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Sarah E McCord
Range Management Research
Biologist

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

2995 KNOX ST.
LAS CRUCES, NM 880038003

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Ten practical questions to improve data quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Adaptive monitoring in support of adaptive management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Provoking a cultural shift in data quality Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCord, S.E., Webb, N.P., Van Zee, J.W., Burnett, S.H., Christensen, E.M., Ericha, C.M., Laney, C.M., Lunch, C., Maxwell, C., Karl, J.W., Slaughter, A.L., Stauffer, N.G. 2021. Provoking a cultural shift in data quality. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 71(6):647-657. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biab020.
Vegetation canopy gap size and height: critical indicators for wWind erosion monitoring and management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webb, N., McCord, S.E., Edwards, B., Herrick, J.E., Kachergis, E., Okin, G., Van Zee, J.W. 2021. Vegetation canopy gap size and height: critical indicators for wWind erosion monitoring and management. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 76:78-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.02.003.
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.
Improving Landsat predictions of rangeland fractional cover with multitask learning and uncertainty Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allred, B.W., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Boyd, C.S., Brown, C., Davies, K.W., Duniway, M.C., Ellsworth, L.M., Erickson, T.A., Fuhlendorf, S.D., Griffiths, T.V., Jansen, V., Jones, M.O., Karl, J., Knight, A., Maestas, J.D., Maynard, J.J., McCord, S.E., Naugle, D.E., Starns, H.D., Twidwell, D., Uden, D.R. 2021. Improving Landsat predictions of rangeland fractional cover with multitask learning and uncertainty . Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 12(5):841-849. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13564.
Data management in excel and R using national ecological observatory network's (NEON) small mammal data Reprint Icon ()
Maritz, M., Mccord, S.E. 2021. Data management in excel and R using national ecological observatory network's (NEON) small mammal data. Meeting Abstract. https://doi.org/10.25334/Q4XH5S.
Linking ground-based monitoring programs and models to identify management responses to US dust emissions - (Abstract Only)
Understanding ecological condition and change on rangelands managed by the Bureau of Land Management: An initial report - (Abstract Only)
Burke, R., McCord, S.E., Kachergis, E., Jeffries, M., Dickard, M., Greene, A., Herrick, J.E., Lepak, N., Pilliod, D., Prentice, K. 2020. Understanding ecological condition and change on rangelands managed by the Bureau of Land Management: An initial report [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Meeting. August 3-6, 2020, Virtual. Poster # 88711.
Building resilience to climate change in agroecosystems by addressing wind erosion - (Abstract Only)
Scaling up agricultural research with artificial intelligence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Marcillo, G., McCord, S.E., Mirsky, S.B., Moglen, G.E., Neven, L.G., Peters, D.C., Sohoulande Djebou, D.C., Wakie, T. 2020. Scaling up agricultural research with artificial intelligence. IEEE IT Professional. 22:32-38.
Big data, local science: Not an oxymoron - (Abstract Only)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., McCord, S.E., Webb, N., Brown, J., Herrick, J.E., Peters, D.C. 2020. Big data, local science: Not an oxymoron [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Meeting. August 3-6, 2020, Virtual. Poster #81832.
Using benchmarks to assess management objectives across ecological domains - (Abstract Only)
Traynor, A., Miller, S., McCord, S.E., Webb, N., Stauffer, N.G., Kachergis, E., Newbury, C., Courtright, J., Cappucio, N. 2020. Using benchmarks to assess management objectives across ecological domains [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Meeting. August 2-7, 2020. Salt Lake City, Utah. Abstract #88722.
A data commons approach can help span scales and stakeholders to support ecosystem conservation and land use - (Abstract Only)
McCord, S.E., Webb, N.P., Bonefont, K., Burke, R., Edwards, B., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Herrick, J.E. 2020. A data commons approach can help span scales and stakeholders to support ecosystem conservation and land use [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Meeting. August 2-7, 2020. Salt Lake City, Utah.Abstract #82161.
Terradactyl: an example of modularity and ontologies to ensure the sustainability of open source software - (Abstract Only)
McCord, S.E., Stauffer, N.G. 2020. Terradactyl: an example of modularity and ontologies to ensure the sustainability of open source software [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. February 16-20, 2020. Denver, Colorado.
Indicators and benchmarks for wind erosion monitoring, assessment and management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webb, N., Kachergis, E., Miller, S., McCord, S.E., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Brown, J., Chappell, A., Edwards, B., Herrick, J.E., Karl, J., Leys, J., Metz, L., Smarik, S., Tatarko, J., Van Zee, J.W., Zwicke, G. 2020. Indicators and benchmarks for wind erosion monitoring, assessment and management. Ecological Indicators. 110:105881. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105881.
