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  Climate Change in the Ozarks  

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Concilio, A., Ma, S., Li, Q., LeMoine, J., Chen, J., North, M., Moorhead, D., and Jensen, R., 2005, Soil respiration response to prescribed burning and thinning in mixed- conifer and hardwood forests: Canadian Journal of Forest Research, v. 35, no. 7, p. 1581-1591.

Etges, W.J., and Levitan, M., 2008, Variable evolutionary response to regional climate change in a polymorphic species: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 95, no. 4, p. 702-718.

Hu, Q., Willson, G.D., Chen, X., and Akyuz, A., 2005, Effects of climate and landcover change on stream discharge in the Ozark Highlands, USA: Environmental Modeling & Assessment, v. 10, no. 1, p. 9-19.

Jenkins, S.E., and Jenkins, M.A., 2006, Effects of prescribed fire on the vegetation of a savanna-glade complex in northern Arkansas: Southeastern Naturalist, v. 5, no. 1, p. 113-126.

Muzika, R., Hubbart, J.A., Guyette, R., and Stambaugh, M., 2007, Long-term springflow reconstructions based on instrumental and tree ring climate records in the Missouri Ozarks, in 2007 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (USA), 10-14 Dec 2007.

Ray, J.M., Wood, R.M., and Simons, A.M., 2006, Phylogeography and post-glacial colonization patterns of the rainbow darter, Etheostoma caeruleum (Teleostei : Percidae): Journal of Biogeography, v. 33, no. 9, p. 1550-1558.

Stambaugh, M.C., and Guyette, R.P., 2008, Predicting spatio-temporal variability in fire return intervals using a topographic roughness index: Forest Ecology and Management, v. 254, no. 3, p. 463-473.

Voelker, S.L., Muzika, R.M., Guyette, R.P., and Stambaugh, M.C., 2006, Historical CO2 growth enhancement declines with age in Quercus and Pinus: Ecological Monographs, v. 76, no. 4, p. 549-564.

Ziegler, S.S., Larson, E.R., Rauchfuss, J., and Elliott, G.P., 2008, Tree establishment during dry spells at an oak savanna in Minnesota: Tree-Ring Research, v. 64, no. 1, p. 47-54.


Brye, K.R., West, C.P., and Gbur, E.E., 2004, Soil quality differences under native tallgrass prairie across a climosequence in Arkansas: American Midland Naturalist, v. 152, no. 2, p. 214-230.

Cleaveland, M.K., 2001, Northern Arkansas Spring Precipitation Reconstructed from Tree Rings, 1023-1992 A.D., in Bottomland Hardwoods of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: Characteristics and Management of Natural Function, Structure, and Composition. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS 42. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, p. 1-6.

Doisy, K.E., and Rabeni, C.F., 2001, Flow conditions, benthic food resources, and invertebrate community composition in a low-gradient stream in Missouri: Journal of the North American Benthological Society, v. 20, no. 1, p. 17-32.

Hu, Q., and Willson, G.D., 2000, Effects of temperature anomalies on the Palmer Drought Severity Index in the central United States: International Journal of Climatology, v. 20, no. 15, p. 1899-1911.

Lee, J.W., and Kung, E.C., 2000, Seasonal-range forecasting of the Ozark climate by a principal component regression scheme with antecedent sea surface temperatures and upper air conditions: Atmosfera, v. 13, no. 4, p. 223-244.

Peterson, J.T., and Rabeni, C.F., 2001, The relation of fish assemblages to channel units in an Ozark stream: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, v. 130, no. 5, p. 911-926.

Whitledge, G.W., and Rabeni, C.F., 2000, Benthic community metabolism in three habitats in an Ozark stream: Hydrobiologia, v. 437, no. 1-3, p. 165-170.

Whitledge, G.W., and Rabeni, C.F., 2002, Maximum daily consumption and respiration rates at four temperatures for five species of crayfish from Missouri, USA (Decapoda, Orconectes spp.): Crustaceana, v. 75, p. 1119-1132.

