Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Zefferman, EP, ML McKinney, T Cianciolo, BI Fritz. 2017. Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness: Moving toward sustainable multifunctional management. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening(Link)

Stuble, K, EP Zefferman, KM Wolf, KJ Vaughn, TP Young. 2017. Outside the envelope: rare events disrupt the relationship between climate factors and species interactions. Ecology. 98(6): 1623-1630. (Link)

Zefferman, E, DJ Harris. 2016. Predicting importance of abiotic correlates to nuisance macrophyte cover in a regulated California stream using boosted regression tree models. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 54: 78-86.

Zefferman, E, JT Stevens, GK Charles, M Dunbar-Irwin, T Emam, S Fick, L Morales, KM Wolf, DJN Young, TP Young. 2015. Plant communities in harsh sites are less invaded: a summary of observations and proposed explanations. AoB PLANTS. plv056 doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plv056. (Open Access Link)

Zefferman, E. 2015. Experimental tests of priority effects and light availability on relative performance of Myriophyllum spicatum and Elodea nuttallii in artificial stream channels. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0120248 (Open Access Link)

Young, TP, EP Zefferman, KJ Vaughn, S Fick. 2014. Initial success of native grasses is contingent on multiple interactions among exotic grass competition, temporal priority, rainfall, and site effects. AoB PLANTS. plu081  *Editor’s Choice* (Open Access Link)

Zefferman, E. 2014. Increasing canopy shading reduces growth but not establishment of Elodea nuttallii and Myriophyllum spicatum in stream channels. Hydrobiologia. 734:159–170.  (Link)

Bates, GW, DM Rosenthal, J Sun, M Chattopadhyay, E Peffer, J Yang, DR Ort, AM Jones. 2012. A comparative study of the Arabidopsis thaliana guard-cell transcriptome and its modulation by sucrose. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49641. (Open Access Link)

Young, TP and E Peffer. 2010. ‘Recalcitrant understory layers’ revisited: arrested succession and the long life-spans of clonal mid-successional species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 40: 1184-1188 (Link)

Vaughn, K, L McGeoch, M Wilkerson, J Balachowski, E Peffer, C Riginos, and T Young. 2010. Restoration Ecology. Nature Education Knowledge 1(8):1 (Open Access Link)

Outreach Publications/ Reports

Zefferman, E. 2015. Initial Ecological Inventory of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness: Findings and Recommendations. (Report prepared for City of Knoxville, Legacy Parks Foundation, and Aslan Foundation)

Zefferman, E. 2015. Partners conduct an ecological inventory of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Tennessee Conservationist. (Invited article)

Zefferman, E. 2015. Managing invasive plants in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Guest post for (Link)

Peffer, E. 2013. Aquatic Vegetation Assessment of Putah Creek, Lake Solano, the Putah South Canal, and the Terminal Reservoir. (Report to Solano County Water Agency)

Peffer, E. 2011. Partners restore riparian and grassland habitat along Putah Creek. Grasslands 21(4):6.

Peffer, E. 2010. Flora of Independence Lake. (Prepared for The Nature Conservancy)