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Devan A McGranahan
Livestock and Range Research Laboratory
Research Ecologist

Phone: (406) 874-8213
Fax: (406) 874-8289

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Projects
Development of Management Strategies for Livestock Grazing, Disturbance and Climate Variation for the Northern Plains
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 436412
Rangeland Resilience Following Wildfire: Opportunities For Grazing?
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 444237
Precision Range and Livestock Management on Western Rangelands
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440503

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Pyrogeography of the Western Great Plains: A 40-year history of fire in semi-arid rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcgranahan, D.A., Wonkka, C.L. 2024. Pyrogeography of the Western Great Plains: A 40-year history of fire in semi-arid rangelands. Fire. 7(1). Article 32. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire7010032.
Grasshopper abundance and offtake increase after prescribed fire in semi-arid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
The infuence of wildfire on invasive plant abundance and spatial structure in eastern ponderosa pine savanna Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Donovan, V.M., Wonkka, C.L., Roberts, C.P., Wedin, D.A., Mcgranahan, D.A., Twidwell, D. 2023. The infuence of wildfire on invasive plant abundance and spatial structure in eastern ponderosa pine savanna. Plant Ecology. Online. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-023-01355-9.
Exotic herbivores and fire energy drive standing herbaceous biomass but do not alter compositional patterns in a semiarid savanna ecosystem Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Preiss, V.D., Wonkka, C.L., McGranahan, D.A., Lodge, A.G., Dickinson, M.B., Kavanagh, K.L., Starns, H.D., Tolleson, D.R., Treadwell, M.L., Twidwell, D., Rogers, W.E. 2023. Exotic herbivores and fire energy drive standing herbaceous biomass but do not alter compositional patterns in a semiarid savanna ecosystem. Applied Vegetation Science. 26(4):e12749. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12749.
Future-proofing extensive livestock production in sub-tropical grasslands and savannas - (Review Article)
Effect of burn season and grazing deferment on mountain big sagebrush plant communities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilmer, H.N., McGranahan, D.A., Moffet, C., Taylor, J.B. 2023. Effect of burn season and grazing deferment on mountain big sagebrush plant communities. Plant Ecology. 224:501-512. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-023-01317-1.
Weather and fuel as modulators of grassland fire behavior in the northern Great Plains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McGranahan, D.A., Zopfi, M.E., Yurkonis, K.A. 2022. Weather and fuel as modulators of grassland fire behavior in the northern Great Plains. Environmental Management. 71:940-949. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-022-01767-9.
Barriers to prescribed fire in the US Great Plains, Part II: Critical review of presently used and potentially expandable solutions Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Clark, A., McGranahan, D.A., Geaumont, B.A., Wonkka, C.L., Ott, J.P., Kreuter, U. 2022. Barriers to prescribed fire in the US Great Plains, Part II: Critical review of presently used and potentially expandable solutions. Land. 11(9). Article 1524. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11091524.
Barriers to prescribed fire in the US Great Plains, Part I: Systematic review of socio-ecological research Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Clark, A., McGranahan, D.A., Geaumont, B.A., Wonkka, C.L., Ott, J.P., Kreuter, U. 2022. Barriers to prescribed fire in the US Great Plains, Part I: Systematic review of socio-ecological research. Land. 11(9). Article 1521. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11091521.
The Dunn Ranch Academy: Developing wildland fire literacy through hands-on experience with prescribed fire science and management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcgranahan, D.A., Maier, C.M., Gauger, R.P., Woodson, C.A., Wonkka, C.L. 2022. The Dunn Ranch Academy: Developing wildland fire literacy through hands-on experience with prescribed fire science and management. Fire. 5(4). Article 121. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire5040121.
Heterogeneity-based management restores diversity and alter vegetation structure without decreasing invasive grasses in working mixed-grass prairie Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duquette, C., McGranahan, D.A., Wanchuk, M.R., Hovick, T., Sedivec, K., Limb, R. 2022. Heterogeneity-based management restores diversity and alter vegetation structure without decreasing invasive grasses in working mixed-grass prairie. Land. 11. Article 1135. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11081135.
Mineral nitrogen and microbial responses to soil heating in burned grassland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McGranahan, D.A., Wonkka, C.L., Rana Dangi, S., Spiess, J.W., Geaumont, B. 2022. Mineral nitrogen and microbial responses to soil heating in burned grassland. Geoderma. 424. Article 116023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2022.116023.
Fuel properties of effective greenstrips in simulated cheatgrass fires Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McGranahan, D.A., Wonkka, C.L. 2022. Fuel properties of effective greenstrips in simulated cheatgrass fires. Environmental Management. 70:319-328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-022-01659-y.
Book review: “The Pyrocene: How We Created an Age of Fire, and What Happens Next" by S. Pyne Reprint Icon - (Other)
McGranahan, D.A. 2022. Book review: “The Pyrocene: How We Created an Age of Fire, and What Happens Next" by S. Pyne. African Journal of Range and Forest Science. https://doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2022.2070278.
Contrasts in forage mineral content with patch-burn grazing: a preliminary analysis Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Wanchuk, M.R., McGranahan, D.A., Sedivec, K.K., Swanson, K.C., Hovick, T.J., Limb, R.F. 2021. Contrasts in forage mineral content with patch-burn grazing: a preliminary analysis. Translational Animal Science. 5(S1):S75-S79. https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txab173.
Moderate grazer density stabilizes forage availability more than patch burning in low-stature grassland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raynor, E.J., McGranahan, D.A., Miller, J.R., Schacht, W.H., Debinski, D.M., Engle, D.M. 2021. Moderate grazer density stabilizes forage availability more than patch burning in low-stature grassland. Land. 10:395. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22083894.