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Reno Great Basin Ecology Laboratory
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  • Reno Great Basin Ecology Laboratory
  • 920 Valley Road
  • Reno, NV 89512
  • (775) 784-5329
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Research by Project


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A Demonstration Area on Ecosystem Response to Watershed-Scale Burns in Great Basin Piñon-Juniper Woodlands
This Joint Fire Sciences Program project established a demonstration watershed for illustrating the feasibility and ecological effects of prescribed fire on piñon and juniper dominated ecosystems to managers, researchers, and the public in Underdown Canyon, Shoshone Range, central Nevada.More...

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Changing Fire Regimes and Increased Fuel Loads: Effects on Sagebrush Steppe and Piñon-Juniper Ecosystems
This integrated research project addressed the spatial and temporal changes that occurred in sagebrush ecosystems and piñon and juniper woodlands after settlement of the region.More...

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Decision Support Tools for Conducting Fire and Fuels Management Projects in Piñon-Juniper Woodlands
In mountainous areas of the Great Basin, piñon and juniper expansion is occurring in a variety sagebrush ecological types that differ significantly in environmental characteristics and in species composition and abundance.More...

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Ecology, Management and Restoration of Great Basin Meadow Ecosystems
In the central Great Basin, meadow complexes, or areas with shallow water tables that are dominated largely by grasses and carices, are at especially high risk of degradation.More...

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Factors that Influence the Resistance of Great Basin Ecosystems to Invasion by B. Tectorum
Few mechanistic studies have focused on the environmental and ecological factors that influence ecological resistance or, conversely, susceptibility of ecosystems to invasion by B. tectorum.More...

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Great Basin Research and Management Partnership (GBRMP)
The Great Basin Research and Management Partnership promotes comprehensive and complementary research and management collaborations to sustain ecosystems, resources and communities across the Great Basin.More...

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Great Basin Science Delivery Project
The Science Delivery Project is a member of the Joint Fire Sciences Program Knowledge Exchange Consortia which is comprised of interested management and science stakeholders working together to tailor and actively demonstrate existing information to benefit management of the Great Basin.More...

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Long-Term Vegetation Response to Chaining and Prescribed Fire in Eastern Nevada Piñon-Juniper Woodlands
In 1970-1971, this study sampled four chained sites and adjacent controls in eastern Nevada that were treated between 1958 and 1969. In 2008, the same sampling protocol was replicated to assess the long-term effects and efficacy of the treatments. In addition, five prescribed fires from the same area were sampled that were first treated and studied in 1975-1976.More...

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REE-Net Project on Exotic Bromus Grasses in Agroecosystems of the Western U.S.
The USDA NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative REE-net project is a network of Bromus researchers and managers focused on understanding the abundance, impacts, and management of exotic and invasive species in the genus Bromus (Poaceae).More...

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Sagebrush Steppe Treatment and Evaluation Project
The Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project is a comprehensive, integrated long-term study evaluating the ecological effects of fire and fire surrogate treatments designed to reduce fuel and to restore sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) communities of the Great Basin and surrounding areas.More...

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The Great Basin Ecosystem Management Project for Restoring and Maintaining Riparian Ecosystems
A US Forest Service Research, Ecosystem Management Project, "Restoring and Maintaining Sustainable Riparian Ecosystems", was initiated in 1992 to address the problem of stream and riparian ecosystem degradation within the central Great Basin.More...

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The Use of Repeated Burning to Restore Sagebrush Ecosystems Dominated by B. Tectorum
Restoration of B. tectorum dominated rangelands depends on controlling B. tectorum while simultaneously providing the conditions necessary for native species establishment.More...

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Watershed Sensitivity to Disturbance — A Process-Zone Approach
Results of our earlier investigations clearly show that most stream systems in the central Great Basin are currently unstable or have unstable reaches, and that the dominant geomorphic response during the past 1900 years has been channel incision.More...