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2015

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A Combined Tracer/Evapotranspiration Model Approach Estimates Plant Water Uptake in Native and Non-Native Shrub-Steppe Communities, Clemence P. Warren, Andrew Kulmatiski, and Karen H. Beard; Journal of Arid Environments

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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

Variation in Fitness Components and Demographic Heterogeneity in Female Kittiwakes: Effects and Effect Sizes Revisited, Emmanuelle Cam, Matthieu Authier, W Link, Lise M. Aubry, and J Y. Monnat; Joint 2014 Annual Meeting British Ecological Society and Société Française d’Ecologie

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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

Elephants and heterogeneity in savanna landscapes, J. T. du Toit, C. Skarpe, and S. R. Moe; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

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Interactions between megaherbivores and microherbivores: elephant browsing reduces host plant quality for caterpillars, H. Hrabar and J. T. du Toit; Ecosphere

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A social–ecological systems approach to non-native species: Habituation and its effect on management of coqui frogs in Hawaii, Emily A. Kalnicky, Mark W. Brunson, and Karen H. Beard; Biological Conservation

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Factors Influencing Reproductive Success of Ferruginous Hawks in the Uintah Basin, Utah, Heather L. Keough, Michael R. Conover, and Anthony J. Roberts; Journal of Raptor Research

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Effects of exploitation on an overabundant species: the lesser snow goose predicament, David N. Koons; Journal of Animal Ecology

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Most soil trophic guilds increase plant growth: a meta-analytical review, Andrew Kulmatiski, Andrew Anderson-Smith, Karen H. Beard, Stephen Doucette-Riise, Michael Mazzacavallo, Nicole E. Nolan, Ricardo A. Ramirez, and John R. Stevens; Oikos

Land classification in the interior western United States: a critical assessment of the habitat type concept, A. Kusbach, James N. Long, and J. D. Shaw; Applied Vegetation Science

Vegetation geo-climatic zonation in the Rocky Mountains, northern Utah, USA, A. Kusbach, H. Van Miegroet, J. L. Boettinger, and James N. Long; Journal of Mountain Science

A comprehensive framework of forest stand property-density relationships: perspectives for plant population ecology and forest management, James N. Long and G. Vacchiano; Annals of Forest Science

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Influence of Group Size on the Success of Wolves Hunting Bison, Daniel R. MacNulty, Aimee Tallian, Daniel R. Stahler, and Douglas W. Smith; 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

Impala as controllers of elephant-driven change within a savanna ecosystem, S. R. Moe, L. Rutina, H. Hytteborn, and J. T. du Toit; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

Geographical Distribution: Eleutherodactylus Planirostris (Greenhouse Frog)., Christina A. Olson, Arvin C. Diesmos, and Karen H. Beard; Herpetological Review

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In defense of fences, M. Pfeifer, C. Packer, A. C. Burton, S. T. Garnett, A. J. Loveridge, Daniel R. MacNulty, and P. J. Platts; Science

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Grazing Tall Larkspur Ranges: A Livestock Producer's Decision-making Handbook, James A. Pfister, Dale R. Gardner, Daniel Cook, Ben T. Green, Kevin D. Welch, and Elizabeth A. Burritt; USU ExtensionNR/RangeManagement/2014-03pr

Influence of Drinking Water with Quebracho Tannin on Intake of Endophyte-Infected Tall Rescue by Cattle, Frederick D. Provenza, Tiffany L. Jensen, and Juan J. Villalba; Animal Feed Science and Technology

Breeding Origins of Northern Shovelers (Anas Clypeata) Wintering on the Great Salt Lake, Utah, Anthony J. Roberts and Michael R. Conover; The Wilson Journal of Ornithology

Diet and Body Mass of Ducks in the Presence of Commercial Harvest of Brine Shrimp Cysts in the Great Salt Lake, Utah, Anthony J. Roberts and Michael R. Conover; The Journal of Wildlife Management

Role of Benthic Substrate in Waterfowl Distribution on Great Salt Lake, Anthony J. Roberts and Michael R. Conover; Waterbirds

