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RMRS-P-11: Proceedings: shrubland ecotones

McArthur, E. Durant; Ostler, W. Kent; Wambolt, Carl L., comps. 1999. Proceedings: shrubland ecotones; 1998 August 12-14; Ephraim, UT. Proc. RMRS-P-11. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 299 p.

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). All of the papers focus on wildland shrub ecosystems; 14 of the papers deal with one aspect or another of sagebrush (subgenus Tridentatae of Artemisia) ecosystems. The field trip consisted of descriptions of biology, ecology, and geology of a big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) hybrid zone between two subspecies (A. tridentata ssp. tridentata and A. t. ssp. vaseyana) in Salt Creek Canyon, Wasatch Mountains, Uinta National Forest, Utah, and the ecotonal or clinal vegetation gradient of the Great Basin Experimental Range, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Utah, together with its historical significance. The papers were presented at the 10th Wildland Shrub Symposium: Shrubland Ecotones, at Snow College, Ephraim, UT, August 12-14, 1998.

Keywords: wildland shrubs, ecotone, hybrid zone, population biology, community ecology, restoration, rehabilitation

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Introduction and Keynote Address

Ecotones: Introduction, Scale, and Big Sagebrush Example
E. Durant McArthur and Stewart C. Sanderson
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Ecotones and Hybrid Zones

Ecological Analysis of the Big Sagebrush Hybrid Zone
John H. Graham, D. Carl Freeman, Han Wang, E. Durant McArthur
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Narrow Hybrid Zone Between Two Subspecies of Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata: Asteraceae): X. Performance in Reciprocal Transplant Gardens
D. Carl Freeman, Kathleen J. Miglia, E. Durant McArthur, John H. Graham, Han Wang
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Differences in Temperature Dependence of Respiration Distinguish Subspecies and Hybrid Populations of Big Sagebrush: Nature Versus Nurture
Bruce N. Smith, Susan Eldredge, David L. Moulton, Thomas A. Monaco, Angela R. Jones, Lee D. Hansen, E. Durant McArthur, D. Carl Freeman
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Ecotones Between Artemisia nova and A. tridentata Plant Communities in the Buckskin Mountains of Western Nevada
Charlie D. Clements, James A. Young
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Characteristics of Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus) Species and Hybrids in Utah Hybrid Zone
Deborah Turley, Scott C. Walker
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Occurrence of Birds on a Great Basin-Mohave Desert Ecotone in Southwestern Utah
Merrill Webb
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Measured and Inferred Moisture Gradient Relationships Across Ecotone Boundaries in Shrub-Dominated Foothill Communities
Jack D. Brotherson
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Riparian Zones-The Ultimate Ecotones?
Warren P. Clary, Dean E. Medin
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Ecotonal Dynamics of the Invasion of Woody Plants into the Tallgrass Prairie
Thomas A. Eddy
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Species Richness and Community Structure Along a Great Basin Elevational Gradient
Stanley G. Kitchen, E. Durant McArthur, Gary L. Jorgensen
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Pinon and Juniper Seed Dispersal and Seedling Recruitment at Woodland Ecotones
Eugene W. Schupp, Jeanne C. Chambers , Stephen B. Vander Wall, Jose Maria Gomez, Marcelino Fuentes
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Fifty Years of Ecotone Change Between Shrub and Tree Dominance in the Jack Springs Pinyon Research Natural Area
Robin J. Tausch, Robert S. Nowak
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Approaches to Mapping Ecotone Boundaries Using Emerging Remote Sensing Technology
Paul T. Tueller
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Mesquite-Grassland Ecotones in the Chihuahuan Desert
R. F. Beck, R. P. McNeely, R. P. Gibbens
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Sagebrush Ecotones and Average Annual Precipitation
Sherel Goodrich, E. Durant McArthur, Alma H. Winward
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Population Biology

Freezing Tolerance of Imbibed Winterfat Seeds: Possible Mechanisms and Ecotypic Differences
D. Terrance Booth, Yuguang Bai, James T. Romo
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Successional History of a Curleaf Mountain Mahogany Stand: a Hypothesis
Inés Ibáñez, Eugene W. Schupp, Janis L. Boettinger
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Leaf Surface Characteristics and Gas Exchange in Artemisia tridentata subspecies wyomingensis and tridentata
J. L. Downs , R. A. Black
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Phenological Events and Litterfall Dynamics of Blackbrush in Southern Nevada
Simon A. Lei
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Biodiversity in the Management of the Shrub Zizyphus nummularia with Special Reference to Semiarid Regions in India
Jasleen Kaur, K. M. M. Dakshini
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Population Dynamics of a Perennial Halophyte Allenrolfea occidentalis
Bilquees Gul, Darrell J. Weber, M. Ajmal Khan
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Community Ecology

