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INT-GTR-276: Proceedings-symposium on cheatgrass invasion, shrub die-off, and other aspects of shrub biology and management; 1989 April 5-7; Las Vegas, NV

McArthur, E. Durant; Romney, Evan M.; Smith, Stanley D.; Tueller, Paul T., compilers. 1990. Proceedings-symposium on cheatgrass invasion, shrub die-off, and other aspects of shrub biology and management; 1989 April 5-7; Las Vegas, NV. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-276. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 351 p.

Includes 45 papers and accounts of field trips from a symposium focused on a recent shrub die-off phenomenon and a perennial problem, cheatgrass invasion, on western rangelands. Contributions also cover shrub establishment, shrub ecosystem ecology and physiology, and plant and shrub ecosystems.

Keywords: seed germination, plant development, semiarid ecosystems, fire susceptibility, shrub establishment, ecology, physiology, shrub ecosystems

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Introduction: Cheatgrass Invasion and Shrub Die-Off
E. Durant McArthur
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Section 1-Cheatgrass Invasion and Management on Western Rangelands

Changing Fire Frequencies on Idaho's Snake River Plains: Ecological and Management Implications
Steven G. Whisenant
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The Cheatgrass-Wildfire Cycle-Are There Any Solutions?
Mike Pellant
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Cheatgrass: Management Implications in the 90's
Thomas C. Roberts, Jr.
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Recent Increases in Bromus Populations on the Nevada Test Site
Richard Hunter
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Changes in Vegetation and Land Use at Two Townships in Skull Valley, Western Utah
Steven R. Sparks, Neil E. West, Edith B. Allen
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Invasion of Cheatgrass into Arid Environments of the Lahontan Basin
James A. Young, Frosty Tipton
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Wildfires on Big Sagebrush/Antelope Bitterbrush Range in Northeastern California: Implications for Deer Populations
Douglas R. Updike, Eric R. Loft, Frank A. Hall
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Suppression of Annual Bromegrasses by Mountain Rye on Semiarid Mined Lands
Myron R. Andersen, Edward J. DePuit, Rollin H. Abernethy, Larry H. Kleinman
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Forage Kochia Competition With Cheatgrass in Central Utah
E. Durant McArthur, A. Clyde Blauer, Richard Stevens
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Seeding Forage Kochia onto Cheatgrass-lnfested Rangelands
Stephen B. Monsen, Dale Turnipseed
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Weedy Annuals and Establishment of Seeded Species on a Chained Juniper-Pinyon Woodland in Central Utah
James N. Davis, Kimball T. Harper
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Section 2-Shrub Die-Off on Intermountain Rangelands

Wildland Shrub Dieoffs Following Excessively Wet Periods: A Synthesis
Arthur Wallace, David L. Nelson
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The Possible Role of Plant Disease in the Recent Wildland Shrub Dieoff in Utah
David L. Nelson, Darrell J. Weber, Susan C. Garvin
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Salinity and Moisture Stress in Relation to Dieoff of Wildland Shrubs
D. J. Weber, D. L. Nelson, W. M. Hess, R. B. Bhat
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Vegetation Dynamics and Environmental Attributes of a Great Basin Valley Exhibiting Widespread Shrub Dieback
James P. Dobrowolski, Kern Ewing
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Winter Cold Hardiness of Seven Wildland Shrubs
R. H. Walser, D. J. Weber, E. D. McArthur, S. C. Sanderson
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Shrub Mortality Over a 54-Year Period in Shadscale Desert, West-Central Utah
Kimball T. Harper, Fred J. Wagstaff, Warren P. Clary
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Insects and Shrub Dieoff in Western States: 1986-89 Survey Results
B. Austin Haws, George E. Bohart, C. Riley Nelson, David L. Nelson
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Mealybugs and Related Homoptera of Shadscale: Possible Agents in the Dieoff Problem in the Intermountain West
C. Riley Nelson, B. Austin Haws, David L. Nelson
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Section 3-Piant Germination and Establishment