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Factors Influencing Mortality of Eared Grebes (Podiceps Nigricollis) During a Mass Downing, Anthony J. Roberts, Michael R. Conover, and Jonathan L. Fusaro; Wilson Journal of Ornithology

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Quaking Aspen in the Residential-Wildland Interface: Elk Herbivory Hinders Forest Conservation, Paul C. Rogers, Allison Jones, James C. Catlin, James Shuler, Arthur Morris, and Michael R. Kuhns; Natural Areas Journal

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A Functional Framework for Improved Management of Western North American Aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.), Paul C. Rogers, Simon M. Landhausser, Bradley D. Pinno, and Ronald J. Ryel; Forest Science

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Effects of Pinyon Juniper Removal on Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Habitat-use and Vital Rates in Northwestern Utah., C. Sandford and Terry A. Messmer

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Geomorphic Landforms and Plant Community Structure and Dominance In the Central Desert Region of Baja California, México, Leila M. Shultz, Phillip W. Rundel, M. Rasoul Sharifi, Erik T. Nilsen, Gail A. Baker, and Ross A. Virginia; Madrono

The Chobe elephants: one species, two niches, S. Stokke and J. T. du Toit; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

Grazing, tiling and canopy effects on carbon dioxide fluxes in a Spanish dehesa, Carla Uribe, Rosa Inclán, L. Hernando, Mercedes Román Dobarco, M. A. Clavero, Sonia Roig, and Helga Van Miegroet; Agroforestry Systems

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Monitoring of livestock grazing effects on Bureau of Land Management land, Kari E. Veblen

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Dogs Day in Wildlife Conservation, Julie Young; Ecology

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Incorporating Cold-Air Pooling into Downscaled Climate Models Increases Potential Refugia for Snow-Dependent Species within the Sierra Nevada Ecoregion, CA, Julie Young; PLoS ONE

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The Evolution of Self-Control, Julie Young; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

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Evaluation of 6 ONRAB Ultralite bait flavor matrices delivered to coyotes (Canis latrans): Implications for oral rabies vaccination, Julie Young, Are R. Berensten, Stacey P. Brummer, and Kurt C. VerCauteren; Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research

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Calving location selection patterns of saiga antelope in Mongolia, Julie K. Young, B. Buuveibaatar, T. K. Fuller, and J. Berger; Journal of Zoology

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Production of Hybrids between Western Gray Wolves and Western Coyotes, Julie K. Young, L. David Mech, and Bruce W. Christensen; PLoS ONE

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Efficacy of Ropel as a Coyote Repellent, Julie K. Young, Elizabeth A. Miller, Scott Stelting, and Bruce A. Kimball; Human-Wildlife Interactions

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Influence of habitat structure and food on patch choice of captive coyotes, Julie Young, Sharon A. Poessel, and Eric M. Gese; Applied Animal Behaviour Science

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Animal attendance at M-44 sodium cyanide ejector sites for coyotes, Julie Young, John A. Shivik, and Lauren Mastro; Wildlife Society Bulletin

2013

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Can the past predict the future? Experimental tests of historically based population models, Peter Adler, Kerry M. Byrne, and James Leiker; Global Change Biology

Niche opportunities and invasion dynamics in a desert annual community, Ginger R.H. Allington, David N. Koons, S.K. Morgan Earnest, Michele R. Schutzenhofer, and Thomas J. Valone; Ecology Letters

Climate change, phenology, and habitat degradation: drivers of gosling body condition and juvenile survival in lesser snow geese, Lise M. Aubry, Robert F. Rockwell, Evan G. Cooch, and David N. Koons; Global Change Biology

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Rodent-Mediated Interactions Among Seed Species of Differing Quality in a Shrubsteppe Ecosystem, Karen H. Beard, Craig A. Faulhaber, Frank P. Howe, and Thomas C. Edwards Jr; Western North American Naturalist

The interacting ecological effects of large-scale disturbances and salvage logging on montane spruce forest regeneration in the western European Alps, A. Bottero, M. Garbarino, James N. Long, and R. Motta; Forest Ecology and Management

