Evans, SE, K Todd-Brown, K Jacobson, P Jacobson. Non-rainfall moisture: a key driver of carbon flux from standing litter in arid, semiarid, and mesic grasslands. In revision. Turley, N, L Bell-Dereske, L, SE Evans, L Brudvig. Agricultural land-use history and restoration impact soil microbial biodiversity in longleaf pine savannas. In review.
Petipas, RH, E McLachlan, C Bekkerring, A Bowsher, C Jack, RA White III, B Younginger, LK Tiemann, SE Evans, M Friesen. Interactive effects of microbes and nitrogen on Panicum virgatum root functional traits and patterns of phenotypic selection. International Journal of Plant Sciences. In review.
Smercina, D, SE Evans, M Friesen, L Tiemann. Optimization of the 15N2 incorporation and Acetylene Reduction Methods for Free-Living Nitrogen-Fixation. Plant and Soil. Accepted.
Evans, SE, L Bell-Dereske, KM Dougherty, HA Kittredge. 2019. Dispersal alters soil microbial community response to drought. Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14707. Request
Smercina, D, SE Evans, M Friesen, L Tiemann. 2019. To Fix or Not To Fix: Controls on Free-Living Nitrogen-Fixation in the Rhizosphere. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02546-18. Request
Hall, EK, ES Bernhardt, R Bier, MA Bradford, CM Boot, JB Cotner, PA del Giorgio, SE Evans, EB Graham, SE Jones, JT Lennon, D Nemergut, B Osborne, JD Rocca, JS Schimel, MS Waldrop, MD Wallenstein. 2018. Understanding How Microbiomes Influence the Systems they Inhabit: Insight from Ecosystem Ecology. Nature Microbiology.
Ouyang, Y, SE Evans, M Friesen LK Tiemann. 2018. Effect of nitrogen fertilization on the abundance of nitrogen cycling genes in agricultural soils: A meta-analysis of field studies. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 127, pg 71-78. Request.
Bowsher, AW, SE Evans, LK Tiemann, ML Friesen. 2018. Effect of soil nitrogen availability on rhizodeposition in plants: a review. Plant and Soil. Request Wilcox, K, Zheng Shi, Laureano Gherardi, Nathan P. Lemoine, Sally E. Koerner, David L. Hoover, Edward Bork, Kerry M. Byrne, James Cahill Jr., Scott L. Collins, SE Evans, Anna K. Gilgen, Petr Holub, Lifen Jiang, Alan K. Knapp, Daniel LeCain, Junyi Liang, Pablo Garcia-Palacios, Josep Peñuelas, William T. Pockman, Melinda D. Smith, Shanghua Sun, Shannon R. White, Laura Yahdjian, Kai Zhu, Yiqi Luo. 2017.Asymmetric responses of primary productivity to precipitation extremes: A synthesis of grassland precipitation manipulation experiments. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13706. Request
Evans, SE, J. Martiny, S. Allison. 2017. Effects of dispersal and selection on stochastic assembly in microbial communities. International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal (ISMEJ). doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.96. Request
Evans, SE, U Dieckmann, O Franklin, K Kaiser. 2016. Synergistic effects of diffusion and microbial physiology reproduce the Birch effect in a micro-scale model. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.10.020. Request
Jacobson, KM, A van Diepeningen, SE Evans, R. Fritts, P Gemmel, C Marsho, MK Seely, A Wenndt, X Yang, PJ Jacobson. 2015. Non-rainfall moisture activates fungal decomposition of surface detritus in the Namib Sand Sea. PLOS One.Request
Rocca, JD, EK Hall, JT Lennon, SE Evans, MP Waldrop, JB Cotner, DR Nemergut, EB Graham, MD Wallenstein. 2015. Relationships between protein-encoding gene abundance and corresponding process are commonly assumed yet rarely observed. ISMEJ. Request
Evans, SE, MD Wallenstein. 2014. Climate change alters the ecological strategies of soil bacteria. Ecology Letters 17:155-164. doi: 10.1111/ele.12206. Request
Evans, SE, MD Wallenstein, and IC Burke. 2013. Is bacterial moisture niche a good predictor of community composition under long-term drought? Ecology, 95(1): 110-122 . Request
Evans, SE and IC Burke. 2013. Carbon and nitrogen decoupling under an 11-year drought in the shortgrass steppe. Ecosystems. doi: 10.1007/s10021-012-9593-4. Request
Evans, SE and MD Wallenstein. 2012. Soil microbial community response to drying and rewetting stress: does historical precipitation regime matter? Biogeochemistry 109: 101-116. doi: 10.1007/s10533-011-9638-3.Request
Conant, RT, MG Ryan, GI Agren, HE Birge, EA Davidson, PE Eliasson, SE Evans, SD Frey, CP Giardina, F Hopkins, R Hyvonen, MUF Kirschbaum, JM Lavallee, J Leifeld, WJ Parton, JM Steinweg, MD Wallenstein, JA Martin Wetterstedt, and MA Bradford. 2011. Temperature and soil organic matter decomposition rates - synthesis of current knowledge and a way forward. Global Change Biology 17: 3392-3404. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02496.x Request
Evans, SE, KM Byrne, IC Burke and WK Lauenroth. 2011. Defining the limit to resistance in a drought tolerant grassland: long-term severe drought significantly reduces the dominant species and increases ruderals. Journal of Ecology 99: 1500-1507. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01864.x. Request
Evans, SE, IC Burke, WK Lauenroth. 2011. Controls on soil organic carbon and nitrogen in Inner Mongolia, China: a cross-continental comparison of temperate grasslands. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 25: GB3006. doi 10.1029/2010GB003945 Request
Recent conference presentations
Panelist, “The State of Knowledge on Soil Biodiversity.” May 2019. Soil Ecology Society Meeting, Toledo, OH.
Virginia Tech University Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, “Microbes in the mist: precipitation as a driver of dispersal and function in terrestrial microbial communities” Blacksburg, VA. March 2019.
Evans, SE, JR Logan. The Microbial Ecology of Namibia’s Namib Desert. African Studies Center, Eye on Africa Series (Oral presentation). East Lansing, USA. 13 September 2017.
Evans, SE. Fog microbes link marine and terrestrial ecosystems. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting (Oral presentation). New Orleans, LA. 2017.
Evans, SE. How does dispersal maintain decomposer diversity and function? insight from theoretical and experimental approaches. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting (Invited oral presentation). Portland, OR. 2017.
Evans, SE. 2016. Does microbial dispersal via rain maintain soil diversity and function? International Society for Microbial Ecology Meeting. Montreal, Canada.
Evans, SE, L Tiemann, M Friesen, J Cole. 2016. Connecting nitrogen transformations mediated by the rhizosphere microbiome to perennial cropping system productivity in marginal lands. DOE BER Genomics PI and Contractor meeting, Tysons, VA.
Evans, SE, Jacobson, PJ, Jacobson, KM, Seely, M. 2015. Rewetting without rain: cryptic controls on dryland decomposition revealed in a hyperarid desert. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD (invited oral session, “Rewetting dry soil: the century’s unifying problem in soil microbial ecology”)