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William Longland (Bill) (PhD)
Great Basin Rangelands Research
Research Ecologist

Phone: (775) 784-6057 ext. 228
Fax: (775) 784-1712
Room 2

USDA, ARS, PWA, GBRRU
920 VALLEY ROAD
RENO, NV 89512
Projects
Management and Restoration of Rangeland Ecosystems
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 436118

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Significance of seed caching by rodents for key plants in natural resource management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S., Dimitri, L.A. 2019. Significance of seed caching by rodents for key plants in natural resource management. Rangelands. 41(6):248-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2019.11.002.
Life history and distributional information for three species of Periploca Braun (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) inhabiting Juniperus spp. (Cupressaceae) berries in the western U.S. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tonkel, K.C., Dimitri, L.A., Rector, B.G., Longland, W.S., Kirchoff, V.S. 2019. Life history and distributional information for three species of Periploca Braun (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae) inhabiting Juniperus spp. (Cupressaceae) berries in the western U.S. Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 95(1):37-46. https://doi.org/10.3956/2019-95.1.37.
Seed value influences cache pilfering rates by desert rodents Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vander Wall, S.B., Dimitri, L.A., Longland, W.S., White, J. 2019. Seed value influences cache pilfering rates by desert rodents. Integrative Zoology. 14(1):75-86. https://doi.org/10.1111/1749-4877.12358.
Interaction between seed detectability and seed preference affects harvest rates of granivorous rodents Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S., Dimitri, L.A. 2018. Interaction between seed detectability and seed preference affects harvest rates of granivorous rodents. Western North American Naturalist. 78(2):195-203. https://doi.org/10.3398/064.078.0210.
Impacts of granivorous and frugivorous arthropods on pre-dispersal seed production of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dimitri, L.A., Longland, W.S., Tonkel, K.C., Rector, B.G., Kirchoff, V.S. 2018. Impacts of granivorous and frugivorous arthropods on pre-dispersal seed production of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis). Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 12(3):465-476. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-018-9603-3
The utility of animal behavior studies in natural resource management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dimitri, L.A., Longland, W.S. 2018. The utility of animal behavior studies in natural resource management. Rangelands. 40:9-16.
Distribution of western juniper seeds across an ecotone and implications for seed dispersal processes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dimitri, L.A., Longland, W.S. 2017. Distribution of western juniper seeds across an ecotone and implications for seed dispersal processes. Western North American Naturalist. 77:212-222.
Cone and seed traits of two Juniperus species influence roles of frugivores and scatter-hoarding rodents as seed dispersal agents Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dimitri, L.A., Longland, W.S., Vander Wall, S.B. 2017. Cone and seed traits of two Juniperus species influence roles of frugivores and scatter-hoarding rodents as seed dispersal agents. Acta Oecologica. 85(2017):93-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2017.09.012.
Can seed-caching enhance seedling survival of Indian ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides) through intraspecific facilitation? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S., Dimitri, L.A. 2016. Can seed-caching enhance seedling survival of Indian ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides) through intraspecific facilitation?. Plant Ecology. 217: 1523-1532.
Seed Selection by Desert Rodents: Implications for Enhancing Seedling Establishment of Indian Ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S., Dimitri, L.A. 2016. Seed Selection by Desert Rodents: Implications for Enhancing Seedling Establishment of Indian Ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides). Western North American Naturalist. 76:253-258.
Are western juniper seeds dispersed through diplochory? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S., Dimitri, L.A. 2016. Are western juniper seeds dispersed through diplochory? Northwest Science. 90(2):235-244.
Seed dispersal of two juniper species: Do scatter-hoarding rodents play a role? - (Abstract Only)
Dimitri, L.A., Longland, W.S., Vander Wall, S.B. 2015. Seed dispersal of two juniper species: Do scatter-hoarding rodents play a role? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 9-14, 2015, in Baltimore, MD.
Biological control of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) by saltcedar leaf beetles (Diorhabda spp.): effects on small mammals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S. 2014. Biological control of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) by saltcedar leaf beetles (Diorhabda spp.): effects on small mammals. Western North American Naturalist. 74(4):378-385.
Stephanopachys conicola Fisher (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) feeding on decaying western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis Hook. var. occidentalis) berries: a novel association for Bostrichidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tonkel, K.C., Rector, B.G., Longland, W.S., Dimitri, L.A., Ivie, M.A. 2014. Stephanopachys conicola Fisher (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) feeding on decaying western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis Hook. var. occidentalis) berries: a novel association for Bostrichidae. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 68:403-406.
