Skip to main content
ARS Home » Plains Area » Las Cruces, New Mexico » Range Management Research » Research » Research Project #433549

Research Project: Management Technologies for Conservation of Western Rangelands

Location: Range Management Research

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

Big data-model integration and AI for vector-borne disease prediction Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peters, D.C., McVey, D.S., Elias, E.H., Pelzel-McCluskey, A.M., Derner, J.D., Burruss, N., Schrader, T.S., Yao, J., Pauszek, S.J., Lombard, J., Rodriguez, L.L. 2020. Big data-model integration and AI for vector-borne disease prediction. Ecosphere. 11:1-20. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3157.

Do young calves influence movement patterns of nursing Raramuri Criollo cows on rangeland? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nyamuryekung'e, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., VanLeeuwen, D., Steele, C., Roacho, E.O., Rodriguez, A.F., Gonzalez, A.L., Spiegal, S.A. 2020. Do young calves influence movement patterns of nursing Raramuri Criollo cows on rangeland? Rangeland Ecology and Management. 73:84-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.08.015.

Collaborative approaches to strengthen the role of science in rangeland conservation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Burkett, L.M., Lister, L., Schooley, R. 2019. Collaborative approaches to strengthen the role of science in rangeland conservation. Rangelands. 41(5):218-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2019.08.001.

Grazing reduces the temporal stability of temperate grasslands in northern China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qin, J., Ren, H., Han, G., Zhang, J., Browning, D.M., Willms, W., Yang, D. 2019. Grazing reduces the temporal stability of temperate grasslands in northern China. Flora. 259:151450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2019.151450.

Spatio-temporal variation of crop loss in the United States from 2001 to 2016 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reyes, J.T., Elias, E.H. 2019. Spatio-temporal variation of crop loss in the United States from 2001 to 2016. Environmental Research Letters. 14:074017. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab1ac9.

Digital mapping of ecological land units using a nationally scalable modeling framework Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maynard, J.J., Nauman, T., Salley, S.W., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Duniway, M., Talbot, C.J., Brown, J.R. 2019. Digital mapping of ecological land units using a nationally scalable modeling framework. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 83:666-686. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2018.09.0346.

Prioritizing land for investments based on short- and long-term land potential and degradation risk: A strategic approach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herrick, J.E., Neff, J., Quandt, A., Salley, S.W., Maynard, J.J., Ganguli, A., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2019. Prioritizing land for investments based on short- and long-term land potential and degradation risk: A strategic approach. Environmental Science and Policy. 96:52-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2019.03.001.

Seasonal divergence of landscape use by heritage and conventional cattle on desert rangeland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Peinetti, R., Browning, D.M., Romig, K.B., Gonzalez, A.L., Lyons, A.J., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2019. Seasonal divergence of landscape use by heritage and conventional cattle on desert rangeland. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 72(4):590-601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.02.008.

Plant phenology: Taking the pulse of rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Browning, D.M., Snyder, K.A., Herrick, J.E. 2019. Plant phenology: Taking the pulse of rangelands. Rangelands. 41(3):129-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2019.02.001.

Seeing is not always believing: crop loss and climate change perceptions among farm advisors Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niles, M., Wiener, S., Schattman, R., Roesch-McNally, G., Reyes, J.T. 2019. Seeing is not always believing: crop loss and climate change perceptions among farm advisors. Environmental Research Letters. 14(4):044003. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aafbb6.

Constraints on shrub cover and shrub-shrub competition in a U.S. southwest desert Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ji, W., Hanan, N., Browning, D.M., Monger, H., Peters, D.C., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Archer, S.R., Ross, C., Lind, B.M., Anchang, J., Kumar, S., Prihodko, L. 2019. Constraints on shrub cover and shrub-shrub competition in a U.S. southwest desert. Ecosphere. 10(2):e02590. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2590.

Climate change impacts on wind and water erosion on US rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Edwards, B.L., Webb, N.P., Brown, D.P., Elias, E.H., Peck, D.E., Pierson Jr, F.B., Williams, C.J., Herrick, J.E. 2019. Climate change impacts on wind and water erosion on US rangelands. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 74(4):405-418. https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.74.4.405.

