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Cynthia S Brown
Agricultural Biology
College of Agricultural Sciences

Plant Sciences Building, Room
Phone:
970-491-1949
Education:
  • Ph D, University of California Davis; Ecology
  • BS, Stanford University; Biological Sciences
  • MS, Stanford University; Biological Sciences
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Paschke, Mark W, Meiman, Paul, Romme, William H, Brown, Cynthia S, Using native annual plant species to suppress weedy invasive species in post-fire habitats

Garbowski, Magda, Johnston, Danielle B., Brown, Cynthia S, (2021) Leaf and root traits, but not relationships among traits, vary with ontogeny in seedlings PLANT AND SOIL

Garbowski, Magda, Avera, Bethany, Bertram, Jonathan H, Courkamp, Jacob S., Gray, Jesse, Hein, Kirsten M, Lawrence, Ryan, McIntosh, Mariah, Mcclelland, Shelby C, Post, Alison Kathryn, Slette, Ingrid Jane, Winkler, Daniel E., Brown, Cynthia S, (2020) "Getting to the root of restoration: considering root traits for improved restoration outcomes under drought and competition" RESTORATION ECOLOGY 28 6 1384-1395

Risch, Anita C., Zimmermann, Stefan, Moser, Barbara, Schuetz, Martin, Hagedorn, Frank, Firn, Jennifer, Fay, Philip A., Adler, Peter B., Biederman, Lori A., Blair, John M., Borer, Elizabeth T., Broadbent, Arthur A. D., , Brown, Cynthia S, Cadotte, Marc W., Caldeira, Maria C., Davies, Kendi F., di Virgilio, Augustina, , Eisenhauer, Nico, Eskelinen, Anu, Knops, Johannes M. H., , MacDougall, Andrew S., McCulley, Rebecca L., Melbourne, Brett A., Moore, Joslin L., Power, Sally A., Prober, Suzanne M., Seabloom, Eric W., Siebert, Julia, Silveira, Maria L., Speziale, Karina L., Stevens, Carly J., Tognetti, Pedro M., Virtanen, Risto, Yahdjian, Laura, Ochoa-Hueso, Raul, (2020) Global impacts of fertilization and herbivore removal on soil net nitrogen mineralization are modulated by local climate and soil properties GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY 26 12 7173-7185

Firn, Jennifer, McGree, James M., Harvey, Eric, Flores-Moreno, Habacuc, Schuetz, Martin, Buckley, Yvonne M., Borer, Elizabeth T., Seabloom, Eric W., La Pierre, Kimberly J., , MacDougall, Andrew M., Prober, Suzanne M., Stevens, Carly J., Sullivan, Lauren L., Porter, Erica, Ladouceur, Emma, Allen, Charlotte, Moromizato, Karine H., Morgan, John W., Harpole, W. Stanley, Hautier, Yann, Eisenhauer, Nico, Wright, Justin P., Adler, Peter B., Arnillas, Carlos Alberto, Bakker, Jonathan D., Biederman, Lori, Broadbent, Arthur A. D., , Brown, Cynthia S, Bugalho, Miguel N., Caldeira, Maria C., Cleland, Elsa E., Ebeling, Anne, Fay, Philip A., Hagenah, Nicole, Kleinhesselink, Andrew R., Mitchell, Rachel, Moore, Joslin L., Nogueira, Carla, Peri, Pablo Luis, Roscher, Christiane, Smith, Melinda Dianne, Wragg, Peter D., Risch, Anita C., (2020) "Leaf nutrients, not specific leaf area, are consistent indicators of elevated nutrient inputs (Mar, 10.1038/s41559-018-0790-1, 2019)" NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 4 6 886-891

Ochoa-Hueso, Raul, Borer, Elizabeth T., Seabloom, Eric W., Hobbie, Sarah E., Risch, Anita C., Collins, Scott L., Alberti, Juan, Bahamonde, Hector A., Brown, Cynthia S, Caldeira, Maria C., Daleo, Pedro, Dickman, Chris R., Ebeling, Anne, Eisenhauer, Nico, Esch, Ellen H., Eskelinen, Anu, Fernandez, Victoria, Gusewell, Sabine, Gutierrez-Larruga, Blanca, Hofmockel, Kirsten, Laungani, Ramesh, Lind, Eric, Lopez, Andrea, McCulley, Rebecca L., Moore, Joslin L., Peri, Pablo L., Power, Sally A., Price, Jodi N., Prober, Suzanne M., Roscher, Christiane, Sarneel, Judith M., Schutz, Martin, Siebert, Julia, Standish, Rachel J., Ayuso, Sergio Velasco, Virtanen, Risto, Wardle, Glenda M., Wiehl, Georg, Yahdjian, Laura, Zamin, Tara, (2020) Microbial processing of plant remains is co-limited by multiple nutrients in global grasslands GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY 26 8 4572-4582