The insect microcosm of western juniper berries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dimitri, L.A., Tonkel, K.C., Longland, W.S., Rector, B.G. 2014. The insect microcosm of western juniper berries. Rangelands. 36(3):8-11.
Use of wheat SSRs to assess genetic diversity in medusahead (Taenintherum caput-medusae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rector, B.G., Ashley, M.C., Gaskin, J.F., Longland, W.S. 2013. Use of wheat SSRs to assess genetic diversity in medusahead (Taenintherum caput-medusae). Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6:352-361.
Wildlife and Tamarix ()
Bateman, H.L., E.H. Paxton, and W.S. Longland. 2013. Tamarix as wildlife habitat. In: Sher, A., Quigley, M.F., editors. Tamarix: A case study of ecological change in the American west. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 168-188.
Mutualistic interactions between granivorous heteromyid rodents and a preferred food resource, Indian ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides) - (Abstract Only)
Longland, W.S., Dimitri, L.A. 2012. Mutualistic interactions between granivorous heteromyid rodents and a preferred food resource, Indian ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides) [abstract]. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. p. 182.
Identification of source-sink dynamics in mountain lions of the Great Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andreasen, A.M., Stewart, K.M., Longland, W.S., Beckmann, J.P., Forister, M.L. 2012. Identification of source-sink dynamics in mountain lions of the Great Basin. Molecular Ecology 21. DOI: 10.1111/4.1365-294x.2012.05740.x.
Seed-caching by heteromyid rodents enhances seedling survival of a desert grass, Indian ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides) - (Abstract Only)
Dimitri, L.A., Longland, W.S. 2012. Seed-caching by heteromyid rodents enhances seedling survival of a desert grass, Indian ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides) [abstract]. Ecological Society of America. p. 182.
Olfactory detection of caches containing wildland versus cultivated seeds by granivorous rodents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hollander, J.L., Vander Wall, S.B., Longland, W.S. 2012. Olfactory detection of caches containing wildland versus cultivated seeds by granivorous rodents. Western North American Naturalist. 72:339-347.
Ecosystem services from keystone species: diversionary seeding and seed-caching desert rodents can enhance Indian ricegrass seedling establishment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S., Ostoja, S.M. 2012. Ecosystem services from keystone species: diversionary seeding and seed-caching desert rodents can enhance Indian ricegrass seedling establishment. Restoration Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2012.00895.x.
Small mammals in saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima) - invaded and native riparian habitats of the western Great Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S. 2012. Small mammals in saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima) - invaded and native riparian habitats of the western Great Basin. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 5:230-237.
Utility of microsatellite markers from the bread wheat genetic map in the genome of medusahead rye (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) - (Abstract Only)
Rector, B.G., Ashley, M.C., Longland, W.S. 2011. Utility of microsatellite markers from the bread wheat genetic map in the genome of medusahead rye (Taeniatherum caput-medusae). International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 13:1.
Rodents as agents of ecological change - (Abstract Only)
McAdoo, J.K., Longland, W.S. 2011. Rodents as agents of ecological change [abstract]. Society for Range Management. 64:16. Billings, MT. February 5-10, 2011.
Food Abundance Determines Distribution and Density of A Frugivorous Bird Across Seasons - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crampton, L.H., Longland, W.S., Murphy, D.D., Sedinger, J.S. 2011. Food abundance determines distribution and density of a frugivorous bird across seasons. Oikos. 120:65-76.
Effects of seed-caching desert rodents on seedling survival of Indian ricegrass (Achnatherum hymenoides) - (Abstract Only)
Effects of saltcedar invasion and biological control on small mammals - (Abstract Only)
Who’s eating the flowers of a rare western Nevada range plant? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S., Aten, M., Swartz, M., Kulpa, S. 2009. Who’s Eating the Flowers of a Rare Western Nevada Range Plant?. Rangelands 31:26-30.
Assessing Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) genetic diversity and population structure using RAPD and microsatellite molecular markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ashley, M.C., Longland, W.S. 2009. Assessing Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) Genetic Diversity and Population Structure Using Rapd and Microsatellite Molecular Markers. Western North American Naturalist. 61(1):63-74.
Microsatellite evidence of facultative outcrossing in cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum): Implications for the evolution of invasiveness - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ashley, M.C., Longland, W.S. 2007. Microsatellite evidence of facultative outcrossing in cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum): Implications for the evolution of invasiveness. Plant Species Biology. 22:197-204.
