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Research Project: Adaptive Grazing Management and Decision Support to Enhance Ecosystem Services in the Western Great Plains

Location: Rangeland Resources & Systems Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

A big data–model integration approach for predicting epizootics and population recovery in a keystone species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Indicators of water use efficiency across diverse agroecosystems and spatiotemporal scales - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoover, D.L., Abendroth, L.J., Browning, D.M., Saha, A., Snyder, K.A., Wagle, P., Witthaus, L.M., Baffaut, C., Biederman, J.A., Bosch, D.D., Bracho, R., Busch, D., Clark, P., Ellsworth, P.Z., Fay, P.A., Flerchinger, G.N., Kearney, S.P., Levers, L.R., Saliendra, N.Z., Schmer, M.R., Schomberg, H.H., Scott, R.L. 2022. Indicators of water use efficiency across diverse agroecosystems and spatiotemporal scales. Science of the Total Environment. 864. 160992. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160992

Grazing management practices for grassland bird breeding habitat in the shortgrass steppe - (Other)
Raynor, E.J., Jablonski, K.E., Derner, J.D., Porensky, L.M., Hoover, D.L., Dwyer, A.M., Davis, K.P., Augustine, D.J. 2022. Grazing management practices for grassland bird breeding habitat in the shortgrass steppe. Colorado State University Technical Report. Fact Sheet No. 1.636.

Modeling phosphorus losses to subsurface drainage under tillage and compost management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

King Ranch: Ranching on the edge Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Derner, J.D., Eisele, K., Eisele, M., Wilmer, H.N., Mortenson, M.C., Freeman, P., Lockman, R. 2022. King Ranch: Ranching on the edge. Rangelands. 44:411-417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2022.09.002.

Movement dynamics and energy expenditure of yearling steers under contrasting grazing management in shortgrass steppe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jorns, T.R., Derner, J.D., Augustine, D.J., Briske, D., Porensky, L.M., Scasta, D.J., Beck, J.L., Lake, S. 2022. Movement dynamics and energy expenditure of yearling steers under contrasting grazing management in shortgrass steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 85:38-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2022.09.001.

A review of restoration techniques and outcomes for rangelands affected by oil and gas production in North America - (Review Article)
Walsh, K.B., Rose, J. 2022. A review of restoration techniques and outcomes for rangelands affected by oil and gas production in North America. Ecological Restoration. 40(4):259-269. https://doi.org/10.3368/er.40.4.259.

Stronger fertilization effects on above ground versus belowground plant properties across nine U.S. grasslands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Soil disturbance and invasion magnify CO2 effects on grassland productivity, reducing diversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Wind erosion potential from stover harvest in the Central Plains: Measurements and simulations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tatarko, J., Presley, D., Mankin, K.R. 2022. Wind erosion potential from stover harvest in the Central Plains: Measurements and simulations. Soil & Tillage Research. 224. Article 105486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2022.105486.

Burrowing Rodents - (Book / Chapter)

Evolutionary history of grazing and resources determine herbivore exclusion effects on plant diversity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Price, J., Sitters, J., Ohlert, T., Tognetti, P., Brown, C.S., Seabloom, E.W., Borer, E.T., Prober, S., Bakker, E.S., MacDougall, A.S., Yahdjian, L., Gruner, D.S., Venterink, H.O., Barrio, I.C., Graff, P., Bagchi, S., Arnillas, C.A., Bakker, J.D., Blumenthal, D.M., Boughton, E.H., Brudvig, L.A., Bugalho, M.N., Cadotte, M.W., Caldeira, M.C., Dickman, C.R., Donohue, I., Gregory, S., Hautier, Y., Jonsdottir, I.S., Lannes, L.S., McCulley, R.L., Moore, J.L., Power, S.A., Risch, A.C., Schutz, M., Standish, R., Stevens, C.J., Veen, G.F., Virtanen, R., Wardle, G.M. 2022. Evolutionary history of grazing and resources determine herbivore exclusion effects on plant diversity. Nature Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01809-9.

Disease and weather induce rapid shifts in a rangeland ecosystem mediated by a keystone species (Cynomys ludovicianus) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duchardt, C., Augustine, D.J., Porensky, L.M., Beck, J., Hennig, J., Pellatz, D., Scasta, D., Connell, L., Davidson, A. 2022. Disease and weather induce rapid shifts in a rangeland ecosystem mediated by a keystone species (Cynomys ludovicianus). Ecological Applications. e2712. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2712.

