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Starkey Publications: Vavra, Martin
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PublicationWallburger, K., T. DelCurto, M. Vavra, L. Bryant, and J. G. Kie. 2000. Influence of a grazing system and aspect, north vs. south, on the nutritional quality of forages, and performance and distribution of cattle grazing. Forested Rangelands, Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science 51:181-184.
PublicationRiggs, R. A.; Tiedemann, A. R.; Cook, J. G.; Ballard, T. M.; Edgeton, P. J.; Vavra, M.; Krueger, W. C.; Hall, F. C.; Bryant, L. D.; Irwin, L. L.; DelCurto, T. 2000. Modification of mixed-conifer forests by ruminant herbivores in the Blue Mountains Ecological Province. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station Research Paper PNW-RP-527.
PublicationDelCurto, T.; Johnson, B.K.; Vavra, M.; Ager, A.A.; Coe, P.K. 2000. The influence of season on distribution patterns relative to water and resource use by cattle grazing mixed forested rangelands. Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science 51:171-175.
PublicationVavra, M., A. Ager, B. Johnson, M. Wisdom, M. Hemstrom, and R. Riggs. 2004. Modeling the effects of large herbivores. In Hayes, J., A. Ager, & B. James, Ed. Methods for integrated modeling of landscape change: Interior NW Landscape Analysis Sys. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-610. USDA FS, PNW, Portland, OR. Pg 82-103.
PublicationKie, J. G., A. A. Ager, N. J. Cimon, B. K. Johnson, P. K. Coe, M. M. Rowland, M. J. Wisdom, and M. Vavra. 2005. The Starkey database: Spatial-environmental relations of North American elk, mule deer, and cattle on the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range in NE Oregon. March 20, 2004. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conf. 69.
PublicationWisdom, M. J., B. K. Johnson, M. Vavra, J. M. Boyd, P. K. Coe, J. G. Kie, A. A. Ager, N. J. Cimon. 2005. Cattle and elk responses to intensive timber harvest. March 20, 2004. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 69.
PublicationVavra, M., M. J. Wisdom, J. G. Kie, J. G. Cook, and R. A. Riggs 2005. The role of ungulate herbivory and management on ecosystem patterns and processes: future direction for the Starkey Project. March 20, 2004. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 69.
PublicationWisdom, M.J., Vavra, M., Boyd, J.M., Hemstrom, M.A., Ager, A.A., and Johnson, B.K. 2006. Understanding ungulate herbivory-episodic disturbance effects: knowledge gaps and management needs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(2):283-292.
PublicationVavra, M., M.A. Hemstrom, and M. Wisdom. 2007. Modeling the effects of herbivores on the abundance of forest overstory states using a state-transition approach in the upper Grande Ronde River Basin, Oregon, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning. 80:212-222.
PublicationVavra, Marty, Parks, Catherine G., and Wisdom, Michael J. 2007. Biodiversity, exotic plant species, and herbivory: the good, the bad, and the ungulate. Forest Ecology and Management. 246:66-72.
PublicationLong, Ryan A., Rachlow, Janet L., Kie, John G. and Vavra, Martin. 2008. Fuels Reduction in a Western Coniferous Forest: Effects on Quantity and Quality of Forage for Elk. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61(3):302-313.

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