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Klein, J.A.,Tucker, CM, Nolin, Hopping, KA, Reid, RS, Steger, C. Grêt-Regamey, A., Lavorel, S., Weibel, B., Brunner, SH, Müller, B., Yeh, ET., Boone, RB, Bougeron, P., Bustic, V., Castellanos, E., Chen, X., Dong, SK, Greenwood, G., Keiler, M., Marchant, R.,  Roman Seidl, R., Spies, T., Thorn, J., Yager, K. and the Mountain Sentinels Network.  (2019) Catalyzing Transformations to Sustainability in Mountain Social-Ecological Systems.  Earth’s Future. 7(5): 547-557.

Klein, J.A.,M. Tucker, A. Nolin, R. Reid, E.T. Yeh, K.A. Hopping, M.S. Pradhan, A. Taber, D. Choudhury, D. Molden, Rucha Ghate, I. Alcántara-Ayala, S. Lavorel, B. Müller, A. Grêt-Regamey, R. Boone, P. Bougeron, E. Castellanos, X. Chen, S.K. Dong, M. Keiler, R. Seidl, K. Yager.  2019. Lessons for Building Resilience to Disasters from the 2015 Nepalese Earthquakes.  Environmental Science & Policy. 94:143-152.

Cuni-Sanchez, A., A.S.K. Ngutec, B. Sonkéd, M.N Saingee, N.D. Burgess, A. Klein and R. Marchant (2019). The importance of livelihood strategy and ethnicity in forest ecosystem services’ perceptions by local communities in north-western Cameroon. Ecosystem Services, 40, 101000.

Knapp, C., Reid, R., Fernandez-Gimenez, M. Klein, J.A., and Galvin, K. (2019). Placing Transdisciplinarity in Context: A Review of Approaches to Connect Scholars, Society & Action.  Sustainability.  11(18), 4899.

Tsechoe Dorji, Kelly A. Hopping, Shiping Wang Shilong Piao, Tenzin Tarchen, Julia A. KleinSpring snow and grazing mediates warming effects on plant community via dominant plants on meadows of Tibet. 2018. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology263:188-197.

Bjorkman, A.D., Myers-Smith I.H., Elmendorf S.C + many others, including J.A. Klein. 2018. Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome.Nature

Hopping, K.A., A.K. Knapp T. Dorji, J.A. Klein. (2018)Loss of ecosystem services with warming is amplified by land-use policy in Tibet.  Global Change Biology, 1-15, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14417

Yang, Y., Hopping, K.A., Wang, G., Chen, J., Peng, A., and J.A. Klein (2018). Permafrost and Drought Regulate Vulnerability of Tibetan Plateau Grasslands to Warming.  Ecosphere. 9(5):e02233. 10.1002/ecs2.2233

Jiang S., Pan J., Shi G., Dorji T., Hopping K.A., Klein, J.A., Liu Y., Feng H. (2018) Identification of root-colonizing AM fungal communities and their responses to short-term climate change and grazing on the Tibetan Plateau. Symbiosis74(3):159-166.

Li, J., Zhao, X., Ma, Z., Klein, J., Zhou, H., Willis, C. (2017) Recovery of plant species diversity during long-term experimental warming of a species-rich alpine meadow community on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Biological Conservation. (213): 218-224

Dorji, T., SR Moe, J.A. Klein, S.Wang, O.Totland.(2017) Performance of two alpine plant species along environmental gradients in an alpine meadow ecosystem in central Tibet. Ecological Research.  31(3): 417-426.

Hopping, K.A., C. Yangzong, J.A. Klein(2016) Local knowledge production, transmission, and the importance of village leaders in a network of Tibetan pastoralists coping with environmental change.  Ecology & Society 21(1):25.

