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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Nassella leucotricha

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Nassella leucotricha

 

This species has also been known as:

Stipa ciliata, Stipa leucotricha

 

Common names:

Texas Wintergrass, Texas Needlegrass, Texas Tussockgrass

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Nassella leucotricha: 34]

 

 

Popularity of Nassella leucotricha over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Nassella leucotricha (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Nassella leucotricha as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]

 

Keywords

[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 339]

 

Nassella leucotricha (16), Texas (14), Mesquite (5), prescribed burning (4), Rangeland restoration (4), Savanna (4), Soil health (4), biomass production (3), Danthonia spicata (3), grasslands (3), range management (3), rangelands (3), Woody plant encroachment (3), Adaptive management (2), Aristida purpurea var. longiseta (2), Ascomycota (2), Biodiversity–ecosystem functioning (2), Bothriochloa <ARROW (2), bothriochloa saccharoides (2), Bouteloua (2), Bouteloua curtipendula (2), bouteloua rigidiseta (2), Competition (2), Continuous grazing (2), Danthonia compressa (2), Danthonia sericea (2), defoliation (2), establishment (2), facilitation (2), forage (2), Functional diversity (2), fungal diseases of plants (2), genetic variation (2), genotype (2), GeoChip (2), Grazing management (2), host-parasite relationships (2), Hypocreales (2), Indiana (2), Infiltration (2), Internet resource (2), interspecific competition (2), Invasive species (2), net biodiversity effect (2), North Carolina (2), pastures (2), plant communities (2), plant competition (2), plant pathogenic fungi (2), Prescribed grazing (2), Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa (2), Ranching systems (2), Range condition (2), Schizachyrium scoparium (2), seasonal variation (2), Semi-arid (2), shoots (2), simulation (2), Soil microbial diversity (2), Species diversity (2), Stocking rate (2), Summer fire (2), Sustainability (2), SustainablDOWN>e management (2), Acacia berlandieri (1), Acacia greggii (1), Acacia greggii var. wrightii (1), allometry (1), arid lands (1), Aristida purpurea (1), Aristida purpurea var. wrightii (1), atkinsonella texensis (1), autumn (1), available energy (1), Axis axis (1), Basal area (1), Bermudagrass (1), biodiversity loss (1), Bothriochloa ischaemum (1), Bouteloua dactyloides (1), brush control (1), Buchloe dactyloides (1), Burning (1), Caldenal (1), callus (1), cattle (1), cellulosic bioenergy (1), chemical composition (1)…..

 

[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]

 

 

Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]

 

revegetation (40.18), honey (19.12), timber (13.49), forage (7.07), turf (6.88), soil amelioration (2.91), medicinal (1.49), fruit (1.09), poison (1.08), weed (0.82)…..

 

[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]

 

 

Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]

 

Kulmatiski A, Beard KH, Grenzer J, Forero L and Heavilin J (2016) Using plant-soil feedbacks to predict plant biomass in diverse communities. Ecology 97, 2064-2073. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/15-2037.1

Ruzicka RE, Rollins D, Lacoste LM and Wester DB (2016) Factors affecting trapping success of northern bobwhites in the rolling plains of Texas. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40, 605-610. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wsb.676

Villaseñor JL (2016) Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 559-902. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1870345316300707

James Ansley R, Kramp BA and Jones DL (2015) Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) Seedling Responses to Seasonal Timing of Fire and Fireline Intensity. Rangeland Ecology & Management 68, 194-203. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550742415000214

Teague R, Grant B and Wang H-H (2015) Assessing optimal configurations of multi-paddock grazing strategies in tallgrass prairie using a simulation model. Journal of Environmental Management 150, 262-273. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479714004770

Venail P, Gross K, et al. (2015) Species richness, but not phylogenetic diversity, influences community biomass production and temporal stability in a re-examination of 16 grassland biodiversity studies. Functional Ecology 29, 615-626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12432