Xu, M., and Qi, Y., 2000, Effect of spatial scale on relationship between plant species richness and microclimate in a forested ecosystem: Polish Journal of Ecology, v. 48, no. 1, p. 77-88.

Xu, M., Chen, J.Q., and Qi, Y., 2002, Growing-season temperature and soil moisture along a 10 km transect across a forested landscape: Climate Research, v. 22, no. 1, p. 57-72.

Xu, M., Qi, Y., Chen, J., and Song, B., 2004, Scale-dependent relationships between landscape structure and microclimate: Plant Ecology, v. 173, no. 1, p. 39-57.

Zheng, D.L., Chen, J.Q., Song, B., Xu, M., Sneed, P., and Jensen, R., 2000, Effects of silvicultural treatments on summer forest microclimate in southeastern Missouri Ozarks: Climate Research, v. 15, no. 1, p. 45-59.


Cleaveland, M.K., and Stahle, D.W., 1996, Variability of hydrologic drought in the Ozark Highlands, 1680-1980, in Dean, J.S., Meko, D.M., and Swetnam, T.W., eds., in: Tree Rings, Environment and Humanity, p. 43-50.

Doisy, K.E., Rabeni, C.F., and Galat, D.L., 1997, The benthic insect community of the Lower Jacks Fork River: Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Sciences, v. 31, p. 19-36.

Guyette, R.P., and Cutter, B.E., 1997, Fire history, population, and calcium cycling in the Current River watershed, in Pallardy, S.G., Cecisch, R.A., Garrett, H.E., and Johnson, P.S., eds., Proceedings of the 11th Central Hardwood Forest Conference. March 23-26, 1997, Columbia, Missouri, USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station GTR NC-188: Columbia, MO, p. 354-372.

Guyette, R.P., and Rabeni, C.F., 1995, Climate Response among Growth Increments of Fish and Trees: Oecologia, v. 104, no. 3, p. 272-279.

Hu, Q., 1997, On the uniqueness of the singular value decomposition in meteorological applications: Journal of Climate, v. 10, no. 7, p. 1762-1766.

Hu, Q., and Willson, G.D., 1997, Impact of regional climate variations on water resources and aquatic ecosystems, in Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Applied Climatology, Reno, Nevada, October 20-23, 1997, Reno, Nevada, USA, American Meteorological Association, p. 132-134.

Hu, Q., Woodruff, C.M., and Mudrick, S.E., 1998, Interdecadal variations of annual precipitation in the Central United States: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, v. 79, no. 2, p. 221-229.

Jacobson, R.B., 1995, Spatial Controls on Patterns of Land-Use Induced Stream Disturbance at the Drainage-Basin Scale - An Example from Gravel-Bed Streams of the Ozark Plateaus, Missouri, Natural and Anthropogenic Influences in Fluvial Geomorphology, American Geophysical Union.

Jacobson, R.B., and Gran, K.B., 1999, Gravel sediment routing from widespread, low intensity landscape disturbance, Current River Basin, Missouri: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 24, no. 10, p. 897-917.

Jacobson, R.B., and Primm, A.T., 1997, Historical land-use changes and potential effects on stream disturbance in the Ozark plateaus, Missouri. U.S. Geological Survey, Water Supply Paper 2484.

Jenkins, M.A., and Pallardy, S.G., 1995, The influence of drought on red oak group species growth and mortality in the Missouri Ozarks: Canadian Journal of Forest Research, v. 25, no. 7, p. 1119-1127.

Kung, E.C., and Chern, J.G., 1995, Prevailing anomaly patterns of the global sea surface temperatures and tropospheric responses: Atmosfera. Mexico City, v. 8, no. 3, p. 99-114.

Kung, E.C., Chern, J.-G., and Smith, D.E., 1995, Global sea surface temperatures and associated long-range predictability of the Northern Hemisphere circulation and local climatological variables: Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, v. 6, no. 4, p. 553-577.

Kung, E.C., and Smith, D.E., 1995, Principal components of global sea surface temperatures and large-scale precipitation patterns in North America, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Precipitation: Time Variability and Dynamics, Crete, Greece, June 14-16, 1995.

