* publication with students


Cullough L, Nowak K, Pogoriler A, Metcalf JL, Zaringhalam M, Zelikova TJ. Year 1 of Request a Woman Scientist attests to it’s reach and potential. PLoS Biology: Accepted with minor revisions.

Swanson AC, Schwendenmann L, Allen MF, Aronson EL, Artavia-Leon A, Dierick D, Fernandez-Bou AS, Harmon TC, Murillo-Cruz C, Oberbauer SF, Pinto-Tomas A, Rundel PW, Zelikova TJ. Welcome to the Atta world: A framework for understanding the effects of leaf-cutter ants on ecosystem functions. Functional Ecology: Accepted with minor revisions.


Fernandez-Bou AS, Dierick D, Swanson AC, Allen MF, Alvarado AGF, Artavia-Leon A, Carrasquillo-Quantara O, Lachman DA, Oberbauer S, Pinto-Tomas A, Rodriguez-Reyes Y, Rundel P, Schwendenmann L, Zelikova TJ, Harmon TC. The role of the ecosystem engineer, the leaf-cutter ant Atta cephalotes, on soil CO2 dynamics in a wet tropical forest. Journal of Geophysical research: Biogeosciences. In Press.

Dijkstra FA, Carrillo Y, Blumenthal DM, Mueller KE, LeCain DR, Morgan JA, Zelikova TJ, Williams DG, Follett RF, Pendall E. Elevated CO2 and water addition enhance nitrogen    turnover in grassland plants with implications for temporal stability. Ecology Letters. DOE:10.1111/ele.12935

Blumenthal DM, Mueller KE, Kray JA, LeCain DR, Pendall E, Duke S, Zelikova TJ, Dijkstra DA, Williams DG, Morgan JA. Warming and elevated CO2 interact to alter seasonality and     reduce variability of soil water in a semiarid grassland. Ecosystems DOI 10.1007/s10021-018-0237-1


Sorokin Y, Zelikova TJ, Blumenthal D, Willians DG, Pendall E. Seasonally contrasting responses of evapotranspiration to warming and elevated CO2 in a semi-arid grassland. Ecohydrology 10(7): e1880

De Kauwe et al. 2017. Challenging terrestrial biosphere models with data from the long-term multi-factor Prairie Heating and CO2 Enrichment Experiment. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13643


Zelikova TJ, Pendall E, Williams DG, Hoenigman R, Blumenthal DM, Morgan JA. Precipitation controls responses of ecosystem phenology and plants to elevated CO2 and warming in a semi-arid grassland. Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12440

Souza L, Zelikova TJ, Sanders NJ. Bottom-up and top-down effects influence plant community independently and vary temporally. Oikos. DOI: 10.1111/oik.02579

Harmon T, Dierick D, Trahan N, Allen M, Rundel P, Oberbauer S, Schwendenmann L, Zelikova TJ. Low cost CO2 efflux and point concentration sensing systems for terrestrial ecology applications. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12426

Ryan E, Ogle K, Zelikova TJ, LeCain D, Williams DG, Morgan J, Pendall E. Antecedent moisture and temperature conditions modulate influence of elevated CO2 and warming on ecosystem respiration. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12910

*Chen J, Zelikova TJ, Pendall E, Morgan JA, Williams DG. Daily and seasonal changes in soil amino acid composition in a semiarid grassland exposed to elevated CO2 and warming. Biogeochemistry 123: 135-146.

*Brennan A, Tucker C, Carrillo Y, Blumenthal D, LeCain D, Risk D, Zelikova TJ, Williams DG, Pendall E. Temperature sensitivity of soil CO2 efflux responses to climate change is mediated by plants. Plant and Soil. In Review.

*Sorokin Y, Zelikova TJ, Blumenthal D, Williams DG, Pendall E. Seasonally contrasting responses of evapotranspiration to warming and elevated CO2 in a semi arid grassland. Ecohydrology. Revision in Review.


Zelikova TJ, Blumenthal DM, Williams DG, Souza L, LeCain DR, Morgan JA, Pendall E.     Long-term exposure to elevated CO2 enhances community stability by suppressing dominant         plant species in a mixed-grass prairie. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences            doi:10.1074/pnas.141465911; Highlighted in Science Magazine “In Other Journals”

*Redmond M, Zelikova TJ, Barger NN. Limits to understory plant restoration following fuel- reduction treatments in a pinon-juniper woodland. Environmental Management.


Zelikova TJ, Hufbauer RA, Reed SC, Wertin TM, Fettig C, Belnap J. Eco-evolutionary responses of Bromus tectorum to climate change: Implications for biological invasions. Ecology and Evolution 3(5): 1374-1387


Zelikova TJ, Housman DC, Grote ED, Neher D, Belnap J. 2012. Warming and increased precipitation frequency on the Colorado Plateau: implications for biological soil crusts and soil processes. Plant and Soil 335(1): 265-282.

Reed SL, Coe K, Sparks JP, Housman DC, Zelikova TJ, Belnap J. Changes to dryland rainfall result in rapid moss mortality and altered soil fertility. Nature Climate Change 2: 752-755.


Zelikova TJ, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR. 2011. The mixed effects of experimental ant removal on seedling distribution, belowground invertebrates, and soil nutrients. Ecosphere 2(5): art63.


Zelikova TJ, Breed MD. 2008. Effects of habitat disturbance on ant community composition and seed dispersal by ants in a tropical dry forest in Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24: 309-316.

Zelikova TJ, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ. 2008. Variation in seed dispersal along an elevational gradient in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Acta Oecologica 34: pp. 155-162.


Miller SM, Dong A, Pai E, Falkowski MJ, Ledwidge R, Summers AO, and Zelikova TJ. 2002. Structure/Function analysis of protein/protein interactions and role of dynamic motions in mercuric ion reductase. DOE Genome Contractor-Grantee Workshop IX.

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