Adam Davis

Professor

Primary Disciplines

Education

  • B.A.: Biology (cum laude), Yale University, 1990
  • M.A.T.: Biology Education, Brown University, 1993
  • M.S.: Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Maine, 1998
  • Ph.D.: Crop Physiology and Production (Weed Science), Iowa State University, 2002

Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral research associate, Michigan State University (2002-2004).
  • Research Ecologist, GS-15, Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit (2017-present). GS-12 (2004-2006), GS-13 (2007-2010), GS-14 (2011-2016).
  • Professor, UIUC Crop Sciences Department (2017-present). Assistant (2005-2011); Associate (2012-2017). 0%FTE Affiliate appt.

Research Interests

  • Integrated weed management Most weed management tactics are focused on controlling weed seedlings because they are easy to see, and are quite vulnerable at this life stage. However, a life-history approach to targeting weeds of annual field crops, which tend to be mostly annuals themselves, indicates that weed population growth rate responds most strongly to tactics influencing the weed seedbank. Ideally, integrated weed management strategies should incorporate multiple opportunities for management throughout the weed life cycle. Our research in this area spans investigations of weed seedbank ecology, efficacy of new tactics, and quantifying the impact of multi-tactic integrated weed management systems on the demography of weedy and invasive plant species.
  • Spatial ecology of agricultural risk management What are useful spatial scales at which to manage weedy and invasive plant species? What environmental factors and dispersal processes drive the long-term trajectories of plant invasions? How can we make most efficient use of limited budgets for early detection and monitoring to limit the spread of new invaders? These are among the questions that our group attempts to answer in a variety of risk management contexts. Current investigations in this area include quantitative risk analysis of the invasive potential of bioenergy crop species, epidemiology of herbicide resistance evolution in field crop settings, and spatial simulations of the impact of aggregating weed management decisions at spatial scales larger than the individual farm.
  • Diversified cropping systems Modern field crop agroecosystems have been greatly simplified to efficiently produce high yields with relatively low amounts of human labor. The enormous productivity of these systems comes with hidden costs in human and environmental health that are often externalized when considering cost-effectiveness of such systems. Our group is interested in testing the hypothesis that high productivity may be compatible with net ecosystem aggradation, yet remain profitable, when cropping systems are diversified to enhance ecosystem service production. Our work in this area includes cropping system design for increased environmental resilience, use of multiple performance indicators to assess agroecosystem sustainability, and pathways to sustainable intensification for small holders in Nepal.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Liebman, M. and A. S. Davis. 2000. Integration of crop, soil and weed management in low-external input systems. Weed Res. 40:27-47.
  • Davis, A. S. and M. Liebman. 2001. Nitrogen source influences wild mustard growth and competitive effect on sweet corn. Weed Sci. 49:558-566.
  • Davis, A. S and M. Liebman. 2003. Cropping system effects on Setaria faberi seedbank dynamics. Asp. Appl. Biol. 69:83-91.
  • Davis, A. S., P. Dixon and M. Liebman. 2003. Cropping system effects on giant foxtail demography: II. Retrospective perturbation analysis. Weed Sci. 51: 930-939.
  • Davis, A. S. and M. Liebman. 2003. Cropping system effects on giant foxtail demography: I. Green manure and tillage timing. Weed Sci. 51: 921-929.
  • Davis, A. S., P. Dixon and M. Liebman. 2004. Using matrix models to determine cropping system effects on annual weed demography. Ecol. Appl. 14:655-668.
  • Davis, A. S. and M. Ngouajio. 2005. Introduction to the symposium Beyond thresholds: applying multiple tactics within integrated weed management systems. Weed Sci. 53: 368-369.
  • Davis, A. S., K. A. Renner and K. L. Gross. 2005. Weed seedbank and community shifts in a long-term cropping systems experiment. Weed Sci. 53:296-306.
