SRM Annual Meeting and Tradeshow Abstracts

A collection of presentation titles and abstracts from the SRM Annual Meeting and Tradeshows

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Published: 2018
In the northern Great Plains,�the resilience of perennial grasslands largely depends on successful tiller recruitment and establishment from belowground bud banks.�However, over the decades, these grasslands are rapidly invaded by introduced...
Published: 2018
The feeding and tunneling activities by insects alters the physical and chemical properties of cattle dung and potentially affect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To determine the magnitude of these effects on semiarid pastures, we quantified GHG...
Published: 2018
Given the growing research on traditional ecological knowledge and its use in resource management, there is a need to understand the relationship between indicators used by researchers and those used by local people. Here we develop consolidated...
Published: 2018
It is widely recognized that riparian health is inherently linked to watershed condition and the health of the adjacent ecological sites. �Land management has the potential to impact riparian stability as different uses may alter the ecological...
Published: 2018
Beaked sedge (Carex utriculata) is a dominant species within montane riparian meadow communities in northern Arizona and is utilized by both livestock and wild ungulates throughout the growing season.� Managing grazing in riparian areas containing...
Published: 2018
The Great Basin of North America has been identified as an area that suffers from elevated levels of degradation, and is difficult to restore via seeding practices. Seedbed freezing conditions during the winter have been shown to limit seedling...
Published: 2018
Rangelands are characterized by low precipitation and low biomass, making them susceptible to disturbance and difficult to reclaim. Considering the widespread and significant impact of oil and gas development on rangelands, effective reclamation is...
Published: 2018
Within the Great Basin, exotic annual grasses, especially cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), have increased fire frequency and altered fire regimes such that large areas of native shrublands have converted to annual grasslands. �This cheatgrass-fire...
Published: 2018
The goal of every monitoring program is to collect high-quality data which can then be used to provide information to decision makers. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) program is one such data set which...
Published: 2018
Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) is a noxious weed that threatens grasslands throughout the northern Great Plains. Leafy spurge threatens prairie communities and not readily grazed by cattle. Currently, herbicides remain the most effective and...
Published: 2018
Rangeland degradation and desertification is a global problem, with many regions of the world experiencing declines in ecosystem goods and services and biodiversity. Often the only means of restoring these lands involves seeding with native species...
Published: 2018
Tamarix spp., invasive riparian shrubs, are ecological and economic threats in the southwest as they displace native vegetation and necessitate costly management. Tamarix control typically consists of chemical and mechanical removal, but these...
Published: 2018
Practitioners� views should be made public and entered into land-management discussions. When those views contrast, wholly or partly, with the best science there is an understandable reluctance to discuss the contrast for fear of inhibiting further...
Published: 2018
Ecological restoration of rangelands using wild-collected seeds can be challenging for land managers in many parts of the world. Difficulties due to low seed quality, inconvenient seed anatomy, and poor seed establishment are some of the major...
Published: 2018
Riparian vegetation is structured by hydrogeomorphic processes operating along a nested hierarchy of scales including the watershed, riparian corridor, and stream reach. Yet most studies have focused on reach-scale channel characteristics with...
Published: 2018
Adaptive management (AM) theory is a popular management and conservation tool favored by many land managers and scientists. Its influence is widely observed in the policies and goals of many federal land management agencies. Rangeland management in...
Published: 2018
Tracking collars are used to monitor cattle movements and allow us to make inferences about cattle behavior. However, few studies have evaluated the consistency of cattle movements over time in rugged rangeland pastures. A study was conducted at...
Published: 2018
Monitoring of rangeland grazing is crucial for its conservation, sustainability and ecosystem functions. The Jicarilla Apache Nation in Northern New Mexico has 879,661 acres, primarily rangelands for cattle, sheep, horse and wild life grazing. The...
Published: 2018
Traditional range management seeks to maintain even cattle distribution through constant grazing pressure and fire suppression. This homogenization of rangelands has caused concurrent declines in biodiversity and disturbance-dependent organisms. In...
Published: 2018
Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance (R&R) concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Widely available soil survey information can be...
Published: 2018
Range cattle grazing in semi-arid regions are commonly limited by lack of nutrients from low-quality forage. Due to this, managers are faced with the challenge of monitoring diet quality in order to address nutrient limitations. Near-infrared...
Published: 2018
Woody plant encroachment transforming rangelands influences the carbon pool worldwide. Encroachment of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) is a significant problem in Oregon rangelands and it is common to control this species to favor the...
Published: 2018
Reseeding to restore disturbed rangelands is rarely successful or cost effective, particularly within hotter, drier, lower elevation sites. Seedling mortality is highest during the critical transition between reliance on stored carbohydrates in the...
Published: 2018
Short-term post-fire field studies have shown native shrub cover in chaparral ecosystems is negatively associated with introduced forb and graminoid cover, which is influenced by burn severity, elevation, aspect, and climate. Previous long-term...
Published: 2018
Objectives of this study conducted in a western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) dominated system of central Oregon were to: (1) evaluate tree canopy cover effects on effective precipitation and soil moisture recharge; and (2) assess surface water...