Effects of a biological control agent on the use of saltcedar habitat by passerine birds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S., Dudley, T. 2008. Effects of a biological control agent on the use of saltcedar habitat by passerine birds. Great Basin Birds. 10:21-26.
The past, present, and future of biologically-based weed management on rangeland watersheds in the western United States - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Carruthers, R.I., Snyder, K.A., Longland, W.S. 2007. The past, present, and future of biologically-based weed management on rangeland watersheds in the western United States. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p.44.
DESERT RODENTS REDUCE SEEDLING RECRUITMENT OF SALSOLA PAULSENII - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S. 2007. Desert rodents reduce seedling recruitment of salsola paulsenii. Western North American Naturalist. 67:378-383.
Biologically-based integrated management of salt cedar on western rangeland watersheds - (Abstract Only)
Williams Iii, L.H., Snyder, K.A., Longland, W.S., Blank, R.R., Young, J.A., Carruthers, R.I. 2006. Biologically-based integrated management of salt cedar on western rangeland watersheds [abstract]. In: 2006 Tamarisk Research Conference. Current Status and Future Directions. p. 6.
Microsatellite evidence of heterozygosity in cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum): implications for the evolution of invasiveness - (Abstract Only)
Influence of Tamarisk Invasion on Bird Populations - (Abstract Only)
COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT AFFECTS FOOD HOARDING BEHAVIOR OF MERRIAM’S KANGAROO RATS (DIPODOMYS MERRIAMI) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murray, A.L., Barber, A.M., Jenkins, S.H., Longland, W.S. 2006. Competitive environment affects food hoarding behavior of Merriam’s kangaroo rats (Dipodomys merriami). Journal of Mammalogy. 87:571-578.
DIPLOCHORY AND THE EVOLUTION OF SEED DISPERSAL ()
VanderWall, S.B., Longland, W.S. 2005. Diplochory and the evolution of seed dispersal. In: Forget, P.M., Lambert, J.E., Hulme, P.E., VanderWall, S.B. editors. Seed Fate: Predations, Dispersal, and Seedling Establishment. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. p. 297-314.
GRANIVORY BY DESERT RODENTS AND LOCAL EXTINCTION OF AN EXOTIC INVASIVE WEED. - (Abstract Only)
Longland, W.S. 2004. Granivory by desert rodents and local extinction of an exotic invasive weed [abstract]. Ecological Society of America, August 1-6, 2004. 89:110.
AREA USE BY WHITE-LIPPED AND COLLARED PECCARIES (TAYASSU PECARI AND TAYASSU TAJACU) IN AN ISOLATED FRAGMENT OF SEMIDECIDUOUS ATLANTIC FOREST SAO PAULO, BRAZIL. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keuroghlian, A., Eaton, D.P., Longland, W.S. 2004. Area use by white-lipped and collared peccaries (Tayassu pecari and T. Tajacu) in a tropical forest fragment. Biological Conservation. 120:411-425.
DIPLOCHORY: ARE TWO SEED DISPERSERS BETTER THAN ONE? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vander Wall, S.B., Longland, W.S. 2004. Diplochory: are two seed dispersers better than one?. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 19(3): 155-161.
ARE CHEATGRASS POPULATIONS LOCALLY ADAPTED? - (Abstract Only)
Longland, W.S., Ashley, M.C. 2004. Are cheatgrass populations locally adapted [abstract]? Society for Range Management, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 24-30, 2004. 57:44
ECOLOGY OF DESERT SYSTEMS BOOK REVIEW ()
Longland, W.S. 2003. Ecology of desert systems book review. Quarterly Review of Biology. 78(1): 117.
VIEWPOINT: THE ECOLOGICAL VALUE OF SHRUB ISLANDS ON DISTURBED SAGEBRUSH RANGELANDS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longland, W.S., Bateman, S.L. 2002. Viewpoint: the ecological value of shrub islands on disturbed sagebrush rangelands. Journal of Range Management. 55(6):571-575.
ROLE OF HERBIVOROUS AND GRANIVOROUS FAUNA IN THE MAINTENANCE OF MESQUITE COPPICE DUNE SYSTEMS - (Abstract Only)
FREDRICKSON, E.L., LONGLAND, W.S., HYDER, P.W., HU, D., ESTELL, R.E. ROLE OF HERBIVOROUS AND GRANIVOROUS FAUNA IN THE MAINTENANCE OF MESQUITE COPPICE DUNE SYSTEMS. 5TH SYMPOSIUM ON RESOURCES OF THE CHIHUAHUAN DESERT REGION: US AND MEXICO. 1999. ABSTRACT P. 17-18.
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