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INT-GTR-338: Proceedings: shrubland ecosystem dynamics in a changing environment

Barrow, Jerry R.; McArthur, E. Durant; Sosebee, Ronald E.; Tausch, Robin J., comps. 1996. Proceedings: shrubland ecosystem dynamics in a changing environment; 1995 May 23-25; Las Cruces, NM. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-338. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 275 p.

This proceedings contains 50 papers including an overview of shrubland ecosystem dynamics in a changing environment and several papers each on vegetation dynamics, management concerns and options, and plant ecophysiology as well as an account of a Jornada Basin field trip. Contributions emphasize the impact of changing environmental conditions on vegetative composition especially in the Jornada Basin and Chihuahuan Desert but also in other parts of western North America and the world.

Keywords: climate change, environmental change, deserts, desert plants, land management, plant ecology, plant ecophysiology

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Introduction and Overview

Introduction: shrubland ecosystem dynamics in a changing environment
E. Durant McArthur
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Long- and short-term climate influences on southwestern shrublands
Julio L. Betancourt
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Reflections on a century of rangeland research in the Jornada Basin of New Mexico
Kris Havstad, William Schlesinger
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Potential natural vegetation in the 17 conterminous western United States
E. Durant McArthur, Jeff E. Ott
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Vegetation Dynamics

Predicting shifts in Australian shrublands with changing climates and land uses
John A. Ludwig, Stephen G. Marsden
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Elevational relationships of introduced woody species on the islands of Lanai and Hawaii
Jack D. Brotherson
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Time series analysis of data for raingauge networks in the Southwest
M. H. Nichols, L. J. Lane, R. Gibbons
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Shrublands and grasslands of the Jornada Long-Term Ecological Research Site: desertification and plant community structure in the northern Chihuahuan Desert
Laura Foster Huenneke
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Winterfat shrubland boundary dynamics under different grazing histories
A. L. Hild, D. B. Wester
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Invasion of alien annuals and ecological consequences in salt desert shrublands of western Utah
Kimball T. Harper, Renee Van Buren, Stanley G. Kitchen
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Plant community changes over 54 years within the Great Basin Experimental Range, Manti-La Sal National Forest
Scott C. Walker, David K. Mann, E. Durant McArthur
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Seral stage classification and monitoring model for big sagebrush/western wheatgrass/blue grama habitat
Lakhdar Benkobi, Daniel W. Uresk
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Estimating latent heat flux in the shrub-steppe using Iysimeter and satellite data
Steven O. Link, Gregg M. Petrie, Lee E. Rogers
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Mapping plains-mesa grasslands of New Mexico using high temporal resolution satellite data
Donald G. Vickrey, Albert J. Peters
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Using high temporal resolution satellite data to assess shrub control effectiveness
Marlen D. Eve, Albert J. Peters
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Management and Restoration Options

