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2017

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Wolf in sheep’s clothing: Model misspecification undermines tests of the neutral theory for life histories, Lise M. Aubry, Matthieu Authier, and Emmanuelle Cam; Ecology and Evolution

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Can Carbon Fluxes Explain Differences in Soil Organic Carbon Storage Under Aspen and Conifer Forest Overstories?, Antra Boca and Helga Van Miegroet; Forests

Can carbon fluxes explain differences in soil organic carbon storage under aspen and conifer forest overstories., Antra Boča and Helga Van Miegroet; Forests

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Herbivore Effects on Productivity Vary by Guild: Cattle Increase Mean Productivity While Wildlife Reduce Variability, Grace K. Charles, Lauren Mcgeoch Porensky, Corinna Riginos, Kari E. Veblen, and Truman P. Young; Ecological Applications

Weather and Prey Availability Affect the Timing of Fall Migration of Eared Grebes (Podiceps Nigricollis) From Great Salt Lake, Maureen G. Frank and Michael R. Conover; Wilson Journal of Ornithology

Soil Type More Than Precipitation Determines Fine-Root Abundance in Savannas of Kruger National Park, South Africa, Andrew Kulmatiski, Sydney R.C. Sprouse, and Karen H. Beard; Plant and Soil

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A Tree Species Effect on Soil That Is Consistent Across the Species’ Range: The Case of Aspen and Soil Carbon in North America, Jerome Laganiere, Antra Boca, Helga Van Miegroet, and David Paré; Forests

A tree species effect on soil that is consistent across the species' range: the case of aspen and soil carbon in North America., Jérôme Laganière, Antra Boča, Helga Van Miegroet, and David Paré; Forests

Effect of an energy supplementation and time on use of medusahead by grazing ewes and their lambs., Juan J. Montes-Sánchez, Helga Van Miegroet, and Juan J. Villalba; Rangeland Ecology and Management

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Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Selection Drives Reproductive Fitness Under a Conifer Removal Strategy, Charles P. Sandford, Michel T. Kohl, Terry A. Messmer, David K. Dahlgren, Avery Cook, and Brian R. Wing; Rangeland Ecology and Management

Why so slow: Gender gap in the advancement to highest ranks in academic STEM, Helga Van Miegroet, R. Callister, K. Sullivan, and C. Glass; Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association

From Matthew to Mathilda effect: Gender and awards in academic STEM, Helga Van Miegroet and C. Glass; Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association

2016

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Can Low-Severity Fire Reverse Compositional Change in Montane Forests of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA?, Kendall M.L. Becker and James A. Lutz; Ecosphere

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Defense traits in the long-lived Great Basin bristlecone pine and resistance to the native herbivore mountain pine beetle, Barbara J. Bentz, Sharon Hood, E. Matthew Hansen, James C. Vandygriff, and Karen E. Mock; New Phytologist

Differences between aspen and conifer soil organic carbon pools explained by carbon fluxes, Antra Boča and Helga Van Miegroet; Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting

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Evaluating impacts using a BACI design, ratios, and a Bayesian approach with a focus on restoration, Mary M. Conner, W. Carl Saunders, Nicolaas Bouwes, and Chris Jordan; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Microhabitat Conditions in Wyoming’s Sage-Grouse Core Areas: Effects on Nest Site Selection and Success, Jonathan B. Dinkins, Kurt T. Smith, Jeffrey L. Beck, Christopher P. Kirol, Aaron C. Pratt, and Michael R. Conover; PLoS ONE

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How to Quantify the Temporal Storage Effect Using Simulations Instead of Math, Stephen P. Ellner, Robin E. Snyder, and Peter B. Adler; Ecology Letters

Frogs Associations With Bromeliads in an Abandoned Cacao Plantation in Northeastern Brazil, Rodrigo Barbosa Ferreira, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Moraes, Rogerio Luiz Teixeira, and Karen H. Beard; Northwestern Journal of Zoology

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Breeding Guilds Determine Frog Response to Edge Effects in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, Rodrigo B. Ferreira, Karen H. Beard, and Martha L. Crump; PLoS ONE

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Disturbance Agents and Their Associated Effects on the Health of Interior Douglas-Fir Forests in the Central Rocky Mountains, Andrew D. Giunta, Michael J. Jenkins, Elizabeth G. Hebertson, and Allen S. Munson; forests

