Seed removal experiment
Plot contrast: Control vs. Burn with rodents excluded
Ant mound with area cleared of vegetation
Burn plot with rodents not excluded
Burn plot with rodents excluded
Shelter area with trays inverted
Researchers contrasting plots
A view of Rush Valley outside experimental area.
Shelter areas allow light but limit water.
Fence excludes small mammals to observe differences in seed dispersal/seedling survival.
Ant mounds with cleared vegetations surround them.
Shelter areas have transparent troughs that don’t limit light, but can limit water.
Troughs in shelter areas allow all UV to pass through.