Scale as a Constraint to Grazing Research

Article: Tallgrass prairie response to grazing system and stocking rate Authors: Gillen, R.L. McCollum T. Tate, K.W. Hodges, M.E. Published: Journal of Range Management 51(2), March 1998 This research was conducted in the tallgrass prairie of Oklahoma during the 5 … Continue reading

The Charter Trials: Botanical Analysis

Article: The Charter Estate Grazing Trial Results of the Botanical Analysis Author: Clatworthy, J.N. Published: Zimbabwe Journal of Agricultural Research (1984), Vol. 81 (2) In implementing the Charter Grazing Trials, changes in vegetation were carefully monitored to detect changes in … Continue reading

The Charter Trials: Animal Production and Management

Article: The Charter Estate Grazing Trial Animal Production And Management Author: Worthington, D.K. Published: Zimbabwe Journal of Agricultural Research (1984), Vol. 81 (2) The Charter Trials were a seven year study conducted on the 2,500 ha Charter Estate by Allan … Continue reading

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 Problem of Replication

Article: Vegetation, cattle, and economic responses to grazing strategies and pressures Authors: Manley, W.A. Hart, R.H. Samuel, M.J. Smith, M.A. Waggoner, JR. and Manley, J.T. Published: Journal of Range Management 50(6), November 1997 The problem of replication is especially acute … Continue reading