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RMRS-P-31: Seed and soil dynamics in shrubland ecosystems: proceedings; 2002 August 12­16; Laramie, WY


Hild, Ann L.; Shaw, Nancy L.; Meyer, Susan E.; Booth, D. Terrance; McArthur, E. Durant, comps. 2004. Seed and soil dynamics in shrubland ecosystems: proceedings; 2002 August 12­16; Laramie, WY. Proc. RMRS-P-31. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 216 p.

The 38 papers in this proceedings are divided into six sections; the first includes an overview paper and documentation of the first Shrub Research Consortium Distinguished Service Award. The next four sections cluster papers on restoration and revegetation, soil and microsite requirements, germination and establishment of desired species, and community ecology of shrubland systems. The final section contains descriptions of the field trips to the High Plains Grassland Research Station and to the Snowy Range and Medicine Bow Peak. The proceedings unites many papers on germination of native seed with vegetation ecology, soil physiochemical properties, and soil biology to create a volume describing the interactions of seeds and soils in arid and semiarid shrubland ecosystems.

Keywords: wildland shrubs, seed, soil, restoration, rehabilitation, seed bank, seed germination, biological soil crusts


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Contents
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Introduction and Overview

Seed and Soil Dynamics in Shrubland Ecosystems: Introduction
Nancy L. Shaw, Ann L. Hild
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Shrub Research Consortium: Distinguished Service Award Honoring E. Durant McArthur
Ann L. Hild , Nancy L. Shaw
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Restoration and Revegetation

Restoration of Artemisia Shrublands Invaded by Exotic Annual Bromus: A Comparison Between Southern California and the Intermountain Region
Edith B. Allen
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Comparing Phenotype and Fitness of Native, Naturalized, and Invasive Populations of Downy Brome (Cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum)
C. Lynn Kinter, Richard N. Mack
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Root Growth of Apache Plume and Serviceberry on Molybdenum Mine Overburden in Northern New Mexico
Mary I. Williams, Mohammed Tahboub, John T. Harrington, David R. Dreesen, April Ulery
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Importance of Genotype, Soil Type, and Location on the Performance of Parental and Hybrid Big Sagebrush Reciprocal Transplants in the Gardens of Salt Creek Canyon
Kathleen J. Miglia, D. Carl Freeman, E. Durant McArthur, Bruce N. Smith
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Revegetation of Saline Playa Margins
Robert R. Blank, James A. Young
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Influence of Sagebrush and Grass Seeding Rates on Sagebrush Density and Plant Size
Laurel E. Vicklund, Gerald E. Schuman, Ann L. Hild
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Soil Components and Microsites

Soil Nitrogen Controls on Grass Seedling Tiller Recruitment
Thomas A. Monaco, Jay B. Norton, Douglas A. Johnson, Thomas A. Jones, Jeanette M. Norton
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Enzyme Activity in Temperate Desert Soils: Influence of Microsite, Depth, and Grazing
Robert R. Blank
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Unique Characteristics of a Systemic Fungal Endophyte of Native Grasses in Arid Southwestern Rangelands
Jerry R. Barrow
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Cheatgrass Invasion Alters Soil Morphology and Organic Matter Dynamics in Big Sagebrush-Steppe Rangelands
Jay B. Norton, Thomas A. Monaco, Jeanette M. Norton, Douglas A. Johnson, Thomas A. Jones
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Response of Lewis Flax Seedlings to Inoculation With Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Cyanobacteria
R. L. Pendleton, B. K. Pendleton, G. L. Howard, S. D. Warren
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Heterogeneity in Soil C and N in Late- and Mid-seral Sagebrush-Grass Rangeland
J. D. Reeder, D. W. Grant, G. G. Jezile, R. D. Child
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Monitoring Rangeland Health: Using a Biological Soil Crust Stability Index
Roger Rosentreter, David J. Eldridge
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Shrub Mounds Enhance Water Flow in a Shrub-Steppe Community in Southwestern Idaho, U.S.A
David J. Eldridge, Roger Rosentreter
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Edaphic Characteristics of Nitrogen Fixing Nodulation ( Actinorhizae) by Cercocarpus montanus Raf. and Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC
Stephen E. Williams, Joe D. Johnson, Larry C. Munn, Terry Nieder
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Germination and Seedling Establishment

