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2015

Increasing aridity reduces soil microbial diversity and abundance in global drylands

Maestre, F. T., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Jeffries, T. C., Eldridge, D. J., Ochoa, V., Gozalo, B., Quero, J. L., García-Gómez, M., Gallardo, A., Ulrich, W., Bowker, M. A., Arredondo, T., Barraza-Zepeda, C., Bran, D., Florentino, A., Gaitán, J., Gutiérrez, J. R., Huber-Sannwald, E., Jankju, M., Mau, R. L. & 9 others, Miriti, M., Naseri, K., Ospina, A., Stavi, I., Wang, D., Woods, N. N., Yuan, X., Zaady, E. & Singh, B. K., Dec 22 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 51, p. 15684-15689 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

232 Scopus citations

Intransitive competition is widespread in plant communities and maintains their species richness

Soliveres, S., Maestre, F. T., Ulrich, W., Manning, P., Boch, S., Bowker, M. A., Prati, D., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Quero, J. L., Schöning, I., Gallardo, A., Weisser, W., Müller, J., Socher, S. A., García-Gómez, M., Ochoa, V., Schulze, E. D., Fischer, M. & Allan, E., Jan 1 2015, In : Ecology Letters. 18, 8, p. 790-798 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

72 Scopus citations

Mycorrhizal phenotypes and the Law of the Minimum

Johnson, N. C., Wilson, G. W. T., Wilson, J. A., Miller, R. M. & Bowker, M. A., Mar 1 2015, In : New Phytologist. 205, 4, p. 1473-1484 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

161 Scopus citations
2014

Applying threshold concepts to conservation management of Dryland ecosystems: Case studies on the Colorado Plateau

Bowker, M. A., Miller, M. E., Garman, S. L. & Belote, T., Oct 1 2014, Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer New York, Vol. 9781489980410. p. 101-130 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations

Aspects of soil lichen biodiversity and aggregation interact to influence subsurface microbial function

Castillo-Monroy, A. P., Bowker, M. A., García-Palacios, P. & Maestre, F. T., Dec 18 2014, In : Plant and Soil. 386, 1-2, p. 303-316 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Biogeochemical indicators of elevated nitrogen deposition in semiarid Mediterranean ecosystems

Ochoa-Hueso, R., Arróniz-Crespo, M., Bowker, M. A., Maestre, F. T., Pérez-Corona, M. E., Theobald, M. R., Vivanco, M. G. & Manrique, E., Sep 2014, In : Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186, 9, p. 5831-5842 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Scopus citations

Biological soil crusts (biocrusts) as a model system in community, landscape and ecosystem ecology

Bowker, M. A., Maestre, F. T., Eldridge, D., Belnap, J., Castillo-Monroy, A., Escolar, C. & Soliveres, S., Jun 2014, In : Biodiversity and Conservation. 23, 7, p. 1619-1637 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Scopus citations

Cars and canyons: Understanding roadside impacts of automobile pollution in grand canyon national park

Kenkel, J. A., Sisk, T., Hultine, K., Sesnie, S., Bowker, M. & Johnson, N. C., Jan 27 2014, In : Park Science. 30, 2, p. 52-57 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Climate and soil attributes determine plant species turnover in global drylands

Ulrich, W., Soliveres, S., Maestre, F. T., Gotelli, N. J., Quero, J. L., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Bowker, M. A., Eldridge, D. J., Ochoa, V., Gozalo, B., Valencia, E., Berdugo, M., Escolar, C., García-Gómez, M., Escudero, A., Prina, A., Alfonso, G., Arredondo, T., Bran, D., Cabrera, O. & 30 others, Cea, A. P., Chaieb, M., Contreras, J., Derak, M., Espinosa, C. I., Florentino, A., Gaitán, J., Muro, V. G., Ghiloufi, W., Gómez-González, S., Gutiérrez, J. R., Hernández, R. M., Huber-Sannwald, E., Jankju, M., Mau, R. L., Hughes, F. M., Miriti, M., Monerris, J., Muchane, M., Naseri, K., Pucheta, E., Ramírez-Collantes, D. A., Raveh, E., Romão, R. L., Torres-Díaz, C., Val, J., Veiga, J. P., Wang, D., Yuan, X. & Zaady, E., Dec 1 2014, In : Journal of Biogeography. 41, 12, p. 2307-2319 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Functional traits determine plant co-occurrence more than environment or evolutionary relatedness in global drylands

