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1988 …2019

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2008

Vegetation synchronously leans upslope as climate warms

Breshears, D. D., Huxman, T. E., Adams, H. D., Zou, C. B. & Davison, J. E., Aug 19 2008, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105, 33, p. 11591-11592 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

86 Scopus citations
2007

Climate-induced forest dieback as an emergent global phenomenon

Allen, C. D. & Breshears, D. D., Nov 20 2007, In : Eos. 88, 47, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations
50 Scopus citations

Evolving plans for the USA National Phenology Network

Betancourt, J. L., Schwartz, M. D., Breshears, D. D., Brewer, C. A., Frazer, G., Gross, J. E., Mazer, S. J., Reed, B. C. & Wilson, B. E., May 8 2007, In : Eos. 88, 19, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations

Professional certification: Increasing ecologists' effectiveness

Michener, W. K., Breshears, D. D., Hunsaker, C. T. & Wickland, D. E., Oct 1 2007, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 5, 8, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

3 Scopus citations

Uranium partition coefficients (Kd) in forest surface soil reveal long equilibrium times and vary by site and soil size fraction

Whicker, J. J., Pinder, J. E., Ibrahim, S. A., Stone, J. M., Breshears, D. D. & Baker, K. N., Jul 1 2007, In : Health physics. 93, 1, p. 36-46 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
2006

Ecohydrology of water-limited environments: A scientific vision

Newman, B. D., Wilcox, B. P., Archer, S. R., Breshears, D. D., Dahm, C. N., Duffy, C. J., McDowell, N. G., Phillips, F. M., Scanlon, B. R. & Vivoni, E. R., Jun 1 2006, In : Water Resources Research. 42, 6, W06302.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

318 Scopus citations

From dust to dose: Effects of forest disturbance on increased inhalation exposure

Whicker, J. J., Pinder, J. E., Breshears, D. D. & Eberhart, C. F., Sep 15 2006, In : Science of the Total Environment. 368, 2-3, p. 519-530 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Increased wind erosion from forest wildfire: Implications for contaminant-related risks

Whicker, J. J., Finder, J. E. & Breshears, D. D., Mar 1 2006, In : Journal of Environmental Quality. 35, 2, p. 468-478 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

48 Scopus citations

The grassland-forest continuum: Trends in ecosystem properties for woody plant mosaics?

Breshears, D. D., Mar 1 2006, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 4, 2, p. 96-104 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

148 Scopus citations
2005

Assessing contaminant transport vulnerability in complex topography using a distributed hydrologic model

Martens, S. N. & Breshears, D. D., Aug 1 2005, In : Vadose Zone Journal. 4, 3, p. 811-818 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
26 Scopus citations

Ecohydrological implications of woody plant encroachment

Huxman, T. E., Wilcox, B. P., Breshears, D. D., Scott, R. L., Snyder, K. A., Small, E. E., Hultine, K., Pockman, W. T. & Jackson, R. B., Feb 2005, In : Ecology. 86, 2, p. 308-319 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

477 Scopus citations

Ecohydrology monitoring and excavation of semiarid landfill covers a decade after installation

Breshears, D. D., Nyhan, J. W. & Davenport, D. W., Aug 1 2005, In : Vadose Zone Journal. 4, 3, p. 798-810 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Implementing a U.S. National phenology network

Betancourt, J. L., Schwartz, M. D., Breshears, D. D., Cayan, D. R., Dettinger, M. D., Inouye, D. W., Post, E. & Reed, B. C., Dec 2005, In : Eos. 86, 51, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Scopus citations

Regional vegetation die-off in response to global-change-type drought

Breshears, D. D., Cobb, N. S., Rich, P. M., Price, K. P., Allen, C. D., Balice, R. G., Romme, W. H., Kastens, J. H., Floyd, M. L., Belnap, J., Anderson, J. J., Myers, O. B. & Meyer, C. W., Oct 18 2005, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102, 42, p. 15144-15148 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1357 Scopus citations

Spatial variability in rainfall erosivity versus rainfall depth: Implications for sediment yield

Hastings, B. K., Breshears, D. D. & Smith, F. M., Aug 1 2005, In : Vadose Zone Journal. 4, 3, p. 500-504 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Spectral sensing of foliar water conditions in two co-occurring conifer species: Pinus edulis and Juniperus monosperma

Stimson, H. C., Breshears, D. D., Ustin, S. L. & Kefauver, S. C., May 15 2005, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 96, 1, p. 108-118 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