  • Davis, A. S., J. Cardina, F. Forcella, G. A. Johnson, G. Kegode, J. L. Lindquist, E. C. Luschei, K. A. Renner, C. L. Sprague, and M. M. Williams II. 2005. Environmental factors affecting seed persistence of 13 annual weeds. Weed Sci. 53: 860-868.
  • Davis, A. S., K. I. Anderson, S. G. Hallett, and K. A. Renner. 2006. Weed seed mortality in soils with contrasting agricultural management histories. Weed Sci. 54: 291-297.
  • Davis, A. S. 2006. When does it make sense to target the weed seedbank? Weed Sci. 54:558-565.
  • Chee-Sanford, J., G. K. Sims, M. M. Williams, II, A. S. Davis. 2006. Do microorganisms influence weed seedbank dynamics? Weed Sci. 54: 575-587.
  • Raghu, S., R. C. Anderson, C. C. Daehler, A. S. Davis, R. N. Wiedenmann, D. Simberloff and R. N. Mack. 2006. Adding biofuels to the invasive species fire? Science 313:1742.
  • Williams, M. M. II., R. A. Boydston and A. S. Davis. 2006. Canopy variation among three sweet corn hybrids and implications for light competition. HortSci. 41:1449-1454.
  • Davis, A.S., D. A. Landis, V. A. Nuzzo, B. Blossey, E. Gerber and H. L. Hinz. 2006. Demographic models inform selection of biocontrol agents for garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Ecol. Appl. 16: 2399-2410.
  • Davis, A. S. and K. A. Renner. 2007. Seed depth and pathogens affect fatal germination of velvetleaf and giant foxtail. Weed Sci. 55: 30-35.
  • Davis, A. S. 2007. Nitrogen fertilizer and crop residue effects on seed mortality and germination of eight annual weed species. Weed Sci. 55:123-128.
  • Williams, M. M. II., R. A. Boydston and A. S. Davis. 2007. Wild proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) suppressive ability among three sweet corn hybrids. Weed Sci. 55: 245-251.
  • Raghu, S. and A. S. Davis. 2007. Exotic grasses as biofuels—the concerns. Illinois Nat. Stew. 16:30-32.
  • Davis, A. S. and M. M. Williams II. 2007. Variation in wild proso millet fecundity in sweet corn has residual effects in snap bean. Weed Sci. 55: 502-507.
  • Williams, M. M. II., R. A. Boydston and A. S. Davis. 2008. Differential tolerance in sweet corn to wild proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) interference. Weed Sci. 56:91-96.
  • Williams, M. M. II., R. A. Boydston and A. S. Davis. 2008. Crop competitive ability contributes to herbicide performance in sweet corn. Weed Res. 48:58-67.
  • Liebman, M. L., L. R. Gibson, D. N. Sundberg, A. H. Heggenstaller, P. R. Westerman, C. A. Chase, R. G. Hartzler, F. D. Menalled, A. S. Davis, and Philip M. Dixon. 2008. Agronomic and Economic Performance Characteristics of Conventional and Low-External-Input Cropping Systems in the Central Corn Belt. Agron. J. 100: 600-610.
  • Davis, A. S. 2008. Weed Seed Pools Concurrent with Corn and Soybean Harvest in Illinois. Weed Sci. 56:503-508.
  • Davis, A. S., B. J. Schutte, J. Iannuzzi and K. A. Renner. 2008. Chemical and Physical Defense of Weed Seeds in Relation to Soil Seedbank Persistence. Weed Sci. 56:676-684.
  • Sweeney, A. E., K. A. Renner, C. Laboski and A. S. Davis. 2008. Effect of fertilizer nitrogen on weed emergence and growth. Weed Sci. 56: 714-721.
  • Schutte, B. J., A. S. Davis, K. A. Renner and J. Cardina. 2008. Maternal and Burial Environment Effects on Seed Mortality of Velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti) and Giant Foxtail (Setaria faberi). Weed Sci. 56:834-840.
