The experiments in Rush Valley, Utah are progressing with interesting results. Scientists and students from the St. Clair Lab are watching the vegetation recover after the prescribed fire, seeing how small mammals are impacting seed dispersal and plant recovery, and looking at how variations in water levels change the composition … Continue Reading
Presentations and photos from the 2013 Mojave Desert Fire Ecology Workshop are now available. Follow the link to see the powerpoint presentations, photos, and videos presented at the April workshop at Lytle Ranch. If you have questions about the presentations, see our collaborators link to reach many of the workshop participants.
This video shows Landsat 5 imagery of Beaver Dam Wash from 1985 through 2011. Green represents vegetation and red represents recent fire. It was provided by BYU PhD candidate Kevin Horn. He is examining the potential for ecosystem recovery by investigating post-fire plant physiology, seed dispersal through small mammals, and … Continue Reading
In the American West, humans are changing the desert. Grass fires are becoming larger, more frequent and more intense. During 2012 there were multiple large fires burning in deserts and forests across the West. Native desert plants and animals are generally not adapted to fire and are slow to recover … Continue Reading