Herbivory and drought reduce the temporal stability of herbaceous cover by increasing synchrony in a semi-arid savanna Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ebel, C.R., Case, M.F., Kimuyu, D.M., Langendorf, R.E., Porensky, L.M., Veblen, K.E., Wells, H.B., Werner, C.M., Young, T.P., Hallett, L.M. 2022. Herbivory and drought reduce the temporal stability of herbaceous cover by increasing synchrony in a semi-arid savanna. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10. Article e867051. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.867051.

Balancing ecosystem service outcomes at the ranch-scale in shortgrass steppe: The role of grazing management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Trading water for carbon in the future: Effects of elevated CO2 and warming on leaf hydraulic traits in a semiarid grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Stocking rate and marketing dates for yearling steers grazing rangelands: Can producers do things differently to increase economic net benefits? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baldwin, T., Ritten, J.P., Derner, J.D., Augustine, D.J., Wilmer, H.N., Wahlert, J., Anderson, S., Arisarri, G., Peck, D.E. 2022. Stocking rate and marketing dates for yearling steers grazing rangelands: Can producers do things differently to increase economic net benefits?. Rangelands. 44(4):251-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2022.04.002.

Global environmental changes more frequently offset than intensify detrimental effects of biological invasions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, B.E., Allen, J.M., Dukes, J.S., Lenior, J., Vila, M., Blumenthal, D.M., Beaury, E.M., Fusco, E.L., Laginhas, B., Morelli, T.L. 2022. Global environmental changes more frequently offset than intensify detrimental effects of biological invasions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS). 119(22). Article e32117389119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2117389119.

Plant availability dictates how plant traits predict demographic rates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stears, A., Adler, P.B., Blumenthal, D.M., Kray, J.A., Mueller, K., Ocheltree, T., Wilcox, K., Laughlin, D. 2022. Plant availability dictates how plant traits predict demographic rates. Ecology. Article e3799. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3799.

Repeated extreme droughts decrease root production, but the not potential for post-drought recovery of root production, in a mesic grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Boom and bust cycles of black-tailed prairie dog populations in the Thunder Basin grassland ecosystem Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davidson, A., Augustine, D.J., Jacobsen, H., Pellatz, D., Porensky, L.M., McKee, G., Duchardt, C. 2022. Boom and bust cycles of black-tailed prairie dog populations in the Thunder Basin grassland ecosystem. Journal of Mammalogy. Article gyac035. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyac035.

Can measurements of foraging behaviour predict variation in weight gains of free-ranging cattle? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Augustine, D.J., Raynor, E.J., Kearney, S.P., Derner, J.D. 2022. Can measurements of foraging behaviour predict variation in weight gains of free-ranging cattle? Animal Production Science. Special Issue: AAAS|Stobbs Lecture. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN21560.

Decline in biological soil crust N-fixing lichens linked to increasing summertime temperatures Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Finger-Higgins, R., Duniway, M., Fick, S., Geiger, E., Hoover, D.L., Pfennigwerth, A., Van Scoyoc, M., Belnap, J. 2022. Decline in biological soil crust N-fixing lichens linked to increasing summertime temperatures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS). 119(16). Article e2120975119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2120975119.

Remotely sensed spatiotemporal variation in crude protein of shortgrass steppe forage Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Irisarri, J.G., Durante, M., Derner, J.D., Oesterheld, M., Augustine, D.J. 2022. Remotely sensed spatiotemporal variation in crude protein of shortgrass steppe forage. Remote Sensing. 14. 854. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14040854.

Contrasting effects of grazing vs browsing herbivores determine changes in soil fertility in an East African savanna Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coetsee, C., Wigley, B.J., Sankaran, M., Ratnam, J., Augustine, D.J. 2022. Contrasting effects of grazing vs browsing herbivores determine changes in soil fertility in an East African savanna. Ecosystems. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-022-00748-7.

Climate change, plant traits, and invasion in natural and agricultural ecosystems Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Blumenthal, D.M., Kray, J.A. 2023. Climate change, plant traits, and invasion in natural and agricultural ecosystems. In: Ziska, L.H., editor. Invasive species and global climate change. 2nd edition. Boston, MA: CABI. p. 74-91. https://doi.org/10.1079/9781800621459.0000

Evaluation of APEX cattle weight gain component for grazing decision-support in the Western Great Plains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, G., Harmel, R.D., Ma, L., Derner, J.D., Augustine, D.J., Bartling, P., Fang, Q., Williams, J., Zilverberg, C., Boone, R., Yu, Q. 2022. Evaluation of APEX cattle weight gain component for grazing decision-support in the Western Great Plains. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 82:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2022.01.005.