Soliveres, S., Maestre, F. T., Bowker, M. A., Torices, R., Quero, J. L., García-Gómez, M., Cabrera, O., Cea, A. P., Coaguila, D., Eldridge, D. J., Espinosa, C. I., Hemmings, F., Monerris, J. J., Tighe, M., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Escolar, C., García-Palacios, P., Gozalo, B., Ochoa, V., Blones, J. & 5 others, Derak, M., Ghiloufi, W., Gutiérrez, J. R., Hernández, R. M. & Noumi, Z., Aug 20 2014, In : Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 16, 4, p. 164-173 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Scopus citations

Plant diversity and ecosystem multifunctionality peak at intermediate levels of woody cover in global drylands

Soliveres, S., Maestre, F. T., Eldridge, D. J., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Quero, J. L., Bowker, M. A. & Gallardo, A., Dec 1 2014, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23, 12, p. 1408-1416 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Scopus citations
2013

Decoupling of soil nutrient cycles as a function of aridity in global drylands

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Maestre, F. T., Gallardo, A., Bowker, M. A., Wallenstein, M. D., Quero, J. L., Ochoa, V., Gozalo, B., García-Gómez, M., Soliveres, S., García-Palacios, P., Berdugo, M., Valencia, E., Escolar, C., Arredondo, T., Barraza-Zepeda, C., Bran, D., Carreira, J. A., Chaieb, M., Conceicao, A. A. & 34 others, Derak, M., Eldridge, D. J., Escudero, A., Espinosa, C. I., Gaitán, J., Gatica, M. G., Gómez-González, S., Guzman, E., Gutiérrez, J. R., Florentino, A., Hepper, E., Hernández, R. M., Huber-Sannwald, E., Jankju, M., Liu, J., Mau, R. L., Miriti, M., Monerris, J., Naseri, K., Noumi, Z., Polo, V., Prina, A., Pucheta, E., Ramírez, E., Ramírez-Collantes, D. A., Romao, R., Tighe, M., Torres, D., Torres-Díaz, C., D. Ungar, E., Val, J., Wamiti, W., Wang, D. & Zaady, E., Nov 7 2013, In : Nature. 502, 7473, p. 672-676 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

342 Scopus citations

Diversity and Patch-Size Distributions of Biological Soil Crusts Regulate Dryland Ecosystem Multifunctionality

Bowker, M. A., Maestre, F. T. & Mau, R. L., Sep 1 2013, In : Ecosystems. 16, 6, p. 923-933 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations

Grazing dampens the positive effects of shrub encroachment on ecosystem functions in a semi-arid woodland

Eldridge, D. J., Soliveres, S., Bowker, M. A. & Val, J., Aug 1 2013, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 50, 4, p. 1028-1038 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

48 Scopus citations

Hydrology in a patterned landscape is co-engineered by soil-disturbing animals and biological crusts

Bowker, M. A., Eldridge, D. J., Val, J. & Soliveres, S., Jun 1 2013, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 61, p. 14-22 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Nitrogen deposition alters nitrogen cycling and reduces soil carbon content in low-productivity semiarid Mediterranean ecosystems

Ochoa-Hueso, R., Maestre, F. T., De Los Ríos, A., Valea, S., Theobald, M. R., Vivanco, M. G., Manrique, E. & Bowker, M. A., 2013, In : Environmental Pollution. 179, p. 185-193 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations
2012

Arthropod community similarity in clonal stands of aspen: A test of the genetic similarity rule

Meneses, N., Bailey, J. K., Allan, G. J., Bangert, R. K., Bowker, M. A., Rehill, B. J., Wimp, G. M., Lindroth, R. L. & Whitham, T. G., Mar 1 2012, In : Ecoscience. 19, 1, p. 48-58 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Inferring local competition intensity from patch size distributions: A test using biological soil crusts

Bowker, M. A. & Maestre, F. T., Nov 1 2012, In : Oikos. 121, 11, p. 1914-1922 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Land use alters the resistance and resilience of soil food webs to drought

De Vries, F. T., Liiri, M. E., Bjørnlund, L., Bowker, M. A., Christensen, S., Setälä, H. M. & Bardgett, R. D., Apr 1 2012, In : Nature Climate Change. 2, 4, p. 276-280 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

228 Scopus citations

Plant species richness and ecosystem multifunctionality in global drylands

Maestre, F. T., Quero, J. L., Gotelli, N. J., Escudero, A., Ochoa, V., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., García-Gómez, M., Bowker, M. A., Soliveres, S., Escolar, C., García-Palacios, P., Berdugo, M., Valencia, E., Gozalo, B., Gallardo, A., Aguilera, L., Arredondo, T., Blones, J., Boeken, B., Bran, D. & 33 others, Conceição, A. A., Cabrera, O., Chaieb, M., Derak, M., Eldridge, D. J., Espinosa, C. I., Florentino, A., Gaitán, J., Gabriel Gatica, M., Ghiloufi, W., Gómez-González, S., Gutiérrez, J. R., Hernández, R. M., Huang, X., Huber-Sannwald, E., Jankju, M., Miriti, M., Monerris, J., Mau, R. L., Morici, E., Naseri, K., Ospina, A., Polo, V., Prina, A., Pucheta, E., Ramírez-Collantes, D. A., Romão, R., Tighe, M., Torres-Díaz, C., Val, J., Veiga, J. P., Wang, D. & Zaady, E., Jan 13 2012, In : Science. 335, 6065, p. 214-218 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