Lewis, T.E., 1995, Tree Rings As Indicators of Ecosystem Health Boca Raton (USA), CRC Press.

McKenney, R., and Jacobson, R.B., 1996, Erosion and deposition at the Riffle-Pool Scale in Gravel-Bed Streams, Ozark Plateaus, Missouri and Arkansas, 1990-95. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 1996-655-A.

McKenney, R., Jacobson, R.B., and Wertheimer, R.C., 1995, Woody Vegetation and Channel Morphogenesis in Low-Gradient, Gravel-Bed Streams in the Ozark Plateaus, Missouri and Arkansas: Geomorphology, v. 13, no. 1-4, p. 175-198.

Min, W., and Kung, E.C., 1997, A spectral analysis of wave activities and blocking in the Northern Hemisphere winter: Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, v. 8, no. 1, p. 69-94.

Peterson, J.T., and Rabeni, C.F., 1996, Natural thermal refugia for temperate warmwater stream fishes: North American Journal of Fisheries Management, v. 16, no. 4, p. 738-746.

Stahle, D.W., 1996, The hydroclimatic application of tree-ring chronologies. , in Dean, J.S., Meko, D.M., and Swetnam, T.W., eds., In: Tree Rings, Environment and Humanity p. 119-126.

Stahle, D.W., 1996, Tree rings and ancient forest history, in Davis, M., ed., Eastern Old-Growth Forests: Washington, DC, Island Press, p. 321-343.

Walsh, S.J., Haney, D.C., and Timmerman, C.M., 1997, Variation in thermal tolerance and routine metabolism among spring- and stream-dwelling freshwater sculpins (Teleostei: Cottidae) of the southeastern United States: Ecology of Freshwater Fish, v. 6, no. 2, p. 84-94.

Xu, M., Chen, J.Q., and Brookshire, B.L., 1997, Temperature and its variability in oak forests in the southeastern Missouri Ozarks: Climate Research, v. 8, no. 3, p. 209-223.


Baker, C.D., Neill, W.H., and Strawn, K., 1970, Sexual difference in heat resistance of the Ozark Minnow, Dionda Nubila (Forbes): Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, v. 99, no. 2, p. 588-591.

Delcourt, H.R., and Delcourt, P.A., 1994, Postglacial rise and decline of Ostrya-virginiana (Mill) K Koch and Carpinus-caroliniana Walt in Eastern North-America - Predictable responses of forest species to cyclic changes in seasonality of climates: Journal of Biogeography, v. 21, no. 2, p. 137-150.

Ernst, M.R., Beitinger, T.L., and Stewart, K.W., 1984, Critical thermal maxima of nymphs of three Plecoptera species from an Ozark foothill stream: Freshwater Invertebrate Biology, v. 3, no. 2, p. 80-85.

Guyette, R.P., 1994, A Dendrochemical perspective on the effects of climate change in the Ozark highlands, in Beniston, M., ed., Mountain Environments in Changing Climates, Routledge.

Jacobson, R.B., and Pugh, A.L., 1992, Effects of land use and climate shifts on channel instability, Ozark Plateaus, Missouri, USA, in Proceedings of the workshop on the effects of global climate change on hydrology and water resouces at the catchment scale, February 3-6, 1992, Tsukuba, Japan, Japan-U.S. Committee on Hydrology, Water Resouces and Global Climate Change, p. 423-444.

Rabeni, C.F., and Jacobson, R.B., 1993, Geomorphic and hydraulic influences on the abundance and distribution of stream centrarchids in Ozark USA streams: Polskie Archiwum Hydrobiologii v. 40, no. 1, p. 87-99.

Rabeni, C.F., and Jacobson, R.B., 1993, The importance of fluvial hydraulics to fish-habitat restoration in low-gradient alluvial streams: Freshwater Biology, v. 29, no. 2, p. 211-220.

Stahle, D.W., and Chaney, P.L., 1994, A predictive model for the location of ancient forests: Natural Areas Journal, v. 14, no. 3, p. 151-158.



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