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The wildfire within: Gender, leadership and wildland fire culture

View article. This article examines findings from a 2016 study on gender and leadership within the British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS), Canada. The study utilized action research to facilitate an in-depth conversation...

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Secondary invasions of noxious weeds associated with control of invasive Tamarix are frequent, idiosyncratic and persistent

View article. In a collaborative study, we monitored plant species composition following control of non-native Tamarix trees along southwestern U.S. rivers using defoliation by an introduced biocontrol beetle, and three physical removal...

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Climate change and future wildfire in the western US: An ecological approach to nonstationarity

View paper. Most people, including many familiar with fire ecology and future climate, assume that the area burned by wildfire will increase in a warmer climate. This depends a lot on what...

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Evaluating efficacy of fence markers in reducing greater sage-grouse collisions with fencing

View article. This study found substantial evidence for the ability of all markers to reduce collisions (~ 57% reduction), with little difference between the tested marker types. It found strong evidence for...

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A proposed mechanism for high pathogen-caused mortality in the seed bank of an invasive annual grass

View paper. Pyrenophora semeniperda can infect nondormant Bromus tectorum seeds under optimal germination conditions, but most escape mortality. This reduces pathogen fitness relative to infection of dormant seeds, which are almost always...

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Contrasting climate niches among co-occurring subdominant forbs of the sagebrush steppe

View article. This study identified contrasting climate niches for ten Great Basin understorey forbs, including differences in both mean values and climate variability. These estimates can guide species selection for restoration by...

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Livestock grazing and topographic site effects on grassland plant communities after long-term grazing cessation

View article. This study investigated how grazing affected plant communities in terms of cover and richness of native and invasive species and how topographic sites of summit, backslope and toeslope altered these...

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How today’s professionals prefer to find the science they need to do their jobs

View article. At seven focus groups held across the United States, natural resource professionals were asked how they found the science needed to do their jobs. Although searching for science online was...

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Resiliency of biological soil crusts and vascular plants varies among morphogroups with disturbance intensity

View article. Using a chronosequence approach, cover of vascular plants and biocrusts was examined across chronic disturbance gradients related to invasion by exotic species and grazing by livestock, following the acute disturbance...

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Vegetative community response to landscape-scale post-fire herbicide (imazapic) application

View paper. This study evaluated the effect of herbicide (imazapic) applied in the first winter or second fall after the 113,000 ha Soda wildfire on the target exotic annual grasses and also...