Journal Articles

OK NSF EPSCoR Research Product Clearinghouse

The Research Product Clearinghouse portion of the EPSCoR website provides access to a diverse body of resources from the OK NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Award No. OIA-1301789 (2013-2018), “Adapting Socio-Ecological Systems to Increased Climate Variability.” Resources include peer-reviewed publications that will prove beneficial for researchers, decision-makers, and individuals. Journal articles developed by the OK NSF EPSCoR team provide important foundational research that will support future research efforts. A selection of those articles is below; publications may be accessed via the citation links.

Ecology & Hydrology

  • Zou, C. B., Caterina, G. L., Will, R. E., Stebler, E., & Turton, D. (2015). Canopy Interception for a Tallgrass Prairie Under Juniper Encroachment. Plos One, 10(11).
    Summary:  Researchers quantified and contrasted spatial and temporal variations of rainfall redistribution for a juniper (Juniperus virginiana, redcedar) woodland and a tallgrass prairie in the south-central Great Plains. Results showed no significant difference in total rainfall loss to canopy interception between redcedar trees and tallgrass prairie.Increasing structural complexity associated with redcedar encroachment into tallgrass prairie changes the rainfall redistribution and partitioning pattern at both the temporal and spatial scales, but does not change the overall canopy interception ratios compared with unburned and ungrazed tallgrass prairie. Our findings support the idea of convergence in interception ratio for different canopy structures under the same precipitation regime.

Economics & Visualization Models

Social Impacts & Assessment