WebStart WEPS: WEPS with remote data access and cloud-computing functionality Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagner, L.E., Haas, M.E., Fox, F.A. 2022. WebStart WEPS: WEPS with remote data access and cloud-computing functionality. Journal of the ASABE. 65(2):427-436. https://doi.org/10.13031/ja.14773.

Monitoring standing herbaceous biomass and thresholds in semiarid rangelands from harmonized Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 imagery to support within-season adaptive management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kearney, S.P., Porensky, L.M., Augustine, D.J., Gaffney, R.M., Derner, J.D. 2022. Monitoring standing herbaceous biomass and thresholds in semiarid rangelands from harmonized Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 imagery to support within-season adaptive management. Remote Sensing of Environment. 271. Article e112907. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2022.112907.

Less is more: Lowering cattle stocking rates enhances wild herbivore habitat use and cattle foraging efficiency Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wells, H.B., Crego, R.D., Ekadell, J., Namoni, M., Kimuyu, D.M., Odadl, W.O., Porensky, L.M., Dougill, A.J., Stringer, L.C., Young, T.P. 2022. Less is more: Lowering cattle stocking rates enhances wild herbivore habitat use and cattle foraging efficiency. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 10. Article 825689. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.825689.

Compound hydroclimatic extremes in a semi-arid grassland: Drought, deluge, and the carbon cycle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoover, D.L., Hajek, O.L., Smith, M.D., Wilkins, K., Slette, I.J., Knapp, A.K. 2022. Compound hydroclimatic extremes in a semi-arid grassland: Drought, deluge, and the carbon cycle. Global Change Biology. 28:2611-2621. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16081.

A vehicle-based laser system for high-resolution DEM development – performance in micro-topography measurement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

A vehicle-based laser system for high-resolution DEM development – performance evaluation of system components - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Erosion by wind Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Tatarko, J. 2022. Erosion by wind. In: Goss, M.J. and Oliver, M.A., editors. Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Second Edition. Elsevier Ltd. p. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822974-3.00006-9

At high stocking rates, cattle do not functionally replace wild herbivores in shaping savanna understory community composition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wells, H.B., Porensky, L.M., Veblen, K.E., Riginos, C., Stringer, L.C., Dougill, A.J., Young, T.P. 2022. At high stocking rates, cattle do not functionally replace wild herbivores in shaping savanna understory community composition. Ecological Applications. 32. Article e2520. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2520.

Monitoring climate impacts on annual forage production across U.S. semi-arid grasslands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Podebradska, M., Wylie, B.K., Bathke, D.J., Bayissa, Y.A., Dahal, D., Derner, J.D., Fay, P.A., Hayes, M.J., Wagle, P. 2021. Monitoring climate impacts on annual forage production across U.S. semi-arid grasslands. Remote Sensing. 14(1). Article 4. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14010004.

Using hyperspectral imagery to characterize rangeland vegetation composition at process-relevant scales Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffney, R.M., Augustine, D.J., Kearney, S.P., Porensky, L.M. 2021. Using hyperspectral imagery to characterize rangeland vegetation composition at process-relevant scales. Remote Sensing. 13. Article 4603. https//doi.org/10.3390/rs13224603.

Crop residue cover dynamics for wind erosion control in a dryland, no-till system Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schnarr, C., Schipanski, M., Tatarko, J. 2022. Crop residue cover dynamics for wind erosion control in a dryland, no-till system. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 77(3):221-229. https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.2022.00005.

Evaluating the APEX Model for alternative cow-calf grazing management strategies in Central Texas Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fang, Q.X., Harmel, R.D., Ma, L., Bartling, P., Derner, J.D., Jeong, J., Williams, J., Boone, R. 2021. Evaluating the APEX Model for alternative cow-calf grazing management strategies in Central Texas. Agricultural Systems. 195. Article e103287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103287.

Nutrient enrichment increases invertebrate herbivory and pathogen damage in grasslands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ebeling, A., Strauss, A.T., Adler, P., Arnilla, C.A., Barrio, I.C., Biederman, L.A., Borer, E.T., Bughalo, M.N., Caldeira, M.C., Daleo, P., Eisenhauer, N., Eskelinen, A., Fay, P.A., Firn, J., Graff, P., Haider, S., Komatsu, J., McCulley, R.L., Mitchell, C.E., Peri, P.L., Power, S.A., Prober, S.M., Risch, A.C., Roscher, C., Seabloom, E.W., Schielzeth, H., Tedder, M., Virtanen, R., Blumenthal, D.M. 2021. Nutrient enrichment increases invertebrate herbivory and pathogen damage in grasslands. Journal of Ecology. 110:327-339. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13801.

