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Cheng W., Parton, W.J., Gonzalez-Meler M.A., McNickle, G.G., Phillips, R, Brzostek, E., and Jastrow, J.D.  2014. Synthesis and Modeling Perspectives of Rhizosphere Priming. New Phytologist. 201(1): 31-44. DOI

McNickle, G.G. Deyholos M.K and Cahill, J.F. Jr. 2013. Ecological and evolutionary implications of single and mixed nitrogen nutrition in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Ecology. 13:28. DOI

McNickle, G.G. and Dybzinski, R. 2013. Plant Ecology and Game theory. Ecology Letters. 16(4):545-555. DOI

McNickle, G.G. and Brown J.S. 2012. Evolutionary stable strategies for nutrient foraging and below-ground competition in plants. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 14:667687. Link.

Cahill, J.F. Jr., and McNickle, G.G., 2011. The behavioral ecology of nurient foraging by plants Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 42: 289-311. DOI

Taggart, J.M., Cahill, J.F. Jr., McNickle, G.G., and Hall, J.C. 2011. Molecular identification of roots from a grassland community using size differences in fluorescently labeled PCR amplicons of three cpDNA regions. Molecular Ecology Resources. 11(1): 185-195. DOI

Cahill, J.F. Jr, McNickle, G.G., Haag, J.J., Lamb, E.G., Nyanumba, S.M, St Clair, C.C. 2010. Plants integrate information about nutrients and neighbors. Science. 328: 1657 DOI

McNickle, G.G., St Clair, C.C. and Cahill, J.F. Jr. 2009. Focusing the Metaphor: Plant root foraging behaviour. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 24:419-426 DOI

McNickle, G.G., and Cahill, J.F. Jr. 2009. Plant root growth and the marginal value theorem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 106(12): 4747-4751. DOI

McNickle, G.G., Cahill, J.F. Jr. and Deyholos M.K. 2008 . A PCR based method for the identification of mixed root samples of 10 co-occuring grassland species. Botany. 86: 485-490. DOI

Viswanathan, D.V.,McNickle, G., and Thaler, J.S. 2008. Heterogeneity of plant phenotypes caused by herbivore-specific induced responses influences the spatial distribution of herbivores Ecological Entomology 33(1): 86-94. DOI

McNickle, G.G., Rennie, M.D., and Sprules, W.G. 2006. Changes in Benthic Invertebrate Communities of South Bay, Lake Huron Following Invasion by Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and Potential Effects on Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformus) Diet and Growth. Journal of Great Lakes Research 32:180-193. DOI