A web interface for creating random, spatially balanced landscape monitoring designs - (Abstract Only)
Stauffer, N.G., McCord, S.E., Karl, J. 2020. A web interface for creating random, spatially balanced landscape monitoring designs [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. February 16-20, 2020, Denver, Colorado. Poster Pod 43, #92.
Spatial prediction of ecosystem state transitions on the Taos Plateau - (Abstract Only)
Heller, A., Webb, N., Bestelmeyer, B.T., McCord, S.E. 2020. Spatial prediction of ecosystem state transitions on the Taos Plateau [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. February 16-20,2020, Denver, Colorado. #88. http://www.srm2020.org/uploads/1/2/4/5/124518227/proceedings_report_from_srm_posters_january_20_2020.pdf
Shared monitoring, share stewardship - (Abstract Only)
Defining thresholds for wind erosion in desert rangeland STMs - (Abstract Only)
Webb, N., Edwards, B., Burke, R., McCord, S.E., Van Zee, J.W., Courtright, E.M., Cooper, B. 2020. Defining thresholds for wind erosion in desert rangeland STMs [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. February 16-20, 2020. Denver, Colorado. Session 9, 5.
terradactyl: R Package for Rangeland Core Methods Data Extraction and Calculation - (Abstract Only)
Mccord, S.E., Stauffer, N.G. 2019. terradactyl: R Package for Rangeland Core Methods Data Extraction and Calculation [abstract]. In: Abstract Proceedings of the 72nd Society for Range Management International Meeting, February 10-13, 2019. Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 310.
A comparison of soil texture-by-feel estimates: Implications for the citizen soil scientist Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salley, S.W., Herrick, J.E., Holmes, C., Karl, J.W., Levi, M.R., McCord, S.E., Van De Waal, C., Van Zee, J.W. 2018. A comparison of soil texture-by-feel estimates: Implications for the citizen soil scientist. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 82:1526-1537. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2018.04.0137.
AERO, a wind erosion modeling framework with applications to monitoring data - (Abstract Only)
Edwards, B.L., Webb, N.P., Mccord, S.E. 2018. AERO, a wind erosion modeling framework with applications to monitoring data [abstract]. 73rd Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference. July 29-August 1, 2018.Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Communicating Ecological Data with Land Managers: Lessons Learned - (Abstract Only)
Stauffer, N.G., Mccord, S.E., Kachergis, E. 2018. Communicating Ecological Data with Land Managers: Lessons Learned [abstract]. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana. P. 74.
AERO: An Aeolian erosion modeling environment - (Abstract Only)
Edwards, B.0., Mccord, S.E., Webb, N., Stauffer, N.G. 2018. AERO: An Aeolian erosion modeling environment [abstract]. International Conference on Aeolian Research. June 25-29, 2018, Bordeaux, France.
Comparison of 2 vegetation height methods for assessing greater sage-grouse seasonal habitat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Di Stefano, S.F., Karl, J.W., McCord, S.E., Stauffer, N.G., Makela, P., Manning, M. 2018. Comparison of 2 vegetation height methods for assessing greater sage-grouse seasonal habitat. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 42(2):213-224. https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.877.
High quality data: An evaluation of AIM data quality and data quality procedures - (Abstract Only)
Mccord, S.E., Burnett, S., Cappuccio, N., Courtwright, J. 2018. High quality data: An evaluation of AIM data quality and data quality procedures [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
DIMA.Tools: An R package for working with the database for inventory, monitoring, and assessment - (Abstract Only)
Stauffer, N.G., Mccord, S.E. 2018. DIMA.Tools: An R package for working with the database for inventory, monitoring, and assessment [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
Coordinating a national rangeland monitoring training program: Success and lessons learned - (Abstract Only)
Foster, B.M., Mccord, S.E., Kachergis, E. 2018. Coordinating a national rangeland monitoring training program: Success and lessons learned [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
Evaluation of the automated reference toolset for oil and gas reclamation on Colorado rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Di Stefano, S.F., Brungard, C., Karl, J.W., Stauffer, N.G., McCord, S.E. 2018. Evaluation of the automated reference toolset for oil and gas reclamation on Colorado rangelands [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
Challenges and opportunities with standardized monitoring for management decison-making - (Abstract Only)
Karl, J.W., Mccord, S.E., Miller, S.W. 2018. Challenges and opportunities with standardized monitoring for management decison-making [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
Emerging ecological datasets with application for modeling North American dust emissions - (Abstract Only)
Mccord, S.E., Stauffer, N.G., Garman, S., Webb, N. 2017. Emerging ecological datasets with application for modeling North American dust emissions [abstract]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana. Abstract No. 226565.