NutNet papers (global studies on bottom-up vs. top-down regulation of diversity in grasslands)
Fay et al. (2015) Grassland productivity limited by multiple nutrients. Nature Plants 10.1038/nplants.2015.80
Seabloom et al. (2015) Plant species’ origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. Nature CommunicationsVolume: 6, 7710, DOI:doi:10.1038/ncomms8710
Stevens et al. (2015) Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition predicts local grassland primary production worldwide. Ecology 96, 1459-1465.
Alpine ecology and conservation
Mark et al. (2015) Ecological responses to 52 years of experimental snow manipulation in high-alpine cushionfield, Old Man Range, south central New Zealand. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 47, 751-772.
Williams et al. (2015) An International Union for the Conservation of Nature Red List ecosystems risk assessment for alpine snow patch herbfields, south-eastern Australia. Austral Ecology 40, 433–443.
Grassy ecosystems coexistence and change
Cross et al. (2015) A plant strategy approach to understand multidecadal change in community assembly processes in Australian grassy woodlands. Journal of Ecology, 103, 1300–1307.
O'Loughlin et al. (2015) The rise and fall of Leptospermum laevigatum: plant community change associated with the invasion and senescence of a range-expanding native species. Applied Vegetation Science 18, 323–331.
Wong et al. (2015) The incorporation of fungal to bacterial ratios and plant ecosystem effect traits into a state-and-transition model of land-use change in semi-arid grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 210, 11-19.
Meehan et al. (2015) Premature opening and dimorphism in Hakea decurrens (Proteaceae) follicles: a bet-hedging regeneration strategy? The Victorian Naturalist 132, 139-146.
And of course, there was the launch of the book Land of Sweeping Plains by Nick Williams, Adrian Marshall & John Morgan (CSIRO Publishing), a synthesis of 40 yrs of temperate grassland ecology, restoration and conservation.