Mojave National Preserve is internationally known as a place to conduct research in relatively undisturbed ecosystems. The following is a partial bibliography of research products related to Mojave National Preserve. Some material on this page may be protected by copyright. Please contact the author and publisher for permission to use this material.
Skinner, C. E. and J. J. Thatcher, 2006. X-Ray fluorescence analysis and obsidian hydration measurement of artifact obsidian from several sites in the Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County, California, Northwest Research Obsidian Studies Laboratory Report 2006-116, 15 p.
Andre, J. M. 2006. Inventory of vascular plants at Mojave National Preserve and Manzanar Historic Site, U.S. National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, 64 p.
Archdeacon, T. P., 2007. Effects of Asian Tapeworm, Mosquitofish, and Food Ration on Mohave Tui Chub Growth and Survival, Master's Thesis, School of Natural Resources, The University of Arizona, 77 p.
Beever, E. A. and D. A. Pyke. 2005. Short-term responses of desert soil and vegetation to removal of feral burros and domestic cattle, Ecological Restoration 23(4):279-280.
Beever, E. A., M. Huso, and D. A. Pyke. 2006. Multiscale responses of soil stability and invasive plants to removal of non-native grazers from an arid conservation reserve, Diversity and Distributions 12:258-268.
Berry, K. H. 2000. Preliminary report on the spring survey of desert tortoise at the Goffs permanent study plot and special project on effects of roads, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Riverside, California, 12 p.
Brooks, M. L. and J. V. Draper. 2006. Fire effects on seed banks and vegetation in the Eastern Mojave Desert: implications for post-fire management, extended abstract, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Henderson, Nevada, 3 p.
Brooks, M. L. and R. A. Minnich. 2007. Fire in the Southeastern Deserts bioregion. Chapter 16 in: Sugihara, N. G., J. W. van Wagtendonk, J. Fites-Kaufman, K. E. Shaffer, and A. E. Thode (eds.). Fire in California Ecosystems. University of California Press, Berkeley, 40 p.
Coupe, B. H. 2005. Mate-location behavior of timber (Crotalus horridus) and sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes) rattlesnakes, Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio State University, 165 p.
Epps, C. W., P. J. Palsboll, J. D. Wehausen, G. K. Roderick, R. R. Ramey II, and D. R. McCullough. 2005. Highways block gene flow and cause a rapid decline in genetic diversity of desert bighorn sheep, Ecology Letters 8:1029-1038.
Epps, C. W., P. J. Palsboll, J. D. Wehausen, G. K Roderick, and D. R. McCullough. 2006. Elevation and connectivity define genetic refugia for mountain sheep as climate warms, Molecular Ecology 10:2741-2752.
Ikeda, M., 2011. The ant fauna of the Mojave National Preserve, 25th Annual Desert Symposium, Zzyzx, California, 22p.
McCreedy, C. 2005. Mojave Desert spring bird surveys at Indian Joe Spring and Piute Spring, Report to the California Department of Fish and Game, Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Conservation Science, Stinson Beach, California, 22 p.
McKee, C. J., 2012. Spatial Patterns and Population Performance of Mule Deer: Responses to Water Provisioning in Mojave National Preserve, California, Master's Thesis, University of Nevada, Reno, 131 p.
Micheletti, S.J., 2011. Population structure of side blotched lizards (Uta stansburiana) displaying adaptive dorsal coloration. Master's Thesis, San Francisco State University, 56 p.
Micheletti, S.J., E. Parra, and E.J. Routman, 2012. Adaptive color polymorphism and unusually high local genetic diversity in the side-blotched lizard, Uta stansburiana, PLOS One 7(10):1-11.
Nafus, M.G., T.D. Tuberville, K.A. Buhlmann, and B.D. Todd, 2013. Relative abundance and demographic structure of Agassiz's desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizi) along roads of varying size and traffic volume, Journal of Arid Environments 162:100-106.
Newlander, A., 2013. Wash flow disturbance and summer wash flow in the Mojave Desert: influence on dispersion, production, and physiological functioning of dominant shrubs, Master's Thesis, California State University, Fullerton, 127 p.
Sandmeier, F.C. 2009. Immunology and disease in the Mojave Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), Dissertation, University of Nevada, Reno, 154 p.
Sandmeier, F.C., C.R. Tracy, S. DuPré, and K. Hunter. 2012. A trade-off between natural and acquired antibody production in a reptile: implications for long-term resistance to disease, Biology Open 0:1-5.
Saul-Gershenz, L. S. and J. G. Millar. 2006. Phoretic nest parasites use sexual deception to obtain transport to their host's nest, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(38):14039-14044.
Schwinning, S., D.R. Sandquist, D.M. Miller, D.R. Bedford, S.L. Phillips, and J. Belnap, 2010. The influence of stream channels on distributions of Larrea tridentata and Ambrosia dumosa in the Mojave Desert, CA, USA: patterns, mechanisms, and effects of stream redistribution, Ecohydrology (2010).
Waitman, B. A., 2009. Rodent mediated seed dispersal of Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia), Master's Thesis, University of Nevada, Reno, 43p.
Wallace, J. K. 2003. Population abundance and diversity of reptiles in the east Mojave, Soda Springs area, Master's Thesis, California State University, Fullerton, 160p.
Geology and Hydrology
Giffin, J. M. 2006. Sediment production, storage, and transport processes studied in two semi-arid basins and in a recently burned region of the Mojave National Preserve, Master's Thesis, University of Nevada Reno, 163 p.
Liu, T. 2003. Blind testing of rock varnish microstratigraphy as a chronometric indicator: results on late Quaternary lava flows in the Mojave Desert, California, Geomorphology 53:209-234.
Miller, D. M., R. J. Miller, J. E. Nielsen, H. G. Wilshire, K. A. Howard, and P. Stone, 2003. Geologic map of the East Mojave National Scenic Area, California, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, map.
Muhs, D. R., R. L. Reynolds, J. Been, and G. Skipp. 2003. Eolian sand transport pathways in the southwestern United States: importance of the Colorado River and local sources, Quaternary International 104:3-18.
Nimmo, J. R. 2006. Soil-water experiments on the Globe piedmont of the Providence Mountains, Mojave National Preserve, California, U.S. Geological Survey, Public Lecture, Menlo Park, California, 40 slides.
Phillips, F. M. 2003. Cosmogenic 36Cl ages of Quaternary basalt flows in the Mojave Desert, California, USA, Geomorphology 53:199-208.
Winfield, K. A., J. R. Nimmo, J. A. Izbicki, and P. M. Martin. 2006. Resolving structural influences on water-retention properties of alluvial deposits, Vadose Zone Journal 5:706-719.
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
Green, M. 2006. Ozone monitoring at Mojave National Preserve using a solar powered portable monitor, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 5 p.
Green, M., D. DuBois, G. Nikolich, J. Xu, A. Huggins, D. Randerson, R. Dennis, J. Wood, and R. Lantrip. 2006. Summary of DRI upper air measurements during the Clark County regional ozone and precursor study, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 50 p.