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Research Project: Restoration and Conservation of Great Basin Ecosystems

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

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

Management and environmental factors associated with simulated restoration seeding barriers in sagebrush steppe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Frequent and catastrophic wildfires in rangeland: time for a proactive management approach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Diversity, distance and density impact seedling fitness - (Abstract Only)

Using postfire spatial variability to improve restoration success with seeded bitterbrush Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Boyd, C.S., Svejcar, L.N. 2022. Using postfire spatial variability to improve restoration success with seeded bitterbrush. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 83:117-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2022.04.002.

Grazing effects on shrub-induced resource islands and herbaceous vegetation heterogeneity in sagebrush-steppe communities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Copeland, S.M., Bates, J.D. 2022. Grazing effects on shrub-induced resource islands and herbaceous vegetation heterogeneity in sagebrush-steppe communities. Global Ecology and Conservation. 35. Article e02106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2022.e02106.

What does it take to restore mesic grasslands from woody encroachment? - (Abstract Only)

Manipulation of rangeland wildlife habitat - (Book / Chapter)

Strategic supplementation to manage fine fuels in a cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invaded system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

What is driving the proliferation of exotic annual grasses in sagebrush communities? Comparing fire with off-season grazing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Boyd, C.S., Bates, J.D., Hallett, L.M., Case, M.F., Svejcar, L.N. 2022. What is driving the proliferation of exotic annual grasses in sagebrush communities? Comparing fire with off-season grazing. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 82:76-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2022.02.009.

Managing for resilient sagebrush plant communities in the modern era: We’re not in 1850 anymore - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Moderate grazing during the off-season (fall-winter) reduces exotic annual grasses in sagebrush-bunchgrass steppe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Boyd, C.S., Copeland, S.M., Bates, J.D. 2022. Moderate grazing during the off-season (fall-winter) reduces exotic annual grasses in sagebrush-bunchgrass steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 82:51-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2022.02.003.

Grazing management to reduce wildfire risk in invasive annual grass prone sagebrush communities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Off-season grazing reduces exotic annual grasses and increases a native bunchgrass - (Trade Journal)
Davies, K.W., Boyd, C.S., Copeland, S.M., Bates, J.D. 2022. Off-season grazing reduces exotic annual grasses and increases a native bunchgrass. Oregon Cattleman. 6(3):30-33.

Managing invasive annual grasses, annually: A case for more case studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schroeder, V.M., Johnson, D.D., O'Connor, R.C., Crouch, C., Dragt, B., Quicke, H., Silva, L., Wood, D.J. 2022. Managing invasive annual grasses, annually: A case for more case studies. Rangelands. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2022.01.002.

Virtual fencing effectively excludes cattle from burned sagebrush steppe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyd, C.S., O'Connor, R.C., Ranches, J., Bohnert, D.W., Bates, J.D., Johnson, D.D., Davies, K.W., Parker, T., Doherty, K.E. 2022. Virtual fencing effectively excludes cattle from burned sagebrush steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 81:55-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2022.01.001.

Restoring bunchgrasses in the sagebrush steppe using activated carbon seed enhancement technologies - (Trade Journal)
Svejcar, L.N., Svejcar, T., Davies, K.W. 2022. Restoring bunchgrasses in the sagebrush steppe using activated carbon seed enhancement technologies. Oregon Cattleman. 6(2):52-57.

Ratcheting up resilience in the northern Great Basin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, D., Boyd, C.S., O'Connor, R.C., Smith, D. 2022. Ratcheting up resilience in the northern Great Basin. Rangelands. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2021.12.009.

A new perspective and approach to ecosystem restoration: a seed enhancement technology framework - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

A new perspective and approach to ecosystem restoration: a seed enhancement technology guide and case study - (Abstract Only)
Svejcar, L.N., Brown, V.S., Ritchie, A.L., Davies, K.W., Svejcar, T.J. 2022. A new perspective and approach to ecosystem restoration: a seed enhancement technology guide and case study [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting.

Plant community data from a statewide survey of paired serpentine and non-serpentine soils in California, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

The elevational ascent and spread of exotic annual grass dominance in the Great Basin, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, J.T., Allred, B.W., Boyd, C.S., Davies, K.W., Jones, M.O., Kleinhesselink, A.R., Maestas, J.D., Morford, S.L., Naugle, D.E. 2021. The elevational ascent and spread of exotic annual grass dominance in the Great Basin, USA. Diversity and Distributions. 28(1):83-96. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13440.

