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Sheri A Spiegal (PhD)
Range Management Research
Res Rangeland Mgmt Spec

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

2995 KNOX ST.
LAS CRUCES, NM 880038003
Projects
Science and Technologies for the Sustainable Management of Western Rangeland Systems
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 435564
Science and Technologies for the Sustainable Management of Rangeland Systems
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 436904
Modeling the Manureshed in the Susquehanna River Basin
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438598
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.)
Rancher perspectives on creative management options - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
A preliminary phenotypic characterization of Raramuri Criollo cattle - (Abstract Only)
McIntosh, M., Gonzalez, A.L., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Nyamuryekung'e, S., Spiegal, S.A. 2020. A preliminary phenotypic characterization of Raramuri Criollo cattle. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 98, Supp S3.
Influence of monsoon rainfall events on movement patterns of Angus crossbred vs. Raramuri Criollo cattle on desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'e, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., McIntosh, M., Spiegal, S.A., Duni, D. 2020. Influence of monsoon rainfall events on movement patterns of Angus crossbred vs. Raramuri Criollo cattle on desert rangeland. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 98, Suppl. S3.
Social-ecological processes and impacts affect individual and social well-being in a rural western U.S. landscape Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bentley Brymer, A., Toledo, D.N., Spiegal, S.A., Pierson Jr, F.B., Clark, P., Wulfhorst, J. 2020. Social-ecological processes and impacts affect individual and social well-being in a rural western U.S. landscape. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00038.
Manuresheds: Advancing nutrient recycling in US agriculture Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Endale, D.M., Bryant, R.B., Dell, C.J., Goslee, S.C., Meinen, R.J., Flynn, K.C., Baker, J.M., Browning, D.M., McCarty, G.W., Bittman, S., Carter, J.D., Cavigelli, M.A., Duncan, E.W., Gowda, P.H., Li, X., Ponce, G., Raj, C., Silveira, M., Smith, D.R., Arthur, D.K., Yang, Q. 2020. Manuresheds: Advancing nutrient recycling in US agriculture. Agricultural Systems. 182:102813. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.102813.
Vegetation selection of heritage vs. conventional beef cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'e, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., McIntosh, M., Spiegal, S.A., Continanza, G. 2020. Vegetation selection of heritage vs. conventional beef cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. Feburary 17-20, 2020. Denver, Colorado. #104
Influence of rainfall events on drinker visitation patterns by beef cows on desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'e, S., Dawes, A., McIntosh, M., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Spiegal, S.A. 2020. Influence of rainfall events on drinker visitation patterns by beef cows on desert rangeland [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. February 17-20, 2020, Denver, Colorado. #28
Late-fall landscape use by heritage vs conventional beef cattle on Colorado Plateau rangelands: a case study - (Abstract Only)
McIntosh, M., Duni, D., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Nyamuryekung'e, S., Redd, M., Duniway, M., Spiegal, S.A. 2020. Late-fall landscape use by heritage vs conventional beef cattle on Colorado Plateau rangelands: a case study [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. February 17-20, 2020, Denver, Colorado. #29
Ecosystem service tradeoffs associated with agricultural intensification of grazinglands - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A. 2020. Ecosystem service tradeoffs associated with agricultural intensification of grazinglands [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. February 16-20, 2020. Denver, Colorado
El rol del bovino Criollo Rarámuri como herramienta de adaptación al cambio climático en los desiertos del SO de los EE.UU. - (Abstract Only)
Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Spiegal, S.A., Nyamuryekung'E, S., McIntosh, M. 2019. El rol del bovino Criollo Rarámuri como herramienta de adaptación al cambio climático en los desiertos del SO de los EE.UU [abstract]. XII Simposio Internacional de recursos Geneticos Para Las Americas Y el Caribe. December 8-11, 2019. Rocha, Uruguay. Dec. 9, 2019.
fDNA-based diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreeds in the Chihuahuan Desert - (Abstract Only)
James, D.K., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A., Spiegal, S.A., Nyamuryekung'E, S., McIntosh, M., Gonzalez, A.L., Romig, K.B. 2020. fDNA-based diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreeds in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting, February 16-20, 2020, Denver, Colorado. Session 8.
Do young calves influence movement patterns of nursing Raramuri Criollo cows on rangeland? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nyamuryekung'e, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., VanLeeuwen, D., Steele, C., Roacho, E.O., Rodriguez, A.F., Gonzalez, A.L., Spiegal, S.A. 2020. Do young calves influence movement patterns of nursing Raramuri Criollo cows on rangeland? Rangeland Ecology and Management. 73:84-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.08.015.
Long-term declining trends in Chihuahuan Desert forage production in relation to precipitation and ambient temperature Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McIntosh, M., Holechek, J., Spiegal, S.A., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E. 2019. Long-term declining trends in Chihuahuan Desert forage production in relation to precipitation and ambient temperature. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 72:976-987. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.06.002.
Carcass characteristics of Criollo and Criollo crossbred steers raised on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Mcintosh, M.M., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Spiegal, S.A., Blair, A.D., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Soto-Navarro, S.A., Tolle, C. 2019. Carcass characteristics of Criollo and Criollo crossbred steers raised on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland [abstract]. 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show. July 8-9, 2019. Austin, TX. PSV-34.
