2010 EBIPM Field School
The 2010 Ecologically-based Invasive Plant Management Field School
September 14-17 in Boise, Idaho
|***Please take a few minutes to let us know what you thought about the Field School. Download your evaluation and fax it back to Brenda Smith at 541-573-3042. Thank you.|
The EBIPM Field School offers a unique educational opportunity for land and resource managers dealing with invasive plants. While you'll spend some time in the traditional classroom setting, most of the EBIPM field school will be in the field seeing the study sites and learning by doing. You'll see how ecological principles and strategies can be used to stop treating symptoms and to start repairing the underlying problems that actually cause the invasion.
For more, download the Program here (pdf).
Download your registration packet (pdf)
If you have questions, email Brenda Smith
The Background and Development of EBIPM
- Sheley, R., E. Vasquez, J. James, and B. Smith. 2010. Applying Ecologically-based Invasive Plant Management: An introduction and overview. Area-wide Project Publication.
- James, J., R. Sheley, E. Vasquez & T. Svejcar. 2010. Principles of Ecologically-based Invasive Plant Management. Area-wide Project Publication.
Creating and Meeting Land Use Objectives
- Hollick, M. 1993. Self-organizing systems and environmental management. Environ. Manage. 17:5 621-628.
- Boyd, C. S. and T. J. Svejcar. 2009. Managing complex problems in rangeland ecosystems. Rangeland Ecol. & Mgmt. 62:491-499.
Introduction to Rangeland Health Assessment
Pellant, M., D. Pyke, P. Shaver, J. Herrick. 2005. Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health. Version 4 Technical Reference 1734-6, USDA-BLM. (A copy will be handed out during the field exercise)
Sheley, R., J. James, E. Vasquez, and T. Svejcar. 2009. Using Rangeland Health Assessment to Inform Successional Management. (submitted)
Pyke, D.A., J.E. Herrick, P. Shaver, and M. Pellant. 2002. Rangeland health attributes and indicators for qualitative assessment. J. Range Manage. 55:584-597.
Site Availability: Historical Disturbances
Morris, L. R. and T. A. Monaco. 2010. Plowing up the past. Range Magazine. Spring, pgs. 10-11.
Site Availability: Using Disturbance to Favor Desired Species and Disfavor Invasive Species
- Chambers, J. C. 2000. Seed movements and seedling fates in disturbed sagebrush steppe ecosystems: Implications for restoration. Ecological Applications 10:1400-1413.
- Cox, R. D., and E. B. Allen. 2008. Stability of exotic annual grasses following restoration efforts in southern California coastal sage scrub. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:495-504.
- DiVittorio, C. T., J. D. Corbin, and C. M. D'Antonio. 2007. Spatial and temporal patterns of seed dispersal: An important determinant of grassland invasion. Ecological Applications 17:311-316.
- Harper, J. L., J. T. Williams, and G. R. Sagar. 1965. The behavior of seeds in soil I. The heterogeneity of soil surfaces and its role in determining the establishment of plants from seed. Journal of Ecology 53:273-286.
- Winkel, V. K., B. A. Roundy, and D. K. Blough. 1991. Effects of seedbed preparation and cattle trampling on burial of grass seeds. Journal of Range Management 44:171-175.
Species Availability: Colonization for Desired Species
- Sheley, R., J. Mangold, K. Goodwin, and J. Marks. 2009. Revegetation Guidelines for the Great Basin: Considering Invasive Weeds. Area-wide Project Publication.
Species Availability: Prevention
- Christenesen, S., C. Ransom, and B. Smith. 2010. Starting a Weed Prevention Area - Step by Step Guide. Area-wide Project Publication.
- Davies, K. W. and R. L. Sheley. 2007. A conceptual framework for preventing the spatial dispersal of invasive plants. Weed Sci. 55: 178-184.
- Clark, J. Invasive Plant Prevention Guidelines. www.weedcenter.org.
- Pokorny, M. L. & J. M. Krueger-Mangold. 2007. Evaluating Montana's Dyer's Woad (Isatis tinctoria) cooperative education project. Weed Tech 21: 262-269.
Plant Response to the Environment
Hardegree, S. P., T. A. Jones, B. A. Roundy, N. L. Shaw, and T. A. Monaco. 2010. Weather and climate consideration for rangeland planting-literature review and synthesis. An extract from "Assessment of Range Planting as a conservation Practice NRCS 2010. (In Press).
Bradley, B. A. 2009. Regional analysis of the impacts of climate change on cheatgrass invasion shows potential risk and opportunity. Global Change Biol. 15: 196-208.
Daly, C. et al. 2000. High quality spatial climate data sets for the United States and beyond. Am Soc. Of Ag. Eng. Vol. 43(6): 1957-1962.
Species Performance: Life History
- Boutin, C., and J. L. Harper. 1991. A COMPARATIVE-STUDY OF THE POPULATION-DYNAMICS OF 5 SPECIES OF VERONICA IN NATURAL HABITATS. Journal of Ecology 79:199-221.
- Grotkopp, E., and M. Rejmanek. 2007. High seedling relative growth rate and specific leaf area are traits of invasive species: Phylogenetically independent contrasts of woody angiosperms. Am. J. of Botany 94:526-532.
- James, J. J. 2008. Leaf nitrogen productivity as a mechanism driving the success of invasive annual grsses under low and high nitrogen supply. Journal of Arid Environments. 72:1775-1784.
