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Dawn M Browning
Range Management Research
Research Physical Scientist

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

2995 KNOX STREET
LAS CRUCES , NM 88003
Projects
Science and Technologies for the Sustainable Management of Western Rangeland Systems
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 435564
Field and Laboratory Analysis of Soil Samples for the Terrestrial Observation System of NEON
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 426632
Selecting and Managing Practices for Agricultural Landscapes
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430620

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Seasonal divergence iof landscape use by heritage and conventional cattle on desert rangeland -
Manuresheds: Redesigning crop-livestock agriculture for sustainable intensification -
Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Bryant, R.B., Endale, D.M., Dell, C.J., Yang, Q., Flynn, C., Gowda, P.H., Duncan, E.W., Carter, J.D., Browning, D.M. 2019. Manuresheds: Redesigning crop-livestock agriculture for sustainable intensification [abstract]. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology. April 7-11, 2019, Ft. Collins, Colorado.
Plant phenology: Taking the pulse of rangelands -
Trials and tribulations of quantifying hotspots of cattle use in large desert pastures -
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Peinetti, R., Browning, D.M., Romig, K.B., Gonzalez, A.L., Lyons, A.J., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2019. Trials and tribulations of quantifying hotspots of cattle use in large desert pastures [abstract]. In: Abstract Proceedings of the 72nd Society for Range Management International Meeting, February 10-13, 2019. Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 340.
Synchronous species responses reveal phenological guilds – Implications for management -
Browning, D.M., Crimmins, T., James, D.K., Spiegal, S.A., Levi, M.R., Anderson, J.P., Peters, D.C. 2018. Synchronous species responses reveal phenological guilds – Implications for management. Ecosphere. 9(9) Article e02395. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2395.
An integrated view of complex landscapes: A big data-model integration approach to transdisciplinary science -
Peters, D.C., Burruss, N., Rodriguez, L.L., McVey, D.S., Elias, E.H., Pelzel-McCluskey, A.M., Derner, J.D., Schrader, T.S., Yao, J., Pauszek, S.J., Lombard, J., Archer, S.R., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Browning, D.M., Brungard, C., Hatfield, J.L., Hanan, N.P., Herrick, J.E., Okin, G.S., Sala, O.E., Savoy, H., Vivoni, E.R. 2018. An integrated view of complex landscapes: A big data-model integration approach to transdisciplinary science. Bioscience. 68:653-669. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biy069.
The grassland–shrubland regime shift in the southwestern United States: Misconceptions and their Implications for management -
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Peters, D.C., Archer, S.R., Browning, D.M., Okin, G.S., Schooley, R.L., Webb, N.P. 2018. The grassland–shrubland regime shift in the southwestern United States: Misconceptions and their Implications for management. Bioscience. 68:678-690. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biy065.
Phenocams bridge the gap between field and satellite observations: Applications from agroecosystems -
Browning, D.M., Ponce Campos, G.E., Scott, R.L., Peters, D.C. 2018. Phenocams bridge the gap between field and satellite observations: Applications from agroecosystems [abstract]. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology. April 8-12, 2018, Chicago, Illinois.
PhenoCam Dataset v1.0: Vegetation Phenology from Digital Camera Imagery, 2000-2015 -
Richardson, A.D., Hufkens, K., Milliman, T., Aubrecht, D.M., Chen, M., Gray, J.M., Johnston, M.R., Keenan, T.F., Klosterman, S.T., Kosmala, M., Melaas, E.K., Friedl, M.A., Frolking, S., Abraha, M., Alber, M., Apple, M., Law, B.E., Black, T.A., Blaken, P., Browning, D.M., Bret-Harte, S., Brunsell, N., Burns, S.P., Cremonese, E., Desai, A.R., Dunn, A.L., Eissenstat, D.M., Euskirchen, S.E., Flanagan, L.B., Forsythe, B., Gallagher, J., Gu, L., Hollinger, D.Y., Jones, J.W., King, J., Langvall, O., Mccaughey, J.H., Mchale, P.J., Meyer, G.A., Mitchell, M.J., Migliavacca, M., Nesic, Z., Noormets, A., Novick, K., O'Connell, J., Oishi, A.C., Oswald, W.W., Perkins, T.D., Phillips, R.P., Schwartz, M.D., Scott, R.L., Sonnentag, O., Thom, J.E. 2017. PhenoCam Dataset v1.0: Vegetation Phenology from Digital Camera Imagery, 2000-2015. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1511.
