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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Effects of feral free-roaming horses on semi-arid rangeland ecosystems: an example from the sagebrush steppe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(18-Aug-14)
Can imazapic and seeding be applied simultaneously to rehabilitate medusahead-invaded rangeland? Single vs. multiple entry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(23-Jun-14)
Using resistance and resilience concepts to reduce impacts of invasive annual grasses and altered fire regimes on the sagebrush ecosystem and greater sage-grouse - a strategic multi-scale approach - (Government Publication)
(18-Jun-14)
Management and ecology of the sagebrush steppe - (Government Publication)
Davies, K.W., Strachan, U.D. 2014. Management and ecology of the sagebrush steppe. USDA-Agricultural Research Service. Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center. 55 p.
Cattle grazing and vegetation succession on burned sagebrush steppe     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bates, J.D., Davies, K.W. 2014. Cattle grazing and vegetation succession on burned sagebrush steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:412-422. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-14-00011.1.
Of grouse and golden eggs: Can ecosystems be managed within a species-based regulatory framework?     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyd, C.S., Johnson, D.D., Kerby, J.D., Svejcar, A.J., Davies, K.W. 2014. Of grouse and golden eggs: Can ecosystems be managed within a species-based regulatory framework?. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:358-368. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-13-00096.1.
Attempting to restore herbaceous understories in Wyoming big sagebrush communities with mowing and seeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(31-Mar-14)
Is pile seeding Wyoming big sagebrush(Artemisia tridentata subsp. wyomingensis) an effective alternative to broadcast seeding?     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyd, C.S., Obradovich, M. 2014. Is pile seeding Wyoming big sagebrush(Artemisia tridentata subsp. wyomingensis) an effective alternative to broadcast seeding?. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67(3):292-297. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-13-00107.1.
Restoration of mountain big sagebrush steppe following prescibed burning to control western juniper     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Madsen, M.D., Nafus, A.M. 2014. Restoration of mountain big sagebrush steppe following prescibed burning to control western juniper. Environmental Management. 53:1015-1022. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-014-0255-5
Implications of longer term rest from grazing in the sagebrush steppe     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Vavra, M., Schultz, B.W., Rimbey, N. 2014. Implications of longer term rest from grazing in the sagebrush steppe. Journal of Rangeland Applications. 1:14-34.
Medusahead ecology and management: California annual grasslands to the intermountain west     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nafus, A.M., Davies, K.W. 2014. Medusahead ecology and management: California annual grasslands to the intermountain west. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7(2):210-221. DOI: 10.1614/IPSM-D-13-00077.1.
Is fire exclusion in mountain big sagebrush communities prudent? Soil nutrient, plant diversity, and arthropod response to burning     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Boyd, C.S., Nafus, A.M. 2014. Is fire exclusion in mountain big sagebrush communities prudent? Soil nutrient, plant diversity, and arthropod response to burning. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 23:417-424. DOI: 10.1071/WF13167.
Western land managers will need all available tools for adapting to climate change, including grazing: A critique of Beschta et al     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Svejcar, A.J., Boyd, C.S., Davies, K.W., Madsen, M.D., Bates, J.D., Sheley, R.L., Marlow, C., Bohnert, D., Borman, M., Mata-Gonzalez, R., Buckhouse, J., Stringham, T., Perryman, B., Swanson, S., Tate, K., George, M., Ruyle, G., Roundy, B., Call, C., Jensen, K.B., Launchbaugh, K., Gearhart, A., Vermeire, L.T., Tanaka, J., Derner, J.D., Frasier, G.W., Havstad, K.M. 2014. Western land managers will need all available tools for adapting to climate change, including grazing: A critique of Beschta et al. Environmental Management. 53:1035-1038. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-013-0218-2.
Revegetating medusahead-invaded sagebrush rangelands in the Intermountain West - (Government Publication)
Davies, K.W., Johnson, D.D. 2013. Revegetating medusahead-invaded sagebrush rangelands in the Intermountain West. Natural Resources Conservation Service Fact Sheet. 3.
Medusahead management guide for the Intermountain West - (Government Publication)
Davies, K.W., Nafus, A.M., Johnson, D.D. 2013. Medusahead management guide for the Intermountain West. United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. 1-12.
Wildfire and invasive species in the west: challenges that hinder current and furture management and protection of the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem - (Government Publication)
Mayer, K.E., Anderson, P., Chambers, J.C., Boyd, C.S., Christiansen, T., Davis, D., Espinosa, S., Havlina, D., Ielmini, M., Kemner, D., Kurth, L., Maestas, J.D., Mealor, B., Milesneck, T., Niell, L., Pellant, M., Pyke, D.A., Tague, J., Vernon, J. 2013. Wildfire and invasive species in the west: challenges that hinder current and furture management and protection of the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem. [A Gap Report].Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Cheyenne, Wyoming. 61 p.
Ecosystem management for sage-grouse - (Other)
Svejcar, A.J., Boyd, C.S., Smith, B.S., Johnson, D. 2013. Ecosystem management for sage-grouse[DVD]. Burns, Oregon. U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS, EOARC.
Effects of integrating mowing and imazapyr on African rue (Peganum harmala L.)and native perennial grasses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(08-Aug-13)
Livestock grazing and sage-grouse habitat: impacts and opportunities     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyd, C.S., Beck, J.L., Tanaka, J.A. 2014. Livestock grazing and sage-grouse habitat: impacts and opportunities. Journal of Rangeland Applications. 1:58-77.
Improving restoration of exotic annual grass-invaded rangelands through activated carbon seed enhancement technologies     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Madsen, M.D., Davies, K.W., Mummey, D.L., Svejcar, A.J. 2014. Improving restoration of exotic annual grass-invaded rangelands through activated carbon seed enhancement technologies. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67(1):61-67.
Restoration of mountain big sagebrush plant communities following western juniper control - (Government Publication)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Madsen, M.D., Nafus, A.M. 2013. Restoration of mountain big sagebrush plant communities following western juniper control. Bureau of Land Management. p.1-12.
Improving reseeding success after catastrophic wildfire - shifting the paradigm with surfactant seed coatings     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Madsen, M.D., Zvirzdin, D.L., Kostka, S.J. 2013. Improving reseeding success after catastrophic wildfire - shifting the paradigm with surfactant seed coatings [abstract]. Biohydrology Confernce, May 21-24, 2013, Landau/Pfalz, Germany. Paper No. P2-25.
Establishing turfgrass on water repellent soil with ethylene oxide-propylene oxide block copolymer surfactant seed coatings - (Abstract Only)
Madsen, M.D., Kostka, S.J., Hulet, A., Mcmillan, M.F. 2013. Establishing turfgrass on water repellent soil with ethylene oxide-propylene oxide block copolymer surfactant seed coatings [abstract]. Biohydrology Confernce, May 21-24, 2013, Landau/Pfalz, Germany. Paper No. P2-24.
Seed and seedling ecology research as the foundation for enhancing restoration outcomes     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, J.J., Boyd, C.S., Svejcar, A.J. 2013. Seed and seedling ecology research as the foundation for enhancing restoration outcomes. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 66(2):115-116.
Improving reseeding success after catastrophic wildfire with surfactant seed coating technology - (Abstract Only)
Madsen, M.D., Zvirzdin, D.L., Kostka, S.J. 2013. Improving reseeding success after catastrophic wildfire with surfactant seed coating technology [abstract]. European Geosciences Union General Assembly Proceedings 2013. 15:Paper No. EGU2013-13360.
Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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