  • Davis, A. S., D. Brainard and E. R. Gallandt. 2008. Introduction to the Symposium on Invasive Plant Species and the new bioeconomy. Weed Sci. 56:866.
  • Davis, A. S. and E. C. Luschei. 2009. Living boundaries: tracking weed seed movement with non-dormant seed. Weed Sci. 57:163-168.
  • B. F. Tracy and A. S. Davis. 2009. Weed biomass and species composition as affected by an integrated crop-livestock system. Crop Sci. 49:1523-1530.
  • Y. F. So, M. M. Williams II, J. K. Pataky, and A. S. Davis. 2009. Principal Canopy Factors of Sweet Corn and Relationships to Competitive Ability with Wild-Proso Millet (Panicum miliaceum). Weed Sci. 57:296-303.
  • Davis, A. S., J. C. Hall, M. Jasieniuk, M. A. Locke, E. C. Luschei, D. A. Mortensen, D. E. Riechers, R. G. Smith, T. M. Sterling, and J. H. Westwood. 2009. Weed science research and funding: a call to action. Weed Sci. 57:442-448.
  • Williams, M. M. II, A. S. Davis, T. L. Rabaey, and C. Boerboom. 2009. Linkages among agronomic, environmental and weed management characteristics in North American sweet corn. Field Crops Res. 113:161-169.
  • Lankau, R., G. Spyreas, V. Nuzzo and A. S. Davis. 2009. Evolutionary limits ameliorate the negative impact of an invasive plant. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 106: 15362-15367.
  • Davis, A. S., R. D. Cousens, J. Hill, R. N. Mack, D. Simberloff and S. Raghu. 2010. Screening bioenergy feedstock crops to mitigate invasion risk. Front. Ecol. Evol. 8: 533-539.
  • Davis, A. S. 2010. Cover crop roller-crimper contributes to weed management in no-till soybean. Weed Sci. 58: 300-308.
  • Davis, A. S. and S. Raghu. 2010. Weighing abiotic and biotic factors in weed seed predation. Weed Res. 50:402-412.
  • Schutte, B. J., A. Hager and A. S. Davis. 2010. Repeat applications of glyphosate on custom-applied, glyphosate-resistant soybeans in Illinois: how many and why? Weed Technol. 24: 590-598.
  • Schutte, B. J., J. Liu, A. S. Davis, S. K. Harrison and E. E. Regnier. 2010. Environmental factors that influence a mutualism between the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris L. and the annual weed Ambrosia trifida L. Agric. Ecosyst. Envir. 138:197-205.
  • Schutte, B. J., E. R. Haramoto and A. S. Davis. 2010. Methods for Optimizing Seed Mortality Experiments. Weed Technol. 24: 599-606.
  • Raghu, S., J.L. Spencer, A.S. Davis, R. Wiedenmann. 2011. Ecological context for the careful consideration/evaluation of biofuels: challenges and potential solutions. Curr. Opin. Environ. Sust. 3:15-23.
  • Evans, J. A. and A. S. Davis. 2011. Implications of demographic models for invasive plant management: a comment on “Complex population dynamics and control of the invasive biennial Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard). Ecol. Appl. 21: 608-613.
  • Dalling, J. W., A. S. Davis, B. J. Schutte and A. E. Arnold. 2011. A framework for a seed defence theory: integrating predation, dormancy and the soil microbial community J. Ecol. 99: 89-95.
  • Thinglum, K, C. Riggins, A. S. Davis, K. Bradley, K. Al-Khatib and P. Tranel. 2011. Wide distribution of the waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) -G210 PPX2 mutation, which confers resistance to PPO-inhibiting herbicides. Weed Sci. 59: 22-27.
  • Wortman, S., A. S. Davis, B. Schutte and J. Lindquist. 2011. Integrating management of soil nitrogen and weeds. Weed Sci. 59: 162-170.
  • Quinn, L. D., D. P. Matlaga, A. S. Davis and R. Stewart. 2011. Evaluating the influence of wind speed on caryopsis dispersal of Miscanthus sinensis and Miscanthus x. giganteus. J. Invasive Plant Sci. Mgt. 4: 142-150.
