Ecosystem Ecology

Publications

  • Fischer DG, Chapman SK, Classen AT, Gehring CA, Grady KC, Schweitzer JA, Whitham TG. 2014. Marschner Review: Plant genetic effects on soils under climate change. Plant and Soil. In press
  • Kominoski, JS, JJ Follstad Shah, C Canhoto, DG Fischer, D Giling, E González, NA Griffiths, A Larrañaga, CJ LeRoy, MM Mineau, YR McElarney, SM Shirley, CM Swan, SD Tiegs. 2013. Predicting functional implications of global changes in riparian plant communities. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment in press
  • KC. Hill, DG. Fischer. 2013. Native-exotic species richness relationships across spatial scales in a prairie restoration matrix. Ecological Restoration In Press
  • Lojewski NR,  DG Fischer, JK Bailey, JA Schweitzer, TG Whitham, SC Hart. 2012.  Genetic components to belowground carbon fluxes in a riparian forest ecosystem: a common garden approach. New Phytologist. 195(3):631-639.
  • Kirsch, JL, DG Fischer, AN Kazakova, A Biswas, RE Kelm, DW Carlson, CJ LeRoy.2012. Diversity-Carbon Flux Relationships in a Northwest Forest. Diversity. 4:33-58.
  • Bretherton, WD, JS Kominoski CJ LeRoy DG Fischer. 2011. Salmon carcasses alter leaf litter species diversity effects on in-stream decomposition. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68:1495-1506.
  • Elliott, CW, DG Fischer, CJ LeRoy. 2011. Germination of Three Native Lupinus Species in Response to Temperature. Northwest Science. 85:403-410
  • Rook, EJ, DG Fischer, RD Seyferth, JL Kirsch, CJ LeRoy, S Hamman. 2011. Responses of Prairie Vegetation to Fire, Herbicide, and Invasive Species Legacy. Northwest Science. 85:288-302
  • LeRoy, CJ, DG Fischer, K Halstead, M Pryor, JK Bailey, JA Schweitzer. 2011. Fungal endophyte decelerates in-stream litter decomposition. Freshwater Biology. 56:1426-1433
  • Bailey, JK, JA Schweitzer, F Úbeda, M Zinkgraf, BM Fitzpatrick, J O’Reilly-Wapstra, BJ Rehill, CJ LeRoy, BM Potts, TG Whitham, MA Genung, DG Fischer, CC Pregitzer, A Keith. 2011. From Genes to Ecosystems: Emerging Concepts Bridging Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics. Ecological Reviews. The ecology of plant secondary metabolites: from genes to landscapes. edited by Iason GR, Dicke M, Hartley SE. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. In Press.
  • Schweitzer, JA, DG Fischer, BJ Rehill, SC Wooley, SA Woolbright, RL Lindroth, TG Whitham, DR Zak, SC Hart. 2010. Forest gene diversity is correlated with the composition and function of soil microbial communities. Submitted contribution to Special Feature:“Linking genome to ecosystem” in Population Ecology. In Press.
  • Fischer, DG, SC Hart, JA Schweitzer, P Selmants, TG Whitham. 2010. Soil nitrogen availability varies with plant genetics across diverse river drainages. Plant and Soil. 331: 391-400.
  •  Lojewski, NR, DG Fischer, JK Bailey, JA Schweitzer, TG Whitham and SC Hart. 2009. Genetic basis of aboveground productivity in two native Populus species and their hybrids. Tree Physiology. 29: 1133–1142
  •  Bailey, JK, JA Schweitzer, J Koricheva, MD Madritch, CJ LeRoy, BJ Rehill, RK Bangert, DG Fischer, G Allen, Thomas G Whitham. 2009.  From Genes to Ecosystems: Synthesizing the Effects of Plant Genetic Factors Across Systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 364: 1607-1616
  • Schweitzer, JA, M D Madritch, JK Bailey, CJ LeRoy, DG Fischer, BJ Rehill, RL Lindroth, TG Whitham. 2008.  Ecological impacts of foliar condensed tannins: a genes-to-ecosystem approach. Ecosystems. 11:1005-1020
  • Schweitzer, JA, JK Bailey, DG Fischer, CJ LeRoy, EV Lonsdorf, TG Whitham, SC Hart. 2008. Soil Microorganism-Plant Interactions; Heritable relationship between plant genotype and associated microorgansims. Ecology. 89: 773–781
  • Bangert, RK, EV Lonsdorf, GM Wimp, S M Shuster, DG Fischer, JA Schweitzer, GJ Allan, JK Bailey, TG Whitham. 2008. Genetic structure of a foundation species: scaling community phenotypes from the individual to the region. Heredity. 18 October 2006
  • Fischer, DG, SC Hart, CJ LeRoy, TG Whitham. 2007 Variation in  Belowground Carbon Fluxes along a Populus Hybridization Gradient. New Phytologist. 176: 415–425
  • Kovacs, ZI, CJ LeRoy, DG Fischer, S Lubarsky, W Burke. 2007 How do aesthetics affect our ecology? Journal of Ecological Anthropology. 10:61-65
  • Fischer, DG, SC Hart, BJ Rehill, RL Lindroth, P Keim, TG Whitham. 2006. Do high-tannin leaves require more roots? Oecologia 149:668–675
  • Whitham TG, Bailey JK, Schweitzer JA, LeRoy CJ, Fischer, DG, Lonsdorf E, Shuster SM, Lindroth RL, Hart SC, Allan GJ, Gehring CA, Keim P, Potts BM, Woolbright S. 2006. From Genes to Ecosystems: How Genes Structure Communities and Affect Ecosystem Processes. Nature Reviews: Genetics. 7:510-523
  • G Cox, DG Fischer, SC Hart, TG Whitham. 2005. Non-response of native cottonwood trees to water additions during summer drought. Western North American Naturalist. 65: 175-185
  • Whitham, TG, Lonsdorf E, Schweitzer JA, Bailey JK, Fischer, DG, Shuster SM, Lindroth RL, Hart SC, Allan GJ, Gehring CA, Keim P, Potts BM, Marks, J, Rehill BJ, DiFazio SP, LeRoy CJ, Wimp GM, and S. Woolbright   2005.  “All effects of a gene on the world”: Extended phenotypes, feedbacks, and multi-level selection.  Écoscience 12: 5-7.
