Undergraduate Range Management Exam: 1999-2014

Derner, Justin D.
Crowder, Jessica
Smith, Mae
Plechaty, Tami
Society for Range Management
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On the Ground• The Undergraduate Range Management Exam(URME) has been administered to undergraduatestudents at the Annual Meeting of the Society forRange Management since 1983, with studentsdemonstrating their higher order learning skills andsynthesis knowledge of the art and science ofrangeland management.• The multiple-choice exam is composed of six subjectcategories: 1) Range Ecology; 2) Grazing Management;3) Range Improvements; 4) Range Regions;5) Range Inventory and Analysis; and 6) Multiple-useRelationships on Rangelands.• Topics of changing climate and weather variability(including extreme events), and the associatedadaptive management strategies employed by landmanagers to reduce risk and increase resilience willbe highlighted in future years. Increasing emphasison ecosystem restoration (including mechanisms,processes and pathways), animal grazing behavior,pyric herbivory (patch burn grazing), soil microorganisms,greenhouse gases, and human dimensionsshould be expected as well.Keywords: critical thinking, education, rangelandmanagement, rangeland science, Student Activitiescommittee, synthesis of knowledge, undergraduateeducation, undergraduate students.
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Journal Issue/Article
Society for Range Management

Rangelands, a publication of the Society for Range Management, serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of facts, ideas, and philosophies pertaining to the study, management, and use of rangelands. The journal features scientific and historical articles as well as Society news. It provides readers with scientifically accurate information in a user-friendly format, placed in context of the world we live in today. Rangelands is a practical (non-technical) counterpart of Rangeland Ecology & Management (formerly the Journal of Range Management). The Global Rangelands collection includes articles from Rangelands up to 3 years from the current year. Access to more recent content is available by subscription from BioOne and the Society for Range Management and may also be available at your local university library. 
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