RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS



Small Mammals And Cheatgrass

Apr 15, 2014
In the ecological battle against invasive annual grasses in the desert, land managers have pulled no punches. They’ve used helicopters loaded with herbicides and tractors to mow wide swaths through the landscape to try and rid themselves of aggressive invaders like cheatgrass, red brome, and halogeton. Rory O’Connor (MS, Brigham Young University) wondered if more modest warriors, native small mammals like the deer mouse, could aid in the fight.  A new fact sheet about his research is now available. 

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