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Rangelands account for almost half of the earth's land surface and may play an important role in the global carbon (C) cycle. We studied net ecosystem exchange (NEE) of C on eight North American rangeland sites over a 6-yr period. Management practices and disturbance regimes can influence NEE; for…
Author(s): Tony Svejcar, Raymond Angell, James A. Bradford, William Dugas, William Emmerich, Albert B. Frank, Tagir Gilmanov, Marshall Haferkamp, Douglas A. Johnson, Herman Mayeux, Pat Mielnick, Jack Morgan, Nicanor Z. Saliendra, Gerald E. Schuman, Phillip L. Sims, Kereith Snyder
Keywords: carbon flux, grasslands, sequestration, shrub steppe
Source: Rangeland Ecology & Management. 61: 465-474.
Year: 2008
This volume addresses the wildlife and fish of the grasslands in the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service. Our intent is to provide information that will help resource specialists and decisionmakers manage wildlife populations within grassland ecosystems in the Southwestern United States…
Author(s): Bryce Rickel
Keywords: grasslands, ecological assessment, Southwestern United States, ecosystem conditions, wildlife, fish, birds, mammals, Arizona, New Mexico, wildlife populations, grassland ecosystems
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. 2005. Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the Southwestern United States: wildlife and fish—volume 2. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-135-vol. 2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-12
Year: 2005
This chapter addresses the large native ungulates (American bison (Bos bison), elk (Cervus elaphus), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), and pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) of the grasslands. The information presented includes historical background,…
Author(s): Bryce Rickel
Keywords: grasslands, ecological assessment, Southwestern United States, ecosystem conditions, wildlife, fish, birds, mammals, Arizona, New Mexico, large native ungulates
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. 2005. Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the Southwestern United States: wildlife and fish—volume 2. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-135-vol. 2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 13-34
Year: 2005
This chapter focuses on small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that inhabit the grasslands within the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service. The chapter is not intended to be an all inclusive list of species, but rather to address the species that play important roles in grassland…
Author(s): Bryce Rickel
Keywords: grasslands, ecological assessment, Southwestern United States, ecosystem conditions, wildlife, fish, birds, mammals, Arizona, New Mexico, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, grassland ecosystems, rodents, nonrodent, herpetofauna
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. 2005. Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the Southwestern United States: wildlife and fish—volume 2. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-135-vol. 2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 35-70
Year: 2005
In the Southwestern United States, the grassland avifauna is collectively composed of a mixture of species found primarily in desert grasslands, shortgrass steppe, wet meadows, and alpine tundra (as used here, desert grasslands incorporate both arid grasslands and desert shrub grasslands). Of these…
Author(s): Michele Merola-Zwartjes
Keywords: grasslands, ecological assessment, Southwestern United States, ecosystem conditions, wildlife, fish, birds, mammals, Arizona, New Mexico, grassland avifauna, desert grasslands, grassland bird species
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. 2005. Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the Southwestern United States: wildlife and fish—volume 2. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-135-vol. 2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 71-140
Year: 2005
The world possesses an amazing number and variety of freshwater fishes. Fish, the most diverse taxon on Earth, exhibit more species than all vertebrate taxa combined (Hocutt and Wiley 1986, May 1988, Nelson 1994, Matthews 1998) (table 5-1). Worldwide, an estimated 28,500 fish species are in 57…
Author(s): Bob Calamusso
Keywords: grasslands, ecological assessment, Southwestern United States, ecosystem conditions, wildlife, fish, birds, mammals, Arizona, New Mexico, freshwater fish, North American freshwater fish fauna
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. 2005. Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the Southwestern United States: wildlife and fish—volume 2. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-135-vol. 2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 141-168
Year: 2005
This report is volume 2 of a two-volume ecological assessment of grassland ecosystems in the Southwestern United States. Broad-scale assessments are syntheses of current scientific knowledge, including a description of uncertainties and assumptions, to provide a characterization and comprehensive…
Author(s): Deborah M. Finch
Keywords: grasslands, ecological assessment, Southwestern United States, ecosystem conditions, wildlife, fish, birds, mammals, Arizona, New Mexico
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-135-vol. 2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 168 p.
Year: 2005
Application of fire to tall fescue stans in the Ozarks caused significant changes in forage yields, seedstalk numbers, and stand composition.
Author(s): George E. Probasco, Ardell J. Bjugstad
Keywords: grass, grasslands, range management, pasture management, prescribed burning
Source: Research Note NC-218. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Year: 1977
This report is volume 1 of an ecological assessment of grassland ecosystems in the Southwestern United States, and it is one of a series of planned publications addressing major ecosystems of the Southwest. The first assessment, General Technical Report RM-GTR- 295, An Assessment of Forest…
Author(s): Deborah M. Finch, Cathy W. Dahms
Keywords: grasslands, ecological assessment, Southwestern United States, ecosystem conditions, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. 2004. Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the Southwestern United States. Volume 1. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-135-vol. 1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-10
Year: 2004
This chapter establishes a general framework for describing the various kinds of grasslands outlined in subsequent chapters. This framework outlines the major categories or classes of grasslands that occur as part of Southwestern terrestrial ecosystems within National Forest System lands and…
Author(s): Wayne A. Robbie
Keywords: grasslands, ecological assessment, Southwestern United States, ecosystem conditions, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. 2004. Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the Southwestern United States. Volume 1. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-135-vol. 1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 11-17
Year: 2004
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