Native Perennial Grass Communities of the Carson Desert of Northwestern Nevada
James A. Young, Charlie D. Clements
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The Classification of Shrublands on the Nevada Test Site
W. K. Ostler, D. J. Hansen, D. B. Hall
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The Transition from Mojave Desert to Great Basin Desert on the Nevada Test Site
W. K. Ostler, D. J. Hansen, D.B. Hall
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Some Features of Wyoming Big Sagebrush Communities on Gravel Pediments of the Green River in Daggett County, Utah
Sherel Goodrich, Dwain Nelson, Natalie Gale
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Twig Demography of True Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus Scop.)
Deborah Turley, Bruce A. Roundy, Scott C. Walker
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Add Three More to the List of Big Sagebrush Eaters
Bruce L. Welch
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Annualization of Rodent Burrow Clusters and Winterfat Decline in a Salt-Desert Community
Stanley G. Kitchen, Gary L. Jorgensen
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Big Sagebrush, Crested Wheatgrass, and Grazing on Gravel-Cobble Pediments of the Duchesne River Formation and Quaternary Deposits in Uintah County, Utah
Allen Huber, Sherel Goodrich
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Shrub-Grass Interactions in Relation to Cattle Grazing in Atriplex canescens
Andres F. Cibils, Richard H. Hart, David M. Swift
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Predisposition of Willows to Elk Browsing Due to Willow Interactions with Abiotic Factors
Rex G. Cates, Jiping Zou, Stuart C. Wooley, Francis J. Singer, Lauryl C. Mack, Linda Zeigenfuss
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Ungulate Browsing of Two Populations of Rubber Rabbitbrush
Sherel Goodrich, E. Durant McArthur, Allen Huber, Jeffrey E. Ott
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Fusing Vegetation Data Sets to Provide a Spatial Analysis of Sage Grouse Habitat on the Army's Yakima Training Center
C. J. Murray L. L. Cadwell J. L. Downs, M. A. Simmons
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Ecological Leaf Anatomy of Seven Xerophytic Shrub Species in Southern Nevada
Steven A. Lei, Simon A. Lei, Leslie J. Thomas

Ecology of Psammophytic Plants in the Mojave, Sonoran, and Great Basin Deserts
Steven A. Lei, Simon A. Lei

Effects of Severe Drought on Biodiversity and Productivity in a Creosote Bush-Blackbrush Ecotone of Southern Nevada
Simon A. Lei
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Biological Soil Crusts in Three Sagebrush Communities Recovering from a Century of Livestock Trampling
J. H. Kaltenecker, M. C. Wicklow-Howard, R. Rosentreter
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Seed Bank Strategies of Coastal Populations at the Arabian Sea Coast
M. Ajmal Khan, Bilquees Gul
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The Effects of Water Table Decline on Groundwater-Dependent Great Basin Plant Communities in the Owens Valley, California
Sara J. Manning
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Response of Shrubs in Big Sagebrush Habitats to Fire on the Trista L. Hoffman Northern Yellowstone Winter Range
Carl L. Wambolt, Chris A. Mehus
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Community Rehabilitation and Restoration

Response of Blackbrush (Coleogyne ramosissima) Seedlings to Inoculation with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
Rosemary L. Pendleton, Burton K. Pendleton, Steven D. Warren
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The Role of Endophytic Fungi in the Survival and Establishment of Fourwing Saltbush (Atriplex canescens [Pursh] Nutt.) in an Arid Environment
J. R. Barrow, I. Feder, H. C. Monger
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Antelope Bitterbrush and Scouler's Willow Response to a Forest Restoration Project
Donald J. Bedunah, Michael G. Harrington, Dayna M. Ayers
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Reclaiming Disturbed Land Using Supplemental Irrigation in the Great Basin/Mojave Desert Transition Region After Contaminated Soils Remediation: the Double Tracks Project
Derek B. Hall, David C. Anderson
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Volunteers and Planting Techniques for Restoring Southwestern Idaho Riparian Habitats
Mary Dudley
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'Immigrant' Forage Kochia (Kochia prostrata) Seed Germination as Affected by Storage Conditions
Alison Stewart, Val Jo Anderson, Stanley G. Kitchen
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Effects of Utah Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma [Torr.] Little) Litter Leachate on Germination of Several Range Plant Species
Chad S. Horman, Val Jo Anderson
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Restoration of the Moss (Musci) Component of the Microbiotic Crust to the Western Snake River Plain, Idaho: Inoculation of Fragmented Arid-Land Moss Tissue to Three Rangeland Soil Surface Treatments
Paul R. Jones, Marcia Wicklow-Howard, Mike Pellant
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Wyoming Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis) Seedling Growth and Maternal Plant Stand Position
A. L. Hild, B. Christensen, A. Maier
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Field Trip

Field Trip Report: Shrubland Ecotones
E. Durant McArthur, Stephen B. Monsen Richard Stevens
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Title: RMRS-P-11: Proceedings: shrubland ecotones
Electronic Publish Date: January 29, 2010
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