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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Assessment, Conservation and Management of Rangelands in Transition

Location: Watershed Management Research

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

Ecohydrologic impacts of rangeland fire on runoff and erosion: A literature synthesis - (Government publication)
Pierson Jr, F.B., Williams, C.J. 2016. Ecohydrologic impacts of rangeland fire on runoff and erosion: A literature synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-351. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 110 p.

Characterizing drought for forested landscapes and streams - (Government publication)
Luce, C., Pederson, N., Campbell, J., Hanson, P., Miller, C., Kormos, P.R., Vose, J., Woods, R. 2016. Characterizing drought for forested landscapes and streams. Forest Service General Technical Reports. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2016.05.020.

Ecohydrologic response and recovery of a semi-arid shrubland over a five year period following burning - (Peer reviewed journal)
Williams, C.J., Pierson Jr, F.B., Kormos, P.R., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Hardegree, S.P., Clark, P. 2016. Ecohydrologic response and recovery of a semi-arid shrubland over a five year period following burning. Catena. 144:163-176.

Assessment of range planting as a conservation practice - (Peer reviewed journal)
Hardegree, S.P., Jones, T.A., Roundy, B., Shaw, N., Monaco, T.A. 2016. Assessment of range planting as a conservation practice. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 69:237-247.

Cattle use of off-stream water developments in northeastern Oregon - (Peer reviewed journal)

Cattle use of perennial streams and associated riparian areas on a northeastern Oregon landscape - (Peer reviewed journal)

Developing soil erodibility prediction equations for the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) - (Abstract only)
Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Pierson, F.B., Nearing, M.A., Williams, C.J., Hernandez, M., Boll, J., Nouwakpo, S.K., Weltz, M.A., and Spaeth, K.E. 2016. Developing soil erodibility prediction equations for the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM). Presented at the 69th Annual Society for Range Management Meeting, January 31-February 4, 2016, Corpus Christi, TX.

Infiltration and interrill erosion rates after a wildfire in western Montana, USA - (Peer reviewed journal)
Robichaud, P.R., Wagenbrenner, J.W., Pierson Jr, F.B., Spaeth, K.E., Ashmun, L.E., Moffet, C.A. 2016. Infiltration and interrill erosion rates after a wildfire in western Montana, USA. Catena. 142:77-88.

Application of the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model to Ecological Site Descriptions and Management - (Proceedings)
Williams, C.J., Pierson Jr, F.B., Spaeth, K.E., Nearing, M.A., Weltz, M.A., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Hernandez Narvaez, M.N. 2016. Application of the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model to Ecological Site Descriptions and Management. International Rangeland Congress. In: Proceedings of the X International Rangeland Congress, July 18-22, 2016, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Parameterization of erodibility in the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model - (Proceedings)
Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Pierson Jr, F.B., Nearing, M.A., Williams, C.J., Hernandez Narvaez, M.N., Nouwakpo, S.K., Weltz, M.A., Spaeth, K.E. 2016. Parameterization of erodibility in the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model. In: Proceedings of the X International Rangeland Congress, July 18-22, 2016, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Temporal variability in microclimatic conditions for grass germination and emergence in the sagebrush steppe - (Peer reviewed journal)
Hardegree, S.P., Sheley, R.L., Duke, S.E., James, J.J., Boehm, A.R., Flerchinger, G.N. 2016. Temporal variability in microclimatic conditions for grass germination and emergence in the sagebrush steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 69(2):123-128.

Assessing impacts of fire and post-fire mitigation on runoff and erosion from rangelands - (Government publication)
Pierson, F.B., Williams, C.J., and Robichaud, P.R. 2015. Assessing impacts of fire and post-fire mitigation on runoff and erosion from rangelands. Great Basin Factsheet Series, Number 11. Published jointly by the Joint Fire Science Program, Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, Great Basin Research and Management Partnership, Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project. 6 p.

Postfire grazing management effects on mesic sagebrush-steppe vegetation: spring grazing - (Peer reviewed journal)
Clark, P., Williams, C.J., Hardegree, S.P., Pierson Jr, F.B. 2016. Postfire grazing management effects on mesic sagebrush-steppe vegetation: spring grazing. Journal of Arid Environments. 132:49-59.