  • Davis, A. S., D. Daedlow, B. Schutte and P. R. Westerman. 2011. Temporal scaling of episodic point estimates of weed seed predation to long-term predation rates. Methods Ecol. Evol. 2: 682-692.
  • Davis, A. S. and E. A. Ainsworth. 2012. Weed interference with field-grown soybean (Glycine max) decreases under elevated [CO2] in a FACE experiment. Weed Research. 52: 277-285.
  • A. J. Bicksler, J. Masiunas and A. S. Davis. 2012. Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) suppression by sudangrass interference and defoliation. Weed Science. 60: 260-266.
  • Matlaga, D., B. J. Schutte and A. S. Davis. 2012. Age-dependent population dynamics of the bioenergy crop Miscanthus x giganteus in Illinois. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 5: 238-248.
  • Wortman, S. E., A. S. Davis, B. J. Schutte, J. L. Lindquist, J. Cardina, J. Felix, C. L. Sprague, J. A. Dille, A.H.M. Ramirez, G. Reicks, and S. A. Clay. 2012. Local conditions, not regional gradients, drive demographic variation of Ambrosia trifida and Helianthus annuus across northern U.S. maize belt. Weed Science 60:440-450.
  • Liu, J., A. S. Davis and P. Tranel. 2012. Pollen biology and dispersal dynamics in waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus). Weed Science. 60:416-422.
  • Evans, J., A. S. Davis, S. Raghu, A. Raghavendran, D. Landis, D. S. Schemske. 2012. The importance of space, time and stochasticity to the demography and management of Alliaria petiolata. Ecol. Appl. 22: 1497-1511.
  • Matlaga, D. P., L. D. Quinn, R. Stewart, A. S. Davis. 2012. Light response of native and introduced Miscanthus sinensis seedlings. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 5:363-374.
  • Davis, A.S., J. D. Hill, A. M. Johanns, C. A. Chase, M. Liebman. 2012. Increasing cropping system diversity balances productivity, profitability and environmental health. PLoS One. 7(10): e47149. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047149.
  • Matlaga, D. and A. S. Davis. 2013. Minimizing the invasive potential of the bioenergy crop Miscanthus x giganteus: Identifying demographic thresholds for increasing population size and spatial extent. Journal of Applied Ecology. 50: 479-487.
  • Davis, A. S., E. Taylor, E. Haramoto and K. A. Renner. 2013. Annual post-dispersal weed seed predation in contrasting field environments Weed Science. 61: 296-302.
  • Davis, A. S., S. Clay, J. Cardina, A. Dille, F. Forcella, C. Sprague. 2013. Seed burial physical environment explains departures from regional hydrothermal model of giant ragweed seedling emergence in U.S. Midwest. Weed Science. 61: 415-421.
  • Schutte, B., A. S. Davis, S. Wortman, J. Lindquist. 2013. Maternal environment effects on phenolic defenses in Abutilon theophrasti seeds. Am J. Plant Sciences. 4: 1127-1133.
  • Schutte, B.J., B. J. Tomasek, A. S. Davis, L. Andersson, D. L. Benoit, A. Cirujeda, J. Dekker, F. Forcella, J. L. Gonzalez-Andujar, F. Graziana, A. J. Murdoch, P. Neve, I. A. Rasmussen, B. Sera, J. Salonen, F. Tei, K. S. Torresen. 2014. A framework for understanding stimulation of weed seedling emergence by soil disturbance. Weed Research. 54:1-12.
  • Lou, Y., S. Clay, A. S. Davis, A. Dille, J. Felix, H. Ramirez, C. Sprague and A. Yannarell. 2014. An affinity-effect relationship for microbial communities in plant-soil feedback loops. Microbial Ecology. 67: 866-876.