Minimising soil organic carbon erosion by wind is critical for land degradation neutrality Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chappell, A., Webb, N., Leys, J., Waters, C., Orgill, S., Eyres, M. 2019. Minimising soil organic carbon erosion by wind is critical for land degradation neutrality. Environmental Science and Policy. 93:43-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.12.020.

Generalized and specific state-and-transition models to guide management and restoration of Caldenal forests Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peinetti, H., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Chirino, C., Kin, A., Frank Buss, M. 2019. Generalized and specific state-and-transition models to guide management and restoration of Caldenal forests. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 72:230-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2018.11.002.

Rangeland livestock production in North America - (Book / Chapter)
Spiegal, S.A., Huntsinger, L., Starrs, P.F., Hruska, T., Schellenberg, M.P., McIntosh, M. 2019. Rangeland livestock production in North America. In: Squires, V. R., Bryden, W. L. (editors). Livestock Production, Management, Strategies and Challenges. Nova Science Publishers. Hauppauge, NY. 532 p.

A smartphone-based application for estimating soil color - (Abstract Only)

Long-Term Research at the Jornada Basin (LTER VII) - (Abstract Only)
Peters, D.C., Hanan, N., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Okin, G., Sala, O., Schooley, B., Archer, S., Bestelmeyer, S.S., Brungard, C., Garcia-Pichel, F., Herrick, J.E., Monger, H., Pietrasiak, N., Tweedie, C. 2018. Long-Term Research at the Jornada Basin (LTER VII) [abstract]. LTER All Scientists Meeting 2018, October 1-4, 2018, Pacific Grove, California.

Insights from Long-Term Ecological Research: free EcoTrends books available - (Abstract Only)
Peters, D.C. 2018. Insights from Long-Term Ecological Research: free EcoTrends books available [abstract]. October 1-4, 2018, Pacific Grove, California.

Developing an integrated knowledge landscape map using a trans-disciplinary approach - (Abstract Only)
Peters, D.C., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Okin, G., Sala, O., Vivoni, E., Archer, S., Brungard, C., Herrick, J.E., Hanan, N. 2018. Developing an integrated knowledge landscape map using a trans-disciplinary approach [abstract]. LTER All Scientists Meeting, October 1-4, 2018, Pacific Grove, California.

Controlling one-seed juniper saplings with small ruminants: What we’ve learned Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., Utsumi, S.A., Stricklan, D., Butler, E.M., Fish, A.I., Ganguli, A.C. 2018. Controlling one-seed juniper saplings with small ruminants: What we’ve learned. Rangelands. 40:129-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2018.07.002.

The DASH Portal: A Gateway to Simplified Access and Integration for Long-Term Ecological Data - (Abstract Only)

Innovation in rangeland monitoring: Annual, 30m, plant functional type percent cover maps for US rangelands, 1984–2017 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, M., Allred, B.W., Naugle, D.E., Maestas, J.D., Donnelly, P., Metz, L., Karl, J., Smith, R., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Boyd, C.S., Kerby, J.D., McIver, J.D. 2018. Innovation in rangeland monitoring: Annual, 30m, plant functional type percent cover maps for US rangelands, 1984–2017. Ecosphere. 9(9):e02430. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2430.

Grass-shrub competition in arid lands: An overlooked driver in grassland-shrubland state transition? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pierce, N., Archer, S., Bestelmeyer, B.T., James, D.K. 2019. Grass-shrub competition in arid lands: An overlooked driver in grassland-shrubland state transition? Ecosystems. 22(3):619-628. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0290-9.

Predicting Lehmann’s lovegrass expansion at the JRN LTER site - (Abstract Only)

A machine learning guided system for automatically processing data from an array of wireless sensors - (Abstract Only)
Ramirez, G., Peters, D.C., Anderson, J. 2018. A machine learning guided system for automatically processing data from an array of wireless sensors [abstract].International Conference on Complex Systems, July 22-27, 2018, Cambridge, Massachusettes.

A strategy for defining the reference for land health and degradation assessments Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herrick, J.E., Shaver, P., Pyke, D., Pellant, M., Toledo, D.N., Lepak, N. 2019. A strategy for defining the reference for land health and degradation assessments. Ecological Indicators. 97:225-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.06.065.

