Application of Ecological Site Information to Transformative Changes on Great Basin Sagebrush Rangelands

C. Jason Williams, Frederick B. Pierson, Kenneth E. Spaeth, Joel R. Brown, Osama Z. Al-Hamdan, Mark A. Weltz, Mark A. Nearing, Jeffrey E. Herrick, Jan Boll, Peter R. Robichaud, David C. Goodrich, Philip Heilman, Phillip Guertin, Mariano Hernandez, Haiyan Wei, Viktor O. Polyakov, Gerardo Armendariz, Sayjro K. Nouwakpo, Stuart P. Hardegree, Patrick E. Clark & 4 others Eva K. Strand, Jonathan D. Bates, Loretta J. Metz, Mary H. Nichols

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Abstract

• The utility of ecological site descriptions (ESD) in the management of rangelands hinges on their ability to characterize and predict plant community change, the associated ecological consequences, and ecosystem responsiveness to management.• We demonstrate how enhancement of ESDs with key ecohydrologic information can aid predictions of ecosystem response and targeting of conservation practices for sagebrush rangelands that are strongly regulated by ecohydrologic or ecogeomorphic feedbacks.• The primary point of this work is that ESD concepts are flexible and can be creatively augmented for improved assessment and management of rangelands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages379-388
Number of pages10
Volume38
No6
Specialist publicationRangelands
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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Keywords

  • adaptive management
  • ecological site
  • erosion
  • Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model
  • resilience
  • runoff

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Williams, C. J., Pierson, F. B., Spaeth, K. E., Brown, J. R., Al-Hamdan, O. Z., Weltz, M. A., ... Nichols, M. H. (2016). Application of Ecological Site Information to Transformative Changes on Great Basin Sagebrush Rangelands. Rangelands, 38(6), 379-388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2016.10.004

Application of Ecological Site Information to Transformative Changes on Great Basin Sagebrush Rangelands. / Williams, C. Jason; Pierson, Frederick B.; Spaeth, Kenneth E.; Brown, Joel R.; Al-Hamdan, Osama Z.; Weltz, Mark A.; Nearing, Mark A.; Herrick, Jeffrey E.; Boll, Jan; Robichaud, Peter R.; Goodrich, David C.; Heilman, Philip; Guertin, Phillip; Hernandez, Mariano; Wei, Haiyan; Polyakov, Viktor O.; Armendariz, Gerardo; Nouwakpo, Sayjro K.; Hardegree, Stuart P.; Clark, Patrick E.; Strand, Eva K.; Bates, Jonathan D.; Metz, Loretta J.; Nichols, Mary H.

In: Rangelands, Vol. 38, No. 6, 01.12.2016, p. 379-388.

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Williams, CJ, Pierson, FB, Spaeth, KE, Brown, JR, Al-Hamdan, OZ, Weltz, MA, Nearing, MA, Herrick, JE, Boll, J, Robichaud, PR, Goodrich, DC, Heilman, P, Guertin, P, Hernandez, M, Wei, H, Polyakov, VO, Armendariz, G, Nouwakpo, SK, Hardegree, SP, Clark, PE, Strand, EK, Bates, JD, Metz, LJ & Nichols, MH 2016, 'Application of Ecological Site Information to Transformative Changes on Great Basin Sagebrush Rangelands' Rangelands, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 379-388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2016.10.004
Williams CJ, Pierson FB, Spaeth KE, Brown JR, Al-Hamdan OZ, Weltz MA et al. Application of Ecological Site Information to Transformative Changes on Great Basin Sagebrush Rangelands. Rangelands. 2016 Dec 1;38(6):379-388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2016.10.004
Williams, C. Jason ; Pierson, Frederick B. ; Spaeth, Kenneth E. ; Brown, Joel R. ; Al-Hamdan, Osama Z. ; Weltz, Mark A. ; Nearing, Mark A. ; Herrick, Jeffrey E. ; Boll, Jan ; Robichaud, Peter R. ; Goodrich, David C. ; Heilman, Philip ; Guertin, Phillip ; Hernandez, Mariano ; Wei, Haiyan ; Polyakov, Viktor O. ; Armendariz, Gerardo ; Nouwakpo, Sayjro K. ; Hardegree, Stuart P. ; Clark, Patrick E. ; Strand, Eva K. ; Bates, Jonathan D. ; Metz, Loretta J. ; Nichols, Mary H. / Application of Ecological Site Information to Transformative Changes on Great Basin Sagebrush Rangelands. In: Rangelands. 2016 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 379-388.
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