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Ingestion of toxic plants by herbivores, Elizabeth A. Burritt; Utah State Extension

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Mother knows best, Elizabeth A. Burritt; Utah State University Extension

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Elk and Cattle Grazing Can Be Complementary, Elizabeth A. Burritt and Roger Banner; Rangelands

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Training Livestock to Avoid Specific Foilage, Elizabeth A. Burritt, Morgan Doran, and Matt Stevenson; Utah State University Extension

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Finishing bison by offering a choice of feeds and room to roam, Elizabeth A. Burritt, M. Kossler, and J. Villalba; Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

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Continental-scale assessment of genetic diversity and population structure in quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), Colin M. Callahan, Carol A. Rowe, Ronald J. Ryel, John D. Shaw, Michael D. Madritch, and Karen E. Mock; Journal of Biogeography

Looking for a needle in a haystack: inference about individual fitness components in a heterogeneous population, Emmanuelle Cam and David N. Koons; Oikos

Effects of Increasing Age on Fecundity of Old-Aged Canada Geese (Branta Canadensis), Michael R. Conover; Waterbirds

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Demography, Vital Rates, Habitat- Use, and Seasonal Movements of Greater Sage-Grouse in the Raft River Subunit Management Area, West Box Elder County, Utah - Phase 2, A. Cook, T. A. Messmer, and B. Wing

Effect of increasing temperature on the distribution of spruce beetle in Engelmann spruce forests of the Interior West, USA, R. J. DeRose, B. J. Bentz, James N. Long, and J. D. Shaw; Forest Ecology and Management

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

Raphicerus campestris Steenbok (Steinbuck, Steinbok), J. T. du Toit; Mammals of Africa, vol. VI

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The Influence of Snowmobile Trails on Coyote Movements during Winter in High-Elevation Landscapes, Eric M. Gese, Jennifer L. Burghardt Dowd, and Lise M. Aubry; PLOS One

Ungulate Damage to Safflower in Utah, Michael J. Haney and Michael R. Conover; The Journal of Wildlife Management

Invasive Plants in U. S. National Wildlife Refuges: A Coordinated Research Project Using Undergraduate Ecology Students, Martha F. Hoopes, David M. Marsh, Karen H. Beard, Nisse Goldberg, Alberto Aparicio, Annie Arbuthnot, Benjamin Hixon, Danelle Laflower, Lucas Lee, Amanda Little, Emily Mooney, April Pallette, Alison Ravenscraft, Stephen Scheele, Kyle Stowe, Colin Sykes, Robert Watson, and Blia Yang; Bioscience

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Community-level Response to Habitat Structure Manipulations: An Experimental Case Study in a Tropical Ecosystem, Emily A. Kalnicky, Karen H. Beard, and Mark W. Brunson; Forest Ecology and Management

Influence of wolf predation risk on elk movement in Yellowstone National Park, M. T. Kohl and Daniel R. MacNulty; 20th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society

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The Legacy of Destructive Snow Goose Foraging on Supratidal Marsh Habitat in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, David Koons; Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research

Body condition dynamics and the cost-of-delay hypothesis in a temperate-breeding duck, David N. Koons; Journal of Avian Biology

Terrestrial predation by polar bears: not just a wild goose chase, David N. Koons, D. T. lles, S. L. Peterson, L J. Gormezana, and R F. Rockwell; Polar Biology

Do People Understand Trees?, Michael R. Kuhns; Proc. 16th European Forum on Urban Forestry - The Walking Urban Forest:A Dynamic Green Infrastructure for Our Cities

USU Campus Tree Identification Tour, Michael R. Kuhns and R. Long

Change in Urban Forestry Programs in the Western United States - A Comparison Over 15 Years., Michael R. Kuhns, M. Perkins, and R. Long; Proc. 16th European Forum on Urban Forestry - The Walking Urban Forest:A Dynamic Green Infrastructure for Our Cities

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Woody Plant Encroachment Facilitated by Increased Precipitation Intensity, Andrew Kulmatiski and Karen H. Beard; Nature Climate Change