Harnessing the power of big data in ecology by machine learning - (Abstract Only)
Peters, D.C. 2018. Harnessing the power of big data in ecology by machine learning [abstract] 10th International Conference on Ecological Informatics. September 24-28, 2018, Jena, Germany.

Using ecological sites and state and transition models to support objective based conservation planning - (Abstract Only)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Brown, J.R., Strait, R. 2018. Using ecological sites and state and transition models to support objective based conservation planning [abstract]. 73rd Soil and Water Conservation Society International Conference, JUly 29 - August 1, 2018, Albuquerque, NM p. 7.

Contributions of hydrology to Vesicular Stomatitis Virus emergence in the western United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elias, E.H., McVey, D.S., Peters, D.C., Derner, J.D., Pelzel-McCluskey, A., Schrader, T.S., Rodriguez, L.L. 2018. Contributions of hydrology to Vesicular Stomatitis Virus emergence in the western United States. Ecosystems. 22:416-433. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0278-5.

Using Machine Learning to Increase Research Efficiency: A New Approach in Environmental Sciences - (Abstract Only)

Synchronous species responses reveal phenological guilds – Implications for management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Browning, D.M., Crimmins, T., James, D.K., Spiegal, S.A., Levi, M.R., Anderson, J.P., Peters, D.C. 2018. Synchronous species responses reveal phenological guilds – Implications for management. Ecosphere. 9(9):e02395. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2395.

Shrub encroachment, productivity pulses, and core-transient dynamics of Chihuahuan Desert rodents Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schooley, R., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Campanella, A. 2018. Shrub encroachment, productivity pulses, and core-transient dynamics of Chihuahuan Desert rodents. Ecosphere. 9(7):e02330. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2330.

Soil water dynamics at 15 locations distributed across a desert landscape: Insights from a 27-year dataset Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duniway, M.C., Petrie, M., Peters, D.C., Anderson, J., Crossland, K., Herrick, J.E. 2018. Soil water dynamics at 15 locations distributed across a desert landscape: Insights from a 27-year dataset. Ecosphere. 97:e02335. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2335.

An integrated view of complex landscapes: A big data-model integration approach to transdisciplinary science Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peters, D.C., Burruss, N., Rodriguez, L.L., McVey, D.S., Elias, E.H., Pelzel-McCluskey, A.M., Derner, J.D., Schrader, T.S., Yao, J., Pauszek, S.J., Lombard, J., Archer, S.R., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Browning, D.M., Brungard, C., Hatfield, J.L., Hanan, N.P., Herrick, J.E., Okin, G.S., Sala, O.E., Savoy, H., Vivoni, E.R. 2018. An integrated view of complex landscapes: A big data-model integration approach to transdisciplinary science. Bioscience. 68:653-669. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biy069.

The grassland–shrubland regime shift in the southwestern United States: Misconceptions and their implications for management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Peters, D.C., Archer, S.R., Browning, D.M., Okin, G.S., Schooley, R.L., Webb, N.P. 2018. The grassland–shrubland regime shift in the southwestern United States: Misconceptions and their implications for management. Bioscience. 68:678-690. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biy065.

Cascading impacts of climate change on southwestern US cropland agriculture Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steele, C., Reyes, J.T., Elias, E.H., Aney, S., Rango, A. 2018. Cascading impacts of climate change on southwestern US cropland agriculture. Climatic Change. 148:437-450. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2220-4.

AERO, a wind erosion modeling framework with applications to monitoring data - (Abstract Only)
Edwards, B.L., Webb, N.P., Mccord, S.E. 2018. AERO, a wind erosion modeling framework with applications to monitoring data [abstract]. 73rd Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference. July 29-August 1, 2018.Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Reducing Risk and Building Resilience through Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Agroecosystem Networks Session Proposal - (Other)

Usos de Mets Para La Planificación, Monitoreo e Interpretación en Pastizales Áridos - (Proceedings)
Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2018. Usos de Mets Para La Planificación, Monitoreo e Interpretación en Pastizales Áridos. Proceedings of VIII Congreso Nacional Manejo de Pastizales Naturales; IV Congreso del Mercosur sobre Manejo de Pastizales Naturales, May 15-18, 2018, Chamical-Olta (La Rioja - Argentina).

