Julie A. Kray

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Rangeland Resources and Systems Research Unit
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
1701 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Dormant-Season Fire Inhibits Sixweeks Fescue and Enhances Forage Production in Shortgrass Steppe
Pages: 33-49
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.140132048

Semiarid rangelands experience substantial interannual variability in precipitation, which can determine the relative abundance of species in any given year and influence the way that fire affects plant community composition and productivity. Long-term studies are needed to examine potential interactions between fluctuating community composition and the role of fire in these ecosystems. Here, we report on an 11-year (2006 to 2016) study of annual and triennial dormant-season prescribed fires in the semiarid shortgrass steppe of Colorado, USA.  [Read More]

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