Location: Range Management Research
Project Number: 3050-11210-007-86-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Mar 1, 2010
End Date: Feb 28, 2015
The objectives of this cooperative research project are to: (1) develop technologies for integrative assessment and monitoring of ecologically important rangeland properties at multiple scales; and (2) to develop approaches for management and restoration of rangelands.
Collaborative experiments will be designed and implemented at jointly identified sites in the Southwestern United States and China rangelands. Experiments will be patterned after existing experiments to: (1) design assessment and monitoring technologies that level ground-based and remotely sensed indicators of ecosystem properties; and (2) design methods to identify and restore locales within landscapes where key processes can be manipulated to sustainably promote management for desired conditions.