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Laura M Burkett
Range Management Research
Ecologist

Phone: (575) 646-4842
Fax: (575) 646-5889

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Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Fulfilling the promise of digital tools to build rangeland resilience Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., McCord, S.E., Browning, D.M., Burkett, L.M., Elias, E.H., Estell, R.E., Herrick, J.E., James, D.K., Spiegal, S.A., Utsumi, S.A., Webb, N.P., Williamson, J.C. 2024. Fulfilling the promise of digital tools to build rangeland resilience. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Article e2736. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2736.
Managing an arid ranch in the 21st century: New technologies for novel ecosystems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Utsumi, S., McCord, S.E., Browning, D.M., Burkett, L.M., Elias, E.H., Estell, R.E., Herrick, J.E., James, D.K., Spiegal, S.A., Webb, N.P., Williamson, J.C. 2023. Managing an arid ranch in the 21st century: New technologies for novel ecosystems. Rangelands. Article ISSN 0190-0528. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2023.05.002.
Linking canopy gap intercept to biocrust cover and composition - (Abstract Only)
Schaefer, A., Pietrasiak, N., Burkett, L.M., Nicholas, W., McCord, S.E., Anderson, J., Gabitzsch, M. 2023. Linking canopy gap intercept to biocrust cover and composition. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Abstract.
Ecological transformations in desert grasslands: resist, accept, or direct? - (Abstract Only)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Christensen, E.M., Burkett, L.M., Levi, M., Lister, L., Macanowicz, N.H., Webb, N. 2021. Ecological transformations in desert grasslands: resist, accept, or direct?. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Abstract.
Effects of managed fire on a swale grassland in the Chihuahuan Desert Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Burkett, L.M., Lister, L. 2021. Effects of managed fire on a swale grassland in the Chihuahuan Desert. Rangelands. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2021.05.001.
Does habitat disturbance promote geographical parthenogenesis in whiptail lizards? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cosentino, B., Schooley, R., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Campos, H., Burkett, L.M. 2019. Does habitat disturbance promote geographical parthenogenesis in whiptail lizards?. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 33:839-853. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10682-019-10006-3.
Collaborative approaches to strengthen the role of science in rangeland conservation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Burkett, L.M., Lister, L., Schooley, R. 2019. Collaborative approaches to strengthen the role of science in rangeland conservation. Rangelands. 41(5):218-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2019.08.001.
Understanding spatial variability in perennial grass restoration following shrub removal in the Chihuahuan Desert: The restore New Mexico collaborative monitoring program - (Abstract Only)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Burkett, L.M., Lister, L. 2018. Understanding spatial variability in perennial grass restoration following shrub removal in the Chihuahuan Desert: The restore New Mexico collaborative monitoring program [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
Factors associated with nest survival of Black-throated Sparrows, desert-breeding nest-site generalists. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kozma, J.M., Burkett, L.M., Kroll, A.J., Thornton, J., Mathews, N.E. 2017. Factors associated with nest survival of Black-throated Sparrows, desert-breeding nest-site generalists. Journal of Field Ornithology. 88(3):274-287. https://doi.org/10.1111/jofo.12209.
A test of critical thresholds and their indicators in a desertification-prone ecosystem: more resilience than we thought - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Duniway, M., James, D.K., Burkett, L.M., Havstad, K.M. 2013. A test of critical thresholds and their indicators in a desertification-prone ecosystem: more resilience than we thought. Ecology Letters. 16:339-345.
Spatially-explicit representation of state-and-transition models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steele, C.M., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Burkett, L.M., Smith, P., Yanoff, S. 2012. Spatially-explicit representation of state-and-transition models. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65:213-222.
A field guide to pedoderm and pattern classes - (Book / Chapter)
Burkett, L.M., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Tugel, A. 2011. A field guide to pedoderm and pattern classes. Field Guide Handbook. Version 1.1. Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, NM, 59 p.
Reinterpreting historical data for evidence-based shrubland management - (Proceedings)
Williamson, J.C., Burkett, L.M., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Skaggs, R., Havstad, K.M. 2011. Reinterpreting historical data for evidence-based shrubland management. Natural Resources and Environmental Issue Series, Utah State University. Volume 17 (1): Article 18.
Customizable tool for ecological data entry, assessment, monitoring, and interpretation - (Abstract Only)
Courtright, E.M., Herrick, J.E., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Burkett, L.M. 2008. Customizable tool for ecological data entry, assessment, monitoring, and interpretation [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. Paper No. PS 66-136.
New tools for rangeland and pasture monitoring - (Proceedings)
Herrick, J.E., Courtright, E., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Burkett, L.M., Havstad, K.M., Laliberte, A., Rango, A., Repp, J., Van Zee, J.W. 2007. New tools for rangeland and pasture monitoring. In: Proceedings Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative. Third National Conference on Grazing Lands, December 10-13, 2006, St. Louis, Missouri. p. 309-314.
AN OBJECT-BASED IMAGE ANALYSIS APPROACH FOR DETERMINING FRACTIONAL COVER OF SENESCENT AND GREEN VEGETATION WITH DIGITAL PLOT PHOTOGRAPHY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Laliberte, A., Rango, A., Herrick, J.E., Fredrickson, E.L., Burkett, L.M. 2007. An object-based image analysis approach for determining fractional cover of senescent and green vegetation with digital plot photography. Journal of Arid Environments. 69:1-14.