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Ecology of Sagebrush Systems


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Wildlife in Sagebrush Ecosystems


Wild and Prescribed Fire

Sociopolitical and Economics

Data Analysis



Bibliography: Hydrology in the Great Basin

Al-Hamdan, O.Z., F.B. Pierson Jr, M.A. Nearing, C.J. Williams, J.J. Stone, P.R. Kormos, J. Boll, and M.A. Weltz. 2013. Risk assessment of erosion from concentrated flow on rangelands using overland flow distribution and shear stress partitioning. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(2):539-548. Available here and here.

Madsen, M.D., S.L. Petersen, B.A. Roundy, B.G. Hopkins and A.G. Taylor. 2012. Comparison of Postfire Soil Water Repellency Amelioration strategies on bluebunch wheatgrass and cheatgrass survival. Rangeland Ecology and Management 65(2):182-188. Available here.

Madsen, M.D., D.L. Zvirzdin, S.L. Petersen, B.G. Hopkins, B.A. Roundy and D.G. Chandler. 2011. Soil Water Repellency within a Burned Piñon-Juniper Woodland: Spatial Distribution, Severity, and Ecohydrologic Implications. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75:1543-1553. Available here.

Pierson, F.B., J.D. Bates, T.J. Svejcar, and S.P. Hardegree. 2007. Runoff and erosion after cutting western juniper. Rangeland Ecology and Management 60:285-292. Available here.

Pierson, F.B., W.H. Blackburn, and S.S. Van Vactor. 2007. Hydrologic Impacts of Mechanical Seeding Treatments on Sagebrush Rangelands. Rangeland Ecology and Managment 60:666-674. Available here.

Pierson, F.B., D.H. Carlson, and K.E. Spaeth. 2002. Impacts of wildfire on soil hydrological properties of steep sagebrush-steppe rangeland. International Journal of Wildland Fire 11(2):145-151. Available here.

Pierson, F.B., Moffet, C.A., Williams, C.J., Hardegree, S.P., and Clark, P.E. 2009. Prescribed-fire effects on rill and interrill runoff and erosion in a mountainous sagebrush landscape. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34(2):193-203. Available here.

Pierson, F.B., P.R. Robichaud, C.A. Moffet, K.E. Spaeth, S.P. Hardegree, P.E. Clark, and C.J. Williams. 2008. Fire effects on rangeland hydrology and erosion in a steep sagebrush-dominated landscape. Hydrological Processes 22:2916-2929. Available here.

Pierson, F.B., P.R. Robichaud, and K.E. Spaeth. 2001. Spatial and temporal effects of wildfire on the hydrology of a steep rangeland watershed. Hydrological Processes 15:2905-2916. Available here.

Pierson, F.B., P.R. Robichaud, K.E. Spaeth, and C.A. Moffet. 2003. Impacts of fire on hydrology and erosion in steep mountain big sagebrush communities. Pages 625-630. In Renard, K.E., S.A. McElroy, S.A. Gburek, W.J. Canfield, H. Evan, and R.L. Scott, editors. Proceedings of the First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. Benson, Arizona. USDA Agricultural Research Service. Available here.

Pierson, F.B., K.E. Spaeth, M.E. Weltz, and D.H. Carlson. 2002. Hydrologic response of diverse western rangelands. Journal of Range Management 55:558-570. Available here.

Pierson, F.B., C.J. Williams, P.R. Kormos, S.P. Hardegree and P.E. Clark. 2010. Hydrologic vulnerability of sagebrush steppe following pinyon and juniper encroachment. Rangeland Ecology and Management 63(6): 614-629. Available here.

Pierson, F.B., C.J. Williams, S.P. Hardegree, P.E. Clark, P.R. Kormos, and O.Z. Al-Hamdan. 2013. Hydrologic and Erosion Responses of Sagebrush Steppe Following Juniper Encroachment, Wildfire, and Tree Cutting. Rangeland Ecology and Management 66:274–289. Available here.

Rau, B.M., J.C. Chambers, R.R. Blank, and W.W. Miller. 2005. Hydrologic response to prescribed fire in central Nevada pinyon-juniper (Pinus monophylla-Juniperus osteosperma) woodland. Journal of Range Management 58:614-622. Available here.

Wilcox, B.P. 2002. Shrub control and streamflow on rangelands: A process based viewpoint. Journal of Range Management 55:318-326. Available here.

Wilcox, B.P., L. Turnbull, M.H. Young, C.J. Williams, S. Ravi, M.S. Seyfried, D.R. Bowling, R.L. Scott, M.J. Germino, T.G. Caldwell and J. Wainwright. 2012. Invasion of shrublands by exotic grasses: Ecohydrological consequences in cold vs. warm deserts. Ecohydrology 5:160-173. Available here.

Williams, C. J., F.B. Pierson, O.Z. Al-Hamdan, P.R. Kormos, S.P. Hardegree, and P.E. Clark. 2013, Can wildfire serve as an ecohydrologic threshold-reversal mechanism on juniper-encroached shrublands. Ecohydrology. doi: 10.1002/eco.1364. Available here.

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