Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Jeremy James

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SFREC Center Director
Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center
8279 Scott Forbes Road
Browns Valley, CA 95918
(530) 639-8803
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Ph.D. Plant Biology, UC Davis. 2004
B.S. Ecology & Systematic Biology, Cal Poly. 1998

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Peer Reviewed

  • Leffler, A. J.; James, J. J., et al. (2014). "A new perspective on trait differences between native and invasive exotic plants." Ecology 95(2): 298-305.
  • James, J. J.; Sheley, R. L., et al. (2013). "A systems approach to restoring degraded drylands." Journal of Applied Ecology 50(3): 730-739.
  • Hardegree, S. P.; Moffet, C. A., et al. (2013). "Hydrothermal Assessment of Temporal Variability in Seedbed Microclimate." Rangeland Ecology & Management 66(2): 127-135.
  • Khasanova, A.; James, J. J., et al. (2013). "Impacts of drought on plant water relations and nitrogen nutrition in dryland perennial grasses." Plant and Soil 372(1-2): 541-552.
  • James, J. J.; Boyd, C. S., et al. (2013). "Seed and Seedling Ecology Research to Enhance Restoration Outcomes." Rangeland Ecology & Management 66(2): 115-116.
  • Leffler, A. J.; James, J. J., et al. (2013). "Temperature and functional traits influence differences in nitrogen uptake capacity between native and invasive grasses." Oecologia 171(1): 51-60.
  • Boyd, C. S.; James, J. J. (2013). "Variation in Timing of Planting Influences Bluebunch Wheatgrass Demography in an Arid System." Rangeland Ecology & Management 66(2): 117-126.
  • Drenovsky, R. E.; Grewell, B. J., et al. (2012). "A functional trait perspective on plant invasion." Annals of Botany 110(1): 141-153.
  • James, J. J.; Rinella, M. J., et al. (2012). "Grass Seedling Demography and Sagebrush Steppe Restoration." Rangeland Ecology & Management 65(4): 409-417.
  • James, J. J. (2012). "Species Performance: the Relationship Between Nutrient Availability, Life History Traits, and Stress." Invasive Plant Ecology and Management: Linking Processes to Practice 2: 142-153.
  • Drenovsky, R. E.; Khasanova, A., et al. (2012). "TRAIT CONVERGENCE AND PLASTICITY AMONG NATIVE AND INVASIVE SPECIES IN RESOURCE-POOR ENVIRONMENTS." American Journal of Botany 99(4): 629-639.
  • Sheley, R.L. ; James, J.J., et al. (2011). A Scientific assessment of invasive plant management on anticipated conservation benefits. Conservation Benefits of Rangeland Practices: Assessment, Recommendations, and Knowledge Gaps.D. Briske. Lawrence, Kansas, Allen Press.: 291-335.
  • James, J.J.; Svejcar, T., et al. (2011). "Demographic processes limiting seedling recruitment in arid grassland restoration." Journal of Applied Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02009.x
  • Mangla, S.; Sheley, R. L., et al. (2011). "Field growth comparisons of invasive alien annual and native perennial grasses in monocultures." Journal of Arid Environments 75(2): 206-210.
  • James, J. J.; Drenovsky, R. E., et al. (2011). "Managing soil nitrogen to restore annual grass-infested plant communities: effective strategy or incomplete framework?" Ecological Applications 21(2): 490-502.
  • Mangla, S.; Sheley, R. L., et al. (2011). "Role of competition in restoring resource poor arid systems dominated by invasive grasses." Journal of Arid Environments 75(5): 487-493.
  • Sheley, R. L.; James, J. J., et al. (2011). "Using Rangeland Health Assessment to Inform Successional Management." Invasive Plant Science and Management 4(3): 356-367.
  • Sheley, R.; James, J., et al. (2010). "Applying ecologically based invasive-plant management." Rangeland Ecology & Management 63(6): 605-613.
  • Rinella, M.J.; James, J.J. (2010). "Invasive plant scientists should calculate effect sizes, not p-values." Invasive Plant Science and Management 3: 106-112.
  • James, J. J.; Svejcar, T. (2010). "Limitations to postfire seedling establishment: The Role of seeding technology, water availability, and invasive plant abundance." Rangeland Ecology & Management 63(4): 491-495.
