Resistance & Resilience

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Operationalizing concepts of resilience and resistance for at risk ecosystems

View article. A resilience-based approach to management can facilitate regional planning by guiding the allocation of management resources to where they will have optimal socioecological benefits. This type of approach requires a...

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Insights for resilient forest landscapes in the Rogue Basin of southwestern Oregon

Webinar recording. Description: Severe wildfires threaten forests and communities of the northern Klamath Mountains. Historically these forests thrived with frequent, low-mixed severity fire. However, hotter, drier summers, a century of fire exclusion,...

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Managing for resilience? Examining management implications of resilience in southwestern National Forests

View article. The United States Forest Service 2012 Planning Rule prioritizes making lands resilient to climate change. Although researchers have investigated the history of “resilience” and its multiple interpretations, few have examined...

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Past management spurs differential plant communities with single aspen clone forest

View article. This study found distinct evidence that within management group species composition was more similar than across groups for two of the three pairings. However, the other pairing, the most successfully...

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Using remote sensing products to predict recovery of vegetation after energy development

Access article. With remotely-sensed (Landsat) estimates of vegetation cover collected every 2–5  years from sw Wyoming (1985–2015), we modeled changes in sagebrush cover on 375 former oil and gas well pads in...

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Reproduction and dispersal of biological soil crust organisms

View synthesis. Biological soil crusts (BSCs) consist of a diverse and highly integrated community of organisms that effectively colonize and collectively stabilize soil surfaces. BSCs vary in terms of soil chemistry and...

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Using remote sensing products to predict recovery of vegetation across space and time following energy development

View article. With remotely-sensed (Landsat) estimates of vegetation cover collected every 2–5 years from southwestern Wyoming, USA, over nearly three decades (1985–2015), we modeled changes in sagebrush cover on 375 former oil and...

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Human altered disturbance patterns and forest succession: Impacts of competition and ungulate herbivory

Read the article. Using a region-wide exclosure network across a broad gradient of aspen–conifer overstory abundance, we empirically tested the effects of ungulate herbivory and conifer competition (that increases with fire suppression),...

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Rethinking resilience to wildfire

View the article. This study brought together ecologists and social scientists to confront this challenge and consider how to better promote both social and ecological resilience to a more flammable world. The...

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Bunchgrass root abundances and their relationship to resistance and resilience of burned shrub-steppe

Read the study. This study used a standardized protocol for root measurement across sagebrush steppe burned in the 2015 Soda fire in the Northern Great Basin, United States. Nearly all (99%) bunchgrasses,...

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