113 Scopus citations

Vegetation patches and runoff-erosion as interacting ecohydrological processes in semiarid landscapes

Ludwig, J. A., Wilcox, B. P., Breshears, D. D., Tongway, D. J. & Imeson, A. C., Feb 2005, In : Ecology. 86, 2, p. 288-297 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

537 Scopus citations

A multi-scale perspective of water pulses in dryland ecosystems: Climatology and ecohydrology of the western USA

Loik, M. E., Breshears, D. D., Lauenroth, W. K. & Belnap, J., Oct 1 2004, In : Oecologia. 141, 2, p. 269-281 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

366 Scopus citations

Carbon cycling in soil

Johnston, C. A., Groffman, P., Breshears, D. D., Cardon, Z. G., Currie, W., Emanuel, W., Gaudinski, J., Jackson, R. B., Lajtha, K., Nadelhoffer, K., Nelson, D., Post, W. M., Retallack, G. & Wielopolski, L., Dec 1 2004, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2, 10, p. 522-528 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

107 Scopus citations

Strategies for ecological extrapolation

Peters, D. P. C., Herrick, J. E., Urban, D. L., Gardner, R. H. & Breshears, D. D., Sep 1 2004, In : Oikos. 106, 3, p. 627-636 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

54 Scopus citations
2003

Conundrums in mixed woody-herbaceous plant systems

House, J. I., Archer, S., Breshears, D. D., Scholes, R. J., Coughenour, M. B., Dodd, M. B., Gignoux, J., Hall, D. O., Hanan, N. P., Joffre, R., Le Roux, X., Ludwig, J. A., Menaut, J. C., Montes, R., Parton, W. J., San Jose, J. J., Scanlan, J. C., Scurlock, J. M. O., Simioni, G. & Thorrold, B., Nov 2003, In : Journal of Biogeography. 30, 11, p. 1763-1777 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

243 Scopus citations

Ecohydrology of a resource-conserving semiarid woodland: Effects of scale and disturbance

Wilcox, B. P., Breshears, D. D. & Allen, C. D., May 2003, In : Ecological Monographs. 73, 2, p. 223-239 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

248 Scopus citations

Extending the applicability of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for total soil carbon measurement

Ebinger, M. H., Norfleet, M. L., Breshears, D. D., Cremers, D. A., Ferris, M. J., Unkefer, P. J., Lamb, M. S., Goddard, K. L. & Meyer, C. W., Jan 1 2003, In : Soil Science Society of America Journal. 67, 5, p. 1616-1619 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

74 Scopus citations

Hydraulic conductivity in a piñon-juniper woodland: Influence of vegetation

Wilcox, B. P., Breshears, D. D. & Turin, H. J., Jan 1 2003, In : Soil Science Society of America Journal. 67, 4, p. 1243-1249 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

69 Scopus citations

Pulsed Redistribution of a Contaminant Following Forest Fire: Cesium-137 in Runoff

Johansen, M. P., Hakonson, T. E., Whicker, F. W. & Breshears, D. D., Nov 2003, In : Journal of Environmental Quality. 32, 6, p. 2150-2157 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Scopus citations

Wind and water erosion and transport in semi-arid shrubland, grassland and forest ecosystems: Quantifying dominance of horizontal wind-driven transport

Breshears, D. D., Whicker, J. J., Johansen, M. P. & Pinder, J. E., Oct 2003, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 28, 11, p. 1189-1209 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

157 Scopus citations
2002

Temporal and spatial variation of episodic wind erosion in unburned and burned semiarid shrubland

Whicker, J. J., Breshears, D. D., Wasiolek, P. T., Kirchner, T. B., Tavani, R. A., Schoep, D. A. & Rodgers, J. C., Mar 1 2002, In : Journal of Environmental Quality. 31, 2, p. 599-612 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

80 Scopus citations

The importance of rapid, disturbance-induced losses in carbon management and sequestration

Breshears, D. D. & Allen, C. D., 2002, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 11, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

101 Scopus citations
2001

Development of species dominance along an elevational gradient: Population dynamics of Pinus edulis and Juniperus monosperma

Martens, S. N., Breshears, D. D. & Barnes, F. J., Jan 1 2001, In : International Journal of Plant Sciences. 162, 4, p. 777-783 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Measuring total soil carbon with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)