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The Persistence and Characteristics of Chinook Salmon Migrations to the Upper Klamath River Prior to Exclusion by Dams, John B. Hamilton, Dennis W. Rondorf, William R. Tinniswood, Ryan J. Leary, Tim Mayer, Charleen Gavette, and Lynne A. Casal; Oregon Historical Quarterly

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Tree Circumference Dynamics in Four Forests Characterized Using Automated Dendrometer Bands, Valentine Herrmann, Sean M. McMahon, Matteo Detto, James A. Lutz, Chia-Hao Chang-Yang, and Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira; PLoS ONE

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Interactions among climate, topography and herbivory control greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4 and N2O) fluxes in a subarctic coastal wetland, Kathy C. Kelsey, A. Joshua Leffler, Karen H. Beard, Joel A. Schmutz, Ryan T. Choi, and J. M. Welker; Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences

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Spatial response of coyotes to removal of water availability at anthropogenic water sites, Bryan M. Kluever and Eric M. Gese; Journal of Arid Environments

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A life-history perspective on the demographic drivers of structured population dynamics in changing environments, David N. Koons, David T. Iles, Michael Schaub, and Hal Caswell; Ecology Letters

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Using Plant-Soil Feedbacks to Predict Plant Biomass in Diverse Communities, Andrew Kulmatiski, Karen H. Beard, Josephine Grenzer, Leslie Forero, and Justin Heavilin; Ecology

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Using plant-soil feedbacks to predict plant biomass in diverse communities, Andrew Kulmatiski, Karen H. Beard, Josephine Grenzer, Leslie Forero, and Justin Heavilin; Ecology

Bromeliad Selection of Phyllodytes Luteolus (Anura, Hylidae): The Influence of Plant Structure and Water Quality Factors, Marcio M. Mageski, Rodrigo Barbosa Ferreira, Karen H. Beard, Larissa C. Costa, Paulo R. Jesus, Cinthia C. Medeiros, and Paulo D. Ferreira; Journal of Herpetology

Effects of Road and Land Use on Frog Distributions Across Spatial Scales and Regions in the Eastern and Central United States, David M. Marsh, Bradley J. Cosentino, Kara S. Jones, Joseph J. Apodaca, Karen H. Beard, Jane Margaret Bell, Christine Bozarth, Derrick Carper, Julie F. Charbonnier, Andreia Dantas, Elizabeth A. Forys, Miran Foster, Jaquelyn General, Kristen S. Genet, Macie Hanneken, Kyle R. Hess, Shane A. Hill, Faisal Iqbal, Nancy E. Karraker, Eran S. Kilpatrick, Tom A. Langen, James Langford, Kathryn Lauer, Alison J. McCarthy, Joseph Neale, Saumya Patel, Austin Patton, Cherie Southwick, Nathaniel Stearrett, Nicholas Steijn, Mohammed Tasleem, Jospeh M. Taylor, and James R. Vonesh; Diversity and Distributions

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Evaluating the Efficacy of Brood Flush Counts: A Case Study in Two Quail Species, Jeremy P. Orange, Craig A. Davis, R. Dwayne Elmore, Evan P. Turner, Smauel D. Fuhlendorf, and Eric T. Thacker; Western North American Naturalist

Effectiveness of the Toxicant DRC-1339 in Reducing Populations of Common Ravens in Wyoming, Luke W. Peebles and Michael R. Conover; Wildlife Society Bulletin

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Forest Restoration Using Variable Density Thinning: Lessons from Douglas-Fir Stands in Western Oregon, Klaus J. Puettmann, Adrian Ares, Julia I. Burton, and Erich Kyle Dodson; Forests

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Nutrient Recycling by Eared Grebes in the Great Salt Lake, Anthony J. Roberts and Michael R. Conover; Western North American Naturalist

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Environmental Influences on Wintering Duck Abundance at Great Salt Lake, Utah, Anthony J. Roberts, Michael R. Conover, and Josh L. Vest; Western North American Naturalist

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Quaking Aspen in Utah: Integrating Recent Science with Management, Paul C. Rogers and Samuel B. St. Clair; Rangelands

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Olfactory attractants and parity affect prenatal androgens and territoriality of coyote breeding pairs, Christopher J. Schell, Julie K. Young, Elizabeth V. Lonsdorf, Jill M. Mateo, and Rachel M. Santymire; Physiology and Behavior

Different Prey Resources Suggest Little Competition Between Non-Native Frogs and Insectivorous Birds Despite Isotopic Niche Overlap, Robyn L. Smith, Karen H. Beard, and Aaron B. Shiels; Biological Invasions

