Publications and Media

Technical Reports

Meissen, JC. 2022. Assessing outcome predictability in prairie strip establishment. Technical report. Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

Meissen, JC. 2022. Optimizing graminoid composition in cost-effective seed mixes for prairie strips.  Technical report. Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

Meissen, JC. 2020. Assessing cost-effectiveness and establishment in prairie strips using surface and drill seeding methods. Technical report. Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

Jackson, LJ and Meissen, JC. 2019. Seed Mix Experiments and Analysis of Native Seed Supply for the Pollinator Habitat Initiative. Technical Report. Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

Meissen, JC. 2019. Designing multifunctional, cost-effective prairies for dry marginal lands. Technical report. Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

Meissen, JC. 2017. Prairie enhancement of non-native cool-season grass stands. Technical report. Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA. 

Williams, DW. 2013. Hydroseeding Survey of IRVM Counties in Iowa.Technical report. Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa.

Williams, D., and D.D. Smith, 2007.  The effects of seeding rate of prairie grasses and forbs on native plant establishment in a prairie reconstruction.  Iowa Department of Transportation final report. Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA. 

Williams, D. and D. D. Smith. 2007. The effects of seeding time on native plant establishment in a prairie reconstruction.  Iowa Department of Transportation final report. Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA. 

Presentations and Media

Podcasts

Benage, M and Worland M. 2020, 9 Aug. Getting back to our roots: prairies do it best (No. 25) [Audio Podcast Episode]. In Prairie Pod. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Lirio, N. 2023, The Science Behind Farming Prairie (No. 104) [Audio Podcast Episode]. In The Prairie Farm Podcast. The Prairie Farm.

 

Webinars

How common management decisions affect ecological outcomes in prairie practices. 2023, Feb 22. Prairie Reconstruction Initiative Winter Webinar Series 2023. 

Towards more predictable and multifunctional nutrient reducing prairie strips. 2022, Nov 9. Iowa Nutrient Research Center Fall 2022-Spring 2023 Water Quality Research Seminar Series.

Designing Seed Mixes for Native Habitat. 2017, Feb 17. US Fish and Wildlife Service/ Monarch Joint Venture Monarch Conservation Webinar Series.

Research Roundtable: Pollinator Habitat Establishment and First Year Management. 2021, Mar 25. University of Illinois- Chicago Energy Resources Center Webinar Series.

 

Other presentations

System shock: how native seed mix composition and price changed during the rapid implementation of a popular agricultural lands conservation program. Fifth National Native Seed Conference, Alexandria, VA, Mar 27-30, 2023.

Estimating baseline monarch habitat value of common CRP practices. 2022, Apr. TPC Ag Working Group Winter Meeting.

Native Pollinator Habitat Programs: A Case Study from Iowa. 2021, Sep 23. Plan It Native Landscape Conference.

How seed mix design and first year management influence multifunctionality and cost effectiveness in prairie reconstruction. 2019, Aug 21. 2019 Grassland Restoration Network Workshop, Madison, WI.

From plan to planting: assessing outcomes in a large ag-conservation program. 2019, Apr 13. The Eleventh Annual Chapter Meeting of the Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration.