Submitted to: Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/2/2010
Publication Date: 2/6/2011
Citation: Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A. 2011. Look closer: Time sequence photography of Roosters Comb in the Sheep Creek Range, Nevada [abstract]. Society for Range Management. Paper No. 95.
Technical Abstract: The importance of understanding natural landscape changes is key in properly determining rangeland ecology. Time sequence photography allows a snapshot of a landscape to be documented and enables the ability to compare natural changes overtime. Photographs of Roosters Comb were taken from the same vantage point in the spring and fall from 2004 to 2010. Annual climate variations facilitate the landscape to fluctuate and the vegetation differences are visually striking from season to season and year to year. Without photographic evidence, our memories or perceptions of what we have seen could become distorted. However, reviewing past photography before making ecological or management decisions may contribute to different insights.