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The datatset is a compilation of all permanent (legally established) protected areas in Ontario, Canada.
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The datatset is a compilation of all permanent (legally established) protected areas in Nunavut, Canada.
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This dataset depicts livestock grazing allotments and resource use areas managed by the U.S. Forest Service in California.
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The Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center 's mission is to provide scientific understanding and the technology needed to support sound management and conservation of our nation's natural resources, with emphasis on western ecosystems. The scientists from FRESC capitalize on their diverse expertise to answer critically important scientific questions shaped by the equally diverse environments of the western United States. FRESC scientists collaborate with each other and with partners to provide rigorous, objective, and timely information and guidance for the management and conservation of biological systems in the West and worldwide. Research activities are concentrated in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada,...
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The study's goal was to downscale 2013 250-m expedited Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (eMODIS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to 30 m (Gu, Y. and Wylie, B.K., 2015, Developing a 30-m grassland productivity estimation map for central Nebraska using 250-m MODIS and 30-m Landsat-8 observations, Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 171, p. 291-298)using 2013 Landsat 8 data. The eMODIS NDVI was downscaled for four periods: mid spring, early summer, late summer and mid fall. The objective was to capture phenologies during periods that correspond to 1) annual grass growth, 2) annual grass senescence, 3) the optimal NDVI profile separation between sagebrush and other shrubs in the region, and...
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The datatset is a compilation of all permanent (legally established) protected areas in Quebec, Canada.
Three mixed prairie sites at Mandan, N.D. were grazed heavily (0.9 ha ), moderately (2.6 ha ), or left ungrazed (exclosure) since 1916. These sites provided treatments to study the effects of long-term grazing on soil organic carbon and nitrogen content and to relate changes in soil carbon and nitrogen to grazing induced changes in species composition. Blue grama [Bouteloua gracilis (H.B.K.) Lag. ex Griffiths] accounted for the greatest change in species composition for both grazing treatments. Relative foliar cover of blue grama was 25% in 1916 and 86% in 1994 in the heavily grazed pasture and 15% in 1916 to 16% in 1994 in the moderately grazed pasture. Total soil nitrogen content was higher in the exclosure (1.44...
State-and-transition models are increasingly being used to guide rangeland management. These models provide a relatively simple, management-oriented way to classify land condition (state) and to describe the factors that might cause a shift to another state (a transition). There are many formulations of state-and-transition models in the literature. The version we endorse does not adhere to any particular generalities about ecosystem dynamics, but it includes consideration of several kinds of dynamics and management response to them. In contrast to previous uses of state-and-transition models, we propose that models can, at present, be most effectively used to specify and qualitatively compare the relative benefits...
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The datatset is a compilation of all permanent (legally established) protected areas in Northwest Territories, Canada.
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The datatset is a compilation of all permanent (legally established) protected areas in New Brunswick, Canada.
Carbon dioxide is increasing in the atmosphere, presumably from human activities. Many soils on Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (WGEW) in southeastern Arizona contain carbonates that have accumulated over long periods of time. The hypothesis is that these soils are maintaining this carbon pool under present climatic conditions and are a sink for some of the increasing atmospheric carbon. Bowen ratio systems were used to measure CO2 fluxes from a brush and a grass community with different soil types on WGEW. Contradictory to the hypothesis, the two sites were found to be losing carbon annually. The brush site with higher inorganic carbon in the soil, had an average annual loss of 144 g C m-2 and the grass site...
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The datatset is a compilation of all permanent (legally established) protected areas in Manitoba, Canada.
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This spatial data set was created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to represent the amount of nitrogen generated by grazing cattle that was applied to range land in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States (Hydro Region 17; Major River Basin 7 (MRB7)) during 2002.
We quantified baseline and projected change in wildlife habitat, soil organic carbon (SOC), and water supply (recharge and runoff). For six case study watersheds we quantified the interactions of future development and changing climate on recharge, runoff and streamflow, and precipitation thresholds where dominant watershed hydrological processes shift through analysis of covariance.
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This spatial data set was created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to represent the amount of phosphorus generated by grazing cattle that was applied to range land in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States (Hydro Region 17; Major River Basin 7 (MRB7)) during 2002.
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The datatset is a compilation of all permanent (legally established) protected areas in British Columbia, Canada.
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Mitigation of ecological damage caused by rangeland wildfires has historically been an issue restricted to the western United States. It has focused on conservation of ecosystem function through reducing soil erosion and spread of invasive plants. Effectiveness of mitigation treatments has been debated recently. We searched for literature on postfire seeding of rangelands worldwide. Literature databases searched included SCOPUS, Dissertation Abstracts, Forest Science, Tree search, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and science.gov. Search terms within publications included fire or wildfire in combination with seeding, rehabilitation, restoration, revegetation, stabilization, chaining, disking, drilling, invasives,...
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This spatial data set was created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to represent the extent of land in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States (Hydro Region 17; Major River Basin 7 (MRB7)) that potentially received waste from grazing cattle in 2002.
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Invasion of the exotic annual grass Bromus tectorum into stands of the native perennial grass Hilaria jamesii significantly reduced the abundance of soil biota, especially microarthropods and nematodes. Effects of invasion on active and total bacterial and fungal biomass were variable, although populations generally increased after 50+ years of invasion. The invasion of Bromus also resulted in a decrease in richness and a species shift in plants, microarthropods, fungi, and nematodes. However, despite the depauperate soil fauna at the invaded sites, no effects were seen on cellulose decomposition rates, nitrogen mineralization rates, or vascular plant growth. When Hilaria was planted into soils from not-invaded,...


map background search result map search result map Soil Biota Can Change after Exotic Plant Invasion: Does This Affect Ecosystem Processes? Application of nitrogen generated by grazing cattle to range land in the United States Pacific Northwest for 2002 Application of phosphorus generated by grazing cattle to range land in the United States Pacific Northwest for 2002 Potential range land for grazing cattle in the United States Pacific Northwest Livestock grazing allotments and resource use areas managed by the U.S. Forest Service in California, USA. Permanently protected areas of Quebec, Canada Permanently protected areas of Ontario, Canada Permanently protected areas of Northwest Territories, Canada Permanently protected areas of Nunavut, Canada Permanently protected areas of New Brunswick, Canada Permanently protected areas of Manitoba, Canada Permanently protected areas of British Columbia, Canada Estimating downscaled eMODIS NDVI using Landsat 8 in the central Great Basin shrub steppe Soil Biota Can Change after Exotic Plant Invasion: Does This Affect Ecosystem Processes? Permanently protected areas of New Brunswick, Canada Estimating downscaled eMODIS NDVI using Landsat 8 in the central Great Basin shrub steppe Livestock grazing allotments and resource use areas managed by the U.S. Forest Service in California, USA. Permanently protected areas of Manitoba, Canada Application of nitrogen generated by grazing cattle to range land in the United States Pacific Northwest for 2002 Application of phosphorus generated by grazing cattle to range land in the United States Pacific Northwest for 2002 Potential range land for grazing cattle in the United States Pacific Northwest Permanently protected areas of British Columbia, Canada Permanently protected areas of Ontario, Canada Permanently protected areas of Quebec, Canada Permanently protected areas of Northwest Territories, Canada Permanently protected areas of Nunavut, Canada