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   -Jeanne Chambers

 

EPR-Project Leader

   -Robin Tausch

 

 

The Book

   -Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems

 

GBEM-Field Tour

 

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Climate Change & Species Distributions

Pinyon Juniper Woodlands and Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems

Watersheds and Riparian Ecosystems

Reports

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The Most Recent

2007:

Allcock, K, R. Nowak, B. Blank, T. Jones, T. Monaco, J. Chambers, R. Tausch, P. Doescher, J. Tanaka, D. Ogle, L. St. John, M. Pellant, D. Pyke, E. Schupp, and C. Call. 2007. Integrating weed management and restoration on western rangelands. Restoration Ecology. In Press.

Blank, R. S., J. C. Chambers, B. A. Roundy, S. E. Meyer, and A. Whittaker. 2007.  Nutrient availability in rangeland soils: influence of prescribed, burning, herbaceous vegetaion removal, over-seeding with Bromus tectorum, season, and elevation. In Press

Chambers, J. C. , B. A. Roundy, R. R. Blank, S. E. Meyer and A. Whittaker. 2007.  What makes Great Basin sagebrush ecosystems invasible by Bromus tectorum? Ecological Monographs. 77:117-145

Mont Blanc, E., J. C. Chambers, and P. Brussard. 2007. The effect of fire and tree density on ant populations in pinyon-juniper dominated watersheds.  Western North American Naturalist. In Press.

Rau, B. M., J. C. Chambers, R. R. Blank, and D. W. Johnson. Effects of pinyon (Pinus monophylla) and juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) expansion and prescribed fire on understory biomass and nutrient concentration in Great Basin sagebrush ecosystems. Journal of Aridland Environments. in press.

Tausch, Robin J., and Sharon Hood. 2007. Pinyon/juniper woodlands. Chap. 4. In: Fire Ecology and Management of the Major Ecosystems of Southern Utah. M. Miller and S. Hood (eds.). Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO. General Technical Report. In Press.

2006:

Dhaemers, Jessica. 2006. Vegetation Response to Prescribed Fire in Pinyon and Juniper Dominated Ecosystems of Central Nevada. University of Nevada, Reno. Master's Thesis.

D’Antonio, C. and J. C. Chambers. 2006. Using ecological theory to manage or restore ecosystems affected by invasive plant species. Pages 260-279. In D. Falk, M. Palmer, and J. Zedler (eds). Foundations of Restoration Ecology. Island Press, Covelo, CA.

Nowak, R. S. et al. 2006. Final technical report. Integrated restoration strategies towards weed control on Western rangelands.  CREES Agreement No. 2001-52103-11322. December 14, 2006.

 

2005:

Beaver, E. A., D. A. Pyke, J. C. Chambers, F. Landau, and S. D. Smith. 2005. Monitoring temporal change in riparian vegetation of Great Basin National Park. Western North American Naturalist. in press.

Betrus, C.J., E. Fleishman, and R.B. Blair. 2005. Cross-taxonomic potential and spatial transferability of an umbrella species index. Journal of Environmental Management 74:79–87. Betrus et al 2005

Chambers,Jeanne C., E. Durant McArthur, Steven B. Monson, Susan E. Meyer, Nancy L. Shaw, and Robin J. Tausch, Robert R. Blank, Steve Bunting, Richard R. Miller, Mike Pellant, Bruce A. Roundy, Scott C. Walker, Alison Whittaker. 2005. Sagebrush Steppe and Pinyon-Juniper Ecosystems - Effects of Changing Fire Regimes, Increased Fuel Loads, and Invasive Species. Joint Fire Sciences Report Project #00-1-1-03.

Chambers, J. C. 2005. Fire related restoration issues in woodland and rangeland ecosystems. In J. Agee (compiler). Mixed Fire Regimes Conference. 17-19 November, Spokane, WA.

D’Antonio, C. and J. C. Chambers. 2005. Using ecological theory to manage or restore ecosystems affected by invasive plant species. In D. Falk, M. Palmer, and J. Zedler (eds). Foundations of Restoration Ecology. Island Press, Covelo, CA. in press.

Johnson, D. D., The Influence of Environmental Attributes on Temporal and Structural Dynamics of Western Juniper Development and Associated Fuel Loading Characteristics. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Masters Thesis.

Mont Blanc, Eugenie. 2005. The effects of fire and tree density on ant populations in pinyon-juniper dominated watersheds. University of Nevada, Reno. Master’s Thesis.

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.

Rau, Benjamin.  2005. Soil Physical, Chemical and Understory Plant Nutritional Response to Pinyon-juniper Encroachment and Prescribed Fire in a Central Nevada Woodland. University of Nevada, Reno. Master’s Thesis.

