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Gill, Richard A., Ingrid C. Burke, Daniel G. Milchunas, and William K. Lauenroth. 1999. Relationship between root biomass and soil organic matter pools in the shortgrass steppe of eastern Colorado. Ecosystems 2: 226-236. (139/4.196)

Gill, Richard A., and Ingrid C. Burke. 1999. Using an environmental science course to promote scientific literacy. Journal of College Science Teaching 29:105-110. (13/N/A)

Gill, Richard A. and Ingrid C. Burke. 1999. Ecosystem consequences of plant life form changes at three sites in the semiarid United States. Oecologia 121:551- 563. (130/3.13)

Gill, Richard A. and Robert B. Jackson. 2000. Global patterns of root turnover for terrestrial ecosystems. New Phytologist 147:13-31. (1005/7.33)

Gill, R.A., R.H. Kelly, W.J. Parton, K.A. Day, R.B. Jackson, J.A. Morgan, J.M.O. Scurlock, L.L. Tieszen, D.S. Ojima, J. van de Castle, X.S. Zhang. 2001. Enhancing the worldwide grassland NPP database using simple environmental variables to estimate belowground productivity. Global Ecology and Biogeography 11:79-86. (132/6.045)

Gill, Richard A. and Ingrid C. Burke. 2002. Influence of soil depth on the decomposition of Bouteloua gracilis roots in the shortgrass steppe. Plant and Soil 241:233-242. (79/3.052)

Gill, RA, Ingrid C. Burke, William K. Lauenroth, Daniel G. Milchunas. 2002. Root longevity and turnover in the shortgrass steppe: Influence of diameter and depth. Plant Ecology 159 (2): 241-251 (75/1.615)

Gill, RA, H. Wayne Polley, Hyrum B. Johnson, Laurel J. Anderson, Hafiz Maherali, and Robert B. Jackson. 2002. Nonlinear grassland response to past and future atmospheric CO2. Nature 417:279-282. (316/40.137)

Epstein, H.E., R.A. Gill, J.M. Paruelo, W.K. Lauenroth, G.J. Jia, I.C. Burke. 2002. Effects of climate change on plant functional type composition in temperate zone grasslands and shrublands. Journal of Biogeography 29(7):875-888. (78/4.248)

Burke, I.C. P.B. Hook, D.G. Milchunas, J.E. Barrett, M.A. Vinton, R.L. McCulley, J.P. Kaye, R.A. Gill, H.E. Epstein, R.H. Kelly, W.J. Parton, A.R. Mosier, and C.M. Yonker. 2005. Soil organic matter and nutrient dynamics of the shortgrass steppe. In Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe. (10/Book Chapter)

White, Ethan P., Peter B. Adler, William K. Lauenroth, Richard A. Gill, David Greenberg, Dawn M. Kaufmann, Andrew Rossweiler, James A. Rusak, Melinda A. Smith, John Steinbeck, Robert B. Waide, Jin Yao. 2006. A comparison of species-time relationships across ecosystems and taxa. Oikos 112:185-195. (149/4.03)

Gill, R.A., J.A. Boie, J.G. Bishop, L. Larsen, J.L. Apple, R.D. Evans. 2006. Linking community and ecosystem development on Mount Saint Helens. Oecologia 148:312-324. (19/3.13)

Gill, R.A., H. W. Polley, H.B. Johnson, R.B. Jackson. 2006. Potential nitrogen constraints on soil carbon sequestration under low and elevated atmospheric CO2. Ecology 87:41-52. (78/4.809)

Hopfensperger, K., J. Wu, R.A. Gill. 2006. Plant species richness and erosion potential of a watershed in the Salmon River Subbasin, Idaho. Western North American Naturalist.66 (3):354-364. (5/0.311)

Gill RA. 2007. Influence of 90 years of protection from grazing on plant and soil processes in the subalpine of the Wasatch Plateau, USA. Rangeland Ecology and Management 60:88-98. (35/1.94)

Balogh-Brunstad, Z, Keller, CK, Gill, RA, Bormann, BT, Li, CY. 2008. The effect of bacteria and fungi on chemical weathering and chemical denudation fluxes in pine growth experiments. Biogeochemistry 88 (2):153-167. (33/3.428)

Gill RA. . Can we engage students in large-lecture, nonmajors environmental science courses? The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 90 (2), 199-204. (1/N/A)

