Kirk Davies

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Dr. Davies is a Rangeland Scientist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, OR. Dr. Davies research focuses on vegetation patterns, disturbance ecology, climate and management influences on rangeland vegetation, sagebrush-bunchgrass community ecology, and invasive plant prevention, control, and ecology.

Current Research Projects:

  • Resource islands and vegetation heterogeneity in sagebrush plant communities
  • Ecology and prevention of exotic annual grass invasion
  • Impacts of exotic annual grass invasions
  • Identifying characteristics of invasion resistant plant communities
  • Revegetation of exotic annual grass invaded plant communities
  • Prior disturbance impacts on subsequent disturbances
  • Pre- and post-fire management influence on plant community ecology
  • Wyoming and mountain big sagebrush plan community ecology
  • Influence of disturbances on wildlife habitat in the sagebrush steppe
  • Insect response to distrubances in sagebrush plant communities
  • Feral (wild) horse impacts to riparian areas and adjacent uplands
  • Influence of climate and soils on native vegetation cover, density, and production

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My Publications

2017

Journal Article

J. D. Bates, Svejcar, T., Miller, R., and Davies, K. W., Plant Community Dynamics 25 Years After Juniper Control, Rangeland Ecology & Management, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 356 - 362, 2017.

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