  • Liebman, M, Z. Miller, C. Williams, P. Westerman, P. Dixon, A. Heggenstaller, A. S. Davis, F. Menalled, D. Sundberg. 2014. Fates of Setaria faberi and Abutilon theophrasti seeds in three crop rotation systems. Weed Research. 54: 293-306.
  • Clay, S., A. S. Davis, J. A. Dille, F. Forcella, J. Lindquist and C. L. Sprague. 2014. Common sunflower seedling emergence across the U.S. Midwest. Weed Science. 62: 63-70.
  • Smith, R.G., A. S. Davis, N. Jordan, L.W. Atwood, A. B. Daly, A. S. Grandy, M. C. Hunter, R. T. Koide, D. A. Mortensen, P. Ewing, D. Kane, M. Li, Y. Lou, S. S. Snapp, K. A. Spokas, A. C. Yannarell. 2014. Structural equation modeling facilitates transdisciplinary research on agriculture and climate change. Crop Science. 54:1-9.
  • Schutte, B. J., A. S. Davis, S. A. Peinado Jr., N. Klypina and J. Ashigh. 2014. Seed coat thickness data clarifies seed size-seed persistence tradeoffs in Abutilon theophrasti (Malvaceae). Seed Science Research 24: 119-131.
  • Tiansawat, P., A. S. Davis, M. Berhow, P. C. Zalamea, J. W. Dalling. 2014. Investment in seed physical defence is associated with species’ light requirement for regeneration and seed persistence: evidence from Macaranga species in Borneo. PLOS ONE. 9 (6): e99691. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099691.
  • Schutte, B. R., A. S. Davis. 2014. Do common waterhemp (Amaranthus rudis) seedling emergence patterns meet criteria for herbicide resistance simulation modeling? Weed Technology. 28: 408-417.
  • West, N. M., D. P. Matlaga, A. S. Davis. 2014. Quantifying targets to manage invasion risk: light gradients dominate the early regeneration niche of naturalized and pre-commercial Miscanthus populations. Biological Invasions. 16:1991-2001.
  • DeDecker, J.J., J.B. Masiunas, A. S. Davis, C. G. Flint. 2014. Weed management practice selection among Midwest U.S. organic growers. Weed Science. 62:520-531.
  • Karki, T. B., S. K. Sah, R. B. Thapa, A. J. McDonald, A. S Davis, Y. G. Khadka. 2014. Weeds and their effect on the performance on maize and fingermillet in the mid-hills of Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology. 2: 275-278.
  • Karki, T. B., S. K. Sah, R. B. Thapa, A. J. McDonald and A. S. Davis. 2014. Plant density affects the productivity of maize-fingermillet systems in the mid-hills of Nepal. Research and Reviews: Journal of Agriculture and Allied Sciences. 3: 24-29.
  • Ward, S. M., R. D. Cousens, M. V. Bagavathiannan, J. N. Barney, H. J. Beckie, R. Busi, A. S. Davis, J. S. Dukes, F. Forcella, R. P. Freckleton, E. R. Gallandt, L. M. Hall, M. Jasieniuk, A. Lawton-Rauh, E. A. Lehnhoff, M. Liebman, B. D. Maxwell, M. B. Mesgaran, J. V. Murray, P. Neve, M. A. Nunez, A. Pauchard, S. A. Queenborough, B. L. Webber. 2014. Agricultural weed research: a critique and two proposals. Weed Science. 62: 672-678.
  • Kane, D. A., S. S. Snapp and A. S Davis. 2014. Ridge tillage concentrates potentially mineralizable soil N in the crop row, facilitating maize N uptake. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79: 81-88.
  • West, N. M., D. P. Matlaga, P. Kalita and A. S. Davis. 2014. Managing spread from rhizome fragments is key to reducing invasiveness in Miscanthus x giganteus. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7: 517-525.
  • Zalamea, P. C., C. Sarmiento, A. E. Arnold, A. S. Davis and J. W. Dalling. 2015. Do soil microbes and abrasion by soil particles influence persistence and loss of physical dormancy in seeds of tropical pioneers? Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00799.