Grasshopper species composition differs between prairie dog colonies and undisturbed sites in a sagebrush grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Expanded ethical principles for research partnership and transdisciplinary natural resource management science Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilmer, H., Meadow, A.M., Bentley Brymer, A., Russo Carroll, S., Ferguson, D.B., Garba, I., Greene, C., Owen, G., Peck, D.E. 2021. Expanded ethical principles for research partnership and transdisciplinary natural resource management science. Environmental Management. 68:453-467. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-021-01508-4.

Large herbivores suppress liana infestation in an African savanna Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coverdale, T.C., O'Connell, R., Hutchinson, M.C., Savagian, A., Kartzinel, T.R., Palmer, T.M., Goheen, J.R., Augustine, D.J., Sankaran, M., Tarrita, C.E., Pringle, R.M. 2021. Large herbivores suppress liana infestation in an African savanna. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS). 118(4). Article e2101676118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2101676118.

Collaborative adaptive rangeland management, multi-paddock rotational grazing, and the story of the regrazed grass plant Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porensky, L.M., Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D., Wilmer, H., Lipke, M., Fernandez-Gimenez, M., Briske, D. 2021. Collaborative adaptive rangeland management, multi-paddock rotational grazing, and the story of the regrazed grass plant. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 78:127-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.06.008.

Drivers of seedling establishment success in dryland restoration efforts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shackelford, N., Paterno, G.B., Winkler, D.E., Porensky, L.M., Boyd, C.S., Clements, T.C., Espeland, E.K., Monaco, T.A., Rinella, M.J., Munson, S.M., Ballenger, E.A., Quiroga, R., Wainwright, C.E., Bahm, M.A., Barger, N., Baughman, O.W., Becker, C., Esteban Lucas-Borja, M., Calleja, E., Caruana, A., Davies, K.W., Deák, B., Drake, J., Dallau, S., Eldridge, J., Farrell, H.L., Fick, S.E., Garbowski, M., de la Riva, E., Golos, P.J., Grey, P.A., Heydenrych, B., Holmes, P.M., James, J.J., Jonas-Bratten, J., Kiss, R., Kramer, A.T., Larson, J.E., Lorite, J., Mayence, C., Merino-Martín, L., Miglécz, T., Montalvo, A.M., Navarro-Cano, J.A., Paschke, M.W., Luis Peri, P., Pokorny, M.L., Saayman, N., Schantz, M.C., Parkhurst, T., Seabloom, E.W., Stuble, K.L., Uselman, S.M., Valkó, O., Veblen, K., Wilson, S., Wong, M., Xu, Z., Suding, K.L., Svejcar, L.N., Erickson, T.E., Leger, E.A., Breed, M.F., Faist, A.M., Harrison, P.A., Curran, M.F., Guo, Q., Kirmer, A., Law, D.J., Mganga, K.Z., Török, P., Abdullahi, A., Carrick, P.J., Burton, C., Burton, P.J. 2021. Drivers of seedling establishment success in dryland restoration efforts. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 5:1283-1290. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01510-3.

Predicting spatial-temporal patterns of diet quality and large herbivore performance using satellite time series Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kearney, S.P., Porensky, L.M., Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D., Gao, F.N. 2022. Predicting spatial-temporal patterns of diet quality and large herbivore performance using satellite time series. Ecological Applications. 32. Article e2503. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2503.

Long-term effects of black-tailed prairie dogs on livestock grazing distribution and mass gain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D. 2021. Long-term effects of black-tailed prairie dogs on livestock grazing distribution and mass gain. Journal of Wildlife Management. 85(7):1332-1343. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.22103.

Semiarid grasslands and extreme precipitation events: Do experimental results scale to the landscape? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Post, A.K., Davis, K.P., LaRoe, J., Hoover, D.L., Knapp, A.K. 2021. Semiarid grasslands and extreme precipitation events: Do experimental results scale to the landscape? Ecology. Article e03437. https://doi.org//10.1002/ecy.3437.

Plant invasion alters latitudinal patterns of plant-defense syndromes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, M., Pan, Y., Pan, X., Sosa, D., Blumenthal, D.M., Van Kleunen, M., Li, B. 2021. Plant invasion alters latitudinal patterns of plant-defense syndromes. Ecology. 102(12). Article e03516. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3511.