Communicating Ecological Data with Land Managers: Lessons Learned - (Abstract Only)
Stauffer, N.G., Mccord, S.E., Kachergis, E. 2018. Communicating Ecological Data with Land Managers: Lessons Learned [abstract]. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana. P. 74.

Regional telecoupling and impacts of wet periods across the Chihuahuan Desert of the United States and northern Mexico - (Abstract Only)
Petrie, M.D., Peters, D.C., Burruss, N., Ji, W., Hanan, N., Savoy, H.M. 2018. Regional telecoupling and impacts of wet periods across the Chihuahuan Desert of the United States and northern Mexico [abstract]. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 38.

Can connectivity-mediated feedbacks to vegetation explain surprising ecological responses to catastrophic events? - (Abstract Only)
Peters, D.C., Burruss, N., Okin, G.S., Hatfield, J.L., Brungard, C.W. 2018. Can connectivity-mediated feedbacks to vegetation explain surprising ecological responses to catastrophic events [abstract}? 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana p. 346-347 No. 1.

Invasive Plant Expansion on Spatially Heterogeneous Landscapes: Hot Spots and Hot Moments - (Abstract Only)
Burruss, N., Peters, D.C., Archer, S.R. 2018. Invasive Plant Expansion on Spatially Heterogeneous Landscapes: Hot Spots and Hot Moments [abstract]. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 82.

Can heritage cattle protect ecosystems and economies in the changing rangelands of the western United States? - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., Gonzalez, A.L., McIntosh, M., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2018 [abstract]. Can heritage cattle protect ecosystems and economies in the changing rangelands of the western United States? 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana p.344-9.

Diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert. - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Nyamuryekung'S, S., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Gonzalez, A.L., Mcintosh, M.M. 2018. Diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting. July 8-12, 2018, Vancouver, Canada. Suppl. S3. Abstract #PSXI-34, pg. 224.

Agricultural Production Risk in a Changing Climate: Assessing Causes of Loss Using Crop Insurance Data - (Abstract Only)
Reyes, J.T., Eischens, A., Shilts, M., Williamson, J., Elias, E.H. 2018. Agricultural Production Risk in a Changing Climate: Assessing Causes of Loss Using Crop Insurance Data [abstract]. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana p. 254-3.

How do Progressively Warming Temperatures Impact Runoff Volume and Streamflow Timing in Rio Grande Watersheds? - (Abstract Only)
Elias, E.H., Smith, R., Steele, C., Rango, A. 2018. How do Progressively Warming Temperatures Impact Runoff Volume and Streamflow Timing in Rio Grande Watersheds [abstract]. 86th Annual Western Snow Conference, April 16-19, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

AERO: An Aeolian erosion modeling environment - (Abstract Only)
Edwards, B.0., Mccord, S.E., Webb, N., Stauffer, N.G. 2018. AERO: An Aeolian erosion modeling environment [abstract]. International Conference on Aeolian Research. June 25-29, 2018, Bordeaux, France.

Vegetation effects on spatiotemporal variability in Aeolian mass flux over a range of ecological conditions - (Abstract Only)
Edwards, B., Webb, N., Van Zee, J.W., Chappell, A. 2018. Vegetation effects on spatiotemporal variability in Aeolian mass flux over a range of ecological conditions [abstract]. International Conference on Aeolian Research. June 25-29, 2018, Bordeaux, France.

Applying ecological site concepts and state-and-transition models to a grazed riparian rangeland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ratcliff, F., Bartolome, J.W., Macaulay, L., Spiegal, S.A., White, M.D. 2018. Applying ecological site concepts and state-and-transition models to a grazed riparian rangeland. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4057.