Published: 2018
Rangeland managers are increasingly prioritizing ecological functions of soil. Soil organic carbon is central to these efforts because it plays a fundamental role in soil fertility, soil stabilization, and water holding capacity. On grazing lands,...
Published: 2018
The geographical extent of wild pig damage on rangeland in California and elsewhere is currently unknown, making it difficult to mitigate and manage losses, and estimate the economic impact on private landowners. Capturing the geographical extent of...
Published: 2018
We completed a soils and vegetation attribute study, in relation to Sonoran Desert Tortoise (SDT) (Gopherus morafkai) habitat, from December 5, 2009 to January 19, 2010 and again from March 29 to April 1, 2015 in Mojave County, Arizona on behalf of...
Published: 2018
The southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) is an endangered subspecies of willow flycatcher that occupies dense riparian habitats of the southwestern United States.� Many factors, including improper livestock grazing practices,...
Published: 2018
Very sparse literature exists on the effect of soil active herbicides on nutrient availability. As part of a larger rangeland rehabilitation project, on four sites in northern Nevada, we quantified the effect of the herbicides Landmark�, Perspective...
Published: 2018
Increasingly severe drought and associated reductions in water availability to plants and ecosystems have emerged as predominant climate characteristics of the southwestern U.S. (SW) at the beginning of the 21st century.� This growing aridity and...
Published: 2018
Point Blue Conservation Science is collaborating with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), cooperating ranchers, Resource Conservation Districts (RCD�s) and several other conservation partners to improve foothill rangeland...
Published: 2018
Manipulation of spatial grazing patterns of cattle in rangeland systems is essential for preventing resource degradation due to localized overgrazing. Practices such as fencing, water source development, and supplement placement have been used to...
Published: 2018
Bromus tectorum is the most common invasive grass in the Great Basin and is a major contributor to the increasing frequency of rangeland fire in the region. Previous research has shown that plant litter can promote B. tectorum, presumably by...
Published: 2018
Remote sensing has long been used to monitor vegetation health and to detect change in rangeland ecosystems. Recently, small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) have provided a tremendous improvement in image resolution and the ability to discriminate...
Published: 2018
Revegetation of exotic annual grass-invaded rangelands is challenging with high rates of failure.� Successful revegetation starts with effective control of exotic annuals.� Effective control may require integrated treatments.� Following control,...
Published: 2018
Plant descriptors contribute to the identification of a species with characteristics expressed according to variables of topography, climate, and geology, among others. Some grasses are naturally differentiated or have been modified and selected by...
Published: 2018
Unprecedented wildfires are burning on federal lands used for summer grazing by livestock across California. As a result, ranchers and other stakeholders have concerns about proper livestock grazing policy and management for rangelands after fire. A...
Published: 2018
The interacting effects of fire and grazing influence structure, composition and functioning across grasslands globally. Management focused on restoring the interaction of fire and grazing through patch-burn grazing is well-studied throughout the...
Published: 2018
Pulse grazing, high stock density with short grazing periods (weeks) followed by long rest periods (months to > 1 year), is a management strategy posited to decrease selectivity and increase utilization of forage by cattle, but influences on...
Published: 2018
Dust from drylands are of major concern to human society. Dust deposition onto snowpacks can hasten melt rates, resulting in lowered inputs into major rivers. Blowing dust can result in traffic accidents, respiratory disease, and high economic costs...
Published: 2018
Runoff on saline range soils is associated with transport of salts dissolved from the soil to the lowlands and surface waters causing water quality deterioration. In an attempt to quantify the amounts of salts leaving the soil profile, rainfall...
Published: 2018
One of the most significant stressors to the sagebrush biome is expansion and dominance of nonnative ecosystem-transforming species, particularly invasive annual and perennial plants. Each invasive plant differs in the magnitude of the risk or...
Published: 2018
Elymus elymoides and other native perennial grasses are commonly used species for rangeland revegetation in the Great Basin. In areas with low precipitation the establishment of native species has been marginal, and the germination and seedling...
Published: 2018
Since 2010 Open Range Consulting has been taking overhead pictures of vegetation throughout the Western United States. These images which are up to 20 million pixels a piece now number over 5,000.� These images have a classification accuracy of...
Published: 2018
Wilman love grass (Eragrostis superba) is a species used worldwide to rehabilitate degraded grasslands. Although this species could present lower nutritional quality and water stress tolerance than other grass species. Thus, the aim of this study...
Published: 2018
Grazing lands across the Globe provide essential habitat for sensitive species. Balancing habitat conservation with the infrastructure needs of a growing population is a central challenge facing planners, conservationists, agriculturalists, and...
Published: 2018
The ecological stoichiometry is the study of investigating balance of energy and elements affected by organisms and their interactions in an ecosystem. In animal grazed grasslands energy and elements go through complex interactions. We examined the...
Published: 2018
The diversity of lizards and snakes (Order Squamata) is particularly high in the arid and semi-arid rangelands of western North America and yet we know little about how these vertebrates will respond to changes in habitat associated with climate,...
Published: 2018
Conservation of the sagebrush biome has been driven by multi-stakeholder efforts to find science-driven solutions at the appropriate spatial scale. Chief among these is the Science Framework that links the U.S. Department of the Interior�s...