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Author Archives: Sherry Leis

About Sherry Leis

I am the Coordinator for Great Plains Fire Science Exchange. My work is focused on the fire ecology of the Great Plains through monitoring and planning as well as information exchange.

Vegetation Responses to Prescribed Burning of Grazed Shortgrass Steppe

Augustine and Milchunas addressed the following questions in their paper  Augustine, D.J. and D.G. Milchunas. 2009. Vegetation Responses to Prescribed Burning of Grazed Shortgrass Steppe. Rangeland Ecology & Management 62:89‐97. Affects above ground net herbaceous production (ANHP). 2. Effects depend on …

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Patch burn grazing annual meeting registration open

This year’s patch burn grazing meeting will be held August 26-27, 2015, in Pratt, KS. Details are on our flyer: PBGAnnounc15 The meeting includes presentations, a tour of the Hashknife Ranch, optional tour of the Z-bar ranch, and tandem equipment expo. …

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In search of a cool spot

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 …

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