Publications:

Grunstra, M. and O. W. Van Auken. 2007. Factors that influence the distribution and cover of Helianthus paradoxes in a west Texas salt marsh. Phytologia 2007:360-378.

Van Auken, O. W., J. K. Bush and F. A. Richter. 2007. Age distribution of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) in the Davis Mountains. (Accepted for publication in  Natural Areas Journal).

Bush, J. K., F. A. Richter and O. W. Van Auken. 2006. Two decades of vegetation change on terraces of a south Texas river. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 133:280-288.

Van Auken, O. W. (Editor). 2006. Ecology and Management of western North American Juniperus woodlands: Biology of a Dynamic Vegetation type. (Accepted for Publication-Springer).

Van Auken, O. W., M. Grunstra and S. C. Brown. 2007. Composition and structure of a west Texas salt marsh (Accepted for publication in Madroņo).

Coteff, C. and O. W. Van Auken. 2007. Sampling requirements for estimation of the soil seed bank of a west Texas salt marsh. (Accepted for publication in The Texas Journal of Science)

Van Auken, O. W. (Editor). 2006. Juniperus woodlands-Biology, Ecology and Management. (Submitted to Springer).

Grunstra, M. and O. W. Van Auken. 2006. Using GIS to display complex soil salinity patterns in an inland salt marsh.  In: D. Sarkar, R. Datta, and R. Hannigan (eds.) Current Perspectives in Environmental Geochemistry. Geological Society of America Press, Denver, CO (In Press).

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush. 2006. The importance of competition in the isolation and establishment of Helianthus paradoxus (Asteraceae) In: McDonald, C. (ed.), Rare plants of the Southwestern United States; Las Cruces, NM: US Forest Service. (In Press).

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush. 2006. Competition between Helianthus paradoxus (puzzle or Pecos sunflower) and Distichlis spicata (saltgrass). Phytologia 88:17-37.

 Ryniker, K. A., J. K. Bush, O. W. Van Auken. 2006. Structure of Quercus gambelii communities in the Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 233:69-77

 Van Auken, O. W. and R. Freidrich. 2006. Growth and mycorrhizal infection of two annual sunflowers with added nutrients, fungicide or salts. Texas Journal of Science 58:195-218.

 Mckinley, D. C. and O. W. Van Auken. 2005. Influence of interacting factors on the growth and mortality of Juniperus ashei seedlings. Amer. Mid. Nat. 154:320-330.

Van Auken, O. W., J. K. Bush, and S. A. Elliott. 2005. Ecology-Laboratory Manual. Pearson Custom Publishing, Boston, Mass. 171 pp.

 Wayne, R. and O. W. Van Auken. 2004. Spatial and temporal abiotic changes along a canopy to intercanopy gradient in central Texas Juniperus ashei woodlands. Texas J. Sci. 56:35-54.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken. 2004. Relative competitive abilities of Helianthus paradoxus and its progenitors H. annuus and H. petiolaris (Asteraceae) in varying soil salinities. Int. J. Plant Sci. 165:303-310.

Wayne, R. and O. W. Van Auken. 2004. Spatial and temporal abiotic changes along a canopy to intercanopy gradient in central Texas Juniperus ashei woodlands. Texas J. Sci. 56:35-54

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken. 2004. Relative competitive abilities of Helianthus paradoxus and its progenitors H. Annuus and H. petiolaris (Asteraceae) in varying soil salinities. Int. J. Plant Sci. 165:303-310.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush. 2004. Growth of Helianthus paradoxus the puzzle or Pecos sunflower (Asteraceae) in response to disturbances. Proceedings of the Texas rare plant conference 2002. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.wildflower.org

Van Auken, O. W., J. T. Jackson, and P. N. Jurena. 2004.  Survival and growth of Juniperus seedlings in Juniperus woodlands.  Plant Ecology 175:1-13.

McKinley, D. C. and O. W. Van Auken. 2004. Growth and survival of Juniperus ashei (Cupressaceae) seedlings in the presence of Juniperus ashei litter.  Texas J. Sci. 56:3-14.

Wayne, R. and O. W. Van Auken. 2002. Spatial and temporal patterns of xylem water potential in Juniperus ashei seedlings. Southwest. Nat. 47:153-161.

Van Auken, O. W. 2001. Germination requirements of seeds of Helianthus paradoxus (Asteraceae). Texas J. Sci. 53:157-170.

Van Auken, O. W. 2000 Characteristics of intercanopy bare patches in Juniperus woodlands of the southern Edwards Plateau, Texas. Southwest. Nat. 45: 95-110.