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Does the presence of oil and gas infrastructure potentially increase risk of harvest in northern bobwhite?, Evan P. Tanner, R. Dwayne Elmore, Craig A. Davis, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, David K. Dahlgren, Eric T. Thacker, and Jeremy P. Orange; Wildlife Biology

Threatened and Invasive Reptiles Are Not Two Sides of the Same Coin, Reid Tingley, Peter J. Mahoney, Andrew M. Durso, Aimee G. Tallian, Alejandra Moran-Ordonez, and Karen H. Beard; Global Ecology and Biogeography

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Do we need demographic data to forecast plant population dynamics?, Andrew T. Tredennick; Methods in Ecology and Evolution

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Forecasting climate change impacts on plant populations over large spatial extents, Andrew T. Tredennick, Mevi B. Hooten, Cameron L. Aldridge, Collin G. Homer, Andrew R. Kleinhesselink, and Peter Adler; Ecosphere

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Forecasting climate change impacts on plant populations over large spatial extent, Andrew T. Tredennick, Mevin B. Hooten, Cameron L. Aldridge, Collin G. Homer, Andrew R. Kleinhesselink, and Peter B. Adler; Ecosphere

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Forecasting climate change impacts on plant populations over large spatial extents, Andrew T. Tredennick, Mevin B. Hooten, Cameron L. Aldridge, Collin G. Homer, Andrew R. Kleinhesselink, and Peter B. Adler; Ecosphere

Gender Equality deserves the attention of our societies, Helga Van Miegroet; CSA News

Carbon cycling in lodgepole pine forests after mountain pine beetle outbreaks, Helga Van Miegroet and Hansen; International Congress of Entomology

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Are Cattle Surrogate Wildlife? Savanna Plant Community Composition Explained by Total Herbivory more than Herbivore Type, Kari E. Veblen, Lauren M. Porensky, Corinna Riginos, and Truman P. Young; Ecological Applications

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Phytochemicals in Animal Health: Diet Selection and Trade-Offs Between Costs and Benefits, Juan J. Villalba, Morgane Costes-Thiré, and Cécile Ginane; Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

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Temporal Foraging Patterns of Nonnative Frogs (Eleutherodactylus Coqui) in Hawaii, Arthur C. Wallis, Robyn L. Smith, and Karen H. Beard; Journal of Herpetology

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Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis James), a Flexible Generalist of Forest Communities in the Intermountain West, Marcella A. Windmuller-Campione and James N. Long; PLoS ONE

2015

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Is anthropogenic cougar mortality compensated by changes in natural mortality in Utah? Insight from long-term studies, Lise M. Aubry, Michael L. Wolfe, David N. Koons, David C. Stoner, Patricia Terletsky, Eric M. Gese, and David M. Choate; Biological Conservation

The relationship between tree above and belowground C inputs and cutin and suberin presence in soil, Antra Boča, J. Hatten, and Helga Van Miegroet; 5th international symposium on soil organic matter

Influence of Shelterbelts on Success and Density of Waterfowl Nests Within the Prairie Pothole Region of North America, Jennifer S. Borgo and Michael R. Conover; Waterbirds

Spatio-Temporal Patterns in the Depredation of Waterfowl Nests in the Prairie Potholes Region, USA, Jennifer S. Borgo and Michael R. Conover; Waterbirds

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Thermal Patterns Constrain Diurnal Behavior of a Ground-Dwelling Bird, J. Matthew Carroll, Craig A. Davis, R. Dwayne Elmore, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, and Eric T. Thacker; Ecosphere

Consequences of Hunter Harvest, Winter Weather, and Increasing Population Size on Survival of Non-Migratory Canada Geese in Connecticut, Michael R. Conover, Jonathan B. Dinkins, and Rebekah E. Ruzicka; The Journal of Wildlife Management

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Evaluating Vital Rate Contributions to Greater Sage-grouse Population Dynamics to Inform Conservation, David Dahlgren; Ecosphere

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What does a Sage-grouse Eat?, D. K. Dahlgren, E. T. Thacker, and T. A. Messmer; USU Extension Fact Sheet

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Annual Report- Greater Sage-grouse Response to Season-long and Prescribed Grazing (NRCS conservation Practice 528) on Paired Ecological Sites, S. Dettenmaier and T. A. Messmer

Ogano-mineral interactions promote greater soil organic carbon storage under aspen in semi-arid montane forests from Utah, Mercedes Román Dobarco, Helga Van Miegroet, and A. Jacobson; 5th international symposium on soil organic matter

