Restoration Ecology


Downloadable PDF Files

Reseeding Marginal Cropland to Perennial Grasses, Forbs, and Legumes 
This fact sheet was designed to acquaint land managers with options relative to establishing and managing permanent vegetative cover on marginal cropland.  
Source = OSU NREM-2581
Eastern Redcedar Control and Management - Best Management Practices to Restore Oklahoma's Ecosystems 
This fact sheet discusses the best methods to control Eastern Redcedar.  
Source = OSU NREM-2876
Reclaiming Slick-Spots and Salty Soils 
This fact sheet discusses "problem" soils, soils that are either too salty or too alkali, and the steps to improve the quality of the soil.  
Source = OSU E-2226
Fire Prescriptions for Maintenance and Restoration of Native Plant Communities 
This fact sheet describes how to develop a fire prescription to meet a land management objective. 
Source = OSU 
Using Prescribed Fire in Oklahoma 
This circular contains an overview of using prescribed fire in Oklahoma, types of prescribed fires, and a fire plan worksheet.  
Source =OSU 
Landscape structure and change in a hardwood forest-tall-grass prairie ecotone
This article examines the relationships between changes in land use, vegetation cover types, and landscape structure between 1966 and 1990 in northern Oklahoma.  
Source J. Range Manage. 50:244-249
Size 776k  

Other Resources


Briske, D. D., S. D. Fuhlendorf, and F. E. Smeins. 2003. Vegetation dynamics on rangelands: a critique of the current paradigms. Journal of Applied Ecology. 40: 601-614.

Brokaw, J. M. 2004. Soil and plant community restoration following bioremediation of brine and hydrocarbon contamination and comparison of explanatory ariables in an analysis of species composition of a tallgrass prairie Thesis. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.    
Brokaw, J. M. 2005 Comparing explanatory variables in analysis of species composition of a tallgrass prairie. Proceedings of Oklahoma Academy Science. 84: 33-40.                                

Coppedge, B. R., D. M. Engle, S. D. Fuhlendorf, R. E. Masters and M. S. Gregory. 2001. Landscape cover type and pattern dynamics in fragmented southern Great Plains grasslands, USA. Landscape Ecology. 16: 677-690.

Duncan, K. E., M. Carey, J. B. Wells, and R. P. Lanno. 1999. Assessing the bioavailability of petrochemicals in soils using chemical and biological measures. Proceedings of the 6th International Petroleum Environmental Conference.    

Duncan, K., E. Jennings, S. Hettenbach, W. Potter, K. Sublette, G. Subramaniam, and R. Narasimhan. 1998. Nitrogen cycling and nitric oxide emissions in oil-impacted prairie soils. Bioremediation Journal 1: 195-208.


Farley, S. C., R. E. Masters, and D. M. Engle. 2002. Riparian landscape change in central Oklahoma 1872-1991. Oklahoma Academy of Science. 82: 57-71.


Fuhlendorf, S. D., and D. M. Engle. 2001. Restoring heterogeneity on Rangelands: ecosystem management based on evolutionary grazing patterns. Bioscience. 51(8): 624-632.


Palmer, M. W. and M. Hussain. 1997. The unimodal (species richness-biomass) relationship in microcommunities Emerging from Soil Seed Banks. Oklahoma Academy of Science. 77: 17-26.


Palmer, M. W. and G. M. Rusch. 2001. How fast is the carousel? Direct indices of species mobility with examples from an Oklahoma grassland. Journal of Vegetation Science 12: 305-318.


Palmer, M. W.,  J. R. Arevalo, M. del Carmen Cobo and P.G. Earls. 2003. Species richness and soil reaction in a northeastern Oklahoma landscape. Folia Geobotanica 38: 381-389.

Sublette, K. L., R. Kolhatkar, K. Pim, A. Kolhatkar, K. E. Duncan, B. Miller, R. Fogg, P. Rider, A. Stepp, M. Carey, T. Todd, and A. Cross. 2002. Long-term impacts of a crude oil spill on a pristine soil ecosystem. Pages 979-1011 in Proceedings of the 25th Arctic and Marine Oil spill Program Technical Seminar, Calgary, Alberta.    
Therrell, M. D., and D. W. Stahle. 1998. A predictive model to locate ancient forests in the Cross Timbers of Osage County, Oklahoma. Journal of Biogeography 25:847-854.    

Tunnell, S. J., D. M. Engle, and E. E. Jorgensen. 2004. Old-field grassland successional dynamics following cessation of chronic disturbance. Journal of Vegetation Science. 15: 431-436.

Wethington, M. K. 1994. A spatial and temporal analysis of forest and grassland changes at teh tallgrass prairie preserve. Thesis. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.