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Aspen forest overstory relations to understory production
We examined the relationship between aspen cover and understory production across two topographic positions and two management systems within the Aspen Parkland of eastern Alberta. Understory biomass typically declined with increasing overstory, with greater yield losses on north-facing forests...
Bromus-Poa response to defoliation intensity and frequency under three soil moisture levelsDownload
Smooth brome (Bromus inermis Leyss.) and Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) are important herbage for livestock and wildlife in Aspen-Boreal ecosystems in central Alberta, but there is paucity of information on the relationship between soil moisture and defoliation regimes on herbage...
Cattle herbage utilization patterns under high density rotational grazing in the Aspen ParklandDownload
Native Aspen Parkland landscapes consist of a complex mosaic of plant communities, including riparian meadows, upland grasslands, and forests. Sustainable livestock production in this environment depends on an understanding of livestock grazing behavior among communities, particularly under...
Direct and indirect drivers of plant diversity responses to climate and clipping across northern temperate grassland
Direct and indirect drivers of plant diversity responses to climate and clipping across northern temperate grasslandDownload
It is well known that climate can influence plant community assembly via a multitude of indirect and direct pathways. However, interpretations of plant diversity responses to simulated climate change experiments, and subsequent predictions of plant communities under future climate scenarios,...
Effects of flood seasonality and frequency on northern pintail and other breeding ducks in managed prairie wetlands
Effects of flood seasonality and frequency on northern pintail and other breeding ducks in managed prairie wetlandsDownload
Anthropogenic flooding to create wetlands is a management option intended to compensate for historical loss of natural wetlands in the Dry Mixedgrass Prairie of western Canada. It may help moderate or reverse declines in density of breeding Northern Pintails (Anas acuta L.) and other waterfowl....
As part of a study to evaluate alternative forages for farmed deer, we compared forage yields and quality of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and forage chicory (Cichorium intybus) with that of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) in north central Alberta, Canada. Despite similar plant densities among...
Herbage yield and crude protein concentration of rangeland and pasture following liquid hog manure application in southeastern Alberta
Herbage yield and crude protein concentration of rangeland and pasture following liquid hog manure application in southeastern AlbertaDownload
Intensive hog production is expanding into semi-arid regions of Alberta, where perennial forage lands are increasingly targeted for manure applicati on despite limited guidelines for its efficient use. Herbage yield and crude protein were assessed over two consecutive years within two native...
Impacts of grazing systems on soil compaction and pasture production in Alberta
Livestock trampling impacts have been assessed in many Alberta grassland ecosystems, but the impacts of animal trampling on Aspen Boreal ecosystems have not been documented. This study compared the effects of high intensity [4.16 animal unit month per ha (AUM) ha-1] short-duration grazing (SDG)...
Long-term forage dynamics in pastures sprayed with residual broadleaf herbicide: A test of legume recovery
Long-term forage dynamics in pastures sprayed with residual broadleaf herbicide: A test of legume recoveryDownload
Legumes such as alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) and white clover (Trifolium repensL.) are important components of northern temperate pastures where they increase forage productivity and quality, but are susceptible to decline when exposed to broadleaf herbicides. Little is known about the long-term...
Rough fescue (Festuca campestris) response to heat injury
Rough fescue (Festuca campestris Rydb.) is an ecologically and economically important native plant species within grasslands of southwest Alberta. This is also a region where wildfires have become prevalent over the last decade. While the risk of long-term damage from fire may be determined by...