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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.)

Challenges and limitations to native species restoration in the Great Basin, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(08-Aug-16)
Extruded seed pellets: a novel approach to enhancing sagebrush seedling emergence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(21-Jun-16)
Herbaceous production response to juniper treatment - (Experiment Station)
Bates, J.D., Davies, K.W., Svejcar, A. 2016. Herbaceous production response to juniper treatment. Ecology and Hydrology of Western Juniper Range Field Day 2016. Oregon State University Special Report. p. 46-53.
Sagebrush steppe recovery after fire varies by successional phase of western juniper woodland - (Experiment Station)
Bates, J.D., Davies, K.W. 2016. Sagebrush steppe recovery after fire varies by successional phase of western juniper woodland. Ecology and Hydrology of Western Juniper Range Field Day 2016. Oregon State University Special Report. p. 40-45.
Effect of aspect on sagebrush steppe recovery post-fire juniper woodlands - (Experiment Station)
Davies, K.W., Bates, A.A., Johnson, D.D. 2016. Effect of aspect on sagebrush steppe recovery post-fire juniper woodlands. Ecology and Hydrology of Western Juniper Range Field Day 2016. Oregon State University Special Report. p. 29-34.
Restoring mountain big sagebrush communities after prescribed fire in juniper encroached rangelands - (Experiment Station)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Madsen, M.M., Nafus, A.M. 2016. Restoring mountain big sagebrush communities after prescribed fire in juniper encroached rangelands. Ecology and Hydrology of Western Juniper Range Field Day 2016. Oregon State University Special Report. p.35-39.
Estimating juniper cover from NAIP imagery and evaluating relationships between potential cover and environmental variables - (Experiment Station)
Johnson, D.D., Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D. 2016. Estimating juniper cover from NAIP imagery and evaluating relationships between potential cover and environmental variables. Ecology and Hydrology of Western Juniper Range Field Day 2016. Oregon State University Special Report. p. 22-28.
Spatial and temporal variability in minimum temperature trends in the western U.S. sagebrush steppe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Svejcar, A.J., Angell, R.F., James, J. 2016. Spatial and temporal variability in minimum temperature trends in the western U.S. sagebrush steppe. Journal of Arid Environments. 133:125-133. doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2016.06.003.
Restoring big sagebrush after controlling encroaching western juniper with fire: aspect and subspecies effects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(25-Mar-16)
Pre-fire grazing by cattle increases postfire resistance to exotic annual grass (Bromus tectorum) invasion and dominance for decades     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Boyd, C.S., Svejcar, A.J. 2016. Pre-fire grazing by cattle increases postfire resistance to exotic annual grass (Bromus tectorum) invasion and dominance for decades. Ecology and Evolution. 6(10):3356-3366. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2127.
Winter grazing decreases the probability of fire-induced mortality of bunchgrasses and may reduce wildfire size: a response to Smith et al (this issue)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Boyd, C.S., Bates, J.D., Hulet, A. 2016. Winter grazing decreases the probability of fire-induced mortality of bunchgrasses and may reduce wildfire size: a response to Smith et al (this issue). International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25:489-493. doi: 10.1071/WF15209.
Effects of intermediate-term grazing rest on sagebrush communities with depleted understories: evidence of a threshold     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Boyd, C.S. 2016. Effects of intermediate-term grazing rest on sagebrush communities with depleted understories: evidence of a threshold. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 69:173-178. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2016.01.002.
Effects of using winter grazing as a fuel treatment on Wyoming big sagebrush plant communities     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Nafus, A.M., Boyd, C.S., Hulet, A., Bates, J.D. 2016. Effects of using winter grazing as a fuel treatment on Wyoming big sagebrush plant communities. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 69:179-184. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2015.12.005.
Seasonal burning of juniper woodlands and spatial recovery of herbaceous vegetation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bates, J.D., Davies, K.W. 2015. Seasonal burning of juniper woodlands and spatial recovery of herbaceous vegetation. Forest Ecology and Management. 361:117-130. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.10.045.
