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
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
Changes to species diversity, spatial distribution, and shifts to younger, actively growing vegetation following wildfires may modify stand transpiration and the amount of water available to other parts of the hydrologic cycle. Therefore, the...
Published: 2018
Developing habitat suitability models can be useful to help in estimating population abundance of Rio Grande (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia) and Eastern (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) wild turkeys as well as identifying habitat for their...
Published: 2018
The ecological impacts of invasive plants on rangelands have been widely documented, and yet the implementation of successful, long-term invasive plant management programs has remained limited. A growing body of research has identified domestic...
Published: 2018
Enhancing rangeland plant diversity is a positive step to increasing animal diversity and productivity. Adding or strengthening a shrub canopy, defined as 1-3 m, may compliment diversity beyond the traditional herbaceous or arboreal layers. As an...
Published: 2018
Impacts to sagebrush habitat are threatening the survival of hundreds of sagebrush obligate and associated species and decreasing rangeland ecosystem goods and services. Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ssp. wyomingensis) is a...
Published: 2018
Rangelands remain one of the socio-economic and ecological backbone and major land use type of Cameroon. It sustains varied livestock on diverse ecosystems ranging from wet meadows, inland valleys to upland plateaus. Empowering and securing...
Published: 2018
Riparian and wet meadow landscapes make up a small percentage of the overall land area in the Western United States, yet their impacts on wildlife, vegetation, and water resources are profound. When healthy, these areas act as zones of soil water...
Published: 2018
Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) is a non-native legume invading rangelands in the southern Great Plains.� Herbicides offer short-term control with long-term negative effects on native forbs.� Increasing cattle consumption by burning and mowing...
Published: 2018
The Colorado River is a vital resource in the United States and Mexico but is susceptible to detrimental salinity levels with salinity-related damages estimated at $385 million per year. �Over 55% of sediment and salts entering the Colorado River is...
Published: 2018
The ecologically rich strategic location of savanna grasslands of Cameroon within Sub Saharan Africa, endows it with immense rangeland resources and fertile agropastoral landscape. Principally this study aims at portraying the ethnic diversity and...
Published: 2018
Kazakhstan, situated in the center of the Euro-Asia continent, is the largest country in Central Asia and the ninth largest country in the world (7.0 million km2). Kazakhstan extends about 3,000 km from the Caspian Sea in the West to the Altai...
Published: 2018
The economy of most ejidatarios in northern Mexico are struggling due to economic and social problems. As incomes, decline more pressure is usually put in the land leading to overuse of their range resources. This study was conducted at Ejido Santa...
Published: 2018
The alpine meadow grasslands of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP), of China are currently undergoing numerous changes, especially as a result of climate change and intensified livestock farming. The shift in botanical composition is a significant change...
Published: 2018
Larger and more frequent wildfires are a primary threat to sagebrush ecosystems and populations of Greater sage-grouse in the Great Basin. The threat is exacerbated by the invasion of annual grasses that drive an accelerated grass-fire cycle, which...
Published: 2018
Expansion of native junipers is altering landscapes in the western U.S., prompting extensive management efforts to counter this spread and the negative effects on impacted ecosystems. Our studies investigating sources of seed mortality in both...
Published: 2018
Drought is a common occurrence in the Great Plains and an understanding how temporal precipitation patterns affect range plant communities is critical in grazing management decisions. Current rainfall models project that rainfall events will...
Published: 2018
Due to recurring droughts and severe overgrazing, Jordan�s dry rangelands are exceptionally prone to degradation. Establishing both restoration and sustainable rangeland management practices are crucial to reverse the negative impacts on soil...
Published: 2018
This research project discusses and illustrates the dynamics of managing cowherds in common-pool forage resource systems characterized by poor forage quality and productivity. Common pool resource systems are defined as those systems where it is...
Published: 2018
In Cameroon, efforts towards governance and decision-making processes to ensure security of access to rangeland resources generally lack action to improve tenure, resource security and improvement of rangeland management. Rangelands occupy about 20...
Published: 2018
Wild horse and burro overpopulation on the range is not easily managed, and can influence the potential success of conservation and restoration projects. Wild horses can routinely move many miles per day for water and forage. At high densities, both...
Published: 2018
Terrain use and grazing distribution traits in cattle are difficult to evaluate because movement patterns are temporally variable due to ever changing climatic and forage conditions. Ongoing research suggests that terrain-use phenotypes can be...
Published: 2018
Home garden is crucial for urban survival of many people in northwestern Mexico. Attributes include bringing family members together; production of fresh food, and the potential to meet economic, social, ecological sustainability and spaces for...
Published: 2018
There is much information about the safe application and ecological benefits of prescribed fire as a rangeland management tool. Accordingly, many federal and state agencies, private entities, and landowner representative associations promote the use...
Published: 2018
As demographics of land ownership change, former agricultural lands often become pasture invaded by mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) or prickly pear (Opuntia spp.). Whether managed for agricultural or conservation purposes, there is a need to better...
Published: 2018
Nevada�s meadows provide juvenile sage-grouse with protein-rich forbs, especially during low precipitation years. Livestock and wild horses favor meadows over uplands during hot summer months for water, forage, and thermoregulation. Proper...