Stomatal conductance relates to sagebrush transplant survival across planting season and size-class Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Copeland, S.M., Hamerlynck, E.P., Holfus, C., Campbell, E., Boyd, C.S. 2021. Stomatal conductance relates to sagebrush transplant survival across planting season and size-class. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 80:26-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.09.008.

Effects of virtual fence monitored by global positioning system on beef cattle behavior Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Ranches, J., O'Connor, R.C., Johnson, D., Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Boyd, C.S., Bohnert, D.W., Parker, T. 2021. Effects of virtual fence monitored by global positioning system on beef cattle behavior. Translational Animal Science. 5(S1):S144-S148. https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txab161.

Early succession following prescribed fire in low sagebrush (Artemisia arbuscula var. arbuscula) steppe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bates, J.D., Davies, K.W. 2022. Early succession following prescribed fire in low sagebrush (Artemisia arbuscula var. arbuscula) steppe. Western North American Naturalist. 82(1):50-66. https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol82/iss1/5.

Poor relationships between NEON Airborne Observation Platform data and field-based vegetation traits at a mesic grassland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pau, S., Nippert, J.B., Slapikas, R., Griffith, D., Bachle, S., Helliker, B.R., O'Connor, R.C., Riley, W.J., Still, C.J., Zaricor, M. 2021. Poor relationships between NEON Airborne Observation Platform data and field-based vegetation traits at a mesic grassland. Ecology. 103(2). Article e03590. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3590.

Dormant-season moderate grazing prefire maintains diversity and reduces exotic annual grass response postfire in imperiled Artemisia steppe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Boyd, C.S., O'Connor, R.C., Copeland, S.M. 2021. Dormant-season moderate grazing prefire maintains diversity and reduces exotic annual grass response postfire in imperiled Artemisia steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 79:91-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.08.002.

Drivers of seedling establishment success in dryland restoration efforts - (Other)
Shackelford, N., Svejcar, L.N., Winkler, D.E. 2021. Drivers of seedling establishment success in dryland restoration efforts. Nature Ecology and Evolution. https://go.nature.com/3BAeDkM.

Spatio-temporal differences in leaf physiology are associated with fire, not drought, in a clonally integrated shrub Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wedel, E.R., O'Keefe, K., Nippert, J.B., Hoch, B., O'Connor, R.C. 2021. Spatio-temporal differences in leaf physiology are associated with fire, not drought, in a clonally integrated shrub. AoB Plants. 13(4). Article plab037. https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plab037.

Is a prescribed fire sufficient to slow the spread of woody plants in an infrequently burned grassland? A case study in tallgrass prairie Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nippert, J.B., Telleria, L., Blackmore, P., Taylor, J.H., O'Connor, R.C. 2021. Is a prescribed fire sufficient to slow the spread of woody plants in an infrequently burned grassland? A case study in tallgrass prairie. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 78:79-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.05.007.

What's hot and what's not – Identifying publication trends in insect ecology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andrew, N.R., Evans, M.J., Svejcar, L.N., Prendegast, K., Mata, L., Gibb, H., Stone, M.J., Barton, P.S. 2021. What's hot and what's not – Identifying publication trends in insect ecology. Austral Ecology. 47:5-16. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/aec.13052.

Influence of amount and frequency of protein supplementation to ruminants consuming low-quality cool-season forages: efficiency of nitrogen utilization in lambs and performance of gestating beef cows Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cappellozza, B.I., Bohnert, D.W., Reis, M.M., Van Emon, M.L., Schauer, C.S., Falck, S.J., Cooke, R.F. 2021. Influence of amount and frequency of protein supplementation to ruminants consuming low-quality cool-season forages: efficiency of nitrogen utilization in lambs and performance of gestating beef cows. Journal of Animal Science. 99(6):1-10. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab122.

Influence of amount and frequency of protein supplementation to steers consuming low-quality, cool-season forage: intake, nutrient digestibility, and ruminal fermentation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cappellozza, B.I., Bohnert, D.W., Reis, M.M., Swanson, K.C., Falck, S.J., Cooke, R.F. 2021. Influence of amount and frequency of protein supplementation to steers consuming low-quality, cool-season forage: intake, nutrient digestibility, and ruminal fermentation. Journal of Animal Science. 99(6):1-12. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab112.

