Kirk Davies

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Dr. Davies is a Rangeland Scientist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, OR. Dr. Davies research focuses on vegetation patterns, disturbance ecology, climate and management influences on rangeland vegetation, sagebrush-bunchgrass community ecology, and invasive plant prevention, control, and ecology.

Current Research Projects:

  • Resource islands and vegetation heterogeneity in sagebrush plant communities
  • Ecology and prevention of exotic annual grass invasion
  • Impacts of exotic annual grass invasions
  • Identifying characteristics of invasion resistant plant communities
  • Revegetation of exotic annual grass invaded plant communities
  • Prior disturbance impacts on subsequent disturbances
  • Pre- and post-fire management influence on plant community ecology
  • Wyoming and mountain big sagebrush plan community ecology
  • Influence of disturbances on wildlife habitat in the sagebrush steppe
  • Insect response to distrubances in sagebrush plant communities
  • Feral (wild) horse impacts to riparian areas and adjacent uplands
  • Influence of climate and soils on native vegetation cover, density, and production

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My Publications

2020

Journal Article

J. T. Smith, Are Sage‐Grouse Fine‐Scale Specialists or Shrub‐Steppe Generalists?, Journal of Wildlife Management, vol. 84, no. 4, pp. 759-774, 2020.
J. D. Bates, Longer-Term Post-Fire Succession on Wyoming Big Sagebrush Steppe, International Journal of Wildland Fire , p. A-K, 2020.
A. M. Nafus, Native Vegetation Composition in Crested Wheatgrass in Northwestern Great Basin, Rangeland Ecology & Management, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 9-18, 2020.

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