Integrating wildlife count models with state-and-transitions models to enhance rangeland management for multiple objectives Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Timmer, J.M., Tipton, C.Y., Bruegger, R.A., Augustine, D.J., Dickey, C., Fernandez-Gimenez, M., Aldridge, C. 2021. Integrating wildlife count models with state-and-transitions models to enhance rangeland management for multiple objectives. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 78:15-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.04.005.

The stocker steer quandary: The price slide - (Other)
Baldwin, T., Ritten, J.P., Derner, J.D. 2021. The stocker steer quandary: The price slide. University of Wyoming Extension Fact Sheets. Article B-1371.

Campfire conversations at the 2020 annual meeting: Insights and lessons learned from “cuss-and-discuss” rather than “chalk-and-talk” Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schulz, T.T., Wilmer, H.N., Yocum, H., Winford, E., Peck, D.E., Monlezun, A.C., Schmalz, H., Klemm, T., Epstein, K., Jansen, V., Kelley, W., Bruegger, R., Fick, S., Grazing Wolf, J., Grace, J., Mann, R., Derner, J.D. 2021. Campfire conversations at the 2020 annual meeting: Insights and lessons learned from “cuss-and-discuss” rather than “chalk-and-talk”. Rangelands. 43(4):166-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2021.04.003.

Increased precipitation variability causes boom-bust cycles in invasive annual grasses, while increasingly stressed perennials persist - (Abstract Only)

Evaluation of APEX modifications to simulate forage production for grazing management decision-support in the Western US Great Plains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G., Harmel, R.D., Ma, L., Derner, J.D., Augustine, D.J., Bartling, P., Fang, Q., Williams, J., Zilverberg, C., Boone, R., Hoover, D.L., Yu, Q. 2021. Evaluation of APEX modifications to simulate forage production for grazing management decision-support in the Western US Great Plains. Agricultural Systems. 191. Article 103139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103139.

Embracing complexity and humility in rangeland science Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porensky, L.M. 2022. Embracing complexity and humility in rangeland science. Rangelands. 43(4):142-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2021.03.007.

Drought resistance and resilience: The role of moisture-plant interactions and legacies in a dryland ecosystem Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoover, D.L., Pfennigwerth, A., Duniway, M. 2021. Drought resistance and resilience: The role of moisture-plant interactions and legacies in a dryland ecosystem. Journal of Ecology. 109:3280-3294. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13681.

Transitioning from conventional continuous grazing to planned rest-rotation grazing: A case study from Central Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Social learning lessons from Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilmer, H., Schulz, T., Fernandez-Gimenez, M., Derner, J.D., Porensky, L.M., Augustine, D.J., Ritten, J., Dwyer, A., Meade, R. 2021. Social learning lessons from Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management. Rangelands. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2021.02.002.

Adaptive grazing management in semiarid rangelands: An outcome-driven focus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Derner, J.D., Budd, B., Grissom, G., Kachergis, E., Augustine, D.J., Wilmer, H., Scasta, J., Ritten, J.P. 2022. Adaptive grazing management in semiarid rangelands: An outcome-driven focus. Rangelands. 44(1):111-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2021.02.004.

Potential human inhalation exposure to soil contaminants in urban gardening on brownfields sites: A breath of fresh air? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weeks, J.J., Hettiarachchi, G.M., Santos, E., Tatarko, J. 2021. Potential human inhalation exposure to soil contaminants in urban gardening on brownfields sites: A breath of fresh air?. Journal of Environmental Quality. 50(3):782-790. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20208.

SRM 2020 annual meeting: A new look - transformation and translation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Using adaptive management to restore grasslands invaded by tall fescue (Schedonorus arundinaceus) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coon, J.J., Lyon, N.J., Raynor, E.J., Debinski, D.M., Miller, J.R., Schacht, W.H. 2021. Using adaptive management to restore grasslands invaded by tall fescue (Schedonorus arundinaceus). Rangeland Ecology and Management. 76:84-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.02.001.

Understanding the combined impacts of weeds and climate change on crops Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vila, M., Beaury, E., Blumenthal, D.M., Bradley, B.A., Early, R., Laginhas, B.E., Trillo, A., Dukes, J.S., Sorte, C.J., Ibanez, I. 2021. Understanding the combined impacts of weeds and climate change on crops. Environmental Research. 16(3). Article e034043. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abe14b.

Where to from here? Unravelling wicked problems - (Book / Chapter)
Woodmansee, R.G., Ojima, D.S., Kaplan, N.E. 2021. Where to from here? Unravelling wicked problems. In: Woodmansee, R.G., Moore, J.C., Ojima, D.S., Richards, L., editors. Natural Resource Management Reimagined: Using the Systems Ecology Paradigm. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 380-420.

