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Beth Ann Newingham
Great Basin Rangelands Research
Research Ecologist

Phone: (775) 784-6057 ext. 2330
Fax: (775) 784-1712

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Projects
Dual Disturbances: Do Fuel Treatments and Wildfire Protect or Harm Sagebrush Valued Resources?
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 440888
Rangeland Ecohydrology and Soil Erosion Course
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 443247
Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 443722
Treatment Durability
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 445107
Treatment Durability using LANDIS-II
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 445108
System-based Management and Rehabilitation of Rangelands
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 445796
Development of Ecological Strategies for Invasive Plant Management and Rehabilitation of Western Rangelands
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 439311
Fuel Treatment and Fire Suppression Effects on Valued Resources in Sagebrush Steppe
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 440532
Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 440724
Hydrology and Erosion Dynamics Following Compost Applications on Annual Grassland
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 440925
Rangeland Ecohydrology
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 440932
Trajectories of Change: How Climate, Wildfire, and Management Drive Shrubland Ecosystem Transitions
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 444064
Effects of Herbicide as a Fuel Reduction Treatment in the Mojave Desert
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 444106
Fuel Treatment Durability in Sagebrush Ecosystems in Current and Future Climates
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 444651
Improving Rehabilitation Practices in the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 443554
Trajectories of Ecosystem Change
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 443943
Soil Erosion and Ecosystem Recovery After Wildfire Under a Changing Climate
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442210
Fuel Treatment and Wildfire Effects on Sagebrush Valued Resources
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440921
Assessing Wind and Water Erosion on Western Rangelands
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437889
Rehabilitation Practices in the Mojave Desert
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438415

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Integrating erosion models into land health assessments to better understand landscape condition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, B., Webb, N.P., Williams, C.J., Edwards, B., Faist, A., Herrick, J.E., Kachergis, E., Lepak, N., McCord, S.E., Newingham, B.A., Pietrasiak, N., Toledo, D.N. 2024. Integrating erosion models into land health assessments to better understand landscape condition. Rangeland Ecology and Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2024.05.003.
Qualitative assessment of restoration effectiveness using Describing Indicators of Rangeland Health - (Abstract Only)
Spatial patterns and controls on wind erosion in the Great Basin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tremino, R.S., Webb, N.P., Edwards, B.L., Faist, A., Newingham, B.A., Kachergis, E. 2024. Spatial patterns and controls on wind erosion in the Great Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. 129(1). Article e2023JG007792. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023JG007792.
Fuel treatments in shrublands experiencing pinyon and juniper expansion result in trade-offs between desired vegetation and increased fire behavior Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, C., Ellsworth, L.M., Strand, E.K., Reeves, M., Shaff, S.E., Short, K.C., Chambers, J.C., Newingham, B.A., Tortorelli, C. 2023. Fuel treatments in shrublands experiencing pinyon and juniper expansion result in trade-offs between desired vegetation and increased fire behavior. Fire Ecology. (2023) 19:46. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42408-023-00201-7.
Agricultural Research Service weed science research: past, present, and future Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Young, S.L., Anderson, J.V., Baerson, S.R., Bajsa Hirschel, J.N., Blumenthal, D.M., Boyd, C.S., Boyette, C.D., Brennan, E.B., Cantrell, C.L., Chao, W.S., Chee Sanford, J.C., Clements, D.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Duke, S.O., Porter, K.M., Fletcher, R.S., Fulcher, M.R., Gaskin, J., Grewell, B.J., Hamerlynck, E.P., Hoagland, R.E., Horvath, D.P., Law, E.P., Madsen, J., Martin, D.E., Mattox, C.M., Mirsky, S.B., Molin, W.T., Moran, P.J., Mueller, R.C., Nandula, V.K., Newingham, B.A., Pan, Z., Porensky, L.M., Pratt, P.D., Price, A.J., Rector, B.G., Reddy, K.N., Sheley, R.L., Smith, L., Smith, M., Snyder, K.A., Tancos, M.A., West, N.M., Wheeler, G.S., Williams, M., Wolf, J.E., Wonkka, C.L., Wright, A.A., Xi, J., Ziska, L.H. 2023. Agricultural Research Service weed science research: past, present, and future. Weed Science. 71(4):312-327. https://doi.org/10.1017/wsc.2023.31.
Investigating long-term trends in aeolian sediment transport in the Great Basin - (Abstract Only)
Tremino, R., Webb, N.P., Edwards, B., Faist, A., Newingham, B.A., Kachergis, E., Chappell, A. 2023. Investigating long-term trends in aeolian sediment transport in the Great Basin. International Conference on Aeolian Research. Abstract.