Wicks TZ, Thirumalai K, Shanahan TM and Bell CJ (2015) The use of δ13C values of leporid teeth as indicators of past vegetation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 418, 245-260. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018214005823

Ansley RJ, Boutton TW and Jacoby PW (2014) Root Biomass and Distribution Patterns in a Semi-Arid Mesquite Savanna: Responses to Long-Term Rainfall Manipulation. Rangeland Ecology & Management 67, 206-218. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550742414500334

Baskin CC and Baskin JM (2014) Chapter 10 - A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones. In ‘Seeds (Second Edition)’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 591-867. (Academic Press: San Diego). //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012416677600010X

Elkington RJ, Rebel KT, Heilman JL, Litvak ME, Dekker SC and Moore GW (2014) Species-specific water use by woody plants on the Edwards Plateau, Texas. Ecohydrology 7, 278-290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eco.1344

Heilman JL, Litvak ME, McInnes KJ, Kjelgaard JF, Kamps RH and Schwinning S (2014) Water-storage capacity controls energy partitioning and water use in karst ecosystems on the Edwards Plateau, Texas. Ecohydrology 7, 127-138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eco.1327

Little AR, Demarais S, Gee KL, Webb SL, Riffell SK, Gaskamp JA and Belant JL (2014) Does human predation risk affect harvest susceptibility of white-tailed deer during hunting season? Wildlife Society Bulletin 38, 797-805. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wsb.449

Scasta JD and Rector BS (2014) Drought and Ecological Site Interaction on Plant Composition of a Semi-Arid Rangeland. Arid land research and management. 28, 197-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15324982.2013.824046

Ansley RJ, Mirik M, Heaton CB and Wu XB (2013) Woody Cover and Grass Production in a Mesquite Savanna: Geospatial Relationships and Precipitation. Rangeland Ecology & Management 66, 621-633. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550742413500819

Polley HW, Isbell FI and Wilsey BJ (2013) Plant functional traits improve diversity-based predictions of temporal stability of grassland productivity. Oikos 122, 1275-1282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00338.x

Scott JL, Hernández F, Brennan LA, Ballard BM, Janis M and Forrester ND (2013) Population demographics of translocated northern bobwhites on fragmented habitat. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37, 168-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wsb.239

Ansley RJ, Mirik M, Surber BW and Park SC (2012) Canopy Area and Aboveground Mass of Individual Redberry Juniper (Juniperus pinchotii) Trees. Rangeland Ecology & Management 65, 189-195. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550742412500308

Heilman JL, Litvak ME, McInnes KJ, Kjelgaard JF, Kamps RH and Schwinning S (2012) Water-storage capacity controls energy partitioning and water use in karst ecosystems on the Edwards Plateau, Texas. Ecohydrology, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eco.1327

Ruffner ME and Barnes TG (2012) Evaluation of Herbicide and Disking to Control Invasive Bluestems in a South Texas Coastal Prairie. Rangeland Ecology & Management 65, 277-285. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550742412500394

Taylor Jr CA, Twidwell Drc, Garza NE, Rosser Cln, Hoffman JK and Brooks TD (2012) Long-Term Effects of Fire, Livestock Herbivory Removal, and Weather Variability in Texas Semiarid Savanna. Rangeland Ecology & Management 65, 21-30. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550742412500023

Wilcox BP, Fox WE, Prcin LJ, McAlister J, Wolfe J, Thomas DM, Knight RW, Hoffman DW and Smeins FE (2012) Contour ripping is more beneficial than composted manure for restoring degraded rangelands in Central Texas. Journal of Environmental Management 111, 87-95. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479712003441

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Nassella leucotricha: 34; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Heilman JL, Litvak ME, McInnes KJ, Kjelgaard JF, Kamps RH and Schwinning S (2012) Water-storage capacity controls energy partitioning and water use in karst ecosystems on the Edwards Plateau, Texas. Ecohydrology, n/a-n/a.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eco.1327

