Projects in Rangeland Sciences

Ecohydrology Ecohydrology website This site describes research by Dr. Carlos Ochoa. We investigate ecologic and hydrologic interactions and their interplay with other natural and human components. We look at air-plant-soil-water relationships in arid and semiarid settings to enhance base knowledge...
Ecological Provinces of Oregon E. William Anderson - Michael M. Borman - William C. Krueger An ecological province is a subdivision of a region having a distinctive combination of geological and ecological sites, the latter of which is defined as an area of land having a distinctive combination of soil, climatic, topographic,...
Vegetation and Climate of Oregon - Walter Diagrams Vegetation structure and distribution, while influenced by many factors (e.g. topography, organisms, topography, and soil parent material), is largely determined by global climate patterns. Climate controls such as precipitation, solar radiation, wind, temperature and humidity directly and...
Plants Database This plant database contains 100 plants recognized by the Society for Range Management. Here, students and others will find links to detailed information on the provided plants to aide in plant identification. Tallgrass Plants: Andropogon gerardii, Big bluestem Andropogon virginicus, Broomsedge...
Riparian Plant Fact Sheets Faculty: Dr. Michael M. Borman, Dr. Tamzen K. Stringham, & Sarah Quistberg The Riparian Plant Fact Sheets can provide useful information on identifying common eastern Oregon riparian species.  All linked files on this page are PDFs. Grasses Bluejoint Reedgrass Foxtail Barley Meadow...
The Piñon-Juniper Webzone By Dr. Richard F. Miller This site provides reference materials for piñon and juniper species in the Intermountain West including Texas.  Eastern redcedar is not included. Access is provided to four popular publications, as well as an extensive reference list.
Environmental Impacts of Livestock on U.S. Grazing Lands Dr. William C. Krueger, Claudia E. Kelley Council for Agriculture Science and Technology Issue Paper number 22
DoctorRange.com This is a free site designed to bring natural resources information out of the university classroom and onto the screens of interested viewers around the world. Topics will be chosen for their general interest and practical implications for a non-technical audience.
Historical and Modern Disturbance Regimes, Stand Structures, and Landscape Dynamics in Piñon-Juniper Vegetation of the Western U.S. William H. Romme, Craig D. Allen, John D. Bailey, William L. Baker,Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, Peter M. Brown, Karen S. Eisenhart, Lisa Floyd,Hanna,David W. Huffman, Brian F. Jacobs, Richard F. Miller, Esteban H. Muldavin, Thomas W. Swetnam, Robin J. Tausch, Peter J. Weisberg A new synthesis on P-J...
Recommendations for Development of Resilience-Based State and Transition Models D. D. Briske, B. T. Bestelmeyer, T. K. Stringham, and P. L. Shaver The objective of this paper is to recommend conceptual modifications for incorporation in state-and-transition models (STMs) to link this framework explicitly to the concept of ecological resilience.
Wolf and Cattle Interactions Each of the videos listed on this page represent positions of a group of GPS collared cattle and a GPS collared wolf.  Cows are represented by orange dots that move across a geographically registered satellite image.   For each frame of the video the current position of the cow is...