Woody fuels reduction in Wyoming big sagebrush communities - (Government Publication)
Schupp, E.W., Boyd, C.S., Green, S. 2015. Woody fuels reduction in Wyoming big sagebrush communities. Sage Grouse Initative. Great Basin Factsheet Series. Number 13:1-6. Available: http://www.sagegrouseinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/GB-Factsheet-13-Woody-Fuels-Reduction-in-Wyoming-Big-Sagebrush-Communities.pdf
Prefire (preemptive) management to decrease fire-induced bunchgrass mortality and reduce reliance on postfire seeding     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hulet, A., Boyd, C.S., Davies, K.W., Svejcar, A.J. 2015. Prefire (preemptive) management to decrease fire-induced bunchgrass mortality and reduce reliance on postfire seeding. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 68(6):437-444. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2015.08.001.
Evaluating winter/spring seeding of a native perennial bunchgrass in the sagebrush steppe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyd, C.S., Lemos, J.A. 2015. Evaluating winter/spring seeding of a native perennial bunchgrass in the sagebrush steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 68(6):494-500. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2015.07.009.
Conifer removal in the sagebrush steppe: why, when, where, and how? - (Government Publication)
Maestas, J.D., Roundy, B., Bates, J.D. 2015. Conifer removal in the sagebrush steppe: why, when, where, and how?. Sage Grouse Iniatitive General Technical Reports. Available: http://www.sagegrouseinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/4_GBFactSheet_Conifer-Management.pdf
Winter grazing can reduce wildfire size, intensity, and behavior in a shrub-grassland     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Boyd, C.S., Bates, J.D., Hulet, A. 2016. Winter grazing can reduce wildfire size, intensity, and behavior in a shrub-grassland. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25:191-199. doi: 10.1071/WF15055.
Reestablishing perennial-dominated plant communities in medusahead-invaded sagebrush rangeland - (Government Publication)
Johnson, D.D., Davies, K.W. 2015. Reestablishing perennial-dominated plant communities in medusahead-invaded sagebrush rangeland. United States Forest Service. Great Basin Factsheet Series. Fact Sheet Number 3. 4 p.
Limiting medusahead invasion and impacts in the great basin - (Government Publication)
Davies, K.W., Johnson, D.D. 2015. Limiting medusahead invasion and impacts in the great basin. United States Forest Service. Great Basin Factsheet Series. Number 2. 3 p.
Dormant season grazing may decrease wildfire probability by increasing fuel moisture and reducing fuel amount and continuity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Boyd, C.S., Bates, J.D., Hulet, A. 2015. Dormant season grazing may decrease wildfire probability by increasing fuel moisture and reducing fuel amount and continuity. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 24(6):849-856. doi: 10.1071/WF14209.
Success of seeding native compared with introduced perennial vegetation for revegetating medusahead-invaded sagebrush rangeland     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Boyd, C.S., Johnson, D.D., Nafus, A.M., Madsen, M.D. 2015. Success of seeding native compared with introduced perennial vegetation for revegetating medusahead-invaded sagebrush rangeland. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 68:224-230. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2015.03.004.
Seed enhancement technologies for restoring native plants in the Great Basin - (Proceedings)
(28-Jan-15)
Effects of post-fire soil hydrophobicity on inorganic soil nitrogen and sulfur cycling - (Proceedings)
(23-Jan-15)
Wyoming big sagebrush associations of eastern Oregon; vegetation attributes - (Experiment Station)
Bates, J.D., Davies, K.W. 2015. Wyoming big sagebrush associations of eastern Oregon; vegetation attributes. Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center Field Day Report. 15 p.
Abundances of coplanted native bunchgrasses and crested wheatgrass after 13 years     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nafus, A.M., Svejcar, A.J., Ganskopp, D.C., Davies, K.W. 2015. Abundances of coplanted native bunchgrasses and crested wheatgrass after 13 years. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 68(2):211-214. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2015.01.011.
Risk of exotic annual grass-fire cycle in Goose Creek milkvetch habitat - (Government Publication)
Davies, K.W., Hulet, A. 2015. Risk of exotic annual grass-fire cycle in Goose Creek milkvetch habitat. Agricultural Research Service. Burns, Oregon. 9 p.