507 Scopus citations

Post-fire land treatments and wind erosion - Lessons from the Milford Flat Fire, UT, USA

Miller, M. E., Bowker, M. A., Reynolds, R. L. & Goldstein, H. L., Dec 1 2012, In : Aeolian Research. 7, p. 29-44 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

61 Scopus citations

Rare drought-induced mortality of juniper is enhanced by edaphic stressors and influenced by stand density

Bowker, M. A., Muñoz, A., Martinez, T. & Lau, M. K., Jan 1 2012, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 76, 1, p. 9-16 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

Species richness effects on ecosystem multifunctionality depend on evenness, composition and spatial pattern

Maestre, F. T., Castillo-Monroy, A. P., Bowker, M. A. & Ochoa-Hueso, R., Mar 1 2012, In : Journal of Ecology. 100, 2, p. 317-330 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

96 Scopus citations
60 Scopus citations
2011

Alternative states of a semiarid grassland ecosystem: Implications for ecosystem services

Miller, M. E., Belote, R. T., Bowker, M. A. & Garman, S. L., May 19 2011, In : Ecosphere. 2, 5, 55.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Early-successional vegetation changes after roadside prairie restoration modify processes related with soil functioning by changing microbial functional diversity

García-Palacios, P., Bowker, M. A., Chapman, S. J., Maestre, F. T., Soliveres, S., Gallardo, A., Valladares, F., Guerrero, C. & Escudero, A., Jun 1 2011, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43, 6, p. 1245-1253 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Ecology and functional roles of biological soil crusts in semi-arid ecosystems of Spain

Maestre, F. T., Bowker, M. A., Cantón, Y., Castillo-Monroy, A. P., Cortina, J., Escolar, C., Escudero, A., Lázaro, R. & Martínez, I., Dec 1 2011, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 75, 12, p. 1282-1291 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

139 Scopus citations

Ecosystem development in roadside grasslands: Biotic control, plant-soil interactions, and dispersal limitations

García-Palacios, P., Bowker, M. A., Maestre, F. T., Soliveres, S., Valladares, F., Papadopoulos, J. & Escudero, A., Oct 1 2011, In : Ecological Applications. 21, 7, p. 2806-2821 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Functional profiles reveal unique ecological roles of various biological soil crust organisms

Bowker, M. A., Mau, R. L., Maestre, F. T., Escolar, C. & Castillo-Monroy, A. P., Aug 1 2011, In : Functional Ecology. 25, 4, p. 787-795 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

77 Scopus citations

Genetically-based trait variation within a foundation tree species influences a dominant bark lichen

Lamit, L. J., Bowker, M. A., Holeski, L. M., Næsborg, R. R., Wooley, S. C., Zinkgraf, M., Lindroth, R. L., Whitham, T. G. & Gehring, C. A., Feb 1 2011, In : Fungal Ecology. 4, 1, p. 103-109 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Impacts of shrub encroachment on ecosystem structure and functioning: Towards a global synthesis

Eldridge, D. J., Bowker, M. A., Maestre, F. T., Roger, E., Reynolds, J. F. & Whitford, W. G., Jul 1 2011, In : Ecology Letters. 14, 7, p. 709-722 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

524 Scopus citations

Microhabitat amelioration and reduced competition among understorey plants as drivers of facilitation across environmental gradients: Towards a unifying framework

Soliveres, S., Eldridge, D. J., Maestre, F. T., Bowker, M. A., Tighe, M. & Escudero, A., Nov 20 2011, In : Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 13, 4, p. 247-258 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

97 Scopus citations

Relationships between biological soil crusts, bacterial diversity and abundance, and ecosystem functioning: Insights from a semi-arid Mediterranean environment

Castillo-Monroy, A. P., Bowker, M. A., Maestre, F. T., Rodríguez-Echeverría, S., Martinez, I., Barraza-Zepeda, C. E. & Escolar, C., Feb 1 2011, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 22, 1, p. 165-174 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Scopus citations

Responses of Ecosystem Carbon Cycling to Climate Change Treatments Along an Elevation Gradient

Wu, Z., Koch, G. W., Dijkstra, P., Bowker, M. A. & Hungate, B. A., Nov 1 2011, In : Ecosystems. 14, 7, p. 1066-1080 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations
2010

