Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC)

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Image: Brewer's Sparrow Nest
July 9, 2010

Brewer's Sparrow Nest

Two Brewer's sparrow (Spizella breweri) chicks and one egg in nest, Steens Mountain, SE Oregon.

Image: Brewer's Sparrow Nest
July 9, 2010

Brewer's Sparrow Nest

Two Brewer's sparrow (Spizella breweri) chicks and one egg in nest, Steens Mountain, SE Oregon.

Aspen regeneration after stand-replacing fire in a seral aspen-conifer stand
June 29, 2010

Aspen Regeneration

Aspen regeneration after stand-replacing fire in a seral aspen-conifer stand

aspen in a post-fire seral aspen-conifer stand
June 29, 2010

Aspen regeneration after stand-replacing fire

Aspen regeneration after stand-replacing fire in a seral aspen-conifer stand in the Jarbidge Mountains, Nevada

USGS
June 8, 2010

To Burn or Not to Burn? A Framework to Answer the Question

Prescribed burns are a common tool used by land managers to control invasive plant species and to promote native plants. There are many benefits to using a prescribed burn as a management tool; however, controlling fire is often difficult as it can be unpredictable. FRESC research ecologist Dave Pyke sat down with us to speak about a new framework that he has developed for

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USGS
April 21, 2010

Drab Appearance Masks Complexity of Imperiled Sagebrush Ecosystems

Compared to the rich diversity of forests, sagebrush shrublands contain relatively few species. Yet, these shrublands in the western United States have incredibly complex dynamics that present major challenges for conservation. They are also one of the most imperiled habitats in North America, primarily due to invasive plant species. Non-native cheatgrass promotes more

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USGS
February 22, 2010

Fatal Frog Fungus

The potentially lethal fungal disease chytridiomycosis has been associated with declining amphibian populations around the globe. This rapidly emerging disease, and the chytrid fungus that causes it, have forced scientists to scramble to learn more. There are still plenty of mysteries about the origin and spread of the fungus. With today's episode we will shed some light

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USGS
January 23, 2010

Northwest Mussels Live Long to Tell Their Story

Few would believe the importance of freshwater mussels to scientists here in the Pacific Northwest. These little-known and often-ignored organisms may live for over a century on the bottoms of lakes, rivers, and streams. Freshwater mussels have a story to tell, and researchers have developed a way of ‘reading’ this story. USGS Aquatic Biologist Jason Dunham discusses his

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Aspen grove in northern Nevada
October 1, 2009

Aspen grove in northern Nevada

Aspen grove in northern Nevada

Aspen grove changing color, northern Nevada
September 29, 2009

Aspen grove changing color, northern Nevada

Aspen grove changing color, northern Nevada

Aspen Forest
September 29, 2009

Aspen Forest

Aspen Forest