Publications

Journal Article
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, 2018 STRIPS Landowner Report, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2019.PDF icon stripslandownersummary_2018_public.pdf (8.16 MB)
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, The Cost of Prairie Strips, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3611, 2017.
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Farming with Prairie Strips, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3612, 2017.
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Installing Prairie Strips: Frequently Asked Questions, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3613, 2017.
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)
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, A Landowner's Guide to Prairie Strips, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3609, 2017.
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)
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)
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)
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, Prairie Strips: Small Changes, Big Impacts, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3610, 2017.
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)
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 Follow-On Survey: 2015 Results, Iowa State University Department of Sociology, 1042, 2016.PDF icon Arbuckle 2016 -- STRIPS cooperators feedback.pdf (1.11 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)
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)
J. G. Arbuckle, STRIPS Cooperator Survey 2018 results, 2019.PDF icon arbuckle_2019_cooperator_survey_str1057.pdf (3.37 MB)
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)
L. A. Schulte, Asbjornsen, H., Atwell, R. C., Hart, C., Helmers, M., Isenhart, T., Kolka, R., Liebman, M., Neal, J., O'Neal, M., Schultz, R., Secchi, S., Thompson, J., Tomer, M., and Tyndall, J., Targeted conservation approaches for improving water quality: Multiple benefits for expanded opportunities, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, PMR 1002, 2008.PDF icon Schulte et al. 2008 ISUExt.PMR1002.pdf (2.12 MB)
Thesis
R. Whitehair, Agricultural conservation adoption in the US Midwest: Needs assessment and evaluation of professional development for farm advisers , Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2019.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
M. Perez-Bidegain, Modeling phosphorus transport using the WEPP model, Iowa State University, 2007.
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)
M. Mackert, Strategies to improve native bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) habitat in agroecosystems, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2019.

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