Location: Rangeland Resources Research
Project Number: 5409-21610-001-10
Start Date: Sep 15, 2013
End Date: Sep 14, 2018
Utilize existing historical long term data sets, as well as ongoing studies, and new experiments to evaluate the influence of climatic variability and climate change on sustainability of agro-ecosystem productivity, function and structure through natural resource management. Experiments will be designed to investigate the large scale effects of adaptive management for assessing mitigation and adaptation of the shortgrass steppe rangeland ecosystem to climatic variability and climate change. Experiments will be designed to investigate the influence of drought and drought recovery on the sustainability of agricultural productivity from semiarid agro-ecosystems. Delivery of key research findings through technology transfer will encompass educational, extension and outreach activities via efforts centered at the CSU Shortgrass Steppe Research and Interpretation Center (SGS-RIC), located on the USDA-ARS Central Plains Experimental Range (CPER), Nunn, CO.