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Plant Science Services - Examples:

CONSERVATION ASSESSMENTS AND MANAGEMENT PLANS

Examples of writing and research capabilities available at internet site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/projects/scp/assessments/#plants

Dicots:
Aquilegia brevistyla [PDF 3.4 MB — Web published 8/23/06]
Aquilegia chrysantha var. rydbergii [PDF 1.4 MB — Web published 2/7/05]
Arabis crandallii [PDF 1.5 MB — Web published 5/25/05]
Astragalus barrii [PDF 1.9 MB — Web published 3/14/06]
Astragalus gilviflorus var. purpureus [PDF 1.4 MB — Web published 9/10/04]
Astragalus leptaleus [PDF 1.2 MB — Web published 2/24/06]
Astragalus molybdenus [PDF 1.2 MB — Web published 9/30/03]
Astragalus ripleyi [PDF 1.7 MB — Web published 12/16/03]
Boechera crandallii [PDF 1.4 MB — Web published 5/25/05]
Chenopodium cycloides [PDF 1.8 MB — Web published 10/2/06]
Draba exunguiculata [PDF 1 MB — Web published 7/14/04]
Draba globosa [PDF 1.1 MB — Web published 2/27/04]
Draba grayana [PDF 1 MB — Web published 7/28/04]
Draba porsildii var. brevicula [PDF .8 MB — Web published 6/14/04]
Draba smithii [PDF 1.3 MB — Web published 2/3/04]
Draba ventosa [PDF 1.2 MB — Web published 4/16/04]
Eriogonum visheri [PDF 2.6 MB — Web published 12/18/06]
Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. weberi [PDF 2.9 MB — Web published 12/9/04]
Oenothera harringtonii [PDF 1.6 MB — Web published 2/1/05]
Phacelia scopulina var. submutica [PDF .9 MB — Web published 12/19/03]
Pyrrocoma integrifolia [PDF 1.7 MB — Web published 11/6/06]
Pyrrocoma clementis var. villosa [PDF 1.7 MB — Web published 11/20/06]
Rubus arcticus ssp. acaulis [PDF 3.1 MB — Web published 10/18/06]
Salix barrattiana [PDF 1.5 MB — Web published 11/28/05]
Silene kingii [PDF 2.0 MB — Web published 9/22/06]

Monocots:
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeum [PDF 1.2 MB — Web published 10/29/04]
Eriophorum scheuchzeri [PDF 1.7 MB — Web published 3/2/06]
Triteleia grandiflora [PDF 3.1 MB — Web published 1/29/07]

Table of Contents of a Vegetation Restoration Management Plan contracted by the National Park Service

This comprehensive vegetation management plan was designed to restore native vegetation and provide and maintain habitat for a variety of native animals (e.g. prairie dogs, birds, and soft-shelled turtles) that may be found in the area. Historical and ethnobotanical texts and reports were reviewed for all facets of the plan.

WORKSHOPS

Example of a workshop that was contracted to provide an introduction to microbiotic crusts for land managers:

 

Click on the first page (above) to start the presentation

        

FIELD SURVEYS

Field surveys include those for rare, threatened, or endangered species, invasive plant species, clearance for development projects (e.g. oil/gas wells, water and power lines etc) and wetland delineation

                           Rare, threatened or endangered plant species can occur in diverse habitats. They may occur along roadsides or in remote areas, in mountains or deserts. Examples include: A) a roadside site for Oenothera harringtonii (Harrington's evening primrose), in Colorado or B) a remote mountain outcropping for Cirsium vinaceum (Mescalero thistle) in New Mexico, or C) a saline seep in the desert for Puccinellia parishii (Parrish's alkali grass) in Arizona.


(A)   (B)   (C)  


                 
Invasive species may occupy vast or small areas. A small infestation of Cardaria draba (Hoary Cress, White-top)was found at a National Monument and could be eliminated quite easily.
 



A site of a survey for a proposed oil well in New Mexico.
 



Sketches of wetland sites delinated by vegetation survey in conjunction with hydrological studies.
                     



        Further examples of species that have been studied in the field include those described in the talk given by Juanita Ladyman to the Colorado Native Plant Society, 2005, at:

 

Click on the first page (above) to start the presentation

 

Click on the Cirsium vinaceum flower (above) for .pdf file of the presentation

        

SEED AND LICHEN COLLECTION

        

Vascular plant seeds and lichens of specific species have been successfully collected under contract



HABITAT MODELLING AND SPECTRAL ANALYSES OF GROUND COVER

Examples include using properties of the ground surface to

              (1) Monitor microbiotic crust development - under construction

              (2) Model habitat for animals

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(2) Habitat modelling and relating the spectral characteristics of the ground to its cover

 

Click on the first page (above) to start the presentation



REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY FIELD STUDIES

A photograph of a field study in Quercus gambellii woodland that used bags to exclude pollinators in a study to determine if insects were critical to seed set.
 

Results of an example of a detailed reproductive biology study on an endemic gypsophile was presented at the XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria Center , 18 - 23 July 2005

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