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Cost-distance analysis of mesopredators as a tool for avian habitat restoration on a naturally fragmented landscape, Ray D. Dueser, John H. Porter, and Nancy D. Moncrief; Journal of Wildlife Management

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Comparative Evolutionary Diversity and Phylogenetic Structure Across Multiple Forest Dynamics Plots: A Mega-Phylogeny Approach, D. L. Erickson, F. A. Jones, N. G. Swenson, N. Pei, N. Bourg, W. Chen, S. J. Davies, X. Ge, Z. Hao, R. W. Howe, C. L. Huang, A. Larson, S. Lum, J. A. Lutz, K. Ma, M. Meegaskumbura, X. Mi, and J. D. Parker; Frontiers in Genetics

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Diet of the Nonnative Greenhouse Frog (Eleutherodactylus planirostris) in Maui, Hawaii, Rodrigo B. Ferreira, Karen H. Beard, Ryan T. Choi, and William C. Pitt; Journal of Herpetology

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The First Bromeligenous Species of Dendropsophus (Anura: Hylidae) from Brazil's Atlantic Forest, Rodrigo B. Ferreira, Julián Faivovich, Karen H. Beard, and José P. Pombal Jr; PLoS ONE

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2015 Annual Research Report: Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Use Patterns and Vital Rates in the Morgan-Summit Sage-grouse Management Area: Conservation Implications for Managers, B. Flack and T. A. Messmer

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Environmental Drivers of Deadwood Dynamics in Woodlands and Forests, M. Garbarino, R. Marzano, J. D. Shaw, and J. N. Long; Ecosphere

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Using the "placeholder" concept to reduce genetic introgression of an endangered carnivore, Eric M. Gese and Patricia A. Terletzky; Biological Conservation

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Mountain Pine Beetles Use Volatile Cues to Locate Host Limber Pine and Avoid Non-Host Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, Curtis A. Gray, Justin B. Runyon, Michael J. Jenkins, and Andrew D. Giunta; PLOS ONE

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Predation Threat Alters Composition and Functioning of Bromeliad Ecosystems, Edd Hammill, Trisha B. Atwood, and Diane S. Srivastava; Ecosystems

Carbon dynamics in central U.S. Rockies lodgepole pine type following mountain pine beetle outbreaks., E. Matthew Hansen, Michael C. Amacher, Helga Van Miegroet, James N. Long, and Michael G. Ryan; Forest Science

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Grass-Shrub Associations over a Precipitation Gradient and Their Implications for Restoration in the Great Basin, USA, Maike F. Holthuijzen and Kari E. Veblen; PLoS ONE

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Naturalization of almond trees (Prunus dulcis) in semi-arid regions of the Western Mediterranean., Pablo Homet-Gutierrez, Eugene W. Schupp, and José M. Gómez; Journal of Arid Environments

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Predicting Greater Prairie-Chicken Lek Site Suitability to Inform Conservation Actions, Torre J. Hovick, David K. Dahlgren, Monica Papes, R. Dwayne Elmore, and James C. Pitman; PLOS One

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Modelling water uptake provides a new perspective on grass and tree coexistence, Michael G. Mazzacavallo and Andrew Kulmatiski; PLoS ONE

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Accomplishment Report for Utah's Adaptive Resource Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups, T. A. Messmer, L. Belton, D. Dahlgren, S. Nicole Frey, and Rae Ann Hart

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Contrasting Mechanisms of Recovery from Defoliation in Two Intermountain-Native Bunchgrasses, Jayanti Ray Mukherjee, Thomas A. Jones, Peter B. Adler, and Thomas A. Monaco; Rangeland Ecology and Management

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Long-term plant responses to climate are moderated by biophysical attributes in a North American desert, S M. Munson, R H. Webb, D C. Housman, Kari E. Veblen, K E. Nussear, E A. Beever, K B. Hartney, M N. Miriti, S L. Phillips, R E. Fulton, and N G. Tallent; Journal of Ecology

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How Does Variation in Winter Weather Affect Deer-Vehicle Collision Rates, Daniel D. Olson, John A. Bissonette, Patricia C. Cramer, Patrick J. Jackson, Kevin D. Bunnell, and Daniel C. Coster; Wildlife Biology

Competition on the range: science vs, perception in a bison-cattle conflict in the western USA, D. H. Ranglack and J. T. du Toit; Journal of Applied Ecology

