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RMRS-P-21: Shrubland ecosystem genetics and biodiversity: proceedings

McArthur, E. Durant; Fairbanks, Daniel J., comps. 2001. Shrubland ecosystem genetics and biodiversity: proceedings; 2000 June 13-15; Provo, UT. Proc. RMRS-P-21. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 365 p.

The 53 papers in this proceedings include a section celebrating the 25-year anniversary of the Shrub Sciences Laboratory (4 papers), three sections devoted to themes, genetics, and biodiversity (12 papers), disturbance ecology and biodiversity (14 papers), ecophysiology (13 papers), community ecology (9 papers), and field trip section (1 paper). The anniversary session papers emphasized the productivity and history of the Shrub Sciences Laboratory, 100 years of genetics, plant materials development for wildland shrub ecosystems, and current challenges in management and research in wildland shrub ecosystems. The papers in each of the thematic science sessions were centered on wildland shrub ecosystems. The field trip featured the genetics and ecology of chenopod shrublands of east-central Utah. The papers were presented at the 11th Wildland Shrub Symposium: Shrubland Ecosystem Genetics and Biodiversity held at the Brigham Young University Conference Center, Provo, UT, June 13-15, 2000.

Keywords: wildland shrubs, genetics, biodiversity, disturbance, ecophysiology, community ecology

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Anniversary Celebration

The Shrub Sciences Laboratory at 25 Years: Retrospective and prospective
E. Durant McArthur
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A century of genetics
Daniel J. Fairbanks
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Development and use of plant resources for western wildlands
Stephen B. Monsen, Nancy L. Shaw
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Scientific challenges in shrubland ecosystems
William T. Sommers
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Genetics and Biodiversity

Artemisia systematics and phylogeny: Cytogenetic and molecular insights
Joan Vallès, E. Durant McArthur
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Chromosome races of fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens), Chenopodiaceae
Stewart C. Sanderson, Howard C. Stutz
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A molecular phylogeny for Cercocarpus H.B.K. (Rosaceae) using the external transcribed spacer of the nuclear ribosomal repeat
Brian D. Vanden Heuvel, C. Randal Linder
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Microsatellite markers and polymorphism in cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.)
Alisa P. Ramakrishnan, Craig E. Coleman, Susan E. Meyer, Daniel J. Fairbanks
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Biodiversity, ecology, and microelement composition of Kyzylkum Desert shrubs (Uzbekistan)
Lyuba A. Kapustina
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Artemisia communities in arid zones of Uzbekistan (Central Asia)
Lyubov A. Kapustina, Montserrat Torrell, Joan Vallès
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Kochia prostrata germplasm collection expedition to Kazakhstan
Blair L. Waldron, R. Deane Harrison, Nicolai I. Dzyubenko, Auskhan Khusainov, Sergey Shuvalov, Sergey Alexanian
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Narrow hybrid zone between two subspecies of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata: Asteraceae): XI. Plant-insect interactions in reciprocal transplant gardens
John H. Graham, E. Durant McArthur, D. Carl Freeman
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Use of distance measures to assess environmental and genetic variability across sagebrush hybrid zones
D. Carl Freeman, John H. Graham, Terra Jones, Han Wang, Kathleen J. Miglia, E. Durant McArthur
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Phenotypic sex ratios of Atriplex canescens shrubs in relation to cattle browsing
Andrés F. Cibils, David M. Swift, Richard H. Hart
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Ecological and population genetics of locally rare plants: A review
Simon A. Lei
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New plant releases from the USDA-NRCS Aberdeen, Idaho, Plant Materials Center
L. St. John, P. Blaker
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Disturbance Ecology and Biodiversity

