Publications from KBS-LTER

In the News

Mayer, A. 2023. Farming for solutions: Perennial plants and native prairie show promise for sustainability, climate goals. BioScience 73:767–774 Article
Fox17 West Michigan, Candace Monaceli reporting, Farmers and homeowners increase native landscape across the state. October 2023 Story
Michigan Public Radio, No-Till Farming Yields Long-Term Economic Benefits, Taylor Haelterman, July 2020 Story
No-Till Farmer, No-Till Increases Crop Yield, Environmental Gains Over the Long Haul, May 2020 Article
No-Till Farmer, For More than Three Decades, No-Till Yields Increased, Frank Lessiter, July 2020 Article


Kemmerling, L.R., McCarthy, A.C, Brown, C.S., Haddad, N.M. 2023. Butterfly biodiversity increases with prairie strips and conservation management in row crop agriculture. Insect Conservation and Diversity 16:828–837 doi: 10.1111/icad.12675


Kemmerling, L.R., Rutkoski, C.E., Evans, S.E., Helms IV, J.A., Cordova-Ortiz, E.S., Smith, J.D., Vázquez Custodio, J.A., Vizza, C. and Haddad, N.M., 2022. Prairie strips and lower land use intensity increase biodiversity and ecosystem services. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 16:828–837 doi: 10.1111/icad.12675

Schulte, L.A., Dale, B.E., Bozzetto, S., Liebman, M., Souza, G.M., Haddad, N., Richard, T.L., Basso, B., Brown, R.C., Hilbert, J.A. and Arbuckle, J.G., 2022. Meeting global challenges with regenerative agriculture producing food and energy. Nature Sustainability 5:384-388 doi: 10.1038/s41893-021-00827-y

Hudson, A.R., Peters, D.P., Blair, J.M., Childers, D.L., Doran, P.T., Geil, K., Gooseff, M., Gross, K.L., Haddad, N.M., Pastore, M.A. and Rudgers, J.A. 2022. Cross-site comparisons of dryland ecosystem response to climate change in the US Long-Term Ecological Research Network. BioScience 72:889-907 doi: 10.1093/biosci/biab134


Cusser, S., Haddad, N. M., & Jha, S. 2021. Unexpected functional complementarity from non-bee pollinators enhances cotton yield. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 314, 107415. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2021.107415

Cusser, S., Pechal, J. L., & Haddad, N. M. 2021. Carrion increases pollination service across an urban gradient. Urban Ecosystems 24:243-250 doi: 10.1007/s11252-020-01032-z

Kemmerling, L. R., S. R. Griffin, and N. M. Haddad. 2021. Optimizing pollinator conservation and crop yield among perennial bioenergy crops. GCB Bioenergy 13:1030-1042 [open access]

Browning, D. M., et al. 2021. Monitoring agroecosystem productivity and phenology at a national scale: A metric assessment framework. Ecological Indicators 131:108147 [open access]

Helms IV, J. A., J. Smith, S. Clark, K. Knupp, and N. M. Haddad. 2021. Ant communities and ecosystem services in organic versus conventional agriculture in the U.S. Corn Belt. Environmental Entomology 50:1276-1285 doi: 10.1093/ee/nvab105

Cusser, S., J. A. Helms IV, C. Bahlai, and N. M. Haddad. 2021. How long do population level field experiments need to be? Utilising data from the 40-year old LTER network. Ecology Letters 24:1103-1111 [open access]

Helms IV, J. A., K. A. Roeder, S. E. Ijelu, I. Ratcliff, and N. M. Haddad. 2021. Bioenergy landscapes drive trophic shifts in generalist ants. Journal of Animal Ecology 90:738-750 [open access]


Cusser, S, Bahlai, C, Swinton, SM, Robertson, GP, and Haddad, NM. 2020. Long‐term research avoids spurious and misleading trends in sustainability attributes of no‐till. Global Change Biology 2020; 26:3715–3725. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15080

Helms IV, J. A., Ijelu, S. E., Wills, B. D., Landis, D. A., & N. M., Haddad.  2020. Ant biodiversity and ecosystem services in bioenergy landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 290:106780. [open access]


Helms, Jackson A., Selassie E. Ijelu, and Nick M. Haddad. 2019. Range expansion in an introduced social parasite-host species pair. Biological Invasions 21:2751-2759. [open access]