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Genetic Analysis of the Henry Mountains Bison Herd, Dustin H. Ranglack, Lauren K. Dobson, Johan T. Du Toit, and James Derr; PLoS ONE

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Lichen Monitoring Delineates Biodiversity on a Great Barrier Reef Coral Cay, Paul C. Rogers, Roderick W. Rogers, Anne E. Hedrich, and Patrick T. Moss; Forests

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2015 Annual Report: Effects of Pinyon Juniper Removal on Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Habitat-use and Vital Ranges in Northwestern Utah, C. Sanford and T. A. Messmer

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Using Life History Trade-Offs to Understand Core-Transient Structuring of a Small Mammal Community, Sarah R. Supp, David N. Koons, and S.K. Morgan Ernest; Ecosphere

Watersheds as a tool to study terrestrial ecosystem process, Helga Van Miegroet; Environmental Science and Resource Management seminarseries

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Contrasting Effects of Different Mammalian Herbivores on Sagebrush Plant Communities, Kari E. Veblen, Kyle Nehring, Chris McGlone, and Mark Ritchie; PLOS ONE

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If Long-Term Resistance to a Spruce Beetle Epidemic is Futile, Can Silvicultural Treatments Increase Resilience in Spruce-Fir Forests in the Central Rocky Mountains?, Marcella A. Windmuller-Campione and James N. Long; Forests

2014

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Soil water retention curves for the major soil types of the Kruger National Park, Robert Buitenwerf, Andrew Kulmatiski, and Steven I. Higgins; Koedoe

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Benefits of exposing animals to poor-quality foods early in life, Elizabeth A. Burritt; Utah State University Extension

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Nutritional value and toxins in various noxious weeds, Elizabeth A. Burritt and Rae Ann Hart; USU Extension

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Should ranchers value sagebrush? Why we need sagebrush, Elizabeth A. Burritt, Thomas Monaco, and Eric Thacker; Utah State University Extension

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Feedlot Performance and Profitability of Cattle Fed Either a Mixed Ration or Allowed to Select Their Diet, Elizabeth A. Burritt and S. Paisley; University of Wyoming, Agricultural Experiment Station, Field Days Bulletin

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Effects of Climatic Variation and Reproductive Trade-offs Vary by Measure of Reproductive Effort in Greater Sage-Grouse, Danny Caudill, Michael R. Guttery, Brent Bibles, Terry A. Messmer, Gretchen Caudill, Erin Leone, David K. Dahlgren, and Renee Chi; Ecososphere

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Citizen science reveals widespread negative effects of roads on amphibian distributions, Bradley J. Cosentino, David M. Marsh, Kara S. Jones, Joseph J. Apodaca, Christopher Bates, Jessica Beach, Karen H. Beard, Kelsie Becklin, Jane Margaret Bell, Christopher Crockett, George Fawson, Jennifer Fjelsted, Elizabeth A. Forys, Kristen S. Genet, Melanie Grover, Jaimie Holmes, Katherine Indeck, Nancy E. Karraker, Eran S. Kilpatrick, Tom A. Langen, Stephen G. Mugel, Alessandro Molina, James R. Vonesh, Ryan J. Weaver, and Anisha Willey; Biological Conservation

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Density-dependent intraspecific aggression regulates survival in northern Yellowstone wolves (Canis lupus), Sarah Cubaynew, Daniel R. MacNulty, Daniel R. Stahler, Kira A. Quimby, Douglas W. Smith, and Tim Coulson; Journal of Animal Ecology

Resistance and resilience: a conceptual framework for silviculture, R. J. DeRose and James N. Long; Forest Science

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Greater Sage-Grouse Response to Season-Long and Prescribed Grazing., S. Dettenmaier and T. A. Messmer

Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Hen Survival: Effects of Raptors, Anthropogenic and Landscape Features, and Hen Behavior, Jonathan B. Dinkins, Michael R. Conover, Christopher P. Kirol, Jeffrey L. Beck, and S. Nicole Frey; Canadian Journal of Zoology

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Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Select Habitat Based on Avian Predators, Landscape Composition, and Anthropogenic Features, Jonathan B. Dinkins, Michael R. Conover, Christopher P. Kirol, Jeffrey L. Beck, and S. Nicole Frey; Condor

Elephant-mediated ecosystem processes in Kalahari-sand woodlands, J. T. du Toit, S. R. Moe, and C. Skarpe; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

Generalities in grazing and browsing ecology: using across-guild comparisons to control contingencies, J. T. du Toit and H. Olff; Oecologia