Past changes, present and future impacts, and the assessment of community or ecosystem condition
Robin J. Tausch
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Community stability in a salt-desert shrubland grazed by sheep: the Desert Experimental Range story
Stanley G. Kitchen, Derek B. Hall
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Influence of fire on understory shrub vegetation in ponderosa pine stands
T. L. A. Ruha, J. D. Landsberg, R. E. Martin
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Ecology of two Acacia species in Chihuahuan Desert rangeland
M. Ishaque, R. F. Beck, R. L. Steiner
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Modeling mixed brush rangeland to determine economic characteristics of managing a Mexico-U.S. watershed
Gary L. McBryde, C. Wayne Hanselka
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Juniper-pinyon population dynamics over 30 years following anchor chaining
Richard Stevens, Scott C. Walker
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Summer establishment of four Sonoran Desert shrubs using line source sprinkler irrigation
Hossein Heydari, Bruce A. Roundy, Carolyn Watson, Steven E. Smith, Bruce Munda, Mark Pater
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A simulation model for shrubland ecosystem dynamics in arid Karoo, South Africa
Thorsten Wiegand, Suzanne J. Milton
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Sagebrush restoration in the shrub-steppe of south-central Washington
L. L. Cadwell, J. L. Downs, C. M. Phelps, J. J. Nugent, L. Marsh, L. Fitzner
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Ecotonal dynamics of high-bush blackberry in eastern Kansas
Thomas A. Eddy
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High stocking rate potential for controlling Wyoming big sagebrush
Carl L. Wambolt, Myles J. Watts
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Management and use of browse in the Edwards Plateau of Texas
Stephan A. Nelle
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Restoration of native shrubland in a military training area using hand-broadcasting of seed
Dana L. Quinney, Marj McHenry, Jay Weaver
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Nurse plant associations in the Chihuahuan Desert shrublands
Jamey Thompson, Laura F. Huenneke
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Seed germination studies in Atrip/ex confertifolia (Torr. & Frem.) Wats.
Susan C. Garvin, Susan E. Meyer, Stephanie L. Carlson
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Developmental instability as a bioindicator of ecosystem health
D. Carl Freeman, John M. Emlen, John H. Graham, Robert L. Mara, Mary Tracy, C. L. Alados
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Interaction assessment: predicting the impact of alternate range management actions
John M. Emlen, D. Carl Freeman, J. M. Escos, C. L. Alados
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Spacing patterns in Mojave Desert trees and shrubs
Matthew Fidelibus, Raymond Franson, David Bainbridge
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Impacts of rising CO2 concentration on water use efficiency of woody grassland invaders
H. Wayne Polley, Hyrum B. Johnson, Herman S. Mayeux, Charles R. Tischler
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Morphological variation in creosotebush, Larrea tridentata: effects on ecosystem properties
Walter G. Whitford, Ernesto Martinez-Meza, Amrita de Soyza
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Evapotranspiration from a saltcedar-dominated desert floodplain: a scaling approach
Stanley D. Smith, Anna Sala, Dale A. Devitt, James R. Cleverly
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Do soil factors determine the distribution of spineless hopsage (Grayia brandegei)?
R. L. Pendleton, S. D. Nelson, R. L. Rodriguez
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Dark respiration comparisons of forbs and grasses from common gardens
Tom Monaco, Bruce N. Smith, Dan Hemming, Lee D. Hansen, Stephen B. Monsen, Stephanie L. Carlson
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Physiological control of evapotranspiration by shrubs: scaling measurements from leaf to stand with the aid of comprehensive models
Vincent P. Gutschick
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Effects of summer drought on the water relations, physiology, and growth of large and small plants of Prosopis glandulosa and Larrea tridentata
Amrita G. de Soyza, Walter G. Whitford, Ross A. Virginia, James F. Reynolds
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Tracking environmental change with the desert shrub ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens): prospects and pitfalls
Keith T. Killingbeck
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Arroyo-riparian shrub diversity along a transition zone between the Sacramento Mountains and Tularosa Basin, New Mexico
Joneen S. Cockman, Rex Pieper, Dennis Clason
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Tarbush leaf surface terpene profile in relation to mammalian herbivory
R. E. Estell, E. L. Fredrickson, D. M. Anderson, K. M. Havstad, M. D. Remmenga
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Growth response of Wyoming big sagebrush to heavy browsing by wild ungulates
Trista L. Hoffman, Carl L. Wambolt
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Effects of elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide on seedling growth of mesquite and huisache
Charles R. Tischler, H. Wayne Polley, Hyrum B. Johnson, Herman S. Mayeux
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Energy balance dynamics within a shrub-dominated watershed
J. Ross Wight, Clayton L. Hanson, Gerald N. Flerchinger
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Role of microbes in resource management in arid ecosystems
Jerry R. Barrow, Bobby D. McCaslin
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Time series satellite data to identify vegetation response to stress as an indicator of ecosystem health
Judith Lancaster, David Mouat, Robert Kuehl, Walter Whitford, David Rapport
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Evaluation of root growth of selected Medicago and Hedysarum species
Mohamed Jabbes, Douglas Johnson, Paul Doescher
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Field Trip

Research in the Jornada Basin of southern New Mexico: a field tour
Kris Havstad, Reldon Beck
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