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)
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)
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. 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)
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)
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)
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, Farming with Prairie Strips, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3612, 2017.
S. T. R. I. P. S. team, The Cost of Prairie Strips, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Ames, Iowa, AE3611, 2017.
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)
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, 2017 STRIPS Landowner Report, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2018.PDF icon stripslandownersummary_2017_public.pdf (16.15 MB)
Journal Article
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.
M. J. Helmers, Zhou, X., Asbjornsen, H., and Kolka, R., Water quality benefits of perennial filter strips in row-cropped watersheds, 2011.
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. 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.
R. Ann Cox Ohde, The use of reconstructed prairies in Iowa's agricultural landscape to increase ecosystem services and move towards multifunctionality, 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
M. Renee Cheatham, Species and functional diversity effects on productivity and nutrient uptake: implications for designing sustainable agricultural systems in the Midwest, 2007.
R. Matthew Maher, Soil respiration and plant growth across a chronosequence of tallgrass prairie reconstructions, 2007.
J. Antonio Gu Lopez, Soil moisture dynamics in agriculturally-dominated landscapes after the introduction of native prairie vegetation, 2012.
D. Rae Lockett, Soil Hydraulic Property Impacts of Incorporating Prairie Vegetation within a Row Crop Production Area, 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.
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.
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. 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)
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. 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. 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.
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.
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)
A. Clinton, Prairie strips research indicate curbed nutrient loss, Advance, no. February 26, 2015, 2015.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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)
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. 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)