Species Performance: Resource Acquisition
Abraham, J. K., J. D. Corbin, and C. M. D'Antonio. 2009. California native and exotic perennial grasses differ in their response to soil nitrogen, exotic annual grass density and order of emergence. Plant Ecol. 201:445-456.
Ehleringer, J. R., S. L. Phillips, W. S. F. Schuster, and D. R. Sandquist. 1991. Differential utilization of summer rains by desert plants. Oecologia. 88: 430-434.
Funk, J. L. and P. M Vitousek. 2007. Resource-use efficiency and plant invasion in low-resource systems. Nat. 446: 1079-1081.
Monaco, T. A. et al. 2003. Contrasting responses of Intermountain West grasses to soil nitrogen. J. Range Manage. 56: 282-290.
Perry, L. G. et al. 2010. Immobilizing nitrogen to control plant invasion. Oecologia. 163: 13-24.
Prevey, J. S., M. J. Germino, N. J. Huntly, and R. S. Inouye. 2010. Exotic plants increase and native plants decrease with loss of foundation species in sagebrush steppe. Plant Ecol. 207: 39-51.
Seabloom, E. W., W. S. Harpole, O. J. Reichmand, and D. Tilman. 2003. Invasion, competitive dominance, and resource use by exotic and native California grassland species. PNAS Vol. 100, 23: 13384-13389.
Ryel, R. J., A. J. Leffler, C. Evans, M.S. Peek, and M. M. Caldwell. 2010. Functional differences in water-use patterns of contrasting life forms in the Great Basin steppelands. Vadose Zone J. 9: 1-13.
Williams, D. G. and J. R. Ehleringer. 2000. Intra- and interspecific variation for summer precipitation use in Pinyon-Juniper woodlands. Ecol. Mono. Vol. 70 4: 517-537.
Species Performance: Stress
- Frost. R. and K. L. Launchbaugh. 2003. Prescription grazing for rangeland weed management. Rangelands. 25: 43-47.
- Sheley. R. L. and T. J. Svejcar. 2009. Response of bluebunch wheatgrass and medusahead to defoliation. Rangeland Ecol. & Mgmt. 62: 278-283.
- Hendrickson, J. and B. Olson. 1996. Understanding plant response to grazing. Chapter 4 in: Targeted Grazing: A natural approach to grazing. Entire book available online at http://www.cnr.uidaho.edu/rx-grazing/Handbook.htm
Species Performance: Interference
- Lavorel, S., J. D. Lebreton, M. Debussche, and J. Lepart. 1991. Nested spatial patterns in seed bank and vegetation of Mediterranean old-fields. J. of Veg. Sci. Vol. 2 No. 3: 367-376.
- Lortie, C. J. and R. Turkington. 2002. The effect of intial seed density on the structure of a desert annual plant community. J. of Ecol. 90: 435-445.
- Teo-Sherrell, C. P. A., D. A. Mortensen, and M. E. Keaton. 1996. Fates of weed seeds in the soil: A seeded core method of study. J. of App. Ecol. Vol. 35. 5: 1107-1113.
- Vogel, K. P. and R. A. Masters. 2001. Frequency grid-a simple tool for measuring grassland establishment. J. Range Manage. 54: 653-655.
- Jones, T. A. and T. A. Monaco. 2007. A Restoration Practitioner's Guide to the Restoration Gene Pool Concept. Ecological Restoration. 25:1 12-19.
- Jones, T. A. and S. A. Young. 2005. Native seeds in commerce: more Frequently Asked Questions. Native Plants. Fall 286-293.
- Clewell, A. F. 2000. Restoring for Natural Authenticity. Ecological Restoration. 18:4 216-217.
- Marris, E. 2009. Ragamuffin Earth. Nature. 460:23 450-453.
Selection and Deployment of Plant Materials
Jones, T. A., T. A. Monaco, and J. J. James. 2010. Launching the Counterattack: Interdisciplinary Deployment of Native-Plant Functional Traits for Repair of Rangeland Dominated by Invasive Annual Grasses. Rangelands. February 38-42.
Jones, T. A. and T. A. Monaco. 2009. A role for assisted evolution in designing native plant materials for domesticated landscapes. Front. Ecol. Environ. 7:541-547.
Jones, T. A. 2009. Conservation Biology and Plant Breeding: Special Considerations for the Development of Native Plant Materials for Use in Restoration. Ecological Restoration. 27:1 8-11.
Jones, T. A. 2005. Genetic principles and the use of native seeds-just the FAQs, please, just the FAQs. Native Plants. Spring 14-24.
Putting it All Together: EBIPM in Practice
- Sheley, R. L., J. J. James, and E. C. Bard. 2009. Augmentative restoration: repairing damaged ecological processes during restoration of heterogeneous environments. Inv. Plant Sci. & Management. 2: 10-21.
- Sheley, R. L., B. Smith, K. Reever-Morghan, and T. Svejcar. 2009. Adaptive Management for Invasive Annual Grasses - A Step-by-Step User's Guide. Area-wide Project Publication.
The Future for EBIPM
- Bashari, H., C. Smith, and O.J.H. Bosch. Developing decision support tools for rangeland management by combining state and transition models and Bayesian belief networks. Agricultural Systems 99: 23-24.
|Skate Park Fire Location|
|ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center|
|Municipal Park (BBQ location)|
|Warm Springs Basin Gathering/Parking|