Integrating erosion models into land health assessments to support wind and water erosion management - (Abstract Only)
Wheeler, B., Webb, N.P., Williams, J.B., Edwards, B., Faist, A., Herrick, J.E., Kachergis, E., Lepak, N., McCord, S.E., Newingham, B.A., Pietrasiak, N., Toledo, D.N. 2023. Integrating erosion models into land health assessments to support wind and water erosion management. International Conference on Aeolian Research. Abstract.
Leveraging erosion models with established land health assessments to support management decisions - (Abstract Only)
Wheeler, B., Webb, N., Williams, J.B., Edwards, B., Faist, A., Herrick, J.E., Kachergis, E., Lepak, N., McCord, S.E., Newingham, B.A., Pietrasiak, N., Toledo, D.N. 2023. Leveraging erosion models with established land health assessments to support management decisions. Society of Range Management. Abstract.
Invasive annual grasses: re-envisioning approaches in a changing climate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Young, S.L., Archer, D.W., Blumenthal, D.M., Boyd, C.S., Clark, P., Clements, D.D., Davies, K.W., Derner, J.D., Gaskin, J.F., Hamerlynck, E.P., Hardegree, S.P., Jensen, K.B., Monaco, T.A., Newingham, B.A., Pierson Jr, F.B., Rector, B.G., Sheley, R.L., Toledo, D.N., Vermeire, L.T., Wonkka, C.L. 2023. Invasive annual grasses: re-envisioning approaches in a changing climate. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 78(2):95-103. https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.2023.00074.
Ten-year ecological responses to fuel treatments within semiarid Wyoming big sagebrush ecosystems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pyke, D.A., Schaff, S.C., Chambers, J.C., Schupp, E.W., Newingham, B.A., Gray, M.L., Ellsworth, L.M. 2022. Ten-year ecological responses to fuel treatments within semiarid Wyoming big sagebrush ecosystems. Ecosphere. 13(7). Article e4176. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4176.
Connectivity of surface susceptibility and physical processes regulates hydrologic and erosional responses of water-limited lands - (Abstract Only)
Parameterizing an aeolian erosion model for rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Edwards, B.L., Webb, N.P., Van Zee, J.W., Courtright, E.M., Cooper, B.F., Metz, L., Herrick, J.E., Okin, G., Duniway, M.C., Tatarko, J., Tedela, N., Newingham, B.A., Pierson Jr, F.B., Toledo, D.N., Van Pelt, R.S. 2021. Parameterizing an aeolian erosion model for rangelands. Aeolian Research. 54.Article 100769. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2021.100769.
Environmental influences on density and height growth of natural ponderosa pine regeneration following wildfires Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hammond, D.H., Strand, E.K., Morgan, P., Hudak, A.T., Newingham, B.A. 2021. Environmental influences on density and height growth of natural ponderosa pine regeneration following wildfires. Fire. 4(4). Article 80. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire4040080.
Lessons given and learned from rangeland monitoring courses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Newingham, B.A., Kachergis, E., Ganguli, A.C., Foster, B., Price, L., McCord, S.E. 2021. Lessons given and learned from rangeland monitoring courses. Rangelands. 44(1):29-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2021.08.003.
Where do qualitative assessments fit in an era of increasingly quantitative monitoring? perspectives from interpreting indicators of rangeland health Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lepak, N., Newingham, B.A., Kachergis, E., Toledo, D.N., Moffitt, J. 2021. Where do qualitative assessments fit in an era of increasingly quantitative monitoring? perspectives from interpreting indicators of rangeland health. Rangelands. 44(1):39-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2021.07.008.
The effect of seeding treatments and climate on fire regimes in Wyoming sagebrush steppe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bowman-Prideaux, C., Newingham, B.A., Strand, E.K. 2021. The effect of seeding treatments and climate on fire regimes in Wyoming sagebrush steppe. Fire. 4(2). Article 16. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire4020016.
Chapter R. Restoration. In: Sagebrush conservation strategy: Challenges to sagebrush conservation Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Germino, M., Brunson, M., Chambers, J., Epanchinj-Niell, R., Fuller, G., Hanser, S., Hardegree, S.P., Johnson, T., Newingham, B.A., Pellant, M., Sheridan, C., Tull, J. 2021. Chapter R. Restoration. In: Remington, T.E., Deibert, P.A., Hanser, S.E., Davis, D.M., Robb, L.A., and Welty, J.L., editors. Sagebrush conservation strategy: Challenges to sagebrush conservation. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Geological Survey. p. 203-221. https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201125.
