New Information on these pages: Rangeland Decision-Making Project, The Prairie Heating and Carbon Dioxide Enrichment Experiment
Welcome to the Rangeland Resources Research Unit (RRRU). Our three-location Unit spans two states (Wyoming and Colorado), and two major grasslands of the western Great Plains. The High Plains Grasslands Research Station, headquarters for the unit, is located on 2,870 acres of northern mixed-grass prairie near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The 15,500 acre Central Plains Experimental Rangenear Nunn, CO lies 35 miles to the south-east of the Cheyenne, WY on native shortgrass steppe. In Fort Collins, near Colorado State University, is the third location, the Crops Research Laboratory.
The Unit conducts research within two major research areas: Conservation-Production Systems for semi-arid rangelands, and Global Climate Change. Research includes vegetation and soil changes (transitions/thresholds) in plant communities; managing for multiple uses; range monitoring; invasive species; plant-animal interactions; and climate change impacts on rangelands. Scientists include: David Augustine, Dana Blumenthal, Justin Derner, and Jack Morgan. Post-Doc: Emily Kachergis and Justin Reeves.
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8408 Hildreth Road
Cheyenne, WY 82009