Relationships among snow depth, snow water equivalent, streamflow and virus activity in two Colorado watersheds (2004 to 2016) - (Abstract Only)
Ward, D., Elias, E.H., Peters, D.C., Pelzel-Mccluskey, A., Derner, J.D., Mcvey, D.S., Rodriguez, L.L. 2018. Relationships among snow depth, snow water equivalent, streamflow and virus activity in two Colorado watersheds (2004 to 2016) [abstract]. 86th Annual Western Snow Conference Proceedings, April 16-19, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Toward Accessible, Discoverable, and Usable Crop Insurance Data: Multi-scale Analysis and Visualization of Cause of Loss - (Abstract Only)
Reyes, J.T., Eischens, A., Shilts, M., Williamson, J., Elias, E.H. 2018. Toward Accessible, Discoverable, and Usable Crop Insurance Data: Multi-scale Analysis and Visualization of Cause of Loss [abstract]. 16th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), May 22-24, 2018, Fargo, North Dakota.

A Tale of Two Thresholds: Mistakes and Serendipity in a Desert Grassland - (Abstract Only)
Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2018. A Tale of Two Thresholds: Mistakes and Serendipity in a Desert Grassland [abstract]. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 244-6.

Approaches for improving field soil identification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Southwest US dust monitoring and mitigation symposium - (Abstract Only)
Elias, E.H., Brown, D.P., Smarik, S., Webb, N., Dubois, D. 2018. Southwest US dust monitoring and mitigation symposium [abstract]. 73rd Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference, July 29-August 1, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico. p. 14-15.

Comparison of 2 vegetation height methods for assessing greater sage-grouse seasonal habitat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Di Stefano, S.F., Karl, J.W., McCord, S.E., Stauffer, N.G., Makela, P., Manning, M. 2018. Comparison of 2 vegetation height methods for assessing greater sage-grouse seasonal habitat. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 42(2):213-224. https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.877.

Phenocams bridge the gap between field and satellite observations: Applications from agroecosystems - (Abstract Only)
Browning, D.M., Ponce Campos, G.E., Scott, R.L., Peters, D.C. 2018. Phenocams bridge the gap between field and satellite observations: Applications from agroecosystems [abstract]. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology. April 8-12, 2018, Chicago, Illinois.

Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Advancing Sustainable Intensification in Fields, Farms, and Regions Across the United States - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J. 2018. Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Advancing Sustainable Intensification in Fields, Farms, and Regions Across the United States [abstract]. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology, April 8-12, 2018, Chicago, Illinois. S12.

PhenoCam Dataset v1.0: Vegetation Phenology from Digital Camera Imagery, 2000-2015 - (Other)
Richardson, A.D., Hufkens, K., Milliman, T., Aubrecht, D.M., Chen, M., Gray, J.M., Johnston, M.R., Keenan, T.F., Klosterman, S.T., Kosmala, M., Melaas, E.K., Friedl, M.A., Frolking, S., Abraha, M., Alber, M., Apple, M., Law, B.E., Black, T.A., Blaken, P., Browning, D.M., Bret-Harte, S., Brunsell, N., Burns, S.P., Cremonese, E., Desai, A.R., Dunn, A.L., Eissenstat, D.M., Euskirchen, S.E., Flanagan, L.B., Forsythe, B., Gallagher, J., Gu, L., Hollinger, D.Y., Jones, J.W., King, J., Langvall, O., Mccaughey, J.H., Mchale, P.J., Meyer, G.A., Mitchell, M.J., Migliavacca, M., Nesic, Z., Noormets, A., Novick, K., O'Connell, J., Oishi, A.C., Oswald, W.W., Perkins, T.D., Phillips, R.P., Schwartz, M.D., Scott, R.L., Sonnentag, O., Thom, J.E. 2017. PhenoCam Dataset v1.0: Vegetation Phenology from Digital Camera Imagery, 2000-2015. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1511.

Regional grassland productivity responses to precipitation during multiyear above- and below-average rainfall periods Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petrie, M., Peters, D.C., Yao, J., Blair, J.M., Burruss, N., Collins, S., Derner, J.D., Gherardi, L.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Sala, O., Starks, P.J., Steiner, J.L. 2018. Regional grassland productivity responses to precipitation during multiyear above- and below-average rainfall periods. Global Change Biology. 24:1935-1951. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14024.

