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RMRS-P-47: Proceedings: Shrubland dynamics -- fire and water

Sosebee, Ronald E.; Wester, David B.; Britton, Carlton M.; McArthur, E. Durant; Kitchen, Stanley G., comps. 2007. Proceedings: Shrubland dynamics -- fire and water; 2004 August 10-12; Lubbock, TX. Proceedings RMRS-P-47. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 173 p.

The 26 papers in these proceedings are divided into five sections. The first two sections are an introduction and a plenary session that introduce the principles and role the shrub life-form in the High Plains, including the changing dynamics of shrublands and grasslands during the last four plus centuries. The remaining three sections are devoted to: fire, both prescribed fire and wildfire, in shrublands and grassland-shrubland interfaces; water and ecophysiology shrubland ecosystems; and the ecology and population biology of several shrub species.

Keywords: wildland shrubs, fire, water, ecophysiology, ecology

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Ronald E. Sosebee and David B. Wester
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Plenary Session

Shrubland Ecosystems: Importance, Distinguishing Characteristics, and Dynamics
E. Durant McArthur and Stanley G. Kitchen
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Grassland Ecosystems of the Llano Estacado
Eileen Johnson
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The Southern High Plains: A History of Vegetation, 1540 to Present
David B. Wester
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Prescribed Fire to Restore Shrublands to Grasslands
Carlton M. Britton, David B. Wester and Brent J. Racher
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Role of Summer Prescribed Fire to Manage Shrub-invaded Grasslands
Charles A. Taylor
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Fire Session

Management of South Texas Shrublands with Prescribed Fire
C. Wayne Hanselka, D. Lynn Drawe, and D.C. Ruthven, III
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Hydrology, Erosion, Plant, and Soil Relationships after Rangeland Wildfire
Kenneth E. Spaeth, Frederick B. Pierson, Peter R. Robichaud and Corey A. Moffet
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Using Relative Humidity to Predict Spotfire Probability on Prescribed Burns
John R. Weir
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Mesquite Cover Responses in Rotational Grazing/Prescribed Fire Management Systems: Landscape Assessment Using Aerial Images
R. J. Ansley, W. E. Pinchak and W. R. Teague
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Modeling Erosion on Steep Sagebrush Rangeland Before and After Prescribed Fire
Corey A. Moffet, Frederick B. Pierson and Kenneth E. Spaeth
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Water and Ecophysiology Session

Germination Responses to Temperature and Soil Moisture in Three Species of the Subfamily Caragana and Their Implications Toward Restoration in Loess-gully Region, China
Zhao Xiaoying and Ren Jizhou
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Saltcedar Control and Water Salvage on the Pecos River, Texas, 1999 to 2003
Charles R. Hart, Larry D. White, Alyson McDonald and Zhuping Sheng
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Mesquite Root Distribution and Water Use Efficiency in Response to Long-term Soil Moisture Manipulations
R. J. Ansley, T. W. Boutton and P. W. Jacoby
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Response of Seedlings of Two Hypogeal Brush Species to CO2 Enrichment
Charles R. Tischler, Justin D. Derner, H. Wayne Polley and Hyrum B. Johnson
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Shrub Biomass Production Following Simulated Herbivory: A Test of the Compensatory Growth Hypothesis
Terri B. Teaschner and Timothy E. Fulbright
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Soil Responses to Human Recreational Activities in a Blackbrush (Coleogyne ramosissima Torr.) Shrubland
Simon A. Lei

Influence of Shrubs on Soil Chemical Properties in Alxa Desert Steppe, China
Hua Fu, Shifang Pei, Yaming Chen and Changgui Wan
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Fungal Genomes that Influence Basic Physiological Processes of Black Grama and Fourwing Saltbush in Arid Southwestern Rangelands
J.R. Barrow, M. Lucero, P. Osuna-Avila, I. Reyes-Vera and R.E. Aaltonen
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Ecology and Population Biology Session

Estimating Aboveground Biomass of Mariola (Parthenium incanum) from Plant Dimensions
Carlos Villalobos
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Shrub Establishment in the Presence of Cheatgrass: The Effect of Soil Microorganisms
Rosemary L. Pendleton, Burton K. Pendleton, Steven D. Warren, Jeffrey R. Johansen and Larry L. St. Clair
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Differences in Volatile Profiles Between Populations of Ceratoides lanata var. subspinosa (Rydb.) J.T. Howell
Mary Lucero, Rick Estell, Dean Anderson, Ed Fredrickson and Marta Remmenga
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Emergence and Growth of Four Winterfat Accessions in the Presence of the Exotic Annual Cheatgrass
Ann L. Hild, Jennifer M. Muscha and Nancy L. Shaw
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Seed Germination Biology of Intermountain Populations of Fourwing Saltbush (Atriplex canescens: Chenopodiaceae)
Susan E. Meyer and Stephanie L. Carlson
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Efficacy of Exclosures in Conserving Local Shrub Biodiversity in Xeric Sandy Grassland, Inner Mongolia, China
Feng-Rui Li, Zhi-Yu Zhou, Li-Ya Zhao, Ai-Sheng Zhang and Ling-Fen Kang
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Intraspecific Variation in Leaf Anatomy of Blackbrush (Coleogyne ramosissima Torr.)
Simon A. Lei

Title: RMRS-P-47: Proceedings: Shrubland dynamics -- fire and water
Electronic Publish Date: August 9, 2007
Last Update:
January 25, 2011

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