Integrating space and time: A case for phenological context in grazing studies and management -
Browning, D.M., Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A., Peinetti, H. 2018. Integrating space and time: A case for phenological context in grazing studies and management. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering. 5(1):44-56. https://doi.org/10.15302/j-FASE-2017193.
Phenocams bridge the gap between field and satellite observations in an arid grassland ecosystem Reprint Icon -
Browning, D.M., Karl, J.W., Moran, D., Richardson, A.D., Tweedie, C.E. 2017. Phenocams bridge the gap between field and satellite observations in an arid grassland ecosystem. Remote Sensing of Environment. 9(10):1071. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9101071.
Watching grass grow: Successes and limitations of image-based methods for monitoring grassland phenology -
Browning, D.M. 2017. Watching grass grow: Successes and limitations of image-based methods for monitoring grassland phenology [abstract]. 12th International Congress of Ecology INTECOL 2017, August 21-25, 2017, Beijing, China.
Breaks in MODIS time series portend vegetation change: verification using long-term data in an arid grassland ecosystem Reprint Icon -
Browning, D.M., Maynard, J.J., Karl, J.W., Peters, D.C. 2017. Breaks in MODIS time series portend vegetation change: verification using long-term data in an arid grassland ecosystem. Ecological Applications. 27:1677-1693.
Can foraging behavior of Criollo cattle help increase agricultural production and reduce environmental impacts in the arid Southwest? -
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., Browning, D.M., Peinetti, H., James, D.K., Romig, K.B., Gonzalez, A.L. 2016. Can foraging behavior of Criollo cattle help increase agricultural production and reduce environmental impacts in the arid Southwest? [abstract] Ecological Society of America. Paper No. 62011.
Effect of spatial image support in detecting long-term vegetation change from satellite time-series Reprint Icon -
Maynard, J.J., Karl, J.W., Browning, D.M. 2016. Effect of spatial image support in detecting long-term vegetation change from satellite time-series. Landscape Ecology. 31:2045-2062. doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0381-y.
Geography as destiny? Social and ecological resilience in rangelands of the American southwest -
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Skaggs, R., Browning, D.M., Williamson, J., Wojan, C. 2015. Geography as destiny? Social and ecological resilience in rangelands of the American southwest [abstract]. 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. August 9-14, 2015. Baltimore, MD. LNG 1-8.
Detecting long-term vegetation change in an arid rangeland ecosystem: Investigating effects of spatial image support within satellite time-series -
Maynard, J.J., Karl, J.W., Browning, D.M. 2015. Detecting long-term vegetation change in an arid rangeland ecosystem: Investigating effects of spatial image support within satellite time-series [abstract]. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31-February 2, 2015. Sacramento, CA.
Emerging technological and cultural shifts advancing drylands research and management Reprint Icon -
Browning, D.M., Rango, A., Karl, J.W., Laney, C., Vivoni, E., Tweedie, C. 2015. Emerging technological and cultural shifts advancing drylands research and management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13:52-60.
The NDVI: Back to basics -
Steele, C., Smith, A., Browning, D.M. 2014. The NDVI: Back to basics [abstract]. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2014. Abstract B42C-01.
