Submitted to: The Progressive Rancher
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/24/2014
Publication Date: 4/1/2014
Citation: Blank, R.R., Morgan, T.A., Clements, C.D. 2014. Time sequence photography of Roosters Comb. The Progressive Rancher. 14(4):35-37.
Technical Abstract: The importance of understanding natural landscape changes is key in properly determining rangeland ecology. Time sequence photography allows a landscape snapshot to be documented and enables the ability to compare natural changes overtime. Photographs of Roosters Comb were taken from the same vantage point seasonally from 2003 to 2014. Annual climate variation allows the landscape to fluctuate, with vegetation differences visually striking from season to season, year to year, and decade to decade. Without photographic evidence, our memories or perceptions of what we have seen could become distorted. Reviewing time sequence photography before making ecological or management decisions may contribute to different insights.