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.  Fine root biomass, production, and decomposition with depth reflect soil profile properties in a restored tallgrass prairie. In Revision.

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.