Published: 2018
Access and interpretation of weather data for natural resource applications is often problematic.� Weather stations in the western US are relatively sparse, local weather conditions vary significantly as a function of topography and elevation, and...
Published: 2018
Sustainable ranching operations have access to adequate forage reserves for grazing and means by which to market livestock profitably. These become even more relevant during times of inadequate rainfall, when marketing animals to balance forage...
Published: 2018
In Cameroon rangelands are often characterized by a wide range of phenomena and activities that lead to conflicts and ecological change. Resolving land users conflict among pastoralism and indigenous peoples� tenure systems in rangeland have remain...
Published: 2018
Malian farmers often assume that their small ruminant herds meet most of their daily dry matter (DM) intake requirements while being herded in fields adjacent to the village. We used GPS collars to test this assumption by estimating daily activity...
Published: 2018
Vinorama or huizache (A. farnesiana) is an aggressive tall-shrub which invades buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) pastures and reduces productivity. Prado herbicide (621.3 g i.a./kg. Amynopyralid + 94.5 g i.a./kg. Metsulfuron metil) is a new product...
Published: 2018
Forage nutrient quality and consumption have major impacts on ruminant production.� Energy requirements of the grazing animal are influenced by several factors such as increased foraging activity, frame size and physiological status, but is...
Published: 2018
Sulla (Hedysarum coronarium L.) �is commonly included in the cropping system as a short-rotation forage crop (one to three years) in northern Tunisia. Thus, this study compared DM production and nutritive value of sulla stands of different ages (one...
Published: 2018
Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) is an invasive legume rapidly establishing and spreading throughout the tallgrass prairie landscape. Allelopathic polyphenols in sericea displace native plants, alter soil chemistry and microbial communities,...
Published: 2018
The 2016 �Ecological Sites for Landscape Management� special issue of Rangelands recommended an update to our thinking of Ecological Sites, suggesting that in our desire to make Ecological Sites more quantitative, we abandoned consideration of...
Published: 2018
USDA Renewable Resource Extension Act (RREA) appropriates approximately eight percent of the RREA budget to competitive National Focused Fund projects with the remainder being allocated to state Extension programs through a formula.� These projects...
Published: 2018
Land managers often apply straw mulch after wildfire to reduce soil erosion and potentially increase soil moisture. Increased soil moisture and reduced soil erosion may foster plant recruitment; however, little is known about mulch treatment effects...
Published: 2018
Downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.) and feral rye (Secale cereale) are competitive invasive winter annual grasses (IWAG). IWAG are considered one of the most problematic invasive species in rangeland and natural areas in the western United States. The...
Published: 2018
Increasing atmospheric [CO2] and temperature are expected to affect the productivity, species composition, biogeochemistry, and therefore the quantity and quality of forage available to herbivores in rangeland ecosystems.� Both elevated CO2 (eCO2)...
Published: 2018
Grasslands and savannas in tropical and subtropical regions around the world are most commonly fire driven ecosystems. Prescribed fire is a powerful management tool for maintaining the integrity of rangelands and, depending on its intensity, is...
Published: 2018
Rangeland science aims to create knowledge to sustain rangeland social-ecological systems over the long term. Range science has made substantial progress on understanding ecological dynamics of rangeland systems and the management practices that...
Published: 2018
Woodland expansion is a highly debated topic documented on numerous continents threatening grassland and savanna ecosystems. The Great Plains in USA contains several land cover types such as croplands, deciduous forests, shrublands and is expanding...
Published: 2018
Evaluation of conservation outcomes is hard; relevant field data may be lacking, analysis skills may be absent or outdated, or conservation projects may span a geographical gradient too big to handle. Due to these and many other reasons,...
Published: 2018
The intent of this study is to determine our ability to predict successful treatment with the application of Tebuthiuron to reduce Wyoming big sagebrush and increase herbaceous perennial vegetation. The initial stage of this study was to determine...
Published: 2018
Tracking collars utilizing GPS data loggers have become popular among cattle and rangeland researchers. These collars can be constructed at much lower cost than commercial collars, and a recent study has shown that metrics like distance traveled,...
Published: 2018
Restoration efforts in the western US occur across a diverse array of plant communities and climatic conditions. Restoration is likely constrained by different factors in different locations, but few efforts have compared the outcomes of rangeland...
Published: 2018
In the savanna grasslands of Cameroon, rangeland tree-based practices are new opportunities in market oriented sustainable resource management with enhanced land stewardship for improved integrated practices such as community based management...
Published: 2018
The maintenance of a historic grassland disturbance, the fire-grazer interaction, through patch-burn grazing is a tool for maintaining heterogeneity in mesic grasslands. However, the efficacy of different grazing strategies for preserving or...
Published: 2018
California�s ranching landscape is shifting as new ranchers enter, often with differing socio-economic backgrounds and goals. In contrast to multi-generational ranchers (MGRs), research suggests that first-generation farmers and ranchers (FGRs) are...
Published: 2018
The suite of grassland bird species native to the Northern Great Plains (NGP) requires a mosaic of diverse habitats ranging from excessive to lightly disturbed plant communities. Many of these species have been on a considerable decline since 1966,...