Cross-scale perspectives on patterns and environmental cues driving plant phenology in an arid upland grassland -
Spatial patterns of grassland-shrubland state transitions: a 74-year record on grazed and protected areas Reprint Icon -
Browning, D.M., Franklin, J., Archer, S.R., Gillan, J., Guertin, D. 2014. Spatial patterns of grassland-shrubland state transitions: a 74-year record on grazed and protected areas. Ecological Applications. 24:1421-1433.
The landscape of fear: The missing link to understand top-down and bottom-up controls of prey abundance? Reprint Icon -
Laundre, J.W., Hernandez, L., Lopez Medina, P., Campanella, A., Lopez-Portilla, J., Gonzales-Romero, A., Grajales-Tam, K.M., Burke, A.M., Gronemeyer, P., Browning, D.M. 2014. The landscape of fear: The missing link to understand top-down and bottom-up controls of prey abundance? Ecology. 95(5):1141-1152.
Mechanisms of grass response in grasslands and shrublands during dry or wet periods Reprint Icon -
Peters, D.C., Yao, J., Browning, D.M., Rango, A. 2014. Mechanisms of grass response in grasslands and shrublands during dry or wet periods. Oecologia. 174:1323-1334.
Integrating phenology and patterns in spatial autocorrelation to delineate perennial grass cover using Landsat: A case study in a southwestern U.S. arid ecosystem -
Vegetation index differencing for broad-scale assessment of productivity under prolonged drought and sequential high rainfall conditions Reprint Icon -
Browning, D.M., Steele, C. 2013. Vegetation index differencing for broad-scale assessment of productivity under prolonged drought and sequential high rainfall conditions. Remote Sensing. 5:327-341.
Deciphering landscape complexity to predict (non)linear responses to extreme climatic events -
Peters, D.C., Yao, J., Browning, D.M., Duniway, M., Huang, H., Rango, A., Peters, S. 2012. Deciphering landscape complexity to predict (non)linear responses to extreme climatic events [abstract]. 2012 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union. December 3-7, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Paper No. H54D-04.
A strategy for rangeland management based on best available knowledge and information Reprint Icon -
Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E., Browning, D.M. 2012. A strategy for rangeland management based on best available knowledge and information. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65:638-646.
Cross-scale interactions drive ecosystem responses to precipitation in the Chihuahuan Desert -
Pillsbury, F.C., Peters, D.C., Browning, D.M., Duniway, M.C. 2012. Cross-scale interactions drive ecosystem responses to precipitation in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. 97th Ecological Society of America Meeting, August 5-10, 2012, Portland, OR. COS 186-2.
Comparing phenology of Chihuahuan desert perennial grasses and shrubs between normal and below-average precipitation years -
Browning, D.M., Mattocks, M.M. 2012. Comparing phenology of Chihuahuan desert perennial grasses and shrubs between normal and below-average precipitation years [abstract]. 97th Ecological Society of America Meeting, August 5-10, 2012, Portland, Oregon. PS 92-59.
Phenological patterns of Chihuahuan desert perennial grasses and shrubs in normal and below-average precipitation years -
Browning, D.M., Mattocks, M.M. 2012. Phenological patterns of Chihuahuan desert perennial grasses and shrubs in normal and below-average precipitation years [abstract]. 6th Annual Phenology Research and Observations of Southwest Ecosystems (PROSE) Symposium, March 19, 2012, Tucson, Arizona.
Cross-scale interactions, legacies, and spatial connectivity: integrating time and space to predict post-disturbance response across scales -
Hierarchical analysis of vegetation dynamics over 71 years: Soil-rainfall interactions in a Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem -
Browning, D.M., Duniway, M.C., Laliberte, A.S., Rango, A. 2012. Hierarchical analysis of vegetation dynamics over 71 years: Soil-rainfall interactions in a Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem. Ecological Applications. 22:909-926.
Ecohydrology of petrocalcic horizons: water storage, ecological potential, and hydrologic models Reprint Icon -
Duniway, M.C., Herrick, J.E., Monger, H.C., Browning, D.M., Snyder, K.A., Peters, D.C. 2011. Ecohydrology of petrocalcic horizons: water storage, ecological potential, and hydrologic models [abstract]. Ecological Society of America (ESA). p. 00547-7.