Cross-scale structural and functional connectivity as a driver of hillslope erosion on disturbed landscapes - (Abstract only)
Williams, C.J., Pierson, F.B., Robichaud, P.R., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Boll, J., and Strand, E.K. 2015. Cross-scale structural and functional connectivity as a driver of hillslope erosion on disturbed landscapes. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, December 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, CA.

Can biochar be used as a seed coating to improve native plant germination and growth in arid conditions? - (Peer reviewed journal)
Williams, M.I., Dumroese, K.R., Page-Dumroese, D., Hardegree, S.P. 2016. Can biochar be used as a seed coating to improve native plant germination and growth in arid conditions? Journal of Arid Environments. 125:8-15.

Northwest regional climate hub assessment of climate change vulnerability and adaptation and mitigation strategies - (Government publication)
Creighton, J., Strobel, M., Hardegree, S.P., Steele, R., Van Horne, B., Gravenmier, B., Owen, W., Peterson, D., Hoang, L., Little, N., Bochicchio, J., Hall, W., Cole, M., Hestvik, S., Olsen, J. 2015. Northwest regional climate hub assessment of climate change vulnerability and adaptation and mitigation strategies. A. Perry, Ed., United States Department of Agriculture, 52 pp. (http://climatehubs.oce.usda.gov/sites/default/files/Northwest%20Vulnerability%20Assessment%20Final.pdf)

Incorporating hydrologic data and ecohydrologic relationships in ecological site descriptions - (Peer reviewed journal)
Williams, C.J., Pierson Jr, F.B., Spaeth, K.E., Brown, J.R., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Weltz, M.A., Nearing, M.A., Herrick, J.E., Boll, J., Robichaud, P.R., Goodrich, D.C., Heilman, P., Guertin, P.D., Hernandez, M., Wei, H., Hardegree, S.P., Strand, E.K., Bates, J.D., Metz, L., Nichols, M.H. 2016. Incorporating hydrologic data and ecohydrologic relationships in ecological site descriptions. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 69:4-19.

Short-term impacts of tree removal on runoff and erosion from sagebrush-steppe hillslopes - (Peer reviewed journal)
Pierson Jr, F.B., Williams, C.J., Kormos, P.R., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Hardegree, S.P., Clark, P. 2015. Short-term impacts of tree removal on runoff and erosion from sagebrush-steppe hillslopes. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 68:408-422.

A case study of wolf use of a mountainous Idaho landscape - (Trade journal)
Johnson, D.E., Clark, P., Larson, L.L., Anderson, C.A., Freeburg, T., Williams, J. 2015. A case study of wolf use of a mountainous Idaho landscape. Oregon Beef Producer. 25-28.

Structural and functional connectivity as a driver of hillslope erosion following disturbance - (Peer reviewed journal)
Williams, C.J., Pierson Jr, F.B., Robichaud, P.R., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Boll, J., Strand, E.K. 2015. Structural and functional connectivity as a driver of hillslope erosion following disturbance. International Journal of Wildland Fire. doi: 10.1071/WF14114.

Hydrothermal germination models: comparison of two data-fitting approaches with probit optimization - (Peer reviewed journal)
Hardegree, S.P., Walters, C.T., Boehm, A.R., Olsoy, P.J., Clark, P., Pierson Jr, F.B. 2015. Hydrothermal germination models: comparison of two data-fitting approaches with probit optimization. Crop Science. 55:2276-2290. doi:10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0703..

Modeling the effects on water erosion processes of rangeland conservation practices in the Great Basin region - (Abstract only)
Al-Hamdan, O., Pierson Jr, F.B., Nearing, M.A., Williams, C.J., Hernandez, M., Boll, J., Weltz, M.A. 2015. Modeling the effects on water erosion processes of rangeland conservation practices in the Great Basin region [abstract]. Meeting Abstract.

Hydrologic ramifications of an increased role of wildland fire across the rangeland-dry forest continuum - (Abstract only)
Williams, C.J., Pierson Jr, F.B., Al-Hamdan, O.Z. 2015. Hydrologic ramifications of an increased role of wildland fire across the rangeland-dry forest continuum [abstract]. Presented at the Great Basin Consortium Conference, Climate programs, Water Limitations, and Geospaces in the Great Basin, Boise State University, February 17-19, 2015, Boise, ID.

