Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorRogers, James O.
dc.contributor.authorFulbright, Timothy E.
dc.contributor.authorRuthven, Donald C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-18T04:06:18Z
dc.date.available2020-09-18T04:06:18Z
dc.date.issued2004-01-01
dc.identifier.citationRogers, J. O., Fulbright, T. E., & Ruthven, D. C. (2004). Vegetation and deer response to mechanical shrub clearing and burning. Journal of Range Management, 57(1), 41-48.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/1551-5028(2004)057[0041:VADRTM]2.0.CO;2
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4003953
dc.identifier.doi10.2458/azu_jrm_v57i1_rogers
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643498
dc.description.abstractPrescribed burning is a recommended maintenance treatment following mechanical treatments of south Texas brushlands, but it is unknown whether it is preferable to additional mechanical treatments to improve habitat for white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus Raf.). We tested the hypotheses that prescribed burning of aerated (top-growth removal of woody plants) plots during late summer would decrease protein-precipitating tannins in browse, increase forb biomass, and increase deer utilization compared to a second aeration. Ten patches of brush, ranging in size from 2.8-8.1 ha, were aerated during spring 1999. In late summer 2000, maintenance treatments were applied; 5 patches were burned and 5 were aerated a second time. Standing crop, nutritional quality, and tannin concentrations (browse only) of deer forages were estimated. Deer tracks crossing bulldozed lanes surrounding each patch were counted to estimate deer use. Standing crop of browse, forbs, grass, succulents, protein-precipitating tannins in browse, and track density did not differ between treatments. Based on deer use and forage biomass response, burning and a second aeration 16-17 months following an initial aeration appear to have similar effects on habitat characteristics and use of cleared patches by white-tailed deer. Because of lower cost, we recommended prescribed burning as a maintenance treatment of aerated shrublands.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectaeration
dc.subjectbrush
dc.subjectbrush management
dc.subjectforbs
dc.subjectmaintenance treatments
dc.subjectOdocoileus virginianus
dc.subjectprescribed burning
dc.subjectwhite-tailed deer
dc.titleVegetation and deer response to mechanical shrub clearing and burning
dc.typetext
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume57
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage41-48
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-18T04:06:18Z


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
12382-12059-1-PB.pdf
Size:
380.4Kb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record