  • Guo, J., C. W. Riggins, N. E. Hausman, A. G. Hager, D. E. Riechers, A. S. Davis and P. J. Tranel. 2015. Non-target-site resistance to ALS inhibitors in waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus). Weed Science. 63: 399-407.
  • Tomasek, B. J., M. M. Williams, A. S. Davis. 2015. Mitigating risk of weather variability to agriculture through improved field workability predictions. Agronomy Journal. 107: 627-633.
  • Jordan, N. R. and A. S. Davis. 2015. Middle way strategies for sustainable intensification of agriculture. BioScience. 65: 513-519.
  • Muthukrishnan, R., N. R. West, A. S. Davis, N. R. Jordan and J. Forester. 2015. Evaluating the role of landscape in the spread of invasive species: The case of the biomass crop Miscanthus x giganteus. Ecological Modelling. 317:6-15.
  • Karki, T. B., S. K. Sah, R. B. Thapa, A. J. McDonald, and A. S. Davis. 2015. Identifying pathways for improving food self-sufficiency outcomes in the hills of Nepal. PLoS ONE. 10(6): e0127513. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127513.
  • Davis, A. S., B. J. Schutte, A. G. Hager and B. G. Young. 2015. Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) damage niche in Illinois soybean is seed-limited. Weed Science. 63: 658-668.
  • Pitman, S. E., R. Muthukrishnan, N. M. West, N. R. Jordan, A. S. Davis and J. D. Forester. 2015. Mitigating the potential for invasive spread of the exotic biofuel crop, Miscanthus x giganteus. Biological Invasions. 17: 3247-3261.
  • Evans, J. A., P. J. Tranel, A. G. Hager, B. R. Schutte, C. Wu, L. Chatham and A. S Davis. 2016. Managing the evolution of herbicide resistance. Pest Management Science. 72: 74-80.
  • Welch, R., G. Behnke, A. S. Davis, J. Masiunas, and M. B. Villamil. 2016. Using cover crops in headlands of organic grain farms: effects on soil properties, weeds and crop yields. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment. 216: 322-332.
  • Lou, Y., A. S. Davis and A. C. Yannarell. 2016. Interactions between allelochemicals and the microbial community affect weed suppression following cover crop residue incorporation into soil. Plant and Soil. 399: 357-371.
  • Williams, A., D. Kane, P. Ewing, L. Atwood, A. Jilling, M. Li, Y. Lou, A. S. Davis, A. S. Grandy, R. T. Koide, D. A. Mortensen, R. G. Smith, S. Snapp, K. A. Spokas, A. C. Yannarell, N. R. Jordan. 2016. Soil functional zone management: a vehicle for sustainable temporal intensification of agriculture. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00065
  • Barney, J. N., A. S. Davis, R. D. Porter and D. Simberloff. 2016. A life-cycle approach to low-invasion potential bioenergy production. CAST Commentary QTA 2016-1. CAST, Ames, Iowa.
  • Williams, A., A. S. Davis, P. Ewing, A. S. Grandy, D. A. Kane, D. A. Mortensen, R. G. Smith, K. A. Spokas, N. R. Jordan. 2016. A comparison of soil hydrothermal properties in zonal and uniform tillage systems across the northern US Corn Belt. Geoderma. 273: 12-19.
  • Regnier, E. E., K. Harrison, M. M. Loux, C. Holloman, R. Venkatesh, A. S. Davis, R. Taylor. 2016. Crop advisor perceptions of giant ragweed distribution, herbicide-resistance, and management in the Corn Belt. Weed Science. 64: 361-377.
  • Hill, E., K. A. Renner, C. Sprague and A. S. Davis. 2016. Cover crop impact on weed dynamics in an organic dry bean system. Weed Science. 64: 261-275.
  • Williams, A., A. S. Davis, Ewing, P., A. S. Grandy, D. Kane, R. T. Koide, D. A. Mortensen, R. G. Smith, S. S. Snapp, K. Spokas, A. C. Yannarell and N. R. Jordan. 2016. Precision control of soil N cycling via soil functional zone management. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment. 231: 291-295.
