Selected Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Publications

Agricultural Research Service - National Program 215: Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems

This ARS national program develops and integrates improved management practices, gemplasm, and land-use strategies to optimize economic viability and environmental enhancement in managing vegetation, livestock, and natural resources on private and public lands.

This page gives examples of research categorized by subject, from this national program.

Note: Abstracts (and many full articles) are available by clicking the PubAg or DOI links below each citation. Once in PubAg, click on the “Permanent URL” link to gain access to the full article (if available).

2016

Herrick JE, Beh A, Barrios E, Bouvier I, Coetzee M, Dent D, et al. The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): mobile apps and collaboration for optimizing climate change investments. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. 2016;2(3):n/a - n/a.
Category:
Ecosystem/Agroecosystem health improvement
C. Williams J, Pierson FB, Spaeth KE, Brown JR, Al-Hamdan OZ, Weltz MA, et al. Incorporating Hydrologic Data and Ecohydrologic Relationships into Ecological Site Descriptions. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2016;69(1):4-19.
Category:
Assessment tools, Ecosystem/Agroecosystem health improvement
Sanderson M., Liebig M., Hendrickson J., Kronberg S., Toledo D., Derner J., et al. A century of grazing: The value of long-term research. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 2016;71(1):5A-8A.
Category:
Ecosystem/Agroecosystem health improvement, Grazing management
Hendrickson JR, Johnson PS, Liebig MA, Sedivec KK, Halvorson GA. Use of Ecological Sites in Managing Wildlife and Livestock: An Example with Prairie Dogs. Rangelands. 2016;38(1):23-28.
Category:
Conservation, Ecosystem/Agroecosystem health improvement, Grazing management

2015

Roche L., Cutts B., Derner J., Lubell M., Tate K.. On-Ranch Grazing Strategies: Context for the Rotational Grazing Dilemma. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2015;68(3):248-256.
Category:
Conservation, Grazing management
Bestelmeyer BT, Okin GS, Duniway MC, Archer SR, Sayre NF, Williamson JC, et al. Desertification, land use, and the transformation of global drylands. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2015;13(1):28-36.
Category:
Ecosystem/Agroecosystem health improvement
Anderson DM, Estell RE, Gonzalez AL, Cibils AF, L. Torell A. Criollo cattle: Heritage Genetics for Arid Landscapes. Rangelands. 2015;37(2):62-67.
Category:
Ecosystem/Agroecosystem health improvement
Al-Hamdan OZ, Hernandez M, Pierson FB, Nearing MA, C. Williams J, Stone JJ, et al. Rangeland hydrology and erosion model (RHEM) enhancements for applications on disturbed rangelands. Hydrological Processes. 2015;29(3):445-457.
Category:
Assessment tools, Ecosystem/Agroecosystem health improvement, Watershed and erosion processes
Augustine DJ, Derner JD. Patch Burn Grazing Management in a Semiarid Grassland: Consequences for Pronghorn, Plains Pricklypear, and Wind Erosion. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2015;68(1):40-47.
Category:
Conservation, Fire management, Grazing management

2014

Peters DP, Havstad KM, Cushing J, Tweedie C, Fuentes O, Villanueva-Rosales N. Harnessing the power of big data: infusing the scientific method with machine learning to transform ecology. Ecosphere. 2014;5(6):art67.
Category:
Assessment tools
Welch KD, Green BT, Panter KE, Gardner DR, Pfister JA, Cook D. If One Plant Toxin Is Harmful to Livestock, What about Two? Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2014;62(30):7363-7369.
Category:
Livestock grazing systems, Toxic plants
Augustine DJ, Derner JD, Detling JK. Testing for Thresholds in a Semiarid Grassland: The Influence of Prairie Dogs and Plague. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2014;67(6):701-709.
Category:
Grazing management

2013

Augustine DJ, Milchunas DG, Derner JD. Spatial Redistribution of Nitrogen by Cattle in Semiarid Rangeland. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2013;66(1):56-62.
Category:
Grazing management, Grazing-based livestock systems

2006

Gillen RL, Sims PL. Stocking Rate and Weather Impacts on Sand Sagebrush and Grasses: A 20-Year Record. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 2006;59(2):145-152.
Category:
Grazing management, Grazing-based livestock systems

1997

Berg W., Bradford J., Sims P.. Long-Term Soil Nitrogen and Vegetation Change on Sandhill Rangeland. Journal of Range Management. 1997;50(5):482.
Category:
Grazing-based livestock systems