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Bibliography: Great Basin

Anderton, L.K., and M.E. Barkworth. 2009. Grasses of the Intermountain Region. Intermountain Herbarium, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322.

Bradley, B.A. 2006. A Regional Analysis of Drivers and Impacts of Land Cover Change and Long-term Land Cover Trends in the Great Basin, U.S. Doctoral Dissertation. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Available here.

Bradley, B.A. and J.F. Mustard. 2008. Comparison of phenology trends by land cover class: a case study in the Great Basin, USA. Global Change Biology 14: 334-346. Available here.

Chambers, J.C., N. Devoe, and A. Evenden, editors. 2008. Collaborative management and research in the Great Basin—examining the issues and developing a framework for action. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-204. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 66p. Available here.

Chambers, J.C. and J.R. Miller, editors. 2004. Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems: Ecology, Management and Restoration. Island Press. Available here.

Chambers, J.C. and M.J. Wisdom. 2009. Priority Research and Management Issues for the Imperiled Great Basin of the Western United States. Restoration Ecology 17(5):707-714. Available here.

Fleishman, E., J.C. Chambers and M.J. Wisdom. 2009. Introduction to the Special Section on Alternative Futures for Great Basin Ecosystems. Restoration Ecology 17(5):704-706. Available here.

Forbis, T.A. L. Provencher, L. Turner, G. Medlyn, J. Thompson, and G. Jones. 2007. A method for landscape-scale vegetation assessment: Application to Great Basin rangeland ecosystems. Rangeland Ecology and Management 60(3):209-217. Available here.

Madsen, M.D., K.W. Davies, C.J. Williams and T.J. Svejcar. 2012. Agglomerating seeds to enhance native seedling emergence and growth. Journal of Applied Ecology 49(2):431-438. Available here.

Nachlinger, J., K. Sochi, P. Comer, G. Kittel, and D. Dorfman. 2001. Great Basin: an ecoregion-based conservation blueprint. The Nature Conservancy, Reno, Nevada, USA.

Noss, R.F., E.T. LaRoe III, and J.M. Scott. 1995. Endangered ecosystems of the United States: a preliminary assessment of loss and degradation. National Biological Service Biological Report 28, National Biological Service, Washington, D.C., USA.

Sheley, R., J. Mangold, K. Goodwin, and J. Marks. 2008. Revegetation Guidelines for the Great Basin: Considering Invasive Weeds. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, ARS-168, October 2008, 52pp. Available here.

Tausch, R.J. and C.L. Nowak. 2000. Influences of Holocene climate and vegetation changes on present and future community dynamics. Journal of Arid Land Studies 10S:5-8.

USDI Bureau of Land Management. 1999. The Great Basin Restoration Initiative: out of ashes, an opportunity. USDI Bureau of Land Management, National Office of Fire and Aviation, Boise, Idaho, USA. Available here.

USDI Bureau of Land Management. 2000. The Great Basin: Healing the Land. USDI Bureau of Land Management. Available here.

Wisdom, M.J. and J.C. Chambers. 2009. A Landscape Approach for Ecologically Based Management of Great Basin Shrublands. Restoration Ecology 17(5):740-749. Available here.

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