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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of a Decision-Support System for the Ecologically-Based Management of Cheatgrass and Medusahead-Infested Rangeland

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Predicting foundation bunchgrass species abundances: model-assisted decision-making in protected-area sagebrush steppe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodhouse, T.J., Irvine, K.M., Sheley, R.L., Smith, B.S., Hoh, S., Esposito, D., Mata-Gonzalez, R. 2014. Predicting foundation bunchgrass species abundances: model-assisted decision-making in protected-area sagebrush steppe. Ecosphere. 5(9):1-16.
Simultaneous intraspecific facilitation and interspecific competition between native and annual grasses     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sheley, R.L., James, J.J. 2014. Simultaneous intraspecific facilitation and interspecific competition between native and annual grasses. Journal of Arid Environments. 104:50-87. DOI: 10.1016/j.jariden.2014.01.019.
The effects of precipitation and soil type on three invasive annual grasses in the western United States     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bansal, S., James, J., Sheley, R.L. 2014. The effects of precipitation and soil type on three invasive annual grasses in the western United States. Journal of Arid Environments. 104:38-42.
Knapweed hay as a nutritional supplement for beef cows fed low-quality forage     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bohnert, D.W., Sheley, R.L., Falck, S.J., Nyman, A.A. 2014. Knapweed hay as a nutritional supplement for beef cows fed low-quality forage. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67(2):219-223. DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-13-00091.1.
USDA Area-Wide Project for Annual Grasses: Outcomes and Impacts - (Government Publication)
Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L. 2013. USDA area-wide project for annual grasses: outcomes and impacts. Agricultural Research Service Publication. 33p.
Landscape-scale rehabilitation of medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae)dominated sagebrush steppe     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sheley, R.L., Vasquez, E., Chamberlain, A., Smith, B.S. 2012. Landscape-scale rehabilitation of medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae)dominated sagebrush steppe. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 5:436-442.
Cost/benefit analysis of managing annual invasive grasses in partially invaded sagebrush steppe ecosystems     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sheley, R.L., Sheley, J.L., Smith, B.S. 2014. Cost/benefit analysis of managing annual invasive grasses in partially invaded sagebrush steppe ecosystems. Weed Science. 62(1):38-44. DOI: 10.1614/WS-D-13-00056.1.
Implementing EBIPM: A guide to developing and invasive plant operational plan - (Government Publication)
Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L. 2013. Implementing EBIPM: A guide to developing and invasive plant operational plan. Agricultural Research Service Publication. p.1-19.
A systems approach to restoring degraded drylands     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, J.J., Sheley, R.L., Erickson, T., Rollins, K.S., Taylor, M.H., Dixon, K.W. 2013. A systems approach to restoring degraded drylands. Journal of Applied Ecology. 50:730-739.
Synergistic, additive and antagonistic impacts of drought and herbivory on Pinus sylvestris: leaf, tissue and whole-plant responses and recovery     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bansal, S., Hallsby, G., Lofvenius, M.O., Nilsson, M. 2013. Synergistic, additive and antagonistic impacts of drought and herbivory on Pinus sylvestris: leaf, tissue and whole-plant responses and recovery. Tree Physiology. 33:451-463.
Ebipm 2013 Planner for Preventing Weed Invasion - (Government Publication)
Smith, B.S. 2013. EBIPM 2013 planner for preventing weed invasion[calendar]. Agricultural Research Service Publication. 25p.
Prioritizing invasive plant management strategies     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sheley, R.L., Smith, B.S. 2012. Prioritizing invasive plant management strategies. Rangelands. 34(6):11-14.
Ecologically-based invasive plant management: Step by step     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sheley, R.L., Smith, B.S. 2012. Ecologically-based invasive plant management: Step by step. Rangelands. 34(6):6-10.
Ecological principles underpinning invasive plant management tools and strategies     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, J.J., Sheley, R.L., Smith, B.S. 2012. Ecological principles underpinning invasive plant management tools and strategies. Rangelands. 34(6):27-29.
Linking ecological principles to tools and strategies in an EBIPM program     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ditomaso, J.M., Smith, B.S. 2012. Linking ecological principles to tools and strategies in an EBIPM program. Rangelands. 34(6):30-34.
Adaptive management in EBIPM: A key to success in invasive plant management     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leffler, A.J., Sheley, R.L. 2012. Adaptive management in EBIPM: A key to success in invasive plant management. Rangelands. 34(6):44-47.
Advancing EBIPM through education - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Call, C., Smith, B.S., Kartchner, H., Steineckert, R., Tuckness, J. 2012. Advancing EBIPM through education. Rangelands. 34(6):57-63.
Integrating a rangeland health assessment with successional management: A synergistic approach to EBIPM     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vasquez, E.A., Sheley, R.L., James, J.J., Svejcar, A.J., Pellant, M.L. 2012. Integrating a rangeland health assessment with successional management: A synergistic approach to EBIPM. Rangelands. 34(6):15-18.
The role of plant litter on nutrient mineralization and vegetation dynamics in three sage-steppe communities with differing levels of annual grass invasion - (Abstract Only)
Sheley, R.L., Bansal, S. 2012. The role of plant litter on nutrient mineralization and vegetation dynamics in three sage-steppe communities with differing levels of annual grass invasion [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. Paper No. PS45-47.