La Pierre, K.J., D.M. Blumenthal, C.S. Brown, J.A. Klein, M.D. Smith. (2016.) Drivers of variation in ANPP differ across a broad precipitation gradient. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9949-7

Seabloom, EW, Borer ET, Buckley YM, Cleland EE, Davies KF, Firn J, W. Harpole S, Hautier Y, Lind EM, MacDougall AS, Orrock JL, Prober SM, Peter Adler PM, Anderson TM, Bakker JD, Biederman LA, Blumenthal DM, Gruner DS, Hagenah N, Hector A, Hillebrand H, Hofmockel KS, Humphries HC, Jin VL, Kay A, Kirkman KP, Klein JA,Knops JMH,  La Pierre KJ, Ladwig L, Lambrinos JG,  Li Q, Li W, Marushia R, McCulley RL, Melbourne BA, Mitchell CE, Moore JL, Morgan J, Mortensen B, O’Halloran LR, Pyke DA, Risch AC, Sankaran M, Schuetz M, Simonsen A, Smith MD, Stevens CJ, Sullivan L, Wolkovich E, Wragg PD, Wright J & Yang L. (2015) Plant species’ origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. Nature Communications, 6:7710 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8710.

Fay PA, SM Prober, WS Harpole, JMH Knops, JD Bakker, ET Borer, EM. Lind, AS MacDougall, EW Seabloom, PD. Wragg, PB. Adler, DM. Blumenthal, YM Buckley, C Chu, EE Cleland, SL Collins, KF Davies, Guozhen Du, X Feng, J Firn, DS Gruner, N Hagenah, Y Hautier, RW Heckman, VL Jin, KP Kirkman, J Klein, LM Ladwig, Qi Li, RL McCulley, BA Melbourne, CE Mitchell, JL Moore, JW Morgan, AC Risch, M Schütz, CJ Stevens, DA Wedin, LH Yang. (2015) Grassland productivity limited by multiple nutrients. Nature Plants, 1(17), 15080.

Klein, J.A., Hopping, K.A., Yeh, E.T., Nyima, Y., Boone, R.B., Galvin, K.A. (2014) Unexpected climate impacts on the Tibetan Plateau: Local and scientific knowledge in findings of delayed summer. Global Environmental Change 28, 141-152.

Yeh, E., Nyima, Y., Hopping, K., Klein, J.A. (2014) Tibetan Pastoralists’ Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Political Ecology Analysis of Snowstorm Coping Capacity. Human Ecology 42, 61-74.

Balgopal, M.M., Klein, J.A., Brown, C.S., McMeeking, L.B.S., Morgan, J.A., Frasier, W.M. (2014) Linking Biophysical, Socioeconomic, and Political Effects of Climate Change on Agro-Ecosystems. Journal of Geoscience Education 62, 343–352.

Hautier, Y., Seabloom, E., Borer, E., Adler, P., Harpole, W.S., Hillebrand, H., Lind, E., MacDougall, A., Stevens, C., Bakker, J., Buckley, Y., Chu, C., Collins, S., Daleo, P., Damschen, E., Davies, K., Fay, P., Firn, J., Gruner, D., Jin, V., Klein, J.A. , La Pierre, K., Li, W., McCulley, R., Melbourne, B., O’Halloran, L., Prober, S., Risch, A., Sankaran, M., Schuetz, M., Hector, A., Moore, J.L., Ohalloran, L. (2014) Eutrophication weakens stabilizing effects of diversity in natural grasslands. Nature 508, 521-525.

Dorji, T., Moe, S., Klein, J.A., Totland, O., Totland, Ø. (2014) Plant Species Richness, Evenness, and Composition along Environmental Gradients in an Alpine Meadow Grazing Ecosystem in Central Tibet, China. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 46, 308-326.

Borer, E., Seabloom, E., Gruner, D., Harpole, W.S., Hillebrand, H., Lind, E., Adler, P., Alberti, J., Anderson, T.M., Bakker, J., Biederman, L., Blumenthal, D., Brown, C., Brudvig, L., Buckley, Y., Cadotte, M., Chu, C., Cleland, E., Crawley, M., Daleo, P., Damschen, E., Davies, K., DeCrappeo, N., Du, G., Firn, J., Hautier, Y., Heckman, R., Hector, A., HilleRisLambers, J., Iribarne, O., Klein, J.A.  La Pierre, K., Li, W., MacDougall, A., Melbourne, B., Moore, J., Mortensen, B., O’Halloran, L., Orrock, J., Pascual, J.s., Prober, S., Pyke, D., Risch, A., Schuetz, M., Smith, M., Stevens, C., Sullivan, L., Williams, R., Wragg, P., Wright, J., Yang, L., McCulley, R.L., Mitchell, C.E. (2014) Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature 508, 517-520.

