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dc.contributor.authorMadsen, M. D.
dc.contributor.authorZvirzdin, D. L.
dc.contributor.authorPetersen, S. L.
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, B. G.
dc.contributor.authorRoundy, B. A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-08T18:37:35Z
dc.date.available2021-03-08T18:37:35Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.citationMadsen, M. D., Zvirzdin, D. L., Petersen, S. L., Hopkins, B. G., & Roundy, B. A. (2015). Anchor Chaining’s Influence on Soil Hydrology and Seeding Success in Burned Piñon-Juniper Woodlands. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 68(3), 231–240.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409x
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rama.2015.03.010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/656923
dc.description.abstractBroadcast seeding is one of the most commonly applied rehabilitation treatments for the restoration of burned piñon and juniper woodlands, but the success rate of this treatment is notoriously low. In piñon-juniper woodlands, postfire soil-water repellency can impair seeding success by reducing soil-water content and increasing soil erosion. Implementing anchor chaining immediately after seeding can improve establishment of seeded species by enhancing seed-to-soil contact and may improve restoration success by decreasing soil-water repellency through soil tillage. The objectives of this research were to 1) determine if anchor chaining in postfire pinyon-juniper woodlands diminishes soil-water repellency, and 2) determine meaningful relationships between soil-water repellency, unsaturated hydraulic conductivity [K(h)], and the establishment of seeded and invasive species. Research was conducted on two study sites, each located on a burned piñon-juniper woodland that had severe water repellency and that was aerially seeded. At each location, plots were randomly located in similar ecological sites of chained and unchained areas. At one location, anchor chaining considerably improved soil hydrologic properties, reducing the severity and thickness of the water-repellent layer, and increasing soil K(h) 2- to 4-fold in the first 2 yr following treatment. At this same location, anchor chaining increased perennial grass cover 16-fold and inhibited annual grass and annual forb cover by 5- and 7-fold, respectively. Results from the second site only showed improvements in soil K(h); other hydrologic and vegetative treatment responses were not significantly improved. Overall, this research suggests that anchor chaining has the potential to improve restoration outcomes, though additional research is warranted for understanding the direct impact of anchor chaining on soil-water repellency without the interaction of a seeding treatment. © 2015, Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectanchor chaining
dc.subjectrestoration
dc.subjectseeding
dc.subjectsoil water repellency
dc.subjectwildfire
dc.titleAnchor Chaining's Influence on Soil Hydrology and Seeding Success in Burned Piñon-Juniper Woodlands
dc.typeArticle
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dc.identifier.journalRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Rangeland Ecology & 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.source.journaltitleRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.source.volume68
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage231
dc.source.endpage240
refterms.dateFOA2021-03-08T18:37:35Z


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