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Hoover, D. L., Bestelmeyer, B., Grimm, N. B., Huxman, T. E., Reed, S. C., Sala, O., Tim Seastedt, Wilmer, H., Ferrenberg, S. 2020: Traversing the wasteland: A framework for assessing threats to dryland ecosystems. BioScience, 70(1): 35-47. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biz126

Behringer, M., Anderson, A., Tim Seastedt 2019: A low organic matter soil does not maintain a native grassland restoration in the Colorado Front Range. Ecological Restoration, 37(2): 70-72. DOI: 10.3368/er.37.2.70

Roberts, J. W., Tim Seastedt 2019: Effects on vegetative restoration of two treatments: Erosion matting and supplemental rock cover in the alpine ecosystem. Restoration Ecology, 27(6): 1339-1347. DOI: 10.1111/rec.13010

Duofeng, P.,, Li, X., De, K., Wang, L., Wang, D., Guo, Q., Tim Seastedt, Gao, C., Zhong, Z., Zhu, H., Shen, Z. 2019: Food and habitat provisions jointly determine competitive and facilitative interactions among distantly related herbivores. Functional Ecology, 33(12): 2381-2390. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13456

Li, X., Wang, Z., Wang, D., Wang, L., Pan, D., Li, J., De, K., Tim Seastedt 2019: Livestock grazing impacts on plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae) vary by species identity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and the Environment, 275: 23-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2019.01.007

Wang, J., Wang, D., Li, C.-Q., Tim Seastedt, Liang, C., Wang, L., Sun, W., Liang, M., Li, A. 2018: Feces nitrogen release induced by different large herbivores in a dry grassland. Ecological Applications, 28(1): 201-211. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1640

Yuan, X., Joey Knelman, Wang, D., Goebl, A., Eve GasarchTim Seastedt 2017: Patterns of soil bacterial richness and composition tied to plant richness, soil nitrogen, and soil acidity in alpine tundra. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 49(3): 441-453. DOI: 10.1657/AAAR0016-050

Concilio, A. L., Tim Seastedt, Nippert, J. B. 2017: Changing edaphic conditions and exploitation of an expanded phenological niche allows for increased exotic (introduced) species dominance. Plant and Soil, 415(1-2): 299-315. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-016-3167-8

Amy Concilio, Nippert, J. B., Ehrenfeucht, S., Cherwin, K., Tim Seastedt 2016: Imposing antecedent global change conditions rapidly alters plant community composition in a mixed-grass prairie. Oecologia, 182(3): 899-911. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3684-4

Yuan, X., Joey KnelmanEve Gasarch, Wang, D., Nemergut, D. R., Tim Seastedt 2016: Plant community and soil chemistry responses to long-term nitrogen inputs drive changes in alpine bacterial communities. Ecology, 97(6): 1543-1554. DOI: 10.1890/15-1160.1

Tim Seastedt 2015: Biological control of invasive plant species: A reassessment for the Anthropocene. New Phytologist, 205(2): 490-502. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13065

Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E., Hall, C. M., Bridgewater, P., Chapin, III, F. S., Ellis, E. C., Ewel, J. J., Hallett, L. M., Harris, J., Hulvey, K. B., Jackson, S. T., Kennedy, P. L., Kueffer, C., Lach, L., Lantz, T. C., Lugo, A. E., Mascaro, J., Murphy, S. D., Nelson, C. R., Perring, M. P., Richardson, D. M., Tim Seastedt, Standish, R. J., Starzomski, B. M., Katharine Suding, Tognetti, P. M., Yakob, L., and Yung, L. 2014: Managing the whole landscape: Historical, hybrid, and novel ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12(10): 557-564. DOI: 10.1890/130300

Tim Seastedt, Suding, K. 2013: Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Climate. Vol. 4 in Pielke, R. A., Sr., series ed., Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources. Academic Press. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-384703-4.01004-2

Tim Seastedt 2013: The management framework in practice: Prairie dogs at the urban interface: Conservation solutions when ecosystem change drivers are beyond the scope of management actions. In Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E.S., and Hall, C., 2013: Novel ecosystems: Intervening in the new ecological world order. Wiley-Blackwell, 176-179.

