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    Author(s): Deborah Finch; David Hawksworth
    Date: 2015
    Source: March 2015. Albuquerque, NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 14 p.
    Publication Series: Science Bulletins and Newsletters
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    In this issue of the GSD Update, we take a look back at selected studies of the Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program (GSD) that depict its strengths and focus areas. Significant results of recent research and science delivery by GSD scientists are highlighted. We feature program research that lines up with the strategic research priorities of the USDA Forest Service (USDA-FS) and the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS). In particular, we spotlight accomplishments in: research that supports ecosystem resiliency, and native and invasive species management; the role of climate in species adaptation, restoration and management.

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    Finch, Deborah; Hawksworth, David. 2015. GSD Update: Year in Review: Spotlight on 2014 Research by the Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program. March 2015. Albuquerque, NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 14 p.

    Keywords

    resilience, sagebrush ecosystems, sage grouse, black-backed woodpecker, seeding techniques, ponderosa pine forests, restoration, nursery stocktypes, cheatgrass biocontrol, hybrid toadflax, climate change, big sage brush, riparian wildlife, carbon stores, drought stress, cacti

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