Organizational and administrative challenges and innovations - (Book / Chapter)
Hautaluoma, J., Woodmansee, R.G., Kaplan, N.E., Moore, J.C., Woodmansee, C.J. 2021. Organizational and administrative challenges and innovations. In: Woodmansee, R.G., Moore, J.C., Ojima, D.S., Richards, L., editors. Natural Resource Management Reimagined: Using the Systems Ecology Paradigm. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 353-379.

Long live the data! Embedded data management at a long-term ecological research site Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaplan, N.E., Baker, K., Karasti, H. 2021. Long live the data! Embedded data management at a long-term ecological research site. Ecosphere. 12(5). Article e03493. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3493.

Modeling the effects of crop rotation and tillage on sugarbeet yield and soil nitrate using RZWQM2 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anar, M.J., Lin, Z., Ma, L., Chatterjee, A., Yuja, S., Teboh, J.M., Ostlie, E. 2021. Modeling the effects of crop rotation and tillage on sugarbeet yield and soil nitrate using RZWQM2. Transactions of the ASABE. 64(2):461-474. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.13752.

Cattle grazing distribution patterns related to topography across diverse rangeland ecosystems of North America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raynor, E.J., Gersie, S., Stephensen, M.B., Clark, P., Spiegal, S.A., Boughton, R.K., Bailey, D.W., Cibils, A., Smith, B.W., Derner, J.D., Estell, R.E., Nielson, R.M., Augustine, D.J. 2021. Cattle grazing distribution patterns related to topography across diverse rangeland ecosystems of North America. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 75:91-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2020.12.002.

Early warning for stocking decision in eastern Colorado - (Research Notes)
Raynor, E.J., Bruegger, R. 2020. Early warning for stocking decision in eastern Colorado. Extension Publications. Colorado State University Extension Fact Sheet No. 3.115. Livestock Series.

PM2.5 and PM10 emissions by breakage during saltation of agricultural soils Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tatarko, J., Kucharski, M., Li, H., Li, H. 2020. PM2.5 and PM10 emissions by breakage during saltation of agricultural soils. Soil & Tillage Research. 208. Article e104902. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104902.

Using research to support transformative impacts on complex "wicked problems" with pastoral peoples in rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reid, R.S., Fernandez-Gimenez, M.E., Wilmer, H., Pickering, T., Kassam, K.S., Yasin, A., Porensky, L.M., Derner, J.D., Nkedianye, D., Jamsranjav, C., Jamiyansharav, K., Ulambayar, T., Oteros-Rozas, E., Ravera, F., Bulbulshoev, U., Kaziev, D.S., Knapp, C.N. 2021. Using research to support transformative impacts on complex "wicked problems" with pastoral peoples in rangelands. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 4. Article e600689. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.600689.

Simulated climate change effects on soybean production in Southeastern United States with two crop modules in RZWQM2 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, L., Fang, Q.X., Sima, M.W., Burkey, K.O., Harmel, R.D. 2021. Simulated climate change effects on soybean production in Southeastern United States with two crop modules in RZWQM2. Agronomy Journal. 113(2):1349-1365. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20548.

Using native grass seeding and targeted spring grazing to reduce low-level Bromus tectorum invasion on the Colorado Plateau Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porensky, L.M., Baughman, O., Williamson, M.A., Perryman, B.L., Madsen, M.D., Leger, E.A. 2021. Using native grass seeding and targeted spring grazing to reduce low-level Bromus tectorum invasion on the Colorado Plateau. Biological Invasions. 23:705-722. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-020-02397-0.

Plant traits related to precipitation sensitivity of species and communities in semiarid shortgrass prairie Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilcox, K.R., Blumenthal, D.M., Kray, J.A., Mueller, K.E., Derner, J.D., Ocheltree, T.W., Porensky, L.M. 2021. Plant traits related to precipitation sensitivity of species and communities in semiarid shortgrass prairie. New Phytologist. 229(4):2007-2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17000.

Sensitivity of productivity to precipitation amount and pattern varies by topographic position in a semiarid grassland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoover, D.L., Lauenroth, W., Milchunas, D., Porensky, L.M., Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D. 2021. Sensitivity of productivity to precipitation amount and pattern varies by topographic position in a semiarid grassland. Ecosphere. 12(2). Article e03376. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3376.

Effects of long-term cattle market conditions on continuous season-long and rotational grazing system revenues Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Windh, J., Ritten, J., Derner, J.D., Paisley, S., Lee, B. 2021. Effects of long-term cattle market conditions on continuous season-long and rotational grazing system revenues. The Rangeland Journal. 42(3):227-231. https://doi.org/10.1071/RJ20067.