Seabloom, E., Borer, E., Buckley, Y., Cleland, E., Davies, K., Firn, J., Harpole, W.S., Hautier, Y., Lind, E., MacDougall, A., Orrock, J., Prober, S., Adler, P., Alberti, J., Anderson, T.M., Bakker, J., Biederman, L., Blumenthal, D., Brown, C., Brudvig, L., Caldeira, M., Chu, C., Crawley, M., Daleo, P., Damschen, E., D’Antonio, C., DeCrappeo, N., Dickman, C., Du, G., Fay, P., Frater, P., Gruner, D., Hagenah, N., Hector, A., Helm, A., Hillebrand, H., Hofmockel, K., Humphries, H., Iribarne, O., Jin, V., Kay, A., Kirkman, K., Klein, J.A. , Li, Q., La Pierre, K., Ladwig, L., Lambrinos, J., Li, W., McCulley, R., Melbourne, B., Moore, J., Morgan, J., Mortensen, B., O’Halloran, L., Pärtel, M., Pascual, J.s., Pyke, D., Risch, A., Salguero Gómez, R., Sankaran, M., Schuetz, M., Simonsen, A., Smith, M., Stevens, C., Sullivan, L., Wardle, G., Wolkovich, E., Wragg, P., Wright, J., Yang, L., Michael Anderson, T., Mitchell, C.E. (2013) Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Global Change Biology 19, 3677-3687.

Oberbauer, S.F., Elmendorf, S.C., Troxler, T.G., Hollister, R.D., Rocha, A.V., Bret Harte, M.S., Dawes, M.A., Fosaa, A.M., Høye, T.T., Jarrad, F.C., Jónsdóttir, I.S., Klanderud, K., Molau, U., Rixen, C., Schmidt, N.M., Shaver, G.R., Slider, R.T., Troxler, T.G., Hollister, R.D., Welker, J.M., Bret-Harte, M.S., Klein, J.A., Hoye, T.T., Jonsdottir, I.S., Totland, O. (2013) Phenological response of tundra plants to background climate variation tested using the International Tundra Experiment. Philosophical transactions – Royal Society. Biological sciences 368, 20120481-20120481.

Hu, J., Hopping, K., Bump, J., Kang, S., Klein, J.A., Hui, D. (2013) Climate Change and Water Use Partitioning by Different Plant Functional Groups in a Grassland on the Tibetan Plateau. PLoS ONE 8, e75503.

Dorji, T., Ø. Totland, S. R. Moe, K. A. Hopping, J. Pan, and J. A. Klein. 2013. Plant functional traits mediate reproductive phenology and success in response to experimental warming and snow addition in Tibet. Global Change Biology 19:459-472.

Elmendorf, S.C., G.H.R. Henry, R.D. Hollister, R.G. Björk, N. Boulanger-Lapointe, E.J. Cooper, J.H.C. Cornelissen, T.A. Day, E. Dorrepaal, T.G. Elumeeva, M. Gill, W.A. Gould, J. Harte, D.S. Hik, A. Hofgaard, D.R. Johnson, J.F. Johnstone, I.S. Jónsdóttir, J.C. Jorgenson, K. Klanderud, J.A. Klein, S. Koh, G. Kudo, M. Lara, E. Lévesque, B. Magnússon, J.L. May, J.A. Mercado-Díaz, A. Michelsen, U. Molau, I.H. Myers-Smith, S.F. Oberbauer, V.G. Onipchenko, C. Rixen, N.M. Schmidt, G.R. Shaver, M.J. Spasojevic, Þ.E. Þórhallsdóttir, A. Tolvanen, T. Troxler, C.E. Tweedie, S. Villareal, C.H. Wahren, X. Walker, P.J. Webber, J.M. Welker, and S. Wipf. 2012. Plot-scale evidence of tundra vegetation change and links to recent summer warming. Nature Climate Change 2(6):453-457. pdf