  • Fischer, DG, SC Hart, TG Whitham, GD Martinsen, P Keim. 2004. Ecosystem implications of genetic variation in water-use of a dominant riparian tree. Oecologia 139:188-197.
  • Whitham, TG, WP Young, GD Martinsen, CA Gehring, JA Schweitzer, SM Shuster, GM Wimp, DG Fischer, JK Bailey, RL Lindroth, S Woolbright, CR Kuske. 2003. Community and ecosystem genetics: a consequence of the extended phenotype. Ecology 84: 559-573
  • Fischer, DG, TE Kolb, and LE Dewald. 2002. Changes in whole-tree water relations during ontogeny of Pinus flexilis and Pinus ponderosa in a high-elevation meadow. Tree Physiology. 22:675-685.
  • BOOK CHAPTERS AND BOOK REVIEWS
  • Fischer, D.G. 2014. The Outsiders; undergraduate research in a liberal arts institution. In: Roads Taken: The Professorial Life, Scholarship in Place, and the Public Good (R. Epp and W. Spellman, eds). Truman State University Press. Kirksville, Mo. USA.
  • Bailey, J.K., J.A. Schweitzer, F. Úbeda, M. Zinkgraf, B.M. Fitzpatrick, J. O’Reilly-Wapstra, B.J. Rehill, C.J. LeRoy, B.M. Potts, T.G. Whitham, M.A. Genung, D.G. Fischer, C.C. Pregitzer, and A.R. Keith. 2012. From genes to ecosystems: Emerging concepts bridging ecological and evolutionary dynamics. In: Ecological Reviews. The ecology of plant secondary metabolites: From genes to global processes. (G.R. Iason, M. Dicke, and S.E. Hartley, eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Whitham, TG, CA Gehring, LM Evans, CJ LeRoy, RK Bangert, JA Schweitzer, GJ Allan, RC Barbour, DG Fischer, BM Potts  and JK Bailey. 2009.  A Community and Ecosystem Genetics Approach to Conservation Biology and Management. In Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation. Cambridge University Press (in press).
  • Fischer, DG and A Kazakova. 2008. Book Review: Measuring Carbon Uptake in Forests and Farms. Environmental Practice.
  • IN REVIEW/PREP
  • Fischer, DG, JA Schweitzer, A Classen, S Chapman, K Grady, and TG Whitham. 2013. Marschner Review: Genes link Plants and Soils: Implications for Climate Change and Ecosystem Ecology. Plant and Soil. Invited review/In Prep.
  • Fischer DG, BG Dickson, SC Hart, and TG Whitham. 2013. Spatial effects of neighbor trees on belowground fine root dynamic. 2013. In Prep.
  • Kirsch J, Fischer DG, Moskal M. 2013. Correlation between Aerial LiDAR and Soil Carbon Dynamics in Forests.  In prep.
  • Fischer DG, LeRoy CJL, Hersch-Greene E, Dirks C, Ferrier S, Bangert R, Keith A, C, Wimp GM, Bailey JK, Schwietzer JA, Whitham TG.2013. Genotypic Diversity and Productivity in Restoration of a Foundation Species Along the Principal River of the Southwest. In Prep
  • Schweitzer, JA, JK Bailey, DG Fischer, CJ LeRoy, TG Whitham and SC Hart. 2012. Functional and heritable consequences of plant genotype on community composition and ecosystem processes. 2010. In Ecology and Evolution of Trait-mediated Indirect Interactions: Linking Evolution, Community, and Ecosystem. (eds T. Ohgushi, O. Schmitz & R. D. Holt).  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK In press
  • Bailey JK, Schweitzer, JA, DG Fischer, CJ LeRoy, TG Whitham and SC Hart. 2012. Functional and heritable consequences of plant genotype on community compositionand ecosystem processes. Ecology and Evolution of Trait-mediated Indirect Interactions: Linking Evolution, Community, and Ecosystem. (eds T. Ohgushi, O. Schmitz & R. D. Holt).  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK In press