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This work is undertaken as a portion of long-term large-scale studies developed to determine how climate and disturbance (primarily fire and grazing) interact to structure desert grasslands. The results presented here are the initial grazing portions of the study. The analysis presented here…
Author(s): Charles G. Curtin
Keywords: deserts, grasslands, impacts, livestock, grazing, fire, vegetation, mammals, diversity, abundance
Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 231-236
Year: 2005
The relative importance of different factors in driving ecological change in the valleys of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico has been debated for decades. Clearly, both anthropogenic and natural drivers have played roles: the focus should be on their interactions over time. I…
Author(s): Nathan F. Sayre
Keywords: grasslands, deserts, rangelands, degradation, debt, policy, drought, livestock, grazing, climate, fire, restoration, remediation, Sky Islands, Arizona
Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 349-352
Year: 2005
This proceedings contains 50 papers including an overview of shrubland ecosystem dynamics in a changing environment and several papers each on vegetation dynamics, management concerns and options, and plant ecophysiology as well as an account of a Jornada Basin field trip. Contributions emphasize…
Author(s): Jerry R. Barrow, E. Durant McArthur, Ronald E. Sosebee, Robin J. Tausch
Keywords: climate change, environmental change, deserts, desert plants, land management, plant ecology, plant ecophysiology
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-338. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 275 p.
Year: 1996
Includes 62 papers dealing with wildland shrubs and restoration of arid lands. The key topics include: overview, restoration and revegetation, ecology, genetic integrity, management options, and field trip.Individual papers from…
Author(s): Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Haley, David K. Mann
Keywords: rehabilitation, revegetation, revegetation plants, restoration ecology, deserts, desert plants
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-315. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 384 p.
Year: 1995
Restoration is one of five focal areas of the Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program (GSD). Our program mission is to develop and deliver knowledge and tools that will help to sustain and restore grasslands, shrublands and deserts threatened by invasive species, disturbances,…
Author(s): Christie Aschwanden
Keywords: restoration, grasslands, shrublands, deserts
Source: November 2011. Albuquerque, NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.
Year: 2011
Experimental research and species distribution modeling predict large changes in the distributions of species and vegetation types in the Interior West due to climate change. Species’ responses will depend not only on their physiological tolerances but also on their phenology, establishment…
Author(s): Megan M. Friggens, Marcus V. Warwell, Jeanne C. Chambers, Stanley G. Kitchen
Keywords: climate change, grasslands, shrublands, deserts, assessment
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., ed. Climate change in grasslands, shrublands, and deserts of the interior American West: a review and needs assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-20.
Year: 2012
The equation for slowing global warming includes decreasing carbon emissions into the atmosphere as well as increasing carbon sequestration in the biosphere. Many proposed schemes for increasing carbon sequestration, such as afforestation of nonforested lands, involve tradeoffs with other resource…
Author(s): Susan E. Meyer
Keywords: climate change, grasslands, shrublands, deserts, assessment
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., ed. Climate change in grasslands, shrublands, and deserts of the interior American West: a review and needs assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 21-34.
Year: 2012
The Interior West is rich in arthropod diversity because of its varied topography, which provides a wide range of elevations and levels of isolation for these small animals (Parmenter and others 1995). Some taxa are known rather well, such as butterflies and tiger beetles, but we have little…
Author(s): Sandra L. Brantley, Paulette L. Ford
Keywords: climate change, grasslands, shrublands, deserts, assessment
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., ed. Climate change in grasslands, shrublands, and deserts of the interior American West: a review and needs assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 35-47.
Year: 2012
The biogeography of plant species and population genetic structure within species is principally governed by climate. The association between climate change and plant distributions has been well documented since the last ice age, and recent studies have shown contemporary climate changes can create…
Author(s): Bryce A. Richardson, Nancy L. Shaw, Rosemary L. Pendleton
Keywords: climate change, grasslands, shrublands, deserts, assessment
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., ed. Climate change in grasslands, shrublands, and deserts of the interior American West: a review and needs assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 48-59.
Year: 2012
Because the rate of anthropogenic climate change exceeds the adaptive capacity of many animal and plant species, the scientific community anticipates negative consequences for ecosystems. Changes in climate have expanded, contracted, or shifted the climate niches of many species, often resulting in…
Author(s): Deborah M. Finch, D. Max Smith, Olivia LeDee, Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Mark A. Rumble
Keywords: climate change, grasslands, shrublands, deserts, assessment
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., ed. Climate change in grasslands, shrublands, and deserts of the interior American West: a review and needs assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 60-79.
Year: 2012
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