'Hobble Creek' Mountain Big Sagebrush Seed Production
Bruce L. Welch, Fred J. Wagstaff, Gary L. Jorgensen
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Rejuvenation of Mountain Big Sagebrush on Mule Deer Winter Ranges Using Onsite Plants as a Seed Source
Fred J. Wagstaff, Bruce L. Welch
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'Immigrant' Forage Kochia Competition With Halogeton Following Various Seeding Techniques
Richard Stevens, E. Durant McArthur
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Seed Germination Biology of Spineless Hopsage: Inhibition by Bract Leachate
Rosemary L. Pendleton, Susan E. Meyer
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Seed Germination Biology of Spineless Hopsage: Between-Population Differences in Dormancy and Response to Temperature
Susan E. Meyer, Rosemary L. Pendleton
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Field Establishment of Spiny Hopsage
Nancy L. Shaw, Marshall R. Haferkamp
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Seed-Source Differences in Initial Establishment for Big Sagebrush and Rubber Rabbitbrush
Susan E. Meyer, Stephen B. Monsen
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Using Polymers to Enhance Shrub Transplant Survival and Seed Germination for Revegetation of Desert Lands
Garn A. Wallace, Arthur Wallace
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Section 4-Shrub Ecosystem Ecology and Physiology

Variability and Diversity Caused by Environmental Forces in the Vegetation at the Nevada Test Site
Arthur Wallace, Evan M. Romney, Richard B. Hunter
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Shrub Rooting and Water Acquisition on Threatened Shallow Groundwater Habitats in the Owens Valley, California
David P. Groeneveld
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Shrub Rooting Characteristics and Water Acquisition on Xeric Sites in the Western Great Basin
Sara J. Manning, David P. Groeneveld
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Effect of Manipulating Soil Water and Nitrogen Regimes on Clipping Production and Water Relations of Creosote Bush
M. R. Sharifi, F. C. Meinzer, P. W. Rundel, E. T. Nilsen
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Water Relations and Transpiration of Native Vegetation in the Vicinity of Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Stanley D. Smith, Kevin Leary, Connie Herr, Sam Hokett
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Chemical Changes in the Soil Induced by Fire in a Community Dominated by Shrub-Grass
Robert R. Blank, James A. Young
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Shrub Communities of the Lahontan Sands
James A. Young, Robert R. Blank, Thomas Lugaski
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The Fire Effects Information System: A Tool for Shrub Information Management
Anne F. Bradley
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Indicator Value of Lichen Cover on Desert Shrubs
Roger Rosentreter
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Section 5-Shrub Quality and Development

Improvement of Chokecherry, Silver Buffaloberry, and Hawthorn for Conservation Use in the Northern Plains
Michael J. Knudson, Russell J. Haas, Dwight A. Tober, Dale C. Darris, Erling T. Jacobson
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Evaluation of Fourwing Saltbush as a Forage for Sheep and Angora Goats
D. N. Ueckert, J. L. Petersen, J. E. Huston, M. W. Wagner
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Herbicides to Aid Establishment of Fourwing Saltbush
Joseph L. Petersen, Darrell N. Ueckert, Matthew W. Wagner
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Diets of Sheep Grazing Forage Kochia and Winterfat Mixed Grass Pastures in Late Fall
Cyrus M. McKell, Robert M. Otsyina, John Malechek
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Effects of Browsing on Growth and Reproductive Output of Engordacabra in North-Central Mexico
A. Romero-Manzanares, E. Garcfa-Moya
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Multivariate Statistical Pattern Recognition of Curie-Point Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatographic Fingerprints From Rangeland Shrubs
D. N. Stevenson, R. V. Valcarce, G. G. Smith, B. A. Haws, E. D. McArthur, B. L. Welch, H. C. Stutz
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Micropropagation of Elite Biotypes of Fourwing Saltbush
Swati Tripathy, J. R. Goodin
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Section 6-Field Trips

Field Trip Report: Natural and Managed Recovery of Vegetation on Disturbed Areas at the Nevada Test Site
E. M. Romney, R. B. Hunter, A. Wallace
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Mojave Desert Field Trip
Stanley D. Smith, David J. M. Bradney
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Title: INT-GTR-276: Proceedings-symposium on cheatgrass invasion, shrub die-off, and other aspects of shrub biology and management; 1989 April 5-7; Las Vegas, NV
Publish Date: May 22, 2012
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October 17, 2012

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