I drank the heterogeneity punch during my days as a graduate student. Ecologists use the term heterogeneity to describe the notion that variability in the landscape benefits species as a whole. There are many research projects in the Great Plains that …
I’ve been a part of many prescribed fires over the years, but burning my own land was the most rewarding of them all. It just feels good to take care of land that you love.
Although many people agree that prescribed fire serves an important role in the Great Plains, there are fewer fires than most ecologists think there should be. Their diagnosis is based on a variety of factors relating to the health, status, …
When I was growing up in a small town in central Nebraska, people would often ask me which sport was my favorite. My typical reply was whatever is in season. That’s a little how research is for me.
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We will endeavor to supplement our usual science summaries with brief summaries of research we learn about.
Get to know Al Steuter in our interview series. Al discusses how he came to think about the synergy of fire and grazing as well as working with burn associations. A particularly productive brain-storming session occurred overlooking the South Unit of the Cross Ranch Preserve, ND….
It’s never one and done with grasslands. Just like your home, grasslands need regular attention.
It all starts with the soil. In fact, 2015 has been dubbed the International Year of Soil. In that spirit, throughout this year we will make a special effort to pass along grassland soil science relevant to the fire community. …