Hulvey, K. B., Standish, R. J., Hallett, L. M., Starzomski, B. M., Murphy, S. D., Nelson, C. R., Gardener, M. R., Kennedy, P. L., Tim SeastedtKatharine Suding 2013: Incorporating novel ecosystems into management frameworks. In Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E.S., and Hall, C., 2013: Novel ecosystems: Intervening in the new ecological world order. Wiley-Blackwell, 157-171.

Tim Seastedt, Hartley, L. M., Nippert, J. B. 2013: Case study: Ecosystem transformations along the Colorado Front Range: Prairie dog interactions with multiple components of global environmental change. In Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E.S., and Hall, C., 2013: Novel ecosystems: Intervening in the new ecological world order. Wiley-Blackwell, 142-149.

Tim SeastedtKatharine Suding, Chapin, III, F. S. 2013: Ecosystem stewardship as a framework for conservation in a directionally changing world. In Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E.S., and Hall, C., 2013: Novel ecosystems: Intervening in the new ecological world order. Wiley-Blackwell, 326-333.

Freppaz, M., Williams, M. W., Tim Seastedt, Filippa, G. 2012: Response of soil organic and inorganic nutrients in alpine soils to a 16-year factorial snow and N-fertilization experiment, Colorado Front Range, USA. Applied Soil Ecology, 62: 131-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2012.06.006

Jamieson, M. A., Knochel, D., Manrique, A., Tim Seastedt 2012: Top-down and bottom-up controls on Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) performance along the Colorado Front Range, USA. Plant Ecology, 213(2): 185-195. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-011-0013-1

Knapp, A. K., Smith, M. D., Hobbie, S. E., Collins, S. L., Fahey, T. J., Hansen, G. J. A., Landis, D. A., La Pierre, K. J., Melillo, J. M., Tim Seastedt, Shaver, G. R., Webster, J. R. 2012: Past, present, and future roles of long-term experiments in the LTER Network. Bioscience, 62(4): 377-389. DOI: 10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.9

Pielke, R. A., Wilby, R., Niyogi, D., Hossain, F., Dairuku, K., Adegoke, J., Kallos, G., Tim SeastedtKatharine Suding 2012: Dealing with complexity and extreme events using a bottom-up, resource-based vulnerability perspective. In Sharma, A. S., Bunde, A., Dimri, V. P., and Baker, D. N., Extreme Events and Natural Hazards: The Complexity Perspective. American Geophysical Union, 380 pages.

Jamieson, M. A., Tim Seastedt, Bowers, M. D. 2012: Nitrogen enrichment differentially affects above- and belowground plant defense. American Journal of Botany, 99(10): 1630-1637. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1100492

Xiong, Y., D Atri, J. J., Fu, S., Xia, H., Tim Seastedt 2011: Rapid soil organic matter loss from forest dieback in a subalpine coniferous ecosystem. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 43: 2450-2456. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.08.013

Wooley, S. C., Smith, B., King, C., Tim Seastedt, Knochel, D. 2011: The lesser of two weevils: Physiological responses of spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe) to above- and belowground herbivory by Larinus minutus and Cyphocleonus achates. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 21(2): 153-170. DOI: 10.1080/09583157.2010.534550

Knochel, D., Monson, N. D., Tim Seastedt 2010: Additive effects of aboveground and belowground herbivores on the dominance of spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe). Oecologia, 164(3): 701 712, DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1708-z

Knochel, D., Tim Seastedt 2010: Reconciling contradictory findings of herbivore impacts on spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe) growth and reproduction. Ecological Applications, 20(7): 1903-1912. DOI: 10.1890/09-1944.1

Blumenthal, D. M., Norton, A. P., Tim Seastedt 2010: Restoring competitors and natural enemies for long-term control of plant invaders. Rangelands, 32(1): 16 20.

