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Management opportunities and research priorities for Great Plains grasslands

Publications Posted on: September 26, 2019
The Great Plains Grassland Summit: Challenges and Opportunities from North to South was held April 10-11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado to provide syntheses of information about key grassland topics of interest in the Great Plains; networking and learning channels for managers, researchers, and stakeholders; and working sessions for sharing ideas about challenges and future research and management opportunities.

Energy development in the Great Plains

Science Spotlights Posted on: August 09, 2019
Major United States energy sources - fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas), biofuels (ethanol), and wind - are concentrated in grassland ecosystems of the Great Plains. We aim to provide syntheses of potential ecological effects of energy development and production on grassland systems and identify opportunities to mitigate these effects during the planning, construction, and production phases by using informed methodology and improved technology. 

Tree diseases of the Great Plains

Science Spotlights Posted on: July 06, 2017
New book provides visual guide to disease identification for 84 hardwood and 32 conifer tree diseases in the Great Plains. This book includes color illustrations, a glossary of technical terms, and indexes of hosts and pathogens. It covers diseases of foliage, roots, stems, and branches soil-borne and wilt diseases, and the safe handling and use of pesticides.

Improving tree health one diagnosis at a time

FS News Posted on: October 19, 2016
Back by popular demand, the book Diseases of Trees in the Great Plains, is updated with more species and more topics than ever before!

Diseases of trees in the Great Plains

Publications Posted on: October 07, 2016
Hosts, distribution, symptoms and signs, disease cycle, and management strategies are described for 84 hardwood and 32 conifer diseases in 56 chapters. Color illustrations are provided to aid in accurate diagnosis. A glossary of technical terms and indexes to hosts and pathogens also are included.

A prototype application of state and transition simulation modeling in support of grassland management

Publications Posted on: August 10, 2016
The Great Plains grasslands of North America provide a multitude of ecosystem services including clean water, forage, habitat, recreation, and pollination of native and agricultural plants. A general lack of quantitative information regarding the effects of varied management strategies on these spatially heterogeneous landscapes complicates our understanding of the processes within them.

Diseases of trees in the Great Plains

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Hosts, distribution, symptoms and signs, disease cycle, and control measures are described for 46 hardwood and 15 conifer diseases. Diseases in which abiotic agents are contributory factors also are described. Color and black-and-white illustrations that stress diagnosis and control are provided. A glossary of technical terms and indexes to hosts, pathogens, and insect vectors also are included.

Aquatic and wetland vascular plants of the northern Great Plains

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
A taxonomic treatment of aquatic and wetland vascular plants has been developed as a tool for identifying over 500 plant species inhabiting wetlands of the northern Great Plains region. The treatment provides dichotomous keys and botanical descriptions to facilitate identification of all included taxa. Illustrations are also provided for selected species.

Landscape-scale patterns of fire and drought on the high plains, USA

Publications Posted on: February 01, 2016
We examine 31 years (1982-2012) of temperature, precipitation and natural wildfire occurrence data for Federal and Tribal lands to determine landscape-scale patterns of drought and fire on the southern and central High Plains of the western United States.

Seeing the elephant: National Grasslands socio-economic trends within the context of climate change

Documents and Media Posted on: November 20, 2015
Richard Periman described socio-economic changes occurring across the Great Plains, which includes an aging population and a dramatic loss of population in some portions of the region. Document Type: Presentations