Here you will find links or citations for much of my research since 2010. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at DrKMWolf[AT]gmail.com [AT] with the @ symbol). Thank you!
Completed and Ongoing Research
Grazing, Ecosystem Processes, and Working Landscapes
- Wolf KM, Horney M. Revising. Revisiting the rotational and continuous grazing system debate via meta-analysis. Rangeland Ecology & Management.
- Livestock-recreation interactions on California’s Central Coast: literature review, rancher and manager interviews and surveys, and analysis of the effects of shared livestock grazing and recreation on public and private rangelands on the Central Coast of California. I conducted a rancher-stakeholder workshop (commissioned by the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition, Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program, and funded by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District), and participated in a public outreach workshop for Santa Clara County Parks’ users. A synthesis paper on this topic has been published by Rangeland Ecology & Management (see post on this manuscript at Compatibility of livestock grazing and recreational use on coastal California public lands: Importance, interactions, and management solutions), and expect to submit the second detailing the Interview and Survey Results soon. We also intend to publish at least one outreach paper to Rangeland Round-up or the CCRC Newsletter.
- Society for Range Management, 2015 Conference Paper: Continuous versus rotational grazing again: Another perspective from meta analysis
- A chapter on this analysis is also contained in my PhD dissertation: K. Wolf_Dissertation
- Master’s thesis 2011, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo: Effects of high density short duration planned livestock grazing on soil carbon sequestration potentials in a coastal California mixed grassland
- Wolf K, Hallock B, Rutherford R, Horney M, O’Geen AT, Larsen R. 2011. Effects of high-density, short-duration planned livestock grazing on soil carbon sequestration potentials in a coastal California mixed grassland (update). 64th Annual Meeting of the Society of Range Management, 2011, Feb. 5 – Feb. 10, Billings, MT.
- Wolf K, Hallock B, Rutherford R, Horney M, O’Geen AT, Larsen R. 2011. Effects of high-density, short-duration planned livestock grazing on soil carbon sequestration potentials in a coastal California mixed grassland. Robert F. Barnes Graduate Student Competition. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2010 International Annual Meetings, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, Long Beach, CA.
- Smith J, Zirpoli J, Howell J, Wolf K, Terrill S. 2017. Pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of DTBird in reducing risk of Golden Eagles and other raptors colliding with operational wind turbines. 12th National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, Nov. 27 – 30, St. Paul, MN.
- Wolf KM, Whalen MA, Bourbour R, Baldwin R. 2017. Rodent, snake, and raptor activity in restored perennial native grasslands is lower than in unrestored exotic annual grasslands. Journal of Applied Ecology. 1-12. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12990.
- Wolf, K. 2016. Rodents, and raptors, and snakes, oh my! The Wildlife Society Sac-Shasta Chapter, Invited Talk, Aug. 30, Sacramento, CA. Sac-Shasta Presentation
- Wolf, K. 2016. Restoration is best for wildlife, right? Grasslands. 26(1):7-10.
- Wolf K. 2015. Scouting Out the Hedgerows on DH Long Ranch, 2015 Cooperative Extension Hedgerows Workshop invited talk: Raptors, rodents, and reptiles: What’s in restored grasslands?
- Preliminary data: Invasive fire ants in restored and unrestored central valley grasslands
- Wolf K. 2015. California Native Plant Society, 2015 Conference Paper: Native perennial grassland restoration may not confer increased wildlife diversity of habitat
- Wolf K. 2014. The Wildlife Society Sac-Shasta Chapter, 2014 Natural Resources Symposium Conference Paper: Native perennial grassland restoration may not confer increased wildlife diversity or habitat utilization
- Preliminary data: October 2014 wildlife sampling – Season three
- Preliminary data: July 2014 wildlife sampling – Season two
- Preliminary data: April 2014 wildlife sampling – Season one: Here we go!
- Wildlife Project Overview: Wildlife use of native perennial and exotic annual grasslands: A comparative study
- Wolf KM, DiTomaso JM. 2016. Management of blue gum eucalyptus in California requires region-specific consideration. California Agriculture. 70(1):39-47. doi:10.3733/ca.v070n01p39.
- Zefferman E, Stevens JT, Charles GK, Dunbar-Irwin M, Emam T, Fick S, Morales L, Wolf KM, Young DJN, Young TP. 2015. Plant communities in harsh sites are less invaded: a summary of observations and proposed explanations. Biological Invasions doi:10.1093/aobpla/plv056. Also, download directly from the journal here: Plant communities in harsh sites are less invaded.
- For this paper, I specifically wrote the section on serpentine, but also contributed to the direction and writing of the entire manuscript.
