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Scientific challenges in shrubland ecosystems

Publications Posted on: September 17, 2013
A primary goal in land management is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the country’s rangelands and shrublands for future generations. This type of sustainable management is to assure the availability and appropriate use of scientific information for decisionmaking.

A century of genetics

Publications Posted on: September 17, 2013
In 1866, Gregor Mendel published his experiments on heredity in the garden pea (Pisum sativum). The fundamental principles of inheritance derived from his work apply to nearly all eukaryotic species and are now known as Mendelian principles. Since 1900, Mendel has been recognized as the founder of genetics.

The Shrub Sciences Laboratory at 25 Years: Retrospective and prospective

Publications Posted on: September 17, 2013
The Shrub Sciences Laboratory celebrated its 25th anniversary with the symposium documented by these proceedings and a ceremony honoring people instrumental in its establishment: Mr. A. Perry Plummer represented Forest Service Research and Development and Dr. Howard C. Stutz represented Brigham Young University.

Development and use of plant resources for western wildlands

Publications Posted on: June 05, 2012
Concern for declines in big game habitat throughout the West and the pioneering work of revegetation researchers in the mid twentieth century led to increased use of native shrubs, grasses, and forbs for revegetation, and the 1975 establishment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Shrub Sciences Laboratory in Provo, Utah.

Proceedings of the 16th Wildland Shrub Symposium: Threats to Shrubland Ecosystem Integrity; 2010 May 18-20 Logan, UT

Publications Posted on: December 28, 2011
The 29 papers in this proceedings are divided into the main organized sessions of the 16th Wildland Shrub Symposium, including the plenary session to introduce the theme of threats to shrubland ecosystem integrity, impacts of energy development and reclamation on ecosystem function, invasive plant ecology.

Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project: FY2010 Progress Report

Publications Posted on: October 04, 2011
The Interagency Native Plant Materials Development Program outlined in the 2002 Report to Congress (USDI and USDA 2002), USDI Bureau of Land Management programs and policies, and the Great Basin Restoration Initiative encourage the use of native species for rangeland rehabilitation and restoration where feasible.

Proceedings of the 15th wildland shrub symposium; June 17-19, 2008; Bozeman, MT

Publications Posted on: July 01, 2011
The 35 papers in this proceedings are divided into four sections; the first includes an introduction to the symposium theme of Shrublands as wildlands and wildlife habitat, along with keynote addresses discussing geographic affiliations of eastern Montana's "great Plains Flora" and methodology for surveying mule deer winter range habitat use and condition. The next two sections cluster papers on wildlife habitat and ecological relationships.

Proceedings: shrubland ecotones

Publications Posted on: February 02, 2010
The 51 papers in this proceedings include an introductory keynote paper on ecotones and hybrid zones and a final paper describing the mid-symposium field trip as well as collections of papers on ecotones and hybrid zones (15), population biology (6), community ecology (19), and community rehabilitation and restoration (9).

Disturbance and rehabilitation of cold to warm desert transitional shrublands in southwestern Utah

Publications Posted on: November 05, 2008
Extensive drought during the years of 2002, 2003, and 2004 removed most plant cover. On May 10, 2004, a cold front to the north resulted in weather stations in the area recording 600+ miles of wind travel (comparable to 60 mile hour winds for 10 hours). The effect of these two climatic events was to bury the Mile Square subdivision in wind-blown sand. Sand filled homes, garages, barrow pits, and closed roads.

Great Basin cold desert shrublands and the Desert Experimental Range

Publications Posted on: November 05, 2008
The Great Basin is a vast, internally drained region of the Western United States, bounded by the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Mountain ranges to the west and the Wasatch Mountains and western rim of the Colorado Plateau to the east. Although less discrete, northern and southern boundaries are generally defined by the drainages of the Columbia and Colorado Rivers.