Sexton, Ian Curtis, Turk, Philip James, Ringer, Lindsay Noel, Brown, Cynthia S, (2020) Slash Pile Burn Scar Restoration: Tradeoffs between Abundance of Non-Native and Native Species FORESTS 11 8

Garbowski, Magda, Brown, Cynthia S, Johnston, Danielle B., (2020) Soil amendment interacts with invasive grass and drought to uniquely influence aboveground versus belowground biomass in aridland restoration RESTORATION ECOLOGY 28 A13-A23

Cleland, Elsa E., Lind, Eric M., DeCrappeo, Nicole M., DeLorenze, Elizabeth, Wilkins, Rachel Abbott, Adler, Peter B., Bakker, Jonathan D., Brown, Cynthia S, Davies, Kendi F., Esch, Ellen, Firn, Jennifer, Gressard, Scott, Gruner, Daniel S., Hagenah, Nicole, Harpole, W. Stanley, Hautier, Yann, Hobbie, Sarah E., Hofmockel, Kirsten S., Kirkman, Kevin, Knops, Johannes, Kopp, Christopher W., La Pierre, Kimberly J., , MacDougall, Andrew, McCulley, Rebecca L., Melbourne, Brett A., Moore, Joslin L., Prober, Suzanne M., Riggs, Charlotte, Risch, Anita C., Schuetz, Martin, Stevens, Carly, Wragg, Peter D., Wright, Justin, Borer, Elizabeth T., Seabloom, Eric W., (2019) Belowground Biomass Response to Nutrient Enrichment Depends on Light Limitation Across Globally Distributed Grasslands ECOSYSTEMS 22 7 1466-1477

Firn, Jennifer, McGree, James M., Harvey, Eric, Flores-Moreno, Habacuc, Schuetz, Martin, Buckley, Yvonne M., Borer, Elizabeth T., Seabloom, Eric W., La Pierre, Kimberly J., , MacDougall, Andrew M., Prober, Suzanne M., Stevens, Carly J., Sullivan, Lauren L., Porter, Erica, Ladouceur, Emma, Allen, Charlotte, Moromizato, Karine H., Morgan, John W., Harpole, W. Stanley, Hautier, Yann, Eisenhauer, Nico, Wright, Justin P., Adler, Peter B., Arnillas, Carlos Alberto, Bakker, Jonathan D., Biederman, Lori, Broadbent, Arthur A. D., , Brown, Cynthia S, Bugalho, Miguel N., Caldeira, Maria C., Cleland, Elsa E., Ebeling, Anne, Fay, Philip A., Hagenah, Nicole, Kleinhesselink, Andrew R., Mitchell, Rachel, Moore, Joslin L., Nogueira, Carla, Peri, Pablo Luis, Roscher, Christiane, Smith, Melinda Dianne, Wragg, Peter D., Risch, Anita C., (2019) Leaf nutrients, not specific leaf area, are consistent indicators of elevated nutrient inputs NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 3 3 400-+

Nogeire-McRae, Theresa, Ryan, Elizabeth P, Jablonski, Becca BR, Carolan, Michael S, Seshadri, Arathi, Brown, Cynthia S, Saki, H. H., McKeen, Starin Alyssa, Lapansky, Erin, Schipanski, Meagan Erin, (2018) The role of urban agriculture in a secure, healthy, and sustainable food system Bioscience 68 10 748–759

Nogeire-McRae, Theresa, Ryan, Elizabeth P, Jablonski, Becca B. R., , Carolan, Michael S, Arathi, H. S., Brown, Cynthia S, Saki, Hairik Honarchian, McKeen, Starin Alyssa, Lapansky, Erin, Schipanski, Meagan Erin, (2018) The Role of Urban Agriculture in a Secure, Healthy, and Sustainable Food System BIOSCIENCE 68 10 748-759

Monaco, Thomas A., Mangold, Jane M., Mealor, Brian A., Mealor, Rachel D., Brown, Cynthia S, (2017) "Downy Brome Control and Impacts on Perennial Grass Abundance: A Systematic Review Spanning 64 Years" RANGELAND ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT 70 3 396-404

