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CitationDerner, J. D., Crowder, J., Smith, M., & Plechaty, T. (2015). Undergraduate Range Management Exam: 1999-2014. Rangelands, 37(1), 26-38.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractOn the Ground • The Undergraduate Range Management Exam (URME) has been administered to undergraduate students at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management since 1983, with students demonstrating their higher order learning skills and synthesis knowledge of the art and science of rangeland management. • The multiple-choice exam is composed of six subject categories: 1) Range Ecology; 2) Grazing Management; 3) Range Improvements; 4) Range Regions; 5) Range Inventory and Analysis; and 6) Multiple-use Relationships on Rangelands. • Topics of changing climate and weather variability (including extreme events), and the associated adaptive management strategies employed by land managers to reduce risk and increase resilience will be highlighted in future years. Increasing emphasison ecosystem restoration (including mechanisms, processes and pathways), animal grazing behavior, pyric herbivory (patch burn grazing), soil microorganisms, greenhouse gases, and human dimensions should be expected as well.