Knochel, D., Flagg, C., Tim Seastedt 2010: Effects of plant competition, seed predation, and nutrient limitation on seedling survivorship of spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe). Biological Invasions, 12(11): 3771 3784, DOI: 10.1007/s10530-010-9769-9

Daniel LiptzinTim Seastedt 2009: Patterns of snow, deposition, and soil nutrients at multiple spatial scales at a Rocky Mountain tree line ecotone. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, 114: G04002. DOI: 10.1029/2009JG000941

Knochel, D., Tim Seastedt 2009: Sustainable control of spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe). In Inderjit (ed.), Management of Invasive Weeds. New York: Springer, 211-225. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9202-2_11

Miller, E. M., Tim Seastedt 2009: Impacts of woodchip amendments and soil nutrient availability on understory vegetation establishment following thinning of a ponderosa pine forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 258(3): 263 272, DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2009.04.011

Reed, H. E., Blair, J. M., Wall, D. H., Tim Seastedt 2009: Impacts of management legacies on litter decomposition in response to reduced precipitation in a tallgrass prairie. Applied Soil Ecology, 42(2): 79 85, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2009.01.009

Tim Seastedt, Murray, P. 2008: Belowground herbivory in grasslands. In Johnson, S. N. and Murray, P. J. (eds.), Root Feeders: An Ecosystem Perspective. Oxfordshire, UK: CAB International.

Inderjit, Tim Seastedt, Callaway, R. M., Pollock, J., Kaur, J. 2008: Allelopathy and plant invasions: Traditional, congeneric, and biogeographical approaches. Biological Invasions, 10(6): 875 890. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-008-9239-9

Litaor, M. I., Tim Seastedt, Sackett, L. 2008: Analysis of the nutrient status of alpine soils of the Colorado Front Range using the nitrogen: Phosphorus ratio index. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 72(6): 1628 1636. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2006.0434

Litaor, M. I., Williams, M. W., Tim Seastedt 2008: Topographic controls on snow distribution, soil moisture, and species diversity of herbaceous alpine vegetation, Niwot Ridge, Colorado. Journal of Geophysical Research--Biogeosciences, 113: G02008. DOI: 10.1029/2007JG000419

Pollock, J. L., Tim Seastedt, Callaway, R. M., Kaur, J. 2008: Allelopathy and plant invasions: traditional, congeneric, and bio-geographical approaches. Biological Invasions, 10(6): 875-890. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-008-9239-9

Robertson, G. P., Allen, V. G., Boody, G., Boose, E. R., Creamer, N. G., Drinkwater, L. E., Gosz, J. R., Lynch, L., Havlin, J. L., Jackson, L. E., Pickett, S. T. A., Pitelka, L., Randall, A., Reed, A. S., Tim Seastedt, Waide, R. B., Wall, D. H. 2008: Long-Term Agricultural Research (LTAR): A research, education, and extension imperative. Bioscience, 58(7): 640 646.

Bush, R. T., Tim Seastedt, Buckner, D. 2007: Plant community dynamics in response to the decline of a dominant invasive plant, Centaurea diffusa, in a Colorado grassland. Ecological Restoration, 25: 169-174.

Tim Seastedt, Knochel, D., Garmoe, M., Shosky, S. 2007: Interactions and effects of multiple biological control insects on diffuse and spotted knapweed in the Front Range of Colorado. Biological Control, 42: 345-354. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2007.06.003

Breiter, N. C., Tim Seastedt 2007: Post-release evaluation of Mecinus janthinus host specificity, a biological control for invasive toadflax (Linaria spp.). Weed Science, 55: 164 168.

Tim Seastedt 2007: Resourceful invaders. Nature, 446: 985 986.

Reed, S. C., Tim Seastedt, Mann, C. M., Cherwin, K, L., Katharine Suding, Townsend, A. R. 2007: Phosphorus fertilization stimulates nitrogen fixation and increases inorganic nitrogen concentrations in a restored prairie. Applied Soil Ecology, 36: 238-242. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2007.02.002

Tiemann, L., Tim Seastedt 2006: Study shows introduced thistle may facilitate growth of some native grasses (Colorado). Ecological Restoration, 24: 58 59.