  • Williams, A., M. Hunter, M. Kammerer, D. A. Kane, N. R. Jordan, R. G. Smith, S. Snapp and A. S. Davis. 2016. Soil water holding capacity decreases maize production downside risk and volatility across the US Corn Belt: Time to invest in soil organic matter? PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160974. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0160974
  • Evans, J. A., R. A. Lankau, A. S. Davis, S. Raghu and D. Landis. 2016. Soil mediated eco-evolutionary feedbacks in the invasive plant Alliaria petiolata. Functional Ecology. 30: 1053-1061.
  • Jordan, N.R., M. Schut, S. Graham, J. Barney, D. Child, S. Christensen, R. Cousens, A. S. Davis, H. Eisenberg, C. Fernandez-Quintanilla, L. Harrison, M. Harsch, S. Heijting, M. Liebman, D. Loddo, S. Mirsky, M. Riemens, P. Neve, D. Peltzer, M. Renton, J. Recasens, M. Sonderskov. 2016. Transdisciplinary weed research: new leverage on challenging weed problems? Weed Research. 56: 345-358.
  • Davis, A. S., Fu, X., Schutte, B., Berhow, M. and Dalling, J. 2016. Interspecific variation in persistence of buried weed seeds follows trade-offs among physiological, chemical and physical seed defenses. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ ece3.2415
  • Li, M., N. R. Jordan, R. T. Koide, A. C. Yannarell and A. S. Davis. 2016. Meta-analysis of crop and weed growth responses to arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungi. Weed Science. 64: 642-652.
  • Shaffer, J., C. Sarmiento, P. C. Zalamea, R. Gallery, J. W. Dalling, A. S. Davis, D. A. Baltrus and E. A. Arnold. 2016. Diversity, specificity and phylogenetic relationships of endohyphal bacteria in fungi that inhabit tropical seeds and leaves. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 4:116. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00116
  • Milbrath, L. R., A. S. Davis and J. Biazzo.2017. Demography of invasive black and pale swallowwort populations in New York. Northeastern Naturalist. 24:37-53.
  • Williams, A., A. S. Davis, A. Jilling, A. S. Grandy, R. T. Koide, R. G. Smith, S. S. Snapp, K. A. Spokas, A. C. Yannarell, N. R. Jordan. 2017. Reconciling opposing processing in row-crop agroecosystems via soil functional zone management. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment. 236: 99-107.
  • Mattia, C. M., S. Taylor Lovell, A. S. Davis. 2016. Identifying barriers and gateways for agroforestry adoption by landowners in the Upper Sangamon River Watershed, Illinois. Agroforestry Systems Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10457-016-0053-6.
  • Pfaffe, H, S. Marzano, L. Domier, A. S. Davis and D. Eastburn. 2016. Deciphering soil and plant microbiomes associated with suppression of soybean diseases. Phytopathology. 106: 91-92.
  • Ferero, R., M. Lima, A. S. Davis and J. L. González-Andújar. 2017. Weed diversity affects soybean and maize yield in a long term experiment in Michigan, USA. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:236. DOI: doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00236
  • Tomasek, B. J., M. M. Williams II, A. S. Davis. 2017. Climate change impacts on field workability and drought risk in the northern U.S. Corn Belt. PLOS ONE. 12(2): e0172301. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172301
  • Dozier, I. A, G. D. Behnke, A. S. Davis, E. D. Nafziger and M. B. Villamil. Accepted 12/19/2016. Tillage and cover cropping effects on soil properties and crop production in Illinois. Agronomy Journal.
  • West, N. M., D. P. Matlaga, R. Muthukrishnan, G. R. Spyreas, J. D. Forester, N. R. Jordan and A. S. Davis. 2017. Short term impacts provide a management window for minimizing invasions from bioenergy crops. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:767. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00767 (invited).