Cultural Methods for Enhancing Wyoming Big Sagebrush Seed Production
D. T. Booth, Y. Bai, E. E. Roos
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Seeds of Success and the Millennium Seed Bank Project
Ann DeBolt, Carol S. Spurrier
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Recruitment Failure of Chenopod Shrub Populations in the Great Basin
Susan C. Garvin, Susan E. Meyer, David L. Nelson
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Annual Brome Seed Germination in the Northern Great Plains: An Update
M. R. Haferkamp, M. D. MacNeil
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Fate of Fall-Sown Bitterbrush Seed at Maybell, Colorado
Robert Hammon, Gary Noller
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Comparative Seed Germination Biology and Seed Propagation of Eight Intermountain Species of Indian Paintbrush
Susan E. Meyer, Stephanie L. Carlson
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Effects of Biological Soil Crusts on Seedling Growth and Mineral Content of Four Semiarid Herbaceous Plant Species
R. L. Pendleton, B. K. Pendleton, G. L. Howard, S. D. Warren
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Seeding Time and Method for Winterfat in the Semiarid Region of the Canadian Prairies
Michael P. Schellenberg
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New Native Plant Releases from the USDA-NRCS, Aberdeen, ID, Plant Materials Center
L. St. John, P. Blaker
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Predicting Seedling Emergence Using Soil Moisture and Temperature Sensors
Jeffrey R. Taylor, Bruce A. Roundy, Phil S. Allen, Susan E. Meyer
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Community Ecology

Antelope Bitterbrush Flowering, Survival, and Regeneration Following Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration Treatments
Donald J. Bedunah, Kristi D. Pflug, Thad E. Jones
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Effects of Elevated CO2 on Growth Responses of Honey Mesquite Seedlings From Sites Along a Precipitation Gradient
Justin D. Derner, Charles R. Tischler, H. Wayne Polley, Hyrum B. Johnson
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Responses of Seedlings of Five Woody Species to Carbon Dioxide Enrichment
Charles R. Tischler, Justin D. Derner, H. Wayne Polley, Hyrum B. Johnson
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Soil Moisture Attributes of Three Inland Sand Dunes in the Mojave Desert
Simon A. Lei
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Leaf Temperatures of Blackbrush: Relationships With Air and Soil Surface Temperatures
Simon A. Lei
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Impacts of Livestock Exclusion From Wyoming Big Sagebrush Communities
Jennifer M. Muscha, Ann L. Hild, Larry C. Munn, Pete D. Stahl
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Species Richness Inside and Outside Long-Term Exclosures
W. A. Laycock, D. L. Bartos, K. D. Klement
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Vegetation Management for Sagebrush-Associated Wildlife Species
J. Kent McAdoo, Sherman R. Swanson, Brad W. Schultz, Peter F. Brussard
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Browsing Effects on Wyoming Big Sagebrush Plants and Communities
Carl L. Wambolt, Trista Hoffman
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Effects of Wildlife Utilization and Grass Seeding Rates on Big Sagebrush Growth and Survival on Reclaimed Mined Lands
Kristene A. Partlow, Richard A. Olson, Gerald E. Schuman, Scott E. Belden
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Field Trips

Research at the High Plains Grassland Research Station
D. T. Booth, J. D. Derner
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Soils and Vegetation of the Snowy Range, Southeastern Wyoming Wildland Shrub Symposium Field Trip: Laramie to Woods Landing, Riverside, Libby Flats, and Centennial, Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Larry Munn, C. Lynn Kinter
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Title: RMRS-P-31: Seed and soil dynamics in shrubland ecosystems: proceedings; 2002 August 12­16; Laramie, WY
Electronic Publish Date: April 19, 2004
Last Update:
January 25, 2010

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