Edaphic properties enable facilitative and competitive interactions resulting in fairy circle formation Link

Key Factors Controlling the Growth of Biological Soil Crusts: Towards a Protocol to Produce Biocrusts in Greenhouse Facilities Link

Spatially explicit rangeland erosion monitoring using high-resolution digital aerial imagery Link

Piñon pine (Pinus edulis Engelm.) growth responses to climate and substrate in southern Utah, USA Link


Competitive resistance of a native shrubland to invasion by the alien invasive tree species, Acacia cyclops Link

Woodland recovery following drought‐induced tree mortality across an environmental stress gradient Link

Piñon pine (Pinus edulis Engelm.) growth responses to climate and substrate in southern Utah, USA Link

Restoring the biological crust cover of soils across biomes in arid North America Link

Transforming Graduate Training in stem Education Link


Interactions of climate and regional landscape physiography on high elevation forest growth Link

Vegetation management across Colorado Plateau blm lands: 1950–2003 Link

Limits to understory plant restoration following fuel-reduction treatments in a piñon–juniper woodland Link

Interpretation of high-resolution imagery for detecting vegetation cover composition change after fuels reduction treatments in woodlands Link

Are mima-like mounds the consequence of long-term stability of vegetation spatial patterning? Link

Keys to a Successful Student‐Centered Classroom: Three Recommendations Link

Assessment of Metal and Trace Element Contamination in Water, Sediment, Plants, Macroinvertebrates, and Fish in Tavasci Marsh, Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona Link


Kasischke, E.S., Amiro, B.D., Barger N. N., French, N.H.F., Goetz, S.J., Grosse, G., Harmon, M.E., Hicke, J.A., Liu, S., and Masek, J.G. Impacts of disturbance on the terrestrial carbon budget of North America: Journal of Geophysical Research G - Biogeosciences (2013). Link

Tree regeneration following drought and insect‐induced mortality in piñon–juniper woodlands Link

Long-term effects of chaining treatments on vegetation structure in pinon–juniper woodlands of the Colorado Plateau Link

Twentieth-century carbon stock changes related to Piñon Juniper expansion into a black sagebrush community Link

Are Namibian “fairy circles” the consequence of self-organizing spatial vegetation patterning? Link

Advocating for Science Writing Cooperatives in Graduate Programs Link

Denitrification from nitrogen-fixing biologically crusted soils in a cool desert environment, southeast Utah, USA Link


Redmond, M. D., Forcella F. and Barger N. N.. Declines in pinyon pine cone production associated with regional warming (2012). Ecosphere 3:art120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES12-00306.1 Link

Ross M., Castle S. C. and Barger N. N. Fuels reduction effects on plant communities and soils in a Pinyon‐Juniper woodland. Journal of Arid Environments (2012). Reprint

Integrating transport processes into ecological research: Moving beyond spatial stasis Link

Modeling regional variation in net primary production of pinyon–juniper ecosystems Link


Morris T. L., Elser K. J., Jacobs S. M., Cramer M. D. and Barger N. N.. Ecophysiological traits associated with the competitive ability of invasive Australian acacias. Diversity and Distributions, (Diversity Distrib.) (2011) 17, 898–910. Reprint

Barger N. N., Archer S. R., Campbell J. L., Huang C., Morton J. A. and Knapp A. K.. Woody plant proliferation in North American drylands: A synthesis of impacts on ecosystem carbon balance. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, vol. 116, G00K07 (2011). Reprint

Castle S. C., Morrison C. D. and Barger N. N.. Extraction of chlorophyll from biological soil crusts: A Comparison of solvents for spectrophotometric determination. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43 (2011) 853-856. Reprint

Huang C., Asner G. P., and Barger N. N.. Regional variation in net primary production of piñon‐juniper ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research–Biogeosciences (2011). Reprint


Grandy S. and Barger N. N. 2010.  Implementing Active Learning Strategies: Tales from Two New Life Science Professors at Research Universities. Academic Leadership: The Online Journal.  Volume 8 - Issue 2. Reprint *Authors contributed equally to this work.

Huang C., Asner G. P., Barger N. N., Neff J. C. and Floyd M. L.. Regional above ground live carbon losses due to drought-induced tree dieback in piñon–juniper ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment 114 (2010) 1471–1479. Reprint


Barger N. N., Adams H. D., Woodhouse C., Neff J. C., Asner G. P. (2009) Influence of Livestock Grazing and Climate on Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis) Dynamics. Rangeland Ecology & Management: Vol. 62, No. 6, pp. 531-539. Reprint

Neff J. C., Barger N. N., Baisden W. T., Fernandez D. P., and Asner G. P.. 2009. Soil Carbon Storage Responses to Expanding Pinyon-Juniper Populations in Southern Utah. Ecological Applications, 19:1405–1416. Reprint

Huang C., Asner G. P., Martin R. E., Barger N. N., and Neff J. C.. 2009. Multiscale analysis of tree cover and aboveground carbon stocks in pinyon-juniper woodlands. Ecological Applications 19:668–681. Reprint


Hartley A., Barger N. N., Belnap J., Okin G. S.. 2007. Nutrient Cycling in Dryland Ecosystems. In: Marschner P, Rengel Z (eds) Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems. Series: Soil Biology, Volume 10, pp. 271-299 Springer Verlag. Reprint


Barger N. N., Herrick J.E., Van Zee J.W., and Belnap J.. 2006. Impacts of biological soil crust disturbance and composition on C and N loss from water erosion. Biogeochemistry 77:247-263. Reprint


Barger N. N., Belnap J., Ojima D. S., and Mosier A.. 2005. no gas loss from biologically crusted soils in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Biogeochemistry 75:373-391. Reprint

Belnap J., Welter J. R., Grimm N. B., Barger N. N., and Ludwig J. A.. 2005. Linkages between microbial and hydrologic processes in arid and semi-arid watersheds. Ecology 86: 298-307. Reprint


Barger, N. N., Ojima D. S., Belnap J., Shiping W., Yanfen W., Chen Z. 2004. Changes in plant functional groups, litter quality, and soil Carbon and Nitrogen mineralization with sheep grazing in an inner Mongolian grassland. Journal of Range Management 57:613-619. Reprint


Barger, N. N., Antonio C. M. D', Ghneim T. and Cuevas E.. 2003. Constraints to colonization and growth of an African grass (Melinis minutiflora) in a Venezuelan savanna. Plant Ecology 167:31-43. Reprint

Biogeochemical Cycling and N Dynamics of Biological Soil Crusts in Semi-arid Ecosystem Link


Barger, N. N., C. M. D'Antonio, T. Ghneim, Brink K., and Cuevas E.. 2002. Nutrient limitation to primary productivity in a secondary savanna in Venezuela. Biotropica 34:493-501. Reprint


Biological soil crusts of Mongolia: Impacts of grazing and precipitation on nitrogen inputs Link


Controls Over Colonization by an African Grass (Melinis Minutiflora) and Grassland Productivity in Venezuelan Savanna Link