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USDA conservation program and practice effects on wetland ecosystem services in the Prairie Pothole Region
Implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) has resulted in the restoration of >2 million ha of wetland and grassland habitats in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR). Restoration of habitats through these programs provides diverse ecosystem services to society, but few investigators have evaluated the environmental benefits achieved by these programs. We describe changes in wetland processes, functions, and ecosystem services that occur when wetlands and adjacent uplands on agricultural lands are restored through Farm Bill conservation programs. At the scale of wetland catchments, projects have had positive impacts on water storage,...
Rental rates for non-irrigated cropland in 2016, clipped to Midwest Grasslands Network Focal Area
One of the major concerns about global warming is the potential for an increase in decomposition and soil respiration rates, increasing CO2 emissions and creating a positive feedback between global warming and soil respiration. This is particularly important in ecosystems with large belowground biomass, such as grasslands where over 90% of the carbon is allocated belowground. A better understanding of the relative influence of climate and litter quality on litter decomposition is needed to predict these changes accurately in grasslands. The Long-Term Intersite Decomposition Experiment Team (LIDET) dataset was used to evaluate the influence of climatic variables (temperature, precipitation, actual evapotranspiration,...
Comparisons of aboveground arthropods in burned, mowed and untreated sites in sandplain grasslands on Nantucket Island.
Soil organic matter recovery in semiarid grasslands: Implications for the conservation reserve program
Effects of livestock farming and recommendations for management and conservation of paramo grasslands (Colombia)
Permanent seed banks in chalk grassland under various management regimes: Their role in the restoration of species-rich plant communities
Response of a grassland ecosystem to air pollutants. IV. The chemical climate: Concentrations of relevant non-criteria pollutants (trace gases and aerosols)
This data set shows the grasslands priority conservation areas (GPCAs) within North America’s Central Grasslands, an ecosystem considered among the most threatened in the continent and the world. GPCAs are defined as areas of tri-national importance due to their ecological significance and threatened nature, which are in need of international cooperation for their successful conservation. The 59 GPCAs were identified by biodiversity experts through research and a workshop co-organized by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and the Nature Conservancy in 2004 and Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory in 2010. This is an amended version of the 2007 data set.
Effects of grazing and burning on soil and plant nutrient concentrations in Colombian paramo grasslands
Hunting association between the aplomoado falcon (Falco femoralis) and the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) in Emas National Park, central Brazil
Tree invasion within a pine/grassland ecotone: an approach with historic aerial photography and GIS modeling