Cremers, D. A., Ebinger, M. H., Breshears, D. D., Unkefer, P. J., Kammerdiener, S. A., Ferris, M. J., Catlett, K. M. & Brown, J. R., Dec 24 2001, In : Journal of Environmental Quality. 30, 6, p. 2202-2206 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

107 Scopus citations

Post-fire runoff and erosion from rainfall simulation: Contrasting forests with shrublands and grasslands

Johansen, M. P., Hakonson, T. E. & Breshears, D. D., Oct 30 2001, In : Hydrological Processes. 15, 15, p. 2953-2965 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

181 Scopus citations

Simulating overland flow following wildfire: Mapping vulnerability to landscape disturbance

Beeson, P. C., Martens, S. N. & Breshears, D. D., Oct 30 2001, In : Hydrological Processes. 15, 15, p. 2917-2930 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Scopus citations
2000

Spatial distributions of understory light along the grassland/forest continuum: Effects of cover, height, and spatial pattern of tree canopies

Martens, S. N., Breshears, D. D. & Meyer, C. W., Feb 1 2000, In : Ecological Modelling. 126, 1, p. 79-93 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

136 Scopus citations
1999
179 Scopus citations

Runoff and erosion in a pinon-juniper woodland: Influence of vegetation patches

Reid, K. D., Wilcox, B. P., Breshears, D. D. & MacDonald, L., 1999, In : Soil Science Society of America Journal. 63, 6, p. 1869-1879 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

173 Scopus citations
1998
708 Scopus citations

Effects of woody plants on microclimate in a semiarid woodland: Soil temperature and evaporation in canopy and intercanopy patches

Breshears, D. D., Nyhan, J. W., Heil, C. E. & Wilcox, B. P., Nov 1998, In : International Journal of Plant Sciences. 159, 6, p. 1010-1017 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

230 Scopus citations

Viewpoint: Sustainability of pinon-juniper ecosystems - A unifying perspective of soil erosion thresholds

Davenport, D. W., Breshears, D. D., Wilcox, B. P. & Allen, C. D., Mar 1998, In : Journal of Range Management. 51, 2, p. 231-240 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

182 Scopus citations
1997

Differential use of spatially heterogeneous soil moisture by two semiarid woody species: Pinus edulis and Juniperus monosperma

Breshears, D. D., Myers, O. B., Johnson, S. R., Meyer, C. W. & Martens, S. N., Jan 1 1997, In : Journal of Ecology. 85, 3, p. 289-299 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

97 Scopus citations

Interflow in semiarid environments: An overlooked process in risk assessment

Wilcox, B. P. & Breshears, D. D., Jan 1 1997, In : Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA). 3, 2, p. 187-203 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Overstory-imposed heterogeneity in solar radiation and soil moisture in a semiarid woodland

Breshears, D. D., Rich, P. M., Barnes, F. J. & Campbell, K., Nov 1997, In : Ecological Applications. 7, 4, p. 1201-1215 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

170 Scopus citations

Scales of above-ground and below-ground competition in a semi-arid woodland detected from spatial pattern

Martens, S. N., Breshears, D. D., Meyer, C. W. & Barnes, F. J., Nov 1997, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 8, 5, p. 655-664 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

81 Scopus citations
1996

Soil morphology of canopy and intercanopy sites in a Piñon-Juniper woodland

Davenport, D. W., Wilcox, B. P. & Breshears, D. D., Nov 1 1996, In : Soil Science Society of America Journal. 60, 6, p. 1881-1887 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Scopus citations
1994

Response of North American ecosystem models to multi-annual periodicities in temperature and precipitation

Yeakley, J. A., Moen, R. A., Breshears, D. D. & Nungesser, M. K., Dec 1 1994, In : Landscape Ecology. 9, 4, p. 249-260 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
1993

Orchestrating environmental research and assessment for remediation

Breshears, D. D., Whicker, F. W. & Hakonson, T. E., Dec 1 1993, In : Ecological Applications. 3, 4, p. 590-594 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations
1990

Estimation of radionuclide ingestion: The “pathway” food-chain model

Ward Whicker, F., Kirchner, T. B., Breshears, D. D. & Otis, M. D., Nov 1990, In : Health physics. 59, 5, p. 645-657 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations
1989

Uncertainty in predictions of fallout radionuclides in foods and of subsequent ingestion

Breshears, D. D., Kirchner, T. B., Otis, M. D. & Whicker, F. W., Dec 1989, In : Health physics. 57, 6, p. 943-953 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations