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22. Hernandez RR, Armstrong A, Burney J, Easter SB, Hoffacker MK, Moore K, Beatty B, Heath GA, Macknick J, Ryan G, Allen MF, Kammen DM (forthcoming) Techno-ecological synergies of solar energy to mitigate climate and global environmental change.  

21. Hoffacker MK, Allen MF, Hernandez RR (forthcoming) Synergies of solar energy across a land-food-energy-water nexus. 

20. Lovering J, Swain M, Blomqvist L, Hernandez RR, Nordhaus T (forthcoming) Land-use intensity of electricity of production and tomorrow’s energy landscape. 

19. Moore KA, Hernandez RR, Abella S, Johnston D, Kreitler J, Swanson A, Lovich J (forthcoming) Ecological concepts to advance sustainable solar energy and the land-energy-ecology nexus. 

18. Grodsky SM, Moore KA, and Hernandez RR (forthcoming) From butterflies to bighorns: Multi-dimensional, species-species, and species process interactions may inform sustainable solar energy development in desert ecosystems. Darren R. Sandquist (Ed) Desert Studies Center, Annual Desert Symposium Proceedings.


17. Hampton SE, Jones MB, Wasser LA, Supp S, Brun J, Hernandez RR, Boettiger C, Collins SL, Gross LJ, Fernández DS, Buden A, White EP, Teal TK, Labou S, Aukema JE, Regetz J (2017, ACCEPTED) Skills and knowledge for data-intensive environmental research. BioScience.  


16. Ibrahima Diedhou, Diallo D, Mbengue AA, Bayala R, Dieme R, Hernandez RR, Diedhiou PM, Sene A (2017) Allometric equations and carbon stocks in tree biomass of Jatropha curcas L. in Senegal’s Peanut Basin. Global Ecology and Conservation, 9: 61-69, doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2016.11.007 | PDF


15. Diakhate S, Badiane-Ndour NY, Founoune-Mboup H, Diatta S, Master, Fall AF, Hernandez RR, Cournac L, Dick RP (2016) Impact of simulated drought stress on soil chemistry and microbiology, and nematofauna in a native shrub + millet intercropping system. Open Journal of Soil Science 6:189-203, doi: 10.4236/ojss.2016.612018  | PDF


14. Hernandez RR, D'Antonio C (2016) California: Where Two Worlds Collided. Bulletin of the Ecological Society 97: 368-369, doi: 10.1002/bes2.1277 | PDF


13. Barrows CW, Murphy-Mariscal ML, Hernandez RR (2016) At a crossroads: The nature of natural history in 21st century ecological science. Bioscience, doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw043 | PDF

Featured in: Scientific American, Science Daily


12. Hernandez RR, Hoffacker MK*, Murphy-Mariscal M, Wu G, Allen MF (2015) Solar energy development impacts on terrestrial ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. | PDF

Featured in: The San Diego Union Tribune, KCETIEEE SpectrumKPBS.orgThe Desert SunUCR TodayPhys.orgScienceBlog.comInland Empire News, and Climate Central


11. Hernandez RR, Hoffacker MK*, Field CB (2015) Efficient use of land to meet sustainable energy needs. Nature Climate Change 5: 353-358, doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2556 | PDF             

Featured in: The Washington PostThe Huffington PostIEEE, and         


10. Hernandez RR, Debenport SJ, Ndoye F, Ines E, Nkenmogne K, Thuita M, Leewis MC, Soumare, A, Gueye M, Miambi E, Lardi L, Diedhioiu I, and Dick RP (2015) The native shrub, Pilostigma reticulatum, as an ecological "resource island" for mango trees in the Sahel. Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment 201: 51-61. | PDF


9.  Allen MF, Kitajima, K, Hernandez, RR (2014) Mycorrhizae and Global Change, In: Trees in a Changing Environment (Eds. Tausz M, Grulke, N) Springer, Netherlands, pp 37-59. | PDF


8.  Hernandez RR, Hoffacker M*, Field CB (2014) The Land-Use Efficiency of Big Solar. Environmental Science and Technology 48(2): 1315-1323, doi: 10.1021/es4043726. | PDF


7.  Hernandez RR, Easter S, Murphy-Mariscal M, Maestre F, Allen E, Barrows C, Belnap J, Ochoa-Hueso R, Ravi S, Tavassoli M*, Allen M (2014) Environmental Impacts of Utility-Scale Solar Energy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 29: 766-779, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2013.08.041. | PDF


6.  Hernandez RR, MF Allen (2013) Diurnal patterns of productivity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi revealed using the Soil Ecosystem Observatory. New Phytologist 200: 547-557, doi: 10.1111/nph.12393. PDF


5.  Hernandez RR, Mayernik MS, Murphy ML, and M Allen (2012) Advanced technologies and data management practices in environmental science: lessons from academia. BioScience 62: 1067-1076, doi: 10.1525/bio.2012.62.12.8. PDF


4.  Root T, Ackerly D, Cohen E, Davis S, Hamilton H, Hernandez RR, Levine J, Moyle P, Pairis A, Pittiglio S, Rundel P, Zavalata E (2012) Plants and Animals. In California Climate Extremes Workshop Report, Pierce DW (ed), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 32 pp. | PDF


3.  Hernandez RR and K Knudsen (2012). Late successional biological soil crusts in a biodiversity hotspot: an example of congruency in species richness. Biodiversity and Conservation 21(4): 1015-1031, doi:10.1007/s10531-012-0236-z. | PDF


2.  Hernandez RR and DR Sandquist (2011) Disturbance of biological soil crusts increases emergence of exotic vascular plants in California sage scrub. Plant Ecology 212: 1709-1721, doi:10.1007/s11258-011-9943-x. | PDF                                                              

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1.  Ochoa-Hueso CR, Hernandez RR, Pueyo JJ and EM Reol (2011) Spatial distribution and physiology of biological soil crusts from semi-arid central Spain are related to soil chemistry and shrub cover. Journal of Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 1894-1901, doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.05.010 | PDF 

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