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2014-08-21 03:15:30

Sandy Leander, ASU School of Life Sciences Half of the Earth’s land mass is made up of rangelands, which include grasslands and savannas, yet they are being transformed at an alarming rate. Woody plants, such as trees and shrubs, are moving in and taking over, leading to a loss of critical habitat and causing a drastic change in the ability of ecosystems to produce food – specifically meat. Researchers with Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences led an investigation...

More People Means More Plant Growth
2014-07-02 03:36:12

Kathryn Hansen, NASA Ecologist Thomas Mueller uses satellite data to study how the patterns of plant growth relate to the movement of caribou and gazelle. The research sparked an idea: Would the footprint of human activity show up in the data? Mueller, of the University of Maryland in College Park (now at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center in Frankfurt) teamed up with university and NASA colleagues to find out. Their new analysis shows that on a global scale, the presence of...

2014-06-16 23:00:32

An article featured in Rangelands discusses the practice of patch-burning and compares this technique to that of more traditional methods. However, after conducting a 3-year study, the authors concluded that there was no statistical difference in the cattles' body condition score (BCS) when measuring the patch-burning method against the traditional grazing methods. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 To keep order on rangelands, range managers must carefully monitor the grazing...

2014-05-20 23:05:24

Allen Press, Inc. co-publishing client the Society for Range Management won the Gold EXCEL Award for a Journal Featured Article from Association Media & Publishing. The winning article, published in Rangelands, centers on initiatives and innovations driven by agro-pastoral women in Kenya being shared with and inspiring communities of women in Ethiopia. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Allen Press, Inc., is pleased to announce that co-publishing client the Society for Range...

2014-05-19 23:04:40

An editorial published in Rangeland Ecology & Management marks the journal's 10th year of publication. With an increased focus on complex topics such as climate change, natural resource policy and more, the journal has seen strong growth in Impact Factor, number of published articles, and online views and downloads. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Rangeland Ecology & Management– The Society for Range Management (SRM) celebrates 10 years of publication of the journal...

2014-04-22 12:32:53

How ranches safeguard California's natural environments SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tim Koopmann is every bit as protective of the endangered California tiger salamander that live on his 850-acre ranch in Sunol as he is of the cattle. Scott Stone is a loyal steward of thousands of acres of native grasslands and riparian habitats he helped restore on his beef ranch in Yolo County. Jack Varian is a fierce guardian of the water that runs over his V6...

2014-03-19 23:02:46

A study published in the current issue of Rangeland Ecology & Management investigates the correlation between human development and the dissemination of invasive plants. The researchers found a correlation, but also an unexpected effect of indirect human influence that allowed invasive plants to spread far beyond man-made centers. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Rangeland Ecology & Management – Do invasive plant species follow human activity into remote rangelands? If...

2014-02-11 23:04:12

A study featured in the current issue of Rangelands follows five breeds of cattle to determine resistance to larkspur poisoning. The results indicate that ranchers may be able to selectively breed cattle for larkspur resistance, as well as other toxic plants. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Rangelands – Cattle are not picky eaters: Put them in a pasture with toxic plants and edible grasses, and they quickly swallow both. For ranchers, this diet comes at a heavy price, with up to...

2014-01-22 20:20:25

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An historic 400 acre ranch in Contra Costa County, home to the Walker family, the California tiger salamander, San Joaquin Kit Fox, western burrowing owl and the California red-legged frog, will remain forever protected thanks to the teamwork of the family, an energy solutions company, and the California Rangeland Trust. Through that unique partnership, the Walker family will continue to operate the ranch they love;...

2013-10-29 23:05:01

The special issue of Rangelands presents articles exploring strategic management of ever-changing environments. Researchers should seek to developing creative approaches to grazing management that allow flexibility over time. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Rangelands - Grazing management that extends the vitality of rangelands and ensures the best food sources for livestock is not a new concept. However, recognizing that they are not “rules of thumb” that can be applied...


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