Groundwater recharge in desert playas: current rates and future effects of climate change - (Popular Publication)
Mckenna, O.P., Sala, O.E. 2018. Groundwater recharge in desert playas: current rates and future effects of climate change. Environmental Research Letters. 13:014025. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa9eb6

Developing regionally specific grazing practices to promote production, profitability, and environmental quality - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Brown, J.R. 2018. Developing regionally specific grazing practices to promote production, profitability, and environmental quality [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Varying Geospatial Analyses to Assess Climate Risk and Adaptive Capacity in a Hotter, Drier Southwestern United States - (Abstract Only)
Elias, E.H., Reyes, J.T., Steele, C., Rango, A. 2017. Varying Geospatial Analyses to Assess Climate Risk and Adaptive Capacity in a Hotter, Drier Southwestern United States [abstract]. American Geophysical Union. December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana.

DIMA.Tools: An R package for working with the database for inventory, monitoring, and assessment - (Abstract Only)
Stauffer, N.G., Mccord, S.E. 2018. DIMA.Tools: An R package for working with the database for inventory, monitoring, and assessment [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Evaluation of the automated reference toolset for oil and gas reclamation on Colorado rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Di Stefano, S.F., Brungard, C., Karl, J.W., Stauffer, N.G., McCord, S.E. 2018. Evaluation of the automated reference toolset for oil and gas reclamation on Colorado rangelands [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Coordinating a national rangeland monitoring training program: Success and lessons learned - (Abstract Only)
Foster, B.M., Mccord, S.E., Kachergis, E. 2018. Coordinating a national rangeland monitoring training program: Success and lessons learned [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

High quality data: An evaluation of AIM data quality and data quality procedures - (Abstract Only)
Mccord, S.E., Burnett, S., Cappuccio, N., Courtwright, J. 2018. High quality data: An evaluation of AIM data quality and data quality procedures [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Introducing version 5 of Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health - (Abstract Only)
Pellant, M., Shaver, P., Pyke, D., Herrick, J.E., Busby, F., Riegel, G., Lepak, N., Toledo, D.N., Newingham, B.A., Kachergis, E. 2018. Introducing version 5 of interpreting indicators of rangeland health [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada

Testing the ecological site group concept - (Abstract Only)
Salley, S.W., Maynard, J.J., Nauman, T.W., Talbot, C.J., Brown, J.R. 2017. Testing the ecological site group concept [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Science with a selfie stick: Plant biomass estimation using smartphone based ‘Structure From Motion’ photogrammetry - (Abstract Only)
Maynard, J.J., Karl, J. 2018. Science with a selfie stick: Plant biomass estimation using smartphone based ‘Structure From Motion’ photogrammetry [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Mother-Offspring Interactions in Raramuri Criollo Cattle on New Mexico and Chihuahua (Mexico) Rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Roacho, E.O., Rodriguez, A.F., Spiegal, S.A. 2018. Mother-Offspring Interactions in Raramuri Criollo Cattle on New Mexico and Chihuahua (Mexico) Rangelands [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus Corriente steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Mcintosh, M.M., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., Soto-Navarro, S.A., Gonzalez, A.L., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Spiegal, S.A. 2018. Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus Corriente steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Grassland-shrubland state transitions in arid rangelands: Competition matters - (Abstract Only)
Pierce, N.A., Archer, S., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2018. Grassland-shrubland state transitions in arid rangelands: Competition matters [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Understanding spatial variability in perennial grass restoration following shrub removal in the Chihuahuan Desert: The restore New Mexico collaborative monitoring program - (Abstract Only)
Bestelmeyer, B.T., Burkett, L.M., Lister, L. 2018. Understanding spatial variability in perennial grass restoration following shrub removal in the Chihuahuan Desert: The restore New Mexico collaborative monitoring program [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Elevated dust emissions on the Colorado Plateau: Role of grazing vehicle disturbance, and increasing aridity - (Abstract Only)
Nauman, T.W., Duniway, M.C., Webb, N., Belnap, J. 2018. Elevated dust emissions on the Colorado Plateau: Role of grazing vehicle disturbance, and increasing aridity [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Multi-scale wind erosion monitoring and assessment for US rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Webb, N. 2018. Multi-scale wind erosion monitoring and assessment for US rangelands [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada

Challenges and opportunities with standardized monitoring for management decison-making - (Abstract Only)
Karl, J.W., Mccord, S.E., Miller, S.W. 2018. Challenges and opportunities with standardized monitoring for management decison-making [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.

