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Fire severity, time since fire, and site characteristics influence streamwater chemistry in the Sierra Nevada

View study. Taken together, findings suggest that the response of stream chemistry to wildfires in the Sierra Nevada, California, can persist for years, varying with both fire severity and site-specific characteristics. These...

Changes in surface and crown fuels 32 years following mountain pine beetle in sc OR

View article. Our key findings concerning changing fuels and forest structure following a MPB epidemic in south-central Oregon lodgepole pine forests include: 1-h fuels and litter changed little over time, surface fuel...

Wildfires and climate change push low-elevation forests across a threshold

View article. This study quantified relationships between annual climate conditions and regeneration of ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir, two ecologically and economically important conifer species in low-elevation forests of western North America. We...

Seed and seedling traits impact establishment in invaded systems

View article. The best seed sources for restoration of Elymus elymoides in invaded sites were populations with longer roots, larger seeds and earlier emergence. These easily measured traits were strong predictors of...

Long-Term Recovery in Native vs. Nonnative Post-Fire Seedings

View paper. Results indicate that postfire seeding has lasting effects on vegetation composition and structure, implying that seed mixes should be carefully formulated to promote long-term management objectives. Seed mixes containing large...

Evaluating collaborative progress in natural resource management

View paper. In this paper, we present a reflexive examination of how and why we, an academic and a practitioner, arrive at different evaluations of collaborative progress in natural resource management. We...

New strategy for protecting watersheds in a warming world

View article. In increasingly arid regions such as the western U.S., water managers are learning that careful management and restoration of watershed ecosystems, including thinning trees and conducting prescribed burns, are important...

Pre‐dispersal seed predation and pollen limitation constrain Astragalus utahensis

View article. Our results suggest that pollen limitation and insect herbivores limit population growth in A. utahensis similarly across the centre‐to‐north portion of its latitudinal distribution. However, because A. utahensis population growth...

Restoring species diversity: Assessing capacity in the US native plant industry

View paper. Of the approximately 25,000 vascular plant taxa native to the United States, 26% are sold commercially, with growth form, conservation status, distribution, and taxonomy significantly predicting availability. In contrast, only...

Managing big sagebrush in changing climate

View study. This publication identifies areas where big sagebrush populations are most and least vulnerable to climate change and demonstrates where continued investment in sagebrush conservation and restoration could have the most...