Recent Selected Publications

Mubialiwo, A., Abebe, A., Kawo, N. S., Ekolu, J., Nadarajah, S., & Onyutha, C. (2022). Hydrodynamic Modelling of Floods and Estimating Socio-economic Impacts of Floods in Ugandan River Malaba Sub-catchment. Earth Systems and Environment, 1-23. On-line
Ziliani, M., Altaf, M., Aragon, B., Houborg, R., Franz, T., Lu, Y., Sheffield, J., Hoteit, I., McCabe, M. (2022). Early season prediction of within-field crop yield variability by assimilating CubeSat data into a crop model. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 313:15
Abimbola, O., Meyer, G. E., Mittelstet, A., Rudnick, D., Franz, T. (2021). Knowledge‐guided machine learning for improving daily soil temperature prediction across the United States. Vadose Zone Journal. 20(5)
Ahamad, M., Burbach, M., Tanin, F. 2021. Relationships Among Toilet Sharing, Water Source Locations, and Handwashing Places Without Observed Soap: A Cross-Sectional Study of the Richest Households in Bangladesh. Environmental Health Insights. Vol. 15-16. On-line
Aragon, B., Ziliani, M.G., Houborg, R., Franz, T.E., McCabe, M.F. 2021. CubeSats Deliver New Insights into Agricultural Water Use at Daily and 3 m Resolutions. Scientific Reports. 11:12131.On-line
Asoka, A., Wardlow, B., Tadesse, T., Huber, M., Mishra, V. (2021). A satellite-based assessment of the relative contribution of hydroclimatic variables on vegetation growth in global agricultural and non-agricultural regions. Geophysical Research-Atmospheres.
Bayissa, Y., Melesse, A., Bhat, M., Tadesse, T., Shiferaw, A. 2021. Evaluation of Regional Climate Models (RCMs) Using Precipitation and Temperature-Based Climatic Indices: A Case Study of Florida, USA. Water. 13,2411. On-line
Benson, J. F., Abernathy, H. N., Sikich, J. A., & Riley, S. P. D. (2021). Mountain lions reduce movement, increase efficiency during the Covid-19 shutdown. Ecological Solutions and Evidence, 2, e12093.
Browning, D., Russell, E., Ponce-Campos, G.E., Kaplan, N., Richardson, A.D. et al. 2021. Monitoring agroecosystem productivity and phenology at a national scale: A metric assessment framework. Ecological Indicators. 131, 108147.On-line
Brunson, M.W., Huntsinger, L., Meredith, G.R., Sayre, N. (2021). The future of social science integration in rangelands research, Rangelands
Burnett JL, Dale R, Hou C-Y, Palomo-Munoz G, Whitney KS, Aulenbach S, et al. (2021) Ten simple rules for creating a scientific web application. PLOS Computational Biology 17(12): e1009574.
Campbell, Grace, "Drought in the Breadbasket of America and the Influence of Oceanic Teleconnections" (2021). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 904. On-line
Camps-Valls, G., Campos-Taberner, M., Moreno-Martinez, A., Walther, S., Duveiller, G., Cescatti, A., Mahecha, M.D., Munoz-Mari, J., Garcia-Haro, F.J., Guanter, L., Jung, M., Gamon, J.A., Reichstein, M., Running, S.W. 2021. A Unified Vegetation Index for Quantifying the Terrestrial Biosphere. Science Advances. pp. 1-10.On-line
Crago, R.D., Szilagyi, J., Qualls, R. 2021. A Review of the Complementary Principle of Evaporation: from the Original Linear Relationship to Generalized Nonlinear Functions. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 25:63-68.On-line
Dauer, J., Sorensen, A.E., Wilson, J. (2021) Students' Civic Engagement Self-Efficacy Varies Across Socioscientific Issues Contexts. Frontiers in Education. Vol. 6, Article 628784.On-line
Epperson, D.M., Allen, C.R., Hogan, K.F.E. 2021. Red Imported Fire Ants Reduce Invertebrate Abundance, Richness, and Diversity in Gopher Tortoise Burrows. Diversity. 13,7.On-line
Fill, C., Allen, C.R., Benson, J.F., Twidwell, D. 2021. Roost Use and Movements of Northern Long-Eared Bats in a Southeast Nebraska Agricultural Landscape. American Midland Naturalist. 185:241-248.On-line
Flanagem, P., Mahmood, R. 2021. Spatiotemporal Analysis of Extreme Precipitation in the Missouri River Basin from 1950 to 2019. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 60:811-827.On-line