Cattle grazing improves sagebrush restoration success by promoting growth and decreasing fire probability - (Trade Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Boyd, C.S. 2021. Cattle grazing improves sagebrush restoration success by promoting growth and decreasing fire probability. Oregon Cattleman. 5(5):30-33.

Drill-seeding compared to broadcast-seeding improves a native bunchgrass establishment across multiple sites and years - (Abstract Only)
Svejcar, L.N., Kerby, J., Mackey, B.E., Boyd, C.S., Svejcar, T., Baughman, O., Madsen, M., Davies, K.W. 2021. Drill-seeding compared to broadcast-seeding improves a native bunchgrass establishment across multiple sites and years [abstract]. Society for Ecological Restoration Symposium.June 21-24. S-4.

Seeding locally sourced native compared to introduced bunchgrasses post-wildfire in frigid Wyoming big sagebrush communities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Boyd, C.S. 2021. Seeding locally sourced native compared to introduced bunchgrasses post-wildfire in frigid Wyoming big sagebrush communities. Restoration Ecology. 29(5). Article e13397. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13397.

Living with exotic annual grasses in the sagebrush ecosystem Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Leger, E.A., Boyd, C.S., Hallet, L.M. 2021. Living with exotic annual grasses in the sagebrush ecosystem. Journal of Environmental Management. 288. Article 112417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112417.

Fall-winter grazing after fire in annual grass-invaded sagebrush steppe reduced annuals and increased a native bunchgrass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Perryman, B., Arispe, S. 2021. Fall-winter grazing after fire in annual grass-invaded sagebrush steppe reduced annuals and increased a native bunchgrass. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 77:1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.03.001.

Preemergent herbicide protection seed coating: A promising new restoration tool Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holfus, C.M., Rios, R.C., Boyd, C.S., Mata-Gonzalez, R. 2021. Preemergent herbicide protection seed coating: A promising new restoration tool. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 76:95-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.02.005.

Improving restoration success through a precision restoration framework Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Copeland, S.M., Baughman, O.W., Boyd, C.S., Davies, K.W., Kerby, J., Kildisheva, O., Svejcar, T. 2021. Improving restoration success through a precision restoration framework. Restoration Ecology. 29(2). Article e13348. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13348.

Carbon dynamics of six ecological states in the sagebrush steppe of the Great Basin - (Abstract Only)
O'Connor, R.C., Fox, V.G., Olsen, A., Badik, K., Svejcar, T., Boyd, C.S. 2021. Carbon dynamics of six ecological states in the sagebrush steppe of the Great Basin. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Abstract.

Spatial variation in soil microbial processes as a result of woody encroachment depends on shrub size in tallgrass prairie Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Connell, R.K., O'Connor, R.C., Nippert, J.B., Blair, J.M. 2021. Spatial variation in soil microbial processes as a result of woody encroachment depends on shrub size in tallgrass prairie. Plant and Soil. 460:359-373. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04813-9.

Long-term evaluation of restoring understories in Wyoming big sagebrush communities with mowing and seeding native bunchgrasses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., O'Connor, R.C. 2021. Long-term evaluation of restoring understories in Wyoming big sagebrush communities with mowing and seeding native bunchgrasses. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 75:81-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2020.12.008.

Recovery of the herbaceous component of degraded sagebrush steppe is unimpeded by 75 years of moderate cattle grazing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Copeland, S.M., Davies, K.W., Boyd, C.S., Bates, J.D. 2021. Recovery of the herbaceous component of degraded sagebrush steppe is unimpeded by 75 years of moderate cattle grazing. Ecosphere. 12(3). Article e03445. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3445.

Herbicide protection pod technology for native plant restoration: one size may not fit all Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baughman, O.W., Griffen, J., Kerby, J., Davies, K.W., Clenet, D., Boyd, C.S. 2021. Herbicide protection pod technology for native plant restoration: one size may not fit all. Restoration Ecology. 29(3). Article e13323. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13323.

Comment on: Grazing disturbance promotes exotic annual grasses by degrading soil biocrust communities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
O'Connor, R.C., Germino, M.J. 2020. Comment on: Grazing disturbance promotes exotic annual grasses by degrading soil biocrust communities. Ecological Applications. 31(7). Article e02277. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2277.