The impact of land-use change on the 3-D structure of shrubland and dryland savanna ecosystems - (Proceedings)

Learning large-scale dynamic discrete choice models of spatio-temporal preferences with application to migratory pastoralism in East Africa - (Proceedings)

Prescribed fire effects on runoff, erosion, and soil water repellency on steeply-sloped sagebrush rangeland over a five year period - (Abstract only)
Williams, C.J., Pierson Jr, F.B., Al-Hamdan, O.Z. 2015. Prescribed fire effects on runoff, erosion, and soil water repellency on steeply-sloped sagebrush rangeland over a five year period [abstract]. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, December 15-19, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

Estimating hydrologic and erosion response for use in ecological site descriptions - (Abstract only)
Williams, C.J., Pierson Jr, F.B., Spaeth, K.E., Brown, J.R., Weltz, M.A., Nearing, M.A., Al-Hamdan, O. 2015. Estimating hydrologic and erosion response for use in ecological site descriptions [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts.

Use of RHEM to assess runoff and erosion following disturbance on rangelands - (Abstract only)
Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Pierson Jr, F.B., Nearing, M.A., Williams, C.J., Hernandez, M., Spaeth, K.E., Boll, J., Weltz, M.A. 2015. Use of RHEM to assess runoff and erosion following disturbance on rangelands [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts.

Hydrologic impacts of woodland encroachment and tree removal in Great Basin sagebrush steppe - (Abstract only)
Williams, C.J., F.B. Pierson, and O.Z. Al-Hamdan. 2014. Hydrologic Impacts of Woodland Encroachment and Tree Removal in Great Basin Sagebrush Steppe. Presented at the 2014 Joint Regional Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration, Northwest and Great Basin Chapters, Collaborative Restoration: From Community Efforts to Landscape Scales, October 6-10, 2014, Redmond, Oregon.

Assessment of fire impacts on hydrology and erosion using field experiments and the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model - (Abstract only)
Williams, C.J., Pierson, F.B., Robichaud, P.R., Boll, J. 2015. Assessment of fire impacts on hydrology and erosion using field experiments and the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model [abstract]. Accepted by the SEDHYD 2015 joint 10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and 5th Federal Interagency Hydrology Modeling Conference, April 19-23, 2015, Reno, NV.

Estimation of big sagebrush leaf area index with terrestrial laser scanning - (Abstract only)
Clark, P., Olsoy, P.J., Mitchell, J.J., Glenn, N.F., Levia, D.F. 2014. Estimation of big sagebrush leaf area index with terrestrial laser scanning. Meeting Abstract.

Estimating Sediment Yield on Disturbed Rangeland Using the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) - (Abstract only)
Al-Hamdan, O., Pierson Jr, F.B., Nearing, M.A., Hernandez, M., Williams, C.J., Stone, J.J., Boll, J., Weltz, M.A. 2015. Estimating Sediment Yield on Disturbed Rangeland Using the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) [abstract]. Joint Federal Intergagency Conference.

A synopsis of short-term responses to alternative restoration treatments in sagebrush-steppe: the SageSTEP project Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mciver, J., Brunson, M., Bunting, S., Chambers, J., Doescher, P., Grace, J., Hulet, A., Johnson, D., Knick, S., Miller, R., Pierson Jr, F.B., Pyke, D., Rau, B.M., Rollins, K., Roundy, B., Schupp, E., Tausch, R., Williams, C.J. 2014. A synopsis of short-term responses to alternative restoration treatments in sagebrush-steppe: the SageSTEP project. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:584-598.

Productive Spillovers of the Take-Up of Index-Based Livestock Insurance - (Proceedings)
Toth, R.D., Barrett, C., Berstein, R., Clark, P., Gomes, C., Shibia, M., Mude, A. 2014. Productive Spillovers of the Take-Up of Index-Based Livestock Insurance. Proceedings of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Short-term effects of tree removal on infiltration, runoff, and erosion in woodland-encroached sagebrush steppe Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Pierson Jr, F.B., Williams, C.J., Kormos, P.R., Al-Hamdan, O.Z. 2014. Short-term effects of tree removal on infiltration, runoff, and erosion in woodland-encroached sagebrush steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:522-538.

Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) enhancements for applications on disturbed rangelands - (Peer reviewed journal)
Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Hernandez, M., Pierson Jr, F.B., Nearing, M.A., Williams, C.J., Stone, J.J., Boll, J., Weltz, M.A. 2014. Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) enhancements for applications on disturbed rangelands. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10167.