Teague WR, Dowhower SL, Baker SA, Haile N, DeLaune PB and Conover DM (2011) Grazing management impacts on vegetation, soil biota and soil chemical, physical and hydrological properties in tall grass prairie. Agriculture, Ecosystems &amp; Environment 141, 310-322.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880911000934

Ansley RJ, Boutton TW, Mirik M, Castellano MJ and Kramp BA (2010) Restoration of C4 grasses with seasonal fires in a C3/C4 grassland invaded by Prosopis glandulosa, a fire-resistant shrub. Applied Vegetation Science 13, 520-530.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2010.01091.x

Ansley RJ, Mirik M and Castellano MJ (2010) Structural biomass partitioning in regrowth and undisturbed mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa): implications for bioenergy uses. GCB Bioenergy 2, 26-36.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1757-1707.2010.01036.x

Erxleben DR, Butler MJ, Ballard WB, Wallace MC, Hardin JB and Demaso SJ (2010) Encounter Rates From Road-Based Surveys of Rio Grande Wild Turkeys in Texas. The Journal of Wildlife Management 74, 1134-1140.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2193/2009-288

Faas CJ and Weckerly FW (2010) Habitat Interference by Axis Deer on White-Tailed Deer. The Journal of Wildlife Management 74, 698-706.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2193/2009-135

Hollister EB, Schadt CW, Palumbo AV, James Ansley R and Boutton TW (2010) Structural and functional diversity of soil bacterial and fungal communities following woody plant encroachment in the southern Great Plains. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42, 1816-1824.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038071710002312

Teague WR, Dowhower SL, Baker SA, Ansley RJ, Kreuter UP, Conover DM and Waggoner JA (2010) Soil and herbaceous plant responses to summer patch burns under continuous and rotational grazing. Agriculture, Ecosystems &amp; Environment 137, 113-123.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880910000265

Fowler NL and Simmons MT (2009) Savanna dynamics in central Texas: just succession? Applied Vegetation Science 12, 23-31.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2009.01015.x

Isbell FI, Polley HW and Wilsey BJ (2009) Biodiversity, productivity and the temporal stability of productivity: patterns and processes. Ecology Letters 12, 443-451.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01299.x

Teague WR, Kreuter UP, Grant WE, Diaz-Solis H and Kothmann MM (2009) Economic implications of maintaining rangeland ecosystem health in a semi-arid savanna. Ecological Economics 68, 1417-1429.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092180090800462X

Wilsey BJ, Teaschner TB, Daneshgar PP, Isbell FI and Polley HW (2009) Biodiversity maintenance mechanisms differ between native and novel exotic-dominated communities. Ecology Letters 12, 432-442.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01298.x

Simmons MT, Archer SR, Teague WR and Ansley RJ (2008) Tree (Prosopis glandulosa) effects on grass growth: An experimental assessment of above- and belowground interactions in a temperate savanna. Journal of Arid Environments 72, 314-325.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196307002042

Teague WR, Grant WE, Kreuter UP, Diaz-Solis H, Dube S, Kothmann MM, Pinchak WE and Ansley RJ (2008) An ecological economic simulation model for assessing fire and grazing management effects on mesquite rangelands in Texas. Ecological Economics 64, 611-624.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800907002649

Ansley RJ and Castellano MJ (2007) Texas Wintergrass and Buffalograss Response to Seasonal Fires and Clipping. Rangeland ecology & management. 60, 2.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2111/06-098R1.1

Castellano MJ and Ansley RJ (2007) Fire season and simulated grazing differentially affect the stability and drought resilience of a C4 bunchgrass, C3 bunchgrass and C4 lawngrass. Journal of Arid Environments 69, 375-384.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196306003910

Mayor MD, Bóo RM, Peláez DV, Elía OR and Tomás MA (2007) Influence of shrub cover on germination, dormancy and viability of buried and unburied seeds of Piptochaetium napostaense (Speg.) Hackel. Journal of Arid Environments 68, 509-521.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196306002369