Predators, Alternative Prey, and Climate Influence Annual Breeding Succcess of a Long - Lived Sea Duck, David T. lles, Robert F. Rockwell, Paul Matulonis, Gregory J. Robertson, Kenneth F. Abraham, J. Chris Davies, and David N. Koons; Journal of Animal Ecology

Changing perspectives on regeneration ecology and genetic diversity in western quaking aspen: implications for silviculture, James N. Long and K. E. Mock; Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Understanding the limits to wolf predatory power, Daniel R. MacNulty; 2013 International Wolf Symposium: Wolves and Humans at the Crossroads

Elk spatial response to wolf predation in Yellowstone National Park, Daniel R. MacNulty, M. T. Kohl, and J. D. Forester; International Wolf Symposium: Wolves and Humans at the Crossroads

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Mechanisms of population regulation in wolves and their community consequences, Daniel R. MacNulty, Douglas Smith, Daniel Stahler, Rolf O. Peterson, and John A. Vucetich; 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America: Sustainable Pathways.

Reproductive consequences of life history traits, morphology, pack composition, and environmental conditions for female wolves, Daniel R. MacNulty, D. R. Stahler, D. W. Smith, B. vonHoldt, and R. K. Wayne; International Wolf Symposium; Wolves and Humans at the Crossroads

Comparison of population genetic patterns in two widespread freshwater mussels with contrasting life histories in western North America, Karen E. Mock

Contrasting Geographic Patterns of Genetic Differentiation in Body Size and Development Time With Reproductive Isolation in Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae), Karen E. Mock

Greater sage-grouse and natural gas development in Utah: using population genetic data for conservation efforts., Karen E. Mock

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Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence, C Packer, A. Loveridge, S. Canney, T. Caro, S. T. Garnett, M. Pfeifer, K. K. Zander, A. Swanson, Daniel R. MacNulty, G. Balme, H. Bauer, C. M. Begg, K. S. Begg, S. Bhalla, C. Bissett, T. Bodasing, H. Brink, A. Burger, A. C. Burton, B. Clegg, S. Dell, A. Delsink, T. Dickerson, S. M. Dloniak, D. Druce, L. Frank, P. Funston, N. Gichohi, R. Groom, C. Hanekom, B. Heath, L. Hunter, H. H. Delongh, C. J. Joubert, S. M. Kasiki, B. Kissui, W. Knocker, B. Leathem, P. A. Lindsey, S. D. Maclennan, J. W. McNutt, S. M. Miller, S. Naylor, P. Nel, C. Ng'weno, K. Nicholls, J. O. Ogutu, E. Okot-Omoya, B. D. Patterson, A. Plumptre, J. Salerno, K. Skinner, R. Slotow, E. A. Sogbohossou, K. J. Stratford, C. Winterbach, H. Winterbach, and S. Polasky; Ecology Letters

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The case for fencing remains intact, C. Packer, A. Swanson, S. Canney, A. Loveridge, S. Garnett, M. Pfeifer, A. C. Burton, H. Bauer, and Daniel R. MacNulty; Ecology Letters

Prescribed Fire on Public Lands, W. G. Page and Michael R. Kuhns

Intra-guild interactions and projected impact of climate and land use changes on North American pochard ducks, Guillame Peron and David N. Koons; Oecologia

Population Fluctuations and Distribution of Staging Eared Grebes (Podiceps Nigricollis) in North America, Anthony J. Roberts, Michael R. Conover, John Luft, and John Neil; Canadian Journal of Zoology

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Resilience in Quaking Aspen: Recent Advances and Future Needs, Paul C. Rogers, C. Eisenberg, and S. Clair; Forest Ecology and Management

Preventing Deer Damage to your Trees and Shrubs, M. Schwender and Michael Kuhns

How To Create a Wildlife-Friendly Yard, M. Schwender and Michael R. Kuhns

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Fire regimes of quaking aspen in the Mountain West, D. J. Shinneman, W. L. Baker, Paul C. Rogers, and D. Kulakowski; Forest Ecology and Management