Munson S.M., J.B. Bradford, B.J. Butterfield, and J.R. Gremer. 2022Primary production responses to extreme changes in North American Monsoon precipitation vary by elevation and plant functional composition through time. Journal of Ecology.

Eskelinen, A, E.C. Elwood, E.E. Beyen, S.P. Harrison, and J.R. Gremer. 2021. Vulnerability of grassland seed banks to resource-enhancing global changes.  Ecology102:e03512.

Laughlin, D.C., J.R. Gremer, P.B. Adler, R.M. Mitchell, and M.M. Moore.  2020.   The net effect of functional traits on fitness.  Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35:1037-1047.

ten Brink, H., J. R. Gremer, and H. Kokko. 2020. Optimal germination times in unpredictable environments: the importance of dormancy for both among- and within-season variation.  Ecology Letters 23(4): 620-630.

Gremer, J.R., A. Chiono, E. Suglia, M. Bontrager, L. Okafor, and J. Schmitt.  2020. Variation in the seasonal germination niche across an elevational gradient: The role of germination cueing in current and future climates.  American Journal of Botany 107(2): 350-363.

Gremer, J. R., C. J. Wilcox, A. Chiono, E. Suglia, and J. Schmitt. 2020. Germination timing and chilling exposure create contingency in life history and influence fitness in the native wildflower Streptanthus tortuosus. Journal of Ecology 108: 239-255

Cuello, W. S., J. R. Gremer, P. C. Trimmer, A. Sih, and S. J. Schreiber. 2019. Predicting evolutionarily stable strategies from functional responses of Sonoran Desert annuals to precipitationProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286(1894): 20182613.

Munson, S.M, E.L. Bunting, J. B. Bradford, B.J. Butterfield, and J.R. Gremer. 2019.  Plant production responses to precipitation differ along an elevation gradient and are enhanced under extremes.  Ecosystems 22(4):699-708.

Gremer, J. R., C. Andrews, J. R. Norris, L. P. Thomas, S. M. Munson, M. C. Duniway, and J. B. Bradford. 2018. Increasing temperature seasonality may overwhelm shifts in soil moisture to favor shrub over grass dominance in Colorado Plateau drylands. Oecologia 188(4):1195-1207.

Winkler, D.E., J.R. Gremer, K.J. Chapin, M. Kao, and T.E. Huxman.  2018.  Rapid alignment of functional trait variation with locality across the invaded range of Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii).  American Journal of Botany 105(7): 1188-1197.

Butterfield, B. J., J. B. Bradford, S. M. Munson, and J. R. Gremer. 2017. Aridity increases below-ground niche breadth in grass communitiesPlant Ecology 218(4): 385-394.

Gremer, J.R., S. Kimball, and D.L. Venable. 2016.  Within and among-year germination in Sonoran Desert winter annuals: Bet hedging and predictive germination in a variable environment.  Ecology Letters 19(10): 1209-1218.

Gremer, J. R., J. B. Bradford, S. M. Munson, and M. C. Duniway. 2015. Desert grassland responses to climate and soil moisture suggest divergent vulnerabilities across the southwestern USGlobal Change Biology 21(11): 4049-4062.

Kimball, S., J. R. Gremer, G. A. Barron-Gafford, A. L. Angert, T. E. Huxman, and D. L. Venable. 2014. High Water-Use Efficiency and Growth Contribute to Success of Non-native Erodium cicutarium in a Sonoran Desert Winter Annual CommunityConservation Physiology.

Gremer, J. R. and D. L. Venable. 2014. Bet hedging in desert winter annual plants: Optimal strategies in a variable environmentEcology Letters 17(3): 380–387.

Gremer, J. R., S. Kimball, K. R. Keck, T. E. Huxman, A. L. Angert, and D. L. Venable. 2013. Water-use efficiency and relative growth rate mediate competitive interactions in Sonoran Desert winter annual plantsAmerican Journal of Botany 100(10): 2009–2015.

Huxman, T. E., S. Kimball, A. L. Angert, J. R. Gremer, G. A. Barron-Gafford, and D. L. Venable. 2013. Understanding past, contemporary, and future dynamics of plants, populations, and communities using Sonoran Desert winter annual plantsAmerican Journal of Botany 100(7): 1369–1380.

Kimball, S., J. R. Gremer, T. E. Huxman, D. L. Venable, and A. L. Angert. 2013. Phenotypic selection favors missing trait combinations in coexisting annual plantsThe American Naturalist 182(2): 191-207.

Gremer, J. R., and A. Sala. 2013. It is risky out there: The costs of emergence and the benefits of prolonged dormancyOecologia 172(4):937–947.

Tuomi, J., E. E. Crone, J. R. Gremer, A. Jäkäläniemi, P. Lesica, Bård Pedersen, and S. Ramula. 2013. Prolonged dormancy interacts with senescence for two perennial herbsJournal of Ecology 101(3): 566-576.

Gremer, J. R., S. Kimball, A. L. Angert, D. L. Venable, and T. E. Huxman. 2012. Variation in photosynthetic response to temperature in a guild of winter annual plantsEcology 93(12): 2693–2704.

Gremer, J. R., E. E. Crone, and P. Lesica. 2012. Are dormant plants hedging their bets? Demographic consequences of prolonged dormancy in variable environmentsThe American Naturalist 179(3): 315-327.

Kimball S., J. R. Gremer, A. L. Angert, T. E. Huxman, and D. L. Venable. 2012. Fitness and physiology in a variable environmentOecologia 169(2):319-329.

Gremer, J. R., A. Sala, and E. E. Crone. 2010. Disappearing plants: Why they hide and how they returnEcology 91(11):3407-3413.

Book Chapters and Other Publications

Gremer, J.R., S. Ramula, B. Pedersen, E.E. Crone, P. Lesica, A. Jäkäläniemi, and J. Tuomi.  2017.  Complex life histories and senescence in plants: Avenues to escape age-related decline?  In:  The Evolution of Senescence in the Tree of Life.  Shefferson, R.P., R. Salguero-Gomez, and O. Jones, editors.  Cambridge University Press.

Andrews, C., J. Bradford, J. Norris, J.R. Gremer, M. Duniway, S. Munson, L. Thomas, and M. Swan. 2018. Modeling past and future soil moisture in Southern Colorado Plateau National Parks and Monuments. Project Brief. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado.

More about water balance and climate change in our National Parks here.

LaForgia, M., D. L. Venable, and J.R. Gremer.  In press.  Plant regeneration from seeds in hot deserts.  In: Plant regeneration from seeds: a global warming perspective.  C.C. Baskin and J.M. Baskin, editors.  Elsevier.