Bishop, J.G., N.B. O'Hara, J.H. Titus, J.L. Apple, R. A. Gill, L. Wynn. 2010. N-P Co-Limitation of Primary Production and Response of Arthropods to N and P in Early Primary Succession on Mount St. Helens Volcano PLOS One: 5(10): e13598. (34/2.806)

Gill RA. 2011. Effective strategies for engaging students in large-lecture, non-majors science courses. Journal of College Science Teaching: 41(2): 14-21. (18/N/A)

Kelley, AM, Fay, PA, Polley HW, Gill RA, Jackson RB. 2011. Altered soil extracellular enzyme activity with changing atmospheric CO2: results from a meta-analysis and unique CO2 field gradient. Ecosphere 2(8): 2-20. (31/2.49)

Fay, Philip A., Jin, Virginia L., Way, Danielle A., Potter, Kenneth N., Gill, Richard A., Jackson, Robert B., Polley, H. Wayne. 2012. Soil-mediated effects of subambient to increased carbon dioxide on grassland productivity. Nature-Climate Change 2:742-746/DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1573 (29/19.304)

Conner, Lafe G., Ames, Daniel P., Gill, Richard A. 2013. HydroServer Lite as an Open Source Solution for Archiving and Sharing Environmental Data for Independent University Labs, Ecological Informatics, doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2013.08.006. (23/2.02)

Gill, Richard A. 2014. The influence of 3-years of warming and N-deposition on ecosystem dynamics is small compared to past land use in subalpine meadows. Plant and Soil. DOI 10.1007/s11104-013-1868-9. (10/3.052)

Belnap, J, B.J. Walker, S.M. Munson, R.A. Gill. 2014. Site controls on dust generation in two U.S. Deserts. Aeolian Research 14:15-24. doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2014.03.007 (18/2.298)

Shi, Zenquing, Z. Balogh-Brunstad, M. Grant, J. Harsh, R.A. Gill, L. Tomashow, A. Dohnalkova, D. Stacks, M. Letourneau, C. Kent Keller. 2014. Cation uptake and allocation by red pine seedlings under cation-nutrient stress in a column growth experiment. Plant and Soil 374: 197-210. DOI 10.1007/s11104-013-2016-2 (4/3.052)

Conner, LG, M.C. Bunnell, RA Gill. 2014. Forest diversity and patterns of spruce survival following a spruce beetle epidemic. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44:1383-1393. 10.1139/cjfr-2014-0206(7/1.827)

Yurkewycz, R., Bishop, J, Crisafulli, C., Harrison, J., Gill, RA. 2014. Northern pocket gophers (Thomomys talpoides) affect ecosystem processes and plant communities during primary succession. Oecologia 176:1135-1150. (10/3.13)

Polley, H. Wayne, Justin D. Derner, Robert B. Jackson, Richard A. Gill, and Philip A. Fay. 2015. Plant community change mediates the response of foliar δ15N to CO2 enrichment in mesic grasslands. Oecologia 178:591-601. 10.1007/s00442-015-3221-x (3/3.13)

Procter, Andrew, Richard A. Gill, Philip Fay, H. Wayne Polley, and Robert B. Jackson. 2015. Soil carbon responses to past and future CO2 in three Texas prairie soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 83:66-75. 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.01.012 (5/4.857)

Kadlec, J., B. St. Clair, DP Ames, RA Gill. 2015. WaterML R Package for Managing Ecological Experiment Data on a CUAHSI HydroServer. Ecological Informatics 28:19-28. 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2015.05.002 (9/2.02)

Gill, RA, CS Campbell, SM Karlinsey. 2015. Soil moisture controls Engelmann Spruce (Picea engelmannii) seedling carbon balance and survivorship at timberline in Utah, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45:1845-1852. 10.1139/cjfr-2015-0239 (8/1.827)

Manwaring, Katie F.; Jensen, Jamie L.; Gill, Richard A.; Bybee, Seth M. 2015. Influencing highly religious undergraduate perceptions of evolution: Mormons as a case study. Evolution: Education and Outreach 8:23. 10.1186/s12052-015-0051-6 (13/N/A)

Conner, Lafe G., Richard A. Gill, Jayne Belnap. 2016. Soil moisture response to experimentally-altered snowmelt timing is mediated by soil, vegetation, and regional climate patterns. Ecohydrology (2/2.852)