LeJeune, K. D., Katharine Suding, Sturgis, S., Scott, A., Tim Seastedt 2005: Biological control insect use of fertilized and unfertilized diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa Lamarck) in a Colorado grassland. Environmental Entomology, 34(1): 225-234. DOI: 10.1603/0046-225X-34.1.225

Litaor, M. I., Tim Seastedt, Walker, M. D., Carbone, M., Townsend, A. R. 2005: The biogeochemistry of phosphorus across an alpine topographic/snow gradient. Geoderma, 124(1-2): 49-61.

Reed, H. E., Tim Seastedt, Blair, J. M. 2005: Ecological consequences of C4 grass invasion of a C4 grassland: A dilemma for management. Ecological Applications, 15: 1560 1569.

Tim Seastedt 2005: Soil biology and the emergence of adventive grassland ecosystems. In Jarvis, S. C., Murray, P. J., and Roker, J. A. Optimization of nutrient cycling and soil quality for sustainable grasslands. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 15 24.

Sherrod, S. K., Tim Seastedt, Walker, M. D. 2005: Northern pocket gopher (Thomomys talpoides) control of alpine plant community structure. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 37: 585 590.

Tim SeastedtKatharine Suding, LeJeune, K. D. 2005: Understanding invasions: The rise and fall of diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa) in North America. In Inderjit, S. (ed.), Invasive plants: Ecological and agricultural aspects. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhauser-Verlag AG, 129-139. DOI: 10.1007/3-7643-7380-6_8

Wolf, J. J., Beatty, S. W., Tim Seastedt 2004: Soil characteristics of Rocky Mountain National Park grasslands invaded by Melilotus officinalis and M. alba. Journal of Biogeography, 31: 415-424. DOI: 10.1046/j.0305-0270.2003.00983.x

Katharine Suding, LeJeune, K. D., Tim Seastedt 2004: Competitive impacts and responses of an invasive weed: Dependencies on nitrogen and phosphorus availability. Oecologia, 141: 526-535.

Gonzalez, G., Tim Seastedt, Dontato, Z. 2003: Earthworms, arthropods and plant litter decomposition in aspen (Populus temuloides) and lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) forests in Colorado, USA. Pedobiologia, 47: 863-869. DOI: 10.1078/0031-4056-00272

Porazinska, D. L., Bardgett, R. D., Blaauw, M. B., Hunt, H. W., Parsons, A. N., Tim Seastedt, Wall, D. H. 2003: Relationships at the aboveground-belowground interface: Plants, soil biota, and soil processes. Ecological Monographs, 73(3): 377-395.

Byers, J. E., Reichard, S., Randall, J. M., Parker, I. M., Smith, C. S., Lonsdale, W. M., Atkinson, I. A. E., Tim Seastedt, Williamson, M., Chornesky, E., Hayes, D. 2002: Directing research to reduce the impacts of nonindigenous species. Conservation Biology, 16(3): 630-640. DOI: 10.1046/j.1523-1739.2002.01057.x

Sherrod, S. K., Tim Seastedt 2001: Effects of the northern pocket gopher (Thomomys talpoides) on alpine soil characteristics, Niwot Ridge, Colorado. Biogeochemistry 55:195-218 DOI: 10.1023/A:1010621102330

Tim Seastedt 2001: Soils. In Bowman, W.D. and Seastedt, T.R. (eds.), Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 157-173.

Gonzalez, G., Tim Seastedt 2001: Soil fauna and plant litter decomposition in tropical and subalpine forests. Ecology, 82(4): 955-964. DOI: 10.2307/2679895

Gonzalez, G., Ley, R. E., Schmidt, S. K., Zou, X., Tim Seastedt 2001: Soil interactions between invertebrates and microbes: Comparisons between tropical and subalpine forests. Oecologia, 128(4): 549-556. DOI: 10.1007/s004420100685

Bill BowmanTim Seastedt 2001: Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem . New York: Oxford University Press, 338 p.

