of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Iowa State University
353 Bessey Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1020
|137 Bessey Hall
Functional ecology, restoration ecology, agroecology -- A general
goal of my research is to explore the functional attributes of plants
(e.g. physiological, morphological, and life history characteristics)
and to relate these to the structure and functioning of plant
populations and communities. Prairie, wetland, crop, and weed species
are examined by combining studies of plant characteristics and
microenvironments. Acclimation processes in leaves are of special
interest. Problems and techniques involved with reconstructing
prairies are also being explored.
Jurik, T.W. and H. Kliebenstein. 2000. Canopy architecture, light extinction and self-shading of a prairie grass, Andropogon gerardii. Amer. Midland Nat. 144:51-65.
Jurik, T.W. and S. Zhang. 1999. Tractor wheel traffic effects on weed emergence in central Iowa. Weed Technology 13:741-746.
Jurik, T.W. and W. Akey. 1994. Solar-tracking leaf movements in velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti). Vegetatio 112:93-94.