THE CONSERVATION-PRODUCTION INTERFACE IN NORTHERN MIXED-GRASS RANGELANDS
Project Number: 5409-21610-001-01
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 01, 2009
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
Evaluate how management practices and disturbance processes interact to influence: A) transitions/thresholds in ecological phases and states, B) plant community heterogeneity, C) mechanisms and risk of weed invasion, and D) temporal dynamics of key ecological indicators of rangeland health.
Complementary studies will address the influence of grazing management strategies on ecosystem services including diverse production and conservation goals including plant diversity, rangeland health, livestock and plant production, weed invasion, carbon sequestration/storage and small mammal populations.