Epigenetics, Allergies, and Microbiology

If these beneficial microbes fail to colonize our guts early in life, or if they succumb to a course of antibiotics, then switches don’t get flipped and the immune system can become hypersensitive, attacking harmless microbes and other substances such as pollen, pet dander or shellfish.

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Grazing Improves the Species Diversity of Symbiotic Soil Fungi

The microbial community in soils is one of the most important processes that drives productivity in terrestrial ecosystems.  Yet little research has been done to better understand how soil microbes interact with plants, wildlife, and insects both above and below … Continue reading

Managing for Avian Diversity in Grassland Ecosystems

Article: Should Heterogeneity Be The Basis For Conservation?  Grassland Bird Response To Fire And Grazing Authors: Fuhlendorf, S.D. Harrell, W. Engle, D.M. Hamilton, R.G. Davis, C.A. Leslie, D.M. Published: Ecological Applications 16(5), 2006, pp. 1096-1716 Management strategies on grazing lands … Continue reading

The Potential for Holistic Grazing Planning in Sagebrush Habitats

Article: Interspace/Undercanopy Foraging Patterns of Beef Cattle in Sagebrush Habitats Authors: France, K.A. Ganskopp, D.C. Boyd, C. Journal: Rangeland Ecology Management Dated: July 2008 Location: Wyoming Grazing management can affect ecosystem geometry, which is often a critical factor determining a habitat’s … Continue reading

Biodiversity as an Organizing Principle

Authors: Stinner, D.H., Stinner, B.R., Martsolf, E. Year: 1997 Journal: Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment Human perception is complex and multi-faceted.  Our perceptions and interpretations of those perceptions can affect the success of land management; indeed, perception can affect many of … Continue reading