Interactive effects of burn severity and canopy cover on ecophysiology of tree seedlings in boreal forests - (Proceedings)
Bansal, S., Jochum, T., Wardle, D., Nilsson, M. 2012. Interactive effects of burn severity and canopy cover on ecophysiology of tree seedlings in boreal forests [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. Paper No. PS71-66.
Government success in partnerships: The USDA-ARS areawide ecologically-based invasive annual grass management program     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L. 2012. Government success in partnerships: The USDA-ARS areawide ecologically-based invasive annual grass management program. Rangelands. 34(4):17-24.
Making grazing management a priority in invasive annual grass infestations - (Popular Publication)
Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L., Svejcar, A.J. 2012. Making grazing management a priority in invasive annual grass infestations. Oregon Beef Producer. 25:11-12.
Implementing EBIPM: science-driven plant management - (Other)
Smith, B.S., Steineckert, R. 2012. Implementing EBIPM: science-driven plant management [DVD]. Burns, OR: Agricultural Research Service Publication.
Trait convergence and plasticity among native and invasive species in resource-poor environments     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Drenovsky, R.E., Khasanova, A., James, J.J. 2012. Trait convergence and plasticity among native and invasive species in resource-poor environments. American Journal of Botany. 99:639-639.
Ebipm Assessment Guide - (Government Publication)
Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L., James, J.J., Vasquez, E. 2012. EBIPM assessment guide. Agricultural Research Service Publication. 20 p.
Grazing invasive annual grasses: the green and brown guide - (Government Publication)
Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L., Svejcar, A.J. 2012. Grazing invasive annual grasses: the green and brown guide. Agricultural Research Service Publication. 36 p.
The interactive effects of temperature and light on biological nitrogen fixation in boreal forests     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gundale, M.J., Nilsson, M., Bansal, S., Jaderlund, A. 2012. The interactive effects of temperature and light on biological nitrogen fixation in boreal forests. New Phytologist. 194:453-463. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04071.x
Cooperative prevention systems to protect rangelands from the spread of invasive plants     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goodwin, K., Sheley, R.L., Jacobs, J., Wood, S., Manoukian, M., Schuldt, M., Miller, E., Sackman, S. 2012. Cooperative prevention systems to protect rangelands from the spread of invasive plants. Rangelands. 34(1):26-31.
Ebipm 2012 Calendar - (Other)
Smith, B.S. 2012. EBIPM 2012 calendar [calendar]. Agricultural Research Service Publication. 26 P.
Directing succession using grazing in an EBIPM program - (Abstract Only)
Smith, B.S. 2012. Directing succession using grazing in an EBIPM program [abstract]. 65th Annual Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 0005.
Education in the field: The making of the High Desert Youth Range Camp - (Abstract Only)
Chamberlain, A., Smith, B.S., Johnson, D., Brody, B. 2012. Education in the field: The making of the High Desert Youth Range Camp [abstract]. 65th Annual Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 0023.
Grass seedling demography and sage steppe restoration     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
James, J.J., Rinella, M.J., Svejcar, A.J. 2012. Grass seedling demography and sage steppe restoration. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65(4):409-417.
Species performance: the relationship between nutrient availability, life history traits, and stress - (Book / Chapter)
James, J.J. 2012. Species performance: the relationship between nutrient availability, life history traits, and stress. In: Monaco, T.A, Sheley, R.A., editors. Invasive Plant Ecology and Management: Linking Processes to Practice. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. p.142-153.
A working ranch with an effective medusahead management program - (Other)
Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L., Bingham, B.S. 2011. A working ranch with an effective medusahead management program. Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center. DVD.
Establishing a weed prevention area, a step-by-step user's guide - (Experiment Station)
Christensen, S., Ransom, C., Sheley, R.L., Smith, B.S., Whitesides, R. 2011. Establishing a weed prevention area, a step-by-step user's guide. Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center. 1-40.
Ecologically-based invasive plant management 2011 calendar - (Other)
Smith, B.S. 2010. Ecologically-based invasive plant management 2011 calendar. Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center. 1(1).
Assessment and demonstration of ecologically-based medusahead and cheatgrass management in Jordan Valley, Oregon - (Abstract Only)
Vasquez, E., Chamberlain, A., Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L. 2011. Assessment and demonstration of ecologically-based medusahead and cheatgrass management in Jordan Valley, Oregon.64th Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands Proceedings, February 6-10, 2011, Billings, Montana. 64:247.
Government success in partnership: the USDA-ARS area-wide ecologically based invasive annual grass management program - (Abstract Only)
Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L. 2011. Government success in partnership: the USDA-ARS area-wide ecologically based invasive annual grass management program. 64th Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands Proceedings, February 6-10, 2011, Billings, Montana. 64:167.
Research, demonstration, and extension: the ARS area-wide ecologically based invasive plant management project - (Abstract Only)
Smith, B.S., Sheley, R.L. 2011. Research, demonstration, and extension: the ARS area-wide ecologically based invasive plant management project. 64th Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands Proceedings, February 6-10, 2011, Billings, Montana. 64:73.
The importance of education in managing invasive plant species - (Abstract Only)
Young, S.L., Sheley, R.L., Smith, B.S., Howery, L., Mcdonald, S., Westbrooks, R., Westbrooks, B., Lehnhoff, E. 2011. The importance of education in managing invasive plant species. 64th Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands Proceedings, February 6-10, 2011, Billings, Montana. 64:469.
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