Summary of Research and Publications

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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 kmwolf[AT]ucdavis.edu (replace [AT] with the @ symbol). Thank you!

Completed and Ongoing Research

Grazing, Ecosystem Processes, and Working Landscapes

Wildlife Utilization in Restored and Unrestored Grasslands

Biological Invasions

  • 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. Plant communities in harsh sites are less invaded, or download full-text here: Zefferman et al. 2015
    • 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)

  • 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. In Review 2015. Outside the envelope: Rare events disrupt the relationship between climatic factors and restoration outcomes.
  • 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)

Fire and Restoration (Post-restoration management)

Soils and Nutrients

  • 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.

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