Monaco, Thomas A., Hardegree, Stuart Patrick, Pellant, Mike, Brown, Cynthia S, (2016) Assessing Restoration and Management Needs for Ecosystems Invaded by Exotic Annual Bromus Species EXOTIC BROME-GRASSES IN ARID AND SEMIARID ECOSYSTEMS OF THE WESTERN US: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, AND MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS 339-370

La Pierre, Kimberly J., Blumenthal, Dana M., Brown, Cynthia S, Klein, Julia Anne, Smith, Melinda Dianne, (2016) Drivers of Variation in Aboveground Net Primary Productivity and Plant Community Composition Differ Across a Broad Precipitation Gradient Ecosystems 19 3 521-533

Brooks, Matthew L., Brown, Cynthia S, Chambers, Jeanne C., D'Antonio, Carla M., Keeley, Jon E., Belnap, Jayne, (2016) Exotic Annual Bromus Invasions: Comparisons Among Species and Ecoregions in the Western United States EXOTIC BROME-GRASSES IN ARID AND SEMIARID ECOSYSTEMS OF THE WESTERN US: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, AND MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS 11-60

Chambers, Jeanne C., Germino, Matthew J., Belnap, Jayne, Brown, Cynthia S, Schupp, Eugene W., St Clair, Samuel B., , (2016) Plant Community Resistance to Invasion by Bromus Species: The Roles of Community Attributes, Bromus Interactions with Plant Communities, and Bromus Traits EXOTIC BROME-GRASSES IN ARID AND SEMIARID ECOSYSTEMS OF THE WESTERN US: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, AND MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS 275-304

Fordham, Amanda West, Kumar, Sunil, Brown, Cynthia S, Stohlgren, Tom J, Bromberg, Jim, (2016) Field validation of an invasive species Maxent model Ecological Informatics 36 126-134

Seabloom, Eric W., Borer, Elizabeth T., Buckley, Yvonne M., Cleland, Elsa E., Davies, Kendi F., Firn, Jennifer, Harpole, W. Stanley, Hautier, Yann, Lind, Eric M., MacDougall, Andrew S., Orrock, John L., Prober, Suzanne M., Adler, Peter B., Anderson, T. Michael, Bakker, Jonathan D., Biederman, Lori A., Blumenthal, Dana M., Brown, Cynthia S, Brudvig, Lars A., Cadotte, Marc, Chu, Chengjin, Cottingham, Kathryn L., Crawley, Michael J., Damschen, Ellen I., Dantonio, Carla M., DeCrappeo, Nicole M., Du, Guozhen, Fay, Philip A., Frater, Paul, Gruner, Daniel S., Hagenah, Nicole, Hector, Andy, Hillebrand, Helmut, Hofmockel, Kirsten S., Humphries, Hope C., Jin, Virginia L., Kay, Adam, Kirkman, Kevin P., Klein, Julia Anne, Knops, Johannes M. H., , La Pierre, Kimberly J., , Ladwig, Laura, Lambrinos, John G., Li, Qi, Li, Wei, Marushia, Robin, McCulley, Rebecca L., Melbourne, Brett A., Mitchell, Charles E., Moore, Joslin L., Morgan, John, Mortensen, Brent, O'Halloran, Lydia R., Pyke, David A., Risch, Anita C., Sankaran, Mahesh, Schuetz, Martin, Simonsen, Anna, Smith, Melinda Dianne, Stevens, Carly J., Sullivan, Lauren A, Wolkovich, Elizabeth, Wragg, Peter D., Wright, Justin, Yang, Louie, (2015) Plant species' origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 6

Seabloom, Eric W, Borer, Elizabeth T, Buckley, Yvonne M, Cleland, Elsa E, Davies, Kendi F, Firn, Jennifer, Harpole, W Stanley, Hautier, Yann, Lind, Eric M, MacDougall, Andrew S, others, , (2015) Plant species/’origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands Nature communications 6

Fordham, Amanda West, Kumar, Sunil, Wakie, Tewodros, Brown, Cynthia S, Stohlgren, Tom J, Laituri, Melinda J, Bromberg, Jim, others, , (2015) Using High-Resolution Future Climate Scenarios to Forecast Bromus tectorum Invasion in Rocky Mountain National Park PloS one 10 2 e0117893

Brown, Cynthia S, (2013) Fire promotes downy brome (Bromus tectorum L) seed dispersal Biological Invasions 15 1113-1123

Brown, Cynthia S, (2013) "Invasive Plants" Fundamentals of Weed Science, Fourth Edition London: Academic Press

Brown, Cynthia S, (2013) Managing Downy brome (Bromus tectorum) in the Central Rockies: Land manager perspectives Invasive Plant Science and Management 6 521-535

