Mark Dixon

Mark Dixon

Associate Professor

BIOLOGY

Churchill-Haines Labs 170D

Phone: (605) 677-6567

Email: Mark.Dixon@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Ecology, Biostatistics, Introduction to River Studies, Landscape Ecology, Senior Seminar


Research Interests:

Landscape Ecology, Plant and Avian Ecology, Riparian Ecosystems, Large River Ecology


Education:

  • Ph D, Zoology, University of Wisconsin, 2001
  • MS, Wildlife Biology, South Dakota State University, 1994
  • BS, Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, 1987

Grants:

  • Evaluating Post-Flood Sandbar Succession and Species Biodiversity Related to Listed Species Habitat, National Park Service. Grant Role: Principal. (2019 - Present)
  • RII Track-2 FEC: Sustainable socio-economic, ecological, and technological scenarios for achieving global climate stabilization through negative CO2 emission policies, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2017 - 2020)
  • REU Site: Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience), National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2016 - 2019)
  • Genetic diversity, ecological niche modeling and physiological response to climate change for management of Pleistocene relict hybrid aspens in the Niobrara River Valley, NE, National Park Service. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2015 - 2018)
  • Rare Plant and Vegetation Monitoring within the Missouri National Recreational River, National Park Service. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2016)
  • Characterization of sediment sources in the Lewis and Clark Lake Delta, Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition (funding from US Environmental Protection Agency). Grant Role: Supporting. (2015 - 2016)
  • Ecological Responses to the 2011 Flood along the Missouri River: Impacts on Cottonwood Forests, Songbirds, and Landscape Change, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Grant Role: Principal. (2012 - 2015)
  • Classification and Mapping of Riparian Forest along the White River in South Dakota, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks. (2011 - 2014)
  • Projecting Long-term Landscape Change along the Missouri River: Implications for Cottonwood Forests and Songbird Populations, Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (US Fish and Wildlife Service). Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2013)
  • Monitoring Ecological Responses to Prairie and Oak Savannah Restoration in the Missouri River Uplands, National Park Service, NRPP Regional Block Grants. Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2012)
  • Mapping and Characterization of Calcareous Fens in Eastern South Dakota, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, South Dakota Wildlife Action Plan Competitive Grants. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2015)
  • Assessment of Forest Songbird, Marsh Bird and Frog Community Composition along the Missouri National Recreational River using Auditory and Visual Census Techniques, National Park Service. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2010)
  • Classification and Mapping of Riparian Vegetation along the Big Sioux River, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, South Dakota Wildlife Action Plan Competitive Grants. Grant Role: Principal. (2009 - 2012)
  • Effects of Landscape and Stand-level Factors on Forest Songbird Populations and Diversity across a Cottonwood Successional Gradient along the Missouri River, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Small Grants Program. Grant Role: Principal. (2009 - 2010)
  • Hydrologic Thresholds for Biodiversity in Semiarid Riparian Ecosystems, US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy (Subaward to USD from Arizona State University). Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2006 - 2011)
  • Influence of Flow Regulation on Missouri River Floodplain Forest, University of South Dakota, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (Research Catalyst Award). Grant Role: Principal. (2006 - 2007)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Swanson, David, Dixon, Mark, and Palmer, Jeffrey. A Reassessment of Virginia's Warbler Distribution in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 214-226. Vol. 47. Western Birds, 2016.
  • Millikin, Alice R., Jarchow, Meghann, Olmstead, Karen L., Krentz, Rustan E., and Dixon, Mark. Site preparation drives long-term plant community dynamics in restored tallgrass prairie: A case study in southeastern South Dakota. Environmental Management, 2016. (DOI: 10.1007/s/00267-016-0736-9)
  • Dixon, Mark, and Stella, John C.. Temporal variability in hydrology modifies the influence of geomorphology on wetland distribution along a desert stream: a commentary on Dong et al. 2015, 31-32. Vol. 104. Journal of Ecology, 2016. (DOI: doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12499)
  • Munes, Eszter C., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Merkord, Christopher L., and Benson, Adam R.. Large, infrequent disturbance on a regulated river: response of floodplain forest birds to the 2011 Missouri River flood, 19. Vol. 6, Iss. 11 (Article 212). Ecosphere, 2015.
  • Boudell, Jere, Dixon, Mark, Rood, Stewart B., and Stromberg, Juliet C.. Restoring functional Riparian Ecosystems: Concepts and Applications, 747-752. Vol. 8, Iss. 5. Ecohydrology, 2015.
  • Dixon, Mark, Boever, Christopher J., Danzeisen, Victoria L., Merkord, Christopher L., Munes, Eszter C., Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., and Cowman, Tim. Effects of a "natural" flood event on the riparian ecosystem of a regulated large-river system: the 2011 flood on the Missouri River, USA, 812-824. Vol. 8, Iss. 5. Ecohydrology, 2015. (DOI: 10.1002/eco.1613)
  • Johnson, W. C., Volke, Malia A., Scott, Michael L., and Dixon, Mark. The dammed Missouri: prospects for recovering Lewis and Clark's river, 765-771. Vol. 8, Iss. 5. Ecohydrology, 2015. (DOI: 10.1002/eco.1534)
  • Broadbent, Craig D., Brookshire, David S., Goodrich, David, Dixon, Mark, Brand, L A., Thacher, Jennifer, and Stewart, Steve. Valuing Preservation and Restoration Alternatives for Ecosystem Services in the Southwestern U.S., 851-862. Vol. 8, Iss. 5. Ecohydrology, 2015.
  • Volke, Malia A., Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., and Dixon, Mark. The Ecological Significance of Emerging Deltas in Regulated Rivers, 598-611. Vol. 65, Iss. 6. BioScience, 2015.
  • Dixon, Mark. Book review. Wetland Environments: A Global Perspective, 507-508. Vol. 75. Ecological Engineering, 2015. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.09.002)
  • Scott, Michael L., Auble, Gregor T., Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., and Rabbe, Lisa A.. Long-term cottonwood forest dynamics along the upper Missouri River, USA, 1016-1029. Vol. 29. River Research and Applications, 2013. (DOI: 10.1002/rra.2588)
  • Brand, L A., Dixon, Mark, Fetz, Trevor, Stromberg, Juliet C., Stewart, Steve, Garber, Gail, Goodrich, David C., Brookshire, David S., Broadbent, Craig D., and Benedict, Karl. Projecting avian guild responses to landscape management along the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, 150-162. Vol. 58, Iss. 2. Southwestern Naturalist, 2013. (DOI: 10.1894/0038-4909-58.2.150)
  • Stromberg, Juliet C., McCluney, Kevin E., Dixon, Mark, and Meixner, Thomas. Dryland riparian ecosystems in the American Southwest: Sensitivity and resilience to climatic extremes, 411-415. Vol. 16. Ecosystems, 2013. (DOI: 10.1007/s10021-012-9606-3)
  • Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., Bowen, Daniel E., and Rabbe, Lisa A.. Dynamics of plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides) forests and historical landscape change along unchannelized segments of the Missouri River, USA, 990-1008. Vol. 49. Environmental Management, 2012. (DOI: 10.1007/s00267-012-9842-5)
  • Johnson, W C., Dixon, Mark, Scott, Michael L., Rabbe, Lisa, Larson, Gary, Volke, Malia, and Werner, Brett. Forty years of vegetation change on the Missouri River floodplain, 123-135. Vol. 62, Iss. 2. BioScience, 2012. (DOI: 10.1525/bio.2012.62.2.6)
  • Yager, LIsa A., Dixon, Mark, Cowman, Tim, and Soluk, Daniel. Historic changes (1941-2008) in side channel and backwater habitats within an unchannelized reach of the Missouri River.. River Research and Applications, 2011. (DOI: 10.1002/rra.1614)
  • Brand, L A., Stromberg, J C., Goodrich, D C., Dixon, Mark, Lansey, K, Kang, D, Brookshire, D S., and Cerasale, D J.. Projecting avian response to linked change in groundwater and riparian floodplain vegetation along a dryland river: a scenario analysis., 130-142. Vol. 4, Iss. 1. Ecohydrology, 2011. (DOI: DOI: 10.1002/eco.143)
  • Stromberg, J C., Lite, S J., and Dixon, Mark. Effects of stream flow patterns on riparian vegetation of a semiarid river: implications for a changing climate, 712-729. Vol. 26, Iss. 6. River Research and Applications , 2010. (DOI: DOI: 10.1002/rra.1272)
  • Brookshire, D S., Goodrich, D, Dixon, Mark, Brand, L A., Benedict, K, Lansey, K, Thacher, J, Broadbent, C D., Stewart, S, Mcintosh, M, and Kang, D. Ecosystem services and reallocation choices: A framework for preserving semi-arid regions in the Southwest, 60-74. Vol. 144. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 2010.
  • Galbraith, H, Dixon, Mark, Stromberg, J C., and Price, J T.. Predicting climate change risks to riparian ecosystems in arid watersheds. In Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspectiv, edited by Kapustka, L., W. Landis, and A. Johnson , 187-202. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
  • Dixon, Mark. Book review of: Waiting for Coyote's Call: An Eco-memoir from the Missouri River Bluff, by Jerry Wilson, 71-72. Vol. 30, Iss. 1. Great Plains Quarterly, 2010.
  • Stromberg, J C., Rychener, T J., and Dixon, Mark. Return of fire to a free-flowing desert river: effects on vegetation, 327-338. Vol. 17, Iss. 3. Restoration Ecology, 2009. (DOI: DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00347.x)
  • Dixon, Mark, Stromberg, Juliet C., Price, Jeff T., Galbraith, Hector, Fremier, Alex K., and Larsen, Eric W.. Potential effects of climate change on the upper San Pedro riparian ecosystem. In Ecology and Conservation of the San Pedro River, edited by J. C. Stromberg and B. Tellman. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 2009.
  • Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., and Bowen, Daniel. Status and Trend of Cottonwood Forests along the Missouri River. Final Report to US Army Corps of Engineers., 111 pages..

Awards and Honors:

  • Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, USD, 2015
  • President's Award for Research Excellence: Early-Mid Career Faculty, University of South Dakota, 2012

Presentations:

  • Dixon, Mark, Skalak, Katherine J., Quist, Danielle J., Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C.. Longitudinal Controls on Landform and Vegetation Dynamics on Inter-Dam Segments of the Missouri River. Presented at the US Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology Annual Symposium, Baltimore, MD. (April 10, 2017)
  • Dixon, Mark. Spatial patterns of vegetation dynamics on inter-dam segments of the Missouri River. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (March 29, 2017)
  • Beall, Catherine C., Dixon, Mark. Spatial patterns of vegetation within the Lewis and Clark Delta. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (March 29, 2017)
  • Beall, Catherine C., Dixon, Mark. Spatial Patterns in Vegetation Composition within a Novel Reservoir Delta on the Missouri River. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE. (March 22, 2017)
  • Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David. Bird-habitat relationships in floodplain forests along the middle Missouri River. Presented at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska. (February 6, 2017)
  • Dixon, Mark, Merkord, Christopher L., Swanson, David, Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L.. Trajectories of decline in cottonwood forests along the Missouri River: Implications for songbirds. Presented at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska. (February 6, 2017)
  • Robertson, James M., Dixon, Mark, Cahlander-Mooers, Alex, Beall, Catherine C.. Assessment and Management of Hybrid Aspen Stands (Populus xsmithii) in the Niobrara River Valley of Northwest Nebraska. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting Midwestern Section American Society of Plant Biologists, Brookings, SD. (March 19, 2016)
  • Beall, Catherine C., Dixon, Mark. Spatial Patterns in Vegetation Composition within a Novel Reservoir Delta on the Missouri River. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting Midwestern Section American Society of Plant Biologists, Brookings, SD. (March 19, 2016)
  • Boever, Christopher J., Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L.. The Flood of 2011: Effects of a Large Infrequent Disturbance on Riparian Forest Vegetation along the Missouri River. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting Midwestern Section American Society of Plant Biologists, Brookings, SD. (March 19, 2016)
  • Dixon, Mark, Volke, Malia A., Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., Merkord, Christopher L.. The "Cottonwood Conundrum" & the Potential Role of Reservoir Deltas on the Missouri River. Presented at the Webinar, done remotely via webinar. (February 3, 2016)
  • Munes, Eszter, Merkord, Chris L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David. Projecting long-term effects of the 2011 Missouri River flood on floodplain bird populations. Presented at the NSF Food, Energy Water Nexus Workshop, Rapid City, SD. (October 2015)
  • Dixon, Mark, Boever, Christopher J., Danzeisen, Victoria L., Merkord, Christopher L., Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., Malloy, Terrence. Impacts of a large flood event on cottonwood forests along the regulated Missouri River, USA. Presented at the International Society for River Science 4th Biennial Symposium, La Crosse, Wisconsin. (August 24, 2015)
  • Dixon, Mark, Boever, Christopher J., Danzeisen, Victoria L., Merkord, Christopher L., Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., Malloy, Terrence. Effects of a Large Infrequent Flood Disturbance on Cottonwood Forests along the regulated Missouri River. Presented at the International Association of Landscape Ecology, 9th World Congress, Portland, OR. (July 9, 2015)
  • Dixon, Mark, Boever, Christopher J., Danzeisen, Victoria L., Merkord, Christopher L., Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., Malloy, Terrence. Effects of River Regulation and the Flood of 2011 on Missouri River Cottonwood Forests. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (April 9, 2015)
  • Boever, Christopher J., Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., Malloy, Terrence. Effects of the flood of 2011 on riparian forest structure and composition along the Missouri River. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (April 9, 2015)