Multi-decadal directional shift in shortgrass stocking rates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raynor, E.J., Derner, J.D., Baldwin, T., Ritten, J., Augustine, D.J. 2020. Multi-decadal directional shift in shortgrass stocking rates. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 74:72-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2020.09.005.

Drought planning & management for forage, range, & livestock - (Government Publication)
Marsalis, M., West, C., Porter, D., Peck, D.E. 2020. Drought planning & management for forage, range, & livestock. Research Coordination Meeting. OWCAP-2020-RGS-Drought Planning. September 2020.

Long-term grazing removal increased invasion and reduced native plant abundance and diversity in a sagebrush grassland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porensky, L.M., McGee, R.A., Pellatz, D.W. 2020. Long-term grazing removal increased invasion and reduced native plant abundance and diversity in a sagebrush grassland. Global Ecology and Conservation. 24. Article e01267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01267.

Local adaptation to precipitation in the perennial grass Elymus elymoides: Trade-offs between growth and drought resistance traits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blumenthal, D.M., LeCain, D.R., Porensky, L.M., Leger, E., Gaffney, R.M., Ocheltree, T., Pilmanis, A. 2020. Local adaptation to precipitation in the perennial grass Elymus elymoides: Trade-offs between growth and drought resistance traits. Evolutionary Applications. 14(2):524-535. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13137.

Lessons learned from the 2017 flash drought across the U.S. Northern Great Plains and Canadian Prairies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoell, A., Parker, B., Downey, M., Umphlett, N., Jencso, K., Akyuz, A., Peck, D.E., Hadwen, T., Fuchs, B., Kluck, D., Edwards, L., Perlwitz, J., Eischeid, J., Deheza, V., Pulwarty, R., Bevington, K. 2020. Lessons learned from the 2017 flash drought across the U.S. Northern Great Plains and Canadian Prairies. American Meteorological Society. 101(12):E2171-E2185. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0272.1.

Assessing the rate and reversibility of large herbivore effects on community composition in a semi-arid grassland ecosystem Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilmer, H.N., Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D., Milchunas, D. 2020. Assessing the rate and reversibility of large herbivore effects on community composition in a semi-arid grassland ecosystem. Journal of Vegetation Science. 32(1). Article e12934. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12934.

Temporal trend analysis of meteorological variables and reference evapotranspiration in the inter-mountain region of Wyoming Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharma, V., Nicholson, C., Bergantino, A., Irmak, S., Peck, D.E. 2020. Temporal trend analysis of meteorological variables and reference evapotranspiration in the inter-mountain region of Wyoming. Water. 12(8). Article e2159. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12082159.

Adaptive, multipaddock rotational grazing management: A ranch-scale assessment of effects on vegetation and livestock performance in semiarid rangeland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Augustine, D.J., Derner, J.D., Fernandez-Gimenez, M., Porensky, L.M., Wilmer, H.N., Briske, D., the CRAM Stakeholder Group. 2020. Adaptive, multipaddock rotational grazing management: A ranch-scale assessment of effects on vegetation and livestock performance in semiarid rangeland. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 73(6):796-810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2020.07.005.

Seasonal and individual event-responsiveness are key determinants of carbon exchange across plant functional types - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Flight of the Mountain Pine Beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), in suburban Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA during summer 2011 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Negron, J., Pate, R.J., Derner, J.D. 2020. Flight of the Mountain Pine Beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), in suburban Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA during summer 2011. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 74(3):532-535. https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-74.3.532.

Seasonal grassland productivity forecast for the U.S. Great Plains using Grass-Cast Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hartman, M.D., Parton, W.J., Derner, J.D., Schulte, D., Smith, W.K., Peck, D.E., Day, K.A., Del Grosso, S.J., Lutz, S., Fuchs, B., Chen, M., Gao, W. 2020. Seasonal grassland productivity forecast for the U.S. Great Plains using Grass-Cast. Ecosphere. 11(11). Article e03280. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3280.

Direct and indirect effects of an ecosystem engineer on a shrubland-prairie food web Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duchardt, C., Porensky, L.M., Pearse, I.S. 2021. Direct and indirect effects of an ecosystem engineer on a shrubland-prairie food web. Ecology. 102(1). Article e03195. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3195.

Anthropogenic and natural disturbance differentially affect sagebrush bird habitat use Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duchardt, C., Augustine, D.J., Beck, J. 2020. Anthropogenic and natural disturbance differentially affect sagebrush bird habitat use. Journal of Wildlife Management. 84(7):1361-1372. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21907.

