and shallow groundwater after grassland-to-cropland conversion, Journal of environmental quality, vol. 39, pp. 2006-2015, 2010.
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. 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)
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.01.007, 2016.
L. SchulteMoore, Prairie strips: bringing biodiversity, improved water quality, and soil protection to agriculture, Missouri Prairie Journal, vol. 35, 2014.PDF icon Schulte 2014 MoPrairieJournal -- Prairie Strips.pdf (1.04 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.
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.
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.
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.
A. Clinton, Prairie strips research indicate curbed nutrient loss, Advance, no. February 26, 2015, 2015.
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)
K. A. Gill, Cox, R., and O'Neal, M. E., Quality over quantity: buffer strips can be improved with select native plant species, Environmental Entomology, vol. 43, 2014.
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. 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)
J. Gutierrez-Lopez, Asbjornsen, H., Helmers, M., and Isenhart, T., Regulation of soil moisture dynamics in agricultural fields using strips of native prairie vegetation, Geoderma, vol. 226, pp. 238-249, 2014.
M. D. Stephenson, Moore, L. A. Schulte, and Klaver, R. W., The Relative Contributions of Habitat Area, Configuration, and Vegetative Diversity on Snake and Lizard Presence in Agricultural Landscapes, Conservation Science and Practice, 2024.PDF icon conservat_sci_and_prac_-_2024_-_stephenson_-_the_relative_contributions_of_habitat_area_configuration_and_vegetative.pdf (3.6 MB)
H. Asbjornsen, Shepherd, G., Helmers, M., and Mora, G., Seasonal patterns in depth of water uptake under contrasting annual and perennial systems in the Corn Belt Region of the Midwestern US, Plant and Soil, vol. 308, pp. 69-92, 2008.
M. J. Helmers, Zhou, X., Asbjornsen, H., Kolka, R., Tomer, M. D., and Cruse, R. M., Sediment removal by prairie filter strips in row-cropped ephemeral watersheds, Journal of environmental quality, vol. 41, pp. 1531-1539, 2012.
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.
D. Rae Lockett, Soil Hydraulic Property Impacts of Incorporating Prairie Vegetation within a Row Crop Production Area, 2012.
J. Antonio Gu Lopez, Soil moisture dynamics in agriculturally-dominated landscapes after the introduction of native prairie vegetation, 2012.
R. Matthew Maher, Soil respiration and plant growth across a chronosequence of tallgrass prairie reconstructions, 2007.
M. Renee Cheatham, Species and functional diversity effects on productivity and nutrient uptake: implications for designing sustainable agricultural systems in the Midwest, 2007.
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.
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.
H. Asbjornsen, Hernandez-Santana, V., Liebman, M., Bayala, J., Chen, J., Helmers, M., Ong, C. K., and Schulte, L. A., Targeting perennial vegetation in agricultural landscapes for enhancing ecosystem services, Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, vol. 29, pp. 101-125, 2014.
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.
M. E. Jarchow and Liebman, M., Tradeoffs in biomass and nutrient allocation in prairies and corn managed for bioenergy production, Crop Science, vol. 52, pp. 1330-1342, 2012.
R. Ann Cox Ohde, The use of reconstructed prairies in Iowa's agricultural landscape to increase ecosystem services and move towards multifunctionality, 2012.
M. Liebman, Helmers, M. J., Schulte, L. A., and Chase, C. A., Using biodiversity to link agricultural productivity with environmental quality: Results from three field experiments in Iowa, Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, vol. 28, pp. 115-128, 2013.
H. Asbjornsen, Mora, G., and Helmers, M. J., Variation in water uptake dynamics among contrasting agricultural and native plant communities in the Midwestern US, Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, vol. 121, pp. 343-356, 2007.
M. J. Helmers, Zhou, X., Asbjornsen, H., and Kolka, R., Water quality benefits of perennial filter strips in row-cropped watersheds, 2011.
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12773, 2020.
Report
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)

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