What makes the desert bloom? Contribution of dust and crusts to soil fertility on the Colorado Plateau
Jayne Belnap, Richard Reynolds, Marith Reheis, Susan L. Phillips
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Components of spatial and temporal soil variation at Canyonlands National Park: Implications for P dynamics and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) performance
Mark Miller, Jayne Belnap, Susan Beatty, Bruce Webb
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Equilibrium theory of island biogeography: A review
Angela D. Yu, Simon A. Lei
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Vegetation response to natural and anthropogenic disturbances in the Larrea-Ambrosia and Coleogyne shrublands
Simon A. Lei
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Plant community dynamics of burned and unburned sagebrush and pinyon-juniper vegetation in West-Central Utah
Jeffrey E. Ott, E. Durant McArthur, Stewart C. Sanderson
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Response of residual native species after two-way chaining and seeding in Utah
Jason L. Vernon, Val Jo Anderson, James N. Davis
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Winterfat decline and halogeton spread in the Great Basin
Stanley G. Kitchen, Gary L. Jorgensen
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Predicting first-year bare-root seedling establishment with soil and community dominance factors
Robin E. Durham, Benjamin A. Zamora, Michael R. Sackschewsky, Jason C. Ritter
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Forage kochia: Friend or foe
Blair L. Waldron, R. Deane Harrison, N. Jerry Chatterton, Burke W. Davenport
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Impact of tebuthiuron on biodiversity of high elevation mountain big sagebrush communities
Barbara A. Wachocki, Mohammad Sondossi, Stewart C. Sanderson, Bruce L. Webb, E. Durant McArthur
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Factors mediating cheatgrass invasion of intact salt desert shrubland
Susan E. Meyer, Susan C. Garvin, Julie Beckstead
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Sand sagebrush response to fall and spring prescribed burns
Lance T. Vermeire, Robert B. Mitchell, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf
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Managing saltcedar after a summer wildfire in the Texas Rolling Plains
Russell Fox, Rob Mitchell, Mike Davin
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Biodiversity analysis of vegetation on the Nevada Test Site
W. K. Ostler, D. J. Hansen
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Determination of plant growth rate and growth temperature range from measurement of physiological parameters
R. S. Criddle, B. N. Smith, L. D. Hansen, J. N. Church
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Responses of plant growth and metabolism to environmental variables predicted from laboratory measurements
Lee D. Hansen, Bruce N. Smith, Richard S. Criddle, J. N. Church
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Effects of salinity and temperature on respiratory metabolism of Salicornia utahensis from a Great Basin playa
Lyneen C. Harris, M. Ajmal Khan, Jiping Zou, Bruce N. Smith, Lee D. Hansen
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Respiratory and physiological characteristics in subpopulations of Great Basin cheatgrass
V. Wallace McCarlie, Lee D. Hansen, Bruce N. Smith
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Temperature-dependent respiration-growth relations in ancestral maize cultivars
Bruce N. Smith, Jillian L. Walker, Rebekka L. Stone, Angela R. Jones, Lee D. Hansen
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Calorimetric studies of cryptogamic crust metabolism in response to temperature, water vapor, and liquid water
Dorothy A. Stradling, Tonya Thygerson, Bruce N. Smith, Lee D. Hansen, Richard S. Criddle, Rosemary L. Pendleton
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Microcalorimetric studies on metabolic and germination response to temperature for three populations of winterfat (Eurotia lanata)
Tonya Thygerson, D. Terrance Booth, Jennifer M. Harris, Lee D. Hansen, Bruce N. Smith
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Composition of vegetable oil from seeds of native halophytes
D. J. Weber, B. Gul, A. Khan, T. Williams, N. Williams, P. Wayman, S. Warner
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Carbon transport by symbiotic fungi in fourwing saltbush, Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt.
Jerry R. Barrow
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Nitrogen-fixing nodule characterization and morphology of four species in the northern Intermountain Region
Lee Walls, Benjamin A. Zamora
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Total available carbohydrates in serviceberry after late dummer and fall burning
Benjamin Zamora, Thomas Gnojek
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Long-shoot/short-shoot phenomenon in woody plants
Ronald E. Sosebee
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Aerial biomass and elemental changes in Atriplex canescens and A. acanthocarpa as affected by salinity and soil water availability
Ricardo Mata-González, Rubén Meléndez-González, J. Jesús Martínez-Hernández
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Community Ecology

Field test of a new Australian method of rangeland monitoring
Suzanne Mayne, Neil West
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Quantifying plant diversity in Zion National Park, Utah
K. T. Harper, Stewart C. Sanderson, E. Durant McArthur
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Plant diversity at Box-Death Hollow Wilderness Area, Garfield County, Utah
Wendy Rosler, Janet G. Cooper, Renee Van Buren, Kimball T. Harper
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Mountain big sagebrush age distribution and relationships on the northern Yellowstone Winter Range
Carl L. Wambolt, Trista L. Hoffman
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Mountain big sagebrush communities on the Bishop Conglomerate in the eastern Uinta Mountains
Sherel Goodrich, Allen Huber
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A yellowbrush/grass community type from the Uinta Mountains and Utah Plateaus
Sherel Goodrich, Robert M. Thompson, Allen Huber
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Rate of increase of redberry juniper (Juniperus pinchotii) canopy cover in western Texas: Ecological and economic implications
Darrell N. Ueckert, Robert A. Phillips, Joseph L. Petersen, X. Ben Wu
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Ecological implications of using goats for control of juniper in Texas
Stephan A. Nelle
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Habitat improvement for wildlife in North-Central Sonora, Mexico
Martha Martín-Rivera, Fernando Ibarra-Flores, Fred S. Guthery, William P. Kublesky, Jr., Gustavo Camou-Luders, Jesus Fimbres-Preciado, Donald Johnson-Gordon
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Field Trip

Colorado Plateau chenopod field trip
Howard C. Stutz
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Title: RMRS-P-21: Shrubland ecosystem genetics and biodiversity: proceedings
Electronic Publish Date: January 23, 2008
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January 23, 2008

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