 Van Auken, O. W. 2000. Shrub invasions of semiarid grasslands. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 31:  197-216.

Baskin, C. C., J. M. Baskin and O. W. Van Auken.  1999. Dormancy-breaking and germination requirements in seeds of the summer annual Palafoxia calosa (Asteraceae) from central texas. Southwest. Nat. 44: 272-277.

Jurena, P. N. and O. W. Van Auken. 1998.  Woody plant recruitment under canopies of two Acacias in a southwestern Texas shrubland. Southwest. Nat. 43:195-203.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush. 1998. Spatial relationships of Helianthus paradoxus (Compositae) and associated salt marsh plants. Southwest. Nat. 43:313-320.

Brown, S. C. and O. W. Van Auken.  1998.  Importance of arbuscular mycorrhizae to drymass production of a native Texas C3 and C4 grass. Texas J. Sci. 50:291-304).

Baskin, C. C., J. M. Baskin and O. W. Van Auken.  1998. Role of temperature in dormancy break and/or germination of autumn-maturing achenes of eight perennial Asteraceae from Texas, USA.  Plant Species Biology 13:13-20.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush. 1997.  Growth of Prosopis glandulosa in response to changes in aboveground and belowground interference.  Ecology 78:1222-1229.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1997.  The importance of soil pH, phosphorous, and nitrogen levels for the growth of two C4 grasses. Internat. J. Plant Sci. 158:325-331.

Van Auken, O. W. 1997.  Germination requirements of aerial chasmogamous florets and seeds of Nassella leucotricha (Poaceae). Southwest. Nat. 42:194-200.

Van Auken, O. W. and P. S. Williamson. 1997. Rare Plants of the Southwest: Forward. Southwest. Nat. 42:367-368.

Van Auken, O. W. 1997. Species rareness and commonness along spatial and temporal gradients. Southwest. Nat. 42:369-377.

 Bush, J. K. And O. W. Van Auken. 1997. The effects of neighbors and grazing on the growth of Helianthus paradoxus. Southwest. Nat. 42:416-422.

 Jackson, J. T.  and O. W.  Van Auken. 1997.  Seedling survival, growth and mortality of Juniperus ashei (Cupressacae) in the Edwards Plateau region of Central Texas. Texas J. Sci. 49:267-278.

White, J. J. and O. W. Van Auken.  1996.  Germination, light requirements, and competition interactions of Stipa leucotricha (Gramineae).  Southwest. Nat. 41:27-34.

 Jurena, P. N. and O. W. Van Auken.  1996.  Effects of phosphate concentration and soil pH on the growth of Schizachyrium scoparium and Paspalum plicatulum, two Co-occurring C4 grasses. Bulletin Torrey Bot. Club 123:93-99.

 Terletzkey, P. A. and O. W. Van Auken. 1996.  Comparison of cedar glades and associated woodlands of the Southern Edwards Plateau. Texas J. Sci. 48:55-67.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken.  1995.  Woody plant growth related to planting time and herbivory of a C4 grass.  Ecology 76:1603-1609.

Baskin, C. C., J. M. Baskin and O. W. Van Auken.  1995.  Temperature requirements for dormancy break and germination in achenes of the winter annual Lindheimera Texana (Asteraceae).  Southwest. Nat. 40:268-272.

Van Auken, O.W. and J.K. Bush.  1995.  Ecology: Laboratory Manual.  Burgess, Edina, Minn.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken.  1995.  Interactions between seedlings of an early and late successional woody species.  Southwest. Nat. 40:379-387.

Van Auken, O. W.  1994.  Changes in competition between a C4 grass and a woody legume with differential herbivory. Southwest. Nat. 39:114-121.

Van Auken, O. W., J. K. Bush and D. D. Diamond.  1994.  Changes in growth of two C4 grasses (Schizachyrium scoparium  and Paspalum plicatulum) in monoculture and mixture: influence of soil depth.  Am. J. Bot. 81:15-20.

Baskin, C. C., J. M. Baskin and O. W. Van Auken.  1994.  Germination response pattern during dormancy loss in achenes of six perennial Asteraceae from Texas, USA.  Plant Species Biology 9:113-117.

Van Auken, O. W. 1993. Size Distribution patterns and potential population change of some dominant woody species of the Edwards Plateau Region of Texas. Texas J. Sci. 45:199-210.

