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Franco, A.L.C., L.A. Gherardi, C.M. de Tomasel, W.S. Andriuzzi, K. Ankrom, E. Bach, P. Guan, O.E. Sala, and D.H. Wall. 2020. Root herbivory controls the effects of water availability on the partitioning between above and belowground grass biomass. Functional Ecology 34:2403-2410.

Gherardi, L.A., and O.E. Sala. 2020. Global patterns and climatic controls of belowground net carbon fixation. PNAS, 117:20038-20043.

Ankrom, K.E., A.L.C. Franco, S.J. Fonte; L.A. Gherardi, C. Milano de Tomasel, W.S. Andriuzzi, A. Shaw, O.E. Sala and D.H. Wall. 2020. “Ecto- and endoparasitic nematodes differ in response to precipitation across a temporal, but not a spatial gradient". Oecologia, 193:761-771.

Sitters, J., E. R. J. Wubs, E. S. Bakker, T. W. Crowther, P. B. Adler, S. Bagchi, J. D. Bakker, L. Biederman, E. T. Borer, E. E. Cleland, N. Eisenhauer, J. Firn, L. A. Gherardi, N. Hagenah, Y. Hautier, S. E. Hobbie, J. M. H. Knops, A. S. MacDougall, R. L. McCulley, J. L. Moore, B Mortensen, P. L. Peri, S. M. Prober, C. Riggs, A. C. Risch, M. Schütz, E. W. Seabloom, J. Siebert, C. J. Stevens, G.F. (Ciska) Veen. Nutrient availability controls the impact of mammalian herbivores on soil carbon and nitrogen pools in grasslands. Global Change Biology 26:2060-2071.

Bharath, S., E.T. Borer, L. Biederman, D. Blumenthal, P. Fay, L.A. Gherardi, J. Knops, A. Leakey, L. Yahdjian, and E.W. Seabloom. Nutrient addition increases grassland sensitivity to droughts. Ecology 101 (5), e02981.

Andriuzzi, W. S., A. L. C. Franco, K. E. Ankrom, S. Cui, C. M. de Tomasel, P. Guan, L. A. Gherardi, O. E. Sala, and D. H. Wall. 2020. Body size structure of soil fauna along geographic and temporal gradients of precipitation in grasslands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 140:107638.

Yuan, D. Niu, L. A. Gherardi, Y. Liu; Y. Wang and J. Elser 2019. Linkages of stoichiometric imbalances to soil microbial respiration with increasing nitrogen addition: evidence from a long-term grassland experiment.  Soil Biology & Biogeochemistry 138: 107580.

Franco, A. L. C., L. A. Gherardi, C. M. de Tomasel, W. S. Andriuzzi, K. E. Ankrom, E. A. Shaw, E. M. Bach, O. E. Sala, and D. H. Wall. 2019. Drought suppresses soil predators and promotes root herbivores in mesic, but not in xeric grasslands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116:12883-12888.

Gherardi, L. A., and O. E. Sala. 2019. Effect of interannual precipitation variability on dryland productivity: A global synthesis. Global Change Biology 25:269-276.

Crowther, T. W., C. Riggs, E. M. Lind, E. T. Borer, E. W. Seabloom, S. E. Hobbie, J. Wubs, P. B. Adler, J. Firn, L. A. Gherardi, N. Hagenah, K. S. Hofmockel, J. M. H. Knops, R. L. McCulley, A. S. MacDougall, P. L. Peri, S. M. Prober, C. J. Stevens, and D. Routh. 2019. Sensitivity of global soil carbon stocks to combined nutrient enrichment. Ecology Letters 22:936-945.

Corman, J., S. Collins, E. Cook, C. Crenshaw, X. Dong, L. A. Gherardi, N. Grimm, R. Hale, T. Lin, J. Ramos, L. Reichmann, and O. Sala. 2019. Foundations and Frontiers of Ecosystem Science: Legacy of a Classic Paper (Odum 1969). Ecosystems 22:1160-1172.

