Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center


Scientists from the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center capitalize on their diverse expertise to answer scientific questions shaped by the environments of the western United States. We collaborate with each other and with partners to provide rigorous, objective, and timely information and guidance for the management and conservation of biological systems in the West and worldwide. 

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FRESC scientists, individually or collaboratively with partners, investigate high-priority questions about biological systems.

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Date published: November 23, 2020

Diurnal Timing of Nonmigratory Movement by Birds

Birds optimize foraging either by minimizing energy loss through passive movement or by maximizing energetic gain through foraging.

Date published: November 23, 2020

From Satellites to Frogs: Quantifying Ecohydrological Change, Drought Mitigation, and Population Demography in Desert Meadows

Researchers examined ecohydrological responses of drought mitigation actions, such as excavating ponds and installing earthen dams, aimed at conserving populations of the Columbia spotted frog in a semi-arid valley in Nevada.

Date published: November 23, 2020

Evaluating a Rapid Field Assessment System for Anticoagulant Rodenticide Exposure of Raptors

Anticoagulant rodenticides are commonly used to control rodents; however, there is a risk of poisoning non-target species, especially predatory and scavenging birds.