Aboveground total and green biomass of dryland shrub derived from terrestrial laser scanning - (Peer reviewed journal)
Olsoy, P.J., Glenn, N.F., Clark, P., Derryberry, D.R. 2014. Aboveground total and green biomass of dryland shrub derived from terrestrial laser scanning. Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 88C:166-173. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2013.12.006.

Hydrologic vulnerability of western US rangelands in the wake of woodland encroachment and increasing wildfire activity - (Abstract only)
Williams, C.J., Pierson, F.B., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., and Kormos, P.R. 2013. Hydrologic vulnerability of western US rangelands in the wake of woodland encroachment and increasing wildfire activity. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

A Review of Fire Effects on Vegetation and Soils in the Great Basin Region: Response and Ecological Site Characteristics - (Government publication)
Miller, R. F.; Chambers, J. C.; Pyke, D. A.; Pierson, F. B.; Williams, C. J. 2013. A Review of Fire Effects on Vegetation and Soils in the Great Basin Region: Response and Ecological Site Characteristics. General Technical Report, RMRS-GTR-308. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 126 p.

Estimating sagebrush biomass using terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Olsoy, P.J., Glenn, N.F., Clark, P. 2014. Estimating sagebrush biomass using terrestrial laser scanning (TLS). Remote Sensing of Environment. 67:224-228. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-12-00186.1.

Evaluating the capability of the enhanced Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) for modeling the soil erosion impact of disturbance on rangelands - (Abstract only)
Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Hernandez, M., Pierson Jr, F.B., Nearing, M.A., Williams, C.J., Stone, J.J., Boll, J., Weltz, M.A. 2013. Evaluating the capability of the enhanced Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) for modeling the soil erosion impact of disturbance on rangelands [abstract]. American Geophysical Union.

Resilience to disturbance and resistance to alien grass invasions in the cold desert of western North America - (Peer reviewed journal)
Chambers, J.C., Bradley, B.B., D'Antonio, C., Germino, M.J., Grace, J.B., Hardegree, S.P., Miller, R.F., Pyke, D.A. 2013. Resilience to disturbance and resistance to alien grass invasions in the cold desert of western North America. Ecosystems. 17:360-375.

Modeling soil erosion impact of rangeland disturbance using the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) - (Abstract only)
Williams, C.J., Pierson, F.B., Spaeth, K.E., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Weltz, M.A., and Boll, J. 2013. Eco-hydrology considerations for enhancement of ecological site descriptions [abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society 68th International Annual Conference, Resilient Landscapes: Planning for Food, Drought, and Fire, July 21-24, 2013 Reno, Nevada.

A decade of advancement in understanding of rangeland hydrology and erosion and the effects of conservation practices - (Abstract only)
Pierson, F.B., Spaeth, K.E., Williams, C.J., and Al-Hamdan, O.Z. 2013. A decade of advancement in understanding of rangeland hydrology and erosion and the effects of conservation practices [abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society 68th International Annual Conference, Resilient Landscapes: Planning for Food, Drought, and Fire, July 21-24, 2013, Reno, Nevada.

Eco-hydrology considerations for enhancement of ecological site descriptions - (Abstract only)
Williams, C.J., Pierson, F.B., Spaeth, K.E., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Weltz, M.A., and Boll, J. 2013. Eco-hydrology considerations for enhancement of ecological site descriptions [abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society 68th International Annual Conference, Resilient Landscapes: Planning for Food, Drought, and Fire, July 21-24, 2013, Reno, Nevada.

Significance of connectivity and post-wildfire runoff - (Abstract only)
Williams, C.J., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Pierson, F.B., Robichaud, P.R., and Boll, J. 2013. Significance of connectivity and post-wildfire runoff [abstract]. In: Moody, J.A., and Martin, D.A [eds.]. Collected Abstracts for the AGU Chapman Conference, Synthesizing Empirical Results to Improve Predictions of Post-fire Runoff and Erosion Responses, American Geophysical Union, August 25-31, 2013, Estes Park, CO. p. 165.

An efficient sampling protocol for sagebrush/grassland monitoring - (Proceedings)
Larson, L.L., Louhaichi, M., Clark, P., Johnson, D.E. 2013. An efficient sampling protocol for sagebrush/grassland monitoring. International Grasslands Congress. 2:877-878.

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