Location: Range and Livestock Research
Project Number: 5434-21630-002-10-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
Determine interacting effects of fire, weather and herbivory on northern mixed prairie communities.
We will examine the resistance and resilience of rangeland plants to the interactions of fire, drought and grazing applied with varying levels of severity and different timing in field and laboratory experiments to indicate whether disturbances have additive effects on plant response. Treatment effects will be evaluated by measuring biomass, bud banks, plant species composition and plant diversity before and after treatment.