  • Dixon, Mark, Boever, Christopher J., Danzeisen, Victoria L., Merkord, Christopher L., Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., Malloy, Terrence. Effects of the 2011 Flood on Cottonwood Forests along the Missouri River. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE. (March 11, 2015)
  • Boever, Christopher J., Dixon, Mark, Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C.. Post-flood Changes in Riparian Forest Structure Along the Missouri River from 2012-2014. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE. (March 11, 2015)
  • Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., Swanson, David, Cowman, Tim, Merkord, Christopher L., Malloy, Terrence. Effects of the 2011 Flood on Missouri River Cottonwood Forests. Presented at the Annual NE/SD Emergent Sandbar Habitat Interagency Meeting , Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, Crofton, NE. (October 30, 2014)
  • Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., Merkord, Christopher L., Boever, Christopher J., Albers, Victoria L., Munes, Eszter C., Malloy, Terrence. Effects of the 2011 flood on Missouri River cottonwood forests: implications for restoration. Presented at the Restoring the West 2014. Down by the River: Managing for Resilient Riparian Corridors, Logan, UT. (October 22, 2014)
  • Dixon, Mark, Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., Volke, Malia A.. Riparian research and management challenges on the upper Missouri River. Presented at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California. (August 12, 2014)
  • Dixon, Mark, Merkord, Christopher L., Boever, Christopher J., Albers, Victoria L., Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., Malloy, Terrence. Effects of the 2011 flood on Missouri River floodplain forests. Presented at the 2nd International Conference on the Status and Future of the World's Large Rivers, Manaus, Brazil. (July 24, 2014)
  • Dixon, Mark, Boever, Christopher J., Merkord, Chris, Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C.. Impacts of the 2011 Flood on Cottonwood Forests along the Missouri National Recreational River. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE. (March 13, 2014)
  • Boever, Christopher J., Dixon, Mark, Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C.. Vegetation changes in riparian forests along the Missouri National Recreational River following the flood of 2011. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE. (March 13, 2014)
  • Merkord, Chris, Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C.. Projected Changes in Forest Bird Populations as a Result of Land-use/ Land-cover Change.. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE. (March 2014)
  • Scott, Michael L., Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., Rabbe, Lisa A., Malloy, Terrence. Assessing ecological restoration of riparian forests at the landscape scale. Presented at the Society for Ecological Restoration World Conference, Madison, WI. (October 8, 2013)
  • Albers, Victoria L., Scott, Michael L., Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C.. Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) recruitment following the 2011 Missouri River flood. Presented at the Society for Ecological Restoration World Conference, Madison, WI. (October 8, 2013)
  • Dixon, Mark, Boever, Christopher J., Albers, Victoria L., Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., Malloy, Terrence. Effects of a "natural" flood event on an impaired large-river system: Effects of the 2011 flood on the Missouri River. Presented at the Society for Ecological Restoration World Conference, Madison, WI. (October 8, 2013)
  • Munes, Eszter C., Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David. Response of floodplain bird communities to the 2011 Missouri River flood. Presented at the Society for Ecological Restoration World Conference, Madison, WI. (October 8, 2013)
  • Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., Dixon, Mark. The dammed Missouri River: A forty-year remeasurement shows that time is running out. Presented at the Society for Ecological Restoration World Conference, Madison, WI. (October 8, 2013)