The northern Great Basin: a region of continual change     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Svejcar, A.J. 2015. The northern Great Basin: a region of continual change. Rangelands. 37(3):114-118. doi: 10.1016/j.rala.2015.03.002.
Effects of feral free-roaming horses on semi-arid rangeland ecosystems: an example from the sagebrush steppe     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Collins, G., Boyd, C.S. 2014. Effects of feral free-roaming horses on semi-arid rangeland ecosystems: an example from the sagebrush steppe. Ecosphere. 5(10):127. doi: 10.1890/ES14-00171.1.
Medusahead management guide for the western states - (Government Publication)
Kyser, G.B., Ditomaso, J.M., Davies, K.W., Smith, B.S. 2014. Medusahead management guide for the western states. University of California. Weed Research and Information Center, Davis. p. 1-58. Available: http://wric.ucdavis.edu/publications/MedusaheadManagementGuide_pub_2014.pdf
Vegetation recovery and fuel reduction after seasonal burning of western juniper     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bates, J.D., O'Connor, R., Davies, K.W. 2014. Vegetation recovery and fuel reduction after seasonal burning of western juniper. Fire Ecology. 10(3):27-48. doi: 10.4996/fireecology.1003027.
Can imazapic and seeding be applied simultaneously to rehabilitate medusahead-invaded rangeland? Single vs. multiple entry     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Madsen, M.D., Nafus, A.M., Boyd, C.S., Johnson, D.D. 2014. Can imazapic and seeding be applied simultaneously to rehabilitate medusahead-invaded rangeland? Single vs. multiple entry. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67(6):650-656. doi: 10.2111/REM-D-14-00019.1.
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)
Chamber, J.C., Pyke, D.A., Maestas, J.D., Pellant, M., Boyd, C.S., Campbell, S.B., Espinosa, S., Havlina, D.W., Mayer, K.E., Wuenschel, A. 2014. 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. Rocky Mountain Research Station. United States Forest Service. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-326. p. 1-73.
Utilizing national agriculture imagery program data to estimate tree cover and biomass of pinyon and juniper woodlands     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hulet, A., Roundy, B.A., Petersen, S.L., Bunting, S.C., Jensen, R.R., Roundy, D.B. 2014. Utilizing national agriculture imagery program data to estimate tree cover and biomass of pinyon and juniper woodlands. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:563-572. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-13-00044.1.
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.
Understory cover responses to pinon-juniper treatments across tree dominance gradients in the Great Basin     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roundy, B.A., Miller, R.F., Tausch, R.J., Young, K., Hulet, A., Rau, B.M., Jessop, B., Chambers, J.C., Egget, D. 2014. Understory cover responses to pinon-juniper treatments across tree dominance gradients in the Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67;482-494. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-13-00018.1.
Attempting to restore herbaceous understories in Wyoming big sagebrush communities with mowing and seeding     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D. 2014. Attempting to restore herbaceous understories in Wyoming big sagebrush communities with mowing and seeding. Restoration Ecology. 22:608-615.
Response of conifer-encroached shrublands in the Great Basin to prescribed fire and mechanical treatments     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, R.F., Ratchford, J., Roundy, B.A., Tausch, R.J., Hulet, A., Chambers, J. 2014. Response of conifer-encroached shrublands in the Great Basin to prescribed fire and mechanical treatments. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:468-481. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-13-00003.1.
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.
Pinon-juniper reduction increases soil water availability of the resouce growth pool     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roundy, B.A., Young, K., Cline, N., Hulet, A., Miller, R.F., Tausch, R.J., Chambers, J.C., Rau, B.M. 2014. Pinon-juniper reduction increases soil water availability of the resouce growth pool. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:495-505. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-13-00022.1.
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 application on African rue (Peganum harmala) and native perennial grasses     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, D.D., Davies, K.W. 2015. Effects of integrating mowing and imazapyr application on African rue (Peganum harmala) and native perennial grasses. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7(4):617-623. doi: 10.1614/IPSM-D-13-00019.1.
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.
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