§ Robertson, T.R., J.C. Zak and D.T. Tissue. 2010. Precipitation magnitude and timing differentially affect species richness and plant density in the sotol grassland of the Chihuahuan Desert. Oecologia.162: 185-197.
§ Acosta-Martínez V., C. W. Bell, B. E. L. Morris, J. C. Zak, and V. G. Allen. 2009. Long-term soil microbial community and enzyme responses to integrated cropping-livestock systems in a semi-arid region. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 137:231-240.
§ Bell, C.W., V. Acosta-Martinez, N. McIntyre, S. Cox, D. Tissue, and J.C. Zak. 2009. Linking microbial community structure and function to seasonal differences in soil moisture and temperature in Chihuahuan Desert grassland. Microbial Ecology 58:827-842.
§ Campbell, J. J. Clark, and J. Zak. 2009. PCR-DGGE Comparison of bacterial Community Structure in Fresh and Archived Soils Samples along a Chihuahuan Desert Elevational Gradient. Microbial Ecology. (Published first on-line)
§ Clark, J.S., J. H. Campbell, H. Grizzle, V. Acosta-Martinez, and J. C. Zak. 2009. Soil Microbial Community Response to Drought and Precipitation Variability in the Chihuahuan Desert. Microbial Ecology. 57: 248-260.
§ Humpheries, J, S. Cox and J. Zak. 2009. Characterization of the Structural and Functional Diversity of Indigenous Soil Microbial Communities in Smelter-Impacted and Non-Impacted Soils. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
§ Patrick, L., K. Ogle, C.W. Bell, J. Zak and D. Tissue. 2009. Physiological responses of two contrasting desert plant species to precipitation variability are differentially regulated by soil moisture and nitrogen dynamics. Global Change Biology 15: 1214-1229.
§ Robertson, T.R., J.C. Zak and D.T. Tissue. 2009. Precipitation timing and magnitude differentially affect aboveground annual net primary productivity in three perennial species in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland. New Phytologist 181:230-242.
§ Anderson, J.A.H., M.J. Hooper, J.C. Zak, and S. Cox. 2008. Molecular and Functional Assessment of Bacterial Community Convergence in Metal-Amended Soils. Microbial Ecology. (Published first on-line).
§ Bell, C. W., N. McIntyre, S. Cox, D. Tissue and J. Zak . 2008. Soil Microbial Responses to Temporal Variations of Moisture and Temperature in Chihuahuan Desert Grassland. Microbial Ecology 56: 153-167.
§ Huddleston, J.R., J. C. Zak and R.M. Jeter. 2007. Sampling bias created by ampicillin in isolation media for Aeromonas. Can J. Micro. 53: 39-44.
§ Patrick, L., J. Cable, D. Potts, D. Ignace, G. Barron-Gafford, A. Griffith, H. Alpert, N. van Gestel, T. Robertson, T. Huxman, J. Zak, M. Loik, and D. Tissue. 2007. Effects of an increase in summer precipitation on leaf, soil, and ecosystem fluxes of CO2 and H20 in a sotol grassland in Big Bend National Park, TX. Oecologia 151:704-718.