Biological crusts as a model system for examining the biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship in soils

Bowker, M. A., Maestre, F. T. & Escolar, C., Mar 1 2010, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 42, 3, p. 405-417 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

132 Scopus citations

Competition increases with abiotic stress and regulates the diversity of biological soil crusts

Bowker, M. A., Soliveres, S. & Maestre, F. T., May 1 2010, In : Journal of Ecology. 98, 3, p. 551-560 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

74 Scopus citations

Do biotic interactions modulate ecosystem functioning along stress gradients? Insights from semi-arid plant and biological soil crust communities

Maestre, F. T., Bowker, M. A., Escolar, C., Puche, M. D., Soliveres, S., Maltez-Mouro, S., García-Palacios, P., Castillo-Monroy, A. P., Martínez, I. & Escudero, A., Jul 12 2010, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 365, 1549, p. 2057-2070 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

86 Scopus citations

Interactive effects of three ecosystem engineers on infiltration in a semi-arid Mediterranean grassland

Eldridge, D. J., Bowker, M. A., Maestre, F. T., Alonso, P., Mau, R. L., Papadopoulos, J. & Escudero, A., May 7 2010, In : Ecosystems. 13, 4, p. 499-510 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

89 Scopus citations

Microclimate and propagule availability are equally important for rehabilitation of dryland N-fixing lichens

Bowker, M. A., Belnap, J. & Davidson, D. W., Jan 1 2010, In : Restoration Ecology. 18, 1, p. 30-33 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Resource limitation is a driver of local adaptation in mycorrhizal symbioses

Johnson, N. C., Wilson, G. W. T., Bowker, M. A., Wilson, J. A. & Miller, R. M., Feb 2 2010, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107, 5, p. 2093-2098 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

343 Scopus citations

Stand-structural effects on Heterobasidion abietinum-related mortality following drought events in Abies pinsapo

Linares, J. C., Camarero, J. J., Bowker, M. A., Ochoa, V. & Carreira, J. A., Dec 1 2010, In : Oecologia. 164, 4, p. 1107-1119 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations
2009

Above- and belowground responses to tree thinning depend on the treatment of tree debris

Owen, S. M., Sieg, C. H., Gehring, C. A. & Bowker, M. A., Dec 5 2009, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 259, 1, p. 71-80 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Linking above- and belowground responses to global change at community and ecosystem scales

Antoninka, A., Wolf, J. E., Bowker, M., Classen, A. T. & Johnson, N. C., Mar 10 2009, In : Global Change Biology. 15, 4, p. 914-929 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Scopus citations

Shrub encroachment can reverse desertification in semi-arid Mediterranean grasslands

Maestre, F. T., Bowker, M. A., Puche, M. D., Belén Hinojosa, M., Martínez, I., García-Palacios, P., Castillo, A. P., Soliveres, S., Luzuriaga, A. L., Sánchez, A. M., Carreira, J. A., Gallardo, A. & Escudero, A., Sep 1 2009, In : Ecology Letters. 12, 9, p. 930-941 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

192 Scopus citations

Untangling the biological contributions to soil stability in semiarid shrublands

Chaudhary, V. B., Bowker, M. A., O'Dell, T. E., Grace, J. B., Redman, A. E., Rillig, M. C. & Johnson, N. C., Jan 2009, In : Ecological Applications. 19, 1, p. 110-122 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

102 Scopus citations
2008

A simple classification of soil types as habitats of biological soil crusts on the Colorado Plateau, USA

Bowker, M. A. & Belnap, J., Dec 1 2008, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 19, 6, p. 831-840 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations

Nutrient availability affects pigment production but not growth in lichens of biological soil crusts

Bowker, M. A., Koch, G. W., Belnap, J. & Johnson, N. C., Nov 1 2008, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 40, 11, p. 2819-2826 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Prioritizing conservation effort through the use of biological soil crusts as ecosystem function indicators in an arid region

Bowker, M. A., Miller, M. E., Belnap, J., Sisk, T. D. & Johnson, N. C., Dec 1 2008, In : Conservation Biology. 22, 6, p. 1533-1543 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

Revisiting classic water erosion models in drylands: The strong impact of biological soil crusts

Bowker, M. A., Belnap, J., Bala Chaudhary, V. & Johnson, N. C., Sep 1 2008, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 40, 9, p. 2309-2316 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

87 Scopus citations

Short-term monitoring of aridland lichen cover and biomass using photography and fatty acids

Bowker, M. A., Johnson, N. C., Belnap, J. & Koch, G. W., Jun 1 2008, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 72, 6, p. 869-878 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations