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Researchers funded through our Oklahoma Competitive Water Research Grants Program [USGS 104(b)] go on to present their findings at various conferences and publish in various media. Below are some of the peer-reviewed publications from research we have funded.


Murley, Cameron B. Sumit Sharma, Jason G. Warren, Daryl B. Arnall, William R. Raun. 2018.Yield response of corn and grain sorghum to row offsets on subsurface drip laterals. Agricultural Water Management 208: 357-362.

Acharya, Bharat S., Todd Halihan, Chris B. Zou, and Rodney E. Will. 2017. Vegetation Controls on the Spatio-temporal Heterogeneity of Deep Moisture in the Unsaturated Zone: A Hydrogeophysical Evaluation. Scientific Reports 7(1).

Krueger, Erik S., Yohannes T. Yimam, and Tyson E. Ochsner. 2017. Human Factors Were Dominant Drivers of Record Low Streamflow to a Surface Water Irrigation District in the US Southern Great Plains. Agricultural Water Management 185: 93-104.

Wyatt, Briana M., Tyson E. Ochsner, Christopher A. Fiebrich, Christopher R. Neel, and David S. Wallace. 2017. Useful Drainage Estimates Obtained from a Large-Scale Soil Moisture Monitoring Network by Applying the Unit-Gradient Assumption. Vadose Zone Journal 16(6).

Acharya, Bharat S., Younghong Hao, Tyson E. Ochsner, and Chris B. Zou. 2016. Woody Plant Encroachment Alters Soil Hydrological Properties and Reduces Downward Flux of Water in Tallgrass Prairie. Plant and Soil 414(1-2): 379-391.

Acharya, Bharat S., Elaine Stebler, and Chris B. Zou. 2016. Monitoring Litter Interception of Rainfall Using Leaf Wetness Sensor under Controlled and Field Conditions. Hydrological Processes 31(1): 240-249.

Miller, R.B., D.M. Heeren, G.A. Fox, T. Halihan, and D.E. Storm. 2016. Heterogeneity Influences on Stream Water–Groundwater Interactions in a Gravel-dominated Floodplain. Hydrological Sciences Journal 61(4): 741-750.

Mittelstet, A.R., D.E. Storm, and G.A. Fox. 2016. Testing of the Modified Streambank Erosion and Instream Phosphorus Routines for the SWAT Model. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 53(1): 101-114.

Purvis, Rebecca A., and Garey A. Fox. 2016. Streambank Sediment Loading Rates at the Watershed Scale and the Benefit of Riparian Protection. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41(10): 1327-1336.

Castro, Antonio J., Caryn C. Vaughn, Jason P. Julian, Marina G. Llorente, and Kelsey N. Bowman. 2015. Social Perception and Supply of Ecosystem Services - A Watershed Approach for Carbon Related Ecosystem Services. Biodiversity in Ecosystems - Linking Structure and Function.

Dale, Joseph, Chris B. Zou, William J. Andrews, James M. Long, Ye Liang, and Lei Qiao. 2015. Climate, water use, and land surface transformation in an irrigation intensive watershed—Streamflow responses from 1950 through 2010. Agricultural Water Management 160: 144-152.

Daly, E. R., G. A. Fox, H. K. Enlow, D. E. Storm, and S. L. Hunt. 2015. Site-scale Variability of Streambank Fluvial Erodibility Parameters as Measured with a Jet Erosion Test. Hydrological Processes 29(26): 5451-5464.

Daly, Erin R., Garey A. Fox, Abdul-Sahib T. Al-Madhhachi, and Daniel E. Storm, 2015. Variability of fluvial erodibility parameters for streambanks on a watershed scale. Geomorphology 231: 281-291.

Daly, Erin R., Ronald B. Miller, and Garey A. Fox, 2015. Modeling streambank erosion and failure along protected and unprotected composite streambanks. Advances in Water Resources, Special Issue on Fluvial Eco-Hydraulics and Morphodynamics: New Insights and Challenges. Advances in Water Resources 81: 114-127.

Gates, Kiza K., Caryn C. Vaughn, and Jason P. Julian. 2015. Developing Environmental Flow Recommendations for Freshwater Mussels Using the Biological Traits of Species Guilds. Freshwater Biology 60(4): 620-635.

Qiao, Lei, Chris B. Zou, Rodney E. Will, and Elaine Stebler. 2015. Calibration of SWAT Model for Woody Plant Encroachment Using Paired Experimental Watershed Data. Journal of Hydrology 523: 231-239.

Vaughn, Caryn C., Carla L. Atkinson, and Jason P. Julian. 2015. Drought-induced Changes in Flow Regimes Lead to Long-term Losses in Mussel-provided Ecosystem Services. Ecology and Evolution 5(6): 1291-1305.

Zou, Chris B., Giulia L. Caterina, Rodney E. Will, Elaine Stebler, and Donald Turton. 2015. Canopy Interception for a Tallgrass Prairie under Juniper Encroachment. PLOS ONE 10(11).

Heeren, Derek M., Garey A. Fox, and Daniel E. Storm. 2014. Berm Method for Quantification of Infiltration at the Plot Scale in High Conductivity Soils. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 19(2): 457-461.

Miller, Ronald B., Garey A. Fox, Chad J. Penn, Stuart Wilson, Abigail Parnell, Rebecca A. Purvis, and Kelsey Criswell. 2014. Estimating Sediment and Phosphorus Loads from Streambanks with and without Riparian Protection. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 189: 70-81.

Miller, Ronald B., Derek M. Heeren, Garey A. Fox, Todd Halihan, Daniel E. Storm, and Aaron R. Mittelstet. 2014. The Hydraulic Conductivity Structure of Gravel-dominated Vadose Zones Within Alluvial Floodplains. Journal of Hydrology 513: 229-240.

Penn, C.J., D.M. Heeren, and G.A. Fox. 2014. Application of isothermal calorimetry to the study of phosphorus sorption onto soils in a flow-through system. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78(1):147-156.

Qiao, Lei, Yang Hong, Renee McPherson, Mark Shafer, David Gade, David Williams, Sheng Chen, and Douglas Lilly. 2014. Climate Change and Hydrological Response in the Trans-State Oologah Lake Watershed–Evaluating Dynamically Downscaled NARCCAP and Statistically Downscaled CMIP3 Simulations with VIC Model. Water Resources Management 28(10): 3291-3305.

Ge, Jianjun, and Chris Zou. 2013. Impacts of Woody Plant Encroachment on Regional Climate in the Southern Great Plains of the United States. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 118(16): 9093-9104.

Heeren, D. M., G. A. Fox, A. K. Fox, D. E. Storm, R. B. Miller, and A. R. Mittelstet. 2013. Divergence and Flow Direction as Indicators of Subsurface Heterogeneity and Stage-Dependent Storage in Alluvial Floodplains. Hydrological Processes 28(3): 1307-1317.

Scott, Bethany L., Tyson E. Ochsner, Bradley G. Illston, Christopher A. Fiebrich, Jeffery B. Basara, and Albert J. Sutherland. 2013. New Soil Property Database Improves Oklahoma Mesonet Soil Moisture Estimates. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 30(11): 2585-2595.

Zou, Chris B., Donald J. Turton, Rodney E. Will, David M. Engle, and Sam D. Fuhlendorf. 2013. Alteration of Hydrological Processes and Streamflow with Juniper (Juniperus virginiana) Encroachment in a Mesic Grassland Catchment. Hydrological Processes 28(26): 6173-6182.

Wine, Michael L., and Chris B. Zou. 2012. Long-Term Streamflow Relations with Riparian Gallery Forest Expansion into Tallgrass Prairie in the Southern Great Plains, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 266: 170-179.

Fox, G.A., D.M. Heeren, and M.A. Kizer. 2011. Evaluation of a Stream-Aquifer Analysis Test for Deriving Reach-Scale Streambed Conductance. Transactions of the ASABE 54:473-479.

Bidwell, J.R., .Becker, S. Hensley, R. Stark, and M.T. Meyer. 2010. Occurrence of Organic Wastewater and Other Contaminants in Cave Streams in Northeastern Oklahoma and Northwestern Arkansas. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 58:286-298.

Boyer, C.N., D.C. Adams, and J. Lucero. 2010. Rural Coverage Bias in Online Surveys? Evidence from Oklahoma Water Managers. Journal of Extension 48:3TOT5.

Heeren, D.M., R. Miller, G.A. Fox, D.E. Storm, C.J. Penn, and T. Halihan. 2010. Preferential Flow Path Effects on Subsurface Contaminant Transport in Alluvial Floodplains. Transactions of the ASABE 53:127-136.

Zou, C., P. Folliott, and M. Wine. 2010. Streamflow Responses to Vegetation Manipulations along a Gradient of Precipitation in the Colorado River Basin. Forest Ecology and Management. 259:1268-1276.

Fuchs, J.W., G.A. Fox, D.E. Storm, C. Penn, and G.O. Brown. 2009. Subsurface Transport of Phosphorus in Riparian Floodplains: Influence of Preferential Flow Paths. Journal of Environmental Quality 38: 473-484.