Kelley, Windy K., Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria E, Brown, Cynthia S, (2013) Managing Downy Brome (Bromus tectorum) in the Central Rockies: Land Manager Perspectives INVASIVE PLANT SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT 6 4 521-535

Mealor, B A, Mealor, R D, Kelley, W K, Bergman, D L, Burnett, S A, Decker, T W, Fowers, B, Herget, M E, Noseworthy, C E, Richards, J L, Brown, Cynthia S, Beck, K G, Fernandez-Gimenez, M, (2013) "Cheatgrass Management Handbook: Managing an Invasive Annual Grass in the Rocky Mountain Region" University of Wyoming

(2012) Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) response to clipping and seeding of competitive grasses American Journal of Plant Sciences 3 1252-1259

Knudson, Julie, Meiman, Paul, Brown, Cynthia S, Beck, George, Paschke, Mark W, Redente, Edward, (2012) Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) response to clipping and seeding of competitive grasses American Journal of Plant Sciences 3 9 1252

Grace, James B., Adler, Peter B., Seabloom, Eric W., Borer, Elizabeth T., Hillebrand, Helmut, Hautier, Yann, Hector, Andy, Harpole, W. Stanley, O'Halloran, Lydia R., Anderson, T. Michael, Bakker, Jonathan D., Brown, Cynthia S, Buckley, Yvonne M., Collins, Scott L., Cottingham, Kathryn L., Crawley, Michael J., Damschen, Ellen I., Davies, Kendi F., DeCrappeo, Nicole M., Fay, Philip A., Firn, Jennifer, Gruner, Daniel S., Hagenah, Nicole, Jin, Virginia L., Kirkman, Kevin P., Knops, Johannes M. H., , La Pierre, Kimberly J., , Lambrinos, John G., Melbourne, Brett A., Mitchell, Charles E., Moore, Joslin L., Morgan, John W., Orrock, John L., Prober, Suzanne M., Stevens, Carly J., Wragg, Peter D., Yang, Louie H., (2012) "Response to Comments on "Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness"" SCIENCE 335 6075

(2011) Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in temperate grasslands Ecology Letters (online 2010) 14 274–281

(2011) Distributional changes and range predictions of downy brome in Rocky Mountain National Park Invasive Plant Science and Management 4 173-182

(2011) Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness Science 333 1750-1752

(2010) Effects of belowground resource use comlementarity on invasion of constructed grassland plant communities Biol Invasions 12 1319-1334

(2010) Linking concepts in the ecology and evolution of invasive plants Evol Appl 3 193- 202

(2010) The role of adaptive trans-generational plasticity in biological invasions of plants Evol Appl 3 179-192

(2010) Tumbling: Using diffuse knapweed to examine an understudied dispersal mechanism Invasive Plant Science and Management 3 301- 309

Brown, Cynthia S, Brydge, Michael K, Smith, Tracy Elizabeth, Conant, Rich T, Pickering, Kathleen Ann, Wall, Diana H, (2009) "PS 84-106: Training the next generation of environmental problem solvers: The School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University"

(2009) The Influence of Soil Inoculum and Nitrogen Availability on Restoration of High-Elevation Steppe Communities Invaded by Bromus tectorum Restor Ecol 17 686-694

Rowe, Helen I, Brown, Cynthia S, Paschke, Mark W, (2009) The Influence of Soil Inoculum and Nitrogen Availability on Restoration of High-Elevation Steppe Communities Invaded by Bromus tectorum Restoration Ecology 17 5 686–694

(2008) First-year responses of cheatgrass following Tamarix spp control and restoration-related disturbances Restor Ecol 16 129-135

(2008) Native Plant Growth and Seedling Establishment in Soils Influenced by Bromus tectorum Rangeland Ecol Manag 61 630-639

Milchunas, Daniel G, Lauenroth, William K, Knapp, Alan Keith, Klein, Julia Anne, Conant, Rich T, Burke, Ingrid C, Brown, Cynthia S, Webb, Colleen T, Augustine, David J, Angert, Amy L, others, , (2007) Long-term ecological research on Colorado shortgrass steppe Colorado State University. Libraries

Milchunas, Daniel G, Lauenroth, William K, Knapp, Alan Keith, Klein, Julia Anne, Conant, Rich T, Burke, Ingrid C, Brown, Cynthia S, Webb, Colleen T, Augustine, David J, Angert, Amy L, others, , (2007) Long-term ecological research on Colorado shortgrass steppe Colorado State University. Libraries

(2004) Are functional guilds more realistic management units than individual species for restoration? Weed Technol 18 1566-1571

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