Fowler, J. A. (2021). Soil Microbial Community Dynamics in Response to Prescribed Extreme Fires Following Juniperus virginiana Invasion in the Loess Canyons of Nebraska (Master's thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA). Retrieved from
Franz, T., Larios, A., Victor, C. (2021). The Bleeps, the Sweeps, and the Creeps: Convergence Rates for Dynamic Observer Patterns via Data Assimilation for the 2D Navier-Stokes Equations. ArXiv Preprint.On-line
Gebere, A., Kawo, N. S., Karuppannan, S., Hordofa, A. T., Paron, P. (2021) Numerical modeling of groundwater flow system in the Modjo River catchment, Central Ethiopia. Model. Earth Syst. Environ. 7, 2501–2515.On-line
Gotschall, Monica. 2021. "Bioaccumulation and Partitioning of Heavy Metals in Cicindelidia Haemorrhagica in Yellowstone National Park" (M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln). pp. 58.On-line
Grace, M.K., et al. (2021) Testing a global standard for quantifying species recovery and assessing conservation impact. Conservation Biology doi:10.1111/cobi.13756On-line
Gruntorad, M.P., Graham, K.A., Arcilla, N., Chizinski, C.J. 2021. Is Hay for the Birds? Investigating Landowner Willingness to Time Hay Harvests for Grassland Bird Conservation. Animals. 11:1-16.On-line
Gutman, G., Skakun, S., Gitelson, A. 2021. Revisiting the Use of Red and Near-Infrared Reflectances in Vegetation Studies and Numerical Climate Models. Science of Remote Sensing. 4, 100025.On-line
Haigh, T., Hayes M., Smyth, J., Prokopy, L., Francis, C., Burbach, M. (2021) Ranchers’ use of drought contingency plans in protective action decision-making. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 74, 50-62.On-line
Haji, M., Karuppannan, S., Qin, D., Shube, H., Kawo, N. S. (2021) Potential Human Health Risks Due to Groundwater Fluoride Contamination: A Case Study Using Multi-Techniques Approaches (GWQI, FPI, GIS, HHRA) in Bilate River Basin of Southern Main Ethiopian Rift, Ethiopia. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 80, 277–293. On-line
Hoppe, I.R. 2021. "Social and Ecological Correlates of Avian Infection by Haemosporidian Blood Parasites" (M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln). pp. 129.On-line
Hordofa, A. T., Leta, O. T., Alamirew, T., Kawo, N. S., & Chukalla, A. D. (2021). Performance evaluation and comparison of satellite-derived rainfall datasets over the Ziway lake basin, Ethiopia. Climate, 9(7), 113. On-line
Jiang, Z., Tu, H., Bai, B., Guo, Z., Liu, Q., Zhao, H., Yang, W., Xiong, L., Zhang, J. 2021. Combining UAV-RGB high-throughput field phenotyping and genome-wide association study to reveal genetic variation of rice germplasms in dynamic response to drought stress. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.17580On-line
Joeckel, R.M., 2021, Annual Report 2020 Conservation and Survey Division, Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska - LincolnOn-line
Jones, J. A., Odom, K. J., Hoppe, I. R., Nason, D., Ketaloya, S., & Karubian, J. (2021). Correlated evolution of distinct signals associated with increased social selection in female white-shouldered fairywrens. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 17352–17363. ece3.8370On-line
Jorgensen, J.G., Brenner, S.J., Greenwalt, L.R., Vrtiska, M.P. 2021. Decline of Novel Ecosystems Used by Endangered Species: The Case of Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and Aggregate Mines. Ecosphere. 12(4), Article e03474.On-line
Kaemingk, M.A., Bender, C.N., Chizinski, C., Bunch, A.J., Pope, K.L. 2021. Temporal Invariance of Social-Ecological Catchments. Ecological Applications. 31(2):1-7.On-line
Kambhu, A., Li, Y., Gilmore, T., Comfort, S.D. 2021. Modeling the Release and Spreading of Permanganate from Aerated Slow-Release Oxidants in a Laboratory Flow Tank. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 403: 1-35. On-line
Kane, Derek. 2021. "Conceptual Framework Linking Resource Size and Recreational Use" (M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln). pp. 64.On-line
