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11 publications in Grasslands

Changing wildfire, changing forests: the effects of climate change on fire regimes and vegetation in the Pacific Northwest, USA

Published in: | Research Themes: Wildfire, Drought, Forests, Grasslands

Halofsky, J.E., D.L. Peterson, and B.J. Harvey. 2020. Changing wildfire, changing forests: the effects of climate change on fire regimes and vegetation in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Fire Ecology 16:1-26.

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Climate-induced expansions of invasive species in the Pacific Northwest, North America: a synthesis of observations and projections

Published in: | Research Themes: Forests, Grasslands, Wetlands, Wildlife, Plants, Fish

Kovach, R., J.A. Gervais, A. Sepulveda, R. Al-Chokhachy, J.J. Giersch, and C.C. Muhlfeld. 2020. Climate-induced expansions of invasive species in the Pacific Northwest, North America: a synthesis of observations and projections. Biological Invasions

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Empirical methods for remote sensing of nitrogen in drylands may lead to unreliable interpretation of ecosystem function

Published in: | Research Themes: Remote Sensing, Grasslands, Plants

Dashti, H., N.F. Glenn, S. Ustin, J.J. Mitchell, Y. Qi, N.T. Ilangakoon, A.N. Flores, J.L. Silvan-Cardenas, K. Zhao, L.P. Spaete, and M.A. de Graaff. 2019. Empirical methods for remote sensing of nitrogen in drylands may lead to unreliable interpretation of ecosystem function. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 57:3993-4004.

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Spatial patterns of meadow sensitivities to interannual climate variability in the Sierra Nevada

Published in: | Research Themes: Grasslands, Water, Plants

Albano, C.M, M.L. McClure, S.E. Gross, W. Kitlasten, C.E. Soulard, C. Morton, and J. Huntington. 2019. Spatial patterns of meadow sensitivities to interannual climate variability in the Sierra Nevada. Ecohydrology 12:e2128.

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Appropriate sample size for monitoring burned pastures sagebrush steppe: how many plots are enough, and can one size fit all?

Published in: | Research Themes: Wildfire, Grasslands, Plants

Applestein, C., M.J. Germino, D.S. Pilliod, M.R. Fisk, and R.S. Arkle. 2018. Appropriate sample size for monitoring burned pastures sagebrush steppe: how many plots are enough, and can one size fit all? Rangeland Ecology & Management 71: 721-726.

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Assessments of species’ vulnerability to climate change: from pseudo to science

Wade, A. A., B. K. Hand, R. P. Kovach, C. C. Muhlfeld, R. S. Waples, and G. Luikart. 2017. Assessments of species’ vulnerability to climate change: from pseudo to science. Biodiversity and Conservation 26:223–229.

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Divergence of ecosystem services in U.S. National Forests and Grasslands under a changing climate

Published in: | Research Themes: Forests, Grasslands

Duan, K., G. Sun, S. Sun, P. V. Caldwell, E. C. Cohen, S. G. McNulty, H. D. Aldridge, and Y. Zhang. 2016. Divergence of ecosystem services in U.S. National Forests and Grasslands under a changing climate. Scientific Reports 6:24441.

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Assessing the impacts of projected climate change on biodiversity in the protected areas of western North America

Published in: | Research Themes: Birds, Forests, Grasslands, Wetlands, Wildlife, Plants, Oceans and Coasts, Fish

Langdon, J. G. R., and J. J. Lawler. 2015. Assessing the impacts of projected climate change on biodiversity in the protected areas of western North America. Ecosphere 6(5):87.

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Landscape community genomics: understanding eco-evolutionary processes in complex environments

Hand, B. K., W. H. Lowe, R. P. Kovach, C. C. Muhlfeld, and G. Luikart. 2015. Landscape community genomics: understanding eco-evolutionary processes in complex environments. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30:161–168.

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Using a dynamic global vegetation model to help inform management decisions

Published in: | Research Themes: Forests, Grasslands, Plants

Halofsky, J.S., J.E. Halofsky, D.R. Conklin, D. Bachelet, M.A. Hemstrom, B.K. Kerns, A.T. Morzillo. 2015. Using a dynamic global vegetation model to help inform management decisions. In D. Bachelet and D. Turner (editors), Global Vegetation Dynamics: Concepts and Applications in the MC1 Model (pp. 153-170). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

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