Woody Plant Ecology Publications

R. J. Ansley
Ansley, R.J., T.W. Boutton, M. Mirik, M.J. Castellano, and B.A. Kramp. 2010. Restoration of C4 grasses with seasonal fires in a C3/C4 grassland invaded by Prosopis glandulosa, a fire-resistant shrub. Applied Vegetation Science 13: 520-530.

Hollister, E.B., C.W. Schadt, A.V. Palumbo, R.J. Ansley, and T.W. Boutton. 2010. Structural and functional diversity of soil bacterial and fungal communities following woody plant encroachment in the southern Great Plains. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42: 1816-1824.

Stanford, R.L., R.J. Ansley and D. Ransom. 2008. Common broomweed growth characteristics in cleared and woody landscapes. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61: 561-565.  PDF

Teague, W.R., R.J. Ansley, W.E. Pinchak, S.L. Dowhower, S.A. Gerrard, J.A. Waggoner and R.D. Ransom. 2008. Interannual herbaceous biomass response to increasing honey mesquite cover on two soils. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61: 496-508. PDF

Simmons, M.T., S.R. Archer, W.R. Teague and R.J. Ansley. 2008. Tree (Prosopis glandulosa) effects on grass growth: an experimental assessment of above- and belowground interactions in a temperate savanna. J. Arid Environments 72: 314-325.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., T.W. Boutton and P.W. Jacoby. 2007. Mesquite root distribution and water use efficiency in response to long-term soil moisture manipulations. Pages 96-103, In: R.Sosebee et al. (compilers), Proceedings 13th Wildland Shrub Symposium – Shrubland Dynamics: Fire and Water, USDA For. Serv. Rocky Mtn. Res. Sta. Pub. RMRS-P-47, 173 p.  PDF

Simmons, M.T., S.R. Archer, R.J. Ansley and W.R. Teague. 2007. Grass effects on tree growth in a temperate savanna. Journal of Arid Environments 69: 212-227.  PDF

Hughes, R. F., S. R. Archer, G. P. Asner, C.A. Wessman, C. McMurtry, J. Nelson and R. J. Ansley. 2006. Changes in aboveground primary production and carbon and nitrogen pools accompanying woody plant encroachment in a temperate savanna. Global Change Biology 12: 1733-1747.  PDF

Dai, X., T.W. Boutton, B. Glaser, R.J. Ansley, and W. Zech. 2005. Black carbon in a temperate mixed grass savanna. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37: 1879-1881.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., W.E. Pinchak, W.R. Teague, B.A. Kramp, D.L. Jones, and P.W. Jacoby. 2004. Long-term grass yields following chemical control of honey mesquite. Journal of Range Management 57: 49-57.  PDF

Asner, G.P., S.R. Archer, R.F. Hughes, R.J. Ansley, and C.A. Wessman. 2003. Net changes in regional woody vegetation cover and carbon storage in Texas drylands. Global Change Biology 9: 316-335.  PDF

Martin, R.E., G.P. Asner, R.J. Ansley, and A.R. Mosier. 2003. Effects of woody vegetation encroachment on soil nitrogen oxide emissions in a temperate savanna. Ecological Applications 13: 897-910.  PDF

Heaton, C.B., X.B. Wu and R.J. Ansley. 2003. Herbicide effects on vegetation spatial patterns in a mesquite savanna. Journal of Range Management 56: 627-633.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., W.A. Dugas, M.L. Heuer and B.A. Kramp. 2002. Bowen ratio/energy balance and scaled leaf measurements of CO2 flux over burned Prosopis savanna. Ecological Applications 12: 948-961.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., X.B. Wu and B.A. Kramp. 2001. Observation: Long-term increases in mesquite canopy cover in a north Texas savanna. Journal of Range Management 54: 171-176.  PDF

Dowhower, S.L., W.R. Teague, R.J. Ansley, and W.E. Pinchak. 2001. Dry-weight-rank method assessment in heterogeneous communities. Journal of Range Management 54: 71-76.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., B.A. Trevino and P.W. Jacoby. 1998. Intraspecific competition in honey mesquite: leaf and whole plant responses. Journal of Range Management 51: 345-352.  PDF

