Some papers from the lab about grasslands, where several describe experiments at Konza Prairie Biological Station.

Garrett, K. A., E. E. Frank, S. P.  Dendy, J. F. Leslie, and A. Saleh. 2016. Microbiome engineers: Grazers, browsers, and the phytobiome stampede. bioRxiv: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/087494.

Dendy, S. P., B. Tong, H. A. Alexander, P. A. Fay, L. Murray, Y. Xing, and K.  A. Garrett. 2017. A long-term study of burning effects on a plant pathogen in tallgrass prairie. Plant Pathology, Early View doi:10.1111/ppa.12678. [link]

Alexander, H. M., K. E. Mauck, A. E. Whitfield, K. A. Garrett, and C. M. Malmstrom. 2014. Plant-virus interactions and the agro-ecological interface. European Journal of Plant Pathology 138:529-547. [link]

Gray, M. M., P. St Amand, N. M. Bello, M. B. Galliart, M. Knapp, K. A. Garrett, T. J. Morgan, S. G. Baer, B. R. Maricle, E. D. Akhunov, and L. C. Johnson.  2014.  Ecotypes of an ecologically dominant prairie grass (Andropogon gerardii) exhibit genetic divergence across the US Midwest grasslands' environmental gradient.  Molecular Ecology 23:6011-6028. [link]

Cox, C. M., W. W. Bockus, R. D. Holt, L. Fang, and K. A. Garrett. 2013. The spatial connectedness of plant species: Potential links for apparent competition via plant diseases. Plant Pathology 62:1195-1438. [link]

Rouse, M. N., A. A. Saleh, A. Seck, K. H. Keeler, S. E. Travers, S. H. Hulbert, and K. A. Garrett. 2011. Genomic and resistance gene homolog diversity of the dominant tallgrass prairie species across the U.S. Great Plains precipitation gradient. PLoS ONE 6:e17641. [open access link]

Saleh, A. A., H. U. Ahmed, T. C. Todd, S. E. Travers, K. A. Zeller, J. F. Leslie, and K. A. Garrett. 2010. Relatedness of Macrophomina phaseolina isolates from tallgrass prairie, maize, soybean, and sorghum. Molecular Ecology 19:79-91. [link]

Travers, S. E., Z. Tang, D. Caragea, K. A. Garrett, S. H. Hulbert, J. E. Leach, J. Bai, A. Saleh, A. K. Knapp, P. A. Fay, J. Nippert, P. S. Schnable, and M. D. Smith. 2010. Variation in gene expression of Andropogon gerardii in response to altered environmental conditions associated with climate change. Journal of Ecology 98:374-383. [Editor's choice]

Worapong, J., S. P. Dendy, Z. Tang, D. J. Awl, and K. A. Garrett. 2009. Limiting temperatures for urediniospore germination are low in a systemic rust fungus of tallgrass prairie. Mycologia 101:390-394. [link]

Han, X., S. P. Dendy, K. A. Garrett, L. Fang, and M. D. Smith. 2008. Comparison of damage to native and exotic tallgrass prairie plants by natural enemies. Plant Ecology 198:197-210. [link]

Travers, S. E., M. D. Smith, J. Bai, S. H. Hulbert, J. E. Leach, P. S. Schnable, A. K. Knapp, G. Milliken, P. Fay, A. Saleh, and K. A. Garrett. 2007. Ecological genomics: making the leap from model systems in the lab to native populations in the field. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5:19-24. [link]

Garrett, K. A., S. P. Dendy, A. G. Power, G. K. Blaisdell, H. A. Alexander, and J. K. McCarron. 2004. Barley yellow dwarf disease in natural populations of dominant tallgrass prairie species in Kansas [Disease Note]. Plant Disease 88:574. [open access link]