Publications & Videos

How much of the Great Plains burns? Effect of scale characterizing fire frequency.

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The Great Plains of the US is characterized by grassland communities. Fire plays an important role in maintaining these grasslands. However, it has been difficult…

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Season of burning and tallgrass prairie vegetation dynamics

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The vegetation patterns and succession of Great Plains grasslands are structured largely by fire. We can see how important fire is to these grasslands by…

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Future Direction of Fire in the Great Plains

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An open discussion from the Fire Summit 2016 moderated by John Wier and Bryan Hays.

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Wildlife Habitat and Fire

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A presentation by Jeff Pennington from the Fire Summit 2016.

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National Prescribed Fire Outlook & Policy Update

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A presentation by Chuck Stanley at the Fire Summit 2016.

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What’s going on in glade soil: effects of edge and fire on mycorrhizae

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Alice Tipton described her research in glades relating mycorrhizae to fire and plant productivity.

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Fire alters emergence of invasive plant species from soil surface-deposited seeds

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Japanese brome, Russian knapweed, spotted knapweed, and leafy spurge are invasive, non-native weeds in the northern prairies of the central United States. Because they reproduce…

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Historical wildfires do not promote cheatgrass invasion in a western Great Plains steppe

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The invasive species cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum, has been linked to increased fire frequency, reduced livestock weight gains and plant diversity, and degraded wildlife habitat in…

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Controls over the strength and timing of fire-grazer interactions in a semi-arid rangeland.

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Grasshopper responses to fire and postfire grazing in the Northern Great Plains

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Grasshoppers in the northern Great Plains periodically experience population outbreaks. While insecticides are available to help control these outbreaks, prescribed burning and livestock grazing, alone…

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