Body temperature and movement patterns of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland in summer - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Mcintosh, M., Spiegal, S.A., Anderson, M.C., Steele, C., Continanza, F.G. 2019. Body temperature and movement patterns of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland in summer [abstract]. 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, July 8-11, 2019. Austin, Texas. PSVII-3.
Sustainability is in the eye of the stakeholder and other lessons learned through boundary-spanning research on arid rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Managing animal manure to minimize phosphorus losses from land to water Reprint Icon ()
Kleinman, P.J., Spiegal, S.A., Liu, J., Holly, M., Church, C., Ramirez Avila, J. 2020. Managing animal manure to minimize phosphorus losses from land to water. Waldrip, H.M., Pagliari, P.H., Zhongqi, H., Animal Manure: Production, Characteristics, Environmental Concerns, and Management. ASA Special Publication 67. Soil Science Society of America Monograph Series. p. 201-228.
Seasonal divergence of landscape use by heritage and conventional cattle on desert rangeland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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. Seasonal divergence of landscape use by heritage and conventional cattle on desert rangeland. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 72(4):590-601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.02.008.
Manuresheds: Redesigning crop-livestock agriculture for sustainable intensification - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Bryant, R.B., Endale, D.M., Dell, C.J., Yang, Q., Flynn, K.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.
Trials and tribulations of quantifying hotspots of cattle use in large desert pastures - (Abstract Only)
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.
Using Ecological Site Descriptions and State and Transition Models to inform native plant restoration strategies - (Abstract Only)
White, M., Spiegal, S.A., Bartolome, J.W. 2019. Using Ecological Site Descriptions and State and Transition Models to inform native plant restoration strategies [abstract]. In: Abstract Proceedings of the 72nd Society for Range Management International Meeting, February 10-13, 2019. Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 350.
Rangeland livestock production in North America ()
Spiegal, S.A., Huntsinger, L., Starrs, P.F., Hruska, T., Schellenberg, M.P., McIntosh, M. 2019. Rangeland livestock production in North America. In: Squires, V. R., Bryden, W. L. (editors). Livestock Production, Management, Strategies and Challenges. Nova Science Publishers. Hauppauge, NY. 532 p.
Movement and Cow-calf proximity patterns of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred nursing cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland in summer - (Abstract Only)
Nyamurekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Mcintosh, M.M., Spiegal, S.A., Continanza, F.G. 2019. Movement and Cow-calf proximity patterns of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred nursing cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland in summer [abstract]. In: Abstract Proceedings of the 72nd Society for Range Management International Meeting, February 10-13, 2019. Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 220.
Advancing the sustainability of US agriculture through long-term research Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kleinman, P.J., Spiegal, S.A., Rigby Jr., J.R., Goslee, S.C., Baker, J.M., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Boughton, R., Bryant, R.B., Cavigelli, M.A., Derner, J.D., Duncan, E.W., Goodrich, D.C., Huggins, D.R., King, K.W., Liebig, M.A., Locke, M.A., Mirsky, S.B., Moglen, G.E., Moorman, T.B., Pierson Jr., F.B., Robertson, G., Sadler, E.J., Shortle, J., Steiner, J.L., Strickland, T.C., Swain, H., Williams, M.R., Walthall, C.L., Tsegaye, T.D. 2018. Advancing the sustainability of US agriculture through long-term research. Journal of Environmental Quality. 47(6):1412-1425. https://doi.org/doi:10.2134/jeq2018.05.0171.
Synchronous species responses reveal phenological guilds – Implications for management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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):e02395. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2395.
Can heritage cattle protect ecosystems and economies in the changing rangelands of the western United States? - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., Gonzalez, A.L., McIntosh, M., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2018 [abstract]. Can heritage cattle protect ecosystems and economies in the changing rangelands of the western United States? 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana p.344-9.
Diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert. - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Nyamuryekung'S, S., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Gonzalez, A.L., Mcintosh, M.M. 2018. Diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting. July 8-12, 2018, Vancouver, Canada. Suppl. S3. Abstract #PSXI-34, pg. 224.
Applying ecological site concepts and state-and-transition models to a grazed riparian rangeland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ratcliff, F., Bartolome, J.W., Macaulay, L., Spiegal, S.A., White, M.D. 2018. Applying ecological site concepts and state-and-transition models to a grazed riparian rangeland. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4057.
Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Advancing Sustainable Intensification in Fields, Farms, and Regions Across the United States - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J. 2018. Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Advancing Sustainable Intensification in Fields, Farms, and Regions Across the United States [abstract]. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology, April 8-12, 2018, Chicago, Illinois. S12.