Petrie, M., D. Peters, J. Yao, D. Burruss, J. Derner, L. A. Gherardi, J. Hendrickson, O. E. Sala, P. Starks, and J. Steiner. 2018. Regional grassland productivity responses to precipitation during multi-year above- and below-average rainfall periods: consequences for responses under climate change. Global Change Biology 24:1935-1951.

Wilcox, K., Z. Shi, L. A. Gherardi, N. P. Lemoine, S. E. Koerner, D. L. Hoover, E. Bork, K. Byrne, J. James Cahill, S. L. Collins, S. Evans, A. K. Gilgen, P. Holub, L. Jiang, A. K. Knapp, L. Yahdjian, D. R. LeCain, J. Liang, J. Peñuelas, W. T. Pockman, M. D. Smith, S. R. White, K. Zhu, and Y. Luo. 2017. Asymmetric responses of primary productivity to climate extremes: a synthesis of grassland precipitation manipulation experiments. Global Change Biology 23:4376-4385.

Gherardi, L. A. and O. E. Sala. 2015. Enhanced interannual precipitation variability increases plant functional diversity that in turn ameliorates negative impact on productivity. Ecology Letters 18:1293-1300.

Gherardi, L. A. and O. E. Sala. 2015. Enhanced precipitation variability decreases grass- and increases shrub-productivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112:12735-12740.

Sala, O., L. A. Gherardi, and D. C. Peters. 2015. Enhanced precipitation variability effects on water losses and ecosystem functioning: differential response of arid and mesic regions. Climatic Change 131:213-227.

White R.L., Sutton A.E., Salguero-Gómez R., Bray T.C., Campbell H., Cieraad E., Geekiyanage N., Gherardi L.A., Hughes A.C., Jørgensen P.S., Poisot T., DeSoto L. & Zimmerman N. 2015. The next generation of action ecology: novel approaches towards global ecological research. Ecosphere, 6, 1-16.

Jørgensen P.S., Barraquand F., Bonhomme V., Curran T.J., Cieraad E., Ezard T.G., Gherardi L.A., Hayes R.A., Poisot T., Salguero-Gómez R., DeSoto L., Swartz B., Talbot J.M., Wee B. & Zimmerman N. 2015. Connecting people and ideas from around the world: global innovation platforms for Next-Generation ecology and beyond. Ecosphere 6 1-11.

Yahdjian, L., L. A. Gherardi, and O. E. Sala. 2014. Grasses have larger response than shrubs to increased nitrogen availability: a fertilization experiment in the Patagonian Steppe. Journal of Arid Environments 102:17-20.

Hallett, L. M., J. S. Hsu, E. E. Cleland, S. L. Collins, T. L. Dickson, E. C. Farrer, L. A. Gherardi, K. L. Gross, R. J. Hobbs, L. Turnbull, and K. N. Suding. 2013. Biotic mechanisms of community stability shift along a precipitation gradient. Ecology 95:1693-1700.

Gherardi, L.A., O. Sala, and L. Yahdjian. 2013. Preference for different inorganic nitrogen forms among plant functional types and species of the Patagonian steppe. Oecologia 173:1075-1081.

Cleland, E. E., S. L. Collins, T. L. Dickson, E. C. Farrer, K. L. Gross, L. A. Gherardi, L. M. Hallett, R. J. Hobbs, J. S. Hsu, L. Turnbull, and K. N. Suding. 2013. Sensitivity of grassland plant community composition to spatial vs. temporal variation in precipitation. Ecology 94:1687-1696.

Gherardi, L. A. and O. E. Sala. 2013. Automated rainfall manipulation system: a reliable and inexpensive tool for ecologists. Ecosphere 4:art18.

Sala, O. E., L. A. Gherardi, L. G. Reichmann, E. Jobbágy, and D. P. C. Peters. 2012. Legacies of precipitation fluctuations on primary production: Theory and data synthesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B, Biological Sciences 367:3135-3144.

Yahdjian, L., L.A. Gherardi, and O. E. Sala. 2011. Nitrogen limitation in arid-subhumid ecosystems: a meta-analysis of fertilization studies. Journal of Arid Environments 75:675-680.