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Restoring Heterogeneity on Rangelands: Ecosystem Management Based on Evolutionary Grazing Patterns
R are the most common form of terrain in both the United States (where it accounts for 61% of all land surface) and the world (70% of all land surface). Rangelands consist primarily of native plantExpand
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Should heterogeneity be the basis for conservation? Grassland bird response to fire and grazing.
In tallgrass prairie, disturbances such as grazing and fire can generate patchiness across the landscape, contributing to a shifting mosaic that presumably enhances biodiversity. Grassland birdsExpand
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Application of the fire–grazing interaction to restore a shifting mosaic on tallgrass prairie
Summary 1. Management of rangelands has long operated under the paradigm of minimizing spatially discrete disturbances, often under the objective of reducing inherent heterogeneity within managedExpand
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Pyric herbivory: rewilding landscapes through the recoupling of fire and grazing.
Our understanding of fire and grazing is largely based on small-scale experimental studies in which treatments are uniformly applied to experimental units that are considered homogenous. AnyExpand
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Ungulate preference for burned patches reveals strength of fire–grazing interaction
The interactions between fire and grazing are widespread throughout fire-dependent landscapes. The utilization of burned areas by grazing animals establishes the fire–grazing interaction, but theExpand
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Avian community response to vegetation and structural features in grasslands managed with fire and grazing
Abstract This study examined the importance of natural and manmade structural features on the avian community relative to management-induced vegetation dynamics. The study was conducted within theExpand
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Conservation of Pattern and Process: Developing an Alternative Paradigm of Rangeland Management
Abstract This article examines the question of how well the rangeland management profession has served conservation of patterns and processes that support multiple ecosystem services. We examine theExpand
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Untangling the effects of fire, grazing, and land-use legacies on grassland butterfly communities
Many grassland ecosystems are disturbance-dependent, having evolved under the pressures of fire and grazing. Restoring these disturbances can be controversial, particularly when valued resources areExpand
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AVIAN RESPONSE TO LANDSCAPE CHANGE IN FRAGMENTED SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS GRASSLANDS
We examined the dynamics of avian communities associated with fragmented grasslands in Oklahoma, USA, using long-term (1965-1995) raw (stop-level) data from the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). AerialExpand
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Effects of Patch-Burn Management on Dickcissel Nest Success in a Tallgrass Prairie
Abstract Grassland birds have declined more than any other North American habitat-associated bird community. Because most species of grassland birds evolved within heterogeneous landscapes created byExpand
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