Kramp, B.A., R.J. Ansley and T.R. Tunnell. 1998. Survival of mesquite seedlings emerging from cattle and wildlife feces in a semi-arid grassland. The Southwestern Naturalist 43: 300-312.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., J.A. Huddle and B.A. Kramp. 1997. Mesquite ecology. Pages 21-25 In: D. Rollins, D.N. Ueckert and C.G. Brown (eds). Proceedings: Brush Sculptors Symposium, Uvalde, August 21-22 and Abilene, Sept. 17-18, 1997, TAEX Misc. Pub., TAES-San Angelo. 150 pp.  PDF

Owens, M. K., and R.J. Ansley. 1997. Ecophysiology and growth of Ashe and redberry juniper. pp. 19-31 In: Proceedings: Juniper Symposium 1997, San Angelo, January 1997, TAES Misc. Pub., San Angelo.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., W.E. Pinchak, and D.N. Ueckert. 1995. Changes in redberry juniper distribution in northwest Texas (1948 to 1982). Rangelands 17: 49-53.  PDF

Ueckert, D.N., S.G. Whisenant, and R.J. Ansley. 1994. Biology and ecology of redberry juniper. Chap. 3, pages 25-29, In: C.A. Taylor (ed.), Proceedings: Juniper Symposium 1994, 14 April, TAES-Sonora Res. Sta. Tech. Rep. 94-2, 80 p.

Ansley, R.J., P.W. Jacoby, C.H. Meadors and B.K. Lawrence. 1992. Soil and leaf water relations of differentially moisture-stressed honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa Torr). Journal of Arid Environments 22: 147-159.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., D.L. Price, S.L. Dowhower and D. Carlson. 1992. Seasonal trends in leaf area of honey mesquite trees: determination using image analysis. Journal of Range Management 45: 339-344.  PDF

Cuomo, G.J., R.J. Ansley, P.W. Jacoby and R.E. Sosebee. 1992. Honey mesquite transpiration along a vertical site gradient. Journal of Range Management 45: 334-338.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., P.W. Jacoby and R. Hicks. 1991. Leaf and whole plant transpiration in honey mesquite following severing of lateral roots. Journal of Range Management 44: 577-583.  PDF

Jacoby, P.W., and R.J. Ansley. 1991. Mesquite: classification, distribution, ecology, and control. Chap. 36, pp. 364-376 In: L.F. James, J.O. Evans, M.H. Ralphs, D.R. Child (eds): Noxious Range Weeds. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 466 pp.

Ansley, R.J., P.W. Jacoby and G.J. Cuomo. 1990. Water relations of honey mesquite following severing of lateral roots: influence of location and amount of subsurface water. Journal of Range Management 43: 436-442.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., C.H. Meadors and P.W. Jacoby. 1990. Preferential attraction of the twig girdler, Oncideres cingulata texana Horn, to moisture-stressed mesquite. Southwestern Entomologist 15: 469-474.  PDF

Hicks, R.A., D.D. Briske, C.A. Call and R.J. Ansley. 1990. Co-existence of a perennial C3 bunchgrass in a C4 dominated grassland: an evaluation of gas exchange characteristics. Photosynthetica 24: 63-74.  PDF

Jacoby, P.W., R.J. Ansley, C.H. Meadors and A.H. Huffman. 1990. Epicuticular wax in honey mesquite: seasonal accumulation and intraspecific variation. Journal of Range Management 43: 347-350.  PDF

Ansley, R.J., P.W. Jacoby and B.K. Lawrence. 1989. Influence of stress history on water use patterns of honey mesquite. pp. 75-82. In: Wallace, A., McArthur, E. D., Haferkamp, M.R. (compilers). Proceedings: Symposium on Shrub Ecophysiology and Biotechnology, Logan, UT, 30 June-2 July, 1987. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-256; USDA Intermtn. Res. Sta., Ogden, UT, 183 p.

Ansley, R.J., D.L. Price, B.K. Lawrence and P.W. Jacoby. 1988. A truck-mounted mobile screen for photodigital estimation of whole plant leaf area. Journal of Range Management 41: 355-358.  PDF

Heitschmidt, R.K., R.J. Ansley, S.L. Dowhower, P.W. Jacoby and D.L. Price. 1988. Some observations from the excavation of honey mesquite root systems. Journal of Range Management 41: 227-231.  PDF

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