Veit, V. and O. W. Van Auken.  1993. Factors influencing the germination of seeds of Fallugia paradoxa (Rosaceae). Texas J. Sci. 45:325-333.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1992.  Factors affecting the density and distribution of Selaginella lepidophylla in the Black Gap area of the Chihuahuan Desert of western Texas.  Southwest. Nat. 37:274-279.

Van Auken, O. W., J. H. Manwaring and M. M. Caldwell.  1992. Effectiveness of phosphate acquisition by juvenile cold desert perennials from different patterns of fertile‑soil microsites. Oecologia 91:1-6.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1992.  Diospyros Texana Scheele (Ebenaceae) seed germination and seedling light requirements.  Texas J. Sci. 44:167-174.

Van Auken, O. W., J. K. Bush and D. D. Diamond.  1992.  Changes in species composition and biomass in the Coastal Prairie of Texas when light and nutrients are altered.  Canadian J. Bot. 70:1777-1783.

Van Auken, O. W., J. K. Bush and D. D. Diamond.  1992.  The role of light and nutrients in determining dominance of Paspalum plicatulum (Michx.) and Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash,  two C4 grasses.  Bull. Torr. Bot. Club 119:401-406.

Baskin, C. C., J. M. Baskin and O. W. Van Auken. 1992. Germination response patterns to temperature during afterripening of achenes of four Texas winter annual Asteraceae. Canadian J. Bot. 70:2354-2358.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1991.  Influence of shade and herbaceous competition on the growth of two woody species.  Madroņo  38:149-157.

 Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken.  1991.  Importance of time of germination and soil depth for Prosopis glandulosa seedling growth.  Am. J. Bot. 87:247-257.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken.  1990.  Interaction of two C3 and C4 grasses with seedlings of Acacia smallii and Celtis laevigata.  Southwest. Nat. 35:316-321.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1990.  Importance of grass density and time of planting on Prosopis glandulosa seedling growth.  Southwest. Nat. 35:532-538.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken.  1990.  Growth and survival of Prosopis glandulosa seedlings associated with shade and herbaceous competition.  Bot. Gaz. 151:234-239.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1990.  Influence of light levels, soil nutrients, and competition on seedling growth of Baccharis neglecta (Asteraceae).  Bull. Torr. Bot. Club  117:257-264. 

Van Auken, O. W. and R. J. Lohstroh.  1990.  Importance of canopy position for growth of Celtis laevigata seedlings.  Texas J. Sci. 42:83-89.

Burmeister, E. and O. W. Van Auken.  1989.   Light requirements for root and nodule growth of Acacia smallii seedlings.  Southwest. Nat. 34:54-60.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken.  1989.  Soil resource levels and competition between a woody and herbaceous species.  Bull. Torr. Bot. Club  116:22-30.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1989.  Prosopis glandulosa growth: influence of nutrients and simulated grazing of Bouteloua curtipendula.  Ecology  70:512-516.

 Cohn, E. J., O. W. Van Auken and J. K. Bush.  1989.  Competitive interactions between Cynodon dactylon and Acacia smallii seedlings at different nutrient levels.  Am. Mid. Nat. 121:265-272.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1988.  Competition between Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash and Prosopis glandulosa Torr. Am. J. Bot. 75:782-789.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1988.  Dynamics of establishment, growth and development of black willow and cottonwood in the San Antonio River forest.   Texas J. Sci. 40:269-277.

Van Auken, O. W.  1988.  Woody vegetation of the  Southeastern Escarpment and Plateau.  In: Edwards Plateau vegetation, plant ecological studies in Central Texas.  B. Amos and F. Gehlbach  (EDS.).  Baylor Univ. Press.  pp 43-56.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken.  1987.  Light requirements for growth of Prosopis glandulosa seedlings.  Southwest. Nat. 32:463-473.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken.  1987.  Some demographic and allometric characteristics of Acacia smallii in successional communities.  Madroņo  34:250-259.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1987.  Interspecific competition between Prosopis glandulosa Torr. (mesquite) and Diospyros texana Scheele (Texas persimmon).  Am. Midl. Nat. 118:392‑401.

Lohstroh, R. J. and O. W. Van Auken.  1987.  Comparison of canopy position and other factors on Acacia smallii seedling growth.  Texas J. Sci. 39:233-239.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1987.  Influence of plant density on the growth of Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa and Buchloe dactyloides.  Bull. Torr. Bot. Club  114:406-415.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken. 1986. Light requirements of Acacia smallii and Celtis laevigata in relation to secondary succession.  Am. Midl. Nat. 115:118-122.