Kawo, N. S., Hordofa, A. T., Karuppannan, S. (2021), Performance evaluation of GPM- IMERG early and late rainfall estimates over Lake Hawassa catchment, Rift Valley Basin, Ethiopia. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14(4), 1-14.On-line
Kemper, Aubrey G. 2021. "Soil Morphology and Carbon Stocks of Deflation Basin Wetlands in Eastern Nebraska, USA" (M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln). pp. 50On-line
Keyel AC, Gorris ME, Rochlin I, Uelmen JA, Chaves LF, Hamer GL, et al. (2021) A proposed framework for the development and qualitative evaluation of West Nile virus models and their application to local public health decision-making. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 15(9): e0009653. https://doi. org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009653On-line
Kreye, M. M., Adams, D. C., Soto, J. R., Tanner, S., Rimsaite, R. 2021. Economic and ethical motivations for forest restoration and incentive payments. Society & Natural Resources. Vol. 34, Issue 8.
Larson, L. R., Peterson, M. N., Furstenberg, R. V., Vayer, V. R., Lee, K. J., Choi, D. Y., Stevenson, K., Ahlers, A. A., Anhalt Depies, C., Bethke, T., T. Bruskotter, J., Chizinski, C. J., Clark, B., Dayer, A. A., Dunning, K. H., Ghasemi, B., Gigliotti, L., Graefe, A., Irwin, K., … Woosnam, K. M. (2021). The future of wildlife conservation funding: What options do U.S. college students support? Conservation Science and Practice, e505.
Lynch L., Babchuck W., Dauer J.M., Heng-Moss T., Golick D. (2021) Transference of citizen science program impacts: A theory grounded in public participation in scientific research. Diversity, 13(8), 339;
Martens, K. 2021. Right Side Up: Payment for Ecosystem Services on Privately Owned Grasslands in Nebraska. (M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln). pp. 76.On-line
Mazis, A., Fowler, J.A., Hiller, J., Zhou, Y., Wardlow, B., Wedin, D.A., Awada, T. 2021. Ecophysio-optical traits of semiarid Nebraska grasslands under different Juniperus virginiana and Pinus ponderosa canopy covers. Ecological Indicators 131 (2021) 108159. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108159On-line
Mazis, A., Litskas, V., Platis, D.P., Menexes, G, Anagnostopoulos, C.D., Tsaboula, A., Mamolos, A.P., Kalburtji, K.L. 2021. Could energy equilibrium and greenhouse gas emissions in agroecosystems play a key role in crop replacement? A case study in orange and kiwi orchards. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 28 (2021), pp 29421–29431.On-line
McFarlin, Iris I. 2021. "Understanding and Contextualizing Foraging Among Recreational Opportunities in the North Central United States" (M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln). pp. 107.On-line
Meredith, G. R., & Brunson, M. W. (2021). Effects of Wildfire on Collaborative Management of Rangelands: A Case Study of the 2015 Soda Fire. Rangelands.On-line
Meredith, G., Bean, A., Brymer, A. B., Friedrichsen, C., & Hurst, Z. (2021). Integrating human dimensions within the LTAR Network to achieve agroecological system transformation. RangelandsOn-line
Meredith, G.R., Brunson, M.W., Hardegree, S.P. (2021). Management innovations for resilient public rangelands: Adoption constraints and considerations. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 75, pp. 152-160.On-line
Myrstener, M., Thomas, S.A., Giesler, R., Sponseller, R.A. 2021. Nitrogen supply and physical disturbance shapes Arctic stream nitrogen uptake through effects on metabolic activity. Freshwater Biology. 66: 1502-1514. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13734On-line
Osman, M., Zaitchik, B. F., Badr, H. S., Christian, J. I., Tadesse, T., Otkin, J. A., Anderson, M. C. (2021). Flash drought onset over the Contiguous United States: Sensitivity of inventories and trends to quantitative definitions. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), 25(2), 565-581.
