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Chung YA, PJ Ke, PB Adler. Mechanistic approaches to investigate soil microbe-mediated plant competition. Journal of Ecology 111: 1590-1597.

Chung YA, TA Monaco, JB Taylor, PB Adler. (2023) Do plant-soil feedbacks maintain coexistence in a sagebrush steppe? Ecology e4056.

YA Chung. The temporal and spatial dimensions of plant-soil feedbacks. (2023) New Phytologist 237: 2012–2019.


Louw N, LA Gherardi, OE Sala, YA Chung. Dryland soil mycobiome response to long-term precipitation variability depends on host type. (2022) Journal of Ecology 110: 2984-2997.

Li D, YA Chung among 21 coauthors. (2022) Standardized NEON organismal data for biodiversity research. Ecosphere. 13: e4141.

Rudgers JA, S Fox, A Porras-Alfaro, J Herrera, C Reazin, D Kent, L Souza, YA Chung, A Jumpponen. (2022) Biogeography of root-associated fungi in foundation grasses of the North American plains. Journal of Biogeography 49:22-37.


Qin C, R Bartelme, YA Chung, D Fairbanks, Y Lin, D Liptzin, C Muscarella, K Naithani, K Peay, P Pellitier, A St. Rose, L Stanish, Z Werbin, K Zhu. (2021) From DNA sequences to microbial ecology: Wrangling NEON soil microbe data with the neonMicrobe R package. Ecosphere 12: e03842.

Nagy RC, YA Chung among 118 coauthors. (2021) Harnessing the NEON data revolution to advance open environmental science with a diverse and data-capable community. Ecosphere 12:e03833.


Lagueux D, A Jumpponen, A Porras-Alfaro, J Herrera, YA Chung, LE Baur, MD Smith, AK Knapp, SL Collins, JA Rudgers. (2020) Effects of experimental drought on plant host-dependent fungal rhizobiomes in North American grasslands. Journal of Ecology 109:776-792.

Herrera J, RE Haskew-Layton, M Narayanan, A Porras-Alfaro, A Jumpponen, YA Chung, JA Rudgers. (2020) Improving instructional “fitness” requires change. Bioscience 70:1027-1035.

Rudgers JA, M Afkhami, L Bell-Dereske, YA Chung, KM Crawford, SN Kivlin, M Mann, M Nuñez. (2020) Climate disruption of plant-microbe interactions. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 51:1.

Collins SL, YA Chung, LE Baur, A Hallmark, TJ Ohlert, JA Rudgers. (2020) Press-pulse interactions and long-term community dynamics in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland. Journal of Vegetation Science In press.


Chung, YA, *B Thornton, E Dettweiler-Robinson, JA Rudgers. (2019) Soil surface disturbance alters cyanobacterial biocrusts and soil properties in dry grassland and shrubland ecosystemsPlant and Soil 441:147-159

Chung, YA, SL Collins, JA Rudgers. (2019) Connecting plant-soil feedbacks to long-term stability in a desert grasslandEcology 100:e02756.

Chung, YA, A. Jumpponen, JA Rudgers. (2019) Divergence in diversity and composition of root-associated fungi between greenhouse and field studies in a semiarid grasslandMicrobial Ecology 78:122-135.


*Carlton L, *NC Dunkirk, †YA Chung, JA Rudgers. (2018) Plant-microbe interactions as a cause of ring formation in Bouteloua gracilis. Journal of Arid Environments 152:1-5.

Rudgers, JA, YA Chung, GE Maurer, DI Moore, EH muldavin, ME Litvak, SL Collins (2018) Climate sensitivity functions and net primary production: A framework for incorporating climate mean and variability. Ecology 99:576-582.


Chung YA, RL Sinsabaugh, CR Kuske, SC Reed, JA Rudgers (2017) Spatial variation in edaphic characteristics is a stronger control than nitrogen inputs in regulating soil microbial effects on a desert grassJournal of Arid Environments 142:59-65.


Chung, YA, JA Rudgers (2016) Plant-soil feedbacks promote negative frequency dependence in the coexistence of two aridland grassesProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283:20160608.


Chung, YA, TEX Miller, JA Rudgers. (2015) Fungal symbionts maintain a rare plant population but demographic advantage drives the dominance of a common hostJournal of Ecology 103:967-977.

Kazenel, MR, C Debban, L Ranelli, W Hendricks, YA Chung, T Pendergast, N Charlton, C Young, JA Rudger (2015). A mutualistic endophyte alters the niche dimensions of its host plantAnnals of Botany: Plants 7: plv005.

2014 and earlier

Chung, YA, LA Burkle, TM Knight (2014). Minimal effects of invasive flowering shrub on pollination ecology of native plant species. PLoS ONE 9(10): e109088.

Burns, JH, EA Pardini, MR Schutzenhofer, YA Chung, KJ Seidler, TM Knight (2013). Greater sexual reproduction contributes to differences in demography of invasive plants and their noninvasive relatives. Ecology 94:995–1004.

(*undergraduate advisee, †corresponding author)