Mathew E. Dornbush
Ph.D. Iowa State University 2005

Publications, Articles, and Reports

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von Haden, A.C., and M.E. Dornbush.  Ecosystem carbon pools, fluxes, and balances exhibit strong spatial heterogeneity among similarly aged, proximate tallgrass prairie restorations. In Review.

Dornbush, M.E. 2014. Invasive plant control and ecological restoration. Michigan Forests 35: 13,16. (non-peer reviewed)

Dornbush, M.E.  2014. Commentary - The myriad surprises of unwanted guests: invasive plants and dynamic soil carbon pools. New Phytologist 203: 1-3.

von Haden, A.C., and M.E. Dornbush.  2014. Patterns of root decomposition in response to soil moisture best explain high soil organic carbon heterogeneity within a mesic, restored prairie. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 185: 188-196.

Dornbush, M.E., and P.G. Hahn.  2013. Consumers and establishment limitations contribute more than competitive interactions in promoting dominance of the exotic herb garlic mustard in a Wisconsin, USA forest. Biological Invasions 15: 2691-2706.

Martinez, J.A., and M.E. Dornbush.  2013. Use of a native matrix species to facilitate understory restoration in an overbrowsed, invaded woodland. Invasive Plant Science and Management  6: 219-230.

Dornbush, M.E., P.D. Baumgart, K.J. Fermanich, A.M. Rieth, J.R. Stoll, and A.C. von Haden.  2012. Maximizing Ecological Services and Economic Returns by Targeted Establishment of Biomass Grasslands for Electricity and Heat Generation in Wisconsin. A report to the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program. (non-peer reviewed)

Hahn, P.G., and M.E. Dornbush.  2012. Exotic consumers interact with exotic plants to mediate native plant survival in a Midwestern forest herb layer. Biological Invasions 14: 449-460.

Hahn, P., M. Draney, and M. Dornbush.  2011. Exotic slugs pose a previously unrecognized threat to the herbaceous layer in a Midwestern woodland. Restoration Ecology 19: 786-794.

Dornbush, M.E., B.J. Wilsey. 2010. Experimental manipulation of soil depth alters species richness and co-occurrence in restored tallgrass prairie. Journal of Ecology 98: 117-125.

Kolb, S.E., K.J. Fermanich, M.E. Dornbush. 2009. Effect of charcoal quantity on microbial biomass and activity in temperate soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 73: 1173-1181.

Dornbush, M.E., C.A. Cambardella, E.R. Ingham, and J.W. Raich. 2008. A comparison of soil food webs beneath C3- and C4-dominated grasslands. Biology and Fertility of Soils 45: 73-81. 

Dornbush, M.E. 2007.  Grasses, litter, and their interaction affect microbial biomass and soil enzyme activity. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39: 2241-2249.

Dornbush, M.E., J.W. Raich. 2006. Soil temperature, not aboveground plant productivity, best predicts intra-annual variations of soil respiration in central Iowa grasslands. Ecosystems 9: 909-920.

Dornbush, M.E. 2004. Plant community change following fifty-years of management at Kalsow Prairie Preserve, Iowa, U.S.A. American Midland Naturalist 151: 241-250.

Dornbush, M.E., T.M. Isenhart and J.W. Raich. 2002. Quantifying fine root decomposition: an alternative to buried litterbags. Ecology 83: 2985-2990.