Herbicide protection pods (HPPs) facilitate sagebrush and bunchgrass establishment under imazapic control of exotic annual grasses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clenet, D.R., Davies, K.W., Johnson, D.D., Kerby, J.D. 2020. Herbicide protection pods (HPPs) facilitate sagebrush and bunchgrass establishment under imazapic control of exotic annual grasses. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 73(5):687-693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2020.07.002.

Response of planted sagebrush seedlings to cattle grazing applied to decrease fire probability Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Boyd, C.S. 2020. Response of planted sagebrush seedlings to cattle grazing applied to decrease fire probability. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 73(5):629-635. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2020.05.002.

Re-introducing fire in sagebrush steppe experiencing decreased fire frequency: Does burning promote spatial and temporal heterogeneity? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D. 2020. Re-introducing fire in sagebrush steppe experiencing decreased fire frequency: Does burning promote spatial and temporal heterogeneity? International Journal of Wildland Fire. 29(8):686-695. https://doi.org/10.1071/WF20018.

Improving restoration success through microsite selection: an example with planting sagebrush seedlings after wildfire Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Bates, J.D., Clenet, D. 2020. Improving restoration success through microsite selection: an example with planting sagebrush seedlings after wildfire. Restoration Ecology. 28(4):859-868. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13139.

Are sage-grouse fine-scale specialist or shrub-steppe generalist? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, J.T., Allred, B.W., Boyd, C.S., Carlson, J.C., Davies, K.W., Hagen, C.A., Naugle, D.E., Olsen, A.C., Tack, J.D. 2020. Are sage-grouse fine-scale specialist or shrub-steppe generalist? Journal of Wildlife Management. 84(4):759-774. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21837.

A new seed enhancement technology for revegetating exotic annual grass-invaded rangelands - (Popular Publication)
Clenet, D., Davies, K.W. 2020. A new seed enhancement technology for revegetating exotic annual grass-invaded rangelands. Cattleman's Magazine. 2020: 24-27.

Longer-term post-fire succession on Wyoming big sagebrush steppe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bates, J.D., Boyd, C.S., Davies, K.W. 2020. Longer-term post-fire succession on Wyoming big sagebrush steppe. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 29(3):229-239. https://doi.org/10.1071/WF19109.

Grazing is not binomial (i.e. grazed or not grazed): a reply to Herman Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davies, K.W., Boyd, C.S. 2019. Grazing is not binomial (i.e. grazed or not grazed): a reply to Herman. Bioscience Journal. 70(1):6-7. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz138.

Native vegetation composition in crested wheatgrass in northwestern Great Basin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nafus, A.M., Svejcar, T.J., Davies, K.W. 2020. Native vegetation composition in crested wheatgrass in northwestern Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 73(1):9-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.10.006.

Perennial bunchgrass re-growth under different utilization seasons and intensities(#183) - (Other)
Johnson, D., Schroeder, V., Bohnert, D., Davies, K.W., Schreder, P., Brummer, F., Boyd, C.S., Miller, T. 2019. Perennial Bunchgrass Re-growth Under Different Utilization Seasons and Intensities(#183). Oregon State University Extension Publications. p.29-36.

Developing conservation measures to restore and rehabilitate rangelands on degraded sage-grouse habitat in southeastern Oregon (year 2 of 3)(#185) - (Other)
Arispe, S.A., Johnson, D., Davies, K.W. 2019. Developing conservation measures to restore and rehabilitate rangelands on degraded sege-grouse habitat in southeastern oregon (year 2of 3)(#185). Oregon State University Extension Publications. p.43-46.

Gaps and hotspots in the state of knowledge of pinyon-juniper communities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hartsell, J., Copeland, S.M., Munson, S., Butterfield, B., Bradford, J. 2020. Gaps and hotspots in the state of knowledge of pinyon-juniper communities. Forest Ecology and Management. 455(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.117628.

Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Komatsu, K.J., Avolio, M.L., Lemoine, N.P., Isbell, F., Grman, E., Houseman, G.R., Koerner, S.E., Johnson, D.S., Wilcox, K.R., Alatalo, J.M., Anderson, J.P., Aerts, R., Baer, S.G., Bates, J.D., et al. 2019. Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116(36):17867-17873. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1819027116.