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Lead Scientists

Listed below are the names of USGS principal investigators working on sage-grouse or sagebrush steppe ecosystem issues.

Name

Research Examples

Science Center

Aldridge, Cameron
Scientist

Forecasting sagebrush ecosystem components and greater sage-grouse habitat for 2050: capitalizing on 28 years of Landsat satellite imagery and climate data

Crucial nesting habitat for Gunnison sage-grouse: a spatially explicit hierarchical approach

Range-wide patterns of greater sage-grouse persistence

Fort Collins Science Center

Bradford, John
Research Ecologist

Simulated big sagebrush regeneration supports predicted changes at the trailing and leading edges of distribution shifts

Natural regeneration processes in big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)

Southwest Biological Science Center

Brooks, Matthew
Supervisory Research Ecologist

Fire patterns in the range of the greater sage-grouse, 1984-2013 — Implications for conservation and management

Western Ecological Science Center

Casazza, Michael
Research Wildlife Biologist

Nest-site selection and reproductive success of greater sage-grouse in a fire-affected habitat of northwestern Nevada 

Western Ecological Science Center

Chalfoun, Anna
Assistant Unit Leader

Toward a mechanistic understanding of human-induced rapid environmental change: A case study linking energy development, nest predation, and predators

Energy development affects populations of sagebrush songbirds in Wyoming (PDF, 328kb)

Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Chong, Geneva
Research Ecologist

The climate space of fire regimes in northwestern North America

Land Use and Habitat Conditions Across the Southwestern Wyoming Sagebrush Steppe: Development Impacts, Management Effectiveness and the Distribution of Invasive Plants

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Coates, Peter
Research Wildlife Biologist

Long-term effects of wildfire on greater sage-grouse - integrating population and ecosystem concepts for management in the Great Basin

Common raven occurrence in relation to energy transmission line corridors transiting human-altered sagebrush steppe

Spatially explicit modeling of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) habitat in Nevada and  northeastern California—A decision-support tool for management

Western Ecological Science Center

Conway, Courtney
Unit Leader

Effects Of Spring Cattle Grazing On Demographic Traits Of Greater Sage-Grouse

Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Diehl, Robert
Research Ecologist

 

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Edwards, Thomas
Assistant Unit Leader

Legacies of managed disturbance leave semi-arid plant communities with reduced resilience and altered composition

Effects of sagebrush treatments on multi-scale resource selection by pygmy rabbits

Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Germino, Matthew
Supervisory Research Ecologist

Challenges of establishing big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) in rangeland restoration- Effects of herbicide, mowing, whole-community seeding, and sagebrush seed sources

Desert shrub responses to experimental modification of precipitation seasonality and soil depth- relationship to the two-layer hypothesis and ecohydrological niche

Wind erosion from a sagebrush steppe burned by wildfire- Measurements of PM10 and total horizontal sediment flux

Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

Homer, Collin
Land Characterization Project Chief

Forecasting sagebrush ecosystem components and greater sage-grouse habitat for 2050: capitalizing on 28 years of Landsat satellite imagery and climate data

Multi-Scale Remote Sensing Sagebrush Characterization with Regression Trees over Wyoming, USA; Laying a Foundation for Monitoring

Earth Resources Observation and Science Center

Hooten, Mevin
Assistant Unit Leader

Circuit theory and model-based inference for landscape connectivity

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Knick, Steven
Supervisory Research Ecologist

Range-Wide Network of Priority Areas for Greater Sage-Grouse—A Design for Conserving Connected Distributions or Isolating Individual Zoos?

Ecological scale of bird community response to pinyon-juniper removal

Greater Sage-Grouse- Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and its Habitats

Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

Manier, Daniel
Research Manager

Human infrastructure and invasive plant occurrence across rangelands of southwestern Wyoming, U.S.A. (PDF, 1Mb)

Conservation Buffer Distance Estimates for Greater Sage-Grouse—A Review
Summary of science, activities, programs, and policies that influence the rangewide conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse

Fort Collins Science Center

Munson, Seth
Research Ecologist

Repeated landscape-scale treatments following fire to suppress a non-native annual grass and promote recovery of native perennial vegetation (PDF, 1.4Mb)

Southwest Biological Science Center

Oyler-McCance, Sara
Research Geneticist

Genomic single-nucleotide polymorphisms confirm that Gunnison and Greater sage-grouse are genetically well differentiated and that the Bi-State population is distinct

Hierarchical spatial genetic structure in a distinct population segment of Greater sage-grouse

Fort Collins Science Center

Pilliod, David
Supervisory Research Ecologist

Quantifying restoration effectiveness using multi-scale habitat models- implications for sage-grouse in the Great Basin

Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

Pyke, David
Supervisory Research Ecologist

Stress gradient hypothesis explains susceptibility to Bromus tectorum invasion and community stability in North American semi-arid Artemisia tridentata wyomingensis ecosystems

Long-term effects of seeding after wildfire on vegetation in Great Basin shrubland ecosystems

Region-wide ecological responses of arid Wyoming big sagebrush communities to fuel treatments

Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

Shinneman, Douglas
Supervisory Fire Ecologist

Fire patterns in the range of the greater sage-grouse, 1984-2013 — Implications for conservation and management

Challenges of establishing big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) in rangeland restoration- Effects of herbicide, mowing, whole-community seeding, and sagebrush seed sources

Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

Wylie, Bruce
Research Physical Scientist

Mapping and Monitoring Cheatgrass Dieoff in Rangelands of the Northern Great Basin, USA

Earth Resources Observation and Science Center

 

 

 

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