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Books and Reports

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For the most complete record of TPC publications see UNI Scholarworks.   Masters theses, articles, newsletters, and scientific publications are available to download.

Tallgrass Prairie Center Native Seed Production Manual

 

The following are available through University of Iowa Press or Amazon:

The Prairie in Seed: Identifying Seed-Bearing Prairie Plants in the Upper Midwest.   Dave Williams, University of Iowa Press 2016

 

 

The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest

  The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Seed and Seedling Identification in the Upper Midwest
The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest   The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Seed and Seedling Identification in the Upper Midwest

 

Peer reviewed scientific research

Meissen, J.C., A.J. Glidden, M.E. Sherrard, K.J. Elgersma and L.L. Jackson. 2020. Seed mix design and first year management influence multifunctionality and cost-effectiveness in prairie reconstruction. Restoration Ecology 28 (4): 807-816. doi:10.1111/rec.13013.

Wen, A., K. J. Elgersma, M. E. Sherrard, L. L. Jackson, J. Meissen, and M. C. Myers 2022. Wild bee visitors and their association with sown and unsown floral resources in reconstructed pollinator habitats within an agriculture landscape. Insect Conservation and Diversity 15(1): 102-113. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12539

Glidden, A. J., M. E. Sherrard, J. C. Meissen, M. C. Myers, K. J. Elgersma, L. L. Jackson. In review. Planting time, first-year mowing, and seed mix design influence ecological outcomes in agroecosystem revegetation projects. For Restoration Ecology.

Nemec, K. N., A. Stephenson, and M. Losch. July 2022. How engineers and roadside vegetation managers maintain roadside vegetation in Iowa, USA. Environmental Management https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-022-01683-y

Williams, D., and D.D. Smith, 2007.  The effects of seeding rate of prairie grasses and forbs on native plant establishment in a prairie reconstruction.  Iowa Department of Transportation final report.

Williams, D. and d. D. Smith. 2007. The effects of seeding time on native plant establishment in a prairie reconstruction.  Iowa Department of Transportation final report. 

Williams, D.,  L. L. Jackson and D. D. Smith. 2007. Effects of frequent mowing on survival and persistence of forbs seeded into a species-poor grassland. Restoration Ecology 15:24-33

​Pellish, C. A., Sherrard, M. E., Leytem, P. A. and Jackson, L. L. (2017), Small vertebrate granivores reduce seedling emergence in native tallgrass prairie restoration. Restor Ecol. doi:10.1111/rec.12557

Riebkes, J. L.*, M. E. Sherrard, and L. L. Jackson.  2018. Supplemental seed increases native seedling establishment in roadside prairie restoration. Restoration Ecology.  DOI: 10.1111/rec.12699

 

22nd North American Prairie Conference Proceedings

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CDs and bound hard copies of the 22nd North American Prairie Conference proceedings are available. Please contact us for more information.

North American Tallgrass Prairie Map

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North American Tallgrass Prairie Map