  • Sheley, R. L.; James, J .J., et al. (2009). "Augmentative restoration: repairing damaged ecological processes during restoration of heterogeneous environments." Invasive Plant Science and Management 2: 10-21.
  • James, Jeremy J.; Smith, Brenda S., et al. (2009). "Principles for ecologically based invasive plant management." Invasive Plant Science and Management 3(3): 229-239.
  • Sheley, Roger L.; James, Jeremy (2009). "Resistance of Native Plant Functional Groups to Invasion by Medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae)." Invasive Plant Science and Management 3(3): 294-300.
  • Lamb, E. G.; Kembel, S. W., et al. (2009). "Shoot, but not root, competition reduces community diversity in experimental mesocosms." Journal of Ecology 97(1): 155-163.
  • Snyder, K. A.; James, J .J., et al. (2008). "Does hydraulic lift or nighttime transpiration facilitate nitrogen acquisition?" Plant and Soil 306: 159-166.
  • James, J .J. (2008). "Effect of soil nitrogen stress on the relative growth rate of annual and perennial grasses in the Intermountain West." Plant and Soil 310: 201-210.
  • Kembel, S. W.; De Kroon, H., et al. (2008). "Improving the scale and precision of hypotheses to explain root foraging ability." Annals of Botany 101(9): 1295-1301.
  • James, J .J. (2008). "Leaf nitrogen productivity as a mechanism driving the success of invasive annual grsses under low and high nitrogen supply." Journal of Arid Environments 72: 1775-1784.
  • James, J .J.; Davies, K.W., et al. (2008). "Linking nitrogen partitioning and species abundance to invasion resistance in the Great Basin." Oecologia 156: 637-648.
  • Drenovsky, R.E., ; Martin, C.M., , et al. (2008). "Variation in functional traits between native and invasive perennial forbs." American Journal of Botany 95: 681-687.
  • Lamb, E. G.; Cahill, J. F. (2008). "When competition does not matter: Grassland diversity and community composition." American Naturalist 171(6): 777-787.
  • James, J. J.; Drenovsky, R E (2007). "A basis for relative growth rate differences between native and invasive forb seedlings." Rangeland Ecology and Management 60: 395-400.
  • Davies, K.W.; Pokorny, M. L., et al. (2007). "Influence of plant functional group diversity on soil inorganic nitrogen concentrations." Rangeland Ecology and Management 60: 304-310.
  • James, J .J.; Richards, J. H. (2007). "Influence of temporal heterogeneity in nitrogen supply on competitive interactions in a desert shrub community." Oecologia 152: 721-727.
  • Mangold, J. M.; James, J .J., et al. (2007). "Presence of soil surface depressions increases water uptake by native grass seeds." Ecological Restoration 25: 278-279.
  • O'Dell, R. E.; James, J. J., et al. (2006). "Congeneric serpentine and nonserpentine shrubs differ more in leaf Ca:Mg than in tolerance of low N, low P, or heavy metals." Plant and Soil 280(1-2): 49-64.
  • James, J. J.; Alder, N. N., et al. (2006). "High apoplastic solute concentrations in leaves alter water relations of the halophytic shrub, Sarcobatus vermiculatus." Journal of Experimental Botany 57(1): 139-147.
  • James, J.J.; Caird, M.A., et al. (2006). "Influence of resource pulses and perennial neighbors on the establishment of an invasive annual grass in the Mojave Desert." Journal of Arid Environments 67(3): 528-534.
  • James, J. J.; Richards, J. H. (2006). "Plant nitrogen capture in pulse-driven systems: Interactions between root responses and soil processes." Journal of Ecology 94(4): 765-777.
  • James, J.J.; Aanderud, Z.T., et al. (2006). "Seasonal timing of N pulses influences N capture in a saltbush scrub community." Journal of Arid Environments 67(4): 688-700.
  • James, J. J.; Tiller, R. L., et al. (2005). "Multiple resources limit plant growth and function in a saline-alkaline desert community." Journal of Ecology 93(1): 113-126.
  • James, J.J.; Richards, J.H. (2005). "Plant N capture from pulses: Effects of pulse size, growth rate, and other soil resources." Oecologia 145: 113-122.
  • Snyder, K.A.; Donovan, L.A., et al. (2004). "Extensive summer water pulses do not necessarily lead to canopy growth of Great Basin and Northern Mojave Desert shrubs." Oecologia 141: 325-334.

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