Perisho, Esther. 2021. Spatiotemporal Trends in Bacterial Diversity Across Three Watersheds Within the Platte River Basin, Nebraska. (M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln). pp. 104. On-line
Petre, M.A., Genereux, D.P., Koropeckyi-Cox, L., Knappe, D.R.U., Duboscq, S., Gilmore, T.E., Hopkins, Z.R. 2021. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Transport from Groundwater to Streams Near a PFAS Manufacturing Facility in North Caroline, USA. Environmental Science & Technology. 55:5848-5856.On-line
Rabenhorst, M.C., Drohan, P.J., Galbraith, J.M., Moorberg, C., Spokas, L., Stolt, M.H., Thompson, J.A., Turk, J., Vasilas, B.L., Vaughan, K.L. 2021. Mn-Coated IRIS to Document Reducing Soil Conditions. Soil Science Society of America Journal. doi:10.1002/saj2.20301 On-line
Radigan, W. J., and M. J. Fincel. 2021. Factors related to age-0 sport-fish abundance in four mainstem Missouri River reservoirs. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 28: 1-13.
Rappin, E., Mahmood, R., Nair, U.S., Pielke Sr., R.A., Brown, W., Oncley, S., Wurman, J., Kosiba, K., Kaulfus, A., Phillips, C., Lachenmeier, E., Santanello Jr., J.A., Kim, E., Lawston-Parker, P. 2021. The Great Plains Irrigation Experiment (GRAINEX). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. pp. 1-66.On-line
Raynor, E.J., McGranahan, D.A., MIller, J.R., Debinski, D.M. Schacht, W.H., Engle, D.M. 2021. Moderate Grazer Density Stabilizes Forage Availability More Than Patch Burning in Low-Stature Grassland. Land. 10,395:1-11.On-line
Rimsaite, R., Fisher-Vanden, K., Olmstead, S., Grogan, D. (2021). How well do U.S. western water markets convey economic information. Land Economics, 97(1). On-line
Rimsaite, R., Gibson, J., Brozovic, N. 2021. Informing drought mitigation policy by estimating the value of water for crop production. Environmental Research Communications. 3, 041004.On-line
Rimsaite, R., Kreye, M. 2021. Assessing the value extension adds to decision making among natural resource leaders. Journal of Extension. 59(1). On-line
Robertson, C., Ludvigson, G. A., Joeckel, R. M., Mohammadi, S., Kirkland, J. I. (2021). in a Differentiating early from later diagenesis Cretaceous sandstone and petroleum reservoir of the Cedar Mountain Formation in Utah. Rocky Mountain Geology(1), 18. On-line
Shields, Jordan. 2021. "Occurrence and Potential Transformation Pathways of Nitrogen Species in the Intermediate Vadose Zone" (M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln). pp. 182.On-line
Siegmann, B., Cendrero-Mateo, M.P., Cogliati, S., Damm, A., Gamon, J., Herrera, D., Jedmowski, C., Junker-Frohn, L.V., Kraska, T., Muller, O., Rademske, P., Van Der Tol, C., Quiros-Vargas, J., Yang, P., Rascher, U. 2021. Downscaling of far-red solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence of different crops from canopy to leaf level using a diurnal data set acquired by the airborne imaging spectrometer HyPlant. Remote Sensing of Environment. 264, 112609.On-line
Smith, C.R., Delgado, C. 2021. Developing a Model of Graduate Teaching Assistant Teacher Efficacy: How Do High and Low Teacher Efficacy Teaching Assistants Compare? CBE-Life Sciences Education. 20:ar2:1-10.On-line