  • Dixon, Mark, Boever, Christopher J., Albers, Victoria L., Balla, Esther C., Brown, Jennifer R., Merkord, Christopher L., Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C.. Effects of a large infrequent disturbance on a regulated river: Impacts of the 2011 flood on riparian forests on the Missouri River, USA. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (August 9, 2013)
  • Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C.. Projected changes in land cover, age class, and species composition of forests on non-channelized segments of the Missouri River. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (August 9, 2013)
  • Boever, Christopher J., Dixon, Mark, Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C.. Effects of the 2011 flood on riparian forests along the Missouri River, USA. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (August 7, 2013)
  • Quist, Danielle J., Dixon, Mark, Cowman, Tim, Soluk, Daniel. Flooding impacts and status of riverine mesohabitats, channel complexity, and habitat turnover along the Missouri River. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (August 7, 2013)
  • Cahlander-Mooers, Alexander R., Dixon, Mark. Present and historic vegetation among ecoregions of the White River an unregulated Great Plains river. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (August 7, 2013)
  • Balla, Esther C., Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David. Response of floodplain bird communities to the 2011 Missouri River flood. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (August 7, 2013)
  • Millikin, Alice, Jarchow, Meghann, Olmstead, Karen, Dixon, Mark. Long-term restoration assessment of historic tallgrass prairie at Spirit Mound: changes in vegetation composition 12 years post-restoration. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (August 2013)
  • Dixon, Mark, Boever, Christopher J., Albers, Victoria L., Balla, Esther C., Brown, Jennifer R., Merkord, Christopher L., Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., Malloy, Terrence. Impacts of the 2011 flood on cottonwood forests along unchannelized segments of the Missouri River. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Jefferson City, Missouri. (March 13, 2013)
  • Albers, Victoria L., Dixon, Mark, Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C.. Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) recruitment following the 2011 Missouri River flood. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Jefferson City, Missouri. (March 12, 2013)
  • Boever, Christopher J., Dixon, Mark, Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C.. Effects of the 2011 flood on riparian forests along the Missouri River, USA. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Jefferson City, Missouri. (March 12, 2013)
  • Balla, Esther C., Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David. Response of floodplain bird communities to the 2011 Missouri River flood. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Jefferson City, Missouri. (March 12, 2013)
  • Robertson, James M., Dixon, Mark. Assessment and management of hybrid aspen stands in the Niobrara River Valley. Presented at the Black Hills Area Botanist and Ecologist Workshop XI, Rapid City, SD. (March 7, 2013)
  • Merkord, Chris, Dixon, Mark. Cottonwood forests on the Missouri River: past, present, and future. Presented at the The Wildlife Society Central Mountains and Plains Section Annual Meeting, Bismarck, ND. (September 2012)
  • Merkord, Chris, Swanson, David, Dixon, Mark, Johnson, Carter. Projecting long-term landscape change along the Missouri River: implications for cottonwood forest and bird populations. Presented at the Fifth North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (August 2012)
  • Dixon, Mark. Status, ecology and potential effects of the 2011 flood on cottonwood forests along the Missouri River. Presented at the The Missouri River Educational Lecture Series, Ponca State Park, Ponca, Nebraska. (April 27, 2012)
  • Dixon, Mark, Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., Bowen, Daniel E., Rabbe, Lisa A., Merkord, Christopher, Swanson, David. Missouri River cottonwood forests: Past, present, and future. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Symposium, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. (April 5, 2012)