Elmendorf, S. C., G. H. R. Henry, R. D. Hollister, R. G. Björk, A. D. Bjorkman, T. V. Callaghan, L. S. Collier, E. J. Cooper, J. H. C. Cornelissen, T. A. Day, A. M. Fosaa, W. A. Gould, J. Grétarsdóttir, J. Harte, L. Hermanutz, D. S. Hik, A. Hofgaard, F. Jarrad, I. S. Jónsdóttir, F. Keuper, K. Klanderud, J. A. Klein, S. Koh, G. Kudo, S. I. Lang, V. Loewen, J. L. May, J. Mercado, A. Michelsen, U. Molau, I. H. Myers-Smith, S. F. Oberbauer, S. Pieper, E. Post, C. Rixen, C. H. Robinson, N. M. Schmidt, G. R. Shaver, A. Stenström, A. Tolvanen, Ø. Totland, T. Troxler, C.-H. Wahren, P. J. Webber, J. M. Welker, and P. A. Wookey. 2012. Global assessment of experimental climate warming on tundra vegetation: heterogeneity over space and time. Ecology Letters 15:164-175. pdf

Adler, P. B., E. W. Seabloom, E. T. Borer, H. Hillebrand, Y. Hautier, A. Hector, W. S. Harpole, L.R. O’Halloran, J. B. Grace, T. M. Anderson, J. D. Bakker, L. A. Biederman, C. S. Brown, Y. M. Buckley, L. B. Calabrese, C. J. Chu, E. E. Cleland, S. L. Collins, K. L. Cottingham, M. J. Crawley, E. I. Damschen, K. F. Davies, N. M. DeCrappeo, P. A. Fay, J. Firn, P. Frater, E. I. Gasarch, D. S. Gruner, N. Hagenah, J. H. R. Lambers, H. Humphries, V. L. Jin, A. D. Kay, K. P. Kirkman, J. A. Klein, J. M. H. Knops, K. J. La Pierre, J. G. Lambrinos, W. Li, A. S. MacDougall, R. L. McCulley, B. A. Melbourne, C. E. Mitchell, J. L. Moore, J. W. Morgan, B. Mortensen, J. L. Orrock, S. M. Prober, D. A. Pyke, A. C. Risch, M. Schuetz, M. D. Smith, C. J. Stevens, L. L. Sullivan, G. Wang, P. D. Wragg, J. P. Wright, and L. H. Yang. 2011. Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. Science 333(6050):1750-1753. pdf

Berdanier, A. B., and J. A. Klein. 2011. Growing season length and soil moisture interactively constrain high elevation aboveground net primary production. Ecosystems 14(6):963-974. pdf

Klein, J. A. , M. Fernandez-Gimenez, H. Wei, Y. Changqing, L. Du, D. Dorligsuren, R. Reid. 2011. A Participatory Framework for Building Resilient Social-Ecological Pastoral Systems, In: editors, M. Fernandez-Gimenez, R. Reid, J.A. Klein, X.Y. Wang, B. Baival. Restoring Community Connections to the Land: Building Resilience through Community-based Rangeland Management in China and Mongolia. CABI Publishers, pp. 3-36. pdf

Klein, J. A. 2011. On the Spot: On the Tibetan Plateau. In: S.E. Campbell, The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science, and Culture, University of California Press, pp. 267-270.

Klein, J. A., E.T. Yeh, J.K. Bump, Y. Nyima, K.A. Hopping. 2011. Coordinating environmental protection and climate change adaptation policy in resource-dependent communities: a case study from the Tibetan Plateau. In: editors, J.D. Ford and L. Berrang-Ford. Climate change adaptation in developed nations. Springer-Verlag, pp. 423-438. pdf

Firn, J., J. L. Moore, A. S. MacDougall, E. T. Borer, E. W. Seabloom, J. HilleRisLambers, W. S. Harpole, E. E. Cleland, C. S. Brown, J. M. H. Knops, S. M. Prober, D. A. Pyke, K. A. Farrell, J. D. Bakker, L. R. O’Halloran, P. B. Adler, S. L. Collins, C. M. D’Antonio, M. J. Crawley, E. M. Wolkovich, K. J. La Pierre, B. A. Melbourne, Y. Hautier, J. W. Morgan, A. D. B. Leakey, A. Kay, R. McCulley, K. F. Davies, C. J. Stevens, C. J. Chu, K. D. Holl, J. A. Klein, P. A. Fay, N. Hagenah, K. P. Kirkman, and Y. M. Buckley. 2011. Abundance of Introduced Species at Home Predicts Abundance Away in Herbaceous Communities. Ecology Letters 14(3):274-81. pdf