Sommers AS, Johnson KG, Jakopovic P, Rivera J, Grandgenett N, Conrad JA, Tapprich WE and Cutucache CE (2021) Salient Experiences in Student Development: Impact of an Undergraduate STEM Teacher Preparation Program. Front. Educ. 6:575188. doi: 10.3389/feduc.2021.575188On-line
Steinauer, G., Diffendal Jr., R. 2021. Rock Glen Wildlife Area: A Landscape History. Nebraskaland. 99(2): 46-53. On-line
Welles, J.S.; Soriano, N.C.T.; Dorbu, F.E.; Pereira, G.M.; Rubeck, L.M.; Timmermans, E.L.; Ndayambaje, B.; Deviney, A.V.; Classen, J.J.; Koziel, J.A.; et al. Socio-Economic and Governance Conditions Corresponding to Change in Animal Agriculture: South Dakota Case Study. Sustainability 2021, 13, 10682. su131910682On-line
White, Holly. 2021. "Groundwater Education: An Investigation of Students' Use of a Groundwater Modeling Tool" (M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln). pp. 81. On-line
Yadav, K., Geli, H.M., Cibils, A.F., Hayes, M., Fernald, A., Peach, J., Sawalhah, M.N., Tidwell, V.C., Johnson, L.E., Zaied, A.J., Gedefaw, M.G. 2021. An Integrated Food, Energy, and Water Nexus, Human Well-Being, and Resilience (FEW-WISE) Framework: New Mexico. Frontiers in Environmental Science. (9) Article 667018.On-line
Yang, Y., Guan, K., Peng, B., Pan, M., Jiang, C., Franz, T. (2021). High-resolution spatially explicit land surface model calibration using field-scale satellite-based daily evapotranspiration product. Journal of Hydrology. 596.
Young, A.R., Burbach, M.E., Howard, L.M., Lackey, S.O., Joeckel R.M., 2020, Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report 2020. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Conservation and Survey Division, Nebraska Water Survey Paper 88, 24 pp.On-line
Zhang, J., Guan, K., Peng, B., Pan, M., Zhou, W., Grant, R., Franz, T., Rudnick, D., Heeren, D., Suyker, A. (2021). Assessing Different Plant‐Centric Water Stress Metrics for Irrigation Efficacy Using Soil‐Plant‐Atmosphere‐Continuum Simulation. Water Resources Research. 57:9
Zhang, J., Guan, K., Peng, B., Pan, M., Zhou, W., Jiang, C., Kimm, H., Franz, T., Grant, R., Yang, Y. (2021). Sustainable irrigation based on co-regulation of soil water supply and atmospheric evaporative demand. Nature Communications. 12:5549On-line
Zhang, J., K. Guan, B. Peng, C. Jiang, W. Zhou, Y. Yang, M. Pan, T. E. Franz, D. M. Heeren, D. R. Rudnick, O. Abimbola, H. Kimm, K. Caylor, S. Good, M. Khanna, J. Gates, and Y. Cai. 2021. Challenges and opportunities in precision irrigation decision-support systems for center pivots. Environmental Research Letters 16: 053003, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/abe436.On-line
Zhou, X., Gao, T., Pang, Y., Mahan, H., Li, X., Zheng, N., et al. (2021). Based on atmospheric physics and ecological principle to assess the accuracies of field CO2 /H2 O measurements from infrared gas analyzers in closed-path eddy-covariance systems. Earth and Space Science, 8, e2021EA001763.
Zhou, X., Gao, T., Takle, E.S., Zhen, X., Suyker, A.E., Awada, T., Okalebo, J., Zhu, J. 2021. Air Temperature Equation Derived from Sonic Temperature and Water Vapor Mixing Ratio for Air Flow Sampled Through Closed-Path Eddy-Covariance Flux Systems. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions. :1-31.On-line
Zink, R.M. 2021. Considering the use of the Terms Strain and Adaptation in Prion Research. Heliyon. 7, e06801.On-line