• 4732 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
20002019
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Research Output 2000 2019

  • 4732 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
  • 87 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Editorial
2012
51 Citations (Scopus)

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 2012, In : Aeolian Research. 7, p. 29-44 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wind erosion
sampler
soil property
perennial plant
annual plant
17 Citations (Scopus)

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 2012, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 76, 1, p. 9-16 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stand density
drought
mortality
soil texture
woodland
83 Citations (Scopus)

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 2012, In : Journal of Ecology. 100, 2, p. 317-330 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecosystem function
species richness
species diversity
ecosystems
ecosystem
53 Citations (Scopus)
soil crusts
soil crust
ecosystem structure
Biodiversity
dry environmental conditions
2011
28 Citations (Scopus)

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

ecosystem service
ecosystem services
grasslands
grass
grasses
25 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43, 6, p. 1245-1253 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

functional diversity
prairies
prairie
Soil
vegetation
111 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 75, 12, p. 1282-1291 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crusts
soil crust
functional role
Spain
ecology
20 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : Ecological Applications. 21, 7, p. 2806-2821 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

grassland
ecosystem
soil crust
soil
soil microorganism
62 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : Functional Ecology. 25, 4, p. 787-795 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crusts
soil crust
ecosystems
organisms
ecosystem function
11 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : Fungal Ecology. 4, 1, p. 103-109 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lichen
bark
lichens
roughness
Populus angustifolia
433 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : Ecology Letters. 14, 7, p. 709-722 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecosystem structure
shrub
shrubs
synthesis
ecosystems
85 Citations (Scopus)

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

facilitation
environmental gradient
microhabitat
microhabitats
understory
60 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 22, 1, p. 165-174 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crusts
soil crust
Mediterranean environment
arid environment
Mediterranean climate
15 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : Ecosystems. 14, 7, p. 1066-1080 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Climate change
Ecosystems
Carbon
climate change
ecosystems
2010
113 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodiversity
ecosystem function
Ecosystem
soil crusts
soil crust
68 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crusts
soil crust
abiotic stress
biodiversity
species diversity
80 Citations (Scopus)

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

soil crusts
soil crust
Ecosystems
Ecosystem
Soil
78 Citations (Scopus)

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., 2010, In : Ecosystems. 13, 4, p. 499-510 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Infiltration
soil crusts
soil crust
Ecosystems
infiltration (hydrology)
6 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Collema
propagule
microclimate
arid lands
lichen
289 Citations (Scopus)

Resource limitation is a driver of local adaptation in mycorrhizal symbioses

Johnson, N., 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

Symbiosis
Soil
Fungi
Ecotype
Andropogon
14 Citations (Scopus)

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 2010, In : Oecologia. 164, 4, p. 1107-1119 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abies pinsapo
Heterobasidion
drought
mortality
tree mortality
2009
28 Citations (Scopus)

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

mastication
thinning (plants)
thinning
pile
fungus
48 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

global change
Ecosystems
net primary production
Fungi
ecosystem response
167 Citations (Scopus)

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 2009, In : Ecology Letters. 12, 9, p. 930-941 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

desertification
shrub
shrubs
grasslands
grassland
89 Citations (Scopus)

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., Jan 2009, In : Ecological Applications. 19, 1, p. 110-122 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

shrubland
soil crust
fungus
soil stability
soil degradation
2008
27 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crusts
soil crust
soil type
soil types
plateaus
8 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crusts
soil crust
Lichens
nutrient availability
lichen
33 Citations (Scopus)

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., Dec 2008, In : Conservation Biology. 22, 6, p. 1533-1543 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crusts
soil crust
ecosystem function
arid region
arid zones
68 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil erosion models
soil crusts
soil crust
water erosion
arid lands
17 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Collema
photography
lichen
lichens
fatty acid
2007
171 Citations (Scopus)

Biological soil crust rehabilitation in theory and practice: An underexploited opportunity

Bowker, M. A., Mar 2007, In : Restoration Ecology. 15, 1, p. 13-23 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crusts
soil crust
ecosystem
ecosystems
rehabilitation
2006
81 Citations (Scopus)

Correlates of biological soil crust abundance across a continuum of spatial scales: Support for a hierarchical conceptual model

Bowker, M. A., Belnap, J., Davidson, D. W. & Goldstein, H., Feb 2006, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 43, 1, p. 152-163 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crust
desertification
lichen
soil fertility
moss
174 Citations (Scopus)

Mortality gradients within and among dominant plant populations as barometers of ecosystem change during extreme drought

Gitlin, A. R., Sthultz, C. M., Bowker, M. A., Stumpf, S., Paxton, K. L., Kennedy, K., Muñoz, A., Bailey, J. K. & Whitham, T. G., Oct 2006, In : Conservation Biology. 20, 5, p. 1477-1486 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Barometers
Drought
Ecosystems
drought
mortality
29 Citations (Scopus)

Spatial modeling of biological soil crusts to support rangeland assessment and monitoring

Bowker, M. A., Belnap, J. & Miller, M. E., Sep 2006, In : Rangeland Ecology and Management. 59, 5, p. 519-529 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crusts
soil crust
rangeland
rangelands
lichen
2005
81 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence for micronutrient limitation of biological soil crusts: Importance to arid-lands restoration

Bowker, M. A., Belnap, J., Davidson, D. W. & Phillips, S. L., Dec 2005, In : Ecological Applications. 15, 6, p. 1941-1951 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crust
trace element
desertification
lichen
soil fertility
2004
32 Citations (Scopus)

Wildfire-resistant biological soil crusts and fire-induced loss of soil stability in Palouse prairies, USA

Bowker, M. A., Belnap, J., Rosentreter, R. & Graham, B., May 2004, In : Applied Soil Ecology. 26, 1, p. 41-52 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crusts
soil crust
wildfires
wildfire
prairies
2002
113 Citations (Scopus)

Temporal variation in community composition, pigmentation, and Fv/Fm of desert cyanobacterial soil crusts

Bowker, M. A., Reed, S. C., Belnap, J. & Phillips, S. L., 2002, In : Microbial Ecology. 43, 1, p. 13-25 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

desert soil
soil crusts
soil crust
Pigmentation
pigmentation
30 Citations (Scopus)

Treatment effects on performance of N-fixing lichens in disturbed soil crusts of the Colorado plateau

Davidson, D. W., Bowker, M. A., George, D., Phillips, S. L. & Belnap, J., Oct 2002, In : Ecological Applications. 12, 5, p. 1391-1405 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil crust
lichen
plateau
nutrient
microtopography
2000

Erratum: 'Sex expression, skewed sex ratios, and microhabitat distribution in the dioecious desert moss Syntrichia caninervis (Pottiaceae)

Bowker, M. A., Stark, L. R., McLetchie, D. N. & Mishler, B. D., 2000, In : American Journal of Botany. 87, 7, p. 924 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pottiaceae
microhabitats
mosses and liverworts
deserts
sex ratio
85 Citations (Scopus)

Sex expression, skewed sex ratios, and microhabitat distribution in the dioecious desert moss Syntrichia caninervis (Pottiaceae)

Bowker, M. A., Stark, L. R., McLetchie, D. N. & Mishler, B. D., 2000, In : American Journal of Botany. 87, 4, p. 517-526 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pottiaceae
Bryophyta
Sex Ratio
microhabitat
moss