 Allen, J. L. and O. W. Van Auken.  1986.  Surface area‑weight relationships of dehydrating Nostoc commune (Cyanophyceae). Texas J. Sci. 38:17-24.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken.  1986.  Changes in nitrogen, carbon and other soil properties during secondary  succession.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 50:1597-1601.

Aide, M. and O. W. Van Auken.  1985.  Chihuahuan desert vegetation of limestone and basalt slopes in west Texas.  Southwest. Nat. 30:533-542.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1985.  Secondary succession on terraces of the San Antonio River in south Texas.   Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 112:158-166.  

Van Auken, O. W., E. M. Gese and K. Connors.  1985.  Fertilization response of early and late successional species: Acacia smallii and Celtis laevigata.  Bot. Gaz. 146:564-569.

Bush, J. K. and O. W. Van Auken.  1984.  Woody species composition of the upper San Antonio River gallery forest.  Texas J. Sci. 36:139-149.

Van Auken, O. W. and J. K. Bush.  1984.  Changes in plant communities of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. IN: Proceedings of the second annual Mission Research conference, G. Cruz, ED. pp. 28-33. USGPO.

Van Auken, O. W.  1983.  Flora of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.  IN:  Research on the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park-Proceedings from the first annual conference, G. Cruz (ED.). LEBCO Graphics, San Antonio, p. 72-73.

Ford, A. L. and O. W. Van Auken.  1982.  Distribution of woody species in the Guadalupe River flood plain in the Edwards Plateau of Texas.  Southwestern Nat. 27:383-392.

Van Auken, O. W. and M. R. Bagg.  1981.  Partial cyanide inhibition of bisulfite oxidation in rodent hepatic mitochondria. Naturwissenschaften. 68:333.

Van Auken, O. W., A. L. Ford and J. L. Allen.  1981.  An ecological comparison of upland deciduous and evergreen forests of central Texas.  Am. J. Bot. 68:1249-1256.  

Van Auken, O. W., A. L. Ford, A. Stein and A. E. Stein. 1980.  Woody vegetation of upland plant communities in the southern Edwards Plateau.  Texas J. Sci. 32:23-35.

Van Auken, O. W. and M. Hulse.  1979.  Translocation, distribution and environmental degradation of hexachlorophene in tomatoes.  Arch. Env. Contam. and Tox. 8:213-230.

Van Auken, O. W., A. L. Ford and A. Stein.  1979.  A comparison of some woody upland and riparian plant communities of the southern Edwards Plateau.  Southwestern Nat. 24:165-180.

Van Auken, O. W. and R. P. Kapley.  1979.  Principles of ecology:  Laboratory manual. Burgess, Minneapolis

Van Auken, O. W. and M. Hulse.  1978.  Hexachlorophene. IN: Analytical methods for pesticides and plant growth regulators.  Vol.  X:Specific methods for newer pesticides.  G. Zweig and J. Sherma (EDS.).  Academic Press, New York, pp. 189-214.

Van Auken, O. W. and M. Hulse.  1978.  Translocation and metabolism of leaf applied hexachlorophene in peanuts.  Physiol. Plant. 44:205-214.

Van Auken, O. W. and M. Hulse. 1977.  Extraction, gas‑liquid chromatographic detection  and quantitation of hexachlorophene residues from peanut and soybean fruit.  J. Assoc. Off. Anal. Chem. 60:1081-1087.

Van Auken, O. W. and M. Hulse.  1977.  Extraction and gas‑liquid chromatographic determination of hexachlorophene from several plant tissues.  J. Assoc. Off. Anal. Chem. 60:1087-1093.

Van Auken, O. W., J. Healy and A. J. Kaufmann.  1975.  Comparison of the effects of three fluorocarbons on certain bacteria.  Can. J. Microbiol. 21:221-226.

Van Auken, O. W., A. O. Henderson, R. T. S. Lee, R. H. Wilson and J. N. Bollinger.  1975.  Functional and structural changes in isolated rabbit liver mitochondria induced by fluorodichloromethane.  J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 193:729-738.

Van Auken, O. W., J. Healy and A. J. Kaufmann.  1974.  Food preservation and antibacterial properties of four flouroalkane compounds.  Can. J. Microbiol. 20:891-896.

Van Auken, O. W. and I. B. McNulty.  1973.  The effect of environmental factors on the growth of a halophilic species of algae.  Biol. Bull. 145:210-222.

Van Auken, O. W. and R. H. Wilson.  1973.  Halogenated hydrocarbon induced reduction in coupling parameters of rabbit liver and mung bean mitochondria.  Die Naturwissenschaften.  60:259

 

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