Simmons MT, Archer SR, James Ansley R and Teague WR (2007) Grass effects on tree (Prosopis glandulosa) growth in a temperate savanna. Journal of Arid Environments 69, 212-227.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014019630600348X

Tinsley MJ, Simmons MT and Windhager S (2006) The establishment success of native versus non-native herbaceous seed mixes on a revegetated roadside in Central Texas. Ecological Engineering 26, 231-240.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857405001989

Teague WR, Dowhower SL and Waggoner JA (2004) Drought and grazing patch dynamics under different grazing management. Journal of Arid Environments 58, 97-117.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196303001228

Perkins SR and Owens MK (2003) Growth and biomass allocation of shrub and grass seedlings in response to predicted changes in precipitation seasonality. Plant ecology. 168, 1.  http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1385-0237/contents

Anderson VJ and Briske DD (1995) Herbivore-induced species replacement in grasslands: is it driven by herbivory tolerance or avoidance. Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America. 5, 1014-1024.

Fowler NL and Clay K (1995) Environmental heterogeneity, fungal parasitism and the demography of the grass Stipa leucotricha. Oecologia., 1.

Lu M and Clay K (1994) Differential growth of Atkinsonella species on host grass calli. Mycologia. 86, 667-673.

Heitschmidt RK and Dowhower SL (1991) Herbage response following control of honey mesquite within single tree lysimeters. Journal of range management. 44, 144-149.

Anderson VJ and Briske DD (1990) Stomatal distribution, density and conductance of three perennial grasses native to the southern true prairie of Texas. American midland naturalist. 123, 152-159.

Fowler NL (1990) The effects of competition and environmental heterogeneity on three coexisting grasses. Journal of ecology. 78, 389-402.

Call CA and Spoonts BO (1989) Characterization and germination of chasmogamous and basal axillary cleistogamous florets of Texas wintergrass. Journal of range management. 42, 51-55.

Leuchtmann A and Clay K (1989) Experimental evidence for genetic variation in compatibility between the fungus Atkinsonella hypoxylon and its three host grasses. Evolution. 43, 825-834.

Leuchtmann A and Clay K (1989) Isozyme variation in the fungus Atkinsonella hypoxylon within and among populations of its host grasses. Canadian journal of botany = Journal canadien de botanique. 67, 2600-2607.

Angell RF, Stuth JW and Drawe DL (1986) Diets and liveweight changes of cattle grazing burned gulf cordgrass. Journal of range management. 39, 233-236.

Fowler NL (1986) Microsite requirements for germination and establishment of three grass species. American midland naturalist. 115, 131-145.

Whisenant SG, Ueckert DN and Scifres CJ (1984) Effects of fire on Texas wintergrass communities. Journal of range management. 37, 387-391.

Petersen JL, Potter RL and Ueckert DN (1983) Evaluation of selected herbicides for manipulating herbaceous rangeland vegetation. Weed science. 31, 735-739.

Hollister EB, Schadt CW, Palumbo AV, James Ansley R and Boutton TW Structural and functional diversity of soil bacterial and fungal communities following woody plant encroachment in the southern Great Plains. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42, 1816-1824.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038071710002312

Teague WR, Dowhower SL, Baker SA, Ansley RJ, Kreuter UP, Conover DM and Waggoner JA Soil and herbaceous plant responses to summer patch burns under continuous and rotational grazing. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 137, 113-123.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880910000265

Teague WR, Dowhower SL, Baker SA, Haile N, DeLaune PB and Conover DM Grazing management impacts on vegetation, soil biota and soil chemical, physical and hydrological properties in tall grass prairie. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 141, 310-322.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880911000934

Wilcox BP, Fox WE, Prcin LJ, McAlister J, Wolfe J, Thomas DM, Knight RW, Hoffman DW and Smeins FE Contour ripping is more beneficial than composted manure for restoring degraded rangelands in Central Texas. Journal of Environmental Management 111, 87-95.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479712003441

 


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