St Clair, SB, R O’Connor, R.A. Gill, B McMillian. 2016. Biotic resistance and disturbance: rodent consumers regulate post-fire plant invasions and increase plant community diversity. Ecology 97 (7):1700-1711. (17/3.573)

Conner, Lafe G., Richard A. Gill, Joshua T. Harvey. 2017. . Early snowmelt leads to warmer spring soil temperatures in mid-latitude aspen forest and subalpine meadow: implications for soil carbon cycling. Plant and Soil. (0/3.052)

Thomas, Anne, Richard A. Gill. 2017. Patterns of Urban Forest Composition in Utah’s Growing Mountain Communities. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.03.001 (0/2.113)

Colin L. Tucker, Theresa A. McHugh, Armin Howell, Richard A. Gill, Bettina Weber, Jayne Belnap, Edmund Grote, Sasha C. Reed. 2017. The concurrent use of novel soil surface microclimate measurements to evaluate CO2 pulses in biocrusted interspaces in a cool desert ecosystem. Biogeochemistry 135:239-249. DOI 10.1007/s10533-017-0372-3 (3/3.428)

Fay, Philip, Michael Aspinwall, Hal Collins, Anne Gibson, Richard Gill, Robert Jackson, Virginia Jin, Alina Khasanova, Lara Reichmann, H. Wayne Polley. 2018. Flowering in grassland predicted by CO2 and resource effects on species abundance. Global Change Biology. 24:1771-1781 DOI 10.1111/gcb.14032 (0/8.502)

Manwaring, Katie F., J. Jensen, RA Gill, RR Sudweeks, RS Davies, SM Bybee. 2018. Scientific reasoning ability does not predict scientific views on evolution among religious individuals. Evolution: Education and Outreach. (0/N/A)

Gill, RA, RC O’Connor, A Rhodes, TB Bishop, DC Laughlin, SB St. Clair. 2018. Niche opportunities for invasive annual plants in dryland ecosystems are controlled by disturbance, trophic interactions, and rainfall. Oecologia. DOI 10.1007/s00442-018-4137-z (0/3.13)

Jensen, J., Phillips, A. J., Manwaring, K. F., Gill, R. A., Peck, S. L., Bybee, S. M. 2018. A Longitudinal Study of Attitudes toward Evolution among Mormon Undergraduates. PLOS ONE

Polley, HW, M.J. Aspinwall, H.P. Collins, A.E. Gibson, R.A. Gill, R.B. Jackson, V.L. Jin, A.R. Khasanova, L.G. Reichmann, P.A. Fay. 2018. CO2 enrichment and soil type additively regulate grassland productivity, New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/nph.15562


Conner LG, Gill RA, Belnap J. 2015. Soil moisture response to experimentally altered snowmelt timing is mediated by soil, vegetation, and regional climate patterns. Ecohydrology. DOI 10.1002/eco.1697.


Conner LG, Bunnell MC, Gill RA. 2014. Forest diversity as a factor influencing Engelmann spruce resistance to beetle outbreaks. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. ​Published on the web 12 August 2014. 10.1139/cjfr-2014-0236. 


Gill RA. 2013. The influence of 3-years of warming and N-deposition on ecosystem dynamics is small compared to past land use in subalpine meadows. Plant and Soil. DOI 10.1007/s11104-013-1868-9.

Conner LG, Ames DP, Gill RA. 2013. HydroServer Lite and an Open Source Solution For Archiving and Sharing Environmental Data for Independent University Labs. Ecological Informatics. ISSN 1574-9541.


Fay PA, Jin VL, Way DA, Potter KN, Gill RA, Jackson, RB, Polley HW. 2012. Soil-mediated effects of subambient to increased carbon dioxide on grassland productivity. Nature-Climate Change 2:742-746/DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1573.


Kelley, AM, Fay, PA, Polley HW, Gill RA, Jackson RB. 2011. Altered soil extracellular enzyme activity with changing atmospheric CO2: results from a meta-analysis and unique CO2 field gradient. Ecosphere 2(8): 2-20.

Gill RA. 2011. Effective strategies for engaging students in large-lecture, non-majors science courses. Journal of College Science Teaching: 41(2): 14-21.


​Bishop, JG, O'Hara NB, Titus JH, Apple JL, Gill RA, Wynn L. 2010. N-P Co-Limitation of Primary Production and Response of Arthropods to N and P in Early Primary Succession on Mount St. Helens Volcano. PLOS One 5(10): e13598.