- Wolf K, Johnson D. 2014. Revisiting bluegum eucalyptus: Cal-IPC proposes adjustments to its assessment. Cal-IPC News 22:10. Download full-text here: Cal-IPC News Summer 2014
- Wolf K. 2014 Bluegum eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) in California: Cal-IPC reassessment. Monday morning weeders’ meeting, U.C. Davis. 25 Aug, Davis, CA.
- Wolf K. 2014. Eucalyptus globulus plant assessment form. California Invasive Plant Council, Berkeley, CA. Available online at: E. globulus Plant Assessment Form.
Restoration Methods and Applications
Year and Priority Effects (Restoration strategies)
- Young TP, Stuble KL, Balachowski JA, Lulow ME, Werner C, Wolf KM. 2017. Experimental approaches to addressing climate change challenges in prairie restoration. Grasslands 27(2):10-15.
- Werner CM, Vaughn KJ, Stuble KL, Wolf K, Young TP. 2016. Persistent asymmetrical priority effects in a California grassland restoration experiment. Ecological Applications. 26(2):1624-1632. doi:10.1890/15-1918.1.
- Stuble KL, Zefferman E, Wolf K, Vaughn KJ, Young TP. 2017. Outside the envelope: Rare events disrupt the relationship between climatic factors and restoration outcomes. Ecology 98(6):1623-1630. doi:10.1002/ecy.1820.
- Historical contingency in ecology and restoration: year effects, priority effects, and climate change in California grasslands (ongoing): see link to data archive, metadata, and at description of this study at: KNB ecoinformatics data archive
Manipulating Summer Water to Alter Seasonal Priority Effects in Restored Native Perennial Grasslands (Post-restoration management)
- Wolf KM, Young TP. 2016. Summer water in a restored native grassland flushes annual grass seedbank but fails to increase native perennial cover. Ecosphere7(6):e01309. doe:10.1002/ecs2.1309.
- Project Overviews: Can summer watering alter seasonal priority effects and reduce the annual grass weed challenge in a restored grassland?
- Wolf K. 2014. Society for Ecological Restoration California, 2014 Conference Paper: Can summer watering to flush annuals reduce exotic cover in restored grasslands
- Burning post-restoration and post-flushing (summer watering): see “Fire and Restoration” section, below
Fire and Restoration (Post-restoration management)
- Wolf K. 2015. Society for Ecological Restoration California, 2015 Conference Paper: Burning post-restoration and post-flushing – Summer watering and fire to control weeds in restored grasslands
- Wolf K. 2014. Ecological Society of America, 2014 Conference Paper: Burning reveals cryptic diversity and promotes coexistence of native species in a restored California prairie
- Young DJN, Porensky LM, Wolf KM, Fick SE, Young TP. 2015. Burning reveals cryptic plant diversity and promotes coexistence in a California prairie restoration experiment. Ecosphere 6(5):1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00303.1.
Agro-ecology: Soils and Nutrients
- Wolf KM, Torbert EE, Bryant D, Burger M, Denison RF, Herrera IG, Hopmans J, Horwath W, Kaffka S, Kong A, Norris R, Tomich TP, Six J, Scow KM. 2018. The Century Experiment: The first twenty years of UC Davis’ Mediterranean agroecological experiment. Ecology 99(2):503. doi:10.1002/ecy.2105
- Chiartas J, Wolf K, Gaudin A, O’Geen AT, Scow K. 2017. Impacts of long term (20 years) management of 10 row crop systems on total carbon and nitrogen in eight soil depth intervals to three meters (poster). California Climate and Agriculture Summit, Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, Davis, CA.
- Chiartas J, Wolf K, Scow K. 2016. Trade-offs of 20 years of management on sequestration, stabilization, and stratification of soil organic matter (poster). ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2016 International Annual Meetings, Nov. 7 – Nov. 9, Phoenix, AZ.
- Schmidt J, Peterson C, Wang D, Herrera I, Wolf K, Scow K, Gaudin A. 2016. Managing drip irrigation for productivity and sustainability in organic tomato production (poster). Fertilizer Research and Education Program and Western Plant Health Association Conference, Oct. 26 – 27, Modesto, CA.
- Wallace M, Appel C, Stubler C, Ainuddin I, Bennett L, Jackson C, Morgan R, Johnson K, Norton L, Roberts K, Ripley C, Smith S, Tornincasa A, Widrig G, Wolf K. 2010. Chromium and lead concentrations in soils and plants at the Chumash Creek Dump, San Luis Obispo, CA. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2010 International Annual Meetings, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, Long Beach, CA. https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/meetings/2010am/7854/59728
- Also see the Grazing, Ecosystem Processes, and Working Landscapes section, at the top of this page for information on soil carbon and nitrogen in grazed and ungrazed pastures.