Phenocams bridge the gap between field and satellite observations in an arid grassland ecosystem Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Browning, D.M., Karl, J.W., Moran, D., Richardson, A.D., Tweedie, C.E. 2017. Phenocams bridge the gap between field and satellite observations in an arid grassland ecosystem. Remote Sensing of Environment. 9(10):1071. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs9101071.

Assessing Climate Risk on Agricultural Production: Insights Using Retrospective Analysis of Crop Insurance and Climatic Trends - (Abstract Only)
Reyes, J.T., Eischens, A., Shilts, M., Wiliamson, J., Elias, E.H. 2017. Assessing Climate Risk on Agricultural Production: Insights Using Retrospective Analysis of Crop Insurance and Climatic Trends [abstract]. American Geophysical Union. December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Advancing the Use of Earth Observations to Benefit Global Food Security and Agriculture - (Abstract Only)

Watching grass grow: Successes and limitations of image-based methods for monitoring grassland phenology - (Abstract Only)
Browning, D.M. 2017. Watching grass grow: Successes and limitations of image-based methods for monitoring grassland phenology [abstract]. 12th International Congress of Ecology INTECOL 2017, August 21-25, 2017, Beijing, China.

Factors associated with nest survival of Black-throated Sparrows, desert-breeding nest-site generalists. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kozma, J.M., Burkett, L.M., Kroll, A.J., Thornton, J., Mathews, N.E. 2017. Factors associated with nest survival of Black-throated Sparrows, desert-breeding nest-site generalists. Journal of Field Ornithology. 88(3):274-287. https://doi.org/10.1111/jofo.12209.

Controls on vegetation – soil moisture coupling in arid shrublands during drought elicited through long-term data - (Abstract Only)

Predicting Potential C Mineralization of Tundra Soils Using Spectroscopy Techniques - (Abstract Only)
Matamala, R., Jastrow, J.D., Fan, Z., Liang, C., Calderon, F.J., Michaelson, G., Ping, C.L., Mishra, U. 2017. Predicting Potential C Mineralization of Tundra Soils Using Spectroscopy Techniques [abstract]. DOE Environmental System Science (ESS) PI Meeting, April 25-26, 2017, Potomac, MD.

What the novel ecosystem concept provides: A reply to Kattan et al Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, J.R., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2017. What the novel ecosystem concept provides: A reply to Kattan et al. Restoration Ecology. 25:488-490. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12530.

Quantifying long-term plant community dynamics with movement models: implication for ecological resilience Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bagchi, S., Singh, N.J., Briske, D.D., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Mcclaran, M.P., Murthy, K. 2017. Quantifying long-term plant community dynamics with movement models: Implication for ecological resilience. Ecological Applications. 27:1514-1528. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1544.

The interactive effects of press/pulse intensity and duration on regime shifts at multiple scales Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ratajczak, Z., D'Odorico, P., Collins, S.L., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Isbell, F., Nippert, J.B. 2017. The interactive effects of press/pulse intensity and duration on regime shifts at multiple scales. Ecological Monographs. 87:198-218. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1249.

Isolation predicts compositional change after discrete disturbances in a global meta-study Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shackleford, N., Starzomski, B., Banning, N., Battaglia, L., Becker, A., Bellingham, P., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Catford, J., Dwyer, J., Dynesium, M., Gilmour, J., Hallett, L., Hobbs, R., Price, J., Sasaki, T., Tanner, E., Standish, R. 2017. Isolation predicts compositional change after discrete disturbances in a global meta-study. Ecography. 40:1256-1266. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.02383.

Using Mid Infrared Spectroscopy to Predict the Decomposability of Soil Organic Matter Stored in Arctic Tundra Soils - (Abstract Only)
Matamala, R., Fan, Z., Jastrow, J.D., Liang, C., Calderon, F.J., Michaleson, G., Ping, C.L., Mishra, U., Hofmann, S.M. 2016. Using Mid Infrared Spectroscopy to Predict the Decomposability of Soil Organic Matter Stored in Arctic Tundra Soils [abstract]. 2016 American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. December 12-16, 2016.