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GSD Update: Year in Review: Spotlight on 2016 Research by the Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program

Posted date: July 19, 2017
Publication Year: 
2017
Publication Series: 
Science Bulletins and Newsletters
Source: June 2017. Albuquerque, NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 19 p.

Abstract

In this issue of the GSD Update, we take a look back at selected studies of the Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program (GSD) that depict its strengths and focus areas. Significant results of recent research and science delivery by GSD scientists are highlighted. We feature program research that lines up with the strategic priorities of the USDA Forest Service and the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS). In particular, we spotlight accomplishments in GSD research and technology that address: knowledge discovery, restoration and management of sagebrush; influences of fire, grazing, flooding and climate in grasslands and other western ecosystems; improving seed technology and methodology to ensure successful establishment of native plants; increasing knowledge of invasive and native species and their control to enable effective conservation.

Citation

Finch, Deborah M., ed. 2017. GSD Update: Year in Review: Spotlight on 2016 Research by the Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program. June 2017. Albuquerque, NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 19 p.