Tallgrass Prairie Center


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


Glidden, A.J., M.E. Sherrard, J.C. Meissen, M.C. Myers, K.J. Elgersma, and L.L. Jackson. 2022. Planting time, first-year mowing, and seed mix design influence ecological outcomes in agroecosystem revegetation projects. Restoration Ecology. http://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13818

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

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

Nemec, K.T., A. Stephenson, E.A. Gonzalez, and M. Losch. 2021. Local decision-makers' perspectives on roadside revegetation and management in Iowa, USA. Environmental Management 67:1060-1074. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-021-01448-z

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.

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

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

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


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