Welker, J.M., Bill BowmanTim Seastedt 2001: Response of alpine tundra to environmental change . In: Bowman, W.D. and Seastedt, T.R. (eds.), Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado. New York, Oxford University Press, pp. 304-322.

Tim Seastedt, Walker, M.D., Bryant, D. 2001: Controls on decomposition processes in alpine tundra . In: Bowman, W.D. and Seastedt, T.R. (eds.), Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado. New York, Oxford University Press, pp.222-236.

Tim Seastedt, Vaccaro, L. 2001: Plant species richness, productivity and nitrogen and phosphorous limitation across a snowpack gradient in alpine tundra. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 33:100-106

Sinton, P., Tim Seastedt, Bennett, B., Bock, C., Bock. J. 2000: C-3 and C-4 species changes identified by delta C-13 values of soil organic matter in a Colorado prairie. Western North American Naturalist, 60(4): 445-450.

Gonzalez, G., Tim Seastedt 2000: Comparison of the abundance and composition of litter fauna in tropical and subalpine forests. Pedobiologica 44:545-555

Tim Seastedt 2000: Soil Fauna and controls of carbon dynamics: Comparisons of rangelands and forests across latitudinal gradients. In: Coleman, D.C. and P. Hendrix (eds.). Soil Arthropods as Webmasters of Ecosystems, CAB International

Conley, A.H., Holland, E.A., Tim Seastedt, Parton, W.J. 2000: Simulation of carbon and nitrogen cycling in an alpine tundra . Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 32:147-154

Reever-Morghan, K.J., Tim Seastedt 1999: Effects of soil nitrogen reduction on non-native plants in disturbed grasslands. Restoration Ecology 7:51-55

Simons, S.B., Tim Seastedt 1999: Decomposition and nitrogen release from cottonwood and Russian olive foliage in a riparian ecosystem. Southwestern Naturalist 44:256-260

Addington, R.N., Tim Seastedt 1999: Activity of soil microarthropods beneath snowpack in alpine tundra and subalpine forest. Pedobiologia 43:47-53

Fisk, M. C., Schmidt, S. K., Tim Seastedt 1998: Topographic patterns of above- and belowground production and nitrogen cycling in alpine tundra. Ecology, 79: 2253-2266. DOI: 10.2307/176820

Dyer, M. I., Turner, C. L., Tim Seastedt 1998: Biotic interactivity between grazers and plants: Relationships contributing to atmospheric boundary layer dynamics. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 55: 1247-1259.

Williams, M. W., Paul BrooksTim Seastedt 1998: Nitrogen and carbon soil dynamics in response to climate change in a high-elevation ecosystem in the Rocky Mountains, USA. Arctic and Alpine Research, 30(1): 26-30.

Knapp, A.K., Tim Seastedt 1998: Grasslands, Konza Prairie, and long-term ecological research . In: Knapp, A.K., Briggs, J.M., Hartnett, D.C. and S.C. Collins (eds.). Grassland dynamnics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. New York, Oxford Univ. Press, pp. 3-15

Tim Seastedt 1998: Climate change, elevated CO2 and predictive modeling: Past and future climate change scenarios for the tallgrass prairie. In: Knapp, A.K., Briggs, J.M., Hartnett, D.C. and S.C. Collins (eds.). Grassland dynamnics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. New York, Oxford Univ. Press, pp. 283-300

Blair, J.M., Tim Seastedt, Rice, C.W., Ramundo, R.A. 1998: Terrestrial nutrient cycling in tallgrass prairie . In: Knapp, A.K., Briggs, J.M., Hartnett, D.C. and S.C. Collins (eds.). Grassland dynamnics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. New York, Oxford Univ. Press, pp. 222-243

Rice, C.W., Todd, T.C., Blair, J.M., Tim Seastedt, Ramundo, R.A., Wilson, G.T. 1998: Belowground biology and processes . In: Knapp, A.K., Briggs, J.M., Hartnett, D.C. and S.C. Collins (eds.). Grassland dynamics: Long-Term Ecological Research in Tallgrass Prairie. New York, Oxford Univ. Press, pp. 244-264