Identifying agro-ecoregions for the Long Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network - (Abstract Only)
Evaluating strategies for sustainable intensification of U.S. agriculture through the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiegal, S.A., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Archer, D.W., Augustine, D.J., Boughton, E., Boughton, R., Clark, P., Derner, J.D., Duncan, E.W., Cavigelli, M.A., Hapeman, C.J., Harmel, R.D., Heilman, P., Holly, M.A., Huggins, D.R., King, K.W., Kleinman, P.J., Liebig, M.A., Locke, M.A., McCarty, G.W., Millar, N., Mirsky, S.B., Moorman, T.B., Pierson, F.B., Rigby, J.R., Robertson, G., Steiner, J.L., Strickland, T.C., Swain, H., Wienhold, B.J., Wulfhorts, J., Yost, M., Walthall, C.L. 2018. Evaluating strategies for sustainable intensification of U.S. agriculture through the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network. Environmental Research Letters. 13(3):034031. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa779.
Integrating space and time: A case for phenological context in grazing studies and management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Developing regionally specific grazing practices to promote production, profitability, and environmental quality - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Brown, J.R. 2018. Developing regionally specific grazing practices to promote production, profitability, and environmental quality [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
Mother-Offspring Interactions in Raramuri Criollo Cattle on New Mexico and Chihuahua (Mexico) Rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Roacho, E.O., Rodriguez, A.F., Spiegal, S.A. 2018. Mother-Offspring Interactions in Raramuri Criollo Cattle on New Mexico and Chihuahua (Mexico) Rangelands [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus Corriente steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Mcintosh, M.M., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., Soto-Navarro, S.A., Gonzalez, A.L., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Spiegal, S.A. 2018. Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus Corriente steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
Sustainable intensification of U.S. agriculture: Aspirations and barriers in the regional agroecosystems of the LTAR network - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2017. Sustainable intensification of U.S. agriculture: Aspirations and barriers in the regional agroecosystems of the LTAR network [abstract]. Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Meeting. October 22-25, 2017, Tampa, Florida. pg. 258-4.
North American Grasslands & Biogeographic Regions ()
Starrs, P.F., Huntsinger, L., Spiegal, S.A. 2018. North American Grasslands & Biogeographic Regions. In: Squires, V.R., Dengler, J., Feng, H. Hua, L. (Eds). Grasslands of the World: Diversity, Management and Conservation. CRC Pres. Boca Raton, Florida. Pages 239-272.
A conceptual model of agroecosystem function as a basis for synthesis - (Abstract Only)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Spiegal, S.A., Strickland, T.C., Swain, H., Boughton, R., Boughton, E. 2017. A conceptual model of agroecosystem function as a basis for synthesis [abstract]. Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Meeting. October 22-25, 2017, Tampa, Florida, pg. 258-3.
Comparison of diet selection by Raramuri criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Nyamurekung'E, S., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A., Mcintosh, M.M., Gonzalez, A.L., James, D.K. 2017. Comparison of diet selection by Raramuri criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. American Society of Animal Science. Vol 95:Supplement 4; Abstract #287. pg. 142.
Landscape distribution of desert cattle: effects of diet and vegetation type - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Mcintosh, M., Gonzalez, A.L. 2017. Landscape distribution of desert cattle: effects of diet and vegetation type [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 6-11, 2017, Portand, Oregon. Paper No. 68787.
Coping with historic drought in California rangelands: Developing a more effective institutional response Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown, J., Alvarez, P., Byrd, K., Deswood, H., Elias, E.H., Spiegal, S.A. 2017. Coping with historic drought in California rangelands: Developing a more effective institutional response. Rangelands. 39:73-78. doi:10.1016/j.rala.2017.01.002.
Applying ecological site concepts to adaptive conservation management on an iconic Californian landscape - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Bartolome, J.W., White, M.D. 2017. Applying ecological site concepts to adaptive conservation management on an iconic Californian landscape[abstract]. 2017 Society for Range Management Meeting, January 29-February 2, 2017, St. George, Utah.
Behavior of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred cows in relation to desert summer ambient heat conditions - (Abstract Only)
Nyamurekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Cano, D.E., Spiegal, S.A. 2017. Behavior of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred cows in relation to desert summer ambient heat conditions. 70th Annual SRM Meeting, January 29 - February 2, 2017, St. George, Utah.
Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus crossbred steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Mcintosh, M.M., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., Soto-Navarro, S.A., Gonzalez, A.L., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Spiegal, S.A. 2017. Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus crossbred steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland [abstract]. Society for Range Management. Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2017, St. George, Utah.
Applying ecological site concepts to adaptive conservation management on an iconic Californian landscape Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiegal, S.A., Bartolome, J.W., White, M.D. 2016. Applying ecological site concepts to adaptive conservation management on an iconic Californian landscape. Rangelands. 38:365-370.
Can foraging behavior of Criollo cattle help increase agricultural production and reduce environmental impacts in the arid Southwest? - (Abstract Only)
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.
Range Ecosystems ()
Spiegal, S.A., Huntsinger, L., Hopkinson, P., Bartolome, J. 2016. Range Ecosystems. In: Zavaleta E, Mooney HA (eds) Ecosystems of California. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. p. 835-864.
Coping with historic drought in California rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Brown, J., Alvarez, P., Deswood, H., Elias, E.H., Spiegal, S.A. 2016. Coping with historic drought in California rangelands [abstract]. California Rangeland Coalition Conference, January 21, 2016, Davis, CA.
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