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Land Management Treatments

Vegetation and Fuels

Soils and Biogeochemistry

Water Runoff and Erosion

Birds and Insects

Economics

Human Perspectives

Climate Change Connection

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Brice Hanberry
Research Ecologist

steve buntingRocky Mountain Research Station
USDA Forest Service
8221 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
605-716-2205

brice.hanberry@usda.gov

Analysis and management of disturbance effects including fire and fire exclusion, climate change, and land use on terrestrial ecosystems, natural resources, and wildlife at multiple scales, with particular focus on open oak and pine ecosystems. Oak and pine savannas and woodlands are part of a continuum between grasslands and closed forests. The unique bipartite characteristics of grasslands with a tree overstory are not recognized and therefore, undervalued for conservation and management.

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