Wisdom, MJ, Rowland, MM, and Tausch, RJ. 2005. Effective Management Strategies for Sage-grouse and Sagebrush: A Question of Triage? Transactions,North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 70. in press

 

 

2004:

Amacher, M. C., J. Kotuby-Amacher, and P. R. Grossl. 2004. Effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on water quality. Pages 162-195 In J. C. Chambers and J. R. Miller (eds). Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems - Ecology, Management, and Restoration. Island Press, Covelo, CA

Bailey, S-A., S. Anderson, K. Carney, E. Cleland, M.C. Horner-Devine, G. Luck, L.A. Moore, C. Betrus, and E. Fleishman. 2004. Primary productivity and species richness: relationships among functional guilds, residency groups and vagility classes at multiple spatial scales. Ecography 27:207–217.

Chambers, J. C. and J. R. Miller (eds). 2004. Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems - Ecology, Management and Restoration. Island Press, Covelo, CA. 303 pages.

Chambers, J. C. and J. R. Miller. 2004. Restoring and maintaining sustainable riparian ecosystems – the Great Basin Ecosystem Management Project. Pages 1-23, In J. C. Chambers and J. R. Miller (eds). Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems - Ecology, Management, and Restoration. Island Press, Covelo, CA

Chambers, J. C. and J. R. Miller. 2004. Process based approaches for managing and restoring riparian ecosystems. Pages 196-231, In J. C. Chambers and J. R. Miller (eds). Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems - Ecology, Management and Restoration Island Press, Covelo, CA.

Chambers, J. C., R. J. Tausch, J. L. Korfmacher, J. R. Miller, and D. G. Jewett. 2004. Effects of geomorphic processes and hydrologic regimes on riparian vegetation. In J. C. Chambers and J. R. Miller (eds). Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems - Ecology, Management and Restoration. Island Press, Covelo, CA.Covelo, CA

Jewett, D. G., M. Lord, J. R. Miller, and J. C. Chambers. 2004. Geomorphic and hydrologic controls on surface and subsurface flow regimes in riparian meadow ecosystems. Pages 124-161 In J. C. Chambers and J. R. Miller (eds). Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems - Ecology, Management, and Restoration. Island Press, Covelo, CA.

Fleishman, E., J.B. Dunham, P.F. Brussard, and D.D. Murphy. 2004. Explanation, prediction, and maintenance of native species richness and composition in the central Great Basin. Pages 232–260 in J.C. Chambers and J.R. Miller, editors. Great Basin riparian ecosystems—ecology, management, and restoration. Island Press, Washington, D.C.

Fleishman, E. and R. Mac Nally. 2002–2003 (2004). Linking models of species occurrence and landscape reconstruction. Transactions of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society 38/39:1–4.

Jewett, D. G., M. Lord, J. R. Miller, and J. C. Chambers. 2004. Geomorphic and hydrologic controls on surface and subsurface flow regimes in riparian meadow ecosystems. Pages 124-161 In J. C. Chambers and J. R. Miller (eds). Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems - Ecology, Management, and Restoration. Island Press, Covelo, CA.

Mac Nally, R. and E. Fleishman. 2004. A successful predictive model of species richness based on indicator species. Conservation Biology 18:646–634. RM&EF Cons Biol 2004

Mac Nally, R., E. Fleishman, L. Bulluck, and C. Betrus. 2004. Comparative influence of spatial scale on beta diversity within regional assemblages of birds and butterflies. Journal of Biogeography 31:917–929.

Mac Nally, R., E. Fleishman, and D.D. Murphy. 2004. Influence of temporal scale of sampling on detection of relationships between invasive plants and the diversity patterns of plants and butterflies. Conservation Biology 18:1525–1532.

Miller, J. R., K. House, D. Germanoski, R.J. Tausch, and J. C. Chambers. 2004. Fluvial geomorphic responses to Holocene climate change. Pages 49-87, In J. C. Chambers and J. R. Miller (eds). Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems - Ecology, Management, and Restoration. Island Press, Covelo, CA.

Reiner, Alicia. 2004. Changing fuel loads and ecosystem response to watershed-scale burns in Great Basin pinyon-juniper woodlands. University of Nevada, Reno. Master's Thesis. 

Seto, K.C., E. Fleishman, J.P. Fay, and C.J. Betrus. 2004. Linking spatial patterns of butterfly and bird species richness with Landsat TM derived NDVI. International Journal of Remote Sensing 25:4309–4324.

Tausch, R. J., C. L. Nowak, and S. A. Mensing. 2004. Climate change and associated vegetation dynamics during the Holocene: the paleoecological record. Pages 24-48 In J. C. Chambers and J. R. Miller (eds). Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems - Ecology, Management, and Restoration. Island Press, Covelo, CA.

 

 

Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems, edited by Jeanne C. Chambers and Jerry R. Miller.

Presents the approach used by the researchers to study and understand riparian areas in the Great Basin region.

 

What makes Great Basin sagebrush ecosystems invasible by Bromus tectorum?

 

Chambers, J. C. , B. A. Roundy, R. R. Blank, S. E. Meyer and A. Whittaker. 2007.  What makes Great Basin sagebrush ecosystems invasible by Bromus tectorum? Ecological Monographs. 77:117-145

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