Management strategies for reducing the risk of equines contracting Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in the Western United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peck, D.E., Reeves, W.K., Pelzel-McCluskey, A.M., Derner, J.D., Drolet, B.S., Cohnstaedt, L.W., Swanson, D.A., McVey, D.S., Rodriguez, L.L., Peters, D.C. 2020. Management strategies for reducing the risk of equines contracting Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in the Western United States. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 90:103026. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2020.103026.

Technical note: Toxic plants in sheep diets grazing extensive landscapes: Insights from fecal DNA metabarcoding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scasta, D.J., Jorns, T., Derner, J.D., Stam, B., McClaren, M., Calkins, C., Steward, W. 2020. Technical note: Toxic plants in sheep diets grazing extensive landscapes: Insights from fecal DNA metabarcoding. Livestock Science. 236. Article e104002. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2020.104002.

WebStart WEPS: Remote data access and model execution functionality added to WEPS - (Proceedings)

Adaptive rotational grazing and the story of the regrazed grass plant - (Abstract Only)

An “agroclimate outreach exchange” to increase Extensions’ climate-related knowledge, network, and confidence - (Abstract Only)
Peck, D.E., Kelley, W.K., Wilmer, H.N. 2020. An “agroclimate outreach exchange” to increase Extensions’ climate-related knowledge, network, and confidence. Meeting Abstract. 1/4-2/4. https://agrisk.umn.edu/Conferences/Presentation/an_agroclimate_outreach_exchange_to_increase_.

PM2.5 and PM10 emissions by abrasion of agricultural soils Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tatarko, J., Kucharski, M., Li, H., Li, H. 2020. PM2.5 and PM10 emissions by abrasion of agricultural soils. Soil and Tillage Research. 200:104601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104601.

Unlikely alliances and their implications for resource management in the American West Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hillis, A.V., Berry, K., Souza Leao Swette, B., Aslan, C., Berry, S., Porensky, L.M. 2020. Unlikely alliances and their implications for resource management in the American West. Environmental Research Letters. 15(4):045002. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6fbc.

Photo gallery for "Large-scale and local climatic controls on large herbivore productivity: Implications for adaptive rangeland management" - (Other)

Nutrient addition increases grassland sensitivity to droughts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bharath, S., Borer, E., Biederman, L., Blumenthal, D.M., Fay, P.A., Gheradi, L., Knops, J., Leakey, A., Yahdjian, L., Seabloom, E. 2020. Nutrient addition increases grassland sensitivity to droughts. Ecology. 101(5):e02981. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2981.

Managing for the middle: Rancher care ethics under uncertainty on Western Great Plains rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilmer, H.N., Fernandez-Gimenez, M., Ghajar, S., Taylor, P.L., Souza, C., Derner, J.D. 2019. Managing for the middle: Rancher care ethics under uncertainty on Western Great Plains rangelands. Agriculture and Human Values. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-019-10003-w.

Large-scale and local climatic controls on large herbivore productivity: Implications for adaptive rangeland management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raynor, E.J., Derner, J.D., Hoover, D.L., Parton, W., Augustine, D.J. 2020. Large-scale and local climatic controls on large herbivore productivity: Implications for adaptive rangeland management. Ecological Applications. 30(3). Article e02053. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2053.

Big data reveals drivers of vegetation phenology and cattle productivity in semi-arid rangelands - (Abstract Only)

Two diseases meet at the livestock-wildlife interface: Can we manage for both? - (Abstract Only)
Maloney, M., Merkle, J.A., Aadland, D., Peck, D.E., Horan, R.D., Monteith, K., Finnoff, D., Sims, C., Schumaker, B. 2019. Two diseases meet at the livestock-wildlife interface: Can we manage for both?. Meeting Abstract. Page 29.

The landscape of North American rangeland social science: a systematic map - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kattge, J., Bonisch, G., Diaz, S., Lavorel, S., Prentice, I.C., Leadley, P., Tautenhahn, S., Werner, G., Gillison, A., Wirth, C., Gleason, S.M., Blumenthal, D.M. 2020. TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology. 26:119-188. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14904.

Grasses continued to trump trees at soil carbon sequestration following herbivore exclusion in a semiarid African savanna Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wigley, B.J., Augustine, D.J., Coetsee, C., Ratnam, J., Sankaran, M. 2020. Grasses continued to trump trees at soil carbon sequestration following herbivore exclusion in a semi-arid African savanna. Ecology. 101(5). Article e03008. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3008.