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. 2009. Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change (including J.A. Klein). Montreal, Technical Series No. 41, pp.126. pdf

Haihu, S., J.A. Klein, X.Q. Zhao, and Y. Tang. 2009. Leaf photosynthesis and simulated carbon budget of Gentiana straminea from a decade-long warming experiment. Journal of Plant Ecology 2: 207-216. pdf

Klein, J. A., J. Harte, and X.Q. Zhao. 2008. Decline in medicinal and forage species with warming is mediated by plant traits on the Tibetan Plateau. Ecosystems 11(5):775-789. pdf

Shen, M., Y. Tang, J. Klein, P. Zhang, S. Gu, A. Shimono and J. Chen. 2008. Estimation of aboveground biomass using in situ hyperspectral measurements in five major grassland ecosystems on the Tibetan Plateau. J. Plant Ecology 1(4):247-257. pdf

Cornwell, W. K., J. H. C. Cornelissen, K. Amatangelo, E. Dorrepaal, V.T. Eviner, O. Godoy, S.E. Hobbie, B. Hoorens, H. Kurokawa, N. Perez-Harguindeguy, H.M. Quested, L.S. Santiago, D.A. Wardle, I.J. Wright, R. Aerts, S.D. Allison, P. van Bodegom, V. Brovkin, A. Chatain, T.V. Callaghan, S. Diaz, E. Garnier, D.E. Gurvich, E. Kazakou, J.A. Klein, J. Read, P.B. Reich, N.A. Soudzilovskaia, M.V. Vaieretti, and M. Westoby. 2008. Plant species traits are the predominant control on litter decomposition rates within biomes worldwide. Ecology Letters 11:1065-1071. pdf

Klein, J. A., J. Harte & X.Q. Zhao. (2007) Experimental warming, not grazing, decreases rangeland quality on the Tibetan Plateau. Ecological Applications 17(2): 541-557. pdf

Cornelissen J.H.C., van Bodegom P.M., Aerts R., Callaghan T.V., van Logtestijn R.S.P., Alatalo J., Chapin F.S., Gerdol R., Gudmundsson J., Gwynn-Jones D., Hartley A.E., Hik D.S., Hofgaard A., Jónsdóttir I.S., Karlsson S., Klein, J.A., Laundre J., Magnusson B., Michelsen A., Molau U., Onipchenko V.G., Quested H.M., Sandvik S.M., Schmidt I.K., Shaver G.R., Solheim B., Soudzilovskaia N.A., Stenström A., Tolvanen A., Totland Ø., Wada N., Welker J.M. & Zhao X.Q. (2007) Global negative vegetation feedback to climate warming responses of leaf litter decomposition rates in cold biomes. Ecology Letters 10(7): 619-627. pdf

Walker M.D., Wahren C.H., Hollister R.D., Henry G.H.R., Ahlquist L.E., Alatalo J.M., Bret-Harte M.S., Calef M.P., Callaghan T.V., Carroll A.B., Epstein H.E., Jónsdóttir I.S., Klein, J.A., Magnússon B., Molau U., Oberbauer S.F., Rewa S.P., Robinson C.H., Shaver G.R., Suding K.N., Thompson C.C., Tolvanen A., Totland Ø., Turner P.L., Tweedie C.E., Webber P.J. & Wookey P.A. (2006) Plant community responses to experimental warming across the tundra biome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(5): 1342-1346. pdf

Klein, J. A., J. Harte & X.Q. Zhao. (2005) Dynamic and complex microclimate responses to warming and grazing manipulations. Global Change Biology 11(9): 1440-1451. pdf

Sun P., X.Q. Zhao, J.A. Klein and W.H. Wei. 2005. Local warming about 1.3 degrees C in alpine meadow has no effect on root vole (Microtus oeconomus L.) population during winter. Polish Journal of Ecology, 53(1):123-127. pdf

Klein, J. A., J. Harte & X.Q. Zhao. (2004) Experimental warming causes large and rapid species loss, dampened by simulated grazing, on the Tibetan Plateau. Ecology Letters 7(12): 1170-1179. pdf