Content tagged "rangeland ecology"

Rangeland Plants and Animals

Updated: September 17, 2014

Rangelands are home to a diverse array of plants and animals. Learn more about the plants that inhabit rangelands. Some plant species are known to be ...

Rangelands and How They Work

Updated: August 29, 2014

Rangelands are dynamic ecosystems that  produce a wide variety of goods and services desired by society, including livestock forage, wildlife habitat, water,...

What is a Riparian Area?

Updated: August 29, 2014

Written by Mindy Pratt, Utah State UniversityThe term “riparian” is defined as vegetation, habitats, or ecosystems that are associated with bodies of water...

How Rangelands Change Through Time (State and Transition Models)

Updated: March 26, 2014

Written by Brad Schultz, Extension Educator, Winnemucca, NevadaEarly research about changes in plant communities across time, or plant succession, on...

Plant Communities and Succession

Updated: October 05, 2012

Written by Brad Schultz, Extension Educator, Winnemucca, NevadaPlant communities on rangelands typically are composed of a mixture of grasses, forbs, and...

Past Plant Succession Models

Updated: October 05, 2012

Written by Brad Schultz, Extension Educator, Winnemucca, NevadaVegetation change and succession on rangelands was historically measured or modeled with the...

Overview of State and Transition Models

Updated: October 05, 2012

Written by Brad Schultz, Extension Educator, Winnemucca, NevadaState and transition models were developed to help land managers make better decisions when...

Components of State and Transition Models

Updated: October 05, 2012

Written by Brad Schultz, Extension Educator, Winnemucca, Nevada State and transition models have four primary components: states, transitions, thresholds,...

Additional References on Grass Growth

Updated: September 11, 2012

References about Plant Development, Growth, Physiology, and Defoliation Compiled by: Brad Schultz, Extension Educator, Winnemucca, Nevada Briske, D. D. 1991....

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