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dc.contributor.authorPfeiffer, K. E.
dc.contributor.authorSteuter, A. A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T18:44:16Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T18:44:16Z
dc.date.issued1994-09-01
dc.identifier.citationPfeiffer, K. E., & Steuter, A. A. (1994). Preliminary response of Sandhills prairie to fire and bison grazing. Journal of Range Management, 47(5), 395-397.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4002337
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644449
dc.description.abstractThis research determined the preliminary response of sandhills prairie to spring and summer prescribed burns, and their interaction with bison (Bison bison) grazing. Changes in species composition and standing crop were determined for paired (caged/uncaged) plots established in burned and unburned areas during the 1991 and 1992 growing seasons. End of season standing crop of both rhizomatous grasses and bunchgrasses was increased by spring burning on sands range sites. Summer burning did not affect rhizomatous grass standing crop, but dramatically reduced bunchgrass standing crop. On burned areas, bison grazing reduced bunchgrass standing crop by 56%, while reducing rhizomatous grass standing crop by only 18%. Forbs generally appeared unaffected by bison grazing and were affected variously by burning. The current bunchgrass composition of Nebraska Sandhills prairie appears dependent on fire exclusion. With fire, a replacement of bunchgrass with rhizomatous grasses may increase available forage, but also increase the risk of wind erosion, particularly on choppy sands range sites.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectbison
dc.subjectfire ecology
dc.subjectfires
dc.subjectfire effects
dc.subjectNebraska
dc.subjectprescribed burning
dc.subjectprairies
dc.subjectrangelands
dc.subjectgrazing
dc.titlePreliminary response of Sandhills prairie to fire and bison grazing
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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
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dc.source.volume47
dc.source.issue5
dc.source.beginpage395-397
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T18:44:16Z


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