  • Merkord, Chris, Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C., Benson, Adam. Projecting long-term landscape change along the Missouri River: implications of cottonwood forests and bird populations. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Science 97th Annual Meeting, Vermillion, SD. (April 2012)
  • Merkord, Chris, Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C., Benson, Adam R.. Projecting long-term landscape change along the Missouri River: implications for cottonwood forests and bird populations. Presented at the US Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology Annual Symposium, Providence, RI. (April 2012)
  • Dixon, Mark, Scott, Michael L., Johnson, W C., Bowen, Daniel E., Rabbe, Lisa A.. Historic changes and current status of cottonwood forests along the Missouri River from Kansas City to Montana. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference and BiOP Forum, "The Big Muddy: What Have We Learned?" , Pierre, SD. (March 15, 2012)
  • Merkord, Christopher L., Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C., Benson, Adam R.. Projecting long-term landscape change along the Missouri River: implications for cottonwood forests and bird populations. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference and BiOP Forum, "The Big Muddy: What Have We Learned?" , Pierre, SD. (March 15, 2012)
  • Dixon, Mark. Pattern and process in Missouri River cottonwood forests: Implications for restoration. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Ponca State Park, Ponca, Nebraska. (March 2, 2012)
  • Merkord, Chris, Dixon, Mark, Swanson, David, Johnson, W C., Benson, Adam R.. Projecting long-term landscape change along the Missouri River: implications for cottonwood forests and bird populations. Presented at the Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative meeting, Bismarck, ND. (February 2012)
  • Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., Scott, Michael L., Rabbe, Lisa A.. Differences in riparian vegetation responses to flow regulation on the Garrison and Gavins Point reaches of the Missouri River (poster). Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE. (March 10, 2011)
  • Quist, Danielle J., Cowman, Tim, Dixon, Mark, Soluk, Daniel. Temporal and spatial trends of various water quality parameters and chlorophyll concentrations within the 59-mile reach of the Missouri National Recreational River (poster). Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE. (March 10, 2011)
  • Dixon, Mark, Benson, Adam, Swanson, David. Historical changes and future projections for cottonwood forests of the Missouri River floodplain and their impacts on bird populations. Presented at the South Dakota Ornithologists Union Fall Meeting , Vermillion, SD. (October 9, 2010)
  • Dixon, Mark, Stromberg, J C., Meixner, T, Hogan, J F., Goodrich, D C.. Sensitivity of a semi-arid riparian ecosystem to climatic variability in the southwestern United States. Presented at the 8th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, Seoul, Korea. (September 12, 2010)
  • Yager, L, Dixon, Mark, Cowman, T. Historic changes and water quality characteristics of backwater habitats on the 59-mile segment of the Missouri National Recreational River. Presented at the 2010 Missouri River Natural Resources Conference and BiOP Forum "A Climate for Change." , Nebraska City, NE. (March 17, 2010)
  • Scott, M L., Dixon, Mark. Historical riparian cover types in the Missouri Breaks National Monument. Presented at the 2010 Missouri River Natural Resources Conference and BiOP Forum "A Climate for Change.", Nebraska City, NE. (March 17, 2010)
  • Cowman, T, Dixon, Mark, Soluk, D. Missouri River education initiatives at the University of South Dakota's Missouri River Institute. Presented at the 2010 Missouri River Natural Resources Conference and BiOP Forum "A Climate for Change.", Nebraska City, NE. (March 17, 2010)
  • Dixon, Mark, Johnson, W C., Scott, M L., Bowen, D, Rabbe, L A.. Status and trend of cottonwood forests along the Missouri River from Kansas City to Montana. Presented at the 2010 Missouri River Natural Resources Conference and BiOP Forum "A Climate for Change.", Nebraska City, NE. (March 17, 2010)
  • Benson, A, Dixon, Mark. Effects of forest type and age class on songbird populations across a cottonwood successional gradient within the Missouri National Recreational River. Presented at the Missouri River Natural Resources Conference and BiOP Forum "A Climate for Change.", Nebraska City, NE. (March 17, 2010)