Standardized aeolian transport observations to support local- to regional-scale modeling. Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Webb, N., Edwards, B., Van Zee, J.W., Courtright, E.M., McCord, S.E., Cooper, B., Duniway, M., Huggins, D.R., Metz, L., Moriasi, D.N., Newingham, B.A., Pierson Jr, F.B., Tatarko, J., Tedela, N., Toledo, D.N., Van Pelt, R.S., Williams, C.J. 2021. Vegetation canopy gap size and height: critical indicators for wind erosion monitoring and management. Association of American Geographers. 76/78-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.02.003.
Interpreting indicators of rangeland health, version 5 - (Book / Chapter)
Pellant, M., Shaver, P.L., Pyke, D.A., Herrick, J.E., Busby, F.E., Riegel, G., Lepak, N., Kachergis, E., Newingham, B.A., Toledo, D.N. 2020. Interpreting indicators of rangeland health. Technical reference 1734-6, Version 5. Colorado: BLM National Operations Center’s Information and Publishing Services. 202 p.
A strategic plan for future USDA- Agricultural Research Service erosion research and model development Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weltz, M.A., Huang, C., Newingham, B.A., Tatarko, J., Nouwakpo, S.K., Tsegaye, T.D. 2020. A strategic plan for future USDA- Agricultural Research Service erosion research and model development. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 75(6):137A-143A. https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.2020.0805A.
Plant functional groups and species contribute to ecological resilience a decade after woodland expansion treatments Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Freund, S.M., Newingham, B.A., Chambers, J.C., Urza, A.K., Roundy, B.A., Cushman, H.J. 2021. Plant functional groups and species contribute to ecological resilience a decade after woodland expansion treatments. Ecosphere. 12(1):1-24. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3325.
Building resilience to climate change in agroecosystems by addressing wind erosion - (Abstract Only)
Short and long-term effects of ponderosa pine fuel treatments intersected by the Egley Fire Complex (OR, USA) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boreal forest vegetation and fuel conditions 12 years after the 2004 Taylor Complex fires in Alaska, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hammond, D.H., Strand, E.K., Hudak, A.T., Newingham, B.A. 2019. Boreal forest vegetation and fuel conditions 12 years after the 2004 Taylor Complex fires in Alaska, USA. Fire Ecology. 15(32):1-19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42408-019-0049-5.
Multi-scale wind erosion monitoring and assessment supported by a National Wind Erosion Research Network - (Abstract Only)
Got shrubs? Climate mediates long-term shrub and introduced grass dynamics in chaparral communities after fire Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, A.G., Newingham, B.A., Hudak, A., Bright, B.C. 2019. Got shrubs? Climate mediates long-term shrub and introduced grass dynamics in chaparral communities after fire. Fire Ecology. 15:12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42408-019-0031-2.
Introducing version 5 of Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health - (Abstract Only)
Pellant, M., Shaver, P., Pyke, D., Herrick, J.E., Busby, F., Riegel, G., Lepak, N., Toledo, D.N., Newingham, B.A., Kachergis, E. 2018. Introducing version 5 of interpreting indicators of rangeland health [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada
Enhancing wind erosion monitoring and assessment for US rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webb, N., Van Zee, J.W., Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E., Courtright, E.M., Billings, B., Boyd, R., Chappell, A., Duniway, M., Derner, J.D., Hand, J., Kachergis, E., McCord, S., Newingham, B.A., Pierson Jr, F.B., Steiner, J.L., Tatarko, J., Tedela, N., Toledo, D.N., Van Pelt, R.S. 2017. Enhancing wind erosion monitoring and assessment for US rangelands. Rangelands. 39:85-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2017.04.001.
Grass seedling growth and survival under different post-fire grazing management scenarios - (Abstract Only)
Glocklhorn, J., Newingham, B.A. 2017. Grass seedling growth and survival under different post-fire grazing management scenarios. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. 77.
Natural recruitment of Wyoming big sagebrush in and adjacent to burned areas during an El Nino year - (Abstract Only)
Smith, A., Dencker, C., Newingham, B.A. 2017. Natural recruitment of Wyoming big sagebrush in and adjacent to burned areas during an El Nino year. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. 167.
Effects of mulch on plant and soil recovery after wildfire in the eastern Great Basin - (Abstract Only)
Dencker, C., Gicklhorn, J., Derasary, L., Newingham, B.A. 2017. Effects of mulch on plant and soil recovery after wildfire in the eastern Great Basin. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. 14-5.