A comparison of three feature selection methods for object-based classification of sub-decimeter resolution UltraCam-L imagery Reprint Icon -
Laliberte, A.S., Browning, D.M., Rango, A. 2012. A comparison of three feature selection methods for object-based classification of sub-decimeter resolution UltraCam-L imagery. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 15:70-78.
Patterns in reproductive phenology for dryland grasses and shrubs from 1993 to 2010 in the Chihuahuan Desert -
Browning, D.M., Anderson, J.P., Peters, D.C. 2011. Patterns in reproductive phenology for dryland grasses and shrubs from 1993 to 2010 in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. 96th ESA Annual Meeting, August 7-12, 2011, Austin, Texas. COS 2-7.
Multiscale drivers of spatially variable grass production and loss in the Chihuahuan Desert -
Pillsbury, F.C., Peters, D.C., Yao, J., Okin, G.S., Browning, D.M., Gronemeyer, M. 2011. Multiscale drivers of spatially variable grass production and loss in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. 96th ESA Annual Meeting, August 7-12, 2011, Austin, Texas. PS 8-96.
Digital soil mapping in the absence of field training data: A case study using terrain attributes and semiautomated soil signature derivation to distinguish ecological potential Reprint Icon -
Browning, D.M., Duniway, M.C. 2011. Digital soil mapping in the absence of field training data: A case study using terrain attributes and semiautomated soil signature derivation to distinguish ecological potential. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. 2011, Article ID 421904:1-12.
Protection from livestock fails to deter shrub proliferation in a desert landscape with a history of heavy grazing -
Browning, D.M., Archer, S.R. 2011. Protection from livestock fails to deter shrub proliferation in a desert landscape with a history of heavy grazing. Ecological Applications. 21(5):1629-1642.
Change detection using 75-year aerial photo and satellite data sets, inexpensive means to obtain 6 cm resolution data, and developing opportunities for community-oriented remote sensing through photography -
Rango, A., Laliberte, A.S., Winters, C.D., Steele, C.M., Browning, D.M. 2010. Change detection using 75-year aerial photo and satellite data sets, inexpensive means to obtain 6 cm resolution data, and developing opportunities for community-oriented remote sensing through photography [abstract]. 2010 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California. IN33B-1310.
Field validation of biomass retrieved from Landsat for rangeland assessment and monitoring -
Browning, D.M., Peters, D.C., Steele, C., Rango, A. 2010. Field validation of biomass retrieved from Landsat for rangeland assessment and monitoring [abstract]. 2010 International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, July 25-30, 2010, Honolulu, HI. TH3.L05.1.
Rangeland resource assessment, monitoring, and management using unmanned aerial vehicle-based remote sensing -
Rango, A., Laliberte, A., Havstad, K.M., Winters, C.D., Steele, C., Browning, D.M. 2010. Rangeland resource assessment, monitoring, and management using unmanned aerial vehicle-based remote sensing. IEEE IGARSS Annual Proceedings, July 25-30, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Temporal dynamics of shrub proliferation: Linking patches to landscapes Reprint Icon -
Browning, D.M., Laliberte, A.S., Rango, A. 2011. Temporal dynamics of shrub proliferation: Linking patches to landscapes. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 25(6):913-930.
Bridging field observations and remotely sensed assessments of land surface phenology in the arid southwestern U.S. -
Browning, D.M., Rango, A., Anderson, J., Peters, D.C. 2010. Bridging field observations and remotely sensed assessments of land surface phenology in the arid southwestern U.S. [abstract]. 95th Ecological Society of America Meeting, August 1-6, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. PS 9-74.
