McDonough MacKenzie, C, T Chang, MA Nocco, RS Barak, M Bletz, S Kuebbing, and M Dombeck. 2020. Recurrent neural network analysis reveals strong positive public sentiment towards U.S. national monuments. Conservation Letters. [PDF] [Open]

Shaw, N, RS Barak, RE Campbell, A Kirmer, S Pedrini, K Dixon, S Frischie. 2020. Seed use in the field: Delivering seeds for restoration success. Restoration Ecology. [PDF] [OpenPart of a special issue about seed-based restoration. 

McDonough MacKenzie, C, RS Barak, S Bayer, M Bletz, M Brunson, J Dudney, O Gaoue, J Gill, A Harris, Sara Kuebbing, BM McGill, MA Nocco, R Tonietto, M Vahsen, and E Waring. 2020. Plant Love Stories: Share your story and grow a movement. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. [PDF] [Open]

McDonough MacKenzie, C, S Kuebbing, RS Barak, M Bletz, J Dudney, BM McGill, MA Nocco, T Young, RK Tonietto. (Team PLS!). 2019. We do not want to “cure plant blindness” we want to grow plant love. Plants, People, Planet. [PDF] [Open]

Foxx, A, RS Barak, L Richardson, AJ Rodgers, T Lichtenberger, EW Williams. 2019. Evaluating prevalence and quality of codes of conduct in biology conferences. PNAS 116: 14931-14936. [PDF]

Williams, EW, RS Barak, M Kramer*, AL Hipp, DJ Larkin. 2018. Invasion at local and landscape scales is affected by phylogenetic distance and soil properties in tallgrass prairie restoration. Basic and Applied Ecology. [Online early] [accepted PDF]

Hipp, AL, MC Glasenhardt, ML Bowles, M Garner, BC Scharenbroch, EW Williams, RS Barak, A Byrne, E Grigg, MG Midgley, H Wagreich, DJ Larkin. Effects of phylogenetic diversity and phylogenetic identity in a restoration ecology experiment. In: Scherson R., Faith D. (eds) Phylogenetic Diversity. Springer. [available upon request]

Barak, RS, TM Lichtenberger *, A Wellman‐Houde*,  AT Kramer,  DJ Larkin. 2018. Cracking the case: Seed traits and phylogeny predict time to germination in prairie restoration species. Ecology and Evolution. [PDF] [Open]

Barak, RS, EW Williams, AL Hipp, ML Bowles, G Carr*, R Sherman*, DJ Larkin. 2017. Restored

tallgrass prairies have reduced phylogenetic diversity compared to remnants. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:1080–1090. [PDF]

Brudvig, LA, RS Barak, JT Bauer, TT Caughlin, DC Laughlin, L Larios, JW Matthews, KL Stuble, NE Turley, CR. Zirbel. 2017. Interpreting variation to advance predictive restoration science. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 1018–1027. [PDF]

Barak, RS, AL Hipp, W Pearse, J Cavender-Bares, J Callaway, S Hotchkiss, DJ Larkin. 2016. Taking the long view: Integrating recorded, paleoecological, and evolutionary information into ecological restoration. International Journal of Plant Sciences 177:90-102. [PDF] [Open]

Hipp, AL, DJ Larkin, RS Barak, ML Bowles, MW Cadotte, SK Jacobi, E Lonsdorf, BC Sharenbroch, E Williams, E Weiher. 2015. Phylogeny in the service of ecological restoration. American Journal of Botany 102: 647-648. [PDF] [Open]

Riebkes, JL*, RS Barak, AT Kramer. 2015. Evaluating seed viability in prairie forbs: a test of three methods. Native Plants Journal 16: 96-106. [PDF]

Barak, RS, KA Skogen, AT Kramer, JB Fant. 2015. Assessing the value of potential “native winners” for restoration of cheatgrass-invaded habitat. Western North American Naturalist 75:55-69. [PDF]

* indicates mentored undergraduate co-author

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