Status and updates to the rangeland health model - (Abstract Only)
Pellant, M., Pyke, D., Herrick, J.E., Shaver, P., Busby, F., Riegel, G., Lepak, N., Newingham, B.A., Kachergis, E., Toledo, D.N. 2017. Status and updates to the rangeland health model. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. 161-2.
Towards a remote sensing based indicator of rangeland ecosystem resistance and resilience - (Abstract Only)
Falkowski, M.J., Newingham, B.A., Allred, B., Jones, M.O., Naugle, D. 2017. Towards a remote sensing based indicator of rangeland ecosystem resistance and resilience. 161-2.
Postfire drill-seeding of great basin plants: effects of contrasting drills on seeded and nonseeded species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ott, J.E., Cox, R.D., Shaw, N., Newingham, B.A., Ganguli, A., Pellant, M., Roundy, B.A., Eggett, D.L. 2016. Postfire drill-seeding of great basin plants: effects of contrasting drills on seeded and nonseeded species. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 69:373-385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2016.05.001.
The ability of winter grazing to reduce wildfire size, intensity, and fire-induced plant mortality was not demonstrated: a comment on Davies et al. (2015) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, A.M., Talhelm, A.F., Kolden, C.A., Newingham, B.A., Kremens, R.L., Adams, H.D., Cohen, J.D., Yedinak, K.M. 2016. The ability of winter grazing to reduce wildfire size, intensity, and fire-induced plant mortality was not demonstrated: a comment on Davies et al. (2015). International Journal of Wildland Fire. doi: 10.1071/WF15163
Quantifying livestock effects on bunchgrass vegetation with Landsat ETM+ data across a single growing season Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jansen, V., Kolden, C.A., Taylor, R.V., Newingham, B.A. 2015. Quantifying livestock effects on bunchgrass vegetation with Landsat ETM+ data across a single growing season. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 37(1):150-175. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2015.1117681.
A social-ecological impact assessment for public land management: application of a conceptual and methodological framework - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bentley, B.L., Holbrook, J.D., Niemeyer, R.J., Suazo, A.A., Wulfhorst, J., Vierling, K.T., Newingham, B.A., Link, T.E., Rachlow, J.L. 2016. A social-ecological impact assessment for public land management: application of a conceptual and methodological framework. Ecology and Society. 21(3):9. doi: 10.5751/ES-08569-210309.
What’s still hot?: Cross-ecosystem diversity responses a decade after fire - (Abstract Only)
Adding Fuel to the Fire: The Contribution of Perennial Bunchgrasses in Altering Fire Regimes in the Great Basin - (Abstract Only)
Long-term effects of burn severity on non-native plant cover - (Abstract Only)
Rates of post-fire vegetation recovery and fuel accumulation as a function of burn severity and time-since-burn in four western U.S. ecosystems - (Abstract Only)
Post-fire grazing management in the Great Basin Reprint Icon - (Government Publication)
Veblen, K.E., Newingham, B.A., Bates, J.D., Lamalfa, E., Glicklhorn, J. 2015. Post-fire grazing management in the Great Basin. Government Publication/Report. 7:1-4.
Indicators of climate change in Idaho: An assessment framework for coupling biophysical change and social perception Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klos, P., Abatzoglou, J., Bean, A., Blades, J., Clark, M.A., Dodd, M., Hall, T.E., Haruch, A., Higuera, P.E., Holbrook, J.D., Jansen, V.S., Kemp, K., Lankford, A., Link, T.E., Magney, T., Meddens, A.J., Mitchell, L., Moore, B., Morgan, P., Newingham, B.A., Niemeyer, R.J., Soderquist, B., Suazo, A.A., Vierling, K.T., Walden, V., Walsh, C. 2015. Indicators of climate change in Idaho: An assessment framework for coupling biophysical change and social perception. Weather, Climate, and Society. 7:238-254.
Dominant plant taxa predict plant productivity responses to CO2 enrichment across precipitation and soil gradients Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fay, P.A., Newingham, B.A., Polley, H.W., Morgan, J.A., Lecain, D.R., Nowak, R.S., Smith, S.D. 2015. Dominant plant taxa predict plant productivity responses to CO2 enrichment across precipitation and soil gradients. Annals Of Botany Plants. DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plv027.
Bromus tectorum and native grass establishment under drought and warming in sagebrush steppe after fire - (Abstract Only)