Hierarchical object-based classification of ultra-high-resolution digital mapping camera (DMC) imagery for rangeland mapping and assessment Reprint Icon -
Laliberte, A.S., Browning, D.M., Herrick, J.E., Gronemeyer, P. 2010. Hierarchical object-based classification of ultra-high-resolution digital mapping camera (DMC) imagery for rangeland mapping and assessment. Journal of Spatial Science. 55(1):101-115.
Feature selection methods for object-based classification of sub-decimeter resolution digital aerial imagery -
Laliberte, A.S., Browning, D.M., Rango, A. 2010. Feature selection methods for object-based classification of sub-decimeter resolution digital aerial imagery. Proceedings of GEOBIA 2010 Conference, June 29-July 2, 2010, Ghent, Belgium. Vol. XXXVIII-4/C7.
Object-based classification of hyperspatial digital mapping camera (DMC) imagery for potential integration into the National Resource Inventory (NRI) of grazing lands -
Laliberte, A.S., Browning, D.M., Herrick, J.E., Gronemeyer, P. 2010. Object-based classification of hyperspatial digital mapping camera (DMC) imagery for potential integration into the National Resource Inventory (NRI) of grazing lands [abstract]. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Conference, April 26-30,2010, San Diego, CA.
Species–specific contributions to moderate resolution vegetation indices derived from sub-decimeter aerial photography – Prospects for phenological monitoring -
Browning, D.M., Laliberte, A.S., Rango, A. 2010. Species–specific contributions to moderate resolution vegetation indices derived from sub-decimeter aerial photography – Prospects for phenological monitoring [abstract]. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Proceedings, April 26-30, 2010, San Diego, California. CDROM.
Prospects for phenological monitoring in an arid southwestern U.S. rangeland using field observations with hyperspatial and moderate resolution imagery -
Browning, D.M., Laliberte, A.S., Rango, A., Herrick, J.E. 2009. Prospects for phenological monitoring in an arid southwestern U.S. rangeland using field observations with hyperspatial and moderate resolution imagery [abstract]. 2009 American Geophysical Union meetings, December 14-18, 2009, San Francisco, California. B43C-0392.
Prospects for phenological monitoring in an arid southwestern U.S. rangeland using field observations with hyperspatial and moderate resolution imagery -
Browning, D.M., Laliberte, A., Rango, A., Herrick, J.E. 2009. Prospects for phenological monitoring in an arid southwestern U.S. rangeland using field observations with hyperspatial and moderate resolution imagery [abstract]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2009. p. B43C-0392.
Unmanned aerial vehicle-based remote sensing for rangeland assessment, monitoring, and management -
Rango, A., Laliberte, A., Herrick, J.E., Winters, C., Havstad, K.M., Steele, C., Browning, D.M. 2009. Unmanned aerial vehicle-based remote sensing for rangeland assessment, monitoring, and management. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 3(1):033542.
Does woody plant encroachment increase ecosystem carbon stocks? -
Archer, S.R., Throop, H.L., Browning, D.M., Predick, K. 2009. Does woody plant encroachment increase ecosystem carbon stocks? [abstract]. Ecological Society of America 94th Annual Meeting, August 2-7, 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico. PS 46-59.
Does livestock grazing influence spatial patterns of woody plant proliferation? -
Browning, D.M., Archer, S.R., Franklin, J., Guertin, D. 2009. Does livestock grazing influence spatial patterns of woody plant proliferation [abstract]? Ecological Society of America, 94th Annual Meeting, August 2-8, 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico. COS 127-10.
Field validation of 1930s aerial photography: What are we missing? Reprint Icon -
Browning, D.M., Archer, S.R., Byrne, A.T. 2009. Field validation of 1930s aerial photography: What are we missing? Journal of Arid Environments. 73:844-853.
Grazing effect on woody plant recruitment in a Sonoran Desert grassland across space and time -
Browning, D.M., Franklin, J., Archer, S. 2009. Grazing effect on woody plant recruitment in a Sonoran Desert grassland across space and time [abstract]. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology, April 12-16, 2009, Snowbird, Utah. CDROM.